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Publisher’s Notebook

Definest list you’d ever want

The Internet is a great source of humor, although it’s sometimes hard to tell exactly the source or author of the jokes. Go on Twitter and you’ll find a whole series of tweets, many laugh-out-loud funny, under the hashtags #newdefinitions, ...

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Talkin’ baseball (2015 edition)

The Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing, and the cosmic connection between law and baseball remains in place. Here’s a round-up, with stories and some material courtesy of the Associated Press, of activity across America’s ballparks. GOT YOUR ...

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The not-so-right write stuff

Judge Richard A. Posner has been on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for decades. Appointed by President Reagan in 1981, he was often mentioned as a candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court when the GOP held the White ...

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Jaw-jacking in New York

The 2015 NFL season officially started Aug. 9 with the Hall of Fame game, so it’s time for an entry about football. The New York Jets rocked the world when Broadway Joe Namath “guaranteed” a victory over the Baltimore Colts ...

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Up in the air

Here’s an idea that should have died at the idea stage. If you have to do any flying in your practice, time to take note. A French company thinks it has found a way to cram more passengers into airplanes, ...

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How emblematic

State boosters already know that the 2015 General Assembly filled a void in state law that had been gaping since 1997: they adopted a state song. Actually, they adopted two, a traditional song, “Our Great Virginia,” lyrics by Mike Greenly ...

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Virginia Clawyers Weekly (access required)

This is Clawyer, the VLW beach meeting mascot. He’ll be on duty this weekend in Virginia Beach, when Virginia Lawyers Weekly publishes its Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting special edition. The little red crab made his debut in the 2000 ...

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Hed of the class

Many writers aspire to be remembered for a book, a series of articles, a particular good piece. Here’s a guy who made his mark with one really good headline 30-some years ago. Vincent Musetto, a longtime editor and film critic ...

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