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2008-09-11 09:00:20

CHESTER, Va. (AP) -- A construction worker was killed Wednesday when a partially built retail and residential building collapsed in a Richmond suburb, officials said. Emergency crews found the body of Scott Giordano, 38, of Disputanta, Va., about six hours after the collapse and continued to search for anyone else who might have been trapped, said Chesterfield County Fire Battalion Chief Robby Dawson. One other male worker with minor injuries was taken to a hospital. (c) 2008 Deseret...

2008-08-03 12:00:21

By Robert Walsh Deseret News Jim Andelin never intended to own a zoo. Really. It started with swans and pheasants. Then emus and European deer. Then kangaroos. Then a monkey. "Once that happened, it was all over," Andelin said. Yes, he got more monkeys -- many more. And that's how Andelin, a Latter-day Saint who lives in Moseley, Va. -- just outside Richmond -- got started on his path to owning and directing the Metro Richmond Zoo. Later came the lions, tigers, giraffes, rhinoceros,...

2008-07-31 03:00:43

By Lisa Crutchfield, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 31--Before dawn breaks on Saturday, millions of teenagers -- and more than a few adults -- will be sinking their teeth into Stephenie Meyer's latest novel. "Breaking Dawn," the fourth and final installment in the "Twilight" series, will be released at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. Area booksellers are planning events similar to those held in conjunction with the release of the "Harry Potter" books. Many will feature a prom theme, based on a...

2008-07-27 03:00:23

By Wesley P. Hester, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 27--A proposed new water-quality standard for Chesterfield County's Swift Creek Reservoir would make building in the lake's watershed significantly more difficult and would threaten to worsen a growing divide between the county and developers. It could also throw a wrench in the works for Roseland; a proposed 5,440-home project that would be the county's largest to date. The Board of Supervisors on Wednesday will consider...

2008-06-26 12:03:04

By Wesley P. Hester, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 26--The Upper Swift Creek saga came to a close tonight as Chesterfield County supervisors voted 4-1 to adopt a revised land-use plan that will more carefully manage residential development and closely guard water quality near the reservoir. Matoaca District Supervisor Marleen K. Durfee made a long and detailed motion for passage of the land-use plan as a whole shortly before 10:30 p.m., recommending some elements endorsed by the...


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