News that was making news in years gone by.
July 18, 1941:
•• A local commonwealth’s attorney’s plan to prosecute anyone attempting to sell hard liquor at National Airport again has opened the question of whether the airport is located on land belonging to Virginia or the District of Columbia.
•• Local residents are being asked to turn in scrap aluminum for recycling.
July 14, 1964:
•• Barry Goldwater is getting closer to the magic number of delegates needed to win the Republican presidential nomination over rival William Scranton.
•• Arlington has enough hospital beds to meet current needs, but Fairfax and Alexandria are facing shortages, a new survey finds.
•• Farms throughout the local area must now comply with new rules limiting pesticides that wind up in milk.
July 13-14, 1979:
•• Having found no obvious contenders inside the school system’s ranks, Fairfax School Board members have started advertising for a successor to Superintendent S. John Davis. Meanwhile, the Fairfax Education Association is angry that it isn’t represented on the selection panel.
•• The state government is studying whether to eliminate the sales tax on food.
•• Virginia gas-station operators are threatening to close down their pumps “for weeks” to protest federal rules limiting their profit margins.
•• The Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington has inaugurated established new parishes in Great Falls (St. Catherine of Siena) and Reston (St. John Neumann).
•• The Virginia State Police have started a chaplaincy program.
July 14, 1987:
•• Virginia Democrats say a poll they commissioned shows former Gov. Charles Robb with a 67-percent approval rating, followed by 59 percent for Gov. Baliles, 55 percent for President Reagan and 49 percent for U.S. Sen. Paul Trible (R-Va.).
•• As it has on a number of occasions before, the Eternal Flame at the grave of President Kennedy went out for about five minutes during a recent rainstorm. It was re-started by Arlington National Cemetery officials.
July 14, 1993:
•• Some local residents are keeping up a drumbeat of complaints about noise emanating from National Airport.
•• Democrat William Dolan has adopted the tongue-in-cheek slogan “what’s-his-name for attorney general” as he kicks off his bid for statewide office against Republican Jim Gilmore.
•• Arlington National and Vienna National battled for 14 innings in Little League competition before Arlington came out on top.
•• At the movies: “Jurassic Park,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Weekend at Bernie’s 2” and “Last Action Hero.”