4Better Or Worse

4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Jun 15th, 2006
0 comments Most surprising change of heart: The Western Albemarle student who pleaded guilty to conspiring to blow up two schools appeals his plea in Albemarle Circuit Court June 7, Liesel Nowak reports in the...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Jun 8th, 2006
0 comments Most expensive defense: Virginia has paid the McGuire Woods law firm more than $500,000 to defend the estate of a former state police investigator who a jury said fabricated the evidence that sent...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Jun 1st, 2006
0 comments Least willing to say they're sorry: The UVA 17 protesters, punished by the school for their four-day Madison Hall sit-in, appeal the University Judiciary Committee penalty that they write letters of...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on May 25th, 2006
0 comments Worst senior-year tragedy: Albemarle High lacrosse player Nolan Jenkins dies in a May 19 car crash in which police believe alcohol may have been a factor. Eleven teens at a nearby party are arrested...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on May 18th, 2006
0 comments Least willing to go down without a fight: Fifth District candidate Bern Ewert. Despite trailing his opponent Al Weed 106 to 55, he writes to delegates committed to Weed urging them to vote for him in...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on May 11th, 2006
0 comments Biggest rout: The Democratic machine roars back to life May 2 to oust Republican City Councilor Rob Schilling, who took in 24 percent of the vote compared to Dem challengers Dave Norris' 39 percent...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Apr 27th, 2006
0 comments Most Jeffersonian: The long-awaited First Amendment Monument is unveiled April 20, and local notables John Grisham, Boyd Tinsley, and Mayor David Brown chalk their thoughts on the slate. Best sniping...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Apr 13th, 2006
0 comments Best reason to look before crossing Fourth Street East: City Council votes 4-1 to open a temporary, long-requested-by-business-owners Downtown Mall crossing there, John Yellig reports in the Daily...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Apr 6th, 2006
0 comments Best news for city property owners: City Council likely will approve dropping the real estate rate from $1.05 per $100 of assessed value to $1 when it votes on the budget April 11. Latest oh-please-...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Mar 30th, 2006
0 comments Earliest start: Winning a waiver from the state's so-called King's Dominion law, the Albemarle School Board votes late last week that summer vacation ends and classes in the County schools begin...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Mar 16th, 2006
0 comments Worst driving– second runner up: Salatiel Dedios allegedly crosses a double yellow line on Stony Point Road March 11 and causes Albemarle Police Officer Tavis Coffin to veer into a ditch to...
The week in review
Published on Mar 16th, 2006
0 comments   Worst driving– second runner up: Salatiel Dedios allegedly crosses a double yellow line on Stony Point Road March 11 and causes Albemarle Police Officer Tavis Coffin to veer into a ditch...
The week in review
Published on Mar 9th, 2006
0 comments Most hung jury: A mistrial is declared March 6 in the murder trial of William Franklin "Billy" Marshall, accused of strangling Azlee Hickman, 18, March 13, 2004. Marshall claimed Hickman's boyfriend...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Mar 2nd, 2006
0 comments Latest Whisper Ridge woes: Police search the perennially plagued teen mental health facility February 23 in response to allegations of sexual assault. The Arlington Boulevard institution has faced...
The week in review
Published on Mar 2nd, 2006
0 comments   Latest Whisper Ridge woes: Police search the perennially plagued teen mental health facility February 23 in response to allegations of sexual assault. The Arlington Boulevard institution has...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Feb 16th, 2006
0 comments Latest Charlottesville school superintendent: Rosa Atkins, Caroline County's assistant superintendent, is named to the position vacated by Scottie Griffin in April 2005 and will earn $153,000 a year...
The week in review
Published on Feb 16th, 2006
0 comments Latest Charlottesville school superintendent: Rosa Atkins, Caroline County's assistant superintendent, is named to the position vacated by Scottie Griffin in April 2005 and will earn $153,000 a year...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Feb 9th, 2006
0 comments Biggest oops: Charlottesville schools director of finance Edward Gillaspie discovers an extra $292K in the budget, thanks to federal funding. One day later, Gillaspie realizes the windfall was...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Feb 2nd, 2006
0 comments Most serious about peeping: Delegate Rob Bell sponsors his traditional Peeping Tom bill, and Police Chief Tim Longo shows up in Richmond January 23 to endorse the bill, which would change a third...
The week in review
Published on Feb 2nd, 2006
0 comments   Most serious about peeping: Delegate Rob Bell sponsors his traditional Peeping Tom bill, and Police Chief Tim Longo shows up in Richmond January 23 to endorse the bill, which would change a...
The week in review
Published on Jan 26th, 2006
0 comments Worst raising Kaine: The Democrats decide to have Virginia's newbie Governor Tim Kaine rebut President Bush's State of the Union address January 31, and critic Ariana Huffington asks: "What the hell...
The week in review
Published on Jan 19th, 2006
0 comments   Most closely watched DNA testing: That ordered by Governor Mark Warner on Roger Keith Coleman, who went to the electric chair in 1992 for the rape and murder of his sister-in-law, Wanda McCoy...
The week in review
Published on Jan 12th, 2006
0 comments Biggest surprise for a CHS parent: Deedee Gilmore discovers that wearing the name of their neighborhood– 900 South First Street– is forbidden at her son's school because administrators...
The week in review
Published on Jan 5th, 2006
0 comments Most surprising finale to 24-year career: Dem Delegate Mitch Van Yahres faces a Republican-requested investigation into whether he violated a prohibition against raising money when the General...
The week in review
Published on Dec 22nd, 2005
0 comments Biggest rape-case aftershock: Chris Matthew, who was accused of a September 3 rape and spent five days in jail before DNA test results cleared him, files an $850,000 defamation lawsuit against his...
The week in review
Published on Dec 15th, 2005
0 comments Best reason for joy in Hooville: UVA gets its biggest donation ever– $45 million from the Ivy Foundation, a remnant of the W. Alton Jones Foundation– and Governor Mark Warner proposes a $...
The week in review
Published on Dec 8th, 2005
0 comments First snow: The threat of precipitation closes local schools before the first snowflake hits the ground December 5, much to the delight of children and chagrin of their parents. Biggest death watch:...
The week in review
Published on Dec 1st, 2005
0 comments Best alternative to Monday Night Wrestling: The Charlottesville City Council public hearing on November 21 pits Rob "I care about African Americans" Schilling against Kendra "I am black" Hamilton in...
The week in review
Published on Nov 24th, 2005
0 comments Most shocking death: UVA student Michelle E. Collier, 20, is found dead in her city apartment November 18. Authorities report no obvious sign of trauma, and a toxicology report will take five to six...
The week in review
Published on Nov 17th, 2005
0 comments Biggest changing of the guard: Charlottesville voters overwhelming approve a referendum brought by lone City Council Republican Rob Schilling to elect school board members. Newest supe: Dem David...