4Better Or Worse

The week in review
Published on Feb 5th, 2004
0 comments Best chance to glimpse Janet Jackson's right breast: The Super Bowl halftime show, when Justin Timberlake rips off her top in what he calls a "wardrobe malfunction." Most unusual breast accessory:...
The week in review
Published on Jan 29th, 2004
0 comments Best new episode in Louisa's continuing police soap opera: The town's police chief and another officer are arrested for assault and battery, according to a Braxton Williams story in the Daily...
The week in review
Published on Jan 22nd, 2004
0 comments Best boost for presidential candidate John Kerry: The Massachusetts senator wins the January 19 Iowa caucuses. Worst horror on I-95: A fuel truck plunges off a three-story overpass in Maryland,...
The week in review
Published on Jan 15th, 2004
0 comments Worst big cat maulings since a white tiger attacked magician Roy Horn October 3: A bicyclist is in serious condition after she's attacked January 8 in California by a mountain lion that attempts to...
The week in review
Published on Jan 15th, 2004
0 comments Worst big cat maulings since a white tiger attacked magician Roy Horn October 3: A bicyclist is in serious condition after she's attacked January 8 in California by a mountain lion that attempts to...
The two weeks in review
Published on Jan 8th, 2004
0 comments Worst present for the beef industry: Just as Americans are sitting down to their Christmas roasts, the first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy mad cow disease is reported from an infected...
The week in review
Published on Dec 25th, 2003
0 comments Worst showing for the insanity defense: Teen sniper Lee Boyd Malvo is found guilty in the capital murder of FBI agent Linda Franklin December 18. Best showing for the insanity defense: A federal...
The week in review
Published on Dec 18th, 2003
0 comments Best arrest for the spam-weary: Two North Carolina men are indicted on four felony counts of transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic mail following an investigation by Attorney General Jerry...
The week in review
Published on Dec 11th, 2003
0 comments Best boost for Howard Dean's presidential campaign: Former vice president Al Gore endorses Dean December 9. Worst weather: The season's first snow hits December 4. Worst time to leave the kids in the...
The week in review
Published on Dec 4th, 2003
0 comments Worst shopping frenzy: A female Wal-Mart shopper in Orange City, Florida, is trampled and knocked unconscious November 28 by a 6am sale crowd desperate for $29 DVD players. Worst bowl choices: Before...
The week in review
Published on Nov 27th, 2003
0 comments Worst week for Michael "There's Nothing More Loving than Sharing Your Bed" Jackson: More than 60 cops descend upon his Neverland ranch with a search warrant in connection with sexual-abuse...
The week in review
Published on Nov 20th, 2003
0 comments Worst fire: The historic and luxurious Clifton Inn burns November 14, killing two women. Worst murder: Police discover a dead man in a car parked in a driveway on Yancey Mill Lane November 13. Cause...
The week in review
Published on Nov 13th, 2003
0 comments Worst homicide: Volunteer firefighter Walker Andrew Sisk, 22, is fatally stabbed early November 9 at 14th and Wertland streets in Charlottesville's first slaying of the year. UVA student Andrew...
The week in review
Published on Nov 6th, 2003
0 comments Worst party to crash: UVA walk-on football player Carson Ward is in critical condition after attempting to enter a Sigma Chi fraternity Halloween party. Two frat brothers, Kurt P. Rupprecht and John...
The week in review
Published on Oct 30th, 2003
0 comments Worst firestorm: Southern California is ablaze. Ten wildfires have destroyed over 1,000 homes and killed at least 15 people. Best decision in a sniper trial: After two days in court representing...
The week in review
Published on Oct 23rd, 2003
0 comments Best news for CourtTV fans: The trial of sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad gets under way in Virginia Beach, with Muhammad firing his attorneys and representing himself. Best demolition for James...
The week in review
Published on Oct 16th, 2003
0 comments Best California escapade: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Worst baseball antics: During the third game of the American League Championship October 11, Yankees bench coach Don Zimmer, 72, charges Red...
The week in review
Published on Oct 9th, 2003
0 comments Worst week for Rush Limbaugh: The conservative talk radio host resigns October 1 from an ESPN pre-game show after commenting that Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Donovan McNabb isn't that good, and...
The week in review
Published on Oct 2nd, 2003
0 comments Worst leak for the Bush administration: The Justice Department is investigating the outing of a CIA agent whose husband, former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, contradicted the President's State of the...
The week in review
Published on Sep 25th, 2003
0 comments Worst words for millions still in the dark: "This is absolutely the worst storm ever we've ever experienced"– a statement echoed by power companies in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and...
The week in review
Published on Sep 18th, 2003
0 comments Worst weather forecast: Hurricane Isabel Best chad-related twist: A federal appeals court rules punch-card ballots in six California counties are unacceptable, potentially delaying the October 7...
The week in review
Published on Sep 11th, 2003
0 comments Worst sticker shock for taxpayers: President George W. Bush asks Congress for $87 billion to pay for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Worst addition to U.S. 29 north: Another stoplight, just a hop,...
The week in review
Published on Sep 4th, 2003
0 comments Best indication the gods must be crazy: An August 28 gale brings down the big tent at the perennially weather-plagued Albemarle County Fair, trapping dozens and closing the event on Friday. Best...
The week in review
Published on Aug 28th, 2003
0 comments Best public university: UVA ties with the University of California at Berkeley for the number one position in this year's U.S. News & World Report rankings. 21st best university overall: UVA and...
The week in review
Published on Aug 21st, 2003
0 comments Worst blackout: A power outage shuts down New York, Toronto, Cleveland, and points in between August 14, the worst in U.S. (and Canadian) history. Worst worm: Blaster wreaks havoc in 500,000...
The week in review
Published on Aug 14th, 2003
0 comments Worst dog abuse: Binding the front paws of a boxer and dumping her off a 27-foot Albemarle County bridge. Despite her two broken legs and head injuries, the dog is doing well. [See story, page 6.]...
The week in review
Published on Jul 31st, 2003
0 comments Best American in Paris story: Lance Armstrong wins the Tour de France for the fifth time in a row. Worst week for Saddam Hussein: U.S. forces kill his sons, Uday and Qusay, July 22, and capture a...
The week in review
Published on Jul 24th, 2003
0 comments Best decision for wannabe Target shoppers: The Albemarle Board of Supervisors on July 16 approves 5 to 1 rezoning the portion of Hollymead Town Center that will house the popular retailer and a Giant...
The week in review
Published on Jul 17th, 2003
0 comments Best boost to the reward for the serial rapist: Charlottesville, Albemarle , and UVA each have kicked in $5,000, upping the reward for the arrest and conviction of the man suspected in at least six...
The week in review
Published on Jul 10th, 2003
0 comments Worst 4th of July casualty: Alexandria resident Matthew John Kelleher, 23, drowns in the Rivanna River when he's swept over the Woolen Mills dam. He's found July 6 about a mile downstream near the...