Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rally/Meeting/Press Conference

Late on Friday, the Committee to Reopen Charity held an event at the venerable Outer Banks Bar at the corner of Palmyra and S. Tonti, pictured above.

A number of folks showed up to see what all the fuss was about.

Fox8 - the channel that has provided the best continuing television coverage of the LSU/VA Footprint story - interviewed Ms. Deborah Brown-Cassine in front of her fully renovated house, a hybrid camelback, where she still lives.  Her children, along with a friend, watched from the screen door as she gave a powerful, eloquent account of her status as someone who "had tried to comply in every way," but who felt that her civil rights were being violated as utility shut-offs threatened her legal right to remain.

She noted that she was one of the plaintiffs in a federal suit filed two weeks ago which seemingly played a role in keeping utilities on in the VA Footprint.

Back at Outer Banks, Mr. Guth, the owner of the structure (former owner?) noted that he plans to fight the eviction notice for the bar down at the CDC on Thursday, November 4 at 10 a.m.  Here, he talks with Nicole, the manager, as patrons trickled in after work.

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