April 7th, 2005 issue #0414

April 7th, 2005
  • Cooperation: Church offers Jewish school a home

    Seven years after Congregation Beth Israel opened its preschool, local members of the Jewish community will take education to the next level: kindergarten and first grade. And although the 2005-06 school year won't start for another five months, all the details for the Charlottesville Community Jewish Day School are falling into place– including a somewhat surprising location: Christ Episcopal church, downtown on Jefferson Street.

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  • Different strokes: How do they do it?

    PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO [email protected] The Reicherts Parents: Beth and Hunter Kids: Harry, 8; Ben, 7; Charlie, 4; Jack, 2

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  • Generation Hg? Is Autism puzzle solved?

      PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO [email protected] She was a beautiful baby with her mother's eyes. Daddy was there with the video camera when she took her first steps. She loved to play tickle monster. She was about 18 months old when she stopped smiling and stopped talking. She didn't want to play anymore. She stopped looking at people. She started waking up in the middle of the night and screaming for hours.

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  • Just for kicks: Soccer star storms world

    When the movie Thirteen came out, parents quaked in their boots at the idea of young girls gone wild. But 13-year-old Holly Reeder's parents have nothing to fear. With her straight-A average and no hint of a facial piercing or tattoo, their daughter is getting her kicks– and a lot of them– on the soccer field.

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  • Mom music: New CD targets autism

    Singer-songwriter Cathy Bollinger has made children the focus of her previous albums From a Mother's Heart and Toddling Tunes– as well as Singing Sounds, which helps Chinese children learn English. Her most recent release, however, is for an unfortunately ever-growing group of children: those with autism. My Turn, Your Turn features 14 songs about communication– a struggle for the thousands of autistic children in the United States.

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  • The week in review

      Most mourning: Pope John Paul II dies April 2 and thousands, including President George W. Bush, head to Rome for the Holy Father's funeral April 8. Worst timing: Th...

The Dish


  • Trojan train: Keep D.C. a car commute away

      I used to fantasize about hopping on a train in Charlottesville on a Saturday morning, spending the day in Washington, and catching the train back to Charlottesville...

Question of the Week

  • What's your favorite family activity?

      Gre Brier: "Overall, getting together for Thanksgiving or Christmas, when the largest portion of the family is there." Laura Layne: "Getting together for an afte...

Real Estate

  • Commercial construction permits

    ALBEMARLE 3/21-3/31 Four Seasons of Virginia LLC, mobile office trailer next to tennis pavilion, $10,000. First Interstate Charlottesville Ltd., interior renovation in the...

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE 10/27 Sandra Smith to Kelly L. Sokol and Andrew Zemon, 111 Chisholm Place, $173,000. John W. Baxter to Holly M. Peele, 1408 Forest Ridge Road, Forest Hills...

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  • Beyond unique: Nelson house has bed <I>in</I> bath

      ADDRESS: 2986 Adial Road NEIGHBORHOOD: Faber, Nelson County ASKING: $689,000 YEAR BUILT: 1995 SIZE: 5,072 fin. sq. ft., 930 unfin. LAND: 2.41 acres CURB APPEAL: 9 ou...

  • Update

      APPEARED IN THE HOOK: October 21, 2004 in issue 0342 ADDRESS: E. High Street condos DAYS TO CONTRACT: 30-60 SELLER'S AGENT: Carolyn Shears, Summit Realty 817-4040 &n...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

      April 13 at 12:30pm at the Fluvanna County Courthouse Property: 2.0 acres at 84 Rockfish Shores Lane, Palmyra Debtor: Wayne and Shawn Marie Rigsby Amount owing: $81...

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Movie Reviews

Music Reviews


  • Bluestone rocks: Quarry restarts Valley gray

    A number of things make the Shenandoah Valley the Shenandoah Valley. The mountains, the rolling plains, the caverns. Also bluestone. As skyscrapers mark Manhattan, so blues...

  • Gore flex: Averting aneurysms early

    Aneurysms are back in the news. Just two weeks after UVA unveiled a dramatic new way to repair them and eight months after a Pantops-area doctor saved the life of a Charlot...

  • New growth: Video novice sells garden series

      Rebecca Frischkorn is a self-taught landscape artist. She's also become a self-taught television producer, and her series, GardenStory, has just won a regional viewi...

  • NEWS- Stalled: Hanger wants prettier potties<B>

    Travel around Virginia, and you're bound to find people with stories about rest areas on Interstates 64, 81 or 95. "I travel a lot, and wherever I go, people tell me how em...

  • Staunton-bound: Zirkle Mill move still on

      A Shenandoah County group working to preserve a 245-year-old Forestville mill is continuing its efforts to convince officials at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staun...

  • Storm team: NBC29 sweeps new Nielsens

      In Charlottesville's rapidly expanding television market that added two new stations in the past year, one thing remains unchanged: NBC29 is still the big gun. Niels...

  • Trim trimmed: Pavilion overruns nix bricks

      A "disappointed" Board of Architectural Review has approved "fairly major" changes to the design of the Coran Capshaw-run amphitheater because of cost overruns, says...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Radar love: Get noticed by recruiters

    Wouldn't it be nice if recruiters called you regularly to see if you're interested in interviewing for one of their jobs? Here are some steps you can take to make that fant...

Strange But True

  • Eeeek! It's the old hag again!

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. Relaxing in your easy chair, you're suddenly gripped by a powerful sense of terror without any ostensible cause. Worse, you can't mov...



  • Activist art: McLeod's life of balance

      No artist is an island. Behind the geniuses are the teachers, gurus, and Yodas who help them discipline their talent. Judy McLeod is proud to be one of them. "I've t...


  • EC won't stop rape report

    In your article about emergency contraception [March 17: "Panic button: Finding the 'morning after' pill"], Marnie Deaton of the Central Virginia Family Forum states that e...

  • Fox hunting silly, fun

    Foxhunting is not inhumane as some would have you believe [March 24 cover story: "Tally no! Matthews bans the hunt"]. Hounds live in sheltered kennels, and enjoy 24-hour ac...

  • I thought Ayn Rand died

    In her March 24 letter to the Hook ["Work for that bounty"], Ayn Rand– writing under the clever pseudonym of "Jon Sutz"– explains how she categorically consider...

  • Light endangers health

    While I was glad to see your story on the Tonsler Park tennis court lights [March 31: "Tonsler Turn-off: neighbors want lights out"], I was disappointed that reporter Court...

  • Sabato's self-serving

    One good thing about this country is that one can not only be wealthy, but one can spend his money any way he wishes. That said, the announcement by Larry Sabato and subseq...

Cultural preview

  • Cultural calendar, April 7-14, 2005

    THURSDAY, April 7 FAMILY Rhymes and Rib Ticklers: April is National Poetry Month and National Humor Month, and Northside Library is celebrating both. Two...

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