Unlock the Jeffersonian Dream for Virginia

  • February 28, 2007

Will The General Assembly Unlock the Jeffersonian Dream for Virginia To Become A Leader in the American Wine Industry? Official Virginia Wine Lover – February 2007 Newsletter – By Philip Carter Strother & Robert Jackson Allen For nearly 400 years, Virginia has been recognized as having an ideal climate and environment for viticulture. In 1608, Virginia became North America’s first wine producing state. However, despite the best efforts of the colonists and founding fathers...

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We are Stewards of a Special Land

  • December 28, 2006

Fauquier Times-Democrat – December 20, 2006 by Philip Carter Strother I write today to express my deepest concerns about the 500,000-volt transmission line that Dominion Virginia Power proposes to erect across the Virginia Piedmont. I can’t remember the first time that the Virginia Piedmont got hold of my thoughts. My first memories are the family travels into the northern Piedmont from our house in the Washington, D.C. suburbs to visit our grandfather at our family’s historic ...

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Judging Autism

  • September 28, 2006

Parents of autistic children win two important lawsuits against local school systems. Is Virginia ready for the fallout?By Brandon Walters James Peterson has autism, a developmental disability that significantly impedes a child’s capacity to communicate, talk and socially interact with others. In late August, U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne ruled that Peterson didn’t receive what federal law entitles every child under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: a free and ap...

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