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Study: Driving while distracted to blame for most crashes (access required)

BLACKSBURG (AP) Eight out of 10 crashes involve drivers who are drowsy, chatting on a cell phone, applying makeup or otherwise distracted from the road ahead, according to a new government study that videotaped people behind the wheel. Reviewing thousands ...

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If you knew Jon Stewart? (access required)

The folks at the College of William & Mary are right proud of Jon Stewart, a member of the class of 1984 and the hip host of “The Daily Show.” Go down to Williamsburg for a session with the admissions ...

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The best interest of the dog? (access required)

(AP) And from Memphis, Tenn., here’s another canine tale. Every dog has his day, but a poodle named Zena had her day in court in Shelby County as the center of disputed ownership case. Divorcing couple Lisa and John Roberts ...

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The Great Escape (access required)

(AP) Perp, tired of the big house, decides he’s going over the wall. He waits for his moment one night, then he’s gone. Over a 7-foot concrete wall topped with barbed wire. He makes it out, and travels four miles ...

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Butterflies are free (access required)

A guy was in Norfolk federal court recently, and pleaded guilty. What was the rap? you ask. Drug-dealing? The federal courts are full of drug cases. High-rent corporate shenanigans? Okay, that came from the ongoing Enron trial. Terrorism, maybe? No, ...

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File this under ?File, who gets the' (access required)

Most lawyers have had to do it. They don’t want to do it. They fume, they fuss, they grit their teeth. A client wants to walk. He calls up and says he’s going to see another lawyer. He wants to ...

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Great Moments in Parenting (access required)

(AP) In Tulsa, Okla., a man was arrested at a strip club after police say his young son wandered from a car into the club. Christopher Greg Killion, 31, was arrested Saturday on a complaint of “encouraging a minor child ...

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Please State the Nature of the Medical Emergency? (access required)

CHESTERFIELD (AP) A hospital is promising emergency room patients they’ll be seen by a doctor in 30 minutes or less – or else receive an apology and free movie tickets. Shortening emergency room waiting times is part of a hospital-wide ...

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Sign of the Times (access required)

(AP) Computer memory chips surpassed cigarettes as Virginia’s top manufactured export last year, according to state economic figures. The change follows a swelling global demand as computers morph into a variety of consumer-electronics products such as portable music players, video-game ...

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March Madness (access required)

If it’s March, it’s NCAA basketball time. Roundball fever. Catch it. Hoops mania. March madness. And much of it. The Old Dominion on a fairly regular basis has contributed teams to the annual collegiate championship dance. The Cavaliers of Yoo-Vee-Ay ...

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