May 19th, 2005 issue #0420

May 19th, 2005

4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best vindication for Mark Spicer: The former Albemarle fire marshal, fired for attempting to erase a video of him hugging an arson suspect, successfully appeals a misdemean...

Editor's Note

  • Staff shift-o-rama

    This issue marks several turning points for the Hook. * We welcome a spring intern, Emory University student Nora Fleming. * As mentioned a few weeks ago, longtime music re...

The Dish

  • Found! Tucked-away Aromas worth the hunt

    Dish just returned from a weekend on the Northern Neck (that little sliver of land between the Rappahannock and Potomoc rivers), where it took a lot more than a good map to...


Question of the Week

  • Are you gonna buy the new DMB CD?

    Andreas Gaynor: "I won't be buying it myself because I'm fiscally strained at the moment, but I wouldn't mind it as a gift." Sandy Mathis: "It's sounds good. I'd like t...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 3/28 James J. Gangemi and Bonnie J. Lepold to Alfredo J. and Deborah M. Hernandez, 0.203 acres at 1032 Hayrake Lane, Redfields, $215,000. Thomas J. Scanlin and ...

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

  • Commercial construction permits

    CHARLOTTESVILLE 4/27  Wade Apartments LLC, 216 14th Street NW, temporary office trailer, $6,000. 4/29 City of Charlottesville, 203 Ridge Street, adding maintenance,...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update


    Published March 24, 2005 in issue 0412 of The Hook SALE WITHDRAWN ADDRESS: 2306 Highland Avenue ASKING: $455,000 LISTED BY: Trish Owens, Montague Miller & Co. 951-7164...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    May 26 at 10am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 926 Royer Drive, Willoughby Debtor: Yvonne B. and Felix B. Carey Amount owing: $240,000 Bidder brings: $20,000 ...

DR. HooK

Movie Reviews

  • No whimpers: Lucas goes out with a bang

    Star Wars is over! Well, except for myriad new DVD configurations, the videogames, TV series, graphic novels and– can you doubt it?– Broadway musical. Never say...

Music Reviews


The Brazen Careerist

  • Gal pals: Network everywhere you go

    One of the reasons the glass ceiling persists is that networking is key to getting ahead, and women are not as effective as men at building a network. For one thing, men mo...

Sports Doctor

Strange But True

  • Baby dreams: What will little bundle be?

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. You just learned you're pregnant. How might this "dream come true" affect you at night– in your dreams? –M. Esselman



  • Teen beat: 'Annoying' is not a disorder

    For a while this spring, clinical psychologist Peter Sheras flirted with the idea of tossing his hat into the 57th District ring. He figured the contentious legislature cou...


  • Cover house really green

    It's unfortunate that the Hook chose to feature a photograph for its cover story on SUV houses ["April 14: McMansion expansion: Is the SUV of home here to stay?"] an Albema...

  • Desai did something right

    I used to visit Yogi Desai's ashram in Pennsylvania from time to time and remember my sadness at learning of his indiscretion [April 21: "Guru's past: Yogaville visit opens...

  • Gary Grant pulled me over

    Having served with Gary Grant on the Albemarle County School Board, I was delighted to see that he's running for the supervisor's seat from my district. As your article [Ma...

  • LETTER- Hey, I wrote the score

    While I appreciate very much the nice short piece on the film "When Love Walks In" [May 12: "Paladin's progress: Local film lands awards"], I must confess that as the compo...

  • Profs must be careful

    About Professor James Sofka [May 5 cover story, "Did Sofka cross the line?"], every properly devoted teacher knows that teachers are, and should be, held to a higher ethica...

Cultural preview

  • Cultural calendar, May 19-26, 2005

    THURSDAY, May 19 ART Too Much?: "Emerging Creativity in a Media Storm. How Much is Too Much?" a discussion in the McGuffey Art Center's "Spotligh...

Full Stories List for May 19th, 2005 issue #0420

4Better Or Worse


Editor's Note

Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

Real Estate - Update

Real Estate Property auctions

Sports Doctor