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Eugene Foster dies: Found Jefferson-Hemings genetic link
Published on Jul 22nd, 2008
4 comments Eugene Abram Foster, the scientist turned historian who single-handedly smashed through over a century of denial by scientifically linking the family trees of Thomas Jefferson and his slave, Sally...
Twin Oaks commune founder dies at 77
Published on Jul 16th, 2008
5 comments Kat Kinkade. PHOTO FROM TWIN OAKS Kathleen "Kat" Kinkade, the woman who took the notion that "it takes a village" to new heights by founding in 1967 a commune in staid Louisa County, died July 3...
Tour de Frischkorn: STAB alum falls to 149th
Published on Jul 15th, 2008
4 comments The Tour de France is nearly halfway over and if Charlottesville native and St. Anne's-Belfield alum William Frischkorn hopes to make a serious run for the yellow jersey, he'd better start making up...
Boy Wonder still wonderful
Published on Jul 7th, 2008
3 comments Two years after graduating as the youngest person ever to receive a master's degree from UVA, Greg Smith is still studying. But since 2006, the boy wonder who once made frequent appearances in local...
UVA finds 10 percent of Virginians are foreign born
Published on Jul 2nd, 2008
0 comments A recently study by UVA's Weldon Cooper Center reveals that one out of every 10 Virginians was born outside the United States. According to the survey, the most common countries of origin among the...
President Bush coming to Monticello for July 4
Published on Jun 27th, 2008
59 comments And you thought Sam Waterston was a big name. In the past, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation has managed to snag big names like the Law & Order star, architect I.M. Pei, and Secretary of State...
Singletary goes to Sacramento
Published on Jun 27th, 2008
2 comments After months of workouts, meet-and-greets, and speculation, recently graduated UVA point guard Sean Singletary finally learned of his professional basketball fate when deputy commissioner Adam...
My name is 'Dr.' Earl
Published on Jun 26th, 2008
0 comments The indefatigable creator of The Waltons television series has just added another feather to his cap. Make that cap and gown. Schuyler native Earl Hamner was presented an honorary doctorate by his...
CHS promgoers pose in People
Published on Jun 25th, 2008
2 comments As a high school student, prom may be the ultimate school-related cliché, one that New York photographer Mary Ellen Mark explores in her latest exhibition, "Prom." Traveling around the country over...
UVA grad/CBS reporter 'breathes the fire'
Published on Jun 24th, 2008
0 comments CBS reporter and UVA graduate Kimberly Dozier is used to telling other people's stories. Now the survivor of a Iraq car bombing has chronicled her own harrowing experience in a new book, Breathing...
Reunited and it feels so good
Published on Jun 24th, 2008
8 comments There are two things Steve Riggs has regretted selling: a 1958 Fender bass guitar and a white 1993 Toyota Corolla wagon. While he's still kicking himself over the Fender, he was just shocked to find...
Sheffield leaves Rolling Stone
Published on Jun 20th, 2008
1 comments After more than a decade as a reporter, columnist, and contributing editor for Rolling Stone, former Charlottesville resident Rob Sheffield has switched magazines. Now instead of penning the bi-...
Charlottesville remembers special effects icon Winston
Published on Jun 17th, 2008
2 comments As the mastermind behind the monstrous effects seen in blockbusters such as Aliens, Terminator and this summer's hit, Iron Man, four-time Academy Award winner Stan Winston (pictured at left, possibly...
Father's Day plea for Justine
Published on Jun 16th, 2008
5 comments Father's Day should be a celebration, but for the father of Justine Swartz Abshire, a young woman who died on a winding country road in Orange County in November 2006, the apparent victim of a hit...
VQR launches blog tribute to Garrett
Published on May 30th, 2008
0 comments George Garrett wasn't much of an Internet or computer guy...he wrote on many, many yellow legal pads in large, flowing, difficult to read script. But as the Charlottesville literary world mourns the...
Does Crutchfield carry a torch for China?
Published on May 29th, 2008
0 comments Bill Crutchfield, founder of the eponymous electronics retailer, is back from carrying the Olympic torch May 18 on its way to Beijing, and he explains why he's not among those criticizing the...
Farewell, George Garrett
Published on May 26th, 2008
2 comments The final chapter in the colorful life of critically acclaimed novelist, essayist, and former Virginia Poet Laureate, UVA writing professor George Garrett, was written Sunday night. Seventy-eight-...
Anastasia's still dead
Published on May 14th, 2008
2 comments A Russian scholar recently announced that the DNA in bone shards of two of the royal children slain by the Bolshevik guards in 1918 conclusively shows that all members of the Romanov family have now...
Arts attack: 2nd St. director abruptly resigns
Published on May 8th, 2008
0 comments Is there something in the nonprofit water that has directors of local cultural institutions dropping like cherry blossoms to pursue the ubiquitous "other opportunities"? Long-time Second Street...
Paramount loses Rucker
Published on May 8th, 2008
10 comments Less than a year ago, after a national search that produced 71 candidates, the Paramount Theater heralded new executive director Edward I. Rucker (pictured left with CNET founder Halsey Minor at the...
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