June 26th, 2003 issue #0225

June 26th, 2003
  • Small potatoes? Dowdell could be looking at life

    Don Corleone, aka the Godfather, famously said, "A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns." He's no lawyer, and briefcases aren't allowed in jail, but federal prosecutors say that 56-year-old Terrence Lee Dowdell has stolen about a hundred million dollars. And he did it using one of the oldest financial swindles: a Ponzi scheme. Dowdell's lawyers, meanwhile, claim that the incarcerated Albemarlean really thought he could find a way to pay back those millions– and provide hefty returns. More on that later.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Published June 26, 2003, in issue #0225 of The Hook Best Supreme Court decision for UVA admissions: The court rules that colleges and universities can consider race to achi...

The Dish

  • Mono deco: History debate on Water Street

    Did you ever notice– perhaps while waiting for that second margarita out on the patio– that Mono Loco is a gem of architectural history? The one-story, cayenne ...

Essays

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    June 26, 2003, at 10am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 9.206 acres at 500 Rodes Drive Debtor: James G. Rice and Shirley H. Palmer-Rice Originally owing: unkno...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old!

    CHARLOTTESVILLE 5/16  Anita L. Stevens to William C. and Jennifer T. Owens, 620 McIntire Road, $160,000 Shelton S., William H., and Richard F. Station and Ann L. Kem...

Real Estate - Off the Block

  • Off the block

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: May 2, 2002, issue #13 ADDRESS: 1910 Barracks Road ASKING PRICE: $549,000 SELLING PRICE: $500,000 DAYS ON MARKET: 464 SELLER'S AGENT: Sonja Casero of ...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Appreciation: What a difference a year makes

    ADDRESS: 872 Locust Avenue ASKING: $735,000 SIZE: 3087 fin. sq. ft., 690 unfin. YEAR BUILT: 1910 NEIGHBORHOOD: North Downtown CURB APPEAL: 9 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY:...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

  • Richmond riches: Bands swamp the Rose

    Circuit Halo, el Presidente, Kojakat Tokyo RoseFriday, June 20   At five on Friday, the tennis court basin of University Ave. pooled with a freakish burst of heavy, p...

  • Speak up: Attack of the cover vultures

    Jeremy Andersonat Coupe DeVille'sMonday, June 23 The pairing of local singer/songwriter Jeremy Anderson with that bastion of collared shirts known as Coupe DeVille's was ...

News

Strange But True

  • Smelly clues: Closed nose kills appetite

    Q. A friend who's studying psychology invites you to dinner but says you must eat blindfolded. For dessert, you need to clip on a nose plug too. Still hungry? ­J. Child &...

Facetime

Hotseat

Letters

  • Leave better half alone

    Regarding your June 12 article, "Not Colin: Downtown's unsung backer," (http://www.readthehook.com/93598/news-not-colin-downtowns-unsung-backer) about Dorothy and Colin Rol...

  • Let's hear from enforcers

    Your recent feature article "Boxcar Willies" [June 19 cover story] (http://www.readthehook.com/93611/cover-box-car-willies-modern-hobos-defy...), while a very well-written ...

  • Make that boxcar sillies

    As someone who works on the Downtown Mall, I have had my share of meetings with the lovely crowd you chose to highlight in your most recent cover story [June 19: "Boxcar wi...

Cultural preview

  • Allusive: Barbee more post- than modern

    Robert Barbee’s paintings appear to be the work of several painters, all of whom have a deep interest in modernist art, just not the same kinds. A quick stroll through th...

  • Hybrid: Skyline Awake-- the sound's familiar...

    Few bands easily walk the line between hardcore and straight-ahead pop/rock. Hardcore, for those of you of the older persuasion without kids, is probably the present day mu...

  • LAB experiments: Summer festival has full plate

    Summer is upon us, and that means it's time for Live Arts’ Fourth Annual Summer Theater Festival. "We're serving up slices of life– nine different ways– plus ...

  • One of US: Taking the oath at Monticello

    Parades and fireworks are fine and dandy, but I’ve got a 4th of July event that could very likely bring tears to your eyes, or at least a big stars-and-stripes smile: wat...

  • Scooper bowl XI: Scream for more than ice cream

    It’s not easy to get kids to eat a healthy diet. My boys just don’t want to hear it when I try to preach the gospel of good nutrition. But you can bet they will be the ...

  • Sign up: Pick up your pen and get started

    The Charlottesville Writing Center is putting out an APB for wannabe writers. With just under two weeks till scheduled start date, the summer poetry course is looking like ...


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