Tuesday, February 27, 2007

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Posted on Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Special Edition: The Forgotten Oscars

-3 Best Use of Aircraft for Publicity:

Winner:
Jet Blue. Featuring significantly disruptive delays and cancellations adeptly followed by a customer bill of rights. It's Just an Honor to Be Nominated: The retiring Lane Ramsey. A retrospective on the Ed Barber debacle.



-5Best Cameo Appearance of a

Disease in a Drama:

Winner:
Salmonella, in peanut butter.

It's Just an Honor to Be Nominated: Herpes, in horses at the Virginia Tech equine center in Loudoun County.



-1Technical Achievement in

Screwing Up Commuters:

Winner:
"Water Main Break," Brook Road northbound, Feb. 22. Special recognition for rush-hour impedence.

It's Just an Honor to Be Nominated: "Left Lane Guy Tailgating Me Even Though I Was Going 10 mph Over the Speed Limit," Feb. 19, 6:15 p.m.



+5Best Performance in a Live-Action Event:

Winner:
The canceled performance of Cedric the Entertainer at the Richmond Coliseum.

It's Just an Honor to Be Nominated: Richmond School Board Chairman George Braxton for a premiering role in a State of the Schools address.



+3Politically Supporting Role in Kid Meddling:

Winner:
House of Delegates, Virginia General Assembly. For approving bill to ban teenagers younger than 18 from driving while talking on a cell phone.

It's Just an Honor to Be Nominated: House and Senate, Virginia General Assembly. For approving a bill to require girls to be vaccinated for the human papillomavirus before sixth grade.



+2Production Excellence for a Taxicab Appreciation Luncheon:

Winner:
"Taxicab Appreciation Luncheon" at the Greater Richmond Convention Center Feb. 20. Producer: Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau.

It's Just an Honor to Be Nominated: "Maymont Flower & Garden Show" at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Producer: Maymont Foundation.



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