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McDonnell Encourages Relationship Building In Virginia

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Gov. Bob McDonnell is encouraging Virginians to build relationships with small businesses in their community -- as part of the Commonwealth's Business Appreciation Week.
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Gov. Bob McDonnell is encouraging Virginians to build relationships with small businesses in their community -- as part of the Commonwealth's Business Appreciation Week.

He's also asking Virginians to continue building relationships with small businesses here at home -- as part of the Commonwealth's Business Appreciation Week.

McDonnell's spokesman, Tucker Martin, says small businesses have been hit especially hard by the economy and rising gas prices, and the only way they can recover is if citizens reinvest in them.

Although you may not work at your local grocery store, gas station, hardware store, or restaurant, your neighbor probably does, and by supporting them, you strengthen your own community, says Martin.

He also says supporting local innovative technologies may be the jump-start these businesses need to be competitive globally... and put Virginia on the map as an industry leader.

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Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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