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    A Virginia state judge who blocked a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from being removed from a traffic circle in the capital of Richmond has recused himself from the case, The Washington Post reported. Records obtained by the Post do not indicate why Judge Bradley B. Cavedo took himself off the case, but the publication said that he lives near the statue and was considering combining it with another lawsuit by homeowners in the area who argue removing...
    The Virginia judge who temporarily blocked Gov. Ralph Northam (D) from removing a large statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the Monument Avenue traffic circle in downtown Richmond, Va., has recused himself from the case.  Court records obtained by the Washington Post show Judge Bradley B. Cavedo withdrew from the case.  The judge temporarily blocked Northams order after a lawsuit was filed over the decision. The lawsuit was filed by William C. Gregor, who claims to be a descendant of...
    The United States celebrates its Independence Day holiday this weekend as a campaign to remove symbols of the countrys pro-slavery legacy gains momentum.  Efforts to remove monuments that celebrate the Confederacy, a government of 11 slave-holding southern states that seceded from the United States, triggering the Civil War in 1861, began to gain momentum in 2015 after a white supremacist fatally shot nine African Americans inside a church in Charleston, South Carolina.  The campaign further escalated after George Floyd, an...
    DEAR JOAN: My adult son has a beloved cat. He needs a housemate, and a couple of his good friends need a place to live. It’s a perfect match, except the couple has a cat of their own — they got the cat because my son’s cat was so much fun. Is this a recipe for disaster, or could this arrangement work out? They are talking about doing a “dry run” for a week, but I can’t imagine that would be...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A demonstration against the end of the moratorium on evictions put in place in Virginia due to the virus outbreak led to a courthouse window being smashed and chemical irritants released on the crowd by deputies. News outlets report the incident came after hundreds of demonstrators in Richmond marched on Wednesday. NBC 12 reports Richmond sheriff’s deputies wrestled two protesters to the ground after they entered the John Marshall Courts Building to stage a sit-in demonstration....
    Woman spits on 7-Eleven counter after being asked to wear a mask Subway Just Pulled Their Most Popular Sandwich Deal Phillies place 4 on injured list with no specific injury PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have placed infielder Scott Kingery and pitchers Hector Neris, Ranger Suarez and Tommy Hunter on the 10-day injured list with no specified injuries. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, members of the Philadelphia Phillies stretch...
    Workers secure the statue of Confederate Naval officer Matthew Fontaine Maury to a truck on Monument Avenue, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Maury was better known for his work in oceanography and other sciences before the Civil War. His statue is the second removed since a new state law was enacted on July first. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) As the statue of Confederate naval officer Matthew Fontaine Maury came down Thursday in Richmond, Virginia, one of his descendants heartily...
    Work crews in Richmond, Va., removed a second confederate statue Thursday, one day after Mayor Levar Stoney enacted emergency powers to have eleven statues taken down in light of recent protests. The monument of Navy officer and scientist, Matthew Fontaine Maury, was pulled down by a crane as onlookers appalled. Maury’s statue followed the removal of Gen. Stonewall Jackson Wednesday. RICHMOND STARTS DISMANTLING CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM CITY LAND AFTER MAYORS ORDER“We’re transforming the landscape, removing symbols of injustice. Meanwhile, the...
    Beloved National Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin is the subject of a heartfelt documentary airing on local television this weekend. “No Time to Waste — the Urgent Mission of Betty Reid Soskin” makes its broadcast premiere at 7 p.m. July 4 on NBC Bay Area. The 50-minute film, directed by Carl Bidleman, tells the inspiring story of Soskin, a ranger with the National Park Service who is assigned to the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a little over a month ago, the area around Richmond’s iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was as quiet and sedate as the statue itself. But since the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the area has been transformed into a bustling hub of activity for demonstrators protesting against police brutality and racism. The giant concrete pedestal of the statue is now covered by colorful graffiti, with many of the...
    By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a little over a month ago, the area around Richmonds iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was as quiet and sedate as the statue itself. But since the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the area has been transformed into a bustling hub of activity for demonstrators protesting against police brutality and racism. The giant concrete pedestal of the statue is now covered by colorful...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a little over a month ago, the area around Richmond’s iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was as quiet and sedate as the statue itself. But since the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the area has been transformed into a bustling hub of activity for demonstrators protesting against police brutality and racism. The giant concrete pedestal of the statue is now covered by colorful graffiti, with many...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews have removed a second Confederate statue in Richmond, a monument to Navy officer and scientist Matthew Fontaine Maury. A crowd cheered Thursday morning as a crane pulled a statue of Maury from its base, a day after crews removed a statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson on an order from Mayor Levar Stoney to remove all Confederate statues on city land. The Maury statue, unveiled in 1929, depicts Maury seated in a chair with...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson from its concrete pedestal along Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday, just hours after the mayor ordered the removal of all Confederate statues from city land. Mayor Levar Stoney’s decree came weeks after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the removal of the most prominent and imposing statue along the avenue: that of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee,...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews have removed a second Confederate statue in Richmond, a monument to Navy officer and scientist Matthew Fontaine Maury. A crowd cheered Thursday morning as a crane pulled a statue of Maury from its base, a day after crews removed a statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson on an order from Mayor Levar Stoney to remove all Confederate statues on city land. The Maury statue, unveiled in 1929, depicts Maury seated in a chair with a...
    Space is said to smell like a mixture of hot metal and fried steak. Handout/Reuters A Kickstarter campaign hopes to launch a fragrance thats said to smell like outer space, or a mix of hot metal, fried steak, rum, and raspberries. The scent was created in the early 2000s by Steven Pearce, the CEO of Omega Ingredients. It was later used by NASA as a realistic training exercise in what astronauts would smell inside a space shuttle, according...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A demonstration against the end of the moratorium on evictions put in place in Virginia due to the coronavirus pandemic led to a courthouse window being smashed and chemical irritants released on the crowd by deputies. The incident came after hundreds of demonstrators in Richmond were seen chanting “Eviction is violence” and other slogans as they marched from the John Marshall Courts Building to the Executive Mansion on Wednesday, news outlets reported. The ban on evictions...
    Officials in Richmond, Va. removed a statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson on Wednesday, the same day the mayor ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate monuments in the city. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s (D) decision came after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) last month also announced his intent to remove a state-owned statue of Robert E. Lee in the city. “As the capital city of Virginia, we have needed to turn this page for decades. And today we will, Stoney...
    Richmond’s stately Monument Avenue looks slightly different Thursday than it did Wednesday, and will look different in the near future. On the tree-lined street, flanked by mansions, statues memorializing Virginian Confederate generals are in the process of being removed, and the city’s mayor promises all on city-owned land will come down. On Thursday morning, a graffiti-filled base was all that was left in the intersection of Monument Avenue and N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard, after Wednesday’s removal of the equestrian statue...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson from its concrete pedestal along Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday, just hours after the mayor ordered the removal of all Confederate statues from city land. Mayor Levar Stoney’s decree came weeks after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the removal of the most prominent and imposing statue along the avenue: that of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee,...
              RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson from its concrete pedestal along Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday, just hours after the mayor ordered the removal of all Confederate statues from city land. Mayor Levar Stoney’s decree came weeks after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the removal of the most prominent and imposing statue along the avenue:...
    Left-wing activists succeeded in forcing the removal of more statues and monuments across the country on Wednesday as statues of General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson and Italian explorer Christopher Columbus were taken down. The statue of Stonewall Jackson, a Confederate General, was removed in Richmond, Virginia, after Richmond Democrat Mayor Levar Stoney, “bucking advice from the city attorney and relying on emergency powers, dispatched a crew to take down the statue after the City Council delayed a vote on removing...
    A DISTRAUGHT man carrying a flag that read “Protect Confederate Monuments” ran into a sea of protesters who gathered to watch the Stonewall Jackson statue be taken down. As city workers were working on removing the Confederate commanders statue from its pedestal in Richmond Virginia, a lone man ran through the crowd to the base of the statue, flag in hand and stood guard. 6 The man running across Stonewall Jacksons statue with the flag on his shoulder The protesters...
    A DISTRAUGHT man carrying a flag that read “Protect Confederate Monuments” ran into a sea of protesters who gathered to watch the Stonewall Jackson statue be taken down. As city workers were working on removing the Confederate commanders statue from its pedestal in Richmond Virginia, a lone man ran through the crowd to the base of the statue, flag in hand and stood guard. 6 The man running across Stonewall Jacksons statue with the flag on his shoulder The crowd...
    A massive statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson was removed from a park in Richmond, Virginia, Wednesday. The sculpture — depicting Jackson on horseback — was taken down by work crews just hours after Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney ordered all Confederate statues be removed from city land. Stoney said the decree in the onetime capital of the Confederacy is “long overdue.” “Those statues stood high for over 100 years for a reason, and it was to intimidate and to...