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CSX changing strategy on Conrail tussle (access required)

NORFOLK–CSX Corp. is reportedly changing its strategy in the takeover battle for Conrail by adopting a plan to offer important Northeast rail assets to hostile bidder Norfolk Southern Corp. The Washington Post reported in late December that CSX chairman John ...

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McMurran retires (access required)

Portsmouth Circuit Judge Dennis F. McMurran, who has served on that city’s bench since 1981, has announced his retirement effective Feb. 1. A native of Portsmouth, McMurran followed in the footsteps of his father, Judge Robert Ferebee McMurran, who also ...

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New state song proposed (access required)

Del. Franklin P. Hall has submitted HB 2360, which would replace the state song, “Carry Me Back to Old Virginia”, with a song written by Donna and Jimmy Dean. Yes, the Jimmy Dean, the sausage guy. Opponents of the old ...

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Obituaries (access required)

John S. Battle Jr., a retired lawyer and one of the founders of the law firm of McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe, died Jan. 15 at the age of 77. Battle, who lived in Richmond and Kilmarnock, died in a ...

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Cut In Support May Be Based On Poor Health (access required)

By Deborah Elkins, Executive Editor A husband’s deteriorating mental health may provide a “change in circumstances” warranting a reduction in his support obligations, a 2-1 panel of the Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. ...

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VSB disciplinary actions (access required)

Arlington lawyer Debra Lee King’s law license was suspended by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board effective Jan. 14. The suspension came after King pled guilty in Alexandria Circuit Court to embezzlement of over $200 which she had held as ...

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