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1 – 2 – 3 Red Light (access required)

A bill in the General Assembly that would have allowed cameras detecting red-light runners to be installed throughout Virginia has been killed by a House subcommittee. Good thing, if Washington, D.C.’s experience with the technology is predictive. In the latest ...

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Family Inc. (access required)

Local appellations for mom and dad may vary around the commonwealth. Down-home types may call for Ma and Pa, while tonier bluebloods may prefer Mutha and Da-ad-dy. Whichever titles or terms of endearment are used in the family, the form ...

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Whine and Cheese (access required)

We’ve all worked with one, haven’t we now? That colleague who keeps up a constant drumbeat of dissatisfaction in the workplace, carping about matters large and small. A Charlottesville federal judge may have encountered just such a person on a ...

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Paying Tribute (access required)

Roanoke Circuit Judge Jonathan Apgar recently helped to arrange a tribute to his father, a former Virginia Commonwealth University professor and an artist. Working with his sister Nancy, who teaches English in Vermont, the judge persuaded an art gallery at ...

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Someone to watch over me (access required)

Here’s one of those stories that will just make you shake your head. Had too much of the nanny state — that is, the government watching over you and telling you just exactly what to do? Whenever the General Assembly ...

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Wasting away…again (access required)

The state budget is in a mess and there are laws that need to be passed. So what is the General Assembly doing? What it always does-considering whether to approve vanity license tags. Del. Michelle McQuigg has introduced a bill ...

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Death, Taxes and… (access required)

Crummy weather during a Virginia Bar Association winter meeting in Williamsburg. That’s the “Jeopardy” answer. Of course, the question is, “What can you count on?” The treat this time around was a fast-moving snow/slush/cold rainstorm that came up and dumped ...

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That Man in the White House (access required)

As noted previously in this column, in the weeks prior to the VBA confab in Williamsburg, staffers played coy about who would be the after-dinner speaker at the Friday night banquet. A big surprise, they promised. A grand treat. You’ll ...

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That Man in the Wheelchair (access required)

Maybe the FDR thing was a leitmotif for the meeting. Incoming President Ed Betts of Richmond tore his Achilles tendon in December and was forced to tool around in a wheelchair while he heals. For a profile of Betts, see ...

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