August 14th, 2003 issue #0232

August 14th, 2003
  • Meadowcreek Parkway: One word or two?

    The parkway that's long been on the books is known as Meadowcreek– one word, not two. And no one seems to know why. Will Rieley, the landscape architect Charlottesville hired to advise the city on its portion of the parkway, says he usually spells Meadowcreek as two words. "I've wondered where it got put together," he says. "It sounds like a subdivision."

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  • Stream of consciousness: UVA gives Meadow Creek second chance

    They're coming out. They're diversifying and multiplying. They're beginning to sing a little more about seeing the light and wail a little less about paradises being paved. The benthic macroinvertebrates of Meadow Creek have been laying low and dying out from high levels of pollution that curb the creek's ability to support various types of critters, including crayfish and dragonflies. Their reduced numbers suggest that the creek's ecosystem is headed down the tube. Where did all the little guys go?

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  • UVA's lost pond

    While it's known officially by Wahoos as Nameless Field, the large expanse of turf between Memorial Gym and Alderman Library has certainly been cursed on the lips of many a UVA student attempting to use the field for anything other than an impromptu slip n' slide. Like the Dell, its grassy neighbor to the west across Emmet Street, Nameless Field has its dry days, but is more often then not soggy. What students might not realize is that they're playing on ground that once served as UVA's largest pond.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst dog abuse: Binding the front paws of a boxer and dumping her off a 27-foot Albemarle County bridge. Despite her two broken legs and head injuries, the dog is doing we...

The Dish

  • For sale: Dew Drop Inn

     How'd you like to have a piece of history to call your very own? Ever wanted to own a restaurant? If you answered yes to both questions, Dish has the answer for you: ...

Essays

  • Terror futures: Why Pentagon betting is good

    "Appalling," " repugnant," and "incredibly stupid" were a few of the choice words used by two U.S. senators, Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Ron Wyden (D-WA) over a Pentagon propos...

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    August 14, 2003, at 2pm at the Fluvanna Courthouse Property: 681 Jefferson Drive, Palmyra Debtor: unknown Originally owing: $129,900 Bidder brings: $12,900 or 10 percent o...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old!

    Albemarle 5/28  Joseph E. and Marie E. Grasso to Lawrence A. Garretson and Susan Sherman, 818 Harris Road, Willoughby, $197,000. Michael K. and Leah G. Matthew to Zh...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Rural sanctuary: No need to leave home

    ADDRESS: 1930 White Hall Road ASKING: $528,500 SIZE: 3600 fin., 600 unfin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: Original cabin unknown, additions 1960s, '70s, and '80s. NEIGHBORHOOD: Crozet...

Music Reviews

News

The Brazen Careerist

  • Desperation: Get experts to help you out

    There came a point in my career when my company went bankrupt, the economy was in the dumps, and my network of friends and acquaintances was getting me nowhere. Like all jo...

Strange But True

  • Gassed: No gators under Big Apple

    Q. Are there really alligators living in the sewers of New York, flushed down as overgrown pets, or is this just a fanciful urban legend? ­E. S. Aller  A. "I suppose...

Facetime

  • Spinning gold: World is Slezak's loom

    Suzanne Zito Slezak is not the Brothers Grimm image that one imagines when they think of the traditional art of spinning– a wrinkled old woman bent over a wheel churn...

Hotseat

Letters

  • "Eyesore" it is!

    I resent the characterization of the owners of All Things Pawssible as innocent victims of a bumbling city bureaucracy [News, "Dogged daycare," July 31] (http://www.readthe...

  • Hollymead Target's too far

    As a recent transplant to Charlottesville and a former avid Target shopper, I was pleased to read that the Albemarle Board of Supervisors had finally approved rezoning the ...

  • Virginia daycare needs help

    I am writing in response to the June 26, 2003, news article, "Bright Beginnings violations vex center." I thought to myself that these types of violations are often found i...

Cultural preview

  • Hot sax: Originals mix it up

    Joshua Mayo and Dain Northat O'Neil'sSaturday, August 2 Going outside my comfort zone has never been something I've been that good at. Whether it be friends, girlfriends, ...