Tag: bruce allen

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Leverage point: Redskins want public money for new stadium, but not enough to change name?

The Washington Redskins want public money for a new stadium to replace their, eh, well, not exactly old stadium at FedEx Field. Which is another thing that is wrong with sports for another day. But today, the thing wrong with sports in regard to this story is that the team wants public money with no strings attached related to the controversial team nickname.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen, GM Scot McCloughan

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen and general manager Scot McCloughan talk with reporters on Friday.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins general manger Bruce Allen

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen talks with reporters on Wednesday. The Redskins finished the 2014 NFL season with a 4-12 record.


Washington Redskins, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett part ways

The Washington Redskins announced today that the team and Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett have mutually agreed to part ways.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Wednesday. The Redskins (3-8) play the Indianapolis Colts (7-4) on Sunday.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters at training camp on Aug. 21.


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Liberal blogger hired by Redskins resigns: Who didn’t see this coming?

Liberal blogger Ben Tribbett tweeted his resignation from the Washington Redskins late Monday night, ending a relationship between the NFL franchise under fire from liberal activist groups trying to get the team to drop its racist name and one of their supposed own.


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Bruce Allen named president of Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have named Bruce Allen as president and general manager.


Chris Graham: Not the wisest political move, Mr. Mayor

The move, to say the least, is not wise, in that it basically confirms the substance of what City Councilman Mike Harris had had to say about Lucente


Incumbents sweep in Waynesboro

Mayor Frank Lucente, Vice Mayor Bruce Allen and City Councilman Tim Williams swept to victory in contested races for seats on Waynesboro City Council Tuesday. Lucente’s win over former City Council member Lorie Smith in the At-Large race was something of a surprise. Smith, also a former School Board chair, had the backing of several […]


Chris Graham: Medicine

We have, unfortunately, experience with losing elections – we being progressives in Waynesboro, loosely defined. And I say loosely defined because the word progressive means something very different in Waynesboro than it does just about everywhere else in the country


Chris Graham: Can’t cut your way to prosperity

The quickest way to lose 50 pounds is to cut off a limb. Thwack. Right there, you’ve cut 25 percent off the top without having to do more than get anethesized


Mayor, incumbents put on defensive on land deal at forum

Mayor Frank Lucente was on the defensive at a Thursday night candidates forum on the issue of the controversial $3.5 million land deal that his City Council agreed to with two former political supporters. “I think in the long run we made a good deal. If I was doing a business deal, I would do […]


City ready to close deal on business park

Waynesboro City Council will vote next week on whether or not it will pursue a $3.475 million deal to purchase approximately 170 acres of land adjacent to Exit 96 off Interstate 64 to create a business park. If it does so, it will take a big step to sealing a deal with a key contributor […]


The (failed) Shanahan experiment

Another Sunday, another unfulfilling ending for the Washington Redskins, who lost 17-16 to Tampa Bay despite dominating for long stretches, then suffering the “North Dallas Forty” ending when the special-teams unit couldn’t execute what would have been the game-tying extra point with nine seconds to go. It’s easy to say that the ‘Skins have just […]


The (failed) Shanahan experiment

Another Sunday, another unfulfilling ending for the Washington Redskins, who lost 17-16 to Tampa Bay despite dominating for long stretches, then suffering the “North Dallas Forty” ending when the special-teams unit couldn’t execute what would have been the game-tying extra point with nine seconds to go. It’s easy to say that the ‘Skins have just […]


Staunton gets Christmas Eve

Waynesboro City Council famously didn’t see fit to give city employees a half-day for Christmas Eve, evoking images of Scrooge and the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. So what do we make of Staunton City Council now that it has voted to give not a half-day to city employees, but a full-day?


The Grinch That Stole Christmas (Eve)

“I don’t want to be the Grinch That Stole Christmas,” City Councilman Bruce Allen said Monday night, as he proceeded to Grinchily steal Christmas Eve from city employees. On the table was a proposal from Councilwoman Nancy Dowdy to give city employees a half-day off on Christmas Eve, which this year falls midweek on a […]


Only three and a half more years of this, and it’s all over

Five sentences, and so much contained therein. It’s not Christmas yet, but Reo Hatfield is doing his part to play Santa. “They will NOT vote for an increase,” the former Waynesboro vice mayor declared in a letter to the editor published in the News Virginian today, referring to political allies Frank Lucente and Bruce Allen, […]


City leaders come together, look to future

“What are you doing, Bruce? Are you daydreaming?” Waynesboro Vice Mayor Frank Lucente asked City Councilman Bruce Allen during a break in Friday’s City Council planning session as Allen gazed out a window from the council chambers in the Charles T. Yancey Municipal Building toward the corner of Main Street and Wayne Avenue. “Thinking,” Allen […]