November 24th, 2005 issue #0447

November 24th, 2005

4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Most shocking death: UVA student Michelle E. Collier, 20, is found dead in her city apartment November 18. Authorities report no obvious sign of trauma, and a toxicology re...

The Dish

Essays

  • Say what? What we mean when we talk

    "American women don't wear knickersĀ­ they're not in style." I was standing on a sidewalk in London, outside our apartment, chatting with my English neighbor. Her eyes open...

Question of the Week

  • Where are you going for the holidays?

    Greg Horridge: "Houston for Thanksgiving to see my relatives-in-law." Lela Graham: "Probably somewhere really warm– either Savannah, Georgia or Key West." Jim Cole...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 7/28  Joseph P. and Rebecca J. Pannazzo to Kevin J. and Danielle L. Kennedy, 0.058 acres at 4770 Blue Jay Way, Briarwood, $248,000. Bruce A. and Mary C. Wi...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Look inside: Dull exterior hides gem

    ADDRESS: 217 Ninth Street NW NEIGHBORHOOD: 10th Street/West Main ASKING: $279,900 CITY ASSESSMENT: $109,100 YEAR BUILT: 1925 SIZE: 2201 fin. sq. ft. LAND: 0.15 acres CURB ...

Real Estate - Update

  • Off the Block!

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: July 7, 2005 in issue 0427 ADDRESS: 1331 Oxford Place ASKING: $259,000 SELLING PRICE: $232,000 CITY ASSESSMENT: $133,800 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 70 SELLER'S...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    November 30 at 1:15pm at the Fluvanna County Courthouse Property: 74 Laguna Road, Knollwood, Lake Monticello Debtor: Lisa M. Bloxsom and Darrell R. Byers Amount owing: $108...

DR. HooK

  • Let it bleed: Seeing red over blood woes

    Some people faint at the sight of blood, which I don't quite understand because we all bleed– some more than others (especially drama queens). Remember the Saturday N...

Movie Reviews

  • Harry's back: But magic's getting old

    In addition to facing the three tasks of the Triwizard Tournament, the revived Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), and a gossipy tabloid reporter (Miranda Richardson) who keeps...

Music Reviews

News

  • Bitter fruit: Contaminated soil removed

    With streets named Cling, York, and Winesap, Orchard Acres bears witness to Crozet's illustrious peach- and apple-growing history. A less savory reminder of the neighborhoo...

  • Fallujah: One year later, uneasy calm

    FALLUJAH, IRAQ– Mixed emotions are written on Iraqi faces, as Sgt. Mindo Estrella leads a dusty foot patrol of US Marines in Fallujah. Smiles and furtive waves–...

  • FOIA: Richmond bloggers score award

    A conversation about what's wrong with the Richmond music scene evolved into a weblog/watchdog group called Save Richmond– and netted a freedom of information award f...

  • Hard times: Family stories tell the tale

    Normally a Charlottesville-based home inspector, Peter Drenan is on special assignment as a FEMA leader and a Hook stringer. This is the fourth in a series of dispatches fr...

  • Short tort: One less lawsuit in Greene

    Attorney George Dygert has dropped his $750,000 libel suit against Dogwood Valley resident Grant Colby– for now. Dygert non-suited his claim that a letter by Colby ca...

On Architecture

The Brazen Careerist

  • Bad advice: Don't let it stop you

    Entrepreneurship used to be an inclination that festered until a midlife crisis. But the entrepreneurship bug isn't something that hits only in middle age, so why wait that...

Strange But True

  • Up and down: Plankton check out the surface

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. It was World War II, and the sonar-operating submarine searchers detected a "false bottom" of the sea that rose toward the surface e...

Facetime

Hotseat

  • Designing woman: Katie Swenson's big ideas

    Katie Swenson wanted to be a dancer. She spent six years auditioning (and waitressing) in the Big Apple, where she collaborated with the Blue Man Group and Twyla Tharp's da...

Letters

  • Writer ignored facts

    In response to Judy Coughlin McDavid's letter [November 10: "Peace requires responsibility"] regarding the October 27 story, "Slap happy: Lawsuits bloom in Dogwood Valley,"...

Cultural preview

Uncategorized

  • Let there be light! Norford's vision realized

    Jeff Norford, circa 2004 PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER If the Perkins are Ruckersville royalty when it comes to holiday lights, then Jeff Norford is their Charlottesville equival...

  • Light your way safely

    You have the giant Santa, Rudolph, and 400 strings of lights. But before you go transforming your house into a winter wonderland, take a minute to make sure you set it abla...