Letters

Hack away: Trim more
Published on Oct 9th, 2003
0 comments Okay, the idea of burying the power lines is impossible. [September 25 news: "Crossed wires: Why aren't those power lines buried?"] How about the idea of trimming the trees that grow up, in, around,...
Lack of ethics haunts mom
Published on Oct 9th, 2003
0 comments Regarding the Peabody story [News, "School story: Peabody Mom gets son expelled," August 14, 2003], this is my third letter to you which I was assured would be published. After I saw what Lisa...
Fifeville wasn't Fife's
Published on Oct 2nd, 2003
0 comments As a 16-year homeowner on Oak Street– one block below Dice– I was pleased to see my part of town on your cover [September 25 cover story: "Nicing Dice: But at what price?"] However, two...
Setting Caravati straight
Published on Oct 2nd, 2003
0 comments That was a good article on overhead power lines [News, "Crossed wires: Why aren't those power lines buried?" September 25, 2003]. Blake Caravati was mistaken when he said the City Attorney did not...
'Not gay' not here no more
Published on Oct 2nd, 2003
0 comments I was sorry to see The Hook guide to Charlottesville [August 7: "The Annual Manual"] still discussed the presence of the "not gay" chant at UVA football games. I was at the season opener and couldn't...
Biking is privilege, not right
Published on Sep 18th, 2003
0 comments It never ceases to amaze me that people are so willing to justify breaking a law [News, "Critical mass," September 11] simply because they want to make a point. Of even more concern is the fact that...
Brazen's getting better
Published on Sep 18th, 2003
0 comments Your "Brazen Careerist" columnist answered my put-down [Letters, September 11: "Deep-six Trunk"] by writing a terrific column on career management in that issue. That was first-rate advice. Now to...
Garrett's a hunk
Published on Sep 18th, 2003
0 comments What a great story/photo! [September 11 HotSeat: "Paul Garrett: boring and proud of it"] I laughed all the way through the story and thought, Gee, maybe I should feel sorry for this super boring guy...
Grabowski's got no talent
Published on Sep 11th, 2003
0 comments I read with amusement the article by Mark Grabowski in the August 28 issue of The Hook [Music Review: "Winning combo: Hot Lunch satisfies the crowd"] (http://www.readthehook.com/93916/music-review-...
Orgasms: Nice not naughty
Published on Sep 11th, 2003
0 comments I submitted an ad to The Hook's Personals and was told it would have to be run in "Wildside," not Males seeking Females– or its reference to "prolonged, multiple female orgasms" would be...
Deep-six Trunk
Published on Sep 11th, 2003
0 comments The Hook's column "The Brazen Careerist" should be called the brazen columnist. I think you've been had by a salesman for a syndicate that was had by a glib babe. First, in the August 28 edition,...
Mandala mixup
Published on Sep 4th, 2003
0 comments Thank you for covering the wonderful sand mandala created by visiting Tibetan Buddhist monks [Culture: Walkabout: "Sand symbol: Buddhist monks bless this town," August 14]. In the future, when...
Parkway is the answer
Published on Sep 4th, 2003
0 comments Chief Longo is not to blame for the traffic back-up on North Avenue, Calhoun Street, and Locust Avenue [News, August 28, "Road rage: Neighbors blame Longo"] (http://www.readthehook.com/93918/news-...
Peabody isn't utopia
Published on Sep 4th, 2003
0 comments Your recent article on Peabody School [News, August 14: "School story: Peabody mom gets son expelled"] (http://www.readthehook.com/93853/news-school-story-peabody-mom-gets-son-...) may have left...
You shoulda said 'Straka'
Published on Aug 28th, 2003
0 comments Here is an addition to your local authors list, and his character lives in Charlottesville! You may know of him, but he wasn't included in your annual roundup [August 7 edition: The Annual Manual] (...
Dating: Yep, it's a myth
Published on Aug 28th, 2003
0 comments I certainly enjoyed all the articles about the non-existent dating scene [August 21 cover package] (http://www.readthehook.com/93867/cover-charlottesville-dating-not-oxymoron). However, you mentioned...
No privacy or decency in DNA bank
Published on Aug 28th, 2003
0 comments There is an interesting disparity between how we want to believe this town works and how it really works. I am writing in response to the DNA collection being asked of black males in Charlottesville...
Please, a little less swanky
Published on Aug 28th, 2003
0 comments In the past, The Hook has creatively injected "new" words like "limn" [June 27, 2002, issue] (http://www.readthehook.com/issues/0121) into its stories. And while some have found the use of such "big...
I'd live there
Published on Aug 21st, 2003
0 comments Concerning the recent flap over a play yard for dogs [News, "Dogged Daycare," July 31] (http://www.readthehook.com/93811/newsbiz-dogged-daycare-play-yard-shut-down), I want to add my perspective as...
Get serious, Shirley
Published on Aug 21st, 2003
0 comments I wonder if lovable Shirley ("Razorwire") Presley [News, "Trail nix III, July 31,2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/93810/news-trail-nix-iii-busted-blades-bland) has considered land mines to interdict...
Hollymead Target's too far
Published on Aug 14th, 2003
0 comments As a recent transplant to Charlottesville and a former avid Target shopper, I was pleased to read that the Albemarle Board of Supervisors had finally approved rezoning the portion of Hollymead Town...
Virginia daycare needs help
Published on Aug 14th, 2003
0 comments I am writing in response to the June 26, 2003, news article, "Bright Beginnings violations vex center." I thought to myself that these types of violations are often found in childcare centers because...
"Eyesore" it is!
Published on Aug 14th, 2003
0 comments I resent the characterization of the owners of All Things Pawssible as innocent victims of a bumbling city bureaucracy [News, "Dogged daycare," July 31] (http://www.readthehook.com/93811/newsbiz-...
Rose is a treasure
Published on Jul 31st, 2003
0 comments We were dismayed that you used Darrell Rose's picture to illustrate your mean-spirited little article on Mall musicians [Cover story, "Summer tips," July 24, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/93760/...
Hot pants at Hook?
Published on Jul 31st, 2003
0 comments Did a Charlottesville City Councilor actually use the phrase "little smartypants" [News, "Pudhouse shut: City officials gloat, blame Hook," July 17] (http://www.readthehook.com/93743/news-pudhouse-...
Kluge should know better
Published on Jul 31st, 2003
0 comments Patricia Kluge can talk all she wants about her environmentally friendly development [Letter, "Condon doesn't know Kluge," July 10] (http://www.readthehook.com/93705/letter-condon-doesnt-know-kluge...
Not all well with women at UVA
Published on Jul 31st, 2003
0 comments The recent Hook cover story, "Women at UVA" [July 17, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/93731/cover-women-women-everywhere-trying-jum...) is a fine summary of UVA's exhibit on its history with women...
Strong words, weak cause
Published on Jul 24th, 2003
0 comments I do not wish to embarrass Patricia Kluge by pointing out all of the inaccuracies in her recent letter to the Hook [July 10:"Condon doesn't know Kluge"] (http://www.readthehook.com/93705/letter-...
Hilarity at the Hook
Published on Jul 24th, 2003
0 comments Regarding the letters you received regarding Emmett Boaz [Letters, July 17, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/issues/0228). Some people have no sense of humor. I got a big chuckle out of it, and it...
Look to the Word
Published on Jul 24th, 2003
0 comments Here are some corrections to the article [News, "Barnhill lives," July 3] (http://www.readthehook.com/93681/news-barnhill-lives-prosecute-me-not-my...) of which you should be aware. Catherine...