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Sunday, November 18, 2007

VIRGINIA

Man, 19, Dies in Jeep Accident

A 19-year-old Purcellville man died Friday night when he lost control of his Jeep and hit a tree, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said.

Gilbert Johnson wore a seat belt, and alcohol was not a factor, said sheriff's spokesman KraigTroxell. The crash occurred on Purcellville Road, north of Alder School Road, where the roadway changes from asphalt to gravel, Troxell said.

-- Lena H. Sun

Bush to Visit Foodbank, Plantation

President Bush is coming to Virginia tomorrow for Thanksgiving. He will visit Richmond's Central Virginia Foodbank with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) and Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell (R), potential 2009 gubernatorial candidates.

The president will then go to Charles City, where White House officials say he is to give a Thanksgiving-themed address at the Berkeley Plantation on the James River. The plantation has hosted 11 presidents, including George Washington, according to the White House.

-- Tim Craig

A Big 'Thank-You' From Va. Tech

Thousands of people lined up on the drill field at Virginia Tech yesterday to form the school's "VT" logo and the words "Thanks You" to express gratitude for support after the April shootings.


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