Newport News Politics

Last night, at her monthly public forum, Sharon Scott formally announced her intention to seek re-election to her City Council North Seat. 

 About seventy people showed up for the event, including  Gabrielle Stevans, a student at Richneck Elementary, worked extra hard to help make the food drive a big success. She came with her Dad and her School Principal  Cheryl Flemings. Miss Stevens received an award from Councilwoman Sharon Scott. 

Also in the room was Councilwoman Pat Woodbury, Councilwoman Tina Vick and Sheriff Gabe Morgan. Police Spokesman Lou Thurston, his wife, and North Precinct Captain Grinstead made it as well, along with Shaun Brown, and Wendell Braxton, who is the Executive Director for the Office of Human Affairs. 

Watch for Sharon Scott to have a very well run campaign.

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So There's This Thing...

Here’s my contribution to The Daily Post’s Weekly Writing Challenge: Passive Voice. It was a challenge of recognizing, understanding, and properly using Passive Voice in a creative piece that focuses on an object (object as subject). I obviously used a mix of passive and active voice, allowing the passive voice to emphasize the tragedy done to my sandals. (They were not to blame. They’re inanimate. Yet I also chose to bring in moments of personification just to mess with ya!) Or to pass blame off of me [see end of song]. I used the active voice to more clearly and strongly express the personification, which acts as a projection of my -of the first person character “I” in the song- emotions and thoughts about the sandals. (Poor things, I left them, I miss them, do they understand, etc.). Enjoy…


Lyrics:

My sandals were stolen from the beach.
I sat them by…

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Disorderly Chickadee

This week’s photo challenge, friendship, is actually a bit of a challenge for an unexpected reason, which is the anonymous nature of this blog. I don’t take photos of strangers, generally speaking, so the only images in my collection that speak to friendship include people that I know.

What’s an anonymous chickadee to do? Photoshop to the rescue!

This shot is from graduation, taken with an iPhone from the sidelines by one of the school staff who was acting as a marshall. So while the original image is not mine, I figure all the digital manipulation makes this version my creation.

In any case, friends are what gets you through something as arduous as a PhD, and this is me (on the right) and the friends who graduated this spring.

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Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Quebec is called May 22, 2012 – 100th Day Montreal Student Protest March.

By Ethan Cox in Canada:

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights criticizes Quebec

JUNE 18, 2012

Quebec students and allies outraged over the repressive and anti-democratic nature of Bill 78, its municipal companion Bylaw P-6, and other extreme police tactics, including political profiling and preventative arrests, are about to get some very heavy duty backup.

One might even say vindication?

In an opening address to be delivered tomorrow to the 47 member UN Human Rights Council, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will express her “alarm” at ongoing attempts to restrict freedom of assembly in Quebec.

Her speech, a draft copy of which was obtained by UN Watch, will also express “concern” over similar restrictions in Russia (Russia’s law limiting protest was passed shortly after Bill 78, prompting…

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Notes From Dawn

Peaches are the flavor of summer!

Take the opportunity to freeze some peaches and raspberries now & enjoy this Peach Crisp with raspberries and almonds at a moments notice.

1 lb. frozen peaches, diced into 1″ cubes (3 cups)

1 Tablespoon sugar

1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Juice from 1/2 a lime

1/3 cup rolled oats, processed to a powder

1/4 sugar

3 Tablespoons flour

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

half an egg white

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

Toss the peaches, 1 Tablespoon sugar, cornstarch, and lime juice together for the filling; set aside.

Combine the oats, 1/4 cup sugar, and flour in a bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the almonds and extract, and blend to break up the nuts slightly. Whisk the egg white in a bowl and add half of it to…

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Life With The Top Down

HAPPY4th  of JULY    

Do you want to be the hit of your BBQ today?  Have you ever wanted to be referred to as “Smarty Pants”? Well, today is your lucky day folks!  I have provided you with some very interesting 4th of July facts that are guaranteed to get you avoided like the plague or envied by all…Choose your victims audience wisely. This is your time to shine…let your bells of freedom ring loud!

Now go make your cheat sheet…grab the Jell-O mold and hit that BBQ with a world of knowledge that is sure to stump your family and friends. Start with the crowd that is hovered around the alcohol, they won’t be able to run as quickly. 

Did You Know …..

• The Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.

• Malia Obama, George Steinbrenner, Neil Simon, Ron Kovic…

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Asking Your Child About Drugs And Alcohol 160562

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