Building a Park

Jeffersonton-area residents toiled last weekend
to help the Culpeper County Parks and Rec
Department Spilman Park in northern Culpeper
into a useable facility.

Town Budget Entirely Uninspired

The Culpeper Town Council held a public
hearing on its proposed FY2001 budget at its
regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Unlike
the recent county budget proceedings, there was
no large crowd and no mention of the word
taxes. The town is not proposing a tax increase
for its $19,952,265 budget.

Leash Them Doggies

The Board of Supervisors Rules Committee,
by a 2-1 vote, on Tuesday sent on to the full
board with recommendation for approval a
proposal to create a countywide leash law for
dogs.

A Talented Artist

If you go into Village Frameworks and Gallery on Main
Street, right next-door to the soon-to-be-opened movie
theater, and walk to the back right wall, you will see there
- unframed and rather unceremonially propped up - a
wonderful drawing in colored pencil measuring 17

A Furniture Craftsman

Some of the best-looking and longest-lasting traditional
wooden furniture in this part of the country can

Town Manager is Sacked

Town Manager Tony Hooper has been fired.
Following a 40-minute discussion in closed session
Tuesday night, Town Council returned to open session
and voted, 8-1 with Sam Found in opposition, to fire
Hooper effective immediately. His pay ($76,694 annually)
will continue through May 31, including

Man Threatened, Locked in Trunk, Terrified for Sport

George C. Page Jr. took time away from bagging
groceries at the Orange Food Lion Monday evening to
recount his night of terror last weekend in Culpeper (see
story in this week's hard copy).

Center Cares for Abused Children

"We're the best-kept secret in Culpeper County," said
Brian Cook, director of community resources at the Alice
C. Tyler Village of Childhelp East in Lignum. The village
is a treatment center for some of the most seriously
abused and neglected children in Virginia.

County Raises Taxes Infinitesimally; Fire Rains Down From Heaven

The County Board of Supervisors voted last Thursday
to raise the real-estate tax rate eight cents. The 4-3 vote
raised the tax rate to 82 cents per $100 of assessed value,
far short of the 23-cent rate hike that had been advertised
for public hearing, but more than the five-cent hike that
had also been considered.

Professor Teaches Prisoners

Joel Tate, 58, a Germanna professor who has lived in
Culpeper since 1976, tells the story of a day in one of his
sociology classes when a student he calls Mr. Computer
read aloud a short story he'd written.
The story was about a middle-class couple who ran
into a boy on the street. Mr. Computer had written it after
reading an assigned book called "There Are No Children
Here," which described gang life in Chicago.

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