June 10th, 2004 issue #0323

June 10th, 2004
  • Bonnaroo bound: Riding high on the Dirty Bird

    When the Hackensaw Boys burst onto the Charlottesville music scene back in 1999, their sheer number was enough to get a Blue Moon Diner crowd rockin' to the old time bluegrass music they played. Four years later, the group, now winnowed down to a core group of six, is finally getting some of the national– and international– recognition for which every small town band longs.

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  • Tripping hillbillies: Hackensaws take on the world

    Roll call at a Hackensaw Boys family reunion sounds like Cletus on The Simpsons gathering his kinfolk from yonder hollow: Pee Paw! Shiner! Mahlon! Skeeter! Jigsaw! Salvage! Dante J! C.B.! Uncle Blind Bobby! Kooky-Eyed Fox! Add a grizzled hound named Lulu and a few jugs of 'shine, and the gathering is purty near complete. Commence with the pickin' and the grinnin'.

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  • The week in review

    Highest-level loss: Fortieth President Ronald Reagan dies June 5 at age 93– 10 years after announcing he had Alzheimer's Disease. Highest-level retirement: CIA Direct...

Editor's Note

  • Act II in 'Performance'

    Published June 10, 2004, in issue 0323 of The Hook The Hook's Culture section welcomes Robert Armengol as the new Performance editor. He comes to us today with a wry report...

The Dish

  • Chow main: Denise Yetzer produces results

    This is the first in a series portraying some of the people-­ besides the chefs, of course-­ who play crucial roles in the local restaurant scene. It's also a clever way ...


  • My guys: The <I>other</I> men in my life

    Don't get me wrong, I adore my husband. Bill is funny, kind, smart, and sexy. At our wedding, we danced our first dance to a song he wrote. Every day, he gets up at dawn to...

Question of the Week

  • What's broken in Charlottesville?

    Pattie Boden: "Fashion" Myke Reiser: "The lack of a bypass." Stephanie Hawkins: "The traffic. It's horrible no matter what time of day it is. Five o'clock traffic begins...

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    ALBEMARLE 4/14  Suzanne M. Turner to Kerney G. Rhoden Jr., 1346 Wimbledon Way, LeParc, RiverRun, $219,500. Kingma Developers Inc. to Todd and Gudrun Reeder, 3341 Bra...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update


    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: March 20, 2003 in Issue 0211 ADDRESS: 428 Second St. NE ASKING PRICE: $619,000 SELLING PRICE: $545,000 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 298 SELLER'S AGENT: Larry Her...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    June 15, at 2:30pm, at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 2.007 acres at 3876 Blenheim Road Debtor: Karen R. and Edwin L. Patterson III Amount owing: unknown Bidder...

Movie Reviews

  • McMovie: Bulking up with Ronald

    Everything's super in the summer: superstars playing superheroes in superbudgeted supermovies that often turn out to be superdisappointments. The most super movie of Summer...

Music Reviews

  • Schizo prowl: From corn to cool

    Okayplayer's True Notes Vol. 1  (a compilation); Masta Killa's No Said Date; Vast Aire's Look Mom No Hands; Righteous at Garden of Sheba; DJ Dingus at West Main This ...

  • Studied sound: Paying attention pays off

    Inner Space at Coupe DeVille'sSaturday, June 5 Every summer, after the students and other college hangers-on fall off the face of the earth, I make my yearly pilgrimage to...


  • Change of heart? Gay wedding ads allowed

    Elizabeth Clopton and Mary Bouldin's excitement about their upcoming wedding was dampened when the Daily Progress refused to print an announcement of their engagement becau...

  • Dumped: The reservoir's trashy visitors

    There's a certain zen associated with living on a body of water like the 450-acre Rivanna Reservoir, a place where a heron or hawk glides above the water in search of break...

  • Milk meltdown: Nursing mom gets Burrito boot

    If some of the protesters who showed up on the Downtown Mall on Friday, June 4, were feeling "let down," it's understandable. Though protests against the current situation ...

  • New charges: Rice blamed for highway abduction

    A man once charged in the 1996 slayings of a lesbian couple in the Shenandoah National Park was indicted Monday in the 1996 abduction of a woman in Prince William County. A...

  • Razor's edge: City takes trail blocker to court

    Normally, citations from city building code inspectors don't end up in court. The offending property owner trims her hedges or cuts his grass within the required 10 days, a...

  • Released: City drops computer cost fight

    After going to court to keep the cost of its new $6.6 million computer system secret, Charlottesville dropped its plans to appeal and released the cost breakdown June 4. Th...

  • Repose reprieve: Bonus days at Brown's Mountain

    "We're suffering in the wake of a very big boat," said John Lanham. A doctor and longtime Brown's Mountain resident, Lanham was quoted in last week's Hook complaining about...

The Brazen Careerist

Strange But True


  • No gloss: Mommy mag lives to sell

    "We didn't set out to be experts at all," Stephanie Wilkinson says. On the contrary, four years ago when Wilkinson and her friend Jennifer Niesslein created a new magazine ...


  • Lucky O'Connor: Big 'small ball' season

    "Brian O'Connor, male model extraordinaire," cracks one UVA baseball player as his coach has his photo taken in the dugout. "Hey Coach, gonna change your name to Zoolander?...


  • Correction: NRAO's HQ not at ITT

    I am always pleased to see the National Radio Astronomy Observatory mentioned in the local media, since so many people are unaware of our existence. However, I do have a mi...

  • No Jesus in Constitution

    Thank you for the May 27 Hook article on Augusta County schools [Cover story, "They break for Jesus"]. I like when you guys take on big local issues. In justification for C...

  • This is no Klanboro

    We are writing to express our concern about your article on Weekday Religious Education in Waynesboro. While we are saddened that Mollie Bryan received what she calls "hate...

  • We love you, spiders

    I think it would be a horrible idea to replace the spider lamps. [May 27: "Squash the spiders: Consultants want new Mall lamps"] The are a part of downtown atmosphere. You ...

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