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Mother dishes on ATO’s Joshua
Published on Mar 6th, 2007
1 comments A piece in this week’s New Yorker provides an interesting back-story to our recent coverage of ATO Pictures’ success at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Deborah Copaken Kogan, the mother of 9-...
Sahara crossed… by runners!
Published on Feb 28th, 2007
0 comments Remember the run across the Sahara? Well, it ended last week, Tuesday the 20th actually, and we finally caught up with one of the guys along for the ride, former Charlottesvillian J. Tayloe Emery...
Update: Freckles the wonder dog receives award
Published on Feb 14th, 2007
1 comments Lassie isn't the only dog that comes to the rescue. Charlottesville's own Freckles received the Animal Hero Award award from the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association at an annual banquet in...
Tiki joins NBC’s Today
Published on Feb 14th, 2007
1 comments Nearly a year after one UVA alum said goodbye to the window at Rockefeller Center to take a more prestigious post in the news biz, another will come to begin his career anew. Yesterday, NBC...
UVA’s ‘past life’ expert Stevenson dies
Published on Feb 12th, 2007
1 comments Ian Stevenson, the controversial UVA professor who studied children relating memories of past lives, died February 8 at Westminster-Canterbury at age 88 from pneumonia. Stevenson compiled over 2,...
Charlottesville ÂŒber-banker dies
Published on Feb 11th, 2007
0 comments Banker, community leader, and WWII hero Hovey Dabney has died at the age of 83, the Daily Progress is reporting this morning. In a 2003 Hook interview, the retired chief of Jefferson National...
Hoedown set for late great ‘Slate Hill Phil’
Published on Feb 9th, 2007
0 comments Friends of "Slate Hill Phil" will gather tomorrow night to play music by the young musician who died of mysterious causes in late December. Tomorrow's celebration commemorates a young man who...
Eerie similarities– minus the diapers
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
1 comments This week's case of the NASA astronaut who donned a diaper for a mad dash to allegedly kill or waylay a romantic rival bears eerie similarities to a 1990s case of another love-maddened maiden, one...
Beth Duffy back on air– at new station
Published on Feb 7th, 2007
10 comments Beth Duffy signs off, but she doesn't stay off. Yes, one year after leaving NBC29 as the morning anchor, Duffy is headed back behind an anchor desk– only this time she's working for her old...
Dave’s brood grows!
Published on Feb 6th, 2007
1 comments Dave Matthews may already have his hands full between rock stardom, marriage, and his five-year-old fraternal twins Grace and Stella. But the guy's got more than just a musical act– he's got a...
Message to local writers: it’s never too late
Published on Feb 5th, 2007
0 comments When bibliophiles flock to Charlottesville next month for the Virginia Festival of the Book, author Lynn York will pause from her southern book tour to join in the festivities... and offer hope...
Decker’s hit Virus
Published on Feb 2nd, 2007
0 comments HIV-positive author Shawn Decker says his Pet Virus is multiplying... and that's a good thing. "It's almost sold out of its first printing, 15,000 copies," Decker reports of My Pet Virus, his...
Iraq vet Jackson joins race to unseat Goode
Published on Feb 1st, 2007
3 comments Chatham businessman and Iraq War veteran Brydon Jackson tells the Hook today that he is "at the very beginning" of his campaign for the Democratic nomination to run against Rep. Virgil Goode (R) in...
WAHS student’s Gummi incident makes Post
Published on Jan 31st, 2007
0 comments Western Albemarle High School senior Daniel Redinger crept his way into the Washington Post over the weekend with a scant 104 words. The column, "Life Is Short," asks readers to submit short...
Recovering UVA grad Dozier visits old office
Published on Jan 31st, 2007
0 comments Eight months after CBS News correspondent and UVA grad school grad Kimberly Dozier was injured in an roadside explosion in Iraq, she is now well enough to visit with her former colleagues. On Monday...
Maurice Cox shows ‘em how it’s done
Published on Jan 31st, 2007
0 comments UVA professor of Architecture and past Charlottesville mayor Maurice Cox spent Monday out in Detroit helping officials plan the future of the city's downtown district. Cox's suggestions took into...
ATO Pictures wins big at Sundance
Published on Jan 30th, 2007
4 comments In yet another Dave Matthews/Coran Capshaw success story, the duo's ATO Pictures wowed the audiences and the studio fat-cats at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, January 27 with their feature...
The ill is gone for B.B. King
Published on Jan 30th, 2007
1 comments Local fans of iconic blues guitarist B.B. King had reason for panic. The legendary musician, who has a sold out show at the Paramount Theater coming up on February 18, was hospitalized last Thursday...
Next big star won’t be signed by Capshaw
Published on Jan 30th, 2007
0 comments There's a new star discovery. Is it Schuyler Fisk? Eli Cook? Or maybe woman-on-the-verge Sarah White? Actually it's the offspring of fledgling Charlottesville astrophysicist Michael Kuhn and beta...
Good news for people who love Tom Peloso
Published on Jan 29th, 2007
0 comments The fine young men from 1998 indie rock sensation turned 2004 MTV sensation Modest Mouse have announced a new album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, due out March 20. Bassist Tom Peloso was a...