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Magnificently Awful (access required)

The results of the 2006 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest were announced last week. This contest, held each year by the English department at San Jose State, is named for the 19th century British writer, Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, who started a novel ...

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Just for Kicks (access required)

Kickball. If you loved it as a child, you don’t have to stop. You can keep on whaling away at that ball and dashing around the bases, even though you may have grown up. In fact, kickball is just one ...

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Fluff Piece (access required)

Our legislature spent months in overtime before finally putting together a budget. Our legislature spent time considering just what vanity license tags it could approve when it could have been, oh, putting together a budget. Our legislature debated whether to ...

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Court: NC gets to keep really, really old document (access required)

No one can say we don’t take our historical relics seriously down south. In the Roanoke Valley, there is a Civil War reenactors group that remains at war with the North, at least with the state of Minnesota. The reason: ...

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Arlington panel rescinds ruling over gay video (access required)

ARLINGTON (AP) An Arlington businessman who had been ordered by a local government commission to duplicate videos of gay-rights marches that he found offensive won a reprieve after the commission rescinded its initial order. Tim Bono, of Bono Film and ...

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Sizing up the Henrico jail (access required)

(AP) The West Virginia filmmaker who documented his decline during a steady diet of fast food spent 23 days behind bars and discovered inmates are not all bad guys. Morgan Spurlock, the suffering star of “Super Size Me,” checked into ...

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You don't send me flowers anymore (access required)

That was the wistful refrain a few years ago when Barbra Streisand sang a duet with Neil Diamond. There’s gotta be a remix of that somewhere. One modern take on the theme came up at the annual Judicial Conference in ...

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One Mighty Cat (access required)

There’s a crime-fighting hero in Gotham, and it’s not the stud in the tight black suit and bat cowl. It’s Fred the Cat. According to the Associated Press, Fred the Cat was part of an undercover sting in Feb-ruary to ...

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A Richmond Idol (access required)

Virginia has long enjoyed a high profile on reality television. Step in the Wayback Machine to 2000, when “Survivor” started the current run of the genre. Front and center was Rudy Boesch, the ex-Navy SEAL from Virginia Beach, who made ...

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Study: Driving while distracted to blame for most crashes (access required)

BLACKSBURG (AP) Eight out of 10 crashes involve drivers who are drowsy, chatting on a cell phone, applying makeup or otherwise distracted from the road ahead, according to a new government study that videotaped people behind the wheel. Reviewing thousands ...

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