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A chance to say goodbye

We had a death in the family April 27. We think. Bentley, our cat, never came home that night. Or any other night that week. Or since. Bentley was 15. That’s old, for a cat, and he seemed off during ...

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A Scary Tale of New York

The news on Twitter March 26 was stark: “Gas explosion, fire in East Village of NYC.” I had just been there. Diving into Twitter for pictures and tweets from New York: There was a raging fire on Second Avenue, in ...

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LMA Virginias, ALA to explore legal trends

The Legal Marketing Association – Virginias chapter will host a joint luncheon program with the Association of Legal Administrators on April 22 entitled, “Trends in the Legal Industry.” The program originally was scheduled for February but cancelled because of inclement ...

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No license to discriminate

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence put the Hoosier state in a world of hurt last month when he signed the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act.” The reason: This law puts a world of hurt on anyone who is lesbian or gay, or ...

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Spring cleaning

This week’s column has a couple of quick hits. Call it cleaning out March’s closet. Like the dentist named Dr. Payne This isn’t really an update to the “Not Weed” story a few weeks back, although there are thematic similarities… ...

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A crock the size of Texas

It would be a crime to take a picture of a police officer, under a bill introduced in the Texas legislature earlier this month. You read right – someone with a cell phone could go to jail for snapping a ...

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Not truth in packaging

Out in Nebraska, the Lincoln Journal Star has the story of a routine traffic stop that yielded a surprise. The cops stopped a car about 9 p.m. last Saturday night. The driver and three passengers piled out while the cops ...

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Hellwig to be new W&L law school dean

Washington & Lee President Kenneth P. Ruscio announced the appointment of W&L Law Prof. Brant Hellwig, an expert in the field of federal taxation, as dean of the law school, effective July 1, 2015. Hellwig succeeds Nora V. Demleitner, who ...

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