Letters

LETTER- Walk sign didn't matter
Published on Jan 24th, 2008
1 comments I think too many people are making too much of the pedestrian/cop incident ["Wheelchair shocker: Viewers find accident video disturbing," January 10]. Both operators were at fault. That's why it's...
LETTER- Walk sign didn't matter
Published on Jan 17th, 2008
0 comments Gerry Mitchell could have pushed the "Walk" signal button at 4th and West Main streets when he was crossing the street on November 5, and he still would have been struck by the police car driven by...
LETTER- Kucinich matters
Published on Jan 17th, 2008
0 comments It seems the Hook has done as the mainstream media has done, for the most part, by omitting Dennis Kucinich completely from your article, "High hopes: Locals pump up Barack, Hillary, Mitt, and more...
LETTER- Make mine Virginia wine
Published on Jan 17th, 2008
0 comments Regarding the recent article "Make Mine Virginia Shine" [January 3 cover story], which I didn't have the stomach to finish reading, just a few comments I wish to share. I don't have a lot of faith in...
LETTER- Height rules aren't 'takings'
Published on Jan 17th, 2008
0 comments I was a member of the Mayor's Downtown Committee that included business, architectural, historical, and citizen interests . The Committee proposed the conditions on height limits in the zoning...
LETTER- Rubble belies 'green' claims
Published on Jan 17th, 2008
0 comments And so the Jefferson Scholars Foundation has created what politicians and military strategists call new "facts on the ground." Those facts take the form of rubble, a large pile of which rises at 124...
LETTER- Hear the one about the cop?
Published on Dec 20th, 2007
0 comments The stories of local police problems in crosswalks ["This man: Was hit by a police cruiser in this crosswalk– and then given a ticket," December 6] remind me of a recent joke:  Q: How many...
LETTER- Demolishers must explain
Published on Dec 13th, 2007
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LETTER- Public Defender not inferior
Published on Dec 13th, 2007
0 comments Lindsay Barnes' article on the acquittals of Richard Silva and Blair Austin quotes Silva as being grateful he could afford to hire his own attorney ["Couple cleared: High-profile police brutality...
LETTER- Lay off McGuffey!
Published on Dec 13th, 2007
0 comments The Hook has lost all credibility due to its obsessive hatred of the McGuffey Park renovation. Writing an article or two about possible wasteful government spending is laudable, but I've lost track...
LETTER- Bad business at Beta House
Published on Dec 13th, 2007
0 comments Thanks for ["Demo dilemma When is an old house worth saving?" December 6], and thanks in particular for mentioning the Nimmo House success story.  Lithic Construction definitely deserves credit...
We've all let down Gerry Mitchell
Published on Dec 13th, 2007
2 comments Reading your follow-up this week on the Gerry Mitchell story [Fall-out: Who ordered ticket for run-down pedestrian?, I found myself saying "guilty as charged"– meaning myself as guilty. Yes, I...
LETTER- Act locally against roads
Published on Dec 6th, 2007
0 comments Thanks for the well-crafted article on the Ruckersville parkway and related roads ["DOA: Who killed the Ruckersville Parkway? and other dispatches from the road wars," November 8]. In the section on...
LETTER- Gallery policing justified
Published on Dec 6th, 2007
0 comments Last Thursday, art critic Laura Parsons' column described her most recent visit to the UVA Art Museum as an example of over-zealous policing ["Art thwarting: Day at the museum (Part 1)," November 22...
LETTER- Outlaw cockfighting, too
Published on Dec 6th, 2007
6 comments Under news shorts in the November 29 issue of the Hook ["Dogfight: Locals enabled Vick indictments"], Delegate Rob Bell is quoted as saying, "You don't have to be an animal rights activist to find [...
LETTER- $400,000 too much for park
Published on Nov 29th, 2007
0 comments Thanks to Dave McNair for his article about the dubious worth of the McGuffey Park renovation ["Nanny park: Toddler-friendly McGuffey reopens," November 15]. Last spring I was shocked and awed that...
LETTER- Don't dehumanize transgenders
Published on Nov 29th, 2007
1 comments Tuesday, November 20, was Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day "set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice." The website rememberingourdead.org/day/...
LETTER- Attend meetings to stop roads
Published on Nov 22nd, 2007
0 comments Thank you for printing Lisa Provence's fine article about the proposed Eastern Corridor Road ["DOA? Who killed the Ruckersville Parkway and other dispatches from the road wars," November 8]. Giving...
LETTER- Mrs. Peck: Greg and Jimmy were buddies
Published on Nov 8th, 2007
0 comments The late Gregory Peck and Jimmy Stewart at the now-closed University Theater in 1989.VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL–>The late Gregory Peck and Jimmy Stewart at the now-closed University Theater in...
LETTER- O'Neil: I recall a distance
Published on Nov 8th, 2007
0 comments The late Gregory Peck and Jimmy Stewart at the now-closed University Theater in 1989.VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL–>The late Gregory Peck and Jimmy Stewart at the now-closed University Theater in...
LETTER- Weiss: Here's why...
Published on Nov 8th, 2007
0 comments The late Gregory Peck and Jimmy Stewart at the now-closed University Theater in 1989.VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL–>The late Gregory Peck and Jimmy Stewart at the now-closed University Theater in...
LETTER- Hooray for the venues!
Published on Nov 8th, 2007
0 comments Thanks for the October 25 "Entertainment overload" cover story. It's always neat to hear how many people actually go to shows vs. what might be expected. High ticket prices are keeping some folks...
LETTER- We're passing on the Police
Published on Nov 1st, 2007
3 comments Dear Sting, Stewart and Andy: Please accept my apologies on behalf of all Charlottesvillians for not selling out your show at JPJ. We hope you won't think any less of us for not packing the place to...
LETTER- Knowledge is not the issue
Published on Nov 1st, 2007
0 comments Lisa Provence let a wonderful opportunity slip away at the very end of her article about the three Scottsville candidates.  "Who knows the Scottsville district best?" [Cover story, "Hot races:...
LETTER- Fences thwart thieving critters
Published on Oct 25th, 2007
0 comments I sure am glad that the Jaquith family did not kill the groundhog they have attracted to their property by gardening without a fence [Essay, "Distherbing: Rifle turns rage to reconciliation," October...
LETTER- Let citizens review complaints
Published on Oct 25th, 2007
0 comments After reading the article "Show of Force" [News, October 11], it would be easy to have visceral reactions, jump to conclusions, or toss around blame.  Or we could simply agree that...
LETTER- Fine the demolishers
Published on Oct 18th, 2007
0 comments A few weeks ago, I walked past 310 6th St. SW, the building featured in October 10's "What's Going Down" column. I noticed a bulldozer behind the building as well as utility boxes still connected. I...
LETTER- Damn that public swearing law!
Published on Oct 18th, 2007
0 comments Reading about the Silva/Austin arrest ["Show of force: Couple arrested, allege police brutality," October 11], I was reminded how Charlottesville, for all its supposed liberalism, limits its citizens...
LETTER- What's Camblos' message?
Published on Oct 11th, 2007
0 comments I note in the picture on page 34 of your September 20 cover story ["Unapologetic: Prosecutor defends record while critics take aim"] that the cup Jim Camblos appears to be drinking from bears the...
LETTER- Claytor deserves a vote
Published on Oct 11th, 2007
0 comments You hailed his opponent for DNA efforts [September 27 Hotseat: "Mission district: DNA dude explains his sheriff quest], but during the late 1980s, Larry Claytor and his colleagues at the Virginia...