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Bulldogs pull away in late going for14-point victory
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03/05/14 - 8:47 am > Tom's Column
Does mere chance drive events in this world? Or do things happen for a reason? This week, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe briefly turned from his No. 1 priority since taking office — pushing Medicaid expansion through the General Assembly — to put in a request for records from the Virginia Tobacco Commission. It seems the new governor is on a fact-finding mission to determine if the leaf commission has been successful at revitalizing Virginia’s traditional tobacco-growing regions. Hmm.
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09/30/10 - 7:07 am > Tom's Column
A minor kerfluffle has broken out on the campaign trail — quick, hide the children! — over whether Robert Hurt, the Republican challenger for the Fifth District House seat now held by Tom Perriello, tries hard enough. An editorial this Sunday in the Danville Register & Bee took some pokes at Hurt for, um, how shall we say this.... being a bit lazy, aloof, afraid to venture beyond his hallelujah chorus and being generally inaccessible not only to the press, but to voters who might want to learn more about the man aside from what they read about him in some of the more idiotic newspaper letters that appear from his supporters. About the only thing we really know for sure about Hurt is he has those Hollywood looks to die for.
09/23/10 - 7:36 am > Tom's Column
Let’s be honest: The one thing that puts oomph into the campaign to mine uranium in Southside Virginia — aside, that is, from the special-interest pleading, the back-room dealing, and such — is the sad fact that the local economy is a mess, has been for some time, and now along comes a business enterprise that promises to put hundreds of people to work.
09/22/10 - 6:50 am > Tom's Column
The Mecklenburg County School Board on Monday voted — at last! — for a facilities plan that will shape the destiny of the Mecklenburg County Public Schools for the next half-century or so, if said plan is enacted. However, the obvious question — is it a good plan? — doesn’t yet have an obvious answer.
09/16/10 - 7:47 am > Tom's Column
According to the conventional wisdom, national Democrats are going to get their heads handed to them in the November mid-term elections. (The noggin of Fifth District Rep. Tom Perriello is reported to have a prominent place on the plate). It’s true that Democrats are fighting against nasty economic headwinds, and the party has done a less-than-stellar job in some instances of enunciating its core principles, but you really have to wonder if voters are ready to turn the keys to Congress back over to the Republicans.
09/09/10 - 7:44 am > Tom's Column
Every once in a while the Richmond Times-Dispatch takes notice of bedraggled Southside, like this weekend when the newspaper published an editorial on recent deals to shovel public dollars into the maw of Microsoft and Martinsville Speedway.