Archive | July, 2007

the nature of evil

Monday, July 23, 2007


There’s a feature in today’s Washington Post about the Teleguz murder-for-hire case, and the principles behind convicting someone of an act showing “a degree of moral turpitude and psychical detachment surpassing that inherent in the definition of ordinary legal malice and premeditation.” How does one define evil? Morbidly fascinated by the Teleguz case, forensic psychiatrist […]

money for movies

Friday, July 20, 2007


Forgive the brief diversion from local issues, but I saw this TV3 story about movies being shot in the Valley, and I had to say something.

public turns against drivers fees

Friday, July 20, 2007


Not surprisingly, the tide of public opinion has undoubtedly turned against the new driver fees imposed on the voting public by the General Assembly earlier this month.

immigrants deported for being seen by police?

Thursday, July 19, 2007


From today’s DNR: two suspected undocumented immigrants were “apprehended” (not arrested) by the HPD gang unit after police came to check out a shots fired report. The two men were turned over to ICE for possible deportation. According to the DNR, there are no shooting victims, and there is no known link between the shots […]

blog ratings

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Apparently the words “kill” and “crack” appear here too often for hburgnews to be rated G. This is part of some gimmicky ad campaign on a dating website, but I saw it on JohnLL’s Valley League blog, and thought it would be fun to see what a few of the local blogs are rated, according […]

Shenandoah Living

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


H’burg has a new free quarterly arts and entertainment magazine called Shenandoah Living. I know at least half of the people involved with it, having worked with both editors (Jenkins and Mehling) when I was writing entertainment pieces for the DNR. It’s hard copy, but some of their stories and photographs are online (didn’t see […]

“we can’t meet the standards, so why try?”

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Sounds like Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality isn’t all that concerned with upholding standards. Now they’re considering allowing more bacteria into the waterways. What exactly is the point of having a DEQ if they don’t really uphold any standards? Can we turn control of the department over to the Riverkeepers?

hburgnews turns 1

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


That’s right. A year ago today I launched this blog. I wasn’t sure how long it would last, but I’m pleased to see that people have discovered it. Currently there are nine active or semi-active contributors (including myself). In the next year, I’d like to see that number increase. I hope more local news hounds […]

coffeehouse franchises

Monday, July 16, 2007


Recently, the Daily Grind franchise in H’burg was broken up, and a few months ago, we got yet another Starbucks. Today I was driving down South High and saw this at the old laundromat across from the former HHS building.

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    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.