November 7th, 2002 issue #0140

November 7th, 2002
  • Cheap heats: UVA grapples with smokestacks

    In truth, it's not always that easy being green, especially when you're a cash-strapped university dealing with a 50-year old heat plant and you need to generate more steam. Last March, Charlottesville residents were horrified to learn that UVA's antiquated power plant spews out more than a ton of sulfur dioxide a day and that the university wanted to increase that amount by 112 tons a year.

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  • It's easy being green: a fossil fuel story

    The more I surveyed my new car, the happier I got. "New car" is one of those phrases that make Americans unreasonably happy to begin with. And this one well, it was a particularly shiny metallic blue. Better yet, it was the first Honda Civic hybrid electric sold in my state. I'd traded in my old Civic (40 miles to the gallon), and now the little screen behind the steering wheel was telling me that I was getting 50, 51, 52 miles to the gallon.

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  • Steamy story: Fossil fuel plants near U

    According to the Piedmont Environmental Council, in Virginia alone there are 33 new or proposed power plants representing 21,721 megawatts of proposed generation, enough to handle over 30 percent of the nation's expected growth in power demand by the year 2004.

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  • The green blade: Local firm finds kilowatts in the sky

    "This is real stuff," says 36-year-old Albemarle entrepreneur Sandy Reisky. He talking about wind power, long known for operating without water or pollution, and he says it's now cost-competitive with coal and natural gas. The Department of Energy predicts that within 12 years, five percent of the American electrical market will come from wind turbines. Reisky's firm, Green Light Energy, wants a piece of that.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best university demonstration: Four hundred students, including members of the Black Student Alliance and the Griot Society, gather outside the offices of the Cavalier Dail...

The Dish


Real Estate

  • Foreclosures

    November 19, 2002, at 11:30am at the Fluvanna County Courthouse Property: five acres on State Route 620, Scottsville Debtor: Terry R. Mason Originally owing: $127,500 Bidd...

Real Estate - $old

  • SOLD!

    Charlottesville 10/15  Kevin Cox, Executor, to Michael J. and Barbara C. Oblinger, unit in McGuffey Hill condominiums, $197,000. Carl H. Search to Maurice F. and Kar...

Real Estate - Off the Block

  • Off the Block

    Sale withdrawn 603 Mason Street  Featured in the April 11, 2002, issue of The Hook  Asking: $89,500Square footage: 800Neighborhood: HogwallerCurb appeal: 3 out...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Party central: Big house has the makins'

    ASKING: $849,000 YEAR BUILT: 1995 SIZE: 4,000 square feet unfinished, 1,700 unfinished ADDRESS: Little Pond Lane NEIGHBORHOOD: Palmyra CURB APPEAL: 5 out of a possible 10 L...

Movie Reviews

  • Great mile: Eminem shouldn't get bad rap

    Eminem/Marshall Mathers/Slim Shady brings his macho swagger to the big screen in the semi-autobiographical 8 Mile, a '90s version of Saturday Night Fever. Em may not have t...

Music Reviews

  • Celluloid stars: Movies intensify the music

    It wasn't an evening for the slight of attention span. For those who didn't know what was coming (i.e. the ones who fled upstairs), Saturday's show at Tokyo Rose wasn't the...

  • Save the awe for last

    To most indie-rock fans, Calvin Johnson is regarded as a musical institution. Co-founder of K Records, former member of the seminal indie-rock group Beat Happening, later w...


  • $2,995 special: Will it rock the realty world?

     The next time Scott Hiller sells a house, he's listing it with Assist-2-Sell, a new real estate brokerage challenging the notion that selling a house requires a six p...

  • Awash: Car washes reopen

    If car washes felt tricked back on September 19 when they were ordered to close down because of the drought, Halloween day finally brought the beleaguered industry a treat:...

  • Cab wars: Jaunt comes under fire

    Drive into Keystone Place, the Belmont office park that houses the headquarters of Jaunt, and one of the first things you'll see are two vans decorated with printed banners...

  • Insecure hike: New federal digs may require scary crossing

    Uncle Sam is at it again back to choosing a new home for the local branch of the Social Security Administration. Last winter, the feds were contemplating plush office space...

  • Virginia's flagship going down

    U.S. News and World Report ranks the University of Virginia as the number two public school in the country. But Virginia's spending per student at its flagship university r...

Strange But True

  • Switching sides

    Q. If I'm right-handed, is there any way I could learn to use my left hand for writing so I can write with any hand I want? ­E. Scissorhands  A. Sure, with practice...



  • Julian Bond: That's Bond, Julian Bond

    What do you ask civil rights legend Julian Bond when you have only a few minutes for an interview? Should it be about the recent National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award ...


  • Do the water math

      [Re: October 24 Letter: "No water whining"] ( I have found that Charlottesville restaurants are taking adv...

Cultural preview

Full Stories List for November 7th, 2002 issue #0140

4Better Or Worse

Real Estate

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - Off the Block

Real Estate - On the Block

Strange But True