March 24th, 2005 issue #0412

March 24th, 2005
  • Tally no! Matthews bans the hunt

      To many of us, "Fox Hunt" is the name of a new subdivision. Or was that "Fox Run" or "Fox Ridge"? While the allegedly sly mammal helps sell thousands of acres of real estate, very few Americans actually "fox chase" over the countryside.

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  • WWJD? The importance of being Tom

      About any issue in Charlottesville, the inevitable question arises: "What would Jefferson do?" While it's generally believed that George Washington introduced fox hunting to America, the Sage of Monticello may have steered clear– at least as an adult.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Biggest deathbed drama: Congress intervenes in the March 18 removal of Terry Schiavo's feeding tube and votes over the weekend to allow Schiavo's parents to argue for their...

The Dish

Essays

Question of the Week

  • Should fox hunting be banned?

      Susanne Nifong: "No, I don't think fox hunting should be banned." William Morris: "I can't take a stand on the subject; I don't know any fox hunters. " Pam Hethe...

Real Estate

  • STILL AVAILABLE

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: August 19, 2004 in issue 0333 ADDRESS: Mark Addy Inn, Nellysford ORIGINAL ASKING PRICE: $1,600,000 NEW ASKING PRICE: $1,395,000 LISTED BY: Charlie Win...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 2/11 Hobe Sound Management II LLC to Martin A. Klingel Jr., 79.35 acres on State Route 20, $1,208,334. Valerie F. Race to Charles Roumeliotes and Katherine A. Kr...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Good advice: Highland house made over right

      ADDRESS: 2306 Highland Avenue NEIGHBORHOOD: JPA/ Johnson Village ASKING: $455,000 YEAR BUILT: 1996 SIZE: 2,900 fin. sq. ft., 150 unfin. LAND: 0.17 acres CURB APPEAL:...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    March 25 at 1:45pm at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 2518 Huntington Road, Northfields Debtor: Scott W. and Ursula B. Dunlap Amount owing: $208,000 Bidder brings...

DR. HooK

Music Reviews

  • Butchers rule: Could Burrito be new Rose?

    The Butchers and Hillbilly Werewolfat Atomic BurritoSaturday, March 19 Saturday night was my first trip to Atomic Burrito for anything but tasty comestibles, and I have to...

  • The worst: Even cover bands need zip

    Blackacerat JabberwockySaturday, March 19 This is the second article I've written about Blackacer. The first was never published because my hard drive crashed mid-sentence...

News

  • Face on: UVA tackles rape with new guidelines

    Four months after a UVA student came forward in a Hook cover story to lambaste UVA for its handling of her sexual assault case, the school has issued a revised policy based...

  • Grants galore: But will Afton tunnel re-open?

    Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Like the beginning of The Little Engine That Could, the proposed "rail to trail" re-opening of Blue Ridge Tunnel [subject of the Hook's ...

  • Legal time: Schools slate special confabs

    The Charlottesville City School Board must have some important legal matters to consider. The Board revealed earlier this week it will soon conduct two closed sessions to d...

  • Speed trap: Don't say you weren't warned

    The Charlottesville Police Department can't catch a break these days. They get low marks on a recent survey tracking compliance with the state's Freedom of Information Act,...

  • Stalled: Hanger wants potties prettied

      Travel around Virginia, and you're bound to find people with stories about rest areas on Interstates 64, 81 or 95. "I travel a lot, and wherever I go, people tell me...

  • Why read? Why go to book fests?

      Reading is an endangered pastime in the Internet-, video game-, TV-driven 21st century. Charlottesville managed to deny that grim reality with last week's Festival o...

  • Will wishes: Don't be Terri Schiavo

      Where there's a will, there's a way... to die. But if you're one of the millions of Americans who don't have a living will, you just might end up like Terri Schiavo&...

Sports Doctor

  • SPORTS WRAP

    THE WEEK IN REVIEW Worst Draw: Unlike the regular season, the NCAA basketball tournament is often seen as a battle between the best 64 teams in America on a neutral court. ...

Strange But True

  • Sock it to me: Picking the right number

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. Oh, no, it's 6 o'clock Monday morning, electricity's out, and you can't see the jumbled socks in your drawer. You know there are 8 bl...

Facetime

Hotseat

Letters

  • Curran wasn't trounced

      Vijith Assar's follow-up article on the Curran Jhanjee Student Council campaign [News March 17, 2005: "Curran's count: Not enough for 1st place (or 2nd)"] was much a...

  • Hook went tabloid on ALS

    Your publication deserves another award-­ for tabloid-style journalism in your coverage of the experimental treatment for ALS [February 24 cover story: "She's dying: His d...

  • Uncongenial: Bullock needs to grow up

    When reviewing movies, especially those ground out by the Hollywood machine, I have to keep reminding myself of Frank Loesser's words from How to Succeed in Business Withou...

  • Work for that bounty

    In response to J. Blair Reeves' slamming me ["Do blame Mr. Sutz," March 17] for my [March 10] letter, "Don't Blame No Child," it is worthwhile to note that the author compl...