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2008-07-30 03:00:28

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 30--RICHMOND -- The intense environmental debate over a proposed power plant in Wise County in southwest Virginia turned on Tuesday from air pollution to fly ash.

2008-07-30 03:00:28

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 30--RICHMOND It took nearly a year to draft, but state officials presented a plan Tuesday to better protect water quality on Virginia's Eastern Shore -- as well as the many clam and oyster farms that demand clean water to survive.

2008-07-29 15:00:14

By Warren Fiske, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 29--RICHMOND -- Gov. Timothy M. Kaine this morning refused to discuss growing reports that Barack Obama may be on the verge of asking him to run for vice president this fall.

2008-07-29 12:01:08

By Lauren Roth, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 29--VIRGINIA BEACH -- In six years as head of Virginia Beach Friends School, Jon Alden has helped implement a more rigorous curriculum, improved billing and budgeting and gathered community concensus the Quaker way.

2008-07-28 03:00:38

By Lee Tolliver, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 28--Gone are the unsightly scabs. Left behind are small pink circles, bright and obvious against tanned skin -- signs of a new beginning.

2008-07-28 03:00:38

By Lee Tolliver, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 28--Trick Standing is rummaging through the drawers on his Rudee Inlet charter boat, looking for pliers. He eventually finds a pair, but not before sifting through countless bottles, jars and tubes of sunscreen sprays and lotions.

2008-07-28 03:00:33

By Lauren Roth, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 28--VIRGINIA BEACH -- After two years of quiet planning, the superintendent of schools has unveiled his vision. Jim Merrill wants to overhaul teaching and focus on critical thinking instead of test preparation.

2008-07-27 03:00:35

By Malcolm Venable, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 27--One Saturday evening in spring, female impersonators strutted, sashayed and lip-synched to R&B and gospel songs at a Norfolk banquet hall while guests showered them with dollar bills.

2008-07-27 03:00:33

By Lauren King, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 27--ELIZABETH CITY -- Public hearings that will include a proposed electric rate increase have been rescheduled for Wednesday.

2008-07-27 03:00:23

By Carolyn Shapiro, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 27--For Laura Wood Habr, it started with smoke. The owner of Croc's 19th Street Bistro made the restaurant smoke-free last year after proposals for a statewide ban failed to pass in the General Assembly.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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