Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Score

Posted on Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 4:00 AM

0 Former VCU president Eugene Trani gets ready to launch a think tank of local consultants, academic types and corporate bigwigs to pontificate about Richmond's future. First agenda item: What kind of ham biscuits won't dry out our mouths while we talk, talk, talk? 

-6 Chesterfield County police say a man impersonating an officer pulled over at least one female driver on Robious Road, but was unsuccessful at getting her to step out of her vehicle. Apparently she became suspicious when an Indian chief, cowboy and construction worker joined him in song. 

-5 Citing tax bills and an invalid business license, the city closes Shockoe Bottom music venue and club Alley Katz. Fortunately, previously scheduled shows by Lotus Fucker, Holocaust Hammer, EyeHateGod, Hellrazor and Blood of the Martyrs have been moved to Lemaire at the Jefferson Hotel. 

+4 Pop star Jason Mraz makes a surprise visit to his former elementary school in Mechanicsville. He tells them to dream big, but things get awkward when he has to explain that his song about butterflies isn't exactly what they're thinking. 

+8 Thousands of Richmonders use the weekend to chow down at the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Fest, Broad AppActit and the Greek Festival. In an exciting development, next year's festivals will be followed by the new 10-K Fun-Run, presented by Gas-X. 

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