Fairfax County schools and sports officials have been very attentive to the growing concern about head trauma in football, including seminars for parents and the Centreville youth football league being one of the first three in the nation to try out the new "Heads Up" tackling program. Heads Up teaches safer tackling techniques, keeping the head away from contact, in hopes of reducing head injuries. It is promoted by USA Football, the youth football wing of the NFLRead full article >>
After three summers of enduring a torturous, nonstop buzzing noise from a nearby office building, residents of a tree-lined Vienna neighborhood opened their windows, returned to their decks and dined al fresco for the first time this past weekend. The FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center on Follin Lane completed the replacement of its noisy rooftop cooling towers and will soon install screens that should make the building’s ambient noise vanish, as promised by FBI officials last year.Read full article >>
The trauma and triumph of running from the Pentagon to the Boston Marathon finish line ended Saturday afternoon. Frank Fumich of Arlington and fellow ultra-marathoner Matt Nelson of Lake Worth, Fla., ran the final 26.2 miles together on the Boston Marathon course, joined for the last 19 miles by Erin Hurley, one of many runners who didn't get to finish when the bombs exploded. Waiting for her at the finish line that April day was her boyfriend Jeffrey Bauman, who lost both legs and was photographed minutes later in an image that circled the globe and visually summarized the day's tragedy. After they finished Saturday, Hurley gave her Boston Marathon medal to Fumich, one of many emotional moments for him over the four-day odyssey.Read full article >>
The new logo is a dark blue square inside a larger, lighter blue square. Simple, spare, modern. Does it embody Prince William County in all its blue-squaredness? Some say no, and one Prince William supervisor wants the county to “cease, desist and rescind” the proposed logo from county letterheads and property.Read full article >>
You will recall that ultra-marathoner Frank Fumich of Arlington and fellow endurance runner Matt Nelson of Lake Worth, Fla., set out on Tuesday morning to run 450 miles, from the Pentagon to the Boston Marathon finish line, to raise even more money for bombing victim Jeffrey Bauman and the family of eight-year-old victim Martin Richard. They had already raised $52,000, and now are going for $78,600, or $1,000 for every mile of three marathons.Read full article >>
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