March 9, 2013
Dennis J. Fish, 77, a retired Navy captain and management consultant, died Feb. 27 of bile-duct cancer at his home in Aiken, S.C. His son Peter Fish confirmed the death. Capt. Fish entered the Navy in 1958 and served in California, Puerto Rico, Spain, Japan and Washington. He retired in 1981 from the Naval Supply Systems Command. His decorations included two Meritorious Service Medals and a Navy Commendation Medal. He later worked as a management consultant in the Washington area, with stints in Saudi Arabia in the early 1980s and in the...
March 6, 2013
I would like to add one more reason to those listed by Helen M. Alvaré and Meg T. McDonnell concerning why pro-lifers don't give up the fight [" Fighting the good fight against Roe, 40 years later ," op-ed, March 2]. In explaining his reversal from atheist, pro-abortion activist to Catholic pro-lifer, the late Dr. Bernard Nathanson , a co-founder of the precursor to NARAL Pro-Choice America, cited the moral witness of the Catholic pro-life community — the very group he had targeted and vilified in his abortion activist days.
February 4, 2013 |
The storied basketball rivalry between Montrose Christian and Oak Hill Academy added another intriguing chapter on Wednesday in West Virginia. Mustangs junior Therence Mayimba drained a three-pointer with 2.8 seconds left in the game's third overtime to secure Montrose Christian's 54-53 victory at the Big Atlantic Classic. The win avenged a 65-48 loss to Oak Hill earlier this season and marked the third meeting in the last three seasons to reach at least double overtime.
December 18, 2012
John A. Hager, 76, a retired Air Force colonel and Vietnam War veteran who as a young officer developed a safety-enhancing fuel additive for military aircraft, died Dec. 12 at a hospital in Houston. His death, from acute leukemia, was confirmed by his wife, Sara Hager. He was a resident of Oak Hill in Fairfax County. Col. Hager served in the Air Force for 22 years. At 25, he developed an anti-icing substance for jet fuel that was used to help prevent malfunctions at high altitudes, his wife said.
November 10, 2012
Suggestions that the GOP needs to move even further to the right [" Party coalition at a crossroads ," front page, Nov. 8] highlight the central issue of the party's downfall. From Richard Nixon through Bob Dole, I was a Republican, and there are, like me, millions of fiscally conservative Americans who believe that the Democratic Party has never been the best steward of our money. But a party that continues to tell 50 percent of the population what they can and cannot do with their bodies, 5 percent whom they can marry and 10 percent...
July 8, 2012 |
Nate Britt Jr. , a 2011 All-Met guard who recently finished his junior year at Gonzaga , said Sunday he has left the District private school and will play his final high school season at Oak Hill Academy, which runs a nationally renowned boys' basketball program in southwestern Virginia. Britt, a 6-foot-1 point guard who has orally committed to play at North Carolina , averaged 15.8 points as a junior last season while leading the fifth-ranked Eagles to a 27-7 record.