Boy Scout in Sydney
Ted E. Hobart, 20, of Arlington is one of 700 adult Boy Scouts to represent the Boy Scouts of America at the 16th World Jamboree near Sydney.
A total of 2,500 Boy Scouts of America and 13,000 scouts from more than 100 countries are attending the event, which began yesterday and continues through Jan. 10. Hobart is a member of Troop 143, chartered to Faith Lutheran Church.
Woman of the Year
Arlington Commissioner of Revenue Geraldine Whiting was named Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Women's Club of Arlington. Whiting was recognized for her outstanding service to the community and to women's organizations.
Lorenzo Perez of Falls Church, a senior at Gonzaga College High School in the District, took part in his own U.S.-Soviet summit during Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's recent visit to Washington.
Perez, the son of Cuban immigrants, participated in a half-hour television interview with a 15-year-old Soviet engineering student. The two young men discussed U.S.-Soviet relations, disarmament and individual liberties in the two countries.
Mayor Reelected Chairman
Charles A. Robinson Jr., mayor of Vienna, has been reelected chairman of the Member Supervisory Board of the Virginia Municipal Group Self Insurance Association.
The group provides nonprofit worker compensation to 250 units of local government throughout Virginia. Robinson helped organize the association, and has been board chairman from its beginnings in 1980.
Professor Gets Award
George Mason University professor and playwright Paul D'Andrea of Reston has been selected by the Foundation of the Dramatists Guild to receive the $5,000 Stage Two award for his drama "Taj Mahal." D'Andrea has written 15 plays.
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