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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
Book fest warms up
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Feb 16th 1:22pm

Book fest warms up

The folks at the Virginia Festival of the Book and their leader, Rob Vaughan, left, remind us Charlottesville's grandest literary event is just around the corner. The March 21-25 fest will teem with hundreds of writers, and all but four events are free. Forget about Doug Marlette, host of the opening lunch, and the Crime Wave lunch with Lee Child– those sold out long ago. read full story
HookCast for February 15, 2007
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Feb 15th 3:32pm

HookCast for February 15, 2007

Sarah Crawford's murder adjudicated, Sheriff Robb retires, Dreaming Isabelle wins, Robinsons go Supreme ON THIS WEEK�S COVER: Charlottesville hands down a verdict in its first capital case in a decade. Sarah Crawford had shed 150 pounds and the man who'd terrorized her. But he found her. Now, he's facing two life terms for rape and murder plus 67 years for the other charges. read full story
Update: Freckles the wonder dog receives award
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Feb 14th 5:30pm

Update: Freckles the wonder dog receives award

Lassie isn't the only dog that comes to the rescue. read full story
Code Pinkers send Valentine to absent Goode
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Feb 14th 2:02pm

Code Pinkers send Valentine to absent Goode

Cupid wing-clad Code Pinkers brought Fair Trade chocolate chip, heart-shaped scones to U.S. read full story
Republican challenges incumbent Hanger
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Feb 14th 11:45am

Republican challenges incumbent Hanger

Three-term Republican State Senator Emmett Hanger is facing a challenger from his own party, Buena Vista businessman Scott Sayre. Sayre plans to announce his candidacy February 19 for the 24th District, which stretches from Rockingham to Rockbridge counties, covers all of Augusta, Greene and Highland, and includes a snippet of read full story
Tiki joins NBC’s Today
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Feb 14th 7:13am

Tiki joins NBC’s Today

Nearly a year after one UVA alum said goodbye to the window at Rockefeller Center to take a more prestigious post in the news biz, another will come to begin his career anew. read full story
Multi-car pileup closes I-64 on Afton Mountain
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Feb 13th 5:02pm

Multi-car pileup closes I-64 on Afton Mountain

A week ago, a spilt milk truck had Route 250 closed on Afton Mountain. This afternoon, I-64 is closed because of a multi-vehicle wreck, and traffic is being diverted on to Route 250. According to VDOT at 4:40pm, traffic is backed up two miles each way from at exit 107 on the east side and exit 96 on the west side. # read full story
City to open farmer’s market in Meade Park
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Feb 13th 9:53am

City to open farmer’s market in Meade Park

According to Charlottesville City Market manager Stephanie Anderegg-Maloy, the City Market will add another location this spring. Dubbed "Farmer's in the Park", area produce vendors will gather at Meade Park every Wednesday starting May 30 from 3pm to 7pm. read full story
JPJ named best new venue
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Feb 12th 5:41pm

JPJ named best new venue

As if more evidence were needed that Charlottesville has quickly become a live music hub, the John Paul Jones Arena has been named "Best new major concert venue" by industry publication Pollstar. read full story
Schools to close… ’til spring?
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Feb 12th 2:48pm

Schools to close… ’til spring?

There hasn't been a particularly white winter, but Charlottesville may see some weather tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Albemarle County for tonight that remains in effect through Wednesday afternoon. Kids and skiing enthusiasts hoping for powder snow might be disappointed. read full story
UVA’s ‘past life’ expert Stevenson dies
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Feb 12th 1:36pm

UVA’s ‘past life’ expert Stevenson dies

Ian Stevenson, the controversial UVA professor who studied children relating memories of past lives, died February 8 at Westminster-Canterbury at age 88 from pneumonia. Stevenson compiled over 2,500 cases of children, mostly in India and Asia, who could allegedly recount details of previous lives that typically ended violently. read full story
Did DP copy BRO?
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Feb 12th 11:48am

Did DP copy BRO?

What if a scenic view is a d©j  vu? Some readers gazing at prospective covers for a Daily Progress supplement think the Progress is copying the venerable Blue Ridge Outdoors. read full story
Charlottesville ÂŒber-banker dies
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Feb 11th 8:02am

Charlottesville ÂŒber-banker dies

Banker, community leader, and read full story
Hoedown set for late great ‘Slate Hill Phil’
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Feb 9th 5:50pm

Hoedown set for late great ‘Slate Hill Phil’

Friends of "Slate Hill Phil" will gather tomorrow night to play music by the young musician who died of mysterious causes in late December. Tomorrow's celebration commemorates a young man who helped shape the local blues and bluegrass scenes: Phillip Allen Gianniny who founded the Slate Hill Boys and was a member of both the H read full story
Crawford gets two life terms plus 67 years
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Feb 9th 3:10pm
Another wannabe sheriff ready to announce
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Feb 9th 3:02pm

Another wannabe sheriff ready to announce

Larry Claytor is hoping the third time will be the charm. Claytor will soon announce his candidacy for the Albemarle sheriff's job, from which Ed Robb presumably will announce his retirement Monday. read full story
SGGL (all 4) to play Paramount
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Feb 9th 2:50pm

SGGL (all 4) to play Paramount

Almost anyone who attended a Virginia college in the '80s remembers the sweet sounds of SGGL, a popular band of Charlottesville pals who made people happy from Hampden-Sydney to Georgetown. read full story
Crawford jury: GUILTY
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Feb 9th 1:34pm

Crawford jury: GUILTY

"We the jury find the defendant, Antonio Dale Crawford, guilty of the willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of Sarah Crawford in the commission of the abduction with the intent to defile Sarah Crawford and in the commission of the rape of Sarah Crawford." And thus did Charlottesville's first capital murder case in nearly a decade draw to a close today at 12:45pm, as the jury returned guilty verdicts on six of read full story
Crawford murder jury goes home
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Feb 8th 11:19pm

Crawford murder jury goes home

Deliberations in the four-day trial of a Manassas man accused of killing his estranged wife have wrapped for the evening, when the jury announced to Judge Edward Hogshire that they haven't yet reached a verdict despite five hours of deliberations including a dinner. "We're going to call it quits for the evening, and I think it's a good decision," the judge told the cluster of spectators and lawyers at 10:45 tonight. read full story
Jurors want to screen evidence again
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Feb 8th 9:50pm

Jurors want to screen evidence again

The Charlottesville Circuit Courtroom was cleared of spectators tonight at 9:30 as jurors, now nearly four hours into their deliberations in the capital murder trial of Anthony Dale Crawford, have asked to see some onscreen evidence, possibly the videotape made at the Jacksonville police station after Mr. read full story
Local’s lead? Apple chief blasts copy-protection
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Feb 8th 4:20pm

Local’s lead? Apple chief blasts copy-protection

In a move shocking both the digital and music worlds, Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs has called for an end to all copyright protection on all digital music sold over the Internet. read full story
Prosecution, defense rest in Crawford case
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Feb 8th 2:55pm

Prosecution, defense rest in Crawford case

Less than 15 minutes into day four of the capital murder trial of Anthony Dale Crawford, the Commonwealth rested its case following admission of one last piece of evidence: an affadavit filed by Sarah Louise Crawford in support of a November 1, 2004 protective order she sought against her estranged husband. After the jury had reviewed the affadavit and left the courtroom, defense attorney Rhonda Quagliana filed a moti read full story
Eerie similarities– minus the diapers
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Feb 8th 2:38pm

Eerie similarities– minus the diapers

This week's case of the NASA astronaut who donned a diaper for a mad dash to allegedly kill or waylay a romantic rival bears eerie similarities to a 1990s case of another love-maddened maiden, one with local ties. In February 1994, beauty queen and Albemarle native Tracy Lippard became enraged because her boyfriend, Todd Scott, had failed to appear at the Miss read full story
HookCast for February 8, 2007
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Feb 8th 2:24pm

HookCast for February 8, 2007

Is recycling worth it?, Gruesome murder trial, Two Dems want Goode's seat ON THIS WEEKââ?¬â?¢S COVER: (Re)cycle of life: We want to believe We love to recycle. We love the feeling of saving the planet by chucking paper, glass, and aluminum in those nifty tubs on trash pick-up day. We feel so virtuous recycling– even when it doesn't make economic (or perhaps even environmental) sense. read full story
Sarah Crawford, the person, emerged yesterday
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Feb 8th 12:47pm

Sarah Crawford, the person, emerged yesterday

Details of a life cut short emerged yesterday in testimony from parents of shooting victim Sarah Crawford, on day three of the trial of her accused murderer. read full story
Raitt gives us ’something to talk about’
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Feb 8th 11:17am

Raitt gives us ’something to talk about’

Though the spring concert season is over two months away, Bonnie Raitt has just unofficially kicked it off. read full story
Wake up… and find a sitter
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Feb 8th 6:38am

Wake up… and find a sitter

The primary roads were passable yesterday morning as this 8:50am Wednesday camera-stuck-out-the-window shot near Ivy Nursery on Ivy Road reveals. But 24 hours and one sunny day later, Albemarle County public schools are closed for the second straight day. And real estate blogger Jim Duncan predicted this yesterday! read full story
Crawford seemed “happy,” “normal”
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Feb 7th 10:50pm

Crawford seemed “happy,” “normal”

In the days after Sarah Louise Crawford was shot in the chest and left dead or dying in the Quality Inn on Emmet Street, her husband, Anthony Dale Crawford, seemed "happy" and "normal" as he reconnected with distant family members in read full story
Casteen explains ‘State of the University’
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Feb 7th 9:24pm

Casteen explains ‘State of the University’

As people filed into Old Cabell Hall to hear UVA President John T. Casteen III's annual State of the University address, each one received a document presumably from a student-usher. read full story
‘You’ll pay for this’
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Feb 7th 5:30pm

‘You’ll pay for this’

"You'll pay for this," an agitated Anthony Dale Crawford allegedly said to his wife as her parents helped her move out the Manassas apartment the couple shared. The chilling testimony in Mr. read full story
Chip “DNA Dude” Harding runs for sheriff
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Feb 7th 4:48pm

Chip “DNA Dude” Harding runs for sheriff

Charlottesville Police Captain Chip Harding will announce his run as a Republican for Albemarle sheriff at a press conference Tuesday, February 13. Ed Robb, a former FBI undercover agent, is now sheriff, and Harding's announcement sparks speculation that Robb– also a Republican– will not be running again. read full story
Daughter wired Crawford money, officer says
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Feb 7th 2:41pm

Daughter wired Crawford money, officer says

Although her body showed signs of multiple injuries, a medical examiner testified this morning there's no mystery about how Sarah Louise Crawford died. "A gunshot wound is the cause of death," said medical examiner Deborah Kay, who conducted a portion of Crawford's autopsy. read full story
Beth Duffy back on air– at new station
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Feb 7th 2:05pm

Beth Duffy back on air– at new station

Beth Duffy signs off, but she doesn't stay off. read full story
UVA study suggest kids’ bad behavior in genes
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Feb 7th 1:22pm

UVA study suggest kids’ bad behavior in genes

UVA researchers are at it again– giving parents new information about raising their yougins'. read full story
UVA men’s basketball takes first in ACC
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Feb 7th 11:02am

UVA men’s basketball takes first in ACC

No Cavalier fans, you're not dreaming. It's February, and the UVA men's basketball team is in sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. read full story
Updated guide lets you dig history, dude
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Feb 7th 7:05am

Updated guide lets you dig history, dude

Remember last year's nutty Hook cover story on roadside historical markers? read full story
Dave’s brood grows!
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Feb 6th 9:45pm

Dave’s brood grows!

Dave Matthews may already have his hands full between rock stardom, marriage, and his five-year-old fraternal twins Grace and Stella. But the guy's got more than just a musical act– he's got a balancing act! Matthews and his wife, Ashley, are expecting baby number three in June. The news broke on at least one blog and a Matthews rep confirmed the news with People magazine's website, people.com tonight. Congrats! read full story
Snow closes all… except murder trial
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Feb 6th 9:27pm

Snow closes all… except murder trial

The snow began falling tonight on the west side of town (where these storms usually start) at about 7:25pm. By 8:30pm, the boys' YMCA basketball practice at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School, just north of the village of Ivy, was ending, and at least an inch of snow had fallen. As this 9pm through-the-windshield photograph on Garth Road indicates, the snow is sticking. read full story
'A new life' cut short
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Feb 6th 8:22pm

'A new life' cut short

Though today's morning testimony in the capital murder trial of Anthony Dale Crawford was all about material evidence, afternoon testimony turned far more emotional as friends and family of the victim, Sarah Louise Crawford, took the stand. "She came to our house early," testified Sarah's father, John Powers of Manassas, recalling the morning of October 29, 2004. read full story