July 5th, 2012 issue #1127

July 5th, 2012
  • Doctor's orders: Spiked bill has him lauding Obamacare

    The Supreme Court's surprise ruling to uphold the highly controversial "individual mandate" component of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, a rule practically requiring all Americans to purchase some health insurance, has one local man hailing the decision as a big win for all Americans, particularly after an incident with his own medical bills. Related Nurse practitioners: They'll save your life... and money

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Oddest appointment: After engineering the biggest debacle in UVA history with the bungled, possibly illegal ouster of UVA President Teresa Sullivan, Rector Helen Dragas is ...

The Dish


Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    July 6 at 3:15pm at the Albemarle CourthouseProperty: 406 Burchs Creek Road, Crozet Debtor: Thomas P. and Diane K. Gaspia Original amount owing: $348,800 Bidder brings: $20...

Movie Reviews

  • Super Remake: The Spider-Man story ages well

    We live in an age of speed-up, which may explain why the Spider-Man franchise feels the need for a reboot only 10 years after its first picture, and five years after the mo...

Music Features


  • Table of contents

    COVERSupreme gratitudeWhen Craig Evans switched doctors, he got a rude awakening: his medical bills more than quadrupled. Wading through paperwork and asking questions, Eva...


Online only

  • Shanked drive: Car wrecks at golf club

    A car lies wrecked by the golf course of the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond. The driver, who may have swerved, was reportedly uninjured.

  • Storm toll: Falling trees kill two in Albemarle

    A man standing on a deck on Decca Lane in the Ivy area of Western Albemarle and woman walking along U.S. 20 near Scottsville were killed by falling trees in the super storm...

  • Sullivan returns... to Beta Bridge

    We saw a multi-aged group of fans of UVA and Teresa Sullivan laying down the orange shortly before dusk on Tuesday, the 26th of June, not long after the Lawn erupted in joy...

Black and White

  • A short history of America

    R. Crumb’s images made a cameo appearance at the Charlottesville City work session on land use on June 7. Originally, this image of landscape metamorphosis was in blac...