Letters

LETTER- Red alert: Be sure vinyl is marked
Published on Jun 7th, 2007
0 comments I am very disappointed in Alan Zimmerman's [May 31] Tough Customer column, "Vinyl soul: Short-sheeting makes tempers flare." When I met with Mr. Zimmerman, I told him I wanted consumers to be made...
LETTER- Tell the truth about abstinence
Published on May 31st, 2007
0 comments In the article "No-sex ed: Abstinence-only aims for local support" published May 3, Cynthia Dussault asserts that there is a solid presence of the Worth-Your-Wait program in Nelson County. I have...
LETTER- Abstinence-only ed doesn't work
Published on May 31st, 2007
0 comments Thank you for bringing attention to the importance of sex education in your May 3  news article, "No-sex ed: Abstinence-only aims for local support." In response, I would like to create...
LETTER- What's WYW's real worry?
Published on May 17th, 2007
0 comments I'm writing in response to your coverage of the recent Worth Your Wait (WYW) abstinence-only sex education meeting ["No-sex ed: Abstinence-only aims for local support," May 3], and a WYW brochure I...
LETTER- Craig has the credentials
Published on May 10th, 2007
0 comments The HotSeat in the Hook with a full page picture of Larry Claytor in his Rescue Squad uniform was very impressive ["Which scene? Larry Claytor, CSI, tries again," April 19]. Included in the article...
LETTER- Document interlopers!
Published on May 3rd, 2007
0 comments Last week, Jim Sullivan sent in a photo he took in his Albemarle County yard last October of a green treefrog [Letters, "How 'bout this peeper?" April 26]. We do not have these amphibians breeding in...
LETTER- Call her madame
Published on Apr 26th, 2007
0 comments I enjoy reading The Hook and want to thank you for printing the piece on Carrie Weber [March 15: "Prodigal daughter: AHS alum lends French touch to fest"] . She was a classmate of mine, and I enjoyed...
LETTER- How 'bout this peeper?
Published on Apr 26th, 2007
0 comments In her April 19 letter: "Straight dope on peepers," Marlene Condon states, "We do not have Green Tree Frogs in our area." The accompanying frog might disagree. This two-inch green tree frog with smug...
LETTER- Thanks for no stigma
Published on Apr 26th, 2007
1 comments Thank you for not scapegoating people with mental illness in your coverage of the massacre at Virginia Tech ["After the massacre," April 19]. Your coverage was almost unique in not taking the tack of...
LETTER- Williams an admirable man
Published on Apr 19th, 2007
0 comments Many of us in the African-American community were delighted by your April 5 cover story, "Tectonic Shift: What will happen when Eugene Williams loosens his tie?"  Eugene Williams is very much...
LETTER- Williams leaves big legacy
Published on Apr 19th, 2007
0 comments Thank you for writing sthe wonderful and inspiring article on Eugene Williams ["Tectonic shift: What will happen when Eugene Williams loosens his tie?" April 5]. It's enlightening to read a story...
LETTER- Rethink cynical drug stance
Published on Apr 5th, 2007
0 comments The Hook's stance in 4Better or Worse poking fun at the cost of drug enforcement only getting $600 worth of cocaine off the street ["Best reason to reevaluate drug enforcement costs," March 29], is...
LETTER- What's wrong with McGuffey Park?
Published on Mar 29th, 2007
0 comments We are responding to your article on McGuffey Park in the March 1 issue of the Hook. There were a few errors that a quick call to either Friends of McGuffey Park or the landscape architecture firm,...
LETTER- Red-light cams aren't so great
Published on Mar 29th, 2007
0 comments I've had three weeks to ponder the possibility that I might have misled the Hook's readership with my response to the question that was posed to me by your roving reporter: "Are red-light cameras a...
LETTER- Natural birth control saves marriages
Published on Mar 22nd, 2007
0 comments I never implied that I used the "rhythm method" for family planning ["Picket payday: Planned Parenthood one-ups protesters," March 1. The rhythm method has been shown to be only 30 percent effective...
LETTER- Now you know the rest of the story
Published on Mar 22nd, 2007
0 comments Ms. Jeanne Seering has been my family's neighbor and good friend for many years. Your recent articles [The Fearless Consumer, December 14: "This old house," February 8: "The judge speaks"] paint a...
LETTER- Calling all pledgers
Published on Mar 22nd, 2007
1 comments Thanks for covering Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge's Pledge-A-Picket program ["Picket payday: Planned Parenthood one-ups protesters," March 1]. In the few days following publication of your...
LETTER- Planned Parenthood is rich
Published on Mar 22nd, 2007
0 comments I find it disturbing, but not surprising, that Planned Parenthood has found a way to capitalize on pro-life protesters. I could not help feeling that the Hook's article ["Picket payday: Planned...
LETTER- All trash costs us
Published on Mar 15th, 2007
0 comments According to the author of "(Re)cycle of life" [cover story, February 8], money rules. It's too bad she didn't do full-cost accounting, because her picture was far from complete. Where were the...
LETTER- Ditch 'Culture Vulture'
Published on Mar 15th, 2007
4 comments I think The Hook should take a poll to see just exactly how many people enjoy Linda Sherman's "Culture Vulture" and how many people think it's as ignorant (not to mention poorly drawn) as I do; and...
LETTER- Put brakes on auto worship
Published on Mar 8th, 2007
2 comments I find it just a little bit ironic that you ran a cover story [February 22: "Do we desire a streetcar?"] on the possible future of a downtown streetcar in which the author repeatedly mentions the...
LETTER- Add biking to streetcars
Published on Mar 8th, 2007
0 comments Kudos to the Hook for taking up environmental issues. In particular, Randy Salzman's article, "Do we desire a streetcar?" is excellent [February 22]. He pointed out some stark facts: "Some 54,500...
LETTER- Ask the right questions, please
Published on Mar 1st, 2007
0 comments Thanks to the Hook for updating us on the floundering state of recycling efforts ["(Re)cycle of life," February 8 cover story]. Now we have a good excuse to give in to the midwinter doldrums....
LETTER- AP classes don't add much
Published on Mar 1st, 2007
0 comments The recent Hook article on the proposed changes to the Albemarle County high school program of studies [February 8, "Moran's plan: Supe stops alleged 'dumbing down'"] was an interesting read. There...
LETTER- Look at whole picture
Published on Feb 22nd, 2007
0 comments Your [February 8] cover story, "(Re)cycle of life: We want to believe" fails to address some of the costs of materials regarding recycling. For just one example, aluminum is usually strip mined as...
LETTER- Society accepts women's degradation
Published on Feb 22nd, 2007
0 comments God bless Courteney Stuart for her thorough and humane article on the murder of Sarah Crawford ["Guilty," cover story February 15]. This story is shockingly common– a woman tries to leave her...
LETTER- Face 'peak oil' reality
Published on Feb 22nd, 2007
0 comments Thank you for publishing "Do we desire a streetcar?" [February 22 cover story]  It's the first article I recall seeing in Charlottesville's alternative media even mentioning peak oil. When peak...
LETTER- Lighten up, folks
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
0 comments Give it a rest, Charlottesville! Recently, the Hook wrote a brief story regarding the circulation of "Charlottesville Barbies" [ "Duped: Virginia's Barbies not so special," February 1].   The...
LETTER- Honor Dr. King on his day
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
0 comments As an educator at Tandem Friends School who values the significance of diversity, I was frustrated with and ashamed of "King's spring" [Photophile, January 18]. I thumbed the whole paper looking for...
LETTER- Who needs a new song?
Published on Feb 1st, 2007
0 comments I'm really disappointed by the finalists for State Song [January 18: "Two new tunes revive state song debate"]. Both songs sound contrived and caused bile to rise in my throat. Why does the State...