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  • Jan. 3, 1995: Iverson fitting in as a freshman at Georgetown

    Four months into an improbable academic and athletic odyssey, Allen Iverson has apparently built a sturdy foundation at Georgetown University. ``This is where I want to be in my life right now,'' Iverson said Monday during his first interview since his...
  • Governor's Hoops Classic will be a holiday gift for state basketball fans

    RICHMOND — Gov. Bob McDonnell will never match predecessors Mark Warner and Doug Wilder for impact on sports, but the college basketball initiative he unveiled Wednesday carries exceptional promise for fans in Virginia. The Governor's Holiday Hoops...
  • Remembering Sept. 11: 'We didn't know what was afoot'

    Remembering Sept. 11: 'We didn't know what was afoot'
    Like many of his constituents, Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore was getting ready for work on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when he turned on the TV. One tower at the World Trade Center was on fire. People were panicking, speculating that an airplane had...
  • Obama and the 'Bradley effect'

    Obama and the 'Bradley effect'
    Today's topic: Some observers warn of the so-called Bradley effect and suggest that Obama may appear to be doing better than he really is. Others say young people are not being polled effectively because they're on cellphones and not listed. Any...
  • Coach makes a difference for many on Peninsula

    Coach makes a difference for many on Peninsula
    Larry Orie watched Mike Tomlin grow up. Saw him play youth sports. Attended his football games at Denbigh High and later at William and Mary. A close friend of Tomlin's parents since high school, Orie followed Tomlin's coaching career when he reached the...
  • Hampton native Steve James crafting "The Trial of Allen Iverson"

    Hampton native Steve James crafting "The Trial of Allen Iverson"
    As Allen Iverson's racially charged trial splintered the Peninsula 16 years ago, Hampton native Steve James was a half-continent away crafting one of the most acclaimed sports movies of recent times. Today he's close to completing a film on the events he...
  • Polls: How they look today

     
    It seems like we've reached a point where it's worth paying a little bit more attention to the polls. The most notable results show a somewhat durable McCain uptick (within 7) in Pennsylvania, a continuing close race in Virginia,......
  • Obama's Virginia campaign: Party calls

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail this evening, raising money and stirring up a rally for the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia - one of the long Republican-voting states that supported Obama's own election.......
  • Confederate History Month -- Virginia's new governor accused of racial insensitivity, political cynicism

     
    Reviving an observance that many thought had been buried eight years ago, Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared April "Confederate History Month" in Virginia. Maybe it's not like firing on Ft. Sumter, but it's close. One of two Republicans elected......
  • Yes, Virginia, there was slavery here

     
    by Mark Silva Virginia's governor was only trying to accentuate the positive. You know: The "sacrifices of the Confederate leaders, soldiers and citizens during the period of the Civil War,'' those good sons of the South who killed thousands of......
  • Obama: Slavery, Confederate history

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who became the first African American president with the help of the electoral votes of Virginia, suggested this week that any discussion of history and the Confederacy should include slavery -- and a sensitivity........
  • CBS 6 Video Vault 1991 (24 Clips)

    Our look back at 1991 begins with a glimpse of Richmond's nightlife - Grace Street style (06-03) . Back before the long arm of VCU was quite so long, the stretch of Grace Street between Harrison and Laurel was a big problem for Richmond police. Lots of...