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Brown paper packages tied up in… tape
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Feb 6th 2:26pm

Brown paper packages tied up in… tape

Graphic photos, a blood-stained car seat, and a pair of woman's underpants were some of the nearly 60 exhibits introduced this morning as the murder trial of Anthony Dale Crawford entered its second day in Charlottesville Circuit Court. Surrou read full story
Crawford trial opens, sordidly
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Feb 5th 10:27pm

Crawford trial opens, sordidly

"We found a female body lying on a bed," testified Charlottesville police officer Lynn Childers this afternoon on the first day of the trial of Anthony Dale Crawford, the Manassas man who stands accused of killing and raping his wife and creepil read full story
iPods stolen, lives ruined
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Feb 5th 5:20pm

iPods stolen, lives ruined

Charlottesville police are investigating a rash of iPod thefts from cars, mostly in the UVA area. According to a release, the iPods have been left in plain view, and the perps are using rocks to smash the windows to grab the popular, easily fenced items. read full story
UVA medical study: Early bedtimes make kids smarter
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Feb 5th 3:40pm

UVA medical study: Early bedtimes make kids smarter

Well, it looks like mothers throughout the ages were right all along. According to UVA medical researchers, getting your kids to bed earlier will help them do better in school. In 2000, researchers at the University of Virginia received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study sleep apnea in children, a condition where breathing is obstructed during sleep. read full story
Message to local writers: it’s never too late
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Feb 5th 3:12pm

Message to local writers: it’s never too late

When bibliophiles flock to Charlottesville next month for the Virginia Festival of the Book, author Lynn York will pause from her southern book tour to join read full story
Twice-accused Crawford goes on trial
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Feb 5th 6:53am

Twice-accused Crawford goes on trial

In 1992, he beat back charges that he raped a previous wife. read full story
A summons to Charlottesville… for Canuck literati
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Feb 4th 8:14am

A summons to Charlottesville… for Canuck literati

The Toronto Star has realized what any of us could have determined from a quick stroll across the Downtown Mall: Charlottesville loves books. A feature story in Thursday's edition of the paper has a local roundup filed under the "Travel" section, including interviews with bookstore owners and a laundry list of local authors. "Charlottesville is the used book read full story
Charlottesville #1 in diarrhea (searches, that is)
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Feb 4th 8:11am

Charlottesville #1 in diarrhea (searches, that is)

The Hook owes an eternal debt of gratitude to the Eugene, Oregon-based Register-Guard for inadvertently alerting us to another Charlottesville superlative while writing about their own set of problems. According to Google's web traffic analyses, Charlottesville may be the read full story
Progress unaware of mayor’s look
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Feb 3rd 9:05am

Progress unaware of mayor’s look

To illustrate a this morning's story about the mayor's efforts to educate immigrants, the Daily Progress published read full story
If ya want his singing…
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Feb 2nd 9:54pm

If ya want his singing…

Wake up, Maggie– Rod Stewart's coming to Charlottesville. read full story
Demo site to be ‘pocket garden’
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Feb 2nd 4:27pm

Demo site to be ‘pocket garden’

West Main will soon get a pocket garden. What's a pocket garden? read full story
Decker’s hit Virus
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Feb 2nd 2:25pm

Decker’s hit Virus

HIV-positive author Shawn Decker says his Pet Virus is multiplying... and that's a good thing. read full story
Cavs beat Duke in OT!
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Feb 1st 11:50pm

Cavs beat Duke in OT!

Can you hear the roar? read full story
City Planners: “Let there be light”
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Feb 1st 5:24pm

City Planners: “Let there be light”

Last July, as a result of the deadlock over the development of Keith Woodard's 9-story First & Main project on the Mall, City Council held the first of several joint work sessions between the BAR, the Planning Commission, City planning staff, and read full story
Iraq vet Jackson joins race to unseat Goode
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Feb 1st 5:10pm

Iraq vet Jackson joins race to unseat Goode

Chatham businessman and Iraq War veteran Brydon Jackson tells the Hook today that he is "at the very beginning" of his campaign for the Democratic nomination to run against Rep. Virgil Goode (R) in for his Congressional seat 2008. read full story
Learn more about the “Learning Barge”
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Feb 1st 1:08pm

Learn more about the “Learning Barge”

Last July, the Hook's On Architecture column featured a story on an unusual UVA School of Architecture design-build project–an experimental "learning barge" on the Elizabeth River, the most polluted river feeding the Chesapeake Bay. Tomorrow, Friday February 2, you can learn more about this funky river boat as the read full story
HookCast for February 1, 2007
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Feb 1st 12:11pm

HookCast for February 1, 2007

A new Prism, C'ville Barbies, Free Speech Wall arrest ON THIS WEEK�S COVER: Prism reborn: For 40 years, the Prism Coffeehouse played host to musical legends including Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, and Philip Glass. But after a rift between board members, volunteers, and one mercurial artistic director led to the Prism's 2006 closing, the fate of the historic smoke- and alcohol-free nonprofit venue seemed uncertain. Now, a new coalition of music lovers has formed to bring the music and the masses back to 214 Rugby Road. But controversy lurks in the familiar music... read full story
Juvey video bill falls
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Feb 1st 6:27am

Juvey video bill falls

The Daily Progress reports this morning that the General Assembly bill supported by the father of one of the teens imprisoned last year during the Albemarle school bomb scare was defeate read full story
Revenge against Big Tobacco to taste less sweet
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Feb 1st 5:54am

Revenge against Big Tobacco to taste less sweet

As lawmakers in Richmond grapple with the idea of banning indoor smoking, the tobacco industry is getting ready to take its ball and go home. read full story
UVA prof running to beat Goode in ‘08
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Jan 31st 6:11pm

UVA prof running to beat Goode in ‘08

Since first winning election in 1996, Rep. Virgil Goode (R) has proven an unbeatable incumbent, easily winning re-election in each of his last five campaigns. read full story
WAHS student’s Gummi incident makes Post
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Jan 31st 2:40pm

WAHS student’s Gummi incident makes Post

Western Albemarle High School senior Daniel Redinger crept his way into the Washington Post over the weekend with a scant 104 words. read full story
Timbaland to bring SoloBack right after JPJ
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Jan 31st 2:28pm

Timbaland to bring SoloBack right after JPJ

Hip hop superproducer Timbaland is apparently still flying high as a result of his double-platinum collaboration with Justin Timberlake. Last year's FutureSex/LoveSounds LP practically had as many vocals from 'Land as from 'Lake, and the two are currently touring together, with Timbaland spinning the beats behind Justin's choreographed performances and even doing a short set of his own material. read full story
UVA prof testifies on Bush’s behalf
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Jan 31st 1:57pm

UVA prof testifies on Bush’s behalf

UVA Law professor Robert Turner was one of five witnesses who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday to try to sort through the ramifications of President Bush's pronouncement that decisions about war policy are his domain, the Pittsburgh Post read full story
Recovering UVA grad Dozier visits old office
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Jan 31st 12:28pm

Recovering UVA grad Dozier visits old office

Eight months after CBS News correspondent and UVA grad school grad Kimberly Dozier was injured in an roadside explosion in Iraq, she is now well enough to visit with her former colleagues. read full story
Researchers say global warming hurts Virginia
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Jan 31st 12:22pm

Researchers say global warming hurts Virginia

A new report by the 10 assorted scientists in the greenhouse gas working group at the State Advisory Board on Air Pollution, a division of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, concludes that global warming may be on the verge of wreaking havoc on Virginia's ecosystems, tourism industry, and general well being. "A particular concern is sea level rise," says the 90-page document released January 5. read full story
Maurice Cox shows ‘em how it’s done
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Jan 31st 11:51am

Maurice Cox shows ‘em how it’s done

UVA professor of Architecture and past Charlottesville mayor Maurice Cox spent Monday out in Detroit helping officials plan the future of the city's downtown district. Cox's suggestions took into account Detroit's unique identity, including developm read full story
ATO Pictures wins big at Sundance
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Jan 30th 4:41pm

ATO Pictures wins big at Sundance

In yet another Dave Matthews/Coran Capshaw success story, the duo's ATO Pictures wowed the audiences and the studio fat-cats at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, January 27 with their feature film Joshua, staring read full story
Bomb scare dad to testify on bill
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Jan 30th 4:26pm

Bomb scare dad to testify on bill

The father of one of the teens imprisoned last year during the Albemarle school bomb scare plans to testify tomorrow in Richmond in support of a bill that would ensure that all juveniles interrogated without a parent get a video of the session. "We're living proof that it really made a difference," says the boy's fat read full story
Madison-Greene Bar backs Downer
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Jan 30th 4:07pm

Madison-Greene Bar backs Downer

Lawyers in Greene and Madison counties gave a thumbs up to Charlottesville General District Court Judge Robert Downer to succeed Albemarle Circuit Court Judge Paul Peatross, who retires tomorrow. read full story
‘Mad Money’ Cramer comes to Darden
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Jan 30th 3:54pm

‘Mad Money’ Cramer comes to Darden

In just over a week, the noise level in the normally serene confines of UVA's Darden School of Business will rachet up a decibel or ten when CNBC's catchphrase-coining, prop-loving, chair-throwing stock analy read full story
The ill is gone for B.B. King
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Jan 30th 8:24am

The ill is gone for B.B. King

Local fans of iconic blues guitarist B.B. King had reason for panic. read full story
Next big star won’t be signed by Capshaw
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Jan 30th 6:39am

Next big star won’t be signed by Capshaw

There's a new star discovery. Is it Schuyler Fisk? read full story
Good news for people who love Tom Peloso
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Jan 29th 4:40pm

Good news for people who love Tom Peloso

The fine young men from 1998 indie rock sensation turned 2004 MTV sensation Modest Mouse have announced a new album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, due out March 20. Bassist Tom Peloso was a founding member of local bluegrass act read full story
America’s next top author?
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Jan 29th 3:25pm

America’s next top author?

With the popularity of shows like American Idol and Project Runway, reality competitions are now springing up on the web. read full story
Ren©e fave Marshall Crenshaw to play Gravity Lounge
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Jan 29th 3:07pm

Ren©e fave Marshall Crenshaw to play Gravity Lounge

As documented in Rob Sheffield's recent memoir about his late wife, Love Is a Mix Tape, one of Ren©e Crist Sheffield's favorite artists was the underappreciated '80s power popster Marshall Crenshaw. read full story
‘Weak’ attacker fondles coeds
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Jan 29th 3:04pm

‘Weak’ attacker fondles coeds

A white male with short dark hair, described by two would-be sexual assault victims as "weak," is being sought in attacks on women last night in the Corner district. read full story
Mustangs win ‘Pop Quiz’
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Jan 29th 6:49am

Mustangs win ‘Pop Quiz’

With a score of 400 to 330, the team from Monticello High School won the Pop Quiz championship over Woodberry Forest School. The finale to the 25th season of the academic showdown came in a live broadcast from 5 to 6pm yesterday on public television station WVPT. The winning MHS team– which edged longtime contender Charlottesville High School by ten points in the semi-finals– included a junior and three seniors. read full story
Austin or Aspen? Choose wisely, Charlottesville…
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Jan 29th 6:19am

Austin or Aspen? Choose wisely, Charlottesville…

According to the Virginia Piedmont Technology Council, a local non-profit business collective, the city of Charlottesville is at a crossroads. Their "Technology Town Hall" event, which was held at the Omni Hotel on January 23, set up a comparison between the two cities and urged citizens and area businesses to keep it in mind when guid read full story
The Smiths’ $22 million ‘expires’
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Jan 28th 8:32am

The Smiths’ $22 million ‘expires’

The Daily Progress is reporting this morning that one of UVA's biggest-ever pledges has expired, throwing the prospect of a 1,200-seat concert hall on Emmet Street into t read full story
Meth dealers get nailed
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Jan 28th 12:29am

Meth dealers get nailed

U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon laid down the law on Thursday to 6 of the 20 Augusta and Rockingham County dealers accused of distributing more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine, the Harrisonburg daily paper reports. All of them pled guilty, except the still-unapprehended leader of the pack, Ismael Alvarado Cervantes. read full story