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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...