Archive | September, 2007

DNR Headline Misses the Point

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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Today’s DNR says, “Immigration Creates a Language Divide.” But according to the Census data they’re referencing, 9.7% of the native-born population of the US speaks a language other than English at home. To look at it another way, there are 37.5 million immigrants, but about 55 million people in the US (over the age of […]

Petraeus, local troops & yard signs

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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In the midst of the media whirlwind over “the Petraeus report,” TV3 is reporting that National Guard troops from Harrisonburg are shipping out from Camp Shelby, Mississippi for Iraq today. While driving on 42 from H’burg to Broadway two days ago, I couldn’t help but notice the dozen-or-so yard signs littering the median and side […]

Rocktown Grill and the 45 percent rule

Monday, September 10, 2007

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There’s a story in today’s Breeze about Rocktown Grill (formerly known as Highlawn Pavilion, previously Blue Fox) charging $5 food tickets to get in the door on Thursday nights. It’s basically a cover, but patrons can redeem the $5 ticket for food. Apparently, Rocktown isn’t selling enough food, and in Virginia there’s no such thing […]

More on Little Local Radio Content

Sunday, September 9, 2007

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Anyone on WMRA-WEMC’s email lists received a notice last week that the stations are now (both) being streamed at www.wmra.org. What’s interesting to me in the context of the recent discussions about applying to start a station with more local content is the email’s description of the two stations – and that not even one […]

FBI stalling on Kurds’ paperwork?

Sunday, September 9, 2007

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JMU prof Barkley Rosser posted another one of his updates on the four Kurdish men convicted of violating Bush’s Patriot Act for wiring money to their families in Iraq. According to Rosser, the FBI has stalled out all four men’s citizenship processes, even though the government never said that it thinks any of the four […]

Big Brothers, Big Sisters: Searching for Volunteers

Sunday, September 9, 2007

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I got this from a friend via email: “Big Brothers Big Sisters organization is in desperate need for male volunteers. Apparently when boys older than 9 enroll in the program, they can’t be paired with female volunteers. I know there are some pretty awesome guys …, so if you’re interested in helping, the organization is definitely interested […]

It’s Finnegan’s Birthday.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

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Happy Birthday Song

Hburg-RoCo Househould Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Friday, September 7, 2007

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Saturday September 29 is the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County residents.  The collection will take place from 8am – 12noon at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. This is a great opportunity for all of us to go through our closets, basements, and storage sheds and bring to the collection our oil […]

beer & wine delivered to your door

Thursday, September 6, 2007

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There are at least a dozen pizza delivery places in town. Midtowne Market is about to add its name to that growing list when they start delivering food from Luigi’s Downtown Pizza Company. But there’s at least one thing they can bring to your door that Domino’s can’t: beer. Starting Sunday, Midtowne will be the […]

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