January 5th, 2012 issue #1101

January 5th, 2012
  • Broken beauty: The lofty life and tragic death of Linda Doig

    "She had further to fall than I did," says the wiry, bearded man, gesturing to his companion on a beat-up sofa. Next to him sits a tall but weathered blond who nods in agreement and asks the man to retrieve a magazine page from the tent they're sharing downtown during the waning days of the Occupy Charlottesville movement. The picture– a Miss Clairol ad from the mid-'80s– features an exquisite blond, arm around a young girl with matching flaxen locks, and the slogan that launched a thousand home dye jobs: "Does she or doesn't she?"

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Odds on favorite for mayor: Incumbent Satyendra Huja is expected to be elected ceremonial leader of Charlottesville at the January 3 City Council meeting (just after presst...

Editor's Note

  • Hook Café personals place closed on 12/31

    Sorry, folks, but due to the rise of other ways to meet lovin' ladies and gents, the Hook is announcing that we are closing the "Hook Café" on New Year's Eve. We launched ...

The Dish


  • A remembrance: Alicia Bowler Lugo

    My daughter was 11 when she told me, “I want to meet Alicia.” I had talked about my boss, but I guess I never realized how much, until my young Margaret wanted to meet ...

Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

  • Vintage home, modern price

    11/18/11 Charlottesville Thomas & Anne Carr to Arlene Page & Emily Page-Steacy, Trustees, 1624 Concord Drive, $341,000 KM Realty LLC to Sach LLC 901-905 East Mar...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

     January 5 at 10am at the Albemarle Courthouse Property: Lot E4, Royal Acres Subdivision, Keswick Meadows, Keswick Debtor: Kingma Developers Inc. Original amount owing...

Movie Reviews


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  • Table of contents

    COVERBroken beautyRavaged by alcohol and suffering from injuries old and new, Linda Doig ended up homeless, living in Lee Park as part of Occupy Charlottesville. But before...


Black and White

  • McPark

    The golden apple of discord was rolling up and down 11 charette tables at Charlottesville High School in mid-December as competing interests sought to divvy up the remain...