September 23rd, 2004 issue #0338

September 23rd, 2004
  • How to: Register, vote, go absent(ee)

    Register  Deadline: 5pm Monday, October 4 Where: Almost anywhere there's a crowd, there will be someone registering voters. By mail is also an option. More traditional spots are the registrars' offices (Charlottesville in the City Hall Annex, Albemarle at the DMV on Pantops). What to bring: No identification is necessary, but you do need to provide your full legal name, current address, Social Security number, and where you were last registered to vote.

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  • The registrars' view

    Jackie Harris: Albemarle County Registrar  Harris is seeing an influx of registrations, but not any more than she expects during a presidential election. "This seems about right," she says. "Every presidential election brings out someone 70 years old who's never voted before and is inspired to vote," Albemarle's registrar says. Harris has noted the proliferation of voter drives, especially among churches.

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  • They want you: activists pound the streets for voters

    PHOTOS BY LINCOLN ROSS BARBOUR If it seems like every time you turn around there's a table with someone eager to register voters, you're not imagining things. "I got seven calls today from groups wanting to do voter registration," says Sheri Iachetta, Charlottesville registrar. "That's unheard of. We're running out of forms."

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  • What is VERM and why is it here?

    VERM is on the lips of every voting activist in town. That's Voter Education Registration and Mobilization, a coalition of more than a dozen organizations and individuals committed to getting citizens to the polls, no matter what it takes. Anne Brown, executive director of the Public Housing Residents Association, credits housing activist Joy Johnson with bringing the idea of VERM to the city from a National Low-Income Housing Coalition conference where voter education was a hot topic.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst hurricane: In a season of deadly hurricanes, Ivan wreaks havoc on the Gulf Coast and racks up the highest U.S. death toll, currently at more than 45. Worst local dama...

The Dish


  • Listen up, John! Before it's too late

    John Kerry's campaign is an airplane with no right wing. The fear of terrorists and the anger at our country's being attacked are the forces behind George Bush's reelection...

Question of the Week

  • What do you think of the new nickel?

    Carol Brown: "The new one is more intimate, but for a nickel, the old one is much better. Byron Estrada: "The government should be doing something more with their time. O...

Real Estate - $old

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    ALBEMARLE 7/16  Cheryl D. Schwartz and Clarke Norman to Philip N. and Penny P. Mahone, 1530 London Court, Inglecress, $915,000. John W. and Gertrude F. Via to Matthew...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property Auctions

    October 1, at 9am, at the Orange County Courthouse Property: 35317 Wilderness Shores Way, Locust Grove Debtor: unknown Amount owing: $79,652 Bidder brings: $7,000 or 10 pe...

Movie Reviews

  • Apt name: The Forgotten probably will be

    You're not paranoid if they're really out to get you. It's not knowing that's such a bitch. And when she gets into that situation in The Forgotten, Telly Paretta (Julianne ...

Music Reviews


The Brazen Careerist

  • Not Jewish? Take a day to think anyway

    The Jewish highlight of my life was probably Hebrew school, when I honed my ditching skills at the ice-cream store down the street from the synagogue. The reward for my Jew...

Sports Doctor


    Strongest soccer steamroller: UVA football may be off to a solid start, but the No. 3 Lady Cavaliers soccer team sits in a league by itself. The Hoos improve to 8-0-0 on th...

Strange But True


  • Foodzone: Connor serves meals, not politics

    "It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber." Somewhere in that clever bumper sticker, t...


  • Terry Holland: Go East (Carolina), young man

    Terry Holland is never going to retire. Why else would this UVA institution sign up for a five-year stint as East Carolina University's athletic director when he could be r...


  • Alcohol-- even wine-- harms

    I was glad there was coverage of some of the consequences of drunk driving– and facts about tougher DUI laws. [September 9 cover story: "Confessions of a Drunk Driver...

  • Don't blow the Breathalyzer

    I think your "Confessions of a Drunk Driver" [Cover story, September 9, 2004] was first rate, but I wish you had addressed several other issues. Based on my own nightmarish...

  • Note correction!

    In response to Marlene Condon's letter [on the pronunciation of Monticello, September 16: "I wouldn't insult locals"]: I do not stand corrected. Howard HuffmanGreene #

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