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  • Donald Trump dedicates 'record' crowd size to Martin Luther King

    01/18/2016 10:05:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump began his Monday-morning speech on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by touting his "record" crowd size there. Trump was speaking in Lynchburg, Virginia, at Liberty University's convocation. The Republican presidential front-runner noted that he also drew a big audience in 2012 when he addressed the Christian university.

    11/13/2015 11:22:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/15 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at a press conference after his remarks at Liberty University, Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson was asked about what he would do with the 11 million illegal immigrants already living in the Untied States. Carson said proposed a six-month registration period to register, then after that the case would be made on the legal status. -snip- Carson said, "When you look at farming industries, I've talked to farmers with multi-thousands acres farms and they say their business would collapse, I've talked to hotel owners and they say that they would have a very difficult time without them. That's...
  • Democrats delighted by Ted Cruz’s statements on climate change

    03/23/2015 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    sfgate ^ | March 23, 2015 | By Carla Marinucci
    The war of words over climate change is getting blisteringly hot between Gov. Jerry Brown and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, with the Republican presidential candidate blithely dismissing the Democratic governor as one of those “global warming alarmists” who relies on ridicule and insult. A Brown campaign strategist shot back Monday that the “factually irrational” Cruz is apparently now determined to “stand out from a pack of troglodytes in the GOP race for the White House.” The public slap down — and the dis of Brown — came as Cruz formally announced his run for the White House at Liberty University...
  • After West Virginia Oil Train Derailment, Sign Keystone Bill

    02/19/2015 11:08:19 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 19, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy: Three million gallons of Bakken crude burning in rural West Virginia after an oil train derails in a snowstorm ought to underscore the environmental safety of replacing rail cars with the Keystone XL pipeline. One of the reasons President Obama says he'll veto the Keystone pipeline bill that, as a result of last November's GOP electoral gusher, has found its way to his desk is that it will only carry Canadian crude to foreign markets and is not worth jeopardizing the environment. Two things are wrong with that argument. The first is that Keystone XL will also bring Bakken...
  • Madison Heights (VA) woman (81) dies, son in critical condition after home invasion

    01/23/2015 6:58:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    The News and Advance ^ | January 22, 2015 | Sherese Gore & Ashlie Walter
    Autumn Parry/The News & Advance Norma Jean Freeman, 81, died at the hospital from injuries after someone entered her Martins Lane home in Madison Heights and attacked her and her son, Allen H. Freeman Jr., early Thursday morning. A “brutal” home-invasion attack Thursday morning that left a woman dead and her son badly wounded has rocked the quiet community in Madison Heights. Autumn Parry/The News & Advance First responders investigate the scene of a "brutal" home-invasion in Madison Heights early Thursday morning. The attacker's identity remains unknown. Norma Jean Freeman, 81, died at the hospital from injuries she sustained after...
  • Another Oil Train Explodes in Town; River Contaminated: Who Wants Keystone Now?

    05/02/2014 5:09:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | John Ransom
    Another major derailment of a train carrying oil through a town in the U.S. has caused the evacuation of 300 people, with oil washing into the James River in Virginia, which feeds into the Chesapeake Bay.
  • CSX train carrying oil derails in Virginia in fiery blast [enviros prefer this over pipelines]

    04/30/2014 4:00:41 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 30, 2014 | Selam Gebrekidan
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A CSX Corp train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia on Wednesday, spilling oil into the James River and forcing hundreds to evacuate. CSX said 15 cars on a train traveling from Chicago to Virginia derailed at 2:30 p.m. EDT. Fire erupted on three cars, the company said. Photos and video from the scene showed high flames and a plume of black smoke. It was the second oil-train accident this year for CSX. About two hours after the derailment, CSX said the fire had been extinguished. City officials said there...
  • Train derails in downtown Lynchburg (VA)

    04/30/2014 1:18:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The News & Advance ^ | April 30, 2014 | Staff
    Videos at source A CSX train carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon by the James River in downtown Lynchburg, sparking a massive fire that sent a thick column of black smoke high into the sky. Officials said 12 to 14 tanker cars were involved, but what caused the derailment is unclear. Three or four of the cars were breached, spilling oil into the river. Hazardous-materials crews are on scene. The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. near Ninth and Jefferson streets. City firefighters are allowing the fire to burn out, and it has abated somewhat since the derailment. Multiple off-duty...
  • Liberty U. student shot and killed in confrontation with campus police

    11/19/2013 1:28:40 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2013 | Nick Anderson
    A 19-year-old Liberty University student was shot and killed early Tuesday at an off-campus women’s dormitory in a confrontation with a campus police officer. University officials said they had received reports that a male student attacked the officer with a sledgehammer in the dorm’s lobby. The incident occurred at about 4 a.m. at a hall known as Residential Annex II, on Albert Lankford Drive, a little more than three miles from the main campus. Lynchburg police said they responded to a call for help at 4:07 a.m. from the residence hall. “This appears to be an isolated incident and there...
  • Photo of Marine and his bride praying before wedding goes viral [PHOTO]

    06/14/2013 3:37:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-14-2013 | Taylor Bigler
    A simple image of a Lynchburg, Va., Marine and his bride praying before their wedding has gone viral. In the photo, Bre and Josh Curtas are seen holding hands from around a corner so that the groom cannot see the bride. According to Bre, who started a Tumblr account after the photo went viral, the future husband and wife were were praying for their marriage. “My husband prayed that God would bless our marriage, that through thick or thin together we would never lose hope in one another,” she wrote. “That instead of focusing on each others imperfections we would...
  • Romney way ahead in Lynchburg VA area poll

    11/03/2012 7:48:31 AM PDT · by loveitor.. · 19 replies
    WSET ^ | November 3rd, 2012 | WSET
    WSET.com Poll The following candidates for President appear on the ballot in Virginia. Which candidate do you prefer? Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far: Mitt Romney 67% Barack Obama 24% Virgil Goode 2% Gary Johnson 1% Jill Stein 1% None of the above 5%
  • Mitt Romney in Lynchburg, VA on Monday Nov. 5 at noon

    11/01/2012 7:57:10 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    You’re Invited to a Victory Rally with Mitt Romney and the Republican Team! Monday, November 5, 2012 Doors Open 10:00 AM | Event Begins 12:00 PM Virginia Aviation 970 Airport Road Lynchburg, VA 24502 To RSVP and Get Your Ticket Visit: www.mittromney.com/VA Or Pick Up Your Free Ticket in Person at the Blacksburg Victory Office: 215 Draper Road, NW, Blacksburg, VA, 24060 Lynchburg Victory Office: 3700 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501 Roanoke Victory Office: 2706 Ogden Road, SW, Roanoke, VA, 24018 For Questions, Contact Us At: TeamVA@mittromney.com | (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text (VA) to GOMITT (466488)...
  • Paul Ryan in Lynchburg, VA on Tues. Oct. 16 at 11 AM

    10/13/2012 8:27:41 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    You’re Invited to a Victory Event with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team! Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Doors Open 9:00 AM | Event Begins 11:00 AM Automated Conveyor Systems 6 Millrace Drive Lynchburg, VA 24502 To RSVP and Get Your Ticket Visit: www.mittromney.com/VA OR Pick Up Your Free Ticket in Person at Lynchburg Victory Office: 3700 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501 For questions, contact us at: TeamVA@mittromney.com or (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text VA to GOMITT (466488) All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects,...
  • Mitt Romney - Liberty University Commencement

    05/12/2012 9:29:30 PM PDT · by Mich1193 · 20 replies
    Republican presidential nominee nomineeMitt Romney delivers the commencement speech at Virginia's Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Saturday, May 12, 2012. "Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman."
  • Herman Cain, Sarah Palin at Liberty on Saturday

    10/03/2011 2:16:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Another presidential candidate and one possible contender will be on the Liberty University campus this weekend. GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain will do a book signing on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Liberty University Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Cain, radio talk show host and former president and CEO of Godfather's Pizza, will be signing copies of “This is Herman Cain” from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is scheduled to speak at the Extraordinary Women Conference on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Liberty’s Vines Center. The conference is not a public event...
  • Three teens arrested in downtown beating death (Shhh...NOT a hate crime)

    09/11/2010 11:09:38 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 45 replies
    The News & Advance ^ | 9-8-10 | Matt Busse and Chris Dumond
    An act of teenage male bravado on the part of at least one boy may have led to Sunday’s beating death of an 81-year-old man visiting Lynchburg for his granddaughter’s wedding, police said. Two 16-year-olds and a 13-year-old were arrested Tuesday and charged with the murder of George Leroy Baker III, of Tempe, Ariz. {snip} Though police have said they are prohibited by law from naming juveniles, a search warrant filed in Lynchburg Circuit Court on Tuesday identified Kenneth Davis as the person who ran up to Baker “in an aggressive manner” before witnesses heard what sounded like a blow...
  • Tempe man beaten to death after granddaughter’s wedding

    09/09/2010 10:16:38 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 81 replies
    ABC15.com ^ | 9/8/2010 | Rudabeh Shahbazi
    TEMPE, AZ - An 81-year-old Tempe man was beaten to death by teenagers while attending his granddaughter’s wedding in Virginia, in an apparently random attack. George Baker’s son Gregg Baker, whose daughter was getting married, remembers his father’s last day. “[He was] hugging his granddaughter at her wedding reception, telling her how beautiful she looked, telling her how much he loved her.” “We are strong, but it still makes me sick,” said Leslie Gahagan, the bride. “How could you do that to an old man?” Two 16-year-olds and a 13-year-old have been charged with murder. Prosecutors say they will decide...
  • Funerals for Virginia Tech students killed in Jefferson National Forest set for this afternoon

    08/31/2009 6:12:23 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 18 replies · 2,079+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | 31 Aug 2009
    The funeral services for two Virginia Tech sophomores who apparently were shot to death last week in the Caldwell Fields section of the Jefferson National Forest are scheduled for today in Lynchburg. As of Sunday evening, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office still was seeking leads for the shooting, which they believe occurred either Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Services for David Lee Metzler, 19, of Lynchburg and Heidi Lynn Childs, 18, of Forest will be held at Heritage Baptist Church, which both students attended. Metzler's service will be at 1 p.m., while Childs' will be at 3 p.m. Each service...
  • 2 Virginia Tech students found shot to death

    08/27/2009 4:05:18 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 35 replies · 3,240+ views
    WSLS ^ | 08-27-09 | WSLS News Staff
    David Lee Metzler, 19 years old, and Heidi Lynn Childs, 19 years old, both of Lynchburg, VA were found by a passerby this morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. in the area of Caldwell Fields off of Craig’s Creek Road in Montgomery County. Both were deceased when they were found. The preliminary investigation revealed that both victims had gunshot wounds. Both were Virginia Tech students living off campus.
  • Small-Business Bankruptcy Filings Up 81% in June, Equifax Data Shows

    08/10/2009 8:46:43 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 18 replies · 1,258+ views
    itnewsonline.com ^ | 08/10/09 | itnewsonline.com
    Western U.S. Remains Hardest Hit Region ATLANTA, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Commercial bankruptcies among the nation's more than 25 million small businesses increased by nearly 81% in June 2009 from June 2008, according to Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX), which analyzed its comprehensive small business database for the study. There were 10,339 bankruptcy filings in June 2009 throughout the U.S., up from 5,712 a year ago, according to the data. California is the most negatively affected state with 10 MSA's (metropolitan statistical areas) among the 15 areas with the most commercial bankruptcy filings during June. Los Angeles, Riverside/San Bernardino and Sacramento...
  • Suspicious comments ground flight at Lynchburg Regional Airport

    06/01/2009 3:03:53 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 909+ views
    LYNCHBURG NEWS & ADVANCE/WSLS ^ | Updated Monday, June 1 at 12:15 a.m. | By Chris Dumond, Lynchburg News & Advance
    SNIPPET: "U.S. Airways flight 4423 was supposed to leave Lynchburg for Charlotte around 2:30 p.m., Airport Director Mark Courtney said. Instead, it was delayed for nearly three hours while Transportation Security Administration workers and local law enforcement made sure it was safe to fly. Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Kevin Schmitt said a 23-year-old man was overheard on his mobile phone making the comments while he was standing in the airport lobby. “He was overheard by a TSA official making the comment that the plane wouldn’t make it to Charlotte — that it would fall out of the sky,” Schmitt...
  • Undercover At An Evangelical University

    05/31/2009 5:06:56 PM PDT · by Freepmanchew · 22 replies · 1,728+ views
    NPR ^ | Kevin Roose
    Taking a semester off to travel and focus on writing isn't that unusual for a student at Brown University. But instead of studying comparative literature in Europe, Kevin Roose decided to go to Lynchburg, Va., and enroll at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Roose passed himself off as an evangelical Christian to blend in with students at the school founded by the late Moral Majority leader. The experience led to a book, The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University.
  • Why We're Tax Activists Staging Our Tea Party

    04/12/2009 11:53:05 AM PDT · by conservativeinferno · 24 replies · 1,193+ views
    The News & Advance- Lynchburg, VA ^ | 05.12.09 | CONSERVATIVEINFERNO
    We are both young law students. We are both married. We both have horrendously high health insurance premiums that we pay for out of pocket, with $500+ deductibles. We have near six-figure debt from years of expensive education. We both have had liberal, public school educations during our lives. And we have received a tax refund from the government every year of our working lives. So why are we hosting a Tax Day Tea Party here in Lynchburg to fight against taxes, bailouts, government “stimuli”, and outrageous pork-barrel spending? We do it because we care about the future of our...
  • Tax Day Rally in Lynchburg, VA (VANITY)

    03/16/2009 8:23:33 PM PDT · by conservativeinferno · 9 replies · 749+ views
    Are there any freepers in Lynchburg who would like to participate in a tax day rally? http://taxdayteaparty.com/ for more info. I am sorry if I posted this vanity in the wrong section.
  • Eugenics … death of the defenceless: The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton

    02/24/2009 5:42:22 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,042+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Russell Grigg
    Eugenics … death of the defenceless The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton By Russell Grigg Few ideas have done more harm to the human race in the last 120 years than those of Sir Francis Galton. He founded the evolutionary pseudo-science of eugenics. Today, ethnic cleansing, the use of abortion to eliminate ‘defective’ unborn babies, infanticide, euthanasia, and the harvesting of unborn babies for research purposes all have a common foundation in the survival-of-the-fittest theory of eugenics. So who was Galton, what is eugenics, and how has it harmed humanity?...
  • University Opens Off-Campus Range For Student Use

    02/21/2009 7:21:40 AM PST · by epow · 24 replies · 817+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 2/20/09 | STAFF
    Kudos to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where it was recently announced that students will be allowed to use the university's off-campus firearm ranges to shoot. The two ranges, used primarily to train the university's police officers, will permit the use of rifles, shotguns, and handguns during designated shooting hours. "I am a firm believer in using all of the university's assets to benefit students and to enhance the student experience at LU," said Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. "Recently, we have had students asking for a place to target shoot, so it made perfect sense to open the range to...
  • Peanut Corp. of America files for bankruptcy

    02/13/2009 6:50:20 PM PST · by NCjim · 15 replies · 822+ views
    ATLANTA (AP) - The peanut processing company at the heart of a national salmonella outbreak is going out of business. The Lynchburg, Va.-based Peanut Corp. of America filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Virginia Friday, the latest bad news for the company that has been accused of producing tainted peanut products that may have reached everyone from poor school children to disaster victims. "It's regrettable, but it's inevitable with the events of last month," said Andrew S. Goldstein, a bankruptcy lawyer in Roanoke, Va., who filed the petition. The salmonella outbreak was traced to the company's...
  • Gun sales skyrocket as Obama’s inauguration nears

    12/28/2008 11:48:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,850+ views
    Mike Massie got his first shotgun at the age of 10. Guns have been in Massie’s life since he was 5 years old and trudging along beside his father carrying an unloaded shotgun. His children know how to handle weapons; he even purchased his nephew’s first shotgun when the boy was just one month old. That’s why the Lynchburg resident is worried about what will happen to gun-control laws when President-elect Barack Obama takes office next month. “I feel that I have the right to bear arms legally to defend myself, my family and my property,” Massie said. “I don’t...
  • The lies of Lynchburg: How U.S. evolutionists taught the Nazis.

    12/01/2008 2:33:55 PM PST · by Fichori · 337 replies · 3,100+ views
    Answers In Genesis ^ | September 1997 | Carl Wieland
    First published:Creation 19(4):22–23September 1997by Carl WielandThe chilling revelations of a recent television documentary1 expose the disturbing consequences of evolutionary ways of thinking. Beginning in the 1920s, many thousands of people in the United States were sterilised against their will and without their consent, to prevent ‘undesirable breeding’. Over 8,000 of these procedures took place at a major centre to which such ‘undesirables’ were sent, in Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • An Editorial Endorsement: John McCain for President

    10/28/2008 1:32:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 552+ views
    The Lynchburg News & Advance ^ | October 26, 2008 | The Editors
    It’s common for voters these days to say they vote for the person, not the party, that the character of the candidate matters more than the political principles the candidate espouses and represents. Let there be no doubt that Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain are two men of upstanding character. No one should doubt that or attempt to cast aspersions on either man. They represent the best of America and what this nation stands for in the world: the primacy of the individual over the state, the equality of the individual before the law, the chance for each...
  • Liberty University Registers 4,200 in Voter Drive

    10/09/2008 5:17:38 AM PDT · by conservativeinferno · 6 replies · 433+ views
    liberty.edu ^ | 10.09.08 | CONSERVATIVEINFERNO
    hancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. often says Liberty University students are the best — and the results of his campus-wide campaign to register student voters locally is giving him one more reason to believe it. As of Monday’s 4 p.m. registration deadline, LU Commuter Affairs officials had collected and submitted 4,200 forms to the Lynchburg, Va., city registrar. “I’m proud of the students for stepping forward and registering and showing an interest in what’s happening in government. I think it’s a testament to how committed our students are to making a difference,” said Falwell Jr. Falwell is still receiving several links...
  • Barack Obama Faith Tour Flops With Pro-Life Voters in Jerry Falwell's Backyard

    09/22/2008 4:02:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies · 1,236+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/22/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Lynchburg, VA (LifeNews.com) -- For the new Barack Obama "faith tour" to have any success, it needs to be able to draw young and evangelical voters. Yet, at its first stop in the Virginia back yard of well-known pastor Jerry Falwell, just 15 people showed up for the event.The Obama campaign has signed up evangelical author Donald Miller, Pepperdine University professor Doug Kmiec and former Indiana Congressman Tim Roemer, for the "Barack Obama: Faith, Family and Values Tour."The trio made a stop at Liberty University, which is home to over 10,000 evangelical students from across the county and a...
  • Obama’s faith at heart of Lynchburg discussion

    09/17/2008 12:48:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies · 264+ views
    Lynchburg News Advocate ^ | 9/16/2008 | Ray Reed
    Barack Obama’s surrogate for religious matters told a small Lynchburg gathering Tuesday that an Obama presidency would decrease the country’s “level of fear and division and loathing” that exists across religious, ethnic and cultural lines. Shaun Casey, the Democratic candidate’s evangelical outreach coordinator, also told about 15 people in a forum at the Starlight Café on Fifth Street that Obama’s policies would reduce the number of abortions in America. In addition, Casey said, Obama would give all religious groups, including Christians and Muslims, more access to policy making than any White House in history. “His administration will model the kind...
  • Obama rips Fox News

    08/20/2008 6:18:12 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 133 replies · 289+ views
    POlitico.com ^ | 8/20/08 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    LYNCHBURG, Va. — Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) personally went on the attack Wednesday on a best-selling new book that falsely describes him as a closet Muslim. Talking about "The Obama Nation," Obama said author Jerome Corsi was just making "stuff up." “But it gets a lot of play on Fox News,” he said to loud boos. The news network has interviewed Corsi. Obama said GOP attackers have "been very good at campaigning,” and he added that they'd try to make him out to be scary and risky. “Now I must say: I don’t find myself particularly scary or particularly risky,"...
  • Obama, Webb to campaign in Lynchburg, Virginia Wednesday (Is Tim Kaine 'The Eyebrow' his VP choice?)

    08/19/2008 7:24:47 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 43 replies · 235+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Monday, Aug 18, 2008 | - Olympia Meola
    Sen. Barack Obama has added a Lynchburg appearance with Sen. Jim Webb to his pass through Virginia this Wednesday. Webb and Obama will hold a town hall meeting with voters, which will focus on improving the economy and Obama's plans for a tax cut for middle-class families and $4,000 in college tuition tax credits, according to the campaign. The event is free and open to the public. Earlier Wednesday, Obama and former Gov. Mark R. Warner will visit Martinsville. There, they will meet with workers and families who have been affected by what the Obama campaign calls the "failed trade...
  • "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...
  • Liberty University Highlighted by U.S. News & World Report

    08/19/2006 7:37:01 AM PDT · by WVNan · 57 replies · 1,726+ views
    E-mail | 8/18/06 | Jerry Falwell
    FALWELL CONFIDENTIAL Insider weekly newsletter to The Moral Majority Coalition and The Liberty Alliance http://www.moralmajority.com From: Jerry Falwell Date: August 18, 2006 UCLA, Cornell and Liberty In 1971, I started Liberty University (then Lynchburg Baptist College) because of a dream I believe God planted in my heart. In our first year, we had 154 students and four faculty members, including me. Many people said my dream was an impossible one. But I continued to believe that God had directed me to initiate an institution of higher learning where academic excellence, athletic competition at the highest level and Judeo-Christian values could...
  • Boy Scout 9/11 Monument

    04/26/2006 11:10:30 AM PDT · by MarMema · 2 replies · 406+ views
    News Channel 10 WRLS ^ | 4/20/06 | WSLS NewsChannel 10
    It's not your typical boy scout project, but then again, 15-year-old Joey Ricketts is not your typical boy scout. Joey has spent the better part of his life in the Scouts, and when it came time for his eagle scout project... Joey Ricketts, Boy Scout: "I know that a lot of people have done a lot for the World Trade Center and I know the Pentagon is from our state and so I thought it would be nice to do a monument to the Pentagon." But this is not just a project to Joey, it's something more personal. Joey's dad...
  • Ministers of Debate

    03/19/2006 4:09:43 PM PST · by buckeyesrule · 34 replies · 650+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2006 | ZEV CHAFETS
    The slogan of Lynchburg, Va., is engraved on the tile floor of its modest airport: "The most interesting spot in the state." This was the assessment of an early resident of Lynchburg, Thomas Jefferson, who also suggested that someday Lynchburg would be a great metropolis. Jefferson, right about so much, was wrong about this. Today Lynchburg is a sleepy little town of 64,000 on the banks of the polluted James River. Its municipal Web site lists just a few "Famous Products," chief among them the "disposable small-volume enema" and "the first disposable douche." The Web site is discreetly silent about...
  • Homosexuals Arrested at Liberty University (equating perversion with black America’s struggle)

    03/14/2006 2:02:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 2 replies · 383+ views
    LaShawn Barber's Corner ^ | Monday March 13th, 2006 | LaShawn Barber
    03.13.06 Homosexuals Arrested at Liberty University Homosexuals continue to equate perversion with black America’s struggle in the 1960s for equal rights. Highly offensive. But then again, they don’t care about offending me. An organization called Soulforce has formed a group to go on a 51-day tour of Christian and military colleges that oppose homosexual behavior. Members of the so-called Equality Rides travel to schools to “present a powerful case for GLBT equality.” For you virtual virgins, GLBT stands for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered. “Transgendered” is a euphemism for a man in a dress [or who thinks he should be...
  • Gay Rights Activists Arrested at Liberty

    03/10/2006 4:07:19 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 671+ views
    AP ^ | 3/10/6 | SUE LINDSEY
    Lynchburg -- More than 20 gay rights activists were arrested on trespassing charges Friday when they stepped onto the campus of Liberty University, the school founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell. Many of the activists were part of Soulforce, a Lynchburg-based group on its first stop of a nationwide "Equality Ride" tour to promote gay rights at the nation's conservative Christian universities and military academies. Most of those arrested were members of the tour, but the group also included supporters from other colleges and the community. Invoking the memory of the civil rights movement, Soulforce member Jacob Reitan said: "We...
  • 24 homosexual-rights activists arrested at Falwell university

    03/11/2006 2:58:06 PM PST · by Tim Long · 31 replies · 736+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 11, 2006 5:00 p.m. Eastern
    51-day Equality Ride targeting Christian colleges, military schools over no-'gay' admission policies On the first stop of a 51-day "gay-rights" bus tour aimed at bringing media attention to the non-admission policies for gays at 20 Christian colleges and military schools, 24 members of the Soulforce Equality Ride found themselves sitting in the Lynchburg, Virginia, jail, arrested for trespassing at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University and facing possible $2,500 fines and a year in jail. The group of 35 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and straight 18- to 28-year-olds had been warned ahead of their arrival they would not be welcome on campus....
  • Falwell's school thwarts gay protesters

    03/11/2006 10:28:56 AM PST · by Gil4 · 127 replies · 1,886+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 10, 2006 | Kay Miller
    Falwell's school thwarts gay protesters 24 participants on the Equality Ride for gay rights were arrested at Liberty University in Virginia. Riders said it won't stop their journey. Kay Miller, Star TribuneOn the first stop of the nationwide Equality Ride for gay rights Friday, founder and organizer Jacob Reitan of Eden Prairie and 23 other young riders were arrested in Lynchburg, Va. About 60 police officers and emergency responders lined up outside the entrance of Liberty University, founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell. As he stepped from the sidewalk onto university property, Reitan, 24, read a speech saying riders had...
  • Gideons visit local schools; ACLU uneasy

    11/06/2005 1:20:19 PM PST · by wagglebee · 52 replies · 1,086+ views
    Lynchburg News & Advance ^ | 11/5/05 | Amy Coute
    Two Gideons International representatives were in the Robert S. Payne Elementary School cafeteria Friday alongside a table of small red Bibles. The two men had permission to be there from Lynchburg City Schools. Superintendent Paul McKendrick said city school policy requires students to give the Gideons representative a form signed by a parent before they can accept a Bible. Gideons representatives were scheduled to visit fifth-graders at Payne, Heritage, Sandusky and Perrymont elementary schools Friday, according to a school activity and events calendar posted on the Lynchburg City Schools Web site. The executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union...
  • Allen's apology for lynchings not enough ['Lynch'burg editorial]

    08/04/2005 6:08:55 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 114 replies · 1,425+ views
    Lynchburg News & Advance ^ | August 4, 2005 | editorial
    Some Virginians believe that Senator George Allen, R-Va., did not go far enough in sponsoring a Senate resolution apologizing for that body’s failure decades ago to outlaw lynching. They believe that he also owes a personal apology to blacks for the display of a hangman’s noose in his law office more than a dozen years ago, along with a Confederate flag at his log house in Earlysville in Albemarle County.
  • Carl Anderson, Judas In 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' Dies

    02/24/2004 1:21:11 PM PST · by Big Guy and Rusty 99 · 61 replies · 694+ views
    wftv.com ^ | 02/24/2004 | staff
    The actor-singer who played Judas in the film and stage versions of "Jesus Christ: Superstar" has died. According to the Virginia paper Lynchburg News & Advance, Carl Anderson died in Los Angeles Monday after a battle with leukemia. He was 58. Anderson was a Lynchburg native. According to the paper, he regularly returned to his hometown to perform and conduct workshops. According to Broadway.com, Anderson made his Broadway debut as Judas in "Jesus Christ Superstar" -- written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice -- in 1971. He landed the film role of Judas for the film version, opposite Ted...
  • Our pro-life president: Jerry Falwell recounts Oval Office prayer after partial-birth ban signing

    11/08/2003 2:01:44 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 125+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, November 8, 2003 | Jerry Falwell
    Our pro-life president Posted: November 8, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com On Wednesday, President Bush signed into law a ban on partial-birth abortion, the ghastly procedure wherein abortionists partially deliver an unborn baby so that its tiny head can be punctured. It is a murderous procedure, any way you look at it. I thank God that, after the ban passed in the House and Senate, President Bush proudly signed onto the legislation – something his predecessor was unwilling to do. However, almost before the ink had dried on the president's signature, four doctors convinced a federal judge in Nebraska to block...
  • Tracking old No. 97/ Danville marks centennial of train's mysterious plunge

    09/24/2003 6:24:37 AM PDT · by putupon · 16 replies · 487+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Sep 24, 2003 | BILL LOHMANN
    <p>DANVILLE One hundred years ago, on the last Sunday of September, the mail train let out a screaming whistle as it hurtled down the hill toward the Dan River.</p> <p>It was the sort of haunting sound that could never be forgotten. One witness described it as "the most horrible sound I ever heard."</p>

    07/23/2003 1:13:32 PM PDT · by Action-America · 11 replies · 305+ views
    VIRGINIA TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATIONFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE7/23/03TAXPAYERS SAY ASHCROFT KO'd ON PATRIOT ACT The Virginia Taxpayers Association said today "the stunning 309-118 House vote Tuesday passing an appropriations amendment stripping the USA Patriot Act of one of its most tyrannical provisions was a sharp rebuke to Attorney General John Ashcroft."The House voted to strike a section of the act allowing government agents to secretly search homes of suspects and only inform them later that a warrant had been issued to do so.Ashcroft had defended the sweeping anti-terrorist act Monday, saying that criticisms of it were based on exaggerations and falsehoods."The fact that...