March 6th, 2003 issue #0209

March 6th, 2003

4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst UVA election casualty: Daisy Lundy, candidate for Student Council President, is assaulted early February 26 by an assailant who allegedly says, "No one wants a nigger...

The Dish

Essays

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    March 10, 2003, at 4pm, at the Fluvanna County Courthouse Property: 27 Tanglewood Road, Palmyra Debtor: Peter D. and Tina R. Derosario Originally owing: $220,000 Bidder br...

Real Estate - $old

  • SOLD

    CHARLOTTESVILLE 1/31  Brandon E. Kremer to Bek and Laura A. Adang, 121 Greenwich Court, Ridgecrest, gift. Shirleen R. Allen and Katherine M. Gerber to David M. and R...

Real Estate - Off the Block

  • Off the block

    Appeared: October 31, 2002, in issue #39 of the Hook Address: 923 Marshall Street Neighborhood: Parkside Year built: 1991 Size: 2500 fin. sq. ft., 800 unfin. sq Asking Pr...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • A real corker: Endless flow for entertaining

    ADDRESS: 2035 Hessian Road ASKING: $629,000 SIZE: 4,000 sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1960 NEIGHBORHOOD: Meadowbrook Hills CURB APPEAL: 8 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Roger Voisin...

Movie Reviews

  • Regal romp: Queen brings down the house

    If Queen Latifah got an Oscar nomination for her minor role in Chicago, she deserves sainthood for what she does in Bringing down the House. This is an extraordinary entert...

Music Reviews

News

  • Drought dries: but wells might too

    Jerry Stenger can't pinpoint the day it ended, but using all the standard measures available in the state climatologist's office, he says the drought is over. One clue is t...

  • Race attack: Alleged assault shakes UVA

    Last fall it was students wearing blackface to a party, now this. In yet another race-related scandal at UVA, a black student council president hopeful was attacked behind ...

  • Roughed up: Golf course project almost there

    Gaylon Beights has been trying to get his Crozet golf course approved by the Albemarle Planning Commission for the past year and a half. Everything was looking green on Jan...

  • That word: Charles Wright limns a winner

    Limn– that pretentious word that so troubled the Hook that we once asked each of our writers to use it. Now we see it used by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. "Snake Ey...

  • Zero tolerance=zero common sense?

    News reports come in with alarming frequency. Four kindergartners are playing cops and robbers when one of them says, "I have a bazooka, and I'm going to shoot you." All fo...

Strange But True

Facetime

Hotseat

  • Casey's choice: Life's one big pajama party

    Stories roll off John Casey's tongue like the proverbial honey. Never satisfied with a one-word answer to any question, Casey remembers and recounts a history redolent of a...

Letters

  • I'm no Barhoppers newbie

    The article about Barhoppers [Performance feature: "Barhoppers back at the rail," February 27, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/99751/short-ones-barhoppers-back-rail) stat...

Cultural preview

  • Divine Disney: The Magic Kingdom of heaven

    Postmodernism is a self-fulfilling concept. As a rejection of other precepts that had long since outgrown their revolutionary geneses, postmodernism was hip. As a nebulous ...

  • Don't laugh! Old folkster's message to kids

    When my kids were little and we’d set off on a long road trip, my bag of traveling tricks would always include several Peter, Paul, and Mary tapes. And as we rolled along...

  • Ruinous "renewal": Probing the legacy of Vinegar Hill

    Most of us know it now as the name of a theater, or perhaps through the living history of Teresa Dowel-Vest’s play, but Vinegar Hill was once much more. For over a centur...

  • Spacey: Samelson's inspired doodles

    If the work in Andra Samelson’s exhibit at the Fayerweather Gallery, the cosmic-theme “Ephemeris” looks like the sort of thing that someone might have doodled while t...

  • Super sweet? Palomar's hyper power pop

    Imagine, if you will, a dark and stormy night in the lab of Dr. Frankenstein. Having already created life once, he turns his attention to giving form and free will to somet...

  • Sweet treats: Witty music weaves mystery

    In 1939, Gian Carlo Menotti received a commission from the National Broadcasting Company to write the first opera specifically composed for a radio listening audience. The ...