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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia Tech is now notifying parents when students under 21 are disciplined for alcohol- and drug-related violations. The university adopted the police last month after many parental requests. Previously, parents were notified of violations only after a second offense.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) Newport News officials are apologizing to residents who received early morning automated calls about a recycling change. City officials haven't determined how many residents received the calls shortly after midnight or what caused the glitch.

DENDRON, Va. (AP) The Dendron Town Council has approved zoning changes necessary for Old Dominion Electric Cooperative to build what could become Virginia's largest coal-fired power plant. The council's decision came late yesterday on a tie-breaking vote cast by the mayor.

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In 'Porcelain,' Moby Searches For Validation And Finds Unlikely Success

The electronic musician's new memoir traces his journey from Connecticut suburbs to New York City raves. It's a tale of dance clubs, DJs and Manhattan in the 1990s full of self-deprecating humor.
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To Survive The Bust Cycle, Farmers Go Back To Business-School Basics

Farming is entering its third year on the bust side of the cycle. Major crop prices are low, while expenses like seed, fertilizer and land remain high. That means getting creative to succeed.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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