The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority has rejected five bids to upgrade its rural water treatment plants. Tom Frederick (pictured left) of the RWSA budgeted nearly $3.9 million to modernize the Crozet and Scottsville plants. Some of the bids he received this spring exceeded the budgeted figure by $1.5 million. Frederick has outlined his dilemma to City Manager Maurice Jones (pictured right) and other local officials. The Environmental Protection Agency is pressuring the RWSA and other Virginia authorities to improve their water quality.
Comedienne Joan Rivers is in stable condition at a New York hospital after losing her breath during a routine surgery.
The former "Tonight Show" host will be honored and his predecessor will be a big part of the ceremonies.
The comedienne has been entertaining audiences since the 1960s.
Guests will have to sign a confidentiality agreement before they can attend.