Archive | October, 2006

oh yeah… the issues

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


So many things about this senatorial race are about sensationalism. It’s rather absurd. Make no mistake: I count myself in with all the other bloggers and reporters that often take the bait and go for the sensational over the germane. With this event in Charlottesville earlier today, it’s clear that the issues are beyond lost. […]

H’burg Happenings – Early November

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


IN RECENT NEWS: New stuff opening/relocating downtown in the next few months: Midtown Market, Blue Nile, Downtown 56, Earth & Tea Cafe. And two stories I didn’t see missed in the local media… NBC 12 is reporting that Schneider National is looking for 90 new drivers in this area, and says there’s a major shortage […]

local media coverage of Friday’s rally/protest

Monday, October 30, 2006


Out of all the stories filed for local media outlets, surprisingly I’d have to say the DNR’s Jeff Mellott is the only one that gave (what I believe to be) fair coverage to the counter-rally when Allen came to town. But some of the other stories seem to downplay the anti-amendment counter-rally. From WSVA: “The […]

Webb Campaigns in Hburg

Friday, October 27, 2006


Yesterday, about 400 people packed into Court Square Theater to see Jim Webb and his entourage. Webb, as you surely know, is running against incumbent Senator George Allen for U.S. Senate. The main event at 4:15 was preceded by music from Trent Wagler and the Steel Wheels, who sang songs including one about “Cruel Georgie […]

Political Wedgies

Friday, October 27, 2006


Make sure you check out Brent’s account and pictures of today‘s rally/protest about the marriage amendment (below). I was lucky enough to have the time to make it to both of the political events on Court Square this week: Webb-Warner yesterday, Allen-Padilla today. Over 400 people showed up to Webb-Warner, apparently the biggest democratic gathering […]

Allen and the amendment rally on Court Square

Friday, October 27, 2006


Big news day for the burg… If I had a laptop, this would be my first attempt at a live blog, but I’ll do my best to update this post as soon as I can… Goodlatte was in town to support the amendment on Monday, Jim Webb and Mark Warner stopped at Court Square yesterday […]

The Breeze has RSS

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Don’t know when this happened, but The Breeze now has RSS feeds for its news, sports, entertainment, and opinion sections. I emailed their webmaster a few months ago, and he said he was working on it. Guess he wasn’t kidding. Now WHSV needs RSS feeds. And WSVA needs a whole new website. If there was […]

regarding Kelley Street and the northeast…

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Comments Off on regarding Kelley Street and the northeast…

I really wish I had more time to devote to writing about the ongoing issues in town, like how and why northeast Harrisonburg is the way it is (or at least seems–higher crime rate, lower incomes, etc). When I read stories like this, I feel like there’s something missing, like the background of the neighborhood […]

the dogs must be crazy II

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


What’s with the Olguin brothers and their dogs? Today the DNR and TV3 (as well as WDBJ in Roanoke) are reporting that the Olguin brothers’ pit bull(s) attacked someone for the second time in two months. In September the victim was Gloria Harold, coming to the rescue of Vicky Willis. This time it was Bucky […]

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