Warner and Webb vote for Senate bailout deal
Published on Oct 2nd, 2008
10 comments After a $700 billion bailout package for financial institutions split our local House delegation and failed to pass on Tuesday, yesterday's attempt by the Senate to pass their own version of the deal...
Snap o' the day: Gas shortage hits?
Published on Oct 2nd, 2008
4 comments PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The "We pump it" Citgo on Ivy Road was not pumping it this morning, nor was it yesterday. The station is closed today, with plastic-bag covered pumps and no prices posted on...
Wrecker formerly known as Lethal rear-ends Hook reporter
Published on Oct 1st, 2008
16 comments Can't get right indeed! Wrecker driver Chris Hening, who rear-ended a Hook reporter's car today. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Here at the Hook we're not big believers in karma, but when a Cavalier Wrecker...
Sephora's coming!
Published on Sep 30th, 2008
2 comments And men aren't excited about this. Why? PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART If the reaction of Hook newsroom staffers is any indication, the news that a Sephora store is opening in Fashion Square Mall on...
ATO's Choke grosses $1.3 mil. in first weekend
Published on Sep 30th, 2008
0 comments PUBLICITY POSTER After selling it for $5 million to Fox Searchlight at this year's Sundance Film Festival in January, Charlottesville-based ATO Films watched its latest offering Choke gross $1.3...
Local congressmen split on bailout vote
Published on Sep 29th, 2008
6 comments As the House of Representatives voted down the $700 billion bailout package that would have absorbed much of the debt of the remaining banks that has sunk such institutions as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac...
Jay-Z's kingdom comes to JPJ
Published on Sep 29th, 2008
4 comments Jay-Z's set will be the first time a non-student promoter has ever brought a hip hop show to John Paul Jones Arena. In 2007, UVA's student-run University Programs Council booked rapper Common to play...
Wachovia bought out
Published on Sep 29th, 2008
27 comments The thousands of locals who have accounts with Wachovia are about to watch their money change hands. The FDIC announced this morning that Citigroup has bought out the Charlotte-based bank and will...
Weekend hours for Virginia Wineworks
Published on Sep 22nd, 2008
0 comments Virginia Wineworks, home of Michael Shaps Wines, is adding weekend hours for wine tastings and winery tours. Now through December, you can taste from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Virginia...
Kluge #32 on Forbes 400 richest Americans list
Published on Sep 18th, 2008
2 comments Former Charlottesville resident and one-time richest man in America John Kluge comes in 32nd on Forbes' annual list of the 400 richest Americans. Despite having to fold restaurant chains Bennigan's...
Snap o' the day: Stumble-free zone
Published on Sep 17th, 2008
1 comments A spot repair of bricks in front of CVS today is not to be confused with the $7 million replacement that starts in January.
Allen: Americans addicted not to oil, but freedom
Published on Sep 16th, 2008
9 comments Contrary to the assertions of members of his own party, former U.S. Senator George Allen told radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham yesterday that "Americans are not addicted to oil." Calling that an "...
Reaping man: Lottery saves Outback Lodge
Published on Sep 8th, 2008
13 comments Terry Martin was on the verge of losing the Outback Lodge, when Lady Luck– or something– stepped in. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Preston Avenue nightclub owner Terry Martin figures he was...
Caution flag? Richmond NASCAR event doesn't sell out
Published on Sep 8th, 2008
1 comments The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that there were still tickets available for Saturday's Chevy Rock & Roll 400 after the green flag dropped, breaking the streak of 33 consecutive NASCAR Sprint/...
The Hogwaller Ramblers
Published on Aug 31st, 2008
1 comments One more week with the longest-lived Americana band in town
Fourteen years later DMB resumes tour, Hootie breaks up
Published on Aug 29th, 2008
11 comments Hootie and the Blowfish's major-label debut Cracked Rear View outsold Dave Matthews Band's Under the Table and Dreaming by 7 million copies. PUBLICITY PHOTOS When both Dave Matthews Band and Hootie...
Couric ranks 62nd on 'Most Poweful Women' list
Published on Aug 28th, 2008
1 comments In its annual ranking of the "Top 100 Most Powerful Women," Forbes ranked CBS Evening News anchor and UVA alumna Katie Couric 62nd among all women worldwide. That's one better than Couric's previous...
The Eagle has landed... at Belvedere
Published on Aug 27th, 2008
6 comments Same houses, new logo, now that Eagle Construction has taken Church Hill Homes under its wing. COURTESY CHURCH HILL HOMES Mark Twain famously said "the rumors of my death have been greatly...
Snap o' the day: Hollywood Shades
Published on Aug 27th, 2008
10 comments Tired of having to jet off to New York, London or L.A. to pick up your new Versace, Jimmy Choo or Kate Spade shades? Now it's an easy cruise down Ivy Road to University Shopping Center for the...
"Swedish" gets on-demand deal
Published on Aug 23rd, 2008
7 comments Derek Sieg PHOTO BY JAKE MALONEY The locally filmed Lukas Haas/January Jones vehicle, Swedish Auto, has finally gotten a release– on-demand TV through IFC Films. And even though Comcast cable...