December 15th, 2011 issue #1050

December 15th, 2011

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst déjà vu: A gunman terrorizes Virginia Tech December 8, a situation that locks down the campus, amid reports two men are dead. Ross Truett Ashley, 22, a Radford Univ...

The Dish


Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

  • Operation restoration?

    11/3/11  Albemarle Jeffrey & Elizabeth Mitchell to Kurt Wassenaar, 268 Blue Springs Lane, $925,000 Michael Brann & Elizabeth McGovern to John Knapp & Yu...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    December 16 at 12:30pm at the   Albemarle Courthouse Property: 1167 Blue Ridge Avenue, Crozet Debtor: Alexander E. and Ruth Annick Salomon Original amount owing: ...

DR. HooK

Movie Reviews


On Architecture

  • Second glance: Free Bridge a design delight

    If you live or travel east of Charlottesville, you've probably driven over it hundreds, if not thousands of times without giving it a passing glance. Yet the seven-lane Fre...

  • Snap: The new Martha Jefferson

    The new 84-acre campus of Martha Jefferson Hospital gleams in the morning light of a recent autumn day, as captured by pilot-photographer Skip Degan.

Sports Doctor

Online only

  • 2 dead: Same gun used in Virginia Tech deaths

    Update December 9: Police are saying the same handgun that killed a university police officer also was used on the second man found in a parking lot. The second person is b...

  • Saturday sadness

    Diners at the Tavern on the morning of December 10 check out the breakfast fare. The Tavern plans to close on December 24.

  • Table of Contents

    COVERPerson of the yearFrom those involved in big crimes to big business, those who espouse open government to those who appear to embrace government secrecy, the candidate...


  • Now I know why helicopters fly over me

    Your [October 13 cover story: "Reefer madness? Copter and SWAT team weeded out 2 plants on their property"] finally answered a question I've had for more than a quarter of ...

  • Too wide a brush painted horse-racing as evil

    [Re: October 20 Sports Doctor: "They're off: Colonial Downs a disgrace to VA racing"] We who are involved in this sport love our beautiful thoroughbreds and care for them f...

Black and White

  • Committee of vultures

    In the 1100 block of Park Street a committee of vultures (carthartes aura) catches some early morning rays.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at b...