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Suspects arrested in I-64 shootings

Suspects arrested in I-64 shootings

Police have arrested Slade Allen Woodson and charged him with 12 felony counts stemming from the Interstate-64 and Waynesboro shootings that took place a day earlier. State police also took a 16-year-old male from Crozet into custody, who’s charged with 10 felony counts, stemming only from the I-64 shootings. State police recovered a weapon that […]

After 31 years, Gibson leaves Daily Progress

After 31 years, Gibson leaves Daily Progress

On April 20, 2008, Bob Gibson’s byline will appear for the last time in The Daily Progress as its political correspondent, ending his 31-year career at the paper where he built his reputation as one of the best reporters in the state. Gibson, 58, is set to become the executive director of UVA’s Sorensen Institute […]

April 08: Just say whoa

April 08: Just say whoa

Way back when the 21st century was young and the president was just a horse’s ass instead of a deceptive, calculating horse’s ass, I worked for a Realtor in Bethesda, Maryland—one of the top-selling Realtors in the nation, she’d have you know. And the first thing she did when she got yet another multi-million-dollar listing […]

Hospital disqualified from charitable immunity

Hospital disqualified from charitable immunity

On the last day of February, the highest court in the Commonwealth delivered this message to aggrieved UVA hospital patients: Litigate away! The Virginia State Supreme Court rejected a plea by UVA’s Health Services Foundation of charitable immunity, ruling that UVA hospital doctors can be sued for malpractice. With its ruling, the court sent three […]

Know the score

Know the score

More features: Caught! How Thomasine Wilson got trapped in the payday lending cycle Advance America’s pocketbookThe numbers on America’s biggest payday lender Leading the lending fightVirginia Organizing Project has headed the charge against predatory practices Q: Why go to a payday lender?A: Because there aren’t better options You call this reform?Legislation moves interest rates from […]

Q: Why go to a payday lender?

More features: Caught! How Thomasine Wilson got trapped in the payday lending cycle Advance America’s pocketbookThe numbers on America’s biggest payday lender Know the scoreCredit reports 101 Leading the lending fightVirginia Organizing Project has headed the charge against predatory practices You call this reform?Legislation moves interest rates from bad to worse With their triple-figure annual […]

Leading the lending fight

More features: Caught! How Thomasine Wilson got trapped in the payday lending cycle Advance America’s pocketbookThe numbers on America’s biggest payday lender Know the scoreCredit reports 101 Q: Why go to a payday lender?A: Because there aren’t better options You call this reform?Legislation moves interest rates from bad to worse Much of the credit for […]

March 08: Situation normal

March 08: Situation normal

Adjusting mortgage rates, national foreclosures on the rise, threats of a looming economic recession…times are tough. Just ask the Georgia man who donned a ski mask and walked into a bank, pointed a gun at the teller and said, “You took my house, now I’m going to take your money.” The FBI is still looking […]

L.A. Times piece heats up campus rape debate

According to a 2005 study, female students at UVA experienced “high rates” of sexual violence. Sociology researchers Jacqueline Chevalier and Christopher Einolf found that among a sample of 750 senior women, 17.6 percent were victims of rape, 10.8 percent were victims of attempted rape and 34.3 percent were victims of unwilling sexual contact. But if […]

Meridian

It’s hard to compete with Flannery O’Connor. Even if it is just a letter to a librarian, bitching about critics and lamenting the brain-dead old ladies that populate her town, as up-and-coming writers go, “O’Connor” is never a name you want to follow in a journal. But for all the offerings of the latest Meridian, […]

Between the sheets

Between the sheets

The actual e-mail, like so many others, is gone. It was from Frank Dubec, the publisher of this newspaper, who is a little more Yahoo in the Swiftian sense than you’d think for a guy charged with balancing budgets. Bobcattin’: The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority’s Paper Sort Facility takes in 4,000 to 5,000 tons of […]

New hospital to serve long-term patients

New hospital to serve long-term patients

In the face of what UVA Executive Vice President Leonard Sandridge called “a very heavy patient load” at the UVA Hospital, there are plans to break ground this summer on a long-term, acute-care hospital just west of the city. The 40-bed hospital will cost around $24 million, according to Thomas Harkins, the director of UVA’s […]

Lifeguards and physicists wanted

Looking for a job? Although we’re facing the prospect of an economic recession (just saying the word will make it come to pass, some experts tell us, so our apologies for tanking the economy), the Charlottesville area has the economic cushion provided by UVA, which, it seems, is perpetually hiring. So not to worry, job […]

Crime, blood and a guy named Locard

Crime, blood and a guy named Locard

After forensic detective Mark Fields finishes hanging a piece of cloth from the blackboard, he peels off his latex gloves and turns to face the classroom of PVCC students. “Does anybody care if I wear a tie?” he asks them. Nobody cares. “Good,” he says, and snaps the clip-on tie from his collar. Fields is […]

Bill would move costs from developers to residents

Bill would move costs from developers to residents

After a 101′ proposed building on W. Main Street laid bare the murky process of proffers—those extra improvement or bundles of cash offered by developers to offset their project’s impact—the city is working to create proffer guidelines for developers. But if a bill that would kill the state’s proffer system is passed in Richmond, the […]

AccessUVA almost at “full implementation”

AccessUVA almost at “full implementation”

In a September 17 editorial column in The Cavalier Daily, Josh Levy bemoaned the financial help some students receive to attend college. “Financial aid encourages people who have no business being in college to attend,” wrote Levy, pointing out two perceived problems. First, he argued, bad students drag down good students. Second, “our workforce will […]

Stacking, stepping, selling and shooting

Stacking, stepping, selling and shooting

Todd Lucas is a natural public speaker. With his close-cropped hair and nearly perfect sense of timing, he talks with an aggressive brand of humor that isn’t so much of the in-your-face variety as it is a “Get a load of this” inclusiveness. With his arms waving, chin jutting out and his ever-present laser pointer […]