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Archive for April, 2007

It’s time for honesty on the Wayne

Posted by Stephen on April 30, 2007

Lorie Smith is right when she states that the issue of the Wayne Theater has been run through the mud. Frank Lucente is correct when he stated that this issue is tearing at the fabric of the city.

Unfortunately, it is because you Mrs. Smith, Ms Dowdy and Mr. Reynolds keep bringing the issue before us, then taking it away, and then bringing it back. For three years you have been plotting ways to take tax payer dollars to fund this endeavor, and along the way you have misled the public.

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Posted in D. Waynesboro, G. Education, H. Arts and Culture, I. Society, Op-Eds | Leave a Comment »

Reynolds, Dowdy, Smith to give $1 Million Dollars to Wayne on Monday

Posted by Stephen on April 28, 2007

The tax and spend voting block of Councilman Tom Reynolds and Councilwomen Nancy Dowdy and Lorie Smith are relentless in their pursuit of finding ways to give the Wayne Theatre Alliance the tax money they promised them before last year’s election. The reality of the matter is they have been attempting to pilfer funds from tax payers for the Wayne for three years, and now it seems they have a scheme they are prepared to move forward with.

Sources tell Conservative Viewpoints that during Monday night’s council meeting the voting block of Reynolds, Dowdy, and Smith will move to provide the Wayne with $300,000 from the 08 budget and then, continuing their flip flopping approach to leadership for Waynesboro, they intend on committing an additional $700,000 over ten years.

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Posted in D. Local Politics, D. Waynesboro, F. Business and Economy, I. Society, Op-Eds | 1 Comment »

Former Virginia Governor enters presidential race

Posted by Stephen on April 27, 2007

Nope, it’s not Warner…

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Native American women subject to the worse America has to offer

Posted by Stephen on April 26, 2007

Rape is the most horrendous act one person can commit on another. Whether motivated by hate, fear, need for control, or any of a host of other motivations, the violence of rape is unconscionable. To make matters worse it seems that one group of American women is targeted three times more often than anyone else you know. One in three Native American women will be raped at some time in their lives.

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Posted in A. U.S. Politics, I. Society, Op-Eds, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Wild horses win again in US House of Representatives

Posted by Stephen on April 26, 2007

By Chris Hyde 

The US House of Representatives today resoundingly reaffirmed what it originally declared in 1971 – America’s wild, free-roaming horses and burros must be protected from commercial exploitation and the cruel slaughter industry. In a tremendous victory on behalf of all horses, the House passed H.R. 249 with a vote of 277 to 136, restoring the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros.

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Posted in A. U.S. Politics, I. Society, Op-Eds | 1 Comment »

Open letter to Waynesboro City Council on the Wayne

Posted by Stephen on April 25, 2007

By Robert Harrold

I am so pleased to hear that you are taking the initiative to support all of the non-profit performing arts groups in the city of Waynesboro. I can only assume this to be the case as I recently read in the local newspapers that there is $300,000 of Waynesboro City money that may be apportioned to the Waynesboro Theatre Alliance. I’ve recently read that several private donors have made sizeable contributions to the WTA. In fact, in the past my family has monetarily supported the Wayne Theatre Project and I think that the recent decision to hand over the Wayne Theatre building to the WTA was a wonderful decision.

Since there are so many worthwhile non-profit performing arts groups in desperate need of funding, I could not imagine that Council would monetarily make preference for one organization over another. Just think of what an equal share of proceeds could do for groups such as Schola Cantorum, The Waynesboro Choral Society, The Waynesboro Symphony, Waynesboro Players Inc., and Valley Music Academy to name a few.

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Could it be a McCain/Gingrich ticket?

Posted by Stephen on April 24, 2007

It’s early, but could certain Republican hopefuls be aligning themselves with others with early 08 in mind?

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Reynolds, Smith, Dowdy introduce new ploy to use tax dollars on Wayne

Posted by Stephen on April 23, 2007

This day was inevitable. There was no way the big three of Waynesboro City Council was going to be denied the chance to fund the Wayne Theatre. 

Tom Reynolds stated that he “can’t think of a better way to spend these funds that we’ve found.” With that said council women Nancy Dowdy, Lorie Smith, and Reynolds found a way to use tax payer dollars to fund the Wayne Theatre Project, and this time they will ignore the fundamental responsibilities of government spending and the needs of the city long enough to push their agenda through.

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McCain in trouble; Giuliani hanging on; Here Comes Thompson

Posted by Stephen on April 21, 2007

The constituency behind the Republican Party has been less then pleased with the choices they have been presented, but all that could be changing.

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Posted in A. Presidential Politics, A. U.S. Politics | 1 Comment »

Darfur talks lead to definition of “roles”…and it only took four years

Posted by Stephen on April 20, 2007

200,000 people are dead and 2.2 million have fled the country of Darfur during a conflict which began when rebels from ethnic African tribes rose up against the central government. The government is accused of responding by unleashing the Janjaweed militias of Arab nomads, blamed for indiscriminate killing.

Now, after four years of bloodshed, civil war, and examples of genocide, the United Nations, the African Union, and the government of Sudan have signed a joint agreement that “defines their respective roles in Darfur,” says the official Saudi news agency.

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Posted in A. U.S. Politics, B. Foreign Affairs, Op-Eds | 1 Comment »