Gubernatorial Candidates Slug It Out In Blacksburg – Video

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Gubernatorial Candidates Slug It Out In Blacksburg - Video

If you read the post on the Brian Moran fundraiser Wednesday held prior to the debate in Blacksburg then you could see this coming. Moran takes on Terry McAuliffe sarcastically calling him “Mr. Positive”  when McAuliffe repeatedly espouses that he is not running a negative campaign. At every debate and stump speech McAuliffe says, “you […]

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Brian Moran Says McAuliffe Promises the Moon – Supports Repeal of Marshall-Newman Amendment

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Brian Moran Says McAuliffe Promises the Moon - Supports Repeal of Marshall-Newman Amendment

Moran railed on Terry McAuliffe his opponent in the democratic primary scheduled for June 9th. Brian Moran was at the Roanoke Country Club for a noon fundraiser Wednesday. He began his remarks to about 25 people with “no I didn’t bring the President with me today.” President Bill Clinton came to support McAuliffe for Governor […]

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Gainsboro Library Hosts African-American Community Memories

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Gainsboro Library Hosts African-American Community Memories

In March of 1945 a Roanoke city ordinance appropriated $3,625 to purchase what property for use as a “colored” park. Hurt Park was established followed by Hurt Park elementary in November of 1959. Oral History of West End and Hurt Park are being conducted (interview kits are available at the library). The first results of […]

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Democratic Candidate for the 11th District Challenges Ware’s Credentials

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Democratic Candidate for the 11th District Challenges Ware's Credentials

Martin Jeffrey is not budging from his insistence on having carte blanche access to incumbent delegate Onzlee Ware’s filing documents.  Jeffrey held a press conference Tuesday in front of City Hall. Jeffrey is a candidate for the democratic nomination in the 11th district.   The filing documents include petition signatures that are in the possession of the Chair of the […]

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McAuliffe The Chicken Liver Candidate? – Clinton/McAuliffe Pixs and Video

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

McAuliffe The Chicken Liver Candidate? - Clinton/McAuliffe Pixs and Video

“All forms of waste contribute to global warming,” said former President Bill Clinton when the Washington press called Terry McAuliffe the “chicken liver candidate.” Clinton summed up the economy’s woes by blaming the previous administration for not having a jobs strategy. “Money flowed directly from main street to wall street,” said Clinton. When McAuliffe took […]

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Clinton Works the Crowd at Rally for Terry McAuliffe

Monday, April 27, 2009

Clinton Works the Crowd at Rally for Terry McAuliffe

The official tally was 533 not counting officials and sneak-ins though with the secret service on roof tops and in the corralled crowd it would be close to impossible to “sneak” in. Die-hard Clinton fans jockeyed for position to get a picture with former President Bill Clinton. They pushed close to the gates and begged […]

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The Roanoke Tribune’s 70th Anniversary – Nikki Giovanni Video

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Roanoke Tribune’s 70th Anniversary - Nikki Giovanni Video

Nikki Giovanni distinguished Virginia Tech Professor and renowned poet and author was guest speaker at The Roanoke Tribune’s 70th Anniversary. The black-tie affair was held at The Roanoke Plaza Friday. Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1943. She is best know for her chant poem that ended with “We are Virginia Tech … We […]

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Mayor Bowers Does the Classic White Man’s Overbite

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mayor Bowers Does the Classic White Man’s Overbite

Mayor Bowers gets down at the 70th anniversary of The Roanoke Tribune black tie affair Friday night at the Roanoke Plaza. This picture was just too good to keep until I can write up the event. Bowers was first on the floor with his partner Margarite. I’ll have more “singing Mayor” video and remarks from […]

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Jody Wagner Attends Wine and Cheese Event in Roanoke

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Jody Wagner, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia attended and spoke at the Roanoke Valley Democratic Women’s yearly Wine and Cheese event held at the Ramada Inn Thursday evening. Wagner faces John Bowerbank and Mike Signer in the June 9th primary. Wagner articulated her stance on education, Jobs, the economy, healthcare, fiscal responsibility, and […]

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Bill Clinton in Roanoke Monday for Terry McAuliffe

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: On Monday April 27th, former President Bill Clinton will join Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at campaign stops in Richmond and Roanoke. President Clinton will discuss McAuliffe’s decades of experience creating jobs and turning around businesses and highlight why he is the candidate best positioned to get Virginia’s economy back on track. “We’re […]

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Commentary: Robert Craig Sound-Off

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Commentary: Robert Craig Sound-Off

During the joint City Council – Roanoke City School System, Dr. M. Rupert Cutler, newly appointed member of the council, replacing Mr. Nash and bringing with him six, count them six years of previous council experience, asked how many employees of the school system would lose their jobs because he wanted to make sure the […]

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Petition Circulates for Mayor’s Assistant

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Petition Circulates for Mayor's Assistant

The website reads: KEEPING JOYCE S. JOHNSON AS ASSISTANT TO THE MAYOR OF ROANOKE I received an email with a link to a website with an online petition to save Joyce Johnson’s position with the Mayors office –  CLICK HERE. The email had been forwarded several times and obscures the original author. The website also contains the […]

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