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Have a Cow, Man (access required)

Continuing the semi-musical theme of this week’s column, here’s an item that may leave you humming a little ditty from the ’70s by folk troubador Loudon Wainwright III. Yes, “Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road.” Only this involves ...

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Trend Alert (access required)

Parents in Virginia love to continue family names. You can hardly walk through a crowd here and not bump into a man who may have Jr. or III tacked on to his name. This especially true of lawyers. We can ...

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Sunday Will Never Be the Same (access required)

You’ll be able to go to an Alcoholic Beverage Control store in Northern Virginia or Hampton Roads on a Sunday afternoon, if a bill making its way through the General Assembly is adopted. The measure, House Bill 1314, was passed ...

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Life Mirrors Art (access required)

Here’s something straight out of “Weekend at Bernie’s.” Don’t remember that one? A 1989 not-so-classic. Couple of guys cart around a dead guy, passing him off as still among the living. Up in Cincinnati, the local prosecutor calls it “one ...

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Great Escape Artists, Part I (access required)

Instead of going over the wall, an inmate at a jail in Charleston, W.Va., tried to go through it and instead got stuck for about four hours in a window only 6 inches wide and 3 feet tall. “He was ...

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Great Escape Artists, Part II (access required)

Couple of good old boys, ages 17 and 20, are tooling around Salisbury, N.C. Unfortunately, they’re tooling just a little too fast – at about 67 mph in a 45 mph zone. You can see and hear it coming: Blue ...

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Medical Malpractice – Release – Right To Rescind – Void Or Voidable (access required)

Where plaintiff, who alleges defendant health care provider negligently punctured her small bowel and sigmoid colon during a surgical procedure, executed a release without being represented by counsel and without being informed of her right to rescind within three days, ...

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There They Go Again (access required)

The General Assembly is back in town and the big fight, as it has been for the past several years, will be over money and the state’s budget. That won’t stop the delegates and senators from introducing some unusual bills ...

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How Poe-etic (access required)

French cognac was nearly “nevermore” in this year’s mysterious tribute at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore. For 56 years, someone has marked the writer’s birthday by slinking through the night into the small cemetery where Poe is ...

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Hey, Now Here's A Bargain (access required)

It vanished from the online world just minutes after eBay learned of the joke, but an attempt to auction off the state of West Virginia last week drew 56 bids and nearly enough promised dollars to fill the state’s projected ...

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