July 1st, 2004 issue #0326

July 1st, 2004
  • Hujavision: The 'urban turban' plans... his escape

    After more than three decades in City Hall, the man who insisted that Charlottesville needed a pedestrian mall is retiring. Satyendra Huja has strolled these streets– and in many cases scultpted these streets– with trees, bike lanes, and public art. While his legacy will surely inspire vigorous debate, few residents can deny that Charlottesville is a far different place today than the planner with a turban found when he arrived 31 years ago.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Earliest transfer of power: The U.S. hands over authority to an interim Iraqi government June 28, two days before the expected June 30 transfer. Biggest sex discrimination ...

Editor's Note

  • Goodbye Kiem; hello Hitchcock

    With this issue, the Hook bids adieu to Words editor Elizabeth Kiem, who is moving to New York to take up residence at the center of the publishing universe. Longtime Centr...

The Dish

  • Au revoir: Metro goes out in style

      On Saturday, June 26, patrons arrived at Water Street eatery Metro, formerly Metropolitain, for the last night of what has been a historic restaurant run. And while ...

Essays

  • American-American: I could call him 'Al'

    When I was a kid, I didn't know my father had an accent. I knew that he had come to America from Baghdad before I was born, that he was an Arab, that he had grown up speaki...

Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    5/7  RJR LC to Redlands LLC, lot in Redlands, $72,500 John E. Murphy to Gail A. Meeks, lot in Mill Creek, gift. James B. Murray Jr. to Murcielago LLC, 6.112 acres at ...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • One man's paint: Could be another's pain

    ADDRESS: 109 James River Road ASKING: $247,000 SIZE: 1,943 fin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1912 NEIGHBORHOOD: Scottsville CURB APPEAL: 8 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Jan Bloxso...

Real Estate - Update

  • UPDATE

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: October 23, 2003 in Issue 0242 ADDRESS: 750 Belmont Avenue ASKING PRICE: $469,000 SELLING PRICE: $435,000 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 121 SELLER'S and BUYER'S A...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    July 13, at 3:59pm at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 113 Dorset Court Debtor: Kimberly R. and Nathan A. Washington Amount owing: unknown Bidder brings: 10 perce...

Movie Reviews

  • Hot stuff: Moore's screed should be seen

    Sending a Republican to review Fahrenheit 9/11 would be like having an atheist review The Passion of the Christ. Don't worry. The Hook did neither in my case. The polarizi...

Music Reviews

  • Andy's problem: Too good for his own good

    Andy Waldeck:Offering Last issue, the guy who writes the column to the right of mine and I scrambled to bring you a accurate and relevant cross-section of the Charlottesvi...

  • Curreri the Younger: Playing His Own Way

    How to Play the Songs of Matt Curreri Matt Curreri(City Salvage Records ) Matt Curreri, brother of local country-blues mastermind Paul, is standing in a long shadow. ...

News

  • Barrick back: Local boy takes news director job

    Ric Barrick's first job in television was as a weekend telecaster on NBC Channel 29. Now, after 15 years in the biz, he's coming back to Charlottesville to compete with his...

  • Charged: Two grads alleged vandals

    Two recent Monticello High grads have been charged in the pre-dawn backhoe rampage that caused thousands of dollars of damage the morning before graduation. Jesse Lee McDan...

  • Corner blues: Merchants say there's a slump

    It's summertime, but on the Corner the living's not so easy, say some merchants who claim business has nearly bottomed out over the past two years. "There are days when the...

  • Electric change: Nelson makes 'Net history

    Some people who live in Nelson County– and parts of Albemarle– probably wouldn't have electricity today if it weren't for the Rural Electrification Act of 1935....

  • Fantasy drivers: AMA rewards local campaigns

    An ad campaign exposing the secret lives of auto racers and a 15-second public television promo for the Hook were the top ad campaigns last week in the American Marketing...

  • Missing kids: SOL bragging rights challenged

    This is the first year passing the Standards of Learning exams was required for graduation. The Albemarle County School Board was so pleased that no seniors were denied dip...

  • Razor's edge: Presley trail trial postponed

    Charlottesville's code violation case against Shirley Presley, the woman accused of stringing razor wire across a smidgen of her property to keep Rivanna Trail hikers off, ...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Engage them: Acting skills make a manager

      My cousin had a karaoke party. I had to go because he's my cousin, but I refused to sing because this would have pained the audience even more than it would have pai...

Strange But True

Facetime

  • Good sport: Svetz puts it in Parks

    As new director of Charlottesville's newly formed Parks and Recreation Department, Mike Svetz faces a juggling act. Among his diverse goals: to improve the city's recreatio...

Hotseat

Letters

  • Give Presley privacy

    I am saddened to see the city is still harassing Shirley Presley ["Quash game: How many subpoenas does a code violation need?" News, June 17]. Her only wish is that people ...

  • Off with your car!

    I have just read Barbara Nordin's June 24 Fearless Consumer "Gouge-athon: Lethal's pricing illegal." If you are not a parking tenant, don't park on anyone's lot without pay...

  • Off with your heads!

    In your issue of June 24, at the top of the page entitled "Laugh," you publish a piece of garbage entitled "The City." This piece of trash seeks to vilify and denigrate the...

  • Presley's greedy

    Shirley Presley shows her complete lack of respect for the community of Charlottesville by forcing Rivanna Trail users to make a long detour around her property. [June 17 "...