Tag: the hook

JoePa gets his wins back: The NCAA got what it wanted from Joe Paterno, moves on

The headlines today out of Happy Valley, Pa., have the NCAA about to restore 112 Penn State football wins previously vacated in the final years of the Joe Paterno era in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Press Conference: UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett

UVA basketball coach Tony Bennett talks with reporters after the fifth-ranked ‘Hoos (10-0) defeated Cleveland State, 70-54, on Thursday.

Racial divide and be conquered

I read this post from the blog Gawker on a topic related to the racial tensions resulting from the inexplicable grand-jury actions in Missouri and New York that let a pair of cops who killed unarmed petty-crime suspects go free.

Museum interpretive center: Study funded, but where will project money come from?

The big news in Waynesboro this week is that the city and the Virginia Museum of Natural History have come up with the $50,000 needed to proceed with the development of a master plan for a proposed museum interpretive facility in Waynesboro. But what about the rest of the projected $7.4 million cost to build and open the interpretive center? Where will that money come from?

Not on Nathan Kirby: UVA lefty just didn’t have it

What UVA ace Nathan Kirby endured Monday night in Game 1 of the 2014 College World Series was Rick Ankiel-like, Steve Blass-like.

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Potomac Nationals rally to top Carolina, 5-4

The Potomac Nationals (35-28, 17-16) rallied past the Carolina Mudcats (27-35, 13-20) with three runs in the 8th inning on Monday evening at Five County Stadium to set the hook on a 5-4 victory in the series opener of a three-game road set.

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Robert Hurt: On the FSOC designation process

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after attending a Financial Services Committee hearing entitled, examining the Dangers of the FSOC’s Designation Process and Its Impact on the U.S. Financial System.

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Sens. Warner, Kirk propose enhanced consumer protections for debit cards

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) introduced the Consumer Debit Card Protection Act of 2014 (CDCPA), designed to increase consumer protections and reduce liability caps when debit cardholders are hit by fraud. Under federal law, personal liability for fraudulent charges on a credit card are capped at $50, but the same protection does […]

Health Beat: The sad, sad case of the tonsillectomy gone wrong

What seemed to be a routine tonsillectomy to try to cure a sleep apnea disorder has an Oakland, Calif., teen on life support, a hospital fighting in court to be able to pull the plug, and her family fighting back trying to keep her alive.

Notes from the Press: AFP editors featured in The Hook

Notes from the Press column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net A feature story on the sixth anniversary of The Augusta Free Press is in this week’s edition of The Hook. Titled “Trend buckers: Graham family grows Valley media empire,” the piece features interviews with myself and my wife, AFP publisher Crystal Graham, in addition to perspectives […]