"..."The thing that was interesting to me was that America in the Fifties had a very sort of well-manicured surface. The image that we connect with the Fifties is sort of this Norman Rockwell image where dad is carving the turkey and little Skippy is sitting there kind of all bright and shiny at the table..."
"...Testimony in Responsible Growth for Northcross' trial attempting to stop the construction of a Wal-Mart at the former mall property continued this morning with RG4N attorney Brad Rockwell continuing his attempt to show city staff didn't follow proper procedures in approving Lincoln Property's building permit and city staffers continuing to reply that he's misinterpreting city codes...."
"...A Wal-Mart spokeswoman had told me she was "researching" whether the Northcross supercenter is on the list of potential cuts, but on Tuesday the Statesman reported that the company is "working on the same timetable as before, [and] there's been no discussion of not moving forward as planned [on Northcross]."Endangering Public Safety City managers, attorneys, and staff continue to assert that the city's administrative process for site-plan approval absolutely cannot allow for intelligent intervention and discretionary judgment even in such an exceptional case. Meanwhile, council members have let themselves be benched on the sidelines (happily enough in some cases, angrily in others) rather than assert the authority granted them under Section 25-6-141 of the Land Development Code, according to RG4N attorney Brad Rockwell...."
"...If Boyles wins, she should hire him.Supreme Court: Chief Justice: Richard G. Baker Place 1: Linda Yañez Place 2: Brad Rockwell Place 3: William E..."
"...Directed by: Tom Dicillo. Starring: John Turturro, Sam Rockwell, Catherine Keener, Lisa Blount and Annie Corely..."
"...Directed by: George Ratliff. Starring: Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Jacob Kogan, Celia Weston, Dallas Roberts and Michael McKean..."
"...It was a time of tremendous fear, paranoia, and anxiety, but also one of terrific cooperation and determination, of America and the world coming to terms with an uncertain future and the specter of The Bomb. The Iron Giant, director Brad Bird and screenwriter Tim McCanlies' gorgeously animated adaptation of British poet laureate Ted Hughes' 1968 children's book The Iron Man, begins on that same day, with nine-year-old Hogarth Hughes (Marienthal) and the townspeople of Rockwell, Maine, staring raptly upward at Sputnik's flashing blip in the heavens..."
"...Maybe the proponents are right, and the amendments mean only that it will be easier to get corporate lawyers to agree to bind their companies to anti-pollution agreements, and that in any case "perpetuity" means only what a particular city council says it means. But Brad Rockwell of Save Our Springs Alliance, which had spoken out against the changes, said he isn't so sure..."
"...SOS leaders have frequently criticized the way Dobson cuts development deals on the city's behalf (he brokered last year's controversial deal with Stratus Properties), and they point to the Lowe's proposal as another example of lackluster advocacy. "The documents show that [Dobson], at great taxpayers' expense, from the beginning of his negotiations did not even try to obtain SOS compliance or prevent a big-box development on this site," said SOS lawyer and Deputy Director Brad Rockwell..."
"...If Sam Rockwell's exuberantly outlandish turn as Bronco/Brutus in Jared Hess' new Gentlemen Broncos doesn't end up being one of the most purely entertaining pieces of controlled performance art in all of American cinema in 2009, I'll eat Werner Herzog's shoe. How many other films have dared to not only place their leading men astride flying, missile-firing deer but also force them to perform comic surgery on their own genitalia? Right, none...."
"...On traffic questions, RG4N co-counsel Brad Rockwell asked whether George Zapalac, the development services manager at the city's Watershed Protection and Development Review Department, had considered the public-safety effect those cars would have when combined with those floodwaters or if he considered the health or climate-change effects of the extra pollution. No, Zapalac replied, because those types of considerations are not part of a traffic-impact analysis..."
"...Enemies and -- Austin environmentalists, who have fought Bradley over his development projects since the early Eighties, have maintained a keen interest in the case. Said Brad Rockwell, deputy director for SOS: "Unless the FDIC does a thorough investigation and determines that Bradley has not committed fraud, and that there is no basis for the pleadings that accused Bradley of fraud, the FDIC should make the same objections to discharge that were made against Gressett." The fact that the agency has historically dragged its feet on the issue, he said, "leads us to be concerned that the FDIC will let Bradley off the hook, at the taxpayers' expense."..."
"...The agreement also adds fuel to AISD's biggest bonfire at the moment: the proposal to close three underenrolled schools. While SOS Alliance's opposition to the agreement was limited to the two sites with 50% cover, Brad Rockwell of SOS Alliance argued that AISD should keep center-city schools open, even when they're half-empty, as a way to encourage people to live closer in..."
"...When it comes time for trial, the lottery could render a judge that sees fit to break the plaintiffs' winning streak. But SOS attorney Brad Rockwell believes the outcome will be consistent with what's been decided so far; he says he's more concerned that Wentworth will try "bailing Lowe's out again" when the Legislature convenes in 2005..."
"...Sunset Valley officials and Save Our Springs Alliance attorney Brad Rockwell believe Irion's interpretation of HB 1204 should be tested in court. As Rockwell argues in a letter to City Council, Lowe's never had a valid application with Sunset Valley because the document was administratively incomplete..."
"...(Rather spent the evening seated with green grandes dames Shudde Fath and Mary Arnold.) And Slusher traded friendly quips on the panel with progressive political consultant Mike Blizzard -- who, after working for Slusher on his first three campaigns, jumped ship and backed Slusher's foe Kirk Mitchell in 2002. "We're all one big happy family now," SOS deputy director Brad Rockwell chuckled after Wednesday's meeting..."
"...But SOS deputy director Brad Rockwell charges that the agency's process of determination is flawed because it only focuses on water, while failing to include the high levels of toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and pesticides found in the sediment. The state's method, Rockwell maintains, doesn't follow the letter or spirit of the Clean Water Act...."
"...The star witness of the day was definitely Assistant City Manager Laura Huffman – who is the top-ranking city official in this controversy, since her boss, City Manager Toby Futrell, has recused herself from this discussion (Futrell's husband repairs air conditioners for Wal-Mart or somesuch). RG4N attorney Brad Rockwell zeroed in on the suspicious-looking fact that Lincoln Property's initial site plans labeled part of the Wal-Mart as a garden center, but then that label disappeared..."
"...Directed by: Clark Gregg. Starring: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Brad William Henke, Clark Gregg and Paz de la Huerta..."
"...RG4N’s lawyers Brad Rockwell and Doug Young’s arguments Wednesday centered on whether Lincoln Property – the developer seeking to build a Wal-Mart at Northcross – has met its legal requirements for flood control, and whether they city has adequately addressed traffic concerns. Rockwell and Young say they haven’t – problem is, the very witnesses they keep calling to the stand say they have, and I haven’t yet heard Rockwell and Young trap them into saying otherwise..."