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A bell-ringing moment

The College of Knowledge down in Williamsburg has many traditions — the Yule Log ceremony at Christmas and Charter Day in February, among others. But for sheer joy, you can’t match the day that William & Mary seniors get to ...

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VLW honored by VPA

Virginia Lawyers Weekly received two first-place awards from the Virginia Press Association this past weekend, when the VPA announced the 2011 winners of its annual journalism contest. VLW gained top honors in the categories of editorial writing and headline writing. ...

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Allways prufrede, Twitter edition

Twitter allows you to share your life, 140 characters at a time. If you haven’t joined the social media service yet, take heart that there are tweeters on there who are waay behind you. BuzzFeed, which calls itself the purveyor ...

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Trent Kerns to lead the Allen firm

Trent S. Kerns has been elected president of the law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen. He joins Edward L. Allen and Jason W. Konvicka as the members of the firm’s executive committee. Kerns, who joined Allen & Allen ...

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Bar council elections done, except for three seats (access required)

Thanks to an unusually high number of uncontested elections, statewide races for seats on the Virginia State Bar Council are almost complete. Only three races remain unresolved. Hampton (8th Circuit) was scheduled to hold a council meeting last Thursday, after ...

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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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Report: Arlington gets two circuit judges

The Arlington Sun Gazette is reporting that Arlington could get not one, but two circuit judges in the budget deal recently hammered out by Senate and House conferees. The conference report will be released to the public Sunday, and legislators ...

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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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