The week in review
Most elite public university: UVA, which has the smallest percentage of low-income students– eight percent– of any state flagship school, according to a New York Times report.
Worst hacking: Radio station WINA's website, wina.com, is a blank screen May 31 with "Hacked by Zeek" at the top of the page.
Biggest war game: Here, for three days last week, the CIA simulated an electronic terrorist attack, according to the Associated Press.
Most confusing job recognition: Two National Ground Intelligence Center analysts, George Norris and Robert Campos, whose assessments about aluminum tubes in Iraq have been called a "gross failure" by the commission investigating faulty U.S. intelligence, have received awards for their overall annual performance the past three years, according to the Washington Post.
Worst home invasion: Three men tie up and rob a disabled man May 23 in his home on Cherry Avenue, stealing his Sony Playstation and all 14 of his video games, Reed Williams reports in the Daily Progress. Shawn Lamont Washington, 26, is arrested May 25 and charged with three felony counts of robbery and abduction. Antonio Lamar Carter, 18, and Freeman Allen Arnold, 24, are arrested May 26.
Most shocking headline: "Va. sex offenders got Viagra" in the Times-Dispatch details how Medicaid paid for erectile dysfunction drugs for 52 registered sex offenders in the state in 2004.
Most candidates: Thirteen candidates vie for three positions on the beleaguered Charlottesville School Board: incumbent Peggy Van Yahres joins Louis Bogard, Jean Chase, Alvin Edwards, John Gaines, Blair Hawkins, Kenneth Jackson, Sue Lewis, Brynda Loving-Kotter, Joseph Mooney, Chad Everette Thorne, David Randle and Karen Waters.
Latest court case for the Reverend Jerry Falwell: On May 26, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments that Falwell's trademark is violated by the deliberately misspelled domain name fallwell.com, a site critical of Falwell's views on homosexuality.
Biggest public scandal: Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Director William F. Woodfin Jr. resigns May 24 after an audit revealed spending of as much as $13,000 in state funds for equipment for a trip to Africa that was paid for by a board member.
Biggest public overcharging: A Nelson Circuit Court judge rules that $3,000 is too much for documents Lee Albright requested under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and says the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries can charge only $989, must pay Albright's lawyer, and can't blot out info on 103 of the pages Albright was given, according to the Times-Dispatch.
Best bear sighting: On 14th Street May 27, where a year- old black bear eludes police for more than an hour until a game warden shoots him with a blow dart and the drugged cub is captured on 13th Street.
Best déjà vu: A newsstand on the Downtown Mall. Newcomer and former Maxim and Playboy editor Steven Russell petitions City Council for permission to build a stand between Regal Cinema and the Downtown Grille, John Yellig reports in the Progress. (The boarded-up 1994 kiosk built as a newsstand may have a second act as an outpost of Atomic Burrito).
Best confession: Former FBI second-in-command W. Mark Felt, 91, claims he's "Deep Throat," the source who leaked information that brought down President Richard Nixon's administration, in a Vanity Fair article. Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who broke the story, and Benjamin C. Bradlee, who was the Post's executive editor at the time, later confirm that Felts was indeed Deep Throat.