September 18th, 2003 issue #0237

September 18th, 2003
  • Citizens to the polls

    October 6 is the deadline for registering to vote in the November 4 election. County wannabe voters can find registration forms at the Registrar's office in the DMV building on Pantops, in the DMV lobby, in all local high schools, and other locations. Call 951-6798.

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  • Forums: Where informed citizens hang out

    Thursday, September 18, 7pm. Eric Strucko and David Wyant. Batesville Methodist Church. Sponsored by the Batesville Ruritans. Monday, September 22, 7pm. All BOS candidates. Westminster Presbyterian Church Library. Sponsored by ANA, ASAP, CFA, EEC, PEC. Monday, September 29, 7pm. All BOS candidates. County Office Building. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Wednesday, October 1, 7pm. White Hall and at-large School Board candidates. Henley Middle School. Sponsored by the Coalition for a Responsible School Board.

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  • Hot races: 15 candidates, 7 seats, 14 questions

    It's not a presidential election year, and frankly, the Albemarle County and state General Assembly elections don't have quite the same cachet and voter-drawing power as those with name-brand national candidates.

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  • Huh? What's a Soil and Water Conservation District?

    One of the most perplexing items demanding the attention of Albemarle County voters is the election of directors to the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. Huh? The candidates on the November 4 ballot– Nick Evans and Steven Meeks– are the two incumbents on the district's board representing Albemarle, so it's not even a contested race.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst weather forecast: Hurricane Isabel Best chad-related twist: A federal appeals court rules punch-card ballots in six California counties are unacceptable, potentially ...

Editor's Note

  • New music reviewer

    This week we offer a belated welcome (he began with us September 4) to our newest music writer, Andy Miller, who joins the Hook every two weeks as a music reviewer. He's a ...

The Dish


  • Edward Teller: My brush with greatness

    While the entertainment world reels from the loss of Warren Zevon, Johnny Cash, and John Ritter, the world stage will long remember the controversial cold warrior bomb-buil...

Question of the Week

  • Have you ever missed voting in an election?

    Chris Farina: I hate to say it, but once I did. I was late with an absentee ballot with a vote against Reagan. I was so bummed. Sara Griffin: Yeah, I would probably say I ...

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    September 18, 2003, at 11am at the Greene County Courthouse Property: 333 Davis Road, Ruckersville Debtor: Andrew and Margaret J. Fields Amount owing: $84,395.56 Bidder bri...

Real Estate - $old


    ALBEMARLE 6/18 Virginia S. Patterson to Larry B. and Barbara A. Hall, 1.0 acres parcel in Northside Industrial Park, $135,000. Robert S. and Barbara S. Byrum to Anne L., H...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Greenwoodsy: Tiny cottage full of charms

    ADDRESS: Route 691 ASKING: $210,000 SIZE: 960 fin. sq. ft., 60 unfin. YEAR BUILT: 1918 NEIGHBORHOOD: Greenwood CURB APPEAL: 7 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Ross Stevens, ...

Real Estate - Update

  • REAL ESTATE- Update

    Published September 18, 2003, in issue #0237 of the Hook What happened to "On the Blocks" of the past? APPEARED IN THE HOOK: May 8, 2003, issue #18 ADDRESS: 2306 Highland A...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews


  • Acoustic sunset: When they were kings of Cabell

    "If they ever build another Cabell Hall, they'll have to call this 'Really Old Cabell Hall,'" says Stratton Salidas at a Friday, September 5, acoustic concert at UVA's Old ...

  • Caffeinated farewell: Live Arts leaves Old Michie

    BY STEPHEN BOYKEWICH PERFORMANCE@READTHEHOOK.COM When does a night of theater that includes aliens debating the construction of a Wormhole Bypass and a karaoke performance ...

  • Central perk: DMB provides the sound of money

    "We're psyched," says Boyd Tinsley, violin player for the Dave Matthews Band, as he talks about the outdoor concert that could simultaneously carry his group into the histo...

  • Court scare: 'average joes' dissed for deputies

    The lines were drawn at Court Square– from parallel to perpendicular– in front of the Albemarle Circuit Court on East Jefferson Street last week, inciting a pro...

  • Isabel: one spot's ready

    There's only one building in town that appears fully ready for hurricane Isabel: the defunct Hardees on Ivy Road. The non-Drive-thru-equipped location closed in late July...

  • Living history: Scottsville unveils new park

    BY CAITLIN KING CAITLIN@READTHEHOOK.COM The workers are tired. The clock is ticking. And they still have boats to build. Scottsville officials are putting the finishing tou...

  • More glossies: <I>South Magazine</I> launches

    First there was Albemarle magazine, covering the good life in one county. Then came Virginia Living, covering the good life all over the Commonwealth. Now, just a year afte...

  • Newest Virginia Landmarks Register addition

    The 1940 Spanish Colonial Revival house on Rothery Road isn't a typical Virginia manse. And that's why it was just listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register. Now owned by V...

  • Read on: New glossy lures Southerners

    A Mississippi husband and wife are hoping to carve out a niche in the Southern magazine market. Brent and Jane Alexander have planned a small-scale launch of a popular cult...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Pet peeves: A few least favorite things

    Here is my current list of people and things I hate. It's an ongoing project that simmers week after week until it reaches boiling point and I have to spend a column ventin...

Strange But True

  • Precipitation: Gold goes and comes

     DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR MCCLINTOCK Q. You're a Danish Nobel prize-winning nuclear physicist fleeing the Nazis. You must leave behind your own gold medal and that of a...


  • Jack in the box: You can't keep Smith down

    Five years ago, Jack Smith owned a web design company and considered himself in good company. Now, however, the dot-com landscape has changed, and Smith is a rarity. "I'm k...



  • Biking is privilege, not right

    It never ceases to amaze me that people are so willing to justify breaking a law [News, "Critical mass," September 11] simply because they want to make a point. Of even mor...

  • Brazen's getting better

    Your "Brazen Careerist" columnist answered my put-down [Letters, September 11: "Deep-six Trunk"] by writing a terrific column on career management in that issue. That was f...

  • Garrett's a hunk

    What a great story/photo! [September 11 HotSeat: "Paul Garrett: boring and proud of it"] I laughed all the way through the story and thought, Gee, maybe I should feel sorry...

Full Stories List for September 18th, 2003 issue #0237

4Better Or Worse


Editor's Note

Real Estate

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update