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Lawyer Could-Have-Been: Gerard Butler

The latest Lawyer Could-Have-Been is studly Scottish actor Gerard Butler. Butler earned a law degree from the University of Glasgow, and he worked briefly at a law firm in Edinburgh until the acting bug bit. Butler starred as King Leonidas ...

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Richmond street scene: Big Bird

It’s four days past Halloween, and some people don’t want to give up their costumes. Take, for example, the panhandler with a guitar on Main Street in downtown Richmond today. He was strumming and singing…while wearing a Big Bird head. ...

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The Weekly Recap: Week of Oct. 12

Here’s what was happening this past week… The week may have been a day short, if your office observed Columbus Day on Monday. Judging from the number of cars in downtown Richmond that day, it doesn’t look like Columbus is ...

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Introducing…the Richmond Treerats

The new Double A baseball team in Richmond has a name: The Richmond Flying Squirrels. It was a busy week on the baseball-team-name desk. First, one of the possible names, “Hambones,” was determined to be potentially offensive to African-Americans. Then ...

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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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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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