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  • Obama: 'We don't have moment to spare'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, summoning business leaders to the White House this morning to rally support for his $825-billion economic stimulus plan, made a public appeal for rapid congressional approval of the package. "When it comes to rebuilding...
  • Obama: Fatherhood and families

     
    by Mark Silva The president's day starts with a prayer and closes with a joke - but in between, the president will be promoting the "importance of fatherhood.'' President Barack Obama's public day starts at the Esperanza National Hispanic Prayer...

    Virginia Tech needs to move quickly in replacing Greenberg

    Virginia Tech needs to move quickly in replacing Greenberg
    Virginia Tech's most recent basketball coaching search lasted more than three weeks. The program can't afford a similar delay this time. Not to suggest athletic director Jim Weaver repeat his two-day quest of 1999. That appeared impulsive, and the...

    Gamble Rogers Folk Festival on tap this weekend in St. Augustine

     
    Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Loudon Wainwright III and Midwestern folk hero Greg Brown are among the featured acts at the 15th Annual Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, happening this weekend in St. Augustine. Per

    Top 50 folkies of the last 50 years, one man's list

     
    Rich Warren's 50 most significant singer-songwriters of folk in the last 50 years, in alphabetical order, as presented on last night's "Midnight Special" broadcast of WFMT-FM 98.7: 1. Ben Bedford (Lincoln’s Man) 2. Eric Bogle (And the Band Played...