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On the eve of the six-month anniversary of the Connecticut school shooting, the White House and congressional leaders vowed to continue pushing for new gun controls — but the aftermath of recent mass shootings suggests such an effort is easier said than done.
For some communities stung by tragedy, a wrecking ball is key to the healing process. For others, the decision to keep the site of past trauma standing is a vital step on the road to recovery.
In other action Saturday, Virginia beat Elon 2-0 in Charlottesville and Virginia Tech downed Coastal Carolina 9-1 in an elimination game in Blacksburg.
The national seeds behind North Carolina and Vanderbilt, in order, are: Oregon State, LSU, Cal State Fullerton, Virginia, Florida State and Oregon.
North Carolina claimed its 19th straight victory against the Hokies (38-20) and denied them their first conference title since they won the Atlantic-10 tournament in 2000.
Every parent with a college-age child worries about the spiraling cost of education. The price of a diploma can reach $150,000, even at a state school. A little cost-cutting is in order, and there's no better place to start than at the president's office.
Virginia Tech President Charles Steger, who has been criticized by families and others for the way he handled the 2007 mass shooting, announced Tuesday that he is retiring.
The two programs have never met in the regular season. Michigan beat Virginia Tech 23-20 in overtime at the Sugar Bowl last season.
The Denver Broncos have selected Virginia Tech offensive tackle Vinston Painter in the sixth round of the NFL draft.
Many adjunct instructors at Virginia's 23 community colleges will see their hours cut starting this summer because of Virginia's response to the new federal health reform law, a change that could cripple or kill livelihoods for teachers like Ann Hubbard.
Thomas threw three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns, and the White team beat the Orange team 27-9 Saturday.
Saturday's game comes four days after the school marked the six-year anniversary of a shooting on campus that left 33 dead.
The Senate opened its session on Tuesday with reflections on the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, moments before it began debate on gun-control legislation that evoked the tragedies at Newtown, Conn., in December and Virginia Tech in 2007.
Big events are, by their very nature, big targets. Especially when schedules and venues are set months or years in advance. It doesn't take a security expert to grasp that all it takes is one psychopath to bring about the unthinkable. Monday afternoon, it happened.
The New York Times in "More Diagnoses of A.D.H.D. Causing Concern," published April 1, has discovered what some of us have been saying for decades: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis is a function of interpreting "mild [behavioral] symptoms," not pathological findings of disease.