The Score

A weekly rating of the city zeitgeist.


+7An estimated 90,000 people flock to the blockbuster National Folk Festival in downtown Richmond. Everything went fine, except for about 30 really disappointed collectors looking for the "National Fork Festival."

0Mayor Doug Wilder returns from a 10-day visit to India with VCU President Eugene Trani, but gets knocked for leaving town while there's a crisis in Battery Park. Don't worry, Battery Park residents! When you're not sitting in your Red Cross-provided shelter ankle deep in mud, you can stop by mini City Hall to feast on Wilder's new curry recipe!

+1Hopper, the first bloodhound on the Richmond Police Department's K-9 unit, finishes his first week on the job. The T-D reports he can smell someone up to three days after they've been missing. And he's just sooo cuuuuuuute.

-3A white woman in King and Queen County who's married to a black man admits to police that she's the one who vandalized their family's trailer home with racial slurs, the T-D reports. Authorities were tipped off by one of the slurs that mentioned the toilet seat always being up.

-2Former Gov. Mark Warner announces he's out of the race for president in 2008, saying that he wants to avoid disrupting his family life. So where does that leave the rest of us 300 million Americans? S

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