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VaNews - February 7, 2013
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Compiled by Sue Lindsey
Overall, crime in Hopewell and Prince George County declined in 2012. Obviously that's good news for the Tri-Cities. For Hopewell, fewer than 1,000 crimes took place last year in the city for the first time in recent memory, Police Chief John Keohane said. The 1,135 total crimes reported in 2010 fell to 989 last year. "We drove crime down almost 25 percent" in the past two years, Keohane said.
The possibility that Virginia will mint its own currency, in the event of a Federal Reserve System collapse, inched closer to reality this week. The Virginia House approved forming a joint subcommittee to study the possibility of having an alternate currency — coins, not bills — if the American monetary system goes down. Prince William Del. Bob Marshall (R) is the author, driving force and sole patron behind the bill, which is supported by a cadre of economists.
It's amazing how much biodiesel fuel one Chesapeake company produces each year. All those barrels have made our region the mecca of alternative energy in America - if not the world! OK, OK. I'm pulling your leg. That plant, the subject of debate a half-dozen years ago, never even broke ground. Would-be developers often say they're bringing BIG projects to the region. Yet these outlandish ventures have little chance of being built.