Wednesday, August 7, 2002

the score

A weekly ranking of the city zeitgeist

Posted on Wed, Aug 7, 2002 at 4:00 AM

New school superintendent Deborah Jewell-Sherman signs a nearly three-year contract that links her job security to student performance on the Standards of Learning tests. Meanwhile, she orders copies of her resume.

+2

Richmond's new police chief, Lt. Col. Andre Parker, is sworn into office. Out of respect, drug dealers, prostitutes and bank robbers pause to reflect on the role of law enforcement in the community.

-4

After untreated water mixes into treated water in Chesterfield County, officials advise residents to boil their water for one minute. Then add a tea bag, steep for one minute, and share a special moment with someone you love.

TOTAL SCORE: -6

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