December 1st, 2005 issue #0448

December 1st, 2005
  • High spirits: Wahoos tackle fourth-year fifth

    PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO [email protected] The traditions at Mr. Jefferson's University can seem strange to an outsider. Some have students running naked down the Lawn, keeping mum about secretive chants and societies, or drinking... a lot. For the students who claim to "work hard and play hard," the University of Virginia provides ample opportunities for both.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best alternative to Monday Night Wrestling: The Charlottesville City Council public hearing on November 21 pits Rob "I care about African Americans" Schilling against Kendr...

The Dish

  • Gimme five! Five Guys and a table for two

    Riddle me this: Where can you get a hamburger and hand-cut fries made to order in under seven minutes– and eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor while you wai...


Question of the Week

  • What do you think of the fourth-year fifth?

    Jon Cobb: "I think it's a bit silly." Tim Elliott: "It's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. I did stuff like that in college, but that doesn't make it any less stupi...

Real Estate

  • Still Available

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: April 7, 2005 in issue 0414 ADDRESS: 2986 Adial Road, Faber, Nelson County ASKING: $689,000 LISTED BY: Dick Gilliland, Montague-Miller & Co. 434-3...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 8/1  Darden B. and Carole G. Battle to Gayle F. and H. Victor Millner III, 0.988 acres at 2205 Ridgeway Lane, Ashcroft, $515,000. Paul A. Accardo to John G...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Done up: Total restoration wins prize

    ADDRESS: 118 Prospect Street, Staunton NEIGHBORHOOD: Stuart Addition Historic District ASKING: $439,000 CITY ASSESSMENT: $122,000 YEAR BUILT: 1845, 1904 SIZE: 2400 fin. sq...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    December 6 at 9am at the Louisa County Courthouse Property: 4381 Broad Street Road, Deerwood subdivision, Gum Spring Debtor: unknown Amount owing: $101,195 Bidder brings: ...

DR. HooK

  • PAD-ed arteries: Leg pain comes from clogs

    There are too many homonyms and acronyms that all sound the same but have different meanings. How in the world can we keep up with all the different meanings for the same-s...

Movie Reviews

  • Iceman cometh: Cusack's every guy's idol

    John Cusack is the guy most guys want to be– or think they are. It would be interesting to see him play a terrorist or a serial killer because he would probably make ...

Music Reviews

  • Mainey-act: Cerberus Shoal raises goosebumps

    I've never been to the state of Maine. The closest I've ever gotten to that state is through the novels of Stephen King. I'm not sure if he still does this, but early in hi...


On Architecture

The Brazen Careerist

  • Pay freeze? Ask for other rewards

    Salary-review season is upon us. Most managers conduct performance reviews at the beginning of the year, and most performance reviews entail some sort of salary review. Don...

Strange But True

  • Eyes wide shut: Tripping in the dark

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. Press lightly with fingertips on closed eyelids, and you may see brilliant flashes of light and color, called phosphenes. Why the fr...


  • Amen, Elvis: Grissom explores King fixation

    Doug Grissom had never been a fan, but after reading Peter Guralnick's book, Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, the iconic power of the King began to work it...



  • Caravati's confused

    Councillor Blake Caravati claimed in the November 17 article on the passage of the elected school board referendum, "'Resounding' victory: Does elected school board knock D...

  • Crozet's choking out here

    The news article, "ARB outrage: Tree angst at White Gables" in the November 17 edition, caught my eye. I have always enjoyed the view of the white mansions while driving ba...

  • Let's hear answers, Dygert

    In the November 24 Hook article, "Short tort: One less lawsuit in Greene," George Dygert states that my letter [published in the Greene County Record] accuses his firm of t...

Cultural preview

Full Stories List for December 1st, 2005 issue #0448

4Better Or Worse

Blind Date Challenge


Real Estate

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

The Brazen Careerist