Letters

Scrutinize headlines
Published on Sep 15th, 2005
0 comments You cover a rape trial in which Matt Hamilton is accused of using a date rape drug to incapacitate a woman before sexually assaulting her [August 25 cover story: "Her day in court: UVA rape case goes...
Silence is deadly
Published on Sep 15th, 2005
0 comments I can't believe enlightened, cosmopolitan Charlottes-villains would consider silencing train whistles at grade crossings ["Do not disturb: City wins silence of the trams," August 11, 2005]. Here I am...
Two bad supe choices
Published on Sep 15th, 2005
0 comments It's ironic Christian Schoenewald's favorite bumper sticker is "Don't Loudoun Albemarle County," and yet his candidacy is aimed at doing just that [August 25 HotSeat: "Unknown: Schoenewald takes on...
Keep baby in bed
Published on Sep 8th, 2005
0 comments I am writing in response to the "Gimme Shelter" article ["Oh, baby: How to keep that infant safe," August 25] regarding baby proofing, which stated that parents should never share a bed with an...
Love the new look!
Published on Sep 8th, 2005
0 comments As an out-of-towner who visits Charlottesvile once or twice every year, I'm excited to see that the city is making an enduring commitment to culture. Although some of the old-school C'villers I know...
Where are the RR laws?
Published on Sep 8th, 2005
0 comments Did the 38 people charged with railroad "trespass" climb the eight-foot fence, cut the barbed wire, bag the track security cameras, cold-cock the track security guards, and remove all trespassing...
On Kelly Watt's story
Published on Sep 2nd, 2005
0 comments We received more letters about our August 11 story about the life and death of Albemarle High School graduate Kelly Watt than any other story in recent memory. The 18-year-old journalist and runner...
Bowls banish bees
Published on Aug 25th, 2005
0 comments Regarding Gimme Shelter, "The buzz on bees," August 18, an environmentally sound way to remove yellow jacket nests in the ground is to wait until well after dark and cover the hole with a clear glass...
I've heard many tails
Published on Aug 25th, 2005
0 comments Enjoyed reading your cougar article [July 28: "Im-paws-ible? Vet sees 'cougar' on Parkway."] I've been interested in cougar stories for some time now. My son's friends have a mountain house in Fancy...
Ralph Kramden no more
Published on Aug 25th, 2005
0 comments Thanks so much to The Hook for the lovely article you guys did on little ole me and my theatrical endeavors ["Rush Ours: The eclectic 'saint' of Barboursville"}. I'm completely humbled and grateful...
I saw a Parkway cougar
Published on Aug 18th, 2005
0 comments After reading the article [July 28: "Im-paws-ible? Vet sees 'cougar' on Parkway"], I offer my own account.   I lived in a remote cottage above milepost Two on the Blue Ridge Parkway from 1979 to...
I tawt I taw... a cougar cat
Published on Aug 18th, 2005
0 comments I was excited to see the story [July 28: "Im-paws-ible? Vet sees 'cougar' on Parkway"] because I too think I saw one!   I was on my bike, pedaling slowly up an incline (at approximately mile...
New law good
Published on Aug 11th, 2005
0 comments Your July 14 cover story, "Gas by the Glass: North Garden's Contaminated Water" was well written and addressed multiple sides to a very complicated story with years of history and trauma. Most...
City won't enforce law
Published on Jul 28th, 2005
0 comments I was pleased to see your recent article about erosion problems at developments near the Rivanna [July 14: "Wash out: New developments raise mud and ire"]. I was not pleased to see my name associated...
Lynch missed the bloat
Published on Jul 28th, 2005
0 comments In response to William Lynch's letter [July 7: "We did not dump"] concerning his visit to the Gardner property, he visited the site a few months too late. The "cleanup" of the Gardner property has...
Dan's a decent man
Published on Jul 21st, 2005
0 comments It's a little strange to read an article [July 14 cover story: "Gas by the glass: North Garden's contaminated water"] when you know the person. I was able to judge the accuracy of the report instead...
Gay realtors were dissed
Published on Jul 14th, 2005
0 comments Regarding Dave Phillips' favorite bumper sticker ("Nuke the Gay Baby Whales") in your June 30 issue [Hotseat: "O, lucky man: Phillips and the rockets' red glare"], I'm always amused by those who see...
Give Phil the credit
Published on Jul 14th, 2005
0 comments In the Hook's "Hot Seat" article of last week ["Rosé-colored glasses: Robert Harllee's wine-tinted world" July 7, 2005] an important fact was omitted. Since the interview was conducted in the shop...
No brown recluses here
Published on Jul 14th, 2005
0 comments I was very pleased with the response by Dan Foster regarding spiders [Gimme Shelter: "Spider man: Beasts in the basement," June 30, 2005] However, his response requires a bit of clarification. The...
Apply waste carefully
Published on Jul 7th, 2005
0 comments Corbin Snow has got a decent handle on lawn maintenance. All in all his recommendations are sound. [Gimme Shelter June 21: "Human waste: How the grass gets greener"] However, I can't get over his...
Chalkboard soon forgotten
Published on Jun 30th, 2005
0 comments Worrywarts like Terry Di Cintio– who said in your June 23 cover story, "The writing on the wall: What the chalkboard will really do," that the chalkboard "... will be regularly filled with...
Gimme that body part
Published on Jun 30th, 2005
0 comments As I was perusing the June 23 issue of The Hook for my weekly blast of information and entertainment, an ad on page 11 both caught my eye and slacked my jaw. As part of a Summer Special, the...
He's no GOP boss
Published on Jun 30th, 2005
0 comments Contrary to your June 23 cover story, "The writing on the wall: What the chalkboard will really do," that described me as a "Republican leader," I'm not even a member of the local Republican party,...
It's not so simple
Published on Jun 30th, 2005
0 comments I read the short article on school redistricting as if affects the Glenaire neighborhood in the June 16 edition of the Hook ["Not Meriwether: The neighborhood that didn't want to go"]. Unfortunately...
Money wasted on psychic
Published on Jun 30th, 2005
0 comments In deference to Bjorn Turnquists assertion of "psychic" Noreen Renier solving national cases ["Cops should try psychic," June 23], it's a sad fact that there has not been one single documented...
LETTER- Smell smoke? Cry 'fire!'
Published on Jun 30th, 2005
0 comments In the June 23 Hook cover story, "The writing on the wall: What the chalkboard will really do," you characterized my statement about exceptions to protected free speech as "...the old 'crying fire...
Cops should try psychic
Published on Jun 23rd, 2005
0 comments In reading the article about local psychic Noreen Renier, I became extremely disappointed in the Charlottesville police squad. We've got a serial rapist in our town who's been here for many years,...
No finding food on 250 West
Published on Jun 23rd, 2005
0 comments Since moving to Charlottesville two years ago, we have become avid Hook readers. We use it religiously to gather information on the area and stay abreast of local happenings. In all honestly, it's a...
Stick with staples
Published on Jun 23rd, 2005
0 comments Published June 23, 2005, in issue 0425 of the Hook I was at a neighbor's over the weekend and found him busy putting in a huge garden. As lots of gardeners do, he uses a layer of newspaper after the...
Where was Fountainhead?
Published on Jun 23rd, 2005
0 comments I was disappointed to read the local music article [June 9 cover story: "Loud & Clear: 2005 local music issue"] and not see the band Fountainhead. Their name was under bands under cvilleradio.org...