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Go east, young fan: UVA connects with less fuss
Published on Oct 9th, 2003
0 comments One of the advantages of building a road on your own property and having large donors pay for it is that it streamlines the approval process. Unlike the Hillsdale Connector, which has been on the...
Holding on: Markets still booming in Belmont, despite hold-ups and Kluge competition
Published on Oct 2nd, 2003
0 comments   Want to go back in time, but don't want to risk leaving loved ones behind or irreparably altering the future? Here's an idea. Head to one of the mom and pop markets dotting the Belmont...
Fueling competition? Kluge's gas mart gears up
Published on Oct 2nd, 2003
0 comments If the markets of Belmont are a blast from the past, then Patricia Kluge's soon-to-open gas station/restaurant/convenience store Fuel may be a sign of what's to come. For now, however, Kluge says...
Roll of Dice: Fifeville gets a makeover
Published on Sep 25th, 2003
0 comments "Realtors told us, 'Don't set foot in this neighborhood,'" says Asher Biemann, leading a guest through the spacious– though still unfinished– rooms of his new home, a red brick house on...
Hot races: 15 candidates, 7 seats, 14 questions
Published on Sep 18th, 2003
0 comments It's not a presidential election year, and frankly, the Albemarle County and state General Assembly elections don't have quite the same cachet and voter-drawing power as those with name-brand...
Citizens to the polls
Published on Sep 18th, 2003
0 comments October 6 is the deadline for registering to vote in the November 4 election. County wannabe voters can find registration forms at the Registrar's office in the DMV building on Pantops, in the DMV...
Forums: Where informed citizens hang out
Published on Sep 18th, 2003
0 comments Thursday, September 18, 7pm. Eric Strucko and David Wyant. Batesville Methodist Church. Sponsored by the Batesville Ruritans. Monday, September 22, 7pm. All BOS candidates. Westminster Presbyterian...
Huh? What's a Soil and Water Conservation District?
Published on Sep 18th, 2003
0 comments One of the most perplexing items demanding the attention of Albemarle County voters is the election of directors to the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. Huh? The candidates on...
Horrors: How George Garrett met his Space Monster
Published on Sep 11th, 2003
0 comments Renowned author and educator George Garrett has helped put Charlottesville on the literary map. Over his 50-year career, this esteemed UVA professor has published 30 books and launched countless...
Ali Baba very bad: A week in 'post-conflict' Baghdad
Published on Sep 4th, 2003
0 comments You are listening to IQ4 Radio, live from Baghdad... music is your passport to freedom  Earlier at dinner in the Flowers Land Hotel, an old guy sang– "performed" is a better word–...
Flooded house: Dreams get soaked
Published on Aug 28th, 2003
0 comments Ken and Heidi Vanderford had just gotten everything moved into their new home on North Berkshire Road. Tired from carrying, lifting, and unpacking, Ken decided to take a nap, contentedly dozing off...
Beware: Caveat emptor makes buyers vulnerable
Published on Aug 28th, 2003
0 comments You just bought your first house, and you've barely moved in when a wall of water rushes in, causing thousands of dollars in damage. Your insurance company says you're not covered because you're not...
Charlottesville dating: Not an oxymoron
Published on Aug 21st, 2003
0 comments  We've got rolling hills, mountain views, and history galore. But if you ask the average Charlottesvillian about the local dating scene, you're likely to get a blank stare. After all, we were...
Dating disasters!
Published on Aug 21st, 2003
0 comments You need only dip your toes in the dating pool to discover that the e-coli count often registers in the lethal zone. As evidence, several Hook insiders have gotten together to provide true stories of...
Extreme measures: dating resources reach family-ville
Published on Aug 21st, 2003
0 comments Charlottesville may be many wonderful things: beautiful, quaint, and family-friendly come to mind. But a dating hot spot? No way. At least until now. After 6, a "speed dating" service, arrived on the...
Hotties: Boozin' and Cruzin' in Charlottesville
Published on Aug 21st, 2003
0 comments Bang! ­ If red is the color of passion, then Bang's the place to go. Colorful and exotic, Bang's attractive ambiance and decorative fish make this a hot spot even if you're not desperately seeking...
Resources galore! Wrapping that rascal makes sense
Published on Aug 21st, 2003
0 comments It doesn't take a government study to show that dating can lead to sex. And even in pastoral Charlottesville, you can't be too safe. Like some big city restaurants, Oxo restaurant does its part by...
Where, oh where?: Good places around town to hook up
Published on Aug 21st, 2003
0 comments COVER- Where, oh where?: Good places around town to hook up   BY ROSALIND WARFIELD-BROWN COPY@READTHEHOOK.COM Published August 21, 2003, in issue #0233 of the Hook If you're single and ask for...
Man on the street: To date or not to date
Published on Aug 21st, 2003
0 comments Published August 21, 2003 in issue #0233 of The Hook PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO JENFARIELLO@RLC.NET What's the best pickup line? Adam Kron: "Have you seen the latest pirates movie? It's rated Arrrrrrr...
Meadowcreek Parkway: One word or two?
Published on Aug 14th, 2003
0 comments The parkway that's long been on the books is known as Meadowcreek– one word, not two. And no one seems to know why. Will Rieley, the landscape architect Charlottesville hired to advise the city...
UVA's lost pond
Published on Aug 14th, 2003
0 comments While it's known officially by Wahoos as Nameless Field, the large expanse of turf between Memorial Gym and Alderman Library has certainly been cursed on the lips of many a UVA student attempting to...
Stream of consciousness: UVA gives Meadow Creek second chance
Published on Aug 14th, 2003
0 comments They're coming out. They're diversifying and multiplying. They're beginning to sing a little more about seeing the light and wail a little less about paradises being paved. The benthic...
Survivors: Three lives rebound from crumpled cars
Published on Jul 31st, 2003
0 comments For 15-year-old Kapeka Aweau, Friday, March 10, 2000, was supposed to be the first day of the rest of her life. But things took an unexpected swerve, and nothing has been the same since. For the...
Kayley's Constellations
Published on Jul 24th, 2003
0 comments Hubbard was taking a course on War & Peace and Anna Karenina on Monday nights at Lakeland Community College, and the professor was Hubbard's age, which didn't inspire confidence. Most of the...
My Father's Heart
Published on Jul 24th, 2003
0 comments True to form, my father maintained control even when his heart seized up like a jammed cogworks. He raised his hand and shook his head, refusing help from concerned friends slicing balls on the golf...
Schneiderman
Published on Jul 24th, 2003
0 comments I dreamt about Andy Warhol again: soup cans everywhere. Schneiderman says I'm his only patient with post-modernist dreams. I say, you're a friggin' lunatic, and how about you just up my dosage of...
Summer tips: Shakin' up the dog days
Published on Jul 24th, 2003
0 comments You're at your wits end? Have the heat and rain drained you of your last will to get off the couch? No worries. We've compiled a list of unexpected activities that are sure to send your ennui packing...
Their words: Women at UVA
Published on Jul 17th, 2003
0 comments Anne Coughlin She came to UVA law school in 1995 from teaching at Vanderbilt. She especially enjoys teaching courses in criminal law and feminist theory. "I love it here! There have been enormous...
Timeline: Women at UVA
Published on Jul 17th, 2003
0 comments 1892  Caroline Preston Davis passes the exam for a B.A. in mathematics, but instead of receiving a degree, she gets a crossed-out diploma marked "certificate of proficiency." 1894  Addis...
Women, women everywhere: Trying to jump the gender bar
Published on Jul 17th, 2003
0 comments "This is a man's, a man's, a man's world But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl." James Brown wailed these words more than a century too late for them to cause any great stir...