HookCast for June 14, 2007

27 months for teen booze party, Atheist camp, Justice for Justine

27 months: Party parents' lengthy sentence makes international news
Sure, Paris Hilton's return to jail made the front page of the Washington Post, but so did another alcohol-related tale based in Charlottesville. In fact, the tale of George Robinson and ex-wife Elisa Kelly's 27-month jail sentence for serving booze to teens even jumped oceans to England and Australia. Now, in an exclusive interview, Lisa Provence has George Robinson's last public words before going behind bars this week.

Atheist camp: Teachers buck school board policy
Some Albemarle teachers recently refused to hand out fliers they consider objectionable, and county school officials complain the controversy over the distribution of religious materials is cutting into instructional time. The latest promotional note sent home? One for Camp Quest, a residential camp for children of atheists, freethinkers, and humanists.

Justice for Justine: Questions linger in hit-and-run death
A week after the Hook discovered a black 1997 Ford Expedition might have played a role in the November 3, 2006 hit-and-run death of Justine Swartz Abshire, questions about her death remain unanswered: in particular, how exactly did Justine die and what's become of her work-issued life insurance? Courteney Stuart has the latest.


Dog danger: Accident, citations highlight leash law debate
The city recently began enforcing a leash law along the Greenbelt Trail after a slew of citizens complained about unruly dogs. Linda Owens says she wasn't one of them and hadn't given the issue much thought until her jogging accident involving one particularly rambunctious puppy.

* A noisy restaurant riles Belmont
* Tips for proper air conditioner installation
* What in the name of McGuffey Park is a "Spica?"