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Vick will plead to state dog charges

Michael Vick, professional quarterback and amateur dog trainer, looks to be smoothing his path to re-entry into the football business. Documents in the Surry County courthouse indicate that Vick will plead guilty to his new state dog fighting charges.  Resolution ...

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Man in the lake identified

A pair of amateur genealogists have concluded that those human remains found last month in Mountain Lake are those of Samuel Ira Felder, a telephone company engineer from Troy, New York, who apparently drowned in a boating accident at Mountain ...

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Basket Brawl (access required)

A North Carolina student is suing two colleges and an athletic conference, claiming that she was “punched, kicked, and choked unconscious” in a bench-clearing brawl at a college basketball game at a Virginia school. Turquoise Lane also alleges that officials ...

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A law school ‘bowl system’ (access required)

It is common knowledge that law schools attract competitive people. Some of the most competitive law students take part in moot court or trial competitions that pit teams from different law schools against each other. Now, an upstart Web site ...

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Candidates bring commerce

While the candidates work for votes in Virginia, caravans of vendors follow the candidates, selling a vast array of campaign paraphernalia.  Dozens of vendors outside the Barack Obama rally in Roanoke today offered everything from stickers and buttons to “Obama ...

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VBA backs Rule of Law education plan

The Virginia Bar Association Foundation plans to recruit volunteer lawyers around Virginia in a program to make sure middle school students understand the importance of the rule of law in American society. VBA President Mike Pace (left) described the program ...

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