July 8th, 2004 issue #0327

July 8th, 2004
  • River bluff: How to save a park-- sort of

    Less than a week after Charlottesville City Council voted to quash the developer's plans, victorious members of the Locust Grove Neighborhood Association met for a champagne celebration. They had defeated the dreaded "Tatum land swap" that would have taken three wooded acres of City parkland for a dozen houses.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best balance for Yankee John Kerry's presidential ticket: He adds Southerner John Edwards to the VP slot July 6. Best news for Guantanamo Bay prisoners: The U.S. Supreme Co...

Editor's Note

  • Two cartoonists win

    The Hook is pleased to note that two of the national cartoons we publish won awards in the annual contest of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. "Slow Wave" by Jes...

The Dish

  • Birds of a feather: Flock to Pantops

    What's all the squawking about up on the hill east of town? It must be the Lazy Parrot Grill, which took over the Sweetbones space in the Pantops Shopping Center on May 5. ...


  • Ron ran: Lebanon sullied Reagan and us

    Even after all these years, I'm not sure whether Ronald Reagan knew where Lebanon was on a map, though the diminutive county proved to be the most enduring bane of his two ...

Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

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    ALBEMARLE 5/18  Stuart Birckhead to Andante LLC, parcel on State Route 240, 5793 The Square, Crozet, $475,000. Michael J. and Katheryn E. Fulton to Brent and Anita F...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update


    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: May 6, 2004 in Issue 0318 ADDRESS: 1416 Hampton Street ASKING PRICE: $174,900 SELLING PRICE: $174,900 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 57 SELLER'S and BUYER'S AGENT:...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    July 13, at 10am, at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 2661 Kendalwood Lane, Forest Lakes South Debtor: Robert A. and Janice E. Dumitru Amount owing: Unknown Bidde...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

  • River grass: Rhythms rock the James

    The Dixie Power Trio and the Rogan Brothers at Dorrier Park, ScottsvilleJuly 3 For the past five years, Scottsville (population: 555), has thrown free concerts in Dorrier ...

  • Transfixed: Old stand-bys set standard

    Thompson/D'earthat Miller's Thursday, July 1 Driving around Charlottesville, it's hard to miss how quickly the city is growing: apartments on Main Street, developments out...


The Brazen Careerist

  • Family business: Go elsewhere, take risks

    For too many people, staying in the family business is the easy way to worm out of difficulties of adult life: finding a place where you fit in, discovering what you love t...

Strange But True


  • Ramblers man: Jamie Dyer goes way back

    Talking to Jamie Dyer is an experience rather akin to being inside a Jose Luis Borges story: You recognize some of the names and places as real, but some of the conversatio...


  • George Bailey: It's a wonderful life

    Former Albemarle Sheriff George Bailey has more in common with the Jimmy Stewart holiday classic movie than the lead character's name. Sheriff Bailey, too, grew up in an ar...


  • Let's borrow Johnsen's stuff

    After reading Scott Johnsen's letter regarding Shirley Presley's selfish hoarding of her private property {July 1: "Presley's greedy"], I just have a few questions. Mr. Joh...