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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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Lawyer Once-Weres: Stephan Pastis

Last month we featured a “VLW Quick 10″ column on “Lawyer Could’ve-Beens,” that is, people who earned a law degree but moved on to different work. Our examples included St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa and William Sanderson, “Larry” of ...

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Twitter is like the Macarena?

Larry Bodine, a well-known and well-respected law firm consultant, doesn’t like Twitter. He recently kicked up a storm on the Internet, essentially arguing that the social media outlet has little value for law firms. He was in Richmond earlier this ...

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