April 3rd, 2003 issue #0213

April 3rd, 2003
  • The pits: Dogfighting's bloody aftermath

    The pictures on the walls of Carolyn Foreman's SPCA office are cutesy images of puppies, kittens, and ducks. The photos in her hand, however, are not so endearing. They show the battered bodies of dead dogs. "You can see the bite marks on this one," she says. In another photo, a pit bull is lying on top of the black garbage bag its body was tossed into like yesterday's trash.  "A year ago, if you'd asked me if dogfighting was a problem in our bucolic little 'burb, I'd have said no, everyone loves dogs here," says Foreman.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst Iraq analysis: The war could take much longer than anticipated, according to Lt. Gen. William Wallace, the Army's senior ground commander in Iraq. Worst gaffe by a wa...

The Dish

  • Not Spotless: Corner gets burger pit back

    White Spot fans can now enjoy their Gusburgers and gyros without the fear of falling plaster. The emergency repairs necessitated by a roof collapse in early March are compl...

Essays

Real Estate

  • Auctions: Foreclosure and Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy auctions: April 9, 2003, at 5pm at 1535 Green Creek Road, Schuyler Property: 1535 Green Creek Road Debtor: unknown Originally owing: n/a Bidder brings: 10 perc...

Real Estate - $old

  • Sold!

    Charlottesville 3/13  Bruce C. and Bobra F. Locker to Frank H. and Tracy S. Weaver, 611 Beechwood Drive, $202,500. Macrosoft Systems Inc. to Alan D. and Joan Haverso...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Mount Fair: Views and history intersect

    ASKING: $1.9 million SQUARE FEET: 3400 fin., 1700 unfin. YEAR BUILT: 1848 ADDRESS: Slam Gate Road NEIGHBORHOOD: White Hall CURB APPEAL: 9 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Ro...

Real Estate - Update

  • Real estate update

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: December 26, 2002, in issue #47 ADDRESS: 306 12th Street NE ASKING PRICE: $210,000 SELLING PRICE: $217,000 DAYS ON THE MARKET: 60 SELLER'S AND BUYER'S...

Movie Reviews

  • Too familiar: A man playing a part

    As a man playing a part in A Man Apart, Vin Diesel proves himself the best actor among the current action heroes, arguably the best since Harrison Ford. He manages this wit...

Music Reviews

News

  • Coordinated: New lanes, lights help flow

    By making such a stink about it, the Lewis Mountain neighborhood seems to have transformed the "1,200-car monster" into a million dollar road-fixer. And UVA's footing the b...

  • DMBeat it: Nancies goes for Mayer

    Dave Matthews Band, Charlottesville's greatest contribution to pop culture, has grown so passé that an award-winning fan site has found a new object of its affection: John...

  • Review upheaval: Two freelancers quit over new column

    The Fluvanna Review's introduction of a new columnist last month spurred one negative letter. Reaction from Review writers, however, was more heated; two of them have quit ...

  • Shock and ow! Shoppers charge it at Giant

    Customers are getting a charge out of shopping at the new Giant grocery store on Pantops. Literally. The Hook recently heard several reports of shoppers who had received sh...

  • Shooting up: Building biz at Botox parties

    The table is set with wine and cheese, and the eager host awaits his guests' arrival. But this is no ordinary cocktail party– it's a Botox bash, and the guests won't ...

  • Survival: Can museum avoid extinction?

    Usually budget cuts are annoying flesh wounds that require limping along on less: no raises, no new hires, reduced hours. The UVA branch of the Virginia Museum of Natural H...

  • You've got mail: but is Tovaris secure?

    Local tech company Tovaris makes email secure, but its own future, it seems, has plenty of question marks. When it was started in 1999, Tovaris' potential seemed limitless&...

Strange But True

  • Mr. Mom: George craves pickles

    Q. What might lead a guy to think he's pregnant? ­M. Jackson  A. Oh, the usual things: abdominal swelling and discomfort, morning nausea, unusual food cravings, brea...

Facetime

  • Big Ray: He and his Kats go nationwide

    Ray Caddell, owner of Charlottesville's Century 21 Real Estate Office, leads a double life. Most days, he's the "hard-working nice guy" of the realty world. But sometimes, ...

Hotseat

  • Rob Bell: Delegate law and order

    During his first term in the General Assembly representing the 58th District, Rob Bell discovered one of the advantages of being an elected official: "If I see things in th...

Letters

  • Don't let Stover 'clean' your food

    I oppose judgment regarding food choices. Sara Stover [Culture: Walkabout: "Art of eating: Spring clean your body," March 13] (http://www.readthehook.com/99786/art-eating-s...

  • Skeen: Get off my back!

    I'm a taxpaying man, owner of C&S Motors, sick and tired of being bothered by Scottsville's city council and their hired guns. Ever since the talk of big bucks coming t...

Cultural preview

  • Avant garde: Digital art not poles apart

    For people who are often disturbed by the way modern technology shrinks and distorts our world, here’s an exhibit that will really creep you out. The Fayerweather Gallery...

  • GPS basics: I was lost, but now I'm found

    Spring break is right around the corner, and I can hear the moaning already: “Where can we go, Mom? What can we do?” When they get to a certain age, kids seem like lost...

  • Hear ye! Eugenics debate targets deaf

    Listen up. You might remember from grade school history lessons that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. But did you know that this pioneer in communications tech...

  • Up, up... Listen to tales and soar

    Did you know that there’s currently only one children’s radio program dedicated to the tradition of oral storytelling in all of Central Virginia? I didn’t, until rece...

  • What's funny? Should war be parodied?

    It was just a matter of hours, once the tanks started rolling across the Kuwaiti border, before the late-night wise guys began lampooning Operation Iraqi Freedom.The green ...

  • Where's everybody? MACRoCk clears the town

    If I were you, I’d get a new haircut, learn more about the world, and lose the SUV. But I’d also take a holiday from our little ‘burg for the weekend, and make my way...