April 10th, 2003 issue #0214

April 10th, 2003
  • Land use: Farmers' friend or tax break for the rich?

    Behind lavish eagle-topped gates on Woodlands Road, former Value America mogul Craig Winn lives in a mansion that Albemarle County has assessed at $3.45 million. Fifty acres of rolling Albemarle countryside surround the 8,900-square-foot palace. But because Winn's land is enrolled in a program designed to help farmers, he pays just $976 in taxes on those 50 acres about as much as the owner of a one-acre lot in Forest Lakes pays.

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  • The week in review

    Worst addition to network news: The daily tally of American and British dead, missing, and prisoners of war. Worst omission to network news: The number of Iraqi dead, missi...

The Dish

  • Up, up and... Wild Wing takes off, again

    The rumors are true. After a cold and quiet three-month slumber, the Wild Wing Café is gearing up for a second flight– this time with two new pilots in the cockpit. ...

Essays

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    April 11, 2003, at 1pm at the Charlottesville Courthouse Property: 805 Avon Street Debtor: Kenneth Wayne Turner Originally owing: $94,860 Bidder brings: 10 percent of the ...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old!

    Albemarle 2/27  John C. and Jennifer A. Morgan to Laurie Haan Abraham, 1171 Redfields Road, Redfields, $338,000. William J. and Jeane H. Cato to Ian W. and Beth E. B...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Go figure: Mill House- why, oh why?

    ASKING: $1,075,000 SQUARE FEET: 5,000 sq. ft. finished YEAR BUILT: 1994 ADDRESS: 1500 London Road NEIGHBORHOOD: Inglecress CURB APPEAL: 8 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Sh...

  • On the block update

    Still Available FEATURED IN THE HOOK: November 4, 2002 in issue #40 ADDRESS: Little Pond Lane, Palmyra ASKING: $849,000 YEAR BUILT: 1995 SIZE: 4,000 sq. ft. fin., 1,700 u...

Movie Reviews

  • Robbed! City of God should have won

    The "chicken run" sequence that opens Fernando Meirelles' City of God (Cidade de Deus) is almost worth the price of admission. It includes an amazing shot of the bird runni...

Music Reviews

  • Soft, so soft: No help here for ho-hum tunes

    Shape of Shade South Street BreweryWednesday, April 2, 2003 I first heard the name Shape of Shade while having coffee with a friend. He recently worked with the group to r...

  • Ups and downs: MACRoCk full of surprises

    MACRoCk Harrisonburg's Court Square TheaterFriday, April 4 "I've got a Twizzler, that man's a tree!" one of my companions screamed, holding his candy delight high above hi...

News

Strange But True

  • Sickening? Nose-pickers needn't worry

    Q. Nose-pickers who eat their own exudate– couldn't they get sick from this? What's in the stuff to feed this bizarre habit? ­B. & P. Ferrelly  A. Mucus se...

Facetime

  • Uncorporate: Social worker as rapper

    At 14, Rob Hull was already something of a handful. He had a very-late-night radio show on WTJU that caused so much trouble that he's not sure longtime station boss Chuck T...

Hotseat

  • Grant's retreat: Board departure a mystery

    Gary Grant is no stranger to the hot seat. In fact, he's been on it pretty consistently since he was elected to the at-large seat on the Albemarle County School Board in 19...

Letters

  • A better way to speak: vote

    [Re: "Road protest: Resistance was futile," March 27, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/93240/news-road-protest-resistance-was-futile) Freedom of speech is an interesting A...

  • Arm-numbing experience

    Thanks for your story on the shocking experience at the Pantops Giant. I thought it was only me, as it hasn't happened to my wife. In the winter I had a couple of shocks th...

  • Leave Fridays alone!

    I am writing to express my feelings about proposed changes to Fridays After Five [News, "Freebie no more," March 13, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/93178/news-freebie-no...

  • Prum deserved it

    The Hook could have picked no more deserving writer to honor for its fiction contest [March 13, 2003] this year than Deborah Prum (http://www.readthehook.com/93163/cover-st...

  • Stopping traffic bad move

    In the 1960s, the FBI trained thousands of undercover operatives on campuses such as Berkeley to infiltrate the antiwar movement. It is also known that in a more recent dec...

Cultural preview

  • Experimentation: Big Love takes big risks

    Inspired by Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Women— widely considered the oldest play in Western culture– Charles Mee’s Big Love follows 50 sisters who flee their plann...

  • It's magic! Staunton turns back the clock

    Spring is just blossoming with festivals, I know. So little time, right? But here’s a festival that just might entice you to take the entire weekend off-– or at least a...

  • Luck of roaring... Noise welcomes Chinese New Year

    In ancient times, so the Chinese say, a terrible monster descended from the mountains on the first day of the New Year, destroying villages and crops before returning to it...

  • Luck of roaring... Noise welcomes Chinese New Year

    In ancient times, so the Chinese say, a terrible monster descended from the mountains on the first day of the New Year, destroying villages and crops before returning to it...

  • Luck of roaring... Noise welcomes Chinese New Year

    In ancient times, so the Chinese say, a terrible monster descended from the mountains on the first day of the New Year, destroying villages and crops before returning to it...

  • Softer side

    When my girlfriend, a confirmed musical softy and lover of mush, calls singer/songwriter Dar Williams “good, but really girly at times,” that’s really saying somethin...

  • Two studies: Towns surmount man made woes

    In 1995, the 134 residents of Bayview, an impoverished African-American community on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, learned that a maximum-security prison was slated for const...

  • What's it mean? Theology and art at Mudhouse

    Delmon Brown Hall IV may not be trying to distract viewers with his loopy running commentary, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he did. The artist paints as a highly perso...


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