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Cheery Seasonal Item (access required)

Invariably at this time of year, the Associated Press wire runs stories about groups and people doing positive things to improve the lives of those less fortunate. Of course, they’re corny and feel-good, but it wouldn’t be the holiday season ...

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You Better Watch Out (access required)

Residents of Hampton and Newport News had better think twice about lugging Christmas trees into their apartments, according to authorities there. Both cities announced Dec. 5 they would buck the statewide trend and err on the side of safety by ...

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Who you gonna sue? (access required)

Being a retired federal judge isn’t all gravy. Lawyers might imagine that federal judges take senior status in order to pursue a hobby or just kick back after years of the daily grind of hearing cases. As often as not, ...

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Where's Bubba? (access required)

Okay, that sounds like a Southern-fried version of the popular find-him book series of the ’90s, “Where’s Waldo?” As it turns out, Bubba is in Springfield, Ill. In fact, that’s “Bubba Bubba Bubba” to you. Raymond Allen Gray Jr., 39, ...

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Dog Bites Man (access required)

Hey, stop the presses. A poll of drivers in five East Coast states and the nation’s capital found that nearly two-thirds view traffic congestion as a major problem. AAA Mid-Atlantic last Tuesday released the findings of a survey of more ...

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Saddle Up (access required)

Did you ever enjoy a roast beef sandwich at one of those old, formerly ubiquitous Roy Rogers restaurants? A couple of guys in Maryland are thinking of you. A family that helped launch the first Roy Rogers restaurant has bought ...

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Things Are Slow All Over (access required)

You can always tell when the end of the year is nigh. The news really slooooows down. The stuff on the AP wire gets a little less interesting or maybe a little more interesting (depending on your perspective). For example, ...

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Who Loves Ya, Baby? (access required)

Chad Dotson ran for Wise County Commonwealth’s Attorney last month and won. He also had to make good on a campaign promise: He pledged to shave his head if he was victorious. The Friday after election day he was in ...

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A Fine Idea (access required)

The story on the wire about the bathing law in Kentucky was making the rounds last week, too. In our neighbor to the west, there’s a state law mandating that people take a bath once a year. Really. You can ...

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To Be, or Maybe Not to Be (access required)

Up in Arlington, about 150 county employees, including County Manager Ron Carlee, spent $2,500 in tax money on tickets to see a performance of Hamlet. The county called it a lesson in leadership, but the decision has enraged at least ...

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