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Marine police: Boat driver admits to consuming alcohol on day of crash
imageSteven Wayne Nixon, the driver of the boat that crashed into a channel marker on July 5 in the Rappahannock River, admitted to a Virginia Marine Police officer that he was drinking alcoholic beverages “intermittently” throughout the day of the crash, according to a search warrant filed in Gloucester County Circuit Court.
posted 07.15.2010

Planners nix proffer change
Proffers are often volunteered with rezoning applications to give assurances that certain conditions will be met. For example, the applicant may proffer to provide underground utilities, roads built to state standards or, as in the current case before the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors, a minimum square footage for houses.

posted 07.15.2010

New Tool for Hurricane Planning and Assessment
The U.S. Census Bureau, in cooperation with the National Weather Service, announces the launch of OnTheMap for Emergency Management: Hurricanes, a Web-based tool that provides real-time workforce information when a hurricane strikes land in the United States.

posted 07.13.2010

Gas hydrates subject of “hot” VIMS paper
A study of gas hydrates by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) is among the top 25 most-downloaded articles in the journal Marine Chemistry according to Science Direct™, an on-line database of the latest trends and developments in science.

posted 07.12.2010

CBF report: oysters are getting tougher naturally
A new Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) report finds that Chesapeake Bay oysters are developing natural resistance to the diseases that have so devastated the Bay’s oyster population in recent decades.


posted 07.12.2010

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