May 24th, 2012 issue #1121

May 24th, 2012
  • Beware: There's a dark side of sunny days

    The warm sun on your skin... picnics with friends.... long, lazy days... beach vacations... heat stroke? We're not trying to kill your summer buzz, but there are a few heightened risks associated with summertime fun, so follow these precautions. And then dive right in!Tick tick tick

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  • Brain eater: After boy's death, aunt urges safer swimming

    For decades, brain-eating organisms were the stuff of legends– or of legendarily hot places like Texas, Arizona, and Florida. But the killer amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri really did invade and consume a boy's brain right here in Virginia. It happened last summer, and Bonnie Strickland knows all too well. Related Dr. Hook: 'Brain drain: Lethal amoebae take devasting toll'

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  • Burning roadside: Can Mark Cline rise again from the ashes?

    Just as the tourist season was about to begin, one of Virginia's most trip-worthy attractions has been destroyed by fire, a rude turn for the one-man whirling dervish whose creativity, for 30 years, has kept the tiny town of Natural Bridge on the map of summer fun. Related stories: • Can Professor Cline save the Taubman?

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  • Guide to a death-defying summer o' 2012

    Mint Springs provides a beach with mountain views. Skinny dipping at Mint Springs

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best sign Virginia isn't for all lovers: The House of Delegates, led by Bob Marshall, torpedoes the nomination of Richmond prosecutor Tracy Thorne-Begland to General Distri...

The Dish


Real Estate - $old

  • Reassessment reflects need for upgrade

    3/30/12 Albemarle Poplar Glen LLC to John V. Ashworth, 317 Poplar Glen Court, $335,341 Carolyn Colette Lussier, attorney-in-fact for Catherine C. McDonald to Stein E. Krets...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    May 31 at 11am at the Albemarle CourthouseProperty: 5020 Harris Brook Lane, North Garden Debtor: Jeanette B. Cowan Original amount owing: $66,332 Bidder brings: 10 percent...

Movie Reviews


  • Table of contents

    COVERDeath defying summerLetting kids drive? Taking a cliff dive? The fun and danger never ends this summer if you follow some of these ideas. But if you're the more cautio...



Black and White

  • Seasonal migration

    UVA held its finals exercises Sunday, May 20. Walking erect, smart phones in hand, they leave. We are all so sad.

Cultural preview