March 18th, 2004 issue #0311

March 18th, 2004
  • After Rice: New questions in Park murders

    When Tom Williams arrived at the place where his daughter had been murdered, he could not have known that eight years later he would still not know who had gagged her mouth, bound her hands, and slit her throat.

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  • After Rice: New questions in Park murders

    When Tom Williams arrived at the place where his daughter had been murdered, he could not have known that eight years later he would still not know who had gagged her mouth, bound her hands, and slit her throat.

    read more

4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst terrorism: Ten bombs hit Madrid's train lines at rush hour March 11, killing 200 people and wounding 1,450. Biggest bandwagon: Seattle, Portland, Oregon, and Asbury P...

Editor's Note

  • Lynn's leaving

    The Hook is losing its proofreader. After about eight years serving this news team (including several years before the Hook's debut), Lynn Jameson is moving on to greener p...

The Dish

  • Fine dining: UVA tests its chefs

    How do you distinguish a cook from a chef? Are chefs the only creative cookers, the only true artistes, or can cooking quickly and efficiently with impeccable consistency&#...

Essays

  • Dear Ralph: Sorry, I'm dumping you

    Ralph, old friend, this time you're going to have to lose the Presidency without my help, though I have been with you every time before. Some nasty things are being said ab...

Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 12/11 Andre D. and Kristi L. Stoken to Rohit C. and Nayna R. Shah, 1055 SomerChase Court, Hollymead Townhouses, $195,000. Two Hundred Fifty West Holdings LLC to...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Look behind: Reality lives up to façade

    ADDRESS: 2000 Miller School Road ASKING: $698,500 SIZE: 5200 fin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1860 NEIGHBORHOOD: Batesville CURB APPEAL: 8 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Gabrielle...

  • New-age/hi-tech: Astec Center offers both

    ADDRESS: Avon Court ASKING: $2,750,000 SIZE: 30,000 fin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1984 NEIGHBORHOOD: Avon Street Ext. CURB APPEAL: 2 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Bill Howard ...

Real Estate - Update

  • UPDATE

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: May 1, 2003, issue #0217 ADDRESS: Plank Road, Batesville ASKING PRICE: $285,000 SELLING PRICE: $200,000 TIME TO CONTRACT: 8 months SELLER'S and BUYER'...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    March 23, at 9am, at the Greene County Courthouse Property: 5821 Spotswood Trail, Stanardsville Debtor: unknown Amount owing: $54,860.72 Bidder brings: $5,400 or 10 percen...

Movie Reviews

  • To err is human? Fog of War makes its case

    There's an interesting juxtaposition on Sony Pictures Classics' release schedule. The Statement and The Fog of War both opened in December for award consideration before ro...

Music Reviews

  • Break down: Students split, scene slows

    The Parlor Scouts and the Comas at Tokyo RoseMarch 13 Like a plague of locusts descending on a warned but helpless populace, the students have returned from their yearly be...

  • Listen hard! The message isn't spoken

    Asheru and Blue Black of Unspoken Heard  48 Months (7Heads Recordings) From 1996 to 2000 was an interesting time for hip-hop music. Commercially the art form was beg...

News

  • Back at it: Waldo brings Microsoft calling

    Why was a bill that would merely have suggested that state agencies consider using freeware killed this session? That's what Charlottesville whiz kid Waldo Jaquith wants to...

  • Collier's cortege: Goodbye to one of their own

    How do you measure a man's respect among his peers? In John W. Collier's case, that's an easy task. When the owner of Collier Towing Service died suddenly last week, the br...

  • Jazzed up: 107.5 change rocks Kidd fans

    When Heather Kilmer turned on her car radio Monday morning, March 8, she spent several minutes trying to find her favorite station, Mix 107.5. No luck. "I thought my sons o...

  • No place like it: Biz helps families cope

    When Jeanne McCusker learned her mother had Lou Gehrig's disease, the degenerative disease that had taken McCusker's grandmother's life years earlier, she and her family ra...

  • Poor and ignored? Schilling makes the case

    Herb Porter doesn't think his Fifeville neighborhood is well represented on City Council. Kevin Kotlarski, co-president of the Jefferson Park Avenue Neighborhood Associatio...

  • Rock the vote: Not in Williamsburg

    Hilary Swank is for it. So are Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. They are a few of the celebrities who have jumped on the presidential election year bandwagon to urge young ...

  • Swimming sibs: Olympics trump family feuds

    About seven years ago, Madeleine "Maddy'' Crippen's status as the fastest swimmer in her family was in serious jeopardy. Forget about Olympic bids, college scholarships, an...

  • Writer's block? Naaw: Ten years for VABook

    In the telescoped life of book festivals, a 10th anniversary constitutes more than a coming of age. A quick survey of 180 literary jamborees across the country (average age...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Stressed out? Cut daily drive time

    If you have a bad commute, you're probably not very happy. A bad commute spills over into all aspects of your life. Raymond Novaco, a psychologist and professor at the Univ...

Strange But True

  • Fingered: Sanded tips help crooks

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. Can a career criminal beat the fingerprint rap by mutilating skin at the fingertips? ­P. B. Floyd

Facetime

  • Looks easy: New VQR editor has magic touch

    Everybody has problems. Not everybody has the kind you'd kill for. Meet Ted Genoways. His latest problem? Trying to get clearance from the State Department to run a penetra...

Hotseat

  • Author-finder: Damon tells Festival secrets

    The war in Iraq began on the first day of last year's Virginia Festival of the Book, so program director Nancy Damon can handle just about any disaster. Usually the disaste...

Letters

  • "Stuff" fuels poverty

    "These people mirror me." That thought wove like a thread through my mind continually as I read the March 11 cover story on the working poor in Charlottesville ["Nickel + D...

  • Share those kidneys!

    The generosity of live organ donors like Tarpley Gillespie is remarkable. Most Americans won't even agree to donate their organs after they die. They bury their organs inst...

  • Vests warm the heart

    Thank you for putting Courteney Stuart's moving article about the Vest family on your March 4 cover ["Home grown: The gift that keeps on giving"]. It was wonderful to read ...


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