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Arlington History, 12/9/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

December 11, 1959:

** Arlington has the highest per-student spending in Virginia, according to a new report.
** The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is planning to make a decision on whether to support the proposed state sales tax.
** A federal space official predicts it will be 10 more years before the U.S. lands a man on the moon.
** Arlington students on Monday will have barbecue, baked potato, carrot-and-cabbage salad and strawberries for lunch.

December 10, 1964:


** Three former college students, convicted of setting off a bomb at Bishop O’Connell High School, have been released after 40 days in jail.
** The annual highway death toll in Virginia has topped 1,000.
** Virginia license plates are finding use on vehicles in Madrid, Spain, where drivers (including deposed Argentina dictator Juan Peron) use them both to avoid taxes and tickets, and as status symbols.

December 11, 1970:

** A Sun editorial has supported Bishop O’Connell students, who are protesting that plaques placed by the American Legion at the Courthouse in honor of local war dead are segregated by race.
** The Arlington Youth Council has proposed creating a center in the District of Columbia for off-campus study by Arlington students.
** A compromise on funding the planned Metro system appears to be in the works.
** Washington-Lee wrestlers staged a comeback to defeat Annandale, 27-17.

December 11-13, 1976:

** Gov. Godwin has told localities to “bite the bullet” and deal with the harsh economic climate.
** The International School of Law will relocate in January from D.C. to the former Kann’s Department Store on Washington Boulevard.
** Funeral services will be held this week for Arlingtonian Peter Lisagor, a noted journalist and TV commentator. President Ford recalled Lisagor as “a gentleman of warmth and wit.”
** On the basketball court, Washington-Lee fell to Stuart, Yorktown was dropped by Woodson and Wakefield lost to Hayfield.

December 11, 1992:

** U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-10th, has called on President Bush to fire the head of the National Science Foundation, who refuses to move the agency to Ballston.
** Arlington school officials were in the minority yesterday, keeping schools open despite an early-winter snowstorm.
** U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-8th, has been named to the powerful House Appropriations Committee, joining U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-10th.

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