July 29th, 2004 issue #0330

July 29th, 2004
  • Colridge was Kenridge: And Rinehart's gold left a mixed legacy

    While Colridge estate has most recently been the site of bitter feuding between Kappa Sigma "brothers," its origins are in a father's love for his sons. That father: Hollis Rinehart Sr., a turn-of-the-century Charlottesville scion whose complex history includes some of this area's most notable structures. A less happy legacy is a West Virginia tunnel where hundreds of migrant workers died, many of them buried unnamed in a mass grave.

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  • Housing Kappa Sig: Headquarters for controversy

    A gracious, white-columned estate on sprawling, green acres. Brother fighting brother, leaving the home abandoned and decaying. While this might sound a lot like Gone with the Wind, the house at issue is not Tara, but Colridge. And the "brothers" at war are not Union and Confederate soldiers, but officers of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the nonprofit Kappa Sigma Memorial Foundation.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Amazing alloy: Local researchers say in an early July release that their new non-magnetic alloy– three times stronger than steel– could make taller buildings, b...

The Dish

  • Gelato-espresso: Cafes bring Italy to town

    If it weren't for jet lag, you could easily convince me that I'm still in Italy. Thanks to two new Italian-inspired venues, Dish couldn't dream of a better coming-home pres...


  • Thumbs up: Don't deny kids this comfort

    It's been a long day, and the four-year-old has given into the bliss of sucking his thumb. His face is suffused with satisfaction. Vice presidential candidate John Edwards'...

Question of the Week

  • How's the weather this summer?

    Carrie Adcock: "Very humid with comfortable days few and far between." Lizzi Carroll: "I guess I'm the wrong person to ask. I just flew in from Buenos Aires last week. It...

Real Estate - $old

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    ALBEMARLE 6/1  George A. Guess and Joanne V. Showalter to Harry G. and Laura P. Kennon, 2.186 acres at 2696 Southern Hills Court, Southern Hills subdivision, North G...

Real Estate - Off the Block

  • Off the Block

    Sale withdrawn APPEARED IN THE HOOK: March 18, 2004 issue 0311 ADDRESS: 2000 Miller School Road, Batesville ASKING: $698,500 LISTED BY: Gabrielle Hall of Bill May Realty ...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Belmont Phoenix: Fancy feathers on old frame

    ADDRESS: 700 Graves Street ASKING: $449,000 SIZE: 2,240 fin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1913 NEIGHBORHOOD: Belmont CURB APPEAL: 8 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Debi Hornberger-D...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    August 12, at 1pm, at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 4531 Deer Bonn Road, Keswick Debtor: Julius S. Riddervold Amount owing: $75,000 Bidder brings: $8,000 or 10...

Movie Reviews

  • Captive-ating Redford: Wait to see it on video

    He's Robert Redford and you're not. That simple fact is enough to bug the crap out of some people. In The Clearing Redford is Wayne Hughes, and that bugs the crap out of at...

  • New 'Candidate': The sorcerer's a Prentiss

    Jonathan Demme's 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate is the kindest, warmest, bravest, most selfless movie I've ever seen. Ignore that. I don't know what made me say i...

  • Up to here: Roots have had their fill

    The RootsThe Tipping Point  (Geffen Records) Never ones to settle, The Roots have continually explored the depths of what it is to be a live hip-hop band. Not only th...

Music Reviews

  • Never-ending: Funk jams to disco and back

    Southside Funk Brothers at West Main July 24 I made my second attempt to check out the band Southside Funk Brothers at West Main Saturday, July 24, and I'm happy to say th...


The Brazen Careerist

  • Mom's example: What I learned about age

    If my mom were telling you her life story, she would begin with her dad suffering a stroke when she was very little and having to grow up with no money. Despite her humble ...

Strange But True

  • Let it fly: Spiders cast web to the wind

     DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. Ever notice those spider webs stretched between a shrub and a tree? How do spiders get across to put up the first string to st...


  • Must-seed TV: Frischkorn + Rainey = flower power

    Every time you turn on the TV, something new has sprouted. From BBC's Ground Force to PBS's The Victory Garden, garden shows are spreading like crabgrass, rife with advice ...

  • Shiny dancer: Gals choose pole power

    Their sweat pants, jumpers, and shifts are modest, even ho-hum. But once Joe Cocker's insinuating "You Can Leave Your Hat On," begins throbbing from the overhead speakers, ...


  • Capshaw's dome looks fine

    What a fiery brew we have cooking up over the amphitheater on the Downtown Mall! [July 15: "Amphitheatrical: Architects pummel Mall design"] You know, my grandfather always...

  • Dome could block walkers

    I write to second Candace Smith's concerns about lack of pedestrian access to the site of the new amphitheater and transit center and to the Mall during the 40 private even...

  • Tatum got a free road

    Some very interesting points I would like to make not printed (purposely or otherwise) in your July 8 cover story ["River bluff: How to save a park– sort of"]. From y...

  • Tatum tepee was sister's

    Your cover story [July 8: "River bluff: How to save a park– sort of"] has a few facts that are a bit off. The teepee you are referring to was a work of art done not b...

  • What planet is Bell on?

    I'm not sure what planet Delegate Rob Bell lives on, but apparently it's one in which the inevitabilities of life include death, taxes, and the fact that "boyfriends will a...

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