Letters

Share those kidneys!
Published on Mar 18th, 2004
0 comments The generosity of live organ donors like Tarpley Gillespie is remarkable. Most Americans won't even agree to donate their organs after they die. They bury their organs instead of sharing the gift of...
Vests warm the heart
Published on Mar 18th, 2004
0 comments Thank you for putting Courteney Stuart's moving article about the Vest family on your March 4 cover ["Home grown: The gift that keeps on giving"]. It was wonderful to read about the love they have...
"Stuff" fuels poverty
Published on Mar 18th, 2004
0 comments "These people mirror me." That thought wove like a thread through my mind continually as I read the March 11 cover story on the working poor in Charlottesville ["Nickel + Dimed: Ehrenreich talks...
ELFs are terrorists
Published on Mar 11th, 2004
0 comments While it may seem like a nice premise, "preserving" the environment has many sides to it. For instance, sometimes building a dam creates irrigation that saves thousands of starving people and creates...
Luke told ear story
Published on Mar 11th, 2004
0 comments Most movie reviews have a twofold purpose (aside from providing some people with a job): to alert a reader to avoid the movie if the reviewer praises it and to encourage a reader to see it if the...
Staunton didn't self-destruct
Published on Mar 11th, 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...
Call it what it is
Published on Mar 4th, 2004
0 comments Please allow me to clarify the definition of "terrorism" for Lonnie Murray. [February 26 letter: "ELF never killed anyone"] Terrorism is "the unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a...
Give the Fraziers credit
Published on Mar 4th, 2004
0 comments I read with interest your [February 26] cover story "Is Staunton the Next Charlottesville?" It's always good to see a small historic city and its key players receive media attention. However, I could...
It was Cage, not Kurtag
Published on Mar 4th, 2004
0 comments Regarding Damani Harrison's article ["Useless Art: 'Quack' Disappoints in Person," Music Review, February 26]: While I did not attend the performance of DjTRIO at the Jefferson Theater, I read...
No changes were made
Published on Mar 4th, 2004
0 comments I was amused by the statement from John Beers, with the Virginia Department of Agriculture, in the article "Cheese reprieve: Delay good news for feisty farmers" [Newsbiz, February 19, 2004]. Beers...
Abortion safety matters
Published on Feb 26th, 2004
0 comments Published February 26, 2004, in issue #0308 of The Hook Regarding the comment about the "little effect" of Pro-Choice Alliance lobby day [February 5: "4Better or Worse"]– I would hope that...
ELF never killed anyone
Published on Feb 26th, 2004
0 comments As an environmentalist, I cannot condone the Hollymead incident ["Ecoterrorism: ELF 'targets' Hollymead Center," News, February 19, 2004], and I consider it highly irresponsible. I agree with Jeff...
Is Wood gonna shoot?
Published on Feb 26th, 2004
0 comments In response to the article titled "Ecoterrorism: ELF 'targets' Hollymead Center" [News, February 19, 2004], we have a few points: In order for the word "terrorist" to be valid in any way, it is...
Let's define our terms
Published on Feb 26th, 2004
0 comments Last week, you used the term "ecoterrorist" with regard to the Earth Liberation Front (ELF). A note on semantics: The Department of Defense defines terrorism as "The unlawful use or threatened use of...
No Meredith conspiracy
Published on Feb 19th, 2004
0 comments I was alarmed to read of the apparent conspiracy to oust Meredith Richards from the City Council [February 12: "Upset: 'Stop Meredith' move ousts Richards"]. As a delegate who did not vote for...
Photo did me wrong
Published on Feb 19th, 2004
0 comments As a favor to your photographer Jen Fariello, I reluctantly agreed to have my photo and answer to your Question of the Week published. [February 5: "What do you know about Brown's Mountain?"] Eternal...
Moving buses is best memorial
Published on Feb 12th, 2004
0 comments Published February 12, 2004, in issue #0306 of The Hook I was a bit taken aback when I heard that CTS suspended its services due to the death of its founder, Helen Poore [News, "Bereaved: Funeral...
Others fear Keller Williams
Published on Feb 5th, 2004
0 comments As a long-ago journalist, I truly believe the adage, "There's no such thing as bad publicity." So I was not upset to read the erroneous statements made in The Hook's article about our new Keller...
Facelift deception?
Published on Jan 29th, 2004
0 comments [Re: January 22 cover story: "Extreme makover: New zoning gives Charlottesville a fresh look"] Did anyone notice the number of vehicles in the renderings of Emmet Street and Pantops? It was four...
Cremaster is not art
Published on Jan 29th, 2004
0 comments In response to your Cremaster article [January 14 Culture: Art: "Arty or art? Cremaster Cycle tests limits"], we had the unfortunate experience of seeing the Cremaster installation at the Guggenheim...
Put Conchita in the movies
Published on Jan 29th, 2004
0 comments I would like to congratulate you on the fine articles in the January 8 issue of The Hook about O. Winston Link and also thank you for introducing our family to his legacy.   Since reading your...
Enola Gay's polarizing effect
Published on Jan 22nd, 2004
0 comments Social historians define several traditional categories into which beliefs fall regarding the use of atomic weapons in Japan. Brian Wimer's more apologetic approach [January 8 letter: "The bomb...
Morrell's family are victims too
Published on Jan 22nd, 2004
0 comments I have read The Hook's articles about the sad state of affairs surrounding Will Morrell that have resulted in certain bills not being paid, embarrassment and hardship for others, one person's dreams...
Winston Link stopped near me
Published on Jan 22nd, 2004
0 comments Your wonderful article about photographer O. Winston Link [January 8 cover story: "Linked up: museum adds sparkle to star city"] reminded me of a chance encounter I had with the man. I live in Nelson...
Christians don't claim exclusivity
Published on Jan 15th, 2004
0 comments I read Erika Raskin's article regarding home schooling in The Hook with interest. [December 18 cover: "Home for the holidays: And every other day too"] There appeared to be an element of aversion...
Homeschoolers diverse
Published on Jan 15th, 2004
0 comments As a Virginia homeschooler, I wish to thank you for your fair and thorough article, "Home for the holidays" [Cover story, December 18]. You present a realistic picture of the diversity of the...
The bomb bombed morality
Published on Jan 8th, 2004
0 comments Hmmmm. I don't know in what conscience you sought out, paid for, and printed the opinion piece about the Enola Gay ["No apology: Japan deserved Enola Gay's visit," Essay, December 11, 2003]. Do you...
Chief responds: It's all lies
Published on Dec 25th, 2003
0 comments I categorically deny the charges by Joy Lloyd of Louisa County [News, "Louisa tradition: New police chief raises hackles," December 11]. In my opinion, Lloyd is a little paranoid and fantasizes quite...
Credit where credit is due
Published on Dec 25th, 2003
0 comments I very much appreciate the help in getting the word out about our test screening of the movie Charlie's Party. [New, "Guinea pigs: New film needs test audience," December 18]. It is important to me,...
Fair trade bypasses greed
Published on Dec 25th, 2003
0 comments I would like to congratulate The Hook for being the first local publication to address the Fair Trade issue in regard to the coffee crisis. Kudos also to the students and everyone involved in...