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2008-07-29 12:01:18

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City Jul. 29--LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Chesapeake Energy Corp. is paying the state of Arkansas more than $29.5 million to gain access to two of its wildlife management areas to look for natural gas. Members of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission signed off on the two leases Monday. One lease covers about 7,579 mineral acres and about 15,500 surface acres at the Petit Jean River Wildlife Management Area, near Ola, in Yell County. Chesapeake...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 24--NORFOLK -- Despite environmental concerns about fish and shellfish stocks in Virginia waters, Hampton Roads was the fifth-wealthiest seafood port in the country in 2007, according to the latest federal statistics. Watermen across the region reported landing $70.2 million worth of fish and shellfish at local docks, up from $51 million in 2006, when Hampton Roads ranked No. 10 on the national money list. Topping the roster...

2008-07-23 18:00:30

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 23--NORFOLK -- Despite environmental concerns about fish and shellfish stocks in Virginia waters, Hampton Roads was the fifth wealthiest seafood port in the country in 2007, according to the latest federal statistics. Commercial fishermen across the region reported landing $70.2 million worth of fish and shellfish at local docks, up from $51 million in 2006, when Hampton Roads ranked No. 10 on the national money list. Topping the...

2008-07-23 09:00:39

And now, kids, it's time again for Mike G., the science flea - everyday science explained by a guy who earned middling to subpar grades in biology, chemistry and physics. // In this week's episode, Mike asks the age-old question: "Should I really swim in that?" // Here in Hampton Roads, water is everywhere you look. It's well known that the area's leaders only chose the name Hampton Roads, a nautical term, because "Waterworld" sounded too much like an amusement park. Water is everywhere....

2008-07-23 00:00:00

By GEORGE HOHMANN Chesapeake Energy Corp. this fall will launch www.Shale.TV, an online video channel to promote the benefits of natural gas production, according to several news reports. The move comes as Chesapeake faces growing opposition as it drills for natural gas in a field known as the Barnett Shale in some heavily populated areas around Fort Worth, Texas, according to The Wall Street Journal. Chesapeake also is drilling in a massive natural gas field known as the Marcellus...

2008-07-22 15:00:51

By George Hohmann, Charleston Daily Mail, W.Va. Jul. 22--CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Chesapeake Energy Corp. this fall will launch www.Shale.TV, an online video channel to promote the benefits of natural gas production, according to several news reports. The move comes as Chesapeake faces growing opposition as it drills for natural gas in a field known as the Barnett Shale in some heavily populated areas around Fort Worth, Texas, according to The Wall Street Journal. Chesapeake also is...

2008-07-17 09:01:20

By JOHN HOPKINS By John Hopkins The Virginian-Pilot Chesapeake Police have collected DNA evidence from a 48-year-old South Norfolk man accused of sexually abusing a comatose patient at a Chesapeake nursing home. In a search warrant filed in Chesapeake Circuit Court, police said they seized saliva samples from Mark S. Albright in their investigation into the abuse of a female patient at Chesapeake Health and Rehabilitation Center, in the 600 block of Kingsborough Square off North...

2008-07-14 00:00:16

By Moira E McLaughlin The summer before I entered seventh grade, my mother (the consummate organizer) and two of her friends decided to take their gang of six kids on various day trips throughout the hot months. The point was fun, of course, but we were also supposed to learn something. Because we lived in the Washington, D.C. area, we went to Baltimore, Manassas, Va., and Chesapeake Beach, Md. I realize now that those trips were not just about the kids. They were about the moms, too....

2008-07-13 06:00:24

By James Loewenstein, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Jul. 13--TOWANDA -- Towanda Borough officials have signed a lease, which allows Chesapeake Appalachia LLC to drill on and extract gas from 84.4 acres of property owned by the borough, subject to certain restrictions. The signing of the lease occurred on Friday at the Towanda Municipal Building. While Eastside Riverfront Park is included in the lease, there are "all kinds of protections" built into the lease, which protect the park...

2008-07-11 09:00:31

By DEIRDRE FERNANDES By Deirdre Fernandes The Virginian-Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH A state agency has deferred a hearing on Indigo Dunes, a proposed 1,063-home subdivision near the Chesapeake Bay. The state Water Control Board was scheduled to vote on the project at its meeting later this month. But officials from the Department of Environmental Quality want more time to review the project and public comments on it, said Sheri Kattan, a project manager for the state's water protection...