Letters

No need for Johnsen's Bland ideas
Published on Jul 15th, 2004
0 comments It appears that Scott Johnsen has gotten a little too close to the "razor wire" on the infamous Rivanna Trail [July 1, "Presley's greedy"]. Why is he resorting to mocking and demeaning the senior...
Let's borrow Johnsen's stuff
Published on Jul 8th, 2004
0 comments After reading Scott Johnsen's letter regarding Shirley Presley's selfish hoarding of her private property {July 1: "Presley's greedy"], I just have a few questions. Mr. Johnsen, can I borrow your car...
People make mistakes
Published on Jul 8th, 2004
0 comments In response to the June 17 Fearless Consumer column, " Dog days: When Max went under the knife," I will continue to be a customer of Westwood Animal Hospital, mostly due to Dr. John Wise. The staff...
Give Presley privacy
Published on Jul 1st, 2004
0 comments I am saddened to see the city is still harassing Shirley Presley ["Quash game: How many subpoenas does a code violation need?" News, June 17]. Her only wish is that people stay off her private...
Off with your car!
Published on Jul 1st, 2004
0 comments I have just read Barbara Nordin's June 24 Fearless Consumer "Gouge-athon: Lethal's pricing illegal." If you are not a parking tenant, don't park on anyone's lot without paying for the privilege. What...
Off with your heads!
Published on Jul 1st, 2004
0 comments In your issue of June 24, at the top of the page entitled "Laugh," you publish a piece of garbage entitled "The City." This piece of trash seeks to vilify and denigrate the late President Reagan who...
Presley's greedy
Published on Jul 1st, 2004
0 comments Shirley Presley shows her complete lack of respect for the community of Charlottesville by forcing Rivanna Trail users to make a long detour around her property. [June 17 "Quash game: How many...
Church + state= culture shock
Published on Jun 24th, 2004
0 comments Thanks for the cover story about Bible Schools in Waynesboro [May 27: "They break for Jesus"]. I moved to Charlottesville seven years ago and taught high school in Waynesboro for two years. While it...
Comment was Klannish
Published on Jun 24th, 2004
0 comments We are writing to express our concern about your article on Weekday Religious Education in Waynesboro {May 27 cover story: "They break for Jesus"]. While we are saddened that Mollie Bryan received...
Let UVA develop it
Published on Jun 24th, 2004
0 comments In regard to "UVA's campaign for Main" [cover story, June 3], I have a simple proposal. The City takes the garages, truck rentals, and tire stores off West Main and moves them to more appropriate...
Presley's been harassed
Published on Jun 24th, 2004
0 comments Although one would never know it from the Hook's coverage ["Quash game: How many subpoenas does a code violation need?" News, June 17], the prosecution of Shirley Presley for fencing her land is...
Gay ban earns cancellation
Published on Jun 17th, 2004
0 comments I was disturbed and incredulous when I read the article about the two women who were denied an engagement announcement in The Daily Progress. [June 3: " No Progress: Gay wedding pics nixed"]. However...
Phish great, says Fowler
Published on Jun 17th, 2004
0 comments I would just like to comment on the excerpt you recently ran on the band Phish breaking up. [June 3: "Phish farewell: Dead's heir band to quit"]. Clearly the person who wrote the article knows...
Scott and Compton not folkies
Published on Jun 17th, 2004
0 comments I resent the fact that any female with a guitar is referred to as a "folk singer." [June 3 music review: "Feminine mystique: Gravity missing at Gravity"]. Neither Kathy Compton or Alexandra Scott are...
Correction: NRAO's HQ not at ITT
Published on Jun 10th, 2004
0 comments I am always pleased to see the National Radio Astronomy Observatory mentioned in the local media, since so many people are unaware of our existence. However, I do have a minor correction to the...
No Jesus in Constitution
Published on Jun 10th, 2004
0 comments Thank you for the May 27 Hook article on Augusta County schools [Cover story, "They break for Jesus"]. I like when you guys take on big local issues. In justification for Christian hour during school...
This is no Klanboro
Published on Jun 10th, 2004
0 comments We are writing to express our concern about your article on Weekday Religious Education in Waynesboro. While we are saddened that Mollie Bryan received what she calls "hate mail" in response to her...
We love you, spiders
Published on Jun 10th, 2004
0 comments I think it would be a horrible idea to replace the spider lamps. [May 27: "Squash the spiders: Consultants want new Mall lamps"] The are a part of downtown atmosphere. You don't see them trying to...
My fam fixed the house
Published on Jun 3rd, 2004
0 comments I find your article on Shadwell Court very interesting ["Fooled 'ya: All the fun's out back," On the Block, May 20, 2004]! The reason that it interests me? All of the updating done to the house by...
What's the point?
Published on May 27th, 2004
0 comments I would like to comment on a recent Fearless Consumer column by Barbara Nordin. ["Dressing debacle," April 15, 2004]. This article left me baffled. What exactly was the point, relevance, and...
<I>Brown</I> needs more
Published on May 27th, 2004
0 comments As an attorney, I am asked about important court cases, including Brown v. Board of Education [Cover story: "On Brown's 50th," April 4, 2004]. No one can measure the monstrous impact of government...
Ditch Soering's whine
Published on May 20th, 2004
0 comments I was a UVA student at the same time as Jens Soering and thankfully never met him, but I do recall the circumstances of his situation quite well. I was appalled to read his whiny complaint about his...
Searls: I got along
Published on May 20th, 2004
0 comments I read "Post-election: Morning-after quarterbacking," (News, May 13, 2004) by Lisa Provence with interest and some concern. When Lloyd Snook says that Blake and I disliked each other, he is not...
Shoulda elected me
Published on May 20th, 2004
0 comments The article about CityLink, "Is $6.6 million too much?" [News, May 13, 2004] presented very clearly some of the issues that Jim Moore and I have about this expensive city undertaking. But there were...
Trail is better now
Published on May 20th, 2004
0 comments Reading about some of my Woolen Mills neighbors' hostility to the paving of the Greenbelt Trail was just plain depressing. [April 15: Pave paradise? Greenbelt trail asphalted"] Paving the Greenbelt...
Alcohol is no excuse
Published on May 13th, 2004
0 comments I write in response to Courteney Stuart's [April 29] article "UVA rape case, Student accepts lesser charge." The parents of Zachary Jesse are quoted as saying that their son pled guilty to the lesser...
Rape coverage disappoints
Published on May 13th, 2004
0 comments I am writing in reference to your article "UVA rape case: Student accepts lesser charge" [April 29, 2004]. I was closely involved in the case and was very disappointed to find the details in print....
Wilco can morph
Published on May 13th, 2004
0 comments I haven't yet heard Wilco's new album, A Ghost is Born. Be that as it may, Mark Grabowski's review of it ["Making a case," May 6] left me, and hopefully most of his readers, pretty down. Grabowski...
Where's the ACLU?
Published on May 6th, 2004
0 comments In the last century, I took an interest in the lack of a ward system in Charlottesville, which seemed to coincide with Democratic majorities on the City Council ["Poor and ignored? Schilling makes...
Caterham facts
Published on May 6th, 2004
0 comments It was gratifying to see our friend Steve Taylor and his Caterham featured in Lincoln Ross Barbour's photo spread on the CDoc Kruz-In ["Hot wheels," Photophile, April 22]. As the Caterham dealer for...