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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman | October 19, 2008
October is Wine Month in Virginia, but there's more than the grape harvest to toast in Charlottesville. This quintessential Virginia town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is the place Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe called home. Today, University of Virginia students roost here along with residents attracted to its rich cultural history. Here are a few things to do in and around Charlottesville: 1 Mosey around Monticello : Allow a generous amount of time to spend at Jefferson's estate home (above)
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
I'm taking the Coffee Companion, where I recap the day and weekend's sports headlines, on the road today. I'm in Charlottesville, Va,. for Maryland's NCAA super regional in accommodations that provide neither coffee nor complimentary shampoo, and yet I'm still willing to deliver this summary goodness for you all this morning. I'm a modern-day Karl Malone if you ask me. - Manny Machado drew the ire of the baseball world Sunday when he knocked Oakland catcher Derek Norris out of the game when he hit him with a couple bat swings, then lost his grip on his bat after a couple inside pitches.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | May 8, 2003
The Eden of the United States. That's what Thomas Jefferson called Charlottesville, Va., the charming city three hours south of Baltimore at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. To Jefferson, not even Paris could compete with the bucolic beauty of his hometown. "I am as happy nowhere else," he wrote. Of course, after spending 27 years building his home in Charlottesville, Jefferson might have romanticized the place a little. But even if the city is not your idea of Eden, one visit might convince you otherwise.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Throughout its improbable postseason run, the Maryland baseball team has faced teams that have had the advantage of simply having played in big games before. To level the scales a bit Saturday, it decided to impose its own kind of game on Virginia. The upstart Terps strung together hits early in the game and held off several late rallies en route to a tense, 5-4 win in the first game of their best-of-three NCAA super regional. “That's a typical game that we've been playing lately,” coach John Szefc said.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | January 31, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Now that the Maryland Terrapins have shown they know how to win on the road, it is time for them to erase one more blemish from their recent past and sustain the momentum that is carrying them as one of the nation's elite teams. And what better place for the No. 3 Terps to make another mark than University Hall, where they have been known to stumble? Junior point guard Steve Blake, like every other Maryland player besides seniors Juan Dixon and Lonny Baxter, has never experienced a victory at Virginia, which has won the past two meetings while playing host to Maryland.
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By Edward Lee | March 19, 2012
No. 2 Johns Hopkins' 11-7 victory over No. 7 Syracuse on Saturday assured the lacrosse community of a showdown between the top two teams in the country when the Blue Jays visit No. 1 Virginia this Saturday. It also gave Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala an opportunity to immediately cast his 7-0 team as overwhelming underdogs against an 8-0 Cavaliers squad that is the reigning national champion. “Nice to be 7-0,” he said during his post-game comments. “I think we put ourselves in a good position, and now we go down to a place and against a team that no one is going to give us a chance against.” That suggestion prompted Gary Lambrecht, former Sun writer and current Lacrosse Magazine contributor, to ask, “Really?
TRAVEL
By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,[Sun reporter ] | December 17, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. -- John Grisham bought a plantation on the outskirts of town once his best-selling books became blockbusters. Howie Long relocated his family to the area after retiring from an all-pro football career in California. And Dave Mat-thews formed his band in this laid-back college town. It seems writers, actors and celebrities have flocked to Charlottesville for its tranquil yet urbane existence. Visitors will find its Colonial history, Piedmont wine country and preppy university atmosphere equally alluring.
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January 1, 2004
On December 30, 2003, ANDREW BROADDUS "Buddy" Bolton Jr. 79, of Charlottesville. Born in 1924, and a lifelong resident of Charlottesville, he was the son of the late Andrew B. and Ada Samuel Young Bolton. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Constance Howard Bolton of Charlottesville; sons, William H. "Billy" Bolton and his wife Sheller and their children, Campbelll and Will of Charlottesville, Va.; Andrew B. "Andy" Bolton, III and his wife Frances and their children, Andrew IV and Philip of Towson, Maryland.
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January 9, 2004
On January 4, 2004, LITITIA ROBERTS LEE; devoted wife of the late M. L. Dawson Lee, Jr. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Joseph Wood of Charlottesville, VA. She lived for many years at the family farm, MOUNTJOY, near Ellicott City but moved to Charlottesville, VA after the death of her husband in 2001. A Graveside service and internment will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Petersville, MD, on Wednesday, January 14 at 3 P.M.
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June 7, 2003
On June 5, 2003, AARON C. ZENTGRAF, 20, of Charlottesville, VA, beloved son of Anthony L. Zentgraf, Jr. and Katherine C. Zentgraf, loving brother of Lena and Maggie, beloved grandson of Anthony, Sr. and Patricia Zentgraf of Ocean Pines, MD, Eugene and Lena Corrigan of Charlottesville, VA. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Services at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, VA.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
The start time of Maryland's game Monday at Virginia has been moved from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the team announced tonight, because of the "anticipated traffic and impacts" related to President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande's visit to Monticello that day. The game will now be broadcast on ESPNU. Monticello, in Charlottesville, Va., is the historic estate of President Thomas Jefferson. Fans should be prepared for potential traffic delays in the Charlottesville area between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Gates at John Paul Jones Arena will open at 7:30 p.m. 
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
After a 2013 schedule in which Loyola tangled with Maryland, UMBC and Delaware, the team replaced that trio with Penn State, Virginia and a Patriot League opponent. The upcoming campaign begins Thursday night when the Greyhounds pay a visit to the Cavaliers. Coach Charley Toomey said he has been attempting for several years to secure regular-season contests against Virginia and North Carolina and finally got his wish when Cavaliers coach Dom Starsia agreed to the series. Unlike some of his peers, Toomey said he welcomes opening the season against a difficult opponent like Virginia.
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By Kenneth Lavon Johnson | August 27, 2013
In the spring of 1963, when I was a student at the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General Corps School in Charlottesville, Va., the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to town to speak to the student body of the University of Virginia. At the time, my brother, Henry Floyd Johnson, was studying at UVA while also serving as the pastor of a church in Charlottesville. He had known King for some time, and took me to meet him on the evening that he was scheduled to speak. King greeted me warmly, and we chatted for about 15 minutes.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2013
Thomas C. Lederman, a Justice Department attorney recalled for his meticulous preparation of cases, died Saturday at Sinai Hospital after falling from a ladder. The Pinehurst-area resident was 65. Family members said the fatal accident occurred while he was clearing a tree branch. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he was the son of Donald Lederman, a federal public health employee, and Mary Antil Lederman, a high school French teacher. As a child, he moved with his family and lived at times in Harrisburg, Pa., Little Rock, Ark., and Charlottesville, Va. He was a graduate of Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, where he was class president and excelled in basketball and football.
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By Jon Fogg and The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2012
A group of former Virginia men's lacrosse players is heading to Charlottesville this weekend to play the current team and hold a free clinic to raise money for the daughters of Chris Sanderson, former goaltender for the Cavaliers and the now-Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse, who died June 28 at age 38 after a 3 1/2-year battle with brain cancer. The alumni game is set for 9:30 p.m. Friday on the lower practice field. Among the alumni committed to the event are a pair of Loyola High grads: Bayhawks attackman Ben Rubeor (2007)
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By Edward Lee | March 21, 2012
During his post-game conference after No. 2 Johns Hopkins's 11-7 victory over No. 7 Syracuse Saturday, coach Dave Pietramala immediately cast the Blue Jays as underdogs for Saturday's road contest against No. 1 Virginia, citing the program's winless drought in Charlottesville, Va., that extends back to 1998. That suggestion drew chuckles from Cavaliers coach Dom Starsia, who joked, “I don't even know why they're coming. What's the point?” Asked whether Pietramala's comment was coachspeak, Starsia replied, “Absolutely.
NEWS
January 30, 2004
ZIONA SEALOCK MERICA, Age 72, of Charlottesville, departed this life on January 26, 2004 at Winterhaven Assisted Living to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Born August 20, 1931 in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late William and Elsie Crickenberger Sealock. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett E. Merica; four sisters, Ethel, Evelyn, Mary and Alice; two brothers Otis and Charles. Survivors include her children, Janet Jones and her husband Paul of Charlottesville; Clement A. Herring, Jr. and his wife Brandy also of Charlottesville; Ruthann Waite and her husband Jeff of Waldorf, Maryland and Gary Merica of Largo, Florida; a sister, Dorothy Fogelman of Danville, Va; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Justin, Benjamin, Matthew and Jermaine and numerous nieces and nephews.
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By Edward Lee | March 19, 2012
No. 2 Johns Hopkins' 11-7 victory over No. 7 Syracuse on Saturday assured the lacrosse community of a showdown between the top two teams in the country when the Blue Jays visit No. 1 Virginia this Saturday. It also gave Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala an opportunity to immediately cast his 7-0 team as overwhelming underdogs against an 8-0 Cavaliers squad that is the reigning national champion. “Nice to be 7-0,” he said during his post-game comments. “I think we put ourselves in a good position, and now we go down to a place and against a team that no one is going to give us a chance against.” That suggestion prompted Gary Lambrecht, former Sun writer and current Lacrosse Magazine contributor, to ask, “Really?
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2012
The last thing George Huguely V's lawyer said as he left the courthouse at the end of his client's murder trial this week was that he looked "forward to some corrections on what happened here. " It is unclear whether he thought mistakes had been made by the jury - which found Huguely, 24, guilty of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the beating death of Yeardley Love, recommending a 26-year prison term - or by the legal teams. The lawyer, Francis McQ. Lawrence, did not respond to a request for comment.
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