Great Gifts From The Science Museum of Western Virginia

Friday, October 31, 2008

For the first time ever, the Science Museum is offering a one-time Family Fun Pass-a gift the whole family can enjoy for just $20! The Family Fun Pass provides admission to the Science Museum’s exhibits for up to six family members-a $48 value! In addition, families can upgrade their pass to a new membership for […]

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Rasoul/Goodlatte Draw Distinctions

Thursday, October 30, 2008

“Aren’t you a little young to be running for Congress?” This is the question Sam Rasoul claims is asked of him as the 27 year old Democratic candidate for the 6th district Congressional seat. He said his consistent response is “the older people up there aren’t doing us much good.” Bob Goodlatte is the Republican […]

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Political Garb Challenged by ACLU/Back to Paper Ballots?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Three Virginia-based free speech organizations announced plans to mount a post-election legal challenge to that policy. The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, The Rutherford Institute and the ACLU of Virginia say they expect to ask a federal court to strike down the policy as unconstitutional before the next state and local […]

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The Roanoker Magazine on Countryside Golf Club

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The November/December issue of The Roanoker Magazine has a four-page article that has been in the works for several months. Working with Elizabeth Parsons, author of the article was a pleasure. She took it very seriously and did her homework. Parsons who knew nothing about the subject she was assigned seemed overwhelmed at times admitting […]

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IMD Asks For another Extension For Walgreens

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

At Thursday’s Roanoke City Council meeting IMD lnvestment Group, LLC asked for their fourth extension for completing and opening the Walgreens drug store. The requested extension of April 30, 2009, would not only allow for the building’s completion but give Walgreens time to hire workers and stock the store. .The performance agreement of November 18, […]

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Public Art Installed at Fire Station #7

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The sculpture “Second Chances” is the last in the series of the public art exhibits to be installed in Roanoke city. It portrays escaping fish from the mouth of an 8 foot tall pelican made of steel, copper, brass and aluminum. This temporary piece will remain at Fire Station #7 located at 1742 Memorial Avenue […]

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“Howl O’Ween” SPCA Slideshow

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

On Sunday the Roanoke Valley SPCA held it’s 16th Annual Walk for the Animals. They raised in excess of $30,000 for the SPCA. Contests categories were the scariest, cutest, and the dog that looked most like its owner. There was a “dog walk” around downtown Roanoke prior to the contest.

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Market Building Pest Control Service Gap

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lingering questions surround the exterminating service following the shut down of the Market building by the City from September 19th to October 4th. The mouse reunion stirred a media frenzy and citizen’s imaginations. Mayor Bowers likened it to a “9/11 catastrophe” but then took it back. .Who serviced the Market building prior to Terminex and […]

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Virginia Coalition For Open Government

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Two recent FOI Advisory Council opinions: FOIA provides that public bodies bear the burden of proof to establish an exemption by a preponderance of the evidence. However, FOIA is silent regarding whether a requester may challenge as an abuse of discretion a decision not to disclose records that are excluded from mandatory disclosure pursuant to […]

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Retired General Wesley Clark In Roanoke Video

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wednesday night Retired General and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Wesley Clark, stumped for Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama. He arrived at the Jefferson Center about 5:45 PM shortly after Virginia State Senator John Edwards warmed up the crowd. The video is a snippet from the rally.

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Growing Up In Petty Country

Sunday, October 26, 2008

As a child of the 60s in a conservative small town in North Carolina, I missed out on the flower child experiences of big-town living. My non-conforming years, much to my parents’ chagrin, revolved around “hot cars“ and “hot guys.” What did they expect with Richard Petty living just down the road in Level Cross?” […]

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Retired General Wesley Clark Video

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday night Retired General and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Wesley Clark, stumped for Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama. He arrived at the Jefferson Center about 5:45 PM shortly after Virginia State Senator John Edwards warmed up the crowd. The video is a snippet from the rally.

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