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News that was making news in years gone by:

August 17, 1945:

* Even though Northern Virginians are celebrating the victory over Japan, local draft boards continue to call up new inductees.

* A recount shows that Charles Fenwick of Arlington narrowly has won the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor.

August 17, 1959:

* A local milk-producers consortium is calling for the end of state-government price controls on milk in Virginia.

* Fairfax school officials are set to gather today to debate the system’s integration plan.

* Famed World War II Adm. William “Bull” Halsey has died at age 76.

August 13, 1968:

* The water main at Dulles Airport ruptured yesterday, flooding the basement of the control tower.

* Democrat Dave Kinney took time out in his quest to unseat U.S. Rep. Joel Broyhill, R-10th, to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary with his wife, Jean.

* Fairfax 4-H champions were honored at Frying Pan Park.

* The state champion McLean Babe Ruth team fell in regional competition.

* Redskins coach Otto Graham promises that “our running game is not as bad as some people think.”

August 16, 1975:

* A federal judge has ruled that Virginia’s local governments do not have the power to recognize unions as bargaining agents for employees.

* The Virginia Bar Association wants the General Assembly to pass a law requiring the availability, at reasonable rates, of malpractice insurance for physicians.

* Turnover among guards at some state prisons is averaging 35 percent per year.

* On TV tonight: “All in the Family,” “Emergency,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Bob Newhart Show” and “Agronsky & Company.”

August 14-15, 1984:

* The FAA says it will crack down on pilots who deviate from the Potomac River approach to National Airport, but some local residents are dubious.

* Supervisor Martha Pennino, D-Centreville, is out of Fairfax Hospital after what doctors described as major surgery.

August 14, 1992:

* Wynonna Judd is slated to perform at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center this week.

* At the movies: “A League of Their Own,” “Patriot Games,” “Sister Act” and “Howard’s End.”

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