Friday, March 15, 2013
Legislation was introduced by Delegate Comstock and co-patroned by Delegate Hugo.
Appreciation is due to Governor Bob McDonnell and the local legislators who helped enact the “Lyme Disclosure Act,” into law on Wednesday. Special recognition is due to Delegate Comstock for introducing the measure and Delegate Hugo for being a Co-Patron. Lyme Disease is becoming alarmingly prevalent in our community, and this is a small but important step to help those affected get early diagnosis and effective treatment. Several years ago, my mother was finally diagnosed with Lyme Disease after more than twenty years of mysterious symptoms and incorrect diagnoses. Unlike Lyme patients who get treatment promptly after being infected, much of the damage to her body is irreversible after such a long time. Pain is a daily part of her life, …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A McLean resident sounds off on Virginia students being accepted into Virginia colleges and universities.
Wednesday, January 9
Dear Editor, It’s January and with January brings the most common concern of high school seniors, that’s college acceptance! Are you in? Are you out? Where are you going? How will we pay? This is all high school seniors are thinking about right now, as I was right there with them last year applying to Virginia colleges. With many of my high school classmates having their eyes set on William & Mary as their first choice, I did a little research and found out how fortunate I was to have gotten into William & Mary. William & Mary provides 32 percent of our college spots to out of state students. That makes it very difficult for many of our best and brightest Virginia students, including my classmates, to get in. That is why I was pleased to…
Friday, August 31, 2012
Chairman of the 11th Congressional district Republican committee writes about sequestration.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Editor's Note: The following was submitted as a Letter to the Editor from Terry Wear, chairman of the 11th Congressional District Republican Committee. It is unedited. Dear Editor, There have been numerous opportunities for Gerry Connolly to stop or slow the impending sequestration cuts that will result in tens of thousands of layoffs in Northern Virginia and the 11th District. After voting for both versions of the Budget Control Act of 2011, which authorized this sequestration process; Connolly voted against several measures that would lessen the impact of the cuts, including an amendment authored by fellow Virginia Congressman Scott Rigell. These sequestration cuts disproportionately burden Northern Virginia and the defense industry …