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Evacuee city: They live among us
Published on Nov 10th, 2005
0 comments Charlottesville attracts many newcomers because of its best-place-to-live reputation, and that was an appeal for many of the Hurricane Katrina evacuees who landed here. Even among the homeless and...
First responders: Chapel sent its Calvary
Published on Nov 10th, 2005
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Katrina to Katrina: AHS grad fights disease in N.O.
Published on Nov 10th, 2005
0 comments In July, Katrina Kretsinger called her mother, Inger, to give her a heads up on the slate of 2005 hurricanes. "My name's on the list," she joked. "Keep an eye out." Little did Kretsinger know that...
FAT CAPTION
Published on Nov 3rd, 2005
0 comments TATOO CONVENTION: "It's going to be a crazy time," promises Ben Miller, tattoo artist at Capital Tattoo, cosponsor of the 13th annual Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival happening November 18-20 at the...
Ink-fection: Tattoo safety is serious stuff
Published on Nov 3rd, 2005
0 comments Hepatitis. HIV. If you're not careful about who gives you a tattoo, you could come home with more than just ink under the skin. Jackie Rice of Big Dawg Tattoos fears some studios aren't as clean as...
It's forever: Think before you ink
Published on Nov 3rd, 2005
0 comments As an 18-year-old self-described "wild child," Maurie Sutton thought the tattoos of a bat, cat, and moon on her left shoulder were the height of cool. As a 36-year-old PhD candidate and mother? "Not...
Tattoo you: Locals show their ink
Published on Nov 3rd, 2005
0 comments PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO JEN@READTHEHOOK.COM Forget tiny butterflies hidden from sight. When it comes to tattoos, Charlottesvillians are going bigger and brighter than ever before, says local tattoo...
20 flicks: Film Fest hot picks
Published on Oct 27th, 2005
0 comments "Movies and books attempt to find justice when the legal system fails," observes Richard Herskowitz, director of the Virginia Film Festival, as he segues into the theme of the 2005 Film Fest. "In/...
Director's cut: Kathy Baker's nine lives
Published on Oct 27th, 2005
0 comments Emmy and Obie Award-winning actress Kathy Baker, 55, is used to receiving– and appreciates-- minimal direction. If an actor knows his craft, she says, directors "shouldn't have to explain."...
In deep: Local writer goes big-time
Published on Oct 27th, 2005
0 comments Local novelist Matthew Jones is keenly interested in what he calls the "visceral stuff" in literature and film. If the new film adaptation of Jones' novel Deepwater is even a fraction as raw as his...
Not his type: Robinson fought maniac image
Published on Oct 27th, 2005
0 comments As the "Scorpio" killer in Dirty Harry (1970), actor Andy Robinson set a new standard for cinematic psychopaths. His Scorpio is a gleeful sniper/kidnapper/extortionist, whose every new atrocity tops...
Slap happy: Lawsuits bloom in Dogwood Valley
Published on Oct 27th, 2005
0 comments Nestled against the Shenandoah National Park in Greene County, Dogwood Valley is a rustic subdivision of 320 lots carved out of mountainous terrain above the South River. But the bucolic vibe is...
Spicy: Everson goes drag (racing)
Published on Oct 27th, 2005
0 comments Local experimental filmmaker Kevin Everson's entry in last year's Virginia Film Festival was The Spice Bush. This year, it's his newest work, Cinnamon. Appearances to the contrary, Everson is not...
Drive-by shooting: 'Swedish Auto' drives into town
Published on Oct 20th, 2005
0 comments  Published on October 20, 2005 in issue 0442 of the Hook PHOTOS BY JAKE MALONEY During their days as frat brothers in UVA's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tyler Davidson and Charlottesville...
Bath County: Creigh Deeds' sense of place
Published on Oct 13th, 2005
0 comments Four-wheel drive is recommended to get up the driveway. The front yard around the 1917 farmhouse needs mowing, and if the lawn looks a tad untidy, that's because state Senator Creigh Deeds hasn't...
School of rock: Tripping down UVA's memory lane
Published on Oct 6th, 2005
0 comments When the Rolling Stones turn up their amps in Scott Stadium, their loud, live sounds will mark a significant change in tune for the University of Virginia. As any nearby resident can attest, idle...
Notable UVA rock shows
Published on Oct 6th, 2005
0 comments 1959 Fats Domino 1963 Ray Charles 1967 Isley Brothers, Shangri-Las, and "Little" Stevie Wonder 1969 Janis Joplin 1970 The Band (they returned just before their break-up in 1976) 1971 The Byrds The...
Road warriors: Keene read between the lines
Published on Sep 22nd, 2005
0 comments It was about 9am on June 1, and there were plenty of empty seats in room 241 of the County Office building when farm owner Laura Dollard stepped up to the podium and pleaded with supervisors to...
No Child? Who will be left behind?
Published on Sep 15th, 2005
0 comments PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO JEN@READTHEHOOK.COM One sunny day last spring, Belmont resident Veronica Walker stopped outside Clark Elementary to show the crossing guard her new baby. It was a rare visit...
Opting illusion: Fewer Clark students opt out
Published on Sep 15th, 2005
0 comments As a result of poor test scores, for the second year in a row Clark Elementary School students have been able to leave their neighborhood school and attend another in the city. But new principal...
Home front: Charlottesville steps up to help Katrina victims
Published on Sep 8th, 2005
0 comments The United States has never seen a disaster like Hurricane Katrina. And Charlottesville has never seen a relief effort like the one that started almost immediately following the August 29 maelstrom...
A little help from some friends
Published on Sep 8th, 2005
0 comments  BY JEN FARIELLO JEN@READTHEHOOK.COM Anne and Bill Holland  We fell in love with New Orleans about the time we fell in love with each other, and we've enjoyed periodic trips to the...
House that roared: Crystalphonic digitized, not downsized
Published on Sep 2nd, 2005
0 comments PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO JEN@READTHEHOOK.COM Earlier this year, the unexpected closings of legendary facilities like Cello Studios in Los Angeles and The Hit Factory in New York sent shockwaves...
On track: Q & A with O.A.R.-men
Published on Sep 2nd, 2005
0 comments Their name might be somewhat unwieldy, but O.A.R. no doubt still maintains that "Of A Revolution" is an appropriate moniker– even if MTV.com has likened their "jangly pop and sing-along...
Her day in court: UVA rape case goes to trial
Published on Aug 25th, 2005
0 comments On August 29, nearly four years after UVA student Annie Hylton accused a fellow student of raping her at his fraternity house, her $1.85 million civil suit against him is slated to begin in...
Boy wonder: Smith for prez?
Published on Aug 18th, 2005
0 comments What's next for child prodigy Greg Smith? After graduating from college at 13, he arrived at UVA in 2003 to begin the first of four planned PhDs. Since then, Smith, shown below in a 2003 photo, has...
Just say no-no: Little known school gaffes
Published on Aug 18th, 2005
0 comments Who can forget Jonathan Prevette, the North Carolina kindergartener who was suspended from school for kissing a classmate on the cheek? (That was sexual harassment, of course.) According to the...
Must-haves: Pinch-pennies need not apply
Published on Aug 18th, 2005
0 comments Back-to-school shopping is not what it used to be. Gone are the days of pencil boxes and three-ring binders; now it's digital pens and palm pilot organizers. As the school year approaches, gadgets...
We are family: Fostering fills a need
Published on Aug 18th, 2005
0 comments For many people, the words "foster care" conjure uncomfortable images of children taken from their parents– for whatever reasons– and bounced from home to home for years, never finding...
Working woe: Sick kids, few options
Published on Aug 18th, 2005
0 comments Working parents may recognize the scenario: it's the morning of an important meeting, and you're racing to get everyone out the door on time, when suddenly little Johnny comes into the kitchen...