Govt/Politics

King, Grisham to read for Webb
Published on Aug 31st, 2006
0 comments Two of the world’s best-selling authors will be sharing the stage at the Paramount Theater in September to raise money for Virginia’s best known fiction-writing politician. On September 24,...
Cat shooting prompts new gun law
Published on Aug 30th, 2006
5 comments George and Kathy Seymour leave Albemarle District Court on August 22. PHOTO BY WILLIAM WALKER She was just one family's pet, but the death of Carmen the cat may soon have an impact on every...
The Hitler birthday connection
Published on Aug 25th, 2006
3 comments Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos, on WINA this morning to discuss the alleged bomber case, revealed a key factor in the decision to quickly arrest three youths suspected of conspiring to blow up...
Daily Show leads with Allen’s ‘Macaca’
Published on Aug 16th, 2006
20 comments When Senator George Allen pointed to a campaign volunteer for his Democratic opponent James Webb and uttered the words, "Let's give a welcome to our friend Macaca here" at a rally over the weekend,...
Transit center toilets to open!
Published on Aug 11th, 2006
3 comments There may be lots of potty talk tonight at Fridays After Five, but it's not because a swarm of toddlers is taking over the venue: at 5pm, the brand spanking new public restrooms at the Transit Center...
Goode, Weed go at it
Published on Aug 10th, 2006
1 comments It’s probably a good thing that 5th District Rep Virgil Goode and Democratic challenger Al Weed are running against each other. After all, if the two ever ran together, there’s no doubt the Goode/...
Hook on the radio
Published on Jul 6th, 2006
0 comments Thanks to the Charlottesville Podcasting Network and WINA radio 1070 AM, you can hear the Hook editor chat about various hot topics: bad locally filmed movies, how the Omni hotel cost the taxpayers...
Jefferson in Paris
Published on Jul 5th, 2006
0 comments July 4 is always a big day for the Declaration of Independence author, when new American citizens are sworn in at Monticello each year. Thomas Jefferson made the scene in Paris this 4th of July,...
Mall mavens unite!
Published on Jun 30th, 2006
0 comments Mall mavens unite! The Downtown Mall's biggest backers are due at City Hall in just over an hour, and you should be there. You can ask them if their vision was great, or if time simply healed all...
Trespassing winners and losers
Published on Jun 20th, 2006
1 comments UVA prof Wende Marshall, the only person convicted in the Living Wage protest held in Madison Hall, had her charges dropped June 19, according to the Progress. Seventeen student protesters were...
Sister Act IV: the committee
Published on Jun 17th, 2006
2 comments How much does City Council love the "Sister City" concept? Well enough so that the Council will soon vote on creating a new City committee to deal with them. For those blissfully unaware,...
Webb takes City
Published on Jun 13th, 2006
2 comments In the race to see who will go up against George Allen for a U.S. Senate seat, the victor (in Charlottesville at least) is retired Navy Secretary James Webb. Election tallies just released by City...
Zany Warner pops up in Vegas
Published on Jun 13th, 2006
0 comments Today is the day we find out whether Virginia's Republican presidential hopeful, George Allen, has to fight James Webb or Harris Miller to hold on to his U.S. Senate seat. But just a week after...
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… al qaida?
Published on Jun 6th, 2006
2 comments That may have been the question on Monday, as a small plane leaving Philadelphia and bound for Charlottesville entered restricted Washington airspace. According to a Reuters report, two F-16 fighter...
Schilling ousted from Council
Published on May 2nd, 2006
4 comments City's Council will soon return to being an all-Democratic body. After four years in office, Rob Schilling, the lone Republican, has been defeated in today's election. Election results posted by the...
Weed claims Dem nomination
Published on May 1st, 2006
1 comments The Democratic convention to elect a challenger to Republican Virgil Goode isn't until May 20 in Buckingham, but Al Weed is already saying his nomination is a done deal. After an April 29 caucus,...