October 7th, 2004 issue #0340

October 7th, 2004

4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Biggest trial: Shawn Breeden and Michael Carpenter are found guilty in U.S District Court October 5 on charges relating to the murder of Kevin Lee Hester. Prosecutors are s...

  • The week in review

    Most trespassers: The UVA Foundation charges 23 UVA students and their grad student teacher with trespassing September 23 for taking a detective-fiction class field trip to...

The Dish

  • Mamma mia: Italian chow controls the compass

    It's not me and my Italian roots, I promise. Italian food really is dominating restaurant news in Charlottesville this week, starting with Rococo's, the veteran Italian-sty...


  • Your bong: Basis of 'narco-terrorism'?

    Two cheers for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), whose latest public relations effort usefully reminds us that propaganda is not simply intellectually dishonest. I...

Question of the Week

  • What do you think of Wi-Fi?

    David Warner: "I don't think anything of Wi-Fi. I don't know what it is." Jai Burke: "I bought a laptop because of it. It's great, it's free, and I can work outside. I li...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 8/2  Matthew B. and Kimberly B. Powers to Zhihong Zhang and Shujie Sha, 124 Deerwood Road, Deerwood, $214,900. Lee Jong and Rosy Kin-on King, trustees, to ...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    October 8, at 10am, at the Greene County Courthouse Property: 2.002 acres at 3385 Tom's Road, Barboursville Debtor: unknown Amount owing: $99,358 Bidder brings: $10,000 or...

Movie Reviews

  • Flaky film: What a Load of #$*!

    Being as stupid as David Letterman pretends to be, I like movies that make me feel intelligent. Mark Vicente, Betsy Chasse, and William Arntz, the makers of What the #$*! D...

Music Reviews


The Brazen Careerist

  • KISS writing: Keep it short, silly

    Almost one-third of workers do not meet the writing requirements of their positions, according to a survey by the College Board's National Commission on Writing. Before any...

Sports Doctor


    Boldest coaching attitude: Fluvanna High School football coach Tap Pace decides to add some zest to local action as the regular season reaches the halfway point. Following...

Strange But True


  • Miss America? Burps can't stop her victory

    Even though we all prance around in front of the mirror every once in a while, most of us feel sort of ridiculous doing it. Erika Uhlig, however, has managed to parlay her...


  • King's ransom: Denny's television vision

      The problem with trying to dissect would-be TV station owner Denny King is that somehow he manages to maintain constant eye contact even as his animated personality ...


  • AK-47s go auto quickly

    Your correspondent Brian Wiedman [September 23 letter: "Get gun facts straight"] ably repeats the talking points promulgated by Wayne LaPierre and the NRA. (His letter is a...

  • Give Evie credit

    I want to thank Lisa Provence for her article in the September 23 issue of The Hook, "Why Bother to Vote?" I'm writing to make one important clarification. The Public Servi...

  • TJ flipped early

    Monticello was replaced on the nickel this year, first by the peace medal and right now by the Lewis & Clark keelboat [September 23: "Changing change: TJ gets a five-ce...

  • Was that necessary?

    Was it really necessary to open old wounds [September 16, 2004, cover story: "Dave, Fame & Haines: Celebrity, suicide, & the etiquette of envy"] just to put Dave on...

  • Wine has good points

    The letter by June Russell published September 23 ["Alcohol– even wine– harms"] raises some valid issues. It's true that alcoholic beverages hold in them both g...

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Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate Property auctions

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