Friday, June 1, 2007

The weekly recap

May 29

Unmowed grass in medians becoming an issue in Fairfax

The grass in roadside medians and along sidewalks is getting high in Fairfax, prompting angry residents to complain to their local officials, reports the Washington Post. The problem is, mowing that grass is VDOT’s responsibility, and the agency has cut back on maintenance due to funding shortfalls.

May 30

Warrant to search Vick property in Surry going unused

Surry County officials got a warrant on May 23 to search property owned by Michael Vick for as many as 30 dog carcasses, but the warrant has yet to be used, reports The Virginian-Pilot.

May 31

Ex-lawyer, activist Garrison dies at 65

Sam Garrison, who went from Roanoke’s youngest elected commonwealth’s attorney to Senate Watergate committee counsel to gay rights activist, died of leukemia Sunday at 65. The Roanoke Times reviews his career.

Five indicted for identity theft at Hanover gas station

Five people have been indicted for allegedly stealing credit card information at a Hanover County gas station and withdrawing money from ATMs, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. More than $600,000 has been taken from more than 500 victims, according to federal authorities.

June 1

High court won't review Richmond school case

The Supreme Court of Virginia has declined to hear the appeal of a case that gave Richmond Mayor Doug Wilder control over when funds are distributed to city schools, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Judge upholds finding ODU discriminated against white officer

A Norfolk circuit judge has upheld a hearing officer's finding that Old Dominion University discriminated against a white campus police officer who was fired, reports The Virginian-Pilot.

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