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This, too, shall pass

Great expectations

At a public hearing Monday night to discuss a county budget that doesn’t yet exist, School Board trustee Joe Gasperini suggested bringing in an outside group to audit school division spending and operations. It’s a good idea by Gasperini that with luck might actually accomplish some good for the schools and county taxpayers. Surely such a modest undertaking shouldn’t be too hard to carve out a little time for. How does “yesterday” fit on the Central Office’s calendar?

Belly up

After much heaving and fro-ing the General Assembly produced a state budget this weekend, and somewhat predictably the numbers don’t appear to be quite as bad as previously advertised. Every year something like this happens: The process is front-loaded with predictions of gloom and doom, but at the last moment our politician friends, God bless ‘em, dig down deep inside and cough up some fur balls to impress the folks back home.

Glowing reviews

Katie Whitehead, the inestimable chair of the Dan River Basin Association mining task force, is back today with an op-ed on the Coles Hill Farm uranium project in Pittsylvania County, a topic to which yours truly has paid scant attention over the past year. Some time ago I told Katie she was welcome to commandeer our editorial page whenever the mood struck, and her piece today on the politics and science of uranium mining is, as usual, excellent.

A uranium study won’t answer our biggest questions

At a recent award ceremony in Richmond, someone asked geologist Robert Bodnar whether uranium can be mined safely at Coles Hill. Emphasizing all three words, Bodnar responded, “I don’t know.” Truly surprised and sincerely wanting to learn from an expert, the person said something like, “You’ve done work there; do you have an opinion?” Bodnar replied, “An opinion, yes; but I’d like to give you an informed opinion and for that I need more information.”

The Virginia way

If all of a sudden you were put in charge of developing the model society, chances are you wouldn’t choose for your template an area with double-digit unemployment, chronically low levels of education, social disorders as far as the eye can see and a political system that for generations has exalted cronyism as its distinguishing feature.

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