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Snap o' the Day: House of hope
Published on Mar 27th, 2009
0 comments Celebrating a March 26 groundbreaking are architect Fred Wolf, film director/project creator Tom Shadyac, and two prospective visitors of the First Street Church Project, Willie Cox and Freddie...
DNA diss: 'Anastasia' Manahan jilted by scientists
Published on Mar 11th, 2009
4 comments "They never answered the other forensic evidence–- the mountain of forensic evidence–- in her favor," says a still-believing Robert Crouch, shown last month placing flowers near the...
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...
UVA pays $48K for Poe's 'juleps' letter?
Published on Mar 5th, 2009
2 comments An article in the Daily Progress suggests that UVA's special collections library plunked down nearly $48,000 for a letter from a defensive Edgar Allan Poe who blamed an incident of his drunken...
Good day: Paul Harvey back then
Published on Mar 2nd, 2009
2 comments Paul Harvey, the "rest of the story" radio commentator who died February 28 at the age of 90, made at least two trips to Charlottesville, including this one in 1967, which was captured in print and...
Congressman Perriello loses his father
Published on Mar 2nd, 2009
3 comments "It is with great sadness that Rep. Tom Perriello announced the death of his beloved father, Dr. Vito Perriello, Jr. on March 2..." Thus begins a somber press release from the office of Virginia's...
Snap o' the Day: brownish 'green' roof
Published on Mar 1st, 2009
1 comments The "green roof" put on City Hall last May (over the objection of at least one former Councilor) is looking a little brown these days–- or at least on Friday, February 27, the date of this...
Judge who saved Earl Washington dies
Published on Feb 22nd, 2009
12 comments Lloyd Sullenberger, the judge who, in 1985, stayed the execution of convicted-but-later-proven-innocent Earl Washington, has died.
Anna's-versary: 'Anastasia' Manahan recalled 25 years after death
Published on Feb 14th, 2009
2 comments Crouch makes his annual flower offering at the grave marker of Anna and Jack Manahan. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER A quarter century after her death, a Charlottesville woman lives on in the minds of those...
Ward Cleaver author sells Parrothood
Published on Feb 13th, 2009
4 comments Last year, Jenny Gardiner won a contest to get her novel Sleeping with Ward Cleaver published that proved both her writing and marketing mettle. She follows that this year with the sale of her memoir...
Happy birthday, Mr. President
Published on Feb 12th, 2009
5 comments PHOTO FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Remember when we celebrated Abraham Lincoln and George Washington's birthdays on their real day? Today– February 12– is the 200th birthday of the...
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,...
DMB to release LeRoi's last show
Published on Jan 30th, 2009
2 comments Dave Matthews Band plans to honor its fallen brother by releasing a CD of the last show featuring LeRoi Moore, the saxophonist who died in August, with proceeds benefiting the Charlottesville Boys...
Simpson wins weightgate at JPJ
Published on Jan 30th, 2009
0 comments Omni-hotel-stayin' singer Jessica Simpson rebounds from her curvy chili cook-off/mom jeans scandelette right here in Charlottesville at the John Paul Jones Arena.
Miracle: Flight 1549 hits home
Published on Jan 19th, 2009
1 comments Plane crash survivor Beth McHugh, far right, poses with her daughters and their families. Steve (in blue shirt) and Megan Kasten (in black above McHugh) and their sons sixth grader Nico (center,...
Life of the party: Crafaik left mark on business, politics
Published on Dec 16th, 2008
6 comments Michael Crafaik (left) with uncle Hugo Robinson and half-brother Chris Strong. PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS AND COLLEEN STRONG Those mourning the death of J. Michael Crafaik III, the entrepreneur and...
Restaurateur, former city council candidate Crafaik dies
Published on Dec 14th, 2008
52 comments Michael Crafaik stands outside Michael's Bistro this past summer. FILE PHOTO BY MARISSA D'ORAZIO Longtime Michael's Bistro owner and former politician J. Michael Crafaik III, 37, died Saturday,...
Bitter ousting: Minor fires Danielson from Landmark project
Published on Dec 5th, 2008
15 comments Halsey Minor (left) and Lee Danielson (right) were far chummier when they broke ground on the Landmark Hotel in March with Mayor Dave Norris. FILE PHOTO BY JAY KUHLMANN "I am the former developer of...
Terror attack: Synchronicity aide, daughter slain in Mumbai
Published on Nov 28th, 2008
9 comments International horror hits Nelson County, as images of Scherr and his daughter take the front of the Lynchburg newspaper website. LYNCHBURG NEWS & ADVANCE Along with his 13-year-old daughter, a...
Blackburn receives UVA's highest honor
Published on Oct 28th, 2008
0 comments At yesterday's Convocation ceremony, University of Virginia dean of admissions John "Jack" Blackburn received the Thomas Jefferson Award for his 29 years of service to the university. In his remarks...