September 22nd, 2005 issue #0438

September 22nd, 2005
  • Road warriors: Keene read between the lines

    It was about 9am on June 1, and there were plenty of empty seats in room 241 of the County Office building when farm owner Laura Dollard stepped up to the podium and pleaded with supervisors to just say no. Thomas Sullivan, the millionaire developer who had asked the board to say yes to this finishing touch to his 3.7-mile road extension, was nowhere in sight.

    read more

4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Least neighborly: Crozet residents pack the September 14 meeting of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors to beseech the board to reject Old Trail Village, a mixed use develop...

The Dish

  • North stars: Forest Lakes awash in eateries

    As the new Hollymead Town Center­ already home to mega-store Target, a Starbucks and Harris Teeter– continues to take shape (Sakura Japanese Restaurant recently rese...


  • Lancing the boil: New Orleans' guilt is ours

    Each day has its own pictures: bumper to bumper traffic two states long a frenzied mob in a domed prison rising water the hungry pushing carts out of looted stores rooftops...

Question of the Week

  • What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?

    Heather Pray: "Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the new one. It was horrible. I had to sleep with my dog." Marissa Gabrysch: "The Ring. It repeated scenes of horrible graphic ima...

Real Estate - $old

  • $OLD

    ALBEMARLE 6/16  Donald A. and Olga E. Morse to Bruce A. Averill and Patricia A. Eldredge, 4.071 acres at Buck Mountain, $183,000. Christen and John D. Holly IV to Br...

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

  • Commercial construction permits

    CHARLOTTESVILLE 8/31  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 190 Rugby Road, temporary homeless shelter, $100. Richard T. Spurzem, 1107 Little High Street, building fire w...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Right directions: Townhouse downtown and upscale

    ADDRESS: 501 Second Street NEIGHBORHOOD: North Downtown ASKING: $695,000 CITY ASSESSMENT: $431,700 YEAR BUILT: 1981 SIZE: 1,904 fin. sq. ft., 731 unfin. LAND: 0.06 acres CU...

  • SOLD

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK : March 31, 2005 in issue #0413 ADDRESS: 878 Locust Avenue ASKING PRICE: $615,000 SELLING PRICE: $550,000 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 130 SELLER'S AGENT: Sa...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    September 22 at 11:02am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 4.82 acres at 3168 Buck Island Road Debtor: Carroll W. and Elizabeth Eppard Amount owing: $85,000 Bidd...

DR. HooK

  • Hurts so bad: Pain drugs create quandary

    Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis were steamy until they actually "got steamy" on Moonlighting. Why is it when the boy catches the girl, the magic of the show is gone? Look ...

Movie Reviews

  • It adds up: Praise for 'Proof': not boring

    Here comes Gwyneth Paltrow, re-teamed with her Shakespeare in Love director, John Madden, and gunning for another Oscar. She's doing it the hard way in Proof– without...

Music Reviews


  • Burger battle: Flat-out legal warfare... ended

    It was flat out.. legal warfare. Venerable burger bar Riverside Lunch was suing its former employee, Ryan Martin, for allegedly ripping off the Riverside concept. The suit,...

  • Despair city: Mold house family moves in

    While Charlottesvillians scrambled to send aid to those left homeless by Hurricane Katrina, Ros Casey focused on a devastated family closer to home: Larry Butler and Judit ...

  • NeW not NOW: Lady Hoo takes on the Left

    "Out with the NOW, in with the NeW!" That's the motto of the Network of Enlightened Women (NeW), a fledgling college group in Virginia that wants to change the campus cultu...

  • No crying: Wadlow not sheepish about success

    No one can accuse Emily Couric's little boy of crying wolf. If the response of an enthusiastic crowd Friday night– not to mention rave reviews in the L.A. Times and N...

  • Red crescent: Dust-up over Flight 93 memorial

    The winning design for the memorial to Flight 93 that crashed into the Pennsylvania countryside on September 11, 2001 was unveiled September 7 to a standing ovation from of...

  • Valley vistas: New excursion in Staunton

    A short 20-mile jaunt through the central Shenandoah Valley doesn't sound like it could be all that compelling. That stretch of the Valley between Staunton and Harrisonburg...

On Architecture

  • Architecture Matters

    On September 12, architect Peter Eisenman delivered a speech at Cornell University entitled "Architecture Matters." If the current dust-up about Charlottesville's recent ad...

The Brazen Careerist

Strange But True

  • Sonicsaurus? Dino's tail made big bang

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. What makes a bullwhip's tip crack like a gun? (Brontosaurs, take note.) –L. LaRue  A. The undulation traveling from the ...



  • Site clean-up: Slutzky vies for Rio seat

    Cyanide poisoning ultimately proved to be a good thing for David Slutzky, and led to the formation of his successful environmental clean-up company. In the early 1980s, he ...


  • Condon was cruel

    I'm responding to "The Buzz on Bees" [Gimme Shelter column, August 18] and Marlene Condon's letter to the editor [August 25: "Bowls banish bees"]. While I strongly agree w...

  • Paige too topless

    While reading your article [September 15 HotSeat: Paige's pages: Cav is Playboy's Miss October], I was appalled to see a picture of Amanda Paige signing her topless magazin...

  • Paige's breasts too clear

    I feel I must write to you and let you know how appalled I am over the Hook's story about Amanda Paige [September 15 HotSeat: Paige's pages: Cav is Playboy's Miss October]....

Cultural preview

Full Stories List for September 22nd, 2005 issue #0438

4Better Or Worse


On Architecture

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

Real Estate Property auctions