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DMB lifts Hook material for website
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Jun 12th 5:50pm

DMB lifts Hook material for website

Long having been hailed for their originality as musicians, it comes as a bit of a surprise to some to find Dave Matthews Band borrowing so liberally when it comes to the Internet. As was brought to the Hook's attention this week, the band's website features a "Charlottesville" page listing local bands with pithy, often witty descriptions of each act. read full story
Strom denounces porno, tampering charges
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Jun 12th 4:56pm

Strom denounces porno, tampering charges

"The charges are all outrageously false," declared Kevin Strom in U.S. District Court yesterday. read full story
‘Hoos for Hokies’ message erased… by grateful Hokies
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Jun 8th 3:24pm

‘Hoos for Hokies’ message erased… by grateful Hokies

The record-breaking reign of the beta bridge painting "Hoos for Hokies" has finally ended, after lasting more than 50 days. A group of UVA student leaders organized and painted the commemoration on April 16, 2007, the day of the read full story
HookCast for June 7, 2007
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Jun 7th 1:36pm

HookCast for June 7, 2007

New clues in murder case, Huja, Brown, Edwards get Dems' nod, City inspector thwarts robbery ON THIS WEEK'S COVER: Justice for Justine? Reward is boosted as new clues surface in the unsolved killing of Justine Swartz Abshire Last November, Justine Abshire was found dead on Taylorsville Road in Orange County, victim of an apparent hit and run. read full story
Deal for UVA gun scare students
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Jun 5th 5:06pm

Deal for UVA gun scare students

A little over a month after four UVA students were arrested and charged with brandishing a firearm during the filming of a class project, prosecutors and defense have reached a deal which clears the students of wrongdoing, but requires them to pay reparations and perform community service. The ch read full story
VT’s Norris Hall to re-open in two weeks
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Jun 5th 5:01pm

VT’s Norris Hall to re-open in two weeks

After some speculation as to what would happen to the building that was the site of one of the deadliest shooting incidents in American history, Virginia Tech officials announced today that they will begin a phased re-opening of read full story
Whole Foods gets new landlord
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Jun 5th 2:15am

Whole Foods gets new landlord

Looks like Chuck Lebo, president of Lebo Properties, which manages Shopper�s World on Route 29, won�t have to worry anymore about leaflet-toting political candidates. read full story
Hearing fills courtroom… with sobs
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Jun 2nd 12:47pm

Hearing fills courtroom… with sobs

The 911 tape was wrenching: "No, no, please. Oh no, please. read full story
Suspect named in bank robbery
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Jun 1st 5:05pm

Suspect named in bank robbery

Jeffery Alan Adams was arrested for attempting to rob the Union Bank & Trust today. read full story
Did jolt-up precede hold-up?
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Jun 1st 11:29am

Did jolt-up precede hold-up?

There was an attempted robbery of a Downtown Mall bank this morning, and operators of a local gelato shop believe their security camera captured the suspect in a pre-crime coffee purchase. "Those pictures are def read full story
Kleeman official as Council candidate
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May 31st 3:41pm

Kleeman official as Council candidate

Two weeks ago, Squeaky Wheel columnist Peter Kleeman hedged his bet and said he was considering a run for City Council– as he collected the 125 signatures necessary to get on the ballot as an independent in November. Kleeman tur read full story
Piedmont Tractor no mow
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May 31st 10:18am

Piedmont Tractor no mow

Its official name was Piedmont Equipment, but to locals, the company on Ivy Road with the John Deere-filled lawn was always known as Piedmont Tractor. read full story
NBA’s Grizzlies name ‘Hoo Iavaroni head coach
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May 30th 8:31pm

NBA’s Grizzlies name ‘Hoo Iavaroni head coach

After much speculation, the Associated Press is now reporting that the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies will name UVA alum and former 'Hoos assistant coach Marc Iavaroni as their new head coach at a press conference tomorrow. read full story
HookCast for May 31, 2007
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May 30th 12:56pm

HookCast for May 31, 2007

Bikes in Charlottesville, Panic over real estate, Say hello to the Tough Customer ON THIS WEEK�S COVER: I want to ride my bicycle They may be in the minority, but local bike commuters seem to be more dedicated than many fans of other exercise. Neither snow, nor rain, nor dangerous traffic deters them from their morning rides. But our lack of non-car routes might. read full story
City arrests leashless dog owners
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May 30th 11:02am

City arrests leashless dog owners

Attention dog owners: if you're one of those people who've been flouting the city's leash law along the Greenbelt in Riverside Park, you might want to consider that your canine's free-roamin' ways could cost you some freedom. Or at least some money. read full story
Herskowitz named tops in touring
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May 30th 10:01am

Herskowitz named tops in touring

Film festival director Richard Herskowitz has been named the Tourism Person of the Year by the local tourist board, according to a release. read full story
‘Wild animals’ appear on Mall
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May 29th 5:33pm

‘Wild animals’ appear on Mall

Click for a cool slide show PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Wild animals have taken over the Downtown Mall! Well, sorta. read full story
Lynch: vote for Edwards, McKeever, and mayor
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May 29th 11:15am

Lynch: vote for Edwards, McKeever, and mayor

This morning an outgoing City Councilor issued the first endorsements of the upcoming election, but already his statements have come under fire from a former councilor. Incumbent read full story
Beta Bridge painters revealed
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May 28th 3:37pm

Beta Bridge painters revealed

A group of heretofore mysterious artists have finally been revealed as the painters of the masterful faux brick design that has covered the east side of Beta Bridge for the past month. read full story
Jon Stewart thinks Goode talks funny
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May 23rd 4:43pm

Jon Stewart thinks Goode talks funny

Congressman Virgil Goode (R-Rocky Mount) got himself into a bit of national read full story
Inspired by Grisham, UVA grad walks to DC
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May 23rd 3:19pm

Inspired by Grisham, UVA grad walks to DC

In addition to inspiring local fiction writers recently, local author John Grisham has inspired one local anti-war activist to begin a 5-day walk tomorrow from the Rotunda to the White House in protest against the Iraq War. read full story
Swindlers list: Student loses $3,500
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May 23rd 2:34pm

Swindlers list: Student loses $3,500

A classic classified scam is back, and a rising third-year UVA student trying to sublet an apartment on craigslist was bilked out of $3,500 over the weekend. The playbook was standard: The student received a response from someone purporting to be from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, [warning sign #1] wanting to rent read full story
HookCast for May 24, 2007
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May 23rd 10:43am

HookCast for May 24, 2007

Murder in the Park, The Queen's guide to summer, Racist parking regs? ON THIS WEEK�S COVER: Murder in the Park: Rice release revives memories In the second of a two-part series on unsolved local murders, Barbara Nordin examines the events surrounding the 1996 deaths of Lollie Winans and Julie Williams in the Shenandoah National Park and the government's now-withdrawn case against Darre read full story
City, Capshaw make Coal Tower trail
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May 22nd 6:36am

City, Capshaw make Coal Tower trail

The City announced last night that it will create a new pedestrian trail linking the Downtown Mall to Carlton Avenue near the Woolen Mills area of the City, via the developing "coal tower" property owned by music mogul Coran Capshaw. The announcement indicates that the so-called Coal Tower Trail will run from the East End of the Mall near the Lexis-Nexis building near the CSX/Buckingham Branch railroad tracks passi read full story
UVA to demo 23 buildings at Blue Ridge Hospital
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May 21st 5:44pm

UVA to demo 23 buildings at Blue Ridge Hospital

For almost 30 years, the crumbling Blue Ridge Tuberculosis Sanatorium along Route 20 South has been in the shadow of the wrecking ball. read full story
See Dave for $15,000 per ticket
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May 18th 5:31pm

See Dave for $15,000 per ticket

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will put on a special, intimate show on Saturday, July 28 on Long Island, part of a special five-concert series called "The East Hampton Social," featuring not only this dynamic duo, but also Prince (July 14), read full story
Silent but deadly
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May 18th 4:00pm

Silent but deadly

What's big, blue, genderless, mute, and quite possibly a little bit stinky? Give up? It's Charlottesville's new "gascot," who's helping the gas distribution office of the city's utilities department teach kids gas safety. Today the still-unnamed creature (seen here with city spokesperson Ric Barrick) wandered Downtown waving to passersby. read full story
Mall gets menagerie?
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May 18th 1:52pm

Mall gets menagerie?

For nearly 14 years, a small specialty shop at the east end of the Downtown Mall has kept cat lovers purring with all manner of goods with feline themes. Now fans of two other species have a reason to woof and whinny. read full story
Hook columnist considers run for Council
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May 18th 1:44pm

Hook columnist considers run for Council

The Squeaky Wheel may eventually have to go on hiatus, but the City Council race just got more interesting with the entry of transportation activist Peter Kleeman, who is collecting signatures to get on the November ballot as an independent, Charlottesvill read full story
Ad winners cuddle their ‘Emmas’
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May 17th 2:58pm

Ad winners cuddle their ‘Emmas’

"We'll treat this like Vegas– what happens here, stays here," said WINA program director Jay James last night at the Glenmore Country Club. Yeah, right. read full story
HookCast for May 17, 2007
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May 17th 2:19pm

HookCast for May 17, 2007

Rt. 29 murder unsolved 11 years later, Dueling shelter mags, Dems pick candidates ON THIS WEEK�S COVER: Cold case? Alicia Showalter Reynolds and the fall and rise of Darrell Rice After serving time for an attack in Shenandoah National Park, Darrell Rice is about to be free again. read full story
Beta Bridge painters preserve Tech condolence
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May 17th 12:09pm

Beta Bridge painters preserve Tech condolence

Recent Beta Bridge passersby may have been startled to see that one side of Charlottesville's most mutable public billboard seems to be restored to its original brick. No paint was stripped for this job, however. read full story
Whitehead no fan of Falwell’s church-state brew
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May 16th 5:28pm

Whitehead no fan of Falwell’s church-state brew

While lauding the personable and prankster sides of fundamentalist preacher Jerry Falwell, who died yesterday in Lynchburg, freedom fighter John W. read full story
Big names added to Pavilion’s season
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May 16th 4:31pm

Big names added to Pavilion’s season

To borrow from Casey Kasem, the hits just keep on coming for the Charlottesville Pavilion this summer. read full story
Clear channel: WNRN gets new sound
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May 16th 3:47pm

Clear channel: WNRN gets new sound

Going up: WNRN's new antenna rises to the occasion via the crane on the right. PHOTO BY JON HALL Regular listeners to WNRN may have noticed over the past month that the modern rock read full story
French Fry-powered bus rolls in
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May 16th 2:42pm

French Fry-powered bus rolls in

Oh, how times have changed. read full story
$10,000 reward for St. Anne’s letter writer
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May 15th 4:27pm

$10,000 reward for St. Anne’s letter writer

Katharine Almy, the local woman who sued John Grisham and his St. Anne's-Belfield colleagues for emotional distress, announced today that she is now offering a $10,000 reward for evidence leading to the identity of the letter writer whose missives stirred up millions of dollars in legal fees and years of litigation. read full story
Mem Gym pool drained for the last time
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May 15th 4:00pm

Mem Gym pool drained for the last time

After 82 years, the Memorial Gymnasium Pool at UVA was permenantly closed on May 2. According to Intramural-Recreational Sports spokesperson Carol Spry, the pool's basic systems were extremely outdated, and so the decision was made to convert the space into a sport court for indoor hockey, soccer, fencing and other activities. read full story
Bold City slogan retired
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May 15th 1:54pm

Bold City slogan retired

For three years now, ever since Frommer's ranked Charlottesville the #1 place to live in America, the City has sported the slogan: City of Charlottesville: The Best Place to Live in America." However, it what might qualify as a read full story
Urge to merge!
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May 15th 1:45pm

Urge to merge!

A year and a half after four Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge board members resigned, citing "eroding" community support, "deteriorating" leadership, and "dysfunctional programs," things are looking up for the organization. On Monday, May 14, Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge read full story