March 20th, 2003 issue #0211

March 20th, 2003
  • Crowded house: It may be cozy, but should it be illegal?

    Published March 20, 2003, in issue #0211 of The Hook BY LISA PROVENCE LISA@READTHEHOOK.COM Catharine Anas lives in the same Piedmont Avenue house where she grew up. In the '40s and '50s, the area was a close-knit neighborhood whose families knew and kept an eye out for each other.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst St. Pat's Day: President George Bush gives Saddam Hussein 48 hours to leave Iraq before the U.S. attacks at "a time of our choosing." Next worst threat besides immine...

The Dish


Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    March 21, 2003, at noon at the Louisa County Courthouse Property: 161 North Anna Drive Debtor: unknown Originally owing: $57,900 Bidder brings: $4,000 or 10 percent of the...

Real Estate - $old

  • Sold!

    CHARLOTTESVILLE 2/20  J. Clay and Mina S. Ford to Richard J. Brewer Jr. and Rhonda E. Quagliana, 117 Westwood Circle, $148,000. 2/21  Charles S. and Carolyn C....

Real Estate - Off the Block

  • Off the Block

    Address: 208 Sixth Street NW Appeared in the Hook : December 5, 2002 in issue #44 Asking Price: $258,000 Selling price: $239,000 Neighborhood: Starr Hill Days on marke...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Hoof it: Bag the commute, save your life

     ASKING: $619,000 SIZE: 2665 fin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1910 ADDRESS: 428 Second Street, NE NEIGHBORHOOD: North Downtown CURB APPEAL: 8 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: L...

Movie Reviews

  • Catchy : Formula works again for King

    Dreamcatcher sucks. Not the movie, the title. Maybe if Stephen King could make up better titles, he'd sell more books, right? It's catchy, no pun intended, and original, bu...

Music Features

  • Number 3, and counting $-- DMB hits the road

    It would be news if the Dave Matthews Band were not planning a summer tour. That story isn't going to happen and no one seems happier than Matthews himself. "I'm always fir...

Music Reviews

  • Fiddlin' around: Irish fans dance and jam

    Ryegrass Rollersat Miller'sSunday, March 16   Sunday night was St. Patty's Eve, a night usually reserved for anti-pinch prep talks and little else. But despite the la...

  • Smartrock: Music to think by

    Marzaks with Stephen Barlingat the MudhouseFriday, March 14   "Smartrock," that genre defined by catchy songs with erudite lyrics, was alive and kicking Friday night ...


Strange But True

  • Dog with remote: Terr loves Lassie

    Q. If dogs got their paws on the channel selector, what programs would they watch? ­W. Wegman  A. When well-known magician and skeptic James "Amazing" Randi got wind...



  • Baldacci: He's already living the fantasy

    Best known for his mega-selling novels, David Baldacci also is a philanthropic kind of guy. In fact, the Virginia Press Association just named him Virginian of the Year, "a...


  • Don't divide Fridays

    I cannot even begin to tell you how bad an idea I think the proposed changes to "Fridays After Five" are [News, "Freebie no more," March 13] (

  • Exposing Northern's "story"

    As the most frequent victim of your Fearless Consumer (three hits over a six-month period) [September 26, 2002: "Weitzner Properties: All three refunds– MIA," Januar...

  • Families will turn off Fridays

    What a shame to put an end to a great family event. Because that's what will happen if the Charlottesville Downtown Foundation starts charging admission and banning food fr...

Cultural preview

  • Charming: Get down with Bishop Allen

    It’s a tossup whether it’s more enjoyable to read the liner notes to the indie-pop group Bishop Allen’s first release, Charm School, than it is to listen to their mus...

  • Dreamy: Magic rules CHS production

    It was an annual spring ritual when I was growing up for the teachers at my elementary school to march the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades across town to watch the dress re...

  • Fasten your belt: Ups and downs in Des Moines

    “I like plays that are not too neat, too finished, too presentable,” says Charles Mee, a playwright, novelist, and historian. “My plays are broken, jagged, filled wit...

  • Making meaning: Does war validate us?

    A historian cited by war correspondent Chris Hedges in his new book has deduced that in the entire history of humankind, there have been just 29 years of global peace. Man,...

  • Varied: Art motifs imitate music

    Artist Farida Hughes name-checks composers Edward Elgar and J.S. Bach before she mentions any hotshot canvas jockeys, and it’s this interest in musical form which loosely...

  • Walk the Walk: Get moving to save lives

    Move your body. Save a life. For the next two Saturdays, community members will have a chance to join the fight against two of the most pervasive killers around: breast can...

Full Stories List for March 20th, 2003 issue #0211

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