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Suspect at large in city homicide

Charlottesville police are searching for 20-year-old Darryl Andrew Johnson in the killing of Phillip E. Adams, Jr. shortly after midnight on Saturday morning. Adams died from gunshot wounds to the chest. The incident occurred in the vicinity of Pacino’s Deli, where the two men became involved in an altercation.

September 08: Working the funny bone

September 08: Working the funny bone

Laughing robustly to oneself for no apparent reason: It’s a sign of madness, yes? Not if you’re Leigh Meredith. For her, it’s a sign of a life pointed in the right direction. Meredith teaches Laughter Yoga, a highly physical practice that is almost zero percent yoga in the traditional sense and 100 percent laughter in […]

Two shootings over the weekend, one fatal, and one leading to arrest

City police are investigating two shootings that occurred on Saturday. The Daily Progress reports today that a 19-year-old Charlottesville man was discovered shot to death in the 700 block of Sixth Street Southwest on in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police had not released the name of the victim, nor the names of any suspects. Later Saturday evening on the west side of town, an 18-year-old man was shot in the chest and taken to UVA Medical Center to be treated.

Miller Center war powers group splits the difference

The Miller Center’s national profile rose a little more last week when the National War Powers Commission, convened by the public affairs research center at UVA in February 2007, released its recommendations on July 8. The conclusion of the all-star group? Repeal the War Powers Resolution of 1973. It has failed to promote cooperation between […]

Smattering of protestors greet Bush

Smattering of protestors greet Bush

Of the 3,000 in attendance only six were escorted from the premises. Seventy-two others, who left of their own free will, were newly minted United States citizens. Despite the promise of angry protests disrupting the address of President George W. Bush at the 46th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello, the event went off smoothly.

Mike Stark takes on Obama, his candidate, online

Left-leaning blogger, George Allen nemesis and UVA law student Mike Stark makes it into The New York Times today for his online activities connected to Barack Obama. Seizing on the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate’s major success with online networking, Stark suggested that a group form on the candidate’s online portal to lobby him to vote against giving legal immunity to telecommunications companies

Addressing new citizens and a handful of protestors at Monticello, Bush endorses free speech

Addressing new citizens and a handful of protestors at Monticello, Bush endorses free speech

Three thousand were in attendance. Six of those were escorted from the premises. Seventy-two left of their own free will as newly minted United States citizens. Despite the promise of angry protests against the presence of President George W. Bush who had choppered in from D.C. to tour the house and address the new Americans, the 46th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello went off smoothly.

McDonough to innovators: TJ was right

McDonough to innovators: TJ was right

About 280 tech entrepreneurs, along with a handful of politicians and higher ed administrators, donned ‘black tie’ or at least ‘black’ last night at Farmington Country Club for the 2008 Charlottesville Innovation Awards, presented by the tech-loving Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC).

How we roll

How we roll

Tight and toned are the buzzwords of the modern workout, as more people move away from the Schwarzenegger look towards longer, leaner muscles. Pilates and yoga can surely lead there, and now add to that a 6” inflatable ball for ultimate fitness. Welcome to Yamuna Body Rolling, a portable exercise program that tones, strengthens and […]

UPDATE May 9: Rutherford says “Did so” while Albemarle denies allegations on “Virginity Rocks” t-shirts

UPDATE May 9: Rutherford says “Did so” while Albemarle denies allegations on “Virginity Rocks” t-shirts

Albemarle School officials “vigorously” deny that teenage girls who wore “Virginity Rocks” t-shirts to school were ordered to change their shirts or turn them inside-out. Yesterday, Rutherford Institute attorneys sent a letter to Albemarle superintendent Pam Moran alleging that the girls were instructed to change or reverse their shirts and warning that the schools could face legal action. This morning, Rutherford says that while the school principal may have approved the t-shirts, “the message still has not trickled down to other school employees.”

Hard Candy

Hard Candy

“My sugar is raw,” she pants. I have no doubt, but on this, her final record for Warner Bros., Madonna’s goodies are as highly processed as Laffy Taffy. Let’s be clear—and this is happy news for Madonna music fans—Hard Candy, her 11th studio album, is a good dance record, possibly even a great dance record. […]

You can’t say that!

You can’t say that!

More:Juggling your rightsChris Bliss to perform at Thomas Jefferson Center fundraiser When it came to freedom of speech, Thomas Jefferson’s view boils down to this: Use it, without limits, or lose it. Eighteen years ago, a local newspaperman named Tom Worrell established the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression and since then, […]

Countryside needs more wine

Countryside needs more wine

If you’re worried about the development that’s seeping across Albemarle’s rural areas, Bill Moses offers some reasonable advice: Have a drink. Last Tuesday, I was partaking of an iced tea while Moses was articulating this notion. It was at the Doubletree Hotel. Moses was the final speaker—over lunch—at a two-day conference on what’s known as […]