July 25th, 2002 issue #0125

July 25th, 2002
  • Sonic boom: Local sound scene doesn't just rock

    By Mark Grabowski You want a piece of me? Come and get it. Yeah, I compiled the first annual Hook music issue. I chose the bands and decided who got featured and who did not. And I did the incredibly scientific musical categorizations and style comparisons. Over the next few pages you will find things that will inform you, please you, and no-doubt infuriate you.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best 100-year anniversary: July 17, the date Willis Carrier invented air conditioning, the device that made summer in the South tolerable and that led to inevitable battles...

The Dish

  • Five alarm news

     Say goodbye to CJ's Bomb Shelter and hello to Earl's. Earl's Firehouse Bar & Grill, that is. Earl Smith and his wife, Ellen, took over the space in the former Mon...


Real Estate - $old

  • SOLD!

       Tobin E. and Erin K. Rodriguez to Nicholas P. and Christine M. Reppucci, 400 Oak Street, 125,000.   Joseph and Nancy W. Curry to Nancy W. Curry, 918 Henry...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Cupola love: Let the light shine in

       ASKING: $450,000 SIZE: 3,510 finished sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1984 ADDRESS: 1771 Lambs Road NEIGHBORHOOD: Albemarle High School CURB APPEAL: 7 out of a possible 10...


  • Ivy condos: White Gables set for development

    By Mythili Rao Four stately houses, a father's gifts to his sons, once lined the north side of Route 250 between the Bellair Market and Farmington Country Club. "Kenridge,"...

  • Missing entrance? Color the Progress clueless

    The so-called "colored" entrance to the Paramount Theater can be called a lot of things: *a humble way to enter a grand building, *a curious historic artifact, and *a painf...

  • Rescuing the rescuer: Emergency vehicle flips

    Kevin Carter was responding to a medical emergency call when he ended up needing an emergency rescue himself. Carter, 27, a fire inspector for the county, was cruising with...

  • Valley volley: Observer staffers cry foul

      By Bill Ramsey and Kimberly Liu The saga of last month's exodus that shook the Shenandoah Valley Observer continues. The three employees who walked out have detailed...

Strange But True

  • Stealth bugs

    Q: How do insects successfully evade attacking bats? Do bats do as well avoiding stealth fighter planes? ­-V.T. Impaler  A: From the fossil record, bats have been us...


  • More Trail troubles

    LETTER- More Trail troubles Published July 25, 2002, in issue #25 of the Hook

  • The meany next door

    [In reference to the July 18 Cover Story, "Tale of Two Houses"] (http://readthehook.com/92295/cover-story-poison-ivy-if-you-build-it-...) I found the comment by a "long...

Cultural preview


  • At last: The Stuff of both worlds

    By Bill Ramsey "I feel like I've finished the picture. I'd left those songs in an ugly little pile. Going back was like seeing old friends again. This is some of the best s...