Archives:October, 2010

Happy Halloween !!

October 31st, 2010 | [From: Arts & Style]

It is All Hallows Eve, the night when witches, ghosts and goblins roam free. Be kind to those who come to your door.

Tonight, children are permitted to trick-or-treat from 6 p.m until 8 p.m. Here’s a statistic that’s sure to spook adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are four times more likely to be hit by a vehicle on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

DC-Area SoberRide Program Safely Transports Home Nearly 500 Adult Revelers On Halloween

October 31st, 2010 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

Last night’s SoberRide program provided 461 free cab rides home to would-be drunk drivers in the Washington-metropolitan area

Provided by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the Halloween SoberRide program began last night at 10:00 pm and continued until 6:00 am today (Halloween) as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk, holiday period

Two Alarm Apartment Fire In Alexandria

October 31st, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Top Stories]

On Sunday, October 31 at approximately 1:20 am, the Alexandria Fire Department responded to calls for an apartment fire at 101 S. Whiting Street. Units arrived to find fire showing from an 11th floor apartment.

Restoring Sanity

October 30th, 2010 | [From: Top Stories]

Three members of the staff joined hundreds of thousands of people from around the country who went to Washington, DC today hoping to restore sanity.

Organizers of the rally estimate that 250,000 people attended

Friday Night Lights At T.C.

October 30th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Sports, Top Stories]

Most high school football teams and their fans take the pageantry of Friday night football for granted. T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria has a football history to be proud of, with three Virginia State championships and a Disney movie that wove fact and fantasy together to tell how football helped integrate a segregated southern town. Since the school opened in 1965, there have been no lights and no night football games at Parker-Gray Stadium … until last night when the lights were turned on. As for the game, the Titans won, 28-7, keeping their play-off hopes alive.

A Sense of Accomplishment

October 29th, 2010 | [From: Editorials]

This past Tuesday night, City Council voted, 6-1, to roll parking meter rates back to $1.25 per hour from the $1.75 that was approved last spring. In so doing, they have greatly improved the parking situation for shoppers and diners until the new generation of meters that accept cash and/or charge cards is installed.

Titan Girls Move On To Northern Region Competition

October 29th, 2010 | [From: Sports]

The T. C. Williams High School cross country teams participated in the Patriot District tournament yesterday at Burke Lake Park. The girls’ fourth place finish gives them a spot in the Northern Region tournament. The boys finished seventh, and only senior Darren Foreman will represent the Titans in Northern Region competion.

Archaeological Commission Names 2010 Ben Brenman Award Recipients

October 29th, 2010 | [From: City Hall, Other News]

The three recipients of the 2010 Ben Brenman Award are Judy McConville, Wesley Pippenger and, posthumously, Ellen Pickering.

“Each of these individuals embodies Ben Brenman’s values, and they are all very deserving recipients of this honor,” said Councilman Paul Smedberg as City Council presented the awards on Tuesday night.

Missing The Point

October 29th, 2010 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Don Busch, Alexandria

I write to take issue with certain assertions made in your October 27 editorial (supporting Jim Moran), namely that: “the (now BRAC) property was zoned to accommodate that development by Alexandria’s City Council” and “at some point in the future, a development of that size would have occurred anyway.”

Streetcars Coming To Northern Virginia

October 29th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Top Stories]

The Northern Virginia Street Car Coalition wants to pave the way for streetcars in Alexandria. Planning is already underway for a 5-mile streetcar line along Columbia Pike in Arlington, and the Coalition supports line extensions from Skyline Mall to Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria campus, to the BRAC-133 office complex at Mark Center, eventually reaching the Van Dorn Metro station area in Eisenhower West.