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IRS sued over alleged messy recordkeeping (access required)

WASHINGTON–People who rifle through shoe boxes to prepare this year’s tax return can take heart. A group of historians says the Internal Revenue Service’s handling of some historic records isn’t much better. The publisher of a leading tax newsletter, Tax ...

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Hiring Up Sharply At '50 Largest' (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor Virginia’s biggest law firms went on a hiring spree in 1996, with 30 of the state’s 50 largest firms adding to their numbers by year’s end, according to Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s ninth annual “50 Largest ...

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Ham-flinging earns councilman $250 fine (access required)

NORFOLK–City Councilman Paul Riddick was convicted last Tuesday of misdemeanor assault and battery and fined $250 for flinging a pound of ham slices and hitting a store clerk in the head with it. Riddick and his lawyer, Lyn Simmons, immediately ...

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Judge rules state can't force Lorton closure (access required)

Virginia’s claim that the District of Columbia’s Lorton Prison should be closed is a matter for political debate, not constitutional interpretation, a federal judge in Alexandria has ruled. Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III dismissed the state’s ...

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Bristol votes to leave TVA (access required)

BRISTOL–The Tennessee Valley Authority won’t light up Bristol, Va., after this year. The City Council voted unanimously Feb. 13 to get power from Cinergy Corp. of Cincinnati. City leaders said they could save some $70 million over seven years. “This ...

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VSB Backs 3 For Federal Seat (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor The Virginia State Bar has endorsed three judges–U.S. magistrate judges James E. Bradberry of Newport News and Tommy E. Miller of Norfolk, and Virginia Beach Circuit Judge Jerome B. Friedman–as “best qualified” to fill a ...

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