Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Score

A weekly rating of the city zeitgeist.

Posted on Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:44 AM

+1 Richmond marks Columbus Day. It’s a good time to get used to what it’s like with the federal government shut down.

+6 Production begins in earnest on Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln film, with locals snagging business, spotting stars and landing parts in the movie. Gov. McDonnell especially likes the part about the Executive Mansion playing the White House.

-2 The T-D reports on the prosecution of what it calls “the area’s most prolific accused bigamist,” with marriages to four women. The wives always wondered why he came back a day later after taking out the trash.

+1 A New York Times report says the Atlantic 10 has “expressed informal interest” in Virginia Commonwealth University, potentially putting it in the same conference with cross-town rival University of Richmond. For you non-athletic nerds, that’s the sport equivalent to the Duckie-Blane rivalry from “Pretty in Pink.”

+2 Inspired by the Wall Street protests, Occupy Richmond holds an organizing meeting at Monroe Park. The only problem is, they can’t find any local banks to protest.

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