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Locals enabled Vick indictments
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Nov 27th 12:25pm

Locals enabled Vick indictments

Today, a Surry County judge set a trial date of April 2 for beleaguered NFL superstar Michael Vick to face charge read full story
UVA kidnappers
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Nov 26th 11:51pm

UVA kidnappers

The Newsplex is reporting that two UVA engineering students, Guan Yu Lu and Bai Chuan Shu, both 19, were arrested for kidnapping a man off the street in Tyson's Corner last Tuesday, holding him for 24 hours in a Falls Church motel, and demanding $500,000 in ransom from his family. read full story
Kucinich coming to town
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Nov 26th 11:38pm

Kucinich coming to town

First Hillary, then Obama, now Kucinich. Yes, the elf-like, straight-shooting presidential candidate who admits to seeing a UFO ( as have other democrats you might know) and wants to see Dick Cheney and George W. Bush impeached is making a stop in Charlottesville. He'll be at Lane Auditorium in the Albemarle County Office Building from 5 to 7:30pm December 7. read full story
And the JPJ… will rock (with Van Halen)
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Nov 26th 10:50am

And the JPJ… will rock (with Van Halen)

Twenty-two years since last touring with the legendarily flamboyant frontman David Lee Roth, a band known for its over-the-top guitar work has reunited for an international tour that's coming to Charlottesville. read full story
Young Men’s Shop heading back downtown
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Nov 23rd 7:17am

Young Men’s Shop heading back downtown

Ten years after bailing out of downtown for the supposedly greener pasture of Seminole Square, the venerable haberdashery long known as the Young Men's Shop will return to the Downtown Mall and re-grab its original name instead of that ultra-hip three-lettered moniker it gave itself back in 2004. The Progress has the story. read full story
No more Dyke for boys school
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Nov 22nd 8:09am

No more Dyke for boys school

Parents accustomed to mailing care packages to their sons at Blue Ridge School have been using a different address for the last few years– but who (besides them) knew? Yep, mail that formerly went to the school at Dyke, VA (population ~3050) has been going to St. George, VA since 1999. read full story
Still gleaming: Razor wire case heads back to court
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Nov 21st 2:42pm

Still gleaming: Razor wire case heads back to court

Four years ago, Bland Circle resident Shirley Presley erected a pair of razor wire fences to keep hikers from crossing her brush pile-covered property along the Rivanna River. read full story
Home for the holiday: Party parents paroled
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Nov 21st 2:30pm

Home for the holiday: Party parents paroled

The Times of London decried the case as evidence of "the strong puritanical impulse of American society." Now, on the eve of America's puritanically inspired holiday, Elisa Kelly and Georg read full story
Snap o’ the day: a blazing ginkgo
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Nov 21st 9:34am

Snap o’ the day: a blazing ginkgo

Some folks had been saying that Central Virginia wouldn't have a phat phall pholiage season. But, yesterday morning at around 8:30am, this ginkgo biloba near UVA's Clemons Library was lighting up University Avenue. Each fall, young Wahoos passing under female ginkgos think they've come upon vomit. read full story
Strep throat sidelines Long
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Nov 21st 12:45am

Strep throat sidelines Long

While offensive lines in the ACC have had a hell of a time stopping UVA defensive end Chris Long, it appears he's met his match: strep throat. SI.com is reporting that Long left practice Monday because he felt so bad, and quotes coach Al Groh saying he's taking a "wait and see" approach as to whether Long will be available for Saturday's game against Virginia Tech. Yikes! Anybody know any good strep throat cures? read full story
Flynt attorney takes Staunton porn case
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Nov 20th 6:01pm

Flynt attorney takes Staunton porn case

At a hearing today in Staunton Circuit Court, the pending obscenity trial of Manassas-based adult video retailer Rick Krial got some legal star power, despite the prosecutor's attempt to block famed First Amendment lawyer Paul Cambria– most famous for read full story
Party parents freed after 5 months?
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Nov 20th 5:45pm

Party parents freed after 5 months?

Five months into their 27-month terms for holding a beer party for underaged teens, the two local parents whose sentences made international news have been released, according to the read full story
Snap o’ the day: Drill Field
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Nov 20th 5:14pm

Snap o’ the day: Drill Field

ROTC students were drilling this morning around 8:20am in front of the Lady Astor tennis Pavilion with Lewis Mountain hovering in the background. read full story
Derby Dames rock!
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Nov 20th 5:03pm

Derby Dames rock!

According to Hot Legs Hoologan, a member of the Atlanta Rollergirls, this is the attraction of women's roller derby: "It's one of the few opportunities for women to be physically aggressive and test themselves against other women in a way besides just competing over looks or guys." For us guys, it's one of the few opportunities we have to watch women on wheels knock each other down! read full story
Springsteen to play JPJ
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Nov 20th 4:51pm

Springsteen to play JPJ

Yes, it's true...the Boss is coming. Billboard is reporting that Bruce Springsteen's 2008 tour schedule includes a stop at the John Paul Jones area on April 30, the last show on his schedule. And it's been a long time coming. read full story
HookCast for November 22, 2007
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Nov 20th 11:46am

HookCast for November 22, 2007

Housing slump forces Wade out, Scottie Griffin repairs reputation, Remembering McGowan, More trains to D.C.? Plus: *Local store owners share quirky holiday shopping experiences *How to keep your home safe from wildfires *Architecture firm VMDO's annual bash goes green # read full story
Cop: Pritchett implicates Gentry and himself
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Nov 20th 10:17am

Cop: Pritchett implicates Gentry and himself

Apparently delivering the Charlottesville Police the ideal confession with which to make a capital murder case, 18-year-old Michael Stuart Pritchett (right) allegedly told investigators tha read full story
Gilmore kicks off run for the Senate
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Nov 19th 4:08pm

Gilmore kicks off run for the Senate

As wags have speculated since he dropped his bid to win the Republican nomination for president, former Governor Jim Gilmore made it official today that he's running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring John Warner (R) by launching his official campaign website. read full story
Community mourns Jayne McGowan
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Nov 19th 3:56pm

Community mourns Jayne McGowan

A little over a week after the slaying of 26-year-old Jayne McGowan in her home on St. Clair Avenue, Charlottesvillians paid tribute to her at two events, one for those who knew and loved her, and one for people who'd never met her but were affected by her death nonetheless. On Friday evening, November 16, from 6 to 6:30, McGowan's former neighbors on St. read full story
Unquashed: Judge upholds subpoena of reporter
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Nov 19th 2:26pm

Unquashed: Judge upholds subpoena of reporter

New York Times reporter Judith Miller spent 12 weeks in jail for refusing to testify about a confidential source when she was subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury. read full story
UVA launches South Lawn project webcam
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Nov 19th 2:06pm

UVA launches South Lawn project webcam

Positioned across the street in New Cabell Hall, the South Lawn Project Webcam went up recently to monitor the $160 million project. read full story
Gibson: bypass a ‘joke’
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Nov 19th 6:31am

Gibson: bypass a ‘joke’

Longtime Daily Progress journalist Bob Gibson branded the Route 29 Western Bypass a 'joke' in his Sunday column: "The short western bypass around Charlottesville was overtaken by sprawl so long ago as to be worthless. read full story
Dogwood Housing stays affordable
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Nov 17th 3:10pm

Dogwood Housing stays affordable

Selena Sims was definitely worried when she heard that Eugene Williams (pictured on right) had put Dogwood Housing, which specializes in affordable rentals, on the market last spring. read full story
Hot spot: Is your house wildfire safe?
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Nov 16th 12:24pm

Hot spot: Is your house wildfire safe?

While the state-wide burn ban lifted yesterday by Governor Tim M. Kaine was certainly prompted by the non-stop video coverage of the California wildfires, the Governor explained that it was being imposed because of the severe drought conditions throughout Virginia. read full story
Ralph Sampson III signs with Minnesota
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Nov 16th 12:20pm

Ralph Sampson III signs with Minnesota

Dashing the hopes of Cavalier fans who remember how his father towered over the court at University Hall, this week Ralph Sampson III signed his scholarship offer to play basketball at the University of Minnesota, according to the the Associated Press. read full story
Valley man injures six in sixth DUI
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Nov 16th 6:28am

Valley man injures six in sixth DUI

A Waynesboro man, 42-year-old John Rudin, is facing his sixth drunk driving charge, after an accident that injured six people including himself, according to the News Leader. read full story
Meredith’s vision: trains to D.C…. and beyond
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Nov 15th 11:12pm

Meredith’s vision: trains to D.C…. and beyond

Lynchburg could thank its lucky stars that, about 20 years ago, CSX decided to abandon its Charlottesville rail yard. Without that old yard (now home to Lexis/Nexis and a moldering coal tower), there's no longer any place in Charlottesville to turn a train around. read full story
Outdoor burn ban lifted
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Nov 15th 9:42pm

Outdoor burn ban lifted

The governor has lifted his burn ban, which was brilliantly unleashed a day before– but undoubtedly extended by– nonstop video coverage of the hideously destructive wildfires in a bizarrely flammable desert paradise known as Sou read full story
Urban and Underwood to play Charlottesville
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Nov 15th 4:25pm

Urban and Underwood to play Charlottesville

Yesterday, Billboard reported that two of the best-selling artists in country music will team up for a Charlottesville show sometime "early next year" after January 31. read full story
Snap o’ the day: Mall Christmas tree
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Nov 15th 4:05pm

Snap o’ the day: Mall Christmas tree

"One of the best we've ever had," says city spokesperson Ric Barrick of the Downtown Mall's traditional Christmas Tree in Central Place. It's a 20-foot Norway Spruce donated by Albemarle County resident Gail Trevillian, and it went up yesterday. read full story
Future Mrs. Gentry can’t believe it
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Nov 14th 9:22pm

Future Mrs. Gentry can’t believe it

NBC29 scored a short on-camera interview with Jenna Critzer, the woman sobbing at the front of the courtroom yesterday morning during the first hearing for the two men accused of killing 26-year-old Jayne McGo read full story
These people are really mad
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Nov 14th 5:18pm

These people are really mad

Victims of convicted swindler Thomas Coghill Jr. have launched a website, Coghill the Con. Although he was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison in March 2006, Coghill continued to make real estate deals in Florida, some of which are under foreclosure. Coghill gets out of prison in Alabama January 27, 2008. and according to Coghill the Con, plans to reside in Montgomery. read full story
CHS Debaters bring home gold
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Nov 14th 5:05pm

CHS Debaters bring home gold

Competing against 19 other schools, Charlottesville High School took the top prize in the recent Broad Run Invitational Debate Tournament. According to a City release, the CHS team won not only first place in debate and student congress, it also won the tournament sweepstakes known as the Spartan Cup. As the only undefeated varsity debater, Luke Allen received a first place prize in debate and runner-up for the best speaker award. Another undefeated debater was Lizzie Hylton, a member of the junior varsity team. read full story
Search and destroy: Scottie Griffin battles online rep
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Nov 14th 4:51pm

Search and destroy: Scottie Griffin battles online rep

It appears former Charlottesville School superintendent Scottie Griffin has been Googling her name, as have her potential employers, only to be reminded of something she would rather forget. read full story
Debbie Wyatt indictments tossed out
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Nov 14th 4:05pm

Debbie Wyatt indictments tossed out

The five indictments against civil rights attorney Debbie Wyatt for the archaic crime of "embracery" were thrown out of court today in a conference-room hearing in Albemarle Circuit Court. Embracery comes from English common law and is the crime of attempting to corrupt and influence a jury read full story
HookCast for November 15, 2007
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Nov 14th 3:25pm

HookCast for November 15, 2007

Murder on St. Clair Avenue has town reeling, How Camblos lost, McGuffey Park's $700,000 facelift Plus: *How Radiohead signed with little ol' ATO Records *Disabled son and his father bond through candles *Fruitcakes reconsidered # read full story
John Paul Jones to play JPJ?
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Nov 14th 2:23pm

John Paul Jones to play JPJ?

While he gears up for the one-night-only reunion concert at London's O2 Arena December 10, guitarist Jimmy Page fueled speculation of a full-fledged Led Zeppelin tour when he recently told Guitar World, "It's read full story
Kaine yanks abstinence funding
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Nov 14th 10:07am

Kaine yanks abstinence funding

Governor Tim Kaine cut $275,000 from a matching grant for a federal program that funded abstinence-only sex-ed teaching, according to a story in yesterday's Washington Post. Kaine cited studies that showed the programs didn't work. read full story
Snap o’ the day: Bike Cord
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Nov 14th 8:56am

Snap o’ the day: Bike Cord

Taken at 8:30am, today's shot shows an electric motor-scooter getting a charge from a terrace at– you guessed it– the Terraces, a mixed-used building on the Downtown Mall. read full story
COVER- Questions: Despite Tuesdays arrests, in-home murder has town reeling
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Nov 13th 7:44pm

COVER- Questions: Despite Tuesdays arrests, in-home murder has town reeling

By 3pm on November 9, it was clear something was terribly wrong at 807 St. Clair Avenue. read full story