Archives:September, 2009

Alexandria Crime Report

September 30th, 2009 | [From: Police Blotter]

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Property Crime
2700 Block of Duke Street
3:25 a.m.

ACPS Daily Digest For Sept. 30, 2009

September 30th, 2009 | [From: Schools]

Celebrate the season with a walk outdoors to savor the cool temperatures, early-turning leaves and abundant mums and pansies. Reflect on these thoughts of environmentalist/author Rachel Carson: “Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”

First Lady Holton Joins Former First Ladies In Supporting Women In The Arts

September 30th, 2009 | [From: Arts & Style]

First Lady Anne B. Holton today joined five other Virginia first ladies in supporting MINDS WIDE OPEN: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts, a statewide tribute to female artists in Virginia.

“I am pleased and privileged to be part of this celebration of women in the arts today,” First Lady Holton said. “I am honored to join my fellow first ladies, who have historically supported the arts, both during their tenures here at the Executive Mansion and in their private lives.”

Governor Kaine Announces Executive Orders On Sexual Assualt And Domestic Violence

September 30th, 2009 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced two executive orders that build on recent successes in improving the Commonwealth’s response to sexual assault and domestic violence. The Governor announced these actions at a domestic violence conference sponsored by the Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protective Orders (GEAP) partnership.

Virginia Department Of Health Reports Death Associated With H1N1 Virus

September 30th, 2009 | [From: Health]

The Virginia Department of Health today reported the death of an adult male from the Thomas Jefferson Health District who was diagnosed with the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus.

Alexandria Ranked As Most Generous Online City

September 30th, 2009 | [From: Non-Profits]

When it comes to online giving to charity, Alexandria, VA, Cambridge, MA and Minneapolis, MN topped the list as the nation’s most generous cities based on per capita giving in 2008. The three cities are also leading the way in online giving for 2009. A new report by Convio ranks 273 cities (with total populations of more than 100,000) based on actual per capita online giving and more than 1,700 cities of less than 100,000 people based on the amount donated online.

Council Refines Strategic Plan

September 30th, 2009 | [From: City Hall, Top Stories]

By Carla Branch and James Cullum alexandrianews.org On Saturday, the Alexandria City Council met for three hours to review the City’s 2004 strategic plan. They refined the strategic goals and established a process for setting strategic objectives and initiatives for each of those goals. Council members Paul Smedberg and Del Pepper worked with Assistant City […]

Governor Kaine Announces Virginia Ranked Eighth In The Nation For Domestic Visitor Spending

September 30th, 2009 | [From: From Richmond]

Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that Virginia’s tourism industry rose to eighth in the nation for domestic visitor spending in 2007. The increase from tenth to eighth saw Virginia move past New Jersey and Georgia in nationwide rankings for domestic visitor spending, according to data just released by the U.S. Travel Association. The governor made the announcement at VA-1, the state’s annual tourism conference, held this year in Old Town Alexandria.

Arlington Man Sentenced 36 Months For $40 Million Ponzi Scheme

September 30th, 2009 | [From: Courts & Crime]

Preston David Pinkett II, age 70, of Arlington, Va., was sentenced to 36 months in prison for engaging in a massive Ponzi scheme that raised more than $40 million in fraudulent payments from investors. Pinkett was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $18,774,989 in restitution.

Less Than A Week Left To Register And Update Virginia Voter Registrations

September 30th, 2009 | [From: Choice 2009]

The legal deadline to register to vote in the November 3, General Election for Governor is Monday, October 5 at 5 p.m. Mail registration applications must be postmarked October 5. The Voter Registration Office at 132 N. Royal St. in Old Town Alexandria will be open on Saturday, October 30 for voter registration.