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Science & Technology
4:00 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Bugbook Historical Computer Museum

One of Apple's first computers became the highest priced item ever sold in a Christie's online-only auction this month.  The Apple “I” from the batch made in Steve Jobs’ famous garage, went for nearly $400,000.

Dave Larsen has an 800 foot  storefront in downtown Floyd where he displays only a tiny fraction of his collection of historic computers.  He says it’s one particular period that captivates most collectors; 1971 to 1981 when the first personal computers were being developed. 

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Plenty of Music to Be Heard
7:20 am
Fri July 26, 2013

A Preview of the Interlocken Music Festival

It’s been 44 years since 400,000 people descended on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in upstate New York, making history with the Woodstock Festival. 

Now, Virginia is preparing for its own outdoor rock event - one that could swamp rural Nelson County or charm visitors and locals alike. The Interlocken Festival set for September  5th through the 8th on an estate halfway between Charlottesville and Lynchburg.

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Law & Crime
4:35 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Crime Commission Considers Child Abuse Laws

Before the Virginia General Assembly adjourned this year, it took up the issue of child sexual abuse and whether Virginia laws effectively deter the crime or prosecute the offender.

Months later, members of the State Crime Commission are faced with the daunting task of reviewing the laws, and making recommendations, without weakening current law.
 

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Musical Mission
3:16 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

The Infamous Stringdusters

One of the nation’s top music festivals gets underway in Floyd this weekend, and a Charlottesville-based band will use the event to launch an unusual tour – designed to entertain and raise awareness about one of America’s biggest environmental problems.

Some bands partner with tobacco or liquor companies, credit cards or energy drinks to provide the cash needed for their tours, but a Charlottesville group called the Infamous Stringdusters decided to make theirs a musical mission.  Bass player Travis Book, who hails from Nelson County, explains.

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Government & Politics
5:03 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Governor McDonnell Visits U. S. Troops in the Middle East

Credit Department of Defense

Governor McDonnell hasn’t made many public appearances in Virginia while his connection with Star Scientific and its CEO are being investigated, but he is making appearances abroad. McDonnell has been in Kuwait this week; the first stop among several in the Middle East. 

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