Good Morning, RVA: This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Tonight, after the sun goes down, the streets fill with costumed humans begging for candy.

Photo by: Mobilus In Mobili

Good morning, RVA and happy Halloween! It’s 45 °F; colder and colder still it gets. Highs today may just break 60 °F, and by 8:00 PM they’ll drop below 50 °F. That means, if your Halloween costume is on the skimpy side, like, say, a sexy actuary, you’ll need to bring along a sexy coat or at least a sexy windbreaker.

Water cooler

It’s Halloween.

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, so set your clocks back–assuming you still own any clocks that don’t do this automatically. George Vernon Hudson, an entomologist from New Zeland, first proposed DST so he could have more daylight each day to gather bugs. And now, 100 years later, everyone hates his dumb, buggy guts.

Over 1,700 girls played high school football last year, and I love reading stories about them. This one in today’s RTD is no exception. Midlothian kicker Ashley Hancock is 10-of-13 on extra points, 3-of-3 on field goals with a long of 38 yards, and is credited with at least one tackle. The article certainly doesn’t pass the Finkbeiner Test, but that’s not Hancock’s fault. Midlothian hosts Monacan tonight at 7:30 PM.

A small update to The Great Byron Marshall Mystery of 2014: the mayor’s office still doesn’t want to release information about why the former CAO left.

Richmond BizSense has a couple of photos of the Sabra hummus factory, the world’s largest, in Chesterfield County. Maybe this is a link to avoid if you don’t need to see the vast and mechanical way delicious hummus is manufactured?

Here is a local news story: A lost civilization and ice age rock sculpture right here in River City?


  • Hokies face Boston College at 12:30 PM on ESPN3 or the ACC Network (usually FOX).
  • Wahoos head south to take on Georgia Tech at 3:30 PM on ESPNU.
  • Washington tries to make it two in a row against the Vikings at 1:00 PM on FOX.
  • Caps take on Tampa Bay Saturday at 1:00 PM.

This morning’s longread

Tim Cook: ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’

Good stuff from Apple’s CEO.

Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry.

This morning’s Instagram

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Ross Catrow

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