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Presidential house update (access required)

If you’ve never been to Sherwood Forest Plantation, the former home of President John Tyler, forget about it. The home of the Virginia lawyer-president closed to the public last Friday, according to plantation officials. Tyler’s grandson, Harrison R. Tyler, and ...

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This Bud's for you (access required)

Here’s an item that may bring back memories of fraternity days, at least for anyone whose house had a beer vending machine. The controversy had been brewing, so to speak, for about a year, ever since a local business donated ...

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Reading between the lines (access required)

Judges, like lawyers, may start skimming an appellate opinion and then skip ahead to the end, not unlike checking out the last page of a novel. The temptation becomes even greater if the appellate court reviews a case the judge ...

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Be careful what you wish for (access required)

In Newport News, a couple who won a $450,000 home in a contest are getting more headaches than pleasure from the prize. Donnie and Susie Ferguson of Gloucester won the new home last month in a contest sponsored by St. ...

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From Dogs to Doggerel (access required)

The recent retirement of Richmond Circuit Judge Thomas O. Nance inspired one of his former law partners, John F. McGarvey, to compose a “pome,” which he read at the retirement party. Chesterfield County lawyer Alexandra D. Bowen sent it in ...

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A Cry for Help? No, Just Dumbness (access required)

Hanover County police say a man charged with robbing a convenience store left a generous tip on the store’s counter: his wallet. Frank McClure, a clerk at the Hanover House Texaco, said the robber took out his billfold to buy ...

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Fair is foul, and foul is fair (access required)

Here’s a good one from DeeCee: A convention of telemarketers recently took place in the nation’s capital, and a guy named Tom Mabe turned the tables on the dinner-wreckers. He was on the phone calling telemarketers in their hotel rooms ...

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The Truth About Cats and Dogs (access required)

Trend Alert! For those who like to keep an eye on the latest legal theories then try to see if they’ll fly in the Old Dominion, listen up. A disabled man in Escondido, Calif., is suing the city for injuries ...

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Strange Bedfellows, Part One (access required)

Gov. Mark Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore have reached a truce in their resdistricting feud, at least for the time being. Kilgore, who is appealing a Salem Circuit judge’s ruling that strikes down the redistricting plan adopted by the ...

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Strange Bedfellows, Part II (access required)

Down in Lynchburg, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a legal brief in support of none other than the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who is challenging state restrictions on how much property a church can own. Falwell, who wants to ...

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