May 27th, 2004 issue #0321

May 27th, 2004
  • Bible schools: How Waynesboro students get religion

    PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO JEN@READTHEHOOK.COM Mollie Bryan expected some culture shock when she moved from Washington, D.C., to Waynesboro. In the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Augusta County is God's country: more rural, more small town, more P. Buckley Moss.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best state economic news: After two years of a deficit, Virginia may end the fiscal year June 30 with a surplus. Biggest no-brainer appointment: President Bush renominates ...

The Dish

Essays

Question of the Week

  • What's your favorite Bible story?

    Chloe Cook: "I like the Jesus story best because I love Jesus. I like the story of the manger and everything up to when he gets hung on the cross." Tim Grubbs: "Probably ...

Real Estate

  • Property Auctions

    May 28, at 2pm, at the Fluvanna County Courthouse Property: 2.5 acres near Fork Union Debtor: unknown Amount owing: unknown Bidder brings: 10 percent of the sales price In...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 4/1  Kostich Construction Inc. to Patricia Stephens, 372 Bayberry Way, Deerwood, $252,350. Peter Easter to John K. Taggart IV, 0.372 acres at 774 Merion Gr...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • No fluff: Understated Avalon mimics town

    ADDRESS: 595 Old Drivers Road ASKING: $585,000 SIZE: 3,311 fin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1900 NEIGHBORHOOD: Scottsville CURB APPEAL: 9 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Cynthia Vi...

Real Estate - Update

  • UPDATE

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: January 8, 2004 in Issue 0301 ADDRESS: 403 Hedge Street ASKING PRICE: $295,000 SELLING PRICE: $280,500 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 90 SELLER'S AGENT: June Cradd...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

  • Life lessons: Being schooled by the Bums

    Fairweather Bums at Shebeen May 22 I haven't been in school for a while, but I'm still learning things. Just last Saturday night at Shebeen, I was lucky enough to take away...

  • Trading up: Things keep getting better

    Ezra Hamilton and Friends at Atomic BurritoFriday, May 21 "People just don't understand it here," he said brushing the hair on his face with the palm of his hand. "I'm fro...

News

  • Walter Perkins: Conservative conservationist

    Walter Perkins was like E.F. Hutton: He didn't talk much, but when he did, people listened. The former supervisor on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors died May 19 at age 6...

  • 12 seats under: Mall to get more benches

    "You take your chances," says Buck Dorman, having nabbed a bench across from Timberlake's Drug Store for a leisurely read. "It can be very difficult to find a seat." A rece...

  • No vote: Prism pulls bylaws, keeps Boyce

    Following several months of tension, late-night meetings, and hurt feelings all around the Prism Coffeehouse, the jury is in: There will be no new elections, and long-time ...

  • Rail fan: Guv wants more trains

    Gov. Mark R. Warner hopes to get rail transportation moving in Virginia. He recently announced the creation of the Commission on Rail Enhancement for the 21st century. "Thi...

  • Secretsville D.O.A: City loses F.O.I.A. appeal

    The City of Charlottesville failed to persuade a judge last week that the price it's paying for a multi-million-dollar computer system should remain confidential. On May 21...

  • Squash the spiders: Consultants want new Mall lamps

    Seven years ago, the City provoked a lawsuit with its ardent defense of "spider lamps" on the Downtown Mall. Now, its consultants recommend ditching them. "Great decision,"...

  • Take a seat: It's a chair, it's a season

    If all goes as Russ Trible plans, the next time you see what you now know as an Adirondack chair, you just might call it something else: a Summer Seat. That's the name of T...

  • Traffic wars: Resident claims city harassment

    Marianne McKernan has never recovered from the Park Street bridge being closed for repairs last summer and the increased traffic it brought through her Locust Grove neighbo...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Sugar-coated: Good review, but no raise

    The worst performance review I ever received said, "You were great," and was delivered via e-mail. When I commented on its brevity to my boss, he said the "outrageous Inter...

Strange But True

  • No lie! Trust heart, not detector

     DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. Rich guy starts doubting his wife's faithfulness and fears for his money. "She loves me, she loves me not...." Tormented, he g...

Facetime

Hotseat

Letters

  • <I>Brown</I> needs more

    As an attorney, I am asked about important court cases, including Brown v. Board of Education [Cover story: "On Brown's 50th," April 4, 2004]. No one can measure the monstr...

  • What's the point?

    I would like to comment on a recent Fearless Consumer column by Barbara Nordin. ["Dressing debacle," April 15, 2004]. This article left me baffled. What exactly was the poi...

Cultural preview

  • May 27- June 3, 2004

    THURSDAY, May 27 FAMILY Tales for Tots: The five-and-under crowd can hear cat tails… er, tales… at Barnes & Noble's preschool story time....


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