February 17th, 2005 issue #0407

February 17th, 2005
  • Saturday night drive: Keeping the peace with CP99

    PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO [email protected] If we'd been driving straight, we'd probably have made Philadelphia by the time the shift ended. But Charlottesville Police Officer Web Stokes took a more circuitous route. He spends the hours between 4pm and midnight weaving through District One– Forest Hills to Cherry, over to Orangedale, Fry's Spring and Johnson Village. Jefferson Park Avenue. Up and down Prospect. And then back again.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst constitutional tampering: Both houses of the General Assembly pass resolutions to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage– as if the Commonwealth didn't already ...

The Dish


Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 12/28  Martin B. Betts Jr. to Eric D. and Stephanie B. Magnell, 1.59 acres at 304 Squirrel Path, Squirrel Ridge, $283,500. Beverly M. Maupin to Sharon M. C...

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

  • Commercial construction permits

    Charlottesville 2/2  Canvasback Real Estate and Investment, remodel for day care, 701 Charlton Avenue, $1,000 2/4 Veterans of Foreign Wars Inc., 1170 River Road, ad...

Real Estate - Off the Block

  • SOLD

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK : February 26, 2004 in issue 0308 ADDRESS: 4026 River Road, Faber DAYS TO CONTRACT: 381 ASKING: $1,295,000 SOLD FOR: $1,080,000 LISTED BY: Jim Bon...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    February 18, at 11am at the Fluvanna County Courthouse Property: 2.36 acres at 1831 Court House Road, Oak Creek subdivision Debtor: unknown Amount owing: unknown Bidder br...

DR. HooK

  • Bad news, grandpa: Turn in your license!

    I am afraid to write this column. Very afraid. Normally in my office, I feel like a rock star! I like my patients and my patients like me. However, there are times when I g...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

  • Crowded house: A good first impression

    Full Circleat Miller'sFriday, February 11 For some reason, everyone decided that last Friday night was go time. Parking downtown was nigh impossible, and a quick peek into...

  • Touching: Emotions go deep with bluesmen

    Cephas and Wigginsat the PrismSaturday, February 12 Cephas and Wiggins played at the Prism Coffeehouse this past Saturday, and most of you weren't there. It was a miracle ...


  • Clifton-hanger: Inn reopens as lawyers press claims

    On Thursday, February 10– nearly 15 months after a deadly blaze killed two law school recruiters and injured a third– Clifton Inn celebrated its reopening. But ...

  • Loaded: Paramount asks to co-opt spaces

    A row of empty spaces at Court Square reserved for police in 2003 pushed downtown resident Jock Yellott to appeal to City Council. The result: A new parking ordinance that ...

  • New view: UVA revs up North Grounds Connector

    The views from Darden, UVA's nationally ranked business school, are about to dramatically change. Construction of the North Grounds Connector that will ferry roundball fans...

  • Survivor? The deal with the rock house

    It's been standing like a lonely soldier in a field of red dirt, with Hollymead Town Center rising around it. The stone house on U.S. 29 north has caused many motorists to ...

  • Town down: Roadside motel to bite the dust

    The latest mid-century motel to meet its maker? The Town and Country on Pantops, part of which is slated for demolition in the next two weeks, according to Albemarle planne...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Dolt rules: Lessons learned from idiots

    In case you've never noticed, I rarely interview anyone for this column. Most of my sources are family and unsuspecting friends who complain that I make everyone look bad. ...

Sports Doctor


    Best Inspiration: Just two weeks ago, even the most loyal of Wahoo faithful admitted to writing off the Cavalier basketball program. But UVA (13-9, 4-7) somehow manages to ...

Strange But True

  • Sickly sweet: Driven crazy by honey

    Published February 17, 2005 in issue 0407 of the Hook DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. How has eating honey, that prototypical "health food," been known to bring armi...



  • Branching out: Devon moves from the shadows

    Devon Sproule started her musical career on a commune and as one of the ubiquitous adolescent Downtown Mall guitarists whose screechings make many passing grown-ups' teeth ...


  • Cancer least of lead woes

    Apparently you were not told of the true problem with lead in the soil [February 10: "Orchard fall-out: Fears of arsenic and old lead surface"]. Although there is a remote ...

  • Don't enshrine a bad system

    Sometimes the fear of change is so strong it clouds the mind. So it seems with Ronald Bailey writing about healthcare intervention [January 20 cover story: "A call for heal...

  • Hang up on phone-ins

    Your article is right on the mark [Dr. Hook, February 3: "Phone-a-pill: Get your prescriptions in person"]. Charlottesville area doctors are playing with fire when they pho...

  • Thanks for covering Brown's Mill

    I enjoyed your recent article of the possible sale of the "big barn at Belmont Bridge"– although it was always referred to as the "Brown Milling Company" or "Brown's ...

  • Webcam-watchers get scoops

    Breaking news! I have attached the picture so you can see it with your own eyes. I knew you would want this scoop: "Charlottesville– the home of the world's biggest c...

Cultural preview

Full Stories List for February 17th, 2005 issue #0407

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