January 5th, 2006 issue #0501

January 5th, 2006

4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Most surprising finale to 24-year career: Dem Delegate Mitch Van Yahres faces a Republican-requested investigation into whether he violated a prohibition against raising mo...

The Dish

  • Madison's Main Street: Inn hopes to be more

    Michael Riley says he never dreamed of opening a restaurant. Originally from Indiana, Riley lived and worked in Northern Virginia for 20 years before he and his wife, Susan...


Question of the Week

  • Who'll be on the 2008 presidential ticket?

    Priya Chalam: "I'll say Hillary Clinton, though I don't know if the country is ready for a female president. I haven't really considered the Republicans. I've given up on ...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 8/25  Hessian Hills LLC to Heather Taffe, unit in Hessian Hills condominiums, 2424 Barracks Place, $133,400. William P. Heron to Harold A. Coffey and Valer...

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

  • Commercial construction permits

    ALBEMARLE 11/1-12/1  Endless Summer Aviation LLC, Broadway Court/Building #3 Warehouse Office Building, $300,000. C&L Partners, interior renovations for new offi...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • IMBY: What difference will 11 condos make?

    ADDRESS: 329 Parkway NEIGHBORHOOD: North Downtown ASKING: $745,000 CITY ASSESSMENT: $527,600 YEAR BUILT: 1921 SIZE: 3,559 fin. sq. ft., 175 unfin. LAND: 0.16 acres CURB APP...

Real Estate - Update

  • REAL ESTATE UPDATE Still Available

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: July 28 in issue 0430 ADDRESS: 1840 Fendall Avenue ASKING PRICE: $524,900 LISTED BY: Rick Dreher Real Estate III 951-7002 cell 953-8582

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    January 6 at 9am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 402 Camelot Drive, Camelot Debtor: Kathie Ross Amount owing: $136,170 Bidder brings: $10,000 or 10 percent of...

DR. HooK

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

  • What a year: Preachers, funksters, Dumpsters

    Before heading forward into the new year, I wanted to take a look back at some of the more meaningful prowls of 2005. American Dumpster: Lemme see... the lineup went someth...


  • Eyes open: Local man takes technology to <I>ER

    Some huge companies compete for the privilege of paying millions of dollars for product placement on hit shows. But for one local company, a hit NBC television show came ca...

  • Little children: Let them revitalize the city

    I've been caught up in the daily toil of work and travel, but after a while it finally dawned on me that there is something critical missing in New Orleans– some esse...

  • Nutty killer: Peanut policy perplexes parents

    In Mary Esselman's world, a kid eating a peanut butter sandwich on a playground might as well have a "loaded gun" in his hand. Hers is a world where she must be ever-vigila...

  • Retro infection: Toxic shock makes a return

    In the late 1970s, before AIDS erupted into a pandemic, genital herpes was the fear-provoking disease. Also briefly notorious at that time: toxic shock syndrome. In 1980, 3...

  • Sad end: Harvey rocked East Coast

    The execution-style murder of a Richmond family on New Year's Day shocked not only the capital city but also the rest of Virginia and the music world. Bryan Harvey, slain w...

On Architecture

  • Eye candy: Staunton cures visual blues

    One of the guilty pleasures of architecture is simply looking at it. Recent projects like Norman Foster's Hearst Tower in New York City or Bernard Kohn's Meteor subway line...

The Brazen Careerist

  • A brazen 2006: How to get ahead of the pack

    New ideas for career planning that didn't get much play in 2005, but they're good, and we should all keep them in mind for 2006: * Extreme financing. I first saw this phras...

Strange But True

  • Wheelies: Why no rolling rhinos?

    DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR McCLINTOCK Q. Animal engineering: echo-ranging by bats, dams built by beavers, parabolic reflectors of limpets, infrared heat-seeking sensors in s...



  • Binge story is sickening

    Thanks, Hook, for your contribution to glorifying binge drinking on college campuses [December 1 cover story: "4th and binge: tradition or insanity"] It was perfectly clear...

  • If the Breedens had ACE...

    Despite Supervisor Sally Thomas's defense of the tax subsidy [December 15: "Subsidy? Critics decry Breeden tax break"], the fact is neither she or anyone on the Board or Co...

  • Webcam rocks Iraq

    Thanks for the Hook Webcam. My family comes downtown to stand in front of it so I can see them while I'm here in Iraq. Happy Holidays! P.S. The Cam of the Cam is pathetic....

Full Stories List for January 5th, 2006 issue #0501

4Better Or Worse


Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - Commercial Construction Permits

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

Real Estate Property auctions