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Thrice-convicted embezzler pleads guilty in Henrico (Times-Dispatch)
A Henrico prosecutor this morning described how a thrice-convicted embezzler continued her ways at a county orthopedic practice, making off with nearly $300,000 since 2004.

North Side Blues (Style Weekly)
Merchants on Brookland Park Boulevard have been waiting five years for a renaissance that never came.

Port Authority wins $1.1M to expand use of barges (Virginian-Pilot)
The U.S. Maritime Administration said it has awarded $1.1 million to the Virginia Port Authority to buy barges to ferry shipping containers within the port of Hampton Roads and to and from Richmond.

Upscale dining to grace former Patrick Henry Hotel (Roanoke Times)
Two downtown Roanoke restaurateurs will join the revival of the former Patrick Henry Hotel once it reopens next year.

Boeing to shutter Suffolk experimentation center (Daily Press)
Defense giant Boeing Co. confirmed Tuesday that it will shutter its multimillion-dollar modeling and simulation center in northern Suffolk in November, just more than two years after it opened.

How student fees boost college sports amid rising budgets (USA Today)
Incredible reporting and a must-read for parents of college students. At least six schools — all in Virginia — charged each of their students more than $1,000 as an athletics fee for the 2008-09 school year. That ranged from 10% to more than 23% of the total tuition and mandatory-fee charges for in-state students, the primary customers at most public universities.

Secrets of an undercover boss (Fortune)
Four top executives decided to shed their identities for a week or two and take jobs on the front lines of their companies. Among the revelations: Doing an “easy” job turns out to be a lot harder than it looks.

Building a Bootstrapping Culture (Inc.)
Most companies are launched with $10,000 or less, and some – like Apple and Dell – became industry juggernauts. Follow in their footsteps with these tips on building a business with little or no cash.

Best in Class (Entrepreneur)
The Princeton Review compared more than 2,000 institutions, and now its annual ranking names the 50 best for entrepreneurs.

Thrice-convicted embezzler pleads guilty in Henrico (Times-Dispatch)
A Henrico prosecutor this morning described how a thrice-convicted embezzler continued her ways at a county orthopedic practice, making off with nearly $300,000 since 2004.

North Side Blues (Style Weekly)
Merchants on Brookland Park Boulevard have been waiting five years for a renaissance that never came.

Port Authority wins $1.1M to expand use of barges (Virginian-Pilot)
The U.S. Maritime Administration said it has awarded $1.1 million to the Virginia Port Authority to buy barges to ferry shipping containers within the port of Hampton Roads and to and from Richmond.

Upscale dining to grace former Patrick Henry Hotel (Roanoke Times)
Two downtown Roanoke restaurateurs will join the revival of the former Patrick Henry Hotel once it reopens next year.

Boeing to shutter Suffolk experimentation center (Daily Press)
Defense giant Boeing Co. confirmed Tuesday that it will shutter its multimillion-dollar modeling and simulation center in northern Suffolk in November, just more than two years after it opened.

How student fees boost college sports amid rising budgets (USA Today)
Incredible reporting and a must-read for parents of college students. At least six schools — all in Virginia — charged each of their students more than $1,000 as an athletics fee for the 2008-09 school year. That ranged from 10% to more than 23% of the total tuition and mandatory-fee charges for in-state students, the primary customers at most public universities.

Secrets of an undercover boss (Fortune)
Four top executives decided to shed their identities for a week or two and take jobs on the front lines of their companies. Among the revelations: Doing an “easy” job turns out to be a lot harder than it looks.

Building a Bootstrapping Culture (Inc.)
Most companies are launched with $10,000 or less, and some – like Apple and Dell – became industry juggernauts. Follow in their footsteps with these tips on building a business with little or no cash.

Best in Class (Entrepreneur)
The Princeton Review compared more than 2,000 institutions, and now its annual ranking names the 50 best for entrepreneurs.

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