Troubadour roasts councilwoman at Reagan Dinner

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Troubadour roasts councilwoman at Reagan Dinner

The troubadour paid a satirical visit to the Reagan Dinner  fundraiser Saturday night. The headliner was Lt. Governor Bill Bolling but Steve Mabry stole the show with his troubadour roast of Gwen Mason. The Roanoke city Councilwoman ran for retiring William Fralin’s seat for the 17th District against Republican Bill Cleaveland. Cleaveland won handily and Mabry […]

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City manager predicts slow growth the new normal for Roanoke

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

City manager predicts slow growth the new normal for Roanoke

Chris Morrill, Roanoke’s new city manager started off the Monday afternoon’s budget development work session with city council on a somber note. “The future ain’t what it used to be …what we do today will effect future generations,” said Morrill.  Director of finance Ann Shawver led off the meeting by telling council that Roanoke’s sales […]

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Congressman Eric Cantor threatened through YouTube

Monday, March 29, 2010

A very strange Philadelphia man threatenedd Virginia’s Congressman Eric Cantor in a YouTube video. The video is not available now but this video gives an glimps of the man’s mental state. Evidently all of his YouTube videos are of similar contents. Thirty-three year old Norman LeBoon of Philadelphia said in the video to Cantor “…you receive […]

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Passing the environmental “buck” on “clean and green” video

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Passing the environmental

The airport “IS special,” says Danielle Bishop Development Review Coordinator for the City of Roanoke. In an email from Chris Chittum, Planning Administrator the Roanoke Regional Airport has “what is called an MS4 permit from the state.” ROA is not subject to local erosion and sediment control or stormwater management ordinances. They are however subject […]

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They thought the new city manager would be different

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

They thought the new city manager would be different

They thought he would be different. New city manager Chris Morrill met with two dozen neighbors and golfers at the blocked entrance to Countryside Golf Club Wednesday evening. Assistant manager Brian Townsend and Ken Cronin General Services and Sustainability Director were Morrill’s support team. The evening was a heart-wrenching experience for the  Northwest neighborhood. The […]

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Roanoke Regional Airport ignores environmental debacle – video

Monday, March 22, 2010

Roanoke Regional Airport ignores environmental debacle - video

Excuses from Roanoke Regional Airport Projects and Environmental Coordinator, Alex Plaza did not fly with Roanoke City’s Civil Engineer Joseph Johnson-Koroma Monday morning. When pressured to answer why the Roanoke Regional Airport Authority expected to not be held to the same erosion and sediment control standards as any other contractor Plaza had no answer.  There […]

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Shout at Rep. Bart Stupak “baby killer” by Republican – video

Monday, March 22, 2010

UPDATE: Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer was heckler. Nobody wants to fess up to who called Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan a “baby killer” on the floor of the House of Representatives Sunday night. However, it was attributed to California Republican George Radanovich. Max Blumenthal, author of Republican Gommorahtweeted Radanovich as the culprit Sunday night. California […]

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Virginia AG to file suit against federal government over passage of health care bill – video

Monday, March 22, 2010

Virginia AG to file suit against federal government over passage of health care bill - video

RICHMOND (March 22, 2010) – Statement from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli after the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Senate’s health care bill: “The Office of the Attorney General of Virginia will move forward with our lawsuit against the federal government and its unconstitutional overreach of its authority with the passage of the federal […]

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Golfer would pay more for rounds at Countryside Golf Course – video

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Golfer would pay more for rounds at Countryside Golf Course - video

Stopping by to get a few free golf shots on Countryside’s 12th fairway was Blake Medding a Southeast resident who lives a stones throw from the Mayor’s home. Medding had a lot to say about the history of Countryside as he hit some balls he claimed would surely be birdies. Medding said he wouldn’t mind […]

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July 2008 article demonsrates golf course downward spiral with city ownership

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A MATTER OF COURSE by Doug Doughty Sunday, July 27, 2008 The Roanoke Times Sports Section Summary: Fans of Countryside Golf Club hope the controversial Roanoke landmark sees its 42nd birthday. Todd Prohammer, who is in his third month as general manager and golf professional at Countryside Golf Club, wasn’t trying to make a statement […]

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Roanoke Economic Development on Countryside Golf Course revival

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Roanoke Economic Development on Countryside Golf Course revival

Response to interested parties in running Countryside Golf Course lends no helping hand. Is this standard operating procedure for economic development in Roanoke City? Sorry no can do … Hello _____ – Getting back to you today regarding your questions that we discussed last week. Here is the update: 1) Meadowbrook’s lease terminated at 5pm […]

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Letter from VA AG Cuccinelli to Nancy Pelosi re: “Deem and Pass”

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March 17, 2010 – Dear Speaker Pelosi:       I am writing to urge you not to proceed with the Senate Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act under a so-called “deem and pass” rule because such a course of action would raise grave constitutional questions.  Based upon media interviews and statements which I have seen, you […]

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