Biscuit Run road rage It is an interesting quote from Mr. Blaine in the C-VILLE Weekly under Development and Biscuit Run [“Biscuit Run: More Complaints,” Development News, December 26] that cites his “help” in providing the necessary infrastructure to take this high volume of traffic off of the Fry’s Spring Neighborhood streets that is a […]
More grief for Goode Nail this man to the journalistic wall [“Goode Makes Complete Ass of Self,” Government News, December 19]! He is a disgrace to the United States and the founding fathers, many of whom espoused the principles of metaphysical spirituality, Buddhism, and who knows: maybe even the tenets of Islam. I thought the […]
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 […]
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 […]
I just read your article on DMB “The once and future fan” [J. Tobias Beard, September 19, 2006]. What a sad story you feel, as do a lot of fans from that time period. It’s hard to wrap my head around your thoughts, because when I listen to this band and go see them live, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
WE HAVE A WINNER!The winner of last week’s “Ultimate DMB Quiz” prize drawing (and the proud owner of a brand-new 2 gigabyte iPod nano) is Thomas Makover. Congratulations, Tom—and thanks to everyone who took the time to enter. Here, for those of you who’ve been puzzling over it all week, are the correct answers to […]
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 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 […]
Michael Stuart’s letter is misleading [“Kids for nuclear power,” Mailbag, August 28]. North American Young Generation for Nuclear, the group he represents, are by and large current or former Dominion employees.
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.”
Protests against recently proposed ordinancesâfor mountain protection and phasing and clusteringâcenter 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].
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
“Feelings” vs. “facts” As a faculty member at UVA since 1987 and supporter of classified employees for the last decade, I’d like to respond to Carol Wood’s letter [Mailbag, July 18] disparaging staff concerns about the impact of “restructuring” on their jobs [“Restructuring Arrives in July,” June 27]. Wood suggests not only that Jan Cornell, […]
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.