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  • Breaking: Explosions in New York City, Charlottesville Virginia

    09/17/2016 8:37:48 PM PDT · by · 88 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 17, 2016
    Developing – Earlier today there was a detonation of explosive device in New Jersey. Currently Firefighters are at the scene of an explosion in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, and another in Charlottesville Virginia. The Fire Department of New York said there were reports of 15 patients, all with minor injuries, and there were no reports of fatalities. [Via New York Post] A dumpster blew up at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night in Chelsea, blowing out the lower windows of a 14-story residence for the blind. At least 26 suffered minor injuries from what may have been an explosive device, police...
  • Authorities Investigating Reported Explosion On Downtown Mall In Charlottesville, Virginia

    09/17/2016 7:14:51 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 73 replies
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Charlottesville Fire Department is now investigating a reported explosion on the Downtown Mall. The local fire chief says there was no fire or smoke from the reported explosion near the Downtown Mall between 3rd street and Water street.
  • Judge Rejects Rolling Stone’s Plea to Throw Out UVA Defamation Case

    09/02/2016 9:00:54 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Sep 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    According to NBC News, a judge has rejected Rolling Stone‘s request to throw out a defamation case brought by the accused students in the now-debunked University of Virginia rape case. In a statement made on Thursday, a circuit court judge in Charlottesville, Virginia, held that Rolling Stone magazine’s article on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia could reasonably be considered defamatory. This followed a request by the magazine’s attorney for the court to dismiss the case.
  • U-Va. Phi Psi members speak about impact of discredited gang rape allegations

    01/15/2015 1:25:29 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 14 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Phi Psi members, speaking publicly for the first time since the allegations surfaced, told The Washington Post that they went into hiding for weeks after their home was vandalized with spray-painted messages calling them rapists and with bricks thrown through windows. They booked hotel rooms to avoid the swarm of protesters on their front lawn. They watched as their brotherhood was vilified, coming to symbolize the worst episode of collegiate sexual violence against women since the 2006 Duke University lacrosse team scandal — which also turned out to be false. Although the Rolling Stone article was discredited and the student’s...
  • Legal Aid: Jackie from Rolling Stone story hires lawyer

    12/11/2014 7:19:13 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | December 10, 2014
    Jackie has a lawyer. Palma Pustilnik, an attorney at Charlottesville's Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, said Wednesday morning that she'd been retained as counsel by the woman at the center of a Rolling Stone account depicting a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house. The magazine revealed Friday that it found "discrepancies" in Jackie's account and said its "trust in her was misplaced." The fraternity tied to the allegation, Phi Kappa Psi, has said it found no evidence to support her claims and several key facts in the story were refuted by records.
  • Ebola researchers frustrated by lack of support until outbreak hits

    10/22/2014 4:13:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Judith White, who runs a research lab at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, submitted a proposal to the National Institutes of Health to test potential countermeasures against Ebola in March — just as Liberia was confirming its first two cases of the deadly virus. The project, a collaboration of the university, the Army and a drug company, showed promising early results: Mice injected with two compounds — one used in a drug to treat female infertility, the other found in a breast cancer drug — showed immunity to Ebola. But a few months later, not...
  • Investigators looking for UVA student Hannah Graham find human remains

    10/18/2014 3:34:49 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    (CNN) -- Authorities looking for Hannah Graham -- the University of Virginia student who went missing last month -- found human remains Saturday in Albemarle County, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said Saturday.
  • Human remains found Saturday likely body of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham

    10/18/2014 3:04:57 PM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    FOX8 ^ | October 18, 2014
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Human remains discovered Saturday are believed to be the body of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, police said. A press conference is underway. The remains were found off Old Lynchburg Road today during a search for Graham, who was last seen Sept. 13 in an area of Charlottesville known as the Downtown Mall. Police have been asking owners of large parcels of property in surrounding counties to search their land and report back. Jesse Matthew, 32, is now behind bars, arrested in Texas as a suspect in Graham’s disappearance. He was transferred to Virginia and...
  • Jesse Matthew, Suspect in Hannah Graham’s Abduction, in Custody

    09/24/2014 4:23:14 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 104 replies
    Associated Press / NBC 4 ^ | September 24 | Staff
    Jesse Matthew, the man wanted by police for allegedly abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, is in police custody, News4's Julie Carey reports. According to NBC29's Henry Graff, Matthew was arrested outside of Virginia and will be extradited to the Commonwealth at a later time.
  • Wanted Poster for Hannah Graham Suspect is Issued as Detectives Return to Search Nursing ....

    09/22/2014 4:08:38 PM PDT · by Cecily · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 22, 2014 | Ashley Collman & Nick Fagge
    A wanted poster was issued today for a nursing assistant described as a 'person of interest' in the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Detectives on Monday returned for a second time to search the apartment of Jesse 'LJ' Matthew in Charlottesville. It is believed that Matthew is the last person to be seen with the 18-year-old before she vanished last week. Matthew, 32, is wanted on two counts of reckless driving for speeding away from the police station. He hasn't been charged in the student's disappearance. According to Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo, Matthew walked into...
  • Knockout Attackers Freed, You Won’t Believe What Happened to the Victims

    01/13/2014 5:28:37 PM PST · by iceskater · 41 replies
    The Independent Sentinel ^ | January 10, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Two African-American knockout-style attackers in Charlottesville were immediately released on their own recognizance and only charged with a misdemeanor after an assault on a man and woman in a downtown shopping mall on December 20. Police Chief Longo, who arrested the assailants, said there is evidence of the male victim losing a tooth and suffering soft tissue damage but he would need evidence of more serious injuries to raise the charges. The injuries were far more serious than that according to the victims. In the meantime, these two assailants didn’t even have to post bail. The police department never used...
  • Brutal Knockout Attack at Upscale Mall Results in Cracked Ribs, Broken Ankle and Knocked Out Teeth

    12/31/2013 2:00:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 30, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    The knockout victim lies on the ground during a brutal assault in Virginia.A Charlottesville, Virginia couple were assaulted on Friday night by three young black men at an upscale mall. But don’t expect the Obama DOJ to look into this. After all, the victim was white. C-Ville reported: A couple’s late night stroll on the Christmas-lit Downtown Mall turned to terror in the early morning hours of Friday, December 20, when they were brutally assaulted by three men in what appears to have been a random act of violence. Even though one of the victims, Jeanne Doucette, managed to take...
  • Knockout: Victims of brutal Downtown Mall assault want arrests, and answers from police

    12/30/2013 3:06:35 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 27 replies ^ | 12/29/2013 | Courteney Stuart
    A couple’s late night stroll on the Christmas-lit Downtown Mall turned to terror in the early morning hours of Friday, December 20, when they were brutally assaulted by three men in what appears to have been a random act of violence. Even though one of the victims, Jeanne Doucette, managed to take photos that appear to show the assailants as they kicked and pummeled her boyfriend Marc Adams to unconsciousness, Charlottesville Police still do not have any suspects. Doucette says there were other witnesses to the crime, which allegedly occurred just outside the Wells Fargo building at around 1am as...
  • Knockout: Victims of brutal Downtown Mall assault want arrests, and answers from police

    12/30/2013 10:26:59 AM PST · by Dubya-M-Dees · 77 replies ^ | 11/29/2013 | Courteney Stuart
    A couple’s late night stroll on the Christmas-lit Downtown Mall turned to terror in the early morning hours of Friday, December 20, when they were brutally assaulted by three men in what appears to have been a random act of violence.
  • Regardless of How It Looks, These Are Not the Victims of a Crime

    08/30/2013 10:46:09 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/30/13 | Jason Howerton
    – They Are the Perpetrators Who Learned a Very Painful Lesson Two suspected robbers left the scene of their own crime looking like the victims of a brutal attack after their would-be victims fought back. Johnny Calderon Jr., 19, and Gerald Allen, 18, attempted to rob two University of Virginia students at gunpoint, which turned out to be a huge, painful mistake, according to police in Charlottesville, Va. Police arrived on the scene to find the two students had beaten up and detained the suspects. Clearly, Allen got the worst of the beating. His right eye was swollen shut and...
  • Commit Any Felonies Lately?

    07/05/2013 2:34:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Times ^ | July 5, 2013 | Bart Hinkle
    Elizabeth Daly went to jail over a case of bottled water. According to the Charlottesville Daily Progress, shortly after 10 p.m. April 11, the University of Virginia student bought ice cream, cookie dough and a carton of LaCroix sparkling water from the Harris Teeter grocery store at the popular Barracks Road Shopping Center. In the parking lot, a half-dozen men and a woman approached her car, flashing some kind of badges. One jumped on the hood. Another drew a gun. Others started trying to break the windows.
  • City in Virginia Becomes First to Pass Anti-Drone Legislation

    02/05/2013 2:18:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 2/5/13 | Jason Koebler
    Charlottesville, Va., has become the first city in the United States to formally pass an anti-drone resolution. The resolution, passed Monday, "calls on the United States Congress and the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia to adopt legislation prohibiting information obtained from the domestic use of drones from being introduced into a Federal or State court," and "pledges to abstain from similar uses with city-owned, leased, or borrowed drones." The resolution passed by a 3-2 vote and was brought to the city council by activist David Swanson and the Rutherford Institute, a progressive civil liberties group based ACA premium...
  • Police Investigate Report of Shooting on Rio Mills Rd (Charlottesville)

    12/26/2012 10:58:44 AM PST · by adamjeeps · 8 replies
    We are receiving reports of a shooting incident on Rio Mills Road in Albemarle County. Albemarle County police are on the scene. Details are limited at this time, here's what we have so far: People in the neighborhood reported hearing gunshots after police chased a car into the area. The shooting incident was first reported at 11:50 a.m. The area of the shooting incident is about halfway between the South Fork reservoir and the airport near the quarry on Rio Mills Road. Police have formed a perimeter around a house on Rio Mills Road and there are officers in the...
  • Skeletal remains found in Albemarle County

    01/26/2010 12:29:13 PM PST · by freespirited · 4 replies · 605+ views
    Wapo ^ | 01/26/10 | Maria Glod
    Skeletal remains were found this morning in Albemarle County and police investigators are on the scene. Officials have not yet released details. But authorities and volunteers conducted multiple searches in the area after the Oct. 17 disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. Harrington, 20, went missing outside a Metallica Concert at the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena in nearby Charlottesville. We will update as we learn more. Here is the statement from Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller: "Virginia State Police and Albemarle County Police are currently on the scene of the discovery of skeletal remains in...
  • New details released in Harrington investigation (VT girl still missing at UVa.)

    11/20/2009 1:10:23 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 1,040+ views
    Morgan Harrington was seen hitchhiking for a ride on the Copeley Road Bridge on the night of her disappearance, according to a police brief released Nov. 13. “After the 9:30 (p.m.) timeframe, we can’t seem to establish any other sightings of her,” said Corinne Geller, spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police. It was also released in the brief that she was wearing a Swarovski Crystal necklace on that night. Harrington might have received a ride or approached someone to borrow a cell phone, Geller said. “She was wearing it that night,” Geller said. “She dropped her purse and her cell...
  • Thomas stuns Slutzky in Rio [GOPers unseat incumbents in Albemarle County VA]

    11/04/2009 3:47:08 PM PST · by freespirited · 10 replies · 616+ views
    Daily Progress ^ | 11/04/09 | Brandon Shulleeta
    A GOP supporter waved a broom Tuesday at Rivals Sports Bar and Grill after Republicans swept the competitive Albemarle County Board of Supervisors races. Republican Rodney S. Thomas pulled ahead of Democrat David L. Slutzky, the incumbent, taking the Rio District seat. And Duane Snow, a Republican businessman and grandfather of 13, sailed past a Democrat and an independent for the Samuel Miller seat.... Snow said that his commitments include “looking for wastes and inefficiencies. I’m going to listen to the citizens of Albemarle County.” Snow received more votes than Democrat Madison Cummings and independent John Lowry. The Rio victor,...
  • McDonnell right for Virginia

    11/01/2009 2:28:23 PM PST · by freespirited · 7 replies · 394+ views
    Daily Progress ^ | 11/01/09 | Editorial Board
    If the economy and transportation are the two top crises facing Virginia, then the question is: Which candidate for governor has the best chance of solving those intertwined problems? And the answer has to be: Bob McDonnell — although there are portions of his platform that we question. We say this with great respect for his opponent, state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, whose district includes portions of our community. We know him well and admire his record of service. But for overall strategy and capability, the nod goes to Mr. McDonnell. Let’s take transportation first. Mr. Deeds would tackle the...
  • Metallica offers reward for missing fan (in Virginia- an additional $50G)

    10/26/2009 10:02:42 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 34 replies · 1,654+ views
    Yahoo! News (AFP) ^ | 10/26/2009 | n/a
    American heavy metal band Metallica has stumped up 50,000 dollars in reward money for a fan who disappeared at one of their concerts, a campaign website said Monday. Police have been searching for blond-haired, blue-eyed Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, since she went missing from a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, Virginia on the evening of Saturday, October 17.... "The Band Metallica is also adding an additional 50,000 dollars to the reward bringing it to 150,000 dollars for Morgan's safe return or information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Morgan's disappearance," it said....
  • Uh-Oh they're here

    08/16/2009 12:37:40 PM PDT · by hscott · 58 replies · 2,356+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/10/09 | editorial
    A 34-YEAR-OLD woman, the mother of a 12-year-old girl, has been locked up in a Virginia jail for three weeks and could remain there for at least another month. Her crime? Blogging about the police.
  • Archaeologist to Discuss Life on Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Plantation

    02/06/2009 9:38:35 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 694+ views
    Smith College, Office of College Relations ^ | Monday, February 2, 2009 | Kristen Cole, Media Relations Director
    Later this month, an archaeologist at Thomas Jefferson's historic home of Monticello in Charlottesville, Va., will speak at Smith College about the use of the late president's plantation by the estate's residents, both free and enslaved. Sara Bon-Harper, archeological research manager, will lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in McConnell Hall, Room 103, about "Defined Spaces: Landscape on the Monticello Plantation." The event is sponsored by the Program in Archaeology and the Lecture Committee and is free and open to the public. Bon-Harper's work at Monticello focuses on an archaeological survey of the original 5,000-acre plantation and the excavation...
  • US HR VA-5 Recount: Tom Perriello's(D) win is official [over incumbent Virgil Goode Jr.(R)]

    12/19/2008 4:48:58 PM PST · by flattorney · 14 replies · 810+ views
    Martinsville Bulletin ^ | December 18, 2008 | Staff
    - - He will be congressman by a margin of 727 votes Congressman-elect Tom Perriello promised to continue his “double shift” working for the 5th District’s needs in Washington after being certified the winner of the congressional race Wednesday by a court in Albemarle County. A three-judge panel certified the final margin of victory at 727 votes, with 158,810 for Perriello and 158,083 for Republican incumbent Virgil Goode Jr. The recount found 250 vote changes, with Goode having a net gain of 18 votes. The recount began Tuesday with local election officials rechecking results in the district’s 22 localities. They...
  • Goode: Recount should include military ballots [VA 5th District, recount on 12/16]

    12/13/2008 12:42:42 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 1,440+ views
    The News-Virginian, Waynesboro, Va. ^ | 2008-12-11 | Brian McNeill
    Facing the loss of his seat, U.S. Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. said Thursday that all late-arriving absentee ballots cast by U.S. troops overseas should be counted as part of next week’s recount in his 5th District race. A federal judge in Richmond ruled Tuesday that Virginia’s State Board of Elections violated the law by mailing out absentee ballots to military voters too late for them to send back their ballot by Election Day. However, the judge added that the 4,750 such ballots across the state need not be counted, as they would not change the outcome of any race...
  • Perriello Wins House Seat [VA--5th District]

    11/24/2008 10:21:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 67 replies · 4,991+ views
    The State Board of Elections has certified challenger Tom Perriello as the winner over Republican Congressman Virgil Goode. The board today certified Perriello as the winner by 745 votes in the 5th District congressional race. Goode is entitled to a recount if he chooses.
  • VA: Goode takes on ‘anchor baby’ issue

    09/05/2008 1:35:12 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 304+ views
    The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. ^ | 2008-09-05 | Brian McNeill
    U.S. Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. wants to end what he calls the nation’s “anchor baby situation” — and he’s willing to amend the U.S. Constitution if that’s what it takes. In a Wednesday debate in Danville, Goode — a vocal foe of illegal immigration — repeatedly denounced the policy that guarantees American citizenship to anyone born in the United States. “The anchor baby situation is a magnet for illegals to come to our country,” Goode said. “I’m opposed to that.”
  • Dave Matthews Band’s LeRoi Moore Passes Away

    08/20/2008 6:48:10 AM PDT · by jmc813 · 22 replies · 158+ views
    Access Hollywood ^ | 8-20-2008 | Unknown
    A founding member of long-running Virginia jam band the Dave Matthews Band has passed away, a rep for the band has revealed in a statement released to Access Hollywood. He was 46 years old. “LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of Dave Matthews Band, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, August 19, 2008, at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles from sudden complications stemming from his June ATV accident on his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia,” the rep stated. “Moore had recently returned to his Los Angeles home to begin an intensive physical rehabilitation program.” Moore, who played flute and pennywhistle in...
  • President Bush to speak at Monticello's July 4 event

    06/28/2008 6:14:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 209+ views
    Monticello ^ | 2008-06-27
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. – President George W. Bush will attend the July 4 event at Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, the White House has announced. Bush will be the featured speaker at Monticello’s 46th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony. He will become the fourth sitting president to participate in Independence Day activities at Monticello, joining Franklin D. Roosevelt (1936), Harry S. Truman (1947), and Gerald R. Ford (1976). “We are truly honored to have President Bush as our featured speaker on July 4, and regard it as a great compliment that he has chosen to spend part of the...
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • Caption Hillary and John Grisham

    09/24/2007 4:43:42 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 49 replies · 92+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 9/23/07 | staff
    "Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton gets a hug from author John Grisham during a fundraiser in Charlottesville, Va."
  • Grisham slams war, tells book's Iowa ties

    09/21/2007 5:22:12 PM PDT · by stratboy · 40 replies · 150+ views ^ | September 21, 2007 | Bryce Miller
    Best-selling author John Grisham, taking his first major public step in presidential politics by planning to host an event Sunday near his home in Charlottesville, Va., for New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, said the current administration is built around "bad people with evil intent" and contends President Bush played politics as thousands died in Iraq. Grisham talked about this weekend's event during an interview Thursday to discuss his new book, "Playing for Pizza," a fictional account of a Davenport and University of Iowa football player trying to revive a fractured career in Italy. "The war is an immoral abomination that...
  • VA: Arrest linked to serial rapist crimes [the UVA serial rapist?]

    08/14/2007 2:36:47 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 2 replies · 624+ views
    Police have charged an Albemarle County man in two attacks that were previously linked by DNA to a serial rapist responsible for seven sexual assaults over the past decade. Authorities said Nathan Antonio Washington, 40, is also a suspect in the five other attacks linked to the investigation, but did not say whether they believe he is the serial rapist.
  • VA: UVa victim upset over sex offender's parole

    08/08/2007 9:53:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 954+ views
    The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA ^ | 2007-08-08 | Rob Seal and Liesel Nowak
    To the dismay of his victim, a man convicted last year of sexually assaulting a University of Virginia classmate in 1984 is scheduled to get out of jail after serving only six months of an 18-month sentence. William N. Beebe, 42, pleaded guilty in November to one charge of aggravated sexually battery and was sentenced in March to 10 years in prison with all but 18 months suspended. Beebe’s projected release date is now Sept. 17, according to Virginia Department of Corrections records. News of the impending release shocked and angered his victim, 40-year-old Liz Seccuro of Greenwich, Conn.“I never...
  • VA-Albemarle: Latinos worried by other counties' measures

    08/07/2007 9:03:21 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 586+ views
    The Daily Progress ^ | 2007-07-31 | Jeremy Borden
    As two Northern Virginia counties begin to look at what local government can do to battle illegal immigration, some in Charlottesville and Albemarle County's Latino community say they are fearful those measures could be implemented here. They spoke of widespread anxiety caused by the fear of deportation or racial profiling by local officials. Appointed and elected officials say, however, that the Charlottesville and Albemarle area is a very different place than Northern Virginia and would have little appetite for such reform.
  • "Peace Mom" to hold rally downtown (Lynchburg, VA)

    07/18/2007 4:41:17 AM PDT · by Wage Slave · 33 replies · 909+ views
    Lynchburg News and Advance ^ | 6/17/07 | Darrell Laurant
    Preparations are in place for the visit of "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan to Lynchburg on Thursday. Sheehan and a group of other activists will be stopping here as part of what she calls "The Summer of Love, '07: A Journey for Peace and Humanity." The trip - which combines a motorcade between cities and a march at each location - began in Crawford, Texas, on July 10 and will end in New York, where Sheehan is planning a "Summer of Love" rally on July 26. In Lynchburg, she will be joined by the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., a minister, Air...
  • Cindy Sheehan to Visit Lynchburg (and Charlottesville and Greensboro) MOONBAT ALERT

    07/12/2007 7:45:54 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 23 replies · 627+ views
    Cindy Sheehan to Visit Lynchburg WSLS NewsChannel 10 Jul 12, 2007 Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan - best known for setting up camp near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas - will be in Lynchburg next Thursday. The Hill City is one of 18 stops on Sheehan's planned Journey for Humanity, which began Tuesday in Crawford and will end with a rally in Central Park on July 27-28. Just last month, the 50-year-old Californian - drawn into opposition to the Iraq war after her soldier son Casey died in it - had declared that she was retiring from public activism. She...
  • VA: Setting the record straight

    03/20/2007 3:07:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 447+ views
    IT IS with great horror that I read Lindsay Huggins' incredibly irresponsible and error-filled column regarding Commonwealth v. Beebe ("The painful consequences of silence," Mar. 16). While I am sure every current Wahoo wants to wave the flag of school pride, such editorial laziness should not be allowed as it does not in any way help other students. That said, I am glad attention is being brought to the horror of rape. Huggins, however, needs to get some of the facts straight and stop this disgusting and disturbing "blame the victim" stance. That serves no one and shows just how...
  • VA: Man who apologized to victim he raped gets 18 months in jail

    03/17/2007 8:17:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 89 replies · 1,580+ views
    The Hook, Charlottesville, Virginia ^ | 03-15-2007 | Courtney Stuart
    From The Hook, a local newspaper here in Charlottesville, Virginia:Four months after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a fellow student in a UVA fraternity house in 1984, 42-year-old William N. Beebe will be sentenced for the nearly 23-year-old crime on Thursday, March 15, in Charlottesville Circuit Court. . . . . . Beebe was sentenced to 18 months in jail and 500 hours of community service on March 16, according to news reports from The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Virginia).
  • Security tight for Khatami (Iran's former leader to speak in Rotunda)

    09/07/2006 6:41:07 AM PDT · by DoctorMichael · 24 replies · 655+ views
    Daily Progress ^ | 9/7/06 | Aaron Kessler
    Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami speaks today at the University of Virginia, presenting his views on religion, democracy and current foreign affairs. Khatami, head of Iran until 2005, will address an invitation-only audience in the Rotunda’s Dome Room at noon. The building will be sealed off prior to the speech, with only pre-screened attendees allowed in. Khatami will not take direct questions, although written questions may be submitted in advance by the invited guests and a selected few will be posed to the former president after the speech. [snip]
  • VA Dems to hold "unity" rally Sat June 24 in Charlottesville

    06/21/2006 6:00:30 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies · 184+ views
    Democratic Party Unity Rally! Saturday June 24, 2006 2:00pm Lee Park in Charlottesville (Located one block north of the Downtown Mall) Join us as Democrats unite behind Jim Webb the U.S. Senate Candidate and our slate of Democratic Congressional Candidates! Lee Park is located one block north of the Downtown mall, between Jefferson Street, First Street N.E., Market Street and Second Street N.E. There is no off-street parking. (For more information, or to volunteer at the event, please call 804-644-1966 or visit The Democratic Party Introduces our Congressional Candidates: 1st District Shawn O'Donnell for Congress 2nd District Phil...
  • Exonerated Death Row Inmate Awarded $2.25 Million

    05/06/2006 2:49:09 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 34 replies · 1,106+ views ^ | 5 5 06 | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON
    A federal jury on Friday awarded $2.25 million to a Virginia man who claimed a police investigator fabricated a rape and murder confession that sent him to death row. Earl Washington Jr., who came within nine days of being executed, had sued the estate of the state police investigator, Curtis Reese Wilmore, who died in 1994. Jurors awarded Washington damages upon finding that Wilmore deliberately fabricated evidence that led to his conviction and death sentence. "I feel great - and happy," a smiling Washington said after the verdict. Washington spent nearly 18 years in prison. He was pardoned in 2000...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Six Arrested for Ecoterrorism Attacks

    12/08/2005 4:46:04 PM PST · by HHKrepublican_2 · 27 replies · 1,356+ views
    SEATTLE — Six people were arrested in a string of ecoterrorism attacks in the Pacific Northwest dating to 1998 -- four fires that caused millions in damage and the toppling of an 80-foot power transmission tower, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The arrests were made Wednesday in Arizona, New York, Oregon and Virginia. The radical groups Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front had claimed responsibility for most of the acts. In the transmission tower attack, bolts were removed from guy wires near Bend, Ore., on the eve of the millennium. The fires were set at a federal agricultural research facility...
  • Feds arrest six in ecoterrorism investigation

    12/08/2005 4:45:32 PM PST · by crazyhorse691 · 130 replies · 4,221+ views
    OregonLive ^ | Dec.8,2005 | unattributed
    Federal authorities announced Thursday the biggest eco-terrorism bust in U.S. history, clearing up a series of arsons that plagued the Pacific Northwest from 1998 to 2001. The U.S. Attorney for Oregon, Karen J. Immergut, announced the arrests of six alleged ecosaboteurs from Portland to New York accused of taking part in four arsons attributed to the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front, as well as the vandalizing of power transmission lines. The nine-year investigation cleared up, in order, the June 1998 arson of a U.S. Department of Agriculture building in Olympia; the December 1998 torching of U.S. Forest...
  • Wounded Charlottesville, Va. Marine looks toward uncertain future

    12/07/2005 3:17:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 519+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Dec. 6, 2005) -- Like many of his brothers-in-arms wounded in the line of duty, Lance Cpl. Brandon Love stoically accepts his fate while looking to the future with hopeful eyes. Love, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, was presented the Purple Heart Medal Nov. 30 for wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Iraq’s Al Anbar province in September. But despite the heavy weight of what this award represents, the 19-year-old native of Charlottesville, Va. spoke only of recovering and getting back in the fight. “I’m still motivated, and I hate...

    08/22/2005 9:54:18 PM PDT · by txrangerette · 189 replies · 8,181+ views
    MSN House & Home ^ | 8/22/05 | MSN
    "Here are today's Best Places to Live, as presented in the book, "Cities Ranked and Rated", by Bert Sperling and Peter Sander, published by John Wiley. Here are Sperling and Sander's top picks for livability: Charlottesville, Virginia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Corvalis, Oregon"
  • Pizza policy angers local NAACP head, others:Delivery Descrimination Claimed

    02/14/2005 7:27:43 PM PST · by LarkNeelie · 8 replies · 792+ views
    By Claudia Pinto / Charlottesville Daily Progress February 11, 2005 ----------------------- Two pizza delivery chains refused to send drivers to a public housing community Thursday afternoon, shocking and angering members of the AIDS/HIV Services Group and the president of the local NAACP. Kathy Baker, ASG’s executive director, said that when Domino’s and Papa John’s were called to deliver to an HIV testing event at Westhaven public housing community, the businesses responded that they don’t deliver to Hardy Drive. Managers from Domino’s and Papa John’s said they don’t deliver to certain areas of the city out of concern for their drivers’...