Letters

They let us down
Published on Oct 10th, 2002
0 comments  "If we hit zero, what do we do?" wonders Larry Tropea, executive director of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, in your story "Doomsday: What happens when it's all gone?" [September 26,...
Let me count the ways
Published on Oct 3rd, 2002
0 comments Coy Barefoot never gets around to telling us why he actually does shop at Wal-Mart [Essay, "Guilty: Why I shop at Wal-Mart," September 26, 2002] (http://www.readthehook.com/92528/essay-guilty-why-i-...
Potty poems
Published on Oct 3rd, 2002
0 comments I read with nostalgia in your recent issue about the drought the oft-quoted West-coast water-wise jingle "If it's yellow, let it mellow," etc. ["It's the flushing, stupid," September 26, 2002] (http...
Spare us!
Published on Sep 26th, 2002
0 comments Well, you've really done it now– gone and printed some musings of Patricia Kluge and passed it off as just good reading ["Hot Seat," September 19, 2002] (http://www.readthehook.com/92477/hot-...
Toasters not taxing
Published on Sep 19th, 2002
0 comments Thanks for running the article on The Toaster Museum (http://www.readthehook.com/92433/news-toaster-museum-kitchen-nostalgia-p...)– we appreciate the continued interest in the status of our...
Madison not a Madisonian
Published on Sep 12th, 2002
0 comments  Your Annual Manual [August 15, 2002] was/is great! Definitely a keeper. However, in your "Cultural Literacy," section about Three Presidents, as nice as the alliteration is, James Madison's...
Listen to Pedro
Published on Sep 12th, 2002
0 comments  With amusement, and a bit of disappointment, I've been following some of the music related sniping going on in recent issues of The Hook. I think your music writers generally do a good job, and...
At least frogs benefit
Published on Sep 12th, 2002
0 comments  I was disappointed to read of the animosity between Marlene Condon and county fair officials over the issue of captured wild animals being used for events at the fair. Both Ms. Condon and the...
Gotcha covered
Published on Sep 5th, 2002
0 comments  Mark Grabowski's review of the George Turner Trio's August 20 performance at Michael's Bistro [On the Prowl, "Better on CD," August 29, 2002] underscored several misgivings I have with music...
Magical history tour
Published on Sep 5th, 2002
0 comments I enjoyed your cover story, "Sin City: Charlottesville's Naughty Side" [August 8, 2002] (http://www.readthehook.com/92367/cover-toy-story-new-shop-has-town-buzzing), because it reminded me of local...
Slumming's offensive
Published on Sep 5th, 2002
0 comments I have never been a fan of John Whitehead, but the coverage in The Hook [Hot Seat, August 22, 2002] (http://www.readthehook.com/92395/hot-seat-john-whitehead-civil-libertari...) has sealed it in...
Open those minds
Published on Sep 5th, 2002
0 comments Lisa Provence authored a great article [News, "Detour, Bikers to skip Scottsville," August 22, 2002] (http://www.readthehook.com/92406/news-update-detoured-bikers-skip-scotts...) that has indeed been...
It's a keeper
Published on Aug 29th, 2002
0 comments  Many thanks for your Annual Manual [August 15, 2002]. This issue is not headed for the recycling bin. It definitely is a keeper. Thanks again. Elaine MuntnerLake Monticello weareopal@cs.com...
They're everywhere
Published on Aug 29th, 2002
0 comments  I am one of those "old gals" who comes out of "nowhere every Summer" to play in the city's "oom-pah" band [Annual Manual, August 9, 2002]. Man, was I surprised to find I "appear" at a certain...
Make the connections
Published on Aug 29th, 2002
0 comments    Just a thought... I like your forays into the "disclosure" zone by listing property sales and purchases ["$old" August 8, 2002]. (This is the land where "real estate" began, after all.)...
Scottsville needs the hogs
Published on Aug 29th, 2002
0 comments [Re: "Detoured: Bikers to skip Scottsville after narrow vote," August 22] (http://www.readthehook.com/92406/news-update-detoured-bikers-skip-scotts...): All the uproar about 300 motorcycles coming to...
Please segregate the stories
Published on Aug 29th, 2002
0 comments  Thank you for the inclusion of the [August 22] article by Lisa Provence on Swami Satchidananda, "Yoga master dies teaching peace in India." The article was informative and well done considering...
No dearth of defenders
Published on Aug 22nd, 2002
0 comments To his many musical friends and fans, trumpeter John Dearth's music needs no defense. However, for those who may not know him (few though they may be, in these parts), I feel compelled to respond to...
Ask another one
Published on Aug 22nd, 2002
0 comments To clarify my response in last week's question of the week: The question I was asked was "What do you think of nudie bars coming to Charlottesville?" [August 8, 2002] (http://www.readthehook.com/...
Getting away with murder
Published on Aug 22nd, 2002
0 comments "Let's hope the power grubbers across the street are paying attention," writes Michael Lynch [Essay: "Protected 'porn'" August 8, 2002] (http://www.readthehook.com/92368/essay-protected-quotpornquot-...
A few Observations
Published on Aug 22nd, 2002
0 comments Many thanks to The Hook for telling the real story behind what's going on over at The Observer ["Observer staffers cry foul," July 25] (http://www.readthehook.com/92323/news-valley-volley-observer-...
Timely thanks
Published on Aug 8th, 2002
0 comments It's a pleasure to find a local publication which gives information regarding movies, where they 're playing, and the times the films are shown. As a person who works in the hospitality industry and...
It's not schwag
Published on Aug 8th, 2002
0 comments   [Regarding the website pitch to buy "Hook schwag"]: Guys, the proper term for gear à la rock & roll is "swag," not schwag. It's an old seafarer's term (with Australian roots?) for "your...
Sins of omission
Published on Aug 8th, 2002
0 comments   I read with much pleasure Mark Grabowski's round-up of local music ["Sonic Boom," cover story, July 25, 2002] (http://www.readthehook.com/92318/cover-story-sonic-boom-local-sound-scen...) in...
More Trail troubles
Published on Jul 25th, 2002
0 comments LETTER- More Trail troubles Published July 25, 2002, in issue #25 of the Hook Regarding your article "Trail Nix" [July 4, 2002] (http://www.readthehook.com/92238/cover-story-trail-nix-rivanna-...
The meany next door
Published on Jul 25th, 2002
0 comments [In reference to the July 18 Cover Story, "Tale of Two Houses"] (http://www.readthehook.com/92295/cover-story-poison-ivy-if-you-build-it-...) I found the comment by a "longtime Ivy homeowner"...
Letters on the Rivanna Trail controversy
Published on Jul 18th, 2002
0 comments Gimme! I enthusiastically nominate Shirley Presley for this year's coveted "Mine! Mine! Mine! Award for Vigilant Possessiveness." [July 4 cover story: "Trail Nix](http://www.readthehook.com/92238/...
Did you buy limning options?
Published on Jul 11th, 2002
0 comments I'm 14 pages into The Hook's current issue [June 27, 2002] (http://www.readthehook.com/issues/0121) and have read, at least four times in three different pieces, the word "limn." Yes, it's a nice...
Setting it straight
Published on Jul 11th, 2002
0 comments   I read your story on Anomoanon [Interview, "Sibling supergroup," June 27] (http://www.readthehook.com/99240/sibling-supergroup-conversation-anomoan...). For the record, Ned begged Pavement's...
It's called stealing
Published on Jul 11th, 2002
0 comments There's a word for using someone else's property without asking permission. It's called stealing. If you were to use your neighbor's lawnmower, or drive away in his car, without his permission, you...