July 24th, 2003 issue #0229

July 24th, 2003
  • Kayley's Constellations

    Hubbard was taking a course on War & Peace and Anna Karenina on Monday nights at Lakeland Community College, and the professor was Hubbard's age, which didn't inspire confidence. Most of the students were older than the professor, older than Hubbard: bearded, backpack-toting retirees, and middle-aged women with loud raspy voices. The men usually nodded off during class, while the women rambled on about their own unhappy families, and this didn't inspire confidence either, at least not in Hubbard.

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  • My Father's Heart

    True to form, my father maintained control even when his heart seized up like a jammed cogworks. He raised his hand and shook his head, refusing help from concerned friends slicing balls on the golf course near him. "It's just a little indigestion," he said. "I can handle it." Only when he started gulping air and the band of pain threatened to snap his ribs, only then did my father stow his golf clubs and allow himself to be driven to the emergency room.

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  • Schneiderman

    I dreamt about Andy Warhol again: soup cans everywhere. Schneiderman says I'm his only patient with post-modernist dreams. I say, you're a friggin' lunatic, and how about you just up my dosage of Wellbutrin and we call it a day? Why does he get to sit there and listen to my story when even I'm sick of hearing it, and then I have to pay him a 125 bucks an hour? He should be paying me to give him my "personal history." This is just the evaluation stage, so he can get the big picture, he says, and then we'll start fixing all the ugly parts.

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  • Summer tips: Shakin' up the dog days

    You're at your wits end? Have the heat and rain drained you of your last will to get off the couch? No worries. We've compiled a list of unexpected activities that are sure to send your ennui packing.   That's the ticket!

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best decision for wannabe Target shoppers: The Albemarle Board of Supervisors on July 16 approves 5 to 1 rezoning the portion of Hollymead Town Center that will house the p...

The Dish

Essays

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    July 24, 2003, at 3pm at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 1640 Redwing Lane, Hollymead Debtor: O. Diane and J. Frank Sargeant III Originally owing: $60,000 Bidder...

Real Estate - Off the Block

  • Off the block

    FEATURED IN THE HOOK: April 17, 2003, in issue #0215 ASKING: $750,000 SQUARE FEET: 4400– all unfinished YEAR BUILT: 1920 ADDRESS: 208 South Street NEIGHBORHOOD: Downt...

Real Estate - On the Block

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

  • Space travel: '60s CD takes a UFO ride

    Some girls like mink. Some like diamonds. I like the Troggs. A few years ago, my mom handed over her coveted breadbox of '60s singles. As a kid, I'd tried to sneak in a few...

  • Welcome Break: Local stars glitter at party

    A pair of free tickets is enough to get me to go almost anywhere– including, but not limited to, rock shows, peep shows, sorority mixers, musicals, and demolition der...

News

The Brazen Careerist

  • Read wisely: Job prospects may depend on it

    The flair with which you grow and prune your reading pile directly affects your career trajectory. Sure, you can learn from enlisting mentors and taking on new projects, bu...

Strange But True

  • Tee hee: Get someone else to do it

    Q. Can you tickle yourself into a fit of laughter? –Elmo  A. "I'm aware of no one who can do this," says University of Maryland Baltimore County psychologist Ro...

Letters

  • Hilarity at the Hook

    Regarding the letters you received regarding Emmett Boaz [Letters, July 17, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/issues/0228). Some people have no sense of humor. I got a big ...

  • Look to the Word

    Here are some corrections to the article [News, "Barnhill lives," July 3] (http://www.readthehook.com/93681/news-barnhill-lives-prosecute-me-not-my...) of which you should ...

  • My, how the Kluge has fallen

    I wanted to give Patricia Kluge a break. She has to overcome all the stereotypes about recipients of great wealth. Her public and private life is subject to a level of scru...

  • Strong words, weak cause

    I do not wish to embarrass Patricia Kluge by pointing out all of the inaccuracies in her recent letter to the Hook [July 10:"Condon doesn't know Kluge"] (http://www.readthe...

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