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College World Series 2015
10:45 am
Wed June 24, 2015

UVA Takes Vanderbilt in Game Two

The College World Series stadiium
Credit Ian Echlin

With its back against the wall for the second time in a week, the University of Virginia baseball team came through again.  The Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt, 3-0, in Game Two of the best-of-three finals at the College World Series.

A pair of freshmen, who weren’t around the program when UVA played Vanderbilt in the finals last year, stood out for the Cavaliers in their victory. 

Starting pitcher Adam Haseley, stuck around until the sixth inning, the deepest he had gone in a game this season.  He says he was most nervous in the opening inning.

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Government & Politics
5:36 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

VA to Stop Issuing Confederate License Plates

 Governor Terry McAuliffe wants the Confederate flag banished from all Virginia license plates.

He references the killings at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina…as well as a Supreme Court decision that states can limit the content of license plates.

Virginia vanity plates include one for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which features the battle flag in the logo.

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Part 1: Creating Creative Small Businesses
5:23 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

A Kinder, Gentler Shark Tank

Lots of people dream of starting their own businesses. But how many of those table  top discussions actually go on to the next phase?  Taking a cue from the popularity of the “Shark Tank” TV show, spin-off tanks are springing up.  Communities are  using them to help launch local businesses in Virginia. 

If TV’s Shark Tank is for the big fish, Floyd’s was more like a school of small fish.  Instead of venture capitalists looking to invest it was area economic development experts doing the judging.

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Sports
11:24 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Cavaliers Fall in Game One of College World Series Title Series

Credit Greg Echlin

  The Virginia Cavaliers dropped the first game of their best-of-three title series against defending champion Vanderbilt, 5-1, Monday night in Omaha. It’s a case of déjà vu.

It happened a year ago when Vanderbilt was victorious in Game One and UVA bounced back to win Game Two.  Four of the nine starters in the Cavaliers lineup played in last year’s championship series against Vandy, so Cavaliers coach Brian O’Connor knows the experience factor will play a role in keeping their hopes alive for their first baseball national championship.

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Government & Politics
4:00 am
Tue June 23, 2015

VA Lawmakers Weigh in on War

  Virginia lawmakers are trying to force Congress to debate the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria, but congressional leaders don’t seem to want the debate. 

There’s no debate that the U-S is at war. The Obama administration has asked Congress to approve its war authorization plan, yet party leaders have refused to make it a priority.

“It’s time for us to have this debate.”

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