February 27th, 2003 issue #0208

February 27th, 2003
  • Icons or eyesores? VDOT vows to replace roadside memorials

    The small white cross surrounded by a wreath of faded flowers stands on the shoulder of the road. At another spot, someone has used black electrical tape to fasten a second cross to a tree, but that inconspicuous cross, its wood rotting, escapes the casual glance. Some roadside memorials, like that one, exist almost anonymously. Only friends and family of the victims notice them. Other memorials grab your attention like neon signs.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst week for clubbing: Twenty-one people are killed when club-goers stampede to the exits in a Chicago nightclub February 17. And at least 97 people die in a Rhode Island...

The Dish

  • Scuttlebutt: Elliewood's Crab is back

    The Crab has had it with hibernating. As of last Friday, the newest eatery on Elliewood Avenue is back in action, and just in time for Spring-­ not to mention crab season....

Essays

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    February 27, 2003, at 9am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 1640 Redwing Lane, Hollymead Debtor: O. Diane and J. Frank Sargeant III Originally owing: $60,000 Bi...

Real Estate - $old

  • Sold!

    ALBEMARLE 1/15  Redfields Development Corp. to Wendell W. Gibson Inc., lot in Redfields, $59,500. Patricia B. Graham to Joseph N. Hartley and Maurice A. Levin, 3210 ...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Let it B: Will B-3 zoning spell its doom?

    ASKING: $225,000 SQUARE FEET: 1798 fin./674 unfin. YEAR BUILT: 1920 ADDRESS: 226 Douglas Avenue NEIGHBORHOOD: Belmont CURB APPEAL: 8 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Jan-Bas...

Movie Reviews

  • Dig it! Cradle 2 Grave rocks

    Biker Boyz was expected to be the black version of The Fast and the Furious, but it turned out to be a dud. Now here's the multiracial Cradle 2 the Grave, which is nonstop,...

Music Reviews

  • Cheaper than Nikes: APC docks with Shipp

    The collaboration of Anti-Pop Consortium and Matthew Shipp has easily twin-peaked their respective careers. Hip-hop, modern classical, free jazz, and glitch (music centered...

  • Otherworldly: Holst's Planets soothe souls

    Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestraat Cabell HallSunday, February 23 I made it two minutes too late. By the time I reached Old Cabell, panting from my parki...

News

Strange But True

  • Zoo bullies: Throwing their weight around

    Q. What four-legged zoo favorite outsizes an 800-pound gorilla by plenty, has a reputation for squashing humans, and sports built-in jogging shoes? ­R. O'Donnell  A...

Facetime

Hotseat

Letters

  • Can the cant

    Excellent article on the "soccer mom" in trouble [Cover story, "Eight years for a 'minor' offense?" February 20] (http://www.readthehook.com/93079/cover-story-eight-years-m...

  • Eight years is an insult

    Eight years for a son's 16th birthday party where beer was served is way too severe a sentence. [February 20 cover story: "Eight years: for a 'minor' offense?"] (http://www...

Cultural preview

  • Fat Saturday: Mardi Gras on the slopes

    Booze, beads, boobs, bawdy behavior-– what would Mardi Gras be without these indulgent ingredients? Is it possible to celebrate this most decadent of holidays in a health...

  • Living the legend: Mandan life on display

    Pint-sized adventurers who wander down the hall to the Back Gallery at the Virginia Discovery Museum often find themselves in another world. Until May 4, these explorers ca...

  • Local debut: Heavy stuff for teens' souls

    It’s been a long time since I was a teenager, plowing through three or four 130-page books a week, eagerly exercising a reader’s young appetite.I read books called The ...

  • Short ones: Barhoppers back at the rail

    Barhoppers 2003 continues Offstage Theater's winter tradition of transforming some Charlottesville watering holes into theatrical venues. It's an evening of eight short pla...

  • Still "king": Earnhart & friends take the Prism

    The upcoming week is packed with great shows: Scene Creamers on Friday at Tokyo Rose (the new band of Ian Svenonius and Michelle Mae, formerly of D.C.-based The Make-Up); a...

  • Zoo story? Animals up close and personal

    For his exhibit at the Second Street Gallery, National Geographic photographer Michael Nichols has gone enlargement crazy. He’s blown up his photos from 35 millimeter pri...


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