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2008-09-21 09:00:17

By ERIC FEBER By Eric Feber The Virginian-Pilot The state's Department of Forestry is asking residents to get a little squirrelly. They want you to round up as many nuts as you can. And that doesn't mean you should turn in spooky ol' Uncle Elmo or your weird cousin Harold, the Virginia Department of Forestry (D.O.F.) simply needs help collecting "tree nuts," better known as acorns. As part of its year-round "Going Native" volunteer project, the D.O.F is calling on residents to help...

2008-09-21 09:00:17

By PATRICK WILSON By Patrick Wilson The Virginian-Pilot Lt. j.g. Jason Evans of the Coast Guard station in Elizabeth City was among many responders who saw Hurricane Ike's devastation in the Gulf Coast up close. "I volunteered to come down. I wanted to help out. I wanted to do whatever I could do to help out and be part of the team or the organization that was contributing," Evans said Saturday in a telephone interview from Birmingham, Ala., on the way back to North Carolina. "It was...

2008-09-19 09:00:40

By ERIC FEBER By Eric Feber The Virginian-Pilot greenbrier This year the annual Chesapeake Heritage Arts Festival goes blue, gray and green. Taking place this weekend at City Park, the yearly examination of life, skills, technology, and culture in Chesapeake from Colonial days up to the Industrial Revolution, adds the Civil War as it becomes conscious of the environment. "The event's gone green," said Sally B. Triolet, a special events coordinator and recreation specialist with the...

2008-09-19 09:00:29

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot MORE THAN 30 YEARS have passed since Vietnam and Americans still have not come to terms with the war that was waged there. A rare and probing movie directed by a Virginia Wesleyan College philosophy professor and made by a team of about five local students seeks passionately to make some sense of the conflict - and to bring it to a close. "Making Peace With Vietnam," produced with no budget and a lot of commitment, gets three showings...

2008-09-19 09:00:25

By ERIC FEBER By Eric Feber The Virginian-Pilot For its ninth year in a row, the Great Bridge Presbyterian Church will present Chesapeake and South Hampton Roads with several free concerts offering first-rate classically-based musical entertainment. This year's roster of three concerts will feature a renowned chamber group celebrating the dance, a concert to appeal to children of all ages and a double-keyboard attack. "These will be three very unique concerts," said series organizer/...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

By MATTHEW JONES By Matthew Jones The Virginian-Pilot GALVESTON, Texas The landing craft approached the shore, looking for a place to wedge itself into the sand. "Brace for the beach," yelled Chief Warrant Officer Tim Baker. The craft shuddered, then the boat's front gate descended. Baker's amphibious cargo hauler eased into the surf and onto the shore. To the right stood a restaurant that had been stripped to nothing more than its frame. To the left stood three rows of...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot virginia beach A new environmental group officially launched itself here Thursday with a difficult mission and a very un-environmental name: the Crystal Club. The group - its membership today is basically three guys - hopes to spread a green ethic in a wealthy old North End neighborhood and restore Crystal Lake to a marsh-lined, oyster-rich ecosystem off the Lynnhaven River. The initiative will begin where most things do on...

2008-09-18 09:00:38

By AMY JETER By Amy Jeter The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK A group of community members scolded the City Council for low spending on school facilities in a report that reviewed the school division's preliminary long-range building plan. Chesapeake and Virginia Beach both spend more than 10 times what Norfolk does on capital improvements to schools, according to the report. "The disparity in our respective household incomes may be significant, but not significant enough to warrant this...

2008-09-18 09:00:38

By CHERYL ROSS By Cheryl Ross The Virginian-Pilot PORTSMOUTH City and school leaders are considering working with a private developer to help build a new Simonsdale Elementary School. Waiting until the year 2013 when the city might begin funding the project could run up the cost of the building to about $28 million, about $10 million more than it would cost if construction began in fall 2009 as originally planned, officials say. So they're considering using a public-private...

2008-09-18 09:00:29

By MALCOLM VENABLE By Malcolm Venable The Virginian-Pilot Robin Thicke is a household name among people who follow R&B music, but it wasn't always that way. His 2003 debut, "A Beautiful World," went more or less undiscovered by the general populace. Yet Thicke, 31, had no need to be entirely discouraged by selling only 70,000 copies . He had been writing music under Brian McKnight's production company since he was 14, and his throwback groove sound was helping to build bridges...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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