Review: Tobacco grants given to family connections
RICHMOND (AP) — A Virginia commission that invests money from a national tobacco settlement gave $21 million to an economic development group and a telephone cooperative run by family members of the commission’s powerful chairman, according to a review of grants by The Associated Press.
Preliminary work on the grading project at Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre (CCBC) is progressing, and some local residents might have an opportunity to work at the site even before the first building is constructed.
Chad Martin (above at left), organizer of the Community Cup game, is shown after he was dunked in the dunking booth at the event. In addition to the softball game and the dunking booth, there also were bounce houses and food. (Bulletin photos by Mike Wray)
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.