Tag: facts

Not exactly breaking news: But no, Kentucky will not go undefeated

Kentucky, of course, still has a “legitimate shot to finish the regular season undefeated.” This from ESPN basketball guru Seth Greenberg late Tuesday, otherwise explaining away how the supposedly indomitable Wildcats escaped its SEC opener with unranked Ole Miss, winning 89-86 in overtime.


Too much, too little? Two years for Bob McDonnell is about right

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced 20 years in prison on his convictions on 11 counts in his federal corruption case.


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New Year’s Eve among deadliest days on U.S. roadways

As Americans prepare for New Year’s celebrations, AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding drivers and passengers alike of the dangers on the roads this New Year’s Day, which consistently ranks among the year’s deadliest days for alcohol-related traffic fatalities.


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Got news to share? A quick #PR how-to guide

Your business or nonprofit has news to share. Maybe you’re a self-published author or artist with a new book or exhibit ready to debut. The world needs to know, but how do you go about getting the word out? The writers among us have a built-in advantage here, but not as much as you think.


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Still in denial about climate

It’s hard to believe there are still any climate change deniers. But a recent survey by the non-profit Center for American Progress found that some 58 percent of Republicans in the U.S. Congress still “refuse to accept climate change.”


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Advertising 101: Exploiting the Information Gap

You are setting up advertising for your business. Seems simple. You have a budget, and you know what you need. TV, radio, print, maybe some Facebook and Google.


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Former Ocwen mortgage borrowers to begin receiving settlement payments

More than 2,300 Virginia borrowers who were harmed by the mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices of Ocwen Financial Corporation will begin receiving checks of approximately $1,150.


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Get to know Sabrina Rubin Erdely: The reporter who wrote the Rolling Stone UVA hit piece

Sabrina Rubin Erdely staked her reputation, the reputation of the well-respected national magazine that she wrote for and a top national university on the word of an emotional young woman who it now appears wanted to have nothing to do with being at the center of a media firestorm.


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No means no: Would Rolling Stone have written UVA hit piece if it had checked sources?

Any of a number of other sexual assaults at UVA or any other college or university in the country could have been the starting-off point for a lengthy expose into how school administrators fall short in their responses, but why err on the side of the rudimentary when the story can be blown entirely out of the water?


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Everything that went wrong in Ferguson

That the grand jury in Missouri hearing evidence in the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown decided not to return an indictment against police officer Darren Wilson was no surprise.


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Another message from UVA President Teresa Sullivan on sexual assault

UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan today distributed the following message to the University Community regarding the review of procedures regarding the reporting of sexual assaults on Grounds.


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Transcript: Remarks from President Obama on immigration

My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.


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UVA history professor explores origins of Nazi animus toward Jews

UVA professor Alon Confino is intrigued with the stories Nazis told themselves to justify mass extermination.


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Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday. The Hokies (4-2, 1-1 ACC) travel to Pitt (3-3, 1-1 ACC) for a game on Thursday night.


State Police: Jesse Matthew not interviewed in 2009 in Harrington investigation

Media reports that Virginia State Police investigators interviewed Jesse Matthew in 2009 in connection with the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington are not accurate, according to a statement from the state police late Thursday.


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Robert Hurt: Helping American families save for higher education

Over the past 36 years, the cost of a higher education has increased 13 fold. That means college tuition expenses have jumped 1,225% since 1978; that’s four times the rate of inflation and food costs.


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How Iran, Assad and Hezbollah are using Christian persecution by ISIS to hijack the minorities

More than 400,000 Christians are refugees in Kurdistan with no immediate hope for a return home. Scores of Christians have been killed, raped, and kidnapped by the Jihadists of ISIS.


Ban Ray Rice, or fire Roger Goodell: Somebody’s head needs to roll

The story on the Ray Rice domestic-assault incident has now been updated from we don’t know what happened in the elevator to oh, my God, he knocked her the eff out!


Elder Rage: How to survive caring for aging parents

For eleven years I pleaded with my ‘challenging’ elderly father to allow a caregiver to help him with my ailing mother, but he always insisted on taking care of her himself. Every caregiver I hired soon sighed in exasperation, ‘Jacqueline, I just can’t work with your father. His temper is impossible to handle and he’s not going to accept help until he’s on his knees himself.’


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Dems: Learn about Enron Ed

During Saturday’s debate, lobbyist Ed Gillespie will attempt to recast himself as a “small businessman.” Don’t be fooled. He conveniently leaves out that he spent most of his career as a multi-million dollar Washington lobbyist for companies like Enron.


Dermascan and Nat King Cole all in one day

After lunch on June 24, fifteen Nat King Cole fans settled in for a history of this famous singer and a chance to listen to some of his most popular songs.


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Report shows the importance of dairy in Virginia

With a reminder that milk is the official beverage of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed June as Dairy Month in the Commonwealth.


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Robert Hurt: Investigation into the Benghazi attacks

Like all Americans, I was devastated by the terrorist attack responsible for the deaths of four American foreign service personnel stationed in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.


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Dave Brat: Eric Cantor fails to lead on Benghazi

The Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012 was an egregious assault by terrorists against our embassy that resulted in the death of four Americans.


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Robert Hurt statement on President Obama budget

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Va.) released a statement in response to the release of President Obama’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget plan.


Analysis: Facing the facts on the Iran agreement

John Adams once remarked, “Facts are stubborn things.” Since the P5+1 Joint Plan of Action on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program was signed in Geneva in November, the White House has encountered two difficult truths about the Iranian regime.


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Report: 17 percent of Virginia is a food desert

According to the results of a report commissioned by the Virginia General Assembly, more than 1.4 million Virginians, or 17.8 percent, live in “food deserts” where access to affordable, nutritious, fresh foods is limited.


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Chris Graham: The unlikely UVa. basketball turnaround

Tennesse 87, Virginia 52. Seems like an eternity ago, doesn’t it? UVa. left Knoxville beaten, battered, one of the bigger disappointments in college basketball.


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McAuliffe signs executive order establishing gift limit for administration officials, Executive Branch Ethics Commission

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order Number 2 on Saturday, establishing a $100 gift limit on himself, his family, members of the executive branch and their families.


Chris Graham: So, UVa. paid Mike London $1.09 million per win?

My Google News alert for Mike London keeps buzzing with columnists across the country writing about a USA Today analysis of how much D1 schools are paying their football coaches on a cost-per-win basis. According to the analysis, UVa. paid London $1.09 million per win in 2013. (With one of those wins coming against one of the weaker I-AAs in the country, VMI.)


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Surviving the holidays: Think before you drink

The holidays are upon us and so are busy roadways full of holiday travelers headed out to celebrate with family, friends and loved ones. More than 2.7 million Virginia residents are embarking on their Christmastime road trips and AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging motorists to exercise extreme caution on the highway during the entire holiday travel period.


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Wood ash disposal safety facts

The improper disposal of ashes from fireplaces and woodstoves can cause wildland and structural fires. Wood ashes retain enough heat to ignite other combustible materials for several days. High winds can uncover still-hot embers and start a wildfire.


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Patrice McDermott: Farm Bill threatens our right to know

Families who live near or share waterways with large corporate farms or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have a critical need to know some basic facts about these operations. The public’s right to this information, however, could be stripped away by the Farm Bill currently under debate in Congress.


Hearing Loss Numbers That May Surprise You

Are you looking for some basic facts and statistics to finally get a family member or friend to get a hearing test or be fitted for a hearing aid?


The United Nations needs to take immediate action at Camp Ashraf

The Iranian opposition exiles residing in Camp Ashraf in the Diyala Province North of Baghdad were forcibly relocated to Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport in the course of 2012.