Archive | November, 2007

define animal testing

Monday, November 12, 2007


There’s a story in the DNR today that I haven’t seen or heard much discussion about. Governor Kaine will be in town this Wednesday to dedicate the new Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Animal Lab on Mount Clinton Pike. The new animal lab takes the place of the old lab on Reservoir.

blood donor crash?

Monday, November 12, 2007


From WBOP/WSIG News: “According to witnesses a silver Volkswagen beetle swerved into on-coming traffic, crashing into a black Jeep [on JMU campus…] It is believed the unidentified victim had just donated blood, although it hasn’t been determined if that was a contributing factor.” I’ve heard of slight dizziness after giving blood, but I didn’t think […]

Harrisonburg in The Onion

Saturday, November 10, 2007


It actually has nothing to do with our little city (although the Clerk’s race would have been perfect Onion fodder). As a longtime fan of The Onion, I thought I would pass this story along: LOCAL BOY TRAPPED IN FAMILY HARRISONBURG, VA—Rescue workers and concerned neighbors gathered Saturday outside the Conklin residence on Waterson Avenue […]

50 things to do around JMU

Friday, November 9, 2007


A group of JMU students, led by new Student Body President, Lee Brooks, are putting together a booklet with “50 things to do at JMU” that will include things to do in and around Harrisonburg as an alternative to drinking. It seems the administration, as well as a number of students, wants to do something […]

IMS story correction

Friday, November 9, 2007


A few weeks ago, I posted a story about Innovative Marketing Solutions (IMS) which needs to be corrected and clarified.

How much do public servants make?

Thursday, November 8, 2007


This is a crosspost from my new blog, The Friendly City, which will in some small way try to fill the gap left by Republitarian’s exit from blogging. Which is to say, it’ll be more opinionated than hburgnews. Here is a selection of the earnings potential for various types of public service. Obviously this is […]

analysis by precinct

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Here’s a brief look at the five city precincts, and 29 in the county:

results: status quo maintained

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Chaz defeats Fulk by narrow margin. Roles loses with over 31 percent of the vote. Frank loses with over 32 percent of the vote. Deceased County Commissioner of Revenue incumbent Richard Connellee defeats challenger Esther Nizer. NLS: Senate goes to Dems.

local election coverage

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Here’s a screenshot of News Leader coverage of tonight’s election results. Here’s the DNR screenshot of the breaking news coverage. Those are links to the SBE.

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    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.