December 9th, 2004 issue #0349

December 9th, 2004
  • Slashed: Presley's razor wire claims collateral damage

    Injured trail-goers speak out Two months after the City's stunning courtroom defeat in the long-running razor-wire case, the controversy is far from over. City police have undertaken surveillance to nab trespassers. And after months of rumors, evidence has emerged that at least two trail-goers– including one of the four-legged variety– have been slashed by the wire in the yard of widow Shirley Presley. Is Presley headed for another showdown with the City?  

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst week for auto fatalities: Three young men– Joshua Eugene Bryant, 18, Chad Arron Durrer, 20, and Robert P. Bull, 18– die November 30 on the U.S. 250 Bypass...

The Dish


Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

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    ALBEMARLE 10/15  Joey K. Lockhart and Lauren Sue Ash to Wallace C. Dowell and Antoinette R. Thomas, 0.186 acres at 831 Harris Road, Willoughby, $243,000. Evergreen L...

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

  • Commercial construction permits

    ALBEMARLE 11/18/04  Albemarle First Bank, two wall signs, $2,000. Chalres R. and Kimberlee S. Cory, demolition of existing agricultural show cattle facility, $15,000...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Dream big: Old manor house can morph

    ADDRESS: 550 Valley Street ASKING: $395,000 BUILDING: 3,971 fin. sq. ft. LAND: 0.29 acres YEAR BUILT: 1916 NEIGHBORHOOD: Scottsville CURB APPEAL: 8 of 10 LISTED BY: Sally D...

Real Estate - Update


    What happened to "On the Blocks" of the past? Published December 9, 2004 in issue 0349 of the Hook APPEARED IN THE HOOK: April 29, 2004 in issue 0317 ADDRESS: 3350 Reas Fo...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property Auctions

    December 13, at noon, at the Charlottesville Courthouse Property: 900 Page Street Debtor: Sallie J. Chisholm Amount owing: unknown Bidder brings: $1,000 Info: Edward M. Ch...

DR. HooK

  • Pill power: Keflex not quick cold fix

    I grew up with two physicians as parents. In our cupboards, instead of Toll House cookie mix, we had medications: antihistamines, blood pressure pills, cholesterol busters,...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

  • King of the Corner?: A room right for rockin'

    The Vacationers, Travis Elliott, and the New Jenkins at the Satellite BallroomFriday, December 3 Located in what must be one of the best locations for live music in Charlo...

  • Such a deal: Six bands rock on Ridge

    Benvolio, Among The Fallen, The Wave, Faith In Failure, Body For Karate, Bad Karmaat the Music Resource Center Saturday, December 4  "If I had one of these to go to w...


  • 1% solution: Pay to play with VA

    Two weeks after signing a contract to provide arcade games for the UVA student center, Lee Coleman found out that he was expected to pay back one percent of his invoices. "...

  • And the Toyota rumor is ... outta there

    The central Shenandoah Valley has been a hotbed of manufacturing dating back to the 1920s with the arrival of DuPont (now Invista) in Waynesboro. General Electric (now Geni...

  • Leafleting: Looking for a few white separatists

    Although Charlottesville is often depicted as a liberal community, that hasn't stopped a "white separatist" group from trying to spread its message here with anti-Semitic l...

  • On the block: JFK's gee-gaws up for bid

    Furniture, artwork, and knickknacks from the homes of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis will be auctioned in February, Sotheby's announced Tuesday, D...

  • Teen mom murder: Alleged killer heads to court

    Relatives of a former private school student whose life ended in a Charlottesville trailer park had hoped to find justice in a court case on December 9, but at press time l...

  • Times Squared: Shawn of the living

    Charlottesville's best-known HIV-awareness activist, Shawn Decker, enjoyed a burst of fame on World AIDS day, December 1, in this electronic billboard in Times Square. The...

  • Welsh pride: Coach turns Hall-of-Famer

    For a while following his 2000 retirement as longtime coach of UVA football, George Welsh popped up in some surprising places. One of the most memorable? Then-69-year-old W...

The Brazen Careerist

Sports Doctor

  • The week in review

    Hottest Team in Hoops: The Washington Wizards continue to defy expectations as they extend their winning streak to four games with their best season start in 30 years. Was...

Strange But True


  • Noteworthy: New school makes lessons hip

    Sitting together in the tiny room on Seventh Street that's home to their new Fingerdance Studio music school, Jay Pun and Morwenna Lasko seem like excited kids– and i...



  • Exposing the holocaust

    Congratulations to Scottie B. and Anson Parker. Their street theater at the Jefferson Thanksgiving Festival ["$250 furor: Slave auction stirs passions," December 2, 2004] p...

  • Keep rudeness out of Court Square

    [RE: "$250 furor: Slave auction stirs passions," December 2]: 500 Court Square has been my home for 15 years. During that time, we have welcomed all into our neighborhood f...

  • Shock is necessary

    In your news story describing the slave auction at the Jeffersonian Thanksgiving Festival ["$250 furor: Slave auction stirs passions," December 2, 2004], I was disappointed...

  • Worst 4Better choices

    I was very upset when I read in the "4Better Or Worse" column "worst weekend for murder" and "worst hit and run" [December 2, 2004]. Why should the loved ones of the victim...

Cultural preview

  • Cultural Calendar December 9-16, 2004

    THURSDAY, December 9 WALKABOUT Sing-a-Round: Do-re-mi for the holidays at the annual caroling night at Central Place on the Downtown Mall. Meet a...

Full Stories List for December 9th, 2004 issue #0349

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Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

Real Estate Property auctions

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