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Fairfax County History, 4/22/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by.

April 26, 1936:

Merrifield residents are pressing for lower telephone rates.

Vienna Mayor Edgar Bennet has picked up two challengers in the town election.

At the State Theatre: Charlie Chaplin in “Modern Times” and Mae West in “Klondike Annie.”

April 24, 1963:

Tolls or “parking taxes” may be needed in order to ration the use of highways in the Washington area, a new study suggests.

A committee has been formed in support of the proposed $29.9 million spring county school bond referendum.

Some Vienna residents are aghast at the proposal to build high-density development at the intersection of Interstate 66 and Nutley Road.

Gov. Harrison has closed all state forests to the public due to the critical fire threat.

McLean topped Marshall in freshman track.

April 23, 1969:

The Board of Supervisors today is expected to approve a $209 million budget that includes a tax-rate increase of 47 cents per $100.

Fairfax County’s library system has grown to be the largest in Virginia.

To raise a newborn to age 18 is now estimated to cost Fairfax parents $46,500, a new survey suggests. It’s slightly more for Arlington parents.

April 24, 1974:

The State Board of Elections has waived the $850 filing fee for a candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for 10th Congressional District, saying he was genuinely unable to afford it.

Joseph Fisher, a Democratic candidate for the 10th District U.S. House of Representatives seat, has released his income tax returns for the past five years, and has called on U.S. Rep. Joel Broyhill, R-10th, to do the same.

McLean’s golfers snapped a losing streak by defeating Washington-Lee.

April 25-26, 1983:

A Sun editorial says the School Board made the right decision in permitting Junior ROTC units in county high schools.

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