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TODAY

07/08/98- Updated 12:22 PM ET
The Nation's Homepage

Virginia

Tuesday, Feb. 2
Richmond - The Sierra Club, Campaign Virginia and Clean Water Action have endorsed Gov. Gilmore's plan to curb the flow of out-of-state garbage into Virginia. The legislation backed by Gilmore features a ban on garbage barges on state waterways and a cap on landfill growth.

Monday, Feb. 1
Harrisonburg The chicken industry generates $315 million in annual pay and benefits and 9,000 jobs in Rockingham County. But many of the waterways and wells have been polluted by poultry manure. The General Assembly has passed a bill to regulate the storage and use of poultry litter and Gov. Gilmore is expected to sign it.

Friday, Jan. 29
Richmond - During his monthly radio call-in show, Gov. Gilmore said it might be time for Virginia to join the rest of the states in allowing governors to serve two terms in a row. The Virginia Constitution prohibits governors from serving consecutive stints in office, but they can run again after leaving office.

Thursday, Jan. 28
Richmond - Virginia's most selective public universities favor black applicants over whites who score higher on standardized tests, says a study released by the Center for Equal Opportunity, a group opposed to affirmative action. The largest gap was at the College of William and Mary, it said.

Wednesday, Jan. 27
Chantilly - Rapid expansion by US Airways and United Airlines at Dulles International Airport may bring lower priced tickets, analysts say. US Airways is adding 19 daily flights to its 11 from Dulles to New York's La Guardia and Boston's Logan International airports. United Airlines will increase flights from Dulles more than 60% by May.



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