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  • freshman athlete who said he had 'wanted, consensual sex' with drunk sophomore won't be prosecuted

    07/15/2016 10:26:19 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 99 replies
    The DailyMail ^ | 15 July 2016 | James Wilkinson For
    The University of Virginia (right), the location of the infamously fabricated gang-rape story printed in Rolling Stone last year, has found itself in the spotlight again thanks to another allegation of sexual assault - but this time the events surrounding the alleged rape are all too real. Sophomore volleyball player Haley Lind (left) believes she was raped at a UVA house party on August 22, 2015. The freshman athlete she was with swears it was all consensual. Both have been left distraught. And the UVA says there's just not enough evidence to do anything about it, The Washington Post reported.
  • Knockout: Victims of brutal Downtown Mall assault want arrests, and answers from police

    12/30/2013 10:26:59 AM PST · by Dubya-M-Dees · 77 replies ^ | 11/29/2013 | Courteney Stuart
    A couple’s late night stroll on the Christmas-lit Downtown Mall turned to terror in the early morning hours of Friday, December 20, when they were brutally assaulted by three men in what appears to have been a random act of violence.
  • Crowds surge at Romney campaign events as GOP candidate rides the wave of momentum

    10/13/2012 1:29:14 PM PDT · by Justaham · 12 replies
    The crowds tell the story. As Election Day nears, Mitt Romney is drawing large and excited throngs. Look to dusty Iowa cornfields, rain-soaked Virginia parks, the muddy fields of the Shelby County Fairgrounds, where a crowd of 9,500 - almost half of this western Ohio town - gathered among the barns and stables on a frigid October evening this week to glimpse the Republican presidential contender. Romney's debate performance against President Barack Obama last week - and his energetic appearances following it up - have fueled a rise in enthusiasm on the campaign trail. Whether or not it will translate...
  • USS Mississippi (SSN-782) will be commissioned today, 9th Virgina class fast attack boat

    06/02/2012 5:23:15 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 24 replies
    SunHerald ^ | 1 June 2012 | Michael Newsom
    PASCAGOULA -- The $2.6 billion USS Mississippi nuclear submarine will be commissioned today at the Port of Pascagoula in a public event that is expected to draw thousands of spectators and a host of dignitaries.
  • High school punishes kids for wearing Christmas sweaters (Bah! Humbug!)

    12/21/2010 7:32:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 71 replies · 2+ views ^ | 12-20-2010 | Staff
    I think the ironic celebration of the holidays in the form of gaudy Christmas sweaters is kind of lame. But one Virginia high school’s punishment of a group that called themselves the “Christmas Sweater Club” just seems ridiculous, even by oversensitive public school standards. Ten students at Battlefield High School in Manassas, Virginia faced detention and other punishment as a result of their involvement in the Christmas Sweater Club. One of the students involved told WUSA that the school said they were “maliciously wounding other kids.” The Club believes that the accusation stems from them throwing candy canes to other...
  • D.C. area sniper [ John Allen Muhammad ] executed in Virginia today // November 10, 2009‏

    11/10/2009 6:56:27 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 63 replies · 2,472+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 10, 2009 | Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. - John Allen Muhammad was executed Tuesday night for the sniper attacks in 2002 that left 10 dead and spread such fear people were afraid to go shopping, cut grass or pump gas. The three-week killing spree in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., was carried out with a teenage accomplice who is serving life in prison without parole. Muhammad, 48, died by injection at 9:11 p.m. EST after he exhausted his court appeals and Gov. Tim Kaine denied clemency. Muhammad's attorneys earlier had asked Kaine to commute his sentence to life in prison because they said he was...
  • A Gathering Storm?

    11/03/2009 1:56:59 PM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies · 632+ views ^ | November 3, 2009 | Wyndeward
    A sign of hope? Recent events suggest that things may (and I stress may) be looking up. Despite the endorsement of the Democratic candidate by Scozzafava in NY 23, Conservative candidate Hoffman currently leads in Sienna College polling by 5 percentage points, with undecideds doubling from 9% to 18%. In Virginia, the Republican candidate Bob McDonnell holds a commanding lead of 12% on his Democratic rival in a poll by the Richmond Times-Dispatch poll, with suggestions that his candidacy has coat-tails. Even the liberal bastion of New Jersey is in play, with Republican Christie leading Corzine by two points, with...
  • Obama Pushes For Deeds in Norfolk Today (barf alert)

    10/27/2009 10:18:03 AM PDT · by khnyny · 29 replies · 833+ views ^ | October 27, 2009 | Derrick Rose
    HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - President Barack Obama is expected to draw thousands to the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk today as he continues to campaign for Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Creigh Deeds . Crews inside "The Ted" worked overnight Tuesday to change the venue from a comedy event to the stage that can handle a major political rock show. The Deeds campaign has been running ads for weeks showing the President supporting Deeds for Governor. Today he'll be doing it in person, much to the enjoyment of his youngest supporters. 9-year-old Asia Shell and her father, who both campaigned...
  • Need Help With Virgina Real Estate Market

    08/03/2009 12:12:58 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies · 791+ views
    08/03/2009 | Oshkalaboomboom
    My sister, who has lived outside of the US for almost 15 years, is moving back to the Norfolk, VA area in 2 weeks. She tells me that the real estate agents she has contacted have told her that she can't get a decent house for less than $350,000 (one she looked at online was $378k) and the houses in her price range are tiny, basically starter homes. Is this true for that area? Personally I find that hard to believe in this market. She is looking to live in Norfolk (her husband will be working there), Chesapeake, VA Beach,...
  • U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Leader Seeks Virginia House Seat

    02/23/2009 10:22:33 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 20 replies · 906+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters ^ | 2/21/09 | The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report
    Local media is reporting that Esam Omeish, the President of the Muslim American Society (MAS), has joined the race for a vacant seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. According to the report: Elections for vacant seats in the House of Delegates are always interesting, but the Democratic nomination fight in the 35th District looks like it'll be interesting indeed. Esam Omeish, a pediatric surgeon from Northern Virginia, has joined the race to succeed Del. Steve Shannon, D-Vienna. The 35th District includes the areas of Fairfax County just north and west of the city of Fairfax. Shannon is running for...
  • FOX News/Rasmussen Reports Poll: Obama Leads in Ohio, 49% to 47%

    10/13/2008 3:36:27 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 83 replies · 3,264+ views ^ | October 13, 2008 |
    FOX News/Rasmussen Reports Poll: Obama Leads in Ohio, 49% to 47% Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has gained a lead over his opponent in the swing state of Ohio, according to a recent poll. Barack Obama has pulled ahead of John McCain in Ohio, the weekly FOX News/Rasmussen Reports Battleground Poll shows. This week's poll shows a very stable race whose underlying dynamic strongly favors the Democratic presidential candidate. Obama holds a narrow advantage ranging from two to five percentage points in Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Missouri, and he is tied with McCain in North Carolina. Keep in mind that...
  • Republican Senate Candidate Jim Gilmore In Support of Abortion (Audio)

    06/13/2008 9:34:41 AM PDT · by Big Labor Hater · 5 replies · 79+ views
    The Old Right Blog ^ | 6-13-08 | The Old Right Blog
    Never before heard audio of my good friend Chris Dorr, of Lynchburg, VA, asking Jim Gilmore to clarify his position on abortion at this year’s RPV State Convention. Question starts about five seconds in to the clip.
  • Concealed Weapons Applications Rise Sharply

    04/12/2008 5:38:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies · 108+ views
    WTOPNEWS.COM ^ | 11 April, 2008 | LARRY O'DELL
    RICHMOND, Va. - Doug and Cheryl Camden were raised around guns but agreed not to keep them in their house after they got married and began raising five children of their own. Then violent crime began to dominate daily news reports. Several businesses near their Chester restaurant were robbed, home invasions seemed to increase and the world just seemed to be getting much more dangerous. "It's to the point where you can't walk through the park without getting attacked," Doug Camden said Friday. So the Camdens are following the path taken by a sharply increasing number of Virginians: They're applying...
  • Split Dominion: Why does everyone assume Virginia is Obama country?

    02/07/2008 5:03:20 PM PST · by jdm · 12 replies · 118+ views
    TNR ^ | Feb. 07, 2008 | by Josh Patashnik
    In the wake of Super Tuesday's split between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, the conventional wisdom is that the rest of the February primary calendar favors the senator from Illinois. On balance, the evidence is pretty strong. Obama does disproportionately well in caucus states (Washington, Nebraska, Maine), in states where African Americans make up more than a quarter of the population (Louisiana, 31.7 percent; Maryland, 29.5 percent), and in lily-white northern-tier states (Nebraska, Maine, Wisconsin, and to a slightly lesser extent Washington). In fact, somewhat astonishingly, among states in which whites make up 89 percent or more of the population,...
  • If You See a Father Holding His Child's Hand, Call the Cops!

    06/25/2007 4:46:24 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 17 replies · 788+ views ^ | 6/21/07 | Glenn Sacks
    If dad goes for a walk with his daughter and holds her hand, apparently Virginia Department of Health officials wants you to pick up the phone and destroy his life by reporting him as a possible sexual abuser. I would've thought this article about this campaign was from the Onion or some satirical publication, but it's for real. One of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen is a picture of my father walking on the beach near sunset holding my daughter's little hand. The picture in the new "Stop It Now" campaign advertisement that depicts a man holding a...
  • Landowners Fear Ruin From Power Line Route[Virginia]

    12/11/2006 11:40:41 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 49 replies · 1,294+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11 Dec 2006 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    The 15-story towers and crackling cables that are planned to cut across the Northern Virginia countryside are just red lines on a map, a paper illustration of what could come. But for Cameron Eaton, who learned shortly after Thanksgiving that one of the proposed routes for a new high-voltage power line slices across her Fauquier County property, they have already brought the specter of financial ruin. She bought her 100-acre Delaplane farm last year, when it was an overgrown slice of land anchored by a rundown old farmhouse just off Interstate 66. She plowed all her savings into it. To...
  • Aneesh Chopra: The Power of Three in Public Service

    04/13/2006 1:47:36 AM PDT · by USMMA_83 · 7 replies · 2,895+ views
    ABCDLady ^ | April 2006 | Roopika Risam
    Desi Making Waves By Roopika Risam Aneesh Chopra: The Power of Three in Public Service At age 33, Aneesh Chopra is the Secretary of Technology in the Commonwealth of Virginia cabinet, under Governor Tim Kaine. Prior to his appointment, Chopra served as managing director of the Advisory Board Company. He sat down with ABCDlady to talk about government, networking and the power of three. You are currently secretary of technology for Virginia governor Tim Kaine. Previously, you were managing director of the Advisory Board Company, which provides research and analysis in business strategy and management for the health care...
  • Virginia County secretly removes Confederate flag from official seal

    03/03/2006 11:37:56 AM PST · by Rebeleye · 1,330 replies · 8,277+ views
    The Daily Press, Hampton Roads, VA ^ | March 2, 2006 | Associated Press
    The removal of the Confederate flag from Amherst County's official seal has upset Southern heritage groups, who contend residents weren't told of the change. County officials acknowledge the image was quietly removed in August 2004 to avoid an uproar.

    01/31/2006 8:47:47 PM PST · by thehumanlynx · 43 replies · 965+ views
    Governor Tim Kaine of the southern U.S. state of Virginia says President Bush's "poor choices and bad management" have left the federal government unable to serve the American people... The governor also blasted the Bush administration for its handling of the new Medicare prescription drug plan, which he said was poorly planned. Mr. Kaine says Democrats across the nation are leading the way on reforms in such areas as energy and ethics for lawmakers.
  • [RAMBLINGS] 6October2005

    10/06/2005 7:22:12 AM PDT · by bu9418 · 159+ views
    Mark Bureau ^ | 6October2005 | Mark Bureau
    Topics: Tax Reform OP/ED, Virginia Governor's race, 20065 Alabama Governor's race.
  • D.C. sniper's death sentence challenged - Lawyers argue Muhammad didn't pull the trigger

    11/03/2004 1:15:37 AM PST · by weegee · 7 replies · 416+ views
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 2, 2004, 7:41PM | By MATTHEW BARAKAT
    RICHMOND, VA. - John Allen Muhammad's lawyers argued before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday that the convicted sniper cannot be sentenced to death under a Virginia law because he did not pull the trigger in the October 2002 killing spree. Muhammad was sentenced to die after being convicted of two counts of capital murder last year in the shooting of Dean Harold Meyers near Manassas. Prosecutors had argued Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo formed a sniper team and were thus equally culpable — even though Malvo said he pulled the trigger. Defense lawyer Peter Greenspun contended that Virginia law...
  • ELECTION 2004: Virginia

    11/02/2004 9:31:59 AM PST · by UsnDadof8 · 169 replies · 2,470+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11/2/2004 | USNDad
    This seems to be the format everyone else is using as far as title.
  • Tanker explodes off coast off Virginia.

    02/28/2004 7:20:12 PM PST · by Rain-maker · 15 replies · 345+ views
    USA Today ^ | 2/28/2004 9:44 PM | AP Wire
    <p>CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — A tanker carrying industrial ethanol exploded and sank about 50 miles off the Virginia coast Saturday night, the Coast Guard said.</p> <p>The 570-foot tanker was traveling from New York to Houston when it called in a mayday to the Coast Guard just after 6 p.m., saying there had been an explosion on board, Petty Officer Stacey Pardini of the Coast Guard Atlantic area in Portsmouth said.</p>
  • Actions reaffirm Republicans strong anti-tax sentiments (Pubbies behaving like Pubbies Alert)

    02/04/2003 4:20:39 PM PST · by qam1 · 6 replies · 380+ views
    Actions reaffirm Republicans strong anti-tax sentiments Committees reject bills to up taxes. The lawmakers who sought tax increases said the state cannot cut its way out of a $2.1 billion budget shortfall without damaging essential programs. By MICHAEL SLUSS and KEVIN MILLER THE ROANOKE TIMES RICHMOND - Two key General Assembly committees shelved a stack of bills Wednesday that would have increased taxes , confirming that lawmakers will try to balance Virginia's revenue-strapped budget with a combination of spending cuts and stopgap measures. The Senate and House of Delegates finance committees quashed proposals that would have raised cigarette and alcohol...
  • Homeowner Must Pay $102,000 For Flying the American Flag

    01/31/2003 4:28:31 AM PST · by chuknospam · 108 replies · 860+ views
    American Homeowners Resource Center (AHRC) ^ | January 25, 2003 | Shu Bartholomew
    Homeowner Must Pay $102,000 For Flying the American Flag May have to pay an additional $42,000 January 25, 2003 By Shu Bartholomew (View author info) Richmond, VA - Breaking News... Contact Richard and Ava Oulton FAX (804)270-5757 Richard and Ava Oullton were informed by Judge Harris of the Henrico County Circuit Court to be prepared to pay the consequences if Old Glory is still flying on their property on March 1st. Having exhausted every avenue of appeal, the Oultons ultimately lost the battle to keep their flagpole on their property. The Virginia Supreme Court's opinion, that people who live in...
  • Maryland area sniper: A Call to Prayer and Fasting

    10/15/2002 5:23:22 AM PDT · by MsLady · 11 replies · 421+ views
    10/15/2002 | MsLady
    Matthew 17:20-21 for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. I would ask that all who will, not just pray but, also fast. This helps in getting G- d's attention and also shows that you really mean it. Make sure you do it with a right heart. Wanting to get closer to G-d, seek his face. If you read...
  • Virginia Shooting Probed for Possible Link

    10/09/2002 9:36:03 PM PDT · by El Gato · 34 replies · 712+ views
    Fox News ^ | Oct.10, 2002 | unknown
    <p>BALTIMORE — A man was shot and killed while pumping gas in a Virginia station on Wednesday night. Authorities are investigating whether or not the murder is linked to the sniper who has terrorized the Washington area for a week.</p>