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Rail birthday: Amtrak's new train gets one-year profit party
Published on Oct 7th, 2010
0 comments Charlottesville mayor Dave Norris and state rail director Thelma Drake break into an impromptu "Happy Birthday" singalong. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The new Amtrak train in Charlottesville celebrated...
More trains: Amtrak plans to dailify the Cardinal
Published on Oct 2nd, 2010
45 comments Amtrak wants the Cardinal–- shown here at Union Station–- to leap from 6 to 14 visits per week. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Just a year after helping to launch a wildly popular twice-daily...
Amtrak and state launch new train
Published on Oct 1st, 2009
2 comments The biggest names in rail and politics came to Charlottesville on Wednesday, September 30, one day ahead of the biggest transportation news in years: the launch of a new regional rail service–...
COVER- Mayorsville: Here, everybody's a mayor
Published on Aug 10th, 2006
0 comments It's the Downtown Mall's 30th birthday. Mitch Van Yahres and Charles Barbour are back in City Council chambers June 30, where both had served as mayor three decades earlier. Current Mayor David...
Spinning the numbers: Richards gaining ground on Goode?
Published on Oct 24th, 2002
0 comments One of the most exciting aspects of politics is the art of the spin. Even if a poll shows a candidate trailing her opponent 58 to 31 percent, you'll never hear the candidate admit she doesn't have a...
Meredith Richards: Blazing a campaign trail
Published on Aug 29th, 2002
0 comments The carmine-haired candidate in the Fifth District congressional race is on her way to Cumberland County, and cell phone reception is spotty. In her race against well-funded incumbent Virgil Goode,...
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