Charlottesville Breaking News
Derek Sieg and Jeremy Goldstein want Nick Nolte bad. So badly that they've launched a "Let's get Nick" campaign, with website and videos. They've taken to the streets– and the Downtown Mall– selling raffle tickets and t-shirts to raise money to get Nick. And to get Nick, they need $65,000.
The two filmmakers have written a script called Hot Air, and they think the '70s icon from Rich Man Poor Man (and, more recently, 48 Hours, The Prince the Tides, and Tropic Thunder) would be perfect in the lead role of aging lothario/personal injury lawyer/hard-partying restauranteur who's looking at jail time for questionable business practices and decides the only way out is to fake his own death.
"We would love to get him," says Sieg, a native son of Charlottesville who's back in town after living in L.A. and who wrote, directed, and, in 2006, filmed Swedish Auto here with Lukas Haas and January Jones (now of Mad Men fame).
So why must they raise $65,000?
"That's an important number," says Goldstein, who made the documentary Skid Row and has written a half-doze...
A plan to reopen the long-closed window openings at the landmark 1939 structure built for the local Coca-Cola bottling company nears completion as workers make the final adjustments to the six new windows on Friday, April 6. The refenestration is part of an eventual multi-millon-dollar project to transform the former Preston Avenue soda-making plant into something called the CityCampus Biotechnology Center.
When a cancer study is published in a prestigious peer-reviewed journal, the implication is the findings are robust, replicable, and point the way toward eventual treatments. Consequently, researchers scour their colleagues' work for clues about promising avenues to explore. Doctors pore over the pages, dreaming of new therapies coming down the pike. Which makes a new finding that nine out of 10 preclinical peer-reviewed cancer research studies cannot be replicated all the more shocking and discouraging.
The scientific journal Nature just published a disturbing commentary claiming that in the area of preclinical research– which involves experiments done on rodents or cells in petri dishes with the goal of identifying possible targets for new treatments in people– independent researchers doing the same experiment cannot get the same result as reporte...