In brief: Eramo v. Jackie, Wegmans and more

Massive 5th Street Station, future home of Wegmans, is underway.
Photo Stephen Barling Massive 5th Street Station, future home of Wegmans, is underway. Photo Stephen Barling

Eramo v. Jackie

Former UVA dean Nicole Eramo fought for months to get discredited “A Rape on Campus” source Jackie deposed for her defamation suit against Rolling Stone. That finally happened April 7, and now Eramo wants the court to throw out “personal attacks” Jackie allegedly made during the deposition, according to April 12 court filings.

Kevin Eisenfrats and gel. Photo Dan Addison, UVA university communications
Kevin Eisenfrats and gel. Photo Dan Addison, UVA university communications

Keeping those sperm from fertilizing

UVA looks like the male contraceptive leader with two different approaches. John Herr is on track to create a birth control drug for men after discovering and isolating a key enzyme and seeking to design a drug that can stop the sperm from swimming to the egg. Kevin Eisenfrats has created and is currently testing Contraline, a non-surgical gel injected into the testes.

Still increased, only less so

Albemarle supes voted to raise the county tax rate 2 cents instead of 2.5 cents April 13, and UVA upped in-state tuition 1.5 percent instead of 3 percent for continuing students, thanks to higher funding from the state.

More rewards waiting

After the disbursement of $150K for information leading to the conviction of Jesse Matthew in the death of Morgan Harrington, Crime Stoppers still has rewards waiting in unsolved crimes: missing persons Jesse Hicks, last seen in 2004, and Sage Smith, missing since 2012; the second perp involved in the 2007 brutal beating death of William Godsey at the Wood Grill Buffet and the 2006 shooting of a UVA student on Wertland Street.

Dogwood Festival’s porno website

People who Google and click on Charlottesville Dogwood Festival find a different type of carnival: Instabang, which warns “the site contains nude pics of people you may know.”



Quote of the week

“I am reminded of this history every time that I’m running—because I like to jog—through the city and people lock their doors, or when they look at me with a face of terror even though I’m vice-mayor. …I’m reminded of this history of our country and our past when I’m called names like after the Lee Park press conference, when I was called ‘nigger-loving bastard.’” Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy, City Council, April 18

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