February 7th, 2013 issue #1206

February 7th, 2013
  • Rect-urrection: How will Dragas foes cope with her victory?

    Has there ever been a University of Virginia rector as reviled as Helen Dragas, the woman who united students, faculty, and alums in calling for her head following her failed ouster of President Teresa Sullivan last June? And yet, on January 30, the reappointment of this seemingly Teflon-coated Virginia Beach businesswoman sailed through confirmation in the General Assembly with a final 63-33 House of Delegates seal of approval.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Latest in the Daniel Harmon-Wright saga: The former Culpeper cop who blasted unarmed Patricia Cook, 54, a year ago is found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and two other ...

The Dish

  • Food trucks: Are more regs needed?

    For some time now, mobile food trucks have been a part of our culinary landscape, rolling up at various and varied private locations, offering everything from organic dough...


  • Road to nowhere: Western Bypass must be stopped

    By James E. Rich The General Assembly is currently considering proposals to raise significant new revenues for transportation in the Commonwealth. Many hardworking Virginia...

  • Up and armed: A day at the gun show

    By Wick Hunt I anticipate that a trip to the Fishersville Gun and Knife show on January 27 at the Augusta Expo will be a visual, and therefore photographic, cornucopia so I...

Real Estate - $old

  • Unique character makes for quick sale

    10/1/12 Charlottesville Fannie Mae to Dawn & Matthew McGrain, 904 Page Street, $108,000 David & Judith T. Harrison to Rio, LLC, 843 Ranier Road, $226,010 *Andrew C....

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    February 7 at 2pm at the Charlottesville Circuit Court Property: 900 Elliott Avenue Debtor: James Baldi Original amount owing: unknown Bidder brings: $7,328.24 Info: Abby ...

Movie Reviews

  • Bloody twist: Zombies in love

    by Richard RoeperAs much as I enjoy The Walking Dead on AMC and movies such as 28 Days Later, one of my ongoing complaints about the explosion of the zombie genre is the g...


  • Table of contents

    COVERDragas d├ętenteThe General Assembly has spoken, and Helen Dragas will stay. The embattled UVA rector says she's ready to work, but will anyone work with her? The Hook ...


Black and White

  • In the zone

    Theoretically, the primary purpose of zoning is to segregate uses that are thought to be incompatible. In practice, zoning is used to prevent new development from interfe...

Cultural preview

  • Get Out! events, shows, things to do

    "Erotic longing is really a longing to merge with something greater than oneself. For every kind of love is a force that holds the promise of taking us beyond the limitatio...