August 31, 2013 |
ATLANTA - Alabama's defense and special teams looked ready Saturday to become part of the first three-peat national title program in college football's modern era. Alabama's offense looked like it needed more time to think it over. "We just got to get better all the way around," quarterback AJ McCarron said. "First game. " So Alabama lost? Shoot no, the top-ranked Crimson Tide somewhat easily defeated Virginia Tech, 35-10, at the Georgia Dome. This Alabama collection isn't just playing for wins, however.
August 24, 2013
In Williamsburg, Va., we had very good food and drink at the Fireside Chophouse Bar & Grill. It's been family-owned for 40 years. They paid attention to detail, and the personal service was great. Fireside Chophouse, 1995 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, Va.; (757) 229-3310, http://www.firesidechophouse.com . Steaks from $19.99; children's menu. Ruth Mullen Thousand Oaks
August 15, 2013 |
A local West Virginia judge has been federally indicted on suspicion of using his bench to illegally frame the husband of his secretary, with whom he'd been having an affair, officials said Thursday. These are tough times for the political leadership of Mingo County, W.Va., which saw Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury indicted for conspiracy and manipulating a local grand jury on the same day the county's commissioner, David Baisden, was indicted for trying to extort a local tire shop.
August 15, 2013 |
Pirate wannabes, pirate speakers, wenches, heck, anyone with a striped shirt and a swagger, the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Va., desperately wants you -- about 15,000 of you, to be precise. The museum is gearing up to take a run at the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of pop-culture pirates. It aims to woo people far and wide to Pirates Pack the Park in Newport News on Sept. 21 in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day two days earlier. The record was set July 22, 2012, when the town of Hastings , England, persuaded 14,231 pirate-clad folks to invade the city.
August 8, 2013 |
Defensive back-receiver Jeff Farrar of Upland has committed to Virginia. Eric.email@example.com
August 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - California billionaire and clean energy philanthropist Thomas Steyer is spending $400,000 on television ads critical of Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, the latest effort by the former hedge-fund-manager-turned-environmental activist to inject climate change into statewide elections. Steyer's donation through his political action fund, NextGen Climate Action, helped widen distribution of a League of Conservation Voters ad against Cuccinelli from northern Virginia to Norfolk, Richmond and Charlottesville, starting Wednesday night.
July 12, 2013 |
Virginia Tuells and Ihosvanys Perez are your average married couple, except they take supporting each other to a whole other level. The two are circus performers who make up Duo Fusion, a hand-balancing act in "Built to Amaze," the new show from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey that opened Wednesday night at Staples Center in downtown L.A. Tuells, a native of Argentina, and Perez, who is from Cuba, met while working for a circus in Mexico nearly 10 years ago. In 2007, they caught the attention of Ringling Bros.
July 11, 2013 |
A lot of people who work in D.C. live in Virginia, so a scandal involving lavish gifts to that state's governor is an honorary Inside-the-Beltway story. But what's fascinating is that the largesse shown to Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family by a wealthy businessman doesn't seem to have gotten him much (if any) favored treatment by the state. We already knew that Johnnie Williams, the chief executive of dietary supplement manufacturer Star Scientific Inc., had spent $15,000 on catering for the wedding of one of McDonnell's daughters and had paid $6,500 for a Rolex watch presented to the governor by his wife.
July 6, 2013 |
West Virginia is frequently the butt of wisecracks, but it has a champion in Marsha Timpson. She is particularly fond of the people of McDowell County, where she lives, though she couldn't wait to get away when she was young. Other places, she thought, were bound to be more exciting. It would take her time to realize the potential and beauty of the place. Timpson, 59, who grew up in the tiny community of WarriorMine in a family full of coal miners, does not romanticize her state.
June 9, 2013 |
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 50 th anniversary restaging of Edward Albee's drama, was named best revival of a play at the 67th Tony Awards, presented Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall. Directed by Tony nominee Pam MacKinnon (“Clybourne Park”), the production starred Tracy Letts, Amy Morton, Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks caught in a night of barbs and booze. The show began previews at the Booth Theatre Sept. 27, 2012, and played 159 performances before wrapping its run March 3. PHOTOS: Tony top nominees and winners The other nominees this year in the category were "Golden Boy," "The Trip to Bountiful" and "Orphans.