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2008-09-14 09:00:17

By LIA RUSSELL By Lia Russell The Virginian-Pilot Whether you're a mom with an infant spitting up in your hair, a 12-year-old with ADHD or a teen who suddenly thinks you're Satan incarnate, now there's an Internet networking community just for mothers like you.

2008-09-13 09:00:20

By DALE EISMAN By Dale Eisman The Virginian-Pilot WASHINGTON Even as House Democratic leaders handed Republicans a symbolic victory this week in their long fight for new offshore oil development, critics charged that the fine print in the plan probably will continue to keep drillers out of the Atlantic.

2008-09-13 09:00:16

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot Mildly amusing. That's the review for "Burn After Reading." 'Nuff said. If you want to read on, feel free. Amusing is good. In the case of the Coen brothers, however, mild is not so good .

2008-09-12 09:00:31

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot TORONTO OUTSIDE the Royal York Hotel, crowds of Canadians, as well as tourists, waited for a glimpse of Brad Pitt - the blond movie star who has played a hero from ancient Greece and other noble characters.

2008-09-12 09:00:24

By HARRY MINIUM By Harry Minium The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK For more than a decade, Wards Corner residents say, their area has been the city's stepchild: While tens of millions of dollars were spent redeveloping downtown, Ocean View and Broad Creek, neighborhoods near Wards Corner continued to deteriorate.

2008-09-11 09:00:41

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot Dominion North Carolina Power is seeking approval from the state Utilities Commission to increase customer rates by an average of 17.7 percent to cover the sharp spike in energy costs.

2008-09-11 09:00:41

By RITA FRANKENBERRY By Rita Frankenberry The Virginian-Pilot Last year's Homearama in Chesapeake featured 17 mammoth homes, ranging in size from 3,500 square feet to 9,500 square feet. The dimensions of the homes astounded Richard Good, president of Solar Services in Lynnhaven.

2008-09-11 09:00:37

By AMY JETER By Amy Jeter The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK Democrat Barack Obama's appearance at Granby High School on Wednesday was one of two Virginia events this week that prompted questions about whether campaigning politicians should be allowed to speak at public schools during classroom hours.

2008-09-11 09:00:25

By DAN DUKE By Dan Duke The Virginian-Pilot Bernstein. Tchaikovsky. Falletta. With the three of them, this is a special weekend for classical music lovers in Hampton Roads. Leonard Bernstein is the subject of a PBS program that airs tonight, and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.

2008-09-11 09:00:15

By AARON APPLEGATE By Aaron Applegate The Virginian-Pilot U.S. Rep. Thelma Drake, in her role as part of a Republican group created to counter criticisms of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has lashed out at Sen.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.