Spirit Wear Sells
4:01 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Winning Season Means Big Bucks for Vendor

Mark Mincer & Merchandise

When the final buzzer sounded on Sunday, University of Virginia fans had cause to celebrate, but for Mark Mincer, the victory over Duke meant lots of work ahead. 

The president of a store founded by his grandfather in 1948, Mincer called in family members to prepare for crowds.

Lines formed at Mincer’s on the Corner this week as fans like former UVA administrator George Thompson showed their pride with a purchase.

“I got two really neat T-shirts here.  Love UVA.  Love UVA basketball.  Love Joe Harris.  So this is your year!  This is our year, and we’re excited.”

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Building to Break Down Walls
3:30 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Virginia Tech Opens New Science Building

Credit Virginia Tech

The new science building at Virginia Tech has state of the art features that set it apart from most others like it in the country.  It's designed to be a test space between the ‘lab’ and the ‘marketplace’ that fosters new collaborations inside and outside the university.  

The sleek main floor of the new Human and Agricultural Biosciences building opens into, a 4 story atrium that seems designed for inviting for conversations.

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Federal Charges
4:37 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Judge Denies Motion by Former Governor

A federal judge has denied a request by former Governor Bob McDonnell’s defense attorneys to limit the prosecution’s involvement in a separate, CIVIL case filed by shareholders of Star Scientific. 

McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have pleaded “not guilty” to federal charges of improperly promoting the company’s dietary supplement in exchange for gifts from its former CEO, Jonnie Williams … and they maintain that the civil case is relevant.

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Green Burial
3:41 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Get A Life Cycle

Image from the film "Dying Green"

Going green is usually something that gets us from point A to B; whether further on lightening the load on the planet or farther down the road in a cleaner, greener car.  

When put in the context of end-of-life choices though,  going green is a sustainable burial practice in which we leave behind a carbon footprint that is absorbed naturally.

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Virginia Public Access Project
4:41 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

VaNews for 03.17.14

Was it a drone or a toy above UVA?  Plus, a nice smile may get you out of a traffic ticket. Those stories are among the most clicked this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on


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