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Former Chef to the Governor
11:01 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Date Set in Chef's Embezzlement Case

Todd Schneider

A Richmond judge has set a trial date for the felony embezzlement case of former Executive Mansion chef Todd Schneider, who is accused of stealing food from the residence. 

Schneider also catered the wedding of Governor McDonnell’s daughter, and his descriptions of the relationships between Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, the McDonnell family, and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli have prompted new investigations but no new charges. 

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Education
10:39 am
Wed May 15, 2013

VT President Will Step Down

Virginia Tech President Charles Steger
Credit Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech President Charles Steger will step down from the post he has held since 2000, once his successor begins work sometime next fall. 

A search will begin immediately.

Steger has spent his entire career at the school, from undergrad to graduate degrees, becoming Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at age 33.

Under his tenure, Virginia Tech added forty major new buildings; among them, the soon to open Center for the Arts. 

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Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council
3:24 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

TechNite

In Hollywood there’s the ‘Oscars.’   In Nashville, the Country Music Awards.  In the New River and RoanokeValleys, it’s the “Tech” Awards. 

Every year, the Roanoke- Blacksburg Technology council honors its stars. 

This Thursday (5/16/13) evening, 600 people will gather at the Hotel Roanoke for an awards ceremony and party announcing the  winners of the Roanoke/ Blacksburg Technology Council’s Tech Nite Awards.

For a list of TechNite nominees, visit  thetechnologycouncil.com

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Climate Change & Politics
3:02 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Scientist Makes Political Endorsement

Scientists don’t often get involved in political campaigns, but in Virginia one of the nation’s leading men of science has stepped up to endorse a candidate for attorney general.

Three years ago, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli demanded to see all of the e-mails and documents written by Professor Michael Mann during his years at the University of Virginia.  Mann and his colleagues had created a graphic showing how quickly the Earth was warming.  It looked like a hockey stick set on its side. 

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Sexual Harrassment
11:22 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Lawmakers Weigh In On Military Red Flags

Virginia lawmakers say they’re united in their attempts to combat sexual harassment in the military.

The U-S military has rapidly evolved in recent years. Gays and lesbians can now serve openly. And women can now officially do what they've been doing unofficially for years: join men on the battlefield.

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