Chris Graham: I feel ya, Mr. Met

Chris Graham: I feel ya, Mr. Met

mr metMr. Met, the baseball-domed mascot for the New York Mets, and the subject of a new book by former Mr. Met AJ Mass, was informed by the Secret Service in 1997 at a baseball game attended by President Bill Clinton that if he approached the president, “we go for the kill shot.”

It was April 15, 1997, the 50th anniversary of the day that Jackie Robinson broke the baseballcolor barrier with his debut…

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Fort Pickett chosen as site for embassy security training center

Fort Pickett chosen as site for embassy security training center

congressU.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine along with Reps. Randy Forbes and Robert Hurt applauded today’s announcement that Fort Pickett will be the location for a new Foreign Affairs Security Training Center to train U.S. diplomatic and government personnel assigned to high-threat posts around the world.

After a multi-year exhaustive search for the best site, the Administration has determined Fort…

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Richmond Flying Squirrels edge Altoona, 2-1

Richmond Flying Squirrels edge Altoona, 2-1

richmond-squirrelsThe Richmond Flying Squirrels (9-5) needed just two unearned runs to claim a, 2-1, victory over the Altoona Curve (4-8) at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Thursday night.  It marked the fourth consecutive win for Richmond over the Curve.

After two scoreless innings, the Squirrels opened the scoring with two runs in the third inning.  It marked the eighth consecutive road game in which the Squirrels…

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Jenn Vervier: Clean water is key to business success

Jenn Vervier: Clean water is key to business success

earth-newOur company depends on clean water for our success. That’s why we’re pleased that the environmental protection agency (EPA) issued new draft rules for enforcement of the Clean Water Act last month. Since the Supreme Courthanded down decisions in 2001 and 2006, enforcement of the Clean Water Act’s provisions has become incredibly complex, leaving businesses and consumers without clarity. This…

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Randy Forbes: Where Main Street still exists

Randy Forbes: Where Main Street still exists

randy forbesOn the drive down Rt. 460 from Chesterfield County to Chesapeake, the space between homes lengthens, the silhouettes of shopping malls and restaurants fade to grassland, and the stretch of roadway between towns is dotted with family farms. The same is true as you travel along Rt. 60 to Powhatan, or drive north on Rt. 360 to Amelia Court House. These small localities make up the rural communities…

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