Virginia Briefing

Virginia Briefing

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Liberty University Professor Dies After Being Hit by Baseball

A Liberty University professor collapsed and later died after being hit by a baseball on a Lynchburg College athletic field, a Lynchburg official said.

The Lynchburg News and Advance reported that Lynchburg College vice president John Eccles provided details of Tuesday's accident in an e-mail sent yesterday to faculty, staff and students at the college.

Eccles said Jeff Taylor Sr., 44, was hit in the lower jaw or neck by a line drive while pitching to a Lynchburg College baseball player, who was not identified.

Five players, including Taylor's son, were at the field at the time of accident. Taylor was an assistant professor of health sciences and kinesiology.

-- Associated Press


Stimulus to Fund Repair Projects At Fort Meyer and Fort Belvoir

The Department of Defense has allocated $28 million in federal stimulus funding for 34 military projects in Virginia.

The funding announced Wednesday by U.S. Sens. James Webb and Mark Warner is in addition to $330 million allocated earlier for military projects in the state.

Webb and Warner said the new projects include repairs at Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Eustis, Fort Lee, Fort Belvoir and Fort Myer.

-- Associated Press

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