August 25th, 2011 issue #1034

August 25th, 2011
  • Books, bags, iPads-- oh my! Local students show school spirit

    Summer may be ending, but for Charlottesville and Albemarle County students, the start of a new school year brings the excitement of picking out new clothes, planning extracurricular activities, and refocusing their minds on a new grade level. Whether reuniting with old friends or starting out at a new school, local students bring a high level of energy, dedication, and passion both in and out of the classroom.

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  • Un-super size me: Can city schools stem the obesity epidemic?

    If Ivana Kadija ever hears Tony the Tiger telling kids his Frosted Flakes are "Grrrrreat!" she'll probably tell him to shut his furry trap. It's high-sugar food like that, says Kadija, chair of Charlottesville's School Health Advisory Board and a recently announced School Board Candidate, that's leading more local youths down the wide path to obesity and diabetes. Citing statistics that show a full one-third of city students are overweight by fourth grade, she wants the school system to make some not-so-sweet changes.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Biggest primary: Dems elect City Council candidates Satyendra Huja, Kathy Galvin, and Dede Smith August 20 to run for three open Council seats. Llezelle Dugger gets the nom...

The Dish

Real Estate - $old

  • Western Albemarle bargain?

    7/1/11 Blue Ridge Property Management LLC to Tenzin Wangyal & Tsering Wangmo, 2423 Sunset Road, $210,000, Charlottesville

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    August 30 at 12:30pm at the Charlottesville Circuit Court Property: 340 10th Street NW Debtor: Leslie F. Yowell and Scott F. Payne Amount owing: $131,750 Bidder brings: $...

Art Features

  • Making nice: Carroll offers pleasantries

    I know I'm in the minority. I prefer art that’s challenging and perhaps a little reckless, that makes me think twice and might even bite me back. But that’s not what mo...

DR. HooK

Movie Reviews

  • Grunts and screams: 'Conan' not so literate

    Conan the Barbarian involves the clash of civilizations whose vocabularies are limited to screams, oaths, grunts, howls, ejaculations, exclamations, vulgarities, screeches,...

Music Features


On Architecture

The Brazen Careerist

  • Less is more: Keep writing short and simple

    Almost one-third of workers do not meet the writing requirements of their positions, according to a survey by the College Board's National Commission on Writing.Before any ...

Sports Doctor

Strange But True

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  • Dave & Tim concert rakes in dough and listeners

    The dollar count hasn't yet been revealed, but the music filled the eastern end of the Downtown Mall on the night of Saturday, August 20, as the musical duo of Dave Matthew...

  • Huja: A sidewalk on every street

    Standing in front of the Transit Center with supporters, City Councilor Satyendra Huja details his vision of improved transportation, which includies completion of the Mead...

  • Snap: Reinforcements?

    A half dozen cherry pickers were lined up in the Omni parking lot Tuesday morning, August 16, following the storm the previous Sunday that left much of Charlottesville powe...

  • Table of contents

    COVERUn-Super Size MeWhat's making kids fat? One local mother and school board candidate has her sights aimed at sugar and says city schools aren't doing enough to make hea...


  • Rodney's role: 'I am not a wheeler dealer'

    Rodney Thomas is mad. It's one day after a prominent blogger has accused the Albemarle supervisor of agreeing to "grease the skids" for the construction of the Western U.S....


  • Park stokes economy and science

    Shenandoah National Park has received notable attention this year as it celebrates its 75th anniversary, including Lisa Provence’s article [July 14: “Secrets of Shenand...

Black and White

  • Temporary infrastructure

    A lineman from Davis H. Elliot Electrical Contractors works to untangle a 20,000 volt distribution line on Park Street. We had a thunderstorm in Charlottesville on Sunday, ...

Full Stories List for August 25th, 2011 issue #1034

4Better Or Worse

Black and White

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate Property auctions