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1:01 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

What, Me Worry? How Bad Can It Get?

Dolly Parton said it--  if you want the rainbow, you have to put up with a little rain.

That’s what essayist Joy Bashore from Forest found out, on one of the rare occasions she didn’t over-prepare.

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Government & Politics
7:52 am
Mon April 28, 2014

VaNews for 04.28.14

One Virginia school district  is looking at adjusting class schedules so students can get more sleep...and the streets of Richmond will soon be filled with some of the world's fastest bicycle riders. 

Those have been among the most read stories this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's  VaNews link on vpap.org.

    

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Health & Medicine
7:46 am
Mon April 28, 2014

VA Company Touts New Approach to Treating Alcoholism

Credit www.alcoholic.org

For decades, doctors have told patients with a drinking problem to join Alcoholics Anonymous - that only by giving up booze could they recover, but the science of treating alcoholism is changing.  There are drugs to help you quit, and a Virginia company has something it says will make it possible for some alcoholics to drink moderately. 

Dr. Gerry Moeller has been treating patients with addiction problems for 20 years, and the chairman of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Addiction Psychiatry says  Alcoholics Anonymous is still the best bet for some.

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Science & Technology
2:10 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Students Tour Virginia's Secure Laboratory

Some Virginia students, along with First Lady Dorothy McAulifee, got a first-hand look at the State Department of General Services’ secure laboratory.  It was part of National Laboratory Week and the experience of seeing DNA and bacteria, is offered to only a few. 

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A Change in History?
7:49 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Virginia's New Role in the Settling of America

The recent discovery of a Fort built by Spanish Conquistadors in what is now North Carolina, almost half a century before Jamestown was settled by the British, is causing some to rethink American history. A Blacksburg historian says southwestern Virginia played a much larger part than many people realize.  

 

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