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2008-08-06 03:00:47

By Bill Sizemore, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 6--Brittany Dixon starts classes this month at Tidewater Community College with a clear goal in mind: In two years, she'll earn an associate degree that will launch her on the way to a career as a nurse anesthetist.

2008-08-06 03:00:41

By Kristin Davis, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 6--CHESAPEAKE -- Police accused a Portsmouth man Tuesday of running an illegal scrap metal business out of two side-by-side storage units big enough to hold a couple of cars.

2008-08-05 03:00:46

By Elizabeth Simpson, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 5--Rashida Wilkins was undergoing chemo-therapy for a brain tumor in 2005 when she was asked to participate in an experimental treatment. Not radiation, or a drug that would make the teen feel nauseated, thank goodness.

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By John Hopkins, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 5--Leo Lestino took a closer look at the ground Monday as he sat at a picnic table at City View Park in Virginia Beach. There are posted signs warning about fire ants, but Lestino hadn't noticed them until Monday.

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 5--NORFOLK -- Norfolk Southern Corp. has given up its development rights on 12,488 acres of ecologically important forest and wilderness in South Carolina, a donation described as the largest of its kind in that state's history.

2008-08-04 03:00:15

By Harry Minium, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 4--NORFOLK -- It's the kind of amenity most neighborhoods would welcome. A private group will partner with an apartment building owner and the city to build a playground in a single day later this month in Denby Park.

2008-08-04 03:00:15

By Deirdre Fernandes, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug.

2008-08-03 09:00:16

By TIM MCGLONE By Tim McGlone The Virginian-Pilot Brenda Smith and her husband became curious last winter about the workers who showed up in their neighborhood around Old Providence Road in Virginia Beach.

2008-08-03 03:00:24

By Aaron Applegate, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 3--VIRGINIA BEACH -- U.S. c ongressional candidate Glenn Nye, who's challenging Rep. Thelma Drake in the 2nd District, has outlined an energy plan he said would help lower gas prices.

2008-08-02 00:00:23

By Joanne Kimberlin, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 2--WACHAPREAGUE -- Out here on the Eastern Shore, where voracious greenhead flies rule the marsh and waves of grass roll to the sunrise, scientists are fishing for sharks so they can learn how not to catch them.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.