Archive for 'December,2012'

Cyclists are out of control

Cyclists are out of control

By Elena Costanzo, Alexandria To the editor: Steve, thank you for bringing this up (“Cyclists fail to respect the rules of the road,” December 13). I completely agree with everything in your letter. Seeing bicyclists on the [...]

Ranking students is a lazy way to measure academic success

Ranking students is a lazy way to measure academic success

By Mark Williams, Alexandria To the editor: I was disappointed by the Times’ editorial (“Competition avoidance: not the right lesson at T.C.,” December 13) concerning class rankings at T.C. Williams. Eliminating student-by-student class rankings at T.C. will [...]

Jefferson-Houston project gets city council’s go-ahead

Jefferson-Houston project gets city council’s go-ahead

By Melissa Quinn Alexandria City Council gave school officials the green light to move ahead with construction of a new Jefferson-Houston School in a unanimous vote Saturday. The decision to approve rezoning came after city councilors [...]

Lady Titans embrace role as underdog

Lady Titans embrace role as underdog

By Melissa Quinn For the T.C. Williams girls varsity basketball team, being the underdog has become the norm. Season after season, the team plays well enough to reach the Patriot District tournament. And year after year, [...]

Local man’s quest to recognize black Revolutionary War patriots poised for passage

Local man’s quest to recognize black Revolutionary War patriots poised for passage

By Derrick Perkins Maurice Barboza’s dogged fight to pay tribute to black patriots of the Revolutionary War hinges on a massive defense bill being negotiated in Congress. After years of gathering support for the memorial project, [...]

Synetic Theater takes ‘A Trip to the Moon’

Synetic Theater takes ‘A Trip to the Moon’

By Jordan Wright Here’s the grabber up front: Synetic Theater’s “A Trip to the Moon” is one of the most exciting, imaginative and flawless pieces of theater. I’ve seen in light years. If I used a [...]

Love Live You: Health care in the new year

Love Live You: Health care in the new year

By Dr. Marie Steinmetz This is the time of year for two things. One is reminiscing about the year behind us and dreaming of the potential of the year ahead. The second is catching up on [...]

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in early morning crash

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in early morning crash

Updated 4:33 p.m. Monday Police identified the pedestrian struck and killed while crossing West Braddock Road on Friday as Robert C. Portelle, a 55-year-old city resident. Portelle succumbed to his wounds after a 2002 Honda Accord [...]

Police: Cruiser, shotgun stolen in overnight auto theft

Police: Cruiser, shotgun stolen in overnight auto theft

By Melissa Quinn Updated 4:13 p.m. Monday After conducting an inventory of a stolen police cruiser, Alexandria police say the Remington 870 shotgun and Panasonic Toughbook computer were not recovered with the vehicle. The two missing [...]

Ireton’s drive for perfection fuels players

Ireton’s drive for perfection fuels players

By Melissa Quinn For the Bishop Ireton boys varsity basketball team, perfection no longer falls into the category of something to strive for — it’s demanded. Every practice begins with perfection: a series of drills using [...]