Letter to Employees from RCPS Administrator, Rita Bishop

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June 4, 2009 Dear Employee: You may have noticed the article in today’s Roanoke Times regarding the compensation of administrative staff. Though I was disappointed with the article’s tone, I will never quibble with the press.  I would have preferred, however, that the article include the following information: Ÿ      As a part of the budget […]

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Democratic Primary Races – Ware/Jeffrey – Garrett/Bush

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Democratic Primary Races - Ware/Jeffrey - Garrett/Bush

These two contested Democratic Primary races were not as close as predicted. Incumbent Delegate Onzlee Ware won handily with 68% of the vote against challenger Martin Jeffrey. Jeffrey’s campaign lacked the funds to mount a formattable campaign and it remains to be seen if attention was diverted from the issues due to the assault charges […]

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Ed Elswick Edges Out Incumbent Joe McNamara – Video

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ed Elswick Edges Out Incumbent Joe McNamara - Video

Just 24 votes separated Joe McNamara and Ed Elswick vying for the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Windsor District. He pulled it off by getting the Bent Mountain district motivated to vote. Carla Brean, an Elswick supporter, was not surprised by Elswick’s win. Brean is a member of the Roanoke Valley Republican Women. She said McNamara […]

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Frontrunner Bill Cleaveland Holds on To Win in the 17th – Video

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Frontrunner Bill Cleaveland Holds on To Win in the 17th - Video

Bill Cleaveland supporters in Botetourt County did not let him down Tuesday. Cleaveland, an attorney, had the largest and most enthusiastic supporters at his announcement. … CLICK HERE. The numbers were clear Cleaveland had beat Head handily with 28% of the vote to Head’s 24%. Mike Wray, former Roanoke County Board of Supervisor member came in […]

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Senator Creigh Deeds Excerpts from Celebration Remarks in Charlottesville

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

“No one could have imagined what we have accomplished here tonight in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The thunderstorms, the rain, the hail, didn’t stop you from coming out to make your voice heard…And, whether that vote was cast in Arlington or Abingdon or Highland or Henrico or right here in Thomas Jefferson’s home — the city […]

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Funny News Live Shot – Reporter Battles Sprinkler

Monday, June 8, 2009

KOMU 8 reporter Brandon Lewis stuck through his live reporter even after a sprinkler system turned on. We can’t stop watching it again and again in the newsroom! It isn’t every day when you can see a reporter maintain composure AS water sprays in his face! Wet KOMU 8 Live Shot from KOMU News on […]

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Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell endorses Terry McAuliffe – Video

Friday, June 5, 2009

Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was endorsed today by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.  Governor Rendell, who has created new jobs and championed higher wages for Pennsylvania’s working families, cited McAuliffe’s forward-looking Business Plan for Virginia as he announced his endorsement.    “Terry McAuliffe has the skills and the experience to be a great leader in Virginia,” […]

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Virginia’s Infamous Politcal Blogger Endorses Gubernatorial Candidate: Video – Bowerbank Endorsement

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Virginia's Infamous Politcal Blogger Endorses Gubernatorial Candidate: Video - Bowerbank Endorsement

Candidates who thumb their nose at a blogger’s influance on voters and political campaigns run the risk of alienating a growing populace of politically active voters. These younger SM (Social Media) types that read Not Larry Sabato (a.k.a. Ben Tribbett) and many other political websites are getting more respect (or at least tolerance) of bloggers like Tribbett. […]

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Chief Joe Gaskin’s Email on “Must See TV” Improv Arrest

Monday, May 18, 2009

Chief Joe Gaskin's Email on

The Pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church was a witness to the arrest of Improv performer, Katherine Gwaltney. The Pastor told Gaskins that the officer showed restraint. In an email addressed only to Councilman Rupert Cutler following Cutler’s inquiry to Chief Gaskins regarding the “Must See TV” Improv event that resulted in the arrest of Katherine […]

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McDonnell Statement Regarding Guantanamo Bay Detainees

Thursday, May 7, 2009

 McDonnell Statement on New Congressional Legislation Regarding Guantanamo Bay Detainees Richmond– This morning Republican members of Congress, including Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor (R-7th), announced new legislation that would grant Governors and state legislatures final approval authority before any detainee held at Guantanamo Bay could be transferred, or released, into their state. The bill, H.R. 2294, […]

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