Senator Webb talks to Coy Barefoot about Iraq, his term to date

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Nov 152007
 

/Senator Jim Webb joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” for the first time. Coy begins the interview by asking how Webb, who had never run for office before, is adjusting to life as a Senator. Webb talks about what he sees as a major divide in the Bush administration in terms of Iraq policy. Other topics include the privatization of military functions by groups like Blackwater, efforts by members of the House to make earmarks harder to track, and Webb’s plan to pay more to care for returning Iraqi veterans.

Nov 152007
 

Across the United States hundreds of elections were held Tuesday November 6th and thousands of Americans voted. Did you? According to the research of Ross Baird, voting has been on the decline for the past several decades. A University of Virginia Government and Foreign Affairs major from the class of 2007, Baird researched this trend to find out why it has continued, especially among the young voting population…

For more information about the show or to see the full text, visit the Oscar Show’s blog.

Brian Wheeler of Charlottesville Tomorrow breaks down Election 2007

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Nov 142007
 

Brian Wheeler is the executive director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, and was recently re-elected to the Albemarle County School Board. With the election out of the way, Brian will be rejoining Coy Barefoot every week on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to talk about growth and development issues. The first thing discussed this week: how growth issues affected the race for the Board of Supervisors. Democrat Ann Mallek defeated incumbent Republican David Wyant for the White Hall seat, while Republican Ken Boyd defeated his challenger Marcia Joseph by 146 votes.

“The 3-3 balance or stalemate, depending on how you look at it, is now broken and potentially on a lot of issues, there’s a 4-2 majority with Ann Mallek coming on board,” Brian said. The new supervisor will be sworn in on January 1st.

Chief Longo on the arrest of two suspects in McGowan murder

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Nov 142007
 

Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s “Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk about the arrest of two men in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Jayne Warren McGowan.

Chief Longo briefs reporters on McGowan murder

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Nov 122007
 

Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo held a press conference on Monday, November 12th at the Charlottesville Police Station to discuss what officials know in the murder of 26-year-old Jayne Warren McGowan on November 8. McGowan’s body was found the next day at her home in the 800 block of St. Clair Avenue. In this 20 minute recording, Longo answers reporters questions ranging from where her car was found to possible motives in the killing.

There’s more information at cvillenews.com:

November 13 Update: Police have arrested two men in connection with the case. The Daily Progress has the story.

Nov 112007
 

Paul Bibeau is the author of Sundays with Vlad: From Pennsylvania to Transylvania, One Man’s Quest to Live in the World of the Undead. And if those aren’t enough subtitles, Paul’s blog has this caption: Paul Bibeau’s funny book about vampires, Dracula, globalization, bad Romanian roads, ruined honeymoons, and the horrors of funnel cake.He recently spoke about his book to the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia, and was introduced by local author Jonathan Coleman.

Nov 102007
 

Environmental advocates spoke out against towering power lines they hope won’t become the new symbol of rapid development in Northern Virginia, during the Virginia Environmental Law Journal’s Fall Symposium Nov. 2. The proposed Mid-Atlantic National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor designated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has stirred up controversy in the heart of the fastest-growing region in Virginia, where part of the corridor will be located.

Northern Virginia is located in what the DOE considers a critical congestion area, which runs from the Washington, D.C., area to New York City. The DOE has the authority to designate land for these corridors, allowing utility companies to potentially acquire protected land to use for their transmission facilities. Experts representing a variety of views convened at the symposium to debate the issues that arise from building more high-voltage power lines in the state.

For more on the story, read Emily Williams report on the U.Va Law School news site.

Rivanna Rambler #65: Autumn on the Rivanna: The Long View

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Nov 082007
 

At the time of year when everything is transforming in preparation for winter, an autumn afternoon on the Rivanna provides an opportunity to exercise — especially the capacity for vision.

Read the rest of this entry on at the Rivanna Rambler blog.

“The Rivanna Rambler” airs weekly from 11:55 am-noon on WTJU 91.1 and is produced and recorded by Leslie Middleton. This episode (#65) originally aired on November 8, 2007.

Charlottesville Tomorrow presents the Rivanna District Candidates Forum

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Nov 052007
 

On October 17, 2007, the two candidates for the Rivanna District on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors appeared at a candidates forum sponsored by the Free Enterprise Forum and Charlottesville Tomorrow. Republican incumbent Ken Boyd and Democratic challenger Marcia Joseph answered ten questions on land use, transportation, and growth in the County. The candidates also answered several questions submitted by members of the audience. About fifty people attended the forum, which was held at Baker-Butler Elementary School on Proffit Road. The event was co-moderated by Neil Williamson of the Free Enterprise Forum and Sean Tubbs of Charlottesville Tomorrow.

For more details on this event, including the candidates’ responses, please visit Charlottesville Tomorrow.

Supervisor candidates answer questions from local non-profits

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Nov 052007
 

The seven candidates for three seats on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors gathered at Westminster Presbyterian Church on October 18, 2007, for a forum hosted by several non-profit environmental and transportation groups in our region. Over fifty people attended.The co-sponsors were Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population, Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation, the Rivanna Conservation Society, the Piedmont Environmental Council, and Citizens for Albemarle.

Candidates took questions on the impact of population growth on the community, how to slow traffic growth on the region’s roads, and how to protect the quality of ground and surface waters in Albemarle County.

The moderator is Len Schoppa, President of the Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation. The format for this forum was fairly unique. There were no opening or closing statements. After each of the three questions prepared by the organizers, Len Schoppa briefly summarized the ideas that he heard, and asked a follow-up question.

For a detailed timeline and list of questions and answers, please visit Charlottesville Tomorrow.

Greenbrier residents question City Council candidates

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Nov 052007
 

The three Democrats and two independents vying for election to the Charlottesville City Council answered questions from the Greenbrier Neighborhood Association on October 10, 2007. Topics included the impact of the Meadowcreek Parkway on neighborhood streets, the future of the proposed YMCA in McIntire Park, and the best way to mitigate cut-through traffic.

For a detailed list of questions and answers, as well as video, please visit Charlottesville Tomorrow for more information.

Scottsville candidates face questions at forum

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Nov 052007
 

On October 23, 2007, the three candidates for the Scottsville District on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors appeared at a candidate forum co-sponsored by the Free Enterprise Forum and Charlottesville Tomorrow.

Democratic incumbent Lindsay Dorrier and independent challengers Kevin Fletcher and Denny King answered ten questions on land use, transportation, and growth in the County. The candidates also answered several questions submitted by members of the audience, ranging from ground water quality, the ethics of meeting with developers privately, and the amount of time it takes per week to serve on the Board of Supervisors.

For a full write-up on this event as well as video, visit Charlottesville Tomorrow