Good Morning, RVA: More of yesterday, today

On deck for today: more of the same. Booooooring.

Good morning, RVA! It’s 70 °F, and today is a near carbon copy of yesterday. For all you digital natives out there, “carbon copy” was how we copy and pasted before computers; a dirty and unpleasantly tactile sheet of paper was involved. They were dark times. Anyway: sunny, hot, and generally rad all around!

Water cooler

The Marva Maid milk advisory has expanded from Henrico County Schools to all Marva Maid Dairy milk in half-pint containers with sell-by dates from May 30th to June 2nd. Do half-pint milk containers exist outside of school cafeterias?

The new Fortune 500 list, which is like Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 but for corporations (which totally aren’t people), is out. RVA hosts six companies on the list: Altria (161), Dominion (212), CarMax (240), Genworth (291), Owens & Minor (303), and MeadWestvaco (457).

The medical Examiner’s office has ruled that GWAR front man Dave Brockie died of an accidental heroin overdose. I enjoyed these thoughts from Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe on alcohol, drugs, and addiction.

Founder, editor, and publisher of the Richmond Free Press, Ray Boone, died yesterday.

Follow up on the mayor’s press conference about crimes involving children: his remarks in full. The tl;dr: the community should get more involved with the police.

This morning’s longread

Overcome your programming and be a better man

A powerful and thoughtful reaction to the Isla Vista killings.

If you feel like the world won’t listen to you, that people are judging you and saying you have no place with them, and you lash out at them, then you are basically saying “You were correct the whole time. I was never to be trusted or included. Your instincts to leave me out were on the money.” Your little narrative where you are the wronged hero out for justice is incorrect – one of the most sickening things about watching that video is that Elliott thinks he is the hero, when he is undoubtedly the villain…

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Ross Catrow

Founder and publisher of RVANews.

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