The week in review
Most shocking death: UVA student Michelle E. Collier, 20, is found dead in her city apartment November 18. Authorities report no obvious sign of trauma, and a toxicology report will take five to six weeks.
Most brazen robberies: A white, lumberjack-shirt-wearing male demands money from a woman outside Michael's at Barracks Road November 17 and then forces her at knifepoint into his car to drive and withdraw money from an ATM at the UVA Community Credit Union. Police believe the same man robbed another woman at the service desk at Kmart at 7:15am November 18.
Most brazen alleged burglary: UVA law student Christopher Lee Thalhammer is accused of attempting to steal a laptop from a Rugby Road fraternity around 2am November 20. Thalhammer is spotted by the owner and held by frat members until police arrive, according WCAV.
Most botched break-in: Three Crozet teens are arrested for attempting to break into the Waldorf School while it's under police surveillance at around 7:30pm November 18, and are charged with arson, vandalism, B&E and one count of possession of marijuana.
Most charges racked up by a UVA student in a single night: Megan Miller, 19, is charged with assaulting an officer, escaping police custody (when she allegedly got out of her handcuffs and the police car), possession of an open container of alcohol, and obstruction of justice November 10. She is also charged with forging public records and underage possession of alcohol, bringing the total to six, according to the Cav Daily.
Biggest racketeering trial: The three-week trial of Louis Antonio Bryant, leader of the alleged drug gang Project Crud, aka the Westside Crew and PJC, and associates Claiborne Lemar Maupin, Terrance Suggs, and John Darrelle Bryant gets under way November 14 at U.S. District Court.
Worst week for the Fugetts: Twenty-two-year-old Rocky Fugett is sentenced November 15 to 75 years in prison with an additional 65 years suspended in the 2003 murders of his Crozet neighbors, Nola Charles and her three-year-old son, Thomas. His sister, Jessica Fugett, 18, is convicted of those same crimes November 9, and will be sentenced February 7.
Best decision for Richard Spurzem: Albemarle Circuit Court Judge Paul M. Peatross orders the Planning Commission to approve the developer's site plan for a shopping center, Gazebo Plaza, on Pantops near I-64, David Hendrick reports in the Daily Progress. The plan was rejected 4-0 last year because of concerns about traffic.
Latest Darden chieftan: Interim Dean Bob Bruner signs a five-year contract to lead the business school, succeeding Robert S. Harris.
Latest Jefferson-monikered award to a Ramazani: English prof Jahan Ramazani receives the first Jefferson Scholars Faculty Prize. His father, international policy expert R.K. "Ruhi" Ramazani, received UVA's highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award, in 1994.
Best online source for everything you want to know about secret presidential recordings from FDR to Nixon: The Miller Center's whitehousetapes.org, according to the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Most adequate yearly progress: Clark Elementary meets all No Child Left Behind requirements to make the coveted Adequate Yearly Progress.
Second-best seller: Scottsville resident Jan Karon takes the number-two spot on the New York Times bestseller list November 27 with her newest book, Light from Heaven.
Best chance to catch the Dave: Thanksgiving night at 10pm on WVPT, when "Dave Matthews Band, Weekend at Red Rocks, A Soundstage Special Event" airs.
Biggest game: UVA squares off with archrival Virginia Tech November 19.
Biggest rout: The Hokies crush the Cavs 52-14.