Letters

Facts tell pit bull story
Published on Apr 17th, 2003
0 comments Thank you so much for your article about pit bulls [Cover story, "Rescued," April 3, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/93261/cover-story-pits-dogfightings-bloody-af...). I am a proud owner of an...
Gladiators next?
Published on Apr 17th, 2003
0 comments I thought the Charlottesville area was a civilized community. But dog fighting? Cock fighting? [Cover sidebar, "Who cares? Cocks don't evoke same sympathy," April 3, 2003] The sacrifice of living...
Voting's not good enough
Published on Apr 17th, 2003
0 comments As an anti-war demonstrator, I agree with Michael Burns' criticism of demonstration street-blocking tactics [Letter, "A better way to speak: Vote," April 10, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/93296/...
A better way to speak: vote
Published on Apr 10th, 2003
0 comments [Re: "Road protest: Resistance was futile," March 27, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/93240/news-road-protest-resistance-was-futile) Freedom of speech is an interesting American right. It is used...
Arm-numbing experience
Published on Apr 10th, 2003
0 comments Thanks for your story on the shocking experience at the Pantops Giant. I thought it was only me, as it hasn't happened to my wife. In the winter I had a couple of shocks that deadened my arm for a...
Leave Fridays alone!
Published on Apr 10th, 2003
0 comments I am writing to express my feelings about proposed changes to Fridays After Five [News, "Freebie no more," March 13, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/93178/news-freebie-no-more-fridays-after-5-ey...
Prum deserved it
Published on Apr 10th, 2003
0 comments The Hook could have picked no more deserving writer to honor for its fiction contest [March 13, 2003] this year than Deborah Prum (http://www.readthehook.com/93163/cover-story-fiction-contest-winner...
Stopping traffic bad move
Published on Apr 10th, 2003
0 comments In the 1960s, the FBI trained thousands of undercover operatives on campuses such as Berkeley to infiltrate the antiwar movement. It is also known that in a more recent decade the FBI infiltrated...
Don't let Stover 'clean' your food
Published on Apr 3rd, 2003
0 comments I oppose judgment regarding food choices. Sara Stover [Culture: Walkabout: "Art of eating: Spring clean your body," March 13] (http://www.readthehook.com/99786/art-eating-spring-clean-your-body)...
Skeen: Get off my back!
Published on Apr 3rd, 2003
0 comments I'm a taxpaying man, owner of C&S Motors, sick and tired of being bothered by Scottsville's city council and their hired guns. Ever since the talk of big bucks coming to town began, they've been...
Don't fear the Clear
Published on Mar 27th, 2003
0 comments Sure, control of six radio stations here is crazy. [News, March 13: "MIXed message: Will FCC 'clear' WUMX sale?"] (http://www.readthehook.com/93179/news-mixed-message-will-fcc-quotclearqu...). Who...
Happy Sidney
Published on Mar 27th, 2003
0 comments Thanks a million goes to Rebecca Beirne, Marcus Hahn, the Hogwaller Ramblers, and all the birthday party-goers who attended Sidney Tapscott's 80th. Sidney talked about the party two weeks ahead of...
Kutchai's twisted tale
Published on Mar 27th, 2003
0 comments I am writing in regard to your article about housing. [March 20: "Crowded house: It may be cozy, but should it be illegal?"] (http://www.readthehook.com/93193/cover-crowded-house-it-may-be-cozy-shou...
Many gigs are free
Published on Mar 27th, 2003
0 comments In the article "Freebie no more" [News, March 13] about Fridays After 5 charging admission, organizer Tony LaBua, was quoted as saying, "We are the only venue in the state that hasn't charged."...
UVA's failure the crowding source
Published on Mar 27th, 2003
0 comments In your otherwise excellent article on the negative impacts of student housing on residential neighborhoods around UVA ["Crowded house: It may be cozy, but should it be illegal?" March 20] (http://...
Don't divide Fridays
Published on Mar 20th, 2003
0 comments I cannot even begin to tell you how bad an idea I think the proposed changes to "Fridays After Five" are [News, "Freebie no more," March 13] (http://www.readthehook.com/93178/news-freebie-no-more-...
Exposing Northern's "story"
Published on Mar 20th, 2003
0 comments As the most frequent victim of your Fearless Consumer (three hits over a six-month period) [September 26, 2002: "Weitzner Properties: All three refunds– MIA," January 16, 2003: "Outstanding...
Families will turn off Fridays
Published on Mar 20th, 2003
0 comments What a shame to put an end to a great family event. Because that's what will happen if the Charlottesville Downtown Foundation starts charging admission and banning food from anyone other than...
Lots of men like kids
Published on Mar 13th, 2003
0 comments I simply have to comment on Phoebe Weiskopf's answer to your "Question of the Week" about the much loved Mr. Rogers [March 6] (http://www.readthehook.com/93153/question-week-what-did-you-think-mr-...
No "Williamsburg on the James"
Published on Mar 13th, 2003
0 comments As a fellow military veteran, I'm disappointed to hear Emery Skeen's misrepresentation of the democratic process through which Scottsville's zoning regulations were long ago enacted and are still...
Scottsville engages in folly
Published on Mar 13th, 2003
0 comments After reading the article, "Trash or treasure? Scottsville car dealer outraged" [News, February, 23] (http://www.readthehook.com/93122/news-trash-or-treasure-scottsville-car-...), I Googled your...
Talk to local teachers
Published on Mar 13th, 2003
0 comments As a local public educator, I read your story about zero tolerance policies with interest. [March 6: "Zero tolerance=zero common sense?"] (http://www.readthehook.com/93150/news-zero-tolerancezero-...
I'm no Barhoppers newbie
Published on Mar 6th, 2003
0 comments The article about Barhoppers [Performance feature: "Barhoppers back at the rail," February 27, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/99751/short-ones-barhoppers-back-rail) stated that Mendy Hardy (that's...
Can the cant
Published on Feb 27th, 2003
0 comments Excellent article on the "soccer mom" in trouble [Cover story, "Eight years for a 'minor' offense?" February 20] (http://www.readthehook.com/93079/cover-story-eight-years-minor-offense). I am making...
Eight years is an insult
Published on Feb 27th, 2003
0 comments Eight years for a son's 16th birthday party where beer was served is way too severe a sentence. [February 20 cover story: "Eight years: for a 'minor' offense?"] (http://www.readthehook.com/93079/...
Bad guy shortage?
Published on Feb 20th, 2003
0 comments I'm not sure what crime Bob Weitzner committed, but there must be a severe shortage of bad guys in Charlottesville for Bob to merit two columns by the Fearless Consumer ["Over-Exposured," February...
Let's split hairs
Published on Feb 13th, 2003
0 comments Hi, my name is James Ralston, a member of Last Days of May, whose album "Inner System Blues" Amy Briggs recently reviewed (quite positively, and thanks!) [Prowl: "LDOM: Organic music with soul,"...
Intolerance is Un-American
Published on Feb 6th, 2003
0 comments I read with interest your brief interview with Sheriff Ed Robb [Hot Seat, "Ed Robb: Tales of fooling the Mafia," January 16, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/92947/hot-seat-sheriff-robb-tales-...
Rethink those roundabouts
Published on Feb 6th, 2003
0 comments Your piece on roundabouts caught my interest. [News, "Going in circles," January 30, 2003] (http://www.readthehook.com/93012/news-going-circles-roundabouts-come-rou...). As a UK citizen, I am very...
Yo, UVA! Do the right thing!
Published on Jan 30th, 2003
0 comments At my house, or probably anyone's house, if I wanted to build a new indoor basketball court because my old one seemed small compared to the neighbors', and then add room for a lot of additional...