March 3rd, 2005 issue #0409

March 3rd, 2005
  • Barrett, travel, Borges, Declarations

    Got lit? American authors abound in Barrett's stash Scholars from all over the world come to Charlottesville to view such things as the letters of Charles Brockden Brown, America's first novelist; Thoreau's copy of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, presented by the author to Alfred, Lord Tennyson; and Stephen Crane's manuscript of The Red Badge of Courage.

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  • Buried treasure: UVA's Special Collections get a new home

      PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO JEN@READTHEHOOK.COM The Academical Village may stand eternal, but it's moving. The research park has gone way up north. Now part of the school is moving south across Jefferson Park Avenue. But in the library precinct, it's gone underground. Most of UVA's newest library– a nearly 73,000 square foot structure– Harrison/Small they're calling it– lies buried under the grass along McCormick Road.

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  • Hit me! UVA's E-texts lead the field

      UVA's new library goes underground   UVA is known not just for its historic collections, but also for its vision in digitizing its collection.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Most weather: Charlottesville ends February with a fall of more than four inches of snow; Wintergreen reports 11 inches. Worst snow casualties: An Acura driven by Matthew ...

The Dish

  • More than mangos: New Maharaja goes Goan

    Readers of last week's Dish will recall that I ended my story about Jonathan De Costa, the new owner of Maharaja restaurant, in medias res. Well, now it's time to return to...

Essays

  • Forget birds: We could all die from this flu

    At the risk of sounding like a crazed Chicken Little, I would like to call your attention to the possibility of a pandemic of killer influenza. I know: You don't want to he...

Question of the Week

  • What did you do in the snow?

    Casey Hannifin: "I went for a run and watched my cat, Smokey, play in the snow." Leslie Goldman: "I don't like snow. I get cold." Patrick Allen: "I served food to the br...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    CHARLOTTESVILLE 9/20/04  Carolyn D. Wicker and Barbara Null to Pauli J. Hayes, 5515 Rosa Terrance, $105,000. 9/21 Nader K. Hijazi to M. Jean Boston, 913 Locust Lane...

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

  • Commercial construction permits

    ALBEMARLE 2/11/05  Robert H. Rosenthal and Harrison Nesbit II, trustees, refacing two wall signs at Price Hyundai, $10,000. Rio Associates Ltd. , Dumbarton Propertie...

Real Estate - Off the Block

  • SOLD

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK : October 28, 2004 in issue 0343 ADDRESS: 1314 Reas Ford Road DAYS TO CONTRACT: 34 ASKING: $199,900 SOLD FOR: $194,900 SELLER'S AGENT: Donna Going...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Goldilocks gem: Everything is just right

    ADDRESS: 1203 Meriwether Street ASKING: $419,000 BUILDING: 2,080 fin. sq. ft. / 1,107 unfin. LAND: 0.17 acre YEAR BUILT: 1938 NEIGHBORHOOD: Martha Jefferson CURB APPEAL: 6 ...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    March 7 at 11:35am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 1.2 acres at 1609 Buck Road Debtor: John M. Apperson Amount owing: $35,000 Bidder brings: $3,000 Info: Kevi...

DR. HooK

  • Glove love: Take care to slide home safe

    I'm not really that educated in sports such as baseball. At the gym I once saw a man wearing funky shoes that made him walk on his tiptoes. I asked him why he was wearing t...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

  • Golden pipes: Working on a weekday

    William Walter Acoustic Trioat OrbitFebruary 22 Last Tuesday was the pilot run of my new "Go out and see shows during the week so my weekend is totally free" plan, and I h...

  • Take two: Talented locals keep scene lively

    Lux PerpetuaHow to Tell a Lie With...< BR> Jim Gagnon Freedom: May All Beings Know Peace  This has been a good week, snow notwithstanding. Nothing makes me...

News

  • Bye-bye, Tox-eol: Condo tower exterminates sign

    "Call Tox-eol." That old advertising advice hasn't been applicable since the late 1980s, but for nearly 40 years, the bold green and yellow sign near the C&O restaurant...

  • Dave's too late: Winn-Dixie stores announce bankruptcy

    Just three days after a feel-good motion picture bearing its name opened nationwide, Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. issued a feel-bad announcement: bankruptcy. Winn-Dixie has been ...

  • Going south: UVA expansion gears up

    UVA continues to gobble real estate around Jefferson Park Avenue for its long-awaited South Lawn expansion, most recently a $5.25 million purchase of four apartment complex...

  • Shad-well: Woolen Mills dam breach OK'd

    The Rivanna River once teemed with American shad. Why do you think they called Jefferson's birthplace Shadwell? By 1830, the shad that fed the colonists were doomed, not on...

  • Stinky: Sewer leak closes Bizou

    Hairdresser John Carden noticed the odor several weeks ago around his salon on the west end of the Downtown Mall. "It got worse and worse," he says. "It got to the point it...

  • Winn Dixie: Matthews' tale fetches $$

    After taking in more than $20 million in its first two weekends, Dave Matthews' second film effort, the girl-and-her-dog-story Because of Winn Dixie, appears to have four l...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Complaining: Don't sweat the small stuff

    One of the most common gripes I hear from corporate complainers is that they're surrounded by people who see the world incorrectly. Sometimes it's the accountant who works ...

Strange But True

  • True spit: Are you awake or not?

      DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. You're dreaming one night when suddenly you realize it's only a dream. Neat! A "lucid" dream. You try an experiment: Spitting ...

Facetime

Hotseat

Letters

  • ALS families thank you

    I want to thank you for capturing the feelings of so many suffering from ALS and their families/friends in your article on Dr. Bennett's ALS drug [February 24 cover story, ...

  • Grandpa won't like the column

    My hat's off to Dr. John Hong for taking the unpopular position on driver license revocation. [February 17, " Bad news, grandpa: Turn in your license!"] His position will c...

  • Schaub assault story unfair

    I know Mark Schottinger, and have heard his story. I don't want to imply that I fully agree with his position, but that your article ["Acquitted: It's Schaub, not Schwab,"...

  • Writers rally 'round DNA

    Ronald Bailey makes some excellent points in his essay concerning DNA and privacy ["All about you: It could already be on file," February 24]. As with any forensic technolo...

Cultural preview

  • Cultural calendar, March 3-10, 2005

    THURSDAY, March 3 FAMILY Tales for Tots: The 5 and under crowd can hear picture book stories at Barnes & Noble's preschool story time. 10:3...


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Real Estate - Off the Block

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