May 5th, 2011 issue #1018

May 5th, 2011
  • 'Still a fighter': Why this woman is suing UVA for $50 million

    Five years ago, Barb Tocci was working as a real estate agent in downtown Scottsville, riding horses and motorcycles on the weekends. Today, the 54-year-old woman relies on a cane to walk. She's missing two toes and a finger, and she's lost the use of her right arm. In the Charlottesville area, widely recognized for outstanding health care– with cutting edge medical research and some of the country's leading physicians– how did this happen?

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Deadliest month for tornadoes: Violent storms across Virginia April 27-28 leave four dead in Washington County in southwest Virginia, and one dead in Southside's Halifax Co...

The Dish

  • Cider fest on Sundays

    Rick Hood from Albemarle CiderWorks on Route 29 South reminds Dish that they'll be kicking off their Second Sunday Cider events on May 8 from 5-7pm. The MoonRats will be pl...

  • Meet-less: Toodle-oo, Tavern?

    Come year's end, it looks like students, tourists, and townpeople may have to find a new place to meet. After a 30-year run, it appears The Tavern on Emmet Street will clos...

  • Tasty benefit for the arts

    On Wednesday, May 11, the McGuffey Art Center is hosting a fundraiser for the Piedmont Council for the Arts. There'll be live music and dance performances, a silent auction...


Real Estate - $old

  • Property transfers

    ALBEMARLE9/1Teresa A. Urban to Gemma R. Bryant, 1057 Bristlecone Lane, Willow Bend, Forest Lakes South, $210,000.Edward D. Gelzer to Todd R. and Nicole M. Petty, 3645 Pridd...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

  • Off the block-- sold

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: September 16, 2010 in issue 0937 ADDRESS: 1218 Augusta Street, Rose Hill ASKING PRICE: $265,000 SELLING PRICE: $255,000 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 33 ASS...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    May 5 at 11am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 1946 Lonicera Way Debtor: Kenneth and Jessica Crawford Amount owing: $183,000 Bidder brings: 5 percent sale price...

Art Features

DR. HooK

Movie Reviews

  • The Rock rolls: 'Fast Five' a fun ride

    I don't think you can do this. I don't think you can take two midsize sedans, chain them to a bank vault, and haul it behind you on a high-speed chase through the streets o...

Music Features

  • Homecoming: Making a map of Mariana Bell

    As an Australian-born, Charlottesville-raised, New York-trained artist who's moved to Los Angeles, Mariana Bell knows the effect that location can have on her work.  "...


On Architecture

The Brazen Careerist

Sports Doctor

Strange But True

  • Hand signals: Without gestures, talk is hard

    Q. Two friends walked along on a bitterly cold winter day, one chattering away while the other just nodded. Eventually, the first asked, "Robert, why aren't you saying anyt...

Online only

  • Ending speculation: Katie Couric says she's leaving Evening News

    Katie Couric, the UVA grad with the stellar broadcast news career, has ended weeks of speculation by announcing that she has decided to end her tenure at the helm of the CB...

  • Ivy tornado: The story of the killer twister of 1959

    With the deadliest tornado day in decades having just hit the South, it's interesting to note that in 1959 calamity struck when tornadoes killed 12 Charlottesville-area peo...

  • New owner of Kluge winery suffers political setback

    Donald Trump, the man who would be president and the man who bought a foreclosed local winery, suffered a setback April 27, as the actual president unveiled his actual birt...

  • Snap: Clouds cleared over West Main

    This was the scene early Thursday afternoon, April 28, after the rain stopped falling on a succession of rain storms that helped reduce some of the rainfall deficit that ha...

  • Snap: Rainbow after the storm

    The storm that roared through Charlottesville in the early evening of Tuesday, April 26 left behind an attractive rainbow. The storm dropped pea-sized hail and what appeare...

  • Snap: We stand for freedom...

    An American flag, made of glazed tiles handmade by schoolchildren, hangs on the second floor of the main Albemarle County Office Building.

  • Snap: When Rugby Road is 3 buses wide

    How serious are local officials about getting beverage-minded students to and from the Foxfield races? Serious enough to let motorcoaches take over Rugby Road on the Saturd...


Black and White

  • Capra aegagrus hircus

    Nigerian miniature goats Ella and Zinnia win a smile from two friends from Staunton with owner Laura Covert (rear) in their new home, Covert's yard in the Woolen Mills. Las...

Full Stories List for May 5th, 2011 issue #1018

4Better Or Worse

Black and White

Real Estate Property auctions

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - Update