December 22nd, 2005 issue #0451

December 22nd, 2005

4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Biggest rape-case aftershock: Chris Matthew, who was accused of a September 3 rape and spent five days in jail before DNA test results cleared him, files an $850,000 defama...

The Dish

  • 2005: The swinging kitchen door...

    It appears that Newton's Third Law of Motion simply doesn't apply to restaurants in Charlottesville. If it did, for every restaurant that opened, there'd have to be one tha...

  • Ahoy! Bonefish coming ashore

    In case five seafood places aren't enough for lovers of the fruits of the briny deep, The Bonefish Grill, one of OutBack Steakhouse Inc.'s seafaring offspring, will be comi...

Essays

  • I will: New Year's Resolutions

    My resolution for 2006 is... David Slutzky: "To justify the support and confidence the Rio District voters showed me on Election Day. Robert Harllee: "To go to Italy aga...

Question of the Week

  • What's your prediction for 2006?

    Brian Eisenhauer: "There will be some obscenities written on the free speech wall." Janet Turner: "They'll complete the construction work going on around the city." Cli...

Real Estate

  • Round Up

    Quickest turnaround APPEARED IN THE HOOK : June 16, 2005 in issue 0424 ADDRESS: 505 Ridge Street ASKING PRICE: $550,000 SELLING PRICE: $550,000 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 1 SE...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 8/18  Lauren V. Rosenblatt to George Bognar, 413 Westmoreland Court, Westmoreland, $240,000. Kevin A. and Diane M. Waggett to Dorothy D. Moors, 1248 Orchar...

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

  • Commercial construction permits

    Charlottesville 11/17  MTR LLC, interior demolition, 313 Second Street SE, $2,000. 11/18  One Hundred East Main Ltd., replace existing roof, 101 East Water Str...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Pristine: No taint at isolated cabin

    ADDRESS: 971 Rainbow Ridge NEIGHBORHOOD: Faber, Nelson County ASKING: $925,000 COUNTY ASSESSMENT: $349,800 YEAR BUILT: 1989 SIZE: 3,855 fin. sq. ft. LAND: 121 acres CURB AP...

Real Estate - Update

  • Still Available

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: July 14 in issue 0428 ADDRESS: 2400 Pine Garth Run ASKING PRICE: $799,000 LISTED BY: Betty Duncan of Century 21 Manley Associates, 242-4753

DR. HooK

  • Not forgot: Toast to health in '06

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days of auld lang syne?  This song makes no sense, but I sin...

Movie Reviews

  • 2005 in review - Call it 2004, version 2.0

    Just when it seemed impossible for Hollywood to get any less creative, along came 2005 looking like a rerun of 2004. And they wondered why the box office was down most of t...

News

On Architecture

  • ecoMOD lands: Modular model makes waves

    Last week we highlighted the Piedmont Housing Alliance's collaboration with the Charlottesville Community Design Center in creating three modular houses in the 10th and Pag...

The Brazen Careerist

  • New in 2006: End of work as we know it

    The New Year is a traditional time for predictions. So here are mine. I predict an end of work as we know it. But don't get jumpy– it's not going to happen until the ...

Strange But True

  • Spinning Santa: North Pole gyrations

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. At Christmas time, Santa can get so busy his head spins. Making matters worse, his house sits right on the North Pole. Why is this w...

Letters

  • Keller chimes back

    My letter [December 8: "Hook dishonors community"] certainly generated emotional responses– which is appropriate since I wrote it mainly from emotion myself. I think ...

  • Shout out to Prof. Bebop

    Big ups to Professor Bebop! [December 15 Hotseat: "Jive talk: Principal by day, Professor Bebop by night"] Back in '89 I followed him Fridays 2-6am when doing my rap show o...

Cultural preview

  • Hot Seat secrets: We asked, they told...

    PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO JEN@READTHEHOOK.COM (unless otherwise noted) From passing gas in public places to stealing vans to juggling atop a unicycle, this year's Hot Seat sit...