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Isn’t it ironic?

The Capitol Bell Tower in Richmond sits nestled in the lower left corner of the Capitol Grounds in downtown Richmond. It has a rich history – it has been in the same location since 1824, and it has been used ...

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The write stuff

Frank L. Visco is a New York-based copywriter who hit gold in 1986 with a piece in Writer’s Digest. Entitled “How to Write Good,” the article provides 23 pointers on … good writing. It continues to circulate across the Internet. ...

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Beer pong burglars

A Northern Virginia woman watching the Arlington house for vacationing friends thought something was amiss. She went into the home and found a scene straight out of a fraternity house. Beer bottles here. Beer cans there. Dried sticky beer all ...

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Unfortunate headlines

We’ve celebrated Headlines of the Day on this site, the hedders that are clever or capture a story so well. Anyone who has written the sterling headlines will have a number of clinkers in his or her clip file as ...

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Notes from the VBA summer meeting

HOT SPRINGS—Members of the Virginia Bar Association made their way to the mountains this past weekend for the group’s summer meeting, the highlight of which was the Virginia senatorial debate between two ex-governors, Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine. ...

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Judge Felton on compassion

WINTERGREEN–The chief judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals had a few words of advice for the men and women who mete out lawyer discipline. Dishonest lawyers are a pox and should be gotten rid of. But mistakes are easy ...

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