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Daily Bacon's | November 3, 2009

Today’s Topics


When heroin hits home | The Washington Post

The tall young man with the square jaw and the mop of dark brown hair held the phone pressed against his ear. He didn’t know what to do.

When can Virginia State Troopers engage in a chase? | WTVR

VSP sends CBS 6 its pursuit policy.


After identity tangle at the DMV, she’ll keep her vote to herself today | The Washington Post

For the first time in about 70 years, the Republicans won’t be getting Jean Earley’s vote today.

Virginia guards against H1N1 at polls | The Washington Examiner

Election officials have sent out more than 2,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to Virginia localities in the hopes to controlling the spread of the H1N1 flu virus at the polls Tuesday.

Union: Bush to blame for poor VRE, rail service | Inside Nova

A railroad operators union representing Amtrak employees said the Bush administration is partly to blame for poor service on Virginia Railway Express.

VDOT: Advance Mills bridge ready by end of the year | The Daily Progress

The new Advance Mills bridge is scheduled to be open to traffic by the end of the year, one month later than originally planned, the Virginia Department of Transportation announced Monday.


Midlothian-based Bank of Virginia to enter written agreement with regulators | The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Bank of Virginia expects to enter into a written agreement with the Federal Reserve Bank in the current fourth quarter to improve its capital levels.


Dominion Resources says it’s culling reactor builders | The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Dominion Resources Inc. has winnowed down the number of potential builders for its proposed third nuclear reactor at the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County. “We are narrowing down the list,” said Dominion spokesman Chet Wade, “and we expect to make a decision in the next two quarters.”


Richmond charter school still working on details | The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Hurdles remain as the opening of Richmond’s first public charter school nears.

Campo voted in as Regent’s next president | The Virginia Pilot

Carlos Campo, Regent University’s vice president for academic affairs, will succeed founder Pat Robertson as the school’s next president in 2010.

Norfolk principal among 8 selected for national award | The Virginia Pilot

A Norfolk elementary school principal is among eight public school educators selected for a national school leadership award, federal officials announced today.


Big changes to Richmond’s charter put on hold | The Richmond Times-Dispatch

The city of Richmond won’t ask the next General Assembly to fix some of the issues in the city charter that were at the root of clashes between then-Mayor L. Douglas Wilder and City Council.

City accepts land donation | The Daily Progress

The City Council on Monday unanimously accepted a land donation that will expand one Charlottesville park, the largest such contribution made to the city in more than three decades.

Fake IDs a real concern | The Roanoke Times

Josh Stevens raised his eyebrows as he glanced at the ID.

Ex-officer’s case against Strasburg, officials is tossed | NV Daily

HARRISONBURG — A lawsuit filed by a fired police officer against the town of Strasburg and its police chief has been thrown out by a U.S. District Court judge.

Jury grants $9 million judgment to Campbell mobile home park owners | The News & Advance

RUSTBURG — A jury has granted a $9 million judgment in favor of the owners of a Campbell County manufactured home park who sued the county claiming the landfill next door polluted their drinking water and made their land and business unsellable.

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