Letters

LETTER- WINA 'frenzy' is too much
Published on Sep 27th, 2007
6 comments Thank you for the cover story on the WINA Morning Show shake-up [September 13]. I've been a faithful listener for ten years, from 7 to 10am. Now I find that by 7:30 I'm jumping out of my skin, and by...
LETTER- Kleeman asks hard questions
Published on Sep 20th, 2007
0 comments Thanks for your recent profile of Independent City Council Candidate Peter Kleeman [Hot Seat: "Outspoken: Squeaky wheel runs for council," September 13]. As a citizen advocate, I have worked with...
LETTER- Is the city a 'rat lab'?
Published on Sep 13th, 2007
0 comments Dave McNair's article "Sticking point: Required shot catches parents off guard" [News, August 30] raises several issues that could use more community discussion. First, why should school staff be the...
LETTER- Vaccine opt-out available
Published on Sep 13th, 2007
1 comments In "Sticking point: Required shot catches parents off guard" [News, August 30] regarding the many children who were not allowed to attend the first day of school without their booster shot, TDaP, it...
LETTER- Friend NRN's foe?
Published on Sep 6th, 2007
0 comments I have to give WNRN's Mike Friend some credit for consistency. About every six months he surfaces in some Charlottesville media outlet with his typical mix of self-promotion and conspiracy theories...
LETTER- Karon's Mitford eerie similar
Published on Sep 6th, 2007
0 comments I read with interest your correction about the reference to Jan Karon's Mitford series ["Karon's Mitford's a town" August 23]. I read her series after a friend recommended it. I bought the entire...
LETTER- He lives in Palmyra
Published on Aug 30th, 2007
0 comments Thanks for printing my letter last week regarding the outdated photo in your Annual Manual ["Why use old photo?" August 16]. However, you managed to mess up my address, which did not escape the sharp...
LETTER- Hook's subconscious revealed
Published on Aug 30th, 2007
0 comments In your August 23 HotSeat article about my candidacy for Charlottesville City Council ["Psych! Indie Haskins analyzes Council run"], you made multiple references to my professional efforts as a...
LETTER- Tone down sensationalism
Published on Aug 23rd, 2007
0 comments Like others in Charlottesville, I'm delighted that this man has been caught and hope he will never be let out of prison ["Arrested! A decade after first known attack, serial rape suspect in custody...
LETTER- Sharp reader spots typo
Published on Aug 23rd, 2007
0 comments Hook ups ante by maximizing font size of typos and adding brilliant color to them. ["Richelle Claiborne bids town aidieu," August 16]. It's "adieu." Not pretty in pink. Wow, that's big. Catherine...
LETTER- Why use old photo?
Published on Aug 16th, 2007
0 comments I read the Annual Manual [August 2] and enjoyed it as usual. I was happy to find mention of our Municipal Band concerts at the Charlottesville Pavilion, among the wealth of local information provided...
LETTER- Why leave trees, chop weeds?
Published on Aug 16th, 2007
2 comments I feel obligated to comment on your "Tough Customer" story, "Hello, hello: Tree dispute falls on deaf ears" [August 9].   How strange that Brenda Jones "has been for the...
LETTER- It's easy to live simply
Published on Aug 16th, 2007
0 comments I hate to rain on anyone's parade, but no one has to essentially go into exile like Heather and Logan Ward, the couple in the [August 9] cover story, "An uncommon past time: The hardship of the...
LETTER- Blind Lemon inspired 'Starship'
Published on Aug 9th, 2007
0 comments Regarding Linda Sherman's "Culture Vulture" cartoon in the July 12 issue, have no fear that Jefferson Starship will infringe on TJ or UVA/Monticello. The band was named for Blind Lemon Jefferson, a...
LETTER- Joseph's transformation suspicious
Published on Aug 9th, 2007
1 comments Prize-winner Jen Fariello's charming pictures for The Hook's recent HotSeat on Marcia Joseph compelled me to write ["The funeral singer: Joseph's coats of many colors," July 26]. I have worked with...
LETTER- Try interviewing the Master
Published on Aug 9th, 2007
0 comments Regarding your July 19 article "Yogi flare: Blessed mother raises guru's profile," I am the individual Adam Sorensen interviewed for much of the story.  While I acknowledge the author/...
LETTER- How Master Charles helped me
Published on Jul 26th, 2007
0 comments I have never been affiliated in any way with Synchronicity, nor do I follow its teachings. [July 19: "Yogi Flare: Blessed mother raises guru's profile"] I have, however, known Master...
LETTER- It was Det. Davis, not Gates
Published on Jul 19th, 2007
0 comments I read with interest your story on Katie Worsky ["Little girl lost: Remembering Katie Worksy after 25 years," July 12] not because I knew the Worskys, although I feel as if I did, but because, as...
LETTER- Downtown assaults must stop
Published on Jul 19th, 2007
4 comments Nice article on the scary spate of beatings [News, "Eight is enough: Youths strike downtown again," July 12]. I had my own close encounter outside Starr Hill one evening last November. I was there...
LETTER- Hurt deserved the goods
Published on Jul 12th, 2007
0 comments This is rather profoundly none of my business, but I was bothered by one part of the otherwise interesting article on Jack Manahan: the discussion of Althea Hurt and the disposition of the Manahan...
LETTER- TB research a critical need
Published on Jul 12th, 2007
0 comments I'm writing in response to John Hong's column about tuberculosis ["TB or not TB? Tests determine who's a carrier," June 28].   Without an increased response from our elected officials, TB is a...
LETTER- No sympathy for Kelly
Published on Jul 12th, 2007
1 comments I found the reporting of Elisa Kelly's story to be very upsetting ["Kelly's plight: Incarcerated 'soccer mom' talks at last," June 21].   There's nothing in the report indicating that Kelly...
LETTER- Tree chopping in McGuffey-ville
Published on Jul 7th, 2007
0 comments I'm sure your May 30 breaking-news item, "Trees topple in, around, McGuffey Park," triggered memories for many. Mine go back 50 years. In 1957, I got my start in public discourse as a fourth-grader...
LETTER- Was your reporter jilted?
Published on Jun 28th, 2007
0 comments Did Dave MacNair once get turned down by one of the wonderful women who started "Friends of McGuffey Park?  If not, then I'm at a loss to understand his increasing vendetta against the...
LETTER- Why misidentify me... twice?
Published on Jun 28th, 2007
0 comments Again, your publication has seen fit to publish my picture with someone else's name under it ["Question of the Week," June 7]. I don't know what problem you have with me, or who's paying you, or...
LETTER- Get expert tree advice
Published on Jun 28th, 2007
0 comments I'm writing in regard to "Tree take-down" ["Gimme shelter," June 21]. I think your expert, Keith Mann, had a very difficult task of simplifying a very intricate process, especially since the tree in...
LETTER- Bikers need trails and lanes
Published on Jun 14th, 2007
0 comments The Hook's story on bicycle commuting in Charlottesville was great ["I want to ride my bicycle," May 31].  But the true solution isn't limited to the city: only if the city, county, and state...
LETTER- Drivers should watch for bikes
Published on Jun 14th, 2007
0 comments Although Randy Salzman makes many good points, I disagree with one of his claims ["I want to ride my bicycle," May 31]. I, too, bike regularly along Stony Point Road, from Redbud Hills to Monticello...
LETTER- Photograph who's who
Published on Jun 14th, 2007
0 comments November 30, 1999: Lucile Branham Watson's ashes are scattered in the pasture behind the Timberlake-Branham house by her daughter, Jane Leitch. PHOTO BY MARY COCKERILLE Thanks for your continued...
LETTER- Build more bike lanes
Published on Jun 7th, 2007
3 comments Great article: "I want to ride my bicycle," May 31! We need more articles like this one. If you build it, they will ride. I think more people would ride their bicycles to work if they had a safe way...