The director of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority says he and his senior staff are updating a 2007 drought response and contingency plan. Tom Frederick says the RWSA’s revised plan should reflect additional water storage capacity that’s being created in this area. That’s a very different scenario from the forecasts we saw in July 2002. That was the summer when the RWSA had water restrictions affecting Albemarle, Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.
General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.
The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.