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2008-10-11 09:00:14

By HARRY MINIUM By Harry Minium The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK Fifty-four East Ocean View residents have sued Councilman W. Randy Wright, claiming he has not done enough to improve their neighborhood. In an Oct.

2008-10-11 09:00:14

The number of acres destroyed by the fire - the largest area burned in several decades. Officials estimate the expense of fighting the months-long fire could exceed $11 million.

2008-10-11 09:00:12

By LON WAGNER By Lon Wagner The Virginian-Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH Scott Taylor wants to be mayor, and he's an underdog. He's up against Meyera Oberndorf, the 20-year incumbent who's got name recognition spilling out of her high-top red Converses. And John Moss with his anti-tax legionnaires.

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By DEBBIE MESSINA By Debbie Messina The Virginian-Pilot A national voter protection organization said Thursday that Virginia is among several states that are unprepared to handle the anticipated surge of voters in the Nov. 4 election, with the potential for long lines to discourage voting.

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot tangier island Out here in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, the wind can pound any landlubber into submission. And that fact, scientists say, is what makes Tangier Island such an attractive place for a wind- energy project.

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot tangier island Dan Dise steered his skiff past empty crab shacks that line Tangier Harbor, the gateway to this historic fishing outpost in the Chesapeake Bay. "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs were taped to many of the dusty windows.

2008-10-09 09:00:41

The 82.6 percent rate was about a percentage point higher than the state average. Among 11 high schools, Bayside had the lowest rate, 73.2 percent, while Cox was highest, with 91.4 percent. Five of seven high schools had rates above the state average.

2008-10-09 09:00:26

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot portsmouth The Coast Guard must pay a $9,280 fine and spend another $89,000 on new equipment to settle long-standing environmental violations, most involving lax handling of hazardous wastes, at a Portsmouth command center. The U.S.

2008-10-08 09:00:23

By TOM SHEAN By Tom Shean The Virginian-Pilot virginia beach Gateway Financial Holdings Inc., which suffered heavy losses last month on its holdings in mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, said it expects to recoup $12.7 million of federal tax benefits from the losses.

2008-10-06 09:00:30

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot TORONTO Clad in a yellow T-shirt and carrying a bright red backpack, Michael Cera, age 20, looked like the proverbial deer caught in headlights. "Uh, hey," he said to a reporter as he pulled the backpack off and dropped it on the floor.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]