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Crime From All Over (access required)

It’s been a really dumb month for criminals. For example: Where’s the White Bronco? Dept. Up in Syracuse, N.Y., a guy led police on a car chase. A dozen cars were involved. Onondaga County deputies in a helicopter tracked the ...

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The Mary Washington Name Game, Cont. (access required)

“Mary Washington College” will remain part of the newly monikered University of Mary Washington, but how and where the name will appear is still a question. The board of visitors voted unanimously July 17 to include the MWC name in ...

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Merry Christmas, in July (access required)

The temperature and the humidity level may be in the 90s here in the Old Dominion, but, by golly, here’s a cheery holiday story to cool you right down. Virginia has lifted a ban on fresh-cut Christmas trees in churches ...

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Crime Lab (access required)

A crime wave was going down in McLean. Someone kept stealing the small ceramic figurines from Ruth Breiner’s yard. A raccoon was pinched in April. A small deer vanished in early June. Another deer disappeared on June 14. And on ...

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Playing Gotcha (access required)

Domestic relations lawyers may sigh with relief when their clients agree to last-minute resolutions of issues before court is called to order. But lawyers headed for court should give some thought to how they want to word any resulting orders, ...

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Feel the Force, Luke (access required)

Another tidbit from the “Recent Developments” seminar, this one from Virginia State Bar Counsel Barbara Ann Williams, who surveyed lawyer ethics and discipline. Williams was “struck by how much change there has been in the practice of law. Globalization is ...

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You'll Find It All, on eBay (access required)

And one last leftover from the VSB confab: Dana McDaniel, the Richmond lawyer who has been working with the VSB on updating its computers, gave the VSB Council a report about the system. He explained how the computer guys at ...

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Sing…Sing A Song (access required)

Despite six years of work by a state panel, prospects for selecting a new state song are fading. For those you who came in late: In 1998, “Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny” was abandoned as the commonwealth’s state song. ...

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That's A Lot of Pop (access required)

The Sodas-in-Schools controversy, reported on several prior occasions in this column, is back, thanks to a new study that made FOIA requests for the vending contracts of local Virginia school divisions. A total of 111 divisions responded. The bottom line? ...

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Trend Alert (access required)

Remember the fiberglass pig that a Stafford barbecue joint owner wanted to put on his restaurant earlier this year? Seems like we got a minor trend going on. Last week out in Alliance, Ohio, a guy won court permission to ...

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