Thursday, April 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced that, following a thorough legal review of the case, he will commute the death sentence of Ivan Teleguz to life imprisonment without parole. Teleguz’s request for a pardon will be denied. Teleguz was convicted in the murder-for-hire of Stephanie Yvonne Sipe in July 2001. He was scheduled to be executed on April 25.
Announcing his decision at the Virginia State Capitol today, Governor McAuliffe delivered the following statement (as prepared):
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us. I am joined today by my Secretary of Public Safety, Brian Moran, and my Counsel, Carlos Hopkins, both of whom have devoted countles
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Beth Deel and Jeremy Holmes
Jeremy Holmes Program Director of RIDE Solutions and Beth Deel (myscoper.com)of New Years Eve bouncy-ball fame supported by Hank Bostwick Legal Aide attorney pulled together at least 70 people Tuesday evening at The Water Heater on 5th Street.
Councilman Dave Trinkle and his wife Ann, Carter Turner the Democratic opponent who failed in his bid for Delegate Morgan Griffith’s seat and Drew Densmore Senator Mark Warner’s Outreach Representative were a few notable attendees.
Deel gave a slide show at the open of the summit. It included the various events in which she has been involved. One well-known downtown “must watch TV” art improv where one participant was arrested got a chuckle. The bouncy-ball New Years at Center in the Square was a hit last year and there are high hopes for another this year.
There was white paper stretching the wall where Deel and Holmes wrote what attendees had to say about what they would like Roanoke to be. There lacked cohesiveness at this first meeting and no clear questions for future council candidates were formulated. All agreed non-partisan elections were not going to happen – at least anytime soon.
The Water Heater prepares for the summit.
There was disagreement over whether Roanoke should increase its population or as one participant framed it “stagnate.” There were mostly general ideas that will be compiled by Holmes and Deel prior for the next meeting. The meeting will be announced again through Facebook. You can check out the discussion of Tuesday’s meeting there too.
There was no ranting and raving, diatribes or name-calling as some had seemed to have feared – unless you count Bob Craig who again spoke on the city’s lack of responsibility in managing its debt.
There will be another reThink Roanoke summit in the future but no date was set Tuesday night.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Local Events, Roanoke City Politics
Tags: art, cycling, economy, neighborhood