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RSWA selects water supply plan
Published on Apr 14th, 2006
0 comments Pressured by recent drought worries, the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority has finally chosen a new 50-year water supply plan–the South Fork pipeline. The plan calls for the expansion of Ragged...
Hoo’ville, here we come!
Published on Apr 12th, 2006
16 comments Getting into UVA has never been easier– at least for students of Virginia community colleges. Today, UVA announced a new initiative that guarantees transfer admission to Virginia Community...
Bush headlines Jefferson Centerââ?¬â?¢s ââ?¬Ë?Muzzleââ?¬â?¢ list
Published on Apr 11th, 2006
0 comments The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression has announced its 2006 ââ?¬Ë?Muzzle’ awards, given each year to those who’ve trampled on our First Amendment right to free speech...
Child rapist gets 30 years
Published on Apr 7th, 2006
0 comments "Obviously this is one of the most serious and troublesome cases I’ve ever seen," Circuit Court Judge Edward L. Hogshire said, according to a Daily Progress story this morning. Indeed. Fluvanna...
God is coming to Charlottesville!
Published on Apr 6th, 2006
0 comments Well, God in the movies anyway. That’s the theme of this year’s Virginia Film Festival: "Revelations: Finding God in the Movies." In a new twist, festival director Richard Herskowitz is going to...
Arrested UVA athlete back on field
Published on Apr 4th, 2006
11 comments Michael Brown, the first-year varsity football player who was arrested last Thursday was back on the practice field Saturday, according the Daily Progress. A UVA student Judiciary Committee convicted...
Drought worries continue
Published on Mar 31st, 2006
2 comments On Tuesday, the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority warned us that 2006 could be another drought year. Now state officials are sounding the same warning. "We have just experienced the driest March in...
School board wants security cameras at CHS
Published on Mar 31st, 2006
2 comments According to Charlottesville City School staff, violence in our schools is "the worst it's ever been" the Daily Progress reports. The comment was a refrain at last night’s meeting of the...
UVA varsity athletes arrested
Published on Mar 29th, 2006
4 comments UVA first-years Michael Brown, a varsity football player, and Michael Giallombardo, a varsity soccer player, are off to a bad start. The two were arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with...
C&O: still cool after all these years
Published on Mar 29th, 2006
1 comments In Charlottesville, restaurants open and close so frequently these days that it’s hard to keep track of them. Not so with the C& O Restaurant. The landmark bar and fine dining establishment...
Another drought year?
Published on Mar 28th, 2006
11 comments At yesterday's Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority board meeting, executive director Tom Frederick warned that 2006 could be another drought year. "The spring planting season is fast approaching,"...
AG to launch gang prevention program
Published on Mar 24th, 2006
1 comments New Attorney General Robert McDonnell will be in town this Tuesday, March 28 to help the Boys and Girls Clubs of Charlottesville/Albemarle launch a program designed to keep area youths from joining...
School violence task force meets today
Published on Mar 24th, 2006
3 comments In reaction to escalating violence in city schools, Charlottesville school officials have created a 15-person task force to start dealing with the problem. The task force will meet at 9:00 am today...
Bloggin� Brown
Published on Mar 22nd, 2006
1 comments Charlottesville Mayor David Brown has caught the blogging bug. On March 18 Brown launched One City Blog: Thoughts on Charlottesville Virginia. Below, you’ll find Mayor Brown’s opening entry into the...
Peace gets a chance
Published on Mar 21st, 2006
8 comments Yesterday, over 100 people made their way from the Rotunda to the Free Speech Wall on the Downtown Mall to protest the war in Iraq and call for the impeachment of Bush & Cheney. The march was...
Vanishing middle-class?
Published on Mar 21st, 2006
8 comments Charlottesville resident Collette Hall spoke truth to power (and spoke for many concerned citizens) at Monday night’s public hearing on the proposed fiscal 2007 budget, which the Hook's Lisa Provence...
ACAC-ville
Published on Mar 21st, 2006
1 comments With two locations (Water Street and Albemarle Square), its Adventure Central complex on Four Seasons Drive, and a new mega-ACAC being built in the old Ivy Industries building, you’d think the...
Director of Region Ten ousted
Published on Mar 14th, 2006
1 comments The board of directors of Region Ten, the area's largest government-funded mental health service provider, fired its director yesterday. According to the account in the Daily Progress, which recently...
Naked protestor arrives
Published on Mar 13th, 2006
3 comments If you hurry, you can still catch 21-year-old PETA activist, Dana Littlefield, sitting naked (well, sorta naked) on the Downtown Mall in front of the Charlottesville Ice Park. She’ll be there until 1...
Rump roast on Downtown Mall?
Published on Mar 10th, 2006
4 comments Monday at noon, PETA plans to have a "nude activist" sashaying around between the Omni and the Ice Park to protest the meat industry. Let's hope Dana Littlefield– apparently no chicken when it...