Letters

Blacks aren't Sambos
Published on Feb 16th, 2006
0 comments   Rose Hill [February 2 cover story: "Saving Sambo"] has a right to express her opinions, no matter what they may be. But I'm very curious about what Hill is trying to say about herself, her...
LETTER- Deeds forgets his humanity
Published on Feb 9th, 2006
0 comments Back in May 2004, Creigh Deeds condemned Republican legislators for a "mean-spirited and unnecessary" bill banning gay marriage and legal contracts between unmarried partners. He also went on to say...
LETTER- Wine story one-sided
Published on Feb 9th, 2006
0 comments When you quote those from the Virginia farm winery industry as they accuse "wholesalers" of being too rich [February 2: "Out-lobbied: Wholesalers hogtie wineries"], I would suggest that you check...
LETTER- Anti-bulbsters, listen up!
Published on Feb 2nd, 2006
0 comments I live in Woolen Mills, on Chesapeake Street to be exact. That makes me (and everyone else who lives in Woolen Mills) a member of the neighborhood association. It's not some fancy country club with...
LETTER- Get a gay perspective
Published on Feb 2nd, 2006
0 comments Why are the Charlottesville weeklies selling their souls to wedding planners? First the C-ville Weekly published a wedding insert; now the Hook dedicates an issue to "Getting Hitched." While I'm sure...
Anti-bulbsters, listen up!
Published on Feb 2nd, 2006
0 comments I live in Woolen Mills, on Chesapeake Street to be exact. That makes me (and everyone else who lives in Woolen Mills) a member of the neighborhood association. It's not some fancy country club with...
LETTER- Get a gay perspective
Published on Feb 2nd, 2006
0 comments Why are the Charlottesville weeklies selling their souls to wedding planners? First the C-ville Weekly published a wedding insert; now the Hook dedicates an issue to "Getting Hitched." While I'm sure...
'Something New': Is Mr. White Mr. Right?
Published on Feb 2nd, 2006
0 comments You can't exactly say Bridget Jones's Diary meets Crash in Something New, but for a romantic comedy, it gets pretty heavily into racial issues. Sanaa Lathan stars as Kenya McQueen, a workaholic...
City should explain costs
Published on Jan 26th, 2006
0 comments When City Council reconsiders the Fourth or Fifth Street Mall crossing, could it also please provide details explaining the estimated $800,000-$970,000 (just shy of $1 million) price tag? Two other...
LETTER- Avoid TSS another way
Published on Jan 19th, 2006
0 comments I would like to thank Lisa Provence and The Hook for last week's article about Toxic Shock Syndrome. The article showed an honest regard for women's health issues, and was informative about the...
Grief was my subject
Published on Jan 19th, 2006
0 comments   When your reporter, Lisa Provence, misrepresented my written account of jury duty in the Andrew Alston trial last summer [July 28, 2005: "No malice: Alston juror cites drunkenness"], I was...
Mafia will play on
Published on Jan 19th, 2006
0 comments   In the music calendar listing for the memorial gig for our fallen band member, Kelly Perdue, on January 8, the Hook speculated that 'This might be Mando Mafia's last gig." Please assure your...
Pizza drivers deserve safety
Published on Jan 12th, 2006
0 comments   In "Purloined pies: Prank or delivery threat?" [News, December 22, 2005] reporter Lisa Provence stated "delivery drivers have to be one of the easiest robbery targets– even more so than...
Pizza theft no 'prank'
Published on Jan 12th, 2006
0 comments   I found two assertions [December 22: "Purloined Pies: Prank or Delivery Threat"] concerning. Eugene Williams states that Domino's and Papa John's decision not to deliver to unsafe areas was...
Binge story is sickening
Published on Jan 5th, 2006
0 comments Thanks, Hook, for your contribution to glorifying binge drinking on college campuses [December 1 cover story: "4th and binge: tradition or insanity"] It was perfectly clear by your large and in-...
If the Breedens had ACE...
Published on Jan 5th, 2006
0 comments Despite Supervisor Sally Thomas's defense of the tax subsidy [December 15: "Subsidy? Critics decry Breeden tax break"], the fact is neither she or anyone on the Board or County government can provide...
Webcam rocks Iraq
Published on Jan 5th, 2006
0 comments Thanks for the Hook Webcam. My family comes downtown to stand in front of it so I can see them while I'm here in Iraq. Happy Holidays! P.S. The Cam of the Cam is pathetic. Paul J. KarweikSenior...
Keller chimes back
Published on Dec 22nd, 2005
0 comments My letter [December 8: "Hook dishonors community"] certainly generated emotional responses– which is appropriate since I wrote it mainly from emotion myself. I think I will have to forward the...
Shout out to Prof. Bebop
Published on Dec 22nd, 2005
0 comments Big ups to Professor Bebop! [December 15 Hotseat: "Jive talk: Principal by day, Professor Bebop by night"] Back in '89 I followed him Fridays 2-6am when doing my rap show on WTJU. Professor Bebop was...
An insult to honor
Published on Dec 15th, 2005
0 comments After reading your recent article on the fourth-year fifth [December 1 cover story: "4th and binge"], I was appalled. While the article indicated that nearly 90 percent of fourth-years make...
Free market is the problem
Published on Dec 15th, 2005
0 comments I'm writing to respond to Jeff Taylor's free market parable "Katrina's lesson: If you don't own it, let it go" in the December 1 issue. His general premise is that property is better protected by a...
Good writing, Jocelyn
Published on Dec 15th, 2005
0 comments Jocelyn Guest's cover story in the December 1 Hook on the fourth-year fifth ["4th and Binge"]is the best thing I have read in your publication. She presents us with a variety of characters, some...
Let's let Keller dictate
Published on Dec 15th, 2005
0 comments I'm constantly amazed at how seemingly normal Americans (people with PhD's even!) continue to blame the press for "irresponsible" behavior by reporting on issues that they take exception to....
Priceless history welcome
Published on Dec 15th, 2005
0 comments The interviews of Messrs. Allen, Boykin, and Allen [December 8 cover story: "For God and country, Sir!"] join scores of other oral histories on file here at the Historical Society. Theirs are...
Purcells a treasure
Published on Dec 15th, 2005
0 comments Not sure why "Rug redux: Purcell blames customer's recall" [Fearless Consumer, December 8] is worthy of publishing, but I side with the Purcells. I have known John and Mason Purcell for several years...
Story honors community
Published on Dec 15th, 2005
0 comments Jocelyn Guest's cover story in the December 1 Hook on the fourth-year fifth ["4th and Binge"] is the best thing I have read in your publication. Maybe it's my lack of a college educated brain, but...
Conservatives aren't bizarre
Published on Dec 8th, 2005
0 comments Janis Jaquith claims to know what conservatives think [November 24: "Say what? What we mean when we talk"], but I'm puzzled about why she's attempting to argue that conservatives are so essentially...
Open up, PPBR!
Published on Dec 8th, 2005
0 comments As a long time volunteer and donor who passionately supports the mission of Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge, I am unwilling to believe that the recent resignation of the entire Charlottesville...
Hook dishonors community
Published on Dec 8th, 2005
0 comments Lack of responsibility comes in many forms. Drinking a fifth of a gallon of an alcoholic beverage before noon is one form. Claiming to do so as part of tradition at UVA is another form. And, I submit...
Caravati's confused
Published on Dec 1st, 2005
0 comments Councillor Blake Caravati claimed in the November 17 article on the passage of the elected school board referendum, "'Resounding' victory: Does elected school board knock Dems?" that only "five...