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2008-12-03 15:18:16

Landmark Media Enterprises LLC said it was taking its Norfolk, Va., newspaper The Virginian-Pilot off the market due to the weak economy. Landmark's Vice Chairman Richard Barry III, however, said the newspaper will be offered for sale when the economy improves, The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday. Most of the prospective buyers for the newspaper couldn't arrange credit to complete a deal, Barry said. One buyer came close. The party was very enthusiastic about buying The Virginian-Pilot...

2008-11-23 12:45:27

A dog that had run away from home in Norfolk, Va., was successfully recaptured thanks to a woman's sure-handed tackle, one dog searcher says. Debra Griggs said she and nine other people conducted an extensive search for Sebastian the Chow, which had run away from its owner's home Nov. 15, but it was not the dog catcher's mitt or catch pole that finally snagged the canine, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Sunday. Griggs said one woman aiding in Saturday's search captured the dog by...

2008-11-23 12:45:27

A woman with an apparent interest in football tacking was able to bring down a dog that had run away from its home in Norfolk, Va., one dog searcher said. Debra Griggs said after she and nine other people conducted an extensive search for Sebastian the Chow, which had run away from its owner's home on Nov. 15, it was not the dog catcher's mitt or catchpole that finally snagged the canine, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot said Sunday. Griggs said one of the women aiding in Saturday's search...

2008-08-21 09:00:48

The Virginian-Pilot The projectors are heating up at the Attucks Theatre as the Mid Atlantic Black Film Festival starts rolling today. The annual juried competition is a showcase for independent filmmakers worldwide. Highlights include the Short and Student Film Competition, Kidz Film Series, several feature-length films, workshops and the pitchathon. In that event, storytellers will pitch their concepts for movies to a panel of industry insiders and members of the audience. Then,...

2008-06-19 09:00:30

The Virginian-Pilot A man who was pulled from the surf Friday in Corolla has been identified. Efforts to revive Darrell Pepper, 64, of Brownsville, Pa., were unsuccessful after lifeguards pulled him from the ocean near the Pine Island neighborhood of Corolla, said Currituck County spokesman Randall Edwards. He was swimming when lifeguards saw him begin to struggle in the water about 2:40 p.m. At the time, officials did not release his identity. Drowning has not been determined as the...

2006-10-31 15:01:17

By Bill Sizemore, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Oct. 31--VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Buckley, a vivacious mother of four sons and the spark plug for countless family outings and neighborhood barbecues, spent the last 2-1/2 years of her life in a cruel medical limbo. It was as if she was just an empty body, her family and friends said. Her soul, her spirit -- whatever it was that made her a treasured soul mate, confidante and the life of every party -- was gone. On Oct. 23, her body...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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