Question of the Week

What did you think of the Alston verdict?
Published on Nov 18th, 2004
0 comments Ryan Gibbs: "I think it's outrageous, honestly. I don't think defending yourself involves stabbing someone 18 times– and mostly in the back. I went to high school with Walker Sisk, and he...
What should be the punishment for sexual assault?
Published on Nov 11th, 2004
0 comments   Travis Harris: "First, the person should go to some kind of rehabilitation and counseling to find out the reasons for their behavior. If it was a male assaulting a female, they may feel they...
Who did you vote for?
Published on Nov 4th, 2004
0 comments Don Smith: "I wrote in my choice. I believe Bush and the neocons planned and executed 9/11. Both Kerry and Bush are Skull and Bones fraternity brothers, and there's very little difference in their...
Does the film festival still excite you?
Published on Oct 28th, 2004
0 comments Rob Teweles: "Yes! I'm thrilled to have such a nice cultural event in town. I just wish I had more time to attend." Dan Nahas: "I don't know what you mean by 'still' because I'm new to town, but...
Do you have health insurance?
Published on Oct 21st, 2004
0 comments Lea Brown: "Yes. I'm one of the lucky ones. I work at the University of Virginia. For many years before that, I was a public school teacher, so I've almost always had excellent healthcare coverage...
What did you think when you heard Christopher Reeve died?
Published on Oct 14th, 2004
0 comments Dave Sagarin: "This will put a new focus on stem cell research and may have an impact on the national political campaign." Pete Roth: "I think it's a great loss because the guy was Superman in the...
What do you think of Wi-Fi?
Published on Oct 7th, 2004
0 comments David Warner: "I don't think anything of Wi-Fi. I don't know what it is." Jai Burke: "I bought a laptop because of it. It's great, it's free, and I can work outside. I like it downtown because it's...
Why the beheadings?
Published on Sep 30th, 2004
0 comments Victoria Snapp: "Shock value. To promote media ratings. I feel bad for the families who have to watch the relentless sensationalism." Judy McPeak: "To get as much attention as they can." Allison...
What do you think of the new nickel?
Published on Sep 23rd, 2004
0 comments Carol Brown: "The new one is more intimate, but for a nickel, the old one is much better. Byron Estrada: "The government should be doing something more with their time. Otherwise, I like it." Greg...
Ever heard of the band called The Deal?
Published on Sep 16th, 2004
0 comments Daniel Shae: "I have no idea. I was on tour with Judas Priest in the '80s." Rob Walker: "I know The Deal. I'm trying to buy a Cadiliac off one of the guys who used to be in the band." Rowe Webster...
Have you ever driven drunk?
Published on Sep 9th, 2004
0 comments Matthew Hernandez: "No, I have not. My brother got a DUI, so I've chosen to never drive drunk. In Iowa they're called OUI (operating under the influence) because folks can be on their tractors drunk...
What's your view of the alleged DMB sewage dump?
Published on Sep 2nd, 2004
0 comments Jessie Taylor: "I feel bad for the band. They're going to lose a lot of fans' respect because they are known as being environmentally conscious." James Cole: "I think they just got caught. Transit...
What do you think of all the new TV stations?
Published on Aug 26th, 2004
0 comments Carlos Pezua: "I don't have TV reception. I have a monitor for DVDs and VHS, but I don't have a TV. I can't imagine I'm missing much." Christin Long: "I don't watch TV, so I don't really think...
What do you think of the building boom?
Published on Aug 19th, 2004
0 comments Tony LaBua: "I've been waiting for it for a long time. When I left New York in 1985 to open Chaps, Long Island was in the middle of a housing boom." Jehu Martin: "I love it. I don't like the...
Do you think country roads should be paved?
Published on Aug 12th, 2004
0 comments Steven Burden: "No. As a rite of passage of living in the country, you should have to have a four-wheel-drive vehicle. No city folks allowed." Alethea Miller: "I don't think so. It would make it...
How's the weather this summer?
Published on Jul 29th, 2004
0 comments Carrie Adcock: "Very humid with comfortable days few and far between." Lizzi Carroll: "I guess I'm the wrong person to ask. I just flew in from Buenos Aires last week. It's winter there, rainy and...
What's your favorite roadside attraction?
Published on Jul 22nd, 2004
0 comments Gillian Hatch: "Driving west of town through the farms when you start to see the mountains." Emily Swift: "Probably car accidents. Oh, I can't say that! It's true, though." Anthony Avent: "Bears,...
How do you feel about the new drunk driving laws?
Published on Jul 15th, 2004
0 comments Liza Schirmer: "So many drunk driving accidents involve innocent people who don't deserve to be endangered. People should feel safe getting into their cars, and I think these new laws will help...
What's your dream neighborhood in Charlottesville?
Published on Jul 8th, 2004
0 comments   Mac Schrader: "I don't have one, and it's because I don't know Charlottesville enough. I live in Albemarle County."   Veronica Holland: "Some place with decent houses and a good amount...
Besides the DT Mall, what's cool about Charlottesville's infrastructure?
Published on Jul 1st, 2004
0 comments Rob Wolman: "Is there one? I think the Downtown Mall is pretty much it. Lisa Young: "The city parks. I like the way they help the children in the community. George Hosfield: "That's tough because...
What was your last rock concert?
Published on Jun 24th, 2004
0 comments Josh Torbick: "I have no idea. I've seen shows, I just can't remember what they were." Astrid Bailey: "The Eagles in DC in 1977. I'm not crazy about rock. I like Salsa, so I go to DC all the time...
What's broken in Charlottesville?
Published on Jun 17th, 2004
0 comments Pattie Boden: "Fashion" Myke Reiser: "The lack of a bypass." Stephanie Hawkins: "The traffic. It's horrible no matter what time of day it is. Five o'clock traffic begins at three." #
What do you do on West Main?
Published on Jun 3rd, 2004
0 comments Elizabeth Larson: "I shop and eat at the market place. Ciboulette is my favorite place." Jack Looney: "I walk on West Main Street and try different tequilas at Continental Divide." Ariel...
What's your favorite Bible story?
Published on May 27th, 2004
0 comments Chloe Cook: "I like the Jesus story best because I love Jesus. I like the story of the manger and everything up to when he gets hung on the cross." Tim Grubbs: "Probably Job because it's about...
What are you doing this summer?
Published on May 20th, 2004
0 comments Sadina Washington: "I'll be going on vacation all summer in Miami to get away and enjoy the scenery." Eric Stakem: "Working at Creative Office Environments. I'll go to the river and hang out with...
Where would you like to take a train?
Published on May 13th, 2004
0 comments Jena Bucchi: "Can I put my Jeep on the train so when I get off I can drive away? Adding rail service is a good idea if I can bring my car with me." Anne Marie Sabers: "From my front door to...
What should happen to the Jefferson School?
Published on May 6th, 2004
0 comments Matt Ghazarian: "I don't even know what the Jefferson School is." Laney Kaminer: "I think it should be used as a community center where people can get together and share sports activities and...
How did you find your home?
Published on Apr 29th, 2004
0 comments Sonia Chapman: "A newspaper classified ad. It's hard to find affordable housing in Charlottesville." Alan Firth: "Through the MLS system. I bought one home in 1996 in the Belmont area, and it has...
Who's your favorite chanteuse?
Published on Apr 22nd, 2004
0 comments Shawn Decker: "By far it's Christina of In Tenebris, a local goth electro band. She's a talented vocalist... and hot too!" Dee Dee Fisher: "Peggy Lee. The gravel of her voice gives me fever."...
What's your favorite modern building?
Published on Apr 15th, 2004
0 comments Allan Nicholls: "I'm not certain how modern they are, and it's a toss up between two, but I sure do like the Vespa dealership on Preston, as its look matches its product. And the new Live Arts...