Govt/Politics

New toy cuts campaign spin
Published on Sep 25th, 2008
2 comments Dan Doernberg's new program aims to help voters cut through political spin. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Cutting through the spin of political campaigns can make one's head spin, but thanks to...
Younger Russert visits UVA for Today
Published on Sep 24th, 2008
2 comments Luke Russert says UVA student voters are "a microcosm of the state" for the upcoming election. NBC NEWS Alumna Katie Couric may have left the show, but the Today show keeps coming back to the...
Doubleheader: City to host own softball field debate
Published on Sep 23rd, 2008
5 comments Bob Fenwick of Save McIntire meets with Supervisor Ken Boyd last week–- but will he be heard at the City's softball organizational meeting? FILE PHOTO BY STEPHANIE GARCIA Following the example...
UVA alum Fey scores Emmy three-peat
Published on Sep 22nd, 2008
6 comments Tina Fey graduated from the University of Virginia in 1992 with a B.A. in drama. She would become the first female head writer on Saturday Night Live. PHOTO BY LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS Though she'd...
Palin dressed as UVA alum Fey for Halloween
Published on Sep 19th, 2008
3 comments The day after UVA alumna and former Saturday Night Live head writer Tina Fey returned to the venerable sketch comedy program to deliver a dead-on impression of Republican vice presidential nominee...
Michelle Obama draws thousands to UVA rally
Published on Sep 18th, 2008
17 comments At today's women-oriented rally, Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, told the assembled, "We won't stop working until there's equal pay for equal work." PHOTO...
Michelle Obama coming to town
Published on Sep 16th, 2008
25 comments Michelle Obama's visit comes less than a year after husband Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) set an attendance record at the Charlottesville Pavilion. PHOTO COURTESY OF OBAMA FOR AMERICA Sept. 16 update:...
Dark days: 50th anniversary quietly remembered
Published on Sep 16th, 2008
2 comments Kendra Hamilton and Mecca Burns, at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library, which was a federal court on the second floor in 1958 when African American parents sued to enroll their children in white...
Pork politics: Warner says a mouthful in Scottsville
Published on Sep 15th, 2008
0 comments Warner at Pee Wee's Pit Bar B Que PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES If the most recent numbers are to be believed, the next U.S. senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia came to Scottsville today. According...
Snap o' the day: Yes we can put lipstick on a pig
Published on Sep 15th, 2008
1 comments PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES In light of the recent kerfuffle over Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) remark that "You can put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig," and whether it was a jab at newly anointed...
Post-conventions, McCain and Obama still tied in Virginia
Published on Sep 9th, 2008
3 comments In a poll conducted just two days after the conclusion of the Republican National Convention, Rasmussen Reports concludes that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) are still tied in...
Barefoot chats up 'bi-partisan' Biden
Published on Sep 5th, 2008
0 comments Local radio talk show host Coy Barefoot interviewed his old family friend and vice-presidential nominee Joseph Biden yesterday. The interview portrays Biden as a bi-partisan with fond memories of the...
'Bothered' Boyd slams City for McIntire softball exile
Published on Sep 2nd, 2008
13 comments An early 1990s upgrade lit the softball fields at McIntire Park, but players have now been told that their days here are numbered. PHOTO BY RYAN HOOVER After making an unprecedented decision to green...
City warns: Hurricane Hanna's heading this way
Published on Sep 1st, 2008
4 comments Some possible tracks of Hurricane Hanna. WEATHER UNDERGROUND The City of Charlottesville isn't taking a break on Labor Day–- instead, it's warning citizens not to get so fixated on watching...
Rove's Kaine critique gains new irony with Palin pick
Published on Aug 29th, 2008
3 comments Atlantic Monthly editor Andrew Sullivan points out on his blog today that former White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove's assessment of Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) as a vice presidential...
Stewart to Warner: 'Your speech sucked'
Published on Aug 28th, 2008
0 comments Apparently Daily Show host Jon Stewart isn't a fan of former Gov. Mark Warner (D). On last night's show, after showing a montage of clips from Warner's keynote address at the Democratic National...
Fence-sitting: Casteen holds off on drinking age initiative
Published on Aug 26th, 2008
12 comments UVA President John Casteen is waiting for "evidence" before agreeing to sign the Amethyst Initiative. FILE PHOTO Should the drinking age be lowered from 21 to 18? That question is being asked around...
Emory named to Planning Commission
Published on Aug 20th, 2008
13 comments Commissioner Emory PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Bill Emory is possibly the only person appointed to the Planning Commission who's ever sued the city. The Woolen Mills shutterbug and gadfly found out he'd...
Bloomberg-Paul ticket to appear on Virginia ballot
Published on Aug 19th, 2008
1 comments Bloomberg looks presidential to Greenies. PHOTO COURTESY OFFICE OF NEW YORK CITY MAYOR With all the speculation over whether Virginia would go red or blue in the November election, a ticket of a...
Chief o' the year: Fire mag picks Werner
Published on Aug 19th, 2008
11 comments FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Charlottesville claims more bragging rights: Fire Chief magazine has named Charles Werner 2008 Fire Chief of the Year. Werner started as a city firefighter 30 years ago.