Hotseat

Cut! He cried when Kaye bounced
Published on Oct 24th, 2002
0 comments Virginia Film Festival director Richard Herskowitz was traumatized by film at age four. His mother took him to see a Danny Kaye movie called Merry Andrew at Radio City Music Hall. When Kaye bounced...
Larry Tropea: He really is in the Hot Seat
Published on Oct 17th, 2002
0 comments There was one thing Larry Tropea wasn't told last year before he accepted the job to take charge of the local water supply: We were in a drought that was on its way to becoming the worst since the...
George Welsh: Living legend needs work
Published on Oct 10th, 2002
0 comments George Welsh is sleeping better since he retired as UVA's head coach after the 2000 season. When he was coaching, he could never sleep the night before a game. "I was always nervous the day of a game...
Speaking up: Sally Thomas knows her stuff
Published on Oct 3rd, 2002
0 comments Sally Thomas' life has a storybook quality to it. She met her husband, George, at Harvard. She lives in Ivy, in a quintessential white Virginia farmhouse that most transplants here only dream of...
Friend or foe: Mike's still a radio wonder
Published on Sep 26th, 2002
0 comments WNRN founder and general manager Mike Friend is no stranger to controversy. His falling out with WTJU still prompts him to take jabs at his former employer. Recently, Friend has been involved in a...
Chief Timmy: Longo dodges questions about trouble
Published on Sep 19th, 2002
0 comments Tim Longo seems like an old-fashioned kind of guy. He calls women "ma'am" no matter what their age, and he refers to his wife as his "bride." His friends and family still call him "Timmy." And no...
No regrets: Patricia Kluge wakes up and smells the grapes
Published on Sep 12th, 2002
0 comments Patricia Kluge is weary from being up most of the night. No, not from some big party. She didn't sleep well because she knew she had to get up at 2:30am to harvest her merlot grapes under lights that...
Virgil: Goode ole boy
Published on Sep 5th, 2002
0 comments Fifth District U.S. Congressman Virgil Goode has never forgotten his Franklin County roots. Rocky Mount may boast the Virgil H. Goode Building, but the congressman schedules his appointments himself...
Meredith Richards: Blazing a campaign trail
Published on Aug 29th, 2002
0 comments The carmine-haired candidate in the Fifth District congressional race is on her way to Cumberland County, and cell phone reception is spotty. In her race against well-funded incumbent Virgil Goode,...
John Whitehead: A civil libertarian's job is never done
Published on Aug 22nd, 2002
0 comments John Whitehead has been fighting for the rights of the underdog since he was a young pup of a lawyer. This year, the organization he founded to defend religion and other civil liberties– the...
Capful of feathers: Garrett named Poet Laureate
Published on Aug 8th, 2002
0 comments   By Elizabeth Kiem The Commonwealth's newest Poet Laureate is a little bit ambivalent about the genre. "The word poet has always been, since Homeric times, just a word for a writer," says...
David Toscano
Published on Jun 27th, 2002
0 comments After 12 years on City Council, including a stint as mayor, David Toscano is ready to ride into the sunset. Yeah, right.One place you won’t find Toscano on July 1, date of the first Council meeting...
Brad Chandler
Published on May 2nd, 2002
0 comments He’s the Chandler in Chandler, Franklin & O’Bryan, the largest personal injury law firm in Virginia. Senior partner Brad Chandler is probably the best-known lawyer– and best-known...
The unsinkable Debbie Ryan
Published on Mar 7th, 2002
0 comments UVA icon Debbie Ryan might be beloved simply for transforming the women’s basketball team into a powerhouse during her 25-year tenure as coach. Add to that her battle against a cancer with more...
HOTSEAT- Creigh Deeds: That's 'Cree,' not 'Cray'
Published on Feb 7th, 2002
0 comments Six months ago, Creigh Deeds, a delegate from Bath County, was an unknown in Charlottesville. Today, he's Senator Deeds and represents Albemarle County after handily winning the late Emily Couric's...
HOTSEAT- Shoe fits? Scarpa's Gardner shares secrets
Published on Jan 1st, 2014
0 comments When Amy Gardner decided to attend the University of Virginia's architecture school, she didn't realize that what she'd end up building was a retail empire. Now 13 years old and occupying twice its...
HOTSEAT- Painter of height: Architect Atwood cowboys up the town
Published on Jan 1st, 2014
0 comments Bill Atwood PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Not many men choose from the violet end of the spectrum for their business attire, but architect Bill Atwood wears a purple polo shirt and probably doesn't think...
HOTSEAT- In like 'Zim:' Cavalier turned Major Leaguer gears up for '09 season
Published on Jan 1st, 2014
0 comments Ryan ZimmermanPHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO When the Washington Nationals play their home opener in April, many in the crowd are guaranteed to be wearing Ryan Zimmerman jerseys. As the team's starting third...