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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Police are investigating vandalism at the Albemarle County Republican headquarters. Someone threw bricks through the headquarter's windows, breaking three of them. The vandalism was discovered this morning.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) An age-old cash crop that has long been the center of public health debates could be used to help solve the nation's energy crisis. Tobacco is the latest in a series of sources such as switchgrass and algae being floated as possible biofuels.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) A derailed locomotive on a trestle in Chesapeake has leaked approximately 1,700 gallons of diesel fuel into the Intercoastal Waterway. The Coast Guard closed the waterway in the area after the locomotive derailed at around 5 a.m. today. The spill was contained several hours later and cleanup was expected to continue through the weekend.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Eric Borenstein has been hired as executive director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The 57-year-old Borenstein replaces Carla Johnson, who resigned in September. Borenstein will take over the position in July.

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