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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Editor’s Notebook

Editor’s Notebook: Crazy days in the battle to end segregation

Perhaps no surprise here: The year 1961 featured some big battles on the school-integration front, both locally and at the national level. So let's pop into the way-back machine and see what was going on. The Dec. 2, 1961, front page...

Editor’s Notebook: Everybody wants to be Rodney Dangerfield

Time flies: December marks the year that Albert the Wondercat needs his annual checkup and vaccination. (If only we could vaccinate him against Fancy Feast; that's the only brand he likes and it like everything else keeps going up...

Editor’s Notebook: A buffet (mmmm!) … but any candidates?

Tonight's toodling brings me to the Arlington County Republican Committee's annual awards program and gathering, as we in Sun Gazette-land do try our best to give equal play to the annual accolades handed out by Democrats and Republicans each...

Editor’s Notebook: Smoke ’em if you got ’em

When in doubt, dip into the archives of the Northern Virginia Sun to pull out some interesting tidbits. It never fails. And let's take the wayback machine to this week in 1968, when an Arlington Public Schools task force has...

Editor’s Notebook: Thanksgiving with the Partridge family … and Johnny!

Rare is the free time of a local-media superstar (where? where?), but I did have some down time for Thanksgiving and managed to regress to childhood with binge-watching several episodes from the third season (1972-73-ish) of "The Partridge Family." If...

Editor’s Notebook: Can’t say I blame her

Beth Arthur has been sheriff of Arlington for more than two decades and has served in the Sheriff's Office for more than 35, so it can't be too much of a surprise that she announced yesterday she wouldn't be...

Editor’s Notebook: Nah, we’re good — keep it at 18

An e-mail came over the transom yesterday from downstate Democratic Del. Sam Rasoul, saying he planned to introduce a state constitutional amendment reducing the age for voting in local elections from 18 to 16. It's going nowheresville, of course –...

Editor’s Notebook: Let’s hear it for the girls’ team!

We have an interesting sports item this week, noting that an all-girls team playing in the 13-14 age division not only competed this fall against mainly boys squads in Arlington Babe Ruth competition, but also went 8-2-1 in the...

Editor’s Notebook: Book me (get it?) into ‘library jail’

As is my wont, I went onto the fabulous Internet last week and selected some books from various branches of Arlington's library system that were to be delivered to Shirlington Library and then picked up by yours truly for...

Editor’s Notebook: Do they really need more than five?

One of the proposals that has been floated by the Arlington County Civic Federation to modernize Arlington’s governance is increasing the number of County Board members and School Board members from the current five to at least seven. Now, let’s...
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