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Eat rights: Salatin leads the charge
Published on Aug 17th, 2010
0 comments "Why can't you buy raw milk, ice cream with eggs in it, or home-made sausage?" asks Joel Salatin. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR If you’ve never had a chance to experience renegade farmer Joel Salatin...
Noble's cause: Local man beats Bank of America
Published on Aug 6th, 2010
21 comments Jim Noble won a $900 judgment against Bank of America. PHOTO FROM MSNBC WEBSITE MSNBC blogger Bob Sullivan writes about Charlottesville’s Jim Noble, a senior software engineer at Musictoday.com,...
Clintons serve Kluge's wine at daughter's wedding
Published on Aug 2nd, 2010
29 comments Barbara Kinney / AP Over the weekend, guests held to secrecy at the year’s most talked about $3 million wedding, which created mayhem in the little town of Rhinebeck, New York, enjoyed some Virginia...
VQR managing editor takes his own life
Published on Aug 2nd, 2010
7 comments Around 11am on Saturday, July 30 Virginia Quarterly Review managing editor Kevin Morrissey took his own life after calling police to report a shooting at the Coal Tower site at the end of Water...
Baldi watch: Bel Rio owner faces embezzlement charges
Published on Jul 29th, 2010
34 comments Former Bel Rio owner Jim Baldi appears to be officially on the run. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR A pleasant homecoming for Bel Rio owner Jim Baldi appears less likely, as Albemarle County police say...
Sheffield writes again: Second book an ode to girls, Duran Duran
Published on Jul 28th, 2010
6 comments Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone music critic who got his start here in Charlottesville and whose first book, Love is a Mix Tape, detailed his love affair with his late wife and was the subject of a...
Baldi watch: Bel Rio owner's absence prompts media scramble
Published on Jul 27th, 2010
32 comments Bel Rio owner Jim Baldi FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Since the Hook first reported last week on the mysterious disappearance of Bel Rio owner James K. Baldi, local reporters have busily dug up new...
The angler: Hamner makes fishy contribution
Published on Jul 26th, 2010
0 comments Earl Hamner is mum about who gets his papers. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Let's be clear: Earl Hamner, the creator of the TV classic, The Waltons, quipped this story's "fishy contribution" headline...
Park donor dies
Published on Jul 21st, 2010
12 comments Longtime Crozet school teacher Patricia Ann Byrom, who, with her husband, Robert, donated what will be Albemarle's largest park, died June 29 at age 77. The 600-acre Patricia Ann Byrom Forest...
Twittering taste buds
Published on Jul 13th, 2010
0 comments Some local Tweeter geeks have started the hashtag #cvilleyum to chronicle the journey of their taste buds during Restaurant Week this week, and share info on what some places are offering,...
Keswick Vineyards benefit for Daryl Bagley
Published on Jul 8th, 2010
3 comments Keswick Vineyards manager Daryl Bagley and his family need your help. PHOTO BY FROM KESWICK VINEYARDS WEBSITE The folks out at Keswick Vineyards will be hosting a benefit auction for their vineyard...
Garcia wins silver medal
Published on Jul 8th, 2010
1 comments Garcia will represent Team USA in the 3000m steeplechase competition. PHOTO COURTESY STEPHANIE GARCIA Update 7/11/10:  Garcia took the silver medal in the 3000m steeplechase today with a time of 10....
Party politics: Perriello works the bar
Published on Jul 3rd, 2010
1 comments "Would you care for a cocktail? PUBLICITY PHOTO On July 15, Congressman Tom Perriello takes a break from comedy (  la his new tv ad) and battling Tea Party activists to work behind the bar at Siips...
Thanks for donating! McDonnell appoints check writers to UVA BOV
Published on Jul 2nd, 2010
27 comments Biscuit run investors Hunter Craig (left) and DMB violinist Boyd Tinsley joined Governor Tim Kaine on last January 8 at the new Monticello Visitor’s Center to celebrate the state’s purchase of the 1,...
Graff reads from the Blue Virgin
Published on Jul 1st, 2010
0 comments M.K. Graff will read from her new novel,The Blue Virgin, Monday, July 19 at 12:15pm at the New Dominion Bookshop. The mysterious death of Bryn Wallace draws American author Nora Tierney to Oxford to...
Jefferson flips out
Published on Jun 30th, 2010
0 comments TV viewers may have noticed a new ad campaign for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, which features a commercial in which Thomas Jefferson shows up at a modern-day back yard party to discover that the...
UVA dean's son dies after I-95 crash
Published on Jun 30th, 2010
10 comments Tragedy has struck the dean of UVA's school of Arts & Sciences as her 21-year-old son died Sunday night from injuries sustained in an automobile crash on Interstate 95 in Stafford County....
Can this car save the world? Oliver Kuttner's betting on it
Published on Jun 16th, 2010
23 comments The Very Light Car weighs less than 725 pounds, says Oliver Kuttner, founder of Edison2, a company competing for a $10 million prize. PHOTO COURTESY EDISON2 The hulking white warehouse looks like...
Snap o' the Day: Shurtleff eyes the game
Published on Jun 15th, 2010
0 comments Photographer Andrew Shurtleff captures the action along the first base line at Davenport Field. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Daily Progress photography director and freelancer extraordinaire Andrew...
Jefferson on beer
Published on Jun 15th, 2010
1 comments The restored beer cellar at Monticello. PHOTO FROM MONTICELLO WSEBSITE Did Thomas Jefferson have a special recipe for beer? If so, maybe someone could use it and make a fortune. But as Monticello’s...