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Chesapeake joins effort to ban restaurant smoking (access required)

CHESAPEAKE—Chesapeake has be-come the latest South Hampton Roads city to support a smoking ban in restaurants. The City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to ask the General Assembly for authority to impose the rule in all city eateries. Leaders in Norfolk, ...

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Wittman wins race for Rep. Davis' seat in Congress (access required)

Rob Wittman, a first-term Republican state legislator, has easily won a Virginia seat in Congress over Democrat Philip Forgit. In a very light turnout special election to replace the late Rep. Jo Ann Davis, Wittman got about 62 percent of ...

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Election giving was not just gifts of cash? (access required)

Not all giving in Virginia’s most expensive legislative election season was done in cash, nor was it done with a partisan edge in mind. For hundreds of advocacy groups for businesses, professions and ideologies, doing favors for friendly candidates – ...

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Pentagon to spend more than predicted on closings (access required)

WASHINGTON—The Pentagon plans to spend about $10 billion more than originally estimated on base closings and realignments and expects about $200 million less in savings, the Government Accountability Office said in a report Tuesday. The GAO said the Defense Department ...

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Moody leading effort for railroad museum (access required)

PORTSMOUTH—A former state senator is leading the way to build a Railroad Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth. After 10 years of work, four renovated railroad cars will serve as the home to a growing inventory of railroad memorabilia. Willard J. ...

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NEA says that Virginia ranks 31st in teacher pay (access required)

An annual review by a national teachers union ranks Virginia teachers 31st in the nation when it comes to pay. The National Education Association puts the average Virginia teacher salary at $44,727. That’s down three spots from last year and ...

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Albemarle man pleads guilty, faces life for series of rapes (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—An Albemarle County man faces life in prison after pleading guilty to a series of rapes and sexual assaults in the Charlottesville area. Nathan Antonio Washington, 40, pleaded guilty Dec. 10 to two charges of rape and two charges of ...

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Young investigators stalk fictional fish poachers (access required)

PORTSMOUTH—On a recent chilly morning, principal investigator Shiella Burris – all of 13 years old – was hot on the trail of a man suspected of poaching fish at Portsmouth City Park. Armed with conical tubes, medicine stoppers, a hand-held ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 26, 2007, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended the law license of Stanley D. Schwartz of Arlington, based on a decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to exclude Schwartz from practicing patent, trademark, ...

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