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2009-11-20 07:00:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Fishing for Energy, the innovative partnership that provides a cost-free solution for fishermen to dispose of old fishing gear and turns it into renewable energy has expanded to Virginia. Newport News is the latest port community on the east coast and first in the state of Virginia to participate. An initiative between Covanta Energy (Covanta), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

2009-07-01 06:45:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Retirement accounts are still down 40% from their 2007 peak. Consultant Lee Smith is providing the free mutual fund service that reduces losses during stock market collapses. This service is a defensive strategy that is known to high-net-worth clients. Lee Smith, analyst of stock market statistics, is issuing the free service to everyone that has a retirement plan. This includes a 401(k), IRA, Government, Military and Public Schools. Mutual funds in...

2008-08-01 09:00:00

By Mark St. John Erickson, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Aug. 1--Local veterans and aviation aficionados will get a rare if pricey chance to take flight in a piece of living history next week when a restored example of the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress bomber comes to Hampton Roads. Dubbed the "Liberty Belle," the vintage long-range bomber came off the assembly line at the end of World War II, then escaped the scrap heap afterward through years of service as a flying test platform for...

2008-07-28 09:01:32

By Nicolas Zimmerman, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 28--JAMES CITY -- When someone switches on a light in Banco, Mali, it's most likely connected to a photovoltaic solar power system in the village. But its original source can be traced to an unassuming house in James City County. That's where Mary Graham, who grew up in Northern Virginia, lives with her parents in Kingsmill when she's not in Mali overseeing Practical Small Projects. That's the nonprofit she founded three years ago...

2008-07-28 09:00:00

By Sam McDonald, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 28--Jocelyn Oldham has the kind of singing voice that stops people in their tracks. Clear and strong, never abrasive, her singing sparkles in a variety of pop and rock styles. In the covers duo Me & JO, her pure pipes are backed by the acoustic guitar of Ted Pollard. Pollard is about 20 years older than Oldham, but there's no musical generation gap. "We actually enjoy the same kind of music," Oldham said. "He's a really...

2008-07-26 18:00:17

By Shawn Burnette, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 26--Judy McClary, leader and founder of the Tidewater Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness Support Group in Chesapeake, holds monthly meetings at her house for those suffering from chronic pain or chronic illnesses. It is a place where people can come together and give each other support and encouragement. McClary, a registered nurse and certified legal nurse consultant, works with and has chronic fatigue syndrome. She's trying to raise...

2008-07-23 18:00:53

By Mark St. John Erickson, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 23--YORKTOWN -- -- A rare, sometimes searing, yet also often humorous exhibit of work by a self-taught Australian artist opens Saturday and runs through Aug. 9 at Nancy Thomas Gallery. Titled "Unframed and Down Under," the show features the paintings of Glenn Brady, a 41-year-old former punk rock musician who began painting in the early 1990s after years of struggle with anxiety, panic attacks and depression. The images...

2008-07-22 09:00:47

By Sam McDonald, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 22--Live music lovers are learning to expect the unexpected from Norfolk's Attucks Theatre. The newly announced lineup for the venue's fall Discovery Series includes several acclaimed performers who have rarely -- if ever -- performed in Hampton Roads. British folk-punk songwriter Billy Bragg will visit the Attucks, as will Mark Kozelek, known for the quiet, moody songs he recorded with the Red House Painters. Joining them in the...

2008-07-21 18:00:32

By Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 21--TV Make sure you watch, or at least record, these TV shows. TONIGHT --"Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal" is an offbeat documentary that follows the former "Hollywood Madam" as she attempts to open a brothel in Crystal, Nev., staffed by men who would cater to a female clientele. 9 p.m., HBO. TUESDAY --The rugged fishermen of "Deadliest Catch" race to capture their final quotas while struggling with ice and equipment issues. 9...

2008-07-20 18:00:29

By Mark St. John Erickson, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 20--Not too many years ago you couldn't step into any contemporary art exhibit without being confronted by the undeniable wonder and challenge of abstraction. Heroically scaled works of pure visual expression dominated the world of art, ranging from big-city museums and galleries to regional art schools. And they pushed aside the traditional representational approach in a show of force that was as remarkable for its speed and...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.