Archive | October, 2007

Anti-Commerce immigration rule

Thursday, October 11, 2007


From the Post, a federal judge overturned an anti-immigrant law that violated “a 1980 law, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, that requires it to weigh the cost of imposing new regulations that would significantly burden small-business owners.” The Chamber of Commerce was opposed to this one — arm-in-arm with their comrades in the ACLU.

Tenneco down, Tenneco up…

Thursday, October 11, 2007

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About 8 months ago, Tenneco Walker, the global manufacturing company based in Illinois, laid off 40 workers at the plant on the south end of town. Last month, the company announced plans to close a plant in Wissembourg, France. Yesterday, Tenneco said it won “new aftermarket contracts in the third quarter, which will generate about […]

corporate mergers: proof that cheap beer is all the same

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


We live in the age of corporate mergers. We Americans get most of our news and entertainment from a mere six companies. Now the fat cats are consolidating our beer. SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing are merging, putting them in direct competition with Anheuser-Busch (WSJ). WSVA reports that the merger may effect the plant in […]

Radio Update – Final Appeal

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Follow this link to hear this post’s text read aloud, or read below. The OrangeBand Initiative submits its application for community radio October 12-19 and we have made significant strides in only five weeks towards submitting a competitive and professional application.

something fishy

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


The trees in front of Cally’s on Court Square could certainly be considered an environmental issue. City Council will be discussing it tonight at 7:00. This is also the evening for the Candidates’ Public Forum on Water Quality at the County BoS building at 7:00.

trees vs signs

Friday, October 5, 2007


A few of the big trees on Court Square in front of the Calhoun–er, Cally’s building are slated to come down. City council voted to remove at least two of the trees, because they’re blocking the view of the Cally’s sign and the Court Square Theater marquee. The Harrisonburg Tree Committee advised the council against […]

anarchist faces six year sentence in Spain

Friday, October 5, 2007


25-year-old radical leftist and former JMU student, Peter Gelderloos, used to be an anarchist organizer in Harrisonburg. Now he stands trial in Barcelona for allegedly organizing a protest in April that police say got out of control.

traffic calming misstep in Broadway?

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Not H’burg news, but since I visit Broadway often, I had to wonder about the town’s choice to put “bump outs” where some of the parking spaces used to be. The DNR ran a story on it today. Many residents aren’t happy about it. As one of the commenters points out, Charlottesville used some of […]

From JMU-Timely Notification Bulletin

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Police Information in reference to an Off-Campus Incident – HPD CFS # 2007-068127 TIMELY NOTIFICATION BULLETIN: Possible Threat to the Community October 2, 2007 OFFENSES: Aggravated Assault and Robbery by Force LOCATION: Off JMU campus in the area of 1068 Lois Lane City of Harrisonburg TIME: Early morning hours of Sept 29, shortly after midnight

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