HookCast for March 1, 2007

The Dilemma Zone, a new Prism schism, and Planned Parenthood fights back

ON THIS WEEK’S COVER: The Dilemma Zone... are 'photo red' cameras the answer? This year, the General Assembly passed a bill giving localities, like this one, the chance to nab red light-runners without a judge and jury. As usual, civil libertarians get critical, but guess what, so might some safety advocates.

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: This mold house blooms again... Sort of. The once fungus filled house on Wayne Avenue– aka "this mold house"– escapes the auction block thanks to a lawsuit by one of its residents against the people who sold it to her family. Lisa Provence has the story of the woman suing– without a lawyer.

AND: A new Prism schism... The holders of the Prism Coffeehouse name were none too happy a month ago when the music-lovers who took over their old digs tried to use the name. Thus we have a new name. Find out what it is in Courteney Stuart's story. Pledge a picket... Yes, the folks who run Planned Parenthood have devised a novel way to deal with the protests that they believe make offering reproductive services, which include abortions, more difficult. It's called Pledge-a-picket, and it means dollars for Planned Parenthood every time there's a vigil.

Plus: • Another new candidate for the County Sheriff * Rococo's space gets a new restaurant * The Virginia Consort's Judith Gary speaks out AND * A publicist tells what it's like to drum up excitement for a new theater company.

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