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    Followup: VIR's legendary fallen Oak Tree to be cloned by Virginia Tech
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    It was with heavy hearts that we reported on the natural felling of the Virginia International Raceway's Oak Tree in July. The 200-plus-year-old monument actually influenced the design of the track, leading to a tricky, double-apex, right-hander called Oak Tree Turn. Now, Road & Track is ...

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    Report: Virginia's Gov. McDonnell proposes elimination of gasoline tax
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    The assessment of a gas tax and the role it plays in a state's transportation and overall budgets has been a topic of discussion for a while, and Virginia state governor Bob McDonnell is the latest to offer up another way to secure more revenue from the state's residents to pay for their roads ...

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    Video: Truck driver lucky to survive grisly deer swinging escapade
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    A rock or a brick dropped from a bridge onto highway traffic below can do a massive amount of damage to cars, not to mention a fatal amount of damage to the people inside them. So how much more dangerous might a falling deer be? The image above tells the tale: as a truck driver on Interstate 295 ...

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    Report: Chevy dealer sells car for wrong price, apologizes after having buyer arrested
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    A Virginia man spent four hours in jail after purchasing a Chevrolet Traverse from Priority Chevrolet in Chesapeake, VA. The dealer's sales staff accidentally sold the SUV to Danny Sawyer for $5,600 less than they should have, and when Sawyer refused to sign a new, more expensive contract for the ...

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    Report: Drive for quieter pavement could lead to carpet-like roads
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    Road construction isn't usually something to get excited about, but what if those resurfacing projects were also making roads quieter? While increased traffic has turned some roads into aural nuisances, engineers are working to reduce tire noise by changing the design of pavement ...

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    Report: Federal court upholds forced entry stemming from DUI
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    The Supreme Court has long maintained that police can not forcibly enter someone's home without a warrant on the suspicion of driving under the influence, but a federal appeals court recently upheld a case in which a Virginia officer did just that. On October 3, 2004, Alan J. Cilman had dinner ...

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    Bugatti looking for a student intern to drive Veyrons, fetch dry cleaning
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    2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ah, to be in college again. The enlightenment. The drinking. The promiscuity. The million-dollar supercars. Wait, what? That's right. Bugatti is looking for a student intern at their office in Herndon, Virginia, to ...

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    REPORT: Virginia rankles motorists by closing half of all rest-stops amidst budget woes
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    Motorists traveling through Virginia take note: It's time to get used to crossing your legs just a wee bit tighter on long trips through the Old Dominion as the Virginia Department of Transportation has closed nearly half of all its interstate rest areas. The cited reason? Budgetary shortfalls... ...

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    Whither Suburbia? Virginia all but outlaws cul-de-sac construction in face of traffic costs
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    Virginia lawmakers are taking a metaphorical battering ram to suburban culs-de-sac, those little dead-end roundabouts that are almost all adorned with a yellow sign saying "No Outlet." Caught out by spiraling maintenance and development costs, the Washington Post reports that legislators are now ...

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    VA driver's licenses going black-and-white to thwart counterfeiters
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    To aid in the fight against counterfeiting, Virginia is combining new tech with old: lasers and black & white photography. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has ceased issuing licenses made from layers of plastic, replacing them with cards that use neither layers nor photographs. The ...

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    VIDEO: 6-year-old learns to drive in GTA, takes mom's Taurus to school
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    "How many times have I told you to stop playing those video games and go to school?" For any kid addicted to his xBox or PlayStation 3, that's bound to sound familiar. The clever (or fortunate) ones will manage to keep the fun rolling with a PSP or Nintendo DS, but ...

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    Raising taxes through speed traps
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    As many states and local municipalities struggle to balance budgets and find funding for services like police protection, it seems like many are turning to alternative means of raising revenues. Since politicians are invariably loathe to actually raise taxes to pay for the services that people ...

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    Improvements in Virginia brought to you by new fines on speeders
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    So they're not out to break a speeder's bank like Indiana, but Virginia has created a host of civil fines for speeders that will pay for the state's new annual $1 billion transportation package. That means that after July 1, not only will you get a bill from the judge for speeding, you will then ...

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    Virginia adds replica car category to title process
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    Beginning on July 1, kit/replica/component car buyers in Virginia will be able to title their vehicles in a different way. It seems the Virginia General Assembly has approved a new law allowing these vehicles to be registered as whatever model year the replica represents. The big advantage there ...

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    Toyota poised to build plant number eight in US
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    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Toyota is in the process of scouting locations and performing feasibility studies on opening another plant in the U.S.The addition of another manufacturing center within the States would make the total number of ToMoCo plants rise to eight, further shoring ...

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    VIDEO: Funny licenses prove Virginia will let anyone drive
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    You may have seen what's widely considered to be the hottest drivers licenese picture in the world. Then there's the other end of the spectrum. The guys behind the Jackass-meets-SNL DVD called Teenagers from Uranus decided to test the limit of Virginia's tolerance for ugly head shots in the video ...

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    Two steps forward for Ford, one step way back for two Ford plants
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    Mark Fields revealed last week during his update speech detailing Ford’s progress with its “Way Forward Plan” that two Blue Oval plants will be idled in 2008. The two plants affected include the Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, MN and the Norfolk Assembly Plant in Virginia. ...

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