One of the most exciting days of the year for me has always been Election Day.
This day not only has been the climax of political campaigning and campaigners but back in my young days it was somewhat of a social event, really a fun day.
After 23 years, John Poffenberger is getting out of jail.
He got his first taste of jail life as a young Marine when he was assigned to Brig Duty at Great Lakes, Ill., in 1958.
In reality, John Poffenberger is retiring as chaplain
It always irks me to hear about hostage-takers and kidnappers. In my thought, these people are the worst of the worst. My instant reaction is to knock down the door and send in the sharpshooters and get it over with. I know that doesn’t sound very nice.
I had the best seat in the house on Inauguration Day.
I know lots of people who endured the cold weather, those who walked across the bridges to the Mall, those who just wanted to drink in the historic moment at the Capitol.
One of my favorite Alexandria judges is retired General District Court Judge Daniel Fairfax O’Flaherty.
Even though he’s been retired a long time, he presides regularly as a substitute. He’s a fixture and still has second-floor chambers in the Backus Courthouse on King Street. He’s a familiar face in surrounding jurisdictions, too.