Saturday, April 11, 2009

Life Imitates "Art"

Confederate re-enactor pleads not guilty in shooting | | "A Confederate re-enactor has pleaded not guilty to reckless handling of a firearm in the accidental shooting of a Union re-enactor during the filming of a Civil War documentary in September.

Joshua Owen Silva of Norfolk appeared in court Wednesday on the misdemeanor charge, which stemmed from the shooting of 72-year-old Thomas Lord Sr. of Suffolk. A June 24 trial date was set, but prosecutors say they hope to reach a plea agreement with Silva before that."


Ed Gorman said...

You did a GREAT job with those books, Bill. Ed

Anonymous said...


And by the way - "accidental" my eye.


jimkitt said...

Hi Bill, couple quick questions: are you going to write anymore about the woman dean?

How is Willard Scott doing these days. I've been familiar (not personally) with him since my D.C. working days in the 60's and the 70's. I know he lost his wife, but don't see him on the box anymore. Just nosy and I've always liked him. Did you ever hear him on WTOP with Ed Walker. Priceless.

Todd Mason said...

Jim Kitt, you can still see Willard Scott giving rather stream of consciousness centernary birthday greetings on NBC's TODAY show, and being mocked for that soc approach on the E! cable channel's clip show THE SOUP.

And you can still hear Ed Walker hosting THE BIG BROADCAST on Sunday nights (and for a week on online archive), a "golden age of radio" assembly of some years standing, on WAMU-FM (the American University NPR affiliate).

He doesn't often run any "Joy Boys" clips (the show Walker and Scott did together), however.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Thanks for the update on Willard Scott, gentlemen. Now, whatever happened to Bill Crider? He was a real up-and-comer.

Serially, I finished MURDER IN FOUR PARTS a couple of days ago and really enjoyed it. Another fine entry in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, which should be required reading for everyone.

Todd Mason said...

That William Crider guy is writing introductions to university press books, or some such thing. Just read one where he told this punk kid Lansdale to get off his lawn. Lansdale supposedly demonstrated some sidekicks and yelled back "Go to bed, Old Man!" so Crider sic'd his frog on him.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Bill isn't named William, however. The cognoscenti know he's really mild-mannered Dr. Allen Billy Crider, PhD.

WV: quaki. a short person with a dubious medical degree.