May 6th, 2004 issue #0318

May 6th, 2004
  • Brown's birthday: The road to equality in Charlottesville

    PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO JEN@READTHEHOOK.COM Being able to use a bathroom is a basic human right– or at least, a basic decency one human extends to another, right? Not under segregation, the degradations of which touched every aspect of life, even the right to use a public restroom or water fountain. And sometimes, "colored" bathrooms weren't even provided, as African Americans traveling through the Jim Crow South knew all too well.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Most Un-American behavior: Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad are photographed as they're subjected to sexual and physical abuse at the hands of their Ame...

The Dish

  • Winging it: Eating contest turns stomachs

    Did you know that eating is not just a life-sustaining pleasure, but also a serious competitive sport? A sport with its own rules, strategies, rewards, and international ch...

Essays

  • No mercy: What Alston can expect

    I have some things in common with Andrew Alston, the UVA junior charged with the November 8, 2003, murder of volunteer firefighter Walter Sisk. Like Alston, I once was a UV...

Question of the Week

  • What should happen to the Jefferson School?

    Matt Ghazarian: "I don't even know what the Jefferson School is." Laney Kaminer: "I think it should be used as a community center where people can get together and share ...

Real Estate - $old

  • REAL ESTATE- $old

    ALBEMARLE R.D. Wade Builder Inc. to Elmer H. Earnhardt and Christine U. Miller, 1228 Redfields Road, Redfields, $287,800. Frederick J. and Shelia R. Watkinson to Calvin R. ...

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

  • REAL ESTATE- Commercial construction permits

    Charlottesville 3/24/-3/30/04 Roxie, Charles and John Chapman, 917 Bolling Avenue, new single family residence, $175,000. Wisteria Properties LC, interior renovations, $314...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • REAL ESTATE- Property auctions

    May 20, at 12:30pm at the Madison County Courthouse Property: 3.224 acres on State Route 607, Aroda Debtor: James M. and Jacqueline L. Cullen Amount owing: $25,689.92 Bidde...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

News

  • Conchita's term: Link's ex draws three years

    The ex-wife who bilked legendary railroad photographer O. Winston Link out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and– according to some sources, his freedom– was ...

  • Drug wars: Fluvanna students in crossfire?

    This much the police, school administrators, and parents agree upon: No drugs were found in the April 23 lockdown of Fluvanna high and middle schools. But stories of how th...

  • Fade to black: So goodbye yellow bike racks

    The yellow bike program is officially dead, so it's perhaps appropriate that on Friday, May 7, city workers painted the yellow bike rack by City Hall black. But it's not a ...

  • FUMA spanker: Indicted but not extradited

    Fugitive Fork Union Military Academy child abuser Gregory A. Moyer, who was arrested in Mexico April 16 and returned to the United States, refused to waive extradition in H...

  • Guilty! Monticello marauders cop a plea

    The saga of the Monticello break-in ended on Thursday, May 6, as UVA nursing students Heather Lynn Horn and Connor Hyland Ginley pled guilty to a reduced charge of misdemea...

  • May day: Monticello trail reopening set

    Monticello officials say the long-awaited reopening of the Saunders-Monticello trail is "very close" and could happen as soon as this weekend. One of the most popular parks...

  • Post election: Morning-after quarterbacking

    In the days immediately before and after last week's May 4 City Council election, the charges flew: intimidation, bribery, and– immaturity. Mercifully, fears of a dul...

  • Shabby chic? Lawsuit: dirty cars are good

    Though the drought ended with a splash in 2003, the wettest year on record, Express Car Wash owner Henry Weinschenk is still dealing with the dregs of the dry spell. His Ru...

  • Tanked up: CSX line hauling hazmat?

    Charlottesville's CSX rail line, used for at least a decade almost exclusively for empty coal cars, hosted an unusual guest recently: a tanker train. Tankers are a frequent...

  • Week market: Boarding house offers option

    In condos, trailers, with her parents, even in a van– Melissa Marsh has experienced just about every possible living arrangement in Charlottesville. For the past few ...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Agenda's good: Make one to save time

    A meeting is a like a party. If you don't plan it carefully, you'll look incompetent and end up embarrassed. Forethought is necessary. You wouldn't invite three ex-boyfrien...

Strange But True

  • Pit ball: Psychics know the tricks

      DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. A performing psychic invites a woman from the audience to the stage, where she feels his pulse beat slower and slower and fina...

Facetime

  • Wild-eyed: Nichols' photographic mission

    To look at photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols lounging in a camp chair by Moorman's River, you'd never guess he's survived multiple bouts of malaria, five knee surgeries, ...

Hotseat

Letters

  • Caterham facts

    It was gratifying to see our friend Steve Taylor and his Caterham featured in Lincoln Ross Barbour's photo spread on the CDoc Kruz-In ["Hot wheels," Photophile, April 22]. ...

  • Coran's trees and weeds

    The "impressive" tree besides Coran Capshaw's Seven Oaks is a sycamore and not a beech ["Coran's place: Rock 'n real estate," News, April 29, 2004]. It is indeed an impres...

  • Goode's out of touch

    Have I got this right? Virgil Goode voted against HR 3214 (the Debbie Smith Act) because, although it would provide law enforcement officers with additional tools to appreh...

  • Wilco can morph

    I haven't yet heard Wilco's new album, A Ghost is Born. Be that as it may, Mark Grabowski's review of it ["Making a case," May 6] left me, and hopefully most of his readers...

Cultural preview

  • Cultural calendar, April 29-May 5, 2004

    Cultural calendar, April 29-May 5, 2004 THURSDAY, April 29 FAMILY Kid's Day Out: Barracks Road Shopping Center kicks off their monthly Mommy & Me (an...

  • Cultural calendar, May 6-13, 2004

    Cultural calendar, May 6-13, 2004 THURSDAY, May 6 ART Closing Party: "Systems and Sacrament," an exhibition of works by Josh Dailey and Paul Kadish, is w...


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