March 14, 2011 |
President Obama, "heartbroken" by the unfolding tragedy in Japan, reiterated Monday that the United States stood ready to support its ally in the aftermath of Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. "The United States will continue to offer any assistance we can as Japan continues to recover from multiple disasters," Obama said. His remarks came at a Virginia middle school, the latest event in what the White House has called "Education Month. " The president used Monday’s event to call on Congress to reauthorize "No Child Left Behind" before the start of the next school year.
February 23, 2005 |
A former Virginia high school valedictorian held in a Saudi Arabian prison for 20 months was accused in federal court Tuesday of conspiring with Al Qaeda to assassinate President Bush. Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, 23, an American citizen, and at least 10 unidentified co-conspirators allegedly planned in 2002 and 2003 to kill Bush either by shooting him or by detonating a car bomb, according to an indictment released at a hearing before a U.S. magistrate judge in Alexandria, Va.
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August 16, 2003 |
Virginia Atty. Gen. Jerry W. Kilgore plans to appeal to the Supreme Court a case involving the Virginia Military Institute's dinnertime prayers after an evenly divided appellate court upheld its previous decision declaring the prayers unconstitutional. "These prayers are part of VMI's educational program and are precisely the kind of prayers recited in the United States military, on ships at sea each night, and before lunch" at the U.S. Naval Academy, Kilgore said.
May 7, 2002 |
Some southern West Virginia schools won't be able to reopen this year because of damage from last week's deadly floods, officials said Monday. Floods and mudslides caused by torrential rainfall were blamed for at least six deaths in West Virginia and two in Virginia. Six people were still missing Monday in West Virginia, and one man was unaccounted for in Kentucky. Damages continued to mount Monday as residents braced for more rain this week.
March 14, 1999 |
As California and other states press for better performance from public schools, they may soon discover a lesson that Virginia learned this year the hard way: If you raise academic expectations, prepare at first for failure. Virginia, like California, has adopted detailed new benchmarks for what students should know from grade to grade in English, mathematics, history and science. Here they call them "Standards of Learning."
June 16, 1998 |
A 14-year-old student opened fire with a pistol in the hallway of a high school Monday as students took final exams, wounding a basketball coach and a volunteer aide, police said. The injuries were not life-threatening, doctors said. Several students were in the hallway at the time of the shooting, and investigators believe one of them, not the coach or the aide, was the intended target, police said.