The Rutabaga

Local Weed Supply Disrupted
Published on Oct 15th, 2013
0 comments Area supplies of marijuana were abruptly choked off earlier this week when Green County resident Lloyd Shmelt, 75, was interrupted by agents with the Blue Ridge Narcotics Task Force during the long-...
Snow pussies: Schools make tough calls with the twitch of a tail
Published on Jan 26th, 2013
22 comments Making the call to close schools for inclement weather has always been tough for school officials, particularly when the snow hasn't even started falling. In Albemarle and Charlottesville, a pilot...
'Karmic fissure': Dragas, Sullivan enjoy healing ceremony
Published on Jul 18th, 2012
40 comments In a continuing effort to promote a spirit of unity and reconciliation, UVA rector Helen Dragas and UVA President Teresa Sullivan attended a cleansing ceremony at the nearby Yogaville ashram. The...
Occu-party: Council okays Lee Park night club permit
Published on Nov 1st, 2011
59 comments After handing out an open-ended permit to Occupy Charlottesville to stay in Lee Park indefinitely, as well as a permit for building fires, Charlottesville City Council took a bold step Monday and...
Occu-party: Council okays Lee Park night club permit
Published on Nov 1st, 2011
59 comments After handing out an open-ended permit to Occupy Charlottesville to stay in Lee Park indefinitely, as well as a permit for building fires, Charlottesville City Council took a bold step Monday and...
TheRutabaga- Brain drain: Persistent water debate leads to rare disorder
Published on Jan 8th, 2011
4 comments Franklin P. Bowers continues to follow the water debate from his bedside, even though it has made his head swell. PHOTO COURTESY BETTY BOWERS The cause of a recent case of hydrocephalus, more...
The Rutabaga- Pillory Place: Council augments restaurant smoking ban
Published on Dec 14th, 2009
36 comments Gordonsville resident Buck Smoltz was pilloried today for smoking in the Blue Light Grill. PHOTO BY ALAN SMITHEE Reacting to public dissatisfaction with the light fine that accompanies the new...