HookCast for April 19, 2007
ON THIS WEEK’S COVER:
After the Massacre: The Virginia Tech shooting
It started like any other Monday on any college campus but by 10am on April 16, life would never be the same at Virginia Tech. In the aftermath of Monday's killing spree that left 33 dead and made history as the worst mass shooting in modern American history, friends and family of the victims are not alone in their grief and confusion. This week, the Hook has full coverage of the tragedy from the immediate aftermath to its ripple effect here in Charlottesville, home to 1,500 Tech alumni, and at UVA, where several victims had close ties. Could such a thing happen here?
ALSO IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE
Tommy Heart Sally: Jefferson's mistress gets her due?
It's a silly sounding campaign with a serious message. The Committee for Jeffersonian Traditions launched a campaign earlier this year dubbed Tommy Heart Sally with a goal of knocking Jefferson off his pedestal and giving his mistress, Sally Hemings, her proper due. Are Margaritas and birthday cake the way to get their point across?
Locust Hill: Get your piece of history
Always wanted to own a piece of American history? Been kicking yourself since you let Earl Hamner's childhood home in Schuyler slip away? Take heart! Here's a second chance at happiness: Locust Hill near Ivy, the childhood home of another American icon, Meriwether Lewis, is currently on the block.
Code's back: Jaberwoke gets another change
When Jaberwoke restaurant instituted a dress code last month, it created an uproar for banning, among other items, white t-shirts, baggy jeans, and hats without brims– often clothing items of choice for young black men. Hundreds of students joined an online group on Facebook dubbed "Hoos Against Jaberwoke," and dozens of students showed up to discuss the dress code at both a UVA Student Council meeting and then at a March 21 debate at the restaurant. Though he dismissed the code, Jaberwoke owner Anderson McClure now says students have missed their chance for change and a dress code's coming back.
• Greenspan hits Monticello
* Psychic gets a surprise
*The Inn at Court Square gets a new chef