July 31st, 2003 issue #0230

July 31st, 2003
  • Survivors: Three lives rebound from crumpled cars

    For 15-year-old Kapeka Aweau, Friday, March 10, 2000, was supposed to be the first day of the rest of her life. But things took an unexpected swerve, and nothing has been the same since. For the first time in months, Aweau says, she was going on a "girls' night out." No big plans– drive around, listen to music, get an ice cream. Most of her friends at Monticello High School did that sort of thing every day. Aweau, however, was a teen mom, who typically went straight home to Keene to be with her four-month-old son, Kai. Hanging out was a rare adventure.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best American in Paris story: Lance Armstrong wins the Tour de France for the fifth time in a row. Worst week for Saddam Hussein: U.S. forces kill his sons, Uday and Qusay,...

The Dish

  • Sail away: Fuel goes nautical

     If you've driven past the former Market Street CafĂ© and Chevron station in the past week, you've probably given yourself whiplash checking out the massive canopy fra...

Essays

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    August 5, 2003, at 3pm at the Charlottesville Courthouse Property: 855 Locust Avenue Debtor: Virginia D. Yarboro Originally owing: $115,500 Bidder brings: 10 percent of th...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old!

    Albemarle 5/22  Barbara B. and Thurman K. Williams Jr. to Dwayne K. Williams, 18.14 acres on State Route 647, Keswick, $56,525. Charles M. and Elizabeth G. Robertson...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Romper room: Schoolhouse adds to the charm

    ADDRESS: 56 Pine Hill Lane ASKING: $279,000 (house and four acres) $399,000 (above plus additional three acres and schoolhouse) SIZE: 3800 fin. sq. ft., 200 unfin. YEAR BUI...

Movie Reviews

  • Chemistry 101: Not Much 'Gee!' in Gigli

    Sometimes actors who hate each other can still create sparks on screen, and sometimes off-screen chemistry can't be captured by the camera (and sometimes even if it is it ...

Music Reviews

News

  • Living's large: Does it threaten Albemarle?

    As Virginia Living gears up to release its fifth issue in August, Albemarle magazine is pounding away on its 95th. Albemarle clearly has seniority in the regional publicati...

  • Pedophile fix: Did the tumor cause it?

    There was something wrong with the schoolteacher with the headache– doctors could see that from the start. Though charming and intelligent, the 40-year-old man couldn...

  • Reborn dot-bomb: Boxerjam Media's got game

    In a large multi-desk office overlooking the Downtown Mall, four people stare intently at computer screens as their fingers fly across the keyboards. The room is silent exc...

  • The final days: Buddy Hackett's last interview

    By some quirk of fate, my girlfriend and I were two of the last people to speak to actor/comedian Buddy Hackett. At the age of 78, Hackett died June 30, five days after I i...

  • TLC in town: A Makeover Story visits Charlottesville

    [Note: please also read our makeover essay on page 55.–ed.] Makeover madness has been sweeping the country, and now it's blowing right into town. A Makeover Story, a...

  • Trail nix III: Busted blades on Bland

    Some people were angry about the brush pile that a Bland Circle resident erected over the portion of the Rivanna Trail that once crossed her property, but they were helples...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Rule-breaking: Pick your targets carefully

    The current business climate encourages rule breakers. Not the kind at Enron– those are law breakers. Rule breakers break with convention. Sallie Krawcheck, for examp...

Strange But True

  • Grape fizz: The skinny on microwaving

    Q. Why do grapes spark in the microwave? –Bacchus  A. Don't try this, unless your life insurance is paid up and you have a spare microwave in the basement! This...

Facetime

Hotseat

  • Gary O'Connell: The man behind the curtain

    After almost eight years as Charlottesville's city manager, Gary O'Connell's strategy for keeping his five bosses on City Council happy is pretty simple. "When good things ...

Letters

  • Hot pants at Hook?

    Did a Charlottesville City Councilor actually use the phrase "little smartypants" [News, "Pudhouse shut: City officials gloat, blame Hook," July 17] (http://www.readthehook...

  • Kluge should know better

    Patricia Kluge can talk all she wants about her environmentally friendly development [Letter, "Condon doesn't know Kluge," July 10] (http://www.readthehook.com/93705/letter...

  • Not all well with women at UVA

    The recent Hook cover story, "Women at UVA" [July 17, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/93731/cover-women-women-everywhere-trying-jum...) is a fine summary of UVA's exhibit...

  • Rose is a treasure

    We were dismayed that you used Darrell Rose's picture to illustrate your mean-spirited little article on Mall musicians [Cover story, "Summer tips," July 24, 2003] (http://...


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