Question of the Week

What do you think of renaming the Performing Arts Center for MLK?
Published on Apr 8th, 2004
0 comments Norman Bell: "I think that was a good decision. I'm glad the city has dedicated something special to Dr. King." Dave Ganoe: "Is that the Charlottesville High School thing? I don't understand the...
Why is Charlottesville the #1 city?
Published on Apr 1st, 2004
0 comments Published April 1, 2004 in issue #0313 of the Hook Jamaala Hamilton: "Eight different presidents have lived here. It's small but still diverse, and a lot of people know about Charlottesville...
What does the Book Festival mean to you?
Published on Mar 25th, 2004
0 comments Published March 25, 2004 in issue #0312 of the Hook Alex Caines: "Hopefully it means that others enjoy reading as much as I do. This particular festival has special meaning for me because my...
Did the Park murders influence your decision to go hiking?
Published on Mar 18th, 2004
0 comments Susanna Nicholson: "It has been in the back of my mind, but I attribute my lack of attendance at the Park to my own laziness." Pamela Peterson: "It wouldn't, but I haven't been to the Park in two...
What's the lowest paying job you've ever had?
Published on Mar 11th, 2004
0 comments Michael Osario: "Fifty bucks a week, going back to 1950. I was a projectionist in a movie theater. That would be the equivalent of about $700 a week by today's standards." Tia Brown: "A local...
Are you an organ donor?
Published on Mar 4th, 2004
0 comments Nick Rhoads: "I wish you had asked me an easier question. Currently I am, and I'm proud to donate my organs to science." Jacob Steel: "Yes, I am. If I get into a wreck, I will donate my organs to...
What are you doing over spring break?
Published on Feb 26th, 2004
0 comments   Emily Miksovic: "We don't get one because of soooo many snow days." Molly Deacon: "I'm going to play with my friend Chloe, and I'm going to play on the computer and play school with my little...
What do you think of Staunton?
Published on Feb 19th, 2004
0 comments Noah Comarovschi: "It's almost as exciting as Harrisonburg. I think it's a horrible place. I know some good people from there, but they all moved to Charlottesville." Angela Ishee: "I don't have a...
What do you remember most about your wedding?
Published on Feb 12th, 2004
0 comments Published February 15, 2004 in issue #0306 of the Hook Hank Neighbors: "After 50 years of marriage, the thing I remember most is when my wife Nancy and I were at the altar. All of a sudden, I...
What do you know about Brown's Mountain?
Published on Feb 5th, 2004
0 comments Suzanne Word: "Drunken Kite Day and beautiful views. I'm glad Monticello is keeping it in the family so it won't be developed, and it will stay environmentally pure." Anne McMurtry: "Is that a...
Should schools restrict what students wear?
Published on Jan 29th, 2004
0 comments Matt Cierce: "No. I think it is a form of personal expression that should be the prerogative of each student." Roberta Williamson: "That's a tricky one. Yes. I like the idea of no slogans on...
How should Charlottesville evolve?
Published on Jan 22nd, 2004
0 comments Meredith Montague: "My first thought is upward, but I don't really mean that because I don't want Charlottesville to get bigger and block out the sky." Joanne Meier: "Slowly and carefully. Really...
Why do you smoke?
Published on Jan 15th, 2004
0 comments Cameshia Alston: "I just started when I was 13. I smoke because of stress. It relieves stress and calms my nerves." Josh McNeil: "I don't know. I'm trying to quit, but I can't. I've only been...
Who was O. Winston Link?
Published on Jan 8th, 2004
0 comments Calvin Dodd: "Is he a person in Charlottesville? I don't know him. I do know a lot of Links in town, but I don't know that name." Brandon Kier: "I don't know. Sounds like a poet or something."...
What were the best and worst things about 2003?
Published on Dec 25th, 2003
0 comments Gabriel deLoach: "I have to think about that all the years run together. The worst thing was the Incredible Hulk movie. Whose confounded idea was that? I'm a pessimist. I can only think of bad...
Would you home-school your children and why?
Published on Dec 18th, 2003
0 comments Charles Kaye: "I have two children, and my wife and I are going through this dilemma right now. There's a part of me that would like to home-school them because we can protect them from some of the...
What's your favorite/least-favorite piece of public art?
Published on Dec 11th, 2003
0 comments Theresa Sirois: "I think the fountain of Trevi in Rome. It's the most beautiful place I've been– it looks alive. My least favorite is the ArtinPlace across from the Donut Connection on Rt. 29...
What do you think of the insanity defense?
Published on Dec 4th, 2003
0 comments Seth Alechko: "I always wondered if I would get asked one of these questions some day. People know the difference between right and wrong. This is a hard question. I think it's ridiculous. Our...
What's the worst gift you've ever gotten from a man?
Published on Nov 27th, 2003
0 comments Wendy Smith: "Hmmm. Is it the tool box or the ladder? Now that I think about it, I got a box to hold cassette tapes one year. That was the worst one." Christina Davis: "My dad gave me a pair of...
Where were you when JFK was shot?
Published on Nov 20th, 2003
0 comments Pat Mullarney: "Well, that's easy. I was having lunch with two of my friends in Brooklyn Heights, New York." David Nobles: "I was two years old. Heck, I was still sucking my thumb." Ilma...
How much would you pay for the Waltons' house?
Published on Nov 13th, 2003
0 comments Julie Kotowski: "I don't really want the Waltons' House, but I'm sure it's a nice place." Karmen Buttler: "Uh-oh. I don't know what that is. The Waltons?" Lauren Hoffman: "I don't know who the...
What's your idea of a good winter?
Published on Nov 6th, 2003
0 comments Anthony Avent: "I'd like to see snow, but most winters we don't get any snow. I like it when it gets real, real cold, and everyone gets stuck in the house." Dave McKinnon: "Being in Arizona where...
What do you think of the new Live Arts building?
Published on Oct 30th, 2003
0 comments Rebekah Bowling: "I like it. It's very clean, modern, and unobtrusive." Dave McKinnon: "That silver thing with the purple top? Seems out of place to me." Tina Blakey: "Since I'm here 10 hours a...
Are you going to the Film Festival?
Published on Oct 23rd, 2003
0 comments Frank Bergland: "No, but I don't know why I don't go. I love films. I guess I'm just lazy." Jonna Ashley: Yes. I'm going to see Kevin Everson's film and talk on Thursday at Vinegar Hill. I try to...
Do you own any Thomas Kinkade paintings?
Published on Oct 16th, 2003
0 comments Chris Konnick: "No, I've heard of him, but I don't own much artwork." Carolyn Clements: "Yes I do. My son, who is a Christian, got me interested and bought me my first one. Then, for his birthday,...
What's your favorite road?
Published on Oct 9th, 2003
0 comments Tony Lechmanski: "My favorite road? That hit me off guard. I don't really know a whole lot of roads in Charlottesville. My favorite would be where I grew up in California, a kind of ghetto area...
What's your favorite Belmont market?
Published on Oct 2nd, 2003
0 comments Eddie Turner: "Gibson's, because I've been going there since I was a kid." Jorge Moreno: "The B&R Market, because it's very close to my home, and they have everything I need." Margie...
How has Isabel affected your life?
Published on Sep 25th, 2003
0 comments Mervyn Reedy: "It made it difficult with all the power outages. The daily commute back and forth to school is more difficult. A lot of my friends have trees through their houses." Claude Sandy: "...
Have you ever missed voting in an election?
Published on Sep 18th, 2003
0 comments Chris Farina: I hate to say it, but once I did. I was late with an absentee ballot with a vote against Reagan. I was so bummed. Sara Griffin: Yeah, I would probably say I sometimes make a habit of...
QUESTION OF THE WEEK- What do you think of UVA's decision to flatten the Trax/Max building?
Published on Feb 7th, 2002
0 comments Alexandria Searls: "My first thoughts were for the Music Resource Center. Where will it go on such short notice? The kids who use the center need to be able to get there easily. They might need...