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Fellowship, 2013 edition

WILLIAMSBURG–The Virginia Law Foundation inducted 17 Virginia lawyers last night as its 2013 Class of Fellows. The VLF holds its induction dinner each year in connection with the Virginia Bar Association winter meeting. Members of the Class of 2013 are: ...

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Joke of the day

So who will be the first disc jockey to play today’s Song of the Day, in honor of Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o? The song, of course, would be an oldie goldie from 1978: “Imaginary Lover” by Atlanta Rhythm Section. H/T ...

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As noted on numerous prior occasions in this space, it pays to proofread – a bit of advice worth taking, whether you work at a law firm or at a public relations firm that does work for a law firm. ...

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Dare to be stupid

Piers Morgan, the British-born host of the CNN program “Piers Morgan Tonight,” got into a verbal dust-up Dec. 19 with a guest on his show, Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America. Morgan ostensibly asked Pratt on the ...

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Headline of the Day

In Sandusky, Ohio, a man was minding his own business, watching football in his garage when a drunken neighbor pulled into his driveway. A fight started; the neighbor bit off the eyebrow of the first guy and later was charged ...

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Death by document?

A Missouri lawyer is facing first-degree murder charges in the death of her father. She allegedly used an unusual weapon: a forged document. The Kansas City Star reports that Susan Van Note is accused of attacking her father and his ...

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Errors of biblical proportions

A big six-foot monument to the Ten Commandments was placed on the grounds of the Oklahoma state capitol on Thursday, three years after it was authorized by the state legislature. Two problems with that. Three if you’re the Oklahoma ACLU, ...

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And the word of the year is…

The word of the year for 2012, according to Oxford University Press, is “GIF.” Go figure. A 20-some-year-old word from technology, it stands for “graphics interchange format,” and most designers will tell you that GIF pictures have long since been ...

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Headline of the Day

In honor of Election Day yesterday: “It won’t mean a thing if they don’t win that swing” In which newspaper did this one appear? Actually, none — it was the winning entry in a headline-writing contest run by the Newseum, ...

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