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Not Seedless (access required)

Boulder, Colo., is a hippie town. How much so? A cop there is walking down the street, sees some tulips on the Pearl Street Mall. Next to the tulips is a little plant, a marijuana sprout. The officer said he ...

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My Mama's More Fun Than Yours (access required)

Here’s an item straight out of the “What Were They Thinking” file. Over in Nashville, Tenn., a mother wanted to give her 16-year-old son a birthday party to remember. So she hired a stripper. How did the authorities find this ...

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Chicken Update (access required)

Here’s the other shoe dropping on the jaywalking chicken in California. Last month, you will recall, we reported that a deputy in Ridgecrest, Calif., a town 100 miles north of L.A., had ticketed a chicken (See VLW, May 16). You’ll ...

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The Thing That Wouldn't Leave? (access required)

Over on the page with the “Weekly Recap,” there item about a guy who got fired then burned down his boss’s house. Call it sychronicity when this item showed up on the wire. In Illinois, a 46-year-old Kane County man ...

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Pretty Cheesy (access required)

Okay, what is it with the English and cheese? A British cheese company said that a small piece of their special blend of extra-strong cheddar cheese, branded “TNT,” had sold on the Internet auction site eBay for 152 pounds, or ...

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Jack Fell Down? (access required)

Here in the Old Dominion, where it takes four Virginians to screw in a light bulb (one to screw it in and three to talk about how good the old bulb was), traditions are revered. Then again, sometime traditions should ...

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Judicial Selection (access required)

The angry argument over the selection of federal judges has reached a fever pitch in Washington. Closer to home, Republicans and Democrats also have been bitterly sparring over judges in the General Assembly. Virginia remains one of two states in ...

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First, Fornication, Then Adultery? (access required)

Now that we have your attention, consider a new development in Virginia personal injury law, and its possible implications for domestic relations practice. In January, the Supreme Court of Virginia said that Virginia Code Sect. 18.2-344, the statute that criminalizes ...

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Time's Up (access required)

You’d have thought that the 15 minutes of fame enjoyed by Jennifer Wilbanks, the “Runaway Bride” from Georgia would be over by now as the cable networks find something else to fill their time. But no. The tale of Wilbanks, ...

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Word Up (access required)

America needs new words. At least, that’s what the editors of Merriam-Webster dictionaries thought when they posted a note on their Web site, asking visitors to submit their favorite words that aren’t in the dictionary. In a mere two weeks, ...

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