Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Score

Posted on Wed, May 27, 2009 at 4:00 AM

0 The debate about a Shockoe Bottom ballpark and development takes a turn after a consultants' report concludes the city will have to back the bonds for the proposal to work. City officials are too busy to listen as they tuck into their free lunches. 

-4 Longtime retailer S&K Menswear launches going-out-of-business sales as it liquidates and prepares to close its remaining 100-plus stores. I just hope nobody gets those big-boy pants I had my eye on. 

-3 In local news cutbacks, the Times-Dispatch lays off five reporters while CBS6 cancels its Saturday morning news show, trims pay and issues furloughs. Don't fret, Richmond: The T-D's keeping Family Circus and CBS6 will maintain the Hot Button, so you can still complain about how Billy treats Jeffy and hear it on the air. 

+6 In a preview to Memorial Day events, the attorney general holds a “Wall of Honor” ceremony to honor 184 Virginians who died while serving in the war on terrorism. Which, yes, should humble us all a bit while we slurp Bloody Marys and grill chicken at the Rivah. 

-3 Richmond loses out to Savannah, Ga., as Most Mannerly City. We still have a higher sexually transmitted disease rate though, so suck it, Savannah!

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