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2008-07-21 03:00:37

By Lauren Roth, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 21--VIRGINIA BEACH -- More than a year after consultants recommended Virginia Beach City Public Schools reduce excess capacity by closing two elementaries, there has been no movement on the suggestion.

2008-07-20 03:00:40

By Lauren King, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 20--In an effort to get ahead of what could be a contentious public hearing on electric rates, the City Council of Elizabeth City invited a representative of ElectriCities to explain the increasing cost of wholesale energy.

2008-07-19 03:00:30

By Hattie Brown Garrow, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 19--SUFFOLK -- As the cost of damaged and missing textbooks mounts, Suffolk school officials are trying to crack down on offenders.

2008-07-18 03:00:27

By Richard Quinn, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 18--VIRGINIA BEACH -- Armada Hoffler, one of four bidders to build a headquarters hotel for the Virginia Beach Convention Center, may get a practice run. In Baton Rouge, La.

2008-07-17 18:00:27

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul.

2008-07-17 03:00:33

By Amy Jeter, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 17--NORFOLK -- Preliminary results show that at least five of the city's nine middle schools are projected to meet all state benchmarks on standardized tests taken last school year, Superintendent Stephen C. Jones said Wednesday.

2008-07-17 03:00:21

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 17--NORFOLK -- The plain truth is this -- environmental agencies, at the state and federal levels, are staffed mostly by white scientists, regulators and engineers.

2008-07-16 03:00:44

By Lauren Roth, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 16--VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Beach City Public Schools are on the right track with special education, but specific changes are in order, according to a consultant's audit.

2008-07-15 09:00:44

By Cindy Clayton, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 15--The threat of rip currents at beaches from the Eastern Shore to the Outer Banks continues today while the weather service predicts mostly cloudy skies today.

2008-07-15 03:00:28

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 15--NEWPORT NEWS -- Not long ago, the U.S. Maritime Administration had to give millions of dollars to shipyards so they would accept junk vessels and scrap them. No more.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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