Question of the Week

QUESTION OF THE WEEK- Do schools close too quickly for weather?
Published on Feb 15th, 2006
0 comments Now videocast online.     Peter Sheras:""I'm from Chicago originally, so I'm used to cold weather, and our schools never closed. But, then again, we didn't have transportation issues. I...
QUESTION OF THE WEEK- Ever saved someone's life?
Published on Feb 9th, 2006
0 comments Bill Detmer: "I'm an internist, so yeah, but I've never had a situation outside the hospital." Millicent Young: "I've haven't ever encountered a human being who was in a life-...
Should artists reclaim racist images like Little Black Sambo?
Published on Feb 2nd, 2006
0 comments   James Martin: "We should bring things from the past to the present for educational purposes and historic value. You can't evolve without controversy." Brianna Franklin: "I don't think...
Ever witness a wedding disaster?
Published on Jan 26th, 2006
0 comments   Joia Sellam: "During the ceremony, the priest went into an angry tirade about new-age people and swimming with dolphins." Joy Rayman: "We drove to a wedding up in Maryland and arrived at a...
Waddaya think of I-81?
Published on Jan 19th, 2006
0 comments   Art Wheeler: "Obviously, I'm not a traffic engineer. We need traffic ingenuity to deal with our increasing population." Raven Velaquez: "We need to cut it out with building the highways....
What should happen in the Seccuro-Beebe case?
Published on Jan 12th, 2006
0 comments   Brooke McQuale: "He did the right thing to come forward, but I don't know if the rule of law should apply exactly. I hope there would be some leeway in the judge's decision. Obviously he's...
Who'll be on the 2008 presidential ticket?
Published on Jan 5th, 2006
0 comments Priya Chalam: "I'll say Hillary Clinton, though I don't know if the country is ready for a female president. I haven't really considered the Republicans. I've given up on Washington for a while."...
What's your prediction for 2006?
Published on Dec 22nd, 2005
0 comments Brian Eisenhauer: "There will be some obscenities written on the free speech wall." Janet Turner: "They'll complete the construction work going on around the city." Cliff Kavanaugh: "It's going...
What's the zestiest holiday event you'll attend?
Published on Dec 15th, 2005
0 comments Jim Jansen: "We just moved to the area, so we don't have an exciting social calendar just yet." Megan Snyder: "I have a four-month-old baby, so I'm going back to my hometown to introduce her to...
What do you think of the snow?
Published on Dec 8th, 2005
0 comments Marla Muntner: "I think it's beautiful. I wish it would snow a little bit more so I could cross-country ski." Martha Haertig: "I'd love to have one of those huge storms like we used to get in New...
What do you think of the fourth-year fifth?
Published on Dec 1st, 2005
0 comments Jon Cobb: "I think it's a bit silly." Tim Elliott: "It's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. I did stuff like that in college, but that doesn't make it any less stupid." Jennifer Murawski: "...
Where are you going for the holidays?
Published on Nov 24th, 2005
0 comments Greg Horridge: "Houston for Thanksgiving to see my relatives-in-law." Lela Graham: "Probably somewhere really warm– either Savannah, Georgia or Key West." Jim Cole: "Williamsburg. It's a...
What do you think of the elections?
Published on Nov 17th, 2005
0 comments Matthew Simon: "It was nice to see someone come from behind and take the lead from someone I thought would be a sure win." Erin Mattingly: "I don't really follow elections, but I'm happy Kaine won...
QUESTION OF THE WEEK- How should New Orleans be rebuilt?
Published on Nov 10th, 2005
0 comments Judith Grunau: "It would be wise to get various local architects and city planners in on rebuilding. Don't bring people from out of state. Save what you can." Ben Higgins: "I think it should be...
Got any tattoos?
Published on Nov 3rd, 2005
0 comments Andy Kielar: "Just a couple: my arms, ribs, back, and neck. The neck one is new. It's for my sister. Most of them are memorial tattoos for someone I've lost." Kathryn Spivey: "No, but I will have...
What's your favorite movie about law and justice?
Published on Oct 27th, 2005
0 comments Kelly Stegall: "To Kill a Mockingbird, because the characters know what's right and wrong, and because Atticus Finch deals with things with such humanity." Jacob Kaiser: "The Shawshank Redemption....
What's your favorite indie film?
Published on Oct 20th, 2005
0 comments Randolph Brice: "Ever seen the movie Baraka? It[base ']s a wordless documentary that takes place on every continent– such a great movie." Tim Monaghan: "Wait, what exactly constitutes an indie...
What do you know about Creigh Deeds?
Published on Oct 13th, 2005
0 comments Marcia Delonge: "Nothing. It's pathetic. I'm a grad student right now. I'm working on my thesis: destabilization of the phosphorus cycle in tropical forests. I'd like to know more about the real...
What's the best rock concert you ever attended?
Published on Oct 6th, 2005
0 comments Jim Snow: "John Denver in Greensboro in 1977. Man, he sang 'Country Roads' and "Thank God I'm a Country Boy' and just energized that whole crowd. It was amazing."   Dave Puckett: "The Who at...
Are the Rolling Stones the greatest band of all time?
Published on Sep 29th, 2005
0 comments Peter Holmes: "No. I don't think I would call any band the greatest in the world." Katie Cristol: "I probably disagree with that statement. I think I'm too young. I do appreciate that they're a...
What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?
Published on Sep 22nd, 2005
0 comments Heather Pray: "Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the new one. It was horrible. I had to sleep with my dog." Marissa Gabrysch: "The Ring. It repeated scenes of horrible graphic images that didn't make any...
How much would you take to pose naked?
Published on Sep 15th, 2005
0 comments Brian Addington: "An awful damn lot." Josh Desrochers: "$5,000, maybe." Fania Gordon: "About three hours of drinking."
Know anyone in Katrina's wake?
Published on Sep 8th, 2005
0 comments Sinclair: "I had friends down there. I met them eight years ago when I went to Mardi Gras. This reminds me of Sodom and Gomorrah, all that stuff that was going on down there. But it's sad that all...
Which are better, live or studio albums?
Published on Sep 2nd, 2005
0 comments Lizzie Collier: "Depends on the band." Maria Goodman: "Pearl Jam Live at the Garden is great. The Allman Brothers' live album Sweet Melissa is wonderful, too." John Wade: "That's a hard one. I've...
Would you take the proposed new train to Washington?
Published on Aug 25th, 2005
0 comments Tim Longo: "Yeah, actually. That 29 drive is killer; it's the most boring drive ever." Erika Mann: "Maybe. I'm not sure. I'll say yes. I think public transportation is a good thing; it's popular...
What's the best thing about your family?
Published on Aug 18th, 2005
0 comments Julie Carr: "Their zest for adventure!" Marissa Plank: "How different we are– and how close we all are." Sherry Smith: "The fun times and the laughs. Our family is kinda crazy!"
What do you think of the heat wave?
Published on Jul 28th, 2005
0 comments Fred Marquardt: "I come from Syracuse, New York. We've had a record number of over-90-degree days, so this is the kind of heat I've become accustomed to. It's very unpleasant whether it's here or...
What chore would you like someone else to do for you?
Published on Jul 21st, 2005
0 comments Tiffany Keaton: "Ironing. I'm happy to scrub toilets or cook, but I hate ironing." Shannon McAlpine: "Someone could take my job, and I'd still get the paycheck. That would be nice." Jamie Sacco: "...
What's your favorite Virginia wine?
Published on Jul 7th, 2005
0 comments Andrew Scarlatelli: "Barboursville Chardonnay Reserve." Laurel Doss: "I had a Merlot from Jefferson Vineyards. It was really good. But I'm from California, so I'm biased." Joan Burdette: "Prince...
What's the toughest job you've ever hed?
Published on Jun 30th, 2005
0 comments Eric Horton: "Picking tobacco in Connecticut when I was in high school. They have the best broadleaf tobacco." Antonia LoLordo: "Being a philosophy professor– all those deep thoughts. I have...