Letters

LETTER- Citizenship is voluntary
Published on May 5th, 2005
0 comments <P>In his April 14 letter to the editor ["Sacrifice is Voluntary"], Evan Williams claims that "sacrifice is defined by its voluntary nature" and implies that taxation is...
LETTER- Drop-In Center no &quot;flophouse&quot;
Published on May 5th, 2005
0 comments <P>I received an e-mail from a friend suggesting I read the article [April 14: "Up with people: But On Our Own dollars down"<B> </B>], which I did. I was utterly disappointed by the...
LETTER- Ethics of intersex surgery
Published on May 5th, 2005
0 comments <P>Thank you for covering the important medical ethics and human rights issue of intersex ("Dr. Hook, "Boy, girl, or...? Leave intersex babies alone," April 7, 2005). There are...
LETTER- Kilgore's out for himself
Published on May 5th, 2005
0 comments <P>I read with interest the January 13, 2005, Essay, "Button, button: Kilgore's pushing our fears." Author Janis Jaquith is correct. I believe Jerry Kilgore doesn't care about humans...
A flippin' neat solution
Published on May 5th, 2005
0 comments So often we hear complaints about parking, I thought it might be nice to mention when something works out well. You recall the controversy in these pages about parking at the Paramount Theater's...
Ayn Rand wasn't mad
Published on May 5th, 2005
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Citizenship is voluntary
Published on May 5th, 2005
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Drop-In Center no &quot;flophouse&quot;
Published on May 5th, 2005
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Ethics of intersex surgery
Published on May 5th, 2005
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Kilgore's out for himself
Published on May 5th, 2005
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Just say no to vaccines
Published on Apr 28th, 2005
0 comments Thanks so much for your informative April 7 cover story, "Generation Hg? Is Autism puzzle solved?" When my wife was pregnant with our first child in early 2003, I started researching infant...
My brother's autism
Published on Apr 28th, 2005
0 comments Thank you for publishing the article on mercury and autism in the April 7 edition of The Hook. My 3-year-old brother has autism. The doctors told my mom and dad that there was not much that we could...
No UVA docs at meeting
Published on Apr 28th, 2005
0 comments Thanks so much for your informative April 7 cover story. ["Generation Hg? Is Autism puzzle solved?"] As of today, Sunday, April 24, no UVA physicians have registered for our conference, but we do...
Thanks for truth about Buddy
Published on Apr 28th, 2005
0 comments Many thanks to my friend Rey Barry for the little-known history of the times Buddy Glover served occasional black customers before the 1963 sit-in at his popular restaurant. [Mail April 14: "Buddy's...
<I>Hook</I> should be ashamed
Published on Apr 28th, 2005
0 comments Are you nuts? I just finished reading your piece on autism in the April 7 issue ["Generation Hg? Is Autism puzzle solved?"]. You really published such a one-sided article on such a sensitive topic...
Contact Congress on mercury
Published on Apr 21st, 2005
0 comments Thank you for publishing the recent article about the connection between mercury poisoning and autism. [April 7 cover story: "Generation Hg? Is Autism puzzle solved?"] As the aunt of a niece with...
Kirby's an autism indie
Published on Apr 21st, 2005
0 comments   "In other words, according to this logic, there's no proof excessive mercury exposure can cause the symptoms of mercury poisoning. " Brilliant ending to your April 7 cover story, "Generation...
Train will save, not pave
Published on Apr 21st, 2005
0 comments Essayist Janis Jaquith [April 7 essay: "Trojan train: Keep D.C. a car commute away"] should be advocating for more and better passenger rail service to Washington, D.C., instead of opposing this mode...
Trains multiply choices
Published on Apr 21st, 2005
0 comments Having devoted many years to dealing with rail transportation issues, I must firmly disagree with the arguments that Janis Jaquith put forth in her April 7 essay ["Trojan train: Keep D.C. a car...
Buddy's no bastion of segregation
Published on Apr 14th, 2005
0 comments Again comes that false characterization, "the staunchly segregated Buddy's Restaurant on Emmet Street." Lisa Provence's excellent profile of Paul Gaston [April 1 Hotseat: "Civil disobedient: Gaston's...
Sabato money's for kids
Published on Apr 14th, 2005
0 comments A point of clarification for your readers: In a letter to the editor last week ["Sabato's self-serving," April 7], Robert Butler of Albemarle criticized Larry Sabato's million-dollar gift to the...
Sacrifice is voluntary
Published on Apr 14th, 2005
0 comments In his April 7 letter to the editor/tirade against individual freedom ["I thought Ayn Rand died," April 7], J. Blair Reeves commits his most grievous error of logic (of many) in the second paragraph...
EC won't stop rape report
Published on Apr 7th, 2005
0 comments In your article about emergency contraception [March 17: "Panic button: Finding the 'morning after' pill"], Marnie Deaton of the Central Virginia Family Forum states that easy access to these pills "...
Fox hunting silly, fun
Published on Apr 7th, 2005
0 comments Foxhunting is not inhumane as some would have you believe [March 24 cover story: "Tally no! Matthews bans the hunt"]. Hounds live in sheltered kennels, and enjoy 24-hour access to sunshine and fresh...
I thought Ayn Rand died
Published on Apr 7th, 2005
0 comments In her March 24 letter to the Hook ["Work for that bounty"], Ayn Rand– writing under the clever pseudonym of "Jon Sutz"– explains how she categorically considers any redistributive action...
Light endangers health
Published on Apr 7th, 2005
0 comments While I was glad to see your story on the Tonsler Park tennis court lights [March 31: "Tonsler Turn-off: neighbors want lights out"], I was disappointed that reporter Courteney Stuart made no mention...
Sabato's self-serving
Published on Apr 7th, 2005
0 comments One good thing about this country is that one can not only be wealthy, but one can spend his money any way he wishes. That said, the announcement by Larry Sabato and subsequent discussion by Larry...
Cleaning Crozet's soil
Published on Mar 31st, 2005
0 comments   On February 10, the Hook published an article about concerns of residents of Crozet who are living with pesticide-contaminated soil in their backyards ["Orchard fallout: Fears of arsenic and...
Don't change Albemarle
Published on Mar 31st, 2005
0 comments I appreciate Rita Mae Brown's comments about people who come to Virgnia because they "like our ways and then don't want to join in." [March 24 cover story: "Tally no! Matthews bans the hunt"]. I was...
EC should unite sides
Published on Mar 31st, 2005
0 comments Emergency Contraception is just that, contraception. Marnie Deaton's conflation of Emergency Contraception and abortion is cause for concern [March 17: "Panic Button: Finding the 'morning after' pill...