Author: My Nguyen

Cheat Sheet: November 17-18--Weekend Roundup

Hostess declares bankruptcy  Facing a significant strike by bakers, Hostess Brands--the maker of Wonder Bread and snack icons such as Twinkies and Ho Hos--announced Friday that it is asking a bankruptcy court for permission to close. The move would put…

Cheat Sheet: November 14, 2012

Obama addresses nation regarding Petraeus affair, fiscal cliff in presser President Obama appeared Wednesday afternoon to re-emphasize his stance on the looming fiscal cliff, arguing that Bush-era tax cuts should be extended for the middle class, but not for the…

Cheat Sheet: November 12, 2012

Cuomo Seeks $30B in Sandy Aid It is reported that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking at least $30 billion in aid from the federal government. This evaluation includes $3.5 billion to repair the region's bridges and commuter lines,…

Cheat Sheet: November 9. 2012

CIA Director David Petraeus resigns  NBC reported Friday that director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan David Petraeus has resigned his post due to an extramarital affair. The White House has reportedly accepted Petraeus'…

Cheat Sheet: November 8, 2012

Gabby Giffords Shooter Receives Seven Consecutive Life Sentences On Thursday, Jared Loughner, 24, who pleaded guilty to the 2011 Tucson, Ariz. that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D), was sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences in prison, plus 140 years.…

Cheat Sheet: November 7. 2012

President Obama Wins Another Four Years President Obama won re-election on Tuesday, winning the crucial battleground states of Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Wisconsin to defeat Governor Mitt Romney. Obama also holds a narrow lead in Florida; howver,…

Cheat Sheet: November 3-4--Weekend Roundup

Toddler killed by animals at Pittsburgh Zoo A 2-year-old boy was killed by a pack of African painted dogs at the Pittsburgh Zoo on Sunday after he fell into the animals' caged enclosure. The boy's mother had lifted him onto…

The Most Happening House - 2012

FROM 2012's COVA IDEA HOUSE Photos by Stephen Quick, IV, Patrick Evans-Hylton and Mary Prier Homearama came to an abrupt end due to Superstorm Sandy, but not before an incredible two weeks' worth of events took place at the most…

Cheat Sheet: November 2, 2012

Sandy Death Toll Hits 90 Hurricane Sandy’s official death toll reached 90 on Thursday evening. Thirty-eight people were killed in New York City alone. Repair crews and government officials continue to take actions to restore power and basic services to…

Cheat Sheet: November 1, 2012

Former Penn State Pres. Charged Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was formally charged with perjury and obstruction of justice Thursday in connection to the Jerry Sandusky child-sex-abuse scandal. Spanier was forced to step down after Sandusky’s arrest last November, however…

Cheat Sheet: October 26, 2012

East Coast Prepares for ‘Frankenstorm’ Dubbed "the perfect storm" or "Frankenstorm," Hurricane Sandy has already killed 21 in the Caribbean and is barreling towards the U.S., where it could bring a mix of high winds, heavy rains, extreme tides, and…

Cheat Sheet: October 25, 2012

Obama Wins Early Ohio Vote According to a Time poll released today, President Obama leads Governor Mitt Romney by 5 points in the state of Ohio. The poll counts residents who say they will vote on Nov. 6 in addition…

It's Date Night!

On Thursday, October 11, the Culinary Institute of Virginia in Norfolk hosted our Sensational Singles Date Night. Our Singles and their bidders were treated to a special Casual Gourmet class where they learned how to make a romantic meal for…

Cheat Sheet: October 17, 2012

Zimmerman trial scheduled for June George Zimmerman’s trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin will begin on June 10, a Florida judge ruled on Wednesday. Zimmerman confessed to killing Martin in March, claiming he was using Florida’s Stand Your Ground…

Nearly Complete - 2012

FROM 2012's COVA IDEA HOUSE Great news, builder Stephen Quick IV just sent over these photos of our nearly completed "Coastal Idea" House! Homearama begins this Saturday, October 13, and we couldn't be more excited to experience the finished product.…

Sensational Singles 2012

Photography By David Uhrin, Lighting by Jim Pile Hair and makeup: Elizabeth Paschall and Sarah Mintzer of Salon Vivace (www.salonvivace.com). Mark Conway  Age: 37 City: Norfolk Occupation: Chef Kids? If yes, how many? 4.  Ever been married? Yes.  Length of longest…

Cheat Sheet: October 6-7--Weekend Roundup

Hugo Chavez wins in Venezuela Current Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez won a close race election officials in the country said Sunday night. The announcement was based on partial results from Sunday's election. Henrique Capriles challenged Chávez on crime and cronyism,…

Sneak Peak: Powder Room - 2012

FROM 2012's COVA IDEA HOUSE Stephen Alexander Homes brings you this sneak peak of a powder room in the "Coastal Idea" House. The wooden walls have been given a special age treatment to make the room feel like it's 100 years…

Cheat Sheet: September 22-23--Weekend Roundup

No change at Chick-Fil-A  Despite rumors that Chick-fil-A has changed its anti-gay marriage stance, Mike Huckabee confirmed Friday that this is not the case. Huckabee received a statement from the chain that he has posted on his website, which reads,…

First Look: "Coastal Idea" Home Interior - 2012

FROM 2012's COVA IDEA HOUSE Straight from the builders, here is your very first look at the interior of the "Coastal Idea" House. At HRM, we couldn't be more thrilled with the progression this home is taking, and we simply can't wait…

Cheat Sheet: September 15-16--Weekend Roundup

Google Will Not Remove Anti-Islam Film Clip Google told the White House Saturday that it will not take down the anti-Islam video that sparked demonstrations across the Muslim word, stating that the Innocence of Muslims clips falls "clearly within our…

Sneak Peak: Kitchen Hood - 2012

FROM 2012's COVA IDEA HOUSE Courtney of the Stephen Alexander Homes Facebook Fan Page, here's a look of the "Coastal Idea" House kitchen hood offering. For those of you who are wondering, the color is Sherwin-Williams for Your Home 6415--Hearts…

Sneak Peak: Interior Design - 2012

FROM 2012's COVA IDEA HOUSE Courtesy of the Stephen Alexander Homes Facebook Fan Page, here is your first look into the interior design of the Hampton Roads Magazine "Coastal Idea" House by Stephen Alexander Homes. All color are from the…