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May 6, 2000 | From The Washington Post
Salim A. Khalfani was ushered into James S. Gilmore III's office for the first time two years ago, when he and other NAACP leaders paid a courtesy call on Virginia's new Republican governor at the state Capitol. "That dialogue continued," Khalfani recalled this week. "There wasn't a major need for another meeting." Until now.
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February 10, 2002 | ALLEN G. BREED, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Just beyond the Shoney's billboard, where the rumble of Interstate 95 meets the roar of the Rappahannock River, the canopy of poplar, oak and birch trees opens into a teardrop-shaped clearing. With wild turkeys and the occasional deer foraging in the winter wheat, it's a 35-acre sylvan oasis in a concrete-and-asphalt desert. "To me," says Chris Hornung, an engineer with the developer, Silver Companies, "it's a very dignified spot."
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February 10, 2002 | ALLEN G. BREED, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Just beyond the Shoney's billboard, where the rumble of Interstate 95 meets the roar of the Rappahannock River, the canopy of poplar, oak and birch trees opens into a teardrop-shaped clearing. With wild turkeys and the occasional deer foraging in the winter wheat, it's a 35-acre sylvan oasis in a concrete-and-asphalt desert. "To me," says Chris Hornung, an engineer with the developer, Silver Companies, "it's a very dignified spot."
NEWS
May 6, 2000 | From The Washington Post
Salim A. Khalfani was ushered into James S. Gilmore III's office for the first time two years ago, when he and other NAACP leaders paid a courtesy call on Virginia's new Republican governor at the state Capitol. "That dialogue continued," Khalfani recalled this week. "There wasn't a major need for another meeting." Until now.
TRAVEL
August 1, 2010 | By Beverly Beyette, Special to the Los Angeles Times
To the solo traveler, the four most annoying words in the English language may be "based on double occupancy." Although the travel industry prefers to think people travel two by two, solo travelers are not an inconsequential demographic. About 25% of all Americans who travel domestically or abroad do so alone, according to a 2009 survey by D.K. Shifflet & Associates, a Virginia-based tourism and travel research company. Norwegian Cruise Line made waves by offering 128 "studio" suites, designed mainly for one person, on its Epic, which debuted last month.
TRAVEL
January 20, 2002
The Virginia Tourism Corp. has produced its first guide to African American heritage and culture in that state. The 32-page booklet offers a brief history of African Americans in Virginia and describes more than 100 sites and attractions, including churches, cemeteries, museums, monuments and schools. An insert has a calendar of exhibits and other events. (888) 476- 8582, www.virginia.org.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
On the eve of the release of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell touted the bipartisan benefits of Virginia's budding film industry. "The increase in jobs and revenue from Virginia's film industry is encouraging and demonstrates the effectiveness of our state's incentive programs for film production," McDonnell said in a news conference at the historic Byrd Theatre in Richmond, Va., prior to a special screening of "Lincoln" hosted by the Virginia Film Office and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
TRAVEL
April 10, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO VIRGINIA'S CIVIL WAR SITES From LAX, nonstop service to Washington Dulles (in Virginia) is offered on United, American and Virgin America; direct service (stop, no change of plane) is offered on Southwest, and connecting service (change of plane) is offered on Southwest, Delta, America, US Airways and United. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $504. Richmond is about 110 miles south of Washington Dulles. Appomattox is about 95 miles southwest of Richmond.
TRAVEL
November 18, 2012
If you go THE BEST WAY TO RICHMOND, VA. From LAX, American, United, Delta and US Airways offer connecting service (change of plane) to Richmond. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $518. WHERE TO STAY Jefferson Hotel, 101 West Franklin St.; (804) 649-4750, http://www.jeffersonhotel.com . Rooms from $335 (discount packages available). Historic and elegant. Berkeley Hotel, 1200 E. Cary St., (804) 780-1300, http://www.berkeleyhotel.com . Weekend rates from $135.
TRAVEL
May 12, 2002
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. If requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, Montgomery, AL 36104; (800) 252-2262 or (334) 242-4169, fax (334) 242-4554, www.state.al.us. Alaska: Alaska Travel Industry Assn., Visitor Information Center, 2600 Cordova St., Suite 201, Anchorage, AK 99503-2745; (907) 929-2200 or (800) 862-5275, fax (907) 561-5727, www.travelalaska.com.
TRAVEL
February 1, 2004
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. If requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, Montgomery, AL 36104; (800) 252-2262 or (334) 242-1469, fax (334) 242-4554, www.touralabama.org. Alaska: Alaska Travel Industry Assn., Visitor Information Center, 2600 Cordova St., Anchorage, AK 99503; (800) 862-5275 or (907) 929-2200, fax (907) 561-5727, www.travelalaska.com.
TRAVEL
February 2, 2003
Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, Montgomery, AL 36104; (800) 252-2262, (334) 242-4169, fax (334) 242-4554, www.touralabama.org. Alaska: Alaska Travel Industry Assn., Visitor Information Center, 2600 Cordova St., Anchorage, AK 99503; (907) 929-2200, (800) 862-5275, fax (907) 561-5727, www.travelalaska.com. American Samoa: American Samoa Government Office, Tourism Information, 1427 Dillingham Blvd.
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