January 9th, 2003 issue #0201

January 9th, 2003
  • River city: Scottsville's awash... in cash

    It's Friday night in Scottsville. As a small crowd gathers at the Dew Drop Inn to cheer on a local band, one bar patron proudly announces her connection to the musicians. "They rehearse in my basement," she tells me. "They're excellent." "In your basement?" her husband calls out. "The house is yours, but– damn it– the basement is mine. They rehearse in my basement."

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst whining: West Virginia Governor Bob Wise demands an apology from UVA for a pep band parody at the Continental Tire Bowl that he says "perpetuates the unfounded stereo...

The Dish

Essays

  • Twin freaks? Human cloning not all bad

    At one of the oddest press conferences ever, Brigitte Bosselier, a "bishop" in the Raelian UFO cult announced on December 27 that their cloning company, Clonaid, has succee...

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    January 13, 2003, at noon at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 2160 Fray Road, Ruckersville Debtor: James H. and Colleen M. Trotter Originally owing: $178,000 Bidd...

Real Estate - $old

  • SOLD!

    CHARLOTTESVILLE 12/17  James D. Woodfolk Jr. to Adriane D. Fowler, 805 Raymond Road, $149,900. Kim Tran Dabney to Ken and Betty Jane Mori, 1108 King Street, $87,000....

Real Estate - On the Block

  • On the block update

    Address: 1730 Jefferson Park Avenue Seen in The Hook : 9/19 Asking: $650,000 Contract price: $625,000 Days on market: 346 days Sellers Agent: Margie Burris, Stevens &a...

  • Room for all: Crozet rambler does just that

    ASKING: $327,000 SIZE: 2900 fin. sq. ft., 600 unfin. YEAR BUILT: 1918 NEIGHBORHOOD: Crozet-ish CURB APPEAL: 5 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Patricia Gaesser of Montague, ...

Movie Reviews

  • Shooting ironic: Bang, bang-- you're dead

    The people who say irony is dead probably tried to kill it with a handgun, but the post-ironic age will never arrive while Michael Moore (Roger & Me) draws breath. With...

Music Features

Music Reviews

  • Modern magic: Melvin melts the crowds

    George Melvinat South Street BreweryMonday, January 6   True entertainers are rare, and George Melvin is one of the few. Enthroned behind his Kurzweil electric baby g...

  • Vinyl mining: Dig deep for classic treasures

    A number of my friends received record players over the holiday. Seeing them prodded me to fire up my own turntable after months of disuse. I encourage all music lovers to ...

News

  • 5,000 missing: Found alive and well in Albemarle

    Remember the 2000 census– the one that showed Charlottesville with a mysterious 5,000-person population spike? Well, those people have been found. They're alive and l...

  • Closed: Wild Wing takes flight

    Chances are you've heard by now. Charlottesville's seemingly popular but troubled West Main Street beer and wingery just went belly up. Customers who tried to visit Wild Wi...

  • Humping zone: Road renegades rile West Leigh

    Like something out of The Blair Witch Project, piles of rocks and twigs began appearing in early November along West Leigh Drive. It all started after defiant drivers began...

  • See you in court : Arby's owner has beef with county

    It wasn't the typical Arby's ad pushing roast beef sandwiches. Instead, the quarter-page advertisement in the December 29 Daily Progress was a call to arms. Tom Slonaker, w...

Strange But True

  • Probing poop: What an offal story

    Q. Getting really down and dirty, what do anthropologists learn about ancient peoples from coprolites?–Divine  A. These are artifacts of fossilized human dung s...

Facetime

Hotseat

Letters

  • Cheri's not old

    I liked your article about the problem of unshoveled walkways in Charlottesville [News, "Frozen law: Sidewalk scofflaws skate free," December 19, 2002] (http://www.readtheh...

  • Put nature before dam

    Regarding the Woolen Mills Dam controversy [Cover story, "Hot Dam" December 11, 2002] (http://www.readthehook.com/92811/cover-story-hot-dam-should-it-stay-or-s...): There i...

  • Slippery slope planning

    Thanks to The Hook for highlighting the problem of Charlottesville sidewalks uncleared of ice and snow [News, "Frozen law: Sidewalk scofflaws skate free," December 19, 2002...

Cultural preview

  • Lewispalooza

    It would be hard to exaggerate the hype surrounding the bicentennial upon us. The long-anticipated anniversary of a bunch of Virginians (and some Pennsylvanians and Frenchm...

  • Magical children: Give 'em more than shelter

    His 1977 best seller Magical Child launched Joseph Chilton Pearce into the spotlight as one of the granddaddies of modern child development theory. Along with The Crack in ...

  • New niche: NIA movement center moves

    “Make more time for exercise.” “Avoid stress.” “Try something new.”    Resolutions like these tend to appear and reappear with stubborn regularit...

  • On the road again: CVB celebrate at Starr Hill

    It’s been awhile since last we saw Camper Van Beethoven take their act on the road. The group have paid their dues on the touring circuit. For those who may be unfamiliar...

  • Sole food: Nikes, Adidas, and Vasques to boot

    One of the more enduring art memories I have happened while I was visiting friends in New York City. On a rainy Saturday we– and thousands of others– headed for...

  • Wake up! One-man show ups the ante

    "This is not a monologue— it’s a 90-minute play that happens to have only one actor," Amanda McRaven says. She’s talking about the new show that opens tonight in the ...