News that was making news in years gone by.
December 11, 1959:
** Churchill Road Elementary School opened 15 months ago with a capacity of 480 students, but could swell to 715 students by the end of the school year.
** A federal space official predicts it will be 10 more years before the U.S. lanads a man on the moon.
December 10, 1964:
** A majority of the Board of Supervisors is calling on county booksellers to stop offering the naughty New York Times best-seller “Candy,” but one supervisor said it was a “very dark day in Fairfax” when supervisors start trying to ban books.
** 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 compromise on funding the planned Metro system appears to be in the works.
** On TV tonight: “Partridge Family”; “Nanny and the Professor”; “That Girl”; and “Love, American Style.”
December 11-13, 1976:
** Gov. Godwin has told localities to “bite the bullet” and deal with the harsh economic climate.
** Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Henry Howell has tapped state Sen. Clive DuVal of McLean as his Northern Virginia campaign manager.
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 Northern Virginia.
** Fairfax school officials called off classes yesterday, owing to an early-season 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.