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Health Care Forum Big Draw in SW County Wall of Fame
P3– Roanoker Frank “Mac” McFadden is set to be inducted into the VT Alumni Wall of Fame.
P4-5– The RSS celebrates National Grandparents Day, Sunday Sept. 13th with a special tribute section this week.
P9– Matt Reeve previews the Friday Night match-up of undefeated teams Cave Spring and Northside.
U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (6th District) held a town hall meeting that was attended by over 600 people last week at Hidden Valley High School. He opened with this caveat: “I think most people agree that we need to have health care reform in this country. However, let me say that the proposal that has worked its way through the House of Representatives right now is one that I simply cannot support.” The reason for Goodlatte’s stance is a plan that would entail 53 new government agencies by his count. A key
Bolling Touts Business Resumé
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling cruised through Roanoke on Tuesday as part of his Jobs for Virginians Tour, pushing an economic game Bill Bolling plan he and running mate Bob McDonnell are promoting as partners on the GOP gubernatorial ticket. Bolling stopped at ADMMicro, the energy management and controls company that has grown from a startup to more than 50 employees in its five years of existence. Now housed at the former Johnson & Johnson building, company executives welcomed Bolling and other local political dignitaries for a tour and then a discussion on how to improve the business climate in Virginia. ADMMicro is the type of business Bolling might like to tout > CONTINUED P3: Bolling
element is the public insurance op- those taxes coming in the current tion, which could impose dramatic economic climate would not be at all changes to everyone’s health care in helpful, and the estimates are that we the country. could lose millions of jobs.” He is also concerned about Goodlatte cited studies that cost estimates that run from say 100 to 120 million people Healthcare one to two trillion dollars. may lose their private health To pay for the plan, said insurance because of a govGoodlatte, many small busiernment plan that competes ness owners might suffer the tax bur- with private health insurance (the dens; he pointed to a proposed 8% tax largely Democratic base that supports on businesses that do not offer health health care reform refutes many of the insurance, saying it could either drive numbers quoted by opponents.) some out of business, or they could “Employers that are currently promove overseas. “The concern is that viding private coverage could drop
that benefit, pay the 8% tax and let the employees go over into the government option, because it is less than the amount that they are paying.” Goodlatte added, “A government plan that would write the rules for everybody and that would be subsidized to the tune of one to two trillion dollars would be a pretty unfair competitor for the private insurance plans, setting in motion the slippery slope to > CONTINUED P2: Goodlatte
Fleming Carilion Opens “Riverside 3” Cuts the Ribbon
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Mayor David Bowers speaks at ribbon cutting ceremony.
arilion Clinic opened the doors and dedicated the cornerstone of “Riverside 3” on Thursday - the newest facility to open in the Riverside Center. The building is five stories with the ground floor featuring a Cafe and Guest and Volunteer Services area. There is covered parking on the lower floor for bicycles, and showers for employ-
ees who choose to commute to work by bicycle. The first professional practice to move into the building will be Carilion’s Bone and Joint Center, located on the first floor, which plans to open on September 14th. Other services moving into the building include: Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Neuorsurgery, Physicial Medicine, > CONTINUED P3: Carilion
Roanokers had the opportunity to celebrate and tour the completed $57 million dollar William Fleming High School on September 3, just five days prior to the beginning of a new school year for faculty and students. Featuring wide hallways, a state of the art library, a gym that will hold the entire student body, an upgraded security system and an entire wing devoted to the visual and performing arts, the building is designed to hold more than 1800 students. Hundreds of people were on hand for the ribbon cutting, including Roanoke City School officials, Mayor David Bowers, Congressman Bob Goodlatte, State Senator John Edwards > CONTINUED P3: Fleming
“Refugee Soccer” Helps Newcomers Transition to U.S.
P13– Internationally known local sculptor Betty Branch finally unveils her works in a comprehensive art show in Roanoke.
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Area refugees, who speak many different languages, gather together on Saturdays to play soccer in Roanoke parks. Yes, they are playing a game… but the implications are far reaching. For them, assimilating into America is not easy. There are always many barriers to overcome: language, economic and social. Challenges like that keep many immigrants very busy. So why join together to play soccer? Because the game is an activity “where they can succeed, in a new life that is full of struggle”, says Mary Beth Pizzino, Volunteer Coordinator for Refugee and Immigration Services (RIS). “Soccer is something that is familiar, something at which they can excel, and a bridge that they can build with Americans.” Bhutanese refugees Laxman and Lalita Bhandari have been in Roanoke since February. Sent to a Nepali refugee camp simply due to their ethnicity, the Bhandaris came to Roanoke to make a better life for themselves. One stop they made along the way in their journey lasted several years, when they were relocated to India. They took that opportunity, in addition to their regu-
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Two players+ position themselves for a play on the ball in a soccer game at River’s Edge Sports Complex over the weekend. lar full-time jobs, to take up studies in Jobs in their respective fields were hard tax accounting and teaching, respec- to find…any job for that matter. So, tively. Lalita has had to postpone her teachFresh with certificates in ing aspirations; instead she hand and a newfound hope, was grateful to find a job Community the Bhandaris arrived in Roas a housekeeper at a local anoke, only to find this city motel. For the time being and country mired in a deep recession. Laxman is serving as a volunteer inter-
preter for other refugees in the valley and hopes to get a position with Total Action Against Poverty (TAP). Overall, the Bhandaris’ story is not unique. They all need help up front. According to Director Beth Lutjen, the RIS office settles about 200 refugees per year in Roanoke, “We arrange for a place for them to live, get utilities turned on, get groceries for the first week, access social services benefits for the family, enroll the children in school, see that they have physical care, assist in finding employment and then provide case management during the adjustment period.” Although successful resettlement for that many people might seem like a daunting task for Lutjen and the RIS office, “most refugees are completely self-sufficient within six to twelve months,” she said. In addition to meeting life’s basic necessities, there are emotional issues to address. Coming to a new country without knowing anyone, and having difficulty connecting with its inhabitants, can be depressing for them.
> CONTINUED P3: Refugee
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have nationalized health care, completely government run.â€? Referring to the 45.7 million people in this country that do not have health insurance, Goodlatte cited statistics from the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation that narrows the actual number of â€œAmerican citizensâ€? that cannot obtain health insurance, for various reasons, to 7.8 million people. This group represents about three percent of the population. Goodlatte stated that he believes it is the wrong way to go to dramatically change health care for 250 million people to address this need. Another group of 9.1 million people are temporarily uninsured (between jobs), and many of these would be accommodated by provisions that he supports, such as the portability of coverage and pre-existing conditions. The rest are either not American citizens, make over $84,000 and can afford health insurance, or are already eligible, but not enrolled in other programs such as Medicaid and the State Childrenâ€™s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The nine-term Congressman, speaking to a friendly crowd, outlined what he believes should be included in health care reform, such as the creation of â€œAssociation Health Plansâ€? which are designed to expand coverage options for small businesses by allowing them to pool together. Goodlatte also believes that Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, like those he receives, would be a good model to build reform upon. â€œFederal employees have scores of plans offered by dozens of insurance companies that compete with each other, not for the governmentâ€™s decision, but for the individual employeeâ€™s decision,â€? said Goodlatte. â€œThe FEHBP
consists of truly competing private plans, with no public plan enjoying a sweetheart deal. It has private options available throughout the nation that even the sickest employees can afford.â€? He also thinks there should be changes in the current laws, changes that do not necessarily have to be included in one massive bill, such as leveling the tax playing field where individuals will get the same tax benefits when purchasing insurance that an employer gets. Changes could also allow insurance companies to: offer insurance across state lines (now prohibited) so they could have larger pools of people to help spread the risk; encourage completely tax free health care savings accounts that can be used for any type of health care or insurance; make information about health care more transparent, thus allowing patients to make more informed decisions about their care; and encourage and improve health information technology. Goodlatte believes that the cost of health care is very much affected by medical malpractice laws and advocates for liability reform. Many doctors have told him that because of the current malpractice threat, they have to practice defensive medicine, often ordering tests and procedures to show that they have tried everything and tested for everything possible. The cost of these can add tens of billions of dollars to health care costs, said Goodlatte. One speaker asked if Congress was willing to drop their current health care insurance coverage and come under the public option, whether it should be passed. Goodlatte said he had â€œco-sponsored a bill that proposes that anyone who votes for the plan would be required to take the government option.â€? One attendee stated that she was neither left nor right, but
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte (right) fields questions on health care at Hidden Valley High School. said she was concerned that we are in debt up to our eyeballs to a country that is not our friend (China). Goodlatte took the opportunity to speak about the federal budget deficit and how he has continually voted for the tightest budget offered every time. Another person asked the question, â€œWhy do we need 34 czars?â€? Goodlatte responded that he believes that Congress has ceded far too much authority to the executive branch of our government, and that it is not just a problem with the Obama administration. Goodlatte is also concerned about proposed Medicare cuts to help pay for the plan and the discontinuation of Medicare Advantage plans. â€œWe need more alternatives like the Medicare Advantage and other programs like that try to bring more competition into the system, but instead we are going in the opposite direction where we are taking money out of the program to pay for another new one. We are going to do that at a time when [there will be] a pretty dramatic rise in the number of Medicare recipients due to the baby boomers.â€? Those attending the town hall meeting seemed to over-
whelmingly approve of Goodlatteâ€™s positions on health care; however there were questioners who were at odds with his positions. One criticized the Republican motive in fighting the proposed plan as being solely designed to bring President Obama down. Another asked why the moderates of both parties could not come together on this issue. Goodlatte responded, â€œWith the exception of one committee in the Senate, no Republican has been invited to the table for any of the discussions in any of the House committees.â€? He said that Republicans have attempted to be a part of the process. According to Goodlatte, the President said he was â€œall for bipartisanship,â€? but not if it was going to hold up the bill. â€œI donâ€™t drink beer, but if the President invites me over to talk to him, I am going to bring my list. You can count on it,â€? said Goodlatte. â€œI hope he changes his tack... I think he should throw this thing out and start over again.â€?
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A study was released this week that concluded that federal health care reform proposals would weaken the Virginia economy and increase taxes on Virginians. The study, released by the nonpartisan Virginia Institute for Public Policy, projects that the cost of funding health care reform based on President Obamaâ€™s priorities would average $4,176 for every man, woman, and child in Virginia. The report, titled â€œThe Prognosis for National Health Insurance: A Virginia Perspective,â€? looks 10 years out and projects that: In addition to federallyfunded expenditures, Virginia government expenditures through 2019 that would occur as a result of a federal health care reform is $2.1 billion. Virginia would see reduced
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economic growth by 4.5 percent. If the federal government successfully pushes the financial responsibility for covering the expansion of lower-income individualsâ€™ health-insurance coverage off to the states, Virginiaâ€™s costs would increase by a total of $6.8 billion. Donna Arduin, coauthor of the study and a partner with Arduin, Laffer & Moore Econometrics, explained that the plan pending in Congress would increase costs, further escalate medical-price inflation, and still leave 30 million Americans uninsured. According to Arduin, the reason medical costs would increase is because patients would be further separated from the true costs of their health care and would be less driven to be efficient in their spending. She said this separation is actually the reason health care costs are skyrocketing today. â€œThe patient is separated from the financial transaction and costs are no longer his concern. Health care reform should be based on policies that diminish this separation rather than increase it,â€? Arduin said. John Taylor, president of the Virginia Institute for Public Policy, likened it to a scenario where all citizensâ€™ groceries were paid for by government. Individuals would make no effort to create a grocery budget, he said. They would simply buy the most expensive items they could find, and buy them in whatever quantities they wanted, since the money was not coming directly out of their pockets. This would eventually lead to higher taxes so government could pay for the groceries, as well as government-imposed limits (rationing) on how many groceries individuals could buy, to control costs. Health care costs have risen
over the past 50 years, while the patientâ€™s out-of-pocket contribution has decreased; half of all medical expenditures in 1950 were paid by patients in the form of out-ofpocket expenses. Today only 10 percent of expenditures are paid the same way. Taylor said that the study offers alternative reform solutions that are more patientcentered and free-market oriented, without destroying what already is good in the current system. These solutions include: â€˘ Provide for individual ownership of insurance policies â€“ the tax deduction for employers who provide insurance should instead be given to the individual, so the individual gets the same tax break for buying his own policy. â€˘ Create less restrictions on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) â€“ HSAs allow individuals to save money for health care expenses taxfree. Paying expenses out-ofpocket empowers individuals to monitor their health care costs and use only those services that are necessary. â€˘ Reduce the number of mandated benefits state legislatures require insurers to cover â€“ some states require insurers cover things such as hair transplants, genderchanging operations, etc., in their basic insurance package, which can increase premiums dramatically, especially for people who will never use those services. Letting consumers (rather than politicians) choose which benefits they need and are willing to pay for will help reduce premiums. Allow interstate purchasing of insurance â€“ as seen above, policies in some states are more affordable because they include fewer mandated â€œbells and whistles.â€? Reallocate the majority of Medicaid spending into sim-
ple vouchers for low-income individuals to purchase their own insurance â€“ an incomebased sliding scale voucher program would eliminate much of the large bureaucracy that is needed to implement todayâ€™s complex Medicaid system, the report states, and that would produce considerable cost savings. â€˘ Reform tort liability laws â€“ â€œdefensiveâ€? medicine (extra procedures and tests doctors perform to lessen the chances they will be sued by patients) drives up medical costs and creates an adversarial relationship between doctors and patients. Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes spoke about the votes in Congress in support of the current reform bills. He said the Republicans in the House of Representatives need 38 Democrats to side with them to stop the bills. Although the conservative Blue Dog Democrats are being counted on to prevent the current â€œpublic optionâ€? bills from passing, according to Forbes, â€œYou canâ€™t put a lot of stock in them... I canâ€™t think of a situation since the Democrats have come back in control of Congress when the Blue Dogs held when the pressure really came.â€? Forbes stated he thinks the town hall meetings will change some votes in Congress. He also said that those pushing for significant government control of health care are doing it because it is a control issue where politicians are â€œmuch more interested in feeding their constituent groups that helped get them in officeâ€? than creating real reform. A copy of the full report and a four-page executive summary are available at www.VirginiaInstitute.org. By Brian Gottstein firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vinton District representative on the Roanoke County School Board, Mike Stovall, has some opposition this November as he runs for a fourth term. In fact Stovall, who runs a driving school in Vinton, has two opponents for the slot. Russell Wise announced his plan to run some time ago and Jason Peters, a financial planner, made public his intentions to challenge Stovall at a news conference last week. A financial planning specialist for First Citizen’s Bank, Peters (33 years old) has a degree of visibility within the Vinton area as co-chair of the Vinton Vision Committee. That group is raising money for a monument being built to honor those from Vinton and the Roanoke
Vinton School District Race Heats Up Valley who have fallen in combat over the years. It will stand outside the renovated/expanded Vinton War Memorial community center. His wife Candye is also involved with the monument campaign, which still has to raise about $100,000 towards a goal of about $400,000. The couple has seven children, including an infant. Candye Hughes said the fundraising campaign was “going great,” although she still had 600 bricks to sell at $150 each as of last week. Jason Peters has spent 17 years with the Vinton First Aid Squad, where he has been involved with the Needy Family Program that delivers food and gifts to the less fortunate every Christmas season. He touted
that and his participation with the War Memorial project. “I’m directly serving the children in our community,” said Peters, also citing a need to “teach our children to look outside of themselves,” by getting involved in their community. Several times during brief remarks outside the renovated Vinton War Memorial, Peters talked about the need to create “a relationship of open communication,” as a school board member, and about the desire to create a vision. Handling conflicts “in a tactful way,” is another goal for Peters, something Stovall has been accused of not doing in the past. Peters mentioned the controversy over moving Vinton’s Roland E. Cook alternative
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as a “green” company, one that might be eligible for job growth tax incentives under a McDonnell/Bolling administration. Bill Cleaveland, 17th House District Republican candidate, joined Bolling for a quick tour, as did State Senator Ralph Smith and Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce president Joyce Waugh. “We are very unique in what we do,” said company CEO/president Don Howell as he began the tour. The Lieutenant Governor, aiming to be reelected for a second term, was impressed. ADMMicro works with major concerns such as Wal-Mart, Target and the United States Postal Service, supplying control systems and monitoring units (Howell estimated the cost at $3000-$4000 each) that can help save energy. “You are truly a green-energy business,” said Bolling, who was told that the ADMMicro systems could save 18-20% of a company’s energy bill. After the tour Bolling,
Cleaveland and others gathered in the company boardroom for a discussion of how state government can help businesses grow, or when it should stay out of the way. Cleaveland, a lawyer by trade who is running against Democrat Gwen Mason, called ADMMicro “the epitome of entrepreneurship …in the valley.” Waugh asked about more funding for transportation initiatives and “overburdened” community colleges that need help in offering more of the non-credit training courses businesses are often looking for to train workers. Bolling talked about tax credits for small businesses that create jobs, programs that would foster all types of energy production in the Commonwealth, and about dire budget predictions for the next few years. In regard to energy and carbon emissions reduction, Bolling mentioned that he was “so opposed to things like cap and trade…[it’s] a regulatory albatross that will keep jobs.”
Growing the economy again by creating jobs is the best way said Bolling, and he would like to do what he can as part of a winning ticket with McDonnell, the former Attorney General. “We’ve got some ideas on how to do that,” said Bolling, who mentioned a green energy tax credit. If reelected, with McDonnell gaining the governor’s seat, the Lieutenant Governor said he would officially be christened the “job creation officer,” in the new administration, if they best the Democratic ticket of Creigh Deeds and Jodi Wagner. Sounding a familiar Republican theme, Bolling said private business can often supply the answers and economic drivers politicians cannot. “Sometimes government gets in the way... not all knowledge rests in Richmond.” By Gene Marrano email@example.com
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Neurology and Surgery, along with imaging and laboratory services. With the centralized location of many physicians and specialties, Carilion will begin to realize one of the key visions they have for their clinic: “physicians side-by-side providing well-coordinated, interdisciplinary care to improve care and outcomes.” Carilion spokesman Eric Earnhart added that, “Beyond benefiting from more coordinated care, our patients will experience a new level of service from the moment they call to make an appointment. Once the practice moves are complete, a centralized scheduling
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system will ensure patients are seen by their physician in an efficient and timely manner. The enhanced experience will continue as patients arrive at Riverside 3 for their appointments. From the moment they step into the building, they will be warmly welcomed and escorted throughout the building by volunteers.” Other amenities of the Riverside 3 facility include: - A Health Information Center with computers where patients and their loved ones can access condition-specific online learning materials. - Assisted parking for patients needing help getting to their appointments and shuttle
service on the campus. - A single toll-free number for patients to call when making appointments and getting information such as directions or procedure results. - A “green” building featuring an energy-efficient design, the largest “green roof ” in the region and a location that promotes alternative transportation. Speakers at the Thursday dedication included Carilion President and CEO Dr. Ed Murphy, and COO Nancy Agee. The facility will open to patients on Monday September 14.
school students to Cave Spring High School (now delayed) as an issue that Stovall might have handled differently. “I will be involved; I will attend [public] meetings,” he vowed. Former Mount Pleasant Civic League president Mike Roop, on hand for the Peters announcement, said some people in his end of the Vinton District are upset that it took so long to get renovations at the elementary school there off the ground, four years after the original promised start date. The Civic League will hold a “meet the candidates” night on October 1, at 7 p.m., most likely at the school added Roop. “I feel like there are issues that haven’t been resolved,” said Peters from the podium, adding
that he wanted to “build a better relationship with parents…it is time for new leadership in our district, someone who will represent the entire district.” With construction also underway at William Byrd High School (new classrooms, a gym, updated HVAC, etc.) there are several concerns on the table. Peters said he had no “personal issue,” with Stovall, adding however, that the long time, Photo by Gene Marrano hard-driving incumbent, “hasn’t Vinton School Board been open to the community. Candidate Jason Peters That’s really the only issue I’ve had with Mike. I’d like to get General Assembly session. “It’s more involved in the leader- going to be tough.” ship of the schools.” His financial background should come By Gene Marrano in handy, added Peters, with firstname.lastname@example.org Governor Tim Kaine hinting at more education cuts in the next
Roanoke’s McFadden to Be Inducted into Tech Wall of Fame
There is a Wall of Fame at Virginia Tech which recognizes Virginia Tech Alumni who have distinguished themselves through contributions of service in the fields of aviation or aerospace. The Wall of Fame was dedicated in 1998 and one in- Shortly after landing his stricken dive Frank McFadden today in his ductee is selected vintage uniform. bomber in the Philippines, Frank McFadeach year. This year den stands in the gaping hole where part key role in developing some of on September 15th the basic techniques and proceMajor Frank H. of his rear stabilizer once rested. McFadden, USMto a project that developed the dures still used today. With the end of the Korean CR (Ret) of Roanoke will be the first standard operating proceWar, Major McFadden returned next veteran to be so honored. dure for the use of helicopters “Mac” as his friends call him in combat. This was the begin- to the Marine Ready Reserve, is a remarkable gentleman of ning of the transition of moving and the Norfolk and Western many achievements. He is a true troops from ships to shore us- Railway, retiring in 1981 as citizen soldier, having served in ing helicopters in lieu of landing Planning Manager for the Mothe United States Marine Corps craft and McFadden played a tive Power and Equipment Department. during WWII, flying 113 combat missions as a Dive Bomber Pilot who participated in 11 campaigns. McFadden won 4 Distinguished Flying Crosses, a Purple Heart Medal, 12 Air Medals, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with 11 Battle Stars, the Philippine Liberation Medal, and many other decorations. McFadden was wounded by anti-aircraft fire while dive bombing Japanese artillery positions near the City of Manila in the Philippines, and with a severely damaged airplane, he was able to save his rear seat gunner and the airplane. After the war, he returned to Virginia Tech, completed his education in Mechanical Engineering and was employed by the Norfolk and Western Railway until the Korean War when he was recalled to active duty. He then returned to flying F4U'S, and trained Marine Fighter Pilots for duty in Korea. With the arrival of helicopters in the Marine Corps, Major (540) 982-6983 McFadden qualified as a Helicopter Pilot and was assigned
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Contrary to some perceptions, refugees actually want to be friends with Americans, not just socialize with their own. “I was touched by a group of Burmese refugees that came for the very first soccer game,” said Pizzoni. “They had carefully prepared an assortment of fruit to share with the other players and spectators at the game. Even though Americans were hosting the event for them, the Burmese wanted to contribute and demonstrate goodwill toward everyone there.” These Saturday soccer games are serious,
competitive affairs, a vehicle for people from different cultures to get together to play a game and just to feel normal. Soccer, the most popular sport in the world (outside the U.S. especially) is a platform where these refugees can speak a common language, and a way to help assimilate into the American “melting pot”.
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and Delegate Onzlee Ware. “To stand here today and to see all of this is a tremendous thing,” remarked Sherman Lea, Vice-Mayor for Roanoke City Council. A former superintendent who worked as a teacher, principal, and administrator within the school system, Doris Ennis is serving as “Administrator on Assignment” for the interim while Principal Susan Willis awaits a decision by the Roanoke City School Board as to her future with the school system. An investigation conducted by Department of Education recently found Willis to be implicated in a SOL cheating scandal at William Fleming High School. Ennis has retired from the school system several times and each time has been called back to serve in various capacities. Mayor David Bowers commented that Ennis has “retired more than anybody in the City of Roanoke and she’s not through yet.” Bowers provided a historical overview on Colonel William Fleming and said that he [Colonel Fleming] “was transformed - and Wil-
liam Fleming High School is transformed.” The school is named after Fleming, a member of the General Assembly who served as state senator and briefly acted as governor of Virginia during the Revolutionary War. School Board Chairman David Carson pointed out that the new school was “completed on time and under budget.” Carson said the large attendance at the celebration was “evidence of this community coming together.” Bowers and other dignitaries cut the blue and gold ribbon amid shouts of joy and hand clapping. The ceremony closed with Fleming senior Sarah Furrow giving a rousing speech. Studentled tours began at the conclusion of the ceremony and those in attendance were treated to cake and punch. The scheduled date for completion of the new football stadium at William Fleming High School is fall 2010; meanwhile the old Fleming high school is being demolished next door. By Susan Ayers firstname.lastname@example.org
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FREE ADMISSION to the Festival Juried Fine Arts & Crafts Show Judged Youth Art Show
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Beer & Wine Garden
Heritage Craft Demonstrators
Childrenâ€™s Activities Exhibits at the Botetourt & Fincastle Museums
Juried Quilt Show
Black History Exhibit
Hay Wagon Rides / Guided Town Tours
Revolutionary War Exhibit
A Market Place
Civil War Re-enactors
Commercial Food Vendors
Live Musicâ€”7 Bands including THE WRIGHT KIDS
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CITY Magazine | September 2009