Road rage? Law student to spend Christmas Eve in jail (The Hook)
What’s wrong with UVA Law students lately: In the second peculiar law-breaking incident in a few weeks, a UVA law student will spend a few days in jail for scaring the daylights out of a bike-commuting history professor. Earlier this month, a UVA law student broke into the registrar’s office and planted a small video camera disguised as a coat hanger.
Texas company leasing local land (Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star)
A Texas-based company is trying to lease 100,000 acres in the Fredericksburg region to drill for oil and gas.
Virginia Beach firm surprises employees with big bonuses (Virginian-Pilot)
Helen Ulmer, left, expected free food and entertainment when she went to Paramount Builders’ holiday party. What she got was a check for $10,000.
Whatever happened to all that dirt in Roanoke County?
Not business news, but a neat story: A widening and straightening project along U.S. 221 produced thousands and thousands of tons of the stuff. A Roanoke County man used it to change a ravine on his property into a plateau with a beautiful view.
Cuts for the Already Retired (NY Times)
If the sharp cuts agreed to by retired police and firefighters in Central Falls, R.I., is approved in court, other places may pursue similar deals.
Saab’s owner gives up, declares bankruptcy after GM blocks Chinese rescue effort (AP)
After six decades of building cars renowned for their teardrop designs and quirky features, cash-strapped Saab Automobile gave up its desperate struggle for a lifeline Monday and filed for bankruptcy.
10 Management Secrets of Kim Jong Il (Inc.)
The Korean Dear Leader ran a complex enterprise for 17 years. He scared larger competitors. He had an eyewear fashion sense that eluded other heads of state. There’s lots to learn here.
Building a Business on Solving an Aching Dilemma for Women (Entrepreneur)
Day2Night’s convertible shoes offer women a fashionable heel height for any occasion.