Wednesday, April 24, 2002

The Score

A weekly ranking of the city Zeitgeist

Posted on Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 12:00 AM

-1 A Henrico County magistrate is charged with stealing clothes from Hecht's; a Richmond circuit court judge is charged with shoplifting a $12.95 book from Tower. What's the law profession paying these days?

+3 Virginia Commonwealth University is spotlighted for its role in helping revitalize Richmond, in a report released by two national urban-studies organizations. And that's without a football team!

+1 Richmond temperatures break the 90s. Meteorologists explain that it's the hot air coming in from Bermuda. But we think it's wafting in from the annual shad planking.


Wednesday, April 10, 2002

The Score

A weekly ranking of the city Zeitgeist

Posted on Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 12:00 AM

+3 The Richmond Braves spring into their season with a victory against the Durham Bulls 5-3. The win ends the team's six-year losing streak for season openers. It's the most surprising win since Sheriff Mitchell was re-elected.

-2 Former alleged Clinton gropee Kathleen Willey gets her own radio show on WRVA. The show will last two hours, just 1 hour and 45 minutes longer than her fame.


Wednesday, April 3, 2002

The Score

Posted on Wed, Apr 3, 2002 at 12:00 AM

+2 Citing such activities as golf, parks and whitewater sports, the April issue of Cooking Light magazine names Richmond one of the top 10 cities in the country "most fit for healthy living." That is, if you don't catch gonorrhea first..

-3 The company that runs Richmond's buses, the GRTC, wants to spend up to $250,000 to find out whether it should bring trolleys back to shuttle tourists between attractions downtown. Forget the trolleys. How about tourists?

0 A judge sets aside the conviction of Beverly Monroe, found guilty in 1992 of the mysterious death of her millionaire lover Roger de la Burde. It only took 10 years, and Monroe spending seven years in prison.

+1 After a fire damages part of Two James Center, hundreds of employees scramble to find temporary space and keep working. Among the relocated: Wachovia Corp. This is perhaps the first time in Richmond history a bank moves and doesn't leave for Charlotte.


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