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2008-09-11 09:00:00

By Nedra Pickler Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Wednesday accused Republican John McCain's campaign of using "lies and phony outrage and Swift-boat politics" in claiming he used a sexist comment against vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

2008-09-10 09:00:24

By JANIE BRYANT By Janie Bryant The Virginian-Pilot PORTSMOUTH The City Council voted Tuesday night to set aside almost $1.4 million to buy water from Norfolk if drought conditions worsen.

2008-09-09 09:00:14

By JONATHAN M KATZ By Jonathan M.

2008-08-30 09:00:36

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot Portsmouth Ferry riders this week saw firsthand the unpleasant summer phenomenon known as a "crab jubilee." At the two ferry landings on the Portsmouth waterfront, blue crabs were fleeing from an oxygen-starved Elizabeth River, clinging to pilings and below docks in search of life-sustaining oxygen.

2008-08-22 09:00:30

By ERIC FEBER By Eric Feber The Virginian-Pilot indian river On Saturday area tweens and teens will rock their faith while helping feed Chesapeake's hungry.

2008-08-14 09:00:39

Good deal for Norfolk The news article reporting that Harvey Lindsay and Vince Mastracco had requested that the city of Norfolk purchase our building on Brooke Avenue (Hampton Roads, Aug.

2008-08-13 21:00:25

By NANCY YOUNG By Nancy Young The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK Bon Secours Hampton Roads may be willing to build a larger replacement for its DePaul Medical Center than the 64-bed hospital it has proposed.

2008-08-10 09:00:08

By HARRY MINIUM By Harry Minium The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK A few years ago, the typical public recreation center in Norfolk was a cramped gym with a few meeting rooms that served only the immediate neighborhood.

2008-08-07 12:00:18

By ELIZABETH SIMPSON By Elizabeth Simpson The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK Chubby cheeks and dimpled arms may be dismissed as baby fat in a toddler, but a study of local children suggests pediatricians need to raise concern about weight for tots as young as 2.

2008-08-07 03:00:32

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 7--A week before a key deadline expires, a New Jersey company is the sole bidder so far for purchasing two big trash plants in Portsmouth that have been run for two decades by SPSA, the regional waste authority.


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Norfolk Horn
2014-10-23 13:55:56

The Norfolk horn, known by many other names including the Old Norfolk, the Blackface Norfolk Horned, and the Norfolk Horned, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the heathlands of Norfolk, England. Unlike other black-faced sheep breeds, this breed is able to survive in dry and cool conditions. It was popular in its native country until the nineteenth century, during which time more improved breeds the Southdown were introduced. These two breeds were crossbred to develop the...

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.