A new identity is introduced at Jamestown island, America's first permanent English settlement: "Historic Jamestowne, America's Birthplace." The new name is meant to illustrate how original settlers were intrigued by italics and the letter E.
So far, three of the dozen indicted members of the violent Fulton Hill Hustlers drug gang are convicted on such charges as racketeering and conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Leave it to a few drug gang members to make all drug gangs look bad.
A state environmental agency praises Richmond for reducing the amount of raw sewage flowing into the James during rainstorms. Unfortunately, the city has made fewer strides reducing mudslinging, dirt-digging and real-estate taxes.
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