- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 17, 2007

1:50 p.m.

BLACKSBURG, Va. — News operations from across the country and around the world have converged on the 2,600-acre campus of Virginia Tech, where a gunman killed 32 persons yesterday.

Outside the packed Skelton Conference Center, where a press conference was scheduled this morning, a school employee monitored those entering the building.

“We can’t let any more cameras in,” she told one journalist who had tried to shuffle by holding a camera and tripod.

Inside, more than 30 cameras stood in the back of the room, and scores of reporters waited for the press conference. At least 25 microphones ringed the top of the podium.

Meanwhile, the presidential campaign of Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, announced that its Web site (kucinich.us) would be shut down for 24 hours in mourning for the Virginia Tech victims.

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