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FL Pastor Cancels Plans to Burn Qurans

Updated: 09/09/2010 - The pastor of a Florida church is adament that he was promised that officials planning an Islamic center near Ground Zero in New York would move it if he canceled his plans to burn Qurans on September 11.

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Hand Sanitizers Not as Helpful as First Thought

Updated: 09/14/2010 - A team of researchers found in a nationwide study that alcohol-based hand disinfectants fail to significantly reduce the frequency of infection from either the rhinovirus or the influenza virus.

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Help Preserve Trees Native to the Commonwealth

Posted: 09/09/2010 - Virginians can help preserve native tree species by collecting acorns and seeds from nine species and delivering them to the nearest office of the Virginia Department of Forestry.

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Local Muslims Unite for Religious Tolerance

Updated: 09/09/2010 - While the Muslim community in Harrisonburg makes up a small percentage of the population, recent headlines from around the country have made it important for them to come together.

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Burning Quran an al-Qaida "Recruitment Bonanza"

Updated: 09/09/2010 - President Barack Obama is exhorting a Florida minister to "listen to those better angels" and call off his plan to engage in a Quran-burning protest this weekend.

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Discussing Reactions to Mosque Debate

Posted: 09/09/2010 - New York's governor says the imam behind the proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero has offered an "opening" with his latest comments about the debate.

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Seeking to Resume Texas Hold'em Games in VA City

Posted: 09/09/2010 - A poker hall owner who wants to resume hosting Texas Hold 'em games is going to court to challenge the local prosecutor's decision to squelch the activity.

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Clinton: Plans to Burn Quran Do Not Represent America

Posted: 09/08/2010 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says plans by a small church in Florida to burn the Muslim holy book are "outrageous," and "aberrational" and do not represent America.

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Red Flag Warning Because of Fire Risk

Updated: 09/08/2010 - Current weather conditions have made it easy for fires to start and there have been several severe ones this week.

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West End Fire Station Debate

Updated: 09/08/2010 - Waynesboro residents voted for it, but plans to build another fire station in the city have sat for two years with no action.

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Calling to Extend Tax Cuts for the Middle Class

Posted: 09/08/2010 - President Barack Obama says it's time to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class, but the nation can't afford the Republican approach of extending tax cuts for the wealthy as well.

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Bolling Announces Special Food Drive on Saturday

Posted: 09/08/2010 - Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling announced Tuesday that Virginians can make a difference by joining the AARP, Ruritans and Federation of Virginia Food Banks in supporting a community food drive this weekend.

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Two WV Students Hospitalized by Spice

Posted: 09/08/2010 - Wyoming County's prosecutor is warning students and parents about the potential danger of a product that mimics marijuana's effects after at least two students who used it were hospitalized.

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Harrisonburg-Rockingham United Way Kickoff

Updated: 09/08/2010 - The United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County started its 2010-2011 contribution campaign Wednesday and set a goal of $1.4 million.

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