Since you chose to give some credibility to the opinions of UVA Professor Patrick Michaels by interviewing him as part of your article on global warming [“Al Gore Heats Up,” June 6], I thought your readers should be aware of Professor Michaels\’ questionable motives and methods. The following quotes are from an article by a fellow academician, Paul Krugman, in the New York Times, May 29, 2006.
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
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lillian Mezey’s “Opinionated” column [May 6] was right on. The bottom-line isâwhere is the real protection for the rural areas?
It was a pleasure to read Andy Miracle\’s “Opinionated” column in the May 2 issue.
In the opinion piece by Bob Hodous [Opinionated, April 18], the local Repub-lican Committee Chair forgot to inform us about Rob Schilling’s background.
Your reporter's oversimplification of my position on the warrantless wiretap issue [“Prof defends Bush wiretaps,” Courts & Crime News, April 11] is an embarrassment to us both. I spent close to 90 minutes on the phone with her trying to be helpful, and your readers deserve better than what you published.
Driving needs On behalf of Senior Center, Inc. I want to clarify our position on the Hillsdale Road Project [“Hillsdale Could Spur New Building,” Development News, April 11]. Senior Center, Inc. has not “long opposed the Hillsdale Extension” as stated in your article. Our position since the inception of this project is that a well-designed […]
“I always knew I had been raped” Thanks for your coverage on the preliminary hearing. [“Woman Faces Her Alleged Rapist…,” Courts & Crime, March 28.] And of course, thanks for noticing my outfit and jewelry, because as we know, that is truly what’s important here! Rhonda Quagliana seems rather obsessed with my outfits, too. For […]
“Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” That sure-fire old joke about women and the stove clock caught my eye. A few years ago my wife and children gave me a new two-oven stove. As the principal family chef, I was elated. And I never wear a watch, so the large clock on […]
Rhoads not traveled Ah, the joys of no longer working at UVA. I can speak freely about Steven Rhoads [“Mommies’ Little Helper,” March 14] without compromising the integrity of my former position. Like most of us, I applaud women who choose to take on the toughest job in the world and stay home to […]
Keep track of your ammo Shame on you for your finish to the H.B. 704 article in the February 21 issue (which was generally well written) [“NRA-backed bill passes house,” The Week]. If you want to say that gun owners are drunken jackasses, write it in an editorial, not a smarmy snip at the […]
Prepare for growth G. Carleton Ray asks the question, “Is Albe-marle for sale?” [Opinionated, February 21]. Under present circumstances it appears that our beautiful countryside is being swapped for development at a breakneck speed! Mr. Ray makes many interesting and valid points. One may ask, what is the solution? With the long-term population growth […]
Waste not, want not In response to “No nukes is good nukes” [Mailbag, February 14]: I understand that some of your readers may be concerned with the waste from nuclear power. But what they might not know is just how much waste we’re talking about. Since the first atom was split for peaceful electricity […]
Students speak up for Larry I can tell from reading her article, “Wild about Larry,” that it is obvious that Barbara Rich has never been a student of Larry Sabato’s [Opinionated, January 31]. While she can only glimpse his so-called “self-satisfied smirk” and “pomposity” from his appearance on TV, thousands of students of Mr. Sabato’s […]
Developing conclusions I’m usually impressed by your coverage of local issues, but once in a while an article shows up that’s so unbalanced as to demand a reality check. John Borgmeyer’s piece on the new Rugby historic district is a case in point [“Council approves Rugby historic district,” The Week, January 24]. In researching […]
Straight to the point Dear Devin O’Leary: I read your glowing review of Brokeback Mountain [Film, January 10], but will not be seeing the movie. I am troubled by the lifestyles Hollywood seeks to support as mainstream. Richard Smith Vienna The definition of “cheap” Dictionary.com lists several meanings for “cheap,” including: Worthy of […]
More free for you Thanks for mentioning the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library in your article “Something for nothing” [January 3]. The Monticello Avenue Computer Lab is indeed a wonderful place to get free Internet access. Your readers might also like to know that Central Library has free wireless service for those patrons carrying around their laptop. […]
Kudos to the Breedens Regarding the new Fox Ridge project on Fifth Street Extended south of town [“Southern exposure,” December 6], it’s interesting how much folks have been focusing on the integrity of the Breeden family in their sale to Forest Lodge LLC. Without knowing much about the Breedens, their history in Charlottesville, or […]
Ace of clubs I have a suggestion for someone with more money than I can ever imagine. How about buying the Terrace Theatre building featured in the “Love me, build me” box in C-VILLE [The Week, December 6] and turning it into a rock club/movie theater. It could fill the void that Trax’s closing left […]
Bully for Bowers Recently I had the opportunity to review the documents that prompted UVA to fire Dena Bowers [“Supporters rally for Bowers,” 7 Days, December 6]. A reasonable individual could only conclude that the e-mail that led to Ms. Bowers’ dismissal was personal in nature. The e-mail is brief, informal and bears no resemblance […]