Sometimes Small Ideas Are Good Ideas

Saturday, April 26, 2008

I had mentioned to the Editorial Board and then to a Roanoke Times Reporter that when the Taubman Museum opens in November the below would encourage spending at the downtown retailers and restaurants: . Parking validation – you remember that if you are over ?? years old. A museum visitor would take their Taubman Museum […]

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There Is A Fox In The Countryside Hen House

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The red fox that resides in a den located on Countryside Golf Course has hit the jackpot! As some of us had wondered if the resident on Cove Road that backs up to the 11th green was a-fowl (pun intended) of the city code. You see they have chickens. We discovered it was permissible to […]

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Letter To The Editor – The Roanoke Times

Friday, April 25, 2008

Write about a course for Average Joe golfer.Two times now, The Roanoke Times has written about this new, fancy golf course being built for 260 Tom and Bertha Betterthanyou’s (“Golf getaway,” April 17 news story, and “Uniquely exclusive,” July 22 sports story). The average Joe couldn’t care less about Ballyhack since he will never get […]

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Safety First!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Roanoke City is having financial troubles. Not news to you who pay attention. Everyone will pay attention more as they watch their house burn down waiting for a fire crew. Did you hear they are cutting fire personel and an engine at station 13 on Peters Creek? When times are tough we all have to […]

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Council’s New Spending Policy

Monday, April 21, 2008

At first blush the Council’s new spending policy looks to be a substantial improvement versus almost no policy at all. The burden previously seemed to fall on the city clerk’s office and now the responsibility will fall squarely on the Council member as it should. Being an Information Security and Audit professional I can tell […]

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Overage Academy – School Closings

Monday, April 21, 2008

I am looking forward to hearing more details regarding the schools that were selected for closing at the April 30th Public Hearing. The parents who’s children go to these schools deserve to know the criteria by which the decisions were made. They also need to be assured that their children will benefit from this action. […]

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Roanoke Times – 2008 golf guide: The area’s best five courses

Sunday, April 20, 2008

If you have not read in the Roanoke Times – 2008 golf guide: The area’s best five courses:And a few that anyone can play. CLICK HERE FOR STORY: Ellis Maples created a gem of a routing here, with several of the area’s best holes. In fact, [Nos.] 16, 9, and 12 may be the best […]

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Editorial Board Interview – What it is like!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I don’t want to disappoint Dan Radmacher after my Editorial Board interview as I promised I’d blog about it and make him famous. . All joking aside it was not so painful. There were no bright lights in my eyes and there was no water boarding involved. However, they were all expressionless. The only smile […]

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April 16th – “Shine Your Light” On Mill Mountain

Monday, April 14, 2008

Everyone wanting to make a gesture of remembrance come to the Mill Mountain Star at 7:45PM, Wednesday, April 16th. BRING YOUR FLASHLIGHT or other illumination and shine it into the darkness as Joe Lehman put it so well below. William Fleming Teachers and students will be present to remember Henry Lee, the 2006 William Fleming […]

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April 16th – “Shine Your Light”

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Everyone wanting to make a gesture of remembrance come to the Mill Mountain Star at 7:45PM, Wednesday, April 16th. BRING YOUR FLASHLIGHT or other illumination and shine it into the darkness as Joe Lehman put it so well below. William Fleming Teachers and students will be present to remember Henry Lee, the 2006 William Fleming […]

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William Fleming Forum Comment by Mr. Lea

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Jay Warren would not let me rebut the statement by Sherman Lea, Sr., regarding him saying I was wrong about the “closed doors” and that they (Council) can’t disclose the names of the respondents to the amphitheater to be built on Reserve Avenue. It has been the efforts of the Virginia Coalition For Open Government […]

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Countryside Sliced Off By One Acre

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

It seems like such a small slice but I still say it jeopardizes the 2nd and 3rd fairways. No plan did we see – at least Mr. Nash grilled the Meadowbrook management and viewed the stakes placed on the boundaries. But in the end, the vote was 7-0 (unanimous) to sell the acre to Newbern, […]

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