Bowers says to prepare to meet your maker!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bowers says to prepare to meet your maker!

Have you ever received those solicitations that tell you to prepare for your retirement, financial planning, advice on wills and power of attorney, long-term care and offers of prepaid burial plans. They have pictures of “happy smiling seniors” being  coddled by gentle caregivers and beautiful flowered views of a cemetary. <laughing so hard I can barely […]

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Countryside property plans again on the drawing board

Monday, August 30, 2010

Countryside property plans again on the drawing board

A quick chronological recap of the Countryside Golf Course debacle that actually began as early as 2002 with a study conducted by The Lawrence Group.  In October 2002 then city manager Darlene Burcham corresponds with Ed hall who advises her to make sure that the 40-year lease of the airport authority is not renewed (fairways […]

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Students to represent Roanoke in Singapore

Monday, August 30, 2010

Niemann Pest and Dylan Wright, both rising freshmen at Patrick Henry High School will be heading to the 2010 F1 in Schools World Championships in Singapore, September 18 – 23. James Madison Middle School’s Team Pyrrhogaster earned the right to represent the USA at this year’s World Championship after winning the 2009 National Championship in […]

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Cuccinelli will issue new CID to conform with judge’s ruling

Monday, August 30, 2010

RICHMOND (August 30, 2010) – An Albemarle County Circuit Court judge issued his ruling today in the case of the University of Virginia’s petition to set aside the civil investigative demands (CID) issued to it by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. “While this was not an outright ruling in our favor, I am pleased that the […]

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Vice-Mayor Trinkle meets due date on tax this time

Monday, August 30, 2010

Vice-Mayor Dave Trinkle paid the meal’s tax on time for July according to Ann Shawver, Director of Finance. It was due August 20. Trinkle’s two restaurants are Fork in the Alley and Fork in the City. After being late most every month this year Trinkle has taken a “hands on” approach to his bookkeeping. Tim Spencer, […]

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Planned Parenthood of Virginia responds to Cuccinelli opinion

Friday, August 27, 2010

From Planned Parenthood of Virginia: This week, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued an opinion, at the request of Senator Ralph Smith (R-22) and Delegate Robert Marshall (R-13), stating the Virginia Board of Health has the legal authority to regulate abortion providers as ambulatory surgery centers. Currently, abortion providers in Virginia are regulated in the same […]

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Long-time Roanoke SCLC activist quits over “bailout”

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Long-time Roanoke SCLC activist quits over

Jeff Artis outspoken civil rights activist has a “beef” with the Roanoke branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and for that matter with the NAACP too. Artis has served in various capacities with the SCLC. Artis was President of the SCLC briefly in 2008 and up until now served on the board of […]

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Roanoke Valley Senior Golf Tour – London Downs Results

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Roanoke Valley Senior Golf Tour - London Downs Results

Mike Callahan of Boones Mill, VA was the overall winner in the Roanoke Valley Senior Golf Tour’s August tournament held this past weekend at London Downs Golf Course in Lynchburg, VA.. Playing in Division 3, (handicap 21 and over), Callahan scored a net 63.   Other net winners: In Division 3 were: 2nd place – Emory […]

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Rachael Maddow on Cuccinelli opinion on abortion clinics – video

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Rachael Maddow on Cuccinelli opinion on abortion clinics - video

RICHMOND (August 23, 2010) – Statement from the Office of the Attorney General, attributable to Brian Gottstein, director of communication: Sen. Ralph Smith and Del. Robert Marshall requested the attorney general’s official legal opinion regarding whether the commonwealth can regulate facilities that provide first trimester abortions as well as the medical personnel who perform them. […]

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Martinsville bank one of eight banks closed Friday

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Martinsville bank is one of eight (8) banks closed by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) Friday. Others included four (4) in California, two (2) in Florida and one(1) in Chicago, Illinois. For the year 2010 including today 117 banks have failed nationally. For 2009 140 banks closed their doors. In contrast in 2000 only […]

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Political action group claims petition kept FOX from Helen Thomas’ seat

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The best seat in the White House Correspondents Association went to the AP. Though CREDO Action had preferred that NPR get the coveted front row center seat they were pleased that it did not go to FOX. FOX, NPR, and Bloomberg News were vying for Thomas’ seat.  Helen Thomas, 89 was the first female member […]

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Roanoke College freshmen take to the streets on orientation weekend

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Roanoke College freshmen take to the streets on orientation weekend

More than 650 new Roanoke College Maroons arrive August 28 for a busy semester. Just some of the weekend’s highlights include: getting to know the campus, building R House, checking out Roanoke and Salem and experiencing the class’s summer reading, When the Emperor was Divine, firsthand through a conversation with a Japanese American veteran. Day […]

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