VIRGINIA BEACHIt's been more than three years since former Washington Redskins safety Curtis Jordan was accused of brutally beating and choking his girlfriend during an argument, leaving her in a pool of blood in her beachfront home.Jordan, who had just turned 61 and was staying at his Virginia Beach home at the time, was charged with malicious wounding a few weeks after the Jan. 2, 2015 incident. He was arrested, then quickly released on bond.Since then, the case has languished in the city's Circuit Court, with the trial repeatedly postponed. Dozens of motions, orders and subpoenas have been filed in the meantime, creating a mountain of paperwork.Jordan has been allowed to travel extensively while out on bond. He's made trips to England, Scotland, Italy and Mexico, as well as multiple excursions to Florida, Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area over the past three years, according to documents in his court file. Most of his stays were in 4- and 5-star hotels.While the criminal case … [Read more...] about Civil trial set to begin Tuesday for former Redskins player accused of beating and choking girlfriend
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POLITICS 05/01/2018 05:33 am ET The price Democrats will have to pay for expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is a work requirement for beneficiaries. By Jeffrey Young Virginia’s Republican-led legislature is on the verge of doing something that would’ve been almost unthinkable just a year ago: approving legislation that would use money from the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid to as many as 400,000 people. That coverage expansion would come at a price for Democratic legislators, progressive activists and low-income Virginians, however. Any Medicaid expansion bill that makes it out of the General Assembly will carry with it new work requirements for Medicaid enrollees, a priority for the GOP at large and for President Donald Trump’s administration. Democrats in the Virginia legislature have tried in vain for six years to persuade their GOP counterparts that accepting federal dollars to extend Medicaid coverage to poor adults is the … [Read more...] about Virginia Is On The Verge Of Giving Health Coverage To 400,000, But There’s A Catch
Terry L. Meyers began planting the seeds of discovery about a dozen years ago at the College of William & Mary, after learning that the Williamsburg campus housed a school for free and enslaved blacks — including two students enslaved by the college.“Slavery to me had always been somewhat abstract,” Meyers, professor emeritus of English at W&M, recalled Monday. “When I came across the names of Adam and Fanny, it was almost like an electric shock: I worked for an institution that had owned people.”Today, slavery is far less abstract at William & Mary.Its board of visitors — at the behest of President Taylor Reveley — acknowledged Friday that W&M “enslaved people, exploited them and their labor, and perpetuated the legacies of racial discrimination,” and issued an apology.The board also extended “The Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation,” established by the board in April 2009 to deepen the … [Read more...] about Williams: William & Mary has apologized for its history of slavery and discrimination. Here’s why that matters.
NORFOLKState Sen. Frank Wagner has attended Old Dominion football games as a real fan – his seat was in the stands, not in the luxury suites. So he's experienced what most ODU fans have endured at Foreman Field: knees in the back, long lines at concession stands and those awful portable potties."Never a pleasant experience," Wagner said of the mobile johns. That's one of the reasons the Republican from Virginia Beach said he supports Old Dominion's recent request to spend $10 million more of its own money to renovate Foreman Field. The request, made months by ODU to the General Assembly, was revealed in a story last week by Virginian-Pilot sports writer Ed Miller. Wagner calls the upgrade modest, and he's right. ODU's plans are both smart and reasonable. The renovation won't build a Taj Mahal, or anything approaching stadiums at Virginia Tech or Virginia.Instead, nearly all of $65 million will go to upgrade basic fan amenities. As Wagner described … [Read more...] about ODU’s plans for an expanded Foreman Field appear to be smart and reasonable
News / UK and world by Press Association April 23, 2018, 4:13 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby boy has left the royal family and the Middletons “delighted”, Kensington Palace has said. Mother and baby are “both doing well” after the infant prince was born at 11.01am, weighing 8lb 7oz. The baby’s sex was a surprise to William and Kate, who chose not to find out what they were having. Prime Minister Theresa May led the messages of support for the couple, saying: “My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby boy. “I wish them great happiness for the future.” The new prince of Cambridge is fifth in line to the throne and a younger sibling to Prince George and Princess Charlotte. He was born more than five hours after the duchess was driven to the private maternity wing of St … [Read more...] about Royals and Middletons ‘delighted’ by birth of William and Kate’s baby son