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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Volunteer firefighters sue city over control of finances

The Lexington Fire Department has taken the City of Lexington to federal court over the disposition of a bequest. As the Roanoke Times reports, the suit brings to light a dispute over who controls the firefighters’ budget. Volunteer firefighters apparently ...

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Who’s Who in ‘The Legal Limit’

Judge Martin Clark’s newest novel, The Legal Limit, is drawing favorable reviews in the national press. Clark, who has been on the bench for 15 years, currently serves as a circuit court judge in Patrick and Henry Counties and the ...

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Couple killed in crash with cruiser – $2,400,000 Settlement (access required)

On July 17, 2006, at 11:30 p.m., Robert L. Allen and Juanita J. Allen were killed when their Ford Ranger was struck by a Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser operated by a City of Petersburg police officer.  At the time ...

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Recruiter’s nonsolicit pact too broad, arbitrator says (access required)

A provision that barred a former employee from soliciting any customer the employee “had contact with, knowledge of, or access to” for 12 months after termination of employment invalidated an otherwise enforceable nonsolicitation agreement, an arbitrator has ruled. The covenant ...

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Blank seeks VSB post (access required)

Irving M. Blank, a Richmond attorney and a member of the executive committee of the Virginia State Bar, has circulated a petition to be named president-elect of the VSB. VSB bylaws require candidates for the position to submit a petition ...

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Teen drinking party not ‘emergency’ (access required)

A deputy sheriff who entered the unlocked door of a home and shone a flashlight on the face of a sleeping 10-year-old must stand trial on an allegation that he violated the constitutional rights of the homeowners, a federal judge ...

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Army looks to modernize handling of soldier remains (access required)

PETERSBURG—The Army is modernizing how it handles dead soldiers’ remains for the first time in several decades as the increasing number of military fatalities has given more urgency to the issue. Mortuary-affairs officials are focusing on the service’s ability to ...

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Police identify man shot by officer at his apartment (access required)

FAIRFAX—County police have identified a 54-year-old man who died after being shot by police in Oakton as David Michael Przewlocki. Police say about 11:30 p.m. Saturday officers responded to a report of an apparent suicidal man at Summit Square Drive. ...

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Games used to teach youngsters Chinese, Arabic, other languages (access required)

FAIRFAX—The first-graders in Grace Yuan’s class are playing “Jeopardy,” eagerly responding to clues about animals and their habitats, diet and movements. Sound routine for a group of 7-year-olds? Well, look again. These clues are in Chinese. One girl, a bit ...

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