Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Score

Posted on Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Crupi mania reaches Richmond, as hundreds of residents flock to the Siegel Center to hear the consultant's findings on what 110 business leaders and others said was right and wrong with the city. One surprising finding: We use too much cilantro.

Perhaps hoping to put a good spin on his regret, Michael Vick heads to jail three weeks early to begin serving whatever prison term is handed to him Dec. 10. It's the first time a Falcon has flown toward a cage.

They come a-tumblin' down: Tom Sheeran resigns as assistant superintendent for finance and operations of the troubled Richmond school system. In a strange turn of events, he becomes director of the Virginia Lottery.

Thousands of residents attend and volunteer at The Giving Heart's Community Thanksgiving Feast, a sit-down hot meal at the convention center for those who would otherwise eat alone. The only problem? Passing the potatoes took two hours.

An analysis of FBI crime ratings from 2006, published by CQ Press, shows that Richmond is no longer among the top 25 most dangerous cities in America, dropping from No. 15 to 29. It's inspired our new motto, "Richmond: We're not as bad as Baton Rouge!"

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