SEC and CFTC will address White House mandate on regulatory differences

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

SEC and CFTC will address White House mandate on regulatory differences

The White House on June 17 released a White Paper on Financial Regulatory Reform calling on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to “make recommendations to Congress for changes to statutes and regulations that would harmonize regulation of futures and securities.”  Subject to consideration of the Commissions, a report is […]

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Another public input meeting for new city manager scheduled

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Another public input meeting for new city manager scheduled

As part of the search process for a new city manager for the City of Roanoke, an additional public comment meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building. At the meeting, citizens will be encouraged to participate in a conversation with Colin […]

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Virginia’s 17th District debate focuses on seniors and the disabled

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Virginia’s 17th District debate focuses on seniors and the disabled

Botetourt attorney Bill Cleaveland (R) admitted the health care system needed revision but said that it’s “not practical to just add money.” Roanoke City Councilwoman Gwen Mason (D) pointed to prevention focusing in on smoking habits, infant mortality and obesity. Jay Warren, WSLS anchor and moderator asked both to be specific on health care. Cleaveland came […]

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Roanoke Mayor’s Mom hosts Women for Deeds

Monday, September 28, 2009

Roanoke Mayor's Mom hosts Women for Deeds

Women came and went in Mary Bowers’ house Sunday afternoon. Not just for her cookies and punch but for some very frank discussion on women’s issues and politics. Mayor David Bowers’ mother has been a lifelong Democrat and member of the Roanoke Valley Democratic Women. The event was moderated by Rachel Loskill staff member for […]

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Pat Patterson recognized in State Scholars Initiative Newsletter

Monday, September 28, 2009

Pat Patterson recognized in State Scholars Initiative Newsletter

Each year Commonwealth Scholars participant William Byrd High School (WBHS) brings almost 100 percent of its students and their parents to join teachers, advisors, and community leaders for an event called One Day Registration, where students can review their course of study and become familiar with additional resources and opportunities for help. One result of […]

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George “Kila” Miller brings challenge to men at Sweet Union Baptist Church

Monday, September 28, 2009

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Sunday was Men’s Day at Sweet Union Baptist Church on Madison Avenue Northwest. It was the first time that the retired Rev. E. T. Burton was a guest speaker. Burton retired in March of this year after serving as Sweet Union’s pastor for 50 years. Rev. L. Rodney Bennett presented Miller with framed artwork from the […]

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Dell’s generous offer for Perot Systems yields charge of insider trading

Thursday, September 24, 2009

AN $8.6 MILLION SCHEME: The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Richardson, Texas resident Reza Saleh with insider trading around the public announcement of Dell Inc.’s tender offer for Perot Systems earlier this week. The SEC alleges that Saleh made increasingly large purchases of Perot Systems call options contracts based on material, non-public information that […]

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IRS extends deadline for disclosing hidden offshore accounts

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Internal Revenue Service today announced a one-time extension of the deadline for special voluntary disclosures by taxpayers with unreported income from hidden offshore accounts. These taxpayers now have until Oct. 15, 2009. Under special provisions issued in March, taxpayers with these hidden accounts originally had until Sept. 23, 2009 to come forward. Those taxpayers […]

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Jody Wagner plans a Q&A on Not Larry Sabato blog – video

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jody Wagner plans a Q&A on Not Larry Sabato blog - video

Thursday, September 24th, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor Jody Wagner will take part in an on-line discussion at the Not Larry Sabato blog. Wagner had originally been scheduled to take part in a debate sponsored by the Prince William 100 on Thursday. However, earlier in the week, the Bolling campaign pulled out of the debate. […]

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Free admission Saturday to the Virginia Museum of Transportation

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Free admission Saturday to the Virginia Museum of Transportation

CLICK HERE and download your free Museum Day Admission Card. Attendees must present the Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions. Each card provides  useum access for two people, and one admission card is permitted per household. On Saturday, September 26, 2009, the Virginia Museum ofTransportation will participate in the fifth […]

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NRA-PVF Endorses Delegate Morgan Griffith

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

NRA-PVF Endorses Delegate Morgan Griffith

The NRA Political Victory Fund (PVF) has endorsed incumbent 8th District Delegate Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) in his re-election campaign. Griffith is in his 8th term as Delegate for the 8th District. He is being challenged by Democrat Carter Turner. According to the Virginia Shooting Sports Association Griffith has been a good friend to law abiding gun owners […]

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Creigh Deeds puts his “options on the table” in WaPo Commentary

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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Creigh Deeds the Democratic gubernatorial candidate found himself backed into a corner by media when trying to articulate his transportation plan. In an interview last week with anchor Jay Warren of WSLS Channel 10. Deeds was pressed by Warren on whether he would  increase the gas tax to fund transportation. Deeds came within a hair of admitting […]

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