April 8th, 2004 issue #0314

April 8th, 2004
  • Before Brown: Prince Edward and the 'lost generation'

    While Albemarle's five-month school closing made local headlines, what happened just two counties south of here made international news in 1959. Five years later, when Robert Kennedy was the U.S. attorney general, he famously remarked that Prince Edward County was the only place in the western hemisphere without public education. Prince Edward and its Robert Russa Moton High School earned several dubious distinctions in the 1950s: - The school was built in 1939 to accommodate 180 students. By 1951, enrollment was 456.

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  • On Brown's 50th: Why Charlottesville schools were closed

    BY LISA PROVENCE LISA@READTHEHOOK.COM The yellowed newspaper clippings at the Albemarle County Historical Society show two African-American brothers arriving for the first day of school on September 8, 1959. Missing in the photos is the bustle of other students heading to class. The two boys are followed by photographers.

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  • When MLK came to town

    Two weeks before Martin Luther King was arrested in Birmingham in 1963, he came to Charlottesville. The March 25 visit by the most important black leader in America was largely ignored by the University of Virginia, according to UVA civil rights champion Paul Gaston. Invited by the Jefferson Chapter of the Virginia Council of Human Relations, King gave a speech in Cabell Hall that "rocked the place," writes Gaston in his article, "'Sitting In' in the Sixties." He estimates a thousand people were there, with hundreds trying to touch King afterward.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst desecration: Eight contractors, including four Americans, are killed and two are dragged through the streets of Fallujah, Iraq, March 31. Worst sticker shock: Gas pri...

The Dish

  • FOOD- It's true: Verity blue now on W. Main

    Just over two years old, Charlottesville's European-style gourmet marketplace, The Main Street Market, is gearing up for its first major growth spurt. Passersby and custome...

Essays

  • Race matters: The Garden of Eden

    I remember Mattie Bell. She was small and dark brown, she called me "Kate," and I felt secure being with her. When I knew Mattie Bell, my family lived in a small cottage in...

  • Race matters: The Garden of Eden

    I remember Mattie Bell. She was small and dark brown, she called me "Kate," and I felt secure being with her. When I knew Mattie Bell, my family lived in a small cottage in...

Question of the Week

Real Estate

  • Commercial Construction Permits

    1/14/04 Towers Limited Partnership, 127 Seminole Court, interior remodeling, $63,000. Rugby Limited Partnership, 4 University Circle, add front porch, $89,600. North Berksh...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 12/29/03 Anne Shannon Worrell Chapman to Fenstone Development Ltd., parcel in Ivy Creek, $540,700. Thomas E. Worrell Jr., Trustee, to Ivy Creek LLC, 36.60 acres, ...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Help! Stuff snuffs great potential

    ADDRESS: 2610 Jefferson Park Avenue ASKING: $329,900. SIZE: 2136 fin. sq. ft., 1068 unfin. YEAR BUILT: 1930 NEIGHBORHOOD: Fry's Spring CURB APPEAL: 7 out of a possible 10 L...

  • Help! Stuff snuffs great potential

    ADDRESS: 2610 Jefferson Park Avenue ASKING: $329,900. SIZE: 2136 fin. sq. ft., 1068 unfin. YEAR BUILT: 1930 NEIGHBORHOOD: Fry's Spring CURB APPEAL: 7 out of a possible 10 L...

Real Estate - Update

  • UPDATE

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: November 20, 2003, in issue #246 ADDRESS: 860 St. Charles Avenue ASKING PRICE: $349,950 SELLING PRICE: $345,000 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 337 SELLER'S AGENT: ...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    April 13, at 3:30pm, at the Nelson County Courthouse Property: 1809 Phoenix Road, Arrington Debtor: Brenda H. and Mark D. Truslow Amount owing: $65,120 Bidder brings: $5,00...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

News

  • Bumped! Where's Playing it Straight?

    Just when things were heating up for a local musician and actor named Sharif on Fox's reality show Playing it Straight, the network pulled the show. But Sharif tells his fa...

  • Bye-son: Georgetown Farm closes shop

    Forget the thundering roar of bison hooves on the open plain. There was nary a whisper when Georgetown Farm closed its store at Albemarle Square on March 13 and soon after ...

  • Corner con: Bagel prank raises hopes

    It's been nearly a decade since Brian Fox snagged a spot on the Corner for a third Bodo's. So when a sign appeared announcing that the town's best-known bagelry was opening...

  • Goodnight: 'Jim-Bob' Hamner dies at 67

    The youngest child in the beloved '70s television series The Waltons was called Jim-Bob. On April 1, the real-life Jim-Bob– James E. Hamner– who lived most of h...

  • Hazing Kaine: Lt. Guv rips Assembly

    PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO

  • Laughable: Funny shtick comes to life

    PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO

  • New 'way: Vehicle raises eyebrows

    "Hey, wait a second! What is that thing?" That's the cry as John Carden zips past on his brand new "toy," Charlottesville's first Segway Human Transporter, and Carden says ...

  • Very sad-ler: Fire chars student apartment

    "Luckily, it was just the building," says Rick Jones, president of Management Services, which manages Sadler Court apartments. The building burned early on the morning of A...

  • War of wits

    PHOTO BY JOEL SMITH I was sitting in traffic March 24 at the intersection of Barracks and Emmet. A guy was holding a protest sign reading, "On 9-11, the planes were flown b...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Conversion: Turning interview into job

    "I'm totally qualified, so I know I'll get the job." This phrase may be the most naive statement in the annals of job hunting. First, you aren't likely to be the only quali...

Strange But True

  • Fossil muscle: Old jocks get results

      DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK BY BILL SONES AND RICH SONES, PH.D. Q. Is it easier for a 10-year-old or a healthy 100-year-old to add muscle mass? -A. Schwarzen...

  • No threat: Twins don't fight for love

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. Identical twins are of course as genetically similar as two people can get. So answer this: If Twin A falls in love with C, wouldn't...

Facetime

  • Study scoop: She helps Hoos leave

    Spring semester for some UVA students means sunny afternoons on the slopes of Beaver Creek or mixing cocktails at Foxfield. But third-year student Liza Bance has a differen...

Hotseat

  • Unmuzzled: Censors steer clear of O'Neil

    Bob O'Neil can drop big names in 20th-century constitutional matters like nobody else– and all with a personal connection. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan? O'Ne...

Letters

  • Belmont wants sidewalks too

    Published April 15, 2004, in issue #0314 of the Hook About city sidewalks ["Park Beech: Sidewalk threatens tree," News, April 1], as a 20-year resident of the southeast edg...

  • McNamara and me

    Published April 8, 2004, in issue #0314 of the Hook Thumbing through your March 18 issue, I saw the review Fog of War: 11 Lessons on the Life of Robert S. McNamara [Movie r...

  • Protesting too much

    In your issue of March 25, you print an article by Lisa Provence setting forth the "harassment" of Steven Turner by the Charlottesville Police Department in their attempt t...

  • Sorry, it's not stucco

    I'm writing in regard to the article regarding the Monticello Foundation's purchase of Brown's Mountain/Montalto [Cover story, "Mountain Views, How Monticello got Montalto ...

Cultural preview


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