February 21st, 2002 issue #0103

February 21st, 2002
  • 6 Democrats, 2 City Council Seats

    The Democratic Nominating Convention meets on Saturday, February 23, to elect two candidates to run for City Council in May. Who are the men and women who have thrown their hats into the ring, and what exactly do they stand for?

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

      Best legislation the General Assembly can come up with to help fiscally strapped schools:  Both the House of Delegates and the Senate pass bills requiring the ...

The Dish

  • Name that center

    Fill ’er up. And while you’re at it, fill me up to! That’s what folks’ll say, come April 1, when a combination gas station, convenience store, and deli opens on Pa...

Essays

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Instant community

    PRICE: $224,950 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2,062 sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 2001 ADDRESS: 834 Filly Run NEIGHBORHOOD: Cory Farm Subdivision, Rt. 250 West CURB APPEAL: 2 out of a possible 10 ...

Movie Reviews

  • Ball's a belle

    Halle Berry has received a fair amount of critical acclaim and awards consideration for her lead performance in Monster's Ball, and it's definitely an attention-grabbing t...

Music Features

  • Surfacing ghosts

      Faster Than Walking at Miller’s Tuesday, February 12   As we approached the door and noted only a lonely table perched on the raised, coop-like stage in the f...

News

  • Bomb scare kept the shirt off her back

      A bomb threat to the Aquatic and Fitness Center at UVA last week left Jenny Nowlen dripping and shivering on the sidewalk, bereft of her clothes, purse, and keys, an...

  • Live Arts unveils new theater

    After years of planning, two of downtown’s best-known arts organizations announced their plans to turn a parking lot into a mammoth new arts center on Water Street. Than...

  • Punching Out: Voting in the 21st century

    The 2000 election debacle in Florida was the best thing that could have happened for voting technology. And there’s a good chance that by May, when City Council election...

  • The UVA assaults: CHS in shock over arrests

    Usually when UVA students are beaten up, it’s easy to assail the attackers, especially if they’re rich fraternity boys and one of their daddies owns Federal Express. T...

Facetime

Letters

  • Hooray for innovation

      Congratulations on the clean, spacious look of the new paper. Also the theaters and times for movies.   Carolyn Amundson initiatives@mindspring.com

  • No nobility

      With regard to the smuggling article on Allen Long [“Unloaded,” cover story February 7], his book may be an interesting dark side adventure. However, I was struc...

Cultural preview

  • Ecologically sound

      Charlottesville writer Jennifer Ackerman will be the guest speaker of UVA’s Brown College as part of its ongoing series of Readings in Nature and Culture. “Wint...

  • Embarrassment of country riches

      You wouldn’t take them home to ma, not because they’re dirty, scruffy, and rough around the edges (though they are, and then some), but because you’d be worrie...

  • Play it back

    When Jonathan Fox created Playback Theater, a specific variety of dramatic improvisation, more than 25 years ago, he may not have known the impact his ideas would have. He...

  • Soul food

        Judging from the new anthology of African-American folklore, From My People— published by Norton and edited by Richmond scholar and UVA alumna Daryl Cumber ...

  • Speak up

        Since the Revolutionary War, Americans have prided themselves on standing up for basic civil rights. Among these rights is the freedom of speech, as guarantee...

  • Spurious connection

  • Summer's coming

      Trees are bare, the lawn is brown, and snow flurries are blowing by my window this morning. Is it that time of year again… time to start thinking about swimsuits a...