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2008-08-06 03:00:41

By Kristin Davis, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 6--CHESAPEAKE -- Police accused a Portsmouth man Tuesday of running an illegal scrap metal business out of two side-by-side storage units big enough to hold a couple of cars. Copper, aluminum siding, steel and other metal packed the space, where people received cash in exchange for the commodities since mid-July, police said. The business employed six people, police said. Authorities said they shut it down and charged 31-year-old...

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By John Hopkins, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 5--Leo Lestino took a closer look at the ground Monday as he sat at a picnic table at City View Park in Virginia Beach. There are posted signs warning about fire ants, but Lestino hadn't noticed them until Monday. Then the 25-year-old Regent University student thought about the teeming playgrounds nearby. "There are a lot of kids out here playing around," he said. "Everybody brings their kids here. I think they're oblivious to the...

2008-08-02 09:00:26

By KRISTIN DAVIS By Kristin Davis The Virginian-Pilot CHESAPEAKE Men and women in red vests stuffed bags with pill bottles, emergency medical information and papers warning residents that anthrax was in the air here. They worked for hours Friday morning at three long tables inside Great Bridge High School, where several city police officers stood by. It was just a test. The Chesapeake Health Department was trying to find out just how quickly - and how well - it could distribute...

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...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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