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York’s Mock Rape Trial Produces Surprising Verdict

Just like a real trial: Citizens portraying players in a rape trial make their cases in front of the judge. An unscripted jury found that even during a mock trial,…

Swine Flu Hits UD Baseball, Lax Still Here to Play

NEWARK, DELAWARE — The swine flu outbreak’s effect at the University of Delaware has extended to athletics, as a baseball player’s illness caused UD to cancel this weekend’s three-game series…

Encouraging News on Bay Grasses

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s annual bay grass monitoring program shows that the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased by 18 percent last year, from 64,917 acres…

ABInbev to Cut Olympic Spending by Half

Anheuser-Busch InBev told General Electric Co.’s NBC that it plans to spend about half as much on its coming Olympic advertising package as it did on the previous one, according…

W.Y.D.: What You’ll Do, May 1-3

It’s a Thursday night. The weekend is looming large. You sit at the dinner table and ask your spouse, “So what do you want to do this weekend?” Here at…

Racimo con Brio: Magic in the Ghost Light

“33 Variations” presents a very interesting premise and a long overdue appearance on stage of actress Jane Fonda. Dual plot lines play out as a music scholar (Fonda) seeks to…

Kaine Calls Terror Report ‘Misleading’

The College of William and Mary administration aren’t the only ones who disagree with a report that paints the College and city of Williamsburg as a potential hotbed for domestic…

Lacking Votes to Pass, Candle Factory Off the Table

Open space behind the Candle Factory in Norge will remain undeveloped for now. A vote on the proposed Candle Factory development was expected at Tuesday’s James City County board of…

Tunnel Vision: A Few of My Favorite Things

Three months of driving to and from Norfolk has given me lots of material to write about, lots of things to complain about.…

City Urges W&M Frats to Mind Rules if Moving Off Campus

Fraternities can be sued if they move their houses off campus, Williamsburg Zoning Administrator Rodney Rhodes said last week in a letter sent to all on-campus fraternities.…

VDOT Cuts 230 Hourly Workers

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced Tuesday it had eliminated 230 more hourly employees, statewide, as part of a six-year $2.6 billion budget decrease.…

W&M Inclusion in Terror Report Shocks Administration

A recent report compiled by the Virginia Fusion Center, a division of the Virginia State Police, has raised concerns about the possibility of domestic terrorist activity at the College of…

Circulation Slides at Daily Press; Jobs Cut

Circulation continues its slide at the Peninsula’s daily print newspaper. The Tribune company-owned Daily Press posted a 12 percent loss in readership Monday through Saturday over last year; the bad…

Swine Flu Not Here, but State is Ready

The World Health Organization is calling the outbreak of a new strain of swine flu, a variation of an H1N1 virus, a public health emergency. According to the most recent…

Faster News in an Emergency

Help – and notification – will be on the way faster with the JCC emergency operations center upgrade. James City County’s Emergency Operations Center continues to upgrade and become more…

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