Croll: Boy with Cerebral Palsy Has Already Defied Prognoses  

This interview with the mother of a child who has Cerebral Palsy is one in a series that profiles children who have conditions, diagnoses or temperaments that require specialized support from parents, teachers, coaches, therapists, friends, family members and other influential people in their lives. The goal of these profiles is to elicit greater empathy from the community for these “high-needs” children and their families.

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The Peoples’ Constitution: The 25th Amendment

Added to the Constitution in 1967, partly in response to John Kennedy’s assassination, the 25th Amendment has been much in the news lately, with stories about its possible use and misuse. The Amendment creates a dramatic process to transfer power to the Vice President (VP)—even against the wishes of the President—if the President is unable to fulfill his duties. This article aims to give a short overview of the history and workings of this important Amendment while staying neutral on politics.

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Loudoun in the First World War:  ‘Over There’ Comes to Main Street

In 1917-18, the Wilson administration strove to make American participation in the First World War—the “war to end all wars”—a people’s war, with everyoneplaying a part. Hundreds of Loudouners were drafted or otherwise served in the military. But the soldiers were not alone in their efforts to defeat Germany and Austria-Hungary.

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Loudoun in the First World War: Loudouners Called Up to ‘Make the World Safe for Democracy’

In February 1917, in the 30thmonth of the First World War, Germany declared total submarine warfare around the British Isles impacting all vessels including those operated by neutrals like the United States. In March, news broke of the intercepted Zimmermann Telegram in which Germany implored Mexico to join the war against us if we declared war on Germany.

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Loudoun in the First World War: The Great War Viewed from a Distance

This year, Virginians remember the centennial of America’s participation in the First World War. The year 1918 was a year of massive change, heroic effort, and huge loss of life for the commonwealth. It would mark America forever. Over the past 80 years, Loudoun County’s attention to historic preservation largely through the foresight of early county zoning, the work of caring individuals, and the efforts of historical and preservation non-profits to save, restore, preserve, educate, and inspire has left us an historical landscape that lets us tell the story of that war and its home front. We should remember that story.

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Croll: Anxiety Makes Teen So Sick He Can’t Eat

This is an interview with the mother of a child who has anxiety-induced medical anorexia. It is one in a series that profiles children who have conditions, diagnoses or temperaments that require specialized support from parents, teachers, coaches, therapists, friends, family members and other influential people in their lives. The goal of these profiles is to elicit greater empathy from the community for these high-needs children and their families.

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