4Better Or Worse

4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Sep 6th, 2007
0 comments Hottest seat: Virginia Tech president Charles Steger hears people calling for his head following the report of the panel that investigated the April 16 massacre by Cho Sueng-Hui. Deepest cut: UVA...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Aug 30th, 2007
0 comments Largest: The Class of 2011, which moved in August 25, contains 3,267 first years as of August 27, the biggest and most diverse class in UVA history, according to a University release. Best reason for...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Aug 23rd, 2007
0 comments Worst back-to-school happening at Tech: A carbon monoxide leak sends 19 students to the hospital August 19, and five young women living in a Collegiate Suites apartment are injured, two of them...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Aug 16th, 2007
0 comments Biggest story: A 10-year reign of terror ends with the August 13 arrest of Nathan Antonio "Tony" Washington, whom police charge in two serial rapist assaults. DNA had previously tied seven attacks to...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Aug 9th, 2007
1 comments Worst trend, part 1: Fights between African-American youths in the Prospect Avenue and Forest Hills areas are videotaped and posted on Youtube, Henry Graff reports on NBC29.  Worst trend, part 2...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Jul 26th, 2007
0 comments Driest: The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority asks residents to voluntarily conserve water July 23. Rainfall is 6 inches below normal, and RWSA executive director Tom Frederick predicts water will...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Jul 19th, 2007
0 comments Worst weekend for traffic fatalities: North Garden resident Mitchell Clark, 20, dies July 13 in a single-car accident when his car runs off Taylor's Gap Road and strikes a tree some time before 6:...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Jul 12th, 2007
0 comments Worst backfire on a Good Samaritan: Marilyn Baker, 62, is struck in the head with a child's scooter while trying to break up a fight outside her home in Orange July 4 and dies early the next day, Rob...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Jul 5th, 2007
0 comments Most suspicious white powder: A substance later determined to be sugar shuts down the main post office on Seminole Trail for several hours early July 2, WINA reports. Hazmat teams remove the sugar...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Jun 28th, 2007
0 comments Greenest reprieve: Charlottesville cuts loose with a $400,000 check to cover the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority's deficit before the authority slashes free recycling and other popular programs, Jeremy...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Jun 21st, 2007
10 comments Most surprising indictment: Game warden Robert Orrin Ham III, 25, on June 11 for the January 24 death of Greene County teen Allen Michael Cochran, 16. Ham, charged with voluntary manslaughter, shot...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Jun 14th, 2007
0 comments Most outraged: Dr. Barbara Haskins joins the City Council race as an independent, citing her outrage at councilors' willingness to shell out $1 million to buy and staff ambulances rather than work...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Jun 7th, 2007
1 comments Most convenient bank robbery: The Downtown Mall branch of Union Bank & Trust, nearly robbed Friday June 1 by a Fredericksburg man named Jeffrey A. Adams, stands two blocks from the...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on May 31st, 2007
2 comments Worst location for a drug bust: The Emergency Communications Center, where employee and Afton resident Jeanine Miller, 44, is arrested and charged with felony possession of cocaine and marijuana,...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on May 24th, 2007
0 comments Biggest deadbeat: The city of Charlottesville has refused since 2001 to pay the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority a portion of fees that would go to administrative costs until the city reaches an...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on May 17th, 2007
0 comments Loudest screams from Scott Stadium: Big donors get the best seats and parking starting in 2008, Jerry Ratcliffe reports in the Daily Progress. UVA gives the $500-a-year contributors one last season...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on May 10th, 2007
0 comments Biggest slap on the face of a world class city: Frommer's, which ranked Charlottesville the number-one place to live three years ago,  downgrades the city to number 17, citing the high cost of...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on May 3rd, 2007
0 comments Biggest loophole closure: Those who've been ordered to seek mental health treatment and declared dangers to themselves will no longer be able to purchase firearms in Virginia. Governor Tim Kaine...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Apr 26th, 2007
0 comments Worst timing: Reports of a gun-toting person lead police to crawl all over Wilsdorf Hall at UVA late April 23 before arresting Christopher A. Smith, 19, who was carrying a BB gun for a class...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Apr 19th, 2007
0 comments Worst mass shooting in American history: Virginia Tech student Cho Seung-hui goes on a killing spree April 16, laughing maniacally, according to one survivor on NPR, and takes 33 lives, including his...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Apr 12th, 2007
0 comments Biggest bust: Police arrest "the Ghost," William Frances Breckenridge, who slashed the throat of a UVA student in 1981, dodged a long prison sentence, and befuddled authorities in the 1980s by...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Apr 5th, 2007
0 comments Worst accidents: A four-year-old child is struck by a Chevy Blazer around 6pm April 2 on Dice Street and is in critical condition at UVA Medical Center at press time, just three days after an infant...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Mar 22nd, 2007
0 comments Least joy in Mudville: UVA falters in the second round of the NCAA, falling 77-74 to Tennessee March 18. Least celebratory anniversary: The U.S. marks the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Mar 15th, 2007
0 comments Worst legal loophole: A 17-year-old gang member with an increasingly violent rap sheet is repeatedly released because he's deemed incompetent to stand trial, according to Charlottesville police...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Mar 8th, 2007
0 comments Latest contenders for the November elections: Scottsville businessman Denny King, who ran unsuccessfully for Albemarle School Board in 2003, announces his intent to elbow out two-term Supervisor...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Mar 1st, 2007
0 comments Least likely to seek re-election: One-term City Councilor Kendra Hamilton announces she won't run again and will instead focus on her writing career– she published a book of poetry in September...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Mar 1st, 2007
0 comments Most explosive situation: Two suspicious packages at Brownsville Elementary and Henley Middle School create havoc March 27. Worst trend: A  bomb threat evacuates Henley Middle School March 20...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Feb 22nd, 2007
0 comments Worst lost-teen story: Eric Gordon Murphy, 17, was last seen at 8am February 13 near his Lakeside Apartments home off Avon Street Extended. At press time, the Murray High student had not been found....
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Feb 15th, 2007
6 comments Grimmest vindication: Anthony Dale Crawford receives two life sentences February 9 for the murder, abduction, and rape of his wife, Sarah Crawford, whose nude body was found in a Charlottesville...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
0 comments Biggest trial: Acquitted wife rapist Dale Crawford goes on trial February 5 for the rape and murder of his second wife, Sarah Crawford, whose nude body was found in a Charlottesville hotel room...