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A weekly ranking of the city zeitgeist

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The General Assembly opens its session with no money to spend, thanks to the budget shortfall. Contrary to rumor, the governor will not be covering legislators' bar tabs.



score: -3



Under pressure from Republican legislators, Gov. Warner says he'll reopen 12 DMV offices he ordered shut in October. So now the Republicans want more government?



score: +2



A rash of Fan street muggings worries neighbors. Almost makes us nostalgic for the days of SUV-slashings.



score: -4



Delegate Viola Baskerville of Richmond introduces a resolution to express regret over the 1959 closing of schools in Prince Edward County, an attempt to avoid desegregation. "Regret"? How about shame?



score: 0



this week's score: 1

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