HookCast for May 17, 2007

Rt. 29 murder unsolved 11 years later, Dueling shelter mags, Dems pick candidates

Cold case? Alicia Showalter Reynolds and the fall and rise of Darrell Rice
After serving time for an attack in Shenandoah National Park, Darrell Rice is about to be free again. His release prompts memories of a series of attacks involving illicit pull-overs along Route 29 that still have law enforcement agencies puzzled, especially the 1996 murder of Alicia Showalter Reynolds. Eleven years later, are police any closer to cracking the case?

Gimme shelter: Progress takes on new magazine
Albemarle resident Eric Lund thinks he's found a niche. And now that he's found it, he's also found a competitor. Three months after he launched the area's first, stand-alone "shelter magazine," a glossy monthlly called Charlottesville House and Home and Garden, he finds himself bracing for the arrival of what he believes is an imitator courtesy of The Daily Progress, The News Virginian and their new collaborative effort Homestyle.

Shipp sails: And Claytor advances in Dem fest
On Monday, May 14, Albemarle County Democrats piled into Lane Auditorium to nominate their slate of candidates for several civic offices, including Larry Claytor for sheriff (who beat out Roger Craig in the night's closest race), Debbie Shipp for clerk, Lindsay Dorrier for the Scottsville seat on the Board of Supervisors, and several others. What can we expect from them in the coming months?


Falwell's wake: Liberty students remember evangelist's personal side
Tuesday's death of the controversial evangelist Jerry Falwell made national news, and nowhere was it more somberly greeted than at Liberty University, the college he founded in 1971. Most Liberty students have a personal account of the Moral Majority founder, and help to shed some light on what made him such a beloved icon to some and a reviled figure to others.

* Why toilet brushes will stay in the bathroom and off of the Free Speech wall
* Zydeco legend Terrance Simien talks Fridays After 5
* Why West Main diners may soon gallop to Horse and Hound