August 11th, 2005 issue #0432

August 11th, 2005

4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Biggest school board shaker: The job could become elected, after a citizen petition wins certification on the November 8 ballot, according to an August 9 release from City ...

The Dish

  • Way to Yuga: Eastern star in York Place

    So tucked away is the new international food shop, X-Yuga, that it took me a few months­ as well as a little nudge from a fellow reporter– to discover it. But the 40...


Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    252"> ALBEMARLE 5/18 Michael W. Stanley to Isaac Onyango, 2.0 acres at 6685 Jefferson Mill Road, Scottsville, $199,500. Hauser Homes Inc. to R. Russell and Margare...

Movie Reviews

  • Four frères: Unforgettable but uneven

    A mediocre John Wayne western, The Sons of Katie Elder becomes an epic urban drama in the hands of John Singleton, who blends social relevance and commercial elements into ...

Music Reviews


  • Biography: Life of Earl Hamner revealed

    The creator of The Waltons, Earl Hamner usually finds his name under "author" in card catalogs. Now he can be found on the "subject" line. A new biography, Earl Hamner: Fro...

  • Un-heavenly: Blue ice smashes windshield

    "Blue ice" sounds like the stuff of urban legend– or maybe a domestic vodka. The unsavory truth is that falling chunks of frozen airplane waste dubbed "blue ice" do e...

The Brazen Careerist

  • Get a life: Make work take back seat

    Recently I read about a company with three full-timers whose only job is to make employee life fun. They plan outings, parties, raffles, all reportedly in an effort to "sta...


  • Log-rolling: Fame a stone's throw away

    So maybe John Grisham has written a few best-sellers, made millions of dollars, and swelled film industry coffers with his mystery thrillers. But can he boast that, in addi...



  • New law good

    Your July 14 cover story, "Gas by the Glass: North Garden's Contaminated Water" was well written and addressed multiple sides to a very complicated story with years of hist...

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