Former U.S. Rep. Stanford E. Parris (R-8th-VA) has died at age 80. See Jeff Schapiro’s obituary for Parris. Among other accomplishments cited is Parris’ role in “the establishment of the Torpedo Factory art center in Old Town Alexandria.” Anyone who’s been to the Torpedo Factory, as I have on numerous occasions, knows what a great place that is for people of all ages. Thanks to Stan Parris for his leadership in getting that facility up and running and for his service to our nation in general. May he rest in peace.