Letters

LETTER- No dead river for us
Published on Apr 27th, 2006
0 comments I have just read that the Rivanna Conservation Society is working with state and federal agencies to remove the Woolen Mills Dam [News, March 30, "Dam demo: Breach at Woolen Mills good for shad...
LETTER- Shad need their freedom
Published on Apr 27th, 2006
0 comments I was disappointed to read Downing L. Smith's April 13 letter, "Save the dam for recreation." I will attempt to set his mind at ease about the removal of the Woolen Mills Dam. First, the dam will not...
LETTER- Mews residents most important
Published on Apr 20th, 2006
0 comments Region Ten can't just put up a wall and take the position that discussion and discourse are over [Little High Noon: Neighbors, Region Ten square off," April 13]. As a public agency, Region Ten must...
LETTER- Neighbors were flexible
Published on Apr 20th, 2006
0 comments As the mediator who was brought in to help negotiations between Region Ten, their developer (CSHI), and the Little High Area Neighborhood Association for the Mews at Little High Street project, I do...
LETTER- Region Ten not in trouble
Published on Apr 20th, 2006
0 comments Region Ten and City officials imply that seeking an alternative could damage Region Ten [Little High Noon: Neighbors, Region Ten square off," April 13]. We respectfully disagree. Region Ten is...
Save the dam for recreation
Published on Apr 13th, 2006
0 comments I enjoyed reading the letter by Dan Sebring concerning the Woolen Mills Dam [April 6: "Cry me a river"], and I agree with him. Dan's points concerning the ecology are all true. Why destroy a habitat...
Get dam facts straight
Published on Apr 13th, 2006
0 comments I write as a volunteer with the Rivanna Conservation Society (RCS) in response to Dan Sebring's and William W. Stevenson's letters [April 6: "Cry me a river" and "Shad v. drinking water"]. Both...
LETTER- Cry me a river
Published on Apr 6th, 2006
0 comments Thanks to Lisa Provence for raising the matter of the proposed destruction of the Woolen Mills dam [News, "Dam demo: Breach at Woolen mills good for shad," March 23]. What I wanted to say...
Shad v. drinking water
Published on Apr 6th, 2006
0 comments I was astonished to read that there is a proposal to destroy the nearly 200-year-old dam at the Woolen Mills ["Dam demo: Breach at Woolen Mills good for shad," News, March 30]. If anything qualifies...
LETTER- Smoking bans do work
Published on Mar 30th, 2006
0 comments The Dish may need to get out a little more [March 23: "Where there's smoke, there's smokers"]. Smoking can successfully be banned in restaurants and pubs. Dave McNair claims it won't work, but one of...
LETTER- Wa-who? Teddy's no UVA saint
Published on Mar 30th, 2006
0 comments Thomas Yeatts' write-up of Edward M. Kennedy's speech at the UVA law school [March 23: "Plucky Ted: In speech, principle trumps politics"] plays more as a piece of hagiography of St. Ted than any act...
LETTER- Harrison needs a web connection
Published on Mar 23rd, 2006
0 comments This week's Damani Harrison column is a new low ["The Prowl/Music Review- Tortured souls: Putting it out there takes nerve"]. Worst thing I've ever read in any of your pages. Is it too much to...
LETTER- Malkmus still Jewin'
Published on Mar 16th, 2006
0 comments In your March 9 interview with David Berman of the Silver Jews ["Silver Jews: David Berman clears things up"],Vijith Assar writes, "Pavement frontman and former Silver Jew Stephen Malkmus probably...
Malkmus still Jewin'
Published on Mar 16th, 2006
0 comments   In your March 9 interview with David Berman of the Silver Jews ["Silver Jews: David Berman clears things up"],Vijith Assar writes, "Pavement frontman and former Silver Jew Stephen Malkmus...
LETTER- Biofuels tops in efficiency
Published on Mar 9th, 2006
0 comments I was interested to read Ronald Bailey's piece in the February 23 Hook ["Energy rhubarb: Biofuels lead to biofeud"]. As the events director for Public Policy Virginia, a local non-profit that has...
LETTER- Courts should ease up on fathers
Published on Mar 9th, 2006
0 comments I was so glad to hear another woman speak out about the inhumane laws of marriage and divorce courts [Letter, "Kroboth driven crazy," March 2]. I too do not know Kurt Kroboth, but I...
Biofuels tops in efficiency
Published on Mar 9th, 2006
0 comments I was interested to read Ronald Bailey's piece in the February 23 Hook ["Energy rhubarb: Biofuels lead to biofeud"]. As the events director for Public Policy Virginia, a local non-profit that has...
Courts should ease up on fathers
Published on Mar 9th, 2006
0 comments   I was so glad to hear another woman speak out about the inhumane laws of marriage and divorce courts [Letter, "Kroboth driven crazy," March 2]. I too do not know Kurt Kroboth, but I sympathize...
LETTER- Deal with the threats-- now
Published on Mar 2nd, 2006
0 comments After reading the comments by those out of the know, namely Waldo Jaquith [February 9: "Explosive: Details sketchy in school plot"], one wonders why 9/11 is referred to when 4/20/99 is the real start...
LETTER- Kluge should buy own lobbyist
Published on Mar 2nd, 2006
0 comments Just happened on the article [February 2: "Out-lobbied: Wholesalers hogtie wineries"} linked through erobertparker.com. This quote got my attention: "'That's because we don't have the money the...
LETTER- Kroboth driven crazy
Published on Mar 2nd, 2006
0 comments Your cover story about the masked would-be murderer [February 16: "Horror in the hallway: Masked assailant faces sentencing"] is terrifying, both in the reality of what took place and in the...
LETTER- Water ordinance a washout
Published on Mar 2nd, 2006
0 comments I'm glad that Richard Price was willing to admit that PS2 Properties had "made some mistakes... and had some erosion problems" in their creation of the RiverBluff "conservation community." [...
Deal with the threats-- now
Published on Mar 2nd, 2006
0 comments   After reading the comments by those out of the know, namely Waldo Jaquith [February 9: "Explosive: Details sketchy in school plot"], one wonders why 9/11 is referred to when 4/20/99 is the...
Kluge should buy own lobbyist
Published on Mar 2nd, 2006
0 comments   Just happened on the article [February 2: "Out-lobbied: Wholesalers hogtie wineries"} linked through erobertparker.com. This quote got my attention: "'That's because we don't have the money...
Kroboth driven crazy
Published on Mar 2nd, 2006
0 comments   Your cover story about the masked would-be murderer [February 16: "Horror in the hallway: Masked assailant faces sentencing"] is terrifying, both in the reality of what took place and in the...
Water ordinance a washout
Published on Mar 2nd, 2006
0 comments I'm glad that Richard Price was willing to admit that PS2 Properties had "made some mistakes... and had some erosion problems" in their creation of the RiverBluff "conservation community." [...
LETTER- AEDs should be required
Published on Feb 23rd, 2006
0 comments My heart goes out to Susan DeJarnette and her family for their loss of Henry [February 9 cover story: "Heartbreak– Could a simple device have saved a life?"]. My husband (age 54) died while out...
LETTER- Avoid cheapo Gold's
Published on Feb 23rd, 2006
0 comments I just sadly joined Gold's Gym. Now I read in the Hook that they are too cheap to buy an automated cardiac defibrillator and so at least one person died who might have been saved. I have left a...
LETTER- Whiny distributors harm customers
Published on Feb 23rd, 2006
0 comments What low self esteem Virginia's distributors seem to have. The scare tactic claim that distributors will be forced out of business [February 9 mailbag: "Wine story one-sided"] unless the government...
Leaflets missed us
Published on Feb 16th, 2006
0 comments This letter is in response to Kate Johnson's letter to the editor February 2 ["Anti-bulbsters, listen up!"]. I live in the 1300 block of Chesapeake Street, but that does not automatically make me a...