It’s been nearly two months since a train derailed in Lynchburg, sending a fireball into the sky above that city’s downtown and spilling oil into the James River. Experts said the accident could have been far worse, and many communities along the state’s 32-hundred miles of railroad face similar dangers.
Sandy Hausman has this series on rail safety and why the risks have risen dramatically.
On the day of the primary election surprise, sentiment among these Virginia 7th district polling place sign-bearers is largely against GOP incumbent Eric Cantor --who was soon to be ousted by little-known Tea Party rival Dave Brat.
Our lives are filled with lines. Lines on a map. Lines on a ball field. Lines on a calendar. Even lines of ancestry.
Peter Cashwell maintains that we use such points of demarcation to divide up the world in ways often much more imaginary than real.
You might just find your mind stretching far beyond the usual lines as we spend time with this teacher, historian, philosopher, bird-watcher, back-roads traveler, and author of the new book Along Those Lines.