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Bullets fly at Panda Garden
Published on Jun 11th, 2006
0 comments Bullets flew Saturday morning at Panda Garden, a Chinese restaurant on Emmet Street, and one man reports that he was shot in the leg, according to a story in this morning's Daily Progress. The story...
Jefferson Theater stops $3 flix
Published on Jun 10th, 2006
1 comments The Jefferson Theater, which has been serving up cheap movies since at least the 1970s, is going out of business for at least a year while it undergoes renovation by its new owner, music mogul Coran...
Assistant City Manager Peacock dies
Published on Jun 9th, 2006
0 comments City Hall is reporting some sad news today: Assistant City Manager Linda Peacock died. According to the City release, her death– after a battle with cancer– occurred shortly after 11am...
Scripps ex still being sued
Published on Jun 8th, 2006
0 comments Jeremy Harvey, twice married to Betty Scripps, has not settled with former employee James Hoffmann, as previously blogged June 2. Hoffmann is suing Harvey for slander and for breach of contract,...
Scripps heiress to divorce– again
Published on Jun 2nd, 2006
0 comments Betty Scripps second marriage to Jeremy Harvey didn't take any better than the first one did, the Washington Post's Reliable Source reports. The pair first married in 1998 and split up in 2004. After...
Cat advocate to speak
Published on Jun 1st, 2006
0 comments Charlottesville has been abuzz over animal rights since the April 24 shooting of Carmen the cat, so an upcoming presentation by Nathan Winograd is perfectly timed. Winograd, founder and director of...
Worlds collide in booze debate
Published on Jun 1st, 2006
3 comments It's illegal for minors to drink alcohol, but has 21st century prohibition gone too far? The Hook's portrayal of the 16-arrest WAHS party and the Progress account have little in common. Is that a...
J-la! Clapton’s coming to JPJ
Published on May 25th, 2006
4 comments The man who brought the world “Let it Rain,” "Layla," and “Cocaine” has decided that after a 14-nation sold-out European tour, a seven-night run at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and a show in Moscow’s...
Sweet Baby James at John Paul Jones
Published on May 23rd, 2006
10 comments If "You've Got a Friend," now would be a good time to call him up and make plans for Thursday, August 17 when uber-folkster and 1970s icon James Taylor will "Shower the People" at the John Paul Jones...
Stuart tells cat tale on Barefoot
Published on May 19th, 2006
8 comments Hook journalist Courteney Stuart will appear on the WINA radio show "Charlottesvile, Right Now" around 4:30pm today to discuss the story of a businessman who allegedly shot a neighbor's pet cat. As...
Why is a confessed peeping Tom still on the streets?
Published on May 18th, 2006
2 comments “I’ve been in law enforcement for 30 years and I’ve never seen a case like this,” says Charlottesville police Capt. J.E. “Chip” Harding, commenting on the case of confessed peeping Tom, 26-year old...
Requiem for Cecil Ray Garlic
Published on May 18th, 2006
1 comments If last week's pedestrian death did not merit the usual attention that such a calamity might normally precipitate, there could be a reason why. The victim was already receiving near daily attention...
2nd, 3rd wind farms eyed for Virginia
Published on May 18th, 2006
1 comments While Highland County continues boil over the hot topic of allowing a father and son team to cover a ridge with 19 wind turbines, two new wind energy proposals have emerged: one's for Patrick County...
O’Connor’s small-ballers reach new heights
Published on May 16th, 2006
1 comments Despite ascendant athletic programs all over UVA, the baseball team led by coach Brian O'Connor has had a particularly sweet season including a no-hitter and now has reached #6 in an influential...
Police confirm ââ?¬Å?Bloodsââ?¬Â in town
Published on May 15th, 2006
1 comments How do you know when Charlottesville has jumped the shark? When the Bloods start recruiting gang members! Jeeze, what’s up with this? After weeks at hinting at the possibility that the famous Bloods...
BOS holds public hearing on proposed North Pointe development
Published on May 9th, 2006
1 comments Biscuit Run, Albemarle Place, Old Trail Village...it’s getting hard to keep track of all the mega-developments popping up around town. Tomorrow, May 10, you can put your two-cents in about another...
Richmond, VA Beach edge out Charlottesville in new ââ?¬Å?best place to liveââ?¬Â list
Published on May 9th, 2006
11 comments Yes, Charlottesville made one of those “best places to live” lists again, but our self-proclaimed “world-class city” seems to have slipped in the rankings. In the June issue of Kiplinger’s Personal...
Mission Possible: Giant spy building may become a reality
Published on May 6th, 2006
1 comments Last Wednesday, The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted to allow, or sort of allow, a development boundary to be removed for the proposed expansion of the National Ground Intelligence Center...
Historic ââ?¬Ë?Rock Houseââ?¬â?¢ saved
Published on May 4th, 2006
1 comments Thanks to the Legal Aid Justice Center and many generous donors, including the Dave Matthews Band, C.B. Holt's famous Rock House on Preston Avenue, across from Washington Park, was saved from the...
have u seen us?
Published on May 3rd, 2006
0 comments Police are looking for two big guys and one little guy in connection with a May 1 stabbing at Hardy Drive– and they advise not trying to apprehend them yourself. Renzell Johnson (top), 26, is...