HRM Cheat Sheet - October 2012

Cheat Sheet: October 31, 2012

Va DMV: Skip '13' through multi-year car renewal In an effort to cash in on superstitious Virginians, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is encouraging multi-year renewal. By renewing vehicle registration for one year before 2012 is up, the car…

Cheat Sheet: October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy gaining strength Parts of Hampton Roads and the Eastern shore are still seeing the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The National Hurricane Center says the hurricane’s wind speed increased this morning to 85 mph with additional strengthening possible. The…

Cheat Sheet: October 27-28--Weekend Roundup

More than 30 dead in Iraq after bombings and house raids Attacks targeting Iraq’s Shiite community on Saturday left more than 30 people dead. The attacks occurred in spite of increased security for a major Muslim holiday. The deadliest blast…

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…

Cheat Sheet: October 24, 2012

Ind. GOP Senate candidate stands by rape comment Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Murdock said today that he stands by his statement that when a woman becomes pregnant during rape “that’s something God intended.” He says some people have twisted…

Cheat Sheet: October 23, 2012

Apple introduces iPad Mini Apple revealed a new product this afternoon, the iPad Mini,a pencil-thin version of the iPad that’s as light as a pad of paper, according to Apple. It has a 7.9-inch screen with a resolution of 1024…

Cheat Sheet: October 22, 2012

Taking on Rachel’s Challenge in HR Schools Princess Anne Elementary school is one of most recent schools in Hampton Roads to take on Rachel’s Challenge--a program that uses workshops and assemblies to encourage the students to engage in acts of…

Cheat Sheet: October 20-21--Weekend Roundup

13 local men on Boy Scouts abuse list Confidential papers revealed 13 Hampton Roads men on the Boy Scouts’ “perversion files.” The Oregon Supreme court ordered the release of 14,500 pages of files hidden by authorities, which have kept scoutmasters,…

Cheat Sheet: October 18, 2012

NY Appeals Court nixes Defense of Marriage Act A divided federal appeals court in Manhattan struck down the Defense of Marriage Act today as unconstitutional, rejecting the law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. The Supreme…

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…

Cheat Sheet: October 16, 2012

1.7 percent increase in Social Security payments Due to lower inflation rates during the past year an adjustment of 1.7 percent will increase the monthly Social Security payments. A cost-of-living adjustment will also be made to the 8 million people…

Cheat Sheet: October 15, 2012

Virginia Living Museum struggling to stay open Following several years of large operating deficits, the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News is struggling to stay open. According to Executive Director Page Hayhurst, the Newport News museum has depleted its $2…

Cheat Sheet: October 13-14--Weekend Roundup

Boy’s leg severed by train On Sunday afternoon in Newport News a 10-year-old boy had his leg severed by a train while he was playing on the tracks of the Bellwood Road. Jahmee Harris from Hampton, was visiting family in…

Cheat Sheet: October 12, 2012

European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize The European Union was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize today. This came as a surprise to many as the European Union is currently struggling with massive debt and the threat of disintegration. The…

Cheat Sheet: October 11, 2012

2012 Nobel Peace Prize Curiosity is rising as the awarding of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize winner in Oslo, Norway looms near. This year's winner will be drawn tomorrow from 231 nominations, with 43 being for organizations and the rest…

Cheat Sheet: October 10, 2012

Two American Researchers win Nobel Prize in Chemistry According to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Americans Robert  Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka made groundbreaking discoveries, mainly in the 1980s on an important family of receptors known as G-protein-coupled receptors. About…

Cheat Sheet: October 9, 2012

Facebook Post leads to Middle School Student’s Arrest In Newport News a post on Facebook led to the arrest of a 13-year-old student. On October 8, a parent reached out to authorities regarding a disturbing message on Facebook by a…

Cheat Sheet: October 8, 2012

Romney to speak in Newport News Hundreds have gathered in the rain at Victoring Landing Park in Newport News this afternoon to await the arrival of Mitt Romney, who is expected to take the stage after 5 p.m. During his…

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,…

Cheat Sheet: October 5, 2012

Protests for Political Change in Jordan  Amman, Jordan saw a protest today in regards to King Abdullah II's call for early elections close to the new year. The nonviolent rally called for constitutional reform, with protesters concerned that the king has too…

Cheat Sheet: October 4, 2012

Presidential debate winner? Observers rated Mitt Romney as the stronger debater in Wednesday night’s first presidential debate. Romney challenged President Obama over his health care reforms, treatment of the economy, taxes and funding for Sesame Street’s Big Bird. He also…

Cheat Sheet: October 3, 2012

Meningitis Outbreak in Five States Twenty six people in the United States have been infected with a non-contagious form of Meningitis. Five states have seen serious cases, including Virginia. All of the infected have received steroid injections to the spine.…

Cheat Sheet: October 2, 2012

15-year-old arrested in death of Lake Taylor student This morning a 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged with murder and felonious use of a firearm in the fatal shooting of Lake Taylor High School student David L. White, 19. White…

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