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Judge refuses to consolidate Tech discrimination cases

Friday’s decision by Roanoke U.S. District Judge James Turk means no delay for the April 11 scheduled trial on claims Virginia Tech paid lower salaries to women at the school’s fund raising office. Virginia Tech had asked Turk to combine ...

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Hassell’s son gets six years for robbery (access required)

Leroy R. Hassell Jr. was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison on charges related to a home invasion robbery in June. Henrico Circuit Judge L.A. Harris Jr. imposed 15 years for robbery, with 11 years suspended, and 12 months ...

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Webb sponsors commemoration of Civil War’s 150th anniversary (access required)

U.S. Sen. Jim Webb wants to ensure the nation properly commemorates the Civil War’s 150th anniversary. With the support of a who’s who of preservation groups, the Virginia Democrat joined Sen. Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana on Wednesday in reintroducing ...

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Middle schooler suspended for passing bag of oregano (access required)

CHESAPEAKE—Four middle school students were suspended for having a plastic bag of oregano after administrators said that the herb was a prohibited “imitation controlled substance,” according to the father of one of the boys. Patrick Grass says Hickory Middle School ...

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William J. Stuntz (access required)

William J. Stuntz, a criminal justice professor at Harvard Law School who graduated from the University of Virginia law school and taught there for 14 years, died March 14 after a long battle with cancer. He was 52. Professor Stuntz ...

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