Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Score

A weekly rating of the city zeitgeist.

Posted on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 3:24 PM

+7 Richmond kicks off the holidays with Thanksgiving celebrations, charity events and Black Friday spending. ’Tis the season of giving, sharing and throwing your unopened credit-card bills in a big pile while you drown your sorrows in $4 peppermint-mocha lattes.

+1 In the midst of a peak season, Short Pump Town Center launches a system that tracks the mobile-phone whereabouts of shoppers in the mall — then cancels the plan after mixed reactions. Apparently Richmonders don’t want anyone to know how often they visit Auntie Anne’s Pretzels kiosk.

+3 Mannheim Steamroller comes to town for a Christmas-music performance, just four days before a Tran-Siberian Orchestra show. Yes, Virginia, there is a place for mixing Handel’s Messiah with lasers.

-5 Gov. Bob McDonnell prepares to release his two-year budget later this month by taking expense-cutting suggestions from state agencies. But his biggest puzzle is how to get to the White House before Virginia goes bankrupt.

0 In one of the state’s most popular football rivalries, Virginia Tech hands the University of Virginia a crushing loss of 38-0. They might as well have been playing VCU.

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