June 20th, 2002 issue #0120

June 20th, 2002

4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best opportunity for 15 seconds of fame: The Hook’s 24-hour webcam points at Main and Second streets on the Downtown Mall. Extra points if you happen to get hit by a bus ...

Essays

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Locust Avenue: dreamin' can become a reality

    ASKING: $625,000SIZE: 3,087 finished sq. ft., 690 unfin.YEAR BUILT: 1910ADDRESS: 872 Locust AvenueNEIGHBORHOOD: DowntownCURB APPEAL: 9 out of a possible 10LISTED BY: Roger ...

Movie Reviews

  • Knocking Minority

    If anyone - well, almost anyone - but Steven Spielberg had directed Minority Report there wouldn't be enough words to praise it; but Spielberg's track record– his fil...

News

  • Adelphia on the skids

    Industry watchers say it’s no longer a question of if Adelphia Communications is going to file for bankruptcy.Following recent revelations that the company over-reported ...

  • Flipping the switch

    Mix 107.5, a leading station in the Charlottesville market until its acquisition by America's radio behemoth, Clear Channel Communications, thinks it has a solution for its...

  • Fugitive spanker

    On May 5, 2001, Gregory A. Moyer said he was going camping before facing a May 10 court date for his felony convictions for taking indecent liberties with two cadets at For...

  • Undercover sting

    Police officers in the Town of Louisa have a new look in uniforms and undergarments. Already, the wrong underwear choice has caused one the force’s five officers to be su...

Strange But True

  • Polydactyl pussies

    Q: If one cat has 20 toes, do five cats have 100? But first, are they all polydactyl cats? –M.E. OwA: "Polydactyl" means "many digits," and in a housecat means more than ...

Letters

  • Disappearing dirties

    Thanks for the article on the diaper dilemma parents face [in the June 6 edition] (http://www.readthehook.com/99145/diaper-dilemma).We knew that we weren't interested in go...

Cultural preview

  • Busy Bodies

    OK, I’ll admit it: I haven’t always enjoyed doing “kids’ stuff” with my little ones. Sometimes I would just rather be doing something other than pushing a child o...

  • Damn yankees

    By Elizabeth Kiem

  • Dancing around

    Orson Welles thought making movies in color was crap. You get pretty color images, sure, but you lose so much potential for expression, nuance, and contrast. The trade-off ...

  • Earth skills

    Ivy Creek Natural Area’s busiest season is no doubt spring. School groups come pouring in to check out the flora and fauna, and people tired of their own backyards become...

  • Happy talk

    By Mara Rockliff

  • Seasonal songs

    Jack Donahue, a UVA alum, just spent a week in Chicago performing his popular cabaret show and next week he brings it to Charlottesville as part of the line-up of shows in ...

  • The divine Miss Jones

    A friend of a friend of mine– he’ll go nameless, since I’m about to publicly humiliate him– is madly, madly in love with Norah Jones.“Dude, you’ve got t...