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FairfaxLocal History, 6/16/22 edition

Local History, 6/16/22 edition

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News that was making news in years gone.

June 18, 1958:

• The State Road Commissioner will be taken on a tour of Fairfax’s secondary roads this week.
• County police have cited more than 60 residents, so far, for failing to display the new inspection stickers on vehicle windows.
• Volunteers are being sought to augment the “visiting nurses” program in Fairfax.
• TV’s “Lone Ranger,” Clayton Moore, stopped by for a visit at the Hecht Co. store in Parkington.
• The Sun is set to start a new weekend edition on June 21.

June 18, 1965:

• County officials say complaints are tapering off from those living in the 70,000 homes that had their addresses changed on April 1. Officials praised the “tremendous cooperation” of the public.
• Vienna officials have replaced the 15,000 medals, commemorating the town’s 75th anniversary, which spelled “Virginia” as “Virgnia.” One of the correct medals will be presented to President Johnson; the town is selling some of the mistakes to coin collectors.
• Two dozen county students will take part in a Chinese summer institute.
• Unseasonably cold weather has settled over the local area, with the low of 60 last night breaking a 64-year-old record.
• The School Board has agreed to fund 15 summer-school classes, even though enrollment in the classes is very low.

June 18, 1979:

• A new survey suggests Northern Virginia residents are more likely to favor gas rationing than those in other parts of the commonwealth.
• Vienna officials are expected to raise the cigarette tax and water and sewer fees tonight in an effort to balance the town’s budget.
• Kurt Lindstrom has been tapped to succeed Al Fish as head football coach at McLean High School.
• Virginia is “fertile ground” for haunted houses, one researcher believes.
• A rainy afternoon didn’t dampen spirits at “Virginia Day,” held at Wolf Trap.

June 18, 1993:

• Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Sue Terry stumped in Northern Virginia yesterday, pushing for cooperation between Virginia’s rural and urban areas.
• A Sun editorial urges localities to enact a new state regulation requiring children under age 14 to wear a helmet while bicycling.

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