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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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