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Worlds may collide at ice park
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Jul 19th 12:25pm

Worlds may collide at ice park

A counter-rally to Cindy Sheehan's anti-war march is scheduled for Friday in front of the Charlottesville Ice Park. Self-described "Pro-victory" supporters will meet at the Paramount at 5:45pm and drift down to the ice park at 6pm– where the get-out-of-Iraq forces, whom they dub "Defeat and Retreat" supporters are gathering. read full story
Paramount’s new boss no stranger
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Jul 19th 12:21pm

Paramount’s new boss no stranger

Ten months after the unexpected and unexplained departure of its founding executive director Chad Hershner, the Paramount Theater introduced its new executive director, Edward W. read full story
Pot grower avoids jail
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Jul 18th 11:58pm

Pot grower avoids jail

A sympathetic judge decided that the local man whose year-ago arrest was once heralded as one of the biggest marijuana hauls in recent history should not serve time in jail, according to an online report in the Daily Progress. read full story
Psych expert: ‘If you build it, they will come’
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Jul 18th 11:49pm
Albemarle First: Gone, leaves healthy profits
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Jul 17th 5:17pm

Albemarle First: Gone, leaves healthy profits

The community bank started in 1998 held onto its name when it was acquired by Premier Community Bank in January 2006. read full story
Match UVA’s boffo returns... for $100K
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Jul 16th 11:56am

Match UVA’s boffo returns... for $100K

Are you a shrewd investor who yearns for the beefy investment returns that UVA financial managers get in handling the University's endowment? Soon, according to BusinessWeek magazine, you may be able to glom on to the Cavalier strategy... as long as you donate at least $100,000. read full story
DP on 9 bike-car collisions: ‘fairly infrequent’
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Jul 15th 10:31am

DP on 9 bike-car collisions: ‘fairly infrequent’

The Daily Progress, in today's otherwise sympathetic piece on a recovering victim of a car-bike collision, declares the horrifying tangle of thousands of pounds of steel and a human two-wheeler statistics to occur "fairly infrequently," even though nine of them have been reported in Albemarle since 2005! read full story
Gilmore ends ‘08 presidential bid
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Jul 14th 11:10pm

Gilmore ends ‘08 presidential bid

On Saturday, former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore declared he was dropping out of the race to be the Republican nominee for President in 2008. read full story
Shoppers defy t-shirts fears
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Jul 13th 4:26pm

Shoppers defy t-shirts fears

While a proposed $300,000 surveillance system is all the rage among the police chief and some downtown merchants, bargain hunters thronged the Downtown Mall today in defiance of any alleged climate of fear of white t-shirt-wearing thugs. read full story
HookCast for July 12, 2007
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Jul 13th 2:16pm

HookCast for July 12, 2007

Little girl lost 25 years later, White t-shirt assaults, UVA giving taxmen the slip? ON THIS WEEK'S COVER: Little girl lost: Remembering Katie Worsky after 25 years The contrast of their shimmering eyes, wide grins, and dimpled cheeks and the incessantly replayed videos of their anguis read full story
Progress steals (but improves) story
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Jul 13th 6:43am

Progress steals (but improves) story

The Daily Progress, which has a habit of lifting story ideas, sans credit, from local blogs, swiped another one this morning from Waldo Jaquith's blog but did deliver a complete and nuanced view of the topic: alleged racial lending disparities. read full story
Whitehead chastises General Assembly
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Jul 12th 3:36pm

Whitehead chastises General Assembly

Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead has thrown down the gauntlet to the Virginia General Assembly for imposing "abusive" and "exorbitant" traffic fees. read full story
Storm postpones Ryan Adams show
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Jul 11th 2:05pm

Storm postpones Ryan Adams show

A storm along the east coast kept Charlottesvillians from seeing Ryan Adams at the Paramount Theater yesterday evening. read full story
Woodard wants Williams’ units, City loan
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Jul 11th 7:17am

Woodard wants Williams’ units, City loan

The Daily Progress reports this morning that Eugene Williams' low-income housing units, put on the block earlier this year, could be sold to developer Keith Woodard– if Woodard gets an $850,000 loan from Charlottesville citizens. read full story
Did Jim Morrison O.D.?
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Jul 10th 9:19pm

Did Jim Morrison O.D.?

The mystery surrounding the 1971 death of the lead singer of the Doors rock band intensified today with a highly detailed account published in a U.K. newspaper alleging that Jim Morrison perished from a heroin overdose in a nightclub. read full story
Sheehan to march through Charlottesville
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Jul 10th 12:55pm

Sheehan to march through Charlottesville

The Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice announced today that activist and grieving mother Cindy Sheehan will soon march through the Downtown Mall. A rally is set to take place in front of the Ice Park on Friday, July 20 at 6pm. read full story
Maroon 5 brings tour to JPJ
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Jul 10th 10:43am

Maroon 5 brings tour to JPJ

L.A. pop quintet Maroon 5 announced yesterday that they would be making a Monday, October 8 stop at John Paul Jones Arena on their upcoming fall tour. read full story
TJ’s #3!
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Jul 10th 9:31am

TJ’s #3!

Today's Washington Post features a ranking of all U.S. presidents by the number of American public schools named after them, with Thomas Jefferson coming in third. Mr. Jefferson's count of 480 is bested only by Abraham Lincoln (674) and George Washington (558). Rounding out the top five are Roosevelt (Theodore and Franklin with a combined 262) and Andrew Jackson (247, edging out Virginia's James Madison by one). read full story
City yanks principal post from suspect’s wife
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Jul 10th 6:53am

City yanks principal post from suspect’s wife

Having your husband as the lead suspect in a grisly child killing, especially when you've been accused of providing conflicting alibis, can be dangerous to your chances of running Greenbrier Elementary School. Indiana educator Debra L. read full story
CFA Institute fights for its life in India
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Jul 9th 5:54pm

CFA Institute fights for its life in India

On July 17, the Charlottesville-based CFA institute will soon have its day in court half a world away for the right to do business in one of the world's fastest growing economies. read full story
Realtor declares ‘condo glut’
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Jul 9th 4:50pm

Realtor declares ‘condo glut’

Jim Duncan, the area's most blog-worthy realtor, didn't want to utter the bad news, but, citing statistics, he declares today that Charlottesville indeed has a condo glut. read full story
UVA to help fat camp
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Jul 6th 1:28pm

UVA to help fat camp

In partnership with Camp Holiday Trails and Kohl's department stores, UVA is lending its expertise to an extended weekend camp for families with an obese child. According to a UVA release, the whole family is invited to learn healthy eating and exercise habits for nearly four days in September. Cost: $25. Value: priceless. Well, actually UVA says it's $500 worth of food, lodging, and instruction subsidized by the actual operator of the program, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Childhood Obesity Task Force. read full story
Another teen party bust
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Jul 5th 4:58pm

Another teen party bust

Less than a month after teen party hosts George Robinson and Elisa Kelly began serving a 27-month jail sentence, the teen partygoers are at it again. Albemarle County police busted a large und read full story
Bad dog! State launches online registry for dangerous dogs
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Jul 5th 1:07pm

Bad dog! State launches online registry for dangerous dogs

Now, anyone on the planet can learn about Dee Dee, a seven-year-old pit bull mix from Roanoke, and her owner, as a new online registry includes their complete address and phone number. Dee Dee was convicted of escaping from her enclosure and killing a neighbor's Persian cat. read full story
HookCast for July 5, 2007
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Jul 5th 11:20am

HookCast for July 5, 2007

Jack & Anna, Parking ban hits home for activist, Seccuro case stalled? ON THIS WEEK'S COVER: Jack & Anna: Remembering the czar of Charlottesville eccentrics He was famous for being himself– and for marrying one of the most enigmatic women of the 20th century, someone who claim read full story
UVA’s Elzinga helped Court in retail case
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Jul 5th 6:18am

UVA’s Elzinga helped Court in retail case

UVA's famed free-market economist Kenneth Elzinga provided intellectual support for the controversial notion of enforcing minimum retail prices, UVA says in a release. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 last month in Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc. that such pricing schemes, formerly treated automatically as illegal under the Sherman Antitrust Act, may offer benefits to consumers. read full story
Post on party parents: ‘Justice is unequal’
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Jul 4th 12:28pm

Post on party parents: ‘Justice is unequal’

Today's Washington Post found that Charlottesville's 27-month sentence for a pair of parents stands out as a sore thumb of sorts among parents who host teen drinking parties. read full story
Manure pit tragedy not unprecedented
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Jul 3rd 7:47pm

Manure pit tragedy not unprecedented

As we learned today, four members of a Mennonite family and a coworker on a farm in Rockingham Country died as they tried to rescue each other from a manure pit yesterday. read full story
12-step rape case investigation on hold
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Jul 3rd 5:35pm

12-step rape case investigation on hold

Eight months after a prosecutor in what's become known as the "12-step rape case" announced in court that William N. read full story
Conman Coghill continued his Florida deals
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Jul 3rd 5:28pm

Conman Coghill continued his Florida deals

Despite sitting in federal prison in Alabama, a convicted Albemarle swindler, who one victim dubbed a "silver-tongued devil," is making deals in northeast Florida, and that has some investors worried that they'll never see their money again. The Jacksonville Business Journal read full story
Karen Ryan fills Ayers’ slot at UVA
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Jul 3rd 12:32pm

Karen Ryan fills Ayers’ slot at UVA

Now that Ed Ayers has begun his new job as president of the University of Richmond, UVA president John Casteen has announced that Slavic languages specialist Karen Ryan– the associate dean for the arts, humanities, and social sciences– has been named interim dean of the College, the post formerly held by Ayers. read full story
Elvis Shifflett pleads guilty
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Jul 3rd 7:08am

Elvis Shifflett pleads guilty

Elvis Gene Shifflett, the Esmont man shot by Charlottesville Police last October after leading authorities on a multi-day manhunt after attacking his girlfriend, has pleaded guilty to multiple charges. read full story
Farm horror: family dies in Rockingham
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Jul 3rd 6:14am

Farm horror: family dies in Rockingham

NBC29 is reporting this morning that four members of a Rockingham farming family, including two girls, ages 9 and 11, have died after they and and an employee were fatally overcome by methane gas in a manure pit on the farm. read full story
Letter to Hook makes news, prompts FBI visit
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Jul 2nd 3:46pm

Letter to Hook makes news, prompts FBI visit

After the Hook revealed that its editors had received a letter fro read full story
ATO’s Joshua makes Charlottesville premiere
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Jul 2nd 1:05pm

ATO’s Joshua makes Charlottesville premiere

If you hurry, you could get a ticket to the Charlottesville premiere of Joshua, the film from Dave Matthews/Coran Capshaw's ATO Pictures, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January and nabbed a deal with Fox Searchlight Pictures for $4 million. ATO Pictures is holding a champagne and d read full story
Fuel Co. closes
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Jul 2nd 11:20am

Fuel Co. closes

Last week it was Starr Hill, this week it's Fuel Co., as it appears our establishments bankrolled by multi-millionaire philanthropists are dropping like flies! When Patricia's Kluge's Fuel Co. read full story
Unsolved mystery: how Wal-Mart helps biz
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Jul 1st 7:40am

Unsolved mystery: how Wal-Mart helps biz

The Daily Progress offered a puzzling ending to this morning's story about the growing local presence of Wal-Mart: a Darden's prof's statement that the Arkansas empire might actually help local businesses. Unfortunately, the Progress reporter and editors, apparently so tickled by the provocative quotation, immediately terminated the story without explaining how Wal-Mart helps nearby businesses. read full story
Dave boggled
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Jul 1st 1:49am

Dave boggled

What does Dave Matthews think of his band's success? Remember, the DMB is second only to the Stones in ticket sales. "It boggles my mind," says Matthews in a Billboard/Reuters story published in the Sunday Washington Post, which waxes nostalgic about the band's beginings in Carter Beauford's mother's basement. In the end, though, Dave appears to be an old fashioned family man. read full story
$ crisis pushes WVPT to ax shows
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Jun 30th 8:01am

$ crisis pushes WVPT to ax shows

Harrisonburg-based public TV station WVPT, which fights a never-ending battle with WCHV for Charlottesville's hearts and minds (and money), announced yesterday that it was dropping several long-time shows, including "Pop Quiz," to remedy a fiscal crisis. This was first reported by The New Dominion; later by the Daily Progress. read full story
Two dead in Rolling Stones stage accident
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Jun 29th 4:51pm

Two dead in Rolling Stones stage accident

Two workers fell to their death Friday when the Rolling Stones stage they were dismantling collapsed, the Associated Press reports. Two other workers were injured, one who also fell from the 30-foot-high scaffolding and another who was read full story