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Restaurant has to change name

A restaurant on the University of Virginia Corner formerly known as No. 3 is changing their name to avoid legal action.

Joe Fields and his brother-in-law bought the space last summer.  They wanted the restaurant to be called Poe's Public House, in honor of one-time UVa student Edgar Allen Poe.

They received a cease-and-desist letter. Poe's is trademarked by two restaurants in Florida and South Carolina called Poe's tavern. They have to overhaul the image and name or face a legal battle.

Fields said they are changing their name to Eddy's, a nickname of Poe, in hopes of avoiding a lawsuit.

State Smuggling Laws Reviewed

Virginia official are revamping laws concerning cigarette smuggling after finding the current laws on the books don’t do much good.

The Virginia State Crime Commission staff has recommended requiring retailers to obtain a state license to sell cigarettes and turning enforcement over to the agency that oversees the state's liquor monopoly.

The report cites the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Department, which it says has extensive experience administering sales permits and investigating fraudulent retail practices.

A spokeswoman for the ABC says the agency is willing to do whatever legislators ask, but resources must be part of the conversation. The trade association representing Virginia's 4,600 convenience stores opposes the proposal.

16th Annual Grand Ilumination Lights Up Downtown Mall

Many started their Friday by eating a few leftovers and doing some shopping, but to end the day, several folks made sure they were on hand for Charlottesville's 16th annual Grand Illumination.

33rd Annual Boar's Head Turkey Trot

For 33 years runners have laced up their sneakers on Thanksgiving Day, all for a good cause.

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'Hoos Dominate Tennessee State

The Virginia men's basketball team saved its most dominating performance for the final game of its longest homestand of the season.

AP Source: Redskins Benching RG3 for McCoy

The Washington Redskins plan to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a person familiar with the decision, the latest development in a stunning slide for the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Cavs Prepare For High-Stakes VT Game

Virginia is prepared to claim its first win in Blacksburg against rival Virginia Tech in 16 years.

Imovbioh Raising Her Game in Third UVa Season

Sarah Imovbioh early-season statistics for the Virginia women's basketball team aren't quite as eye-popping as her senior season at nearby St. Anne's-Belfield. But they're getting closer.

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Death toll rises to 35 from overdoses during prison uprising in Venezuela, lawmaker says

The death toll has risen to 35 from what Venezuelan authorities say was a mass drug overdose after inmates stormed an infirmary during a prison uprising.

Officials say Gadi Eisenkot, officer with experience battling Hezbollah, named military chief

Israeli defense officials say a career officer with deep experience battling Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon has been selected as the country's next military chief.

Scandal deepens after Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion via Swiss accounts

Argentina's tax agency says the country's top cable TV operator, a former professional soccer player and a lawmaker are among the owners of some 4,000 secret Swiss bank accounts used to evade taxes.

Leaders of Yemen's Shiite rebels, rival Sunni party hold rare talks

Yemen's main Sunni Islamist party says its top leaders have met with the powerful Shiite rebels who have been battling it for months and control the capital, in a rare meeting that might help ease the country's political deadlock.

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