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.”