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Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, October 29. First, the lovely autumn weather (heh)!

*Forecast: Major early season winter storm impacts the area with rain, snow and wind (“Winter weather advisory for Fairfax, Montgomery, Prince William, Howard and southern Fauquier counties…Winter storm warning for northern Fauquier, Loudoun and Frederick counties (and points north and west, including much of northern Md. and northwest Va.) Saturday – primarily above 1,000 feet”)

*Bloomberg backs pro-gun control Democrats in Virginia election

*Va. Senate Democrats raise more than $1M at Clinton fundraiser

*Virginia appeals denial of federal earthquake aid

*Getting flush with wastewater bonds in Virginia

*Braddock District candidates debate schools, roads and solar panels (Amazing; with about 1 1/2 weeks to go, and after we specifically criticized them for not doing so, the Kaplan Post finally covers its FIRST AND ONLY – to my knowledge – Virginia political debate and/or forum of 2011 out of many, many dozen such events. Meanwhile, blogs like this one, the Patch, the ArlNow have covered numerous debates, including with video, photos, live blogs, etc. As always, in the modern, digital age, the Dead Tree Post is lagging way, way behind other media outlets. Note that we also had the story about Bill Clinton raising $1 million for Virginia Dems about an hour before the Post, simply by following key Virginia politicos’ Twitter feeds. I wonder if they ever thought of that brilliant concept over there. Heh.)

*National GOP group donates more money to Virginia candidates

*Former Alexandria elementary teacher sentenced in child pornography case

*Norfolk Amtrak schedule will give D.C. day-trippers the inside track

*Quiet, contested Va. House race is picking up volume (Go Arienne Bennett!)

*Cantor: “a hand up, not a hand out.”<?a> (The problem is, Can’tor and his party provide NEITHER, unless you’re a favored corporation, super rich, or a major campaign contributor, then they lavish you with subsidies and tax breaks.)

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8-year-old autistic boy found five days after disappearing (Great news; welcome home Robert Wood, Jr.!)

*Occupiers, Tea Party: Big difference (Possibly THE stupidest, most egregiously false editorial by a “major” Virginia newspaper I’ve ever seen. Of course, it’s the Republican Times-Disgrace!)

*Cantor Addresses Northwestern Students as Protesters Gather (Everywhere Can’tor goes, protestors follow. Gee, why would that be? Heh.)

*Creating jobs by job creation (“people created government, and in turn, government does, in fact, create jobs – in private industries and in government. Including the job of chief jobs creation officer.”)