Govt/Politics

Another roadblock arises against Soering transfer
Published on Feb 15th, 2010
10 comments Continuing the fight against Governor Tim Kaine's unexplained move to let convicted killer Jens Soering return to his native Germany where critics fear his release would be imminent, the General...
Dead presidents to County: How dare you open!
Published on Feb 15th, 2010
11 comments A giant swath of snow hangs off the roof of Sutherland Middle School February 13, two days before students returned after a nearly two-week, snow-induced hiatus. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER "Buses are...
'Not my responsibility' No-plow-zone finally gets plowed
Published on Feb 12th, 2010
61 comments Roy's Place gets a Valentine– its first plowing of the season on February 13. PHOTO COURTESY CHRISTINE CORNWELL The cul-de-sac that Charlottesville city crews won't plow because of a dispute...
Acting City Manager: Will 'Mo Jo' have the mojo?
Published on Feb 9th, 2010
47 comments City Council is expected to approve next week the appointment of Maurice Jones as Acting City Manager, following the announcement that Gary O'Connell will step down after nearly 15 years in the...
No plow zone: The street that may never get scraped
Published on Feb 9th, 2010
101 comments An ambulance made it onto unplowed Roy's Place during a recent light snow, but residents are fearful. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER What if you lived in Charlottesville, paid your taxes, but still found...
Understanding capitalism with Bruce Scott
Published on Feb 9th, 2010
0 comments Paul W. Cherington Professor of Business Administration at Harvard. Bruce R. Scott, explores how public policy has effected the business environment in the last several years...and how a...
No parking on major streets after midnight
Published on Feb 4th, 2010
1 comments In anticipation of heavy weather, Charlottesville wants parked cars off main thoroughfares by midnight. Water and Market streets between Ridge and 10th, East Jefferson, West Main and High streets all...
Random Row Books screens ARISTIDE AND THE ENDLESS REVOLUTION
Published on Jan 31st, 2010
0 comments Random Row Books screens the award-winning documentary, Aristide and the Endless Revolution, which examines the rise and fall of Haiti's first democratically elected president. The screening is the...
Dave woulda stuck cheatin' Edwards with stiff bill
Published on Jan 31st, 2010
2 comments Charlottesville-based musical superstar  Dave Matthews–- unimpressed that disgraced politician John Edwards and his career-killing paramour allegedly chose Dave Matthews Band's "Steady as We Go...
Mo' snow: Sidewalks clearer in Jan than 'snowpocalypse'
Published on Jan 29th, 2010
22 comments Three weeks after Snowpocalypse, this sidewalk at the major intersection of Ridge and West Main was impassable in a wheelchair. PHOTO BY KEVIN COX For weeks after December’s massive volume of...
Mini-SOTU: McDonnell gets national platform
Published on Jan 28th, 2010
21 comments The staging of Governor Bob McDonnell's Republican response echoes the State of the Union address. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE In office as governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for 11 days, Bob...
Leaving O'Connell: Departing as Mgr to take water job
Published on Jan 28th, 2010
45 comments O'Connell has served another, more powerful water body, the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Gary O'Connell says that he will leave his job as Charlottesville City manager...
Breaking ground: Wood builds mammoth 'cabin on the hill'
Published on Jan 25th, 2010
31 comments Wendell Wood's house on Carter's Mountain takes shape. Click on the image for a closer view. AERIAL PHOTO BY SKIP DEGAN “Why would you want to write about some house I'm building?" That was...
Rebuttal man: McDonnell to respond to Obama
Published on Jan 21st, 2010
24 comments The Congressional Republican leadership invited Governor Bob McDonnell to speak for the party following the State of the Union address. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Governor Bob McDonnell will provide...
Freed Van der Linde: Govt drops suit against recycler
Published on Jan 20th, 2010
41 comments The board met for over an hour at 7:30am and reconvened at 6pm on Wednesday to hammer out settlement terms. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Amid a succession of public relations nightmares, including the...
$750 City Hall bonuses causing controversy
Published on Jan 18th, 2010
12 comments City employees have one extra reason to be thankful: they just got $750 bonuses. NBC29 broke the story.
Moving Soering: Another baffling exit move by Kaine
Published on Jan 16th, 2010
59 comments Family members fear that Kaine's move will soon set Soering free. FILE PHOTOS BY LINDSAY BARNES, LANTERN BOOKS Just one week after announcing a new state park without tallying the full cost to...
Waste Works lawsuit for dumb-dumbs: or a busy citizens guide to the local waste war
Published on Jan 13th, 2010
27 comments “In my opinion, there is compelling evidence to support a lawsuit against Mr. Van der Linde,” said City Councilor David Brown, who serves on the RSWA Board. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER It appeared to...
Reluctant police: City won't enforce its sidewalk law
Published on Jan 12th, 2010
33 comments Try navigating this sidewalk in a wheelchair January 7 at the busy intersection of Ridge and Water streets. PHOTO BY KEVIN COX More than three weeks after the snow of the new century,...
'Debt of gratitude': Kaine thanks Biscuit Run sellers, not taxpayers
Published on Jan 8th, 2010
61 comments Biscuit run investors Hunter Craig and DMB violinist Boyd Tinsley joined Governor Tim Kaine on January 8 at the new Monticello Visitor's Center to celebrate the state's purchase of the 1,200-acre...