December 18th, 2002 issue #0146

December 18th, 2002
  • MADD v. Foxfield: Liquor license in limbo thanks to boozin' Wahoos

    It's become a University of Virginia rite of spring: Young gentlemen don a tie, ladies put on a spring frock and hat, then they head to Foxfield and get trashed. That tradition of properly attired drunkenness in a steeplechase setting has outraged some members of the community and left Foxfield fighting desperately to save its ABC license and perhaps its very existence.

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  • Plane pasture: From aviation to steeplechase

    Early in the 20th century, a horse trying to graze on the property now owned by the Foxfield Racing Association likely would have been buzzed by a newfangled flying machine. Charlottesville's first airport opened on the site in 1929, two months before the big stock market crash. Dixie Flying Service's first passenger took off for New York on August 21, according to John Hammond Moore in Albemarle: Jefferson's County 1727-1976.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst case of armed and dangerous: SWAT teams arrest four men who are suspects in a crime rampage that includes a burglary, rape, and the shooting of two men on U.S. 29 nor...

The Dish


Real Estate

  • Foreclosure sales

    December 19, 2002, at noon at the Albemarle County CourthouseProperty: 1704 Lindsay Road, GordonsvilleDebtor: Francis M. and Norman W. Maupin Sr.Originally owing: $40,000Bi...

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  • SOLD!

    ALBEMARLE 8/20  John R. McLaughlin, Trustee, to Frank E. and Barbara Wellman, 7.1 acres on State Route 784, $285,000. Southland Homes Inc. to Susan A. and W. James C...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • On the block update

    Address: 2806 Northfield Road Seen in The Hook : 10/3 Asking: $295,000 Contract price: $285,000 Days on market: 120 days Sellers Agent: Eric Strzepek of Century 21 Alb...

  • Thick of things: McGuffey condo is near yet far

    ASKING: $390,000 SIZE: 2,712 fin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1981 ADDRESS: 311-B Second Street NEIGHBORHOOD: McGuffey Hill CURB APPEAL: 1 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Charlotte...

Movie Reviews

  • "Two" much: Three hours of Gollum gets old

    No way should you begin your journey to Middle Earth with The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. To follow the story, you need more than a passing familiarity with The Fell...

Music Reviews


Strange But True

  • True love? No age limit on egomania

    Q. How early in life can a person fall in "real love"? Certainly by age 18 many of us have been truly smitten. What about age 13? Thirteen-year-old Juliet fell head-over-he...




  • Build it and we'll walk to it

    I would like to express my support for the proposed city zoning changes and the Preston Ave development project. As our regional population grows, I believe it's important ...

  • No grinch at this grille

    Published December 19, 2002, in issue #46 of the Hook I was extremely disappointed that The Hook chose to publish Lisa Provence's article, "Sour note, Bell ringer sent pack...

Cultural preview

  • 47 Minutes: Magical local tale of redemption

    I’m sure that I’m not alone when I say Christmas brings out the worst in us.This is not the start of an anti-materialism rampage, or a denunciation of seasonal hypocris...

  • Close-by treats

    Finally it’s winter break; no more school for nearly two full weeks. With this sort of freedom, it’s the perfect time to set off on family adventures that we don’t us...

  • Hart to hart: Reindeer tell all at LAB

    Imagine this scenario: A scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Jolly Old St. Nick's reindeer pals accuses him of sexual harassment. As the media investigate the alle...

  • Not quite jazz: MGS blend styles to fine effect

    From your very first concert as a young pop/rock fan, you learn that the term “better on CD” is the credo of almost every act of this particular genre. Studio trickery,...

  • Side by side: Togetherness brings out the best

    It would be easy for Second Street Gallery, when they split a show between two artists, to simply split a show between two artists. You over there, and you over there, and ...

  • Tree training: Become an arboreal activist!

     "I wish I was a despot that I might save the noble, beautiful trees that are daily falling sacrifice to the cupidity of their owners... The unnecessary felling of a t...

Full Stories List for December 18th, 2002 issue #0146

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