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Most bloggers have brown thumbs

Blogs seem remarkably like plants.  Some of us never acquired the sense of nurture that it takes to maintain a healthy plant in our homes or offices.  We know the pain of discovering that, once again, we managed to turn ...

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Most bloggers have brown thumbs

Blogs seem remarkably like plants.  Some of us never acquired the sense of nurture that it takes to maintain a healthy plant in our homes or offices.  We know the pain of discovering that, once again, we managed to turn ...

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Zoning – No ‘Vested Rights’ Under Zoning Letter (access required)

A private security training firm cannot expand its training “school” on a $2.25 million parcel because a “zoning classification letter” did not give the firm “vested rights,” the Supreme Court of Virginia says in a case closely watched by local ...

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Democratic primary voting underway

The polls are open today and the battle for the gubernatorial nomination between Democrats R. Creigh Deeds, Terry McAuliffe and Brian J. Moran will soon reach its conclusion. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that early morning voter turnout has been light ...

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Criminal – Post-Conviction Motion – Ineffective Assistance (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court dismisses a federal inmate’s motion for post-conviction relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 based on alleged constitutionally ineffective assistance of counsel. Defendant first asserts that counsel should have done more investigation before advising him to ...

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Competency restored, says hospital

A Woodbridge man is now fit to be tried for murder, after being found incompetent to stand trial in March. Keith Baskerville, charged in the abduction and death of an Alexandria woman, completed treatment last month at a state mental ...

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Competency restored, says hospital

A Woodbridge man is now fit to be tried for murder, after being found incompetent to stand trial in March. Keith Baskerville, charged in the abduction and death of an Alexandria woman, completed treatment last month at a state mental ...

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Head-on crash results in cerebral injury, headaches – $242,500 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was traveling eastbound in the right lane of the U.S. 250 bypass in Charlottesville at approximately 9:30 p.m. on the date of the accident. The defendant’s vehicle was proceeding westbound on U.S. 250 when the defendant suddenly became distracted ...

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