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  • I-73 is not an easy sell

    10/06/2016 10:09:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Martinsville Bulletin ^ | October 2, 2016 | Ben R. Williams
    There’s a famous old fable known as “Belling the Cat.” For those who haven’t heard it, it goes like this: A bunch of mice are threatened by a vicious cat, and they call a council to figure out how to solve the problem. One mouse proposes that they place a bell around the cat’s neck. That way, they’ll hear the cat approaching and have plenty of time to run and hide. The mice applaud the plan. They love the plan. It’s a great plan. One mouse asks who’s going to volunteer to place the bell around the cat’s neck. Suddenly,...
  • Students Suspended For Playing With Pellet Gun in Own Front Yard, One Mother Called Because It Made

    09/24/2013 10:37:23 AM PDT · by matt04 · 40 replies
    WAVY, the NBC affiliate in Hampton Roads, Virginia asks “has zero tolerance gone too far?” as it reports this story: A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of the year for shooting an airsoft gun. Like thousands of others in Hampton Roads, Khalid Caraballo plays with airsoft guns. Caraballo and his friend Aidan were suspended because they shot two other friends who were with them while playing with the guns as they waited for the school bus. The two seventh graders say they never went to the bus stop;...
  • Bob McDonnell’s “Road for Nobody” near Hampton Roads insults Northern Virginia

    01/31/2013 1:04:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2013 | Robert McCartney
    A few years ago, Alaska’s proposed “Bridge to Nowhere” became a national symbol of wasteful government spending on little-needed projects. Now Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has pushed through his own version of this embarrassment, a $1.4 billion highway outside Hampton Roads that qualifies as a “Road for Nobody.” McDonnell has perplexed people across the state by his insistence on adding a tolled, four-lane highway parallel to U.S. 460. It will stretch for 55 miles from Petersburg, a Richmond suburb, southeast to Suffolk. The deal signed in December to build the road is especially insulting to traffic-jammed Northern Virginia, where...
  • U.Va. Institute Assists Citizens with Sea-Level Rise Issues on Virginia's Coast [Gag Me!]

    08/21/2012 12:23:14 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 21 replies
    University of Virginia, UVA Today, UVA Facebook ^ | 20 Aug 2012 | University of Virginia
    U.Va. Institute Assists Citizens with Sea-Level Rise Issues on Virginia's Coast August 20, 2012 — Virginia's largest city may get up to 45,000 acres smaller over the next century, due to an anticipated 2.3 to 5.2 feet of relative sea-level rise expected in Virginia Beach – a rise that would also impact the entire Hampton Roads region and the Eastern Shore. Recognizing the challenges this will pose, the University of Virginia's Institute for Environmental Negotiation is assisting citizens and decision-makers in long-range planning. Under director Frank Dukes, associate director Tanya Denckla Cobb and graduate associate Melissa Keywood – all from...
  • VDOT Conducting Bridge & Tunnel Inspections (earthquake)

    08/24/2011 5:14:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    WRIC ^ | August 23, 2011 | VDOT Press Release
    Release from VDOT: RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Transportation today dispatched inspection teams to bridges and tunnels across the state soon after the 5.9 magnitude earthquake to assess any potential damage. Currently, no damage has been confirmed to bridges, tunnels or roads. Inspections are expected to continue for 24 hours. All four tunnels in the Hampton Roads area (Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, Downtown Tunnel and Midtown Tunnel), as well as Virginia's two mountain tunnels on Interstate 77 have been inspected with no sign of damage. VDOT's Culpeper and Fredericksburg Districts did report some minor damage to buildings....
  • Virginia Tea Party draws big media attention

    06/06/2010 5:35:50 AM PDT · by ToughLove · 372+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | June 6, 2010 | ToughLove
    After stirring the political pot in the VA-2 GOP primary, the Hampton Roads Tea Party takes the spotlight in a major newspaper article. The No-Longer-Silent Majority will be heard!
  • This could be a big Tea party move

    05/24/2010 8:22:44 AM PDT · by ToughLove · 2 replies · 353+ views
    PubliusForum ^ | May 24, 2010 | ToughLove
    Word is spreading about the pending announcement by the Hampton Roads Tea Party (SE Virginia) regarding which GOP candidate its Board will endorse in the widely watched VA-2 congressional primary. Warner Todd Huston's PubliusForum has picked up the story. This could be such a big deal that the announcement of the announcement is getting big play.
  • Virginia Tea Party takes the next big step

    05/24/2010 4:06:53 AM PDT · by ToughLove · 4 replies · 290+ views ^ | May 24, 2010 | ToughLove
    Inside sources had it right - the Tea Party in SE Virginia is about to jump into the GOP Congressional race there in a big way. Question is - who'll be their pick in the crowded field of candidates? Here's the announcement on their web site: TEA PARTY BOARD TO ANNOUNCE ENDORSEMENT IN SECOND DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL RACE Continuing to build upon the strength and momentum of successful Tea Party activism around the country, the Board of Directors of the Hampton Roads Tea Party (HRTP) will announce its candidate endorsement in Virginia's Second District Congressional race. The candidate backed by the...
  • Virginia Beach TEA Party

    04/16/2009 4:18:35 AM PDT · by tgusa · 16 replies · 631+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | April 16, 2009 | Deirdre Fernandes
    This wasn’t your great, great, great, great-grandfather’s Boston Tea Party. There were some protesters dressed in Colonial garb and a handful of men in wigs, but the Hampton Roads Tax Day Tea Party also drew small business owners, realtors, retirees, stay-at-home moms and children on spring break. Police officials estimate that up to 700 people gathered at Town Center Wednesday to protest government spending. They also vented against bank bailouts, socialism, restrictions on gun rights and the influence of international law.
  • Thousands more in 5 cities seek school lunch assistance

    11/30/2008 1:14:55 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 35 replies · 926+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | Nov 30, 2008 | Lauren Roth
    Across South Hampton Roads, thousands more families have signed up for subsid ized school lunches for their children. "It'd be safe to say that has somethi ng to do with the economy," said Jay Ratliff, director of food services for the Virginia Beach school system, which is serving 2,000 more free or reduced-price lunches each weekday than it served last year. In the five cities, the percentage of students getting free or subsidized lunches - generally for 40 cents or less - has risen for two years, with the largest increases this fall. The need extends beyond the school doors.
  • Light rail construction suspended for Obama rally in Norfolk

    10/28/2008 7:53:49 AM PDT · by SlowBoat407 · 2 replies · 266+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 28, 2008 | Cindy Clayton
    Hampton Roads Transit has announced that light rail construction will be suspended at noon today at Harbor Park because of crowds anticipated for tonight’s rally with Sen. Barack Obama. No road closures or other changes have been announced by the city in anticipation of the rally, scheduled for tonight at 9:30 p.m. Already, construction crews have torn up asphalt in the A and B parking lots in front of Harbor Park’s main gate, according to an HRT news release. The lots will be the site of a station and lot where commuters can park their cars to ride on the...
  • Navy SEAL Found Dead On Golf Course (Parachuting)

    02/13/2008 5:00:34 PM PST · by decimon · 58 replies · 1,097+ views
    KPHO ^ | February 13, 2008 | Unknown
    CASA GRANDE, Ariz. -- A Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL was found dead Wednesday morning on a golf course in Casa Grande. The SEAL, whose name was not released, was a Special Warfare Operator from Hampton Roads, Va. He died while conducting a parachute training operation out of Marana, about 30 miles south of Phoenix. The body was found near one of the greens shortly after 7 a.m. by a Mission Royale Golf Course maintenance worker on his morning rounds. Casa Grande police said the Navy arrived immediately to retrieve the body. "I was just coming out of the garage and...
  • ‘Human Flag’ Event Kicks Off Hampton Roads Freedom Walks

    09/11/2006 5:56:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 262+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Grieco, USN
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 11, 2006 – Servicemembers from around the Hampton Roads, Va., area came together at Mount Trashmore Park here today to remember the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Sailors from the Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 4 stand at attention while the national anthem plays at Mount Trashmore Park, in Virginia Beach, during the 9/11 Hampton Roads Remembers ceremony. More than 1,200 people attended the event to help construct a human flag and remember the tragic events that took place Sept. 11, 2001. Photo by Seaman Kiona McKissack, USN  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The servicemembers, along...
  • America Supports You: Virginia Region Gears Up for 9/11 Freedom Walks

    08/04/2006 6:01:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 617+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Monca Berrera
    WASHINGTON, August 4, 2006 -- Eighteen cities and counties in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region are planning Freedom Walks to commemorate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and show support for veterans past and present. Inspired by the 2005 America Supports You Freedom Walk, in Washington, D.C., Hampton Roads and several other cities nationwide are planning their own Freedom Walks, marking the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11. Each Freedom Walk will conclude with a ceremony, featuring speeches from local officials and patriotic music. Organizers of the walks say they anticipate 500 to 1,000 people will participate in each...
  • Paper Drops 'Asian' Malkin, Too 'Anti-liberal'

    11/24/2004 8:35:26 AM PST · by Maria S · 52 replies · 2,078+ views
    Norfolk's Virginian-Pilot is dropping columnist Michelle Malkin because, according to the paper's editorial board, she's an "Asian Ann Coulter" whose columns are too "anti-liberal" and "seemingly mean-spirited." Responding to a reader's complaint about the conservative scribe, the paper's public editor, Marvin Lake, announced on Monday that "she's outta here." In quotes covered by Editor & Publisher, Lake explained that the Virginian-Pilot's editorial board had concluded that Malkin was "too stridently anti-liberal" and that readers objected to her "seemingly mean-spirited rantings and suggested that she be dropped." Malkin's meticulously researched columns have covered a variety of topics, including exposing Sen. Robert...
  • Virginia Paper Drops Columnist Malkin [Virginian-Pilot Hampton Roads: "too stridently anti-liberal"]

    11/22/2004 1:28:45 PM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 94 replies · 4,617+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | Nov 22, 2004 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK On daily newspapers' opinion pages, columnists come and go. But the dumping of an increasingly popular conservative at the Virginian-Pilot in Hampton Roads, Va., got more of a public airing than usual. The newspaper's public editor, Marvin Lake, announced in a column responding to a reader's complaint about editorial balance at the paper that Michelle Malkin, who had been added to give "another voice to the conservatives," had been dropped as a columnist because she was "too stridently anti-liberal." Lake explained that "readers often took issue with her seemingly mean-spirited rantings and suggested that she be dropped. Well,...
  • Big GOP names on hand for pro-Bush rally at Beach

    10/22/2004 11:27:15 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 3 replies · 366+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 23, 2004 Last updated: 2:13 AM | JASON SKOG,
    VIRGINIA BEACH — It seemed as if the only Republican missing from Friday’s rally for President Bush was the president himself. Dozens of prominent local, state and national Republicans led a gathering of hundreds on a chilly hillside at Mount Trashmore Park, where Bush backers hoped to give their candidate an extra push in the presidential race. A cast of Republican sheriffs, state senators, state delegates and city council members was joined by U.S. Sen. John Warner, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas, and U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes . Even Rudy Boesch, a retired Navy SEAL and...
  • Five arrested with fake ids at Little Creek Amphibious Base

    10/21/2004 4:28:45 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 106 replies · 2,955+ views
    WVEC ^ | 10/20/2004
    13News Investigates has details on the arrest of five illegal aliens at Little Creek Amphibious Base.The men worked for a landscaping company and all had fake ID's. They were arrested as they tried to gain access to the base.The Mexicans had gotten on base at least one other time. But on Tuesday, the guard at Gate 4 looked at their documents and got suspicious.Dave Meeryman, who owns the landscaping company Merryman Grounds Maintenance, admitted that three of his employees were only in the process of filling out the proper paperwork when they were arrested."The allegations right now just aren't true....
  • Study Finds 65,000 Gays In The Military

    10/21/2004 3:45:53 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 51 replies · 1,021+ views
    Norfolk Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 21, 2004 | Joanne Kimberlin
    NORFOLK — More than 65,000 gay men and women are serving in the military, according to a first-of-its-kind study released this week. The study also found that more than 27 percent of homosexual couples in the Hampton Roads area have at least one veteran partner, ranking the area No. 2 in the nation for percentage of same-sex households with vets. Only Pensacola, Fla., with 34 percent, has more. The numbers come courtesy of the Urban Institute, a non-profit independent policy research and educational organization. Counting the homosexuals serving in the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military has been nearly impossible in...
  • 17 arrested on federal immigration charges (Navy contractor)

    08/11/2004 12:22:18 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 69 replies · 1,267+ views
    WVEC ^ | 8/11/2004 | Dottie Wikan
    17 employees for a contractor working on a drydocked Navy ship are in court Wednesday facing charges they had false identification documents.U.S. Attorney Paul J. McNulty said the men are illegal aliens and worked as sandblasters for Network Industries, Limited. That company is working at Metro Machine Corporation in Norfolk on the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.According to the federal indictment, one of the men had been deported but somehow was back in the country.All are charged with having and using a false immigration document and false representation of social security numbers. Eight are also charged with aggravated identity theft."These...
  • ATTENTION FREEPERS and VETERANS!!! Traitor Hanoi John in Norfolk, Va., 27 July 2004

    07/24/2004 3:00:37 PM PDT · by Militiaman7 · 58 replies · 843+ views
    Kerry campaign email ^ | 24 July 2004 | Militiaman7
    Dear Veteran, Please join us to welcome John Kerry and other veterans to Norfolk this Tuesday, July 27, at a rally celebrating strength and service. Come hear John Kerry outline the Kerry-Edwards vision for an America that is stronger at home and respected in the world. Tickets are required for this event. To print your complimentary ticket(s), please click here: Get tickets, see the clownWHEN: Tuesday, July 27 Gates open at 8:00 a.m. WHERE: Nauticus National Maritime Center Hampton Roads Naval Museum 1 Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA DETAILS: Because of security concerns, please do not bring any bags, signs, umbrellas,...
  • Virginia Beach pointers needed

    01/27/2004 12:46:53 PM PST · by PrairieDawg · 2 replies · 270+ views
    Hey VA people! I'm relocating to Virginia Beach in Feb. We have a place to stay for 3 months, but will have to find another place in the area after that. Which areas do I need to stay away from? I know that Norfolk and Portsmouth (sp?) have some rough areas - what other areas should I take out of consideration? I'll be working at Oceana and am willing to commute a bit. Thanks in advance for any pointers or help you can give me on this. FRegards, PrairieDawg
  • The Gathering

    06/13/2003 3:58:02 AM PDT · by R. Scott · 3 replies · 211+ views
    The Gathering ^ | 13 June 2003 | Robert G. Scott
    Pictures from The Gathering The Gathering” reunion of Vietnam transportation veterans will be at Fort Eustis Wednesday-June 15. The Transportation Museum will provide a hospitality room for the veterans to visit and display their memorabilia. “The Gathering” provides the Vietnam veterans an opportunity to return to the home of the Transportation Corps and a chance for current transporters to learn from people who helped write an important chapter in Transportation Corps history. For more information, call 878-2856/1115. The public is invited, and it runs through Sunday, 15 June. If you are in the Hampton Roads area this weekend, and...
  • Carrier Roosevelt Taking Truman To Big Navy Show; President To Get First Hand Review (Flashback!)

    05/13/2003 3:35:03 PM PDT · by SunStar · 3 replies · 229+ views
    Carrier Roosevelt Taking Truman To Big Navy Show; President To Get First Hand Review Alexandria Gazette4/22/1946 By United Press President Truman is seeing one of the greatest shows on earth today-and from the best seat in the house. The Chief Executive is aboard the Navy’s mightiest carrier-the Franklin D. Roosevelt-for a first hand review of the brand of action which swept the Pacific clean of Japanese warships. Shortly after breakfast, Mr. Truman and his party were transferred in a launch from the Presidential yacht Williamsburg to the carrier F.D.R. in Hampton Roads, Va. Both the F.D.R. and an accompanying flat-top,...
  • Military Officials Debating Potential Return Dates for USS Theodore Roosevelt

    04/27/2003 2:02:41 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 1,105+ views
    wavy dot com ^ | 4-27-03 | staff
    A decision could soon be on the way for thousands of sailors in the USS Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group.Their return boils down to one question being debated at the highest levels of the military. The answer could mean an early homecoming...or four additional months at sea.WAVY News 10's Military Reporter Patty Culhane has learned there are two dates being debated right now. One brings the Theodore Roosevelt home in early June, which would be the news family members having been hoping to hear.The other - what the crew has been considering the "worst case" scenario - calls for the carrier...
  • Parents Should Be Alert To Flu Signs; eighth child in Michigan to die in the last month

    03/03/2003 7:46:20 AM PST · by RCW2001 · 30 replies · 748+ views
    By Bradley FloryStaff Writer Parents began calling Frost Elementary School and the Jackson County Health Department as word spread of the death of 9-year-old Natalie H. Emmons. They wanted to know one thing: Should we worry about our children? Emmons, a fourth-grader at Frost, died Thursday after being sick with flu-like symptoms. She had a seizure and then cardiac arrest. She is at least the eighth child in Michigan to die in the last month after a flu-like illness. Her death comes as Jackson County is at the peak of flu season. "We don't want parents to panic, but we...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Monitor and The Merrimac - Mar. 9th, 2003

    03/09/2003 12:01:05 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 89 replies · 7,285+ views ^ | John V. Quarstein, director, Virginia War Museum
    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood...
  • CDC Warns of Flu Related Deaths in Children

    02/24/2003 11:54:22 AM PST · by oceanperch · 20 replies · 598+ views
    Info Terrorist | Feb. 24,2003
    CDC reacts to deaths with alert to officials By STEVE STONE AND MICHELLE MIZAL-ARCHER , The Virginian-Pilot © February 23, 2003 Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta are alerting every state health agency to watch for child deaths similar to those that have occurred in recent weeks in Virginia, Michigan and Ohio. So far, the CDC has received reports of at least 14 children nationally who have died suddenly after experiencing upper respiratory infections and fevers. The alert is entirely routine, a CDC spokeswoman said Saturday. Local, state and federal officials said there is still...
  • Doctors' offices filled amid children's unexplained deaths

    02/22/2003 5:08:33 AM PST · by republicangel · 25 replies · 1,491+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | Feb.22,2003 | ELIZABETH SIMPSON AND LIZ SZABO
    Pediatric offices and emergency rooms in Hampton Roads were jammed Friday with parents anxious to make sure their children's fevers and runny noses weren't life-threatening, as health investigators continued to study the unexplained deaths of five children in five days. ``I took off work to bring my daughter in,'' said Mashiah Mitchell, who brought his 4-year-old daughter, Asha, to Renaissance Pediatrics in Chesapeake because she had a fever. ``I got alarmed when I heard the news about the children dying.'' The fears were triggered by an investigation launched Thursday by the Virginia Department of Health into the deaths of four...
  • Health officials seek answers in deaths of five local children

    02/20/2003 8:55:18 PM PST · by pgkdan · 38 replies · 769+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 02/21/03 | Steve Stone
    Health officials seek answers in deaths of five local children By STEVE STONE, The Virginian-Pilot © February 21, 2003 Last updated 8:58 PM Feb. 20 The Virginia Department of Health is working with local health officials to see if there is any common cause in the deaths of five children that have occurred in as many days. Four of the children died in Hampton Roads, one in Richmond. All of the children were 7 or younger and all suffered from upper respiratory infections. ``We are concerned about the recent deaths of these children, and we are rapidly investigating to determine...