Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Score

This Week: Redskins camp, UR improvements, Virginia's first grapes + more.

Posted on Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 4:00 AM

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+2 The mayor announces that the Redskins training camp will be located at City Stadium or behind the Science Museum of Virginia, as soon as the city can come up with about $10 million. The financing plan: hop a flight to Vegas, plunk down a grand on Washington in the Thanksgiving game against the Cowboys — and pray.

+3 The University of Richmond says that students arriving this fall will benefit from more than $14 million in improvements made during the summer. It could have been less, but the dining hall faced a spike in the price of engraved crystal goblets.

-4 A new report by Richmond auditor Umesh Dalal finds that only 1 percent of the city's 1,300 minority-owned companies received nearly half of the city's minority-contracting business. The city says it's just part of a new super-minority program to support a minority of minority-owned companies.

0 Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell picks her first grapes from the Chambourcin grapevines at the Governor's Mansion, destined for wine celebrating the building's bicentennial next year. Each grape will become wine after a thorough ultrasound.

+2 "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" mom Daphne Maxwell Reid is announced as the new host of public television's "Virginia Currents," following long-running host May-Lily Lee. It isn't the first time an actress has tried her hand at news. Just ask Sarah Palin.

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