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Jul 30, 201204:08 PM

Cheat Sheet: July 28-29 – Weekend Roundup

Gabby Douglas is one step closer to the gold

The showdown between Virginia Beach native Gabby Douglas and reigning gymnastics world champion Jordyn Wieber came to an end Sunday when Douglas and Aly Raisman took the two U.S. spots for Thursday’s all-around competition. The results were shocking throughout the arena and for the U.S. team and left Wieber in tears. “It was hard because, of course, I wanted that spot,” she said in a statement. “But I also wanted Aly to do her best for the team.” (Source)

Some Navy ships to be gone by 2017

Future plans for the Navy involve one of every five Navy ships in Hampton roads to be relocated or decommissioned by 2017, leaving the region with 5,400 fewer sailors. The vessels include an aircraft carrier, a half-dozen destroyers, four frigates, four amphibious vessels, a cruiser and a submarine. To counteract some of the losses, three ships and approximately 3,400 sailors are expected to move to Hampton roads. However, the military’s footprint in Hampton Roads will noticeably shrink and the local economy will feel the pinch. (Source)

WWII German U-boat discovered

Nearly 70 years ago, a World War II-era German U-boat was destroyed in a battle with a U.S. destroyer, and researchers announced that decades later, it has finally been found. A privately funded seven-man team organized by New Jersey lawyer Joe Mazraani  made the discovery about 70 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts. It remains unclear what the team of researchers will do with the discovery, and for now, the location of the U-boat remains a secret. (Source)

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