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Good tidings

Good(e) grief Thank you for pointing out to the public the obvious, Mr. Goode’s prejudiced ways [“Goode Makes Complete Ass of Self,” Government News, December 19]. He doesn’t realize that the “values and beliefs” of America start first with freedom of religion. Keith Ellison’s family roots were established in the 1700s in America. Mr. Goode […]

Freight rail is the way to go

Rah rah for rail If you were asked how to clean up the environment, reduce dependence on oil, save taxpayers money, and help improve overall quality of life, what would you suggest as a policy to meet these objectives? In a time of political upheaval and world strife, we often forget about the simple things […]

Concert clash

I am slightly confused by Mr. Fitzgerald\’s review of the She Wants Revenge concert at the Satellite Ballroom last friday [Reviews, November 14]. I was also present and though he says, “The enthusiasm seeped out of the evening, and the crowd trickled to the back, reopening the chasm in the middle of the ballroom,” I completely disagree.

A matter of degree

Kay Slaughter’s excellent essay encouraging women to enter politics [Opinionated, November 7] had one misstep. She said the 1984 Democratic Convention supported a No First Strike Policy, “360 degrees from the current administration’s strategy of ‘pre-emptive’ wars.” We know what she meant, but that number is 180, not 360. Rey BarryCharlottesville Thanks for the article […]

Massachusetts is for lovers

While many conservative-thinking people might think that the sky has fallen in Massachusetts since the legalization of civil same-sex marriage [“Virginia is for losers,” October 31], it has not. Life has been pretty much the same as it was. I find it quite interesting that so many people find me (and my husband) such a […]

Money matters

I write to set the record straight regarding a recent story about the University’s future arts center.The proposed center was not “stalled over donor’s $22 million” as the headline proclaimed. Nor was the “theater space scrapped” because the gift is “on hold.”Had the reporter done a bit more homework for the story she would have […]

One we missed

Nice article of some foods, etc. But you left out one of the most talked about soups in Charlottesville: The “She Crab Soup” at Rhett’s River Grill and Raw Bar.Herb CraddockCharlottesville CORRECTIONDue to a lack of editorial vigilance, the photo used to illustrate Miyako’s Unagi (fresh water eel) in last week’s “Great Tastes” issue actually […]

Undebatable

Calling the interaction between Rob Marshall and Evan Wolfson a debate [“Gay marriage ban debated,” Government News, October 10] is generous indeed. Essential elements of debate are refuting the points your opponent has made and responding to questions he raises. Delegate Marshall did neither. Instead, he treated the crowd to outrageous pronouncements, including the news […]

The old college try

The old college try

The old college tryRegarding your DMB trivia quiz [“Dave Digger?,” September 19]: My son did not drop out of high school! Before he’d even completed his junior year at Tandem, he’d auditioned for—and been accepted into—the jazz studies program at VCU. He then took the GED and passed, which got him through admissions. However, approximately […]

Mission accomplished

I think that Daniel Stern missed the point of my original letter ["Macaca defined", Mailbag, September 19]. If I thought for half a second that Mr. Sidarth were genuinely offended by Senator Allen’s comments, I might take a dimmer view of the Senator’s off-the-cuff remarks. However, I have a hard time believing that Sidarth went home and cried himself to sleep that night. More likely, he was overjoyed to have fulfilled his mission by obtaining a new 30-second sound bite for the Webb campaign. Pretending to be offended is utterly PC, and is, in itself, offensive.

Don’t use sex as a weapon

Don’t use sex as a weaponThe last time I wrote to C-VILLE to object to advertising that used the female body and sex to advertise a product, I was essentially told not to read C-VILLE if I didn’t want to be offended. I believe the respondent was a male. Well, I like C-VILLE, (although I […]

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for your excellent “Taking Care” [Cover story, August 22], a critical review of Virginia and Charlottesville\’s nursing homes. It is a cold comfort that Charlottesville\’s nursing homes are “average.” As the article indicated, “average” is anything from “good” to “bad” to “horrible.”

Letters to the Editor

Protests against recently proposed ordinances—for mountain protection and phasing and clustering—center around defense of “property rights,” including anticipated limitations on the amount of profit landowners can hope to make by selling their land to developers ["Mountain overlay proposals irk landowners," Development News, August 8].

Mailbag

The Week’s not weak The expanded writing of The Week section is a welcome change for the C-VILLE Weekly [February 7]. In my issue, the numbering of the pages was omitted starting with page 8 and not resuming until page 16. Was this intentional?    I hope this change meets a favorable response with readers and […]

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

In the August 8 edition of C-VILLE, in the Opinionated column by Mayor David Brown ["We\'re No. 1! How do we keep it that way?"], he talks of why Char-lottesville is such a wonderful place to live, listing as one of the reasons the “bustling pedestrian mall.”

Letters to the editor

Mummy’s not the word Thank you for the opportunity to voice my concerns about The Party Crasher article on the Crooked Road Music trail in your August 8 edition [“I think we’re all hillbillies on this bus”].    Was the best way to handle the assignment of this article to your Party Crasher by sending an […]

Letters to the editor

Organics’ broad appeal I was pleased to see your story, “The $5 Tomato” [August 1], listing local farms, describing organic methods, and citing the regional food system study undertaken by a UVA architecture class. We are lucky to have organic farms in the area, as well as such a progressive school of architecture.    However, I […]

Letters to the editor

“Restructuring” in actionFrom time to time you publish letters that are critical of University restructuring [“’Feelings’ vs. ‘Facts,” Mailbag, July 25]. These letters often say that wages at the Medical Center have been adversely affected since codified autonomy began in 1996. If by “adversely affected” they mean wage increases have not kept up with State-granted […]

Letters to the editor

Enjoy it while you can Erika Howsare’s bittersweet obituary about a portion of Old Lynchburg Road in “A Quiet Place” [Places We’ll Lose, July 18] was touching and personal to me. This has been my road home for the past 15 years.     What drew us to our little spot carved out of the woods […]

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

On the cover of the July 11 issue of C-VILLE, “Drive yourself crazy” is an unfortunate and dehumanizing choice of words. They are an affront to people who struggle to cope with symptoms of mental illness. Labels like “crazy,” “loony bin,” funny farm,” etc., are dehumanizing to victims of mental illness. The stigma can deter people from seeking medical help.

Letters to the editor

In reviewing the National Research Council’s rankings, I would like to clarify a statement I made in response to a question during the Board of Visitors meeting on Friday, June 9, and that you included in your recent article on graduate student funding ["Grad student funding not up to snuff," UVA News, June 13].

Letters to the editor

I applaud your publishing Pete Armetta\’s article on the mental health services public funding crisis ["Opinionated," May 30]. Under-funded mental health services mean under-treated people, and one of the tragic results of untreated mental illness
is suicide.

Letters to the editor

Radio FidoI was very happy to see the article by Sheila Pell about the proposed NAIS system in the “Government News” section of your May 16 issue.    The Department of Homeland Security has joined with the USDA to try to create a way to protect consumers from diseases like “Mad Cow Disease” and Avian Flu. […]

Letters to the editor

Housing rights(and wrongs) I would like to take issue with Joy Johnson’s comments at the Left of Center’s meeting on Tuesday, May 9, as featured in “Development News” of the C-VILLE dated May 16-22. Ms. Johnson stated that “housing is a right.” Stating that housing is a “right” is not only incorrect, but it is […]

Mailbag

Panel discussion Apparently Andy Singer cannot distinguish between terrorist recruiters and military recruiters [“No Exit,” May 10]. Allow me to enlighten him: A terrorist recruiter would not hesitate to take his life in order to suppress his freedom of speech. A military recruiter would not hesitate to give his life to protect his freedom of […]