November 25th, 2004 issue #0347

November 25th, 2004
  • Seven society: The Fighting Cason brothers and WWII

      World War II veterans are said to be dying at the rate of 1,000 a day. But there's one local family that sent seven sons into the armed forces– and not only did all seven survive the conflict, but six of them are still alive today to tell their tales.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Least understood UVA move: Attaining "charter" status, which would give the university more autonomy from the General Assembly. Faculty and staff are concerned about wages&...

The Dish


Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE 7/16  Jean W. Gillet to Michael C. and Merta E. Platt, 2000 Greenbrier Drive, $293,000. Jay R. and Susan Y. Perry to Bryna C., John P.D., and Mary C....

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

  • Commercial Construction Permits

    ALBEMARLE 11/03-11/10  Parkside LLC, tenant upfit on third floor at Glenwood Station, Rio Road, $85,000. Berkmar Crossing LC, interior alteration for IBEW Local 26 b...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • North star: Old Lafayette Hotel beckons

    ADDRESS: 146 Main Street ASKING: $748,000 BUILDING: 5,200 fin. sq. ft., 2,040 unfin. (1,000 fin. sq. ft. in separate cottage) LAND: 0.61 acres YEAR BUILT: 1840 NEIGHBORHOOD...

Real Estate - Update

  • Still available

    What happened to "On the Blocks" of the past? APPEARED IN THE HOOK: January 22, 2003, in issue 0303 ADDRESS: 5029 Halycon Drive, Crozet ASKING PRICE: $749,000 (now $689,00...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    December 2, at 10:30am, at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 414 Woodhaven Court, Oak Hill Debtor: Mary E. and William E. Morton Amount owing: $29,048 Bidder bring...

DR. HooK

  • Eyes heavy? If not, get TV out of bedroom

    When I was in college, a hypnotist came to entertain us. I was chosen to go up, and I did– unwillingly. The hypnotist had a Barry White type of voice, and he wooed me...

Movie Reviews

  • Misnamed: 'Alexander' the not-so-hot

    History teaches us many painful lessons. Alexander is one of them. A lot of people put a lot of good work into this screen-filling tale of the young leader who conquered mo...

Music Reviews

  • Empty Fields: Working on a weekday-- yawn

    Dean Fieldsat OrbitTuesday, November 16 Thanks to work, the necessity of sleep, and attempting to keep interpersonal relations at least a stage away from iceberg, I usuall...

  • Sparkly: 30 million fans can't be wrong

    EminemEncore  (Shady/Aftermath) Why Eminem? The answer is easy. The man has gone diamond. I'm sure you've all heard of platinum plaques. When an artist reaches platin...


  • Bambi threat: How to avoid free venison

    November is the cruelest month– for deer eager to mate, and for hapless drivers with whom these libido-driven beasts collide. Auto damage is a given; injury and death...

  • Film flap: Local shutterbug 'exposed' in D.C.

    Professional photographer Bill Emory went to Washington on Election Day to celebrate democracy with his camera. Two weeks later, he is still shaken from what happened to hi...

  • Gags off: Students speak out on rape

    Less than a week after UVA fourth year Annie Hylton revealed the details of her alleged first-year rape in a Hook cover story, hundreds of students gather in front of Garre...

  • Ingo's end: Fallen dog gets official burial

    Members of area law enforcement gathered on Wednesday, November 17 for a memorial service for slain Albemarle County police dog Ingo. The German Shepherd was shot on Octo...

  • Making it big: Hackensaws lean left abroad

    "I think there's a lot of hypocrisy in our society. And I'm not above it. I'm just saying that music and art are venues for looking into that kind of thing." Never let it b...

  • Trash plan: Dumpsters due Downtown?

    Don't look now, but it appears that the top stroll zone in America's #1 city is generating so much filth that the City wants to step in and buy three 50-foot-long refuse re...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Five tips: Overlooked rules of management

    All managers have one shared goal: Get a promotion. But many times, the job of a manger is so multifaceted and detail-laden that the manager loses sight of that big picture...

Sports Doctor


    Worst Breakdown: The Redskins (3-7) travel to Philadelphia Sunday, November 21, and with help from their stingy defense, manage to keep the high powered Eagles (9-1) at bay...

Strange But True

  • Tiny charmers: Babies symbols of peace

      DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. Just how charming and disarming can a baby be? –M. Esselman  A. In Reading Faces, Brandeis University psychologist...




  • Public defender coulda done it

    Let me commend you for your detailed and informative coverage of the Andrew Alston trial [November 18 cover story: "The verdict: Sisk's family speaks out"]. Your comprehens...

  • Razor wire's risky

    Your letters last week ["Mail," November 18, 2004] about Shirley Presley's trial seem to be missing the point. It is my understanding that the trail thing was cleared up an...

  • We stand for choice

    I was among the 961 Planned Parenthood supporters at the public hearing November 9. Here's the reason for the turnout [November 11: "In the zone: Pros (life & choice) t...

Cultural preview

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Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

Real Estate Property auctions

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