Letters

Goode's out of touch
Published on May 6th, 2004
0 comments Have I got this right? Virgil Goode voted against HR 3214 (the Debbie Smith Act) because, although it would provide law enforcement officers with additional tools to apprehend rapists, he was...
Coran's trees and weeds
Published on May 6th, 2004
0 comments The "impressive" tree besides Coran Capshaw's Seven Oaks is a sycamore and not a beech ["Coran's place: Rock 'n real estate," News, April 29, 2004]. It is indeed an impressive tree. Sycamores rarely...
Escalating the damage
Published on Apr 29th, 2004
0 comments My fellow Charlottesville native Ann Joseph wasn't forgetting anything when she vouched to you ["Correct the escalator misunderstanding," Letter, April 15]that the only escalator there's ever been in...
LBJ helped earlier
Published on Apr 29th, 2004
0 comments Many thanks to the Hook and Lisa Provence for the terrific story on integration in Charlottesville ["On Brown's 50th," cover story, April 8]. Even for us who lived through it, there were many new...
Churches not lily white
Published on Apr 29th, 2004
0 comments I appreciate that the Hook honored the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education with a narrative of local civil rights activism in the 1950's and '60's ["On Brown's 50th," cover story, April 8...
Think outside the brick
Published on Apr 29th, 2004
0 comments Christine Madrid French is my new hero. The postmodern Jeffersonizing of our town into a faux-Disney, pretend-historical-theme-park is not only revisionist, it's disrespectful to the legacy of...
Hook bashed privacy
Published on Apr 22nd, 2004
0 comments What's more abhorrent: a man who vents his frustration on the answering machine of a colleague with whom he's having a conflict, that colleague publicly humiliating that man by getting a news weekly...
Old feel is gone
Published on Apr 22nd, 2004
0 comments I was interested to read about discord at the Prism, because the Prism is a wonderful place. It was important to me as a student at UVA in the late 1960s– some folks I met back then are still...
Tell it like it is
Published on Apr 22nd, 2004
0 comments I was pleased to read the article about the Prism dispute. Many dormant volunteers feel that finally, someone has stood up to the Fred and Kenyon that we all know. Joey DamianoBatesville
LETTER- Prism's privacy invaded
Published on Apr 22nd, 2004
0 comments Your Prism Schism cover [April 1] made me think one of our best-loved (at least locally) institutions was falling apart. I stopped reading the article when the reporter quoted a message left on an...
Prism key to music
Published on Apr 22nd, 2004
0 comments It takes critically important performance venues like the Prism to keep traditional music alive. And these venues wouldn't exist without folks like Fred Boyce and Kenyon Hunter, who have, quite...
Prism is friendly
Published on Apr 22nd, 2004
0 comments The article "Prism Schism" omits the other community-oriented activities that go on every week at the Prism: jam sessions, open mics, Festival of the Book, cultural fairs, and a children's radio show...
Prism an odd place
Published on Apr 22nd, 2004
0 comments The board structure of this supposedly tax exempt community non-profit organization is unlike any of the other non-profits I've been part of. Basically, the only people who get to vote for the board...
Anachronism needs Fred
Published on Apr 22nd, 2004
0 comments Fred Boyce can be unreasonable. He can be grumpy and ill-tempered. He ranges from determined to downright stubborn. It's largely these qualities that have allowed him to do the seemingly impossible....
Median income below poverty?
Published on Apr 22nd, 2004
0 comments Thanks for the outstanding article on the working poor. ["Nickel and dimed: Barbara Ehrenreich and tap-dancing on the edge," cover story, March 11]. Ehrenreich and Raskin are true journalists. I'm...
Why not cooperate?
Published on Apr 15th, 2004
0 comments Lost in the uproar over the trampling of Steven Turner's civil rights ["Fishing trip: 'Harassment' charges in rapist search," News, March 25, and "Profile surprise: How I made CPD's hit list," Essay...
Correct the escalator misunderstanding
Published on Apr 15th, 2004
0 comments I am writing in reference to your article on the SNL building, formerly Miller & Rhoads. ["Capshaw-ville II: DMB boss buys SNL building," News, April 1]. I am a native of Charlottesville and,...
Belmont wants sidewalks too
Published on Apr 15th, 2004
0 comments Published April 15, 2004, in issue #0314 of the Hook About city sidewalks ["Park Beech: Sidewalk threatens tree," News, April 1], as a 20-year resident of the southeast edge of Belmont along...
MS-diss no news
Published on Apr 15th, 2004
0 comments I find it very interesting that we would have to pass a bill to encourage the most obvious and active "new" technologies ["Back at it: Waldo brings Microsoft calling," News, March 18]. Thousands of...
Where's the ACLU?
Published on Apr 15th, 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...
Median income below poverty
Published on Apr 15th, 2004
0 comments Thanks for the outstanding article on the working poor. ["Nickel and dimed: Barbara Ehrenreich and tap-dancing on the edge," Cover story, March 11]. Ehrenreich and Raskin are true journalists. I'm...
Sorry, it's not stucco
Published on Apr 8th, 2004
0 comments I'm writing in regard to the article regarding the Monticello Foundation's purchase of Brown's Mountain/Montalto [Cover story, "Mountain Views, How Monticello got Montalto back," February 5]. While I...
Protesting too much
Published on Apr 8th, 2004
0 comments In your issue of March 25, you print an article by Lisa Provence setting forth the "harassment" of Steven Turner by the Charlottesville Police Department in their attempt to obtain a DNA sample [News...
McNamara and me
Published on Apr 8th, 2004
0 comments Published April 8, 2004, in issue #0314 of the Hook Thumbing through your March 18 issue, I saw the review Fog of War: 11 Lessons on the Life of Robert S. McNamara [Movie review, "To err is human?...
City's poor need help
Published on Apr 1st, 2004
0 comments I am a social worker, concerned citizen, and musician who grew up in this city. I am concerned about what appears to be the over-development and the gentrification of my city. One number mentioned in...
Staunton didn't self-destruct
Published on Apr 1st, 2004
0 comments "Is Staunton the next Charlottesville?" [Cover story, February 19] I hope not. I grew up in Charlottesville. I have friends and relatives in Staunton and have visited many times. I've been telling...
107.5 greed hurts listeners
Published on Mar 25th, 2004
0 comments Thanks for writing the article about the change on 107.5 [News, March 18, "Jazzed up: 107.5 change rocks Kidd fans"]. It's clear after reading the article (and hearing from Reagan myself–...
Hooray for smooth jazz!
Published on Mar 25th, 2004
0 comments You wrote that The Hook was unable to find anyone happy about the 107.5 format change. Well, here are two. My wife and I are fabulously happy about the new "mix" of music– we finally have the...
The elderly stay home
Published on Mar 25th, 2004
0 comments I was glad to see Jeanne McCusker get the exposure she deserves for her company, Home Instead, new to the Charlottesville area ["No place like it: Biz helps families cope," March 28]. Although the...
Turn off the lights!
Published on Mar 25th, 2004
0 comments I am writing in response to the article on Dominion's application for new nuclear power plants [March 11: "New nukes: Dominion plans cause reaction"]. Louis Zenner, spokesman for the Blue Ridge...