4Better Or Worse

The week in review
Published on Apr 14th, 2005
0 comments Biggest scandal: Two Charlottesville police officers are arrested April 8 on bribery and conspiracy charges. Officers Charles Saunders and Roy Fitzgerald are indicted in federal court for allegedly...
The week in review
Published on Apr 7th, 2005
0 comments   Most mourning: Pope John Paul II dies April 2 and thousands, including President George W. Bush, head to Rome for the Holy Father's funeral April 8. Worst timing: The nuptials of Prince...
The week in review
Published on Mar 31st, 2005
0 comments Clearest shot for David Toscano: Former vice-mayor Meredith Richards, former Albemarle County Democratic chair William Harvey, UVA clinical psych prof Peter Sheras, and even top-blogger Waldo...
The week in review
Published on Mar 24th, 2005
0 comments Biggest deathbed drama: Congress intervenes in the March 18 removal of Terry Schiavo's feeding tube and votes over the weekend to allow Schiavo's parents to argue for their daughter's life in front...
The week in review
Published on Mar 17th, 2005
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The week in review
Published on Mar 10th, 2005
0 comments Smallest tax cut: City Manager Gary O'Connell and Vice Mayor Kevin Lynch propose reducing Charlottesville's tax rate of $1.09 per $100 to $1.05– in the face of real estate assessments that have...
The week in review
Published on Mar 3rd, 2005
0 comments Most weather: Charlottesville ends February with a fall of more than four inches of snow; Wintergreen reports 11 inches. Worst snow casualties: An Acura driven by Matthew Weiss crashes into a...
The week in review
Published on Feb 24th, 2005
0 comments Biggest school brouhaha– Charlottesville: According to reports in the Daily Progress, Mayor David Brown blames School Board Chairwoman Dede Smith's communication skills for escalating the...
The week in review
Published on Feb 17th, 2005
0 comments Worst constitutional tampering: Both houses of the General Assembly pass resolutions to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage– as if the Commonwealth didn't already have enough laws on the...
The week in review
Published on Feb 10th, 2005
0 comments Best job security: UVA President John Casteen will keep his job through 2011, and CEO Leonard Sandridge will remain top administrator until June 2009, Bob Gibson reports in the Daily Progress....
The week in review
Published on Feb 3rd, 2005
0 comments Hottest neighborhoods: Venable, Maury Hills, and Azalea see the biggest increase in property assessments, bumping Belmont from last year's number-one position. Notices advising Charlottesville...
The week in review
Published on Jan 27th, 2005
0 comments Biggest sticker shock: Albemarle real estate jumps an average 27 percent in the county's latest biennial property assessment. Biggest budget: Albemarle schools Superintendent Kevin Castner proposes a...
The week in review
Published on Jan 20th, 2005
0 comments Most surprising political maneuver: Attorney General Jerry Kilgore announces his resignation effective February 1 to focus on raising money for his run for governor and to allow the Republican-...
The week in review
Published on Jan 13th, 2005
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The week in review
Published on Jan 6th, 2005
0 comments   Worst natural disaster: A 9.0 earthquake in the Indian Ocean December 26 unleashes tsunamis in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and eight other countries, leaving at least 139,000 dead...
The week in review
Published on Dec 23rd, 2004
0 comments Biggest bomb scare: A US Airways Express jet makes an emergency landing at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport December 16 after a man who missed the Knoxville flight in Washington allegedly is...
The week in review
Published on Dec 16th, 2004
0 comments Busiest day in court for former fugitives: Daniel Bradley Limbacher, 22, pleads guilty December 7 to second-degree murder in the death of his friend, Shawn G. Hatcher, whose bullet-riddled body was...
The week in review
Published on Dec 9th, 2004
0 comments Worst week for auto fatalities: Three young men– Joshua Eugene Bryant, 18, Chad Arron Durrer, 20, and Robert P. Bull, 18– die November 30 on the U.S. 250 Bypass near Locust Avenue when...
The week in review
Published on Dec 2nd, 2004
0 comments Worst weekend for murder: Matt Nelepa, 20, is shot early November 20 at 7-1/2 Street near Cherry Avenue. The body of Sarah Louise Crawford, 33, is found around 1:30am November 22 in the Quality Inn...
The week in review
Published on Nov 25th, 2004
0 comments Least understood UVA move: Attaining "charter" status, which would give the university more autonomy from the General Assembly. Faculty and staff are concerned about wages– which are not...
The week in review
Published on Nov 18th, 2004
0 comments Biggest local murder trial: Former UVA student Andrew Alston is convicted of voluntary manslaughter November 9 in the stabbing death of 22-year-old Walker Sisk a year ago. Alston is sentenced to...
The week in review
Published on Nov 11th, 2004
0 comments Closest election since 2000: George W. Bush is reelected president November 2, defeating Senator John Kerry. Widest City tally: Charlottesville voters back Kerry with nearly 72 percent of the vote....
The week in review
Published on Nov 4th, 2004
0 comments   Most surprising National Book Award finalist: The 567-page report of the 9/11 Commission, for which Miller Center chief Philip Zelikow served as executive director and "surrogate author."...
The week in review
Published on Oct 28th, 2004
0 comments Worst loss for Albemarle: Charlotte Humphris, who served on the Board of Supervisors from 1989 to 2001 and was its first female chair, dies October 24 at age 73. Worst loss for Albemarle police:...
The week in review
Published on Oct 21st, 2004
0 comments Worst week for Judge Paul Peatross: The state's judicial review committee unanimously recommends he be censured or removed from office, according to an October 18 filing with the state Supreme Court...
The week in review
Published on Oct 14th, 2004
0 comments Biggest trial: Shawn Breeden and Michael Carpenter are found guilty in U.S District Court October 5 on charges relating to the murder of Kevin Lee Hester. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty....
The week in review
Published on Oct 7th, 2004
0 comments Most trespassers: The UVA Foundation charges 23 UVA students and their grad student teacher with trespassing September 23 for taking a detective-fiction class field trip to the derelict Blue Ridge...
The week in review
Published on Sep 30th, 2004
0 comments Worst hurricane: Jeanne really is the worst, at least as far as Florida, still recovering from Frances, and Haiti, with thousands of dead or missing, are concerned. Biggest Cav Daily  dustup:...
The week in review
Published on Sep 23rd, 2004
0 comments Worst hurricane: In a season of deadly hurricanes, Ivan wreaks havoc on the Gulf Coast and racks up the highest U.S. death toll, currently at more than 45. Worst local damage: Ivan-spawned tornadoes...
The week in review
Published on Sep 16th, 2004
0 comments Most ambitious UVA plan: To become a chartered university and gain more autonomy from the Commonwealth of Virginia, which only provides about eight percent of UVA's budget. UVA prez John Casteen lays...