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Another tail of marital woe (access required)

When a couple divorces, lawyers have to contend with the “yours, mine and ours” of the ensuing property split. It’s not uncommon for one spouse to say a particular piece of property was “yours,” but is now “ours.” Virginia courts ...

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One Way to End a Brouhaha (access required)

Up in Northern Virginia, a guy paid $25,000 for an American flag that purportedly flew over the Pentagon on Sept. 11. Questions about its authenticity lingered, though, and he figured out a a way to snuff out any controversy: He ...

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Gig's Up, Mate (access required)

Former Richmond prosecutor Joe Morrissey had what appeared to be a sweet deal lined up Down Under. He was all set to be a mentor on trial advocacy to the 100 crown prosecutors in New South Wales, the Australian state ...

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Hello, Kitty? (access required)

Here’s a Civil War history item. Was there a black cat aboard the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, placed inside a cannon by a superstitious but desperate sailor as the vessel was sinking? Conservators had hoped to verify the legend ...

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Sign of the Times? (access required)

Okay, gasoline is nearly three bucks a gallon. All year long we’ve been featuring stories in the “Daily Alert” about drive-offs, in virtually every corner of the commonwealth. Couple of guys in Indiana get the week’s Dumb Criminals prize. Two ...

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Life Imitates Art (access required)

Step in the Wayback Machine. Dial, oh, about 11 years ago. Remember the phenomenon that was the Tom Hanks movie “Forrest Gump”? A kajillion movie tickets sold. Several hit soundtrack albums of oldies. Lots of dumb “box of chocolates” jokes. ...

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Location, Location, Location (access required)

Last month we noted that the state is selling lighthouses in the eastern part of Virginia. If that doesn’t float your boat, you wanna buy a prison instead? Imagine this real estate listing in Isle of Wight County: For sale: ...

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Obligatory Harry Potter Item (access required)

Unless you’re an unreconstructed muggle, you know that J.K. Rowling’s sixth and latest installment of her megabuck Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” was released July 16. Guy out in California named Thorin Brentmar got a copy ...

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