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Yates acquitted despite/because of ex-UVA psych
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Jul 27th 3:30pm

Yates acquitted despite/because of ex-UVA psych

Andrea Yates, the Texas woman who drowned her five children was been declared innocent by reason of insanity yesterday, depsite testimony in the trial from Park Dietz, the former UVA forensic pyschologist whose earlier mistake voided her first trial. The story dates back to June 20, 2001 when the Houston mom, then 36, drowned her five chil read full story
HookCast- July 27, 2006
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Jul 27th 9:03am

HookCast- July 27, 2006

UVA in the Peace Corps, the new John Paul Jones Arena, a former PVCC student arrested for his part in the largest act of ecoterrorism on American soil and much more. To subscribe to the HookCast, open iTunes and click on "Advanced" and then "Subscribe to Podcast." Then type in http://www.readthehook.com/blog/feed and you're all set. Each Thursday, the new HookCast will magically download to your computer automatically. read full story
Dean Turner announces retirement
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Jul 26th 4:23pm

Dean Turner announces retirement

UVA has announced that dean of African American Affairs, M. read full story
Local farmer shut down by authorities
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Jul 26th 11:14am

Local farmer shut down by authorities

Albemarle lauds its agricultural heritage. In Scottsville, Dave Matthews has an organic farm. read full story
Winston/Conchita story panned by NYT
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Jul 26th 7:09am

Winston/Conchita story panned by NYT

The film documentary about the rocky relationship between late photographer O. Winston Link and his thieving wife Conchita has finally made it to American shores. Yet the result, according to the New York Times at least, is not great film. However, O. Winston Link did make great film. read full story
WINA/Saga keeps UVA sports
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Jul 25th 6:57am

WINA/Saga keeps UVA sports

About two months after departing announcer Mac McDonald predicted the decision would happen, UVA has apparently renewed, and perhaps expanded, its sports presence on the radio stations formerly called Eure Communications. read full story
The Charlottesville School of Rock�nothing your parents would hate
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Jul 24th 4:11pm

The Charlottesville School of Rock�nothing your parents would hate

Forget Nashville, Memphis, or New Orleansââ?¬ÂŠaccording to a recent article in the Kansas City Starââ?¬â?¢s Sunday Living Section, Athens, Chapel Hill, and Charlottesville are the new Southern musical meccas. ââ?¬Å?These three towns are laboratories, creative enclaves where music bubbles, swirls and mutates into more infectious read full story
Biggie Sized Truck Flips at Wendy�s
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Jul 24th 11:27am

Biggie Sized Truck Flips at Wendy�s

Take out order gone wrong? This morning, it looked like a crane truck had flipped over after ordering a Biggie Sized burger meal at the Wendy�s drive-thru on Preston Avenue. read full story
Who is Ass E Press?
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Jul 24th 8:17am

Who is Ass E Press?

Over at the Daily Progress, the writing bug has bitten the editor, and his "Airport traffic dips" is an intelligent– if not necessarily– Pulitzer-winning exploration of the 5.8 percent slump in CHO airport boardings during the first six months of the year. read full story
Truck reinforces Emory’s point
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Jul 24th 6:58am

Truck reinforces Emory’s point

For at least a year now, photographer Bill Emory has been making the case that his city neighborhood, The Woolen Mills, is unfairly under siege by traffic and development. Yesterday, his point was literally rammed home when a truck smashed into #1609 E. Market Street. read full story
FUMA off the hook in NCAA probe
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Jul 21st 4:23pm

FUMA off the hook in NCAA probe

Sixteen days after the NCAA singled out Fork Union Military Academy as one of read full story
Transportation museum trashed
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Jul 21st 10:37am

Transportation museum trashed

High winds ripped the roof off the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke July 19, mainly in the aviation wing, according to the Roanoke Times. Fortunately, the airplanes weren't damaged, but the roof had just been replaced six month ago. Damage is estimated at $250,000, and the storm spewed asbestos all over the place from the remains of the old roof. read full story
Terry replaces Turner�for now
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Jul 20th 4:26pm

Terry replaces Turner�for now

Associate dean of the Office of African-American Affairs at UVA, and director of the office�s nationally recognized Peer Advisor Program, Sylvia Terry, has temporarily replaced embattled read full story
HookCast-July 20, 2006
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Jul 20th 10:07am

HookCast-July 20, 2006

This is our new amazing summary of this week's issue. We welcome you and sure hope you'll listen... and subscribe! read full story
DMB makes more money, loses spots on moneymaker list
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Jul 19th 6:03pm

DMB makes more money, loses spots on moneymaker list

They say that less is more, but when is more lesser? When you're the Dave Matthews Band, apparently. Such was the case Tuesday when tour industry publication Pollstar put out its list of the top-grossing North American tours for 2006 so far. read full story
NAACP’s Turner in trouble
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Jul 17th 12:14am

NAACP’s Turner in trouble

A bold voice has fallen silent. UVA's dean of African American Affairs, M. Rick Turner, has been placed on administrative leave following his plea to lying about an alleged drug dealer, according to the Daily Progress. read full story
Proffit bridge-build complicates sinkhole
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Jul 13th 7:35am

Proffit bridge-build complicates sinkhole

Ouch. This summer's closure of the tiny one-lane Proffit Road Bridge is coming back to haunt commuters this morning, now that a big ole sinkhole has shrunk Route 29 to just one lane near the Hollymead Town Center. read full story
Silence prevails at Progress’ sister
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Jul 12th 10:51pm

Silence prevails at Progress’ sister

Was the Richmond Times-Dispatch too terrified of Style Weekly to let its reporters– or even its editor or publisher– speak to a reporter for a story? read full story
Is global warming heating up the VA wine industry?
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Jul 12th 9:55am

Is global warming heating up the VA wine industry?

Those who don't consider destructive wildfires and droughts enough reason to fear global warming should consider its latest possible consequence: destruction of the California wine industry. read full story
Sparklehorse makes long-awaited return September 26
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Jul 11th 5:20pm

Sparklehorse makes long-awaited return September 26

When we first reported on rumors of a new album from Sparklehorse, the musical brainchild of Albemarle High School alum Mark Linkous, we cautioned fans not to get their hopes up. read full story
Fake bomb phone robber still at large
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Jul 11th 9:41am

Fake bomb phone robber still at large

If you happened to be driving past Pantops Mountain last Saturday, July 8 you may have noticed a sea of yellow police tape around the Sun Trust Bank and a veritable army of law enforcement up and down the roadway. Was it a terrorist attack? A hostage situation? No, it was a phoned in bank robbery. read full story
FUMA under fire from NCAA
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Jul 6th 5:24pm

FUMA under fire from NCAA

Normally, Fork Union Military Academy is lauded for excellence on the playing field, as exemplified by alumni like New York Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde and former Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George. But now, Fork Union bears an athletic distinction no AD wants. read full story
Hook on the radio
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Jul 6th 11:41am

Hook on the radio

Thanks to the Charlottesville Podcasting Network and WINA radio 1070 AM, you can hear the Hook editor chat about various hot topics: bad locally filmed movies, how the Omni hotel cost the taxpayers over $11 million, and the Hook's effort to open up the so-called "student bomber" trials. read full story
Teen struck, seriously hurt
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Jul 5th 6:29pm

Teen struck, seriously hurt

A 13-year-old girl was seriously injured today when she was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross Hydraulic Road near the car wash in the K-Mart shopping center. City spokesman Ric Barrick says that Charlottesville Police believe the girl was one of three teens trying to cross when the accident occurred. read full story
Jefferson in Paris
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Jul 5th 10:33am

Jefferson in Paris

July 4 is always a big day for the Declaration of Independence author, when new American citizens are sworn in at Monticello each year. Thomas Jefferson made the scene in Paris this 4th of July, where a 10-foot statue of him was unveiled to commemorate his years in Paris and his influence upon France's own bloody revolution. read full story
Kelly Watt story makes Runner’s World
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Jul 3rd 5:53pm

Kelly Watt story makes Runner’s World

The tragic tale of the young Charlottesville runner who lost his life to heat stroke last July has been published in the top journal of his sport. read full story
Wind farm advances… with conditions
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Jul 2nd 10:20am

Wind farm advances… with conditions

Virginia's first proposed wind farm cleared one hurdle last week and encountered another, according to media reports. read full story
Mall mavens unite!
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Jun 30th 3:30pm

Mall mavens unite!

Mall mavens unite! The Downtown Mall's biggest backers are due at City Hall in just over an hour, and you should be there. read full story
Other prez offers 4th
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Jun 30th 11:57am

Other prez offers 4th

Not a big fan of heart-warming immigrants taking their citizenship oaths? Not into the island-wrapping, Park-gating works of the artist known as Christo? Then surely you'll want to drive right past Monticello this July 4, and see what's being offered a mile down the road at Ash Lawn-Highland. read full story
Police seek large robber
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Jun 29th 1:50pm

Police seek large robber

The Charlottesville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect from the robbery that occurred shortly before midnight last night at the Quality Inn just off Emmet Street. read full story
Can a pill cure alcoholism?
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Jun 28th 2:44pm

Can a pill cure alcoholism?

You may have noticed the unusual want ads in local papers: ââ?¬Å?Alcohol Drinkers Neededââ?¬ÂŠÃ¢â?¬Â it reads, offering people 18 to 45 $690 dollars to spend 18 days at UVA hospital drinking free booze. Hmmââ?¬ÂŠsounds like a college studentââ?¬â?¢s summer dream job! Or a joke. read full story
Country’s “Big Star” to play JPJ
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Jun 28th 11:30am

Country’s “Big Star” to play JPJ

He's sold over 25 million records, he's won the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year award twice and he's even married a bona fide movie star, but there's something about our little town that keeps drawing Kenny Chesney back. read full story
Wham! Another busted bridge
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Jun 27th 6:47pm

Wham! Another busted bridge

In 2003, drivers suffered lengthy delays on Rt. 250 as crews closed lanes and worked to repair the Locust Avenue and Park Street bridges, which were both damaged by the same L.W. Critzer truck in 1999. read full story
Beebe seeks dismissal
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Jun 27th 12:02am

Beebe seeks dismissal

Despite what appears to be a written confession, the man accused of raping a then-17-year-old UVA student 22 years ago is asking the court to throw out the charges. In a Motion to Dismiss, filed on May 30 in Charlottesville Circuit Court, lawyers for William Nottingham Beebe claim the charges violate Beebe's read full story
Crash pilot: ‘I’m not going to give up yet’
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Jun 26th 7:41am

Crash pilot: ‘I’m not going to give up yet’

The final radio transmission from the pilot of the ill-fated flight that crashed June 14 near North Garden were, "I'm not going to give up yet." The chilling recordings, just released in written excerpt by the National Transportation Safety Board, indicate that pilot David I. read full story
Mrs. Ramsey scolded, even in death
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Jun 25th 7:44am

Mrs. Ramsey scolded, even in death

What does the JonBenet murder case have to do with Charlottesville? read full story
Paramount gives Boomers their due
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Jun 23rd 4:10pm

Paramount gives Boomers their due

The Paramount Theater unveiled its 2006-07 season today, and once again the slate skews more toward the parents than the kids, including swinger Paul Anka (September 6), country songstress Trisha Yearwood (October 11), rock 'n' roll co-founder Bo Diddley (November 7), folk legend Art Garfunkel (January 20), velvety crooner Johnny Mathis (December 18), and the band that Mike Love calls the Beach Boys (May 11). After a premiere season read full story
No arrests for Crozet party parents
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Jun 23rd 12:56pm

No arrests for Crozet party parents

The Crozet family that held the party that cost numerous Western Albemarle High School students their blemish-free criminal records and chances for post-season athletic play will not face any criminal charges, prosecutor James E. read full story
How TJ’s sweet tooth won $100K
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Jun 22nd 6:24pm

How TJ’s sweet tooth won $100K

Thomas Jefferson is lauded for founding the University of Virginia and writing the Declaration of Independence. read full story
Elder Kuttner in trouble
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Jun 22nd 5:39pm

Elder Kuttner in trouble

On June 17, 2005, Tyco CFO and Albemarle County land baron Mark Swartz was convicted for embezzling millions of dollars from Tyco, and now– almost exactly a year later– a private corporate investigation has an even tighter Charlottesville connection. read full story