April 12, 2013
James A. Wood III, 41, a former managing principal and director of planning and strategies at the Washington architectural firm Perkins and Will, died March 9 at Capital Caring hospice in Arlington. The cause was brain cancer, said his wife, Adrienne Wood. James Alford Wood III was born in Washington and raised in Burke. He was a 1990 graduate of Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax County and received a bachelor's degree in interior design from Virginia Tech in 1996. After graduation, Mr. Wood joined the firm Ai, which...
May 4, 2013
MARYLAND Petition targets law ending death penalty A new battle has begun over the future of Maryland's death penalty — soon after Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) signed a bill abolishing capital punishment. MDPetitions.com said Friday that it would lead an effort to gather enough signatures to force a public vote next year on the law. If it gathers 55,736 valid signatures by June 30, the repeal law will be put on hold pending a statewide vote in November 2014. One-third of those signatures must be...
September 5, 2011 |
A band director with the Fairfax County schools has been placed on administrative leave after he was charged with soliciting a 15-year-old online, authorities said Monday. Fairfax County police said Michael K. Cook, 43, of Centreville was arrested Aug. 31. He works at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, which has more than 4,000 students in grades seven through 12. Police said in a statement that the alleged victim "was not a student at the school or anyone under the arrestee's supervision.
May 12, 2013 |
When Andrianna Ayiotis begins classes as a 16-year-old freshman at the University of Southern California next fall, the Fairfax County schools student won't yet have her driver's license. A junior at George C. Marshall High School, she was one of only 40 students accepted into a program offered at USC for mature and academically advanced rising seniors who are ready to start college early. In addition, the majority of her tuition will be covered through scholarships and grants. Tina...
April 5, 2013 |
Virginia lawmakers welcomed Teach for America to the state this year with a unanimous vote so that the selective teaching corps could obtain an alternative license and deploy its army of elite college graduates as rookie teachers to school districts in need. But Northern Virginia schools are unlikely to hire any of its members anytime soon. Officials from several of Washington's suburban school systems said they are only beginning to explore the possibility of partnering with the organization, which...
October 31, 2012
Fairfax County These sales data recorded by the Fairfax County Department of Tax Administration were provided by Lender Processing Services. For information about other residential real estate transactions, visit ww.washingtonpost.com/homesales . ANNANDALE AREA Americana Dr., 4901, No. 102-Nhu H. Do and Kim M. Truong to Dieu H. Tran and Thang D. Lien, $155,000. Annandale Mains Ct., 7710-Rafael and Linda Camacho to Tae Wha and Kyu Ja Kim, $615,000. Briar Creek Dr., 8207-Christopher A....