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Fairfax County History, 1/6/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

January 8, 1937:

** Fairfax police officers will be getting a pay raise of $120 this year.
** Alcohol sales in Virginia’s state ABC stores were up this Christmas season over a year before.
** Lt. Gov. Price is expected to face no major hurdles in his quest for the Democratic nomination for governor.
** About 6,500 homes are expected to be built in Virginia this year.
** At the movies: “The Great Ziegeld” is playing at the State Theatre.

January 8, 1943:


** New gas-ration books are in the mail to vehicle owners in Northern Virginia.

January 5, 1961:

** A petition is being circulated in an effort to end Fairfax County Public Schools’ ongoing segregation of athletic teams.
** Sales at state-run liquor stores in Northern Virginia are declining, as many people head to D.C. for cheaper hooch.

January 5, 1971:

** The soon-to-open session of the General Assembly is expected to strain relations between its Democratic majority and the Republican governor.
** Chances appear “slim” that the legislature will permit localities to enact income taxes this session.
** State educators are being told not to panic, or to preach, when they determine that a student has a drug problem.
** At the movies: “Airport,” “Five Easy Pieces” and “Dirty Dingus Magee.”

January 5, 1981:

** Draft registration is resuming, with all males born in 1962 required to provide information to Selective Service officials.
** The Marshall High School girls fell to West Springfield in the championship game of a local basketball tournament.
** On TV tonight: “Little House of the Prairie,” “Flo,” “MAS*H,” “House Calls” and “That’s Incredible.”
** Columnist-for-teens “Ask Beth” tackles a question asking why nipples get aroused.

January 5, 1991:

** Superintendent Robert Spillane is seeking a $903.7 million school budget, up 3.2 percent from the current spending plan.
** Virginia’s jobless rate has risen to 4.5 percent, but remains below the national average.
** On the basketball court, Flint Hill topped Paul VI, 53-50, and Oakton fell to Lake Braddock, 81-55.

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