Letters

Crozet's choking out here
Published on Dec 1st, 2005
0 comments The news article, "ARB outrage: Tree angst at White Gables" in the November 17 edition, caught my eye. I have always enjoyed the view of the white mansions while driving back and forth to Câville and...
Let's hear answers, Dygert
Published on Dec 1st, 2005
0 comments In the November 24 Hook article, "Short tort: One less lawsuit in Greene," George Dygert states that my letter [published in the Greene County Record] accuses his firm of taking money from me and...
Transit not needed for funds
Published on Nov 24th, 2005
0 comments Kevin Lynch is dead wrong about the purpose of the federal TEA-21 Transportation Enhancement Program, the source of funds used to pay for the lion's share of the city's historic preservation project...
Writer ignored facts
Published on Nov 24th, 2005
0 comments In response to Judy Coughlin McDavid's letter [November 10: "Peace requires responsibility"] regarding the October 27 story, "Slap happy: Lawsuits bloom in Dogwood Valley," despite the fact that the...
Last day had great film
Published on Nov 17th, 2005
0 comments It was enlightening to read Lisa Provence's summation of the events of the 18th Virginia Film Festival {News, "Weighing in on the film fest," October 3], but it was regrettable that [her] "batteries...
Peace requires responsibility
Published on Nov 10th, 2005
0 comments I read with interest Lisa Provence's article on the problems facing Dogwood Valley in Greene County ["Slap happy: Lawsuits bloom in Dogwood Valley," October 27, 2005]. The world seems to be a much...
Phi Kap imploded
Published on Nov 3rd, 2005
0 comments As a former UVA student who was both good friends with many brothers in Phi Kap and a member of the IFC during the fraternity's first re-colonization attempt, I found your article both misleading and...
Don't attack marchers
Published on Oct 27th, 2005
0 comments In response to the essay [October 6: "Brass tax: Reasons to bring back Pep Band"], a couple of disclosures. First, like the author who admits a bias because of her former membership in the Pep Band,...
Correction: Group wrote letter
Published on Oct 20th, 2005
0 comments We greatly appreciate your coverage of the architecture debate at UVA. Unfortunately there was a critical inaccuracy in the October 13 story, "Jumpin' JPA: New Lawn architects signed." Contrary to...
Don't dot my backyard
Published on Oct 20th, 2005
0 comments In response to Justin Beights' comment that our concerns are a "non-issue" [News, "Literally: Not in my backyard," October 6, 2005], I'm sure that if dotted lines were going through his property plat...
Women owe feminism
Published on Oct 20th, 2005
0 comments I have to agree that Network of Enlightened Women's mission is not new but is reminiscent of past traditional views that have impeded women from attaining social freedoms [August 25: "NeW not NOW:...
Women owe feminism a lot
Published on Oct 20th, 2005
0 comments As a recent graduate of the University of Virginia's Studies in Women and Gender department, I feel I must respond to "NeW not NOW: Lady Hoo takes on the Left" [News, September 22]. The statements...
Women's studies welcoming
Published on Oct 20th, 2005
0 comments Though I concur with Karin Agnes that not all women feel represented by NOW ["NeW not NOW: Lady Hoo takes on the Left," News, September 22], and that some do feel unfairly scorned when they decide to...
County shortchanges teachers
Published on Oct 13th, 2005
0 comments In her article on the No Child Left Behind legislation, Sheila Pell makes a very common, but often erroneous, assumption when she writes that "Wealthier [school] districts, with their higher property...
Is 'tent' a Coran copy?
Published on Oct 13th, 2005
0 comments In a letter in your September 8 issue ["Love the new look!"], writer Amy Robertson Scripps refers to the "beautifully designed Coran Capshaw amphitheatre." On my first visit to the "beautifully...
No Child militarizes kids
Published on Oct 13th, 2005
0 comments Thank you for your article about how the No Child Left Behind federal law is affecting our local schools [September 15 cover story]. I wonder if you and your readers realize that another part of the...
No Child narrows kids
Published on Oct 13th, 2005
0 comments The problem with No Child Left Behind is not just the inadequate level of federal funding, but its promise of turning out a generation of one-dimensional kids [September 15 cover story, "No Child?...
Will leaders speak out?
Published on Oct 13th, 2005
0 comments In light of your report of the two September 25 assaults on UVA students ["4Better or Worse," September 29] by gangs of African-American men (joining similar reports from the recent past of black-on-...
Red scare: Murrow story sounds familiar
Published on Oct 13th, 2005
0 comments "We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.... We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home." That's not a modern-day criticism of the Patriot Act (though if the shoe fits...), but...
Fall on the knife, R.S.
Published on Oct 6th, 2005
0 comments The letter by R.S. Faris expressing a philosophical conflict with Marlene Condon's pinpoint and ecologically sound yellow jacket management technique of yellow jackets is a bit over the top [...
Fantasy women sow discord
Published on Oct 6th, 2005
0 comments Works of art are to be ogled at, women are not. [September 15: Paige's pages: Cav is Playboy's Miss October"] Made of flesh and blood, they have feelings, aspirations, and dreams. Our society...
He's gettin' plenty
Published on Oct 6th, 2005
0 comments When Jen Fariello approached me for comments about the Rolling Stones concert ["20 Questions," September 29], my reply that I "still can't get any satisfaction" referred to the state of politics in...
I'm realistic, not cruel
Published on Oct 6th, 2005
0 comments I am responding to R. S. Faris' letter about my suggestion that one use a bowl instead of pesticides to eradicate yellow jacket nests [September 22: "Condon was cruel"]. I am pleased that this letter...
Nipples rock
Published on Oct 6th, 2005
0 comments For those who objected to seeing a nipple in print [September 22 letters: "Paige's breasts too clear" and "Paige too topless"], your rationality is sexist. Had a male model been signing his Playgirl...
Courts don't define truth
Published on Sep 29th, 2005
0 comments Based on the Hook's prior interest and attention to Annie Hylton's story, I was appalled at the exploitative nature and disrespectful tone in your recent coverage of Matt Hamilton's trial [September...
Please locals first
Published on Sep 29th, 2005
0 comments Unlike Amy Robertson Scripps, who visits Charlottesville once or twice a year and writes to The Hook from California [September 8 letter "Love the new look!"], I live here. The biggest impact of the...
Condon was cruel
Published on Sep 22nd, 2005
0 comments I'm responding to "The Buzz on Bees" [Gimme Shelter column, August 18] and Marlene Condon's letter to the editor [August 25: "Bowls banish bees"]. While I strongly agree with the admonition to...
Paige too topless
Published on Sep 22nd, 2005
0 comments While reading your article [September 15 HotSeat: Paige's pages: Cav is Playboy's Miss October], I was appalled to see a picture of Amanda Paige signing her topless magazine photo. The problem: Her...
Paige's breasts too clear
Published on Sep 22nd, 2005
0 comments I feel I must write to you and let you know how appalled I am over the Hook's story about Amanda Paige [September 15 HotSeat: Paige's pages: Cav is Playboy's Miss October]. I am not upset at all over...
Cougars all over
Published on Sep 15th, 2005
0 comments We found the articles on Blue Ridge mountain lion sightings {July 28 news: "Im-paws-ible? Vet sees 'cougar' on Parkway" and several subsequent letters] very interesting. For more than 40 years we...