HookCast for October 5th, 2006

Boar War- Questions have been raised in the government-sponsored slaughter of nearly 80 pigs in western Buckingham County. The pigs were part of a business that might have meant their slaughter one-by-one anyway, but controversy rages over the pre-dawn government raid there and at another such hunting preserve in Cumberland.
ALSO IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE:
Tax brake: Late taxpayers lose car-tax relief- The County says that nearly 13,000 tax bills are suddenly a lot steeper. Folks who didn't pay their personal property tax by September 1 have now lost the 66 state-funded subsidy.

Eureka: Grad student hits literary gold- UVA english grad student Rob Stilling found a little piece of treasure tucked inside a book in the UVA special collections library: a never-before published poem by Robert Frost.

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Terminated: Hampshire fires Ludwig Kuttner- Local developer and arts philantropist Ludwig Kuttner finds himself fired from the publicly held company he helped build into a major supplier of sweaters, the Hamshire Group.

Also:
• New Sparklehorse records wins acclaim– more or less
* Robert Duvall to headline the Film Festival
• Author Matthew Jones talks about making films from his mystery novels
• The U.S. versus John Lennon: John Whitehead pens an essay about a government going to war... on a Beatle.

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