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Greenspan to receive award at Monticello
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Apr 12th 3:20pm

Greenspan to receive award at Monticello

The unmistakable face of the American stock market, whose every word investors hung on through the turbulent and high-flying 1990s (and later hung on their walls, thanks to a local artist), will be at Monticello tomorrow to accept the Thomas Jefferson Foundation's first-ever Medal i read full story
HookCast for April 12, 2007
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Apr 11th 4:14pm

HookCast for April 12, 2007

Music Issue 2007, Cruise out at NBC29?, Goode weighs in on protesters ON THIS WEEK�S COVER: Under the radar and dreaming: The 2007 Music Issue Nearly 13 years ago, Dave Matthews Band released its major label debut Under the Table and Dreaming and suddenly put Charlottesville on America's musical map. read full story
Columbian gold! Kluge donates $400 million
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Apr 11th 12:18pm

Columbian gold! Kluge donates $400 million

Columbia University will announce later today that billionaire former Charlottesville resident John Kluge is giving his alma mater one of the biggest gifts– if not the very biggest– in the history of higher education. read full story
Maxwell brings home Kevin’s Bacon!
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Apr 10th 1:23pm

Maxwell brings home Kevin’s Bacon!

In mid-January, Robin Maxwell– an Albemarle mom, triathlete and businesswoman– received a devastating diagnosis: she has Multiple Sclerosis, a degenerative neuromuscular disease that could take her sight and rob her of the ability to walk and talk. read full story
TJ Center tags free speech spoilers
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Apr 10th 1:09pm

TJ Center tags free speech spoilers

For the sixteenth year in a row, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression has handed out its annual Muzzle Awards. read full story
Seccuro’s story inspires TV drama
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Apr 10th 12:18pm

Seccuro’s story inspires TV drama

Over a year after the Hook first extensively reported it, somebody at CBS decided the story of William Beebe, Liz Seccuro, and justice delayed 21 years would make a good TV show. read full story
Small film, big award– teens nab a Peabody
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Apr 10th 12:12pm

Small film, big award– teens nab a Peabody

A few years ago, Sahar Adish was a young Afghani teenager living with her family in a refugee camp in Pakistan following a daring nighttime escape from the Taliban. read full story
Webb: ‘Wind down’ detainment at Guantanamo
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Apr 9th 6:27pm

Webb: ‘Wind down’ detainment at Guantanamo

In his first visit to the University of Virginia since his election, Sen. Jim Webb (D) called for the United States military to "wind down" the detainment of alleged enemy combatants at its prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. read full story
Huja plans City Council run
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Apr 6th 5:29pm

Huja plans City Council run

The man known as the "Urban Turban" who left an indelible mark on Charlottesville during his 31 years in city planning will announce his candidacy for City Council April 12. read full story
Code Pink 11 convicted
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Apr 6th 4:38pm

Code Pink 11 convicted

Eleven protesters who occupied U.S. read full story
Mother charged in baby’s death
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Apr 6th 3:37pm

Mother charged in baby’s death

The woman who allegedly forgot to drop her nine-month old baby at the sitter's and left him in the car in the JAG School parking lot all day March 30 was charged with second-degree murder and felony child neglect today in Charlottesville Albemarle Juvenile and Domestic Relation Court. According to a source close to the investigation, Gree read full story
Police release baby’s name, but no whys
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Apr 5th 2:53pm

Police release baby’s name, but no whys

Information is still sketchy about how a nine-month-old baby boy died of hyperthermia March 30 in the Judge Advocate General's School parking lot. On April 4, university police finally released the name of the young victim, Bryce Balfour, and confirmed that heat exposure was the cause of his death. read full story
HookCast for April 5, 2007
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Apr 4th 3:20pm

HookCast for April 5, 2007

Eugene Williams loosens his tie, Violent incidents spur dress debate, Sudoku! ON THIS WEEK�S COVER: Tectonic shift: Eugene Williams loosens his tie Dogwood Housing founder Eugene Williams scoffed at the conventional wisdom that put poor people in the projects. read full story
See Tim McGraw in Nelson County… for $295
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Apr 3rd 4:27pm

See Tim McGraw in Nelson County… for $295

Want to see country superstar Tim McGraw but don't feel like going all the way to a big city? You're in luck! The two-time Grammy winner is coming to the Oak Ridge Estate in Nelson County for a one-time-only special concert Thursday, July 26. read full story
Cardinals fall in semi-finals
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Mar 30th 6:13pm

Cardinals fall in semi-finals

Despite an optimistic outlook, Charlottesville's 2nd best-known basketball team was knocked out of the Final Four earlier today. read full story
Ben Folds returns to town
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Mar 30th 3:57pm

Ben Folds returns to town

For the first time in a dozen years, college circuit rock star Ben Folds is coming to Charlottesville. His first and only appearance until tomorrow's free show at UVA was April 13, 1995. read full story
Magic Bus: CTS fares disappear for UVA students, staff, and faculty
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Mar 30th 3:37pm

Magic Bus: CTS fares disappear for UVA students, staff, and faculty

The City seems to have learned this lesson from offering a free trolley route ( began as the "HooBus"), which faced some opposition when it was proposed, but has since become the most traveled CTS City route, shuttling nearly 1,080 riders a day from the University to the Downtown Mall–to borrow from a local car dealership, "Everybody r read full story
Arrests, hoax revealed in bomb scare
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Mar 29th 5:38pm

Arrests, hoax revealed in bomb scare

An anarchy symbol with a red dripping stain, a dark-colored tube taped to a post, and a white cylinder with what appear to be protruding wires are among the evidence discovered outside Brownsville Elementary School and Henley Middle School in western Albemarle County on Tuesday, March 27. read full story
Brownsville and Henley get through the day after
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Mar 28th 6:32pm

Brownsville and Henley get through the day after

"Thank you all for being here," said one teacher this morning at Henley Middle School as she entered the building at 8:15am amid five Albemarle police cruisers and a similar number of uniformed officers– a bigger-than-normal police presence at the school to ensure a normal day. "They just want us here for parent and student comfort," said Sergeant Scott Cox, as the sun shone on a quiet morning at the Crozet-area public s read full story
HookCast for March 29, 2007
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Mar 28th 3:35pm

HookCast for March 29, 2007

Charges of racism on Corner, No more Rescue Squad?, 'Fearless Consumer' says goodbye ON THIS WEEK�S COVER: Dressing Down: Was this bar speaking in Code? Are big, baggy clothes bad news? Owners of Jaberwoke restaurant on the Corner recently decided the answer is yes. People sporting such duds, they claim, are more likely to be rude to staff and start fights in their establishment. read full story
Help bring home the Bacon!
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Mar 28th 3:00pm

Help bring home the Bacon!

Just two months after being diagnosed with neurodegenerative disease Multiple Sclerosis, a local woman is on the brink of winning $10,000 for MS research through a national fundraising competition sponsored by Kevin Bacon. The contest, called Six Degrees after the trivia game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," relies on the number of donations rather than the size. Robin Maxwell, a 38-year-old triathlete and mother of two, read full story
Teixeira: ‘Disrupt’ not ‘blow up’
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Mar 27th 5:52pm
Doors managers here tonight, tomorrow
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Mar 27th 3:36pm

Doors managers here tonight, tomorrow

Despite helping cement their role in music history, Bill Siddons may always face second-guessing over his management of the Doors, the late 1960s rock and blues band whose albums have sold over read full story
Police detonate suspicious packages at Brownsville, Henley
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Mar 27th 2:00pm
Sergeant: envelope and cylinder created bomb threat
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Mar 27th 9:44am

Sergeant: envelope and cylinder created bomb threat

"We are involved in a bomb threat this morning," says County spokesperson Lee Catlin, who hastily convened a press conference after "suspicious circumstances" at Henley Middle and Brownsville Elementary disrupted the academic day. Albemarle police Sergeant Scott Cox escorted media over to the nearby Moose Lodge and revealed that the two things found around 7:15 this morning were an envelope and a cylinder. read full story
‘Suspicious circumstances’ close two schools
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Mar 27th 9:10am

‘Suspicious circumstances’ close two schools

The Crozet area is in an uproar this morning, as two county schools have been closed and their students "diverted" after reports of suspicious packages found at both Henley Middle and Brownsville Elementary. Traffic is snarled, and County spokesperson Lee Catlin confirms that the side-by-side schools along Route 250 have been "sealed off" behind a "perimeter" due to what Catlin would describe only as "suspicious circumstances." More as it develops from the Hook's reporter on the scene. # read full story
Cardinals to Final Four
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Mar 26th 5:08pm

Cardinals to Final Four

Charlottesville's best known basketball team might have been knocked out of the running for a national title, but our city still has a chance at hoops glory thanks to the Cardinals, Charlottesville's wheelchair basketball champs. read full story
Whitehead gives Moran some Constitutional advice
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Mar 26th 4:55pm

Whitehead gives Moran some Constitutional advice

Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead has gotten phone calls from parents concerned that Albemarle County schools combat underage drinking by forcing parents to promise to snitch on their kids if they want to play athletics. read full story
Grand opening for downtown transit center
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Mar 26th 3:17pm

Grand opening for downtown transit center

Despite sounds of construction and yellow caution tape, the downtown Charlottesville Transit Center is celebrated its grand opening today. The $6.5 million facility was initiated in February 2003 as part of the East End Downtown Mall Improvemen read full story
Stewart brings stand-up to JPJ
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Mar 26th 11:28am

Stewart brings stand-up to JPJ

In 2004, "Thomas Jefferson" did Jon Stewart the favor of writing the foreword to America (The Book), a spoof of high school civics textbooks as written by Stewart and his cohorts at The Daily Show. Now, Stewart will return the favor when he comes to Mr. read full story
Hook, T-D take top journo prizes
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Mar 25th 7:10am

Hook, T-D take top journo prizes

The Hook and the Richmond Times-Dispatch are the winners of the Virginia Press Association's highest honor, the VPA Award for Journalistic Integrity and Community Service, awarded last night at the Association's annual meeting in Norfolk. The Times-Dispatch won for stories about a hurricane, local jail conditions, and the aftermath of war. read full story
O’Connor’s team soars in 1st ACC test at home
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Mar 23rd 10:08pm

O’Connor’s team soars in 1st ACC test at home

Friday evenings at Davenport field this season have been a relaxing, calm atmosphere to watch Virginia baseball. Not tonight. The first ACC series of the season brought an intense anticipation to the stadium that fans havenââ?¬â?¢t seen yet this year, and the Cavaliers delivered by defeating Miami 4-1. ââ?¬Å?Our players are playing very aggressively in all facets of the game ââ?¬â?? read full story
Jaberwoke undresses
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Mar 22nd 4:26pm

Jaberwoke undresses

A week after Corner-area eatery Jaberwoke was accused of racism for its new dress code, its customers are free once more to dress as they please. "The dress code is gone," Jaberwoke restaurant co-owner Anderson McClure declared yesterday afternoon during an at times contentious public meeting on the issue at the restaurant. This follows a read full story
HookCast for March 22, 2007
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Mar 21st 3:38pm

HookCast for March 22, 2007

Is America ready for Trevor Moore?, Short story contest winner, Turn in your kid? ON THIS WEEK�S COVER: Is America ready for Moore? Trevor sure hopes so A decade ago, Trevor Moore was a wisecracking teenager with a popular sketch comedy show on Charlottesville public access that towed the line between good and bad taste. read full story
Camblos seeks 5th term
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Mar 21st 3:05pm
Gillen to coach South Florida?
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Mar 20th 3:31pm

Gillen to coach South Florida?

Two years after he resigned as UVA men's basketball coach– and days after he crossed paths with his former team at the NCAA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, where he was broadcasting the games for radio network Wes read full story
Trevor Moore goes nationwide with Whitest Kids
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Mar 20th 9:27am

Trevor Moore goes nationwide with Whitest Kids

Remember the Charlottesville public access cult hit sketch comedy program The Trevor Moore Show? The one that featured a plucky teenager doing everything from paling around with a "Giant Walkin' Talkin' Box" to reenacting scenes from Hamlet with roadkill? read full story
Williams vacates WINA’s “Best Seat”
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Mar 19th 5:55pm

Williams vacates WINA’s “Best Seat”

After a nine-year career that began when he was a student at UVA, WINA sportscaster and talk show host Jed Williams will vacate his "Best Seat in the House" Monday, March 26 to start a new gig on WNSP 105.5, a Mobile, Alabama, affiliate of ESPN Radio. Williams says that while he's reluctant to leave Charlotte read full story
Scam takes UVA student for $3,660
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Mar 19th 7:00am

Scam takes UVA student for $3,660

The Cavalier Daily is reporting this morning that another Virginia college student has fallen prey to the "overpaid apartment scam," which the Hook's Fearless Consumer wrote about last week. Here's how it works. read full story
UVA loses a heartbreaker to Tennessee
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Mar 18th 1:43pm

UVA loses a heartbreaker to Tennessee

This year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has had no shortage of close finishes and today's second round match up between UVA and Tennessee proved no exception, as the Volunteers beat the Cavaliers by a score of 77-74. In what was a constant back and forth affair, Sean Singletary sunk two free throws to bring the Cavaliers within two p read full story