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Paging Jimmy Buffett (access required)

Those of you who are Jimmy Buffett fans will recall Jimmy’s song, “Gypsies in the Palace.” In the tune, Jimmy recalls a practice he says dates back to the Middle Ages (this is Jimmy Buffett doing history, so work with ...

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Sailing the Bounding Midwest (access required)

You could almost hear the banjos tuning for their duel, a la “Deliverance,” as two lawyers squared off in Newport News Circuit Court to compare how much each lawyer’s Hoosier wife knew about maritime law. Newport News lawyer Robert R. ...

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Read Our Lips (access required)

Sometimes when the Virginia Court of Appeals wants to make a point, it publishes an order with the notation that the court is addressing a matter of first impression, so pay attention. And when they really want to make a ...

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Use a Finger, Go to Jail (access required)

When is a firearm offense not a firearm offense? Don’t know. But it can be one, even if you say you didn’t have a gun. In the latest rack of cases from the Supreme Court of Virginia (featured in this ...

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Use a Nine Iron ? (access required)

Here’s one from Pennsylvania, a legal golf story. In Carlisle, a golfer plunked in the face by an errant ball was unable to convince a jury that the man who hit him was negligent for failing to yell “Fore!” Plaintiff ...

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Happy New Year?Not (access required)

Okay, another one from the Keystone State. It’s New Year’s Eve in Harrisburg, Pa., and you’re sitting in a restaurant, minding your own business. You’re a 60-year-old guy and you’ve got a hairpiece and a gold chain around your neck, ...

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Call Capt. Kirk?Let Capt. Archer Know (access required)

Down in Newport News, the Navy will be putting in its oldest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in for repairs and maintenance this month. Shipyard officials at Northup Grumman Newport News said that about 1,200 employees will work on the USS Enterprise ...

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Holy Hole in the Doughnut? (access required)

Here’s a story out of DeeCee… Becky Shell grew up in the South, where Krispy Kreme is an institution. So the worker with the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based company said she was amazed by the fanatical reaction to the chain’s deep-fried, glazed ...

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Need a Job? (access required)

Looking for a service job? Like people? The pay’s not too great, but what resume fodder! Up in Gordonsville, voters casting ballots in the Nov. 2 town elections should bring pencils. The mayor and three Town Council incumbents whose seats ...

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One for the Traffic Lawyers (access required)

In Berryville, they didn’t get much mowing done, but the crowd didn’t seem to mind. Drivers of the ABNORMAL racing series recently took to the grass for the second year in a row in races that made their lawn mowers ...

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