Latest Jeff E. Schapiro Stories

2008-08-01 03:00:32

By Jeff E. Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Aug. 1--To the home-state crowd, he's coy about the vice presidency. But to a national audience, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine is showing a little leg.

2008-06-25 18:02:34

By Olympia Meola, Jim Nolan and Jeff E. Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 25--A fix for transportation that relies on higher fuel taxes is headed to the Virginia Senate.

2008-06-24 09:03:13

By Jeff E. Schapiro and Jim Nolan, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 24--A business group that backs higher taxes for transportation and activists who oppose them were out in force yesterday as lawmakers returned to Richmond.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.