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Va. terror report cites state's colleges

NORFOLK, Va., April 26 (UPI) -- Colleges and universities in Virginia's Hampton Roads area are potential breeding grounds for terrorism, a state police report contends.

Navy faces resistance over landing strip

HAMPTON ROADS, Va., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy admiral says he is amazed at the level of distrust he gets from residents fighting a proposed landing strip in Virginia.

Va. leaders fight Navy carrier relocation

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Virginia civic leaders say they are concerned that the proposed relocation of an aircraft carrier by the U.S. Navy could cost the state thousands of jobs.

Study: Fort Monroe should become park land

HAMPTON, Va., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Fort Monroe should be converted into park land when the U.S. Army leaves the Virginia facility in two years, a citizen group's study says.

East Coast ships slow down for whales

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say, effective Tuesday, merchant ships off Virginia must slow down in order to cut down on collisions with migrating whales.
Kaine: Not interested in Cabinet post now

Kaine: Not interested in Cabinet post now

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine says he would not consider a Cabinet position before the end of his term in 2010.

Phony flier advises Dems to vote Nov. 5

HAMPTON ROADS, Va., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Virginia state officials are advising residents to disregard a phony state flier advising Democrats to vote on Nov. 5, a day after the actual election.

Virginia city holds big citizenship event

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- More than 440 men and women from 90 countries were sworn in as U.S. citizens in Virginia this week, officials said.

Virginia bay filled with cannonballs

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Military officials are openly firing away with information about what's in the water around Virginia's Fort Monroe.

Va. fire near containment after one injury

HAMPTON ROADS, Va., June 29 (UPI) -- The wildfire burning for three weeks near Hampton Roads, Va., was 90 percent under control, officials say.
Virginia governor opposes Navy move

Virginia governor opposes Navy move

NORFOLK, Va., June 3 (UPI) -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine says he sees no justification for the U.S. Navy's proposal to shift sailors and ships from Virginia to Florida.

TSA names new security head at Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va., May 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it has named a new federal security director for the Norfolk International Airport.

Former terror suspect on hunger strike

PORTSMOUTH, Va., April 23 (UPI) -- An ex-University of South Florida professor once suspected of financing terrorism is on a hunger strike and suicide watch in a Virginia jail, officials say.

Defense Focus: Subs vs. carriers -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- America's nuclear aircraft carriers have been sitting ducks for fast-attack submarines for the past 40 years.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Virginia 'abusive drivers' to get refunds

NORFOLK, Va., April 7 (UPI) -- The Virginia Supreme Court is sending out letters this week issuing refunds for such things as special drunken-driving fines, the court said.

Virginia state senator runs for AG

RICHMOND, Va., April 1 (UPI) -- Republican Virginia state Sen. Ken Cuccinelli says he plans to run for state attorney general.

Coast Guard chief says new C3 system ready

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen says its new communications system is now ready.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 9, 2008.
By United Press International

Virginia firefighters busy fighting blazes

SUFFOLK, Va., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Suffolk, Va., firefighters kept busy during the weekend, combating a series of wildfires brought on by gusting winds.

World demand pushes U.S. coal

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- An increased demand for coal worldwide is leading to a spike in demand from U.S. sources.

Attempts made to save whale

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Rescuers worked Wednesday to save a humpback whale entangled in fishing line in the Atlantic Ocean near North Carolina and Virginia.

GDIT wins USAF training contract

FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Information Technology has won a new contract to boost the U.S. Air Force simulations program.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Elvis poster worth $10,000 to collector ... Fla. show celebrates pigeons' finer points ... Clooney, Pitt irresistible even in wax ... Age is state of mind to Fla. barrel racer ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Elvis poster worth $10,000 to collector

NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A 42-year-old man who is trying to collect a poster from every concert Elvis Presley ever did has offered $10,000 for one from a 1956 concert in Norfolk, Va.

Vick house draws tourists

SURRY, Va., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The Surry County, Va., home that played host to former NFL star Michael Vick's illegal dogfighting operation has become a local tourist attraction.
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