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Bombshell dropped as Beebe pleads
Published on Nov 14th, 2006
4 comments Ten months after he was arrested and charged with raping a fellow UVA student in October 1984, 41-year-old William Nottingham Beebe entered Charlottesville Circuit Court today, pled guilty to a...
Stark becomes a reporter
Published on Nov 2nd, 2006
3 comments American politics, you gotta love it. Two days ago, some thought that UVA law student Mike Stark’s aggressive questioning of Senator George Allen inside the Omni Hotel, and the scuffle that followed...
Did PR trump scholarship in Frost poem discovery?
Published on Oct 17th, 2006
4 comments Two weeks ago, the Hook dutifully reported on the discovery of an unknown Robert Frost poem by a UVA grad student (Eureka!: Grad student hits literary gold, October 5, 2006), as did over 100...
Evan’s Almighty dollar
Published on Oct 10th, 2006
2 comments For months, the filming of Evan Almighty out in Crozet was the talk of the town. Now the film’s ballooning budget is the talk of Hollywood. According the Los Angeles Times, the film’s cost will reach...
ââ?¬Å?If you wanna get down, down on the groundââ?¬ÂŠ.ââ?¬Â
Published on Oct 3rd, 2006
13 comments When Eric Clapton plays the John Paul Jones arena next week, October 12, concert goes may get to hear one song he hasn’t played live in a long time. Can you guess? According to a recent AP report,...
UVA grad student discovers unknown Robert Frost poem
Published on Sep 27th, 2006
2 comments "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost, from "The Road Not Taken" One Frost poem certainly took the road...
Biscuit Run sculptor dies
Published on Sep 13th, 2006
2 comments David Breeden, the soapstone sculptor of Biscuit Run and patriarch of a clan that includes seven offspring, died Tuesday of heart failure at age 68, according to his obituary in the Daily Progress....
King, Grisham to read for Webb
Published on Aug 31st, 2006
0 comments Two of the world’s best-selling authors will be sharing the stage at the Paramount Theater in September to raise money for Virginia’s best known fiction-writing politician. On September 24,...
Harvey family killer sentenced to death
Published on Aug 22nd, 2006
1 comments After more than 12 hours of deliberation, the jury in the Harvey trial has handed down a death sentence to Ricky Javon Gray, the Richmond Times Dispatch reports. According to the report, the jury...
Goode, Weed go at it
Published on Aug 10th, 2006
1 comments It’s probably a good thing that 5th District Rep Virgil Goode and Democratic challenger Al Weed are running against each other. After all, if the two ever ran together, there’s no doubt the Goode/...
DMB asks fans for help on greatest hits album�Dave & Mick reunite!
Published on Aug 8th, 2006
2 comments In a recent e-mail newsletter to fans, the Dave Matthews Band announced plans to put together a greatest hits album in the “near future.” Apparently, it’s a requirement of the band’s 2004 contract...
Dozier goes home
Published on Aug 4th, 2006
0 comments Leaning on a cane, Kimberly Dozier, the CBS journalist injured in Iraq on May 29, took several steps outside Kernan Hospital in Maryland on Wednesday, August 2, before going home, according to a...
Bigger fish swallows local big fish
Published on Jul 31st, 2006
5 comments Live Nation Inc., the world’s largest concert promotion company, will announce today it is buying a majority stake in Dave Matthews Band manager and real estate mogul Coran Capshaw’s company...
Winston/Conchita story panned by NYT
Published on Jul 26th, 2006
0 comments The film documentary about the rocky relationship between late photographer O. Winston Link and his thieving wife Conchita has finally made it to American shores. Yet the result, according to the New...
Terry replaces Turner�for now
Published on Jul 20th, 2006
0 comments Associate dean of the Office of African-American Affairs at UVA, and director of the office’s nationally recognized Peer Advisor Program, Sylvia Terry, has temporarily replaced embattled dean M. Rick...
Sparklehorse makes long-awaited return September 26
Published on Jul 11th, 2006
3 comments When we first reported on rumors of a new album from Sparklehorse, the musical brainchild of Albemarle High School alum Mark Linkous, we cautioned fans not to get their hopes up. But after years of...
Can a pill cure alcoholism?
Published on Jun 28th, 2006
0 comments You may have noticed the unusual want ads in local papers: “Alcohol Drinkers Needed”Š” it reads, offering people 18 to 45 $690 dollars to spend 18 days at UVA hospital drinking free booze. Hmm”...
How TJ’s sweet tooth won $100K
Published on Jun 22nd, 2006
0 comments Thomas Jefferson is lauded for founding the University of Virginia and writing the Declaration of Independence. Few, however, know that he was an ardent advocate for a liberty that modern day...
Elder Kuttner in trouble
Published on Jun 22nd, 2006
1 comments On June 17, 2005, Tyco CFO and Albemarle County land baron Mark Swartz was convicted for embezzling millions of dollars from Tyco, and now– almost exactly a year later– a private...
This old architect: TJ hits TV
Published on Jun 16th, 2006
0 comments Charlottesville's most famous architect and some of his most famous structures will be featured on the History Channel this weekend. In this case, the host is Steve "This Old House" Thomas, and the...
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