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Have a Nice Day (access required)

This paper has chronicled the Virginia official license-plate hoo-hah for years. There have been license plate stories about Confederate groups that wanted plates. Anti-abortion advocates that wanted plates. Flower-lovers. Pig-lovers. Even Jimmy Buffett fans, who got their “Parrothead Club” plate. ...

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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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?The Obvious Choice' (access required)

HBO will be producing an 11-part miniseries about John Adams, one of the Founding Fathers, our 2nd President and a lawyer by trade. The project about the Massachusetts native will be shot … here. Take that, you Boston bean-eaters. The ...

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Ready For Your Close-Up? (access required)

Direct from Hollywood (North Hollywood, anyway), we got a FedEx alerting us to NBC’s new “alternative drama” series “The Law Firm,” in which lawyers get to try real court cases for prize money. Thought you already were doing just that? ...

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The Virginia Way (access required)

For those keeping track, here’s another good argument for keeping our present system of judicial selection in Virginia, where the General Assembly elects judges. The state is Nevada. In the city of Henderson, a former stripper named Diana Hampton will ...

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What's the Buzz? (access required)

Some houses are haunted. Some houses are … a good home for bees. In Greenville, N.C., a woman named Judy Byers saw about 20 bees buzzing outside her window recently and feared thousands of more were lurking close by. Again. ...

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Frosty The Dope Man (access required)

Boy, has it been hot. Over in Memphis, an ice cream man was feeling a different kind of heat when the cops pinched him for selling drugs along with his frosty treats. Authorities said Marshall G. Beasley, 27, could be ...

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Chicken Update (access required)

Here’s the other shoe dropping on the jaywalking chicken in California. Last month, you will recall, we reported that a deputy in Ridgecrest, Calif., a town 100 miles north of L.A., had ticketed a chicken (See VLW, May 16). You’ll ...

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