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

VA Company Touts New Approach to Treating Alcoholism

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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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The Great Fuel Debate
7:21 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Biofuels Still a Contentious Issue in Virginia

Credit www.ext.vt.edu

A renewable energy coalition is countering a recent Time Magazine article that's critical of biofuel use. In fact, the “Fuels America” coalition has rolled out its own report that suggests that the Commonwealth is one of several East Coast states that could capitalize on the MANY benefits that ethanol and cellulosic alternatives can provide. 

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Law & Crime
4:16 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

No Charges Will Be Filed in the Death of Jamisha Gilbert

Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Doucette held a news conference to say no charges will be filed in the death of Lynchburg teenager Jamisha Gilbert.  Her body was found in a briar patch near the intersection of Concord Turnpike and Route 460 last December. 

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