November 14th, 2002 issue #0141

November 14th, 2002
  • Cismont ceremony: Bless the beasts and the hunters

    On November 28, an atypical religious service will take place at Grace Episcopal Church near Keswick. For over 70 years, the dozens of hounds belonging to the Keswick Hunt Club have received a special Thanksgiving treat. With its hymns, gospel readings, and recitation of the Lord's Prayer, the Blessing of the Hounds has all the trappings of a regular Episcopal Sunday service– until the part where the hounds (and riders, horses, and foxes) receive the rector's blessing.

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  • Hounded: What's so wrong with fox hunting?

    On a steel gray October morning, dozens of horses and riders gather below a white colonial-style home called Jacquelyn Hall near the pastoral Orange County burg of Somerset. Despite the lowering clouds and damp chill, few of the riders have opted for rain jackets; a handful of scarlet coats float among the blue, brown, and navy. The horses stand quietly, their legs not yet streaked with Virginia's red clay.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Published November 14, 2002, in issue #41 of The Hook Best midterm election for Republicans: While Virginia's Republican incumbents were expected to win, the party claims e...

The Dish

  • Mountain brewed: Coffee comes to Pantops

    It's finally happening, and it's about time. Folks on the east side of town from Zion Crossroads to Glenmore are seeing their shopping center, Rivanna Ridge, conveniently l...

Essays

  • Guilt tip: Voters gave DNA a boost

    The guilt or innocence of a man executed for murder is less important than adhering to legal niceties, the Virginia Supreme Court declared recently. Roger Keith Coleman was...

Real Estate

  • Foreclosures

    November 19, 2002, at 3pm at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 1379 Orchard Drive, CrozetDebtor: unknownOriginally owing: $37,125Bidder brings: 10 percent of sales ...

Real Estate - $old

  • SOLD!

    Charlottesville 10/30  Erica L. Kjellberg to MCO Virginia Homes Incorporated, 750 Belmont Avenue, $168,000. Joel B. Jones to James R. Kingdon, 345 Monticello Road, $...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Columbia gem: Far enough above the James

    ASKING: $149,900 YEAR BUILT: 1941 SIZE: 1,915 fin. sq. ft., 299 unfin. ADDRESS: Ross Street NEIGHBORHOOD: Columbia CURB APPEAL: 7 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Deborah Mu...

  • On the block update

    Address: 1771 Lambs RoadSeen in The Hook : 7/25Asking: $450,000Contract price: $435,000Days on market: 77 daysSellers Agent: Pat Boyle at Roy Wheeler Realty Co. 951-51...

Movie Reviews

  • Poor imitation: Femme Fatale could be fatal

    With thousands of people in the world suffering from constipation, "piece of shit" is not a phrase to be used loosely; but after wasting two hours of my life watching Brian...

Music Features

  • Lone Dave: Say it ain't solo

    Nancies.org is reporting that the long-rumored Dave Matthews-as-solo-act is taking its first step: Dave is planning a solo tour. According to Nancies, numerous college stud...

Music Reviews

News

  • Car trouble: Thief demands justice-- and gets it

    When a thief stole a car from Edgecomb's Imported Auto on Avon Street Extended, no one at the used car lot and service station expected to see the car again. But then again...

  • Hangin' with Regis... and Kelly, Letterman, and Affleck

    For the second time in two years, Jody Matzer will be hanging out on national television with Regis Philbin. However, there's little chance that the Stanardsville author wi...

  • International incident: Kiddie tuition freaks foreign scholars

    "I couldn't sleep at night," was the reaction of a Chinese scientist at UVA when he heard that Albemarle County wanted to charge tuition exceeding $6,000 annually to studen...

  • Lagging reservoirs

    The biggest Halloween treat for drought-stricken residents was news that the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir was full. More puzzling is why, despite rain, the smaller Sugar Ho...

  • Porcelain power

     It's raining... money. City spokesman Maurice Jones says that 365 households have taken advantage of the City's $100-per-toilet rebate program. Before the first wave ...

  • Radio pays: Will webcasters wind up in court?

    When last reported ["Phat fees: The day the music died?" August 22], webcasters were about to be hit by enormous royalty fees for broadcasting music over the Internet. From...

Strange But True

  • Blue hue: The azure stream of conciousness

    Q. At a posh art show, color was the theme: All the canvasses were white, the gallery walls were white, white wine was served. So why was the exhibition titled "Blue"? ­J....

Facetime

  • Star witness: Winner's a conversion fan

    As if it weren't enough for a young first-time author to be sought by the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio, Lauren Winner is pulling in some local publicity tr...

Hotseat

Cultural preview


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