Norfolk News Now - May 4, 2012 with Karen Parker-Chesson


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>>> COMING UP, A HUGE MILESTONE FOR THE TIDE.
TEARING DOWN THE PAST TO MAKE WAY FOR A BETTER FUTURE.
AND THE TALL SHIPS ARE COMING! WE'LL TELL YOU HOW TO FIND OUT
EVERYTHING YOU'LL NEED TO KNOW FOR OPSAIL.
THESE AND MORE GOOD NEWS STORIES FROM ACROSS THE MERMAID CITY ON
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>>> IN A YEAR AND A HALF, YOU WON'T RECOGNIZE WARDS CORNER.
WE'VE MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS, TAKEN DOWN BLIGHTED PROPERTIES
OVER HERE IN DENBY PARK AND WE'RE WORKING WITH BON SECOURS
AND I KNOW THEY HAVE PEOPLE TO STAY HERE AND BUILD A
STATE-OF-THE-ART SMALL HOSPITAL, THE OFFICE BUILDING, NORFOLK
COLLEGIATE HAS AN 8 OR $9 MILLION FINE ARTS CENTER.
WE'VE DONE A LOT, BUT WE NEVER CONSIDER OR I WOULD NEVER
CONSIDER THIS SUCCESS AND I KNOW THE CITIZENS WOULD NEVER
CONSIDER WHAT WE'VE DONE A SUCCESS UNTIL WE FIX THE
BUSINESS DISTRICT. >> A BIG FIX IN THE FORM OF WHAT
WILL BE NORFOLK'S SECOND HARRIS-TEETER.
THE 53,000-SQUARE-FOOT GROCERY STORE WILL SIT IN THE SUBURBAN
PARK SHOPPING CENTER WHICH IS OWNED BY CHRIS PERRY AND
SUBURBAN ASSET MANAGEMENT. >> MY GRANDFATHER BOUGHT THIS
SHOPPING CENTER ON A HANDSHAKE. THE ONLY PROMISE HE MADE WAS TO
CLOSE THE DEAL IN TWO WEEKS. TRUE TO HIS WORD, HE DID JUST
THAT AND THOSE VALUES HAVE CARRIED FORWARD TO MY
GENERATION. THE ONLY THOUGHT TO REDEVELOP
THIS SITE, WE LOOKED FOR AN ANCHOR TENANT THAT SHARED MY
FAMILY AND COMPANY'S SET OF VALUES, VALUES THAT WERE ROOTED
IN HONESTY, INTEGRITY, AND SERVING OUR COMMUNITY, SO I CAN
TELL YOU WITH 100% CONFIDENCE THAT WE FOUND THAT PARTNER IN
HARRIS-TEETER. >> THE HARRIS-TEETER IS EXPECTED
TO OPEN IN 2014. FOR NORFOLK NEWS NOW, I'M JOHN
LINKA. >>> A MILLION RIDES ON THE TIDE.
NORFOLK MAYOR PAUL FRAIM AND THE PRESIDENT AND CEO WILLIAM
HARRELL WERE ON HAND LAST MONTH TO MARK A HUGE MILESTONE.
ONE MILLION PASSENGER RIDES HAVE BEEN MADE AROUND THE MERMAID ON
THE TIDE SINCE IT OPENED EIGHT MONTHS AGO.
THE HISTORIC OCCASION HAPPENED ABOUT FIVE MONTHS AHEAD OF
ORIGINAL PROJECTIONS. OFFICIALS HAVE ORIGINALLY
EXPECTED THE LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM TO CARRY ABOUT 2900 PASSENGERS
EACH DAY, BUT HRT CLAIMS THAT RIDERSHIP IS ACTUALLY ABOUT 4900
PASSENGERS EACH WEEKDAY. MAYOR FRAIM NOTED OPERATIONS
COSTS ARE ABOUT 11% LESS THAN HAD BEEN PROJECTED AND CALLED
THE PROJECT A RESOUNDING SUCCESS.
>> EVEN AT 318, IT IS THE LEAST EXPENSIVE LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM
BUILT ON A PER-MILE BASIS IN RECENT TIMES IN THE COUNTRY, SO
WE GOT GREAT VALUE FOR OUR INVESTMENT.
WORK WEEK RIDERSHIP HAS AVERAGED 4800 A DAY DURING THE WORK WEEK.
THAT'S FAR EXCEEDING THE ORIGINAL PROJECTIONS OF 2900,
PROVING LIGHT RAIL TO BE A VIABLE TRANSPORTATION
ALTERNATIVE. >> THE MAYOR, HARRELL, AND
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF RAIL AND PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION MARKED THE HISTORIC ONE-MILLIONTH RIDE AT
A CEREMONY AT THE MacARTHUR SQUARE STATION.
>>> IT WAS COMMUNITY CONVERSATION TIME ONCE AGAIN IN
LATE APRIL, BUT THIS TIME THE CITY WANTED YOUR INPUT ON A NEW
BUS TRANSFER FACILITY. OUR MAN JOHN LINKA WAS THERE TO
BRING YOU THE CONVERSATION. >> WHAT DID NORFOLK RESIDENTS
THINK OF THE CURRENT CEDAR GROVE BUS STATION?
>> DANGEROUS. >> THE WILD, WILD WEST.
>> THE SITUATION IS DEPLORABLE AT CEDAR GROVE.
>> THE CITY OF NORFOLK AGREES. >> CEDAR GROVE HAS SIGNIFICANT
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRAINTS. IT'S A PARKING LOT PAVED OVER
TOP OF A FLY ASH SITE. >> AND WE DEFINITELY WANT OUT OF
CEDAR GROVE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. >> CEDAR GROVE AS A BUS TRANSFER
FACILITY IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR A WORLD-CLASS CITY LIKE NORFOLK.
>> SO A RECENT COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WAS HELD TO TALK
ABOUT A NEW STATION. >> I LIKE THE IDEA OF A NICE NEW
FACILITY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO AVAIL THEMSELVES OF THE BUSES.
>> WE'RE HERE TO SERVE YOU. >> WE'RE HERE TO HEAR FROM THE
PUBLIC TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY THINK, WHERE IT OUGHT TO BE,
WHAT IT OUGHT TO BE, AND HOW IT OUGHT TO BE DONE.
>> WE'VE DONE PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS.
STAFF LOOKED AT NINE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS OVER THE LAST SIX
MONTHS AND IN DOING THE STAFF ANALYSIS, WE FOUND ONE SITE THAT
SEEMS TO MEET ALL OF THE CRITERIA.
>> THIS SITE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, THE FREEMASON SITE.
>> THE FREEMASON SITE IS THE SITE OF THE FORMER ABC STORE ON
ST. PAUL'S BOULEVARD JUST SOUTH OF FIRE STATION NUMBER ONE.
THAT LOCATION WORKED FOR SOME AT THE MEETING.
>> MY PERSONAL THING IS FREE NASE SON BECAUSE IT'S NEAR THE
MALL AND ALL THAT. >> BUT NOT ALL.
>> I UNDERSTAND THE NEED TO PROVIDE A SAFE LOCATION FOR BUS
RIDERSHIP. HOWEVER, AS A CITIZEN, A
RESIDENT WHO LIVES RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE PROPOSED
SIGHT PLAN, I'M NOT IN FAVOR OF IT BEING RIGHT THERE.
>> THE OTHER LOCATION THAT GOT LOTS OF TALK, HARBOR PARK.
>> DROP IT ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE BASEBALL PARK.
PEOPLE CAN TAKE THE FERRY, THE TRAIN, THE BUS.
PEOPLE CAN TAKE LIGHT RAIL. >> MOST OF THEM ARE SAYING
HARBOR PARK TO LINK THE FERRY, HIDE SPEED RAIL, AMTRAK.
>> YES, MOST OF THE GROUP, BUT NOT ALL.
>> THE OTHER ISSUE WE RUN INTO DOWN HERE IS IF YOU HAVE A
BASEBALL GAME, GRIDLOCK. YOU CAN'T GET THE BUSES IN AND
OUT. >> RIGHT.
I'VE GOT THAT. >> WHEREVER IT GOES, IT WILL
NEED AMENITIES. >> PROPERLY MAINTAINED
RESTROOMS, MAYBE A SMALL RETAIL, FOR EXAMPLE, A COFFEE SHOP.
>> BATHROOMS, TICKETS, VENDING MACHINES, LIKE THE ONE AT
NEWPORT NEWS OR HAMPTON OR TIDE STATION AND IT GETS SCHEDULES
RIGHT AT THE CENTER. >> VISIBILITY, CLEAR GLASS,
LOOKING FOR RED BRICK AND TRADITION.
>> WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR UGLY. >> EXACTLY.
>> THERE WERE AS MANY OPINIONS AS THERE WERE PEOPLE WHO SHOWED
UP. >> EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN
OPINION AND IT'S -- >> THAT WAS THE IDEA IN THE
BEGINNING STAGES OF FIGURING OUT THE WHO'S AND WHATS OF A NEW BUS
TRANSFER STATION. >> THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO DO A
REAL SERIOUS JOB AND GET SOMETHING THAT WORKS FOR THE,
WORKS FOR THE DOWNTOWN AND WORKS FOR THE TRANSIT RIDERS AND
OPERATORS SAFELY AND EFFICIENTLY.
>> EVENTUALLY WE HAVE TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL
AND ONCE THEY DECIDE WHAT TO DO, THE NEXT STEPS WILL FOLLOW
THEREAFTER. THE LONGER WE'RE AT CEDAR GROVE,
THE WORSE IT IS, AND SO THE GOAL IS TO TRY TO HAVE SOMETHING IN
THE 2013, 2014 TIME FRAME UP AND IN OPERATION.
>> FOR NORFOLK NEWS NOW, I'M JOHN LINKA.
>>> WONDERING WHY THE LIGHTS ARE OUT AT THE DOWNTOWN MAIN
LIBRARY? DON'T WORRY, IT'S A GOOD THING.
CITY OFFICIALS, NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY STAFF, MEMBERS OF THE
SLOVER LIBRARY FOUNDATION, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BATTEN
FAMILY WERE ALL ON HAND LAST MONTH TO OFFICIALLY KICK OFF
CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART MAIN LIBRARY.
THE DIGNITARIES AND OFFICIALS HELD A GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
FOR THE COL. SAMUEL L. SLOVER MEMORIAL MAIN LIBRARY ON
APRIL 26th. THE NEW MAIN LIBRARY IS A
$64 MILLION VENTURE THAT WILL BE BUILT NEXT TO AND JOIN WITH THE
EXISTING BUILDING. >> FEATURES OF A NEW BUILDING
INCLUDE A FORUM FOR PUBLIC GATHERINGS AND EVENTS, A ROOFTOP
CAREL, A PUBLIC MEETING PLACE. IT WILL IN FACT BE A CENTER OF
CULTURE AND LEARNING. I AM PROMISE YOU THAT THE SLOVER
LIBRARY IS GOING TO BE A PLACE WHERE YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE WILL
FEEL WELCOME. IT WILL BE A REGIONAL
DESTINATION ALIVE WITH ACTIVITIES.
IT WILL OFFER NEW WAYS TO EXPLORE THE WORLD THROUGH THE
CREATIVE USE OF CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY.
AND IT WILL BE A REGIONAL RESEARCH CENTER TO HAMPTON ROADS
HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. >> FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT COMES
MAINLY FROM A $40 MILLION DONATION FROM THE BATTEN FAMILY.
THE CITY CONTRIBUTED $20 MILLION AND CITIZENS OF HAMPTON ROADS
RAISED ANOTHER $4 MILLION. >> I KNOW THIS WILL BE A LIBRARY
THAT PEOPLE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WILL TALK ABOUT AND COME TO
VISIT SO THAT WHEN PEOPLE ASK, WHERE SHOULD WE GO TO SEE A
GREAT LIBRARY IN THE CITY, EXPERIENCE A GREAT LIBRARY,
PEOPLE WILL SAY YOU NEED TO GO TO NORFOLK BECAUSE THEY DO A
LIBRARY RIGHT. >> AFTER THE GROUNDBREAKING,
ATTENDEES GOT A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THINGS TO COME WITH A LOOK AT
SOME OF THE TOUCH-SCREEN TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL BE PART OF
THE NEW LIBRARY. ARCHER WESTERN CONTRACTORS WILL
BUILD THE NEW LIBRARY. CONSTRUCTION WILL START THIS
SUMMER AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN LATE 2014.
>>> THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD HAS A NEW LEADER AT THE HELM.
SARAH PAIGE FULLER WAS NAMED THE INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
DURING THE CSB'S APRIL MEETING. FULLER HAS NEARLY A QUARTER
CENTURY OF EXPERIENCE PROVIDING AND ADMINISTERING MENTAL HEALTH,
HOMELESS, AND HOUSING PROGRAMS. SHE WILL CONTINUE IN HER CURRENT
ROLE AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE TO END HOMELESSNESS.
SHE HAS HELD THAT POSITION SINCE 2009.
HER PAST EXPERIENCE INCLUDES A DECADE AS A PRIMARY OUTREACH
WORKER AND SERVICE PROVIDER WITH THE CSB FROM 1994 TO 2004.
SHE HAS ALSO WORKED AS A GRANT ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE PROJECTS
FOR ASSISTANCE FOR THE TRANSITION FROM HOMELESSNESS, OR
PATH, PROGRAM. >>> MAYOR FRAIM, COUNCIL MEMBERS
WINN AND WILLIAMS WERE ON HAND LAST MONTH WHEN CREWS STORE DOWN
THE FIRST OF SEVEN APARTMENT BUILDINGS IN DENBY PARK.
THE DEMOLITION MARKS THE START OF AN EFFORT TO BUILD SAFE,
HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RESIDENTS.
>> IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER RECENT ACTIVITY AND
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN THE WARDS CORNER AREA, WE
BELIEVE IN THE BUILDING TOWARDS THE TRUE REVITALIZATION OF THIS
VALUABLE AND STRATEGIC PART OF OUR CITY.
>> CITY COUNCIL AND THE WARDS CORNER TASK FORCE PARTNERED ON
THE NEED TO ACQUIRE THE DENBY PARK PROPERTY.
COUNCIL APPROPRIATED FUNDS OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS TO PURCHASE
THE $2.7 MILLION LAND. THE BUILDINGS BEING DEMOLISHED
ARE IN THE 300 BLOCK OF SAN ANTONIO BOULEVARD.
>> WE HOPE TO GET IT -- TO HAVE ENOUGH AREA EVENTUALLY TO GET
UPSCALE OR RETAIL OR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT HERE.
THIS IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST TRAVELED INTERSECTIONS IN THE
CITY, LEAST DEVELOPED. THIS IS A PRIME SPOT FOR PEOPLE
TO LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY, SO THIS IS A HUGE DAY FOR THE PEOPLE IN
WARDS CORNER AND DENBY PARK. >> AS MY COLLEAGUE BARCLAY WINN
SAID, THERE IS MORE TO COME AND WE'RE JUST LOOKING FOR GREAT AND
WONDERFUL THINGS FROM THE WARDS CORNER/DENBY PARK AREA.
>>> IN NORFOLK'S CONTINUING EFFORT TO END HOMELESSNESS, THE
MERMAID CITY RECENTLY TOOK PART IN A NEW INITIATIVE: 1,000 HOMES
FOR 1,000 VIRGINIANS. THE TRIPLE-N'S JOHN LINKA
EXPLAINS. >> SO TRACKING WHERE PEOPLE ARE.
>> WHY ARE A FEW DOZEN VOLUNTEERS MEETING UP AT
4:00 A.M.? >> YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THIS
MAP. >> AND WHY ARE THEY COMBING THE
STREETS LOOKING FOR NORFOLK'S HOMELESS?
>> IT JUST RIPS MY HEART OUT. I CAN'T STAND IT.
WE'LL BE GOING OUT TO A DINNER, COMING OUT FROM A NICE
RESTAURANT AND I CAN'T EVEN FINISH WHAT'S ON MY PLATE AND
THERE'S TEN PEOPLE SITTING ACROSS THE STREET THAT ARE
STARVING TO DEATH AND I CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT AND I JUST
CHILLS ME. >> ELAINE AND OTHER VOLUNTEERS
FROM THROUGHOUT NORFOLK ARE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT AS PART
PERIOD OF TIME 1,000 HOMES FOR 1,000 VIRGINIANS CAMPAIGN.
>> THE 1,000 HOMES FOR 1,000 VIRGINIANS CAMPAIGN AS LOCAL
EFFORT TO HOUSE THE MOST MEDICALLY VULNERABLE FOLKS IN
OUR COMMUNITY, TO MAKE SURE THAT PRIORITY IS PLACED ON THOSE
FOLKS WHO ARE LIKELY TO DIE OUTSIDE BASED ON SEVERAL MEDICAL
FACTORS. >> 43% OF THE PEOPLE WE MEET ARE
GOING TO BE AT HIGH RISK OF DYING ON THE STREET, SO IF WE
CAN FIGURE OUT WHO THOSE PEOPLE ARE, ESPECIALLY, AND GET THEM
THE HELP THAT THEY NEED AND GET THEM OFF THE STREET, THEN THAT'S
JUST A WIN-WIN FOR EVERYBODY. >> SOME OF THESE SPOTS I KNOW
ABOUT. >> A VOLUNTEER NAMED HENRY HAS A
PRETTY GOOD IDEA WHERE TO LOOK. >> JUST THE BACK SIDE OVER HERE.
>> THAT'S BECAUSE HE USED TO BE HOMELESS HIMSELF.
>> I WAS OUT HERE FOR TWO YEARS AND SOME OF THESE SPOTS, I KNOW.
I'VE BEEN THERE AND IT HELPS ME REMEMBER WHERE I CAME FROM, AND
I'VE BEEN BLESSED AND THIS IS MY WAY OF GIVING BACK.
>> IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR HENRY TO FIND A MAN NAMED CHARLIE
SLEEPING NEXT TO A CHURCH GENERATOR TO KEEP WARM.
>> GOOD MORNING. HOW ARE YOU?
>> COLD. >> YEAH, I KNOW.
I'M WITH 1,000 HOMES FOR 1,000 VIRGINIANS AND I'M WONDERING IF
YOU WOULD DO A LITTLE SURVEY WITH ME.
>> I'M GOING TO READ OFF A COUPLE THINGS TO YOU AND YOU
TELL ME YES OR NO IF YOU'VE HAD THESE.
>> THE PERSONAL AND MEDICAL SURVEYS WILL GIVE CASEWORKERS
INFORMATION GOOD WHO IS IN THE MOST IMMEDIATE NEED OF
SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AND A WAY TO FIND THEM WHEN THIS HOUSING
BECOMES AVAILABLE. >> I BECAME HOMELESS IN 19- --
WELL, 2000 BECAUSE MY SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS AND NOT ONLY
THAT, BUT BECAUSE I LOST MY APARTMENT.
>> OKAY, JUST A FEW MORE QUESTIONS, WE'RE ALMOST DONE.
OKAY? >> WHILE HENRY AND THE
VOLUNTEERS ARE TAKING INFORMATION IN, THEY'RE ALSO
GIVING IT OUT. >> HAS ANYBODY TOLD YOU ABOUT
PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT OVER AT THE SCOPE?
>> YES. >> WEDNESDAY?
>> OH, YES. >> OKAY.
>> THAT IS THIS. PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT IN THE
BOWS OF NORFOLK SCOPE WHERE TWICE A YEAR HUNDREDS OF
VOLUNTEERS GIVES NORFOLK'S HOMELESS A VARIETY OF FREE
SERVICES LIKE DENTAL CARE, MEDICAL KAI, AND EVEN HAIR --
CARE AND EVEN HAIRCUTS WITH A NEW TWIST THIS TIME.
>> IT'S ALSO THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY THAT WE HAVE DONE A
JOINT PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT WITH NORFOLK, VIRGINIA BEACH,
AND CHESAPEAKE. ISN'T THAT COOL?
>> THAT'S OUR LAST EVENT IN SEPTEMBER.
WE PROVIDED HOMES TO 16 OF OUR PROJECT HOMELESS GUESTS THROUGH
HOUSING FIRST, AN SRO PROGRAM, A COLLECTIVE AMOUNT OF 79 YEARS OF
CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS. >> ONE PERSON HOPING TO BE ADDED
TO THAT LIST? YOU GUESSED IT, CHARLIE, WHO IS
AT PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT APPLYING FOR HOUSING.
>> BEING HOMELESS ON THE STREET IS TERRIBLE BECAUSE OF THE
WEATHER CONDITIONS AND JUST -- IT'S TERRIBLE.
SO MANY WORRIES. >> FOR NORFOLK NEWS NOW, I'M
JOHN LINKA. >>> TWO AUTO COMPANIES ARE
PONYING UP BIG BUCKS TO HELP FUND THE RENOVATIONS AT THE
MacARTHUR MEMORIAL VISITORS CENTER.
HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP AND KIA MOTORS ARE DONATING $50,000 EACH
TOWARD THE $6 MILLION PRICE TAG. THE COMPANIES ARE JOINING WITH
THE GENERAL DOUGLAS MacARTHUR FOUNDATION TO BRING TO LIFE THE
LEGACY OF THE FIVE-STAR GENERAL AND THE TROOPS WHO SERVED WITH
HIM TO PROTECT AMERICAN AND KOREAN FREEDOM DURING THE KOREAN
WAR. THE FOUNDATION HAS RAISED JUST
UNDER $5 MILLION FOR THE PROJECT.
THE RENOVATED VISITORS CENTER WILL HOUSE A CHANGING EXHIBIT
SPACE, A MULTI-MEDIA THEATER, AND A GREAT HALL.
IT WILL ALSO FEATURE AN EXTERIOR STORY WALL MADE OF NINE GLASS
PANELS THAT CHRONICLE AMERICA'S WAR HISTORY FROM THE CIVIL WAR
THROUGH THE KOREAN WAR. >> GENERAL MacARTHUR'S MOTHER,
AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, MARY PICKERING HARDY, WAS BORN IN
NORFOLK AND THE GENERAL ALWAYS HAD A STRONG AFFECTION FOR OUR
CITY. IT WAS THROUGH THE FORESIGHT OF
NORFOLK'S COMMUNITY LEADERS, FORMER MAYOR ROY MARTIN, ONE OF
THEM, THAT FUNDS WERE RAISED TO RESTORE THIS BUILDING.
THIS WAS A FORMER COURTHOUSE, TO BECOME THE REPOSITORY OF THE
GENERAL'S MEMORABILIA AND PAPERS AND THE FINAL RESTING FOR HIM
AND THEN HIS WIFE. WE ARE PROUD TO BE THE SITE OF
THE GENERAL'S FINAL RESTING PLACE AND PROUD OF OUR
CONNECTION TO ONE OF THE NATION'S GREATEST MILITARY
LEADERS. >> RENOVATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
BE COMPLETE LATER THIS SUMMER. A FORMAL DEDICATION CEREMONY IS
PLANNED FOR THE FALL. >>> WHEN WE COME BACK, OPSAIL
MAKES A MAJESTIC RETURN TO THE PORT OF VIRGINIA.
>>> PLUS, SUMMERTIME MEANS PLENTY OF TIME AROUND THE WATER.
WE'LL TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN KEEP YOUR LITTLE ONES WATER-AWARE.
>>> AND CELEBRATING THE POWER OF TWO WHEELS.
NORFOLK BIKE MONTHS IS BACK AND BETTER.
>>> WHY NOT? >> WE ALL HAVE --
>> HOW IS EVERYBODY DOING TONIGHT?
>> HELLO. >> CHRISSY, HEY, HOW ARE YOU?
>> GOOD. >> ALEX?
ALEX ALEX? HELLO, I'M MRS. GARCIA.
WE'VE HEARD A LOT ABOUT YOU. >> SO CUTE.
>> YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT TO BE A PERFECT PARENT.
THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF TEENS IN FOSTER CARE WHO WOULD LOVE TO
PUT UP WITH YOU. >>> I'M JAMIE HALL AND I MADE --
WAIT, I USED A RIVET GUN TO CONNECT THE SUCTION CUPS AND
THEN I JUST CONNECTED IT TO THE TIRES.
I GOT THE IDEA FROM -- BECAUSE OF THE SUCTION CUPS AND -- I
DON'T KNOW. >> ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
KEEP THINKING. GET STARTED ON YOUR INVENTION AT
INVENT NOW.ORG. >>> WELCOME BACK TO THE
TRIPLE-N. T'S DOWN TO THE FINISHING
TOUCHES. ON JUNE 1st, THE TALL SHIPS
PARTICIPATING IN OPSAIL 2012 WILL SAIL INTO THE PORT OF
VIRGINIA FOR TWO WEEKS, AN IMPRESSIVE FLEET OF TALL SHAPES,
NAVY VESSELS, AND MILITARY WAR SHIPS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WILL
CONVERGE ON THE NORFOLK WATERFRONT IN AN UNPARALLELED
SPECTACLE. THE EVENT ALSO COMMEMORATES THE
BICENTENNIAL OF THE WAR OF 1812 AND THE PENNING OF "THE
STAR-SPANGLED BANNER." BEYOND THE SHEER MAJESTY, THE
EVENT AIMS TO INSPIRE PATRIOTISM AND ENCOURAGE INTEREST IN
AMERICAN MARITIME HISTORY AND HERITAGE.
THE EVENT IS ALSO EXPECTED TO BRING A MAJOR ECONOMIC BOON TO
THE AREA. FOR ALL THE LATEST INFORMATION
ABOUT OPSAIL 2012, INCLUDING EVENT SCHEDULES, MAPS, AND MORE,
VISIT OPSAIL 2012 VIRGINIA.COM. >>> KEEP NORFOLK BEAUTIFUL IS
INVITING VOLUNTEERS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN NORFOLK
AND SHOW PRIDE IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD BY HELPING TO CLEAN
UP LITTER-STREWN STREETS AND WATERWAYS, AND FIX UP AND
BEAUTIFY PUBLIC SPACES. IT IS ALL PART OF KEEP AMERICA
BEAUTIFUL'S GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP.
>> WE HAVE ABOUT 46 GROUPS ACROSS THE ENTIRE CITY DOING
CLEAN-UP AND BEAUTIFICATION. HERE SPECIFICALLY AT BAR REGARD
PARK, I HAVE A CREW AND WE'RE GOING TO DO A CHALLENGE SITE
WHICH IS IN THE BUSHES, IN WHAT WE CALL A TRANSIENT AREA WHERE
WE HAVE A LOT OF COMPOUNDED LITTER ALTOGETHER AND ON THE
OTHER SIDE OF THE PARK IT'S FAMILY FRIENDLY, SO OUT IN THE
OPEN SPACES, KIDS WITH HELP DO THE CLEAN-UP, SO WE EXPECT TO
HAVE ABOUT 100 VOLUNTEERS OUT HERE TODAY.
>> KEEP AMERICAN BEAUTIFUL IS THE LARGEST ANNUAL COMMUNITY
IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IN THE NATION.
IT RUNS FROM MARCH THROUGH JUNE 2nd.
LAST YEAR IN NORFOLK ALONE, NEARLY 6,000 VOLUNTEERS
COLLECTED OVER THAN 174,000 POUNDS OF LITTER FROM OUR CITY'S
WATERWAYS, SHORELINES, GREEN SPACES, AND ROADSIDES.
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS IN NORFOLK OR TO FIND OUT HOW YOU
CAN GET INVOLVED, VISIT NORFOLK BEAUTIFUL.ORG.
>>> APRIL 1st IS APRIL FOOL'S DAY, BUT THE CITY OF NORFOLK
ALSO CELEBRATED SOMETHING VERY UNIQUE TO THE AREA: APRIL POOL'S
DAY. WHAT'S THAT ALL ABOUT?
MR. LINKA WANTED TO KNOW TOO. >> NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO IN
NORFOLK, CHANCES ARE YOU'RE PRETTY CLOSE TO SOME KIND OF
WATER, AND SO MANY TIMES BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS HAVE DROWNED IN
THESE WATERS SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SWIM.
WELL, THE CITY OF NORFOLK IS OUT TO CHANGE THAT.
KIDS WERE MAKING A SPLASH AT THE HUNTERSVILLE RECREATION CENTER
ON APRIL POOL'S DAY. >> THE KIDS ARE DEFINITELY
EXCITED, YOU CAN SEE THE NILES ON THEIR FACE.
DEFINITELY A LOT DAY OUTSIDE, SO THEY WERE EXCITED ABOUT THE
OPPORTUNITY TO GET INTO SOME WATER.
>> BUT IT WASN'T JUST ABOUT HAVING FUN.
THERE WAS A BIGGER TASK AT HAND. >> GO UN.
ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE AND UP.
GOOD JOB. >> TEACHING KIDS HOW TO SWIM AND
BE SAFE IN AND AROUND THE WATER. IT WAS NORFOLK'S AMERICAN RED
CROSS WATER SAFETY DAY FOR CHILDREN.
>> LEARNING TO SWIM SHOULD BE LIKE LEARNING TO READ,
ESPECIALLY IN A TOWN SUCH AS NORFOLK, AND THERE'S A HIGH
DROWNING RATE NATIONWIDE FOR SMALL CHILDREN.
IN FACT, IT'S USUALLY NUMBER TWO OR THREE NATIONWIDE FOR
ACCIDENTAL DEATHS FOR CHILDREN, RIGHT BEHIND MOTOR VEHICLE
ACCIDENTS, SO IT'S IMPORTANT HERE AND IT'S IMPORTANT
EVERYWHERE. >> THESE 5 TO 14-YEAR-OLDS
LEARNED EVERYTHING FROM BASIC SWIMMING LESSONS TO HOW TO WEAR
AND BE SAFE WITH LIFE JACKETS IN THE WATER.
AND THEY GOT TO TRY THEIR HANDS AND PADDLES AT CANOEING.
>> IF YOU SEE OTHER PEOPLE AT THE BEACH AND THEN THEY'RE
DROWNING, THEN YOU CAN'T GO IN THE WATER AND SAVE THEM.
>> THEY EVEN HAD A CHANCE TO LEARN ABOUT CPR.
>> SO WHAT WE'RE DOING IS COMPRESSIONS-ONLY CPR.
THREE, TWO, AND ONE. GOOD JOB.
>> AND THE NORFOLK POLICE DIVE TEAM.
>> WE HAVE MASKS THAT ALLOW US TO TALK UNDER THE WATER.
>> TALKING UNDER THE WATER IS GREAT, BUT SURVIVING IN IT IS
THE KEY FOR THOSE KIDS, THIS IS GREAT TO HEAR FOR PARENTS.
>> SHE HAD TO GET UNDER WATER AND SHE'S NOT A PROBLEM IN THE
SHOWER, BUT THIS IS BREAKING HER, YOU KNOW.
>> FOR NORFOLK NEWS NOW, I'M JOHN LINKA.
>>> JUST A FEW MORE WEEKS LEFT IN THE SCHOOL YEAR.
IT'S TIME TO START MAKING SUMMER CAMP PLANS.
THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, PARKS, AND OPEN SPACE HAS A
VARIETY OF SUMMER CAMPS AVAILABLE FOR KIDS AS YOUNG AS 3
THROUGH 19. DAY-LONG CAMPS ARE HELD AT REC
CENTERS AROUND THE CITY. REGISTRATION IS DONE BY LOTTERY.
PARENTS OR GUARDIANS CAN GET A LOTTERY TICKET FOR THE CAMP
SESSIONS STARTING AT 8:00 A.M. ON SATURDAY, MAY 19th, AT THE
CENTER WHERE THEIR CHILD WILL ATTEND.
THE LOTTERY DRAWING IS HELD PROMPTLY AT 8:30.
BESIDES THE DAY CAMPS, THE CITY OFFERS A WIDE VARIETY OF
SPECIALTY CAMPS INCLUDING MUSIC, AQUATICS, TEEN TRAVELS,
TECHNOLOGY, AND THERAPEUTIC RECREATION.
MANY OF THESE CAMPS ARE FREE OR INCLUDE ONLY A NOMINAL FEE.
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF CAMPS, AGES ELIGIBLE, DATES AND FEES,
CHECK OUT THE SUMMER CAMP GUIDE BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE AT
NORFOLK.GOV/RPOS AND CHOOSING THE GUIDE ICON FROM THE BOTTOM
OF THE PAGE. OR JUST GIVE THEM A CALL AT
441-2400. >>> NORFOLK IS A THRIVING PORT
CITY RICH WITH DIVERSE CULTURE, HISTORY, AND VARIOUS ARTISTIC
EXPERIENCES. NOW MORE THAN EVER, PUBLIC ART
IS TRANSFORMING WHERE WE LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY.
THE TRIPLE-N'S LORI CROUCH EXPLAINS WHY PUBLIC ART IS WORTH
EVERY PENNY. >> OUTSIDE THE NORVIEW COMMUNITY
CENTER SITS THE STORYTELLER AND IT SERVES A VERY SPECIFIC
PURPOSE. >> WE CAN CLIMB ON THAT, THAT,
THAT, AND HERE. >> SO HEIGHT'S ALMOST LIKE -- SO
HIGH IT'S ALMOST LIKE TOUCHING -- WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT.
EVEN THOSE YOUNG EYES KNOW ART WHEN THEY SEE IT.
>> WHEN THE BUILDERS MAKE IT, THEY MAKE SURE THAT THE EYES AND
NOSE AND EVERYTHING IS GOOD SO IT WON'T MELT.
>> THE STORY OF NORVIEW, A SNAPSHOT OF NORFOLK.
>> HOPEFULLY THERE'S ENOUGH ART THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO CARE
ABOUT EVERY SINGLE ONE OR LIKE EVERY SINGLE PIECE, BUT YOU
UNDERSTAND THAT IN NORFOLK, WE ARE TRYING TO BE --
>> THE FIRST STEP TO TURN NORFOLK'S LANDSCAPE INTO A
CANVAS FOR PUBLIC ART BEGAN IN 2006.
THE CITY MIRRORED HUNDREDS OF LOCALITIES NATIONWIDE BY
CAPTURING 1% OF ANY CITY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, MORE THAN
500,000 FOR THE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF PUBLIC ART.
THE PROCESS RELIES HEAVILY ON COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT TO ENSURE
EACH PIECE IS UNIQUE AND A REFLECTION OF AN AREA WHERE IT
SITS. WITH MORE THAN 30 PIECES AROUND
THE CITY, ART IS TURNING UP EVERYWHERE AND ON EVERYTHING,
LIKE PARKING GARAGES THANKS TO A SUMMER PROGRAM PAIRING STUDENTS
WITH ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER. >> THE ONE RIGHT OUTSIDE THE
MAYOR'S OFFICE ON BUSH STREET, THE CERAMIC MURALS THAT ARE --
THAT WAS A SUMMER PROJECT AND WE WENT TO BOOKER T. AND WE STARTED
THE KILN IN THEIR CLAY ROOM. >> I LIKE THIS ONE.
>> THESE ARE THE FACES ON THE INGLESIDE LIGHT RAIL STATION.
STUDENTS AT THE GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE STARTS CREATED
THE PANELS FROM SELF PORTRAITS OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.
THE INSTRUCTIONS WERE SIMPLE. >> WE GOT IN THE GROUPS AND
ASKED THEM QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THEY FELT ABOUT THEIR
NEIGHBORHOOD AND WHAT MAKES THEIR HOME SPECIAL.
>> PORTRAIT OF A COMMUNITY CREATED BY IT'S YOUNGEST
RESIDENTS AND IMMORTALIZED BY THOSE JUST NOW EXPERIENCING THE
WORLD AROUND THEM. >> THIS IS A GOOD FEELING TO
KNOW THAT I TOOK PART IN SOMETHING IN THE PUBLIC AND THAT
OTHER PEOPLE CAN ENJOY IT WHEN THEY'RE DRIVING PAST THE LIGHT
RAIL AND TO KNOW THAT I HAD PART IN THAT, THAT'S REALLY COOL TO
ME. >> THE SITE HAS TAKEN A DIVE
INTO THE FUTURE, OVERCOMING PAST FEARS AND JUST DELVING INTO
SOMETHING GREAT. >> BETTY POTTS SEES GREAT THINGS
FOR HER NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN THE NEW SOUTHSIDE AQUATIC CENTER IS
FINISHED. >> WE'RE THINKING ABOUT DOING
SOMETHING WITH THAT LANDFILL OVER THERE, MAKING A WALKING
TRAIL FOR PEOPLE AND PUT SOME ART PIECES BACK THERE.
>> BUT IT'S IN FRONT WHERE DIRT SITS NOW THAT WILL DEFINE WHAT'S
TO COME. >> SO HE WANTED TO PORTRAY A
WOMAN DIVING AND SO I JUST POSED AS A WOMAN DIVING INTO WATER AND
PRETTY MUCH IT. >> POTTS DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE
ART WILLING WHO LIKE YET, BUT AS SOMEONE WHO LEARNED HOW TO SWIM
LATE IN LIFE, SHE KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS.
>> ART IS A SIGN OF HOPE. IT GIVES, YOU KNOW, JUST -- IT'S
SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL. WE HAD A COMMUNITY OR A CITY OR
A COUNTRY WITHOUT ART, I MEAN, JUST THINK ABOUT HOW GLOOMY IT
WOULD BE. >> FROM THE OBVIOUS TO A GLIMPSE
OF WHAT'S TO COME -- >> THE BIG WATERSIDE DRIVE
PROJECT WE'RE GETTING READY TO DO, WE'RE LOOKING AT IT AS A
REAL TRANSITIONAL POINT FROM, YOU KNOW, BIG TRAFFIC OFF THE
INTERSTATE TO NOW YOU'RE IN DOWNTOWN NORFOLK, SLOW DOWN AND
ALL THAT. >> PUBLIC ART CONNECTING
COMMUNITIES, UNIQUE STATEMENTS OF WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ASPIRE
TO BE. >> IT'S SO FUN THAT WE COULD BE
ON TV. AND EVERYBODY IS GOING TO HAVE
FUN CLIMBING ON ALL THE STUFF. >> JUST GO TO WWW.NORFOLK.GOV TO
FIND ALL THE LOCATIONS OF PUBLIC ART THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND SEE
FOR YOURSELF JUST HOW THESE AMAZING PIECES OF ART ENHANCE
THE CITY WE CALL HOME. FOR NORFOLK NEWS NOW, I'M LORI
CROUCH. >>> NORFOLK IS PROUD TO BE
TAKING PART IN NATIONAL BIKE MONTH.
COMMUNITIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY REMIND RESIDENTS OF THE BENEFITS
AND JOYS OF GETTING AROUND ON TWO WHEELS DURING THE MONTH OF
MAY. TO HELP CELEBRATE, THE CITY IS
SPONSORING RIDES AND EVENTS IN COMMUNITIES ALL AROUND TOWN.
MOST OF THE RIDES AND EVENTS WILL FEATURE GIVEAWAYS, BIKE
SAFETY DEMONSTRATIONS, AND BIKE PERMITTING BY NPD.
AND IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE FIRST 500 PEOPLE TO PRE-REGISTER FOR A
COMMUNITY RIDE ONLINE, YOU'LL GET A FREE NORFOLK BIKE MONTH
T-SHIRT. IF THE PRIZES AND DISCOUNTS TO
LOCAL RETAILERS ISN'T ENOUGH, CONSIDER THAT CYCLING IS
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, ECONOMICAL, AND ONE OF THE BEST
WAYS TO GET OR STAY IN SHAPE. FOR A SCHEDULE OF COMMUNITY
RIDES AND OTHER BIKE MONTH INFORMATION, VISIT NORFOLK BIKE
MONTH.COM. >>> THAT WRAPS UP THE MAY
EDITION OF NORFOLK NEWS NOW ON THE TRIPLE-N.
THANKS FOR WATCHING NORFOLK'S NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK FOR ALL
THINGS NORFOLK. I'M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON WITH
THE NORFOLK POLICE DEPARTMENT. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR
CITY, AND CELEBRATE LIFE DAILY. CAPTIONING PROVIDED BY
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>>> HERE'S THIS HOUR'S NEWS SNAP.
I'M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON. MAYOR FRAIM AND HAMPTON ROADS
TRANSIT PRESIDENT AND CEO WILLIAM HARRELL WERE ON HAND
LAST MONTH TO MARK A HUGE MILESTONE.
ONE MILLION PASSENGERS HAVE MADE THEIR WAY AROUND THE MERMAID
CITY ON THE TIDE SINCE IT OPENED EIGHT MONTHS AGO.
THE HISTORIC OCCASION HAPPENED ABOUT FIVE MONTHS AHEAD OF
ORIGINAL PROJECTIONS. HRT SAYS ABOUT 4900 PASSENGERS
RIDE THE TIDE EACH WEEKDAY. THANKS FOR WATCHING THE
TRIPLE-N, NORFOLK'S NEIGHBORHOOD NED WORK, TV-48.
>>> HERE'S THIS HOUR'S NEWS SNAP.
I'M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON. I'M WITH THE NORFOLK POLICE
DEPARTMENT. CITY OFFICIALS ARE REACHING OUT
TO RESIDENTS TO ENGAGE IN A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ABOUT THE
LOCATION AND DESIGN OF A FUTURE BUS TRANSFER STATION IN DOWNTOWN
NORFOLK. PLANNERS MET WITH INTERESTED
CITIZENS IN APRIL TO GET IDEAS ON CREATING A CLEAN, ACCESSIBLE,
SAFE STATION FOR BUS RIDERS. SEE YOU NEXT TIME RIGHT HERE ON
THE TRIPLE-N. NORFOLK'S NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK.
>>> TIME FOR A NORFOLK NEWS SNAP.
I'M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON. CITY OFFICIALS, NORFOLK PUBLIC
LIBRARY STAFF, MEMBERS OF THE SLOVER LIBRARY FOUNDATION, AND
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BATTEN FAMILY WERE ALL ON HAND LAST
MONTH TO OFFICIALLY KICK OFF CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW,
STATE-OF-THE-ART MAIN LIBRARY. THE NEW MAIN LIBRARY IS A
$64 MILLION VENTURE. A GENEROUS $40 MILLION DONATION
FROM THE BATTEN FAMILY MADE IT POSSIBLE.
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS IN THE SUMMER OF 2012.
SEE YOU NEXT HOUR ON TV-48. >>> I'M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON.
TIME FOR A NORFOLK NEWS SNAP. SARAH PAIGE FULLER WAS NAMED THE
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DURING THE CSB'S APRIL MEETING.
FULLER HAS NEARLY A QUARTER CENTURY OF EXPERIENCE PROVIDING
AND ADMINISTERING MENTAL HEALTH, HOMELESS, AND HOUSING PROGRAMS.
SHE WILL CONTINUE IN HER CURRENT ROLE AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE
OFFICE TO END HOMELESSNESS. SHE HAS HELD THAT POSITION SINCE
2009. THANKS FOR WATCHING TV-48.
NORFOLK'S NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK. >>> IT'S TIME FOR A NORFOLK NEWS
SNAP. I'M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON.
LAST MONTH, CREWS STARTED DEMOLISHING THE FIRST OF SEVEN
APARTMENT BUILDINGS IN DENBY PARK.
THE DEMOLITION MARKS THE START OF AN EFFORT TO BUILD SAFE,
HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RESIDENTS.
CITY COUNCIL AND THE WARDS CORNER TASK FORCE PARTNERED ON
THE NEED TO ACQUIRE THE DENBY PARK PROPERTY.
COUNCIL APPROPRIATED FUNDS OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS TO PURCHASE
THE $2.7 MILLION LAND. THANKS FOR WATCHING THE
TRIPLE-N. >>> HERE'S THIS HOUR'S NEWS
SNAP. I'M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON.
THE CITY OF NORFOLK RECENTLY TOOK PART IN THE 1,000 HOMES FOR
1,000 VIRGINIANS CAMPAIGN. TWO MORNINGS LAST MONTH,
VOLUNTEERS COMBED THE STREETS OF NORFOLK SURVEYING THE HOMELESS
TO FIND OUT WHO IS IN THE DIREST NEED OF SUPPORTIVE HOUSING.
THIS WILL ALLOW CASE WORKERS TO MATCH UP THOSE FOLKS WITH THE
MOST IMMEDIATE NEED WITH THE NECESSARY HOUSING WHEN IT
BECOMES AVAILABLE. THANKS FOR WATCHING NORFOLK'S
NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK, THE TRIPLE-N, TV-48.
>>> TIME FOR A NORFOLK NEWS SNAP.
I'M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON. I'M WITH THE NORFOLK POLICE
DEPARTMENT. TWO AUTO COMPANIES ARE PONYING
UP BIG BUCKS TO HELP FUND THE RENOVATION AND EXPANSION AT THE
GENERAL DOUGLAS MacARTHUR MEMORIAL VISITORS CENTER.
HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP AND KIA MOTORS ARE DONATING $50,000 EACH
TOWARD THE $6 MILLION PRICE TAG. THANKS SO MUCH FOR WATCHING THE
TRIPLE-N, NORFOLK'S NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK, TV-48.
>>> HERE'S THIS HOUR'S NEWS SNAP.
I'M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON. ON JUNE 1st, THE TALL SHIPS
PARTICIPATING IN OPSAIL 2012 WILL SAIL INTO THE PORT OF
VIRGINIA. FOR TWO WEEKS, AN IMPRESSIVE
FLEET OF TALL SHIPS, NAVY VESSELS, AND MILITARY WAR SHIPS
FROM AROUND THE WORLD WILL CONVERGE ON THE NORFOLK
WATERFRONT IN AN UNPARALLELED SPECTACLE.
FOR ALL THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT OPSAIL 2012, INCLUDING
EVENT SCHEDULES, MAPS, AND MORE, VISIT OPSAIL 2012 VIRGINIA.COM.
MORE NEWS IN THE NEXT HOUR ON THE TRIPLE-N.
>>> I'M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON WITH THE NORFOLK POLICE
DEPARTMENT. TIME FOR A NEWS SNAP.
KEEP NORFOLK BEAUTIFUL IS INVITING VOLUNTEERS TO IMPROVE
THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN NORFOLK AND SHOW PRIDE IN THEIR
NEIGHBORHOOD BY HELPING TO CLEAN UP LITTER-STREWN STREETS AND
WATERWAYS, AND FIX UP AND BEAUTIFY PUBLIC SPACES.
IT IS ALL PART OF KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL'S GREAT AMERICAN
CLEANUP. NORFOLK HAD 6,000 VOLUNTEERS
LAST YEAR AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF THE CLEAN-UP THIS YEAR.
THANKS FOR WATCHING NORFOLK'S NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK.
>>> HERE'S THIS HOUR'S NEWS SNAP.
I'M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON. LAST MONTH, THE CITY OF NORFOLK
CELEBRATED APRIL POOL'S DAY AT THE HUNTERSVILLE RECREATION
CENTER. KIDS GOT HANDS-ON SWIMMING
LESSONS, LIFEJACKET LESSONS, AND GOT A CHANCE TO TRY OUT A CANOE
WHILE SEEING SOME OF THE TOYS USED BY THE NPD DIVE TEAM.
IT WAS ALL AN EFFORT TO HELP KIDS LEARN TO SWIM AND LEARN
ABOUT WATER SAFETY. THANKS FOR WATCHING TV-48,
NORFOLK'S NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK, THE TRIPLE-N.
SEE YOU NEXT TIME. >>> HERE'S THIS HOUR'S NEWS
SNAP. I'M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON WITH
THE NORFOLK POLICE DEPARTMENT. IT'S TIME TO START MAKING SUMMER
CAMP PLANS. THE DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION,
PARKS, AND OPEN SPACE, OR RPOS, HAS A VARIETY OF SUMMER CAMPS
AVAILABLE FOR KIDS AS YOUNG AS 3 THROUGH 19.
DAY-LONG CAMPS ARE HELD AT REC CENTERS AROUND THE CITY.
MANY OF THESE CAMPS ARE FREE OR INCLUDE ONLY A NOMINAL FEE.
GO TO NORFOLK.GOV/RPOS FOR INFORMATION.
MORE NEWS IN THE NEXT HOUR ON THE TRIPLE-N.
NORFOLK'S NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK, TV-48.
>>> HERE'S THIS HOUR'S NEWS SNAP.
I'M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON. NORFOLK IS A THRIVING PORT CITY
RICH WITH DIVERSE CULTURE, EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY, AND
VARIED ARTISTIC EXPERIENCES. THE NORFOLK PUBLIC ART PROGRAM,
FORMED IN 2008, IS BEGINNING TO HAVE A POWERFUL ROLE IN SHAPING
AND REFLECTING OUR CITY'S IDENTITY.
TAKE A TOUR OF THE CITY'S CANVAS WHERE STUDENT AND PROFESSIONAL
ARTISTS HOPE TO CREATE PIECES THAT SURPRISE, DELIGHT, AND
INFORM. MORE NEWS IN THE NEXT HOUR ON
THE TRIPLE-N. >>> I'M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON.
TIME FOR A NEWS SNAP. NORFOLK IS PROUD TO BE TAKING
PART IN NATIONAL BIKE MONTH. TO HELP CELEBRATE, THE CITY IS
SPONSORING RIDES AND EVENTS IN COMMUNITIES ALL AROUND TOWN.
MOST OF THE RIDES AND EVENTS WILL FEATURES GIVEAWAYS, BIKE
SAFETY DEMONSTRATIONS, AND BIKE PERMITTING BY NPD.
FOR A SCHEDULE OF COMMUNITY RIDES AND OTHER BIKE MONTH
INFORMATION, VISIT NORFOLK BIKE MONTH.COM.
THANKS FOR WATCHING NORFOLK'S NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK.