Letters

LETTER- In Jefferson Ward's defense
Published on Feb 1st, 2007
0 comments I met Jeffrey Allen Ward in early January 2005 ["Local con man Jefferson Ward dead?" News, January 11]. He was battling for his life faced with allegations of rape and assault, which were later...
LETTER- I'm not who you think I am
Published on Feb 1st, 2007
1 comments In the issue of The Hook #0604, there were a number of factual errors that I would appreciate you acknowledging and atoning for. To wit: • my name is shown on page 34 to be "Tyler Magee." My...
LETTER- Thanks for the write-up
Published on Jan 11th, 2007
0 comments I am writing to commend Lynn Jo Jameson on her coverage of our American Lung Association Health House project [December 14: On the Block: "Druid yourself: Helping buyers catch their breath"]. It was...
LETTER- Boy may just not hear
Published on Jan 11th, 2007
0 comments The essay [January 4: "Don't believe it: The 'boy crisis' is pure bunk" says that "males as natural troublemakers simply doesn't pan out." Absolutely correct; however, because of biology, boys...
LETTER- Gerry Mitchell must have justice
Published on Jan 3rd, 2007
0 comments On behalf of the justice-loving people of Charlottesville, I call upon Albemarle County Police Chief John Miller and Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo to address the matter of Albemarle...
LETTER- No more midgets
Published on Dec 21st, 2006
0 comments In the article about the circus [December 14: "Wish you were {t}here- Ringling Brothers and the rest"}, the word "midget" was used. ("No midgets or tigers, but plenty of clowns.") Please note that...
LETTER- Police actions break several laws
Published on Dec 14th, 2006
6 comments It's troubling that many folks in this community actually believe a dog can be a police officer. A dog obviously cannot take an oath to support the United States Constituion, as a police officer or...
LETTER- Give reasons, don't rant
Published on Nov 23rd, 2006
0 comments I was surprised that you chose to run Clayton Greiman's letter, "Gay slurring tolerated," [urging expulsion for a student who hurled homophobic epithets] in the November 9 Hook. The piece left me...
LETTER- Deliver the mail!
Published on Nov 23rd, 2006
0 comments Okay, this is the second week in a row that your "mail" section (aka letters to the editor) has barely approached the size of a cocktail napkin. What gives? I love reading reader mail, and I'm sure I...
LETTER- Renier can't predict much
Published on Nov 16th, 2006
0 comments You ask, "What will it take for the Reniers of the world to earn mainstream acceptance?"  The answer is simple: perform a few readings successfully under proper testing conditions that eliminate...
LETTER- Gay slurring tolerated
Published on Nov 9th, 2006
2 comments I'm writing to comment on the [November 2 "4Better or Worse"] blurb concerning the near gay-bashing incident at Foxfield. Had this been an incident where a UVA student was hurling racial or religious...
LETTER- Eschew spoilers, please
Published on Nov 2nd, 2006
0 comments I recently started reading Lonesome Dove at a friend's insistence, and I'm loving it. It's one of those all-important American novels that I can't believe I put off reading this long. I knew of the...
LETTER- Brown looks backward
Published on Nov 2nd, 2006
0 comments In reading Dave McNair's recent column about Region Ten's Little High Street plans [October 25 OnArchitecture: "BZA showdown: Felled tree, scorned neighbors"]I was struck, but not surprised, by Mayor...
LETTER- '29 skiddoo: The fabulous, elitist Britannica
Published on Oct 19th, 2006
0 comments Mariane Matera, writing the October 12 Essay, "Cancel: Divorcing the daily paper," says she ended her subscription to the daily paper after 37 years. Reading that essay in a Charlottesville weekly,...
LETTER- Treating Mother kindly
Published on Oct 19th, 2006
0 comments Your September 28 news story, "Mother, say I: Monk sees vision in Nelson," was a breath of fresh air in the midst of increasingly negative news about the state of our world. While the writer had no...
LETTER- Homophobe by any other name...
Published on Oct 12th, 2006
6 comments In his recent letter to the Hook disavowing any homophobia while fulminating against homosexuality [Letters, September 28: "Don't call me homophobic"], Michael Ellston asks if "our culture's...
LETTER- Bearing the burden of freedom
Published on Oct 12th, 2006
0 comments I was struck by two pieces in the September 28 issue. One was the letter by Michael Ellston, who objected to having his bigotry toward homosexuals labeled "homophobia," and the other was Erika Raskin...
LETTER- Pinch me when neutrality reigns
Published on Oct 12th, 2006
3 comments School have two choices concerning the distribution of outside literature, says Kent Willis, director of the ACLU of Virginia: prohibit any distribution of material by outside nonprofits or allow all...
LETTER- Phobia hard to understand
Published on Oct 12th, 2006
0 comments I am responding to a letter in the September 28 edition of the Hook, written by Michael Ellston. While I did not read the Tony Perrino essay of August 31: "Bible beating: Let's lay homophobia to rest...
LETTER- Where's George Clinton?
Published on Oct 5th, 2006
0 comments I could not find a single word about the P- Funk show in this week's Hook [September 28]! To overlook Dr. Funkenstein's appearance is appalling. If it was due to space issues, why not give up the...
LETTER- Homophobe by any other name...
Published on Oct 5th, 2006
0 comments In his recent letter to the Hook disavowing any homophobia while fulminating against homosexuality [Letters, September 28: "Don't call me homophobic"], Michael Ellston asks if "our culture's...
LETTER- Judge people by actions
Published on Oct 5th, 2006
0 comments I can understand why Michael Ellston [Letters, September 28: "Don't call me homophobic"] wishes not to be called a homophobe, and agree with him that name-calling does not help to bridge...
LETTER- Give Carter his due!
Published on Oct 5th, 2006
0 comments Thanks for delivering a decent article on DMB at the John (unlike the puerile coverage provided by a certain other weekly which shall remain unnamed). Just one question: Why no photos of Carter? I...
LETTER- Step forward for Briehl
Published on Sep 28th, 2006
9 comments I read your articles concerning the Reverend Greg Briehl [August 17: "Prayer for judgment: Nudie pics, voyeur cams stun flock," September 21: "Man of conviction: Ex-pastor gets 60 days in taped...
LETTER- Don't call me homoph0bic
Published on Sep 28th, 2006
1 comments Tony Perrino's essay [August 31: "Bible beating: Let's lay homophobia to rest"] made me think what a terrible word and idea "homophobia" is. Think about it. It's thrown around today as if anyone who...
LETTER- Shawn was ousted
Published on Sep 28th, 2006
0 comments Thank you for the wonderful coverage of Shawn Decker and his new book [August 17 cover story: "My pet virus: Decker finds humor in his life with HIV"]. I take objection to former superintendent of...
LETTER- Don't water brown grass
Published on Sep 14th, 2006
0 comments Please run a correction to the last sentence of "News Shorts" about record water use ["Record water use leads to warning," August 31]. Browning grass is not "already dying." It is this misperception...
LETTER- Discretion is the better part
Published on Sep 14th, 2006
0 comments I'd like to offer a defense lawyer's perspective on Jim Camblos' exercise of prosecutorial discretion. An article in the August 31 Hook [News, "Camblos comments: Controversy continues"] questioned...
LETTER- Thanks for the hippiness
Published on Sep 14th, 2006
0 comments Kudos to Vijith Assar for interviewing Trevor Garrod of Tea Leaf Green [August 24: "Phishermen: Trey boosts Tea Leaf Green"]. The Hook still holds hippies. Spencer ConneratClearwater, FLFormer...
LETTER- Wine law means <i>real</i> sour grapes
Published on Sep 14th, 2006
0 comments The recent law enacted by the General Assembly [News, "Bad taste: New law riles wineries, retailers," August 31] has to rank as one of the worst, with a very negative impact on the consumer and...