Monthly Archives: May 2007

Viva Vienna!

Our Memorial Day weekend was dominated by the Viva Vienna festival in downtown Vienna.  Rock bands, thrill rides and funnel cakes vied for attention. The crowds mingled in the early summer heat, broken only by an awesome downpour on Sunday night.  … Continue reading

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Virginia Faces Shortfall

The news in yesterday’s Washington Post is that Virginia is now facing a $300 million shortfall for the upcoming budget year.  The reason is largely the slumping housing market in Northern Virginia which has a “ripple effect” in state and local … Continue reading

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The importance of “e”

Ox Road South got a little love in the Washington Post’s Fairfax Weekly today.  Here’s the link  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/16/AR2007051600711.html I appreciated the mention and the fact that the writer read up on me.  However, can the Post please spell my last name correctly?   Despite the fact nobody … Continue reading

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Slayer Statute Defined, Insurance Company Defeated

Excellent front-page “Metro” article in the Washington Post this morning  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/15/AR2007051502055.html regarding the Snider v. Ludwig case just decided by the United District Court in Alexandria.  In July 2005, the defendant John Ludwig killed his wife in their home.  A Loudoun … Continue reading

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Jamestown 400

Yesterday marked the culmination of the festivities surrounding the 400th anniversary of the English settlement at Jamestown. Many articles have been written and viewpoints expressed about the early colonists, their turbulent relations with the local Indian tribes, their decimation by disease and starvation, … Continue reading

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