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#18 Oklahoma tops George Mason, 61-43

No. 18 Oklahoma snapped George Mason’s two-game winning streak on New Year’s Eve, defeating the Patriots 61-43 in the Lloyd Noble Center to remain perfect on its home court.


About time: U.S., Cuba normalizing relations

Talk about something that was long overdue. The U.S. and Cuba are finally, after 53 years, taking steps to normalize relations.


UVA basketball remains perfect: But has work to do

Eighth-ranked UVA didn’t look like one of the best teams in the country this weekend in Brooklyn in winning the Barclays Center Classic. But the Cavs did more than enough to take home the tournament title in wins over LaSalle and Rutgers, and also get some quality work in toward their end goal.


Catching up with UVA basketball legend Sean Singletary

Sean Singletary’s jersey hangs in the rafters at the John Paul Jones Arena, but he hasn’t been back for a game at his old stomping grounds since graduating in 2008.


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Bridgewater College inducts five into its athletics Hall Of Fame

Five former Bridgewater College standout student-athletes were inducted into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet held Friday evening.


Legal action to force Ebola quarantine: Really?

Kaci Hickox has not been diagnosed with Ebola, but that seems to be immaterial as the two governors, the Centers for Disease Control and state health officials have been falling over themselves to try to appear to be doing everything they can to prevent the spread of a disease that has seen a grand total of two people stricken inside the U.S. borders.


How Ray Rice plays in the NFL in 2015

Ray Rice is only on the sidelines in a figurative sense. The former Baltimore Ravens running back remains on the NFL indefinite suspension list in the aftermath of the release of security-camera footage showing him punching his then-fiancee twice, knocking her out cold, in a New Jersey elevator in February.


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The Secret Service used to value POTUS a little more

My first experience with the Secret Service came in 1998. A cub reporter for The News Virginian in Waynesboro, Va., I got the assignment to cover a visit by President Bill Clinton to Wintergreen, just down the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Wayne Theatre construction update

I remember being told, “Nothing comes for free.” I can attest to the validity of that. The Wayne Theatre qualifies for $3,000,000 in tax credits. At one time this infusion of funds for worthy projects seemed like ‘free money.’


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How much deeper can Roger Goodell, NFL dig this hole?

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell insists that no one in the league office saw the videotape that shows Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee twice, knocking her out cold, until Monday, when TMZ published the video to its website.


Husband and wife each running for Congress in Virginia

Dr. Ken and Elaine Hildebrandt made Virginia history this year as the first husband and wife on the ballots for Congress.


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U.S. farm production expenditures and farmland values rise

American farmers spent $367.3 billion to run their businesses in 2013, according to a farm production expenditure report published recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.


Independent film shooting in Richmond stars Corbin Bernsen and Shirley Jones

The Virginia Film Office announced today that the family-friendly film On The Wing is currently filming in the Richmond area.


Chris Graham: Trolls

Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late comic actor Robin Williams, who died this week by suicide, is deleting her Twitter and Instagram accounts, maybe forever, because of trolls who insisted on using those media to send her photos of a corpse from a Spanish morgue taken in 2012 and insisting it was her father.


Need-to-know football rules changes for 2014 season

Since 2011, The National Football Foundation (NFF) has partnered with Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating (CFO), to help generate awareness for the rule changes in college football through a series of regular columns distributed by the NFF.


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McAuliffe announces grand opening of Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the grand opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA-Tenn. The Smithsonian Institution-affiliated museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the 1927 Bristol Sessions and their lasting influence on American popular music.


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EMU, Waynesboro Generals alum Erik Kratz traded to Kansas City

For the second time in less than eight months Erik Kratz has been traded, this time to the Kansas City Royals.


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Rick Ankiel named to Potomac Nationals Hall of Fame

The Potomac Nationals are honored to announce the induction of former Major League Baseball veteran left-handed pitcher and outfielder, Rick Ankiel into the club’s Hall of Fame.


Press Conference: Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer

Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer talks with reporters at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.


Press Conference: Georgia Tech’s Shaquille Mason and Quayshawn Nealy

ACC Football Kickoff interviews with Georgia Tech’s Shaquille Mason and Quayshawn Nealy.


WCRI releases new edition of medical price index for workers’ compensation

Today, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) released the sixth edition of its annual Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation (MPI-WC).


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Report: Texas drug formulary has potential to reduce costs

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines how a Texas-like closed drug formulary might affect the prevalence and costs of drugs in 23 other state workers’ compensation systems that do not currently have a drug formulary.


Report: Cost of surgeries in ASCs vs. hospitals

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute examines how the payments for common workers’ compensation surgeries conducted at ASCs compare with the payments for similar surgeries performed at hospital outpatient settings.


Study: Payments to ambulatory surgery centers

A new 23-state study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) shows that prices paid to ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) in some states were triple that in other states – due to state price regulation or the absence thereof.


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Virginia ranks high in business friendliness survey

Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, today released new data showing that Virginia earned the highest possible grade for overall business friendliness, the regulatory environment, and the ease of licensing programs.


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Gio Gonzalez struggles in rehab, but P-Nats rally, win

LHP Gio Gonzalez tossed 3.2 innings in his first ML rehab start since being traded to Washington. Gonzalez allowed eight earned runs in his start, surrendering seven hits and four walks. He was limited to 65 pitches.


Allen Tasslimi: Why Tehran’s media broke the MEK taboo

Iran’s mass media are tightly controlled by the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence. This includes 16 nation-wide and 34 provincial TV channels, in addition to 10 satellite channels with a global reach.


Washington Redskins name Alex Santos director of player personnel

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have named Alex Santos as Director of Pro Personnel.


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Report: Narcotic use among injured workers in 25 states

A new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found that the amount of narcotics used by an average injured worker in Louisiana and New York was striking.


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ACC champ UVa. adds Marial Shayok for 2014-15 season

Guard Marial Shayok (Ottawa, Canada/Blair Academy) has signed a financial aid agreement with the UVa. men’s basketball program, head coach Tony Bennett announced Monday (May 5).


Richmond Raiders host Trenton Freedom on Saturday

The Richmond Raiders entered their first off week of the 2014 season at 1-3, needing some time to regroup and re-evaluate.


FLW College Fishing Northern Conference opens on Smith Mountain Lake

FLW College Fishing is headed to Smith Mountain Lake May 3 for the first Northern Conference tournament of 2014. Fifty college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Northern Conference Invitational tournament.


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UVa. spring football game set for Saturday

The UVa. football team will hold its annual Orange-Blue Spring Game on Saturday, April 12 at Scott Stadium. The gates open at 11 a.m. for pregame activities and the spring game is slated to begin at 1 p.m.Admission and parking are free.


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Salem Red Sox pound Myrtle Beach, 10-3, in season opener

Ryan Dent jacked a grand slam, three different Salem Red Sox hitters drew three walks apiece, and Brian Johnson tossed five quality innings to help the Sox crush Myrtle Beach 10-3 in the 2014 season opener.


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Poll: Increasing support in Virginia for medical marijuana, gay marriage

Virginia voters support medical marijuana by an overwhelming 84 – 13 percent, but support for recreational marijuana is divided, with a large generation gap and a smaller gender gap, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.


Poll: Mark Warner, Hillary Clinton fare well with Virginia voters

Virginia, considered a swing state, is swinging blue for U.S. Sen. Mark Warner in his reelection drive this year and for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if she runs for the White House in 2016, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.


Green Applications LLC to invest $9.75 million to establish first Virginia operation

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that Green Applications LLC, a Division of Green Distribution will invest $9.75 million to establish its first Virginia operation in the Town of Gordonsville in Orange County.


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AAA; Record-breaking pothole season not over?

Snow, rain, cold, and wild temperature swings add up to one thing: potholes shaking up motorists on back roads and highways alike. Motorists across the Commonwealth have been calling AAA after hitting these bone-jarring craters.


Justin Verlander jersey, plaque to be donated to Virginia Historical Society

The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) will host a Virginia baseball memorabilia collection drive event on Saturday. Special guests Kathy and Richard Verlander, parents of All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander, will jump start the drive with a notable contribution to the VHS collection.


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AAA: Brutal January sets emergency roadside assistance record

For many, Punxsutawney Phil’s prognostication for six more weeks of winter was not welcomed considering the brutal winter the region has felt so far this year. AAA Mid-Atlantic is no exception.


Nightmare scenario for NFL: Snow on Super Bowl Weekend?

AccuWeather.com reports according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist and Chief Operations Office Evan Myers, a storm system will be approaching the Northeast on Super Bowl weekend. How much it will affect the game, however, will still need to be monitored.


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State, university leaders welcome FAA decision to test unmanned aircraft

State and university leaders in Virginia and New Jersey welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval today of their proposal to operate a test site to integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace.


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UVa. women’s basketball inks Top 15 recruiting class

UVa. women’s basketball head coach Joanne Boyle announced on Wednesday that Aliyah Huland El, Lauren Moses and Mikayla Venson have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Cavaliers beginning with the 2014-15 season.


Are you smarter than a fourth-grader? Virginia’s are pretty smart

Results from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress show that the reading skills of Virginia fourth-graders have improved significantly over the last four years.
Virginia is one of the nation’s 12 highest-performing states in fourth-grade reading.


Report: NYC mayor Bloomberg buying TV spots to support McAuliffe

A pro-gun-control super-PAC backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is prepped to spend $1.1 million on TV ads in support of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe in the final two weeks of the 2013 campaign, according to a report in Politico.