Richmond Virginia News Time Capsule September 2010 

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Hard News, Politics, Business, Crime
  


Mr. Obama Visits RVA
-ABCNews | CBS6 | NBC29 | Politico | Progress Index | Roanoke Times | Times Dispatch | USA Today | Washington Examiner | Washington Post | WRVA
-Raw Video (Via NBC12)
-How Middle-Class is Stratford Hills? 
-The Day Obama Came to Richmond 
-Obama's backyard strategy backfiring?
-Cantor plan 'doesn't add up'
-Obama plugs Jon Stewart rally
-Librarian meets Obama during recent Richmond visit
-Obama answers question on James River, sort of
 
Preview
-Obama to meet with Perry family during visit to Richmond...105 year old Ashland woman gets front seat
-Neighborhood security up for President's visit in South Richmond
-Police vehicle crashes while preparing for Obama motorcade
-President Obama to hold economic discussion at Richmond home...bringing economic pitch to Richmond | AP | CBS | Politico
-Obama To Target GOP "Pledge To America" On Upcoming Trip...In a happy place, Obama fights a new battle...Obama, 'fired up,' tries to fan 2008's embers | WSJ
-"Working Class" Neighborhood Location: Southampton Recreation Association...Broke interestingly here
-Tax cuts for the middle class? Obama will push for them Wednesday 
-A Plan to Make It in America 
-Related: Richmond businesswomen at White House
 
GOP
-Cantor welcomes Obama to Richmond, in a way
-Bolling bashes Obama policies, offers advice...GOP Sounds Off Ahead Of Obama Visit
-Related: McDonnell, Bolling, Cuccinelli to address first Va. tea party convention

From grassroots nonprofit to political powerhouse: How Victoria Cobb's Family Foundation became the gatekeeper to Virginia's conservative coalition
Trible’s Terror
‘I wouldn’t have been able to relocate my business without’ this program
Council, mayor agree on what to do with $6.65 million surplus
VCU Health System sends the cigarette police to smoke out offenders — and their sanity
Hearings set for Joint Forces Command
UVa issues warning about attacks  

Wave of robberies in ODU area brings fear, vigilance

 
UMW student's mom robbed at Fredericksburg Giant grocery...Police Search for Suspect in Robbery
 
Man shot near UVa
 
Seton Hall Student Remembered
 
Eight UR students assaulted in two weeks
 
 
Man enters University of Richmond apartments, touches students
-Who Is The Tickler?
-UR student says she was sexually assaulted

Missing student's parents warn of perils of depression...‘I knew from word...Jonny Dorey's parents urge people to talk about feelings
Regional think tank selects theme, releases donors list
Attorneys face off in hate-speech debate
-Protesters outnumbered at soldier's memorial

Meth labs popping up more frequently
Teresa Lewis is executed
-Last Meal Request: Fried Chicken, Apple Pie
 
Va. woman's execution tonightAP
-Hear if Lewis is scared to die for her crimes
-Teresa Lewis Speaks From Death Row After Final Appeal Blocked by U.S. Supreme Court
 
Iran says Va. death sentence shows double standard  

Virginia ready to execute woman
-Death penalty foes support Lewis
-Woman still hopes her execution will be halted 
-Teresa Lewis' attorney talks about scheduled execution

Gov. McDonnell declines to intervene in execution of Teresa Lewis
...found "no compelling reason" to stop it...Teresa Lewis would be the first woman executed in the state in nearly 100 years | AP

Blood Sisters

-Lewis' crime remembered nearly eight years after double shooting
-Two women's death row cases share similarities
-Minister with Norfolk ties fights to halt historic execution

Richmond teen robbed at bus stop
Goldman rebukes council president's aide over insult
4 arrested with possible ties to string of robberies in Richmond
 
Four daytime robberies could be connected

Va. Transportation Dept. audit uncovers hundreds of millions in unspent funds | Times Dispatch
Illegal immigrant convicted of raping foster mom in Henrico...Jury finds foster son guilty of rape
How the Rev. Ben Campbell's healing ministry could save Richmond
Overflow crowd packs forum on race in Richmond
Cameras catch crack house bust
Merchants on Brookland Park Boulevard have been waiting five years for a renaissance that never came
-Is it too late for Brookland Park Boulevard?

The Yellow Mailbox Revolution
Richmond soldier, 27, dies in Afghanistan explosion
-Names of the Dead
 
Three Beach-based sailors killed in Afghan helicopter crash

Contractor helps troops gain conversation skills for war zone  

Papa John's deliveryman shoots gunman in face...shoots suspected robber | CBS6
-Arrests made in attempted robbery of pizza delivery driver
Richmond mayor taps chief service officer
Hung jury in Shockoe Bottom slaying
Cuccinelli, Va. delegate accused of bypassing lawmakers in legal-opinion tactic
McDonnell invited to JFCOM meeting at Pentagon
Va. facility for sex predators to exceed limit in 2012
McCroskey avoids death penalty in Farmville slayings
Lawsuit alleged no-show worker breached patient privacy (Virginia Beach)
Musical Circus
Patrick Henry: New President, Grant at Stake
Mayor proposes that Richmond take over parking authority
Perriello vs. Hurt: 5th District Congressional race drawing national attention
Couple's suit claims Beach firm defrauded them of millions
Kill Devil Hills Lowe's decision delayed to October
Man Shot, Killed in City's South Side
Family remembers murdered Richmond man Lawrence Sykes
Goochland teen dies after apparently being struck by vehicle...Authorities seek clues to teen's death...teen’s death still under investigation
-Friends and family mourn passing of Goochland teen 

Two men sought in fatal Richmond shooting
Liven Up Your Sundays with Open House Bingo
Light-rail bills due soon, but Norfolk unsure how to pay
Chesterfield couple accused in massive crime spree...more than 80 break-ins
-Multijurisdictional burglary investigation leads to arrests
-Related: Northern Virginia Suspect linked to 44 burglaries and larcenies

Carytown group neutral on Verizon building
Armed robbers strike 4 times near VCU campus...robbed at gunpoint in 15 minutes
VCU alcohol crackdown
Catching up with Robert Bobb
An open letter from Richmond Transit Riders Union
Non-profit trying to find middle ground in Justin French mess
 
After Justin French’s arrest, this developer’s tenants grapple for answers

Loan troubles swamp veteran developer
White supremacist's name removed from Radford University building
Rush hour homicide: gunman on the loose

State's drought could quickly become much worse

-Mark Holmberg Not Crying Over Dry Weather
 
Limits set in Richmond area for water use
-Water levels dropping, restrictions in place
 
Director at Lake Chesdin talks about drop in water...Residents claim mismanagement of Lake Chesdin   

Cville:
Suddenly Satyendra: Huja may hold key to region’s water future
Remembering Farmville murders one year later...effects reverberate
IRS to hold open house for people with disabilities
VDOT Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel study sparks regional tension
Study: Too few med students stay in Va. after graduation
Voters choose Gray...How Adrian Fenty lost
-Fenty write-in campaign begins
-Narrative of Fenty's rise and fall is not unique
-Gray: We didn't talk about Rhee's future

-Fenty, Gray seek smooth transition
-You are entering the Gray era
-Vince Gray Takes Charge
-Deep Divides
-How D.C. Mayor Fenty lost the black vote - and his job
-Rhee says she had a role in Fenty's loss...Rhee: Election result 'devastating' ...
Rheewind...D.C. school chief Rhee's next move probably toward the door
-Michelle Rhee appears on 'Oprah'
-Gray faces challenges on style, Rhee

All 46 schools in Richmond fully accredited
-98 Percent of Virginia Schools Meet SOL Standards 
-Hampton Roads: SOL scores show progress made in most cities

CBS 6 Exclusive: City Employees Accused of Wrongdoing | Times Dispatch
 
Inspector General Reports
-Public Works: Investigation of Abuse of Time - Traffic Division 
-Animal Care & Control: Investigation of Abuse of Time 

Three Arrested and Charged with 121 Burglaries in Virginia
Protesters heading to a DMV near you?
4 FBI employees charged in steroid investigation
Despite opposition, VDOT moves forward with HRBT study
Webb bill would demand reason for closing Norfolk command  

Fort Monroe garrison commander plans a departure with dignity

Shopper robbed by gunman at Chesterfield Towne Center
State trooper dies after training on Lake Anna...Awaiting cause of death
-In Honor of Trooper Mark D. Barrett
Virginia revenues lag for first two fiscal months
Va. businessman's slaying a shock, mystery
State reform commission endorses four-day workweek
Smurfit-Stone shutting local plants
Credit card charges lead to criminal charges in Va. Beach
Life after Circuit City
-Circuit City HQ building sold
-Circuit City Liquidation Plan Approved

Mayor Dwight Jones Finds Budget Surplus....has plans for $6.7 million surplus
-Mayor Calls for Enhanced Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled 
 
'Building a Better Richmond' signs stir controversy
-Richmond: Not a Good Sign
Immigrants seek passports, advice
-T-Shirt No Laughing Matter for Immigrants
-Immigration overhaul could leave couples out
-Pr. William chairman to talk immigration on MTV Networks

Murder charges filed in Sunday morning shooting death in Goochland | CBS6 | Times Dispatch
Boy arrested in shooting of girl, 13, in city park

Remembering 911 NY Media
-Gothamist
-Newsday
-NY Daily News
-NY Magazine | Photo
-NY Post
-NY Times
-Village Voice

Local Angle
-9/11: A day of reflection
-Goochland remembers 9-11
-Washington, nation commemorate September 11
-Virginia first lady treats military families to dinner on 9/11
-Fire chief recalls day of terror

-New York Firefighters Visit Richmond
-9/11 sparked increased interest in Afghanistan
-'Time of difficulty for our country' 
-9/11: What does it mean to us?
-Local firefighter who helped in 9/11 aftermath still feels void
-NASCAR

Firing range to be built in Nottoway, not Powhatan | Powhatan Today
Short Pump shopping center snapped up
With rain long overdue, drought taking a toll on reservoirs, crops, river, while raising risk of wildfires
Cuts in defense could mean drag for economy

The Plan
Governor's Staff Recommendation for ABC Privatization Unveiled
-AP | CBS6 | Daily Press | Free Lance Star | NBC12 | Roanoke Times | Times Dispatch | Virginian Pilot | Washington Post
-Should Virginia privatize liquor sales if an excise tax and fees can offset losses?
 
Aftermath
-Looking to pick up support, McDonnell staff offering tweaks to ABC plan
-Anti-tax group: McDonnell’s ABC proposal does not break pledge
-VCU report on privatization: increase taxes on alcohol
-California group says Virginia ABC effort driven by alcohol industry
-Experts warn of privatization, increased drinking
-Study of ABC sell-off sought
-Are private liquor sales a bad bar trick?
-Va. wineries back liquor privatization proposal
-Revenue, social ills topics at Public Square ABC debate
-Mark Holmberg's Take On Gov. McDonnell's ABC Plan
-McDonnell Still Has Convincing to Do on Liquor Proposal
-Falwell announces support for ABC privatization

-Idea floated for hiring ABC employees
-Critics see more problems with ABC privatization
-ABC workers face job losses
-Reform proposals go beyond liquor sales
-Spotsy opposes privatizing ABC sales
-Morrissey calls for liquor-privatization referendum
-Construction industry backs plan to privatize Virginia liquor stores

-McDonnell tries to sell public on liquor sell-off
-Liquor-privatization debate at T-D Public Square on Sept. 21
-Religious coalition opposes effort to privatize liquor sales

-ABC privatization plan troublesome for mom and pops
-Dan River Region legislators iffy on privatizing ABC
-Fairfax Chamber backs McDonnell's ABC privatization plan
-Liquor plan gets tepid response

Editorial Reaction
-Daily Press: Privatizing liquor sales
-Daily Progress: George Washington would drink to it
-Style Weekly: The Myth of Privatization
-Times-Dispatch: Privatizing State ABC Stores Makes Sense
-Virginian Pilot: Phantom savings in private liquor
-Washington Post: Liquor privatization insufficient for transportation 
-Washington Times: Privatizing Virginia's liquor stores
-Bearing Drift: Bob McDonnell: tax hiker
-Tertium Quids: The Political ABC's of ABC Privatization
 
Preview:
Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell to unveil plan for a bar and restaurant tax...Governor to reveal his liquor-sales plan today | Daily Press | NBC12
-Wilder: McDonnell liquor plan faces tough fight

Initial vote on McDonnell's ABC privatization proposal delayed...McDonnell begins lobbying legislators on ABC privatization proposal

 
Rewind: The Pre-Debate

Kaine Optimistic About Democrats' Midterm Chances...Don't count out 'underdog'
-Tim Kaine on the Daily Show

Missing VCU student's family believes he committed suicide
Local billionaire Kluge, one of America's richest men, dies at 95
-John Kluge: The benevolent billionaire goes out in style
Feds go after Sam Moore...Owner of former strip club indicted on federal tax charges...charged with filing false tax return
JetBlue discontinuing service from Richmond to JFK airport in November | NBC12
Naked Jogger Returns, Jiggles, to the Boulevard
What to do with an elderly inmate
Back to School Crime... 
-Four on-campus assaults reported last weekend...U of R Students Assaulted on Campus | The Collegian
-VCU police respond to recent rash of robberies ...Burglars steal electronics worth hundreds
-Four W&M students robbed at gunpoint
-Campus robbery prompts ODU safety alert
-LU Student Attacked Near Grove Street Park 
-Another University of Maryland student attacked, robbed in early morning...U-Md. student robbed, assaulted
-2nd arrest made in College Park robbery
-College student from Prince George murdered in Atlanta

U.Va. scholar on trial in Henrico in father's death
-Jury recommends four years for Henrico man who killed father

Business leaders offer advice to McDonnell
Former poker hall owner files legal challenge over ban
NATO to stay in Norfolk, even if JFCOM shuts down
Jobby Job
-Winchester light bulb factory closes; End of era for U.S. means more jobs overseas 
-A bleak outlook on area jobs

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Seven Richmond-area residents talk about job-market experiences
-Dig That Gig
-Out of the cubicle, on to the stage  
-Tight job market is bane of visiting foreign students
-Success and tough times

Armed robbery forces victim to drive to ATM in Mechanicsville
Police arrest man for Fan robbery
Drug sweeps to resume at Richmond-area schools
VA Police Chief Questions Immigration Policy
Train accident in Chesterfield...Investigators believe he was wearing headphones 
-Relatives say Chesterfield train death ruled an accident
City leaders meet with public about East End revitalization 
Heavy issue: Light rail could make us lighter, study says 
Hampton mosque combines place of worship with cultural center for community 
Runner dies during Virginia Beach marathon...Half-marathoner dies after Oceanfront race
Local Weatherman Hoping To Score Some Hot Earl Action

Storm was 'a non-event' in Hampton Roads
-N.C. evacuees return home after the storm  
-Are you ready for the next big storm?

Weather.com Earl Center | NHC | Virginian Pilot Storm Center  (Weather)
Hysteria over Earl: Overblown?
-Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel restricts vehicles
-Hurricane Earl may affect holiday travel
-Storm begins to brush Hampton Roads...lashes Outer Banks 
-State appears to have dodged Earl's wrath...Earl downgraded to category 2
-Norfolk, Portsmouth open garages for storm
-At Va. beach, surfing not worry ahead of Earl
-About 100,000 evacuate from Dare, Currituck Outer Banks...Waves from Hurricane Earl batter Frisco Pier on Hatteras...Comfort Inn becomes a hurricane hostel in Buxton
-Fleet awaits arrival of Hurricane Earl
 
Hurricane Earl, at Category 4, heads toward N.C. and Va....Hurricane Watch

-Peninsula residents prepare, or not, for Hurricane Earl
-Virginia Braces for Earl

McDonnell to declare state of emergency ahead of Earl
-Earl weakens to Category 3...Hurricane watch issued for Virginia beaches
-Earl: Should I stay or should I go?...Earl may dampen holiday mood
-Hurricane Earl presents storm surge risk for Hampton Roads
-As Earl approaches Outer Banks, ferries begin evacuation...Navy says ships in Norfolk ready to evade Hurricane Earl
-Disaster kit | Your home
 
What's steering Hurricane Earl?
-Hurricane Earl: East Coast threat?
-Earl threatens US Coast after hitting Caribbean
-Virginia Braces for Earl
-Earl may churn up Virginia waters Thursday...N.C. coast, Hampton Roads prepare for Hurricane Earl
-Hurricane Earl should pass by Virginia with no major problems
 
Remembering Gaston

Court blocks planned Ukrop's auction
The Smart-Growth Set: Meet the Geeks Re-Shaping D.C.
-Greater, Greater Washington DC

Unfriendly skies: Forest Lakes, the Miracle on the Hudson, and Canada Geese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Features, Food, Entertainment, Life

Major Picasso Show Heads to Richmond?...Picasso show will make a stop in Virginia Museum of Fine Arts | AP | USA Today | Virginian Pilot
-VMFA to offer only East Coast appearance of Picasso exhibit

Curated Culture celebrates 10 years of walkable art...10 Years for First Fridays
-10 for a Friday

Southwest to buy AirTran: What impact will it have on RIC?
...Will Southwest Airlines Come to Richmond?...RIC will benefit
-What will merger mean for Hampton Roads?

Lamb Of God's guitarist talks about writing the riff for "Redneck"
History Lesson Monday 9.27.10 
-City developing plan to help visitors take in historic riches...Must-see Richmond history...On to Richmond: Got a day, or two, or three?
-Richmond's role in history easy to experience
-Tredegar the starting point for Civil War celebration...Historic Tredegar: The Region’s Gateway to the Civil War
-Priming the pump for Civil War tourism
-Civil wars in Tim Robbins' Break the Whip and Lynn Nottage's Ruined
-A Haven Ahead of Its Time
-Charles City church marks 200 years of independence
-UR creating emancipation project
-McDonnell takes on slavery criticism at Norfolk State
-Bryan Park celebrates centennial
...A Century of Green
-Richmond man among German POWs brought to U.S.
-In Virginia World War II reenactment, not so quiet on the eastern front
New dorm dwellers: Profs

Pentatomidae
Animal Commonwealth Sunday 9.26.10
-Stink bugs taking area homes by swarm | TBD | The Hook
-The perfect place for a dog?
-Doggie Etiquette
-Officer shoots family's dog
-Activists attend dog-killing hearing
-Many dogs rescued from over-capacity Floyd shelter
-More lion cubs born at zoo
-Virginia Beach motel hit by bed bugs
-Bedbug Watch: Reports in D.C. have nearly doubled so far this year

Stealing the waves? Some surfers in Va. Beach think so.

Foodie Friday
Anthony Bourdain: Oh Captain, My Captain...wows Fredericksburg audience with Medium Raw, well done...Bourdain has no reservations about speaking at UMW  
-Next Virginia Stop:
Bad-boy Bourdain coming to Chrysler Hall  
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Washington Post Editor to Moderate Frederickburg Forum
-Anthony Bourdain joins 'Top Chef All-Stars...includes three D.C.-area chefs
-Writing Graphic Novel For DC Comics
 
DC Food Trucks
-Inside D.C.'s Food-Truck Wars
-Truck Stops: Where to Find Lunch on Wheels
 
In Chilhowie, couple creates a fine-dining experience

 
24 Secret Restaurant Menus Revealed  
 
September 25-26, 2010
Fesitval of India
-It's Festival of India Time
 
What's New
-Short Order: Corner Cafe, Cellar Door Restaurant...The Cellar Door Photo Gallery 
-Cheap Local Eats
-BBQ News: A Saucy Startup and Returning Champions
-State Fair Food 2010
-On the Horizon: Restaurant Week
 
Virginia Wines
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The U.K.-Virginia wine link gets stronger with a visit from British writers
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Speaking of wine, family and love
-Virginia Wine Tastings Guide: Savor the Season
-Vintage in Richmond
 
Meat: In defense of trades
 
September 23: NBC 12 Restaurant Report
 
The Big Reviews:
Richmond Magazine on Bonvenu | Richmond.com on BellytimberStyle Weekly on Sprout | Times Dispatch on Amour Wine Bistro
 
Regional
-Cville:
News on The Livery Stable, Horse & Hound Gastropub and The Backyard
-DC: 
Local restaurant robber on loose
-Hampton Roads: Kelsey's Deli & Sea Grill still a good sandwich shop...A cheap way to taste Hawaii in Va. Beach 
-Roanoke: Dozens gather to remember shootings at Backstreet Cafe

Area football players eye fame at casting call
National Book Festival 2010 Guide
The arts effect   

New Arts District Retail!
Steady Sounds Record Store  322 W. Broad St Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 308-2692
-Richmond Has A New Record Store – Steady Sounds  |  Phil Has a Blog
 
Books, Bikes, and Beyond Thrift Store 7 W. Broad St (804) 592-4591
 
Spaghetti Project   321 Brook Rd Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 643-8697
-Spaghetti Project

Richmond, You Are Here But we need to get there
Oprah takes Jon Stewart back to his roots — at William and Mary
-UVA students take scholarly look at "The West Wing," "The Daily Show"

Samuels Criticizes Monroe Park Feedings, Anarchists Fire Back

-Charles Samuels' Newsletter
-A Feeding Frenzy in Monroe Park 
-Demands Re:Monroe Park Renovations
-Where’s a good place to eat? …if you’re homeless
 
$6 million in renovations planned for Monroe Park
| Times Dispatch 
-Resist attempts at pushing homeless out of Monroe Park!...Group Decries plans to "gentrify" Monroe Park
-Monroe Park and the Politics of Homelessness ...Feeding Frenzy

Death and Transfiguration 
-'Let us meet the foe with fresh defiance,' said Jefferson Davis, on the run from Union troops

Michael Vick named Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback...Starter or Not, Vick May Already Have Won
-Vick is a QB, not a saint
-"I won't question the blessing from God"
-Michael Vick throws 2 TDs and makes jaw-dropping plays to lead Eagles to 35-32 win over Lions

GWAR To Film 'Zombies, March!' Video With FANGORIA
The folks behind the festival
History Lesson Monday 9.20.10
-Once-forbidden love: Interracial couple rejected in the late 1960s
-Hampton Powwow is a chance to showcase tribal regalia, customs
-Congress bans slave trade In D.C., Sept. 20, 1850...The slave trade and Alexandria's withdrawal from D.C.
-Civil War tributes make Manassas tourism hot spot
-Civil War devastated Culpeper
-Museum showcases Va's organized labor history
-Henricus begins 400th commemoration this weekend
-Powhatan historic homes open for tour
-Cultural, historical agencies seek World Heritage status for Historic Triangle
-Meetings set for Virginia Coal Heritage Trail project

SportsQuest and Richmond Strikers create partnership
-County shouldn’t have contributed taxpayer money to SportsQuest


Channa argus
Animal Commonwealth Sunday 9.19.10
-Snakeheads are here to stay, and getting closer
-Fishing for a place to fish
-Three Stafford watermen banned for life from fishing in Potomac
-Wild Life
-Part pet, part livestock
-Dogs from N.C. lab heading to Hampton Roads
-Norfolk SPCA to put beagle horde up for adoption
-The muted world of a deaf dog offers an eye-opening experience
-Watch out, Michael Phelps! The dogs are jumping in.
-Meet Secretariat’s grandson on Goochland’s annual Barn Tour
-Cat (food?) burglar strikes Pet Forum
-Bed bugs biting into city housing
-Birdhouses built by Westmoreland County craftsman have become valued artwork

Richmond Folk Festival to celebrate rockabilly
Busch Gardens announces major expansion...Drop coaster for 2011, electro-magnetic coaster in 2012...Water Country to get new rides in 2011
The man, the myth, the fiddle
Cyclists would prefer to have the bike paths to themselves

No. 9 Spiders Beat No. 7 Elon In Overtime As Robins Stadium Debuts With Thriller...UR opens Robins Stadium with OT win over Elon...Kirchoff touchdown in overtime secures home opener win...Phoenix receiver's big game gets lost | AP/ESPN | NBC12 | WFMY
-Box Score
-At stadium's first game, UR fans found satisfaction
-McBride’s big hit awakens Richmond defense 
-Parking goes smoothly at UR's new new stadium 
 
Spider football finally comes home
-Spiders get first home game in 82 years 
-Unknowns envelop Spiders' stadium opener
-Crowds expected to fill the stands and congest the streets
-UR comfortable with Robins Stadium logistics
-Photo Gallery: Robins Stadium Pep Rally
-UR AD addresses Robins Stadium capacity of 8,700
-Old gate meets new stadium
-Fraternity lodge culture to change on football game days
-Old UR stadium re-named: signs to come down
-Official Robins Stadium Site   | Construction Timeline (Photos)
-Tips/Logistics: Caught in the Web: Game Day Logistics | Dos and Don'ts for Robins Stadium tomorrow | Inaugural Game Festivities | Map and Parking | What do I wear? | Promotions
 
Gameday Central
-Listen Live | Watch Live Live Stats
-Rosters: Richmond Roster | Elon Roster
-Pre-game Notes: The Spiders and Phoenix meet in one of the marquee non-league games in the FCS this season
-UR Football: Elon Week
-Game Preview: Richmond vs. Elon
-Scott, Corp highlight changes for Richmond football
-Top-10 Showdown Pits Phoenix vs. Spiders on Saturday
  
Interviews (Video/Audio)
-Players
-Coach Latrell Scott
-AD Jim Miller
-ESPN 950 Big Al Hosts Show at Robins Stadium Part 1 | Part 2

Sound issue turns up at Richmond CenterStage
The Art of Dee Dee Ramone: A Birthday Memorial Show
Modern? In Georgetown?
Benefitting the Byrd
Foodie Friday

The chef has landed: Elusive Chang nabs high-profile Charlottesville home

The Big Reviews (Pescados Edition): Style Weekly on Pescados China Street |  Times Dispatch on Pescados China Street | Richmond.com on 3325 West Café
 
What's New
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2010 Restaurant Week Announced
-52nd Annual Armenian Food Festival...Armenian Food Festival set this weekend ...Armenian Delights | Official Site 
-Billy Fallen of Aziza’s on Main Street
-New Pan-Asian Cuisine in Woodlake
-Dining News (Friend or Pho, Tropical Safari, Fish Bowl Bistro & Bar, The Cellar Door)
 
Two women win fight to keep their restaurant open  
 
Richmond's Very Own Sandwich  

An Introduction to Food Writing 

Hard to harvest, easy to hate. So who likes okra?
 
Team at Fort Lee preps for top chef contest
 
September 16: NBC12 Restaurant Report  

Top Chef DC Winner: 
-The Winner of Top Chef DC Season 7: Kevin Sbraga
-Part I: Singapore Bound...Part II: Kevin Sbraga Wins
-And the winner is...
-Judge Recap: 'By Far He Was the Winner'
-Behind the Scenes of the 'Top Chef DC' Finale
-And We're Done
-Dishing with the Top Chef
-The Final Poll
-For Willingboro's Kevin Sbraga, a dizzying road to winning 'Top Chef'

Regional
-Cville:
Wines we love this season...A chunk of change...Boneless ‘Wings’ takes off on Ivy Road
-DC:
Two DC on Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck...Gyros: Not the Big Mac of Greek Food Anymore?...Dining on a Shoestring: Uncle Liu's Hot Pot
-Fredericksburg: Downtown Fredericksburg cafe declares bankruptcy...Capital Ale House's Oktoberfest event in downtown Fredericksburg will close several blocks to vehicle traffic, parking
-Hampton Roads:
Pizza eatery would make late mom proud...Give Festa Italiana a whirl
-Roanoke:
The sweet and savory smells of success emanated Tuesday from the Roanoke Technical Education Center, the new home of a fast-growing culinary program...New eatery to offer taste of Big Easy

Fight the Big Bull: An American Band
United Way kicks off campaign
ACAC Short Pump Expansion
How to fly with Blue Angels... and keep your lunch, too
Eagles' Reid just playing the system with QB mystery
Dan Snyder vs. the Kennedys
HU Prof Says Black People Really Fast
House hunting on 'Housewives'
VirginiaWood
-Lifetime Television movie filming at Bubba's
-"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" songwriter returns to the site of "Dirty Dancing" in Giles County for a charity event in honor of Patrick Swayze
-ESPN ad gives Tangier islanders 15 minutes of fame ...
Little Tangier reaps big rewards from ESPN
Stellar performance for Fighting Gravity...It's lights out for Fighting Gravity Free Lance Star | Times Dispatch
-Va. Tech students battle tonight on 'America's Got Talent'

Trey Songz fighting crime in Petersburg
Skillz Announces New Album 'The World Needs More Skillz'
-Skillz goes home to his hometown in Richmond, VA

Sam Moore Facing More Trouble, This Time It's Taxes...Former Club Velvet owner in court... pleads not guilty to tax charges
Sports, SEALs Chase Off Gay Cruisers at Bryan Park
Fitness and fatalities: Long-distance running has its risks

Blue Ridge Parkway at 75 - a road out of time
-Part 2: Buried history
-Part 3: Stolen seeds
-Part 4: Diminished views
-'America's Favorite Drive,' the Blue Ridge Parkway, turns 75


Scenic fall drives in Southwest Virginia for leaf-peepers
Flying Squirrels: Leader reiterates need for new stadium
-Nationals Snub Squirrels Over Ballpark, Source Says
-The Coliseum or The Diamond -- which is the bigger need?
-Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
-Impression of Richmond through I-95 and The Diamond
   
Squirrels aim to add open-air suites at The Diamond 
 
Squirrels finish season with victory, attendance lead

-Squirrels #1 in Fan Attendance
Lost hiker spent chilly night on side of Poor Mountain
Centerstage Hires Director | Richmond.com | Times Dispatch
History Lesson Monday 9.13.10
-Inspiration in a guide to travels during Jim Crow
-Looking back at integration in Waynesboro
-RVA: History and Hooch
-Gun collector Henry Stewart donated 800 historic rifles and pistols to Virginia Military Institute-- a collection estimated to be worth millions of dollars
-Plans for new Museum of the Confederacy...Appomattox branch...Groundbreaking set...has eyes on Fredericksburg area
-The work of Civil War journalist-draftsmen at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
-Noted Civil War author will guide uncommon bus tour of Hanover Courthouse battle sites
-Civil War buffs relive history in Hanover

Denny Hamlin Wins the Air Guard 400: RGL Ridiculous Coverage

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-Washington Post: Redskins QB looks to hit it big...Shanahan the grinder | Full WaPo coverage
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TBD: Redskins 2010 season preview...Trent Williams: The key to Donovan McNabb's season and the Redskins' success | Blog
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Redskins.com: Week One Gameday | Live Blog
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Redskins parking, directions, Metro and other ways to make your trip to FedEx Field less awful...Fans: Arrive Early For Sunday Night’s Game
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Washingtonian: Great Expectations
-CSN: Kickoff Preview 
 

Redskins Media and Players on Twitter


Chelonioidea
Animal Commonwealth Sunday 9.12.10
-Baby steps: It's a record year for turtles at Cape Hatteras
-Online dog-breeding debate prompts exchange of lawsuits
-Charlottesville allows residents to keep goats
-Reidsville man reports dogs were poisoned
-Vets hunt doves for camaraderie
-The Quicker Picker-Upper
-Thoroughbred owners meet online
-Giving unbridled support

Virginia Tech 16- JMU  21
-James Madison's Dukes deliver shocker to Virginia Tech 
-AP | Daily Press | News Leader | Times Dispatch | Virginian Pilot | Washington Post
-Anatomy Of An Upset 
-Hokies fans: I've been there 

Short Pump shopping center snapped up
Film tour focuses on adrenaline-soaked adventures

Foodie Friday
September 16 - 19, 2010
52nd Annual Armenian Food Festival ...Armenian Food Festival set this weekend
-Official Site 
 
A barbecue road trip smokes out 10 competitors  
 
Top 10 Dishes Richmond.com is Craving  
 
This year's apple season resulted in an early-to-ripen, sugary crop  

New Group: Slow Food RVA
 
  
What's New
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2010 Restaurant Week Announced
-New coffee shop combines best of local business
-Blanchard’s Coffee & VMFA

-Lunch Period at The Cellar Door
-Cookies for Cancer
-Casa Grande Opens Fifth Location In Twin Hickory Town Center
-Petersburg Greek Festival Returns Oct. 1
 
Booze
-Scratch’n'Dent Wine Roulette
-One woman's mission to bring back real cider to Virginia
-The Pleasure Principle (Amour Wine Bistro)
-Beer fest offers more than 150 craft brews
-Bag-in-box wines are the industry's quick-moving trend. Just ask Virginia Wineworks
 
Steve Kim and his wife, Sarah, serve up a Korean feast in Westover Hills 

A thousand-dollar bar tab  
 
September 9: NBC12 Restaurant Report 
 
The Big Review: Times Dispatch on Bellytimber Tavern

Regional
-DC:
Eating for Votes in D.C....Top Chef Goodbye Interviews: Episode 13...Best of Bethesda...Pinkberry Saying Hey to the District...Five Reasons Y&H Doesn’t Give a Damn About Pinkberry’s Arrival in D.C....Ozersky to Five Guys Fans: You’re Mindless White Trash
-Fredericksburg:
Two gourmet food businesses coming to downtown Fredericksburg

New UVA research says when times are tight, you'll be happiest if you spend your money on experiences rather than stuff
The 2010 Style Weekly Fall Arts Preview
 
Richmond Magazine's A&E 2010-2011 Calendar

Richmond.com Fall Theater Preview

4 sites considered by Richmond Coliseum study group
Recording studios play musical chairs
Community rallies behind Parker family
A UFO Over Dinwiddie?
Diversity Thrift Announces New Fan Location
Sans Spiders, City Stadium Arouses Interest, VCU Rams Football a possibility?
-Old UR stadium re-named: signs to come down

Graffiti can act as a social barometer in revealing who is in and who is out, as well as who is in control

Broncos 33 - Hokies 30
Boise State's Broncos negate Virginia Tech rally
-Tech ending unhappy after shifting plot...For Hokies, the heart-breaking play
-No trickery needed for latest Boise State theatrics 
-After the big win comes the big (BCS) pressure for Boise State football
-Boise State's win kicks off inevitable national-championship debate...Does Boise State deserve a place at the BCS table?

Richmond comes in third in 'Best Tennis Town' contest
Five Alive
Actress Julia Stiles opens up to Virginia Tech crowd 
History Lesson Labor Day
-Do you know why you aren't working today? Test yourself....Labor Day religious lessons
-Slaves sought freedom via Stafford creek
-Series of presentations reveals little-known facts about University of Virginia's history...
Evening event shared details of U.Va.'s secret societies
-Stafford desegregation pioneers remembered

-Surprise discovery in ancient graves on W&M campus...Bone fragments represent unprecedented discovery  
-Blue Wonder: The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway officially celebrates 75 years
-Committee supports tree-planting plan along Journey
-Reenactors offer glimpse into past
-Unique exhibit draws Nigerian visitors  


Cimex lectularius

Animal Commonwealth Sunday 9.6.10

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Meet the bedbug butcher...New weapons to combat bedbugs...If you're using outdoor pesticides, stop...Fight against bedbugs may cause more harm than good
-Man Braves Fire for Pets
-Wanted: More Big Animals...Welcome, Little Lions
-27 racehorses killed in fire
-Shark Week on the Potomac?...Eight-foot shark caught in the Potomac...Yikes! Sharks in the Bay - No 'Jaws' Here, Please! | NBC Washington
-Bugs are the big draw in new CW museum tour
-Corolla ponies sense hurricanes, seek high ground
-Chicken keeping gets nod from county planners
-Dog attacks animal shelter worker...Pit bull euthanized following attack
 
-Tour to benefit retired race horses
First Fridays quietly welcomes its 10th season 
U.Va. 34, Richmond 13 
-For a half, Aaron Corp helped UR keep it close
-London follows up first victory with a dance...Fans excited to come out for London
-U.Va. offensive coordinator Bill Lazor makes it Payne's game ...
Payne gains team’s trust
-Cavalier Daily | The Collegian | C-ville | Daily Press | Daily Progress | ESPN | Free Lance Star | Roanoke Times | RVANews | Times Dispatch Washington Post

Foodie
Friday
-King Crabcakes
-Taste Test: Crab cakes
   
Where to get great coffee on I-95  
 
Va.'s tiny 'Black Widow' outeats Chestnut in NY chicken wing eating contest  
 
Say Helado to Ice Cream Paradise
La Michoacana
7836 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA
 
Bars, restaurants face new taxes with privatization  
 
Dish With Dana: Local spots that are snack heaven
 
Eight places I need to eat in Richmond
 
Justin French's Property Sold to Empress' Family...The Empress and Other Matters
 
What's New!
-Literally Just Opened: Fish Bowl Bistro & Bar 101 South 15th St | Friend or Pho Stafford and Main  
-Death to Cupcakes
-Nuccio's Owner Plans Short Pump Move
-New sports bar & grill going in at 1717 E Franklin St, opening in about a month
-No more ice cream
-The Cellar introduces new menu options, policies
 
Healthy foods can still taste good to kids  

Once Pandora’s big box opens in Carytown, there may be no closing it.
 
Urban Farmhouse Café & Market owner has a big-time audience
 
Dining: From zzzz to Zing!
  
September 2: NBC12 Restaurant Report  

The Big Review: Style Weekly on Secco
 
Regional
-DC:
Top Chef Recap: Episode 12—No Demons to Scorn...Next Season’s ‘Top Chef’ Will Feature Only Alumni, Including Three Locals...
New hot dog joint in Capitol Hill
-Charlottesville:
Trumpeting variety: Orzo’s a foodie’s delight
-Fairfield:
The Wooden Spoon will make you feel at home
-Fredericksburg:
King George Farmers Market is America's favorite
-Hampton Roads:
Omar’s: A Little Place with Big Delights...Contemporary Thai bistro from appetizer to dessert ...
Cupcakes on a roll in Norfolk
-North Carolina: Fido and Fluffy allowed on N.C. restaurant patios  

Holly Hatcher is changing the face of Charlottesville philanthropy, one donor at a time
Why 9:30 Records Isn’t Exactly a Label, and What That Says About the Industry
A Blackout for the Redskins?
Richmond Moms Create Video Turning Hatred into Love
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A Creative Way to Beat Fred Phelps
LAMB OF GOD To Start Work On New Album In February
Mayor Admits To Lady Gaga ‘Obsession’
Building a Better Canal Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tech, Green, Media, Film
 
Digital Virgins
Media General launches mobile digital TV services
Ad agencies stay up late to help out nonprofits
Henrico invests $280 million to guarantee water supply
Damaged Times-Dispatch press slowly vanishing | Editor and Publisher
Jay Pharoah's first appearance on SNL as Will Smith
“Sweepstakes” businesses gamble on Richmond 
-Virginia Beach police raid sweepstakes cafes

Kayakgate: The Next Chapter
-Stolen boat held despite Twitterer’s find

Should Cell Phone Antenna Rise Above High School Football Field?
Stirring up business is goal at trade show
Librarians' 'We'll Survive' video goes viral
Smart phones helping crooks rob you
New NBC12 Community Blogs
nbc12 moves into community blogs
-Ashland
-Atlee
-Chesterfield
-Downtown
-Eastern Henrico
-The Fan
-Midlothian
-Mechanicsville
-Northside
-Powhatan
-Short Pump
-South of the James
-Tricities
-Uptown
-West End

It will be decided by the survivors of these self-induced purges that simply being on the Internet is modish
Online video success: Four days, 1.5 million views and counting
'THE EVENT'
-An 'Event'-filled career
-Blair Underwood brings The Event to hometown in Virginia
-NBC's new series is an Event' for Blair Underwood

-Blair Underwood in town for "The Event"
-Blair Underwood back at Petersburg High School

All I ever say now is goodbye (via)
UVa students launch first online, interactive musical
VCU discussion to focus on future of wireless
Environmentalists focus on Chesapeake Bay cleanup
Wind farm may breeze through application
Most aspects of e-waste not regulated in U.S., Va.
As he nears 100, work continues for medical icon
Stewart, Colbert to hold Mall rallies
State cites builder for disturbing wetlands in Spotsylvania County
Businesses using half off services
WJLA fires anchorman McKelway
Media General to sell Zillow ads at TV stations
High court sides with Virginian-Pilot in dispute over legal ads
Kuttner's team shares $10 million X Prize...Kuttner conquers
Where will we put 5 million pounds of recyclables if McIntire closes?
City of Richmond Receives Several Digital Achievement Awards
"Stinky" Hopewell water expected to be resolved in October
Christiansburg sinkhole ruins plan to entice Microsoft
Suffolk group organizes to draw tech firms to region
‘The domains were available’
Facebook use gets Henrico woman arrested
Northrop gets $12 million more for CVN-79 aircraft carrier
Northrop Grumman to pay for probe into computer failure...State to bill tech vendor...Contractor to help pay for review of IT mess
-State computer fiasco is no surprise
-AP | Washington Post
-The IT door goes round and round
-VITA Chief Answers Questions about Computer Outage...Lawmakers get promise, not apology for computer outage

Metro adds 48 hybrid buses
ATF agent fearful: Blogger Strom arrested for stalking
Edison2’s hope: Kuttner optimistic as X Prize award day approaches
-With $5 million prize in reach, Edison2 turns attention to commercial production of Very Light Car
New group brings ex-CIA boss to unite green biz
New Publication
James River News  

Chesapeake native joins 'Saturday Night Live' cast
Feedback Announces New Client Wins, Year One, And More Team Members 
Jon Cash plans national broadcast to discuss 'brutal firing' by WAVY 
-Jon Cash doing weather on Eastern Shore radio station
-Jon Cash tells TV station that his firing by WAVY was not over his religious ministry
-The future statements detailing the events surrounding my brutal firing must be and will be told to the nation in a live broadcast in October
-OMG -- what's up with Jon Cash?? 
 
WAVY-TV Meterologist Jon Cash no longer with station

Open office strategy is great networking strategy
Clicks...
-Some Newspapers, Tracking Readers Online, Shift Coverage  
-Gaga + Palin x Tiger = clicks

After nearly a decade, laptops changed learning in Henrico
Craigslist drops adult services section after attorneys general urge shutdown...Craigslist censors 'erotic' ads
-Feeling Burned By the Press, Craigslist Hunkers Down
-How Censoring Craigslist Helps Pimps, Child Traffickers and Other Abusive Scumbags

Report looks at coal-ash impact
From the Newsroom: Focusing on watchdog journalism
Noise device irks young ears, disperses loiterers
Fate of Wash. Times hangs on a family deal
Petersburg wins online contest for premiere of new NBC series starring native, Blair Underwood
It's 'the new painting'
Solar roof is more than economical
Two Richmond faves up for Pepsi Refresh Project grants
NBC12 newsroom standings: Twitter follow list
Richmond company offers up e-reader alternative
Nixon admits faults, but defends VITA...Northrop Grumman regrets computer outage
-Crash of Va. computer network has implications for tech world, state politics
-DMVs back online Thursday
-Northrop Grumman to pay for computer investigation
 
Eighth day
...Computer outages persist at Virginia agencies

 
McDonnell seeks independent probe of computer outage
-DMV still can't process licenses...Computer Troubles Continue at DMV & Several State Agencies
-VITA's troubled past
-State computer glitch causes set back for food bank
 
Hardware failure cripples the DMV's computers
...Massive computer outage halts some Va. agencies...computer meltdown in Virginia disrupts DMV, other government business
-Agencies' computers still being restored


Sniper Week 

-Statement from Discovery Communications 
-911 calls, police tapes tell the story
-After four tense hours...Suspect is shot, hostages freed in Discovery building standoff, police say
-Gunman dead, hostages safe
-Gunman With Explosives Holding Hostage At Discovery Headquarters in Silver Spring
-TV producer says he prayed while held hostage
-National: ABC | CNN | Fox 
-Photos: TBD | Washington Post
  
 
SWAT 
-Listen: SWAT moves on James J. Lee
-'It looks like he's got a dead-man's switch'
-Lee had starter pistols, explosives

-Crisis reflects Washington's unique experience of terrorism, expert says

Inside the Mind of LEE

-Lee manifesto (pdf)
-Lee's Discovery Channel grudge (video)
-Who was Suspected Discovery Gunman James Lee? 
-James J. Lee's coffee klatch
-Inside the hostage-taker's mind
 
Author denies interpretation
 
 
Media
-Hostage situation: What's being tweeted
-How the story spread
 
Past Incidents

-Silver Spring Singular Archives
-Protest Against Discovery Channel Belies Honors
-Lee had staged protest

Owner of Landmark Hotel files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy | The Hook
Living Machines in Cville? Don’t poo-poo the idea
Lights, camera, Richmond
VCU Goes Green
Va. misses deadline on filing plan to cut bay pollution
PUNCHLINE creator Pete Humes talks independent media and where its all going.
-Back Issues of Punchline

Richmond True or False
Cusack Becomes Poe, Just Not in Richmond
Post columnist Wise suspended
-Mike Wise's statement 
-Lessons from the journalist who burned himself on Twitter

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