Letters

Excellence, not affluence, the benchmark
Published on Aug 26th, 2004
0 comments This is in response to your recent article about Clark Elementary ["Stigmatized," July 22]. We are parents of a rising third grader at Clark and two former Clark students. We were highly offended by...
Get real Clark story
Published on Aug 26th, 2004
0 comments We are writing in response to your article "Stigmatized: Clark Elementary's failing grade" [News, July 22, 2004]. Because of the SOL scores of four kids and the draconian standards put in place by...
Like asphalt? Stay in town
Published on Aug 26th, 2004
0 comments Regarding the debate between telecom magnate Thomas H. Sullivan and Blenheim Road residents [Cover story, "Highway man– Whose road is it anyway?" August 12, 2004], it should go without saying...
Socialists in our midst
Published on Aug 26th, 2004
0 comments One of our history professors from UVA has joined 11 like-minded friends to write Where We Stand, Voices of Southern Dissent [Culture section: "Minor key Dixie: New Southern writes voice dissent,"...
We choose Clark
Published on Aug 26th, 2004
0 comments In response to the Lisa Provence article on Clark: First, let me express the perspective of a parent whose child is, by unwavering choice, returning to Clark Elementary School. Our family has always...
We love Lethal!
Published on Aug 26th, 2004
0 comments I have followed with interest the complaints made against Lethal Towing [Fearless consumer, "Lethal tale: Jetta owner takes lumps," July 22, 2004] and feel obligated to voice a different opinion....
Who's in charge?
Published on Aug 26th, 2004
0 comments Ward Foeller wonders if Charlottesville City Schools' strip search policy is "some Republican's idea of less intrusive government" [Letters, "A time to be naked," August 12, 2004] Has he not noticed...
Annual Manual errata, omitta
Published on Aug 26th, 2004
0 comments Not everyone found the Annual Manual totally delightful. Indeed, alert readers spotted several omissions. Like Blue Ridge Internetworks (817-0707) from the list of Internet providers–...
Here at last: Hero channels Crouching Tiger
Published on Aug 26th, 2004
0 comments Zhang Yimou channels Akira Kurosawa in Hero, which is even more visually stunning than Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Like Kurosawa's Ran, it features huge armies with color-coded banners and...
Juicy broadband faces hurdles
Published on Aug 19th, 2004
0 comments The recent article by Hook reporter Lisa Provence [July 1: "Electric change, Nelson makes net history"], presents an overly optimistic and somewhat incomplete picture of the status of Broadband over...
McDonald's manipulates us
Published on Aug 19th, 2004
0 comments Your [July 22] back-page editorial on Morgan Spurlock's McDonald's-bashing documentary Super Size Me misses the point. It's not just that McDonald's sells unhealthy food, but rather that McDonald's...
Steal! = bad advice
Published on Aug 19th, 2004
0 comments Is the article from the Brazen Careerist in your July 22 edition ["You're fired! Learn from the magic words"] a test to see if people will respond, or some form of satire? The Brazen Careerist sure...
A time to be naked
Published on Aug 12th, 2004
0 comments I couldn't help but notice the Orwellian juxtaposition of two items in the 4 Better or Worse section July 22 ["Worst decision for nude teens" and "Best reason to wear clean underwear to school"]. Let...
Help available for immigrants
Published on Aug 12th, 2004
0 comments Thank you for bringing attention to a major hazard faced by immigrants and visitors to this country. In your July 22 story, "Alien: The unbearable paperwork of being," Arun James learned that even...
Parents are to blame
Published on Aug 12th, 2004
0 comments Let me see if I have this right: We have a piece of playground equipment, designed for children, that several parents determine is not age-appropriate for their child to use on their own, so they get...
Thank the trail-builders
Published on Aug 12th, 2004
0 comments The author's July 1 letter– headlined "Presley's greedy," about the woman who cried foul over unpermissioned use of her property, touched off a couple of feisty replies satirically suggesting...
$old
Published on Aug 12th, 2004
0 comments ALBEMARLE 6/3  Ronald D. and Frances Carter to Robert R. and Heidi E. Johnson, 3201 Darby Road, Glenmore, Keswick, $870,000. Charles P. Ancona to Eileen A. Gallagher, 7.60 acres on State Route...
Capshaw's dome looks fine
Published on Jul 29th, 2004
0 comments What a fiery brew we have cooking up over the amphitheater on the Downtown Mall! [July 15: "Amphitheatrical: Architects pummel Mall design"] You know, my grandfather always said that Lindbergh could...
Dome could block walkers
Published on Jul 29th, 2004
0 comments I write to second Candace Smith's concerns about lack of pedestrian access to the site of the new amphitheater and transit center and to the Mall during the 40 private events that Coran Capshaw is...
Tatum got a free road
Published on Jul 29th, 2004
0 comments Some very interesting points I would like to make not printed (purposely or otherwise) in your July 8 cover story ["River bluff: How to save a park– sort of"]. From your article: "One Locust-...
Tatum tepee was sister's
Published on Jul 29th, 2004
0 comments Your cover story [July 8: "River bluff: How to save a park– sort of"] has a few facts that are a bit off. The teepee you are referring to was a work of art done not by children, but by my...
What planet is Bell on?
Published on Jul 29th, 2004
0 comments I'm not sure what planet Delegate Rob Bell lives on, but apparently it's one in which the inevitabilities of life include death, taxes, and the fact that "boyfriends will always beat up girlfriends...
He wasn't near the river
Published on Jul 22nd, 2004
0 comments When Banastre Tarleton came to Charlottesville in 1781 to capture Thomas Jefferson, he did not camp at the Tarleton Oak or by the Rivanna River as stated in your story, "Hujavision" [cover, July 1,...
Make funeral home pay
Published on Jul 22nd, 2004
0 comments I was glad to see your article on the parking situation in this week's Hook [July 8: "Dead rights Funeral signs not backed by law"]. I have been after City Council for the last two years about that...
Nordin didn't listen
Published on Jul 22nd, 2004
0 comments Thanks for speaking to me by telephone last week. My assistant showed me the article by Barbara Nordin on a complaint by Ron and Sharon Soltau. As one might expect from a heading such as "Fearless...
Questionable behavior
Published on Jul 22nd, 2004
0 comments Hill & Wood may claim that they got permission to put out their "no parking" signs three years ago, but they've been putting those signs out for a lot longer than that. ["Dead rights Funeral...
Flags must stay down 30 days
Published on Jul 15th, 2004
0 comments I want to start off by expressing how disappointed I am in the quality of journalism presented in the Hook's "Words" column of June 24. I understand that the Hook is mainly a liberal based newspaper...
Huja didn't do trolley
Published on Jul 15th, 2004
0 comments You wrote me last week to ask me to say something about Huja's retirement. Your quote was entirely accurate– saving the editorializing a "still-miffed Danielson says today." I am not miffed nor...
Huja promoted neighborhoods
Published on Jul 15th, 2004
0 comments Your cover story on Satyendra Huja [July 1: "Hujavision: The 'Urban Turban' Plans his Escape"] was excellent– both pictures and text. Huja has been a great benefactor to Charlottesville, and I...
It's all about me
Published on Jul 15th, 2004
0 comments In a recent news story, [June 17: "Quash game: How many subpoenas does a code violation need?"], Shirley Presley and Carolyn Reilly argue that they have strung razor wire across the Rivanna Trail...