HookCast for November 2, 2006

Life of Larry Sabato, Film fest wrap-up, Greenleaf groper, Down 'n dirty senate race

FROM THE NEWSROOM OF THE HOOK NEWSPAPER ON THE DOWNTOWN MALL IN CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA, THIS IS THE HOOKCAST FOR THE WEEK OF... Thursday, November 2, 2006.

ON THIS WEEK'S COVER:
Life of Larry: How Sabato faces the election
UVA politics professor Larry Sabato is the talking head most in demand from newspapers and television at election time. The Wall Street Journal has called him "the most quoted professor in the land," but how'd he get to be that way and what does it take for him to stay on top? Plus, he opens up about why he told a national TV audience that he knew George Allen used "the n-word." Lindsay Barnes rides along in the Sabato-bile for this report.

ALSO IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE:

Film fest benediction: We believe
Cinema gods Morgan Freeman and Robert Duvall shepherded their flocks to the 19th Virginia Festival, which served up the sacred and the profane in this year's "Revelations: Finding God at the Movies." From Swedish Auto to comically bad Spanish subtitles, we give you the wrap up.

Repeat offender: Greenleaf attacker gets 4 1/2 years
Serial groper Robert Terrell Haskins has finally been hit with a felony conviction, and prosecutors are welcoming the more-than-four-years sentence for an assault and break-in.

and

Down 'n dirty: Campaign event marred by fracas
One day Democratic candidate for senate Jim Webb told Senator George Allen's staff to "go find a Third World dictator to work for." The next day Allen supporters got into a physical altercation with a first year UVA law student who got in the senator's face. We were there for both and it was ugly.

Also:
• Appealed: Lethal driver seeks redress
* Folk legend Jesse Winchester takes a ride in our HotSeat
* Sparks fly at the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting
and
• All there is to see at this month's First Friday exhibitions

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FROM THE NEWSROOM OF THE HOOK, THIS HAS BEEN THE HOOKCAST.

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