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Fairfax County History, 5/6/21 edition

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News that was making news in years gone by:

News that was making news in years gone by.

May 5, 1950:

** Virginia’s poll tax of $1.75 is due tomorrow.

May 6, 1955:

** Six sites have been named finalists to become the future headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency.
** The 30th running of the Virginia Gold Cup is slated for Warrenton this weekend.

May 5, 1959:

** Most speakers at a packed Board of Supervisors budget hearing called for austerity measures.
** A state commission is urging higher tuition at public colleges and universities.
** Winston Churchill is visiting Washington to see President Eisenhower and the ailing George C. Marshall.

May 6, 1968:

** Vienna officials say they expect no increase in the real estate tax rate this year, even though most other Northern Virginia jurisdictions are hiking their rates.
** The Fairfax chapter of the American Red Cross is creating 1,855 “ditty bags” for soldiers.
** Nearly 200,000 striking Bell Telephone workers are headed back to work after a settlement has been reached. The cost to the company: $2 billion in higher wages and benefits.
** The Sun’s editorial page looks at the proposal for parity among boys and girls varsity sports at local high schools.
** On the baseball diamond, Madison is 13-1, Marshall is 8-5, Langley is 6-5, Oakton is 5-9 and McLean is 2-11.

May 5-6, 1979:

** As their dispute over pay raises escalates, the Fairfax Education Association is threatening to sue the county school system.
** Dranesville Supervisor John Shacochis says he is overworked and disillusioned, and will not be running for re-election.
** Virginia is at the top of the pack among states where residents follow the 55-mph speed limit.
** Langley has won the Great Falls District track title.

May 3, 1986:

** On the Vienna Town Council ballot are Charles Robinson, Lucy Gasparine, Mary Jane Cronin, Martha Pruett and George Lovelace.
** Roger Mudd of McLean is among the inaugural crop of inductees into the Virginia Communicators Hall of Fame.
** The University of Virginia says it is seeing an upswing in the number of students who are considering teaching careers.
** On the baseball diamond, Langley defeated Washington-Lee, 8-1, but in softball, the Saxons were dropped by Yorktown, 7-4.
** On TV tonight: “Gimme a Break,” “Golden Girls,” “Love Boat” and “Facts of Life.”

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