April 17th, 2003 issue #0215

April 17th, 2003
  • Real makeovers: Zippy transformations of movers and shakers

    From the classic Jerry Springer maniacal shows (Help me, Jerry! My stepmother's in love with me, but she won't get rid of her mullet!) to Oprah's teary remodelings of frumpy housewives, one thing is clear everyone loves a makeover. The Hook recently teamed up with the area's top fashionistas to transmogrify some of our most notable locals. Politicians, students, and even a well-known radio personality agreed to be transformed.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst week for Iraqi sculptors: Statues of Saddam Hussein come tumbling down. Best week for American armed forces: Major combat in Iraq is essentially over. Worst date for ...

The Dish

  • Crowded out: Caffe meets Royale end

    Coffee lovers on The Corner just lost one of their favorite low-key haunts. Having occupied a prime piece of real estate in the gorgeous and historic Chancellor Building fo...

Essays

  • Clothes modification: How fashion defines us

    A woman I used to work with had a bad clothes reputation. Her problem wasn't overt sexiness or mindless trendiness. Rather, it was that she dramatically changed her "look" ...

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    April 22, 2003, at 10am at the Madison County Courthouse Property: Four lots in Rag Mountain Estates, Syria Debtor: Gail Ann Shotwell Originally owing: $62,250 Bidder brin...

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  • $old!

    Albemarle 3/5  Berta Margarita Gomez to Edith S. Ballard, unit in Chamberlain Village condominiums, 508 Worthington Drive, $304,500. James B. Spence III, Trustee, to...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Halfway house: Bring on the other half

    ASKING: $750,000 SQUARE FEET: 4400– all unfinished YEAR BUILT: 1920 ADDRESS: 208 South Street NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown CURB APPEAL: 8 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Ca...

  • Still Available

    FEATURED IN THE HOOK: November 21, 2002 in issue #42 ADDRESS: Herndon House, 347 Main St. Scottsville ASKING: $164,000 YEAR BUILT: 1830 LISTED BY: Cameron Crounse of Remax ...

Movie Reviews

  • Dig it! Holes not too deep for kids

    In the 1960s, when America emerged from its age of innocence, Walt Disney Pictures lost their grip on what constituted "family viewing." Television began to catch up with r...

Music Reviews

  • Close to home: Pointed melodies mirror tales

    Greasy BeansAt Prism CoffeehouseSaturday, April 12  I've always wondered about those mega-clubs on Ibiza, where tourists go to thump under suds and colored lights. Ev...

  • Singular vision: Short set, long songs

    FountainheadAt JabberwockyFriday, April 11  Clothes appeared to be on the outs at Jabberwocky last Friday night: Awash in a sea of tight pants, midriff-bearing tops, ...

News

Strange But True

  • Hair raising: Stop smiling and run!

    Q. Oh, neat! You're outdoors on a lookout platform at Sequoia National Park when your long hair starts frizzing out like a halo, standing straight up on top. Your brother a...

Facetime

  • Alchemy: Brown trades metal for classics

    The audiences for classical guitarist Greg Brown may have difficulty imagining Brown as a metal band rocker. But he's proud to defend his metal history. "I learned more thr...

  • Foot in door: Cordell's skill fills his classes

    Garden Ecology isn't full; nor is Trees of Central Virginia, although Culture and Romance of Western Europe has been canceled. Introduction to Screenwriting, on the other h...

Hotseat

  • Relaxed: Bobby Thompson keeps CHS calm

    In schools today, students with problems have seemingly limitless resources to help them cope. But in the late 1980s, when Bobby Thompson was teaching in Dallas, Texas, the...

Letters

  • Botox makes losers

    In reference to the article on Botox parties [Hook Ink, April 3: "Shooting up: Building biz at Botox parties"] (http://www.readthehook.com/93275/newsbiz-shooting-building-b...

  • Facts tell pit bull story

    Thank you so much for your article about pit bulls [Cover story, "Rescued," April 3, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/93261/cover-story-pits-dogfightings-bloody-af...). I ...

  • Gladiators next?

    I thought the Charlottesville area was a civilized community. But dog fighting? Cock fighting? [Cover sidebar, "Who cares? Cocks don't evoke same sympathy," April 3, 2003] ...

  • LETTER- Death be not proud

    One is always pleased when prosecutors decide not to seek the death penalty, particularly when the defendants are teenagers [April 10, 4Better or Worse: "Best break for all...

  • Voting's not good enough

    As an anti-war demonstrator, I agree with Michael Burns' criticism of demonstration street-blocking tactics [Letter, "A better way to speak: Vote," April 10, 2003] (http://...

Cultural preview

  • Act better: Summer classes improve form

    As the temperatures warm up a bit and the end of the academic year looms on the horizon, planning activities for the fast-approaching summer may be on your to-do list. If y...

  • Dear Mom: More chances to save the earth

    Anybody remember Earth Day? Demonstrations against the war in Vietnam occupied the news on April 22, 1970, when Senator Gaylord Nelson’s national environmental protest to...

  • Metal for pedals: Bands jam for bike odyssey

    If I were to be told that a person was planning to ride her bicycle from Maine to Florida in 30 days or less, my mind would instantly suggest a number of reasons, of varyin...

  • Omnia Gaelia... Two nations, finally together

    The Protestant Reformation played hob with Europe, sundering ancient ties across the continent. The medieval culture of the Gaels was one victim: Scotland embraced Protesta...

  • Tiptoe through: Local gardens-- glimpses of glory

    Pooped-out from planting perennials? Not sure how to add shape and variety to your backyard, or enhance the curb appeal out by the mailbox? Tired of the same old shrubs, ye...

  • Un-common: Two artists little connection

    The human body in art has been around probably as long as art. This is just a guess, but a pretty safe one. Whoever might have been around to record something like that has...


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