The Press: Quest for a Personality

In Norfolk, the present often meets the past with a loud clang. Daily, the old Southern attitudes clash with the bustle of a boom town. Once just a sleazy, rollicking seaport, Norfolk is now bigger and far busier than Virginia's capital city of Richmond. The U.S. Navy is the most important fact in Norfolk's life (indeed, the U.S. Government provides 40% of Norfolk's payroll)—but many of the city's citizens have never quite got over the feeling that for years prompted them to post "Dogs and Sailors Not Allowed" signs. Part of downtown Norfolk remains a warren of grimy apartments and noisy...

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