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FairfaxFairfax County History, 3/10/22 edition

Fairfax County History, 3/10/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

March 9, 1964:

** Officials say two weeks of good weather is all they need to complete the entire Virginia route of the Capital Beltway, which is expected to open in April.

March 9, 1968:

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** Members of the General Assembly have passed a two-year, $3.127 billion state budget.
** William Battle, Fred Pollard and Henry Howell are shaping up to be the contenders for the Democratic nomination for governor next year.
** The Fairfax Education Association is considering ordering its members to “work to the rule” to voice displeasure with salaries.
** In a meeting that lasted almost to midnight, members of the School Board heard from the public about improvements they desire for the school system.
** Virginia officials want to impose a $1 “enplanement fee” on passengers departing from airports in the commonwealth, but need congressional approval first.
** Northern Virginia Community College president Robert McKee will resign to join Bell & Howell.
** Religious leaders from Northern Virginia are considering establishment of an ecumenical center at George Mason College.

March 13, 1976:

** A federal judge has thrown out the Fairfax County government’s challenge to the plan allowing the Concorde to use Dulles Airport. County officials promise an appeal.
** The House of Delegates has approved legislation that would increase the number of crimes punishable by death in Virginia.
** The state Senate has voted to cut funding for the Metro system, setting up a showdown with the House of Delegates.
** General Assembly members have voted themselves a 50-percent pay raise, to $8,000 annually, but it won’t take effect until 1980.

March 11, 1989:

** U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) spent $803,080 on his recent re-election bid, while Democratic challenger Robert Weinberg spent $242,787.
** A plan to widen Lee Highway in Fairfax has threatened a family cemetery along the route.
** President Bush plans to tap Dick Cheney as Defense Secretary, sources say.

March 12, 1996:

** It could be a Warner-vs.-Warner U.S. Senate race, as telecommunications entrepreneur Mark Warner has announced plans to challenge U.S. Sen. John Warner.
** Six local students are among 10 region-wide to be finalists in the National Symphony Orchestra’s Yougn Soloists Competition.
** Swimmer Tom Dolan is dominating the competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

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