HookCast for February 22, 2007

Do we desire a streetcar, Snow job, Why was Camblos mad, and Publicist charged

FROM THE NEWSROOM OF THE HOOK NEWSPAPER ON THE DOWNTOWN MALL IN CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA, THIS IS THE HOOKCAST FOR THE WEEK OF... Thursday, February 22, 2007. ON THIS WEEK’S COVER:

Do we desire a streetcar... Is Charlottesville ready to rip up its streets and lay track and overhead wires and spend about $10 million to $15 million per mile? Read the story by Randy Salzman, and find out.

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Snow job: making the decision to close schools... How in the world did it ever come to pass that Charlottesville would take a more cautious approach than Albemarle. Yes, we're talking about Friday the 16th, the date when Charlottesville public schools opened two hours late while Albemarle, a county three-quarters the size of Rhoad Island, was open for learning as usual. Why was Jim Camblos mad... He wants to be the circuit court judge, and last week he was fuming because a newspaper revealed the name of an allegedly murdered baby. Find out more in the story by Lisa Provence., and... Publicist charged: 15 forgery counts for Begley's darling.... Just a day after appearing on a section front in the Daily Progress to celebrate his appearance in a new reality show featuring Ed Begley Jr., a Buckingham County publicist was slated for a hearing on 15 felony forgery charges.

Plus: • State song competition revs up again * A last-minute judge wannabe appears * Code Pinkers protest at Virgil Goode's office AND * B.B. King comes to town IT'S ALL IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF THE HOOK: AVAILABLE IN OUR RED NEWSPAPER BOXES THROUGHOUT CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND ONLINE AT READTHEHOOK.COM. AND DON'T FORGET TO LOG ON TO readthehook.com/blog EVERY DAY FOR BREAKING NEWS. FROM THE NEWSROOM OF THE HOOK, THIS HAS BEEN THE HOOKCAST. #