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October 7, 2001
The setting for last year's "Remember the Titans" film, about a racially integrated high school football team, is featured in a new 20-page booklet, "A Remarkable and Courageous Journey: A Guide to Alexandria's African American History." The booklet describes and maps more than 20 sites, including churches, private homes and African American neighborhoods in the Virginia city. Contact the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Assn., telephone (800) 388-9119, http://www.funside.com.
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April 17, 2010
Making the grade Re "A salute to a striver," April 9 Thank you for the beautiful article about Tyki Nelworth. I'm a 66-year-old, white, retired schoolteacher who was born and raised in Southern California. I got drafted during the Vietnam fiasco and joined the Air Force -- so, against my will, I'm a veteran also. Everything was made pretty easy for me by wonderful parents, brothers and sisters. For a kid to do what Nelworth has done with his life so far -- to overcome adversity and earn admittance and a scholarship to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point -- boggles my mind.
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NATIONAL
December 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
A recount Wednesday upheld Republican Bob McDonnell's narrow victory for attorney general in the closest statewide election in modern Virginia history. McDonnell gained 37 votes in the statewide recount. The final vote, certified Wednesday night by a three-judge panel of the Richmond Circuit Court, was 970,981 for McDonnell and 970,621 for Democrat Creigh Deeds, a 360-vote margin. Deeds had demanded the recount after the State Board of Elections certified McDonnell the winner of the Nov.
NEWS
November 27, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Democrat L. Douglas Wilder was certified today as the winner by a whisker--less than half a percentage point--of the closest governor's race in Virginia history. In official returns released by the State Board of Elections, Wilder received 897,139 votes to 890,285 for Republican J. Marshall Coleman out of nearly 1.8 million ballots cast, for a margin of 6,854 votes, or .38%. The unofficial returns from the Nov.
NATIONAL
December 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
A recount Wednesday upheld Republican Bob McDonnell's narrow victory for attorney general in the closest statewide election in modern Virginia history. McDonnell gained 37 votes in the statewide recount. The final vote, certified Wednesday night by a three-judge panel of the Richmond Circuit Court, was 970,981 for McDonnell and 970,621 for Democrat Creigh Deeds, a 360-vote margin. Deeds had demanded the recount after the State Board of Elections certified McDonnell the winner of the Nov.
NEWS
November 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
Republican J. Marshall Coleman said Wednesday that he intends to seek a recount of the closest governor's race in Virginia history, but Democrat L. Douglas Wilder was already relishing the historical dimensions of his apparent victory. "It starts coming home to you, something happened last night," Wilder said at a news conference the morning after he claimed victory as the nation's first black elected governor. Wilder was clinging to a lead of 5,500 votes out of more than 1.7 million cast.
NEWS
July 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Archeologists have found the site of a Colonial American theater that counted among its patrons George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Hallam Theater was one of the largest buildings in Williamsburg during Colonial times and was a defining part of its social life. The outline of the theater was discovered three weeks ago by staff of the Colonial Williamsburg historic site.
SPORTS
October 16, 2005 | From Associated Press
Marques Hagans threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns and Connor Hughes kicked four field goals to help Virginia recapture a bit of its history by holding on to beat No. 4 Florida State, 26-21, Saturday night. The Cavaliers (4-2, 2-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference) stopped the Seminoles near midfield with 3 1/2 minutes left to force a punt.
OPINION
April 17, 2010
Making the grade Re "A salute to a striver," April 9 Thank you for the beautiful article about Tyki Nelworth. I'm a 66-year-old, white, retired schoolteacher who was born and raised in Southern California. I got drafted during the Vietnam fiasco and joined the Air Force -- so, against my will, I'm a veteran also. Everything was made pretty easy for me by wonderful parents, brothers and sisters. For a kid to do what Nelworth has done with his life so far -- to overcome adversity and earn admittance and a scholarship to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point -- boggles my mind.
SPORTS
October 16, 2005 | From Associated Press
Marques Hagans threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns and Connor Hughes kicked four field goals to help Virginia recapture a bit of its history by holding on to beat No. 4 Florida State, 26-21, Saturday night. The Cavaliers (4-2, 2-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference) stopped the Seminoles near midfield with 3 1/2 minutes left to force a punt.
TRAVEL
October 7, 2001
The setting for last year's "Remember the Titans" film, about a racially integrated high school football team, is featured in a new 20-page booklet, "A Remarkable and Courageous Journey: A Guide to Alexandria's African American History." The booklet describes and maps more than 20 sites, including churches, private homes and African American neighborhoods in the Virginia city. Contact the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Assn., telephone (800) 388-9119, http://www.funside.com.
NEWS
January 14, 2001 | LISA REIN, WASHINGTON POST
Somewhere beneath the dirty squares of white and brown linoleum, wooden floorboards were laid in this room, cut from the forest of hardwood trees that still towers on the land outside. Behind one wall of cracked plaster, the frame of a door built 250 years ago survives intact. With its dirty walls and exposed pipes and a lone lightbulb hanging from the ceiling, the 19-by-24-foot space seems more the stuff of tenements than presidential estates.
NEWS
July 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Archeologists have found the site of a Colonial American theater that counted among its patrons George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Hallam Theater was one of the largest buildings in Williamsburg during Colonial times and was a defining part of its social life. The outline of the theater was discovered three weeks ago by staff of the Colonial Williamsburg historic site.
NEWS
November 27, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Democrat L. Douglas Wilder was certified today as the winner by a whisker--less than half a percentage point--of the closest governor's race in Virginia history. In official returns released by the State Board of Elections, Wilder received 897,139 votes to 890,285 for Republican J. Marshall Coleman out of nearly 1.8 million ballots cast, for a margin of 6,854 votes, or .38%. The unofficial returns from the Nov.
NEWS
January 14, 2001 | LISA REIN, WASHINGTON POST
Somewhere beneath the dirty squares of white and brown linoleum, wooden floorboards were laid in this room, cut from the forest of hardwood trees that still towers on the land outside. Behind one wall of cracked plaster, the frame of a door built 250 years ago survives intact. With its dirty walls and exposed pipes and a lone lightbulb hanging from the ceiling, the 19-by-24-foot space seems more the stuff of tenements than presidential estates.
SPORTS
June 24, 1989
Terry Holland, the winningest basketball coach in Virginia history, was named athletic director at Davidson College, his alma mater. He will begin at Davidson on May 1, 1990, after coaching Virginia again in the 1989-90 season. Holland, 47, said he would lose money with his new one-year contract because of the loss of shoe, television and radio deals. Holland, who played at Davidson in 1962-1964 and coached there from 1969-1974, indicated he had no interest in the dual role of coach and athletic director at Davidson.
NEWS
November 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
Republican J. Marshall Coleman said Wednesday that he intends to seek a recount of the closest governor's race in Virginia history, but Democrat L. Douglas Wilder was already relishing the historical dimensions of his apparent victory. "It starts coming home to you, something happened last night," Wilder said at a news conference the morning after he claimed victory as the nation's first black elected governor. Wilder was clinging to a lead of 5,500 votes out of more than 1.7 million cast.
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