Letters

EC untested for safety
Published on Mar 31st, 2005
0 comments Several of your readers told me that a recent article in the Hook [March 17: "Panic Button: Finding the 'morning after' pill"] gave the impression that I am opposed to "any form of contraception." On...
Fox hunting in UK
Published on Mar 31st, 2005
0 comments Your article [March 24 cover story: "Tally no! Matthews bans the hunt"] says fox hunting was banned in the UK. This is a bit of an overstatement. Though a few rules have changed, the mounted hunts in...
Curran wasn't trounced
Published on Mar 24th, 2005
0 comments   Vijith Assar's follow-up article on the Curran Jhanjee Student Council campaign [News March 17, 2005: "Curran's count: Not enough for 1st place (or 2nd)"] was much appreciated by the folks on...
Work for that bounty
Published on Mar 24th, 2005
0 comments In response to J. Blair Reeves' slamming me ["Do blame Mr. Sutz," March 17] for my [March 10] letter, "Don't Blame No Child," it is worthwhile to note that the author completely avoids the central...
Hook went tabloid on ALS
Published on Mar 24th, 2005
0 comments Your publication deserves another award-­ for tabloid-style journalism in your coverage of the experimental treatment for ALS [February 24 cover story: "She's dying: His drug could save her" and...
Uncongenial: Bullock needs to grow up
Published on Mar 24th, 2005
0 comments When reviewing movies, especially those ground out by the Hollywood machine, I have to keep reminding myself of Frank Loesser's words from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: "...
Crossing not the answer
Published on Mar 17th, 2005
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Do blame Mr. Sutz
Published on Mar 17th, 2005
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Flu won't annihilate us
Published on Mar 17th, 2005
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Money compromises lives
Published on Mar 17th, 2005
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Photos key to mental health
Published on Mar 17th, 2005
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Unbelievable: But fun and inspiring anyway
Published on Mar 17th, 2005
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ALS sufferers have rights
Published on Mar 10th, 2005
0 comments Thanks for your article on the ALS drug trials that have been stopped [February 24 cover story: " She's dying: His drug could save her"]. Since I have a friend with ALS, someone who even went to...
Don't blame 'No Child'
Published on Mar 10th, 2005
0 comments I have no idea which parallel universe Anita Holmes exists in, but it bears no relation to ours, as evidenced by the absurd assertion in her February 24 letter ["Social studies' sinister omission"]...
ALS families thank you
Published on Mar 3rd, 2005
0 comments I want to thank you for capturing the feelings of so many suffering from ALS and their families/friends in your article on Dr. Bennett's ALS drug [February 24 cover story, "She's dying: His drug...
Grandpa won't like the column
Published on Mar 3rd, 2005
0 comments My hat's off to Dr. John Hong for taking the unpopular position on driver license revocation. [February 17, " Bad news, grandpa: Turn in your license!"] His position will certainly go against the...
Schaub assault story unfair
Published on Mar 3rd, 2005
0 comments I know Mark Schottinger, and have heard his story. I don't want to imply that I fully agree with his position, but that your article ["Acquitted: It's Schaub, not Schwab," February 24] was clearly...
We need more Dr. Bennetts
Published on Mar 3rd, 2005
0 comments Many years ago, I watched my mother, a victim of ALS, struggle with the horror of being virtually mummified, with mind intact, losing total control over every function of her body, before a heart...
Writers rally 'round DNA
Published on Mar 3rd, 2005
0 comments Ronald Bailey makes some excellent points in his essay concerning DNA and privacy ["All about you: It could already be on file," February 24]. As with any forensic technology, the issue of individual...
Clifton coverage tawdry
Published on Feb 24th, 2005
0 comments I am incensed The Hook would publish the toxicology results from the Medical Examiner's Report on Patricia Langlade [February 17: "Clifton-hanger: Inn reopens as lawyers press claims"]. This just...
Dr. Hook's right about oldsters
Published on Feb 24th, 2005
0 comments Dr. Hong's article ["Bad news, grandpa: Turn in your license!" February 17, 2005] is badly needed, as too many family members think, "Dad is okay to drive if he stays close to home" or "Pop doesn't...
Drunks are expensive
Published on Feb 24th, 2005
0 comments Two weeks ago I saw the police and rescue squad picking up a passed out drunk on the Rivanna Trail. He was face down in a ditch. It snowed and got pretty cold that night, so he probably would have...
Homeless are human
Published on Feb 24th, 2005
0 comments I was a bit unsettled after reading through and noting the photos from the February 17 cover story "Saturday Night Drive..." with officer Web Stokes. The article discussed many aspects of Officer...
Social studies' sinister omission
Published on Feb 24th, 2005
0 comments John Whitehead's essay on the results of the "Future of the First Amendment" poll [February 10, 2005] should send up red flares about the educational system. But Whitehead neglected to address the...
Cancer least of lead woes
Published on Feb 17th, 2005
0 comments Apparently you were not told of the true problem with lead in the soil [February 10: "Orchard fall-out: Fears of arsenic and old lead surface"]. Although there is a remote chance of getting cancer...
Don't enshrine a bad system
Published on Feb 17th, 2005
0 comments Sometimes the fear of change is so strong it clouds the mind. So it seems with Ronald Bailey writing about healthcare intervention [January 20 cover story: "A call for healthcare intervention from an...
Hang up on phone-ins
Published on Feb 17th, 2005
0 comments Your article is right on the mark [Dr. Hook, February 3: "Phone-a-pill: Get your prescriptions in person"]. Charlottesville area doctors are playing with fire when they phone in new or refill...
Thanks for covering Brown's Mill
Published on Feb 17th, 2005
0 comments I enjoyed your recent article of the possible sale of the "big barn at Belmont Bridge"– although it was always referred to as the "Brown Milling Company" or "Brown's Mill" by my family members...
Webcam-watchers get scoops
Published on Feb 17th, 2005
0 comments Breaking news! I have attached the picture so you can see it with your own eyes. I knew you would want this scoop: "Charlottesville– the home of the world's biggest coffee cup." From your...
LETTER- Blacks aren't Sambos
Published on Feb 16th, 2005
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 racial...