Sunday, September 25, 2016

What Is Happening This Week?

Calendars. Remember Calendars? Day-by-day, week-by-week, life’s little actions and appointments and birthdays were recorded as a reminder of what to do each day.
So here is a record of what was reported as important this week.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Let’s see where to begin. Raining like a fuddermuster. BREAKING NEWS!: The guy law enforcement thought might be planting bombs in the upper East was caught in a shootout. The guy who was dressed as a security guard and was hacking people in a mall was shot dead by an off-duty cop. It is implied that both were Muslin so Don Trump can say, “I told you so.” Local police are looking for someone who carjacked a Chinese delivery service killing the driver in the process. Someone is around VCU/Monroe Park area punching folks early in the morning. Note to self: Don’t go into that area at 3AM. A another sexual assault at VCU but no reports of similar occurrences at UofR, W&M, VUU, VA. Tech? Oops! US bombed some Syrian soldiers. Sorry. Pipe leak closes gas stations and creates a state emergency. Thought those pipes didn’t crack? A guy on Southside was shot and left for dead at 1AM. Some dressed up folks gave each other gold statues. (See the best and worst online). And no one cares where the President was born. 858 immigrants were granted citizenship before being deported. Oops again. Seems another person on a lawnmower has been shot dead on Southside and there was a brawl at a chicken place and in a school.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Cloudy, muggy and sort of icky day. BREAKING NEWS!: Brad and Angie are splitting. One restaurant opens and another one closes. State doesn’t have enough cops. Governor is photographed with weed but he doesn’t know what it is. Crane crazes into overpass and clogs up the highway. Some guy grabs someone else’s booty then runs away. Bank CEO is grilled about employee practices and firing over 5,000 of them. Another unarmed black guy shot by cops. Big fire burns in migrant camp on Lesbos. Bankrupt laboratory sues it’s own employees. Streets run red in Bangladesh for ritual slaughter. Relief convoy bombed in Syria. 5000 are without power. Prisoner dies from dehydration. President talks to the UN. A possible suicide of someone jumping off an overpass onto the highway is investigated. The otter dies at Maymont. A late revitalized downtown plaza is finally finished for almost $3M. State is worried about city that wants to be bailed out of its debt might start a trend. Over 100 get Hepatitis A from smoothies.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Cloudy and humid (rain). Protestors clogged highway and shut it down over another police shooting. Woman’s body was found on Franklin Street. $6M renovation project for Monroe Park will begin soon. Cornbread catches fire and closes down the highway. Some more robberies and some more arrest. Stand, sit, kneel, take off hat, hand on heart, fist in the air pledge allegiance to a flag. Another sexual assault reported at VCU. Another pharmaceutical CEO is grilled in Congress. FBI is looking for luggage. High-speed chase ends in Chippenham crash. Someone shot at second night of protest in NC with a state of emergency? Blue Bell ice cream recalls pints.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Partly sunny, partly cloudy, humid (from all the rain but cooler temps). Spike sticks used to stop a really fast driver. State delegate charged with assaulting child. Air Sex Championship National Tour comes to town. $1.2M lawsuit for not paying sewer bills. Creepy clown reports spread. At the Family Dollar a mother with her 2-year-old OD’s. Huge data breach at Yahoo! Hazmat fuel spill clogs up highway. Flipped car clogs up highway. U.S. Marshalls are looking for bad guy. Tulsa police officer charged with manslaughter. Power is out in Puerto Rico. Charlotte protestors are walking laps.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Sunny, mild, perfect. VCU “Make It Real” plans a $750M fundraising drive for endowments and athletics. Motorcycle going 100mph crashes, rider in hospital. State Water Control Board permits Chesterfield power plant to dump coal ash wastewater into the river. State Fair comes to town…. well sort of. $12K was charged at Target on credit card stolen from Pony Pasture. Health Inspector finds dog in coffee shop. Cease-fire is over in Syria. Bombs Away! BREAKING NEWS!: Wife of Charlotte shooting victim release her own video. The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open with three-day festival. Two men have been robbing two-dozen businesses on Southside. Teddy Cruz flip-flops on Trump. Federal judge who convicted now formally dismisses charges against former governor. Another person shot dead on Southside. Four people shot and killed in Burlington, Washington mall and suspect(s) at large.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Sunny, mildly warm, perfect fall day. VCU buys a $500K plot of land for $2M. North side news: Man shot and another hit by a car. Couple more restaurants close. Another person dies from mall shooting and shooter is still on the lam. Protestors continue their Charlotte walking marathon. Jennifer Flowers will attend the Monday’s debate and no one cares. Charlotte police release videos. Washington State shooter arrested.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Overcast and cool with sprinkles of sunshine. Woman killed in head-on collision. Bunch of folks shot at an Illinois college. 8 shot in Baltimore. Two planes collide in New York. A bunch of folks have been arrested for shootings and other violence. Marlin pitcher dies in boat crash. 2 people hit by car on Southside. Arnie gets a hole for one. A big rock was made a natural park.
Well that is about it for a week. I’m sure there was more news I missed and little details I glossed over, but a lot of stuff happens in a week. These were just highlights that I saw on the normal newscast.

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