September 29th, 2011 issue #1039

September 29th, 2011
  • Turf warriors: Silverbacks put Charlottesville on the football map

    When a football team with the name Virginia Silverbacks hits the field, you might expect to see a bunch of macho guys living up to their animal kingdom namesake, flaunting their strength, agility and aggression. You'd be right, but then you might also be surprised at the colors worn by those same tough guys on this game day: black, silver and– pink? Pink socks and pink tape around ankles, knees and elbows. If it's incongruous, it's for a good cause.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Most disturbing statistics: One in five Charlottesville families can't pay their bils and one in three can't afford day care and transportation costs to keep a job, accordi...

The Dish


Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

  • Hidden treasure

    8/1/2011 Hollymead Square LLC to Gay Alvis, 2720 Gatewood Circle, $150,000, Albemarle Krisin Galvin to Catherine Fraleigh & Kathleen Quinn, 270 Riverbend, Unit 1C, $120...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    September 30 at 3pm at the Albemarle Courthouse Property: 3585 Hungrytown Road Debtor: John A. Saury Original amount owing: $130,000 Bidder brings: 10 percent sale price In...

Art Features

DR. HooK

  • Hysteria: Wash food to avoid scary listeria

    Cantaloupe for birthdays is so much better than a birthday cake. Trust me! It’s mouth-watering, crisp, sweet, vitamin-filled, and doesn’t add an extra inch to your wais...

Movie Reviews

Music Features


On Architecture

The Brazen Careerist

Sports Doctor

Strange But True

Online only

  • Drug or treat? Taubes headlines 'sugar busting' event

    Charlottesville City School Board candidate Ivana Kadija hasn't been quiet about her mission: restricting sugar in schools. In an event tonight dubbed "The Case Against Sug...

  • If only the neighbors had rallied behind dredging...

    Neighbors shocked to find that they live near dynamite blasting might have been better served by getting enthused about a technology that's much quieter and which might hav...

  • Table of Contents

    COVERTurf warsIn this, its first season, Charlottesville's new semi-pro football team, the Virginia Silverbacks, racked up a winning record. But the coaches and players say...

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