Archive for 'December,2012'

ACPS slates federal funds for new mobile health center

ACPS slates federal funds for new mobile health center

By Melissa Quinn Forget the traditional nurse’s office, Alexandria City Public Schools officials hope to unveil a mobile doctor’s office by the end of 2014. The district recently received a grant for more than $380,771 from [...]

Small business owners brace for fiscal cliff

Small business owners brace for fiscal cliff

By Melissa Quinn For Joanne Sapp, the busiest time of the year is prom season. Her store, Dejavu Boutique, boasts racks and racks of dresses – floor length and cocktail, sparkles and silk – come spring, [...]

Doing away with class rankings does a disservice to students

Doing away with class rankings does a disservice to students

By Jim Roberts, Alexandria To the editor: Great editorial (“Competition avoidance: not the right lesson at T.C.,” December 13) decrying the feel-good plan by the underachieving, well-intentioned school district to ensure no T.C. Williams student graduates last. [...]

Police: U.S. senator arrested on DUI charge

Police: U.S. senator arrested on DUI charge

Alexandria police charged U.S. Senator Michael Dean Crapo (R-Idaho) with driving under the influence after he allegedly failed several field sobriety tests following a vehicle stop early Sunday morning. Crapo, 61, was arrested after an officer [...]

Lessons from Jefferson-Houston

Lessons from Jefferson-Houston

We were pleased to see the city council approve plans for a new Jefferson-Houston School on Saturday. Yes, not everyone agrees with the specifics of the project. But school and city officials’ efforts to engage the [...]

City woman arrested after allegedly setting early morning fires

City woman arrested after allegedly setting early morning fires

Authorities arrested a city woman for allegedly trying to burn down an Old Town apartment building early Friday morning. Beatrice Thompson, 20, was charged with burning an occupied house after fire officials received a call about [...]

Old Town’s sauciest mothers ink distribution deal with local Whole Foods

Old Town’s sauciest mothers ink distribution deal with local Whole Foods

By Melissa Quinn Some like it mild, some like it hot, but Eli Rakis and Mary Ritley-White like it homemade. And as the owners and chefs of Sauce Queen Foods, that’s just how they make it. [...]

Union Street ready for makeover

Union Street ready for makeover

By Melissa Quinn Alexandria City Council paved the way for Union Street, one of Old Town’s busiest thoroughfares, to get a makeover in the not-too-distant future Saturday. The Port City’s top-elected officials approved short-term recommendations in [...]

Comprehending 
the unthinkable

Comprehending 
the unthinkable

By Denise Dunbar Like most people, I still can’t comprehend what happened in Connecticut on Friday morning. There are places the human mind just can’t fully go, and visualizing a room full of slaughtered 6-year-olds is [...]

Police, Times fail to keep 
public up to date

Police, Times fail to keep 
public up to date

By Col. Pat Webb, Alexandria To the editor: I was rather alarmed to see in this past week’s paper that we had had three sexual assaults in our area, with not a word about them in the [...]