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A weekly ranking of the city zeitgeist

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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.



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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.



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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.



TOTAL SCORE: +10




































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