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by ARLnow.com — October 1, 2012 at 9:20 am 2,072 12 Comments

Cybersecurity Center to Open in Ballston — Virginia Tech and defense contractor L-3 Communications are set to jointly open a cybersecurity research center in Ballston on Friday. The center will be located at the Virginia Tech Research Center building at 900 N. Glebe Road. [Washington Post]

Arlington Gearing Up for Nov. Election — In anticipation of election day on Nov. 6, Arlington County is encouraging residents to register to vote and, if necessary, vote absentee. The deadline for voter registration is Oct. 15, and the deadline for absentee ballots is Oct. 30. This year, the county is also allowing voters to cast their absentee ballot in person, at three absentee polling places: Courthouse Plaza, Barcroft Sports and Fitness Center, and the Madison Community Center. [Arlington County]

Generals, Patriots Win — The Washington-Lee Generals and the Yorktown Patriots both emerged victorious in local high school football action over the weekend. Yorktown defeated the Stuart Raiders 41-3, and Washington-Lee downed the winless Wakefield Warriorts 49-14. Bishop O’Connell, meanwhile, suffered its first loss, at the hands of the visiting DeMatha Stags. The Stags won 41-10. [Sun Gazette]

New Books By Arlington Authors — Two recently-released books by Arlington authors are receiving good reviews. Radical Chapters by Arlington resident and McClatchy Washington Bureau reporter Michael Doyle received an upbeat review by Palo Alto Weekly. The book details the life and times of a Roy Kepler, who was both a prominent peace activist and a groundbreaking bookstore owner.  Darkbeast, by Arlington author Morgan Keyes, has picked up a number of good reviews on Amazon.com. The novel follows twelve-year-old Keara, who runs away from home rather than sacrifice Caw, her magical raven darkbeast.

Flickr pool photo by Maryva2

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  • TJLinBallston

    Does anyone know what’s going in on the ground floor of the new Virginia Tech building along Glebe, on the right side of its lobby opposite the Greene Turtle?

  • Not Me

    That’s a great photo! I’m ready for the fall!

    • JamesE

      Fall is the best season, it is a scientific fact.

      • CW

        Proven beyond any doubt.

        • Cuccinelli

          Nah, that’s a liberal plot.

        • brown before green

          And thus it is settled.

      • Bill Nye

        Yes, I start looking forward to it in September just after I’ve balanced an egg on its end, which you can only do at the equinoxes. That’s also a scientific fact.

        • drax

          And the toilets flush the other way in the southern hemisphere.

          • Richard Cranium

            What – you have to pull the handles up?

    • http://www.arlnow.com Lauren

      +1

      • http://www.arlnow.com Lauren

        I thought my +1 would appear right below the comment about the beautiful photograph and Autumn. I wasn’t getting into the scientific discussion :)

  • Arlington Public Library, Public Information

    Morgan Keyes will be speaking to the Teen Writers Cafe at Central Library on Oct. 15.
    http://library.arlingtonva.us/ai1ec_event/teen-writers-cafe-with-author-morgan-keyes-central/?instance_id=

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