June 16th, 2005 issue #0424

June 16th, 2005
  • Burn baby burn: fire sparks dump controversy

    Poisoned ground? County wakes up to illegal dump Palettes and pumps, windows and wheelchairs, rusted cars and rotting wood. Engines, ovens, tire piles, leaking drums, dishwashers, oil and propane tanks, asphalt and asbestos shingles, toilets– and, yes– even kitchen sinks. All up in flames.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Latest in the Scottie Griffin annals: A lawsuit against the former Charlottesville school superintendent and her previous employer, the New Orleans public schools, is settl...

The Dish

  • Belmont boom: First of three cafes opens

    This could be the year for downtown Belmont. With three new businesses planning to open this summer, it looks like the café-restaurant scene is finally catching up to the ...


Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

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    What happened to On The Blocks of the Past? Published June 16, 2005 in issue 0424 of the Hook APPEARED IN THE HOOK: March 3, 2005 in issue 0409 ADDRESS: 1203 Meriwether Str...

  • REAL ESTATE- $old

    ALBEMARLE 4/6  Church Hill Development Co. to Robert V. and Annamaria Bakalian, 1.980 acres at 2959 Catlett Road, $439,000. March Mountain Properties LLC to Thomas L...

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

  • Commercial construction permits

    CHARLOTTESVILLE 6/2  Martha Jefferson House, 400 Ackley Lane, demo office building, $20,000. Second & Market Development, 116 Second Street NE, tenant upfit, $10...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    June 17, at 9am at the Charlottesville Courthouse Property: 1455 Avon Street Debtor: Jermaine R. Barrett Amount owing: $78,876 Bidder brings: $7,000 or 10 percent of the s...

Movie Reviews

  • Dark roots: New Batman leaves fun behind

    How do you like your Batman? That's important to consider if you're in doubt about seeing Batman Begins, the new movie that's essentially a prequel to the quartet made betw...

Music Reviews


The Brazen Careerist

  • Worst mistakes: Avoid errors of new managers

    First-time managers are generally nightmares to work for. They are people who got promoted by doing a non-management job well, and they probably have little experience in m...

Sports Doctor


    Best American/local lacrosse clinic: Many of America's future women's lacrosse stars will look to improve their games by attending prestigious lacrosse camps along the east...

Strange But True

  • Stab in the dark: Murderous dreams come true

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. While the city sleeps through the long dark night, crime stalks the streets. But what if the sleepers are themselves the stalkers? Is...




  • A hound by any other name

    The Calendar in the May 26 Hook advertised an Elizabethan Faire with "wenches and whippets." I fear that your literary license led you astray. The pictured hounds appear to...

  • Great doc; great pix

    When I lived in Charlottesville I always enjoyed Dr. John Hong's morning appearances on Channel 29. Now that I don't get local stations anymore (thanks, DirecTV), I'm thril...

  • Skunk stripe appalling

    $2,300 for a white line down the middle of a path in the woods?! [June 2: "'Skunk park'? RTF users irked by stripe"] Honestly. Would somebody please just get a grip? Every ...

  • Trojan train indeed

    Janis Jaquith's essay [April 7: "Trojan train: Keep D.C. a car commute away"] sent chills down my spine. The scary warning was that the cancer of development now vastly sur...

Full Stories List for June 16th, 2005 issue #0424

4Better Or Worse


Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

Real Estate Property auctions

Sports Doctor