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Atkins sworn in as new school supe
Published on Jun 15th, 2006
1 comments Rosa Atkins was sworn in yesterday as Charlottesville’s new school superintendent and will begin work July 3. Atkins, yet another highly accomplished African American woman, takes over in the shadow...
Paralyzed dog shooter gets 10 years
Published on Jun 14th, 2006
0 comments Robert Lee Cooke, the Chesterfield man who shot an Albemarle County police dog during a botched 2004 burglary, and who was shot himself by police as he fled the scene, has been sentenced to 10 years...
Virginia�s richest
Published on Jun 13th, 2006
3 comments If you didn’t make Virginia Business Magazine’s ââ?¬Ë?Virginia 100’ this year, don’t feel too bad. The cutoff point for the list of the State’s wealthiest was a net worth of $55 million. Topping the...
Zany Warner pops up in Vegas
Published on Jun 13th, 2006
0 comments Today is the day we find out whether Virginia's Republican presidential hopeful, George Allen, has to fight James Webb or Harris Miller to hold on to his U.S. Senate seat. But just a week after...
‘Reluctant’ Sinatra kidnapper dies in Salem
Published on May 21st, 2006
0 comments A 65-year-old man came East a few years ago to be closer to his son, a Staunton musician, died May 6. What makes this story so unusual is that the father was a participant in the 1963 kidnapping of...
Requiem for Cecil Ray Garlic
Published on May 18th, 2006
1 comments If last week's pedestrian death did not merit the usual attention that such a calamity might normally precipitate, there could be a reason why. The victim was already receiving near daily attention...
Shop for School Board candidates at the City Market
Published on Apr 28th, 2006
2 comments Don’t know anything about the candidates for City School Board to be elected May 2? Well, now you have no excuse. In addition to this week's cover story in the Hook, City School Board candidate...
DMB helps rebuild New Orleans
Published on Apr 28th, 2006
3 comments The DMB is offering a $1.5 million challenge grant to help build the New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village, reports MTV News. The village would include Habitat for Humanity homes and house the Ellis...
How many captains does a football team need?
Published on Apr 27th, 2006
1 comments UVA's football team elected four– count 'em– four co-captains for the 2006 season. And with impressive restraint, Jay Jenkins' Daily Progress article did not mention that sole junior...
Cindy Sheehan to speak in Charlottesville
Published on Apr 26th, 2006
3 comments Famous grieving mom, Texas ranch squatter, peace activist, and general thorn in President Bush’s side, Cindy Sheehan will speak in Charlottesville on May 17 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing...
Weed tops Ewert in night’s tally
Published on Apr 25th, 2006
1 comments In the quest to topple incumbent Virgil Goode, local Democrats lent most of their weight last night to the candidacy of Nelson County wine-maker Al Weed, as they delivered him 12 of 17 delegates in...
New record for Sparklehorse?
Published on Apr 21st, 2006
3 comments The indie-music site pitchforkmedia.com announced yesterday that alt-rock troubled genius Mark Linkous and his band, Sparklehorse, will release a new album this fall, the first since the band's 2001...
Grand jury indicts Beebe
Published on Apr 18th, 2006
1 comments Yesterday, a Charlottesville grand jury handed down two indictments against William N. Beebe, the former UVA student accused of raping classmate Liz Seccuro 22 years ago. A four-day trial is...
DMB tix on sale Saturday
Published on Apr 17th, 2006
0 comments Tickets for this fall's two Dave Matthews Band concerts go on sale Saturday, according to officials with the John Paul Jones Arena, the $130 million venue that's calling this pair of shows its grand...
Pat Collins mystery goes on radio
Published on Apr 16th, 2006
0 comments On March 22, 1986, UVA physiology graduate student Patrick Collins withdrew $40 from a downtown Charlottesville ATM, and that was his last contact with the living world. Hook columnist Barbara Nordin...
Prez scholar goes Nixonian
Published on Apr 11th, 2006
0 comments Well, sort of. Timothy Naftali, the presidential recordings scholar and terrorism expert at UVA's Miller Center, will leave this fall to become the first director of the Richard Nixon Presidential...
DMB at Haunted Hollow
Published on Apr 10th, 2006
0 comments Fan site Weekly Davespeak provides excerpts to DMB bassist Stefan Lessard’s journal, the "Haunted Hollow Diaries", which details the happenings out at the band’s recording studio in Scottsville,...
Slain singer gets retrospective CD
Published on Apr 8th, 2006
0 comments A new compilation of the music of Bryan Harvey, senselessly murdered along with the rest of his family January 1, has been released, according to a story in this morning's Richmond Times-Dispatch. "...
Ex-guv Warner likened to ‘Mr. Ed’
Published on Apr 5th, 2006
4 comments Mark Warner, Virginia's popular ex-governor eyeing the White House, was allegedly treated like livestock in his recent cover photo in the New York Times magazine. "It was not the kind of national...
Couric’s farewell
Published on Apr 5th, 2006
0 comments Katie Couric this morning shortly after 7:30: “After listening to my heart and my gut... I’ve decided I’ll be leaving at the end of May.”#