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2008-07-26 15:00:30

By Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 26--X-philes, the devoted fan cult of the sci-fi TV series, may feel more left out than compensated with "The X-Files: I Want to Believe," which arrives in theaters this weekend after a security blackout that rivaled any hush-hush attempted by the CIA. This plot has been carefully guarded. Rumors were that it would concern werewolves. Or that Martians would be involved, and the child of Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) would somehow...

2008-07-26 15:00:27

By Louis Hansen, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 26--After days of bad weather, engineering puzzles and creeping delays, military divers on Friday lifted the bow of a sunken Russian Cold War era submarine from the muddy bottom of the Providence River in Rhode Island. Led by a Virginia Beach-based team, salvage crews hoisted the submarine Juliett 484 after pumping nearly a boat-load of water from the relic's silty compartments. "The bulk of the work was left to the divers," said...

2008-07-26 15:00:27

By Deirdre Fernandes and Richard Quinn, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 26--VIRGINIA BEACH -- Local real-estate giant L.M. Sandler & Sons Inc. sold a key parcel on Virginia Beach Boulevard this week and is trying to unload other properties as it appears to be streamlining to get through the country's economic downturn. The company, operating as Greendale LLC, sold the former Home Quarters Warehouse to Virginia Beach developer Michael Sifen for $13 million, according to a deed...

2008-07-25 03:00:32

By Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 25--MORE IN DEMAND than crude oil these days are crude movies. Take "Step Brothers." It is a comedy about two 40-something guys who are still living with their respective parents until one's mother marries the other's father and they have to move in together. They don't like each other. They don't like the marriage. They flagrantly express their dislikes. Judd Apatow, the reigning guru of commercial movie comedies, is one of...

2008-07-24 15:00:54

By Mike Saewitz, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 23--CHESAPEAKE -- Acknowledging "bumps" in her fundraising effort, the Democratic challenger to Congressman Randy Forbes will continue with her campaign, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. Candidate Andrea Miller also will have a new campaign staff. Her campaign manager and finance director quit more than a week ago, saying there was no money to pay them. New campaign manager Penny Jordan called Tuesday to say Miller's campaign...

2008-07-24 12:00:53

By Cindy Clayton, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 24--NEWPORT NEWS -- A man sought on charges of theft of copper wire last month from a power substation turned himself in to police in Hampton, authorities said. Police in Newport News had warrants on file charging Blanten Gene Carr with conspiracy to commit larceny, grand larceny, damage to private property, damage to a public utility, obtaining money by false pretenses and possession of stolen property, according to a police news...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 24--NORFOLK -- Despite environmental concerns about fish and shellfish stocks in Virginia waters, Hampton Roads was the fifth-wealthiest seafood port in the country in 2007, according to the latest federal statistics. Watermen across the region reported landing $70.2 million worth of fish and shellfish at local docks, up from $51 million in 2006, when Hampton Roads ranked No. 10 on the national money list. Topping the roster...

2008-07-23 18:00:30

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 23--NORFOLK -- Despite environmental concerns about fish and shellfish stocks in Virginia waters, Hampton Roads was the fifth wealthiest seafood port in the country in 2007, according to the latest federal statistics. Commercial fishermen across the region reported landing $70.2 million worth of fish and shellfish at local docks, up from $51 million in 2006, when Hampton Roads ranked No. 10 on the national money list. Topping the...

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By Cindy Clayton and Patrick Wilson, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 23--A touch of that familiar smoke smell crept back into Hampton Roads on Tuesday night and had turned the air in some spots hazy this morning. Hot and dry conditions caused the wildfire burning in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge to produce smoke Tuesday. More smoke is possible Wednesday. The fire has been burning in peat underground, but hasn't produced smoke in recent days because of rain,...

2008-07-21 15:00:44

By Mike Gruss, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 19--It's been nearly two years since a group of men plotted to blow up planes in midair. Now they've pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a British courthouse, and in America we're left with a laundry list of no-nos, including liquids at airports. Along with the changes from 9/11, airports today are equipped with chemical detectors, advanced X-ray machines and, in some places, dogs. So come fly the very, uh, secure skies. It's about...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.