Letters

LETTER- Thinking the unthinkable
Published on Sep 14th, 2006
0 comments I commend the Hook for having the courage to run Janis Jaquith's essay "Unthinkable? Who really destroyed the towers?" in the September 7 Hook.  Everything about 9/11 was unthinkable, but it...
LETTER- Bible essay revised history
Published on Sep 14th, 2006
0 comments I like the Hook. However, I don't like Tony Perrino's irresponsible use of Bible passages or his revisionist history or his whitewash of the issue of gay marriage [Essay: "Bible beating: Let's lay...
LETTER- Gay marriage already banned
Published on Sep 14th, 2006
0 comments In Tony Perrino's essay, "Bible beating: Let's lay homophobia to rest" [August 31], the author states that if Ballot Question #1 passes this November, the resulting constitutional amendment will in...
LETTER- Seymour's bloodlust
Published on Sep 14th, 2006
0 comments I've been following the opposing views here with regard to the Seymour trial [News, "Guilty verdict: Cat shooter gets jail time," August 24], and there seems to be one very telling fact lost on most...
LETTER- Where are needed laws?
Published on Sep 7th, 2006
0 comments George Seymour's attorney, Benjamin Dick, is correct that his client has every right to protect his property from animals roaming at will ["Guilty verdict: Cat shooter gets jail time," August 24]....
LETTER- Spray cats, don't kill 'em
Published on Sep 7th, 2006
0 comments I was really amazed at those individuals who criticized the 10-day jail sentence imposed on George Seymour for shooting a domestic cat [August 31 letters: "Seymour's sentence unjust," "Cat trial...
LETTER- Buy a car cover
Published on Sep 7th, 2006
0 comments I have been following your story "Guilty verdict: Cat shooter gets jail time" [August 24] with great interest in that I love animals. Defense attorney J. Benjamin Dick's remarks– "You just can'...
LETTER- Defending worldly goods
Published on Sep 7th, 2006
1 comments When I came across the Rev. Kort Greene's letter in the most recent issue of the Hook ["Seymour's sentence unjust," August 31], I was genuinely surprised by his position. Not that he was praying for...
LETTER- Seymour's sentence unjust
Published on Aug 31st, 2006
0 comments Recently an Albemarle County resident was given a jail sentence for killing a cat in his yard ["Guilty verdict: Cat shooter gets jail time," News, August 24]. Not all people are animal lovers. If one...
LETTER- Cat trial resembles witch trial
Published on Aug 31st, 2006
0 comments George Seymour shot a cat after he had dealt with felines damaging expensive cars parked on his property, and now he has been sentenced to jail [News, "Guilty verdict: Cat shooter gets jail time,"...
LETTER- A simulacrum of a column
Published on Aug 31st, 2006
0 comments This week's "On The Block" column ["Wayland's Grant: At home in the faux '50s"] could more aptly be named "On The Chopping Block." Lynn Jo Jameson's disparaging attack of Wayland's Grant seems a...
LETTER- Thanks for facts
Published on Aug 31st, 2006
0 comments I want to thank you as a reader of the local news for you excellent, balanced piece on Greg Briehl ["Prayer for judgment: Nudie pics, voyeur cams stun flock," August 17].   What is particularly...
LETTER- Church opposes Amendment
Published on Aug 24th, 2006
0 comments We would like to thank Dr. Hook, John Hong, for his August 17 letter, "Defeat the Marriage Amendment." This amendment is ill conceived, and the more information given to the public on its true nature...
LETTER- Abstain from no-sex plan
Published on Aug 24th, 2006
0 comments I write in response to Courteney Stuart's July 13 article, "Don't do it: Abstaining from ‘no-sex' ed" which disclosed that the Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia have quietly received a...
LETTER- Lebo's memory faulty
Published on Aug 17th, 2006
0 comments Charles Lebo recently wrote a letter to the Hook ["We just weren't mean," July 27] in which he argues that the ACLU and the Rutherford Institute are wasting resources and hurting his reputation by...
LETTER- Defeat the 'Marriage Amendment'
Published on Aug 17th, 2006
0 comments I would like to thank Bass Mitchell for his June 16 essay, "Thanks but... Anti-gay sermon offer falls on deaf ears" As a relatively new Episcopalian and Christian, I have been very saddened to be...
LETTER- Stinger article a zinger
Published on Aug 17th, 2006
0 comments Dr. Hook writes a splendid column every week. His of July 16 on insect stings, "Bee careful: Insect stings can be deadly," was timely as there are, it seems to this gardner, more bees of all kinds...
LETTER- Jesus would weep
Published on Aug 17th, 2006
0 comments Breathes there a writer– with ego so alive– who never to herself has said, "Damn, I wish I'd written that!" John W. Whitehead's splendid August 10 essay, "What would Jesus bomb?" fueled...
LETTER- Cops should heed these rules
Published on Aug 10th, 2006
0 comments The fallout from the so-called "bomb-plot" saga needs to be addressed soon so other families do not have to face the nightmare detailed in the July 20 Hook [News: "Teen drama: Parents speak in 'bomb...
LETTER- Have no worries at UVA hospital
Published on Aug 10th, 2006
0 comments As a current UVA medical resident, I would like to add a few thoughts in your otherwise thorough cover story, "PR Emergency" [July 20].   First, although the Accreditation Council for Graduate...
LETTER- Meanness here to stay
Published on Aug 10th, 2006
0 comments In his July 27 letter ["We just weren't mean"] justifying his decision to have 70-year-old Rich Collins arrested for handing out political campaign leaflets in the Shopper's World parking lot,...
LETTER- Hospital story alarming
Published on Jul 27th, 2006
0 comments I write to thank the Hook for writing the very important story on the UVA Medical Center [Cover story, "PR: UVA med center struggles with  probation," July 20]. I also would like to applaud the...
LETTER- We just weren't mean
Published on Jul 27th, 2006
0 comments John Whitehead asserts [July 6 essay: "Police state: Has common sense taken leave?"] that a "culture of meanness" was placed upon Rich Collins when I had him arrested last year for campaigning at a...
LETTER- Rich is right
Published on Jul 27th, 2006
0 comments The letters [July 20: "Rich just fears old age," "Virtue means caring for sick," and "Rich was a pain"] regarding Barbara Rich's July 13 essay ["Terminal? More than breath required for 'life'"]...
LETTER- Pregnancy grants shameful
Published on Jul 20th, 2006
0 comments I am writing in response to "Don't do it: Abstaining from 'no-sex' ed," July 13. Thanks for reporting that the Pregnancy Centers of Central Virginia have received more than $600,000 in federal funds...
LETTER- Virtue means caring for sick
Published on Jul 20th, 2006
0 comments Barbara Rich advocated euthanasia as a means of helping senile elderly people [July 13 essay: "Terminal? More than breath required for life"]. Arguing that being "alive" is limited to those who are...
LETTER- Rich just fears old age
Published on Jul 20th, 2006
0 comments "As a nation, we would do well to move on and join the growing number of realists who recognize the difference between people who are truly alive and those merely capable of enduring an incurable,...
LETTER- Walker Square meets our needs
Published on Jul 20th, 2006
0 comments This letter is a response to On the Block of July 6, "Hurry inside: Ignore Square's repetitive exterior."  As condo owners at Walker Square, we are very satisfied with all aspects of the complex...
LETTER- Ram buildings someplace else
Published on Jul 13th, 2006
0 comments We are making big mistakes on aesthetic and practical grounds when we okay nine-story buildings for the Downtown Mall [Cover story: "Are you ready for nine stories?" June 1]. On aesthetic grounds, we...
LETTER- I still watch broadcast
Published on Jul 13th, 2006
0 comments We haven't all moved away from broadcast TV [News, "Freeze frame: Is anyone still watching broadcast?" July 6]! I've never used cable and still enjoy broadcast television here in the Shenandoah...