Here's the get-you-ready-for-the-weekend version of the News Stand. The Times, the Times and the Times-Dispatch explore the strategies in the waning days of the Democrat gubernatorial primary: The Virginia Dems are going after each other real hard, but hard enough to create hard, stay-at-home feelings among the supporters of the eventual two losers?  At the same time, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell comes out for state commissioning of charter schools. Right now, only school districts can do it, which is why there only are four in the entire Commonwealth! Norm Leahy at Tertium Quids offers a look. We also bring you Michelle Malkin's take on the media's coverage of two recent murders and, in national news, one expert discusses why former Vice President Dick Cheney is wrong in supporting same-sex marriage.

News:

Moran goes after Democratic rivals; McDonnell backs charter schools (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Moran takes 'path to victory' in N. Va. (Washington Times)

Voters will decide if campaign attacks were effective (Roanoke Times)

Lesinski Proposes Tax Credits For Small Businesses (Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)

Rutherford Institute co-founder dead at 60 (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Carol Whitehead recalled fondly (Charlottesville Daily-Progress)

National News:

Cheney's judgment 'clouded' on same-gender unions (OneNewsNow.com)

Even Darwinists doubt latest 'missing link' (OneNewsNow.com)

Commentary:

Did Someone Say "Charter Schools"? (Norman Leahy/Tertium Quids Blog)

Climate of hate, world of double standards (Michelle Malkin/ OneNewsNow.com)

Religious Right Not Responsible for Tiller's Death (OneNewsNowBlog.com)