Page Sheriff’s Office adjusts to a new reality

Following the early morning Oct. 23rd arrest of Page County, VA Sheriff Daniel W. Presgraves on 22 counts that could yield up to 304 years in prison and up to $2 million in fines if convicted, one might assume that the department the popular 46 year-old Sheriff has led since 2000 might be in disarray.

But that is not the case according to the man tasked with running the sheriff’s office while Presgraves is prohibited from doing so by a no-nonsense federal judge in Charlottesville.

Read entire article free in Warren County Report.

Published in: on October 31, 2008 at 6:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

Free complete print edition: Early November, 2008

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Fake Flyer in Virginia Tells Dems to Vote Nov. 5

With less than a week to go before voters are expected to head to the polls in record numbers, a bogus flyer directing Republicans to vote Nov. 4 and Democrats to vote Nov. 5 has surfaced in Virginia. The state’s Board of Elections said the fake has been distributed in Hampton, Newport News, Virginia Beach and Norfolk, sounding louder alarms of voter fraud and intimidation across the nation.

View fake flyer.

Published in: on October 30, 2008 at 5:26 am  Leave a Comment  

Former Va. Gov. Doug Wilder Asks Kaine to Extend Polling Hours

Richmond Mayor L. Douglas Wilder asked Gov. Timothy M. Kaine on Wednesday to extend polling hours on Election Day.

Wilder, a former governor, requested that polls remain open for three extra hours to 10 p.m. in certain areas of the state where historic levels of voter turnout are expected.

Published in: on October 30, 2008 at 5:23 am  Leave a Comment  

Watch: Obama 30 minute Infomercial (VIDEO)

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Google Settles Publishers’ Lawsuit Over Book Offerings

Search engine giant Google yesterday announced that it had settled a pair of lawsuits that accused the company of copyright infringement, signaling a new chapter in how books could be read and purchased online.

Google said it would pay $125 million to end a fight with the Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild, which had filed lawsuits after Google began scanning millions of works to the Web four years ago.

Published in: on October 29, 2008 at 7:36 am  Leave a Comment  

AP EXCLUSIVE: Obama ahead or tied in 8 key states

[WCR note: In our opinion this AP poll is seriously flawed in that it solely contacted voters who had land-line telephones. That is a tainted sample. The end result would be the same since it shows Obama as probably winning but this poll most likely underestimates the support for Sen. Obama since support for Sen. McCain is greater among traditional land-line phone users who would tend to be older and better off.]

Barack Obama, gunning for a national landslide, now leads in four states won by President Bush in 2004 and is essentially tied with John McCain in two other Republican red states, according to new AP-GfK battleground polling.

The results help explain why the Democrat is pressing his money and manpower advantages in a slew of traditionally GOP states, hoping not just for a win but a transcendent victory that remakes the nation’s political map. McCain is scrambling to defend states where he wouldn’t even be campaigning if the race were closer.

Published in: on October 29, 2008 at 6:53 am  Leave a Comment  

Parts Of Virginia See First Snow Of Season

ABINGDON, Va. – Three days before Halloween, residents here and in much of Southwest Virginia woke to a winter wonderland blanketed with the first snow of the season.

While Tuesday’s morning’s early season snow might have been a surprise to some after recent mild winters, weather forecasters and farmers said snow in late October is not unusual for the Mountain Empire.

Published in: on October 29, 2008 at 1:43 am  Leave a Comment  

Is surfing the Internet altering your brain?

The Internet is not just changing the way people live but altering the way our brains work with a neuroscientist arguing this is an evolutionary change which will put the tech-savvy at the top of the new social order.

Gary Small, a neuroscientist at UCLA in California who specializes in brain function, has found through studies that Internet searching and text messaging has made brains more adept at filtering information and making snap decisions.

Published in: on October 28, 2008 at 11:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

Virginia settles military absentee ballot dispute

Issue settled. All absentee ballots filed by military personnel will be valid and counted using federal rules, not a contradictory Virginia law.

The Virginia Board of Elections announced the decision Tuesday, after some guidance from State Attorney General Robert McDonnell.

Published in: on October 28, 2008 at 6:23 pm  Comments (1)  
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