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2008-08-14 09:00:34

WASHINGTON | The summer vacation season began this year with Americans behind the wheel less. In all, Americans drove 12.2 billion fewer miles in June than a year earlier, the biggest monthly decrease in a downward trend that began in November. That decrease, reported by the Federal Highway Administration, coincided with the national average price for unleaded gasoline hitting $4 a gallon for the first time on June 8. It peaked in mid- July at $4.11 and was down to $3.78 on Wednesday,...

2008-07-25 09:00:34

RICHMOND, Va., July 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. is supporting its continued commitment to Hampton Roads with the largest wireless network investment in the region since 2005. With nearly $100 million investment planned for the state this year, the company's four-year territory planned investment total is expected to be more than $350 million. AT&T has delivered dramatic change in Hampton Roads -- a direct result of the company's ongoing efforts to expand and enhance...

2008-07-21 18:00:32

By Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 21--TV Make sure you watch, or at least record, these TV shows. TONIGHT --"Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal" is an offbeat documentary that follows the former "Hollywood Madam" as she attempts to open a brothel in Crystal, Nev., staffed by men who would cater to a female clientele. 9 p.m., HBO. TUESDAY --The rugged fishermen of "Deadliest Catch" race to capture their final quotas while struggling with ice and equipment issues. 9...

2008-07-18 09:00:49

Despite higher ticket prices and a sluggish economy, passenger traffic was up almost 4 percent at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport during the first half of 2008. A total of 515,954 people flew through the airport during the past six months. The airport handled 496,922 passengers during the first six months of 2007. Airport spokeswoman Jessica Wharton said that, despite the strong numbers, it's difficult to predict where the industry is headed. "We're going into uncharted...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

virginia beach The Oceanfront ... Virginia Beach's Oceanfront offers visitors 12 miles of public beach stretching from Fort Story south to Sandbridge. Visitors can surf, swim, bask in the sun and stroll the three-mile Boardwalk. Entertainment includes concerts at the 17th and 24th Street stages, a summer-long series of festivals and celebrations, and fireworks shows through July and August. The main resort area, from First to 40th streets, has lifeguards in season, with surfing allowed...

2008-07-14 09:00:05

By Juan Antonio Lizama, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 14--Some Virginia leaders expressed concerns last night about the impact in Virginia of InBev NV's buyout of Anheuser-Busch Cos. "It's a jolt," said Hugh Keogh, president and chief executive officer of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. "We have a great regard for [Anheuser-Busch]. I hope there won't be any distraction or disruption of employment." Keogh said Anheuser-Busch has been a significant investor in Virginia for nearly...

2008-07-14 03:00:02

By Juan Antonio Lizama, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jul. 14--Some Virginia leaders expressed concerns last night about the impact that InBev NV's reported buyout of Anheuser-Busch Cos. will have in the state. "It's a jolt," Hugh Keogh, president and chief executive officer of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, said last night. "We have a great regard for [Anheuser-Busch]. I hope there won't be any distraction or disruption of employment." Keogh said Anheuser-Busch has been a significant...

2008-07-10 09:01:14

By Erin Roll, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 10--WILLIAMSBURG -- The Williamsburg-James City County School Board is exploring another proposed change to the alternative education program. The change would establish a remedial program for eighth-graders who are having academic problems, and would accommodate 30 to 40 students. Anthony Mungin, director of the Academy of Life and Learning, the division's current alternative program, said at the School Board's meeting Tuesday night...

2008-07-10 09:00:55

By Jasmine Mckeiver, The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va. Jul. 10--Back for its third season at Busch Gardens Europe in Williamsburg, Kinetix is a Cirque de Soleil-style show that is unique to the theme park. According to Bonnie Gililand, Busch Gardens' entertainment director, Kinetix is a "high-energy, athletic nighttime show set to contemporary music -- where acrobats, dramatic lighting and driving rock 'n' roll music come together to create a great night of entertainment."...

2008-05-23 09:00:56

By Zak Minor and Kathy Van Mullekom, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. May 23--WOMEN WITH A CAUSE -- an annual celebration of women who champion a cause to improve the Williamsburg area -- will announce May 30 its six honorees from a group of 22 finalists. This year's finalists are Kitty Beatty, Jeanne Black, Reba Bolden, Jan Michelle Brown, Ingrid Brown, Jane Medlin Burton, Carolyn Cloninger, Sally S. Craig, Margaret Cullivan, Ginny Dittman, Lindy Dunn, Mary Beth Gibson, Sarah Kadec,...