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Legal aid society honors attorney to raise money (access required)

The Central Virginia Legal Aid Society has created the James C. Roberts Society to honor the prominent Richmond attorney and members of the society who agree to donate $1,000 annually in his name. CVLAS President Thomas G. Slater said the ...

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Kaine, professors, officials to discuss recession at UR (access required)

Tim Kaine, former Virginia governor and a University of Richmond faculty member, will give the keynote address at a symposium April 6 to address the state of the economy. The 2011 Allen Chair symposium – “Emerging from the Great Recession: ...

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Tech sex discrimination case still set for next month (access required)

Trial still is scheduled to begin April 11 on claims Virginia Tech paid lower salaries to women at the school’s fundraising office. Virginia Tech had asked U.S. District Judge James Turk to combine that case, involving three former employees, with ...

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Most Roanoke turbines not a hazard, FAA says (access required)

ROANOKE—Federal officials say most of the turbines at a proposed wind farm in Roanoke County won’t be a hazard for airplanes. Media outlets report that the Federal Aviation Administration approved 14 of the project’s 18 turbines Wednesday. Chicago-based Invenergy wants ...

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Governor recognizes leader of civil rights movement (access required)

Virginia honored civil rights matriarch Dorothy Irene Height last week on what would have been her 99th birthday. Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proclamation praised the Richmond native for fighting to desegregate America’s armed forces and to end lynching, a crime sometimes ...

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GMU President Merten to retire in June 2012 (access required)

FAIRFAX—George Mason University President Alan Merten is retiring June 30, 2012 following a 15-year run leading the school as it grew into Virginia’s largest public university. The 69-year-old Merten announced his retirement in a letter to the GMU board on ...

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