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Speaking of the Civil War, the mayor pushes for City Council to give $45,000 to build the base of the Lincoln statue coming to Tredegar Iron Works. This is good news for local Confederate rabble-rousers, who were nearly running out of things to protest.

score: +2

More students at Douglas S. Freeman High School test positive for tuberculosis, so health officials decide to test the entire student body. Unfortunately, state education officials deny a request to add the test results to the school's SOL scores.

score: -3

Well-known steakhouse Morton's of Chicago opens to much fanfare at the Turning Basin. Finally, the cows come home.

score: +1

this week's score: 0

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