Tag: United States

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Textron plays leading role in Middle East carnage

The Providence, Rhode Island-based Textron Corporation continues to manufacture and sell cluster munitions to other governments.


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Harry Griego: Comments on Pope’s statements on immigration

As a Catholic, I have several concerns about the Holy Father’s criticism of the United States immigration policy.


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The Season of Peace requires action, not songs

It’s the time of year when people sing about peace and goodwill. Unfortunately in the United States, too little thought accompanies the nice words.


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Robert Hurt: National security is our greatest responsibility

Last Friday, the nation of France – America’s first and enduring ally – suffered a devastating attack, and our hearts and prayers remain with her people in this time of mourning.


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Historic maps that helped shape the United States: Exhibit sponsored by Augusta Historical Society

Maps show location, but also mirror their times. The Augusta Historical Society will open an exhibit of maps September 5 at the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art, maps from the early 17th century to the early 18th century that not only show our nation as it became a nation, but may have played a role in that transformation.


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UVA Baseball: ‘Hoos top UNC, 6-2, clinch spot in ACC Tournament

The UVA baseball team rolled to a series-clinching 6-2 win over North Carolina Friday night at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Cavaliers (32-19, 14-15 ACC) also sealed a berth in the 2015 ACC Baseball Championship and will play on Tuesday in a play-in game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.


Kickoff times announced for first three UVA football home games

As part of the announcement of early-season football television selections, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced today start times and broadcast originations for Virginia’s first three home games of the 2015 season.


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Iran lobby trying to make lemonade from lemons

The House of Representatives approved yesterday by a whopping 400-25 margin legislation giving Congress the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear agreement with the Iran regime.


AAA Mid-Atlantic adds bicycle service to membership

AAA Mid-Atlantic, long known as the premier and trusted provider of roadside assistance for stranded motorists, announced today that bicycle roadside assistance is now included as part of its legendary service.


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Staunton VDOT District Traffic Alert: May 18-22

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Staunton VDOT transportation district during the coming weeks.


Fishburne senior wrestler Daniel May records win #100

Fishburne Military School senior wrestler Daniel May earned his 100th career victory on Thursday. But 100 wins wasn’t why he gave up sodas and gets up early in the morning before classes to train.


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Petersen’s Homeowners Bill of Rights to be heard in Senate committee Jan. 26

Senator Chap Petersen’s (D-Fairfax) bill to establish the Virginia Homeowners’ Bill of Rights (SB1008) will be heard in Senate General Laws Committee on Monday, January 26th.


JMU soccer’s Sam Lofton drafted by NWSL’s Boston Breakers

With the second pick in the third round of the 2015 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft, defender Sam Lofton of the JMU women’s soccer team was selected by the Boston Breakers.


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UVA women’s soccer players Morgan Brian, Danielle Colaprico selected in first round of NWSL Draft

Two members of the UVA women’s soccer team were selected in the first round of Friday’s National Women’s Soccer League Draft at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


Four Fishburne cadets nominated to U.S. military academies

Fishburne Military School’s Headmaster and Senior Army Instructor announced Thursday that four cadets from the Virginia military school have earned nominations this month to attend United States Service Academies.


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Sen. Petersen introduces legislation for overdose situations in Virginia

Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) has introduced legislation that will permit those who witness an accidental drug overdose to call emergency services without fear of prosecution.


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Tim Kaine: Keystone pipeline would take U.S. in wrong direction

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his opposition to legislation that would mandate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.


Food Bank to provide more healthy food in coming year

Buying unhealthy, inexpensive food is one of the most common ways that client households of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank stretch their dollars, a recent study of hunger reveals.


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Scott Beardsley named dean of University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia announced that Scott C. Beardsley has been selected as the ninth dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.


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History-rich craft ciders are in demand

Apples are delicious for snacks, pies, applesauce and, once again, for drinking. While alcoholic cider production is still a niche market, the rise in U.S. sales has been tremendous.


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Bob Goodlatte: Stopping unconstitutional immigration actions

Congress has not yet agreed on how to reform the immigration system, but the president has decided to ignore the Constitution and alter the law without new statutes. This is a slap in the face of the American people, who voted on November 4th to change the way Washington operates.


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Tim Kaine introduces bill to streamline American LNG imports

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and six other colleagues to introduce the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act.


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Virginia Historical Society Programs Calendar 2015

The 2015 calendar of events at the Virginia Historical Society.


UVA football assistant Tom O’Brien retires after 40-year career

UVA associate head coach for offense and tight ends coach Tom O’Brien announced his retirement from coaching. O’Brien’s career spanned 40 seasons at four different schools, including 16 years as a head coach at Boston College and NC State.


Del. Sam Rasoul calls for amending U.S., Virginia constitutions to limit corruption

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has announced that he will call for changes to the constitutions of both the United States and Virginia during the upcoming 2015 General Assembly session. Rasoul aims to restore fairness to elections and end gerrymandering via the legislation.


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President Obama on the end of combat mission in Afghanistan

Statement by President Obama on Sunday on the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.


Snow threatens weekend travel in Northwest, North Central

AccuWeather reports two storms will produce areas of snow in the Pacific Northwest and part of the North Central states this weekend.


Review of The Interview: Thumbs up to Rogen, Franco, thumbs down to Sony, YouTube

The great shame surrounding the movie The Interview is that it won’t be seen on a wider scale because of the decision by Sony Pictures to bail on the comedy fantasizing about the downfall of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.


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Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine students address end-of-life decisions for pet owners

Euthanasia is one of the most sensitive areas of veterinary medicine, but a group of students at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech decided to tackle it head on with a series of educational events.


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Virginia Tech wins contract from Army Research Office to develop tool to link individuals, events

Chang-Tien Lu, an associate professor of computer science in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been awarded a $300,000 subcontract from the United States Army Research Office and United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center to develop an automated tool to make sense of data captured in news articles, tweets, images, and audio and video streams.


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Herring launches statewide human trafficking awareness campaign

Attorney General Mark Herring today launched a statewide campaign to raise awareness in Virginia of human trafficking and resources available to victims.


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Two UVA faculty members named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Two faculty members are the first from the University of Virginia to be named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, an accolade created in 2010 to recognize those who invent or facilitate significant patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


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Elizabeth Dillon confirmed for federal judgeship in Western Virginia

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Elizabeth Dillon on Tuesday to serve as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.


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Robert Hurt: Ensuring an open and transparent legislative process

Congress failed, once again, to follow an open and transparent legislative process and, instead, waited until the last minute to cobble together a massive 1600-page $1.1 trillion spending omnibus for the U.S. government.


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David Swanson: Intersection of mistakes with misdeeds

On a pleasant spring day in December it’s nice to drive past the endlessly under-construction intersection of Route 250 and McIntire Road and realize that the darn thing must nearly be completed. It looks sturdy and attractive.


UVA offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim named VMI head football coach

VMI Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles announced Sunday that Scott Wachenheim has been named head football coach and will begin his duties immediately.


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Virginia Tech strengthens international travel procedures

A new international travel policy is scheduled to be implemented over the next 12 months, stepping up Virginia Tech’s commitment to the welfare of its faculty and students traveling overseas.


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Pulaski aquaponics venture is finalist for recognition

Pulaski Grow, an aquaponics business established in Pulaski County to provide youth job training opportunities, is among four finalists for the first-ever Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.


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Virginia House Democrats statement on the conviction of Joe Morrissey

In light of his conviction for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the House Democratic Caucus calls for the immediate resignation of Delegate Joe Morrissey.


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Robert Hurt explains no vote on budget bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting against the government spending omnibus legislation adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives.