April 15th, 2004 issue #0315

April 15th, 2004
  • Preservation Timeline

    Published April 15, 2004, in issue #0315 of the Hook 1959 Charlottesville designates its first Architectural Design Control District– the area around Court Square 1976 City protects 97 scattered properties with designated status 1976 Court Square district expands to become the North Downtown district 1985 Downtown District (including the Downtown Mall) designated 1993 City names Ridge Street a designated district 1996 West Main Street district designated

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  • Recent passed: Will groovy structures be landmarks?

     When Best Buy came to town last summer and demolished the Mount Vernon Motor Lodge and the adjacent Aunt Sarah's Pancake House, Charlottesville resident Christine Madrid French realized her town was losing more than just a few pancakes and a heart-shaped swimming pool.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best insta-trend: Not since the "Oracle of Bacon" emerged in 1996 (to measure connections between actors) has a UVA-based trend caused as many smiles as "High Five Day," wh...

Editor's Note

  • Siler takes charge

    Published April 15, 2004, in issue #0315 of the Hook With this issue, we welcome our new proofreader, Jeanne Nicholson Siler. A veteran in Virginia journalism, she has writ...

The Dish

Essays

  • Space child: The future that never arrived

    Anybody seen Space Child lately? You surely remember him: He was the big-eyed icon of a transcendent tomorrow, the trans-evolutionary infant who appears at the end of Stanl...

Question of the Week

  • What's your favorite modern building?

    Allan Nicholls: "I'm not certain how modern they are, and it's a toss up between two, but I sure do like the Vespa dealership on Preston, as its look matches its product. ...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE Malcolm B. McCormick to Robert J. and Phyllis B. Bressan, 971 Canvasback Drive, Redfields, $277,500. Joan Alexander and Joseph J. Martin Jr. to Amelia L. Archer, ...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • '70s redux: Relic could be trendsetter

    ADDRESS: 1832 Yorktown Drive ASKING: $245,000 SIZE: 2,483 fin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1973 NEIGHBORHOOD: Rutledge CURB APPEAL: 6 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Janice Bloxsom...

Real Estate - Update

  • REAL ESTATE- UPDATE

    ADDRESS: 414 N. First Street ASKING PRICE: $199,900 SELLING PRICE: $190,000 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 139 SELLER'S AND BUYER'S AGENT: Margaret Seal of Roy Wheeler Realty 979-2323 ...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    April 20, at 3pm at the Fluvanna County Courthouse Property: 1.0 acre in Troy Debtor: unknown Amount owing: unknown Bidder brings: $5,000 Info: Kevin R. Hildebeidel 703-35...

Movie Reviews

  • Satisfying: Uma's the man!

    Some say Uma Thurman was robbed by not getting an Oscar nomination for Kill Bill, Vol. 1. Not really, but she'll be robbed if she doesn't get one for Kill Bill, Vol. 2. Thi...

Music Reviews

  • Hangin' out: No shame makes for good sounds

    Vulgar Bulgarat Twisted Branch Folkskndeat Tokyo RoseApril 9 The dancing man pleasantly convulsed to the sounds wafting to the street from the balcony of the Twisted Branch...

  • Hideaways: New bands in strange places

    The Treatment, The Stabones, and Hours on End on Price Avenue April 10 In Charlottesville, most venues have a set list of bands that they rotate through their weekly sched...

News

  • BAR overturned: New door allowed here

    "We sure did argue a lot for a unanimous decision," says City Councilor Blake Caravati, as he and fellow councilors overturn a November decision by the Board of Architectur...

  • Lethal dropped: Tow co. loses UVA deal

    You won't see Lethal Wrecker trucks on Grounds at UVA– or, at least, you won't see the company towing any cars. According to Parking and Transportation Director Rebec...

  • Muzzled: Censorship award in TJ's backyard

    The 13th awarding of the Muzzles was unlucky 13 for Albemarle County. It's the first time the community that lives and breathes Jefferson received the dubious honor of the ...

  • No end in sight: House costs off the charts

    When Robert Ramsey's parents sold their house at 747 Park Street in 1962, they congratulated themselves on "making a killing." After all, the big brick house on five acres ...

  • Pave paradise? Greenbelt trail asphalted

    The city is spiffing up the Greenbelt trail near Riverview Park, but not everyone loves idea of a mile's worth of asphalt along the Rivanna River. "It wasn't my first choic...

  • Prism schism 2: Parties seek resolution

    Though tension has been thick at the Prism Coffeehouse for the past two months, it now appears there's hope for a peaceful resolution between the feuding factions. At an Ap...

  • Resurrected rides: Group shows passion for bikes

    As many Christians celebrated Easter with yellow Peeps, a famous yellow-themed program is seeing a resurrection of its own. The City's Yellow Bikes program, which had liter...

  • Segway segue: They're legal on sidewalks

    When John Carden purchased his new Segway Human Transporter on March 31, he couldn't wait to hit the road. But he started worrying after an officer stopped him on the Downt...

  • Swallowed whole: Closing Company bought by giant

    Businesses change hands every day, but it's not every day that a Fortune 500 company swoops into Charlottesville to pick up a local biz. That's just what happened when Land...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Power play: Build on your strengths

    My son is a special-needs kid. When my husband and I first heard the news about his disabilities– a neurological disorder and several gastrointestinal ailments that k...

  • Power play: Build on your strengths

    My son is a special-needs kid. When my husband and I first heard the news about his disabilities– a neurological disorder and several gastrointestinal ailments that k...

Facetime

  • Reform school: Holland takes on the NCAA

    Published April 15, 2004, in issue #0315 of the HookTerry Holland is a fighter. Four seasons on the Davidson basketball team, 21 years as a head coach, and six years as UVA...

Hotseat

  • Banner year: Mulligan Thomas eyes prize

    When 22-year-old Laura Mulligan arrived at Charlottesville High School in the fall of 1982, the string program was in its infancy. There was no orchestra, just a small cham...

Letters

  • Correct the escalator misunderstanding

    I am writing in reference to your article on the SNL building, formerly Miller & Rhoads. ["Capshaw-ville II: DMB boss buys SNL building," News, April 1]. I am a native ...

  • Median income below poverty

    Thanks for the outstanding article on the working poor. ["Nickel and dimed: Barbara Ehrenreich and tap-dancing on the edge," Cover story, March 11]. Ehrenreich and Raskin a...

  • MS-diss no news

    I find it very interesting that we would have to pass a bill to encourage the most obvious and active "new" technologies ["Back at it: Waldo brings Microsoft calling," News...

  • Where's the ACLU?

    In the last century, I took an interest in the lack of a ward system in Charlottesville, which seemed to coincide with Democratic majorities on the City Council ["Poor and ...

  • Why not cooperate?

    Lost in the uproar over the trampling of Steven Turner's civil rights ["Fishing trip: 'Harassment' charges in rapist search," News, March 25, and "Profile surprise: How I m...


Full Stories List for April 15th, 2004 issue #0315

4Better Or Worse

Cartoons

Editor's Note

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

Real Estate Property auctions