June 9th, 2005 issue #0423

June 9th, 2005
  • Break time: Hacks get a record deal

    Back in November, the owner of a local recording studio predicted a bright future for the Hackensaw Boys. "I think this band is definitely going to be Charlottesville's next big thing," said Kevin McNoldy of Crystalphonic Recording Studio, where the Boys recorded much of their upcoming album. It seems McNoldy may also own a crystal ball.

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  • Interview: Boyd Tinsley

    In New York, the day after covering the May 10 release party for Stand Up, the sixth studio album by the Dave Matthews Band, reporter Vijith Assar caught up with violinist Boyd Tinsley. In a wide-ranging interview, the two talked about the new album, where to play in Charlottesville, and bringing DMB to African-American audiences. Do you ever think about moving out of town and doing the L.A. rock star thing?

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  • The week in review

    Worst suspicious national fire: Cleveland authorities declare the May 21 fire that killed nine– including seven children attending a slumber party– arson. Worst...

Editor's Note

  • Farewell, Roberto

    Alas, this week the talents of Robert Armengol will not be found. Our theatrical expert for a year, Armengol was also a UVA graduate student who is leaving us to work on a ...

The Dish

  • Avon calling: Pig Daddy's moves BBQ indoors

    Something about summer makes Dish hungry to explore out-of-the-way eateries in and around her own hometown. A few weeks ago, I brought readers along with me to Aroma's, an ...


  • Retribution: Death penalty argument redux

    Traditionally progressive New England Governor Mitt Romney is pushing to reinstate the death penalty in Massachusetts where it has not been used since 1947. Connecticut rec...

Question of the Week

Real Estate

  • Commercial construction permits

    CHARLOTTESVILLE 5/25  Giant Seminole Ltd., 206 Zan Road, tenant upfit, $20,000. 5/26  Wade Apartments LLC, 68 University Way, replace two fire escapes, $100,00...

Real Estate - $old

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE 2/15  Eight Twenty LLC to Frank J., Rena A., and Elizabeth C. Donatelli, unit in 820 condominiums, 820 East High Street, $185,800. 2512 Fontaine Aven...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

  • SOLD!

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: February 17, 2005 in issue 0407 ADDRESS: 330 Monticello Road ASKING PRICE: $319,000 SELLING PRICE: $310,000 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 25 SELLER'S AGENT: Bob H...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    June 10 at 5pm at the Louisa County Courthouse Property: 0.979 acres at 368 Wilson Street, Cuckoo's Nest subdivision Debtor: unknown Amount owing: $132,050 Bidder brings: $...

DR. HooK

  • Shove boat: Patching together a cure

    Last year I went on my first cruise, and it was truly paradise! The sun was shining in the Caribbean, a band was playing by the outdoor pools, a man greeted us with Bahama ...

Movie Reviews

  • Wedded blast: Is murder best aphrodisiac?

    For Angelina Jolie to act sexy is as senseless a waste of energy as for Chris Rock to act black. It's coals to Newcastle, fuel to the flame. When you are as sexy as Jolie, ...

Music Features

  • Elusive tunz: Gorillaz sing, but don't exist

    When last we heard from Gorillaz, the group had just topped every indie chart in the country with an album and video so unusual that it had most people wondering What exact...


  • 149 skiddoo: Tree topples for Bodopening

    Bodo's owner Brian Fox isn't sure whether it's a good or bad omen that the massive tree in front of his new bagel bakery has just been removed, but he's sure the landlord m...

  • Firing back: Axed exec a whistleblower?

    The departure of embattled former school superintendent Scottie Griffin made headlines for weeks. But what about the other public executive recently pushed from his post? I...

  • Pizza-ville: Service back in off-limit zones

    When Eugene Williams learned that Domino's and Papa John's would not deliver pizza to certain predominantly black neighborhoods in Charlottesville, he was angry, and he cal...

  • Recuse yourself! Public Defender asks Peatross to go

    [Editor's note: this story was omitted from some late editions– okay, all of them– so it is published here on the web.] A little over a month after Judge Paul "...

  • Scoopage: Valley's Deep Throat tie

    The lips of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have long been sealed about the identity of Deep Throat, the source whose tattling brought down the Nixon White House. (Well, ac...

  • South Lawn setback: Modernist architects off the job

    In the fall of 2001, with all sorts of fanfare, UVA announced it had hired famed New York architecture firm the Polshek Partnership to head up the long-awaited South Lawn p...

  • Westerly win: Barrick gone to Portland biggie

    A year after signing on as news director for first one, then two new television stations, Ric Barrick is out of here. Barrick, who was not available for last week's story, ...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Poncho mia: Plan career before baby

    I am pregnant. Due on June 21. The last time I had a baby was not a great moment in the history of gender discrimination in America. For one thing, as soon as I announced I...

Sports Doctor


    The Week in Review Best High School Championship Week: As the weather heats up and the school year winds down, the VHSL state playoffs are loaded with Charlottesville-Albe...

Strange But True

  • Say what? Polyglots talk <I>all</I> the talk

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. Polyglots are people who speak, read or write several languages, and there are even a few hyperpolyglots. Just how hyper can a hyperp...



  • Enough Supervision: David Bowerman bows out

    Here's what David Bowerman won't be doing when his fourth term on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors ends December 31: "I don't think I'll be hanging out at Board of Super...


  • ALS patients deserve better

    Dr. Karen Schwenzer of the Human Investigations Committee reportedly comments that patients with a terminal illness are vulnerable and therefore in need of protection becau...

  • Fat is beautiful

    In the June 2 edition of The Hook, I read in the Fearless Consumer column ["Fat lip: Cruel comments costly"] that a male customer at Miller's made an offensive remark about...

  • Go with common sense

    In the June 2 news story, "At peace: Gentry succumbs to ALS," The Hook quotes Dr. Karen Schwenzer, chair of the committee, as saying that a patient with a terminal illness ...

  • Toscano loves developers

    Thanks for your coverage of the race for the 57th district State House of Delegates seat. [June 2 cover story: "57th varieties: who will get Mitch's seat?"]

Cultural preview

  • Cultural calendar, June 9-16, 2005

    THURSDAY, June 9 WALKABOUT CulpeperFest: Head up to Culpeper to find out just what this pepper-themed party is all about. All-you-can-eat catfis...

Full Stories List for June 9th, 2005 issue #0423

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Editor's Note

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

Real Estate Property auctions

Sports Doctor