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Free Angela Davis... from questions about the past
Published on Apr 14th, 2009
17 comments Angela Davis wants to dismantle the "prison-industrial complex." PHOTO BY STEPHANIE GARCIA To those of a certain age, "Free Angela Davis" evokes memories of an outspoken Black Panther/Communist with...
Frathouse to big house: UVA students jailed for 'prank'
Published on Apr 3rd, 2009
38 comments UVA second-years (l to r) Chase Winslow, Jordan Davis, Gabriel Russ-Tierney, and Joseph Uzetegui were arrested in September for grabbing a fraternity brother, putting him in a car, and leaving him in...
Benefit party for The Bridge: Annual Revel, "Anomalies"
Published on Apr 1st, 2009
0 comments The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative hosts its first Annual Revel, "Anomalies," a fundraising celebration featuring a live auction of works by some of Charlottesville most stellar artists, all to...
Sydney Aichs Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert
Published on Mar 30th, 2009
24 comments Student bands from Albemarle High School and Western Albemarle High School – most notably, The Wave – perform at this fundraiser for the new scholarship created for local high school...
Teen inmate escapes at Ivy rest stop
Published on Mar 26th, 2009
7 comments The escape of a teen inmate this morning that prompted the exterior doors of six Western Albemarle schools to be locked raises a profound ethical question: Should juveniles, normally afforded privacy...
Saga of a supermodel: Colin fails to get his freak on
Published on Mar 26th, 2009
1 comments Colin Steers FILE PHOTO After three weeks of steady progress for Charlottesville's nerd-a-licious Colin Steers on Make Me a Supermodel (Wednesdsay, 9pm, BravoTV), the first 12 minutes of this week's...
Copyright squawk: 'Cleaver' scribe challenged on title
Published on Mar 24th, 2009
10 comments Patricia Barth's Planned Parrothood website warns that violators of her copyright and trademark will be prosecuted.. Jenny Gardiner was pretty excited when she inked a deal with a Simon &...
CCDC: "Preserving Place = Sustaining Community"
Published on Mar 20th, 2009
14 comments The Charlottesville Community Design Center presents "Preserving Place = Sustaining Community," an exhibition that offers opportunities to learn about local preservation successes as well as...
Alleged Ponzi schemer Donnelly remains jailed
Published on Mar 19th, 2009
6 comments Donnelly attorney John Davidson (pictured here March 12 in front of the federal courthouse) says he expects his client John Donnelly will request bail in the near future. FILE PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES...
Saga of a supermodel: Colin marks his calendar
Published on Mar 19th, 2009
1 comments Colin Steers. Last week Charlottesville's hottest nerd, college student Colin Steers, got his bobbing head under control and successfully walked on to another week of Make Me a Supermodel (Wednest,...
Too late: Judge denies bid to stop Parkway
Published on Mar 18th, 2009
8 comments Plaintiff John Cruickshank foresees another day in court to stop the Meadowcreek Parkway. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Judge Jay Swett denied a preliminary injunction to halt construction on the...
Saga of a supermodel: Colin walks the walk
Published on Mar 12th, 2009
3 comments Colin Steers (Photo courtesy of BravoTV) When we last left Central Virginia's favorite mathlete-turned-model, Colin Steers, he had barely squeaked through the first episode of Make Me a Supermodel (...
'Mr. Eggman has been revealed to the world'
Published on Mar 11th, 2009
3 comments Andrew Max Eggman Jr., 46, of Harrisonburg was a Mennonite missionary, a parent and husband, and–- according to his March 10 Alford plea–- an entrepreneurial pervert.
Would-be supermodels: Fierce no more and barely fierce
Published on Mar 5th, 2009
1 comments Barboursville's Isabella Falk (L) and Charlottesville's Colin Steers (R). For three hours on Wednesday night, March 4, two pretty young things from Central Virginia displayed their genetic gifts on...
Woodson's plea: I-64 shooter convicted of 14 counts
Published on Mar 4th, 2009
23 comments I-64 shooter Slade Woodson pleads guilty to 14 counts. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE As the indictments were read, 20-year-old Slade Woodson stood in Albemarle Circuit Court Wednesday and said "guilty" 14...
CCDC: Building Goodness Foundation's "Through our volunteers' eyes"
Published on Feb 21st, 2009
0 comments At work on a medical clinic in Haiti. The Charlottesville Community Design Center presents an exhibit of photographs celebrating the various charitable building projects sponsored by Building...
Economies of scale: Slimmer 15th Book Fest detailed
Published on Feb 11th, 2009
1 comments Nancy Damon is the book festival's program director and chief cheerleader. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Like everything else, the Virginia Festival of the Book has been hit by the economic downturn. A lot...
Out of gas: Historic station sold and closed
Published on Feb 10th, 2009
21 comments Kristy Houchens worked with her dad at Fry's Spring Service Station for 20 years. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The city's only historically protected service station saw the end of a more than 70-year...
Matthew Willner
Published on Feb 8th, 2009
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Case connection: Is Grisham's latest based on local case?
Published on Feb 3rd, 2009
0 comments John Grisham's latest book, The Associate, hit bookstores January 29 and is stirring controversy. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Is it or isn't it? News recently broke that John Grisham's latest book,...