Frontier Former Editor

September 20, 2007

Two-armed bandit (or privateer if you’re English . . . .)

The stuff you miss out on unless you’re standing in a super Wal-mart at 9 p.m. on a weeknight . . . .

 This juicy bit of historical revisionism comes from about 360 miles due east of my chair, in the burg of Newport News, Va., named in part after Captain Christopher Newport, the skipper of the seagoing part of the first Virginia Company expedition to what became Jamestown.

 Confused? Bored? Hold on because it starts to get funny shortly.

Christopher Newport University (named after guess who? No, not Burton Cummings . . .) recently dedicated a 24-foot statue of Captain Newport at the university’s main entrance.

Now for the funny part . . . .

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