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2008-06-24 00:01:19

By Linda McNatt, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 21--PAINTER -- Mike Mahovic, a research associate at Virginia Tech's Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Educational Center in the tiny town off of U.S. 13, is busy now -- testing water and patting the nervous hands of tomato producers.

2008-06-22 12:00:16

By Meghan Hoyer, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 22--PORTSMOUTH -- Upset citizens pointed to pictures of their neighbors' sagging porch roofs, shattered windows and yards filled with debris. Portsmouth needed to beef up its code enforcement, they demanded. The City Council agreed.

2008-06-22 12:00:16

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 22--ST. PAUL By any standard, it is the biggest environmental controversy in Virginia today -- a $1.8 billion power plant, proposed by the state's largest electric company, in the heart of coal country here in mountainous southwest Virginia.

2008-06-21 15:00:15

By Jen McCaffery, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 21--PORTSMOUTH -- Some homeowners in the city's largest new residential community weren't happy to learn that the neighborhood's developer now wants to build apartments instead of condos on the site.

2008-06-20 12:00:32

By Gregory Richards, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 20--Norfolk Southern Corp. expects its coal exports to increase more than 50 percent this year over 2007, said Wick Moorman, the Norfolk-based railroad's chairman and chief executive, on Thursday.

2008-06-20 12:00:26

By Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 20--AUSTIN POWERS fans may well march on the theaters showing "The Love Guru." The hope that was fostered by Mike Myers' first original character since the raunchy spy is dashed a few moments into this slapdash, infantile and oh-so-baaad outing.

2008-06-19 15:00:33

By Dale Eisman and Warren Fiske, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 19--RICHMOND -- Democrat Mark Warner said Wednesday that potential oil and natural gas deposits off the Virginia coast should be open for exploration, but not necessarily for production.

2008-06-19 12:00:33

By Jeff Hampton, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 19--A Duke University law clinic will conduct an environmental study at no charge of the Gates County, N.C., site where the Navy is looking at the possibility of building a jet practice airfield.

2008-06-19 09:00:28

By Jeff Hampton, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 19--A Duke University law clinic will conduct an environmental study at no charge of the Gates County site where the Navy is looking at the possibility of building a jet practice airfield.

2008-06-17 09:00:31

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 17--GLEN ALLEN -- Eighty-five percent of Virginia's waterways are polluted, according to a report released Monday by the state Department of Environmental Quality.


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