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Marriage rights pioneer Loving dies at 68
Published on May 5th, 2008
3 comments Forty-one years after she made American legal history by winning her Supreme Court case against the Commonwealth of Virginia and ending the Commonwealth's ban on interracial marriage, Mildred Loving...
Hartz gets bigger, better museum job
Published on May 5th, 2008
3 comments Jill Hartz, the ousted UVA University Art Museum director who was unceremoniously dumped in December from the job she'd held for 11 years, has been hired as executive director of the Jordan...
Local juggler returns from Zimbabwe
Published on May 2nd, 2008
0 comments "It was wild," says internationally renowned juggler Mark Nizer, who has wrapped his three performances in the strife- and famine-torn nation of Zimbabwe, where he was a featured performer in the...
Portrait of a lady: Jill Faulkner Summers remembered
Published on Apr 29th, 2008
6 comments Paul Summers still remembers the Valentine's Day in 1954 when he met Jill Faulkner at Fort Bragg. He was a young infantry officer back from Korea, and she was a bridesmaid at a wedding. By June that...
Jill Summers, 74, Faulkner's only child
Published on Apr 27th, 2008
1 comments The only child of William Faulkner, Jill Faulkner Summers, has died at the age of 74, 17 months after suffering a debilitating stroke. An avid fox hunter, Summers was, until the time of her illness,...
Senior Magazine: Garrett mystery solved?
Published on Apr 22nd, 2008
12 comments Four days after publicist to the stars and chicken farmer Tommy Lightfoot Garrett pled guilty to a reduced charge in Buckingham County Courthouse, some questions about his accomplishments remain....
Publicist-to-the-stars cops a plea
Published on Apr 22nd, 2008
8 comments After more than a year of courtroom delays, the forgery case against publicist-to-the-stars and chicken farmer Tommy Lightfoot Garrett came to an end on Friday, April 18 in Buckingham County Court...
Library of Congress recreates Jefferson's
Published on Apr 11th, 2008
1 comments In 1815, hard up for cash after Monticello proved a money pit, Thomas Jefferson sold his beloved library, all 6,487 volumes of it, to Congress for the sum of $24,000 (just under $235,000 in today's...
Ring return brightens Barracks
Published on Apr 2nd, 2008
5 comments Twenty-five years ago, newlywed Selden Tilman was devastated. He'd been married barely six months when he lost the white-gold ring his bride had given him. "It was loose then," recalls Tilman, who...
Judge not-- unless you're J. Harvie Wilkinson
Published on Apr 2nd, 2008
0 comments Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson admits he was disappointed he didn't get the nod for the U.S. Supreme Court when his name was bandied about as a nominee in 2005 and he was interviewed by President George...
Radio legend Mountjoy passes away at 61
Published on Mar 26th, 2008
1 comments Charlotesville radio veteran Dick Mountjoy passed away this afternoon at age 61, after a two-year struggle with cancer. "He died very peacefully, and he died knowing people cared for him," says his...
Pillow fight on the Mall
Published on Mar 24th, 2008
0 comments It started in cyberspace, on a website called Stupid Fun Charlottesville, and was later posted on gossip site cVillian, but ended up happening in the real world–a pillow fight in front of...
Danielson, Minor break ground on ‘Landmark’
Published on Mar 11th, 2008
4 comments Yes, ladies and gentlemen, developer Lee Danielson (bottom left) has returned to the Downtown Mall, but this time he's brought a few wealthy and glamorous friends. "It wasn't easy to get this...
Bloggin’ Historical director departs Society
Published on Mar 10th, 2008
5 comments Shortly after it was launched in early November, the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society's fledgling blog, The Hysterical Society (albemarlehistory.blogspot.com), was yanked from the...
UVA football player in trouble again
Published on Mar 3rd, 2008
3 comments Both the Daily Progress and the Newsplex are reporting that UVA police have charged 3rd-year cornerback Michael Brown with grand larceny in connection with an automobile break-in that took place on...
UVA’s Paige graced Playboy’s cover
Published on Feb 29th, 2008
3 comments The Hook doesn't have a subscription, so we missed it when UVA alum and one-time Hotseat-sitter Amanda Paige graced the cover of Playboy last September. Click the thumbnail to view the whole thing....
Long ‘freakishly athletic’ at NFL Combine
Published on Feb 26th, 2008
0 comments Yesterday, NFL scouts confirmed what UVA football fans have known for the last four years: Chris Long is a rare physical specimen. At his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine yesterday, where...
Getting hit by Chris Long
Published on Feb 19th, 2008
2 comments As UVA football player Chris Long heads to the combine in Indianapolis on Thursday, the folks over at thesabre.com, UVA's sports website, show us why he's a first round NFL draft pick. Ouch!
Mystery writer dies at 104
Published on Feb 18th, 2008
0 comments Prolific novelist Phyllis Whitney died of pneumonia February 8 in Charlottesville. The Faber resident, known as "Queen of the American Gothics," had written over 70 novels for adults, children and...
Obama calls Betty Van Yahres after primary win
Published on Feb 13th, 2008
1 comments The DP's Bob Gibson reports that one of the first things that Sen. Barrack Obama did after winning the Virginia primary last night was call former Del. Mitchell Van Yahres' widow, Betty Van Yahres,...