Archive | June, 2007

Misquote or mixed message?

Friday, June 29, 2007


Rockingham County Sheriff Don Farley as quoted in the WHSV story about local deputies taking training from ICE to more quickly “process” illegal immigrants: “The people that are here, that are hardworking, paying the taxes that need to be paid, they’re a positive part of our society, I’m not worried about those,” says Farley. Then […]

WVPT cutbacks

Friday, June 29, 2007


I hesitate to post this, but the press release went out today, so the cat is already out of the bag. There may be something about it in tomorrow’s DNR. WVPT is canceling the bulk of it’s local programming and “reducing staff.” Thursday afternoon, they laid off six employees. I’m one of them.

why does MSM pass over certain stories?

Friday, June 29, 2007


David Reynolds has an interesting piece in today’s DNR. Why did the national MSM pick up the Jessie Marie Davis case in Ohio, but not the Rachel Good case in Crimora? And more importantly, why did Adam David Williams, a suspect in Good’s disappearance, participate with Elkton police in the Good investigation? And why has […]

Fridays on the Square

Friday, June 29, 2007


HDR sent out a press release about the new movie screen they’re using for the free Fridays on the Square screenings. They said that “it was time to invest in something that provides the best movie experience for our audience.” Tonight (barring a T-storm) they’re showing October Sky. You can see the list of summer […]

Community Development Grant Program

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Today WSVA is reporting that the city is looking for community input in how the $546,881 in community grant money should be spent. Only $50k of that is for nonprofit organizations like Meals on Wheels, and over a dozen other nonprofits that have made grant requests. I assume the rest is for housing needs? Anyway, […]

the other thing to do with your old computer

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Thanh and I have written about electronics recycling here before, but there’s an article in today’s DNR about a different kind of electronics recycling. I was just having a conversation with someone the other day, and we agreed that most people we know who recycle (myself included) often forget the other Rs: reduce and reuse.

City Manager

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


No surprises here: Assistant City Manager, Kurt Hodgen, will take over as City Manager before Roger Baker retires in November. As for Baker? I hear rumblings that he may run for city council at some point.

Citizen Academy 2

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


In November I wrote about the city’s Citizen Academy, which is where I met Kai, David Miller, Thanh, Josh, and a number of other hburgnews readers. The city just announced that they’re taking applications for this year’s class, which runs from August to November. If you have any interest in how the city works, local […]

Water Street Woes

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Although the Water Street parking deck is open, Mayor Eagle wants Graciano Corp of Pittsburgh to pay “late fees” of up to $80,000 for the delays. But frustration over the deck delays has been compounded by a continued communication issue with the city. Last summer, several downtown store owners were upset about the lack of […]

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