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Brittany’s grandfather deceased
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Jun 8th 3:23pm

Brittany’s grandfather deceased

Earl Bishop, the man whose name is on the property records for the Bishop Hill Road farm where 11 Albemarle High students were arrested for underage drinking May 19 following the fatal crash of lacrosse star Nolan Jenkins, died October 3, 2005, an anonymous source advises the Hook. Bishop, 78, was the grandfather of 16-year-old Brittany Hope Bishop, who died in an alcohol-related crash July 19, 2002. read full story
Bodo's sold: Three managers buy the bagel biz
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Jun 8th 2:57pm

Bodo's sold: Three managers buy the bagel biz

After 20 years at the helm of Bodo's, the legendary bagelry that has become a Charlottesville institution, owner Brian Fox is calling it quits. “That’s enough,” says Fox, a once notorious workaholic/perfectionist whose penchant for offering low-cost meals was topped only by fascination with how long it took him to open each of this three venues– one of which took a decade. “Your drive disappears when your responsibilities diminish, at least for me,” says Fox, 61, who says he has backed away from daily operation of the stores over the last few years. read full story
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… al qaida?
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Jun 6th 10:04am

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… al qaida?

That may have been the question on Monday, as a small plane leaving Philadelphia and bound for Charlottesville entered restricted Washington airspace. According to a Reuters report, two F-16 fighter jets surrounded the Cessna 182 and escorted it to a Maryland airport. Federal law enforcement agents questioned the unidentified pilot, but found no cause for further investigation. read full story
Newsstand takes root on DT Mall
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Jun 5th 12:04pm

Newsstand takes root on DT Mall

Undaunted by the failure of the Downtown Mall's last newsstand, a former editor with Playboy and Maxim began installing the structure that will soon bring magazines to the masses that now swarm the Mall. "It's all about volume," says Steve Russell, the now 40-year-old freelance journalist who won permission from City Council to rent a few square feet of the bricked pedestrian pathway in front of the Regal cinema near the Omni hotel. Reminded by an interviewer that the Mall's last newsstand– a copper and read full story
Soulive suddenly gives free show tonite
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Jun 2nd 8:24pm

Soulive suddenly gives free show tonite

Starr Hill Music Hall will be the setting of a free concert tonight from Soulive, a jazz/jam trio with a national following. read full story
Scripps heiress to divorce– again
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Jun 2nd 4:53pm

Scripps heiress to divorce– again

Betty Scripps second marriage to Jeremy Harvey didn't take any better than the first one did, the Washington Post's Reliable Source reports. The pair first married in 1998 and split up in 2004. After a whirlwind romance in January, Scripps, 80, and Harvey, 62, retied the knot February 16 at glamorous Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. read full story
Cat advocate to speak
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Jun 1st 11:52am

Cat advocate to speak

Charlottesville has been abuzz over animal rights since the April 24 shooting of Carmen the cat, so an upcoming presentation by Nathan Winograd is perfectly timed. read full story
Worlds collide in booze debate
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Jun 1st 11:23am

Worlds collide in booze debate

It's illegal for minors to drink alcohol, but has 21st century prohibition gone too far? The Hook's portrayal of the 16-arrest WAHS party and the Progress account have little in common. read full story
UVA grad/journalist critically injured
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May 29th 2:12pm

UVA grad/journalist critically injured

An Army captain, an interpreter, and two of her CBS news crew are dead, and television journalist Kimberly Dozier lies critically injured after a roadside bomb exploded after they'd left the safety of a Humvee in Baghdad. Dozier, 39, a well-known foreign correspondent, earned a master's degree in Middle East foreign affairs from UVA in 1993. read full story
Duct tape intruder sought
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May 26th 9:01pm

Duct tape intruder sought

Authorities say that early this morning a man slipped into a house in the 2300 block of Shelby Drive and began applying duct tape to the mouth of a sleeping 12-year-old boy. Awaked by the child's screams, the parents and older brother went after the intruder who escaped through the front door that he'd allegedly left open. read full story
J-la! Clapton’s coming to JPJ
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May 25th 5:25pm

J-la! Clapton’s coming to JPJ

The man who brought the world ââ?¬Å?Let it Rain,ââ?¬Â "Layla," and ââ?¬Å?Cocaineââ?¬Â has decided that after a 14-nation sold-out European tour, a seven-night run at Londonââ?¬â?¢s Royal Albert Hall, and a show in Moscowââ?¬â?¢s Red Square, he needs– what else?– a show in Charlottesville. read full story
‘Everyday’ hugger reminisces with DMB pix
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May 25th 7:01am

‘Everyday’ hugger reminisces with DMB pix

Judah Friedlander, the geeky, heavyset actor/comedian whose role as the random street hugger made the Dave Matthews Band's 2001 "Everyday" video so memorable, has posted his behind-the-scenes pictures and musings online. Friedlander, clearly amused with himself and Charlottesville, (whose Down read full story
Sweet Baby James at John Paul Jones
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May 23rd 12:12pm

Sweet Baby James at John Paul Jones

If "You've Got a Friend," now would be a good time to call him up and make plans for Thursday, August 17 when uber-folkster and 1970s icon James Taylor will "Shower the People" at the John Paul Jones arena. Taylor's other smash hits include "Carolina in my Mind," "Handy Man" and "Fire and Rain." Tickets go on sale June 3 at 10am and can be purchased at www.johnpauljonesarena.com. # read full story
Marshall convicted; ‘UVA 17′ acquitted
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May 22nd 5:30pm

Marshall convicted; ‘UVA 17′ acquitted

A professor was convicted, but organizers of the "Living Wage" campaign at the University of Virginia cheered this afternoon's ruling in a Charlottesville courtroom acquitting all 17 students in their four-day sit-in. Judge Robert Downer seemed to be admonishing UVA President John Casteen and COO Leonard Sandridge, both of whom testified at today's trial, for allowing the students to believe they could remain decamped in Madison Hall. read full story
Kaine signs I-81 rail-study bill
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May 22nd 8:52am

Kaine signs I-81 rail-study bill

Governor Tim Kaine had said that he would sign legislation outlining plans for rail options on the Interstate 81 corridor into law– and he has finally made good on that promise. "I am pleased that Governor Kaine supports the General Assembly's passage of HB 1581," said Rockbridge Republican Delegate Ben Cline, the sponsor of House Bill 1581, which will require a comprehensive study of the impact of the use of intermodal rail on long-haul, through-truck freight traffic on I-81 in Western Virginia. The bi read full story
‘Reluctant’ Sinatra kidnapper dies in Salem
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May 21st 10:22am

‘Reluctant’ Sinatra kidnapper dies in Salem

A 65-year-old man came East a few years ago to be closer to his son, a Staunton musician, died May 6. read full story
Stuart tells cat tale on Barefoot
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May 19th 3:19pm

Stuart tells cat tale on Barefoot

Hook journalist Courteney Stuart will appear on the WINA radio show "Charlottesvile, Right Now" around 4:30pm today to discuss the story of a businessman who allegedly shot a neighbor's pet cat. read full story
Why is a confessed peeping Tom still on the streets?
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May 18th 1:15pm

Why is a confessed peeping Tom still on the streets?

ââ?¬Å?Iââ?¬â?¢ve been in law enforcement for 30 years and Iââ?¬â?¢ve never seen a case like this,ââ?¬Â says Charlottesville police Capt. J.E. ââ?¬Å?Chipââ?¬Â Harding, commenting on the case of confessed peeping Tom, 26-year old David Lee Long Jr., who was recently arrested and released after a psychological evaluation deemed him unfit to stand trial. Long was arrested last summer after being caught breaking into a residence. At 12:30am on August 18, 2005, a woman on Cherry Avenue discovered Long in her bedroom, started screaming, and scared him off. read full story
Requiem for Cecil Ray Garlic
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May 18th 12:34pm

Requiem for Cecil Ray Garlic

If last week's pedestrian death did not merit the usual attention that such a calamity might normally precipitate, there could be a reason why. The victim was already receiving near daily attention from local authorities. Cecil Ray Garlic was struck and killed by a car while crossing U.S. 29 near Woodbrook Drive on April 30. "Alcohol may have played a role in Mr. Garlic's death," said Albemarle police's Lt. John Teixeira. read full story
2nd, 3rd wind farms eyed for Virginia
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May 18th 12:26pm

2nd, 3rd wind farms eyed for Virginia

While Highland County continues boil over the hot topic of allowing a father and son team to cover a ridge with 19 wind turbines, two new wind energy proposals have emerged: one's for Patrick County and other, a posssibly 50 turbine deal, eyed for Roanoke County, according to the Roanoke Times. One of the hottest debates in America right now, supposedly "green" wind energy often splits environ read full story
Dateline NBC airs 21-year-old rape case
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May 18th 11:29am

Dateline NBC airs 21-year-old rape case

Five months after she first broke her silence in a Hook cover story, Liz Seccuro will tell her story this week on Dateline. In the episode, titled "The Apology," Seccuro recalls being brutally raped at a UVA fraternity 21 years ago when she was a 17-year-old First Year. Her alleged attacker, William Beebe, wasn't charged and left the school voluntarily soon after the incident. read full story
Egads– discounting hits new houses
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May 18th 6:23am

Egads– discounting hits new houses

In a further sign that the bloom may be fading from the real estate rose, Charlottesville's top real estate discussion site points out that 31 percent of new constructions have rolled back their prices."Price reductions for new construction has been unheard of in this market for the past several years," says blogging real estate expert Jim Duncan. "Changes are upon us." read full story
Mac McDonald to leave WINA mornings
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May 17th 6:15pm

Mac McDonald to leave WINA mornings

Sports radio commentator Mac McDonald announced this morning that he will soon leave his post as a regular host on the WINA morning talk radio program to focus on other activities such as blogging and pod-casting with his actual employer, Cavalier Sports Marketing, an arm of the UVA athletic department. Many listeners to the drive-time read full story
Stop the presses… Bodo’s changes
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May 17th 5:44pm

Stop the presses… Bodo’s changes

Charlottesville's fastest-serving but slowest-evolving bagel chain has recently made a move. read full story
UVA leads public universities in graduating black students
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May 17th 12:53pm

UVA leads public universities in graduating black students

According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, UVA leads the nation�s public universities in graduation rates for blacks. In a recent study by the journal, the university graduated 86 percent of its black students in a six-year period. At many state universities, only 60 percent or less of blacks end up graduating. So what�s UVA�s secret? read full story
O’Connor’s small-ballers reach new heights
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May 16th 6:49am

O’Connor’s small-ballers reach new heights

Despite ascendant athletic programs all over UVA, the baseball team led by coach Brian O'Connor has had a particularly sweet season including a no-hitter and now has r read full story
Police confirm ââ?¬Å?Bloodsââ?¬Â in town
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May 15th 8:27am

Police confirm ââ?¬Å?Bloodsââ?¬Â in town

How do you know when Charlottesville has jumped the shark? When the Bloods start recruiting gang members! Jeeze, what�s up with this? read full story
Mistrial declared in police shooting case
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May 12th 10:15am

Mistrial declared in police shooting case

A guilty verdict and mistrial was handed down to Kerry Cook yesterday. Cook was involved in a 2004 domestic dispute. When police arrived, Cook hid in a closet, a fight ensued when police found him, and Cook was shot in the stomach. read full story
Tinsley’s tennis tunes
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May 11th 10:14am

Tinsley’s tennis tunes

As the promos for Wimbledon start up on ESPN2 in June, watch and listen closely; the theme music for this year's tournament is composed by none other than DMB fiddler and tennis aficionado Boyd Tinsley. According to a press release, ESPN coordinating producer Bill Bonnell approached Tinsley with the request. "When we heard Boyd was a tennis enthusiast, we thought this could be the perfect opportunity to work with someone of Boyd's stature and musicianship," he reportedly said. read full story
Progress forced to cover news again
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May 11th 6:47am

Progress forced to cover news again

After at least a dozen front page stories covering every possible twist and turn on the issue of whether a former Fluvanna County resident will survive the televised talent show called "American Idol," the DP's idol has been booted. read full story
VQR wins two National Magazine Awards
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May 10th 11:45am

VQR wins two National Magazine Awards

It was big night for UVA�s literary journal The Virginia Quarterly Review last night. In fact, it�s a bit of a David and Goliath story. read full story
Albemarle’s Avian ABC Alert
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May 9th 1:10pm

Albemarle’s Avian ABC Alert

If you turn on the television tonight and watch the world premiere of the ABC movie "Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America," airing at 8pm EST, you'll see plenty of scenes shot in and around Virginia, as well as a character eerily referred to as the "Governor of Virginia." Just try to remember it's NOT REAL. At least not yet. read full story
BOS holds public hearing on proposed North Pointe development
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May 9th 11:28am

BOS holds public hearing on proposed North Pointe development

Biscuit Run, Albemarle Place, Old Trail Village...it�s getting hard to keep track of all the mega-developments popping up around town. read full story
Richmond, VA Beach edge out Charlottesville in new ââ?¬Å?best place to liveââ?¬Â list
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May 9th 7:08am

Richmond, VA Beach edge out Charlottesville in new ââ?¬Å?best place to liveââ?¬Â list

Yes, Charlottesville made one of those ââ?¬Å?best places to liveââ?¬Â lists again, but our self-proclaimed ââ?¬Å?world-class cityââ?¬Â seems to have slipped in the rankings. read full story
Danielson’s out; Kuttner grabs Boxer building
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May 8th 3:22pm

Danielson’s out; Kuttner grabs Boxer building

Hook archive Two years ago, Kuttner, after several squabbles with City officials, announced he'd stop building in Charlottesvi read full story
Mission Possible: Giant spy building may become a reality
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May 6th 6:42pm

Mission Possible: Giant spy building may become a reality

Last Wednesday, The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted to allow, or sort of allow, a development boundary to be removed for the proposed expansion of the National Ground Intelligence Center just past the airport on 29 N. The boundry moving idea now goes to the Planning Commission, which will hold a public hearing and toss it back to the board. read full story
Breaking News: Jury Awards Washington $2.25 million
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May 5th 3:04pm

Breaking News: Jury Awards Washington $2.25 million

VIDEOThe Hook has learned that the jury in the civil case brought by Earl Washington, the man kept in jail 18 years for a murder he did not commit, has awarded him $2.25 million. read full story
Church burns; man held
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May 5th 11:23am

Church burns; man held

Shortly before midnight last night, the Charlottesville Church of Christ burned severely, and the investigating officer reports that 24-year-old Jason Scott Santos, no address given, has been arrested for a break-in of the Church that occurred around the time of the suspicious blaze. read full story
2nd Mall-Cross opened Monday
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May 4th 2:54pm

2nd Mall-Cross opened Monday

Yes, we were busy polishing our latest issue, so we forgot to tell you this three days ago, but the 2nd automobile crossing over the Downtown Mall opened on Monday, May 1. read full story
Closing arguments in Earl Washington case
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May 4th 12:51pm

Closing arguments in Earl Washington case

Closing arguments began today at 1pm in the civil case pressed by wrongly convicted Earl Washington, the man kept in jail 18 years for a murder he did not commit. Washington, who testified Monday about the terror of living on death row, is suing the estate of an investigator who allegedly pushed him into a false confession. read full story