Archives:January, 2012

Listening Is In The Ear Of The Beholder

January 31st, 2012 | [From: Editorials]

City Council adopted the waterfront plan on a vote of 5-2 after a marathon public hearing. Opponents vowed to fight on in the courts but the issue is settled for the moment.

Oxon Hill Man Confesses To Murdering Lenny Harris

January 31st, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Linwood Johnson, 49, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, has reportedly confessed to killing Alexandria citizen activist Lenny Harris. According to reports, the two men knew each other and the motive was robbery.

T. C. Williams Athletes Compete In Virginia Tech Invitational

January 31st, 2012 | [From: Sports]

Several members from the T.C. Williams track and field team traveled to Blacksburg this past weekend to compete in the 2-day Virginia Tech High School Invitational, which always produces a number of top nationally ranked performances. This meet was no exception. The top athletes from 114 schools in surrounding states were competing in this prestigious meet.

Titan Roundup

January 31st, 2012 | [From: Sports]

With just two weeks remaining in regular season play, here’s how the T. C. Williams High School basketball teams are doing.

Governor McDonnell Announces Start Of Virginia Spring Fire Season

January 31st, 2012 | [From: EcoNews]

As Virginia prepares for the beginning of spring fire season which runs from Feb. 15 through April 30, Governor Bob McDonnell is warning Virginians that the threat of wildfires is increased this year due to Virginia’s mild winter.

Police Redouble Efforts To Identify Persons Of Interest In Harris Murder

January 31st, 2012 | [From: Courts & Crime]

As family and friends prepare to say a final farewell to murdered Alexandria activist Lenny Harris, Alexandria police are once again asking for the public’s help to identify persons of interest in the case.

Virginia Leaders Highlight Human Trafficking As Top Priority For 2012

January 30th, 2012 | [From: From Richmond, Top Stories]

State Senator Adam Ebbin, colleagues in the Virginia state legislature and the Attorney General came together today to renew their commitment to fight human trafficking in Virginia.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance To Qualifying Residents

January 30th, 2012 | [From: City Hall, Other News]

The City of Alexandria is offering free tax preparation assistance to qualifying residents. Taxpayers are eligible if their income is below approximately $25,000 for individuals and $42,000 for families.

Alexandria Sanitation Authority Going Solar

January 30th, 2012 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

The Alexandria Sanitation Authority continues its commitment to protect the environment and enhance sustainability in all of its operations by installing solar panels on the roof of its main pump station building.

Washington Wants The Military And Families To Do More With Less

January 30th, 2012 | [From: Letters/Opinions]

Letter to the editor:

Washington asking it’s military to do more than ever before. In the past 24 months alone, U.S. military forces have conducted their 10th year of combat operations in Afghanistan, wound down operations in Iraq, started a new no-fly zone in Libya, dramatically escalated counterterrorism operations in Yemen, maintained counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia and elsewhere, sent troops to aid in disaster relief in Haiti and Japan, and even maintained the commitment to keep 1,200 National Guard troops along the southwest border—to name a few things keeping the military busy these days.