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Winchester pass a clue in 1979 killing
Published on Aug 18th, 2007
2 comments A backstage pass to see folk legend Jesse Winchester is one of the few clues in a 28-year-old murder mystery that was featured tonight on the long-running Fox program America's Most Wanted. The...
Bush twin Charlottesville-bound?
Published on Aug 16th, 2007
5 comments It's been a year since Henry Hager started the MBA program at Darden, but with today's announcement that he and White House daughter Jenna Bush are engaged, it seems likely that Ms. Bush may be...
Serial rapist arrest update: Neighbors shocked, media clamours for details
Published on Aug 13th, 2007
1 comments The media frenzy has already started. The modest apartment in the Abbington Crossing apartment complex off Rio Road that Nathan Antonio "Tony" Washington shares with his wife and three children has...
John Gardner has died
Published on Aug 9th, 2007
2 comments John Gardner, the man who picked up the torch for Ian Fleming by writing 16 of the swashbuckling James Bond novels, died Friday in Basingstoke, England at the age of 80, according to an obituary in...
Beebe to go free
Published on Aug 7th, 2007
36 comments Although back in March Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Edward Hogshire sentenced William N. Beebe to 10 years behind bars– with all but 18 months suspended– it seems Beebe won't...
O’Brien bids adieu; Duffy to say ‘I do’
Published on Aug 1st, 2007
10 comments Genial NBC29 morning news anchor Mark O'Brien broadcast his last "News at Sunrise" this morning and heads to anchor morning news at WTEN in Albany. O'Brien, a UVA biology grad with a Columbia...
Capshaw a top geek
Published on Jul 31st, 2007
2 comments Blender Magazine just named Coran Capshaw one of the top-10 most influential people in online music, along with Steve Jobs (1), MySpace creators Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe (2), and YouTube...
Carpenter finds gratitude at market
Published on Jul 31st, 2007
0 comments Country crossover star and Albemarle resident Mary Chapin Carpenter tells NPR how a local supermarket ("paper or plastic?") checkout man changed her world after a life-threatenening illness canceled...
Graham, widower of Scarlett author, dies
Published on Jul 27th, 2007
1 comments UVA reports that longtime faculty member John Graham, widower to Alexandra Ripley, who penned the sequel to Gone with the Wind, has died. Ripley, originally from Charleston, whose foibles she covered...
UVA’s Elzinga helped Court in retail case
Published on Jul 5th, 2007
0 comments UVA's famed free-market economist Kenneth Elzinga provided intellectual support for the controversial notion of enforcing minimum retail prices, UVA says in a release. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4...
Karen Ryan fills Ayers’ slot at UVA
Published on Jul 3rd, 2007
0 comments Now that Ed Ayers has begun his new job as president of the University of Richmond, UVA president John Casteen has announced that Slavic languages specialist Karen Ryan– the associate dean for...
Dave boggled
Published on Jul 1st, 2007
1 comments What does Dave Matthews think of his band's success? Remember, the DMB is second only to the Stones in ticket sales. "It boggles my mind," says Matthews in a Billboard/Reuters story published in the...
Capshaw folds Starr Hill, buys into Satellite
Published on Jun 29th, 2007
9 comments Music mogul Coran Capshaw is bringing his international reach and the promise of "marquee national artists" to the Corner by partnering with the owners of the Satellite Ballroom and closing his...
St. Ours films Kuttner in the fast lane
Published on Jun 26th, 2007
0 comments Back in March, developer Oliver Kuttner admitted that trying to build in Charlottesville was "not fun anymore." He'd just given up trying to develop the old Boxer building on the Mall and sold it...
Chiefs for Chip
Published on Jun 20th, 2007
0 comments After waiting four months to snag the endorsement of fellow Republican Sheriff Ed Robb, candidate Chip Harding, left, at a press conference billed as a significant announcement regarding the future...
Chaps reveals new design change
Published on Jun 20th, 2007
2 comments For 22 years, Chaps Ice Cream has stood like time's sentry on the Downtown Mall, guarding its adopted 50's motif and familiar facade since owner Tony LaBua opened the shop in 1985. Ah, but change...
Big company gobbles Amvest jobs
Published on Jun 18th, 2007
4 comments Not since 1995, when Thomas E. Worrell, the father of local musician Shannon Worrell Chapman, sold the Daily Progress and 28 other newspapers for $230 million, has a single transaction generated so...
Take a Chanson
Published on Jun 15th, 2007
0 comments If the Downtown Mall felt decidedly Parisian this afternoon, it is thanks to an unusual musical visitor. At first glance, some might have thought the singer, standing with a mike in front of the...
Herskowitz named tops in touring
Published on May 30th, 2007
0 comments Film festival director Richard Herskowitz has been named the Tourism Person of the Year by the local tourist board, according to a release. The presentation occurred last night at a ceremony inside...
‘Wild animals’ appear on Mall
Published on May 29th, 2007
2 comments Click for a cool slide show PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Wild animals have taken over the Downtown Mall! Well, sorta. Yesterday, volunteers with "Look3: Festival of the Photograph," put up 25 banners...
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