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Inside This Week F.C. Medical Center Closing After 69 Years The Falls Church Medical Center is closing August 31. After almost seven decades, it’s time for the center’s retirement, a makeover or a move to a new location. See page 8

MetroAccess Driver Charged With Rape

Falls Church’s ‘Authenticity’ Cited as Model by Major Regional Developers Mayor Tarter Wows Big Confab on How To Best Grow Area

by Nicholas F. Benton

Falls Church News-Press

A MetroAccess paratransit driver was charged with sexually assaulting a 51-year-old woman in June on Carlin Springs Road in Falls Church.

The police said the incident began on Aug. 16 when the man was escorted out of the hospital by hospital security after receiving treatment. Security directed the man to a nearby bus stop and went back inside the hospital. Shortly after, hospital security received at least two phone calls from people saying the man was swinging around a signpost and when security went to check out the claims, the man struck one of the hospital security guards with the signpost. The guard was later treated for minor injuries and released.

The City of Falls Church was held up as an example of the kind of “more authentic experience” of living that developers in Fairfax County should strive to emulate during a high-powered forum on prospects for the regional economy yesterday. Falls Church represents “a little bit more of an authentic experience” said real estate developer Albert “Sonny” Small Jr. of Renaissance Centro amid an energetic four-way discussion on how to best develop in Fairfax County in order to attract a younger techsavvy “Millennial” demographic sorely needed to fuel the area’s economy. Greg Trimmer of the JBG companies who shared the panel with Small, Peter Otteni of Boston Properties and Tony Womack of Tishman Speyer, cited Falls Church’s emphasis on marrying development with quality education as representing the kind of “amenities” that will attract Millennials. It helped that the panel was preceded by Falls Church Mayor David Tarter, who delivered a brief but powerful and comprehensive overview of the City of Falls Church. Tarter cited the City’s demographics (highest per household income and level of educated population of any jurisdiction in the U.S.), its central location between two Metro stations seven miles from the White House, its “great schools,” and “small town feel” (its farmer’s market, State Theatre, Eden Center), second fastest growing population in Virginia, bike

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Paul Krugman: Wisdom, Courage & The Economy

It’s fantasy football time in political punditry, as commentators try to dismiss Hillary Clinton’s dominance in the polls — yes, Clinton Derangement Syndrome is alive and well — by insisting that she would be losing badly if only the GOP had nominated someone else. See page 14

Press Pass with David Crosby

Legendary guitarist and singersongwriter David Crosby, who just turned 75 on Sunday, said that the last two years have been the longest and most dense writing period he has ever had. See page 16

Index Editorial..................6 Letters....................6 News & Notes.10-11 Comment......... 12-15 Food & Dining......17 Calendar.........18-19

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FALLS CHURCH MAYOR David Tarter addressed a few hundred commercial real estate professionals at a symposium on regional economic development Wednesday morning. (Photo: News-Press)

Fairfax Deputy Sheriff Shoots, Kills Civilian Assailant at Inova by Drew Costley

Falls Church News-Press

A 29-year-old Hispanic man who had just been released from Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church was fatally shot by a deputy with the Fairfax County’s Sheriff’s Office in the early morning hours Tuesday, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. Police have not released the identity of the man because his next of kin have not been notified. Fairfax County Police Department’s chief, Edwin C. Roessler, Jr., held a press confer-

ence about the incident Tuesday morning where he said that the man was holding a metal signpost with a sharp spade on the bottom that he removed from the ground and charged the deputy, prompting the deputy to shoot the man. Roessler, Jr. said that the man was given orders to stand down by the deputy. “First, my thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in this event today,” Roessler said. “This is a tragic loss of life. It also includes an event when someone else was injured. So, again, I express my extreme condolences to everyone involved.”

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share and pedestrian-friendly initiatives, and its planned W&OD Trail, City Hall, high school and library and other public investments in infrastructure. He noted the City’s effort to articulate the commercial potential of eight nodes in the City, the recent opening of a flagship Harris Teeter and Hilton Garden Inn in the center of its downtown, and approvals for a movie theater and hotel, and its demonstrated capacity for innovation and agility, demonstrated by the deal to land the BJ’s Wholesale Warehouse instead of a car lot, tech zone and tax incentives. He culminated his talk by citing the 10 undeveloped acres at the West Falls Church Metro station, having been “decoupled” from the construction or renovation of a new high school, being “perhaps the largest vacant site near a Metro in the region.” The four panelists incorporated those remarks with those earlier by Jerry Gordon of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, who said that despite the gloomy projections four years ago of a decline in federal contracts (which was true), growth in the county has remained very robust, and has created a “desperate need” to augment “a workforce of qualified, sorely needed tech workers.” He said Fairfax County has

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built up 116 million square feet of office space, making it the second largest suburban office space center in the U.S. (second only to Orange County, California). While the attention has been on the 20 million square feet of vacant space, he said, that can miss the fact that 96 million square feet is filled, more than in all the rest of Northern Virginia combined and constituting 32 percent of all the office space in Virginia. “We’ve still got a very long way to go yet” to fill up the 20 million square feet of vacant space, he said, and that set the framework for the panel discussion on how to achieve just that. A lot of the talk centered on “amenitizing” spaces, filling in office spaces and residential areas with amenities that will attract new qualified workers and their families. “There needs to be value planning,” said Womack, and ideas included providing conference room spaces for the growing numbers of “free lancers” working from their homes. The need for a major research university was also cited, and bringing in major retailers like Wegman’s to Tysons was also mentioned as key to luring qualified Millennials away from Arlington’s Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, for example. In 20 years, Tysons and Reston

will both “be cities,” Trimmer said, but the challenge will be realizing that potential in the best way. Transportation limitations won’t be too great an impediment, such as the track work on the Metro system, increased costs of its expansion and tolls on I-66. “There are a lot more factors involved that go into where a family may choose to live,” said Otteni, noting that such transportation problems are more likely to impact Loudoun County further to the west. People are willing to pay for convenience, Small said. The panelists took friendly positions on whether Tysons or Reston will evolve into the county’s main downtown, but Small favored Tysons because “it is closer to Falls Church, which offers a little bit more of an authentic experience.” “How do you create that authenticity?” he asked, citing how downtown Washington, D.C. is also developing that. “Right now,” he said, “That’s not the vibe in Fairfax County.” Yesterday’s conference, organized by Biznow in conjunction with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, was entitled, “Fairfax County State of the Market: Big Developments in Northern Virginia’s Largest County,” and was attended by an estimated 300 commercial real estate professionals at the Fairview Marriott.





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Deputy Shoots, Kills Man at Inova Hospital Continued from Page 1

According to police and sheriff’s office sources, deputies with the sheriff’s office were guarding an inmate who was receiving medical care at the hospital when they overheard the radio dispatches between the hospital security about the man with the signpost. Roessler said it is part of the deputies’ duties when they are at Inova Fairfax Hospital guarding an inmate to monitor the hospital security’s radio dispatches. At about the same time, Roessler said 911 was called and several Fairfax County police officers were dispatched and responding to the scene at the Falls Church medical campus. “The deputy sheriff gave orders for the man to cease his activity. At the same time, the man kept on coming at the deputy sheriff, while the deputy sheriff with weapon drawn, was tactically trying to retreat, but unfortunately the adult male kept on coming at him with the signpost in a cocked position, ready to strike,”

Roessler said. “Immediately, the deputy sheriff fired his duty weapon at the adult male.” Police said that because the investigation into the incident is ongoing, they are not permitted to reveal how many times the man was shot. Moments later, more police arrived at the scene and attempted to aid the man until Fairfax County Fire and Rescue arrived. The man was then transported to the hospital where his condition was initially reported to be non-life threatening. Shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, the police department announced he had died. When asked how the man’s condition declined from non-life threatening to life-threatening, Roessler deferred to the office of the medical examiner. Roessler said that although the investigation is in its initial stages, the man who was fatally shot was experiencing some kind of “mental episode.” He said video evidence of the incident exists, but it won’t be released to the public

FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE CHIEF Edwin Roessler, Jr. during press conference on the incident at Inova Fairfax Hospital Tuesday. (Photo: Fairfax Co. Police/YouTube) at this time because it’s part of the ongoing investigation. The police department’s Major Crimes Division is conducting a criminal investigation of the inci-

dent and all evidence and reports will be turned over to the Fairfax office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for determination of any criminal liability. The police

department said that they would be updating the public about this incident as more information becomes available or within the next 30 days.

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F.C. Now the Envy of Region

Suddenly, the City of Falls Church is the apple of regional developers’ eye. Or, so it seemed from public comments made at yesterday’s Biznow conference on regional economic development trends (see story, Page 1). The reasons pertain to what we’ve known for a long time as the features distinguishing Falls Church from its neighbors, especially the giant Fairfax County to the City’s west. The prospects for continued robust development in the county, the panel of experts said yesterday, depend on the ability to attract a huge cadre of well-educated, tech-savvy younger workers and professionals, mostly the so-called “Millennials.” So far for this region, the Millennials have parked themselves primarily in northwest Washington, D.C. and in the Rosslyn-to-Ballston corridor of Arlington, although the ones there tend to be more involved in the affairs of government than the high-tech cyber security, information technology, computer engineering, cloud-related and innovative health breakthrough professions in high demand in Fairfax County. Still, for the high-powered developers at yesterday’s conference, the attraction of this Millennial labor force is key to the future prospects of the county, as underscored by Jerry Gordon of Fairfax County’s Economic Development Authority. That means not just the building of giant apartment complexes and office buildings. On the contrary, they see it as lying in the ability to be more fulfilling for the panorama of a young professional’s life, in the lifestyle amenities that can be established. Fairfax is sorely lacking in these now, including Reston and Tysons, competing to become the central downtown of the county. It was in this context that Falls Church, especially following a very rich presentation of its merits by its Mayor David Tarter, came up repeatedly in the developers’ conversations. It was the “authenticity” of the experience of living in Falls Church that was referred to with a sense of admiration and even envy, at least as these developers saw it. The central value of quality public education made a huge impression, not to mention the emphasis on parks and open space, walkability and diverse transport modes (such as bike sharing), the farmer’s market, the State Theatre, the mothership Harris Teeter, the successful Hilton Garden Inn, Eden Center and the coming movie theater and second hotel in the Mason Row project and commitment to the upgrading of public infrastructure, everything from new sidewalks to a downtown pocket park and renovations at City Hall, the library and high school, and flexibility at City Hall. (We would add that the community sports a now-rare local newspaper to that list, as well). The combination of all that with the City’s location between two Metro stations, just off I-66, midway between two major international airports and seven miles (as the crow flies) from the White House, earns the City major points from the standpoint of what the region wants and needs: those high-tech “creative class” Millennials.


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being caused by humanity’s CO2 emissions. In her 2013 testimony before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy admitted that the Clean Power Plan will not significantly affect climate. Its sole goal is symbolic, an attempt to convince other countries to follow America’s lead. Governor McAuliffe should know that the Clean Power Plan will have little direct impact on pollution, human health or climate change. I think most Virginians can think of a better use of their tax dollars. Tom Harris Executive Director, International Climate Science Coalition

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Democracy, Civil Discourse & Hate Speech B� R����� S��

During election years, pent-up frustrations, simmering animosities, and the toxic legacy of countless hours of hate talk radio erupt from the seething volcano of the American public. Injustice left festering explodes into anger and hatred. Defensive arrogance and condescension drips down the pyramid of privilege. What should – and perhaps someday could – be a time of remarkable civic discourse, truth-telling, education, and public dialogue devolves into political shouting matches that leave millions of American citizens feeling bruised and abused, belligerent waiting for the next go-round of the elections to take vengeance on each other. I am a member of the last generation of American children who received civics education in our public schools. Budget constraints and curriculum cuts have stripped our youth of access to knowledge not just about the three branches of government, the constitution, the electoral process, but also about the broader context of democracy, historically and worldwide. In the void of education, we learn from observing the current political climate – a circus of extreme wealth, party politics, manipulations, fraud, deceit, personality candidates, disempowerment of citizens, corporate sponsorship, name-calling, shaming, personal attacks, and the endless stream of broken campaign promises.

While this is, unfortunately, an accurate representation of how our dysfunctional political system currently operates, it also fails to articulate or embody the values of true democracy or of a democratic society.

“ If we are not free to converse without being verbally assaulted, insulted, and screamed at, what does that say about the content of our characters?”

As a child in a rural Maine public school, I learned about the nuanced discussions of democracy from the ancient Greeks through the founding fathers. I learned the shortcomings, foibles and follies of both the individual characters and the governing systems they produced. My memory of my civics courses evokes images of the whiteclad suffragettes with sewn banners and African-Americans organizing nonviolent action that led toward civil rights and the Voting Rights Act. And, oddly, I have a persistent memory of a French woman in

a cafe holding a lively discussion about politics and elections. Where did this come from? One afternoon, a civics teacher invoked this semimythic figure to stimulate the half-glazed expressions in the classroom. Politics should not be vitriolic or boring, our teacher told us, we should enjoy political discussions and consider them an essential part of the culture of a democratic society. By lunch, most of my classmates went back to talking about soccer or pop songs, but the lesson stuck with me. This election cycle, as my fellow Americans froth at the mouth, I find this memory returning as I interact online and in person. Why is it so hard for us to have a passionate – not scornful or vituperative – conversation about politics? Has respectful discourse, like civics, fallen by the wayside of American education? Are we trained only in argument, attack, humiliation, screeching, vilifying, fear mongering, and other forms of verbal abuse? This is unfortunate and dangerous. Discourse is the foundation of democracy. Even within the context of a representative republic, the ability to have a respectful, engaged, and informed conversation about politics – in the post office, our homes, on the media, with friends, family, or with total strangers – is essential for a society that prizes the ideals of liberty and freedom. If we are not free to converse with-

out being verbally assaulted, insulted, and screamed at, what does that say about the content of our characters? Why should any of us believe that shaming another citizen for their political choices is an effective approach to building the kind of political engagements and civic interest that greases the wheel of functional political process? Is it really so hard to engage in the practices of being curious about our differences, asking questions, listening, and responding in a sane and civil manner? We can do better than the obnoxious and insulting manners we are currently displaying during this election cycle. These behaviors are beneath the dignity of a nation that claims to be a democracy and professes to have operated as one for 240 years. If there is one political action every American should take between now and November, it is to lift our heads with greater dignity and treat our fellow Americans with respect. Regardless of others, our own selfrespect should demand such action. We can engage in functional civic dialogue. There is no need to wait for the “leadership” of politicians, parties, pundits or press. In our own lives and interactions, we can discuss politics in a way that uplifts the dignity of all.  Rivera Sun is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection and the Programs Coordinator for Campaign Nonviolence.

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Falls Church Medical Center Set to Close After 69 Years by Patricia Leslie

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It’s a good thing the Falls Church Medical Center does not need or rely on drive-by customers since there aren’t any. The Falls Church Medical Center is invisible from Arlington Boulevard, hidden beyond a wooden fence, amidst a cluster of townhomes adjacent to Target’s Arlington Boulevard store. To get there, new patients need a map, a compass or Google, but new patients won’t have trouble finding a spinoff of the medical center near Shirlington, where a team of doctors is moving to open the Arlington Medical Associates. The Falls Church Medical Center is closing August 31. At age 69, it’s time for the center’s retirement, a makeover, or a move to a new location. “The timing is right” to make changes, said Dr. Pamela Kasenetz, the daughter of the center’s medical director, Iver Kasenetz who is the only doctor who’ll be retiring. (He’ll be spending more time with his grandson.) Falls Church’s internists (Pamela Kasenetz, Adrian Uy, Neil Vidwans and physician assistant, Kristin Vidwans) are setting up shop in the newly renovated offices in Shirlington while other doctors are going to other practices. Last week some of them gathered around a table at lunchtime to chat between appointments. Medical consolidations have played a role in the center’s new direction, but “we want to keep the model that’s worked well for us,” said Neil Vidwans. And they are taking it to Arlington. It’s a “one-stop” practice where patients can choose their own physician and see that person at every visit.

STANDING INSIDE OF THE FALLS CHURCH MEDICAL CENTER, Falls Church Medical Center staff (l to r) Kristin Vidwans, Neil Vidwans, Iver Kasenetz, Adrian Uy and Pamela Kasenetz pose for a photo. After 69 years of serving patients in Northern Virginia, the Falls Church Medical Center is closing. Everyone in the photo above except for Iver Kasenetz is moving are moving to Arlington to open Arlington Medical Associates, which will be located in Arlington’s Shirlington neighborhood. (Photo: Patricia Leslie/News-Press) At its height of business, the Falls Church Medical Center employed 26 full and parttime doctors and about 30 support workers of whom about 12 remain. Most have found other jobs, and some are joining the new practice. Even now with business slowing, about 3,000 patients come in every month, said Michael Pickett, the center’s business administrator for 29 years who will continue at the new Shirlington practice.

(Said Pamela Kasenetz about Pickett: “We’re not letting a good thing go.”) The Falls Church center started out in a house where Seven Corners is now, and moved to another building before permanently settling in 1962 at its present home at 6060 Arlington Boulevard. Iver Kasenetz, one of the owners of the property, said the property will probably be sold, but tenants on the lower level of the

building will remain. He considered renovating the building but it’s probably “outlived its useful life,” would be “prohibitively expensive,” and current Fairfax County parking requirements made the decision to retire and move on easier. There’s little doubt the new Shirlington practice will expand since one of its specialties targets weight loss using “a revolutionary medically managed” program, serotonin, and a “99 percent suc-

cess rate,” according to a brochure displayed in the lobby at the old building. Said Pamela Kasenetz: “We are taking new patients.” Other doctors who are moving to new places are Herbert Golomb (who has already left to join the Skin and Laser Surgery Center) and Arnold Oshinsky (joining the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington). Mark Dollard will continue to see patients at his Sterling office.


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Beyer Visits F.C.’s Easter Seals Center Last week, Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA welcomed U.S. Rep. Don Beyer for a tour of its City of Falls Church’s based Easter Seals Child Development of Northern Virginia, which serves up to 162 children, ages six weeks to kindergarten, including children with disabilities and special needs and children of Wounded Warriors. Beyer toured the new facility BEYER at F.C.’s Easter Seals Child Development and paused to read for students. Easter Seals pro- of Northern Virginia. (Photo: Don Beyer) vides vitally important child development services for constituents in Virginia’s 8th District, which Beyer serves. The Easter Seals Child Development Center of Northern Virginia is one of the only centers in the area that accepts children under the age of two with disabilities or special needs. “The first five years of life are essential for a child’s future school success. Our child development program meets the needs of families in the area, including military families, who want to prepare their children for kindergarten in a learning environment focused on the highest standards of health and safety,” said Linda Janulis, Easter Seals Vice President of Children Services. The Easter Seals Child Development Center of Northern Virginia has served the community for over 40 years. The state-of-the art building, located at 300 Hunton Ave., opened in November 2013 and was made possible through the support and collaboration of The City of Falls Church and Fairfax County.



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Community News & Notes Christ Crossman Hosts F.C. Feeds the World Event A Feeds the World event promoting community unity through a service at Christ Crossman United Methodist Church to honor the memory of those affected by the events of 9/11 will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 1 – 5 p.m. Volunteers are needed to assemble 30,000 healthy meals that will be packed and shipped to developing countries around the world. Christ Crossman, located at 384 N. Washington St., Falls Church, is partnering with Stop Hunger Now, a nonprofit organization that distributes meals through feeding programs to promote education, improve student’s health and nutrition and stimulate economic growth. This event provides meals at no cost and is open to the public. Adults and children aged four and

up are allowed to volunteer for this event. For more information, visit fallschurchfeedstheworld.org or email info@fallschurchfeedstheworld.org.

Artist Judith L. Smith Unveils Exhibition at Lucky Thai Judith L. Smith will have an exhibition at Lucky Thai restaurant at 240 W. Broad Street on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 5 – 6 p.m. The event will include an artist’s talk and reception. Also, there will be an unveiling of Smith’s colorful and compelling photo collage and the discussions with the artist about the inspiration and creative process for her unique artistic expression. The event organizers asks that those who plan to attend RSVP by sending an email to modartsmary@aol.com for inclusion in the reception or call 703-795-1307

by Monday, Aug. 22. For those who wish to remain and dine after the reception, call 571-405-6672 for reservations.

Local Lawyer Hosts Book Signing at Barnes & Noble Peter Baskin, author of A Toast to Silence, will be having a book signing at the Barnes & Noble in the Seven Corners Shopping Center on August 20 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Baskin is a Constitutional rights attorney who wishes to educate individuals on the misinformation about a person’s right to silence even before the Miranda Warning is read. Having been an attorney in Northern Virginia for 48 years and a graduate of George Washington University Law School, Baskin is knowledgeable on the topic of police deception and strives to inform about the hypocrisy of the justice system.

FALLS CHURCH’S BOWL AMERICA, located at 140 S. Maple St., Falls Church, is currently undergoing an upgrade and renovation project. There is an array of bowling lane machinery set about the outside the building and skeletal structures of the lanes are exposed, as seen in the photo above The upgrades and renovations should be complete by the end of August, according to staff at the bowling alley. (Photo: Courtesy of Dan Lehman)

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Bailey’s Rotary Club Helps Stuart Pyramid Students The Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club was a major sponsor of the Stuart Pyramid Back to School Fair held August 9 at J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, donating $2,000 to the fair. Also, the fair hosted close to 30 volunteers on July 31, where more than 3,000 school supply kits were packed. The Stuart Pyramid includes Bailey’s, Beach Tree, Belvedere, Glen Forest, Parklawn and Sleepy Hollow Elementary Schools and Glasgow Middle School and contains more than 8,300 students, 65

percent of which qualify for free or reduced price school meals. The fair is to provide such students with free school supplies and books, as well as haircuts and hearing and eye exams. Entertainment was provided by face-painters, a DJ and a magician to the crowd of over 3,300. Nearly 240 students received dental exams, 193 students eye exams and 174 students hearing tests. Haircuts were provided to 150 students and nearly 1,000 books were distributed. Bailey’s Crossroads Rotarians Kate Walter, Glad Hatchl, Sarah Shannon, Curtis Anderson and Kari Kelley helped organize the fair. Bailey’s Rotarians Pat and Dave Borowski, Jim Holcombe, Susan Lydick (and daughters Elaine and Elizabeth), Mona Wasfy, Roger and Neesa Hoskin, Dennis Shannon, Pam Martinov and Harry Henderson volunteered at the fair.

BAILEY’S CROSSROADS ROTARY CLUB past-president Susan Lydick distributes books to students at the Stuart Resource Fair, which was held at J.E.B. Stuart High School on August 9. The chapter of Rotary Club International donated $2,000 to the fair and nearly 30 volunteers gathered prior to the event to package more than 3,000 school supply kits for the fair. Several members of the club volunteered at the Stuart Resource Fair. (Photo: Courtesy of David Borowski)

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Bikenetic Hosts Honeycutters For Aug. 21 Concert

The Honeycutters, an Asheville, North Carolina-based original country roots band, will be performing on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The event is hosted together by Bikenetic and Stone Room Concerts. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door, though advance ticket purchase is preferred. The event will take place at 201 W. Jefferson Street in Falls Church. For more about the band and to buy tickets, go to honeycutters.bpt.me or call 703-534-7433.

Arlington Children’s Chorus Hosts 2 September Events The Arlington Children’s Chorus will be hosting two events within the Arlington area in September. The nonprofit organization will host an Informational Parents Meeting on Wednesday, September 7 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Arlington Central Library Auditorium, which will allow parents and children to learn more about the local chorus group. On Thursday, Sept. 8 from 4 – 6 p.m. the chorus will be holding its fall auditions for the 20162017 season at Glebe Elementary School. The Arlington Children’s Chorus is open to all children in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area with unchanged voices in grades 2 – 12. It helps children harness the love of singing and hone their skills for the future. For more information, visit arlingtonchildrenschorus.org.

Fairfax County PD Awarded National Accreditation The Fairfax County Police Department received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, as well a great deal of praise from the commission, at a hearing on Saturday, July 30. The hearing

was attended by Fairfax County police chief Edwin C. Roessler, Jr. and other members from the department. The formal hearing marked the last step in a process that began in October 2012, when the police department started a self-assessment with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The self-assessment was a top to bottom analysis of all of the department’s policies and practices, which was conducted to ensure that the department was meeting the best practices set forth by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies’ standards. The self-assessment was followed by an extensive assessment by experienced assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies in April 2016. “I am proud to say this department is now among only a few law enforcement agencies across the nation to maintain national accreditation status,” Roessler, Jr. said. For more information, visit fcpdnews. wordpress.com.

McLean Community Center Holds FY18 Budget Meetings The Governing Board of the McLean Community Center is encouraging residents of Small District 1A-Dranesville who have suggestions, comments or concerns regarding the center’s fiscal year 2018 budget to attend two upcoming meetings. The Finance Committee Meeting of the Whole will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 and the Public Hearing on the fiscal year 2018 Budget will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12. Both meetings will be held at the center, located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The center’s fiscal year 2018 begins July 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2018 and the center is supported by a 2.3 cents real estate tax surcharge on $100 of assessed


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value paid by residents of Small District 1A-Dranesville. The preliminary consolidated budget approved at the August 25 meeting will be posted on the center’s website, mcleancenter.org, by Monday, Sept. 5, a week before the public hearing. For more information, visit bit.ly/2a1Z3kf.

The Alden Announces Its 2016-2017 Season The Alden’s 2016-2017 Professional Artist Series brings back many sold-out, audience favorites of past seasons. The residents of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area will be able to access a diverse offering of the best performers in dance, theatre and music at the theater, which is located at the McLean Community Center, located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Martha Graham Dance Company will perform Saturday, September 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost between $35 – $50. Described by The Washington Post as “one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe” and by the New York Times as “one of the great companies of the world,” the Martha Graham Dance Company will perform a night full of spectacular, game-changing modern dance routine. A discussion with the artists will follow the performance. “John Eaton’s Holiday Songbook”, a tremendous hit last year, will be held again this year. Jazz pianist and musicologist John Eaton will play the Great American Songbook favorites with a yuletide twist. Tickets cost between $20 – $35. It will take place Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. The American Shakespeare Center on Tour will perform three plays over two days. Like in Shakespeare’s time, the cast will sing and play contemporary music related to the play before the show begins. Audience members are encouraged to sit on stage and interact with the performers

WORLD RENOWNED portrait artist Don Bachardy, for whom all the stars have sat and whose rendering of Gov. Jerry Brown is his of�icial portrait displayed in the state capital building in Sacramento, is shown holding his latest portrait of News-Press owner Nicholas Benton, the second he’s done, painted in Santa Monica last weekend. (P����: N���-P����) during the show. On Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. will be Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” a comedic tale of long distance lovers and two clever women. At 8 p.m. the same day will be the famous “Romeo and Juliet,” a celebration of love’s triumphs and trivialities. On Sunday, Jan. 22 “Thornton Wilder’s Our Town,” a view into the small town of Grover’s Corners and what it means to

grow up in the families of Webb and Gibbs, will be performed. All shows will cost between $25 – $35. An American Shakespeare Center ticket package, which costs between $60 – $88 and includes tickets to all three plays as well as a pre-performance seminar “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” which will take place Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit mcleancenter. org/alden-theatre.

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You Choose or You Lose If you’re a Republican politician, announcing you’re not going to vote for Donald Trump is a little like declaring that you’re not going to rob a bank to finance your next campaign. Really, you don’t get any credit unless you say what you’re going to do instead. “I truly don’t know,” said Sen. Susan Collins unhelpfully. Collins, R-Maine, made news this week when she penned an op-ed for The Washington Post, announcing that she couldn’t support her party’s nominee because “Mr. Trump’s lack of self-restraint and his barrage of ill-informed comments would make an already perilous world even more so.” It’s tough being a high-profile Republican these days. People are always demanding to know what you think about your candidate’s latest horrific remark. NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE But unless you come up with an alternative, disavowing a candidate is more like a sulk than a solution. There’s been a lot of this going around. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, an early evacuee from the Trump train, said he was going to wait until October to deal with the problem. Sen. Lindsey Graham said he might “just pass – I may write somebody in.” Mark Kirk, who’s generally regarded as the Senator Most Likely to Be Defeated in November, gave Illinois voters an excellent example of his leadership capacity when he announced that he was going to write in David Petraeus or maybe Colin Powell. Obviously, all these people are trying to avoid taking responsibility for Donald Trump without being accused of betraying their party. But it’s very strange to hear elected officials embracing various versions of a don’t-vote strategy. Nobody knows better than they do that politics is a world of imperfect choices. Collins freely admits that she’s worked well with Hillary Clinton in the past. But she ruled out voting for the Democrat, telling CNN that Clinton wanted to spend too much money. (“Promises of free this and free that, that I believe would bankrupt our country.”) Faced with a choice between a guy who could compromise national security and a woman who wants universal early childhood education, the former chairwoman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee claimed to be at a loss for an answer. Here’s the bottom line: There are only three things you can do when it comes time to elect a president. You can stay home and punt; you can choose between the two major party candidates; or you can cop out by doing something that looks like voting but has no effect whatsoever on the outcome of the race. That includes strategies about writing in the name of a retired general, leaving the top line blank, or voting for a third-party candidate who has as much chance of winning as the YouTube Keyboard Cat. The only third party that might have a line on all state ballots is the Libertarian, whose platform includes eliminating Social Security, ending gun control and wiping out drug laws. This year’s Libertarian candidate is Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico. Johnson does not seem to agree with the platform on many points, but to be honest, he’s not the world’s greatest explainer. Libertarians like the idea of a charisma-free candidate, since he’d be incapable of getting much done. But truly, this is a silly choice. Voting for Johnson is exactly the same as staying home, except that it involves going outdoors. Ditto for Green Party candidate Jill Stein, a doctor who appears to have a rather ambiguous attitude toward childhood vaccinations. Susan Collins said she could support the Libertarian ticket if only it had been reversed, with vice presidential candidate William Weld on top. You can’t totally dislike Weld, who once told me that being governor of Massachusetts was pretty much a walk in the park. (“I used to go on vacation for a week at a time and I wouldn’t even call in.”) However, he’s been out of office for nearly 20 years. He is not the presidential candidate. And the Libertarians are never, repeat, never going to be elected. Right now we live in a world that’s been messed up by the bad decisions George W. Bush made about invading Iraq. He was elected president in 2000 thanks to a few hundred votes in Florida. A state where Green Party candidate Ralph Nader got 97,488 votes. Most of the Green voters undoubtedly thought they were showing their disdain for both Bush and the deeply imperfect candidacy of Al Gore. And Nader is a man of fine principles. But look where those 97,488 votes got us. Nader himself doesn’t feel guilty. I talked to him on the phone the other day, and he argued, basically, that if Gore couldn’t win his home state of Tennessee, it’s not Nader’s fault that he couldn’t win Florida. And he’s not voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in November. “They’re not alike,” he said, “but they’re both terrible.”


Gail Collins

Wisdom, Courage and the Economy It’s fantasy football time in political punditry, as commentators try to dismiss Hillary Clinton’s dominance in the polls – yes, Clinton Derangement Syndrome is alive and well – by insisting that she would be losing badly if only the GOP had nominated someone else. We will, of course, never know. But one thing we do know is that none of Donald Trump’s actual rivals for the nomination bore any resemblance to their imaginary candidate, a sensible, moderate conservative with good ideas. Let’s not forget, for example, what Marco Rubio was doing in the memorized sentence he famously couldn’t stop repeating: namely, insinuating that President Barack NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE Obama is deliberately undermining America. It wasn’t all that different from Donald Trump’s claim that Obama founded ISIS. And let’s also not forget that Jeb Bush, the ultimate establishment candidate, began his campaign with the ludicrous assertion that his policies would double the American economy’s growth rate. Which brings me to my main subject: Clinton’s economic vision, which she summarized last week. It’s very much a center-left vision: incremental but fairly large increases in high-income tax rates, further tightening of financial regulation, further strengthening of the social safety net. It’s also a vision notable for its lack of outlandish assumptions. Unlike just about everyone on the Republican side, she isn’t justifying her proposals with claims that they would cause a radical quickening of the U.S. economy. As the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center put it, she’s “a politician who would pay for what she promises.” So here’s my question: Is the modesty of the Clinton economic agenda too much of a good thing? Should accelerating U.S. economic growth be a bigger priority? For while the U.S. has done reasonably well at recovering from the 2007-09 financial crisis, longerterm economic growth is looking very disappointing. Some of this is just demography, as baby boomers retire and growth in the working-age population slows down. But there has also been a somewhat mysterious decline in labor force participation among prime-age adults and a sharp drop in productivity growth. The result, according to the Congressional Budget Office, is that the growth rate of potential GDP – what the economy could produce at full employment

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– has declined from around 3.5 percent per year in the late 1990s to around 1.5 percent now. And some people I respect believe that trying to get that rate back up should be a big goal of policy. But as I was trying to think this through, I realized that I had Reinhold Niebuhr’s famous Serenity Prayer running through my head: “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” I know, it’s somewhat sacrilegious applied to economic policy, but still. After all, what do we actually know how to do when it comes to economic policy? We do, in fact, know how to provide essential health care to everyone; most advanced countries do it. We know how to provide basic security in retirement. We know quite a lot about how to raise the incomes of low-paid workers. I’d also argue that we know how to fight financial crises and recessions, although political gridlock and deficit obsession has gotten in the way of using that knowledge. On the other hand, what do we know about accelerating long-run growth? According to the budget office, potential growth was pretty stable from 1970 to 2000, with nothing either Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton did making much obvious difference. The subsequent slide began under George W. Bush and continued under Obama. This history suggests no easy way to change the trend. Now, I’m not saying that we shouldn’t try. I’d argue, in particular, for substantially more infrastructure spending than Clinton is proposing, and more borrowing to pay for it. This might significantly boost growth. But it would be unwise to count on it. Meanwhile, I don’t think enough people appreciate the courage involved in focusing on things we actually know how to do, as opposed to happy talk about wondrous growth. When conservatives promise fantastic growth if we give them another chance at Bushonomics, one main reason is that they don’t want to admit how much they would have to cut popular programs to pay for their tax cuts. When centrists urge us to look away from questions of distribution and fairness and focus on growth instead, all too often they’re basically running away from the real issues that divide us politically. So it’s actually quite brave to say: “Here are the things I want to do, and here is how I’ll pay for them. Sorry, some of you will have to pay higher taxes.” Wouldn’t it be great if that kind of policy honesty became the norm?



Trump’s ‘War of The Worlds’

Donald Trump’s appointment of Breitbart News’ Steven Bannon to head a presidential campaign whose wheels are spinning off signals something even more ominous than the frightening prospect that Trump might actually win this November. Breitbart News is a tiny Internet-based operation to the right of Fox News with none of the constraints that Fox may occasionally feel to reel in the worst off-the-wall lies and exaggerations. For Trump, the move demonstrates a recognition that by now Humpty Dumpty has already fallen and no legions of horses or men can put his campaign back together again. So rather than reaching out to experts on taping up eggs back to health, the move has been to gingerly walk away toward a something completely different, and FALLS CHURCH NEWS-PRESS uglier. We can expect in the next few months to see the bowels of hell opened and vomited out over this U.S. presidential election. This is what the Trump campaign will become, or so these latest moves by the campaign can be assumed to intend. Truth will take a flurry of big hits, one after another, and as much misogynistic bile as human sensibilities can tolerate will be hurled against Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton is no newcomer to this kind of thing, so while some of this may shake her simply because she is human, it will not deter her. Hourly, she is becoming more and more of a lock to win the November election. But with the Bannon elevation, we can now see where the Trump Machine, looking more and more like the odd, unbalanced, teetering tripods those plump, leathery Martians drove over the landscape in H.G. Wells’ novel, The War of the Worlds, is heading. In short, it is heading beyond November. It is heading outside the electoral pathway. It is heading straight toward a mass-based fascist movement that will menace the nation well beyond this election. The longer traditional Republican elected officials cling to this Machine, the more the GOP will be crippled, perhaps for generations, by such decisions. As this Machine strides right past November, such feckless Republican diehards will take scores of “down ticket” outcomes to the junkyard dregs with them. Democrats may be shivering with glee at the thought of this outcome, but they definitely shouldn’t. Catherine Rampell’s column in the Tuesday Washington Post, “Getting Fed Up With Democracy,” cites World Values Survey polling by scholars reported in the Journal of Democracy showing an unmistakeable trend, most pronounced among the young, for “authoritarian solutions” over messy democracy. Those who believe democracy is “a bad way to run a country” grew from nine in the mid-1990s to 17 percent of the American electorate today. This, my friends, is the context that Trump and his now empowered Breitbart co-conspirator have and will continue to foment, creating in their wake, for example, the likes of a shameless Hitler apologist who has formed a “Trump Youth” movement dedicated to rooting out “parasites” from among the U.S. population. The worse the electoral outcome for Trump in November, the stronger will grow this new fascist movement, sweeping up the legions of democracy’s new skeptics. Old school institutions based on a modicum of genuine elections will be cast aside as this new Machine will crush under its heel those who insist on democracy over unbridled social Darwinian free enterprise. If anyone is shivering with delight over this, it is the scions of the nation’s ruling class, of its military industrial complex, of its top one percent of wealth holders who fight hard see their advantage maintained by such means. For most of these who’ve used undemocratic means to get where they are, anyway, there is only disdain for democracy, and while in the past when they’ve had to give grudging lip service to it, in this new dawn they won’t even have to do that. Stopping this horrid trend requires a great commitment by the numerical majority in the U.S. to restore to our culture the kind of humanist values and compassionate morality that used to govern here. It’s the recent postmodernist cultural hatred of love, sympathy and solidarity that has been doing us in.

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Nicholas F. Benton

 Nicholas Benton may be emailed at nfbenton@fcnp.com.

The Perfect GOP Nominee WASHINGTON – Speaking of crazy, all these woebegone Republicans whining that they can’t rally behind their flawed candidate is crazy. The GOP angst, the gnashing and wailing and searching for last-minute substitutes and exit strategies, is getting old. They already have a 1-percenter who will be totally fine in the Oval Office, someone they can trust to help Wall Street, boost the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, cuddle with hedge funds, secure the trade deals beloved by corporate America, seek guidance from Henry Kissinger and hawk it up. The Republicans have their candidate: It’s Hillary. They can’t go with Donald Trump. He’s too volatile and unhinged. The erstwhile Goldwater Girl and Goldman Sachs busker can be counted on to do the normal political things, not the abnormal haywire things. Trump’s propounding could drag us into war, plunge us into a recession and shatter Washington into a thousand tiny bits. Hillary will keep the establishment safe. Who is more of an establishment figure, after all? Her husband NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE was president, and he repealed Glass-Steagall, signed the Defense of Marriage Act and got rid of those pesky welfare queens. Pushing her Midwestern Methodist roots, Hillary often seems more Republican than the Gotham bling king, who used to be a Democrat and donor to Democratic candidates before he jumped the turnstile. Hillary is a reliable creature of Wall Street. Her tax return showed the Clintons made $10.6 million last year and they incorporated with the Clinton Executive Services Corp. Trump has started holding up goofy charts at rallies showing Hillary has gotten $48,500,000 in contributions from hedge funders. Unlike Trump, she hasn’t been trashing leading Republicans. You know that her pals John McCain and Lindsey Graham are secretly rooting for her. There is a cascade of prominent Republicans endorsing Hillary, donating to Hillary, appearing in Hillary ads, talking up Hillary’s charms. Robert Kagan, a former Reagan State Department aide, adviser to Republican campaigns and Iraq War booster, headlined a Hillary fundraiser this summer. Another neocon, James Kirchick, keened in The Daily Beast, “Hillary Clinton is the one person standing between America and the abyss.” Hillary put out an ad featuring Trump-bashing Michael Hayden, an NSA and CIA chief under W. who

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was deemed “incongruent” by the Senate when he testified about torture methods. And she earned an endorsement from John Negroponte, a Reagan hand linked to U.S.-trained death squads in Latin America. Politico reports that the Clinton team sent out feelers to see if Kissinger and Condi Rice, the conjurer of Saddam’s apocalyptic mushroom cloud, would back Hillary. Hillary has written that Kissinger is an “idealistic” friend whose counsel she valued as secretary of state. The Hillary team seems giddy over its windfall of Republicans and neocons running from Trump. But as David Weigel wrote in The Washington Post, the specter of Kissinger fed a perception that “the Democratic nominee has returned to her old, hawkish ways and is again taking progressives for granted.” And Isaac Chotiner wrote in Slate, “The prospect of Kissinger having influence in a Clinton White House is downright scary.” Hillary is a safer bet in many ways for conservatives. Trump likes to say he is flexible. What if he returns to his liberal New York positions on gun control and abortion rights? Trump is far too incendiary in his manner of speaking, throwing around dangerous and self-destructive taunts about “Second Amendment people” taking out Hillary. And he still blindly follows his ego, failing to understand the fundamentals of a campaign. “I don’t know that we need to get out the vote,” he told Fox News on Thursday. “I think people that really wanna vote are gonna get out, and they’re gonna vote for Trump.” Hillary, on the other hand, understands her way around political language and Washington rituals. Of course you do favors for wealthy donors. And if you want to do something incredibly damaging to the country, don’t shout inflammatory and fabricated taunts from a microphone. You must walk up to the microphone calmly, as Hillary did on the Senate floor the day of the Iraq War vote, and accuse Saddam of giving “aid, comfort and sanctuary to terrorists, including al-Qaida,” repeating the Bush administration’s phony case for war. If you want to carry the GOP banner, your fabrications have to be more sneaky. As Republican strategist Steve Schmidt noted on MSNBC, “the candidate in the race most like George W. Bush and Dick Cheney from a foreign policy perspective is in fact Hillary Clinton, not the Republican nominee.” And that’s how Republicans prefer their crazy – not like Trump, but like Cheney.


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A Penny for Your Thoughts

News of Greater Falls Church By Supervisor Penny Gross

Food drives are popular during the holiday season, but the demand for food, and the need to keep non-profit food pantries stocked never ends. In Fairfax County, more than 64,000 individuals live below federally defined poverty lines, and more than 44,000 residents receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits (formerly the food stamp program). According to the county’s Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB), students who eat free and reduced price meals at school during the school year rely on food banks during the summer to fill the gap. Sadly, food bank shelves run low during the summer months, which is why the CAAB is sponsoring a food drive this month to collect non-perishable food for neighbors in need. Most needed items include canned meats (ham, turkey, chicken, tuna and beef); peanut butter; cereal, canned fruit, macaroni and cheese, dried or canned beans, pasta, rice, and bottled fruit juices. You can drop off non-perishable food items in the collection box outside my office at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale at any time. CAAB volunteers will pick up the donations and deliver them to Food for Others, a local non-profit in Merrifield. Monetary donations also are welcome, to purchase dairy, fresh meats, fruits and vegetables to augment the canned goods. Log on to www.foodforothers.org to find out more about how you can help. A new Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays at the Bailey’s Community Center, 5920 Summers Lane, in Bailey’s Crossroads. The market is designed to provide fresh fruits and vegetables in communities that are identified as “food deserts,” areas where impoverished residents may lack access to fresh fruits and vegetables from a grocery store within

walking distance to their homes. Arcadia’s Mobile Market will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The market accepts SNAP, cash, debit, and credit cards. SNAP customers will receive a 50 percent discount when they use their SNAP benefits. If you’ve been inspired by Olympic athletes to participate in a race closer to home, you may be interested in the Super Sprint Triathlon to be held on Saturday, August 27, sponsored by the Lincolnia Park Recreation Club, 6501 Montrose Street in Alexandria (next to Holmes Middle School). Proceeds from the triathlon support disadvantaged youth locally and globally, including ACCA Child Development Center in Annandale, and Kisima Academy and Orphanage in Naitiri, Kenya. There are race opportunities for youth and adults of all ages, starting at 7 a.m. For more information, contact Bonnie at TriforthekidsLPRC@gmail. com, or register at www.imathlete.com/events/ LincolniaParkSprintTri. Finish your summer with some family fun, and support a worthy cause at the same time. You can make a donation without competing, too. For the Kids International is a certified 501(c)(3) charity. The Mason District Police Station mourns the passing of 2nd Lt. Kim Doran, who fought valiantly against cancer, inspiring her fellow officers and all who knew her. Prior to her funeral on Monday, Mason Station officers lined Columbia Pike as her funeral cortege, including dozens of police motorcycles, passed by the station. Lt. Doran served Mason District for many years, and will be sorely missed.  Penny Gross is the Mason District Supervisor, in the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. She may be emailed at mason@fairfaxcounty.gov.


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Delegate Marcus Simon’s

Richmond Report As we near the end of August, many Falls Church and Virginia families will engage in one of those rites of passage that some of us look forward to and others may dread: packing up their cars and making the road trip to drop off a child at college for the first time. The trip is full of anxieties for children and parents alike. Will these very young adults make smart decisions about studying, alcohol, drugs, and relationships, with relatively little real adult supervision? Some of us may wonder why we didn’t set more aside for the spiraling increases in the cost of attending college. Others will, after checking out the dorm, make a trip to the student aid office to beginning taking draws on their student loans, which is how they will pay for it all. As of 2015, student loan debt topped $1.3 trillion nationally. This includes 1 million Virginians with over $30 billion of student loan debt. To put that in perspective, that’s larger than credit card and auto loan debt. Only mortgage debt is greater, but with student loans, there are no assets securing repayment. There is growing evidence that the burden of repaying all this debt is weighing down the economy and preventing younger Americans from more fully participating in the economy. This is why I hosted a series of roundtables last fall around the state, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post, and worked with advocacy groups to craft student loan debt legislation for this past General Assembly Session. One thing that became clear during our roundtable discussions was that many student loan borrowers are not adequately counseled on the terms of the loans they are taking out or what their loan payments will be, and what it will take to make those payments, once they graduate. And for those who perhaps don’t finish their degree and, therefore don’t get the expected higher paying job, the numbers are even worse. In response to these concerns, I co-sponsored legislation with State Senator Janet Howell last Session to create a Student Loan Borrower’s Bill of Rights. Among other things, the legislation would have required some basic consumer protections and required Virginia to license student loan servicers and originators just like similar financial providers. Finally, we would create an office of the Student Loan Debt

Ombudsman with the mission to: • Receive, review, and attempt to resolve any complaints from student loan borrowers, including attempts to resolve such complaints in collaboration with institutions of higher education, student loan servicers; • Compile and analyze data on student loan borrower complaints; • Assist student loan borrowers to understand their rights and responsibilities as a borrower; • Provide information to the public, state agencies, legislators, and other persons regarding the problems and concerns of student loan borrowers and make recommendations for resolving those problems and concerns; • Analyze and monitor the development and implementation of federal and state laws and policies relating to student loan borrowers and recommend any changes the Office of the Student Loan Ombudsman deems necessary; • Establish and maintain a student loan borrower education course that shall include educational presentations and materials regarding student education loans. Topics covered by the program shall include key loan terms, documentation requirements, monthly payment obligations, income-based repayment options, loan forgiveness, and disclosure requirements. Both my legislation to permit graduates to refinance student loan debt and the Student Loan Bill of Rights legislation received a lot of attention during the committee meetings and were subsequently referred to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, Virginia 529, and the Virginia Department of the Treasury for further study. I have since met with Council staff, who are taking the lead on this project, and plan to reintroduce the fine-tuned legislation during the 2017 session. We can’t break our word to the upcoming generation. We told them if they worked hard, went to school, and got a degree, they were punching their ticket to financial security. Offering lower interest rate refinancing and expanded consumer protections may not solve all the problems of social mobility and income inequality, but it’s something we can do, here in Virginia, to make life better for everyone.  Delegate Simon represents the 53rd District in the Virginia House of Delegates. He may be emailed at DelMSimon@house.virginia.gov



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Dueling flyers are blanketing homes around Westover in these dog days of August. The anonymous one warned sternly against a proposal to designate Westover Village as an historic district. Current and “future owners of your property are at risk of losing certain property rights very soon,” it declared. “Those include the right to change a property’s exterior or demolishing it to build a new dream home.” A rebuttal is being homedelivered by a team combining the Green Party and Preservation Westover. “We are Westover residents and neighboring villages concerned about losing more and more affordable housing in Arlington, about maintaining the diversity and character of Westover as these `townhouse villages’ replace our homes,” goes its message, according to leader Dee Loeber. In the past two years, seven Westover apartment buildings built in 1940 and surrounding trees were demolished, eliminating 70 market-rate affordable units, the Green Party reports. Since builders set up equipment a block off Washington Blvd., the funky neighborhood has been abuzz—though not unanimous on the solution. On June 23, activists sent the county a request for the historic designation with an (unsuccessful) demand that demolitions be halted. The county held a public forum July 21, where officials described such designations as

collaborative and more flexible than some fear. A study is planned with reviews from the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board and the Planning Commission. The anonymous flyer urges immediate voting via petitions delivered to The Italian Store or Ayers. “Your property will be forever locked in its existing state,” it warned. “You will not be able to significantly change the exterior appearance, which over time will likely result in lower or stunted property values.” The signed rebuttal argues that property values do not decline in historic districts, and “tenants DO contribute financially to our community,” Loeber said. Westover hosts a “diverse set of mostly fun-loving residents who shun meetings,” Bob Orttung, Westover Village Civic Association president, said in a letter calling a September meeting. “Rather than stating what we are opposed to, we should define what future we would like. Do we want a diversity of people living here with different levels of income, or only those who can afford today’s high prices? … How can we achieve it without infringing on property rights of land owners?” Three county board members told me due diligence could take two years, with no predictable result. “We asked staff to assess a full range of options that provide some level of protection for the remaining affordable garden apartments in the Westover area,” said Jay Fisette. Westover resident John Vihstadt said, “The central focus

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CRIME REPORT Week of August 8 - 14, 2016

Public Drunkenness, 1200 block W. Broad St. On Aug. 8, a male, 52, of Falls Church, was arrested for Public Drunkenness. Urinating In Public, 310 Park Ave. (Cherry Hill Park) On Aug. 8, a male, 64, no fixed address, was arrested and released on summons for Urinating in Public. Domestic Assault and Public Drunkenness, 400 block Jackson St. On Aug. 8, a male, 45, of the City of Falls Church, was arrested for Assaulting a Family Member and Public Drunkenness. Assault, 232 W. Broad St. (Pho 88) On Aug. 8, a male, 24, of Arlington,

was arrested for Simple Assault and Possession of Marijuana. Larceny from Building, 400 block Park Ave. On Aug. 9, a bicycle was reported stolen from a residence. Larceny from Building, 100 block N. Virginia Ave. On Aug. 9, furniture was reported stolen from a residence. Disorderly Conduct, 130 N. Washington St. (Clare & Don’s Beach Shack) On Aug. 11, a male, 32, of Washington, DC, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct. Urinating In Public, 300 block Hillwood Ave. On Aug. 13, a male, 36, of Hyattsville, was arrested and released on summons for Urinating In Public.

AUGUST 18 - 24, 2016 | PAGE 15 is on the apartments and what tools the county might use, whether historic designation, something else, or a combination, to foster preservation of a dwindling supply of affordable rental housing.” He would not “tie the hands of single-family home and business owners.” Katie Cristol agreed designation isn’t the only strategy, or necessarily the best. “It’s more likely to have farther-reaching consequences than the more tailored alternatives,” she said, citing land and regulatory tools like a special affordable housing preservation district, transfer of development rights and the Affordable Housing Investment Fund. I dialed the number on the unsigned flyer and spoke to a man who declined to give his name. He said it went to 400 homes in the affected area. *** Arlington’s own broadcast queen Katie Couric – now doing a Yahoo podcast – last Saturday reminisced while a contestant on the NPR news quiz show “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.” She noted that Carl Kassel, scorekeeper emeritus of the weekly radio comedy, was her supervisor when she was a high school intern at WAVA in Arlington, at Lee Highway and George Mason Drive. In that era introducing women in the workforce, sexual harassment was common, she acknowledged. “We’d say harass was two words,” Couric said. The host asked whether her tenure anchoring the CBS News was shortened because she lacked “gravitas.” That word, she likes to say, is Latin for “testicles.” Driving Under the Influence, 100 block S. Washington St. On Aug. 13, an officer responded to a motor vehicle crash. One of the drivers, a male, 27, of Aldie, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Refusal to Submit to a Blood or Breath Test. Assault and Defrauding a Cab Driver, 300 block W. Broad St. On Aug. 13, a male, 31, of Arlington, was arrested for Assault and Defrauding a Cab Driver. Public Drunkenness and Urinating In Public, 306 Hillwood Ave. (Lesly’s Restaurant) On Aug. 14, a male, 30, of Annandale, was arrested for Public Drunkenness and Urinating In Public. Public Drunkenness and Littering, 306 Hillwood Ave. (Lesly’s Restaurant) On Aug. 14, a male, 29, no fixed address, was arrested for Public Drunkenness and Littering. Attempted Shoplifting, 416 S. Washington St. (Foxes Music). On Aug. 14, a suspect attempted to steal merchandise from the store.


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Legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter David Crosby, who just turned 75 on Sunday, Aug. 14 said that the last two years have been the longest and most dense writing period he has ever had. He is getting ready to release a solo album, Lighthouse, which was produced by Michael League of Snarky Puppy and will be released on October 21. He said that he’s excited about his new work. “I know I’m being immodest, but [the songs] are really good and I’m really proud of it,” Crosby said. “And I had a total blast making it.” Crosby said that he first became aware of League by watching videos of Snarky Puppy’s live album We Like It Here. “I just loved them. I thought these guys are wonderful,” Crosby said. “And so I started tweeting about them and they called me.” According to Crosby, League thanked him for the praise, invited him to do their yearly benefit album and the two became fast friends. DAVID CROSBY. (P����: C������� �� H���� D����) The first time they convened to write music He said that working with League was together, they wrote three songs in three days, which foreshadowed the pace of the recording “terrific.” “He’s a fantastic musician and a really good writer and a really nice cat,” of Lighthouse. “He said we can do it in two weeks and I Crosby said. The first single from the album, “Things said no f***ing way. I’ve never made a record that fast in my life – I want an entire month. We Do For Love,” was written for Jan Dance, And he gave me a month,” Crosby said. “We Crosby’s wife of 40 years. It’s an instant classic with timeless and genuine lyrics like “At first did it in 12 days.” He said that he and League finished the it’s just fun, but love is long. A little each day. album so quickly because of how efficiently You build it that way.” “It’s mostly about the love I have for my League and Fab Dupont, who mixed the album, work in the studio. Crosby said that wife…. We have such a good teamwork thing the pace at which they worked didn’t feel going between us,” Crosby said. “Of course we get lonely sometimes, of course we get forced at all. “We got in the studio and it was just like insecure sometimes, but we’re there for each greased lightning. You wouldn’t believe what other. We catch each other. And we’re the pros these guys were and how good they were other set of hands for each other, like it says at what they did,” Crosby said. “It was a joy.” in the song.”

Along with that record, Crosby said that he’s already got another album recorded, which will be called Home Free. He recorded the album with his son, James Raymond, with whom he will be touring when he comes to play The Birchmere on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Crosby said that happiness and practice are the keys to his latest creative surge. “We used to say…‘Oh, my life has to be in turmoil for me to make art. It comes out of all this great conflict.’ Bulls***,” Crosby said. “That was just us using it as an excuse to have our lives be in tatters. For me, it comes out of being happy and working at it. I pick up the guitar every day and work at it.” • For more information about David Crosby, visit davidcrosby.com.

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5 Ideas for ‘Fluff’ Dessert Salads BY BRITTANY VOLK TAMPA BAY TIMES

Growing up with parents from different states meant I was introduced to lots of weird regional food. For example: Taylor Pork Roll in New Jersey and dessert “salads” in Minnesota. What is a dessert salad? It’s a child’s delight. Made with some combination of gelatin, whipped topping, pudding mix, canned fruit and marshmallows, it comes in lovely shades of pastels. Sometimes we call it fluff salad, but salad it is not. This sweet glop is a common side dish at potlucks and parties in the Midwest. Even my parents’ wedding reception. If you’re from a certain part of the country, you know about “fluff.” If not, it can be polarizing. When I brought a bowl to work recently, some of my co-workers grimaced. But when I posted a photo of that bowl on Instagram, it became my most-liked photo of the year so far. Given our extreme Florida heat this time of year, I thought it would be a good time to introduce the rest of you to these fluffy indulgences. They’re easy; no baking neces-

sary. The hardest part is waiting for them chill before diving in. These five ideas go beyond the typical ambrosia salad. ORANGE FLUFF SALAD Let’s start with a classic: my grandmother’s favorite recipe. This is always served at family gatherings. Combine 1 box orange Jell-O mix, 1 box tapioca pudding mix and 4 cups boiling water in a large bowl. Put in the fridge until set. Once set, fold in 1 (8-ounce) container thawed Cool Whip, 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, not drained, and 1 (8-ounce) can drained mandarin oranges. Refrigerate again for 2 to 3 hours before serving. Recipe from Rose Veenhof of Edgerton, Minn. SNICKERS CARAMEL APPLE SALAD This fluff reminds me of when my mom kept a bag of fun-size Snickers candy bars in our freezer during the summer. Start with 6 small apples, a blend of Granny Smith and Red Delicious, and core and chop them. Cut 6 fullsize Snickers bars into bite-sized pieces. Whisk together 1 box instant vanilla pudding mix and

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SNICKERS CARAMEL Apple Salad. (P����: S���� K�����) thickened. Fold in 1 (8-ounce) container thawed Cool Whip. Gently stir in 1 cup mini marshmallows, ½ cup finely chopped walnuts, ½ cup mini chocolate chips, 2 sliced bananas and 1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, halved. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to chill. Garnish with more chopped walnuts. Makes about 8 cups. Recipe from insidebrucrewlife.com. S’MORES CHEESECAKE FLUFF Guests will definitely want s’more of this fluff. (Sorry.) In a bowl, mix together 2 (8-ounce) blocks softened cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar until

combined. In another bowl, heat 10 ounces marshmallows and 2 tablespoons butter in the microwave on high in intervals of 30 seconds until melted. Immediately add cream cheese mixture and beat until combined. Add in 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and 2 cups heavy whipping cream and beat on high for about 5 minutes or until thickened. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Once cheesecake has cooled, break 1 package graham crackers into small pieces and toss into the mixture. Chop 3 Hershey chocolate bars and stir into cheesecake mixture. Serves 8. Recipe from tornadoughalli.com.

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Community Events


Tiny Tot. Tiny Tot programs provide a wonderful opportunity to interact one-on-one with your child while discovering the wonders of nature. Each fun and educational program will engage your child with hands-on learning, for ages 18-35 months. Registration required. Gulf Branch Nature Center & Park (3608 North Military Road, Arlington). $5. 10 a.m. – 10:45. 703-228-4747. Preschool Storytime. Stories and fun for ages 2 – 5 in the Youth Services Room. Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). Free. 10:30 a.m. 703-248-5034. Blood Pressure Clinic. Complimentary blood pressure testing, ages 55 plus. LangstonBrown Community & Senior Center and Park (2121 N Culpeper St., Arlington). Free. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 703-228-6300. Playtime with the Early Literary Center. Children up to age 5 explore educational and manipulative items to teach early literacy through play. No registration required. Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). Free. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 703-248-5034. Teen Book Club. Discussion of the

book American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang for teens in rising 7th – 12th grade. Limited copies of the book available at the Youth Services Desk, registration required. Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). Free. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 703-248-5034.


Tiny Tot. Tiny Tot programs provide a wonderful opportunity to interact one-on-one with your child while discovering the wonders of nature. Each fun and educational program will engage your child with handson learning, for ages 1.5 – 2. Registration required. Gulf Branch Nature Center & Park (3608 North Military Road, Arlington). $5. 10 a.m. – 10:45. 703-228-4747. Family Game Night in the Park. Play giant versions of popular board games, do family relay races and fun arts and crafts. High View Park (1938 N Dinwiddie St., Arlington). Free. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 703-228-4773.


F.C. Farmers’ Market. Vendors offer fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, baked goods, plants, and wine. City Hall Parking Lot (300 Park Ave., Falls Church). Free. 8 a.m. – noon. 703-



Send community event submissions to the News-Press by e-mail at calendar@fcnp. com; fax 703-342-0347; or by regular mail to 200 Little Falls St., #508, Falls Church, VA 22046. Please include any photos or artwork with submissions. Deadline is Monday at noon for each week’s edition.

248-5077. RiP Tuckahoe Park. Protect Tuckahoe Elementary School from invasive plants. Bring your own gardening gloves and tools, wear long sleeves and bring water. No need to RSVP unless you are planning on coming in a group of 5 or more. Ages 9 and up. Tuckahoe Elementary School (6550 26th St. N, Arlington) Free. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 703-228-6525.


Down in the Pond. Learn what lives at the bottom of a pond by dipnetting and catching creatures. For ages 6 – 10. Long Branch Nature Center at Glencarlyn Park (625 S Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington). $5. 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 703-228-6535.


Preschool Storytime. Stories and fun for ages 2-5. Drop-in. Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). Free. 10:30 a.m. 703-248-5034. Playtime with the Early Literary Center. Children up to age 5 explore educational and manipulative items to teach early literacy through play. No registration required. Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). Free. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 703-248-5034.

ESL Conversation Group. An ESL conversation group for adults focusing on English Language and American Culture. No registration required. Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). Free. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 703-248-5034.


Preschool Storytime. Songs, movement and stories for ages 18 – 36 months. Drop-in. Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). Free. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 703-248-5034. Playtime with the Early Literary Center. Children up to age 5 explore educational and manipulative items to teach early literacy through play. No registration required. Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). Free. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 703-248-5034. 1-on-1 Computer & Internet Tutoring. Learn how to download eBooks and eMagazines, search the internet, customize email, use social media, word process and more. Free personalized session by appointment. Stop by the Reference Desk or call 703-2485035. Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). Free. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. 703-248-5034.

Theater Fine Arts THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

“Jelly’s Last Jam.” Take your seat at the legendary Jungle Inn nightclub for the electrifying, multiple Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical that tells the story of jazz through one of its most notorious entertainers: Jelly Roll Morton. Journey from the back alleys of New Orleans to the dance halls of Chicago to the stages of New York with “he who drinks from the vine of syncopation” in a sizzling memoir of pride, lust and a past denied. This production is directed by Matthew Gardiner and stars Mark G. Meadows and Nova Y. Payton. Through Sept. 11. Signature Theatre (4200 Campbell Ave., Arlngton). $40 – $79. 8 p.m. sigtheatre.org.


“Matt Conner & Stephen Gregory Smith Present

Dreamland.” This new revue will journey through Matt and Stephen’s songbook celebrating ten years of music at Creative Cauldron. Revisit these original favorites and travel from Sleepy Hollow to Neverland and back to the House of Bly. Featuring a few special guests, you will not want to miss this brand new soundscape of epic proportions. Through Aug. 20. ArtSpace Falls Church (410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church). $15 – $100. 8 p.m. creativecauldron.org.


“Born For This: The BeBe Winans Story.” This is the opening night of this performance. Detroit natives BeBe and CeCe Winans, youngest siblings of the Winans family dynasty, experience the ultimate in culture shocks when invited to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s “Praise the Lord” television show. The Winans teenagers have the

opportunity to become more than just television celebrities, but to integrate TV evangelism. Through Aug. 28. Arena Stage (1101 6th St. NW, Washington, D.C.). $64. 8 p.m. arenastage.com.

“The Lonesome West.” Two brothers + one inheritance = lots of misbehaving. In this dark Irish comedy written by the Academy Awardwinning writer/director of “In Bruges,” two brothers in rural Ireland squabble over the inheritance left by their recently deceased father. Also, there’s a rumor about town that one of them may have murdered the father over a haircut related insult. The local parish priest and a young girl from the community, also their bootleg whiskey supplier, attempt to keep the brothers from quarreling with hilarious results. Through Aug. 27. The Keegan Theatre (1742 Church St. NW, Washington, D.C.). $35 – $45. 8 p.m. keegantheatre.com.



live_music&nightlife THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 AJ S���� ��� B����� ���� G���� F����. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $15 – $25. 6 p.m. 703255-1566. D�� W����. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack (130 N. Washington St., Falls Church). 6:30 p.m. 703-532-9283. J����� B����. The Birchmere (3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria). $25. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500. E���� � L�� F������ ���� M����� M����� � A P��� �� D���� ��� B��������� B����. Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.). $12. 7:30 p.m. 202-667-7960. T����������’�. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 8:30 p.m. 703-241-9504. M��� G����. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad St., Falls Church). 9:30 p.m. 703-237-8333.


C����� B������ ���� T�� R���� R���. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $15. 6 p.m. 703-255-1566. J�C A������� D��. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack (130 N. Washington St., Falls Church). 6:30 p.m. 703-5329283. B���� Y����. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack (130 N. Washington St., Falls Church). 6:30 p.m. 703-532-9283. P��� T���� B��� ���� B����� B�����. The Birchmere (3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria). $29.50. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500. T�� J���� R��� ��������� K�������

H���� ��� K���� W����� ���� O����� N������-J��� S�����. Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.). $20. 8 p.m. 202-667-7960. J��� �� L������ C����� O�������� ���� W����� M�������. The Barns at Wolf Trap (1635 Trap Road, Vienna). $25 – $50. 8 p.m. 703-9382404. T��� ��� W�� S������� ��� R����� R���. 9:30 (815 V St. NW, Washington, D.C.). $35. 8 p.m. 202265-0930. P������� T���� ���� T���� ��� H�� C������. Iota Club and Café (2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington). $12. 8:30 p.m. 703-522-8340. C����� L������. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 9 p.m. 703-241-9504. P�������� M�� ��� C������ W��� J��. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $10 – $20 in advance; $15 – $20 day of the show. 9:30 p.m. 703-255-1566. H������. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad St., Falls Church). 10 p.m. 703237-8333.


M������ B���. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 4 p.m. 703-241-9504. D�. Y�� ���� T�� R�� T���. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $15 – $25. 5 p.m. 703-255-1566. M������� C�������’� B�� S�������. The Birchmere (3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria). $25. 7:30 p.m.

703-549-7500. B���� M����� ���� M.H. � H�� O�������� ��� T�� S����� G��� S���� C���������. Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.). $12. 8 p.m. 202-667-7960. I�� G����. The Barns at Wolf Trap (1635 Trap Road, Vienna). $25 – $55. 8 p.m. 703-938-2404. W���� F��� B�����: DC’� A��90’� B���. 9:30 (815 V St. NW, Washington, D.C.). $22. 8 p.m. 202265-0930. H�� W���� Y� B���. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 9:15 p.m. 703-241-9504. T�� W��. Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.). $5. 9:30 p.m. 202-667-7960. G��� S�����. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad St., Falls Church). 10 p.m. 703-237-8333.


D�� N������ ��� E���� P���. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $22. 3 p.m. 703-255-1566. O�� S��� R����� B���. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 4 p.m. 703-241-9504. D�� N������ ��� E���� P���. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $22. 6:30 p.m. 703-255-1566. T�� B������. 9:30 (815 V St. NW, Washington, D.C.). $35. 7 p.m. 202265-0930. J������ W�������. Iota Club and Café (2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington). $10. 7:30 p.m. 703-522-8340.

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K������ C��������. The Barns at Wolf Trap (1635 Trap Road, Vienna). $25 – $65. 8 p.m. 703-938-2404. J��� A���� B���. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 8 p.m. 703-241-9504.


C����� L�����. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $12. 6 p.m. 703-255-1566. NEEDTOBREATHE ���� M�� K������, J��� M��� M�M����� ��� W������ A���. The Barns at Wolf Trap (1635 Trap Road, Vienna). $27 – $55. 7 p.m. 703-938-2404. W��� B���� J��. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 8:30 p.m. 703-241-9504.


N����� A�����, J���� R���� ��� J��� B�����. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $12 in advance; $15 day of the show. 6 p.m. 703-255-1566. G�� G�� D���� ���� C��������� S��� ��� T���� S������. The Barns at Wolf Trap (1635 Trap Road, Vienna). $32 – $55. 7:30 p.m. 703-938-2404. D���� C�����. The Birchmere (3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria). $90.50. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500.


ZZ T��. 9:30 (815 V St. NW, Washington, D.C.). $75. 7 p.m. 202265-0930. R���� M�����. The Barns at Wolf Trap (1635 Trap Road, Vienna). $45 – $125. 8 p.m. 703-938-2404.

P������� A����... Sunday, September 4 – CLOSED: Sunday Before Labor Day. The Mary Riley Styles Public Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day. Mary Riley Styles

Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). All day. fallschurchva.gov/Library.

Friday, September 9 – Sunset Cinema. Free film screenings of various family friendly movies are shown throughout September. Moviegoers are encouraged

to bring blankets and picnics. The film being screened is “Zootopia.” Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Ave., Falls Church). Free. 7:45 – 9:45 p.m. fallschurchva. gov/sunsetcinema.

Saturday, September 17 – Taste of Falls Church at the Fall Festival. Features include live entertainment, pony rides, amusement rides, crafters, businesses and

civic organizations, and cuisine from city kitchens. The children’s activity tent offers craft projects. Falls Church Community Center (223 Little Falls St., Falls Church). Free. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. fallschurchva.gov/FallFestival.

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1. Sticky stuff 5. Dance genre 8. First president to use “transgender” in a State of the Union address 13. Piece-keeping? 15. The works 16. “Zip your lip!” 17. Final words of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech 20. Obese person, in slang 21. 1987 Barnes & Noble acquisition 22. Bumper car, at times 25. 1300, on a cornerstone 29. Assenting vote 30. From the heart? 36. Big name in dental hygiene 38. Tire 40. The “thou” in “Wherefore art thou?” 41. 2002 foreign film “____ Mama Tambien” 42. Treated the lawn, in a way 43. “Give me your word!” 45. East German secret police 46. Computer hookups? 47. Jimmy Fallon’s home 49. Mex. miss 50. Ring in the new year on New Year’s Eve, say 53. Birthplace of Elie Wiesel 58. Small fight 63. Tasteful bedclothes, so to speak ... or a hint to the grid’s circled letters 66. Wall Street worry 67. Sci-fi character who takes the

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red pill rather than the blue one 68. Pantyhose brand 69. Star of the sitcom “Wanda at Large” 70. Wee hour 71. Middle ____


1. Stare open-mouthed 2. Cookie that outcompeted Hydrox 3. Sharif of “Doctor Zhivago” 4. Corner office, e.g. 5. Blacken 6. Ginger ____ 7. Academy newbie 8. Numerical prefix 9. Event for Cinderella 10. Med school subj. 11. Soup served at a sushi bar 12. Interoffice email abbr. 14. Forest game 18. Start to unravel 19. “Let’s call it ____” 23. She joined Bret and Chris to moderate Fox’s first GOP presidential debate of 2015 24. Tennis great Navratilova or Hingis 25. Kind of alphabet 26. Three, proverbially 27. “Along ____ spider ...” 28. Baseball shoe feature 31. Messengers at Hogwarts 32. Mutual fund types: Abbr. 33. Half-sister of Absalom 34. “Oh, give it ____!” 35. Youngest “Pride and Prejudice” Bennet sister


5. Dance genre 8. First president to use "transgender" in a State of the Union address


37. Make yawn 39. “Hey, ump! He was ____ a mile!” 44. Davis who eulogized Malcolm X 48. Like puppies and kittens 51. Razz 52. Knitting loop 53. Bench press count 54. Jazz chanteuse Anita 55. Stole material 56. “____ Baby” (song from “Hair”) 57. World Series qualifying matchup, briefly 59. Popeye’s ____’ Pea 60. Big name in video games 61. Falls behind 62. Lead-in to while 64. Fresh 65. “Yabba dabba ____!”

Last Thursday’s Solution A D O D O N G D W E E L R C A A R M M A T H I W O U S L O M A A V O N S A V E T S A O E R P S Y

















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Level: 1 2 3 4

13. Piece-keeping? 15. The works 16. "Zip your lip!" 17. Final words of King's "I Have a Dream" speech 20. Obese person, in slang 21. 1987 Barnes & Noble acquisition


22. Bumper car, at times 25. 1300, on a cornerstone 29. Assenting vote 30. From the heart?


36. Big name in dental hygiene


38. Tire Solution to last Sunday’s puzzle



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Critter Corner


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Talking Economic Growth Reflecting the Falls Church City Council’s intensifying focus on economic development, the Council held two work sessions this week to determine its goals and objectives and, in preparation for those meetings, heard from representatives of three key business organizations during this regular meeting Monday night.

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10 Year s Ago

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N. Va. Home Sales Down 39% in July; Virginia in Top 5 of U.S. Sales Decline Falls Church should not take its declining residential home value situation personally. The dramatic cooling of the housing market that portends serious budget problems for the City of Falls Church next year is hardly a local phenomenon.

Fa l l s C h u r c h

Business News & Notes Stoneroom Concert at Bikenetic This Sunday Bikenetic will host a Stone Room Concert featuring The Honeycutters on Sunday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). The Honeycutters are an Asheville, NC-based original country roots band. Tickets are $20. Advance ticket purchase is preferred, but tickets will also be available at the door. For more information about the band, their tour schedule, or to secure tickets, go to www.honeycutters. com. For information about Bikenetic, located at 201 W. Jefferson Street in Falls Church, go to www. bikenetic.com.

Columbia Baptist Church Fashion Show Set for Aug. 26 Columbia Baptist Church is hosting “Beautiful You,” a Women’s Ministry Fashion Show on Friday August 26 from 7 – 9:30 p.m. Appetizers will be provided prior to a fashion show featuring Chico’s fall collection and clothing tips for each body shape by expert stylist Roxanne Carne. Tickets are $12. The event will take place at Columbia Baptist Church which was founded in 1856 and is located, since 1909, at 103 W. Columbia Street in Falls Church. For more information or to register, go to www.columbiabaptist.org/ womensministry.

McLean Chamber Celebrates 55 Years with Reception Aug. 30 The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 55th anniversary with an anniversary reception on Tuesday, August 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Tower Club. For more information about sponsorships or to purchase tickets, visit www.mcleanchamber.org.

Elected Leaders Summit Set for Aug. 31 The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Prince William Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission are hosting the Northern Virginia Regional Elected Leaders Summit on Wednesday, August 31 from 8 – 10 a.m. Chairs of Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties as well as the Vice Chair of Arlington will provide local business leaders the opportunity to learn about the economic climate in each jurisdiction, hear about new and ongoing initiatives aimed at fostering economic growth, and discover how each jurisdiction in Northern Virginia can work together for the betterment of the regional economy. Chamber supporters include the Asian American, Falls Church, Greater Reston, Greater Springfield, and Virginia Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. The event will take place at TEGNA, 7950 Jones Branch Drive in McLean. For more information visit www.novachamber.org.  Business News & Notes is compiled by Sally Cole, Executive Director of Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. She may be emailed at sally@fallschurchchamber.org.

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