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Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue (access required)

Maybe it’s some lingering patriotism after the Fourth of July, but every now and then comes a tale that just makes you glad to be an American. For example, here in the U.S., you can name your kids whatever you ...

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The One That Didn't Get Away (access required)

Picture this: Up in Dodgeville, Wis., a pastoral scene unfolds. A guy named Dan Droessler is hanging out on Twin Valley Lake in a canoe, dangling one foot in the water and dreamily counting dragonflies or clouds or something like ...

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And No Broccoli Allowed on Premises (access required)

Here’s one you may not have heard about, but the feds are about to rename another government landmark sitting here in Virginia. No doubt you remember that last winter, Congress renamed Northern Virginia’s National Airport after the Gipper. “Ronald Reagan ...

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Smoke 'em, if you got 'em (access required)

Big Tobacco is on the run in Congress, but Fairfax County is still Marlboro Country, sort of. The county has backed away from a proposal to hire only non-smokers, or at least to give them preference on job applications. County ...

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Hello, Goodbye…and Hello Again (access required)

Talk about pressing your luck. Talk about not learning. On June 2, a Roanoker named Tracey Faulkner did something that doesn’t happen all that often: He beat a drug rap. A jury acquitted him on cocaine possession charges because the ...

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Signs, signs, everywhere a sign (access required)

The Internet is great, isn’t it? There’s no other way you could get and forward so much junk mail from and to your friends, including pass-around jokes that have gone from here to California and back. For example, now making ...

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Just a Coupla Chicks Sitting Around, Protesting (access required)

While many Virginians last week were rushing from one McDonald’s to another in search of all 12 Teenie Beanie Babies, two Hampton Roads women had a different idea. According to the Virginian-Pilot, here’s what they allegedly did: The pair climbed ...

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Slaw Review (access required)

Hold onto your hats, traditionalists. Ponder this: Gourmet barbecue. Persimmon wood-smoked meat. Legume-based sauce. Our readers are getting creative in their submissions to the Virginia Lawyers Weekly barbecue search. A source who asked to remain anonymous said that when secretaries ...

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Norfolk-Portsmouth Edition (access required)

In his last speech as president of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, Howard Martin paid tribute to–what else?–barbecue, and he took some, uh, ribbing for it. Readers may recall that Martin used his President’s message column in the March/April ...

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Norfolk-Portsmouth Edition (321840) (access required)

Supreme Court of Virginia Chief Justice Harry Carrico, who has been on the court for 37 years and 4 months, has done research on the longevity of justices recently. During a speech at the dinner, the Chief said the Virginia ...

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