Wednesday, August 20, 2008

From the archives

A real live e-mail exchange, with a member of the press from years ago:

From: O'Donna Ramsey []
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 3:24 PM
To: Steve Minor
Subject: Re: Monopolization on the Coalfields Expressway

Steve: Don't you have people to sue?
As you pointed out, monopolizing is probably not the appropriate word, but
that's what they say they are doing. At least that's how committee members
and the Lenowisco planner described it. Glad to hear you're still out
there, and you're still reading the world's best newspaper, even if we do
use the wrong words occasionally. . . .



You wrote:

"Plans are to find ways of monopolizing on the expressway and to put those plans into action before the highway gets here, Pound Vision Committee member Kathy Roberson said following a recent meeting."

Are the people of Pound really trying to monopolize on the Coalfields Expressway? I'm not sure what that means. Perhaps the right word is capitalize, or maybe I missed the point altogether. When I was a kid, we monopolized on Mom and Dad's bridge table in the basement (I always wanted to be the banker.)

Still a dedicated reader in Bristol,

Steve Minor

Judge Williams in Travel and Leisure magazine

The September 2008 edition of Travel & Leisure magazine includes this article about Southwest Virginia, and the article includes some substantial reference to Judge Glen Williams.

The print version, just arrived, includes a fine picture of the Judge and his wife in Jonesville.

Evidently, this story was written right after our law clerk reunion in October 2006 - which, by the way, Senator Allen did not attend - but many others did. Maybe after two years it is time for me to hang the group photo on the wall in my office.