Henry Graff

Henry Graff WVIR
I have not seen any out of area broadcast coverage of The Commonwealth of Virginia vs. George Wesley Huguely V.
How does the out of town coverage compare to that of the local broadcast folk?

stake out

stonewall and the satellite dishes
The Commonwealth of Virginia vs. George Wesley Huguely, V continues in the Charlottesville Circuit Court, 315 High Street, Charlottesville, VA. Media have the entrances covered. Unobserved approach would be subterranean or under the cover of smoke or darkness.

view south on 4th street

150 years ago the cavalry had a knack for arriving where it was unexpected but technology has erased that advantage. Even Thomas Jonathan Jackson mounted on Little Sorrel can’t outflank the radio waves.

electronic occupy

WCAV Rachel Bryan
National and local media are queuing up for The Commonwealth of Virginia vs. George Wesley Huguely, V in the Charlottesville Circuit Court, 315 High Street, Charlottesville, VA.
The City is Very Organized on this one. TV perimeter is in place. There are assigned locations for stand-up news, a web page, an RSS feed, a 17 page, 4677 word Huguely Trial Media Plan document…

CBS Whit Johnson
NBC network has a magician working on their support staff. Most of the TV people (including CBS National network, reporter Whit Johnson above) have 81 square foot spaces roped off on the tree lawn on the south of High Street opposite the Circuit Court.
NBC has 900 square feet on the courthouse grounds, beneath 2 magnolias and a white oak.
(Note to City budgeteers. remember to designate money to pay for air-spading, watering and fertilizing all the trees that will be damaged by the electronic occupation.)

media liason office
Each morning of the trial, a representative from each media outlet must report to the Media Liaison Office at the Levy Opera House on High Street to pick up the Courtroom Day Pass for his/her media outlet. I love this office! In a stairwell of CHO’s 1852 Town Hall. Necessity is the mother…

brit the dog
Brit the Golden Retriever takes his morning constitutional down 4th Street, the designated area for satellite trucks.
On the South side of High Street opposite Circuit Court in the 81 square foot corrals, from west to east:
WSET Roanoke, WRC Washington, WBAL Baltimore, WVIR Charlottesville, WCAV Charlottesville, WTVR Richmond, CBS Network, HLN/CNN network, WWBT Richmond, WUSA Washington, WTTG Washington, WRIC Richmond, WJZ Baltimore, WMAR Baltimore, WBFF Charm City.

Off the record, the news people wonder if this is news.


town creek
I am particularly fond on this time of year in Virginia, the bones of the world are visible.

Haliaeetus leucocephalus
One day I’ll have a telephoto lens on the camera when this big bird does a low altitude fly-over.

Escherichia coli

Do dog owners deal with their animals’ solid excreta?
Pollution control people say that pet waste is a major source of e. coli in the Rivanna River. The City provides bags at the river trail entrance with instructions.

It seems that step five

Tie knot in bag and dispose in any trash or DOGIPOT container.

is often ignored.

Some dog walkers say that they leave the crap filled bags, walk a few miles, then fetch the bags on their return trip. Others are of the opinion that the crap filled bags are left behind by mindless, sandal wearing, granola crunching entitled yupsters.