0Henrico County Public School's laptop computer initiative counts riots and porn investigations among memorable moments, but according to a two-year independent study there's still no direct correlation between laptops and student achievement.
-1The city wins a legal battle with Richmond Marriott owner James A. Procaccianti, who claimed he needn't pay a special property assessment because promised sidewalks weren't completed. Thankfully, Mayor Doug Wilder protects taxpayers from the only businessman to actually plop his own millions into East Broad Street.
-2Dress-code infractions are taken seriously at Richbrau, as evidenced by their turning away of turban-clad Hansdip Singh Bindra, a practicing Sihk who fancied a pint of barley soda while visiting family here. Does the Richmond brewpub's "no headgear" policy include headgear of the orthodontic variety?
0Richmond-based Philip Morris dodges another bullet after a Supreme Court decision overrules a $10.1 billion judgment that found its light cigarette advertising campaign misled customers. C'mon, everyone knows "light" means less filling.
0We get to keep Police Chief Rodney Monroe, suddenly a hot commodity in the police chief market, after reports break that Washington, D.C., was considering hiring Monroe as its police chief but then didn't. D.C. decides against low morale, minimal decreases in the homicide rate and a penchant for mayoral butt-kissing. S