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Kucinich coming to town
Published on Nov 26th, 2007
4 comments First Hillary, then Obama, now Kucinich. Yes, the elf-like, straight-shooting presidential candidate who admits to seeing a UFO ( as have other democrats you might know) and wants to see Dick Cheney...
Strep throat sidelines Long
Published on Nov 21st, 2007
3 comments While offensive lines in the ACC have had a hell of a time stopping UVA defensive end Chris Long, it appears he's met his match: strep throat. SI.com is reporting that Long left practice Monday...
Springsteen to play JPJ
Published on Nov 20th, 2007
12 comments Yes, it's true...the Boss is coming. Billboard is reporting that Bruce Springsteen's 2008 tour schedule includes a stop at the John Paul Jones area on April 30, the last show on his schedule. And it...
Ralph Sampson III signs with Minnesota
Published on Nov 16th, 2007
2 comments Dashing the hopes of Cavalier fans who remember how his father towered over the court at University Hall, this week Ralph Sampson III signed his scholarship offer to play basketball at the University...
Search and destroy: Scottie Griffin battles online rep
Published on Nov 14th, 2007
11 comments It appears former Charlottesville School superintendent Scottie Griffin has been Googling her name, as have her potential employers, only to be reminded of something she would rather forget....
John Paul Jones to play JPJ?
Published on Nov 14th, 2007
3 comments While he gears up for the one-night-only reunion concert at London's O2 Arena December 10, guitarist Jimmy Page fueled speculation of a full-fledged Led Zeppelin tour when he recently told Guitar...
So long: McCutcheon signs off in song
Published on Nov 13th, 2007
0 comments We have some bad news– John McCutcheon is saying adieu to Charlottesville. Even worse, he actually said it a year ago and disappeared without telling anyone! Last fall, McCutcheon realized...
Hook reporter subpoenaed in Silva, Austin cases
Published on Nov 13th, 2007
13 comments In the October 11 edition of the Hook, Courteney Stuart reported on an incident that occurred at the corner of Water Street and Second Street SE in which a Charlottesville police officer may have...
Mayor Norris?
Published on Nov 12th, 2007
5 comments Mayor David Brown says he's had enough of being mayor and will call it quits in January, reports the Daily Progress. "Four years of being mayor is enough," Brown said. "If it goes longer than that...
Robbery possible motive in St. Clair slaying
Published on Nov 10th, 2007
27 comments Robbery was the likely motive in the Thursday night or Friday morning murder of St. Clair Avenue resident, according to her father, James McGowan of Manlius, New York. Jayne Warren McGowan was found...
ASG Gala goes on in victim’s honor
Published on Nov 10th, 2007
7 comments Jayne McGowan, the young woman found shot to death in a St. Clair Avenue residence yesterday, was a "talented, focused, energetic individual," says her boss a the AIDS/HIV Services Group, executive...
Snap o’ the day: Mallek wins
Published on Nov 6th, 2007
5 comments Democrat Ann Mallek reacts after WINA declares her the winner in her campaign to defeat Republican David Wyant for his seat as the White Hall district's representative on the Albemarle County Board...
The Police: We won’t be watching you
Published on Nov 6th, 2007
11 comments Back on September 10, it was the biggest news in town: The Police– the tour of the year, according to Pollstar mag editor Gary Bongiovanni in our recent cover story on local music venues...
Abshire civil suit continued
Published on Oct 30th, 2007
0 comments The husband of a young woman killed in a hit and run near Barboursville last November 3 was due in Charlottesville District Court today to answer a claim that he defaulted on a loan; however, car...
Bond makes ‘Most Influential Liberals’ list
Published on Oct 30th, 2007
0 comments This week, the London Daily Telegraph publishes its lists of the "100 Most Influential" American liberals and conservatives, and although the paper has revealed only 100 through 61 (editors are...
Inmate bugged?
Published on Oct 24th, 2007
3 comments Once again, the Hook has received some unusual mail from an inmate at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Last time, it was a letter from captured bank robber Jeffery Adams– who is now...
Kristina’s new world: WLWT in Cincinnati
Published on Oct 19th, 2007
18 comments Former NBC29 anchor Kristina Cruise, who was "reassigned" to general reporting earlier this year to make room for another anchor, has disappeared from the NBC29 website. But not to worry, Kristina...
Latter back
Published on Oct 18th, 2007
1 comments After a not-quite-voluntary hiatus, Daily Progress art critic Ruth Latter is back in today's paper. Latter's column was last seen August 23, and the disappearance of the reviewer from the paper's...
No ‘Smoothie’ re-entry for Beebe
Published on Oct 17th, 2007
14 comments A month after rape apologizer William Beebe left the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail after serving six months for a 1982 fraternity house sexual assault, he has settled in Chesterfield...
Mom, triathlete, businesswoman, hero
Published on Oct 11th, 2007
1 comments Less than a year after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in January, Albemarle County mother, triathlete, and businesswoman Robin Maxwell has another title, thanks to a national news network...
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