May 29th, 2003 issue #0221

May 29th, 2003
  • Unhappy camper: Hiker takes a walk in the courts

    By early May, Margaret Jackson figured she'd be hiking somewhere in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, photographing blooming rhododendrons and mountain laurel along the Appalachian Trail. Instead, she found herself sitting on a hardwood bench in Charlottesville's General District Court, waiting for a man who she says took her money, her trust, and nearly destroyed her dream. Life has been anything but happy trails for Jackson these past few months.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best reason for Cavaliers to celebrate: UVA wins the NCAA lacrosse championship May 26. Worst reason: State funding continues to drop at Virginia's flagship university, rea...

The Dish


  • Potent weapon: Make sanctions, not war (yet)

    Military action dominates the media coverage, but recent developments underscore, once again, the effectiveness of economic sanctions in punishing rogue regimes and persuad...

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    June 5, 2003, at 12:30pm at the Nelson County Courthouse Property: 667 Front Street, Lovingston Debtor: Brian M. West Originally owing: $67,000 Bidder brings: $6,700 or 10...

  • Off the block

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: August 8, 2002, issue #27 ADDRESS: 4525 Clark Road, White Hall ASKING PRICE: $262,000 SELLING PRICE: $230,000 DAYS ON THE MARKET: 60 SELLER'S AGENT: B...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old!

    ALBEMARLE 3/31  Carl R. and Noel M. Purdy to Per O. and Pamela S. Sjolinder, 0.011 acre at 646 Miller School Road, $3,000. Fonda P. and Albert Crawford Sr. to Dragan...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Up the creek: It's just you and the deer

    ASKING: $325,000 SIZE: 2045 fin. sq. ft./ 2200 unfin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1989 ADDRESS: 689 Burchs Creek Road NEIGHBORHOOD: Western Albemarle CURB APPEAL: 7 out of a possib...

Movie Reviews

  • Fish story: Nemo wows the small fry

    David Letterman would love to introduce two box office champions: "Neo, Nemo... Nemo, Neo." Somewhere between sentimental scenes at the beginning and end, amid enough melod...

Music Reviews


Strange But True

  • Heavy duty: Grab barbell, then jump

    Q. Your long-jumping buddies get tired of losing to you, so they decide on a handicap: You must jump while holding a three-kilogram weight in each hand. "That oughtta do it...




  • Earl's the real thing

    I thoroughly enjoyed the cover story on Earl Hamner ["Earl's world," May 15] ( He and I worked t...

Cultural preview

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