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Opposites attract I will work for and donate to anyone who runs against Congressman Perriello [“Perriello looks ahead to 2010,” December 1]. The current Congress is intoxicated with spending without the honesty or integrity to raise the income taxes necessary to pay for their spending. Congress uses spending to buy votes and expects our children […]

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No direction home The question about what North Garden is “north” of [“Northern Exposure,” Ask Ace, November 10], illustrates how Charlottesville-centric we are in this area.  Having moved from Charlottesville to North Garden several years ago, I had the same question and the most plausible explanation I have heard is that is located (sort of) […]

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Regarding the article about Professor Ruddiman [“Humans began changing climate 7,000 years ago,” UVA News, October 6], I pose the following query: What vehicles, factory smokestacks, home furnaces, etc. did the population possess 5,000 years ago generating CO2? Also, is the current melting of the Martian icecaps due to the Martians riding around in their […]

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Roll of the Dice Thank you for devoting space to the increasing traffic pressure that City development policy is exerting on streets least able to bear it [“Fifeville, a traffic hazard,” Government News, September 15]. Your focal point—the intersection of Fifth Street S.W. and Dice Street (really two intersections rather than one)—illustrates the problem particularly […]

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Rah rah for the road Andrew Cedermark’s article [“This way to the Parkway,” July 21] walked us around the best reasons we are building a Meadowcreek Parkway. He followed the nearly impassable and underused, land-locked route, and took us the shortest route from downtown to Northern Albemarle. We avoided the 29/Hydraulic/Bypass bottleneck congestion. And we […]

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Word play Your excellent, “Corporate co-opting of ‘local’” [July 14] alerts us to the semantical games employed by business entities in their search for profit. Concerning the definition of “local,” my Merriam-Webster Dictionary includes (inter alia): “of, relating to, or applicable to part of a whole.” This permits national corporations to use the word “local” […]

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Dirty water Your June 30 feature [“Gas guzzling”] describes dangers to drinking water in Albemarle from UG petroleum leaks. Half of the  County residents (and some businesses) depend on wells for their water, and perhaps a similar percentage depend on septic systems to dispose of their untreated waste directly into the ground. With the average […]