News in Brief: Jan. 30

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January 29, 2009

11:26 PM

*Lecture to air on local TV channel*
Williamsburg TV Channel 48, the city’s cable station, will broadcast “The Next President: Foreign Policy Challenges and Opportunies,” each day at 6 p.m. throughout February.

The broadcast is a recording of a presentation made by retired ambassador Thomas Pickering at the Wendy and Emery Reves Center’s Global Forum after the 2008 election. Pickering’s talk was part of the Wendy and Emery Reves Center’s Global Forum, an annual fundraising event with all proceeds supporting scholarships for College of William and Mary students studying abroad.

Non-city residents and those who do not have access to the city’s cable station may view the talk at the same times on the city’s website, www.williamsburgva.gov.

*RAIL recognizes four students for service*

The Recognizing Achievement in Leadership Outstanding Student Leader of the Month Award recipients for the fall 2008 semester are Dan Siepmann ’09 in September, Kae Lee ’09 and Geoff Abel ’09 in October, and Ryan Cerone ’10 in November, according to a College press release.

Siepmann manages College of William and Mary Radio station WCWM. Lee and Abel created the first All-Greek Formal, the best-attended event held by the Greek councils in the past five years. Cerone is working to bring a Light the Night event to campus to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lyphoma Society in memory of Jacob Nisbet ’10, who died of the disease last semester.

*Groups fight cuts to planned cell towers*

Five parties have filed suit against James City County’s Board of Zoning Appeals over its Dec. 18 decision to kill plans for two cell towers in an affluent neighborhood, according to the Daily Press. The nearly identical suits assert that the Board of Zoning Appeals erred when it overturned three previous decisions to allow the towers to be built.

The five parties include the county; Busch Properties, owner of the land where the towers would be built; Verizon Wireless and AT&T, the companies desiring to build the towers; and the Kingsmill Community Services Association, a group of neighborhood residents who favor the towers.

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