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The Code Pink arrests, week 4
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Mar 14th 5:06pm

The Code Pink arrests, week 4

For the fourth Wednesday in a row, demonstrators gathered inside and out of U.S. Representative Virgil Goode's Charlottesville office to protest increased funding for the war in Iraq. read full story
U-Hall still thrills
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Mar 14th 4:29pm

U-Hall still thrills

After the Harlem Globetrotters dazzle the crowd at JPJ on Friday night, not forgotten U-Hall will be dazzling local teens as it serves as the venue for "More ball at U-Hall," a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament hosted by the read full story
Pavilion shows cards: Raitt, Randolph, O.A.R., Gill & Grant
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Mar 13th 2:15pm

Pavilion shows cards: Raitt, Randolph, O.A.R., Gill & Grant

There may be a pearl or two inside that giant white clamshell: on Tuesday morning, the Charlottesville Pavilion announced part of its schedule for the 2007 season. The first scheduled show is a free performance by pedal steel guitar phenom Robert Randolph (who did an extensive interview with The Hook last April in antici read full story
Lunsford to challenge Camblos
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Mar 13th 2:00pm

Lunsford to challenge Camblos

For the first time in two elections, Albemarle Commonwealth's attorney Jim Camblos, a Republican, may have competition on the ballot, if he decides to run for reelection in November. At noon, in front of the Albemarle County Courthouse, defense attorney Denise Lunsford, a Democrat and mother of three children, officially tossed her hat into the ring, revealing that she has personally dealt with a violent crime and pro read full story
It’s official…Dave Matthews is a somebody
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Mar 13th 1:58pm

It’s official…Dave Matthews is a somebody

And you can be one, too, if you read The Nation. As the image at left shows, Matthews has lent his visage to the lefty mag's new subscription efforts, which feature various "somebodies" reading the magazine. read full story
Earlysville farmer challenges NFL ref for BOS
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Mar 13th 10:59am

Earlysville farmer challenges NFL ref for BOS

Tis the season for candidates to toss their hats into local races, and Earlysville cattle farmer/teacher Ann Mallek officially kicked off her campaign today for the White Hall seat on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors currently held by David Wyant. Mallek, 56, mentioned read full story
UVA gets Albany in first round of NCAA Tourney
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Mar 11th 5:41pm

UVA gets Albany in first round of NCAA Tourney

Despite losing its last two games, a 20-win regular season was more than enough to secure the UVA men's basketball team a bid in this year's NCAA Tournament. As revealed this evening, the Cavaliers are the #4 seed in the South region and will face the Albany Great Danes in the first round in Columbus, Ohio on Friday. read full story
What you missed last night…
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Mar 10th 2:29pm

What you missed last night…

For those unaccustomed to the sights, sounds, and even the smells of monster truck competition, last night was a moment of Charlottesville history. read full story
600-pound black bear: 'It sounded like it was tearing my arm off'
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Mar 8th 8:00am

600-pound black bear: 'It sounded like it was tearing my arm off'

It was just before dawn on Friday, November 17, and Thurman Hensley's life was about to change. Making his way over the rocky terrain and thick patches of mountain laurel of his 250-acre property bordering the Shenandoah National Park, the seasoned hunter and expert marksman tracked his prey.  read full story
Those pink protestors are back
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Mar 7th 4:25pm
HookCast for March 8, 2007
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Mar 7th 4:22pm

HookCast for March 8, 2007

Bear attack on Valley man, City budget grows as pop. shrinks, former reporter enters jail From the newsroom of the Hook on the Downtown Mall, this is the HookCast, and this week's podcast includes audio from the hunter who survived an attack by a 600-pound bear. # read full story
Dave’s performance on House
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Mar 7th 11:09am

Dave’s performance on House

We weren't sure what to expect from last night's episode of House. read full story
Boar preserve owner takes plea
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Mar 6th 1:51pm

Boar preserve owner takes plea

Danny Henshaw, the Buckingham man whose pig hunting preserve was swarmed by state and federal agents in a September 12 SWAT-style predawn raid, accepted a plea bargain in court March 2. In January, Henshaw was found guilty of operating an illegal huntin read full story
McKeever first in City Council pool
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Mar 6th 11:49am

McKeever first in City Council pool

The local election season is under way, and candidate declarations are coming fast and furious. read full story
Dave appears tonight on House
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Mar 6th 10:02am

Dave appears tonight on House

Dave Matthews hit by a bus? Yup. But don't worry, it's just for his role on the Fox medi-drama House, which airs tonight on the Fox network. Albemarle's resident rock star plays Patrick, a piano savant who was struck by a bus at age 10. In addition to a brain injury, he was suddenly able to play classical piano flawlessly even though he'd never taken lessons. read full story
Mother dishes on ATO’s Joshua
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Mar 6th 7:36am

Mother dishes on ATO’s Joshua

A piece in this week�s New Yorker provides an interesting back-story to our recent coverage of ATO Pictures� success at the Sundance Film Festival this year. read full story
A view of “The Beacon”
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Mar 2nd 1:40pm

A view of “The Beacon”

As we reported last week, developer Lee Danielson is reviving his 9-story Downtown hotel project, now called The Beacon-Charlottesville, which was re-approved by the Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review on February 20. read full story
UVA wins 20 for the first time since 2001
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Mar 2nd 12:38pm

UVA wins 20 for the first time since 2001

With last night's victory over arch rival Virginia Tech, the UVA men's basketball team not only captured at least a share of the ACC regular season title (if they beat Wake Forest on Saturday, it's all theirs) but the team also upped their overall record to 20-8, the first time they've reached the 20-win mark since the read full story
Kaine to sign HPV vaccine into law
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Mar 2nd 6:30am

Kaine to sign HPV vaccine into law

Virginia will become the first state in the nation with a law requiring girls to receive a potentially helpful– although controversial– vaccine against some sexually transmitted diseases. read full story
Live From… the Satellite Ballroom
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Mar 2nd 5:57am

Live From… the Satellite Ballroom

Several months after debuting as a work in progress at the Virginia Film Festival to a thunderous mix of applause and guffaws, Live From... read full story
Highland Co. wind farm advances
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Mar 1st 5:27pm

Highland Co. wind farm advances

Virginia's first proposed wind farm cleared another hurdle this week, netting a recommendation for approval by a State Corporation Commission examiner, according to a story by the Associated Press. read full story
Code Pinkers arrested again
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Feb 28th 5:32pm

Code Pinkers arrested again

In this week's sit-in in U.S. Representative Virgil Goode's Charlottesville office, three more Code Pinkers refused to leave until Goode signs a pledge that he won't support any more funding for the war in Iraq. Yeah, like that's going to happen... read full story
Sahara crossed… by runners!
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Feb 28th 4:04pm

Sahara crossed… by runners!

Remember the run across the Sahara? Well, it ended last week, Tuesday the 20th actually, and we finally caught up with one of the guys along for the ride, former Charlottesvillian J. read full story
HookCast for March 1, 2007
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Feb 27th 5:43pm

HookCast for March 1, 2007

The Dilemma Zone, a new Prism schism, and Planned Parenthood fights back ON THIS WEEK�S COVER: The Dilemma Zone... are 'photo red' cameras the answer? This year, the General Assembly passed a bill giving localities, like this one, the chance to nab red light-runners without a judge and jury. read full story
IQ arrives!
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Feb 27th 5:21pm

IQ arrives!

Diane Rehm will visit Charlottesville for a fundraiser on April 4. PHOTO COURTESY WVTF Listen up! read full story
Joel blasts Roanoke Times from JPJ stage
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Feb 27th 5:06pm

Joel blasts Roanoke Times from JPJ stage

At his February 23 show at John Paul Jones Arena, Billy Joel opened the evening with "Angry Young Man," a song that contains the lyric, "I believe I've passed the age of consciousness and righteous rage." Then, moments later, one of the best-selling recording artists of all time let his audience know that he was conscious of what a local paper had written about him, and that it had sent him into a bit of a rage. In what was p read full story
Web Advance: Are red-light cameras the answer?
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Feb 26th 4:14pm
Danielson’s Landmark becomes The Beacon
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Feb 26th 12:08pm

Danielson’s Landmark becomes The Beacon

Yes, it's true...Lee Danielson is bringing his old hotel project back to the Mall. Only it won't be called The Landmark, as it was after being re-approved at a February 20 BAR meeting. read full story
$750,000 McGuffy Park renovation moves forward
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Feb 26th 11:48am

$750,000 McGuffy Park renovation moves forward

At the Board of Architectural Review's February 20 meeting, final plans were approved for renovations to McGuffey Park. "That's an interesting project," says BAR vice-chair Syd Knight. read full story
New plan for CVS on Ridge/McIntire and West Main
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Feb 26th 11:34am

New plan for CVS on Ridge/McIntire and West Main

"It lives," laughs Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review vice-chair Syd Knight, recalling the previous plans for a two-story CVS building at the intersection of Ridge/McIntire and West Main, which the BAR did not respond well to. read full story
‘Mold house’ foreclosure auction canceled
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Feb 23rd 11:43am

‘Mold house’ foreclosure auction canceled

The auction of the "mold house" at the courthouse today at 5pm has been canceled. read full story
Wintergreen sales controversy goes legal
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Feb 23rd 6:54am

Wintergreen sales controversy goes legal

The controversy over Wintergreen Resort's decision to partner with a big Charlottesville-based real estate firm has erupted into a federal lawsuit, according to a story in this morning's Daily Progress. read full story
Mold house foreclosure Friday
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Feb 22nd 2:54pm

Mold house foreclosure Friday

Two years ago, Larry Butler and Judit Szaloki had just purchased their first house after saving for years to enter the expensive Charlottesville housing market. read full story
Hanger responds to intraparty challenge
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Feb 22nd 11:26am

Hanger responds to intraparty challenge

With the traditional spring primary season only a few months away, three-term State Senator Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) is facing a challenge in his reelection bid for the Republican nomination from Buena Vista businessman Scott Sayre. read full story
Higgins named new judge
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Feb 22nd 10:58am

Higgins named new judge

The long-running race for the Albemarle circuit judge seat is over, and former prosecutor Cheryl Higgins has been chosen, according to Delegate Rob Bell's office. read full story
Pedestrian struck at JPA
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Feb 22nd 9:22am

Pedestrian struck at JPA

A rush-hour pedestrian accident in midtown sent a man to the hospital this morning. The incident appears to have occurred around 8am when a bronze Chevy Tahoe struck the man as the eastbound vehicle was making a right turn from University Avenue to Jefferson Park Avenue. At the intersection, officer G.A. Ames directed traffic around the accident. read full story
Protesters arrested in Goode’s office
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Feb 21st 5:02pm

Protesters arrested in Goode’s office

Three Iraq war protesters took seats on a sofa in Congressman Virgil Goode's Charlottesville office and refused to leave when the office closed at 4:30 today. read full story
HookCast for February 22, 2007
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Feb 21st 4:55pm

HookCast for February 22, 2007

Do we desire a streetcar, Snow job, Why was Camblos mad, and Publicist charged FROM THE NEWSROOM OF THE HOOK NEWSPAPER ON THE DOWNTOWN MALL IN CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA, THIS IS THE HOOKCAST FOR THE WEEK OF... Thursday, February 22, 2007. ON THIS WEEK�S COVER: Do we desire a streetcar... read full story
Legislators snub Bar choice for judge
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Feb 21st 1:54pm

Legislators snub Bar choice for judge

The Courts of Justice committees in the House and Senate interviewed three candidates for Albemarle Circuit Court judge yesterday: Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos, former prosecutor Cheryl Higgins, and Assistant CA Claude Worrell. read full story
Last-minute judge wannabe appears from nowhere
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Feb 19th 2:27pm

Last-minute judge wannabe appears from nowhere

In Saturday's paper, Daily Progress reporter Bob Gibson reveals the emergence of an eighth candidate in the running to replace Judge Paul Peatross on the Albemarle Circuit Court bench. A legislative source declined to identify the secret candidate, Gibson reports, other than to say the wannabe judge is a lawyer who practices in Richmond and lives in Goochland County. But the candidate is Rich S read full story