Government & Politics
6:56 am
Mon November 11, 2013

VaNews for 11.11.13

Some people are questioning a sentence of six life terms given to a Hampton Roads teenager involved in a robbery, and a Southside Virginia election comes down to the luck of the draw.

Those are among the most clicked stories in recent days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on

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Commentaries & Essays
4:16 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Veterans Day Essay

November 11 is Veterans Day…..a time to pause, reflect, and pay tribute to all of the men and women who have served in the country’s armed forces.

From Moneta Virginia, writer, veteran and retired Pentagon executive James Morrison prepared this essay.  He’s the author of Bedford Goes to War: The Heroic Story of a Small Virginia Community in World War II and a forthcoming World War II novel.

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100+ Films in 4 Days
9:43 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Virginia Film Festival

The Virginia Film Festival is underway, offering the public more than a hundred films and lectures over the weekend.  Friday night's show promises to be a thriller for many fans of Alfred Hitchcock, with a film that was released 50 years ago, and events are planned in Richmond and Charlottesville to mark the occasion.

The 1963 trailer for The Birds begins with a mild mannered introduction.

“How do you do?  My name is Alfred Hitchcock, and I would like to tell you about my forthcoming lectures.  It is about the birds, and their age-long relationship with man.”

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Drowsy Driving
8:02 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Driving While Drowsy: More Common Than You Think

In an effort to reduce accidents and fatalities on our roadways, this week has been designated Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, because apparently many of us have a hard time keeping our eyes open, when behind the wheel.

So how often have you taken a long drive, say for vacation or for a business trip, only to find that you’re not quite as alert as you’d hoped? Struggling to stay awake at times.

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Meeting of the Minds
4:43 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Governor & Governor-Elect Do Lunch

As contentious as the Virginia gubernatorial race was, the current governor and governor- elect seem to be getting along quite well. 

But both Governor McDonnell and Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe said during a Thursday briefing that although they do have some differences, they've agreed that those differences don't matter much right now. 

They said the goal is to bring Virginians—especially the legislature—together.

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