Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Score

Redskins zingers, stinky rivers, desperate Spanish + more.

Posted on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM

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+6 The Washington Redskins say they're moving their three-week summer training camp to Richmond for eight years, starting in 2013. Officials cite the lure of our river, restaurants, and the convenience of the federal courthouse right downtown.

-4 To secure the Redskins, Gov. Bob McDonnell announces a $4 million state grant, while Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones says the city will pony up $400,000. To put that in perspective, that's a dollar for every point the Skins gave up last season.

+3 Chemistry.com ranks Richmond as the No. 1 city in the country where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender singles hope to get married and have children. Delegate Bob Marshall proposes an emergency relocation of the State Capitol.

+5 Hundreds of volunteers show up on a Saturday for the 13th annual James River Regional Cleanup. Unfortunately, there aren't enough scented candles in stock to launch the new anti-stinky-river-smell initiative.

+2 Richmond schools prepare for their final week of classes before sending children home for the summer. This is the point at which desperate Spanish teachers decide "The Three Amigos" qualifies as cultural education.

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