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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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Hearsay (access required)

Opera fans take their opera seriously. If you don’t believe that, read on. There’s a case this week, Mills v. Steger, (VLW 002-3-007) that is basically an employment case. Public employee sues superiors for firing him and loses. That quick ...

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Pass the Hot Dogs (access required)

The Texas Tavern is a downtown Roanoke landmark. The only time it closes all year is around Christmas, and during that 42-hour span last month, some bozo broke in and stole about $38. Not to worry. A surveillance camera caught ...

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Great Expectorations (access required)

Quick, what was most important sports story happening in Virginia this past week? The on-again, off-again relationship of Marty Schottenheimer and the Washingon Redskins? Pretty important, that’s true. The on-again, off-again courtship of the Charlotte Hornets by the City of ...

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Great Expectations (access required)

Guessing game time. The Virginia Bar Association has a surprise guest coming to be their after-dinner speaker at their winter meeting this weekend in Williamsburg, and they won’t say who it is. That means either (a) they haven’t got anyone ...

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Order In The Parking Lot (access required)

Richmond’s John Marshall Courts building, like some others in the state, has been burdened by a series of bomb threats recently, to the frustration of everyone. But Richmond circuit judges are making do where they can. Lawyers Ruppert Bierne and ...

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Sega's Sonic Could Not Be Reached For Comment (access required)

Hedgehogs and hermit crabs can sleep well tonight. They are still protected from Fairfax Countians. County supervisors recently considered a proposal to remove the spiky mammals and covert crustaceans from the county’s list of “wild and exotic animals” that cannot ...

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Down in the Dumpster (access required)

What looked like an open-and-shut case of dumpster-diving turned into a patriotic celebration, during a Nov. 20 hearing in Pittsylvania County General District Court. A deputy sheriff had ticketed three people for scavenging other people’s trash, which the county apparently ...

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