The T.C. Williams High School Varsity Boys Basketball Team and several members of the Boys and Girls Indoor Track Teams will compete in special events this weekend.
Letter from Mount Vernon Community School PTA President John Donaldson: As some of you may know, our wonderful PE teacher Scott Allan and his wife Heather had a beautiful baby boy this fall–a great addition to their bevy of three daughters! Unfortunately, little Everett has been struggling with a myriad of health problems since his birth. He is currently enduring a long stay at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he was taken after falling severely ill on a family trip during winter break. The situation has placed a tremendous burden on the Allan family, with insurance not able to provide for the many additional expenses being incurred.
The Alexandria Police Department reports that total Part 1 crime increased by 11 offenses (0.3%) in calendar year 2007. This less than 1% increase was caused primarily by a rise in larcenies, particularly thefts from automobiles. Despite this increase, Alexandria continues to experience record lows in its overall Part 1 crime rate. Homicide and larceny increased in 2007, while rape, robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and auto theft fell below levels recorded in calendar year 2006.
The Virginia Supreme Court has put $300 million in funding for Northern Virginia transportation projects in jeopardy. The Court ruled the General Assembly’s decision to allow regional transportation authorities to levy taxes unconstitutional.
The Court ruled unanimously that the General Assembly does not have the right to delegate taxing authority to those who are not elected.
Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell and the leadership of the General assembly reacted swiftly to the ruling.
If Pat Troy could, he would personally greet every visitor to Old Town Alexandria with a handshake and that Gaelic phrase. His love for this historic town fills his heart and his pub, Ireland’s Own, at 111 N. Pitt Street, which serves traditional Irish food and brew. But in lieu of this proud Irishman’s personal meet and greet, Troy throws every ounce of energy into the planning and execution of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, held traditionally on the first Saturday of March.
Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced proposed legislation designed to protect and preserve homeownership for Virginia’s working families and communities in light of current foreclosure trends.
The T.C. Williams High School It’s Academic team will compete in a second-round match on the weekly high-school quiz show, to be taped on Saturday, March 8, at the NBC4 WRC-TV studio at 4001 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities To Accept Credit Card Payments for Classes and Camps[From: City Hall]
The City of Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities will pilot the use of Visa and Mastercard credit card payments for Web registration of classes and camps. Effective March 1, patrons with a current household ID may make credit card payments for classes offered during the winter session.
A burglary suspect was arrested by Alexandria police after being caught redhanded inside the residence. According to police, Theodore Smalley, 54, of 8670 Buckman Court in Fairfax, was arrested and charged with burglary.
T. C. was supposed to meet Edison in the second round of the Northern Regional tournament but W. T. Woodson had something to say about that and knocked off the Eagles in a Regional first round game. Though the Cavaliers came to The Garden to play on Tuesday night, the Titans rolled, 48-32.