The planet just is. And so are we. For a little while. Charlottesville remembers George Carlin.
Tomorrow’s news. Today.
Don’t know what the hell Juneteenth is? Now you do.
According to a state delegate, young Republicans don’t end up as felons. (They have to become congressmen, lobbyists and aides to the Vice President first.)
Warner says “Thanks, but no thanks” to VP spot. Grisham declines to back Obama.
You people are goddamn killing me. For months, when this News Quiz was buried on the front page, hundreds of folks responded. But now that it’s here on The Spiral…nothing.
You may want to find another place to grab a couple hostages.
If you’re inclined to compare local government to totalitarian regimes, at least be hip about it.
Don’t expect to find any pot around here for a long time. According to The Daily Progress, a Scottsville woman pleaded guilty to growing more than 50 marijuana plants.
Take a guess about tomorrow’s news today.
How to stop worrying and finally understand what the hell is happening with the credit markets.
For some ungodly reason, Kenny G and his hair will be in town this Sunday.
It’s a seriously heartbreaking and maddening experience to troll through the comments left on the “Waitlisted at UVA” post on UVA’s admissions blog.
This September, Charlottesville will become ground zero for global financial leaders. The Miller Center of Public Affairs announced today that it will host The New Financial Architecture: A Global Summit on September 7-9.
NBC 29 had a story a couple of days back. Apparently there is city code for this sort of thing.
Milk via I-95, 30 grand for your own wind machine, and tennis nightmares of Georgia.
Read the paper. Take the quiz. Learn some stuff.
Regarding my old (and overly quick) post on the U.S. Senate’s vote on Ledbetter v. Goodyear, Charlottesville writer Dahlia Lithwick has a must-read piece in Slate. She sums up the opponents of the bill to overturn the Supreme Court ruling thusly:
If you care either way about the current state of sexual education, you shouldn’t have a hard choice between John McCain and the two remaining Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Both Obama and Clinton wracked up 100-percent pro-choice voting records with the Planned Parenthood Action Fund on issues that range from sexual education […]
It’s close to 7pm on a Friday night and seven local police officers stand around in bulletproof vests…
Sitting through those multihour City Council meetings will get a little easier—for the Council at least. During its June 18 meeting, City Council approved the first reading of a $4,000 salary hike for the Mayor and councilors. The Mayor’s annual pay would jump to $16,000 from $12,000, an increase of 33 percent. Councilors would get […]
A city School Board race that initially heard from only crickets has suddenly gotten
hot. As the June 12 deadline to file for
Hours before the breathless news stories appeared with Sean Singletary’s decision, TheSabre.com, a UVA sports message board, began to roil. Singletary, who averaged 19 points a game last year and is the ACC’s top returning scorer, had spent the spring considering a jump to the NBA and forgoing his senior season. So when he announced […]
Every day an average of 80 kids crowd into the Boys & Girls Club off Cherry Avenue for one program or another
It’s a pretty fancy cul-de-sac, but UVA might just have to wait to begin its construction on Valley Road. A part of the University’s South Lawn Project that would close 438′ of Valley Road to build an elaborately landscaped cul-de-sac ran into unexpected trouble at the June 12 meeting of the city Planning Commission. The […]
The sun’s out, it’s past noon, and the Downtown Mall swells with pedestrians. A grey Acura Integra sits at Fourth Street,
Even in the middle of a wet, grey Thursday, as shoppers hurry across the Albemarle Square parking lot, a group of t-shirted guys chuck up jumpshots in ACAC’s indoor basketball courts. Just around the corner in Legacy Management’s offices sits Phil Wendel, founder and president of ACAC. By Wendel’s own figures, he’s invested about $20 […]