Letters

LETTER- <span class="s1">Bell protests too much</span>
Published on Jul 13th, 2006
0 comments In "Some general assembly required" [June 29], Delegate Rob Bell discusses his support for the proposed constitutional amendment that would restrict the right of persons to contract outside of...
LETTER- Boyce &amp; Prism helped
Published on Jul 7th, 2006
0 comments Many thanks for the great article on Greg Liszt ["Making the Liszt," Facetime, June 1] and the extra career credit for me for being his Mom. But to give credit where it's due, Greg's...
LETTER-RFK's wrong on 2004 election
Published on Jul 7th, 2006
0 comments In his June 15 movie review: "Libre it alone: Nacho's no Napoleon,"  Steve Warren's comparison of wrestling to elections reveals a deep ignorance about the dynamics of the 2004 election when he...
LETTER- Keep animals safe
Published on Jul 7th, 2006
0 comments The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA should be lauded for its efforts to strengthen animal abuse laws in Virginia ("Paw-tition: Crowds expected for cat-shooting trial," June 15). For the safety of...
LETTER- Development threatens us all
Published on Jul 7th, 2006
0 comments Darren Pace is right: we can decrease automobile use and suburban sprawl by increasing density and establishing public transportation to save the countryside ["Nine stories will be great," Letters,...
LETTER- Ludwig's vision deserves respect
Published on Jul 6th, 2006
0 comments With regard to your [June 29] "Ludwig's leave" article, the press release from the Hampshire Group is certainly newsworthy, so I have no problem with The Hook's coverage of it. But the sensational...
LETTER- Cats certainly are hunters
Published on Jun 29th, 2006
0 comments Nathan Winograd, executive director of No Kill Solutions, says, "The common belief that feral cats are serious predators of birds is apparently without basis" [Peripawtetic puss: The great roaming...
LETTER- You done Mr. Huja wrong!
Published on Jun 29th, 2006
0 comments We cannot believe you featured Satyendra Huja and George Allen in the same piece, and also ran a a photo of Allen but none of Mr. Huja! [Cover story, "Historical markers we'd like to see," June 15...
LETTER- Story a dagger in our hearts
Published on Jun 22nd, 2006
0 comments In light of your recent stories surrounding the death of Nolan Jenkins [News, June 8: "Two parties: Debate follows tragic deaths"], I would like to express how deeply disappointed I am in your...
LETTER- Leave the geese alone
Published on Jun 22nd, 2006
0 comments I'd like to respond to the article about the unwanted (by some) geese at UVA or at certain golf courses ["Dell–icate matter: UVA sics dogs on 'Tom and Martha,'" News, June 15]. Some of the...
LETTER- Nine stories will be great
Published on Jun 15th, 2006
0 comments After reading the article regarding proposed nine-story buildings coming to Charlottesville [June 1 cover story: "Are you ready for nine stories"], and often hearing discussion about it elsewhere, I'...
LETTER- First and Main towers over church
Published on Jun 15th, 2006
0 comments I was one of the three "public" that attended the May 23 joint meeting of the BAR/Planning Commission/developer Woodard. [June 1 cover story: "Are you ready for nine stories"]. The renderings...
LETTER- Condon is wrong on violence
Published on Jun 15th, 2006
0 comments In response to Ms. Condon's suggestion to blame the owners of the poor cat that was mercilessly killed by Mr. Seymour last month [June 1 letter: "Blame the pet owner"]. Yes, the pets of neighbors can...
LETTER- Birds need predators to stay alert
Published on Jun 8th, 2006
0 comments There may be good reasons why pet owners should keep their cats indoors, but harming nature is not one of them [June 1: "Peripawtetic puss: The great roaming cat debate rages"]. In the big picture,...
LETTER- Cold-blooded killing shocks
Published on Jun 8th, 2006
0 comments I read with shock, anger, and sadness the frightening report of Carmen's cold-blooded murder at the hands of George and Cathy Seymour [May 18 cover story: "Claws and effect,"  May 25 news: "...
LETTER- Ensure pet safety with tools
Published on Jun 8th, 2006
0 comments Unfortunately, there are many cruel individuals in the world who see a friendly cat or dog as a target, not a beloved companion [June 1: "Peripawtetic puss: The great roaming cat debate rages"]. The...
LETTER- Seymour deserves harsh sentence
Published on Jun 8th, 2006
0 comments I was greatly saddened to hear of the cat that was shot [May 18 cover story: "Claws and effect"]. And the second article ["Seymour's lawyer," news, May 25, 2006] really made me sick.  Whether it...
LETTER- If you sign, don't drink
Published on Jun 8th, 2006
0 comments As a parent of a rising ninth-grade lacrosse player, I find it unbelievable that so many folks are upset about the enforcement of a very simple principle: athletes on high school teams need to take...
LETTER- 'Boycat' the store
Published on Jun 1st, 2006
0 comments I was appalled to read the story of the nasty neighbor who shot an innocent, friendly cat for the non-offense of the cat allegedly perching on a car on his property ["Claws and effect," cover story,...
LETTER- It was only a cat!
Published on Jun 1st, 2006
0 comments I was angry when I read the first article in the Hook about George Seymour shooting his neighbor's cat ["Claws and effect," cover story, May 18, 2006]. After reading the arrogance of Seymour's lawyer...
LETTER- Blame the pet owner
Published on Jun 1st, 2006
0 comments I just read your May 18 cover story, "Claws and effect," and I feel that the application of the term "animal cruelty" to the shooting of a neighbor's pet cat on your own property is somewhat...
LETTER- Breastfeeding not sexual
Published on May 25th, 2006
0 comments In your recent story about Tom Rose's "Ween" license plates ["WEEN win: DMV okays recalled plate," May 18], the DMV's primary concern was said to be the chance that the plates might have a "sexual...
LETTER- Change the cat laws
Published on May 25th, 2006
0 comments I am absolutely horrified and deeply saddened by Carmen's death at the hands of an obviously ignorant and unfeeling human [May 18 cover story: "Claws and effect: Bentivar shooting sparks outrage"]....
LETTER- Cats are like relatives
Published on May 25th, 2006
0 comments Your publication deserves kudos for forcing readers to attend to the animal cruelty situation [May 18 cover story: "Claws and effect: Bentivar shooting sparks outrage"]. Perhaps now the politicians...
LETTER- It's all ego
Published on May 25th, 2006
0 comments As an architect and a veteran of an architecture school (read: agenda indoctrination centers), I can spot an architectural agenda from the next galaxy. David McNair may not be aware [On Architecture...
LETTER- Prism board faces challenge
Published on May 18th, 2006
0 comments It's tempting to focus on the behavior of one person when we try to understand the troubled history of The Prism Coffee House ["Prism closes," News, April 27]. The reality, however, is that The Prism...
LETTER- Shark day? When the Hook began
Published on May 18th, 2006
0 comments In what must have been an editorial oversight, your May 4 cover story wondering whether Charlottesville has "jumped the shark" left out the most obvious moment when it became clear that the city's...
LETTER- Chiropracters know their limits
Published on May 11th, 2006
0 comments "Dr. Hook" talks ["Back up: Get bones lined up right," May 4] of some chiropractors who claim to cure everything from AIDS to the common cold. While some chiropractors choose to limit their practice...
LETTER- The dam must go
Published on May 4th, 2006
0 comments Inan April 27 letter, Sky Hiatt states "I'm all for removing dams," and then goes on to say, "I strongly feel the Woolen Mills dam should stay." Ms. Hiatt apparently has an appreciation for wild life...
LETTER- Why the secrecy?
Published on May 4th, 2006
0 comments I find it interesting that you report on the "Big Deal" all around town and disclose the selling price of expensive properties, for instance the reported amount Oliver Kuttner received for the sale...