Morning Notes

On Blue Road into Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Man Fatally Stabbed in McLean Had Just Retired — “Alan Miller Kaufmann was just days into retirement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development but was eagerly embracing post-work life. He wrote in an email to his sister that he had pored through six books, called old friends and watched a lot of sports…The day after Lauren Kaufmann read her brother’s email, Fairfax County police found Alan Kaufmann, 68, dead from a stab wound at his home in McLean” [The Washington Post]

Tim Kaine Will Seek Reelection in Senate — “Sen. Tim Kaine announced Friday that he will seek a third Senate term next year, a boost for Democrats who face a tough map in 2024. The 2016 vice presidential nominee’s decision follows months of suspense and rumors of a potential retirement.” [Politico]

Jury Sides With Police in Sex Trafficking Lawsuit — “A woman from Costa Rica who sued a former Fairfax County police chief and three former officers, alleging that they conspired with a sex-trafficking ring in Northern Virginia, was unable to convince a jury to support her claims.” [The Washington Post]

Contact Sports Reportedly Banned at Mantua ES — “Mantua Elementary School in Fairfax County has temporarily banned contact sports at recess, according to a letter sent to parents Friday…Principal Linda Shannon cited increasing conflict, injury, and poor sportsmanship as reasons for the change, and said the school is working to find ways to conduct the sports safely.” [ABC7]

FCPS Superintendent Addresses Merit Commendations — “This is not a war on merit, nor was it a concerted system-wide effort to deny recognition to these students. I sincerely believe the current antiquated process of how the certificates are provided to individual schools across the nation, and the absence of an FCPS system-wide approach to timely notification, contributed to the inconsistencies in the notification process and recognition of student achievements.” [Dr. Michelle Reid/FCPS]

Amazon Web Services Plans Big Data Center Expansion — “Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), plans to invest $35 billion by 2040 to establish multiple data center campuses across Virginia…This announcement of planned investment will create at least 1,000 total new jobs across Virginia.” [Office of the Governor/ARLnow]

Tysons-Based Capital One Plans Layoffs — “McLean consumer-lending giant Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) is eliminating hundreds of technology jobs, according to multiple reports. More than 1,100 employees are impacted, according to Bloomberg, which was the first to report on the cuts.” [Washington Business Journal]

Mount Vernon Will Be Featured on PBS — “The Mount Vernon area will be featured on the next episode of WETA’s ‘If You Lived Here’ series, scheduled to air Monday, Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. The popular house-hunting and neighborhood history show…is hosted by John Begeny and Christine Louise, who spotlight various neighborhoods in the Washington, D.C. metro area while accompanied by a realtor.” [On the MoVe]

Vienna Church Seeks Volunteers for Shelter — “During the winter season, rotating faith community sites in Fairfax County typically host the hypothermia program, which provides overnight shelter and food to the homeless. Vienna Presbyterian Church is scheduled to host the hypothermia program from Jan. 29 to Feb. 12 and is seeking volunteers and donations.” [Patch]

It’s Monday — Light rain in the morning. High of 46 and low of 38. Sunrise at 7:23 am and sunset at 5:20 pm. [Weather.gov]

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