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Woolen Mills dam could be history by summer
Published on May 1st, 2007
0 comments A request for bids brings the historic Woolen Mills dam closer to coming down– partially– before the hundreds of thousands of shad fry released in 2006 head back to the Rivanna River to...
School Board chair handpicks successor
Published on Apr 25th, 2007
1 comments Albemarle School Board Chair Sue Bell Friedman announced today she would not run for a second term representing the sprawling Rivanna District and endorsed Darden HR administrator Ronnie J. Price...
HookCast for April 26, 2007
Published on Apr 25th, 2007
1 comments Moving forward, driver down, alleged bomb boy returns FROM THE NEWSROOM OF THE HOOK NEWSPAPER ON THE DOWNTOWN MALL IN CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA, THIS IS THE HOOKCAST FOR THE WEEK OF... Thursday, April...
Surprise, surprise: Mayor Brown seeks reelection
Published on Apr 25th, 2007
5 comments He may be a chiropractor, but Mayor David Brown isn't backing out of politics. As first reported here yesterday, he is seeking another four-year term on City Council. Brown formally announced his...
City to reveal new park name Friday
Published on Apr 24th, 2007
3 comments The city will reveal the name of Charlottesville's newest park on Friday, April 27 at noon, during an Arbor Day Celebration in which Mayor David Brown will unveil the park's new sign. The...
Kristina’s world: Cruise pic pulled
Published on Apr 24th, 2007
12 comments Embattled NBC29 anchor– er, make that former anchor– Kristina Cruise suffers the latest slight in her fall from grace for talking to the Hook– although sources familiar with...
Brown’s in: Mayor seeks 2nd Council term
Published on Apr 24th, 2007
0 comments Charlottesville Mayor David Brown will announce his plans to seek reelection to City Council tomorrow at 10am in front of City Hall. The Democrat was elected to office four years ago with fellow...
Survey says…where’s my parking?
Published on Apr 24th, 2007
8 comments Beginning last Wednesday, April 18, motorists crossing the Downtown Mall at 2nd and 4th streets were approached by clipboard-carrying men in yellow safety vests asking questions. No, it wasn't the...
Worker memorial reopens on I-64
Published on Apr 24th, 2007
0 comments VDOT reopened the VDOT Workers Memorial overlook along Interstate 64 near Afton last night, and workers are on the scene this morning erecting a metal guardrail. According to a worker at the site,...
Students declare Friday ‘Orange and Maroon Effect Day’
Published on Apr 19th, 2007
1 comments In the wake of the massacre at Virginia Tech, college students across the country have joined forces to ask people the world over to wear Hokie colors tomorrow in what they are calling "Orange and...
Vigil makes surreal real
Published on Apr 18th, 2007
0 comments Thousands of students and community members flocked to UVA's McIntire amphitheater Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil to remember those affected by the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Student...
Rhythm master to UVA!
Published on Apr 13th, 2007
0 comments Gloria Estefan might sing "The Rhythm is Going to Get You," but Joseph Takahashi actually proves it. And now he's coming to UVA! A day after prez John Casteen announced a $100 million gift from...
Greenspan to receive award at Monticello
Published on Apr 12th, 2007
2 comments The unmistakable face of the American stock market, whose every word investors hung on through the turbulent and high-flying 1990s (and later hung on their walls, thanks to a local artist), will...
Maxwell brings home Kevin’s Bacon!
Published on Apr 10th, 2007
9 comments In mid-January, Robin Maxwell– an Albemarle mom, triathlete and businesswoman– received a devastating diagnosis: she has Multiple Sclerosis, a degenerative neuromuscular disease that...
TJ Center tags free speech spoilers
Published on Apr 10th, 2007
1 comments For the sixteenth year in a row, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression has handed out its annual Muzzle Awards. Handed out each year in celebration of Thomas Jefferson's...
Huja plans City Council run
Published on Apr 6th, 2007
9 comments The man known as the "Urban Turban" who left an indelible mark on Charlottesville during his 31 years in city planning will announce his candidacy for City Council April 12. Satyendra Huja hopes to...
Code Pink 11 convicted
Published on Apr 6th, 2007
15 comments Eleven protesters who occupied U.S. Representative Virgil Goode's office were convicted of trespassing this morning in Charlottesville General District Court and given 30-day sentences, suspended...
Mother charged in baby’s death
Published on Apr 6th, 2007
62 comments The woman who allegedly forgot to drop her nine-month old baby at the sitter's and left him in the car in the JAG School parking lot all day March 30 was charged with second-degree murder and...
Police release baby’s name, but no whys
Published on Apr 5th, 2007
2 comments Information is still sketchy about how a nine-month-old baby boy died of hyperthermia March 30 in the Judge Advocate General's School parking lot. On April 4, university police finally released the...
Cardinals fall in semi-finals
Published on Mar 30th, 2007
1 comments Despite an optimistic outlook, Charlottesville's 2nd best-known basketball team was knocked out of the Final Four earlier today. In a wild battle with the Dallas Movin' Mavericks, the wheelchair-...