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  • Tuesday August 05th, 2014
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The person who handled former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s schedule is testifying in his public corruption trial. Former McDonnell scheduler Monica Block began testifying Monday about events the former first couple attended with Jonnie Williams, the former CEO of Star Scientific Inc. Among them was one in Richmond that was a last-minute addition to McDonnell’s schedule while the General ...
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  • Tuesday August 05th, 2014
    The Vir­ginia Aquar­ium & Marine Sci­ence Cen­ter says 52 bot­tlenose dol­phin strand­ings have hap­pened in the last six months, com­pared to 86 dur­ing the same period in 2013. Vir­ginia recorded some 350 bot­tlenose dol­phin deaths in 2013.Aquarium offi­cials said this year’s fig­ures are encouraging.The National Oceanic and Atmos­pheric Admin­is­tra­tion Fish­eries web­site says bot­tlenose dol­phins have been strand­ing from New York to Florida at ele­vated rates since July 2013.
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  • Monday August 04th, 2014
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A defense attorney is challenging the credibility of the prosecution’s key witness in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption trial by questioning him about lawsuits he and the company he founded face over allegations of securities violations. Former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams is testifying against McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, under an immunity agreement. They are charged ...
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  • Monday August 04th, 2014
    Each year AFICE, the Academic Foundation for International Cultural Exchange, a nonprofit company, offers children from around the world the opportunity to study in the United States as high school exchange students. AFICE is looking for volunteer host families to open their hearts and homes to an exchange student for the 2014-15 school year. AFIC has students from several countries who have a variety of interests who ...
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  • Monday August 04th, 2014
    Vir­ginia Gov. Terry McAu­li­ffe didn’t com­ment on t he con­tro­versy over the Wash­ing­ton red­skins name Fri­day, instead he talked about the eco­nomic ben­e­fits of hav­ing the team in his state.the gov­er­nor said dur­ing a visit to a Red­skins train­ing camp prac­tice. “It is not up to a gov­er­nor to tell a pri­vate busi­ness what to do with their busi­ness,”. “I am about grow­ing our econ­omy. ...
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  • Monday August 04th, 2014
    A $6,000 Rolex, lux­u­ri­ous vaca­tions, a Fer­rari — it sounds like a shop­ping list for the rich, but instead prosecutors say it’s just some of the items used to buy polit­i­cal favors from the for­mer gov­er­nor. the first week of the trial of For­mer Vir­ginia Gov. Bob McDon­nell and his wife Mau­reen wrapped up Fri­day with jaw-dropping alle­ga­tions from the prosecution’s star wit­ness — Star ...
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  • Monday August 04th, 2014
    Mon­day night every­thing will come alive at LHS. The JV and var­sity vol­ley­ball try­outs kick off at 6:30  Monday night in the LHS gym­na­sium. Cross coun­try run­ners return to the LHS trails from 6 to 8 p.m. Cheer­lead­ers will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. at the school. Golfers will gather at 3 p.m. on The Golden Eagle Golf Course in Irvington.according to LHS ath­letic direc­tor Joanne Webb-Fary, all ath­letes must bring a com­pleted Vir­ginia ...
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