Virginia News Stand: February 24, 2009

We, and our chaplain's prayer bill, are all the rage — the first four articles below report on its defeat and our reaction. There's also some breaking news in that Delegate Kenneth Melvin (D-80, Portsmouth), a 24-year House veteran, and member of the House Democrat leadership, announced he will not run for re-election. Finally, in the aftermath of the Oscars, what do people want in their movies? Newsweek has a shocking answer. Senate panel kills troopers' prayer bill (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Chaplain prayer bill killed in Virginia Senate committee (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Police prayer bill defeated in committee (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

Senate panel kills bill on prayers at state police events (Roanoke Times)

Virginia panel kills police chaplain prayer measure (Washington Times)

Web users full of money-spending ideas (Roanoke Times)

Dear Gov. Kaine: Spare Some Stimulus Cash? (Washington Post

La. Governor Took Fast Track to National Prominence (Washington Post)

Del. Kenneth Melvin of Portsmouth won't run for re-election (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Americans want movies with morals (Newsweek)