Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Score

A weekly rating of the city zeitgeist.

Posted on Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 12:00 AM

+3VCU, which will join three other Virginia teams in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, learns that its first game is against three-time national champions the Duke Blue Devils. And the James River runs gold!

+1The Richmond Renegades' 61-year-old owner and general manager Allan Harvie Jr. hits the ice against the Fayetteville FireAntz, becoming the second-oldest person ever to play in a professional hockey game. Then he traded back his stick for a cane.

0In his quest for president, the T-D reports, Jim Gilmore will get help with his first big fundraiser from local bigwigs Bill Goodwin, Bruce Gottwald and John Snow. They're planning to raise millions by pitching in a thousand dollars for every empty chair.

+2Three locally based companies — CarMax, Performance Food Group and LandAmerica Financial Group — make Fortune magazine's list of the 306 most admired companies. Next month: America's Sexiest Chief Financial Officers issue.

+1A wall rebuilt for $1 million after being destroyed in Tropical Storm Gaston is rededicated at the historic St. John's Episcopal Church. It is the only Richmond project completed in time for the 2007 celebration.

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