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We're Number 9! (access required)

A couple of years ago, some people in Tidewater were upset about living on “Red Rum Road.” Why? Spell “red rum” backwards. That”s right, “murder.” Call it proof that some people take street names seriously. And street names can be ...

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And Jimmy Hoffa was a Giants fan? (access required)

The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t had the best year. They got beat in the Super Bowl and key players, including quarterback Donovan McNabb, have gone down with injuries. And of course, there were the distracting antics of receiver Terrell Owens. Now ...

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Presenting ?The Best of 2005' (access required)

2005 soon will be in the history books. But before turning the corner into a brave new year, we’ll going to give you one last look at Oh-Five. This week’s B-section presents “The Best of 2005.” Top News You’ll find ...

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The Best of 2005 (access required)

JANUARY January 3 Spotsylvania to tighten public nudity ordinance Even though Spotsylvania County does not have any strip clubs, the county attorney wants to tighten the language of the county’s public nudity ordinance. Spotsylvania’s present ordinance is identical in some ...

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A salute to the new crop (access required)

The waiting, as Tom Petty famously once said, is the hardest part. Well, the waiting is over for the 1,367 candidates who took the July 2005 Virginia Bar Examination. And 963 people were pleased, relieved, shocked, excited, amazed (each can ...

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?Footloose' in the mountains? (access required)

Dirty dancing isn’t protected by the First Amendment. So a North Carolina woman kicked out of a town dance hall for “lewd dancing” can’t sue for a free-speech violation. But she can pursue an equal protection claim that she was ...

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