Letters

LETTER- God created 'very good' water
Published on Sep 24th, 2009
0 comments Duane Snow is a likeable soul, so I regret having to use his words, but they make a very important point. [August 14 news: "Snow softens: Only Fenwick is jonesin' for dredging" Mr. Snow's comment...
LETTER- Essay disgusting, despicable
Published on Sep 24th, 2009
2 comments Your publication of the article by Ted Rall in your September 19 edition, Essay: "The Nazis: We have met them, and they are us," was probably the most despicable and disgusting abuse of the First...
LETTER- Biblical beasts also friendly UK giants
Published on Sep 17th, 2009
0 comments As a Brit living in Charlottesville (for the summer), I was especially interested in the Gog & Magog essay, [August 20:"All a Gog: The real reason we invaded Iraq"], especially its focus on the...
LETTER- Stop using tax money to sue competitor
Published on Sep 17th, 2009
1 comments You gotta love Tom Frederick and the RWSA. Now he wants to use RICO to stop competitors from poaching on his trash business. [August 17 news:
LETTER- Film review cast wide stereotype
Published on Sep 17th, 2009
0 comments I found part of Steve Warren's review of The Hurt Locker to be highly offensive [August 13 capsule reviews]. He writes, "You'd never guess a woman directed The Hurt Locker from the evidence on the...
LETTER- Correction: Like the car, Rugby keeps going
Published on Sep 17th, 2009
0 comments Contrary to what is stated in your story, [August 7 news: "Driver missing: After 85mph car scalps house"], the south branch of Rugby Road does not intersect with Preston Avenue and Barracks Road at...
LETTER- Let's not eat like family
Published on Sep 10th, 2009
0 comments Where did this lunacy come from that restaurants should treat us as "family?" [August 11 Food: "Keaveny's dream: Belmont welcomes Tavola"] When I eat with family, I eat for free. When I'm paying, I...
LETTER- Stories unfair to defendant Morris
Published on Sep 10th, 2009
0 comments I have read your articles on the Morris trial [August 3 news: "Continued: No date set for Morris murder retrial". Congratulations, the jury did not convict, and rightfully so, but your five and dime...
LETTER- Karon's Mitford's a fictional town
Published on Sep 3rd, 2009
0 comments For two years in a row, and after I emailed you last year to bring it to your attention (to no avail), you have insulted a fine novelist living in our midst. In your Annual Manual for 2008, you...
LETTER- Annual Manual led pedestrians astray
Published on Sep 3rd, 2009
0 comments The Annual ManualHOOK I found the [August 3] Annual Manual, Collector's Edition to be quite informative. However, I might have to disagree with a statement on page 38 regarding pedestrians. This was...
LETTER- We're ginormous in impact
Published on Sep 3rd, 2009
0 comments I have to laugh when your Annual Manual describes the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area as a "ginormous umbrella charity." I guess having 12 staff members qualifies us as "ginormous"! Or perhaps you...
LETTER- Schneider wrong on kid pork
Published on Sep 3rd, 2009
0 comments Bill Schneider's July 30 essay "New mission: No child left inside," begins with a delightful account of his childhood reminiscences, with an equally delightful picture of a young boy proudly astride...
LETTER- Save McIntire... from botanical garden
Published on Aug 27th, 2009
0 comments [Re: the July 23 cover story: "Save McIntire... from what?"]: Although it may seem counterintuitive, a botanical garden is not green. Just like the landscaping around most homes, the ultimate goal of...
LETTER- Hurry up with rainwater regs
Published on Aug 27th, 2009
0 comments We commend The Hook for the excellent and timely article, "Rainwater harvesting: Catchment comes with a catch".  The Rivanna River Basin Commission has been encouraging rainwater harvesting as a...
LETTER- Save McIntire... from botanical garden
Published on Aug 20th, 2009
0 comments [Re: the July 23 cover story: "Save McIntire... from what?"]: Although it may seem counterintuitive, a botanical garden is not green. Just like the landscaping around most homes, the ultimate goal of...
LETTER- Hurry up with rainwater regs
Published on Aug 20th, 2009
0 comments We commend The Hook for the excellent and timely article, "Rainwater harvesting: Catchment comes with a catch".  The Rivanna River Basin Commission has been encouraging rainwater harvesting as a...
LETTER- You go, Sports Doctor!
Published on Aug 13th, 2009
0 comments "The BCS: Antitrust action may trim arrogance" [July 16 Sports Doctor: "The BCS: Antitrust action may trim arrogance" reports the Justice Department's anti-trust investigation of the Bowl...
LETTER- Drumming is key communication
Published on Aug 13th, 2009
4 comments I attended the City Council meeting about allowing African drumming on the Downtown Mall again. [July 10: "Drumroll, please: Group exiled until Council acts."] Mayor Dave Norris and present Council...
LETTER- Keep on drumming
Published on Aug 13th, 2009
0 comments Thank you for covering the effort to keep drumming on the Mall. [July 10: "Drumroll, please: Group exiled until Council acts."] Although I am presently living in California, I hope to return to...
LETTER- You stop, Brazen Careerist!
Published on Aug 13th, 2009
0 comments I have enjoyed many of the articles written by the Brazen Careerist, but her piece extolling Sarah Palin as a "great career counselor" has cost her most of her credibility with me. [July 23: "Sarah...
LETTER- Cap-and-Trade rewards Wall Street greed
Published on Jul 30th, 2009
0 comments The July 9 article on Tom Perriello's vote in favor of environmental legislation passed by the House recently
LETTER- Restore Jefferson's Rotunda
Published on Jul 30th, 2009
0 comments I read with interest  The controversy regarding restoration of the Rotunda, subject of Dave McNair's June 30 On Architecture column, "The Rotunda: What the devil to do with it?"brings up two...
LETTER- Nobody predicted Goode's fall
Published on Jul 30th, 2009
0 comments [Re: June 26 story, "Lifeline to Larry: Will Congress save Sabato's program"]: Larry Sabato has to be ranked among the leading political scientists in the US. His predictions, including anticipation...
LETTER- Sabato jabs unwarranted
Published on Jul 23rd, 2009
0 comments LETTER- Sabato jabs unwarranted Ken Stroupe 0829 July 23, 2009 kstroupe@virginia.edu Congratulations to the Hook– in your "Week in Review" article published June 25 you managed to cram more...
LETTER- Hook unfair to I-64 shooter
Published on Jul 23rd, 2009
1 comments I have and will continue to read the Hook. However, until very recently, I have never experienced your journalism, or rather sensationalism, first hand. My family has been a friend of Slade Woodson....
LETTER- McCauliffe campaign helped Creigh
Published on Jul 16th, 2009
0 comments In addition to your good coverage as to why Deeds won the Democratic primary, "A Coup for Creigh Deeds: How Deeds got it done dirt cheap," one important factor was omitted. McCauliffe's boatload of...
LETTER- Smart living matters too
Published on Jul 16th, 2009
0 comments Ronald Bailey's June 25 essay, "Big risk: You can't handle the truth?" raises some interesting questions. However, we must look at the effect of genes with other factors, and not believe all the hype...
LETTER- Horse controversy in new park cleared up?
Published on Jul 2nd, 2009
0 comments I would like to correct an allegation made by someone interviewed for the article on the Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park, "Gift horse: Park plans recall 1930s ouster," that I am "working a...
LETTER- Learn from the Omni subsidy
Published on Jun 11th, 2009
0 comments The [April 30] article "Shell Game: What the City learned from the Omni," should shock us all into awareness of the disastrous wastefulness of many city mayors and councils. Government and business...
LETTER- Zoie's recovering better than our wallet
Published on Jun 11th, 2009
4 comments Zoie, before her hindquarters were mauledLIZ FARMER PHOTO As the proud owner of Zoie [News, May 6: "Chomped dog: Coyote blamed in pet mauling"], I can tell you that my husband did not bite her. I...