+8 Olympians with Richmond connections help kick off the 2012 Summer Games in London, including Quanitra Hollingsworth, Nina Ligon, Reid Priddy, Shannon Taylor and Kellie Wells. Good luck, athletes! We'll be tuned in while going for the gold in Pizza-Delivery Dialing.
+2 Richmond lawyer and media go-to Steven D. Benjamin becomes president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. But his swearing-in is called into question when he pleads the Fifth.
-5 After more than two decades as Henrico County manager, Virgil Hazelett announces that he'll retire in January. Hazelett's inconsolable fans beg him for just one more wild night of budget negotiations before he hangs up the calculator.
-4 The board of the Virginia Holocaust Museum makes it final: Co-founder and former executive director Jay Ipson will lose his title and office, though he may continue his involvement in an honorary capacity. Next on the board's agenda: What do we do now?
-6 Citing the uncertainty of lead singer Randy Blythe's release from a Czech Republic prison, metal band Lamb of God cancels its tour with Dethklok, scheduled to begin this week. Sounds like it's time to assemble Gwar Team 6 for a rescue mission.