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"A Guide to Virginia Protocol and Traditions" is updated. After intense debate, it is decided that governors may indeed spit tobacco juice in public, as long as they say "Please pardon me, ya'll."

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Speaking of governors, Warner unveils the designs of four NASCAR racecars that will bear logos of Virginia universities. This is a key initiative of UVa.'s diversity-outreach program, "Sports Beyond Polo."

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A University of Richmond student wins $25,000 by writing a question the entire university will explore next year: "How do we know which questions to ask?" This is the same killjoy who says things like, "If I had three wishes, I'd wish for more wishes."

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this week's score: -3

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