Letters

Plath movie doesn't bore
Published on Dec 18th, 2003
0 comments Published December 18, 2003, in issue #0250 of The Hook Poorly written, logically adrift, and miserably slight, Steve Warren's piece on the film Sylvia in the December 4 edition ["Plath-tered:...
Union stands up to bigotry
Published on Dec 18th, 2003
0 comments As a staunch supporter of the Staff Union at UVA, SUUVA, I would like to comment on its controversial November 21 picket against racism at the university, about which you wrote in your December 4...
Girlyman deserved better
Published on Dec 18th, 2003
0 comments Published December 18, 2003, in issue #0250 of The Hook While I certainly respect Mark Grabowski's right to review CDs he receives, his review of Girlyman [Prowl: "Upping the anti: Girlyman brings on...
Fearless won me a Dell
Published on Dec 11th, 2003
0 comments Regarding Fearless Consumer Barbara Nordin, I want to commend her column for the impact it had on my consumer problem reported last summer. Readers may remember that my Dell laptop had been crashing...
The Stepford Hook?
Published on Dec 11th, 2003
0 comments I've learned so much from your paper lately. I used to think sexual harassment was a bad thing. Then your Brazen Careerist ["Make harassment work for you.," November 2] showed me that harassment,...
Vaccine is the biggest whoop
Published on Dec 11th, 2003
0 comments The title of Lisa Provence's December 4 article is perfect. "Big whoop," indeed. Pertussis cases peak in three- to four-year cycles. Statistically speaking, we're right on cue (# Virginia cases 1996-...
Ciderama needs follow-up
Published on Dec 4th, 2003
0 comments I was very intrigued by Hawes Spencer's article, "Pulp Friction," in the November 13th edition. However, I would like to point out some additional information. First of all, future government...
Not quite fair, but a start
Published on Dec 4th, 2003
0 comments Published December 4, 2003, in issue #0248 of The Hook Christina Ball's October 30 article on Fair Trade coffee [The Dish: "Fair trade? Coffee debate winds up in cup"] did a wonderful job of alerting...
Our apples are safe and tasty
Published on Dec 4th, 2003
0 comments Published December 4, 2003, in issue #0248 of The Hook I just read Hawes Spencer's article "Pulp Fiction" in the November 13th edition of "The Hook" and found it to be very well researched (a rarity...
Story missed smaller outbreaks
Published on Dec 4th, 2003
0 comments The article you have written on behalf of those favoring unpasteurized juice [November 13 cover story: "Pulp Friction"] detailed a crucial fact: apple cider is a byproduct business of the apple...
Get Farmcolony facts straight
Published on Nov 27th, 2003
0 comments I am writing with regard to your "On the Block" column of October 30 ["Escapism: Farm it or don't, your choice"], concerning the residence for sale at 661 Farmview Road. The number of factual...
Stop degrading victims
Published on Nov 27th, 2003
0 comments In the past month, I have twice been appalled by your sad excuse for a publication. I am not a regular reader of The Hook and never will be. However, as a domestic violence advocate and a former...
Bright Beginnings is the bully
Published on Nov 20th, 2003
0 comments When I first submitted my concern to the Fearless Consumer ["Bright Beginnings: Violations galore vex center," June 26], I never imagined it might lead to subsequent articles or letters from readers...
Stop Kluge's development now
Published on Nov 20th, 2003
0 comments Patricia Kluge is now planning to develop her property by right [News, "In your face: PEC attacks new Kluge plan," November 6]. Under the plan denied by the Albemarle County Planning Commission, she...
Two sides to preschool story
Published on Nov 20th, 2003
0 comments In response to the letter to The Hook by Lori Mendez ["Daycare story should be told," October 30] regarding Bright Beginnings Preschool, my office manager, Diane Boland, and I offer these comments:...
Get a real reviewer
Published on Nov 13th, 2003
0 comments The recent review of The New Deal show [On the Prowl, "Mindlessness: Pleasures and pretense of a mechanical man," October 30] was absolutely the most off-base, unintelligent, and generally ignorant...
Harassment never 'works'
Published on Nov 13th, 2003
0 comments This letter is in response to the [November 6] Brazen Careerist column titled "Strategic planning: Make harassment work for you." In this country and this age, sexual harassment is illegal. However,...
Triangles aren't political
Published on Nov 13th, 2003
0 comments I was perturbed by Bill Rossberg's comments about the triangles indicating that counselors' offices at local high schools are safe spaces [News, October 23: "Sticker shock: Rainbow riles parents"]....
Bright Beginnings seems dim
Published on Nov 6th, 2003
0 comments I could not believe it when I saw a letter in favor of Bright Beginnings. [October 23: "Stop bullying Bright Beginnings"] I sent my child there, and she went through at least six different teachers....
Leaders are everywhere
Published on Nov 6th, 2003
0 comments Your story, "Sticker shock: Rainbows rile parents" [News, October 23, 2003], quotes Bill "Biff" Rossberg, who objects to rainbow triangle stickers, as saying, "Western is riven with cliques: jocks,...
Sexual abuse-- all too real
Published on Nov 6th, 2003
0 comments Your cover story about malpractice by a therapist treating a child for "repressed memory" of sexual abuse ["Saving Sarah," October 16, 2003] described a disturbing experience for her family. As in...
Daycare story should be told
Published on Oct 30th, 2003
0 comments I was very upset to read the October 23 letter by Mark and Michelle Conner, "Stop bullying Bright Beginnings." The Hook has done its journalistic job of keeping our community informed of happenings....
Don't disparage babysitters
Published on Oct 23rd, 2003
0 comments I am writing to take issue with Penelope Trunk's article, "Resume Rules" [The Brazen Careerist, October 16]. Much of her advice was great, but not her condescending reference to "babysitting jobs."...
Stop bullying Bright Beginnings
Published on Oct 23rd, 2003
0 comments My husband and I were so disappointed to find yet another negative piece on Bright Beginnings in your paper– and now, this personal attack on one of their teachers! [October 10: "Non-fired...
Bush guided by 9/11
Published on Oct 16th, 2003
0 comments I get the feeling that Cathy Young's essay on Bushophobia [October 9: "Loathsome: Bush-haters' vitriol runs big risks"] was written before the war on Iraq, seeing as there is no mention of that...
LETTER- Fixing Fifeville; Cox rocks
Published on Oct 16th, 2003
0 comments I was impressed with the [Cover story: "Nicing Dice: But at what price?" September 25, 2003] by Courteney Stuart, regarding Fifeville. I understand why Mayor Cox is "incensed" by resistance to...
Stop bullying Bright Beginnings
Published on Oct 16th, 2003
0 comments My husband and I were so disappointed to find yet another negative piece on Bright Beginnings in your paper– and now, this personal attack on one of their teachers! [October 10: "Non-fired...
Write in urban renewal!
Published on Oct 16th, 2003
0 comments Since I campaigned for the Republican nomination for the House of Delegates seat held by Mitch Van Yahres since 1981, I thought I should weigh in on gentrification, which I favor. Antoinette Roades...
Correction: Get the date right
Published on Oct 9th, 2003
0 comments   Crikey, my neighborhood really is all the rage, isn't it? I was glad to see your real estate maven say nice things about 405 Ridge St. [On the Block, "Challenging: Victorian may repay hard...
Call it gentrification
Published on Oct 9th, 2003
0 comments I take it I'm among the interviewees Antoinette Roades accuses of perpetuating "the politically convenient notion that [Fifeville] has always been overwhelmingly black and poor and should remain so...