Hookcast for October 12, 2006

Charlottesville in Wikipedia, Allen aides block new 'Macaca,' and Friends mourn UVA student

ON THIS WEEK'S COVER:
Wiki-ville: How the world sees Charlottesville
Wikipedia is the online encyclopedia that grows daily by thousands of articles. And some of those are about the great institutions and people in Charlottesville. And check out the clever way you can add yourself to this encyclopedia– for a while anyway.

ALSO IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE:

Need to impede: Allen aides block the new "Macaca"
The campaign stop at CHO airport was going swimmingly. Paul Harris was there. Senator Allen, fresh with new poll numbers putting him back above challenger Jim Webb. But the Albemarle GOP chair decided to block the camera of the new opposition video tracker. Find out why.

Funny girl: friends mourn slain UVA student
Lizzy Hafter was a woman in the wrong place at the wrong time. The gorgeous Greenstone Overlook, located just a mile or two south of Humpback Rocks on the Blue Ridge Parkway was the site of a heinous killing. Find out more about this hard-working librarian.

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Eco-arsonist: Former Charlottesville reporter pleas in arsons
Who knew that Lacey Phillabaum was tight with the arsonists who torched Vail Resort in the notorious fires that claimed a mountaintop restaurant? On October 4, she pled guilty to torching a University of Washington horticulture building: a $7 million loss.

Also:
• Protesters of the Buckingham pig slaughter will rally in Richmond
• Rabid bobcat strikes Fluvanna
• Evan Almighty rings up some Allmighty bills
• the new SPCA director tells how she achieved a no-kill policy for dogs,
• and essayist Mariane Matera tells why she's divorcing her daily newspaper.

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