Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Score

A weekly rating of the city zeitgeist.

Posted on Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 4:00 AM

+2Tickets go on sale for "America's Anniversary Weekend" celebrations May 11-13 in Jamestown. To really celebrate our strained past with the natives, you can get the tickets on "reservation" and "scalp" them later.

-3The T-D reports that an R.S.V.P. snafu leaves an estimated 200 guests out on the sidewalks during VCU's fall graduation ceremonies at the Siegel Center. See, Trani doesn't need to build more to take over Broad Street.

-1In his call-in show broadcasting from WRVA studios, Gov. Kaine discusses a mysterious weekly phone ring, but says he's never seen a ghost, expanding on the Executive Mansion's haunted reputation. Maybe it's the Ghost of Telemarketers Past.

+3Richmond-based metal band Lamb of God gets a Grammy nomination in "Best Metal Performance" for its single, "Redneck." The winner will probably be Jethro Tull again.

+4Local police say they've cracked a multilocality cocaine distribution ring, the T-D reports, issuing arrest warrants and seizing $4,000, five vehicles and 3 1/2 kilograms of cocaine valued at $200,000. Who else is dreaming of a white Christmas? S

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