Nicholas Horrock has been a writer and journalist for three decades including stints on The New York Times, Newsweek Magazine, United Press International and the Chicago Tribune. He was the editor in charge of a New York Times team that won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles on the U.S. immigration crisis called “The Tarnished Door.”
Horrock became an expert on national security and military affairs. He covered seven wars from the Vietnam conflict through the 2003 invasion of Iraq and has traveled throughout the world. He holds journalism awards for investigations of wrongdoing by the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and has written extensively on terrorism, espionage and public corruption.
In a book entitled “The Contrabandistas,” Horrock detailed a major drug smuggling operation from Paraguay to New York. Horrock is currently working on a history of the U.S. response to the threat of a biological weapons attack. He covered the anthrax attacks in 2001 for Untied Press International and has tracked the FBI investigation and scientific developments over nearly a decade.
Horrock and his wife, Diane Henry, also write novels and expect to publish “A Sleepless Night,” in 2011. Writing as Henry Horrock they published a Washington thriller called “Potomac Fever” and an earlier novel on drug smuggling called “Blood Red, Snow White.”
Challenges planners face before cars get rolling.
In August, 2013, 55 years after construction began on the Dulles International Airport, the first phase of a $7 billion Metrorail connection between Washington, D.C. and Dulles will be completed that will extend rail travel to five stops in Tysons Corner and Reston.
Residents, Taxpayers Alliance oppose new taxes.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is expected shortly to create a tax “service” district in Tysons Corner that will fund 11 percent of the estimated $3 billion in transportation projects over the next 40 years as the giant redevelopment plan moves forward.
Loudoun County Board by a 5-4 vote ‘opts in’ on extension of rail into their county.
Considering it is a hard fought presidential election year and a time of enormous financial anxiety, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors took a vote of amazing courage or astounding foolhardiness and backed the extension of the Silver Line Rail into their county.