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Happy Birthday, Mr. Jefferson

A tri-corner hat tip to Thomas Jefferson on his birthday today, April 13. In honor of TJ’s 269th, here is an item about a project at his favorite school, the University of Virginia. (Note: That would NOT be the College ...

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Déjà vu at CNU

News item: Someone stole copies of the student newspaper at Christopher Newport University. Naw, that’s old news. Happened last September. Wait a minute. You mean it happened again? Last fall, a student allegedly trashed 700 copies of the paper, The ...

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Maryland, protector of passwords

That headline may not be the catchiest of state nicknames, but it’s accurate. The Maryland legislature has passed a bill that makes the Free State the first jurisdiction to prohibit employers from asking for the social media user names and ...

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Posner wins LGA award

Ellen F.M. Posner, assistant county attorney for Fairfax County, was named the winner of the 2012 Cherin Award given by the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc. at its recent conference in Williamsburg. The LGA’s Cherin Award recognizes distinguished service ...

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Art imitates journalism

If you’re a fan of the TV show “Mad Men,” as I am, you’re glad that the 17-month wait for season five is over. Last Sunday, AMC aired two hours of the show, giving Mad Men-iacs a new dose of ...

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YouTube by reference

When Alexandria lawyer Vic Glasberg filed suit last November on behalf of a man claiming he was wrongfully assaulted by a sheriff’s deputy, he did something unusual, perhaps even novel and first-impression. He incorporated a YouTube video as part of ...

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