The week in review
Latest in the Western 29 Bypass resurrection: City Council votes 4-0 June 20 to oppose the controversial roadway. After a more than 10-year hiatus, the bypass revived June 8 at the end of a late-night Albemarle Board of Supervisors meeting.
Biggest foreclosure: "Preservation development" Bundoran Farm in North Garden goes on the block June 29, the Daily Progress reports.
Biggest paychecks: A power failure results in around 800 Charlottesville employees who have direct deposit getting paid twice– and many of those get an email warning not to spend the extra money, according to the Progress.
Biggest bathroom break: Ethyle Cole Giuseppe, 92, donates $100,000 to build a permanent bathroom at Greene County Community Park, the Greene County Record reports.
Most rabid: An infected raccoon sinks its teeth into the leg of hiker Kalie Sealander, 22, while in Shenandoah National Park, according to NBC29. Sealander has finished her rabies shots.
Most resolved: Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris is the first at the U.S. Conference of Mayors to sign a resolution urging an end to the war in Afghanistan and a reallocation of those resources for nation building in this country. The resolution passes June 20.
Briefest run: Attorney Peter McIntosh withdraws from the City Council race June 16, which he entered May 25, saying his heart wasn't in it, according to Greg Moomaw in the DP.
Best website: Waldo Jaquith, creator of the General Assembly-tracking site, Richmond Sunlight, is one of 16 people invited to the White House June 10 as a Champion of Change.
Farthest travels to have sex with a minor: Stuarts Draft resident Barbara Renee Case, 39, flew to Australia in May 2008 to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. She served 112 days in prison there for two counts of sexual penetration of a minor. On June 17, she is sentenced in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg to 30 months in federal prison for engaging in multiple sex acts with the underage boy.
Most tragic fall– at the beach: Staunton toddler Lea Shiloh Moats, 2 1/2, tumbles backwards through the balcony railings at a fifth story room shortly after arriving at the Sandcastle Oceanfront Resort in Virginia Beach June 17 with her family. She dies early the next morning, according to the News Leader.
Most tragic fall– on the Blue Ridge Parkway: Jonathan Sullivan, 20, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, falls 100 feet while climbing Raven's Roost June 15, an accident believed to have been caused by equipment failure.
Latest to run afoul of county zoning: Arganica Farm Club, and organic distributor that operates out of historic Holly Tree Farm in Advance Mills, is cited with a zoning violation May 16 for allegedly running a warehouse/packing plant operation in a rural district, Graham Moomaw reports in the Progress. Arganica's founder, former DC real estate broker Dominique Kostelac, decries Albemarle's "adversarial" stance and threatens to move his operation to Maryland.
Latest in the Orange slaying: Brenda Canosa, 51, enters an Alford plea June 16 in the 2009 shooting of her estranged husband, Orange and Culpeper sheriff's investigator Bob Canosa. She claims she doesn't remember shooting her spouse.
Latest child molester: Eric Thompson Olsen, 56, of North Garden, pleads guilty June 15 to three counts of aggravated sexual battery of a seven-year-old girl, according to Tasha Kates in the Progress. He faces up to 60 years in prison when he's sentenced October 4.
Latest massive resistance controversy: The racist policies that shut down schools in Virginia– and in Charlottesville– in the late '50s rather than allow black children led the state to offer college scholarships to those whose education suffered, even if they're white. The Washington Post has the story.