February 2020

Virginia Includes $11,143,500 for Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute in 2022 Budget

The Hampton Roads Messenger 11

Healthy Recipe Tofu-Spinach Lasagna


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Ingredients 1/2 lb. lasagna noodles Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute


Governor Ralph Northam presented his budget for Fiscal Years 2020-2022, which includes $11,143,500 for the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI). The proposed funds will support the Institute’s life-saving efforts including proton therapy to treat cancerous tumors with fewer side effects to traditional cancer treatments, proton research and therapy activities.

cardiovascular disease as a leading cause of death in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Additionally, Hampton Roads leads the nation in prostate cancer deaths. I want to thank Governor Northam for recognizing cancer as the terrible disease that it is and endeavoring to do something about it. His inclusion of the Hampton University Proton Therapy Cancer Institute in his 2020-2022 budget is a wonderful step in curing those citizens who have that terrible disease of cancer. Hopefully, the next Virginia General Assembly will support his request which will help us ease human misery and save lives,” said Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University President.

“Cancer has replaced Photo Courtesy of Hampton University 2 10-oz. packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained Governor Northam’s proposal,

which invests in K-12 education, affordable housing, protecting Virginia’s environment and more, is the most progressive in Virginia’s history. The proposal aims to make significant investments in key priorities while maintaining strict fiscal responsibility.

“The budget I present to you

today is structurally balanced. And it is cautious- we are forecasting our revenue to grow around 4 percent each year over the biennium, which is a more conservative forecast than the two General Assembly budget committees,” Governor Northam said in his address. “This strong economy enables us to increase funding in areas that have been neglected, while better

positioning Virginia for the future.” The Hampton University Proton

Therapy Institute is committed to the latest in cancer-fighting technologies, as well as a continued focus on excellence in patient care. HUPTI treats breast, lung, prostate, head and neck, ocular, GI, brain and spine and pediatric cancers. It is the largest free-standing proton therapy facility in the world.

Instructions 1. Cook the lasagna noodles according to the package directions. Drain and set aside. 2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 3. Squeeze the spinach as dry as possible and set aside. 4. Place the tofu, sugar, soy milk, garlic powder, lemon juice, basil, and salt in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Stir in the spinach. 5. Cover the bottom of a 9-inch-by-13-inch baking dish with a thin layer of tomato sauce, then a layer of noodles (use about one-third of the noodles). Follow with half of the tofu filling. Continue in the same order, using half of the remaining tomato sauce and noodles and all of the remaining tofu filling. End with the remaining noodles, covered by the remaining tomato sauce. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Makes 6 to 8 servings 1 lb. soft tofu 1 lb. firm tofu 1 Tbsp. sugar 1/4 cup soy milk 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

3 tsp. minced fresh basil 2 Tbsp. lemon juice

2 tsp. salt / 4 cups tomato sauce



“Women on the Warfront: African-American Women on the Battlefields of History” Saturday, February 1 | 12 pm to 1:30 pm Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Art Annex

“Let My People Go: Moses Grandy’s Financial Fight for Freedom” Saturday, February 8 | 12 pm to 1:30 pm Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Art Annex

“Exploring Mali: A Young Person’s Guide to Ancient Civilization” Saturday, February 8 | 1pm Cradock Branch Library

Black History Expo

Wednesday, February 12 | 5:30 to 7:30 pm Churchland Branch Library

Neighborhood Black History Tour & Costume Parade Saturday, February 15 | 10:30 am High & Green Streets

Portsmouth Community Concerts, Inc. Friday, February 21 | 7:30 pm Churchland High School Auditorium

“Java & Djembes” Saturday, February 22 | 11 am to 12:30 pm Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Art Annex

“Jammin’ at the Juke Joint” Saturday, February 29 | 6:30 pm to 9 pm Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Art Annex

Photographic Display: Portraits of Service: Portsmouth African-Americans in the Military, 1946 – 1967. Photographs from the collection of the Portsmouth Public Library January 17 – February 29 Portsmouth City Hall Lobby, 801 Crawford Street

“Follow the Drinking Gourd” The Beazley Planetarium at the Children’s Museum of Virginia Analyze the celestial clues hidden within the “Follow the Drinking Gourd” folk song first published in 1928. This song reportedly used by the Underground Railroad offered hope to a people in an escape to freedom. Running time: 30 minutes. Included in Museum admission.

Show times for the month of February: Tuesday – Friday 1 pm & 3 pm Saturday: 11 am & 2 pm Sunday: 12 pm 757.393.5111

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