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Virginia Beaches Temporarily Closed Due To Bacteria Levels

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Two West Ocean View beaches have been closed temporarily for having bacteria levels above state standards.
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Two West Ocean View beaches have been closed temporarily for having bacteria levels above state standards.

The Norfolk Department of Public Health has closed two West Ocean View beaches. Virginia Beach health officials are prohibiting wading and swimming along a mile-long stretch of beach betwen Rockbridge Road and Ocean View Avenue.

Beach closure advisories were issued Tuesday and Wednesday because testing by the Virginia Department of Health showed bacteria levels exceeded state water quality standards.

Bacteria on beaches can come from sewage runoff but can also occur naturally on decomposing seaweed for example. Health officials will continue testing the beach waters and will remove posted signs and notify the public when the bacteria levels meet state standards.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

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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