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Replay: Leaded Gasoline and Big Business: A Poisonous Combination

In the early 1920s, scientists working for General Motors made a discovery they believed could eliminate the engine knock that plagued early automobiles. By adding lead to gasoline, they were …

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Power Play – Deregulating the Old Dominion

California’s decision to deregulate the energy industry plunged the state into a near crisis situation, with blackouts becoming alarmingly common. Now, with Virginia poised to follow California’s lead and loosen …

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Take This Job and Love It

Before you take a job, figure out whether you’ll be entering a healthy workplace. Management professor Pamela Hopkins (Mary Washington) and psychologist Paul Stepanovich (Old Dominion University) offer a list of vital signs prospective …

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Leaded Gasoline and Big Business: A Poisonous Combination

In the early 1920s, scientists working for General Motors made a discovery they believed could eliminate the engine knock that plagued early automobiles. By adding lead to gasoline, they were …

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The Hot Seat: The Allen-Robb Race

While few question which candidate will take Virginia in the Presidential race, many are wondering who will next occupy one of Virginia’s seats in the U.S. Senate. Political scientist Larry Sabato …

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African-American Fortunes and Misfortunes

African-American hospitals have been major caregivers in black communities for most of this century.  Yet, their continued existence in the 21st century is in doubt.  Cassandra Newby-Alexander (Norfolk State University) is …

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Politics in the Old Dominion

We look at the significance of the Nov. 2nd vote—an election that some predict will result in Republican domination of Virginia politics. Why is politics in the Old Dominion described …

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The Bill of Rights – Unframed

The U.S. Bill of Rights was drafted over two centuries ago to protect individuals from tyranny and oppression. Its framers painstakingly shaped the Bill’s language to encompass a broad sphere …

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Whither Tobacco and the Family Farm?

Increased concerns about the health effects of smoking have some labeling tobacco the “killer weed.” Carole Cramer (Virginia Tech) sees some good in the golden leaf. She discusses her research on combining …

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Can You Believe It? Eyewitness Testimony and Juries

Our judicial system is predicated on the notion we may be tried by a jury of our peers. But some worry that we’ve strayed too far from that fundamental notion …

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Here a Weapon, There a Weapon – Weapons Proliferation in the ’90s

While the end of the Cold War may have put a stop to the Soviet-U.S. arms race, elsewhere in the world nations continue to stockpile weapons.Wayne Lesperance (Christopher Newport University) and Tom …

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Election ’98: Searching for the Ideal Candidate

In the wake of Lewinsky and Starr, pundits discuss the Congressional elections and the “Ideal Politician of the 21st Century.” Also: A look at Virginia political dynasties with analysts Bob Holsworth …