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Richmond baseball whiffs again

It hasn’t been easy being a baseball fan in the Holy City on the James during the past year or so. First the Triple-A Richmond Braves left town, after about 40 years here. Then there was the back and forth ...

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Gibney backed for federal judgeship

Virginia’s U.S. Senators, Mark Warner and Jim Webb, this afternoon sent a letter to President Obama recommending Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney Jr. for a federal judgeship. The Associated Press reports that the senators cited Gibney’s more than 30 years ...

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Gibney backed for federal judgeship

Virginia’s U.S. Senators, Mark Warner and Jim Webb, this afternoon sent a letter to President Obama recommending Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney Jr. for a federal judgeship. The Associated Press reports that the senators cited Gibney’s more than 30 years ...

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War Story: When Twins Go Bad

Before joining this newspaper in 1988, I practiced law in Southwest Virginia for about three years. Like many rookie lawyers, I got a lot of court-appointed criminal work.  I handled a jury trial for one of my court-appointed clients not long before I ...

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Lawyer Could-Have-Been: Julio Iglesias

Here’s another entry for the list of  Lawyer Could-Have-Beens, that is, people who earned a law degree but decided to pursue some other career.  It’s one you wouldn’t expect. Julio Iglesias. That’s right – the handsome Latin international singing star ...

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Indianapolis: City of Monument

I was in Indianapolis late last month for the convention of the Society of Professional Journalists (I am the vice president of the Virginia Pro chapter), the first time I’d ever visited the Hoosier capital. A very nice place. Indianapolis ...

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