Letters

A hound by any other name
Published on Jun 16th, 2005
0 comments The Calendar in the May 26 Hook advertised an Elizabethan Faire with "wenches and whippets." I fear that your literary license led you astray. The pictured hounds appear to be greyhounds, not...
Great doc; great pix
Published on Jun 16th, 2005
0 comments When I lived in Charlottesville I always enjoyed Dr. John Hong's morning appearances on Channel 29. Now that I don't get local stations anymore (thanks, DirecTV), I'm thrilled that he has a column in...
Skunk stripe appalling
Published on Jun 16th, 2005
0 comments $2,300 for a white line down the middle of a path in the woods?! [June 2: "'Skunk park'? RTF users irked by stripe"] Honestly. Would somebody please just get a grip? Every time I look for a place to...
Trojan train indeed
Published on Jun 16th, 2005
0 comments Janis Jaquith's essay [April 7: "Trojan train: Keep D.C. a car commute away"] sent chills down my spine. The scary warning was that the cancer of development now vastly surrounding Washington D.C....
ALS patients deserve better
Published on Jun 9th, 2005
0 comments Dr. Karen Schwenzer of the Human Investigations Committee reportedly comments that patients with a terminal illness are vulnerable and therefore in need of protection because they're willing to try...
Fat is beautiful
Published on Jun 9th, 2005
0 comments In the June 2 edition of The Hook, I read in the Fearless Consumer column ["Fat lip: Cruel comments costly"] that a male customer at Miller's made an offensive remark about a female customer's weight...
Go with common sense
Published on Jun 9th, 2005
0 comments In the June 2 news story, "At peace: Gentry succumbs to ALS," The Hook quotes Dr. Karen Schwenzer, chair of the committee, as saying that a patient with a terminal illness is "willing to try anything...
Toscano loves developers
Published on Jun 9th, 2005
0 comments Thanks for your coverage of the race for the 57th district State House of Delegates seat. [June 2 cover story: "57th varieties: who will get Mitch's seat?"] I understand that one article can't...
Get history straigh
Published on May 25th, 2005
0 comments I don't know if Robert Armengol or Shenandoah Shakespeare's Jim Warren is at fault, but the genealogy of Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer described in the May 19 Hook ["What a hoot: Audiences...
Shine more light on sola
Published on May 25th, 2005
0 comments I read with interest your article in the May 12 issue of The Hook. However, having lived "off the grid" since February 1993, I was disappointed in the article's lack of depth. It was not a raving...
Cover house really green
Published on May 19th, 2005
0 comments It's unfortunate that the Hook chose to feature a photograph for its cover story on SUV houses ["April 14: McMansion expansion: Is the SUV of home here to stay?"] an Albemarle County house that is...
Desai did something right
Published on May 19th, 2005
0 comments I used to visit Yogi Desai's ashram in Pennsylvania from time to time and remember my sadness at learning of his indiscretion [April 21: "Guru's past: Yogaville visit opens old wounds"]. How could he...
Gary Grant pulled me over
Published on May 19th, 2005
0 comments Having served with Gary Grant on the Albemarle County School Board, I was delighted to see that he's running for the supervisor's seat from my district. As your article [May 5: "Grant's charge:...
LETTER- Hey, I wrote the score
Published on May 19th, 2005
0 comments While I appreciate very much the nice short piece on the film "When Love Walks In" [May 12: "Paladin's progress: Local film lands awards"], I must confess that as the composer of the underscore for...
Profs must be careful
Published on May 19th, 2005
0 comments About Professor James Sofka [May 5 cover story, "Did Sofka cross the line?"], every properly devoted teacher knows that teachers are, and should be, held to a higher ethical standard than those in...
End one-sided reports
Published on May 12th, 2005
0 comments I just read Jeff Donowitz's letter [April 28: "Hook should be ashamed"] regarding the story on vaccines and autism. I am the father of a six-year-old autistic girl, and I am lately inclined to...
Peer support crucial
Published on May 12th, 2005
0 comments The Board of Directors of On Our Own-Charlottesville gratefully acknowledges the efforts of cofounder Shela Silverman in establishing what was known as the Drop-In Center [May 6 letter: "Drop-in...
Septic system is alive
Published on May 12th, 2005
0 comments I'm writing in response to the essay by Linda Formichelli [April 14: "Helter shelter: A whole-house checkup checklist"]. Two items concern septic tank maintenance. One recommends putting yeast down...
We have cheapies too
Published on May 12th, 2005
0 comments We would like to thank The Hook for including us in your April 28 cover story, "The cost of living...well: La dolce vita in Charlottesville." We're flattered that when you think of living the good...
Can the cruelty
Published on May 11th, 2005
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Come see what we do
Published on May 11th, 2005
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Don't blame Dede Smith
Published on May 11th, 2005
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End one-sided reports
Published on May 11th, 2005
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Peer support crucial
Published on May 11th, 2005
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Septic system is alive
Published on May 11th, 2005
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We have cheapies too
Published on May 11th, 2005
0 comments We would like to thank The Hook for including us in your April 28 cover story, "The cost of living...well: La dolce vita in Charlottesville." We're flattered that when you think of living the good...
LETTER- A flippin' neat solution
Published on May 6th, 2005
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Ayn Rand wasn't mad
Published on May 6th, 2005
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LETTER- A flippin' neat solution
Published on May 5th, 2005
0 comments <P>So often we hear complaints about parking, I thought it might be nice to mention when something works out well. <P>You recall the controversy in these pages about parking at the...
LETTER- Ayn Rand wasn't mad
Published on May 5th, 2005
0 comments <P>I disagree with J. Blair Reeves' attack on Ayn Rand's objectivism as "madness," which is an epithet, not an argument [Letters, "I thought Ayn Rand died," April 7]. I also disagree...