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Effort to halt demolition of Danville textile complex fails (access required)

DANVILLE—A legal effort to halt demolition of the historic Dan River Mills complex has failed. The Danville Historical Society was denied its request for an injunction against crews dismantling the textile complex. Circuit Judge David Melesco issued the ruling last ...

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Roanoke Bar announces awards to Poff, Perrow (access required)

Roanoke lawyer William B. Poff will receive the 2008 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers, Jr., Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the Roanoke Bar Associa-tion. The Rogers award was established to recognize an outstanding lawyer who embodies the highest tradition of personal ...

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Policeman sentenced for illegal license check (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—A Fairfax County police sergeant who pleaded guilty to illegally using police computers to check license plate numbers for a friend has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation. Federal prosecutors say Sgt. Weiss Rasool didn’t know his friend ...

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Wise County mine death first in state since 2004 (access required)

A 61-year-old Virginia man has died after a roof collapse at a Wise County mine, marking the state’s first coal-mining death in more than three years. David Sizemore of Big Stone Gap was airlifted Tuesday to a Kingsport, Tenn., hospital, ...

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City gets federal money for light rail starter line (access required)

NORFOLK—Norfolk’s light rail starter line has received an $18.9 million boost from the federal government. Federal Transit Administrator James S. Simpson announced the appropriation last week. It’s part of the $128 million the federal government has pledged for the line, ...

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Lexington student takes top honor in VSB’s annual essay competition (access required)

Emily Ann Walker, a senior at Rockbridge County High School, has won first place in the 2008 Law in Society Award Competition sponsored by the Virginia State Bar and its Litigation Section. This is the 16th year for the essay ...

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W&L law student to be editor of ABA’s ‘Student Lawyer’ (access required)

Charles E. Gates Jr., a second-year student at the Washington and Lee law school, will be student editor of Student Lawyer magazine for the 2008-09 academic year. Published by the American Bar Association, Student Lawyer provides information and guidance on ...

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Justice Stephenson receives Groot Professionalism Award (access required)

Supreme Court Senior Justice Roscoe B. Stephenson Jr. has been named the third recipient of the annual Roger Groot Professionalism Award, given by the Ted Dalton Chapter of the American Inn of Court. Stephenson received the award at the chapter’s ...

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Holocaust Museum to host ABA project, dedicate courtroom exhibit (access required)

The Virginia Holocaust Museum will dedicate its Nuremberg Courtroom Exhibit Thursday, May 1, as part of a Rule of Law Conference at the museum. The conference, organized under the auspices of the American Bar Association World Justice Project, will begin ...

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Illegal Virginia arrest does not require suppression of drugs (access required)

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed last week that police have the power to conduct searches and seize evidence, even when done during an arrest that turns out to have violated state law. The unanimous decision came in a case from ...

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