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DNA result may clear man convicted of rape (access required)

DNA testing from a 1984 rape has implicated a notorious Richmond-area serial rapist who’s already behind bars instead of another man who was convicted for the attack. Thomas E. Haynesworth, 43, was convicted of the rape in Richmond, as well ...

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State tax officials say e-filers submitting returns early (access required)

Virginians aren’t waiting until the last minute to file their returns. Nearly 1.2 million of the tax returns processed by the state Tax Department have been electronically filed. The department said that’s an increase of 100,000 over the number of ...

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Beach denies request to assist symphony (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—Virginia Beach has turned down the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s request for $240,000 to help put on shows in the city. Deputy City Manager Steve Herbert told orchestra officials in a letter that the city can’t afford additional funding. Herbert ...

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PBGC takes over pensions of Lynchburg foundry workers (access required)

LYNCHBURG—A federal agency will take over the retirement plan for nearly 2,500 former and current foundry workers in Virginia whose Texas-based employer is amid bankruptcy proceedings. Intermet Corp. employed more than 1,200 people at Lynchburg Foundry before the iron castings ...

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VALS to hold its 2009 convention at the Beach (access required)

The Virginia Beach Legal Staff Association and Prince William County Association for Legal Professionals will host the 2009 Annual Convention and the Fourth Board of Governors Meeting May 1-3 in Virginia Beach. Registration begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the ...

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Richmond law student, professor win VSB awards (access required)

Miriam Sincell, a student at the University of Richmond law school, has been selected to receive the Virginia State Bar’s 2009 Oliver White Hill Student Pro Bono Award, and Peter Swisher, a UR law professor, will receive the 2009 lifetime ...

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Peninsula Women’s Bar to host Charity Gala (access required)

The Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association will host its annual Charity Gala on Tuesday, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Point Plaza Conference Center in Newport News. The event will include a silent auction, door prizes ...

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Ethics committee proposes change in sale of practice rule (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is proposing a change to Rule 1:17 of the Rules of Professional Conduct that would allow an attorney to sell an area of his or her practice and retain other parts ...

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Union that won election appeals order for new vote (access required)

COVINGTON—A union that won an election to represent workers at MeadWestvaco’s paper mill in Covington has appealed an administrative law judge’s order for a new vote. An attorney for the Covington Paperworkers Union, John Fishwick, said last week that an ...

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Gov. Kaine signs smoking ban bill (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—As of December, most smoking will be snuffed out in Virginia, a state where the tobacco legacy stretches 400 years from Jamestown to the Marlboro man. Before a crowd of supporters who toasted the moment with champagne in a ...

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