Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Score

A weekly rating of the city's zeitgeist.

Posted on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 1:00 AM

+2Mayor Wilder announces the city's $20 million plan to improve drainage problems in Shockoe Bottom. He calls it The Sewer of the Future.

0The chief of the Virginia Capitol Police, Col. George B. Mason Jr., retires after 32 years and nine governors. In lieu of a gold watch, we think he should get the bronzed skull of one of those governors.

+1About 700 VCU students get a free nighttime chartered bus ride to Wal-Mart to buy school supplies, the school's Commonwealth Times reports. Meanwhile, across town 700 UR students take limos to Saks.

+3With a win against the Charlotte Eagles, the Richmond Kickers take the championship title in the United Soccer Leagues Second Division. You may have taken our banks, Charlotte, but you'll have to pry this soccer trophy from our cold, dead fingers.

-2In the midst of abnormally dry conditions, Richmond's Department of Public Utilities asks residents to voluntarily conserve water ... before it's mandatory. Aren't we spending $20 million to get rid of water? S

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