HookCast for January 11, 2007

ON THIS WEEK’S COVER:
Ye Olde School: Charlottesville's crafty like it's 1799
Machines may have made manufacturing easier and quicker, but for these locals, faster isn't better. From basketweaving to building, handwriting to hammering hot steel, the 19th Century is the place to be. Who are these modern day smiths and what makes them want to continue practicing their careful craft into the new millennium? Courteney Stuart takes a step inside the workshop.
ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE:
Is it January yet? The unbearable warmness of being
Yellow forsythia around Carr's Hill and along the 250 Bypass are blooming their fool heads off. So are red-flowering quince, which usually flaunt their flowers after forsythia. So are Washington's vanted cherry trees. The only problem with these harbingers of warmer weather is that it's January. Why the early spring of spring?

South Lawn demos: Brandon Avenue's $1 million winner
Buying a Scratch Game lottery ticket isn't the only ways for locals to win a million bucks. You could also be a property owner lucky enough to be in the way of UVA's South Lawn project. Just how much is the University overpaying for these homes and why are they doing it?

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Indecent future: White supremacist charged with kiddie porn
The message on the National Vanguard's voicemail notes the organizations desire for "a decent future for white children." Now, Kevin Strom, founder of the white supremacist group and reported Earlysville resident, has been indicted in federal court on charges of possession of child pornography and for intimidating a witness. He's entered a plea of not guilty, so what awaits this leading face of Neo-Nazism?

Plus:
• The local bar association endorses two judicial candidates not named Jim Camblos
* We pursue Mr. "Pursue Charlottesville" Mark Shore in the HotSeat
* Charlottesville wants your designs for the Water Street lots
* Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar spills out to Staunton

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