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Fast Company does demo job on McDonough
Published on Oct 24th, 2008
17 comments Happy times at Stanford University by UVA's former "Green Dean." PHOTO BY ANDREAS BrŠndhaugen In a recent article in Fast Company magazine, "Green Guru Gone Wrong: William McDonough," staff writer...
Home at last: Denisenko savors first day as a free man
Published on Oct 17th, 2008
2 comments After five-and-a-half months in the custody of Homeland Security, Gennady Denisenko says he plans to return to his work as a Russian interpreter at UVA Hospital on Monday. PHOTO BY WILL WALKER While...
Spacek joins Film Fest line-up
Published on Oct 9th, 2008
0 comments PUBLICITY PHOTO Cismont resident/Academy Award-winning actress Sissy Spacek will be on hand to kick off the 21st Virginia Film Festival October 30 with the screening of her new film, Lake City. She...
Top Model dreams dashed for local
Published on Oct 9th, 2008
7 comments Charlottesville's America's Next Top Model contender, Lauren Brie Harding, was eliminated from competition last night after becoming one of the final eight contestants. Harding, who had been...
Newman was here: Remembering star's visits
Published on Sep 30th, 2008
3 comments Racing cars was a passion for Newman, who voiced a character in the 2006 animated film Cars. PHOTO JIM CULP/FLICKR.COM Paul Newman's passing last week made headlines around the world, and the...
On debate's eve: Dems writhing, Repubs digging Palin
Published on Sep 30th, 2008
16 comments Republicans anxiously await Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's vice presidential debate with Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) this Thursday, October 2. PHOTO BY TOM LEGRO/PBS NEWSHOUR A little over a month after Sen....
UVA grad Fey is Palin again
Published on Sep 28th, 2008
4 comments UVA grad Tina Fey portrayed her doppleganger on Saturday Night Live again last night, as the Emmy-winner comedically reprised a recent interview with Katie Couric.
'Uncle and maestro': Friends remember George Garrett
Published on Sep 24th, 2008
2 comments Writers gathered at the UVA Chapel on Monday to remember George Garrett. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR At a memorial service held at the UVA Chapel on Monday, September 22 for writer and UVA professor George...
Kluge #32 on Forbes 400 richest Americans list
Published on Sep 18th, 2008
2 comments Former Charlottesville resident and one-time richest man in America John Kluge comes in 32nd on Forbes' annual list of the 400 richest Americans. Despite having to fold restaurant chains Bennigan's...
Bleached, beached blonde survives
Published on Sep 18th, 2008
2 comments Charlottesville's America's Next Top Model contender, Lauren Brie (Harding), has made it through the show's fourth challenge despite the judges' harsh words against her: "Lauren does not look great...
Flashback: 9/11 remembered
Published on Sep 11th, 2008
1 comments On this the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorism attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, thoughts and prayers the world over are turning to that fateful...
Elbow surgery may force Wagner to retire
Published on Sep 10th, 2008
1 comments If Wagner (seen here in 2006) has made his last trip to the mound, he would end his career with 385 saves, sixth most in Major League history, second among left-handers. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER...
Get well, Sidney!
Published on Sep 9th, 2008
2 comments Sidney Tapscott celebrated his 80th birthday five years ago at the Blue Moon Diner. FILE PHOTO BY REBECCA BEIRNE Sidney Tapscott, a downtown fixture for decades, has been hospitalized at UVA since...
'Tortured,' 'shining' Moore remembered by Dave
Published on Aug 28th, 2008
26 comments Bandmate Carter Beauford arrives at the church on Park Street. PHOTO BY WILL WALKER As a soft but steady rain– the first in more than a month– fell on his hometown yesterday morning,...
Silenced sax: DMB's Moore remembered as enthusiastic friend
Published on Aug 26th, 2008
9 comments LeRoi Moore: 1961-2008 PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVE MATTHEWS BAND One song into his band's set at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Tuesday, August 19, Dave Matthews managed to silence the nearly 20,000...
Presto, chango: Kuttner wants to make cars vanish
Published on Aug 21st, 2008
2 comments Last Tuesday night, the always ebullient developer Oliver Kuttner breathed some life into the normally staid proceedings of the Board of Architectural Review, floating an idea to "make cars disappear...
Radio's Gottschalk goes to former competitor
Published on Aug 19th, 2008
1 comments Adam Gottschalk's Midnight Barbecue is an Internet hit. PHOTO BY JAY KUHLMANN UPDATE 8/25/08: Adam Gottschalk takes to the airwaves at WKAV today from 3 to 5pm on his show, newly dubbed "The 4th...
Chief o' the year: Fire mag picks Werner
Published on Aug 19th, 2008
11 comments FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Charlottesville claims more bragging rights: Fire Chief magazine has named Charles Werner 2008 Fire Chief of the Year. Werner started as a city firefighter 30 years ago.
Kluge cuts his $1 mil check
Published on Aug 4th, 2008
2 comments Just weeks after an article published in Style and the Hook pointed out that billionaire philanthropist John Kluge was tardy on following through a $1 million promised donation, the former...
UVA remembers 'Last Lecture' prof Pausch
Published on Jul 30th, 2008
1 comments Randy Pausch spoke before a packed Cabell Hall in November 2007. PHOTO COURTESY GABRIEL ROBINS Former UVA computer science professor Randy Pausch, who inspired millions through his "last lecture" on...