Archive | November, 2006

predictions and results

Tuesday, November 7, 2006


Open thread for predictions, results, and voting experiences. Please add yours in the comments. UPDATE 7: 12:54: RECOUNT! Canvasses at 8. Don’t wait up. It’ll be weeks… Good night. UPDATE 6 – 11:42: Looks like Parker pulled a Nader. She may have been the deciding factor in this election. Remember when she was negotiating with […]

You Can Vote For Dominionism

Monday, November 6, 2006


I can’t believe the DNR published this piece by Eric La Freniere today.  It’s a satirical piece about the Marshall/Newman (aka “marriage”) amendment.  Eric’s the guy you see holding the offensive sign at last week’s “Vote for Marriage (and Allen too) Event.” – Kai

why vote?

Monday, November 6, 2006


Ok, so this isn’t really local news, but this political tornado is going to die down after tomorrow night, so… I decided long ago to adopt a policy of asking someone whether or not they vote before engaging in a political discussion with them. If the answer is no, the conversation is over. Otherwise, listening […]

A closer look at the marriage amendment

Saturday, November 4, 2006


As has been noted on this blog, here is the wording of the proposed amendment to the Virginia Constitution: “That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. “This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize […]

BC gay marriage debate

Friday, November 3, 2006

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Really wish I could have made it to this, but I had a previous engagement. SVA made mention of this, and the DNR ran these two stories on it today. I wanted to go to get the perspective of legislators from a state where gay marriage is now perfectly legal. How did/does gay marriage effect […]

Immigrants and SOL scores

Thursday, November 2, 2006


Most people, probably even most teachers, don’t understand the complicated system of school accountability in our country. At first, we just had a fairly complicated state accreditation system based on SOL scores. Local schools have, for the most part, had no problem with maintaining state accreditation since the system is flexible and many students’ scores […]

Valley News, not necessarily HBurg News! I don’t believe our local paper will be printing this statement.

Thursday, November 2, 2006


After reading both of these “opinions of events” check out the video. The following is a letter to NBC29 from Mike Stark, the man who was tackled for a comment he made at Senator Allen’s campaign stop in Charlottesville on Tuesday. My name is Mike Stark. I am a law student at the University of […]

to clear up any confusion…

Thursday, November 2, 2006


News differs from Meta news in that meta news means “reporting on the news.” That would include dissecting and/or pointing out how the media reports things. Having worked for a few news organizations myself, I can tell you that reading the news (or seeing it on TV or hearing it on the radio) is sometimes […]

New store Downtown Harrisonburg

Wednesday, November 1, 2006


For all of those whom were unable to attend the Annual Report presented by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and the recent DNR article about new businesses downtown, I am pleased to tell you about the new gourmet convenience market in Downtown.   Midtowne Market will open Dec 1st (pray with me and my business partner Tim […]

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    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.