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The State of NoVa: January, 2013

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Prince William man to take “polar plunge” for charity Saturday — in Afghanistan

Steve Costa promised Special Olympics kids he’d do it in Bagram

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Reston | Tags:  Steve Costa, Polar Plunge Winter Festival, Special Olympics, Freezin for a Reason Virginia Polar Dip, Bagram, Afghanistan, Triangle, Va.

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Falls Church first in Northern Va. to use cameras to ticket drivers who don’t stop for school buses

Cameras on buses could result in $250 tickets for violators

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Falls Church, Va., Falls Church schools, surveillance cameras, school bus safety, Stephanie Oppenheimer

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 01/29/2013

What is a dive bar? A colloquy

How to define a dive bar in NoVa in 2013? Fritz Hahn has some rules

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nightlife, Fairfax City, NoVa | Tags:  dive bars, John's Place, Fairfax City, Va., Fritz Hahn, Going Out Guide

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Fairfax County, with Ashley Wagner win, rules U.S. figure skating championships again

And Northern Virginia has a slew of young talent close behind

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Ashburn, Fairfax County, NoVa, Sports | Tags:  Ashley Wagner, figure skating, Fairfax County, Va., Michael Weiss, Madison Vinci, Brianna Laxson, Maria Yang, Washington Figure Skating Club, Armin Mahbanoozadeh

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 01/28/2013

In case of emergency, Pr. William delegate wants to study a separate Virginia currency

In case the U.S. currency collapses, Bob Marshall wants state to consider making its own gold and silver coins.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Politics | Tags:  Del. Bob Marshall, Virginia alternate currency, Federal Reserve System, Clarence Clemons

Posted at 05:19 AM ET, 01/25/2013

NoVa real estate back to booming? $600K houses in short supply, condos in high demand

$7.2 million house in western Loudoun tops sales list

By Tom Jackman  |  05:19 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Prince William County, NoVa | Tags:  Northern Virginia real estate, Loudoun real estate, Upperville, Va., Michael Elias, Lisa A. Sturtevant

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Update: Leesburg’s Kyle Lambdin survives one round of talent search, but ousted in semis

Makes final six of Kidz Star USA, but not the final three

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Music | Tags:  Kyle Lambdin, Kylerok, Kidz Bop, Kidz Star USA

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Former Great Falls resident Nelson Getchell donates $1 million to George Mason, endows economics chair

Endows chair in free-market capitalism at Mercatus Center

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls, George Mason University | Tags:  Nelson Getchell, George Mason University, Mercatus Center, Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair, Great Falls, Va.

Posted at 05:14 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Fairfax County felon admits embezzling from international star DJ Sharam Tayebi

Kristin Gardner Kelly facing serious prison time, but not for bigamy

By Tom Jackman  |  05:14 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DJ Sharam, Sharam Tayebi, Kristin Gardner Kelly, Deep Dish, Yoshitoshi Recordings, Grammys

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Fairfax senator’s ‘asinine’ bill to protect cyclists from ‘dooring’ passes Va. Senate easily

Singled out for criticism, bill actually brings Va. in line with most states.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Traffic | Tags:  dooring, cycling, Sen. Chap Petersen

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Loudoun County’s Lincoln Elementary community fights possible school closure

At public hearing, a clear message: The Loudoun County school will not be closed without a fight.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:08 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Firing Loudoun assessor Todd Kaufman — was it part of plan to reorganize assessment in Loudoun?

After Todd Kaufman was ousted, revenue commissioner took the job

By Tom Jackman  |  05:08 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Government, Politics | Tags:  Loudoun County assessor, Todd Kaufman, Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue, Bob Wertz, Loudoun Board of Supervisors, Ralph Buona

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Tysons Forest is preserved by Fairfax supervisors

Vienna neighbors banded together to oppose paving popular parkland

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Development | Tags:  Tysons Forest, Tysons Corner, Old Courthouse Spring Branch Park, Save Tysons Last Forest, Pamela Konde, Cathy Hudgins, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Loudoun School Board considers closing Lincoln Elementary

Parents of students at the small, historic school prepare to fight back.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  12:49 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Leesburg’s vultures have vamoosed. For now.

Five days of small fireworks, and an effigy, relocate the large committee

By Tom Jackman  |  08:54 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg | Tags:  vultures, Leesburg, Va., USDA, Warren Zevon

Posted at 05:11 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Bill to protect Virginia cyclists from “dooring” sparks dismissive rage from Norfolk columnist

Virginia is one of only four states where cyclists are unprotected

By Tom Jackman  |  05:11 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, NoVa | Tags:  dooring, cycling, Sen. Chap Petersen, Kerry Dougherty

Posted at 05:19 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Kyle Lambdin of Leesburg aiming for stardom at 13, reaches final eight of national talent hunt

Singer reaches final eight of national talent search/TV competition

By Tom Jackman  |  05:19 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Music | Tags:  Kyle Lambdin, Kylerok, Kidz Bop, Kidz Star USA

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Prince William Today and Prince William Times, two new weekly newspapers, have launched

Two new weekly papers debut to replace daily News & Messenger

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County | Tags:  Prince William Today, Prince William Times, Prince William County, Manassas News & Messenger

Posted at 05:14 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Last call for John’s Place, king of the Northern Virginia dive bars, in Fairfax City

The Fairfax City joint closes up after 35 years of adult fun

By Tom Jackman  |  05:14 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John's Place, John Shokoor, Fairfax City, Va., pinball

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 01/10/2013

My life as a cover model

My day at a fancy photo shoot for a Post Magazine cover piece.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:01 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia vs Maryland, Washington Post magazine, Cade Martin

Posted at 05:12 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Taking on Leesburg’s vultures, with ‘bangers and screamers,’ lasers and a vulture effigy

The committee of 200 vultures faces the USDA’s dispersal technology

By Tom Jackman  |  05:12 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Vultures, Leesburg, Va., USDA Wildlife Services Program

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Arlington’s Jarrod Nagurka helped Congress, country avoid fiscal cliff as Senate page

Jarrod Nagurka, 19, worked over holiday break, lauded by Harry Reid

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jarrod Nagurka, Senate page program, Washington-Lee High School, University of Virginia, Harry Reid

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 01/08/2013

Loudoun public defender Lorie O’Donnell pleads guilty in shoplifting incident in Winchester

Lorie O’Donnell pleaded to trespassing, retains top defense post

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lorie O'Donnell, Loudoun County public defender, Winchester, Va., Ross Spicer

Posted at 05:16 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Joe Namath made his pro football debut at George Washington High School in Alexandria

The Alabama rookie’s first start was at George Washington High School

By Tom Jackman  |  05:16 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Forecasts | Tags:  Joe Namath, George Washington High School, Alexandria, Va.

Posted at 05:06 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Watch out Loudoun: Stink bugs may be back in 2013

The gray scourge of Loudoun crops appears poised for a comeback

By Tom Jackman  |  05:06 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stink bugs, Loudoun County

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Reston’s Used Book Store turns 35, soon to be only bookstore in Reston

Cozy store on Lake Anne Plaza keeps printed word alive

By Tom Jackman  |  05:59 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Reston | Tags:  Reston's Used Book Shop, Susan Burwell, Bud Burwell, Sue Schram, Sue Wensell, Reston

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Woodbridge’s D.C. Washington to sing anthem at Redskins game Sunday (and yes, that’s his name)

Defense contractor stirred FedEx Field before Dallas game.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Free and Cheap, Events | Tags:  D.C. Washington, national anthem, Washington Redskins, Immanuel Bible Church

Posted at 05:11 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Tysons Corner may be booming, but Tysons Forest is moving closer to staying green, unpaved

Fairfax transportation department says no road needed in 33-acre forest

By Tom Jackman  |  05:11 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tyson's Corner, Development | Tags:  Tysons Corner, Tysons Forest, Old Courthouse Spring Branch park, Save Tysons Forest

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Loudoun Board of Supervisors to Eugene Delgaudio: ‘No committees for you. Two years.’

The four-term supervisor, under investigation, excluded by colleagues

By Tom Jackman  |  06:32 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Politics | Tags:  Eugene Delgaudio, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Public Advocate of the United States

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Leesburg has a vulture problem

About 200 birds have chosen the Mayfair neighborhood to be their winter home.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg | Tags:  Vultures, Leesburg, Va., USDA Wildlife Services Program

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Reston native Benny Blanco has produced monster hits for Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Ke$ha

By Tom Jackman  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benny Blanco, Reston, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Ke$ha

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Falls Church’s Rheinhardt Harrison is fastest distance runner in America among 8-year-olds

The 8-year-old won back-to-back national championships last month

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Falls Church, Sports | Tags:  Rheinhardt Harrison, Falls Church, Fairfax Police Youth Club, Leo Manzano, USA Track and Field, AAU, Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championship

 

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