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  • STUDENTS CONTINUING SIT-IN TO PUSH BOARD TO DIVEST OF FOSSIL FUELS [Mary Wash. in Va]

    04/09/2015 9:26:10 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 65 replies
    Free Lance - Star newspaper (Fredericksburg Va) ^ | 4 April 2015 | Lindley Estes / Free Lance - Star
    DivestUMW sit-in spans a week [University of Mary Washington in Virginia, fossil fuel divestment] STUDENTS CONTINUING SIT-IN TO PUSH board TO DIVEST OF FOSSIL FUELS “WE’RE STILL GOING STRONG. WE’RE SUPPORTING EACH OTHER AND THE SUPPORT FROM FACULTY AND ALUMNI KEEPS US GOING.” NATE LEVINE, UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON JUNIOR Posted: Saturday, April 4, 2015 12:00 am BY LINDLEY ESTES/THE FREE LANCE-STAR University of Mary Washington junior Nate Levine was planning to spend Easter at home with his family. As a member of DivestUMW, he will instead celebrate at a sit-in protest in the first floor hallway of George Washington...
  • Communists Thank SEIU for Help in Releasing Cuban Mass Murderer

    02/19/2015 1:52:11 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Gerardo Hernandez, a spy for Communist Cuba and the man responsible for the murder of four humanitarian workers (three of whom were American citizens) over international waters, was freed from prison last year by the Obama administration, due in part to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). This was revealed at a February 6, 2015, celebration of Hernandez’s release, along with two of his fellow Cuban agents (collectively known as the “Cuban 5.. At the beginning of the event, an IPS official thanked all who who took part in the 17-year campaign and singled out a number of organizations that...
  • Mine workers protest at U.S. EPA

    10/07/2014 9:59:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    West Virginia MetroNews ^ | October 7, 2014 | By Chris Lawrence
    The rules put in place by the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency have dealt a severe blow to the economy of the Appalachian region. The most recent proposal could be the death knell if they are enacted. More than 500 active and retired coal miners from West Virginia and other parts of Appalachia delivered that message to Washington Tuesday. The protest is the most recent demonstration against the clean power rule which would change the rules for emissions on existing coal fired power plants in the United States. The rally, led by the United Mine Workers Union, called on the...
  • University of Mary Washington finalizes their gun ban

    10/08/2012 8:05:57 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 8 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | October 8, 2012 | John Pierce
    “Because professors, staff and students are precluded from protecting themselves on campus, Cho, a student at Virginia Tech himself, was able to simply walk on campus and go on a killing rampage with no worry that anyone would stop him.” - Holly Adams (mother of VA Tech Victim) -- IMAGE HERE -- Located in Fredericksburg Virginia and with campuses in Stafford and Dahlgren, the University of Mary Washington is undeniably part of Virginia’s strong commitment to excellent public colleges and universities. Unfortunately, UMW (which prides itself on being named after the mother of George Washington), has joined many of Virginia’s...
  • Coal Miners’ Union Sits Out Presidential Race

    08/09/2012 6:57:15 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 9,2012 | Amy Harder
    After giving then-Sen. Barack Obama a full-throttled endorsement in the 2008 presidential election, the United Mine Workers of America has decided not to endorse either Obama or the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, in 2012. “As of right now, we’ve elected to stay out of this election,” said Mike Caputo, a UMWA official and a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. “Our members right now have indicated to stay out of this race, and that’s why we’ve done that.... I don’t think quite frankly that coalfield folks are crazy about either candidate.” Both candidates are trying to...
  • How To Win Power by Selling Out Your Own Union (Clarice's Pieces)

    01/08/2012 10:51:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 8, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    From an historian's point of view, one could do worse than studying the United Mine Workers of America. It is a microcosm of the American Labor Movement. It is a startling picture of the role of individuals in the making of American history. It is the story of how a once powerful institution's leaders repeatedly sold out its members as the nation drifted from large scale industrial production of power and goods to being a producer of private and public services . Finally, not least, it is a story of breathtaking betrayal of working men by a man who used...
  • VIGILANTE UNIONS IN WA STATE "JUST GETTING STARTED"

    09/10/2011 7:51:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Soda Head ^ | September 10, 2011
    Top AFL-CIO union chief Richard Trumka -- President Barack Obama's guest of honor at his speech to Congress Thursday night -- urged Obama to "go to the mat" for Big Labor. Of course, Obama hasn't been shy about doing just that for the last three years. Trumka just wants more, more, more. Obama's "jobs" proposal appears to be full of it -- more special deals and bailouts for the union hierarchy. And unsurprisingly, Obama made no mention of the Boeing jobs in South Carolina the Acting General Counsel of his National Labor Relations Board is trying to destroy. Meanwhile, Big...
  • Must See TV - FOX News, Obama At Miners' Funeral, Families Obviously Hate Fact He Is There For PR!

    04/25/2010 1:14:59 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 533 replies · 26,875+ views
    FOX News ^ | See it Live on FOX News
    Watch it yourself NOW! Obama at funerals of WV miners killed in explosion last week. He obviously there only for PR.... and families know it! Women pulling back from attempted embraces. Men not shaking hands. Distain on many faces. Note to Mr. Obama. Welcome to America outside the Beltway, where we know what you really are!
  • Obama to deliver miners' eulogy

    04/19/2010 7:42:20 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 93 replies · 2,435+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 4/19/10 | Daniel Malloy
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy Sunday for the 29 miners who died in a coal mine explosion earlier this month. The service, announced today by West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, will be held in Beckley, W.Va., and will include prayers, musical performances, tributes to the miners, and remarks from Mr. Manchin and other dignitaries. Vice President Joe Biden will join the president to participate in the service, according to a White House news release issued today. The service will be held at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, at 200 Armory Drive in Beckley, at 3:30 p.m....
  • G. Gordon Liddy interviews United Mine Workers of America

    04/07/2010 7:06:00 AM PDT · by badgerfan1976 · 11 replies · 366+ views
    Radio America (listen) ^ | April 7 2010 | G-Man
    (Listen live or get the podcast later.) Maybe interesting to see what the UMWA has to say - out in the open - about Massey. I know Liddy is fairly pro-union and said yeaterday he stood with the UMWA.
  • Corruption Rampant in Pennsylvania Coal Country

    01/24/2010 12:45:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies · 625+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 24, 2010 | AP
    Print ShareThisWILKES-BARRE, Pa. — After a six-year run in the NFL, Greg Skrepenak came home to Pennsylvania and parlayed his name recognition and hometown popularity into a seat on the Luzerne County Board of Commissioners. He'd campaigned as a reformer. It turns out he was anything but. Prosecutors charged him last month with accepting $5,000 in gifts from a developer seeking public financing of a condominium project. He is scheduled to plead guilty on Tuesday. Another day, another fallen politician in the coal fields of northeastern Pennsylvania, where FBI agents and federal prosecutors have spent the past year rooting out...
  • Byrd, Rockefeller wary of global warming bill

    06/30/2009 2:16:52 PM PDT · by Armedanddangerous · 23 replies · 2,073+ views
    Charleston Gazette ^ | 6-30-2009 | Ken Ward Jr,
    One of West Virginia's U.S. senators is opposed to the landmark global warming bill that passed the House Friday, while the other has "serious concerns" about the measure.
  • Coal industry 'pensive' about Obama

    11/22/2008 1:16:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies · 1,187+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 | JIM SUHR
    Bill Raney considers coal golden. After all, the black rock fuels half of the nation's electrical generation. But the West Virginia Coal Association's president and others in the industry say they've received mixed messages about president-elect Barack Obama's support for coal-fired power. Obama and vice president-elect Joe Biden both have said they support finding cleaner ways to burn coal. But during the campaign, Obama told a newspaper that electricity rates could soar under his energy plan, while Biden told a voter in Ohio that "we're not supporting clean coal" - though he has said the U.S. should develop clean coal...
  • Coal official calls Obama comments 'unbelievable'

    11/02/2008 3:29:53 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 106 replies · 5,826+ views
    West Virginia Record ^ | 11/2/2008 | Chris Dickerson
    CHARLESTON - At least one state coal industry leader said he was shocked by comments Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made earlier this year concerning his plan to aggressively charge polluters for carbon and greenhouse gas emissions. "What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there," Obama said in a Jan. 17 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle that was made public today first on the Web site newsbusters.org, which calls itself "the leader in documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media...
  • Hidden Audio: Obama Tells SF Chronicle He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry

    11/02/2008 9:04:39 AM PST · by School of Rational Thought · 43 replies · 2,264+ views
    News Busters ^ | November 2, 2008 | By P.J. Gladnick
    So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted. That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches. The only thing I've said with respect to coal, I haven't been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a (sic) ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal...
  • DRUDGE: Audio: Obama Tells Paper He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry...

    11/02/2008 8:48:49 AM PST · by tsmith130 · 109 replies · 4,543+ views
    Audio: Obama Tells Paper He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry...
  • Frank talk of Obama and race in Virginia

    10/05/2008 3:43:31 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 10 replies · 661+ views
    LAT ^ | Oct 5, 2008 | Peter Wallsten,
    ‘YOU CAN’T JUDGE A MAN THIS WAY’: That’s what Obama supporter Ruby Hale says she tells people at church in tiny Rowe, Va. “I am convinced he is a Christian.” WHITEWOOD, VA. -- The isolated towns of Virginia's Appalachian coal region are home to strong labor unions and Democratic political machines that date back generations. Yet voters here who eagerly pushed Democrats into the Senate and the governor's office are resisting Barack Obama. Some Americans say Obama's race and uncommon background make them uncomfortable -- here those people include Democratic precinct chairmen and get-out-the-vote workers. Many Americans receive e-mails falsely...
  • Obama Campaign Stifles Free Speech At University Rally

    09/30/2008 12:16:49 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 22 replies · 865+ views
    publiusforum.com ^ | 09/30/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    The candidate of change, the shining proponent of a "new way" in national politics, says that you aren't allowed to bring a sign to his rally. So much for the right of free political speech. To add insult to injury, this rally was held at the publicly funded University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. So, now the government is lending the weight of its authority to squelch free speech. So, where is the hew and cry about this unAmerican activity? Did the media even note this heavy-handed policy? But, it is all true nonetheless. The rally was held and...
  • Raining on Obama and Biden's Parade

    09/30/2008 4:22:33 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 20 replies · 329+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 27, 2008 | Unknown
    ABC’s Sunlen Miller, Matt Jaffe, and John Berman Report: The rain pouring down, his jacket off, his white dress-shirt clinging to his body, Barack Obama played to a crowd in a state that hasn’t elected a Democrat since 1964. Obama and his running mate Delaware Sen. Joe Biden took the stage at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., before a crowd of 10,000 to 20,000 people who had been waiting hours in the mud to see them. The weather in northern Virginia has been awful the last couple of days. And not long after Joe Biden’s introduction, just...
  • Caption Pic of Obama and Teleprompters in Rain Tonight

    09/27/2008 7:46:30 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 84 replies · 3,987+ views
    Reuters Via Yahoo ^ | September 27, 2008
    Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) speaks during a campaign rally in the rain at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, September 27, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
  • More Obama gangland tactics: Signs banned at Virginia rally today

    09/27/2008 2:12:28 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 90 replies · 5,360+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/27/2008
    Reader Ron e-mails that the Obama campaign has issued a decree banning all signs at a rally today at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. It is a public campus on public property.The local newspaper, the Fredericksburg Free Lance Star is up in arms: NOT ALL COUNTRIES guarantee their citizens the right to virtually unbridled freedom of speech. The United States does. Would someone please tell the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama? And the dozing guardians of liberty at the University of Mary Washington?Mr. Obama, the Democratic nominee for president, is scheduled to speak at a rally at the...
  • Actual headline: UMW Readies for Obama Visit

    09/26/2008 3:55:03 PM PDT · by casinva · 4 replies · 480+ views
    The University of Mary Washington is scheduled to hold a rally with both Obama and Joe Biden at their historic Fredericksburg, Virginia campus on Saturday, September 27, at 5:15 PM. The university's bookstore is selling 1,000 Obama / Biden t-shirts at their bookstore starting today (Friday). T-shirts have the university's logo on the front and has the words " Obama was there, Biden was there, I was there, UMW 08 " on the back. Cost: $9.99. Profits from the t-shirts go to the university's bookstore. The idea for the campaign slogan t-shirt came from the university's bookstore manager, Kathy Underwood,...
  • Biden: 'No coal plants here in America'

    09/23/2008 7:50:47 AM PDT · by mmanager · 77 replies · 253+ views
    Politico ^ | September 23, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Some great rope line video from Joe Biden's recent Ohio swing, where he was asked by an anti-pollution campaigner about clean coal -- a controversial approach in Democratic circles for which Obama has voiced support, particularly during the Kentucky primary. Biden's apparent answer: He supports clean coal for China, but not for the United States. "No coal plants here in America," he said. "Build them, if they're going to build them, over there. Make them clean." "We’re not supporting clean coal," he said of himself and Obama who do, on paper, support clean coal.
  • Biden: ‘It’s Nice To Be Back In Coal Country’

    09/21/2008 4:31:02 AM PDT · by don-o · 36 replies · 249+ views
    Bristol Herald Courier ^ | September 21, 2008 | Debra McCown
    CASTLEWOOD, Va. – In his first visit to Southwest Virginia, Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden, speaking at the United Mine Workers’ annual fish fry here on Saturday, was quick to tout his ties to coal. “I hope you won’t hold it against me, but I am a hard-coal miner, anthracite coal, Scranton, Pa.,” Biden said. “It’s nice to be back in coal country. … It’s a different accent [in Southwest Virginia] … but it’s the same deal. We were taught that our faith and our family was the only really important thing, and our faith and our family informed...
  • Biden: "I was in charge of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe" VANITY with link

    09/21/2008 1:56:01 AM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies · 246+ views
    Kingsport Times-News ^ | September 20, 2008 | Kacie Dingus Breeding
    CASTLEWOOD, Va. — Delaware Sen. Joe Biden joined Va. Gov. Tim Kaine and Rep. Rick Boucher as guests of union coal miners at the 13th annual fish fry at the Russell County Fairgrounds on Saturday.
  • Oh, That Joe! (No. 14 in a Series) - Biden Says Obama Won't Take His Beretta

    09/20/2008 2:35:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 75 replies · 215+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | September 20, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Sen. Barack Obama better not mess with his running mate Joe Biden's guns...or else. In an out-of-nowhere attempt to re-assure a southwestern Virginia labor crowd about gun owners' rights, Biden -- who regularly scores "F" ratings from the National Rifle Association -- warned Obama that if "he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem."
  • Biden: Obama Ain't Taking My Shotguns; He's Got a Problem If He Fools With My Beretta

    09/20/2008 2:25:07 PM PDT · by kristinn · 80 replies · 1,163+ views
    Saturday, September 20, 2008 | Kristinn
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware sent a stern message to his boss, Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois to keep his hands off Biden's guns.As reported by ABC News and Fox News this afternoon, Biden was trying to reassure rural Virginia voters that they have nothing to fear about losing their Second Amendment rights under an Obama administration.From ABC:"I guarantee you Barack Obama ain't taking my shotguns, so don't buy that malarkey," Biden said Saturday at the United Mine Workers of America's annual fish fry in Castlewood, Virginia. "Don't buy that malarkey. They're going...
  • Biden set to attend UMW fish fry in Castlewood Saturday

    09/19/2008 2:52:21 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies · 196+ views
    Kingsport (TN) Times-News ^ | September 18, 2008 | Stephen Igo
    CASTLEWOOD — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s running mate, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, will attend Saturday’s annual fish fry staged on behalf of union coal miners and their families in Castlewood, according to longtime United Mine Workers of America spokesman Sam Church. Biden’s visit could not be immediately confirmed by the Obama-Biden campaign media outlet because Biden’s schedule as of midafternoon Thursday was only posted through Friday.
  • Unions to endorse Edwards (United Steelworkers and United Mine Workers of America)

    09/03/2007 1:02:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 474+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 3, 2007 | Jesse J. Holland
    Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is getting the endorsement of two unions, the United Steelworkers and the United Mine Workers of America, on Labor Day. Edwards is scheduled to be in Pittsburgh, home of the Steelworkers' international headquarters, for a Monday rally and will accept the endorsements there. "The members of the Steelworkers Union and the Mine Workers union are some of the country's hardest-working, bravest, most courageous workers," Edwards said. "It is their tireless hard work which has helped build a stronger America that benefits all of us. I honor what they do every day." The former senator from...
  • Coal company feels heat for suggesting recruiting Hispanic miners

    02/18/2006 9:06:02 PM PST · by skandalon · 8 replies · 630+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch/AP ^ | Feb 18, 2006 | Allen G. Breed
    COAL RUN, Ky. - Sidney Coal Co. President Charlie Bearse was expressing an opinion that many in these mountains secretly share. Problem was, he put that opinion in writing. "It is common knowledge that the work ethic of the Eastern Kentucky worker has declined from where it once was," Bearse wrote to the state mining board. Bad attitudes and drug abuse, he argued, were affecting attendance, "and, ultimately, productivity." Bearse's appeal to the board: Relax an English-only policy in the mines so he could bring in Hispanic workers. U.S. companies are constantly complaining they need migrant workers to do the...
  • Virginia Methodist Women on Palestinians, Hamas, the Wall

    02/17/2006 6:47:56 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 4 replies · 290+ views
    Virginia Conference, United Methodist Church, UMW Women ^ | 7 Feb 2006 | Va UMW President, Betty Whitehurst
    The following message was sent to me, at my request, by Joan Wasserott of the Charlottesville District, a member of the recent Virginia Conference team (led by Rev. Wes Astin, Dean of Chapel and Religious Life, Ferrum College) that visited Israel and Palestine as part of a mission event sponsored by the General Board of Global Ministries. I wanted all of you to have a firsthand report on what they experienced, and I am grateful to Joan for sharing her personal impressions with us. Betty Whitehurst President, Virginia Conference United Methodist Women 1761 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456...
  • Mine workers locking out union

    02/05/2006 4:00:46 PM PST · by wjersey · 8 replies · 906+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 2/5/2006 | Mike Wereschagin
    After the blast of hot air roared over him, Denver Anderson groped blindly through suffocating clouds of smoke to make his way out of the Sago Mine in West Virginia. Twelve of his co-workers died two miles down the shaft in the Jan. 2 explosion. Another, Randal McCloy Jr., is slowly recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Now, all Anderson wants to do is get back in. But he's worried the United Mine Workers of America will get in his way. Once the nation's largest and most powerful labor union -- a political and social juggernaut capable of swaying presidents and...
  • Union miners arrested during W.Va. protest

    02/24/2005 8:34:16 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 347+ views
    AP ^ | 2/24/5
    LONDON, W.Va. - United Mine Workers of America president Cecil Roberts and nine others were arrested Thursday during a protest of a federal bankruptcy ruling that will cause thousands of coal workers to lose their medical coverage. Traffic was backed up about a half mile in each direction on U.S. 60 as protesters sat down on the highway. More than 100 others rallied outside Massey Energy's Mammoth operation, said Kanawha County Sheriff's Lt. Bryan Stover. Those arrested were arraigned on misdemeanor pedestrian violations and released on their own recognizance, Stover said. "What we're trying to do is keep this issue...
  • Sen. Obama The Swing Vote On Environmental Bill

    02/14/2005 6:07:31 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 12 replies · 625+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | Feb 14, 2005 | Mike Flannery
    Sen. Obama The Swing Vote On Environmental Bill VIDEO: Mike Flannery reports. Feb 14, 2005 5:53 pm US/Central CHICAGO (CBS 2) It may be the toughest vote yet for Senator Barack Obama. He is the swing vote on the Bush Administration's Clear Skies Act. The power generating industry claims it would reduce pollution, but environmentalists call that "clear lies.” What was coming out of smokestacks at the coal-fired Crawford power generating plant Monday afternoon contained significantly less pollution than what was pouring out just a few years ago. All sides to the current debate agree on that. What they disagree...
  • Kerry Voices Support For Gun Rights, Clean-Coal Technologies As Lead Widens

    08/02/2004 6:50:58 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 43 replies · 1,966+ views
    My Wise County ^ | 8/4/02 | My Wise County
    Wheeling, W.Va. --- In the nation's coalfield's Saturday afternoon, Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry touted his support for a $2-billion dollar clean-coal technology plan as a part of the nation's energy independence from Middle East oil while at the same time noting his support for hunter gun owner rights to an estimated 15,000-plus audience. Kerry said he would be a president who "believes in science," and will pour $2 billion directly into developing clean coal technology as a part of his strategy for energy independence. "I want a nation that depends on its own ingenuity, not the Saudi royal...
  • Bush Extends Miners' Prescription Drugs

    01/30/2004 6:46:16 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 8 replies · 200+ views
    AJC ^ | 1/30/03
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP)--The Bush administration has extended a program that provides prescription drug benefits to 50,000 retired coal miners and miners' widows through Medicare. President Bush signed an administrative order Thursday keeping the pilot program going beyond its scheduled June 30 expiration until December 2005, United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts said. Under the plan, the Department of Health and Human Services will increase its Medicare reimbursement to the miners' health care fund by $190 million, said Dr. Larry Fields of the federal agency. The additional funding also boosts the government's share of the beneficiaries' drug costs from 34 percent...
  • {KY-Based} Rural Group Builds on TV Show Fight

    12/30/2003 5:38:06 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 12-30-03 | Maimon, Alan
    <p>WHITESBURG, Ky.— From his modest office in the Whitesburg City Hall, Dee Davis has a global vision for improving the image and conditions of rural America.</p> <p>When CBS announced plans last year for a reality television show based on "The Beverly Hillbillies," Davis spearheaded a nationwide protest of the proposed series in which an Appalachian family would be uprooted to Hollywood and showered with money and luxury as the cameras rolled.</p>