The Pulse: 2 October 2009

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October 2, 2009

3:43 AM

Trellis owners Marcel De-saulniers and John Curtis have sold the DoG Street restaurant to Blue Talon Bistro owner David Everett. The staff, the seasonal menus and — most importantly — the Death by Chocolate will stay the same. The duo estimated they have served over six million meals since opening in November 1980.

The College has hired art firm Torch Creative to create pen-and-ink drawings of mascot finalists. No word on when the sketches will be released for public comment.

Officials Wednesday towed the dead 25-foot humpback whale that washed ashore at Gloucester Point last week to the nearby Goodwin Islands for a necropsy. The body has been anchored down so it doesn’t float away in the tide.

Alan B. Miller ’58 will speak — where else? — at Alan B. Miller Hall about the national healthcare debate Saturday at 4 p.m. Miller is the CEO of Universal Health Services, Inc., one of the largest healthcare companies in the U.S.

Unemployment in Williams-burg dropped between July and August, the Virginia Employment Commission reported this week, from 14.3 percent to 13 percent. Although Williamsburg has the fifth-highest unemployment rate in the state, the Historic Triangle average is a much more tenable 5.4 percent, lower than the 6.5 percent state average.

A Jeep Grand Cherokee hit and knocked over a light pole onto a Plymouth Neon in front of the Days Inn on Richmond Road yesterday at 11:20 a.m. Work crews reopened the road within an hour.

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