March 4th, 2004 issue #0309

March 4th, 2004
  • The Comeback Kidney: In the Vest family, organs come full circle

    For most people, the question of donating organs is hypothetical. Sure, you've checked the little box on your drivers' license, and sure, you get a warm glow thinking about all the lives you could save. But then there's that one little (and most unfortunate) hurdle to leap before others can benefit from your boundless generosity: You have to die. Or do you?

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Biggest Constitutional news: President George W. Bush calls for an amendment to ban gay marriages. [See Essays on page 63 for a satirical take on the subject.–editor]...

The Dish


Question of the Week

  • Are you an organ donor?

    Nick Rhoads: "I wish you had asked me an easier question. Currently I am, and I'm proud to donate my organs to science." Jacob Steel: "Yes, I am. If I get into a wreck, I...

Real Estate - $old

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    Albemarle 11/18  Cesar G. and Heather Carrion to Andrew S. and Stephanie L. Morris, 10.695 acres on Route 20, 4965 Scottsville Road, $365,000. Chris C. and Rosemary ...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

  • Update

    What happened to "On the Blocks" of the past? APPEARED IN THE HOOK: October 16, 2003 issue #0241 ADDRESS: 506 Grove Avenue ASKING PRICE: $439,000 SELLING PRICE: $435,500 DA...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Auctions

    March 4, at 10am, at the Orange County Courthouse Property: 4.320 acres at 23325 Village Road, Unionville Debtor: unknown Amount owing: unknown Bidder brings: $10,000 Info...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

  • Rapturous: Jospé disc makes miles fly by

    Robert Jospé and Inner Rhythm: Hands On  Pop! That's the sound of me pulling my head out of my ass. Seems that I've been so engrossed in my own goings on that I've l...

  • Too many words? Darnielle has a lot to say

    The Mountain Goats: We Shall All Be Healed The Mountain Goats are the new indie-rock hip shoe of choice. Reason #1: WTJU's (91.1) recent rock marathon featured one two-hou...


  • DJ Twist: Jefferson Ward's days in court

    Local scamster Jefferson Ward was born April 19, 1958, according to his mother. Ask Ward, and he'll say his birth date is 10 years later, in 1968. Not in dispute is April 1...

  • Rub a dub dub: Who's having the best 2004?

    How do local celebrities stack up these days? Let's consider the evidence:   Best-selling Covesville author John Grisham, who shot to fame in 1991 with The Firm, is ba...

  • Shocking: Consumers sign up for higher rates

    "Want to save money on your electric bill?" That's the question Dominion Virginia Power asked in a mailing in December, and tens of thousands of customers replied, "Well, d...

  • Starlight, star bright: New way to NYC

    Start spreading the news: It won't be long till our little town blues will be melting away, thanks to the Starlight Express, a luxury bus that will take passengers nonstop ...

  • Strip clip: City writes new mowing law

    In addition to Charlottesville's you-must-shovel-it rule, the city is turning more maintenance over to residents. A new ordinance shifts responsibility for mowing certain s...

  • Swingers: Baseball buds start new biz

    Though the renovation to the 300,000-square-foot Frank Ix building on Elliott Avenue won't be complete for a couple of years, one new business there has already come out sw...

  • Todd Billet: Master of last-minute heroics

    Todd Billet is listed in the program as a 6-foot guard. He's closer to 5-10, but he's proving to be far bigger when a game's on the line. Billet's 3-pointer with just over ...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Baby or career? Putting pregnancy on hold

    It was one of those nights when my husband rolled over to my side of the bed. Usually this is the first step toward the grand maintenance of our fairly normal marriage. But...

Strange But True

  • Dig it! Reasons not to let it be

    Published March 4, 2004, in issue #0309 of the Hook DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. "Rest in peace" doesn't always work out that way. What are reasons for unburying ...




  • Call it what it is

    Please allow me to clarify the definition of "terrorism" for Lonnie Murray. [February 26 letter: "ELF never killed anyone"] Terrorism is "the unlawful use or threatened use...

  • Give the Fraziers credit

    I read with interest your [February 26] cover story "Is Staunton the Next Charlottesville?" It's always good to see a small historic city and its key players receive media ...

  • It was Cage, not Kurtag

    Regarding Damani Harrison's article ["Useless Art: 'Quack' Disappoints in Person," Music Review, February 26]: While I did not attend the performance of DjTRIO at the Jeffe...

  • No changes were made

    I was amused by the statement from John Beers, with the Virginia Department of Agriculture, in the article "Cheese reprieve: Delay good news for feisty farmers" [Newsbiz, F...

Cultural preview

  • Cultural Calendar, March 4-11, 2004

    THURSDAY, March 4 ART Start now: It's never to early to give your children an appreciation for art, so cart your kids to Richmond for VMFA's Youn...

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