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O'Connor's curve ball

O'Connor's curve ball

It’s worth remembering that not so long ago, the phrases “University of Virginia” and “baseball powerhouse” went together only in moaning jest. Yet today UVA is a legitimate baseball powerhouse, and a May 14 game against Miami demonstrated why Head Coach Brian O’Connor has been so doggone successful. “My goal as the coach here is […]

The work of the future

The work of the future

  Now it’s our turn. We know what it takes to compete for the jobs and industries of our time. We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. We have to make America the best place on Earth to do business. We need to take responsibility for our deficit and reform […]

Biscuit Run credits spur Assembly action

Biscuit Run credits spur Assembly action

The legacy of Biscuit Run continues to reverberate in this session of the General Assembly, where two bills head towards passage, each tackling the implications of the state’s hasty acquisition of the 1,200-acre former development for a future state park. After the Virginia Department of Transportation appraised the 1,200-acre Biscuit Run tract at $12 million, […]

Fanning the flames

Fanning the flames

In his first year in office, Ken Cuccinelli demonstrated a knack for busting the traditional bounds of an attorney general. Health care? Carbon emissions? Abortion clinics? Gay rights? Cuccinelli craftily found ways to insert himself into each issue with his own lawsuits, rulings, and interpretations. Even Mann’s critics have said that Cuccinelli should call off […]

Mann stays in the hot seat

Mann stays in the hot seat

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, no doubt still aglow from his latest victory in his war on health care reform, got some help this month from an outside nonprofit in his quest to pry loose a bevy of documents related to former UVA climate scientist Michael Mann. On January 6, the American Tradition Institute (ATI), along […]

Locals gave almost $1 million to Perriello, Hurt

On November 2, Charlottesville voters left little doubt about who they wanted to represent them in Congress, voting four-to-one for Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello over Republican rival (and eventual district winner) Robert Hurt. The final campaign finance figures, released last week, show that Charlottesville donors voted the same way with their wallets. Donors from Charlottesville […]

Losing the Fifth

Losing the Fifth

It could easily have been a day of mourning. A cold November rain dampened a crowd of volunteers last Thursday as they gathered a final time to hear from the man they’d worked but failed to re-elect two days before, Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello.“Tom, you have changed who I am as a human,” said […]