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Arlington history, 3/4/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

March 5, 1959:

* Clerk to the County Board Jeane Simmonds is leaving after six years.

* Sheriff Carl Taylor auctioned off a supply of English sports cars in “as-is condition” for a Rosslyn firm going out of business.


* Enjoy prime rib, potato, salad, onion rings and rolls at Tom Sarris’s Steakhouse for $2.50.

March 4, 1966:

* U.S. Rep. Joel Broyhill, R-10th, is seeking to continue the ban on jets at National Airport for two more years, in an effort to promote the use of Dulles.

* Arlington police are mulling the introduction of K9 units.

* The state Senate continues to consider the abolition of the poll tax for state elections.

* Yorktown High School’s guidance director has been named the new headmaster at Flint Hill School.

* The state Senate has invited Britain’s 18-year-old Princess Anne to participate in the cornerstone-laying of the new Virginia Beach Civic Center.

March 6, 1971:

* The county police chief says his department will “bear down as hard as we can” to address a mounting drug problem in the community.

* Arlington’s Preston Caruthers has been elected president of the State Board of Education.

* Virginia’s economy is showing signs of rebounding from the recession.

* At the movies: “M*A*S*H,” “Patton” and “Ryan’s Daughter.”

March 3-4, 1986:

* The County Board has agreed to purchase an apartment building on Fairfax Drive for use as a homeless shelter.

* The Bishop O’Connell team defeated LaReine, 32-31, to capture the Girls League Catholic Tournament title.

March 5, 1993:

* Democratic County Board candidates Charles Monroe, Jay Fisette, Darlene Mickey and Chris Zimmerman squared off in a candidate forum in Lyon Park. They are vying to succeed William Newman Jr., who became a Circuit Court judge.

* Springfield Mall has become the first enclosed mall in Northern Virginia to ban smoking in public areas.

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