HookCast for October 4, 2007

Fatal fraternity crash, Pig farmers busted, Clerical error keeps two jailed

Fatal roll: 1982 fraternity crash still affecting lives
Sixty-four young men had packed themselves into the windowless cargo hold of a U-Haul truck on their way to a party in Lynchburg. They never got there. Twenty-five years later, the fatal Sigma Chi roll still reverberates at the University of Virginia.

Pork bust: Improper labels lead to farmers' arrest
On Friday, September 21, two Nelson County pig farmers were arrested and agents descended on local restaurants to seize and bleach the pork products they had sold. Their crime? Incorrect labeling.

Oops again: 'Clerical error' keeps another person jailed
John Milton Brown should have been released from jail September 26, but he was still behind bars September 28, according to deputy public defender Liz Murtaugh, who says the mistake was due to a "clerical error." If so, that's the second such instance of extended-jailing-by-clerical-error in a week.

No rain: Dry September raises drought fears
This past September was the fourth driest on record in Charlottesville and the city and county are warning that "water is not a renewable resource." Is our water supply in trouble?

*What will the Water Street parking lots look like in 10 years?
*The spicas have sprung in McGuffey Park
*The last surviving Ramone trades in his leather jacket for overalls