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UVa Outdoor Amphitheatre Being Restored

Posted: 04/12/2010 - The University of Virginia is sprucing up McIntire Amphitheatre. Crews are restoring a 10-foot-wide gravel walkway on the inside arc of the outdoor performance space and are replacing worn places in the grass with new sod, among other enhancements.

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NTSB: Problem Reported Shortly After Takeoff of C'ville-Bound Plane

Updated: 04/12/2010 - Investigators say the pilot of a Charlottesville-bound single-engine plane that crashed at Roanoke Regional Airport reported locked controls a minute after he was cleared for takeoff. The pilot was killed and a passenger was injured in the March 30 crash.

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UVa's McCormick Observatory Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Posted: 04/12/2010 - The University of Virginia's astronomical observatory is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The McCormick Observatory is one of the world's oldest operating observatories, dedicated on April 13, 1885.

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Holocaust Scholars to Gather in Va.

Posted: 04/12/2010 - Shenandoah University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are sponsoring an international gathering of scholars intent on keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust.

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Ban Restored on Alcohol Ads in Va. College Papers

Posted: 04/12/2010 - A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that ended Virginia's ban on alcohol advertising in student newspapers. The court concluded that the ban did not violate the free-speech rights of Virginia Tech's Collegiate Times and the University of Virginia's Cavalier Daily.

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Kansas Group Protests Va. Tech, Harrington's Death

Posted: 04/09/2010 - The Westboro Baptist Church, known for protesting military funerals, stopped by Virginia Tech Friday to protest the students and what they call their immoral activities. They also protested the death of student Morgan Harrington and said her behavior and dress led to her murder.

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Lightning Sparks Large Wildfires in Western Virginia

Updated: 04/09/2010 - Crews are working to extinguish fires that have burned more than 1,000 acres in western Virginia. Fires ignited by lightning have burned more than 600 acres of federal forest land in Bedford County and about 350 acres in Bath County, the U.S. Forest Service said.

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6 Charged with Armed Robbery of Va. Poker Games

Posted: 04/09/2010 - Six Maryland men have been charged with armed robbery for stealing cash, jewelry and credit cards from two private poker games in Fairfax County last month.

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Navy Pilot Honored at Va. Memorial

Posted: 04/09/2010 - Hundreds of mourners gathered at Naval Station Norfolk to honor a Navy pilot killed when his plane crashed into the North Arabian Sea on March 31.

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Va. Man Sentenced for Inflating Military Service

Posted: 04/08/2010 - A man who admitted inflating his military service will spend a year in prison. Thomas Barnhart also must repay $11,098 in veterans benefits that he wasn't entitled to receive.

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Shenandoah Nt'l Park Announces New ARRA Plans

Posted: 04/08/2010 - With $17 million in federal funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, Shenandoah National Park will improve park facilities, particularly overlook points.

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JMU Students Plead Guilty in Snowball Case

Posted: 04/08/2010 - Two James Madison University students will spend 12 months on probation and eight hours picking up litter for throwing snowballs at a snowplow and an unmarked police cruiser.

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Kroger Recalls Seasonings Due to Salmonella Risk

Posted: 04/07/2010 - Kroger said Wednesday it is recalling Kroger California Seasoning Blend Garlic Powder and Kroger Special Seasoning Blend Lemon Pepper sold in its retail stores because an ingredient in the product may have been contaminated with Salmonella.

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Langley AFB Seeks $5M for Storm Protection

Posted: 04/07/2010 - Langley Air Force Base is seeking more than $5 million in federal funds to protect it against storm surges that have caused massive damage in past years.

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E-Filing the Preferred Approach in Va.

Posted: 04/07/2010 - More than 2 million Virginians have filed state tax returns, with the vast majority filing electronically. With just over one month to file, 1.7 million people have filed electronically.

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