April 24th, 2003 issue #0216

April 24th, 2003

4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst looting: First the theft of priceless artifacts in Baghdad's National Museum of Antiquities and then the burning of the National Library leave Iraq's cultural heritag...

The Dish

Essays

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    April 24, 2003, at 10:30am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 1.108 acres near Greenwood on State Route 600 Debtor: Orlando Turner Originally owing: $60,300 Bidd...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old!

    CHARLOTTESVILLE 3/27  Curtis O. Kenney to Grace L. Tinsley, 932 Charlton Avenue, gift. 3/28  John J. and Heather L. Gildea to Joshua W. and Tracie M. Murrah, 1...

Real Estate - Off the Block

  • Off the Block

    FEATURED IN THE HOOK: October 24, 2002, issue #38 ASKING PRICE: $469,000 SELLING PRICE: $455,000 ADDRESS: 1512 Buck Mountain Road, Free Union DAYS ON THE MARKET:180 days SE...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Stylin': "Eclectic" defines Mineral mansion

    ASKING: $238,000 SIZE: 3,576 sq. ft. fin. YEAR BUILT: 1900 ADDRESS: 331 Mineral Avenue NEIGHBORHOOD: Mineral in Louisa County CURB APPEAL: 7 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY:...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

News

  • $80K missing?: City says Adelphia owes big bucks

    Trouble is no stranger to cable company Adelphia. After a very public bankruptcy claim in June 2002 (featuring perp walks for Adelphia's ruling Rigas family), problems now ...

  • Grisham's latest: A Painted House debuts on CBS

    JONESBORO– Author John Grisham says he likes the movie that was made from one of his novels, A Painted House, based on his childhood years in northeast Arkansas. "It...

  • Groove be gone

     Crews from Atkins Excavating Inc. of Greenville have begun re-routing a water line around Little Ivy Creek, the first step to getting West Leigh its drive back. The I...

  • Honeymoon's over: Schilling and Lynch trade barbs

    Usually press conferences are pretty tame affairs, so when lone Republican Rob Schilling called April 15 to say he was holding one to explain why he voted against City Coun...

  • Panhandling panned: No more Mall driving, either

    It's happened to Jim Tolbert at Bizou, at Miller's, at Rapture, and at Blue Light Grill. While Tolbert was dining outside at those restaurants, someone came up to ask him f...

  • Pioneer women: Is there gold across the tracks?

    Head south on Second Street S.E., cross the railroad tracks, and you may find yourself in Charlottesville's new XX-rated district. But don't worry, there won't be any pasti...

  • Reined in: Wasted Wahoos risk Foxfield's license

    Foxfield president Benjamin Dick has a problem with a recent Daily Progress headline that reads, "ABC reaches agreement with Foxfield." "That never happened," says Dick. "W...

Strange But True

  • Be like Mike: Headless fowl goes on and on

    Q. People can obviously live with missing arms, legs, kidney, lung, gall bladder, eyes, ears, nose, and much more. But wouldn't a headless human be impossible? ­I. Crane ...

Facetime

  • Lady Jane: Portrait of a peacenik

    Jane Foster lives with her husband of 50 years in a white cottage with yellow trim, nestled in a woody grove. You'd expect her to be on the local neighborhood association t...

Hotseat

  • Go west, young woman

    One gets the feeling that for Teresa Dowell-Vest, race is never not an issue. It's integral to her work as a playwright, director, and actress, and even to her former day j...

Letters

  • Boo on the protesters

    Why you would even give space to the students of Charlottesville High School [News, March 27: "Road protest: resistance was futile"] (http://www.readthehook.com/93240/news-...

  • Hale's got a chance

    I enjoyed your reports of long-shot challenges to incumbents in the 5th Congressional and 57th House districts [April 17, "4Better or Worse"] (http://www.readthehook.com/93...

  • Texas dealers lie, too

    I really can relate to your car salvage story [Cover story, "Taken for a ride," January 23, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/92968/cover-story-taken-ride-loopholes-lemons...

  • Vote with your dollars

    I would like to call recent letter writer Michael Burns [April 10, Letters: "A better way to speak: vote"] (http://www.readthehook.com/93296/letter-better-way-speak-vote) o...

Cultural preview

  • Facing the future: Hospice helps kids cope with loss

    Childhood should be a magical time, a time when a child’s growing awareness of the world is met with a state of awe and wonder that adults sometimes envy. When a young pe...

  • Favorite sons: Native plants personalize gardens

    If your knowledge of local flora begins and ends with the dogwood, then the Virginia Native Plant Society has something to teach you. Actually, the local Jefferson Chapter ...

  • Gimme two: Shepard duo wraps up season

    Regarded as one of the country’s foremost playwrights, Sam Shepard integrates wild humor, grotesque satire, mythology, and spare language to create a subversive pop art v...

  • Intertidal: Dye's art of the hot zone

    Photographer Victoria Dye had occasion to spend a couple weeks at Washington’s Olympic National Park and had the presence of mind to bring along a camera. Olympic Nationa...

  • Mean minxes: Girls' aggression isn't a joke

    One teenage girl to another: “No offense, but you’re dressed really slutty today.”  We call it catty, we call it mean. We characterize it as friendly sniping and...

  • Rock is dead: Long live hip-hop

    About a week ago, I couldn’t sleep, so I began a long Socrates-style dialog with my better half (of my mind; I call him Pepe) about whether hip-hop is the future of music...


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