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Weddings & Dollars
7:04 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Size Does Matter... When It Comes to Weddings!

The National Marriage Project is out with new and surprising findings.  In a study of more than 400 couples, UVA social scientists concluded the size of your wedding matters.   

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Government & Politics
4:52 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

The Cross Examination of Bob McDonnell Ends

Federal prosecutors leave the Courthouse
Credit photo by Tommie McNeil

Former Governor Bob McDonnell exhibited a bit of frustration today while still on the stand testifying during his federal corruption trial. Some onlookers believe it could be the sign that prosecutors had been looking for—that he may crack under pressure.  But McDonnell also continued to hold his ground. 

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Citizen's Brigade with a Decade of Data
4:32 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

StreamWatch

Credit StreamWatch

Analyzing water is a complicated business.  It can contain any number of pollutants and require a variety of regulations to clean it up, but the state of Virginia is using a simpler approach – letting nature determine water quality, and asking citizens to help.

On a sunny weekday afternoon, four people arrive at a one-lane bridge northeast of Charlottesville, unpacking a car loaded with mysterious gear – nets, gloves and waders, a table and chairs.  They could easily be mistaken for picnickers.  In fact, they’re on a more serious mission.

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Health & Medicine
10:49 am
Tue August 26, 2014

New Functional Medicine Clinic Comes to Southwest Virginia

Dr. Michael Arthur and Roye Evans
photo by Beverly Amsler

People with chronic diseases are always looking for new ways to relieve their symptoms and possibly find a cure.  And more patients are turning to functional medicine to find new avenues for treatment.  While there are several such clinics operating in Central and Northern Virginia, a new medical practice is opening in Southwestern Virginia that focuses on the whole patient.

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Law & Crime
4:51 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Corruption Trial Continues for Fifth Week

Richmond, Last Week

Week five and day 21 of the Bob and Maureen McDonnell corruption trial has neither the prosecutors nor the judge handling the former governor with care. 

Monday's testimony had onlookers grabbing a virtual bag of popcorn and a soft drink waiting for prosecutors to really hone in on the corruption charges.

First, the prosecutor demanded absolute responses from McDonnell—asking whether he was denying loans, gifts, or asking any public official to meet with ex-Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.

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