I have received some requests to respond to Dwayne Green's article "Planning for the Post-Riley Future: Should mayoral candidates focus on this election or the next one?" In it, Dwayne asserts that Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr.'s opponents are spending their energy in vain because there is no way Riley can lose the upcoming election. According to Dwayne, Riley's opponents should "start thinking about a palatable vision that will take hold once the incumbent leaves office." I agree with Dwayne on some points and disagree on a few.
When the restaurant does shut down, owner Anita Smith will owe taxpayers $143,000. But don't expect contrition from Smith; she's far too angry at the Portland Development Commission and gentrification for the uncertainty she says is driving the closure.
Sometimes hitchhikers have to stand in the rain for a while. Not every ride you catch takes you exactly where you wanted to go. But that's no reason to quit. Remember the hitchhiker's motto: travel to strange places, meet interesting wines, and drink them.
Ten step teams converged to compete for $1,500 in total prize money, with proceeds going towards a local scholarship fund. The evening was billed as a celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama, and our new President’s name was emblazoned on everything from pins to scarves.
Maybe they’re not the biggest names in their fields. They’re not the wealthiest—some of them are still paying off student loans (or accruing them). But these 15 Charlottesville locals are young, they’re hungry, and if you don’t know them yet, you will soon.
Undocumented residents across the country are flocking to legal offices to discuss and apply for Deferred Action status, a recently approved administrative program that temporarily protects young immigrants from deportation.
In 2009, Charlottesville’s infant mortality rate was 8.8 deaths per 1,000 live births—more than 25 percent above the Virginia state average. Focus on the city’s African-American population and the rate jumps to 17.5.