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12 hrs ago | She Knows

7 Things your high school freshman needs to know

Sherri Kuhn writes about raising teenagers, the perils of a clean home, wistfulness over babies, and anything else that makes her laugh in the years between changing diapers and wearing them.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Parenting, Standardized Testing, Education, Mathematics, Science, Brown University

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Loudoun Times

Ex-Virginia gov. McDonnell testifies in his corruption trial

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand Wednesday in his own defense, testifying at his public corruption trial about his sometimes volatile relationship with his wife, Maureen.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Virginia, University of Notre Dame

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Consultant: I suggested therapy for Virginia first lady

A consultant who was brought in to help reorganize the staff of Virginia's then-first lady, Maureen McDonnell, in 2011 said today he suggested she might benefit from therapy for anxiety, interpersonal difficulties and possibly depression.


Related Topix: Henrico County, VA, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Psychology, Science

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Style Weekly

Linger On

The latest outpost of Jessica and Josh Bufford's restaurant empire, Dash, is dubbed a kitchen and carry, brought to you by the owners and creators of Toast and Estilo.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Chesterfield, VA, Home, Home Listing, Indie, Pop/Rock, The Shins, Chicken, Meat

Style Weekly

Students Salivate for VCU Professor

Seniors at Virginia Commonwealth University will be among the first class to finish out what could be the school's grossest retention effort.


Style Weekly

Richmond's Economy: The Men in Gray

For all the talk about being the Capital of Creativity, when it comes to business Richmond is more like "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit."


Related Topix: Richmond, VA, Charlottesville, VA, Chesterfield County, VA


VCU receives NIH grant to expand Alcohol Research Center

Virginia Commonwealth University has received a federal grant totaling $6.9 million to study the genetics of alcohol abuse and alcoholism - work that may lead to further advances in its treatment, control and prevention.


Related Topix: Genetics, Biology, Science

McGraw-Hill Construction

ENR MidAtlantic Presents "The Pulse" Healthcare Construction...

August 19, 2014 - McGraw Hill Construction's ENR MidAtlantic today announced its event exploring trends and management challenges in healthcare construction, one of the largest nonresidential sectors of construction.


Related Topix: Arlington, VA


VCU Massey Cancer Center Receives $4.4 Million NCI Grant to Support a ...

Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center was awarded a $4.4 million, 5-year, renewable grant from the National Cancer Institute to support a statewide network for cancer clinical research in Virginia that brings state-of-the-art clinical trials to patients in their own communities and emphasizes the inclusion of minorities in clinical ... (more)


Related Topix: Virginia

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Art Daily

Quinn & Farmer to auction photography collection of former Virginia museum publication manager

Quinn & Farmer Auctions in Charlottesville, Virginia, is hosting an online-only sale through LiveAuctioneers that features the photography collection of George Cruger, former publications manager for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.


Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Charlottesville, VA, Fine Arts


Are Sick Plants Harbingers of Deadly Hidden Landmines?

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond may have discovered an amazing way to save thousands of lives taken by explosive land mines every year.


WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Virginiaa s Gun Sales Fail To Keep Pace With 2013

Virginia's gun sales have hit a slump after three consecutive years of growth. The Richmond Times-Dispatch is reporting the State Police did background checks for more than 219,000 transactions during the first seven months of this year.


Sun Aug 17, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Gun Sales in Va. Down Following 3 Years' Growth

Robert Marcus owns Bob's Gun Shop in Norfolk. He says he's surprised that the sales decline isn't greater because 2013 was an aberration.



Another Ebola problem: Finding its natural source

A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola: No one knows exactly where the virus comes from or how to stop it from seeding new outbreaks.


Related Topix: 9, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Health, Bird Flu

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Northern Virginia Daily

Two schools over 100 percent capacity

As Shenandoah County Public Schools prepare for a new school year, overcrowding was an important topic of discussion at a Thursday night School Board meeting.


Related Topix: Mount Jackson, VA, Woodstock, VA, Strasburg, VA, Sandy Hook, VA, Education Etc.

Thu Aug 14, 2014


Leafy Bloodhounds: Plants Might Find Land Mines

Wars may end, but land mines last for decades. These deadly explosives can be cleared, but the task is often dangerous and time-consuming.


Related Topix: Richmond, VA, US Military, US Army

News 4 Jax

Scott Shine

Family: Married 20 years; son, 14, attends Duval County Public Schools. Occupation: Real-estate investment Education: Virginia Commonwealth University, BS, Business Political Experience: City of Jacksonville Waterways Commission, 2010 to present, Commissioner; Chair Maritime Master Plan Steering Committee, Chair Shellfish Subcommittee, Chair ... (more)


Related Topix: Duval County, FL

Hampton Roads Daily Press

York Planning Commission supports new oyster farm

The application, submitted by Lee Riggins Rich who lives at the end of Calthrop Neck Road near the intersection of the Poquoson River and Lamb's Creek, included a request for three non-resident employees to help haul cages and harvest oysters from the water near her home.


Related Topix: Seaford, VA, Poquoson, VA

PhysOrg Weblog

Protein found to block benefits of vitamin A cancer therapy

Devanand Sarkar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., led a team of scientists who demonstrated that a protein known as AEG-1 blocks the effects of retinoic acid in leukemia and liver cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Liver Cancer, Leukemia, Genetics

Wed Aug 13, 2014


UW Health announces CEO to retire

UW Hospital and Clinics' employees received an email Tuesday saying the president and CEO of UWHC will be retiring after her position was eliminated.


Related Topix: University of Iowa