October 21st, 2004 issue #0342

October 21st, 2004
  • Road to Wellville: Many a bump along the way

    A year ago, a Charlottesville woman between jobs contracted a bone infection. Because she was unemployed, Alice (not her real name) wasn't eligible to be seen at the Charlottesville Free Clinic. Nor did she go to either of the local hospitals– she did not know they have programs for indigent citizens. She felt hopeless. "But there's nothing you can do about it," says Alice, 46. "There's no way to pay for medical treatment."

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst week for Judge Paul Peatross: The state's judicial review committee unanimously recommends he be censured or removed from office, according to an October 18 filing wi...

The Dish


Question of the Week

  • Do you have health insurance?

    Lea Brown: "Yes. I'm one of the lucky ones. I work at the University of Virginia. For many years before that, I was a public school teacher, so I've almost always had exc...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 8/18  J.M. and Opal B. Peyton to PBK Real Estate LLC, 3.125 acres at 1780 Running Deer Drive, Running Deer subdivision, $206,000. John F. Gaffney to Scott ...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

  • What happened to on the blocks of the past?

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: August 12, 2004 in issue 0332 ADDRESS: 235 Buttercup Lane, Lake Reynovia ASKING PRICE: $315,000 (reduced to $305,900) SELLING PRICE: $328,500 DAYS TO ...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property Auctions

    October 21, at 2pm, at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 3435 Watts Passage Debtor: James A. and Dorothy Tyree Amount owing: unknown Bidder brings: 10 percent of t...

Movie Reviews

  • 'Bye, Thunderbirds: Bigger, longer, and cut

    Two words from one of the songs in Team America: World Police will serve as a review too: "F*** yeah!" As a fan of Trey Parker and Matt Stone even before South Park, I was ...

Music Reviews

  • Hip-hop split: Two groups, two (wild) views

    Mos Def The New Danger  (Geffen) Mobb DeepAmerica's Nightmare  (Geffen) The election's coming soon, and to tell you the truth, I'm a little bit nervous. Last we...

  • Like old times: In the black at the Rose

    Published October 21, 2004, in issue 0342 of the Hook Fallout Countdown, Finger Painters, and The Great White Jenkinsat Tokyo Rose Saturday, October 16 BY MARK GRABOWSKI T...


  • Another blow: Robinson house burns to ground

    Just when it seemed things couldn't get any worse for Lisa Robinson, the Earlysville mom who drew an eight-year sentence for serving alcohol to minors, her house goes up in...

  • Cedar doomed: Election keeps 7th Street open

    The final notes of the Fridays After 5 concert series had barely faded when contractors began the massive overhaul of the east end of the Downtown Mall.   The last Fri...

  • Fini: Museum on Emmet to close

    The Charlottesville branch of the Virginia Museum of Natural History fought the good fight. Ever since its funding was slashed by the state in 2002, the little museum has s...

  • Making waves: Saga buys Eure stations

    Over the past decade, local radio listeners have heard munching noises. That was the sound of $18 billion media behemoth Clear Channel Communications gobbling up six of Cha...

  • Revving up: Starlight Express shoots for NYC

    While local tourism officials strive to bring visitors to Charlottesville, one new local business is aiming to get people out of town– and fast. The Starlight Express...

  • Scary business: Students support demoted TA

    Justin Gifford seems to be on a lot of "Most Wanted" lists. Over the years there have been waiting lists for his classes, and he received a prestigious teaching award from ...

  • Seeking security? Plant defensively

    Apparently the boulders delivered to guard the entrance of the Albemarle County Office Building just weren't doing the job, and they've been replaced. Giant planters are co...

The Brazen Careerist

Sports Doctor


    Best Impression of "Friday Night Lights": The Orange County Hornets and the Louisa County Lions produce exactly what Hollywood is always looking for when they clash in Mine...

Strange But True




  • Where's positive follow-up?

    As a former teacher of sociology and world religions, I found Dr. Anderson Thomson's [September 30] cover article, "Why They Kill," the most secular humanistic and fatalist...

  • alSadr no religious wacko

    Religion and male bonding are components of Islamic terrorism, but J. Anderson Thompson Jr. [September 30 cover story] inappropriately simplifies the answer to "Why They Ki...

  • Don't throw religion out

    Regarding [the September 30 cover story] "Why They Kill," there was much in the article that helpfully explained some of the underlying, universal causes of warfare, includ...

Cultural preview

Full Stories List for October 21st, 2004 issue #0342

4Better Or Worse



Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate Property auctions

Sports Doctor