Will media cover the Tattoo Fashion Show at Taubman?

Saturday, January 31, 2009

I applaud the Taubman Museum of Art for hosting the Valentine’s Day Tattoo Fashion Show. Pushing the envelope in all aspects of art even that which is worn on the body shows that the TMA is open to all forms of art no matter how edgy it might be. Now in cities like Charlotte or […]

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Star City Pedicab – a new way to get around downtown

Friday, January 30, 2009

Valerie, Ron’s daughter, Reanna and Ron McCorkle Pedicabs are all the rage in big cities like New York and Boston. Now Roanoke will soon be counted among them. Ron McCorkle, an officer of Sharebike has purchased a Pedicab that can best be described as a rickshaw with a driver in front. McCorkle said he has […]

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Wonju, Korea Students Tour the Taubman Museum

Friday, January 30, 2009

Tanya Gray, the Taubman Museum’s Methods Educator and host, Jonna Detweiler narrated a tour for twelve middle-school exchange students from Wonju, Korea last Friday. David, his American name, is an English teacher traveling with the students serving as their interpreter. David spoke at Roanoke City Council on January 22nd. Dr. Kye Kim is Vice-President of […]

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For Fire-EMS Station No. 5

Friday, January 30, 2009

In chilly noon air last Thursday, ten shovels broke the already graded ground at the intersection of Melrose and 20th street. The LEED certified station will be the 2nd largest Fire-EMS station in the city and will be headquarters for the North Battalion. The building will also have a community room available to neighborhood organizations. […]

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HB 1879 – Alternatives to Newspaper notices fails

Friday, January 30, 2009

HB 1879 Government, local; alternatives to publication of notices for charter changes, referenda, etc. Local government; publication of notices for charter changes, referenda, and public hearings, etc; alternatives. Gives localities with a population over 100,000 alternatives to publication in newspaper of general circulation in the locality. These alternatives include publication in a newspaper of general […]

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HB1826 – PASSED Committee – school dropout driver license revocation

Thursday, January 29, 2009

David Carson, Roanoke City School Board Chairman is traveling to Richmond to lobby for this bill per Del. William Fralin. Unanimous support in Transportation Committee..Driver’s licenses and learner’s permits; suspension thereof for minor with 10 unexcused absences. (HB1826) dropout

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HB 2386 Stop for Pedestrians – Fralin to vote “NO”

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

In a phone call from Delegate William Fralin after receiving urging (instigated by Barbara Durek) Fralin still plans to vote “NO.” In an explanation he advise that it would create other safety issues. A State Police Officer was on the committee and advised them that this was the case. However, he will try to get […]

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Recession, depression – take two Xanax and call me in the morning.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

As a fanatical watcher of CNBC I have reopened the ol’ bomb shelter of the 60s, stocked it with mostly unhealthy vittles, and added several cases of good bourbon. Just knock on the door when all this blows over and whisper the password. Now only you know the password so I’m counting on you. The […]

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UPDATE: SB867 “Campaign Bling” – Del. William Fralin in support

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Delegate William Fralin in a phone call agreed that prohibiting campaign buttons, T-shirts, stickers at the polls is silly and causes undue hardship on poll workers. Looks like bipartisan support for this one.Hearing Scheduled – This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Privileges and Elections’s Campaigns and Elections subcommittee on 01/28/2009. It […]

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No excuses to cast an absentee ballot passes the Senate

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Virginia voters would not longer be required to give an excuse to cast an absentee ballot in person under legislation that cleared the Senate on Monday. Currently, those who want to vote absentee must meet one of 17 criteria, such as being out of town on election day, pregnant or taking care of an ill […]

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Support “Campaign Bling” & Sen. Edwards Wife

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Virginia State Senator John Edwards introduced SB867 – it was referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections – “The provisions of subsections A and D shall not be construed to prohibit a person who approaches or enters the polling place for the purpose of voting from wearing a shirt, hat, or other apparel on […]

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Woolworth Sit-in Participant Challenges All to “Get on the bus”

Friday, January 23, 2009

David Carson, Gwen Mason, Mayor Bowers, Darlene Burcham Referring to attendees who planned to “get on the bus” Tuesday to witness the inauguration of the 44th President Barack Obama, Franklin E. McCain challenged all to not let this be the last time that “you get on the bus.”. McCain was one of the original four […]

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