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  • Tuesday May 06th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – One of five cheetah cubs at the Richmond Metro Zoo has died. Owner Jim Andelin says zoo staff found Hanna dead in her overnight shelter on Sunday morning. Andelin says in a statement to media outlets that the 7-month-old cub was playing and acting normally on Saturday. He says there wasn’t any evidence of trauma or rough play from Hanna’s litter mates. The zoo ...
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  • Monday May 05th, 2014
    By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – School nutrition directors across the country say government-mandated changes to cafeteria menus have been expensive and difficult to put in place. Starting next school year, all grains served in schools will have to be whole-grain rich, or more than half whole grain. That includes pastas, rolls, biscuits, pizza crust, tortillas and even grits. The government is also demanding lower ...
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  • Monday May 05th, 2014
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry will receive an honorary degree from the College of William & Mary during commencement. Petry also is scheduled to address the Class of 2014 at the May 11 ceremony. The university says an honorary degree also will be awarded to Universal Health Services CEO and chairman Alan B. Miller. Miller is the namesake of the Mason School ...
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  • Monday May 05th, 2014
    It’s now official. Ben Kiser, the retiring Gloucester County Public School System Superintendent, will become the executive director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents upon his retirement on July 1. The Daily Press says the superintendents association made the announcement Thursday, saying Kiser will replace Steven R. Staples, who was recently appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe as Virginia’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. Kiser has been superintendent ...
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  • Monday May 05th, 2014
    Dominion Virginia Power reports that it has recently completed installation of more than 2,000 solar panels on the rooftop of Canon Environmental Technology in Gloucester, making it the largest rooftop solar system in Virginia. According to the news release from Dominion, the project is part of Dominion’s Solar Partnership Program, in which the company leases space for solar. In this case, the installation will generate more ...
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  • Saturday May 03rd, 2014
    By KEN THOMAS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia says he’ll endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president if the former secretary of state decides to seek the Democratic nomination in 2016. The Associated Press has obtained a copy of remarks Kaine is preparing to deliver at a breakfast Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina. In the remarks, Kaine says Clinton is a “classic American optimist” ...
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  • Saturday May 03rd, 2014
    By CONNIE CASS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Wedding season is warming up, and odds are you can trace most of those nuptials to a similar start. An Associated Press-WE tv poll finds that 8 of 10 married people who tied the knot within the past decade say the man proposed. If that seems predictable, consider this: Three-fourths of Americans say it’s acceptable for a woman to propose marriage. Yet ...
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