The Score

A weekly rating of the city zeitgeist.


-3Things heat up in the Senate campaign, and Sen. George Allen criticizes opponent Jim Webb for dirty passages in his novels, saying they demean women. Next week, Allen takes on Dr. Seuss and his smut-filled tale, "There's a Wocket in My Pocket."

0The University of Richmond launches something called the Office of Common Ground, celebrating with a "diversity resource fair" and a "university-wide commitment celebration." In January they'll bring in New Year 1969.

0Real estate company LandAmerica Financial Group taps VCU President Eugene Trani as its "lead director." After all, Trani probably controls more Richmond real estate than anyone in this town.

+2With dignitaries in attendance, Randolph-Macon College installs Robert R. Lindgren as its 15th president. He pledges to uphold the fine traditions of … er … Ashlandness.

-1The Bedford County Sheriff's Office explains how Shaquille O'Neal ended up in the wrong house, as he shadowed law-enforcement officers working to take down an alleged distributor of child pornography. Child porn: Now with celebrity guest stars!

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