February 5th, 2004 issue #0305

February 5th, 2004
  • Moving a mountain: How Monticello got Montalto back

    "What a view!" says U.S. Senator George Allen, who lived on Brown's Mountain in the 1970s while attending UVA's School of Law. "There's no other place where you can drive down a mountain and say hello to Mr. Jefferson."

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  • Repose here: Brown's mountain goes way back

    Height: 1,278 feet Acreage: 330.462 acres 2004 price: $15 million 1974 price: $601,783 1832 price: $5,110 1777 price: £190 Patented: 1730 (part of 9,350 acres from the king to John Carter) Rental units today: 20 Bedrooms in main house: 7 Original use: grazing land Number of modern-day fires: 2

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best chance to glimpse Janet Jackson's right breast: The Super Bowl halftime show, when Justin Timberlake rips off her top in what he calls a "wardrobe malfunction." Most u...

The Dish

  • Dip, sip, slurp-- C-ville Coffee goes East

    I fell in love with Vietnamese cuisine at a little restaurant called Pho Pasteur on Baxter Street in New York City's Chinatown. At least three times a week, I'd trade the t...


  • Baseball truth: You build it, they'll leave

    On the same day the Florida Marlins paraded through Miami to celebrate their second World Series championship in six years, politicians from Miami-Dade County swallowed the...

Question of the Week

  • What do you know about Brown's Mountain?

    Suzanne Word: "Drunken Kite Day and beautiful views. I'm glad Monticello is keeping it in the family so it won't be developed, and it will stay environmentally pure." A...

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    February 5, at 1:30pm, at the Greene County Courthouse Property: 4014 Oliver Lane, Ruckersville Debtor: Wesley W. Napier Amount owing: $79,300 Bidder brings: $7,100 Info: ...

Real Estate - $old

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    ALBEMARLE   10/17    Paul D. Quinn to Wrottesley Limited, 47.260 acres at Ups & Down Farms, Free Union, $1,650,000.   Stella M. and James W. B...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

  • Still on the block

    What happened to "On the Blocks" of the past? APPEARED IN THE HOOK: July 24, 2003, in issue #229 ADDRESS: Far Fields Lane ASKING: $3.4 million LISTED BY: Cynthia Viejo, Mon...

Movie Reviews

  • Mighty pucks: Pumping up America's morale

    We may know the answer by the time you read this, but I wonder which presidential candidate will co-opt Miracle as his personal vision, the way Ronald Reagan did Bruce Spri...

Music Reviews


  • Bereaved: Funeral strands bus riders

    Charlottesville Transit Service founder and long-time manager Helen Poore was so highly esteemed that the city shut down bus service between 9:30am to 3pm January 30 so CTS...

  • Humble pie: How Sheckler got NBC29 to apologize

    When Channel 29 news director Dave Cupp appeared on camera last Friday, he did something that had happened only once before in the history of the television station: He apo...

  • Out on Rugby: Gay fraternity faces vote

    UVA prides itself on its growing diversity. However, the typical definitions of "diversity" refer to the ethnic and gender varieties. Not quite a year since its inception,...

  • Party line: Build Meadowcreek Parkway

    PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO JEN@READTHEHOOK.COM This year's City Council race could end up with the 4-1 majority that will finally green-light Charlottesville's most controversi...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Big idea: So what if it's yours?

    Your success at work is dependent on your accomplishments, not your ideas. So can everyone please stop being so petty about whose ideas are whose? A very small number of yo...

Strange But True

  • Heavy, man: Nothing new under the sun

     DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. From a reader in the United Arab Emirates: "Many thousands of years have passed since Earth and its first creatures and early ...


  • Roadkill Buddha: Meet a not-so holy roller

    Peter Manseau had not been in Charlottesville too terribly long when he packed up his car and headed out in search of religion. The idea was to follow the seemingly heretic...


  • Wyant's score: Living fantasy on the board

    White Hall has an official community center building, but the real community center is across the street at Wyant's Store. Inside the front door of this quintessential coun...


  • Others fear Keller Williams

    As a long-ago journalist, I truly believe the adage, "There's no such thing as bad publicity." So I was not upset to read the erroneous statements made in The Hook's articl...

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