4Better Or Worse

The week in review
Published on Nov 10th, 2005
0 comments Worst nightmare for election officials: None of the voting machines at Walker Upper Elementary are working early November 8, preventing many would-be voters from casting their votes, WINA reports....
The week in review
Published on Nov 3rd, 2005
0 comments Worst reminder a serial rapist is out there: A woman is attacked October 24 by a man waiting inside her Broad Avenue apartment. Neighbors intervene, and there's no announced DNA connection to the...
The week in review
Published on Oct 27th, 2005
0 comments Most new Charlottesvillians: The city wins its challenge of the U.S. Census Bureau[base ']s claim that the city[base ']s population dropped by 3,494 from 2000 to 2004. The Census agrees to increase...
The week in review
Published on Oct 20th, 2005
0 comments Best break for alleged wife-killer Anthony Dale Crawford: City prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against the man charged with capital murder, first-degree murder, and the abduction of Sarah...
The week in review
Published on Oct 13th, 2005
0 comments Best news for defendants facing federal charges: The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, which includes Charlottesville, gets Larry Wayne Shelton as its first public defender....
The week in review
Published on Oct 6th, 2005
0 comments Best Nobel connection: UVA research professor Barry J. Marshall is awarded the Nobel in physiology and medicine for discovering that most peptic and gastric cancers are caused by a common bacterium....
The week in review
Published on Sep 29th, 2005
0 comments Best actress: Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave heads to the Virginia Film Festival next month for the U.S. premiere of The Fever, directed by her son. Biggest hurricane: Rita slams into Texas and...
The week in review
Published on Sep 22nd, 2005
0 comments Least neighborly: Crozet residents pack the September 14 meeting of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors to beseech the board to reject Old Trail Village, a mixed use development packed with 2,000...
The week in review
Published on Sep 15th, 2005
0 comments Harshest critics of contemporary UVA architecture: UVA architecture profs, 26 of whom take out a full-page ad in the Cav Daily September 6 to ask, "Why has the university commissioned so much...
The week in review
Published on Sep 8th, 2005
0 comments Worst U.S. natural disaster– ever: In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, thousands are left homeless, seeking basics such as water and food. The nation's beloved New Orleans looks like a Third...
The week in review
Published on Sep 2nd, 2005
0 comments Costliest hurricane– ever: Category 5 Katrina leaves a 500-mile swath of devastation in her wake across the Gulf Coast August 29. At press time, the death toll was rising, as were floodwaters...
The week in review
Published on Aug 25th, 2005
0 comments Best news for North Grounds folk: Closed all summer, Massie Road reopens August 20, and the half-mile North Grounds Connector, which will join the U.S. 29/250 Bypass to Massie Road, is on schedule...
The week in review
Published on Aug 18th, 2005
0 comments Biggest jump at the pump: Local gas prices spike an average of four cents overnight to $2.45 for a gallon of regular, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic August 16. A month ago Charlottesville averaged $2....
The week in review
Published on Aug 11th, 2005
0 comments Biggest school board shaker: The job could become elected, after a citizen petition wins certification on the November 8 ballot, according to an August 9 release from City Councilor Rob Schilling....
The week in review
Published on Jul 28th, 2005
0 comments Biggest line: Paramount members brave 90-degree plus temperatures to buy their Yo-Yo Ma tickets July 26. Most anticipated forecast: The weather for July 27, 29 and 30– the dates the...
4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Jul 21st, 2005
0 comments Biggest rip: A renegade July 13 storm shreds the fabric of the Charlottesville Pavilion before it's installed. Most missing citizens: Charlottesville City Council votes July 18 to challenge a 2004...
The week in review
Published on Jul 14th, 2005
0 comments Best day for London: July 6, when the International Olympic Committee announces the city will host the 2012 Olympics. Worst: July 7, when four separate terrorist explosions hit three train lines and...
The week in review
Published on Jul 7th, 2005
0 comments Latest UVA cheating scandal: Most of the 35 first-year grad students in economics are under investigation for sharing a homework answer key that was available online. Most surprising resignation: On...
The week in review
Published on Jun 30th, 2005
0 comments Most widely decried Supreme Court decision: Virginia legislators scurry to get laws in place forbidding eminent domain seizures for developers like the one the high court upheld– Kelo v. City...
The week in review
Published on Jun 23rd, 2005
0 comments Oddest bedfellows: City councilors Kevin Lynch and Rob Schilling, who rarely agree on anything, both vote against appropriating $3.8 million in state and federal funds to the ballooning budget of the...
The week in review
Published on Jun 16th, 2005
0 comments Latest in the Scottie Griffin annals: A lawsuit against the former Charlottesville school superintendent and her previous employer, the New Orleans public schools, is settled in favor of the...
The week in review
Published on Jun 9th, 2005
0 comments Worst suspicious national fire: Cleveland authorities declare the May 21 fire that killed nine– including seven children attending a slumber party– arson. Worst suspicious local fire: The...
The week in review
Published on Jun 2nd, 2005
0 comments Most elite public university: UVA, which has the smallest percentage of low-income students– eight percent– of any state flagship school, according to a New York Times report. Worst...
The week in review
Published on May 25th, 2005
0 comments Worst pediatrician publicity: "M.D. accused of trying to kill baby" reads a headline in the May 21 Daily Progress. Former UVA Medical Center doc Iain Galnov is charged with the attempted murder of...
The week in review
Published on May 19th, 2005
0 comments Best vindication for Mark Spicer: The former Albemarle fire marshal, fired for attempting to erase a video of him hugging an arson suspect, successfully appeals a misdemeanor conviction for...
The week in review
Published on May 11th, 2005
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4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on May 5th, 2005
0 comments <P><B>Youngest stabber:</B> A 14-year-old male Buford Middle School student is arrested for knifing a fellow student on 9th Street SW April 29 around 3pm– over a girl, Liesel...
The week in review
Published on May 5th, 2005
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4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review
Published on Apr 28th, 2005
0 comments Shortest tenure: Embattled Charlottesville school superintendent Scottie Griffin resigns April 21 after 10 months at the helm of city schools. [More on next page–editor.] Earliest 57th District...
The week in review
Published on Apr 21st, 2005
0 comments Most watched smoke signals: At the Vatican, where 115 cardinals gather to select Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany as successor to Pope John Paul II April 19. Ratzinger, 78, will be known as...