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Warner: Obama needs to raise energy security issues at EU summit

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today urged President Obama to use next week’s U.S.-European Union summit in Brussels to propose a joint U.S.-E.U. initiative on energy security to counter Russian President Vladimir Putin’s energy influence on Ukraine and other European nations.

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Warner pushes expedited response to natural gas export applications

In response to the crisis in Ukraine, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today announced bipartisan proposals to expedite the U.S. Department of Energy’s review of applications to export U.S. natural gas.


AAA: Gas prices continue to climb

Gas prices at the pump continue to climb upward during an annual upswing motorists have come to expect. The national gas price average topped $3.50 per gallon on Thursday for the first time in nearly six months.

AAA: Gas prices spring forward

Prices at the gas pump continue to spring forward across the country. The national average price at the pump rose to $3.48 per gallon Friday, three cents higher than a week ago, 21 cents more than one month ago, however 24 cents below the same date last year.

Earth Talk: Global warming and our health

Global warming isn’t just bad for the environment. There are several ways that it is expected to take a toll on human health. For starters, the extreme summer heat that is becoming more normal in a warming world can directly impact the health of billions of people.

Bridgewater College Symphonic Band to present musical journey

The Bridgewater College Symphonic Band will present “A Musical Journey Around the World” on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Cole Hall. The Symphonic Band is directed by Dr. Christine Carrillo, assistant professor of music and director of instrumental music at Bridgewater College.

Hofstra downs JMU men’s basketball, 82-71

Freshman guard Jamall Robinson posted a career-high 22 points and Hofstra held JMU to one field goal in the final eight and a half minutes for an 82-71 win in the Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball regular season finale for both teams on Saturday evening at the Mack Sports Complex.

JMU falls in home finale to Towson, 69-66

Senior forward Jerrelle Benimon recorded 28 points and 16 rebounds and Towson went 30-for-31 at the free throw line to pull out a 69-66 victory over JMU in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game on Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center.

Late Ron Curry jumper lifts JMU to 64-62 win over UNC Wilmington

Sophomore guard Ron Curry (Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) hit a contested turnaround jumper with 32 seconds remaining as part of his 13-point afternoon to lift James Madison to a 64-62 win over UNCW in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game on Saturday at the JMU Convocation Center.

Delaware wins 13th straight, tops JMU men’s basketball, 81-65

Davon Usher scored 34 points to lead Delaware to its 13th straight victory with an 81-65 decision over James Madison in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game on Wednesday evening at the Bob Carpenter Center.

JMU picks up CAA win over Hofstra, 59-53

Sophomore guard Ron Curry (Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) tallied 20 points and six assists and JMU countered Hofstra’s 18-0 second-half run to pull out a 59-53 victory in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game Monday.

National Touring Production of Lincoln and Tubman to perform at Staunton Public Library on Feb. 18

Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, N.C., will be performing their production of Lincoln and Tubman on Tuesday, February 18, at 6:30 pm at the Staunton Public Library.


Global protests of Russian anti-LGBT laws before Sochi Olympics

All Out, the global movement for love and equality, announced a Global Speak Out to support Russian gays and lesbians and call for Olympic sponsors to speak out against Russia’s anti-gay laws before the Sochi Olympics.

JMU men’s basketball slides past Northeastern, 49-46

Sophomore guard Andre Nation (Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian) had 13 points and graduate Andrey Semenov (St. Petersburg, Russia/Blue Ridge School) added nine big second-half points as JMU earned a 49-46 CAA win on Wednesday evening at Matthews Arena.

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UVa, Russian experts target drug-resistant tuberculosis

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and colleagues in Russia are launching an ambitious effort to check the growing public health threat posed by drug-resistant tuberculosis, especially to people with HIV, in the Siberian city of Irkutsk.

Delaware pulls away late, defeats JMU, 78-74

Guards Devon Saddler and Davon Usher combined for 46 points and spearheaded a key 9-0 run in the last six minutes as Delaware charged past James Madison 78-74 in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game Saturday afternoon at the JMU Convocation Center.

JMU basketball wins at Northern Illinois, 60-55

Sophomore point guard Ron Curry (Pennsauken, N.J./Paul VI) tallied a career-high 19 points as JMU staved off Northern Illinois’ second-half push for a 60-55 victory in the opening game of the NIU Invitational on Friday night at the NIU Convocation Center.


Virginia eighth-graders fare well in math, science with rest of U.S., world

Virginia eighth-graders ranked above international averages in mathematics and science in a first-of-its-kind comparison of achievement in U.S. states with student performance in 47 countries and jurisdictions.

James Madison men’s basketball slotted seventh in preseason CAA poll

Defending Colonial Athletic Association champion James Madison was selected to place seventh among nine teams in the league for the 2013-14 season as announced at Tuesday’s CAA media day event held at the Inner Harbor Renaissance Hotel.

Master of the sitar, surbahar and tabla to perform at Bridgewater College

Ustad Shafaat Khan, a world-renowned Indian master of the sitar, surbahar and tabla, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.

Chris Graham: Syria, and the role of the U.S. on the world stage

Assad, no doubt, will be emboldened in Syria if the West fails to act in some way, shape or form to his internal aggression, and he won’t be the only one. Ally Russia, with an increasingly aggressive Vladimir Putin pushing the buttons, is calculating the next move in his quest to further strengthen the former superpower. North Korea and China are also watching with great interest to see what the United States does, or as the case may be doesn’t do, in Syria, with their own geopolitical fortunes in mind.


Chris Graham: If I were president

If I were president, and I was heading into the final debate of the 2012 cycle, which ostensibly focuses on foreign policy … here’s what I’d do: sound Republican.

All 100 senators should agree START is vital first step

   Column by Susan Shaer Submit columns and letters: freepress2@ntelos.net A flu pandemic is nasty, brutish, and a global danger. All U.S. senators and other leaders agree, and leap to keep everyone safe and healthy. Another nasty, brutish and global danger, which additionally is outrageously expensive and out of synch with today’s defense needs, is […]