News that was making news in years gone by.
November 29, 1944:
** Next Tuesday is the deadline for payment of county taxes. So far, about 36 percent of tax bills have been paid, the treasurer says.
** The county health officer estimates that about 10,000 gallons of milk are consumed each day in Arlington.
** County Democrats are leading a petition drive to have the Circuit Court redistrict Arlington voting precincts.
** Gov. Darden wants to use state funds to shore up the teacher retirement system.
November 25, 1959:
** The Netherlands Carillon could be completed and chiming away by Christmas, a gift to the U.S. from the Dutch people.
** Washington-Lee and Wakefield French students have to raise about $300 per person for airfare, hotel and tours for a planned spring trip to Paris.
** The 25th annual Old Oaken Bucket football game between Washington-Lee and George Washington high schools is set for tomorrow.
** Virginia’s attorney general and his wife are leading a state delegation on a 13-day “goodwill cruise” through the Caribbean and to Bermuda.
November 26, 1968:
** U.S. Rep. Joel Broyhill (R-10th) says 1968 brought “crime, discontent, disorder, confusion, continuous street incidents, school disruption and chaos” to the District of Columbia this year, and is urging President-elect Nixon to sack D.C. Mayor Walter Washington.
** The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority’s plans for its newest park, Potomac Overlook, call for leaving much of the 65 acres in a natural state.
** On TV tonight: “Hazel,” “Julia,” “Mod Squad,” “The Doris Day Show,” “The Red Skelton Show” and “60 Minutes.”
November 25, 1977:
** State liquor authorities have banned the sale of Billy Beer in Virginia, saying it promotes the endorsement of alcohol by celebrities.
** Food prices in Northern Virginia are rising more rapidly than in the rest of the nation.
** Community members are concerned about a state plan to require closure of Arlington Hospital’s maternity ward.
** The Metro system appears to be ironing out kinks that have plagued the rail system since it began operation last year.
November 27-28, 1985:
** The state Supreme Court has ruled that police roadblocks to catch drunk drivers are constitutional.
** Despite flooding that wiped out much of Virginia’s turkey crop, there will be enough supplies to go around for Thanksgiving.