Govt/Politics

P.E. staff P.O.'d: Albemarle High School censors op-ed
Published on Jun 17th, 2010
58 comments Outgoing newspaper editor Sean Cudahy and incoming editor Ellie Leech learned the limits of student free speech after an offending editorial. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE In Texas, a high school newspaper...
Perriello protests: Police warn of arrests for trespassing
Published on Jun 15th, 2010
42 comments A November 10 protest in front of U.S. Representative Tom Perriello's office made doing business difficult for the Glass Building tenants. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Congressman Tom Perriello faces a...
Lights on: ACAC steps to the plate at Lane
Published on Jun 15th, 2010
14 comments The Lane League's opening day was marred by County budget cuts, but local businesses have since stepped in to help. PHOTO BY JEREMY VESTAL The Lane Babe Ruth League’s opening day this year was a grim...
Song and sausage king Jimmy Dean dies at 81
Published on Jun 15th, 2010
8 comments Jimmy Dean, the man whose name adorns a line of sausage meats and whose country novelty songs were mainstays of 1960s AM radio, has died at his Richmond-area home at the age of 81, according to a New...
Hurt puts the hurt on 5th district's wannabes
Published on Jun 8th, 2010
34 comments Establishment candidate Robert Hurt prevails. FILE PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Conventional wisdom prevails as Tea Party target and State Sen. Robert Hurt wins the 5th district Republican primary race...
Once threatened softball fields to get honorary name
Published on Jun 7th, 2010
10 comments The McIntire softball complex, once threatened by City officials, will be getting a new name. FILE PHOTO BY RYAN HOOVER City Council tonight is set to name the McIntire softball fields in honor of...
Charlottesville spends $16,200 per student
Published on Jun 6th, 2010
36 comments The per-pupil cost of education in the City of Charlottesville stood at $16,200 in 2009, or nearly double the typical cost of private school education, according to an op-ed column in the Sunday...
Former Nixon Jew-counter to assist Governor McDonnell
Published on Jun 4th, 2010
27 comments A former Nixon administration official who underplayed his role in a paranoid counting and then demoting of Jews in government has won the chairmanship of a panel to restructure Virginia's government...
Ullman: Monticello scores funny woman for 4th
Published on Jun 3rd, 2010
7 comments Tracey Ullman's State of the Union appears on Showtime. PUBLICITY PHOTO FROM MONTICELLO Comedienne and actress Tracey Ullman will speak to the nation's newest citizens at Monticello's July 4...
Supes give farm wineries more free range
Published on May 24th, 2010
0 comments Keswick Vineyards, which went on the block earlier this year. FILE PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Earlier this month, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors made it a little easier for local farm...
Push back: Mitchell hearing delayed indefinitely
Published on May 21st, 2010
78 comments Artist Gerry Mitchell, one year after the crosswalk incident. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER A hearing scheduled for Friday, May 21, in Gerry Mitchell's $850,000 suit against the City of Charlottesville...
More Morton woes
Published on May 21st, 2010
43 comments Feda Kidd Morton is a Fluvanna biology teacher PUBLICITY PHOTO The traditional family values candidate who once lost custody of her children is in the news again for alleged plagiarism. The Daily...
Sovereign immunity: City to argue for dismissal of Mitchell crosswalk case
Published on May 18th, 2010
20 comments Artist Gerry Mitchell, one year after the crosswalk incident. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER In November 2007, wheelchair-bound pedestrian Gerry Mitchell was tossed into the street when he was struck in...
No kiddin': Family values candidate lost custody of children
Published on May 17th, 2010
153 comments Fluvanna resident Feda Kidd Morton hopes her grassroots efforts will overcome a lack of cash on hand in the 5th District Republican primary. PUBLICITY PHOTO Could one of the top "family values"...
Lithwick on Colbert
Published on May 13th, 2010
3 comments Hook Hot Seat sitter and Charlottesville resident Dahlia Lithwick, who covers the Supreme Court for Slate.com and is a Newsweek contributing editor, bantered about Elena Kagan's nomination on the...
Sign or art? City cites camera shop for new mural
Published on May 12th, 2010
46 comments Sixteen students and two teachers from Tandem Friends School transformed the wall of Richmond Camera in late March. Now, the city is forcing the business to paint it gray once more. PHOTOS COURTESY...
Miller Center: Obama's War Over Terror
Published on May 8th, 2010
0 comments New York Times White House Correspondent and former Washington Post Reporter Peter Baker explores the legacy of the George W. Bush administration and the struggles that President Obama is currently...
Hot air closes court
Published on May 5th, 2010
56 comments Albemarle Circuit Court closed for business today because the temperature yesterday "constituted a threat to health," according to a notice posted on the courthouse door signed by Judge Cheryl...
Cuccinelli drapes state seal goddess's breast
Published on May 2nd, 2010
37 comments The Virginian-Pilot has the scoop on the active attorney general and the bosom of Virtus.
Felony assault? Car-wielding property owner arrested
Published on Apr 30th, 2010
62 comments Louis Schultz is arrested for attempted assault by car. PHOTO BY ROB SCHILLING A citizen icon of the property rights and environmental movements spent the night behind bars, charged by...
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