WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the nominations of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense and Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State after participating in their confirmation hearings this week:
“I will support the nomination of General James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. In his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, he demonstrated a clear-eyed view of our current national security environment and a deep appreciation for the challenges facing U.S. servicemembers and their families. I believe he is well-prepar
PICTURE IS LAST YEAR’S WALK FOR THE ANIMALS: Again this year on Sunday, October 25 starting at 12:30 PM in Elmwood Park the SPCA will hold another walk and fundraiser CLICK HERE for more.
Pictured left: At the mercy of his owners this Saint Bernard was dressed like a cow that even included cow utters.
Oct. 26, 2008: Roanoke Valley SPCA held its 16th Annual Walk for the Animals in Elmwood Park. Jean Jadhon, WDBJ7 anchor and radio station K92 were the main sponsors of the event. Weatherman Brent Watts was one of the judges.
There was a “dog walk” around through downtown though it could be argued that Amy Sparks’ Great Perinese was walking her. The walk culminated with a costume contest with categories for the scariest, cutest, and the owner that looked most like his dog. It was a tough call except for the look a-like contest. Shawn Mason and his Wolf Hound, Cider, won that category hands down. Jean Jadhon claimed that Cider looked more like weatherman Robin Reed but Robin was not there to defend himself.
Kujo, a Saint Bernard with red coloring dribbled on his fur won scariest. Emily Nichols with three varieties of dogs dressed as cops and robbers won cutest. Kathy Perdue, Marketing Director and Special Events Coordinator for the SPCA was in charge of the fundraiser and said they raised $30,000 and she was still counting.