Letters

Bully for the bully essay
Published on Aug 29th, 2012
0 comments [Re: August 23 essay: "President Sullivan: Still getting bullied by Dragas"]: Every word 1,000% true and a much needed article. I think you should send a copy to the Rector by registered mail. Thank...
Jaquith points in the right mirror
Published on Aug 22nd, 2012
6 comments Janis Jaquith is right that it’s the consumer, not the energy companies, to blame for the problems caused by energy consumption. [August 9 essay: “Post-derecho: I realize I’m the eco-catastrophe”]But...
Jaquith might wanna try Somalia
Published on Aug 16th, 2012
2 comments To the credit of Janis Jaquith, she acknowledges her addiction [August 9 essay: "Post derecho: I realize I'm the eco-catastrophe"]. This addiction does seem to have rendered her thought processes...
Derecho coverage left big gaps
Published on Jul 26th, 2012
1 comments The worst thing about an emergency situation like the derecho is the lack of information.If you go on the Dominion web site, you seem to find plenty of it — news releases, interactive outage maps,...
Bob's reach exceeds his grasp
Published on Jul 26th, 2012
0 comments With the Commonwealth contributing seven percent of the University's budget, why is any governor making any appointments to the Board of Visitors? ["Bob's mess: 'Please stop,' Governor McDonnell...
$530K could be better spent on local radio
Published on Jul 19th, 2012
0 comments Just found the page I tore out and meant to comment on a couple months ago [May 3: "Air apparent:  History Guys' prep for weekly launch"] It was very disconcerting to see a full page devoted to...
I agree, to a point, with Paul Tudor Jones
Published on Jul 19th, 2012
0 comments As a UVA alum, roughly contemporaneous with Paul Tudor Jones, I think he and I might agree on several points [June 21: "'Important alum': Donor Jones had role in Sullivan ouster"], notably: 1) The...
Nature omitted in Green insert
Published on Jul 19th, 2012
0 comments I find it sad that the only mention of nature in your 32-page Green & Nerdy section is an ad on page 19 for pest control. [spring 2012 special promo insert] As my husband commented when I...
Governor's power exceeds state's contribution
Published on Jul 12th, 2012
0 comments With the Commonwealth contributing  percent of The University's budget [June 21: "'Important alum': Donor Jones had role in Sullivan ouster"], why is any governor making any appointments to the...
Report shouldn't have noted race
Published on Jul 12th, 2012
0 comments I normally enjoy the Hook and the wide array of articles and opinions within.  However, I was dismayed at your comment in the article about the time capsule [June 7: "Wet capsule: Soggy city...
Bypass a monster built for out-of-towners
Published on May 17th, 2012
1 comments Having followed our recent spate of contentious public works issues, i.e., reservoir use, Bypass, Belmont Bridge, I wish to join the ranks of those who have said THANKYOU, to the Hook for keeping a...
Belmont Bridge a journey or a destination?
Published on Apr 26th, 2012
22 comments [Re: April 12 cover story: "Belmont vortex: Vision vs. reality in Belmont Bridge debate"], three big questions to mix it up at your next backyard BBQ:1. The historical debate: "Is the Belmont Bridge...
Schilling was on a witch-hunt
Published on Apr 4th, 2012
10 comments I don't know Ric Barrick, but from all the reports I have read and heard, I have to say that the continued efforts by Rob Schilling to disparage this man truly represent a witch-hunt. [March 29...
New law helps, not hurts, juveniles
Published on Mar 29th, 2012
0 comments The [March 8] Week in Review's "toughest on juveniles" paragraph was wildly inaccurate when it stated that the General Assembly passed a bill making the suspension and expulsion records of students...
Charlottesville can support a Cracker Barrel
Published on Mar 29th, 2012
0 comments I read the article about Cracker Barrel's decision not to come to Charlottesville [March 1: "Staved off: Cracker Barrel bypasses Fifth Street"]. I can't believe that a town this size, a hot spot for...
There was no brawl b/w MHS and CHS
Published on Feb 23rd, 2012
1 comments Regarding ["Biggest brawl"] in 4Better or Worse  in the February 16 issue: First of all, there was no "brawl." Not one punch. I was there. CHS players were playing very aggressively throughout...
Electric cars run on coal
Published on Feb 9th, 2012
0 comments The essay by Randy Salzman [January 26: "Dumb and dumber: Silly stuff that's supposed to be green"] was well-written and covered many important points. I truly applaud the author. However, it failed...
Jaquith omitted most shop-local benefits
Published on Jan 23rd, 2012
15 comments Full disclosure: I own a local business. So you can imagine my disappointment when the Hook chose to run an essay that actively discourages shopping locally, [Janis Jaquith’s January 19 "Online specs...
Thanks for the movie times
Published on Jan 12th, 2012
0 comments Thank you. It was great to find the movie times back in the Hook. It was even better to find the movie listings back. While I can find the times by phone, I find the short reviews very, very helpful...
Can you really handle the truth?
Published on Jan 12th, 2012
0 comments I read with mild amusement your brief article explaining your origins and how your paper takes on the hard stories [October 11 editor's note: "Why the Hook? We unveil a new motto for this newspaper...
Thanks for disinfecting the Biscuit
Published on Dec 22nd, 2011
0 comments Thanks for the reporting on Biscuit Run shenanigans. [November 10 cover story: "The flip that flopped: Biscuit Run men want $20 million more from taxpayers"]. I sincerely appreciate your efforts to...
Essayist misunderstood Occupy and its fingers
Published on Dec 22nd, 2011
0 comments I don’t mind criticism of the Occupy movement except when it is based on misrepresentations of the sort in the essay ["Great people? Steve Jobs, the Occupy movement, and us"] on the last page of the...
Too wide a brush painted horse-racing as evil
Published on Dec 15th, 2011
0 comments [Re: October 20 Sports Doctor: "They're off: Colonial Downs a disgrace to VA racing"] We who are involved in this sport love our beautiful thoroughbreds and care for them from the time they are born...
Now I know why helicopters fly over me
Published on Dec 15th, 2011
0 comments Your [October 13 cover story: "Reefer madness? Copter and SWAT team weeded out 2 plants on their property"] finally answered a question I've had for more than a quarter of a century: Why were...
Scalping began under the British
Published on Oct 20th, 2011
0 comments Your cartoonist who recently made weak humor [Linda Sherman in the September 1 "Culture Vulture" feature] based on the stereotype that "Indians" scalp people is apparently ignorant of the history of...
Parents ignored over 'glitchy' system
Published on Oct 20th, 2011
0 comments Thanks so much for "Glitchy System: Inside the student software debacle," [the September 15 cover story] by Dave McNair. This is, unfortunately, the sad truth. A group of parents had been...
9/11 editorial a disservice
Published on Oct 6th, 2011
0 comments I can’t even begin to explain my disappointment in your 9/11 cover story. [September 8: "9/11 reflections: 3,000 dead and freedom too"] Why would you allow an editorial to be your cover story for...
Schilling's story borders on libel
Published on Oct 6th, 2011
0 comments Rob Schilling's article [August 25 essay: "Game over: Whites 2, blacks 0 in Democrats' firehouse primary"] is not only factually inaccurate, but it verges on libelous. The Democratic Party has had...
Freedom lives-- along with tasteless headlines
Published on Oct 6th, 2011
0 comments Your front-page headline "3,000 dead & freedom too" [September 8 cover story] is a tawdry offense to the memory of Americans who were slain ten years ago.Tragically, the victims of 9/11 actually...
Denigration of Native Americans must end
Published on Oct 6th, 2011
0 comments The Hook has been my favorite local news source since its inception. I have always trusted the Hook to give me the news in a way that supports my left-leaning sensibilities. Unfortunately, I now...