Quinnipiac University Poll
4:35 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

VA's Gubernatorial Race: Identity Issues

Republican Ken Cuccinelli.
Credit Virginia Attorney General's Office

There are still eight long months before Virginians head to the polls to choose a new governor, but Quinnipiac University's Peter Brown expects the race to about as tight then as it is now.

And  that may have a lot to do with candidate identity—or the lack thereof—when it comes to Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

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Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
4:17 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Studying Seizures

Eunice Louis at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.

Ten percent of Virginians will have a seizure during their lifetime.  Determining the cause and correct course of treatment can often be a long and expensive process. 

But a new hospital unit in Roanoke is dedicated to finding the cause and getting patients get the help they need.

Tucked away on the 7th East floor at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, a diagnostic tool unique to Western Virginia 

The closest such units are at the University of Virginia, Duke, and Wake Forest, and some of those have a long waiting list to get in.

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2:15 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Virginia's Transportation Package

Governor McDonnell has proposed amendments to the transportation-funding package that was hammered out by conferees and passed by the General Assembly last month. 

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Arts & Culture
2:02 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

NRV Cellist Heads to London's Royal Academy of Music

It’s said the cello is the instrument which sounds most like the human voice.  That may be why it resonates for some, like no other.

A young woman from Giles County is one of only six people outside Great Britain to have been accepted at the Royal College of Music in London to study cello next year.

Miriam Liske-Doorandish has been playing the instrument virtually all her life.  Her mother is Lisa Liske-Doorandish, the former principal cellist in the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. She still runs a studio, gives lessons and still plays for Opera Roanoke.

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Looking for Local Solutions
9:48 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Vaccine Study

With the arrival of spring, flu season comes to an end.  Officials say 2013 was an especially bad year, with much of the country reporting high rates of disease. 

The Centers for Disease Control recommended anyone over the age of six months be vaccinated, but many took a pass.  A new report from Virginia Tech sheds some light on why parents might choose to ignore medical advice when it comes to vaccines.

Professor Bernice Hausman  and her colleagues were asked to investigate, and what they found was a bit of a surprise. 

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