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UVA looking to supply land for affordable housing

“The landscape is full of people working on this issue already, and we want to find a way to fit into the landscape,” UVA President Jim Ryan said.

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UVa researcher says central information system needed before next pandemic

Quick access to accurate information could save lives

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Descendants' emotions run high at dedication of UVa's Memorial to Enslaved Laborers

“Our work has made great strides in creating a new university public memory that unflinchingly acknowledges the horrors of human bondage, while honoring the humanity of the enslaved.” 

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PHOTOS: Moment of silence for Inaugural Descendants Day

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Ruling clears way for removal of Charlottesville's Confederate statues

Thursday's Supreme Court of Virginia ruling said in part that a previous law preventing the removal of war monuments did not apply to statues erected before 1997.

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Virginia football team opened spring practice, aware of potential virus impacts

Bronco Mendenhall and his staff know they need to stress the importance of COVID-19 protocols as a state of normalcy creeps closer. Safely holding every spring practice carries significant importance.

Sports

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Sports TV listings for Sunday May 9

Sporting events on TV on Sunday:

Quintana expected to start as Los Angeles hosts Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Dodgers (18-16, second in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (14-18, fifth in the AL West)

Pirates look to end 3-game slide against Cubs

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Pittsburgh Pirates (13-19, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (17-16, third in the NL Central)

Indians face Reds, aim to build on Civale's strong outing

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Cincinnati Reds (15-16, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (18-14, second in the AL Central)

Business

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Long-haul carrier Emirates to ship aid for free into India

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates will begin shipping aid from the World Health Organization and other groups into India for free to help fight a crushing outbreak of the coronavirus, the airline said Sunday.

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2 Social Security Modifications I'm Including in My Retirement Planning

Planning for Social Security changes can help you stay in control of how you will live in retirement.

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Crush Your Retirement Goals With These 3 Moves

Your dream retirement is waiting. Go after it.

A&E

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A CD potpourri

“Discs of Encouragement: an Interactive Art Sculpture” is a public art project at the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center that aims…

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Vax Live concert raises $302 million, exceeds vaccine goal

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Global Citizen fundraising concert advocating the importance of vaccine equity has pulled in $302 million, exceeding the goal for the organization’s campaign.

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Elon Musk shows humility and hubris as 'SNL' host

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Elon Musk showed a combination of humility and hubris as he opened his highly anticipated hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live.”

Life

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Pet of the Week

Pulaski County Animal Control has several cats at the shelter that are looking for barn homes! They most likely won’t let you pet them, but…

Today in History — May 9

Today is Sunday, May 9, the 129th day of 2021. There are 236 days left in the year. This is Mother's Day.

Birthdays – May 9

Actor-turned-politician Glenda Jackson is 85. Guitarist Sonny Curtis of Buddy Holly and The Crickets is 84. Producer-director James L. Brooks is 84. Singer Tommy Roe is 79. Singer-guitarist Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco) is 77. Singer Clint Holmes is 75. Actor Candice Bergen is 75. Actor Anthony Higgins ("Raiders of the Lost Ark") is 74. Musician Billy Joel is 72. Bassist Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick is 71. Actor Alley Mills ("The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Wonder Years") is 70. Actor Amy Hill ("Magnum P.I.") is 68. Actor Wendy Crewson ("Revenge") is 65. Actor John Corbett ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Northern Exposure") is 60. Singer David Gahan of Depeche Mode is 59. Actor Sonja Sohn ("Body of Proof," "The Wire") is 57. Rapper Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan is 51. Guitarist Mike Myerson of Heartland is 50. Actor Chris Diamantopoulos ("Episodes," "24") is 46. Singer Tamia is 46. Trombonist Dan Regan of Reel Big Fish is 44. Singer Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan is 42. Actor Rosario Dawson is 42. Musician Andrew W.K. is 42. Actor Rachel Boston ("Witches of East End," "In Plain Sight," "American Dreams") is 39. TV personality Audrina Patridge ("The Hills") is 36. Actor Grace Gummer ("American Horror Story," "The Newsroom") is 35.

Opinion

Stop COVID-19

Last week President Biden set the goal of 70% of the population in the United States to be vaccinated by July 4th.

Letter: Lounge is sharp contrast to "lunch pail" mentality

Despite what University of Virginia fans think, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg is a special place.

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Boucher and Terry: Rasoul is a reason to hope for truth, balance

Virginia’s Democratic voters have a difficult task in choosing a lieutenant governor in June’s primary.

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Editorial: Census numbers are a warning sign

When the Census Bureau recently released the state-by-state population counts from the 2020 census, the headlines naturally were about whic…

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Boucher and Terry: Rasoul is a reason to hope for truth, balance

Virginia’s Democratic voters have a difficult task in choosing a lieutenant governor in June’s primary.

Events

May
9

Blacksburg Meditation Group

When:
Where: 205 Washington St. SW
Cost: Free
May
10

ON HOLD INDEFINITELY: Riverside Rhythm Chorus

When:
Where: Blacksburg Joba Design Office
Cost: $15 per month after first three free visits
May
11

The Comedy Lab

When:
Where: Shishka
Cost: Free
May
12

TOPS Meeting

When:
Where: Belmont Christian Church
Cost: $32 international yearly dues plus small chapter dues
May
12

MEETING VIA ZOOM: St. Mary's Prayer & Support Group

When:
Where: St. Mary's Catholic Church
Cost: Free
May
13

TOPS Meeting

When:
Where: Blacksburg United Methodist Church Annex
Cost: $32/year national membership dues, plus small local chapter dues
May
13

NRV Recovery Dharma

When:
Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Cost: Free
May
16

Blacksburg Meditation Group

When:
Where: 205 Washington St. SW
Cost: Free
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