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2008-09-19 09:00:22

IN MAKING ITS CASE for closing the 80-year-old Jordan Bridge by the end of the year, Chesapeake city officials gave the news media a close-up view Thursday of the bridge's aging deck and badly rusted beams. "We're at the point of concern," said interim Public Works Director Eric Martin. "In an abundance of caution, we really need to be closing the bridge proactively." (c) 2008 Virginian - Pilot. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-17 09:00:36

An uncle of mine with a quick sense of humor celebrated his 50th anniversary with my aunt. When asked to what he attributed their marital longevity, he said, "I take what she says in one ear and then it goes out the other," and then he laughed, knowing full well that he did no such thing. And speaking of marital bliss, three couples at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church at 4316 Bruce Road celebrate 50th wedding anniversaries this year. Congratulations go to Ronnie and Lois Vance from Brittany...

2008-09-15 09:00:43

CHESAPEAKE SCHOOL officials are wisely reconsidering how soon an eighth high school should be built. Though many of the secondary schools are overcrowded, enrollment trends indicate the situation should ease in coming years. A high school population bubble is contracting. The school division already owns the land on Elbow Road for the school. When the site is needed, the division should proceed with construction. Officials and the School Board, however, should be in no hurry because of...

2008-09-14 18:00:12

A scientist says reports of so-called whale poop along Chesapeake Bay in Virginia were actually potato sponges washing ashore. Ken Moore, a professor at Virginia Institute of Marine Science, said the specimens of the little-known aquatic species may have been dislodged from their watery homes when Tropical Storm Hanna swept through the area Sept. 6, the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press said Saturday. The water-filtering species, which look like emphysematic lungs, are typically are attached...

2008-09-10 09:00:24

By MIKE SAEWITZ By Mike Saewitz The Virginian-Pilot CHESAPEAKE The YMCA of South Hampton Roads wants to invest $3 million to build a summer camp in Northwest River Park. The camp is one of three that the YMCA would like to open by 2010. The other sites are on the Virginia Wesleyan College campus and Camp E.W. Young, which is in Chesapeake but owned by the city of Norfolk. The Chesapeake City Council was briefed about the Northwest River Park plans Tuesday. "Everybody's going to...

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By DEIRDRE FERNANDES By Deirdre Fernandes The Virginian-Pilot Virginia beach What will Virginia Beach look like as it enters middle age? The city's planners, elected officials and residents will try to answer that question in the coming months as they revisit and revise Virginia Beach's plan for growth and development. The comprehensive plan they develop will determine which land should be preserved, where single family homes and businesses should go, and whether roads and...

2008-09-04 09:00:22

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot gloucester point Scientists, watermen and environmentalists urged passage Wednesday of a bill from U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, a Virginia Republican, intended to more closely monitor the spending and priorities of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup. The bill, expected to be considered when Congress reconvenes later this month, would require the Office of Management and Budget to determine how much federal money is being spent on the cleanup...

2008-09-01 09:00:15

By MIKE SAEWITZ Chesapeake Emil Viola used to think wetlands were nothing but trouble . Swamps, bogs and wet fields spread over the region have cost him money and given him headaches. They also have proven lucrative for Viola, the developer who has emerged as the region's leader in a little-known industry that sprang out of environmental protection laws: wetlands restoration. Viola and his partners have invested millions to buy more than 5,000 acres of farmland and forest in South...

2008-08-30 09:00:36

By DEIRDRE FERNANDES By Deirdre Fernandes The Virginian-Pilot Virginia beach The City Council and the state are at a standoff over whether swimming pools need to be treated like driveways, patios and sheds in order to protect the Chesapeake Bay. The City Council this week unanimously stood behind its policy and will not consider pools a hard surface. The action puts the city at odds with the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act and could leave it open to a state lawsuit. The issue...

2008-08-25 09:01:57

tuesday Business Hurricane Preparedness Workshop, for area food service industry. 9:30 a.m. Virginia Beach Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach. (757) 518-2646. Nonprofit Boot Camp Webinar, two- hour course on starting a nonprofit. Noon. $89. (757) 481-8009. Register at www.nonprofitboot.com. wednesday Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center present "Five Minute Networking." 3 p.m. At the chamber's Norfolk Division office, 420...


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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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