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Mints On The Pillow Are Extra (access required)

No one ever confused the Fairfax County jail with a motel, but they now have something in common. Both require you to pay to stay. Fairfax Sheriff Stan Barry announced last week that effective immediately, prisoners at the adult detention ...

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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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Can you hear me now? (access required)

How does a lawyer know when his persistent attempts to get an objection on the record have gone too far and antagonized the judge? When the judge ratchets up a contempt penalty over a matter of minutes, notching up the ...

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For The Longest Time… (access required)

Back at the turn of the year, with a stroke of the pen, a federal judge in Roanoke disposed of what is believed to be one of the oldest cases in the Western District. At issue: a landfill in Roanoke ...

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Cheery Seasonal Item (access required)

Last week we reported on the alleged Christmas tree thieves in Florida who wanted to pinch Rotary Club trees to buy crack. Sad to say the tree-theft trend has made it to the Old Dominion. Back on Dec. 12, up ...

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Second Seasonal Item (access required)

Here’s some scoop, just in time for New Year’s Eve. Out in San Francisco, researchers have found a gene responsible for drunkenness in worms after plying thousands of the tiny creatures with booze (How do you say, “Hey sailor,” in ...

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A Moo-ter Vehicle? (access required)

From the Well, Now We Know file: A cow is not a motor vehicle and a couple who hit one with their car can’t collect under their uninsured motorist insurance, a state appeals court in Ohio has ruled. “A cow ...

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Singing the same song? (access required)

Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. is about to begin his second year as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, after taking over from Harry L. Carrico, who had served in that capacity for 21 years. During his long tenure ...

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Tearing Down the House? (access required)

Up in Lexington, Virginia Military Institute has raised concerns among preservationists over plans that would bulldoze some of the school’s history. Vee-Em-Eye needs to expand its dining hall near the Barracks. But a two-story, Victorian-styled brick house designed by an ...

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Goodnight and goodbye, John-Boy (access required)

The home of the family that inspired “The Waltons” television series was sold for $122,000 at an auction Dec. 6 in the small Nelson County town of Schuyler. “There are so many different things that can be done with it,” ...

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