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  • Portsmouth mayor fined for using assistant for personal tasks

    08/08/2009 4:53:41 PM PDT · by csvset · 3 replies · 540+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 8, 2009 | Jen McCaffery
    PORTSMOUTH Mayor James Holley's secretary has been busy. She's surfed the Internet for a Taser gun to repel geese at Holley's home, and she's called T.J. Maxx stores across Virginia to find medium-size wooden shoe trees. She's made hair and nail appointments with Mrs. Erma at Camelot Beauty Salon and at Foxy Nails and asked the city's information technology department to cancel Holley's subscription to Playboy. The Web site is typically off-limits to city employees. Lorraine Stokes was so busy performing personal tasks for the 82-year-old mayor that they interfered with her job responsibilities, she said. So she took a...
  • Some in Portsmouth want mayor out over hotel comments

    07/24/2008 7:15:21 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 13 replies · 88+ views
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | July 24, 2008 | Jen McCaffery
    Some residents said Thursday they wish they could recall the mayor over comments he made about state Sen. Louise Lucas’ proposed hotel and conference center, while she said she is considering scaling back her project. Earlier this week, the City Council voted to deny Lucas the use of up to $50 million of federal enterprise zone bonds. The bank-backed bonds would have provided Lucas with lower-cost financing. During the meeting, Mayor James W. Holley called the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center a white hotel and said that Lucas’ project would have given the city a black hotel.
  • Buddy Holly's Widow In Fight To Stop Book

    01/12/2008 7:33:41 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 648+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-13-2008 | Ben Martin
    Buddy Holly's widow in fight to stop book By Ben Martin Last Updated: 2:48am GMT 13/01/2008 The widow of Buddy Holly, the late American rock and roll pioneer, is trying to prevent the woman made famous by her husband's hit song Peggy Sue from publishing a book about the music legend. Maria Elena Holly has instructed lawyers to oppose the publication of Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue, an autobiography of Texan woman Peggy Sue Gerron, after whom the song was named. Mrs Holly, 62, claims the book is unauthorised and will harm Holly's name, her own reputation and that of...
  • HONORED GUESTS JOIN WALTER REED FREEP, Week 83, 11/17/06 (Join us tonight, 11/24!)

    11/24/2006 4:12:45 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 65 replies · 3,813+ views
    DC Chapter | November 24, 2006 | Albion Wilde
    Photos by Plea Deal and [Mrs] Trooprally Washington, November 17, 2006-- There is a faraway, yet penetrating look in the eyes of parents who have buried a child, no matter how well they have gotten on with their lives, no matter how much they are doing to honor their hero. It is a look that says, "Nothing is worth getting worked up about. Can you not see that small matters are insignificant? I am here, but part of me is here no longer; I live to honor that part." This 83rd week of the DC Chapter's Friday night troop-support rally...