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  • Inside the brain of a trader: A biomarker for irrational exuberance

    07/07/2014 3:02:27 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    CNBC ^ | Monday, July 7, 2014 | Meg Tirrell
    Certain areas of the brain associated with reward and response to gut feelings have shown links to trading behavior and success, according to research published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study shows that activity in one area of the brain actually tracks price bubbles—and that higher earners get signals from a different area that are associated with selling before a price bubble peaks.
  • Virginia Supreme Court overturns Virginia Tech shooting verdict

    10/31/2013 4:51:57 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 37 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | October 31, 2013 | Frank Green
    RICHMOND -- The Virginia Supreme Court has overturned the jury verdict in a wrongful death suit against the state in favor of the families of two students slain in the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech. Julia Pryde and Erin Peterson were among 32 students and faculty members killed by student Seung-Hui Cho. Last year a Montgomery County Circuit Court jury awarded each family $4 million, an amount that was reduced to $100,000 each by a state cap on damages. The state appealed the verdict, arguing it should be overturned because of trial court errors. In a 15-page ruling...
  • Josh Morgan's Mother Safe After Navy Yard Shooting (Was in Pentagon on 9/11; He VA Tech Shooting)

    09/17/2013 9:15:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NFL ^ | 9/16
    The country mourned Monday after learning about the mass shooting deaths at the Washington Navy Yard. For a few scary moments, Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan feared for his mother's safety. Morgan told reporters that his mom works on the same floor of the Navy Yard building where the shooting occurred, according to The Washington Post. Morgan, who grew up in the area, said he was unable to reach his mother after he learned of the shooting. Eventually Morgan confirmed through a Redskins spokesperson that his mother was safe. Before that happened, Morgan told reporters that he had a...
  • The Problem Isn’t Just Illegal Immigration, It’s Legal Immigration, Too

    04/25/2013 8:17:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 22 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 4/24/2013
    The people of Boston are no longer being terrorized by the Marathon bombers, but amnesty supporters sure are. On CNN's "State of the Union" last weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham's response to the Boston Marathon bombers being worthless immigrants who hate America -- one of whom the FBI cleared even after being tipped off by Russia -- was to announce: "The fact that we could not track him has to be fixed." Track him? How about not admitting him as an immigrant? As if it's a defense, we're told Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (of the Back Bay Tsarnaevs) were disaffected "losers"...
  • Cho's Chains and Klebold's Correspondence Still Matter

    04/10/2013 12:03:46 PM PDT · by IChing · 5 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/10/13 | Donald Joy
    I know I’m not the only one who remembers how, almost exactly 6 years ago at Virginia Tech, mass-murderer Seung-Hui Cho chained and padlocked the doors to an academic building shut. That was so that he could effectively trap his numerous (32 killed and 23 wounded) , defenseless victims inside – except for the handful who managed to breach and exit second story windows, suffering injuries from falling to the ground – and to keep the responding police outside for long, crucial minutes while he conducted his murderous rampage. Cho knew he’d face no armed opponent once he had his...
  • Gun Control Activist Who Was Shot at VaTech: ‘College Campuses Actually One of the Safest Places

    02/25/2013 2:07:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/25/13 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - Colin Goddard, who was shot several times in the Virginia Tech shooting massacre and now works as assistant director of federal legislation for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said Friday that college campuses are “one of the safest places you can be in this country.” “College campuses are actually one of the safest places you can be in this country. People aged between 18 and 24 who live on college campuses are one of the constituencies that are least likely to ever get hit by bullet, and if you live anywhere else but a campus, that...
  • FAA Releases New Drone List—Is Your Town on the Map?

    02/09/2013 7:20:15 PM PST · by ThomasThomas · 27 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | February 7, 2013 | Jennifer Lynch
    I found this link from Micheal Yon on Facebook. I haven't heard of Electronic Frontier Foundation before but I found there map very interesting. The have a Google map of all FAA approved drone operations. If you follow there link to larger you can see details on what they say they are doing with the drone.
  • Mass Slaughter In Our Schools: The Terrorists' Chilling Plan?

    09/27/2012 2:09:25 PM PDT · by diamond6 · 92 replies
    Killology Resource Group ^ | Unknown | Chuck Remsberg
    Part 1 of 3 Probably the last place you want to think of terrorists striking is your kids' school. But according to two trainers at an anti-terrorism conference on the East Coast, preparations for attacks on American schools that will bring rivers of blood and staggering body counts are well underway in Islamic terrorist camps. The intended attackers have bluntly warned us they're going to do it. They're already begun testing school-related targets here.They've given us a catastrophic model to train against, which we've largely ignored and they've learned more deadly tactics from. "We don't know for sure what they...
  • Auditing Shooting Rampage Statistics(Private Citizen vs Police Saves)

    12/09/2012 10:45:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    dailyanarchist.com ^ | 31 July, 2012 | Davi Barker
    Firearm prohibitionists love to use tragedy to leverage their agenda. So, it’s important for gun rights advocates to stand their ground and fire back (proverbially) whenever this happens. Last week I posted a graphic on Facebook claiming the average number of people killed in mass shootings when stopped by police is 18.25, and the average number of people killed in a mass shooting when stopped by civilians is 2.2. I based it on 10 shootings I found listed on some timeline somewhere. I honestly don’t even remember where. I presented the case studies in a blog post on the Silver...
  • VA Tech professor touts radical new advance in weapons technology

    10/06/2012 5:11:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 October, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    The self-described "progressive" Democracy Now! news program recently interviewed Virginia Tech professor Nikki Giovanni, who taught a class in which VA Tech mass murderer Seung-Hui Cho was (briefly) a student, before she demanded that he leave the class. In the interview, Professor Giovanni advanced some rather startling notions about guns: "I think that guns are not one of our good ideas. I read the Constitution, and I didn’t see anything that said that any fool that wants a gun should have one. What did I miss?" Well, one thing she seems to have missed is that the Constitution does not...
  • Why? Why Aurora, Ft. Hood, Gabby Giffords, VA Tech...(Blech!)

    08/07/2012 2:30:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Patch ^ | July 24, 2012 | Heather Borden Herve
    Will it ever stop? Not at the rate we’re going. Will it stop with absolutist arguments from either side on the gun debate? Not with the ‘You’ll-only-pry-this-weapon-out-of-my-cold-dead-hands’ mentality nor with the ‘Make-all-guns-illegal' argument either. Why? Why does Aurora happen? What does it say about us as a culture, that this kind of thing happens here? That it happens here more than it happens any other place in the world? We’re not at war at home. We’re not in a place where suicide bombings happen, and we’re not currently engaged in a religious or territorial war within our own borders. Why...
  • Virginia Tech police seek two suspects after early-morning attack

    06/29/2012 10:23:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 29, 2012 | Chase Purdy
    The suspects drove away from the scene in a dark, regular-cab pickup truck. The last four digits of the truck’s license plate are 3330, according to witnesses at the scene. Police across the region are on the lookout following an attempted abduction on the Virginia Tech campus Friday morning in which two men tried to drag a woman into a pickup truck, according to the Virginia Tech Police. Maj. Kevin L. Foust said the woman, who has not been identified, was crossing Henderson Lawn from College Avenue to Alumni Mall about 2:15 a.m. when two men approached her. Police said...
  • Seth Greenberg fired by Virginia Tech

    04/23/2012 1:20:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver said Wednesday that he and Tom Gabbard, the school’s associate director of athletics for internal affairs, decided last week to terminate Coach Seth Greenberg’s tenure as Hokies men’s basketball coach.
  • Virginia Tech publishes final ‘Weapons on Campus’ regulation

    04/12/2012 10:54:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    monachuslex.com ^ | 11 April, 2012 | John Pierce
    In the April 9, 2012 edition of the Virginia Register, the final Virginia Tech ‘Weapons on Campus’ regulation was published and now has the force and effect of law. The regulation, which is codified at 8VAC105-20-10 through 8VAC105-20-40, addresses the “carrying, maintaining, or storing” of both “firearms” and “weapons.” The regulation specifically separates the two terms and defines them broadly. In 8VAC105-10, firearms are defined as: … any gun, rifle, pistol, or handgun designed to fire any projectile including but not limited to bullets, BBs, pellets, or shots, including paint balls, regardless of the propellant used. Weapons are defined in...
  • Michelle Obama to speak at Virginia Tech graduation

    03/29/2012 9:25:09 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    Michelle Obama will address Virginia Tech graduates at the 2012 commencement ceremony on May 11 at Lane Stadium. Mrs. Obama joins U.S. Sen. Mark Warner as commencement speaker. Both will deliver commencement addresses. This is the first time a first lady has addressed a Virginia Tech commencement, according to Tech's morning news release. Mrs. Obama will speak at three college graduation ceremonies this spring, including two in key general election battleground states. Her first commencement address will be at Tech. The White House says the first lady has been inspired by the school's resiliency following the deadly 2007 campus shootings....
  • Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings

    03/14/2012 12:31:57 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    Google News ^ | 14 MAR 12 | By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press
    Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press – 1 minute ago CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A jury has found Virginia Tech negligent for delaying a campus warning of the first shootings in a 2007 campus massacre that left 33 dead. Jurors returned the verdict Wednesday in a wrongful death civil suit brought by the parents of two students who were killed on April 16, 2007, in the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Jurors deliberated for 3 ½ hours before awarding $4 million to each family, and the state immediately filed a...
  • Colleges find ways to foil pro-gun rulings(CO,VA,OR)

    03/11/2012 7:17:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 March, 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Courts are ruling in favor of allowing those with concealed-carry permits to bring their handguns on campus, but universities are figuring out ways to keep the guns out. Gun rights advocates recently notched major legal victories in Colorado and Oregon, with courts in both states agreeing that university policies banning firearms on campus must defer to state laws allowing permit holders to carry concealed handguns. In response, however, university officials in Oregon and Virginia have enacted policies allowing concealed carry on campus but not in buildings, including classrooms, dormitories, event centers and dining halls. The result is that...
  • Va. Tech police chief to testify in shooting trial

    03/07/2012 9:06:43 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 7 Mar 2012 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — Attorneys at a trial seeking an accounting of the deadly 2007 rampage on the Virginia Tech campus are expected to question the chief of the university's police force Wednesday to explain his actions during the first two killings on campus. Police Chief Wendell Flinchum is among the witnesses scheduled to testify in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of two students who were among the 33 killed during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Flinchum's officers were the first to investigate the slayings at Ryan Clark and Emily Hilscher in a dormitory on...
  • "Shameful Decision": Virginia Repeals 1-Gun-Per-Month Law (Barf Alert)

    02/29/2012 8:01:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Opposingviews ^ | 28 February, 2012 | Brady Campaign
    WASHINGTON -- When Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell decided today to sign legislation that repeals Virginia’s 19-year-old restriction on selling more than one handgun a month, he ignored the pleas of the Virginia Tech families affected by the worst shooting massacre in the history of the Commonwealth and the United States. Colin Goddard, who survived being shot four times at Virginia Tech and now works as an advocate with the Brady Campaign, was outraged. "When the Virginia Tech families spoke to the governor on Saturday, he offered sympathy, not solutions. Sympathy alone will not save lives. The governor had a chance...
  • Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case

    01/30/2012 10:16:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 109 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2012 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday are expected to publish a report on the disputed gun trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, concluding that agents in Arizona — not Obama administration officials — were responsible for the tactics used in the inquiry and for providing misleading information relayed to Congress. In an 89-page report, titled “Fatally Flawed: Five Years of Gun-walking in Arizona,” the Democratic staff portrays Fast and Furious as the fourth investigation, dating back to 2006, in which Arizona-based agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employed...
  • Liberal reaction to repeal of guns on campus law(VA barf alert)

    01/26/2012 1:14:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    thecollegianur.com ^ | 26 January, 2012 | Ben Panko
    Before I say anything else, let me make it clear: any liberal (or person) who calls himself an American should believe in the Constitution. I see, too often, in blogs and on television people who selectively promote their favorite parts of our governing document. Conservatives seem as if they want to tattoo the 10th Amendment (states’ rights) on their chest, but often questionably cut corners around the Fourth Amendment (protection against unwarranted searches) for the sake of “national security.” Liberals talk endlessly of First Amendment rights to free speech, while trying to ignore the Second Amendment. I try not to...
  • Virginia Tech football kicker, 2 others face felony charges [but vigilanteism is alive and well]

    12/23/2011 7:29:01 AM PST · by TaxRelief · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | Dec 23, 2011 | Lerone Graham and Andy Bitter
    "Journell, a 20-year-old who graduated from Giles High School, Matthew D. Dunton, 23, and Matthew I. Brady, 21, are charged with entering the house of Dorenzo Hudson and Sean Allen with a weapon, with the intent to commit larceny, assault and battery, or other felony, according to warrants. " ... "Prosecution and defense lawyers acknowledged that Hudson and Allen later went looking for the three and a physical altercation took place, but no charges have been filed in that incident. "
  • Virginia Citizens Defense League Radford University Protest Wrap Up

    12/12/2011 5:25:29 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Ammoland ^ | 12 December, 2011 | VCDL
    ovington VA --(Ammoland.com)- The Radford University protest on Wednesday was a success, even if the weather didn’t really cooperate. Despite the rain and the fact that we could not hand out our brochures and stickers unsolicited, we still handed out 500 brochures and even more stickers. Eryn Bartholomew (Vice-President of the Radford College Republicans), VCDL EM Dave Knight, and I spoke at the event. We met with the police and student event staff early so they could go over the rules with us for our protest. We also paid for our tables, which we were required to stay near during...
  • Va. Tech gunman called quiet; went to small school

    12/10/2011 10:29:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 12/10/11 | Bob Lewis, Zinie Chen Sampson/AP
    BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The man who authorities say killed a Virginia Tech police officer was described as a typical college student in many ways, making it difficult to understand why he would commit an armed robbery and then, apparently at random, target the patrolman before killing himself. The gunman was identified Friday as Ross Truett Ashley, a 22-year-old part-time business student at Radford University, about 10 miles from the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg. He first drew authorities'attention Wednesday when, they say, he walked into his landlord's office with a handgun and demanded the keys to a Mercedes-Benz SUV.
  • Gunman Thought to Be One of Two Dead in Shooting at Virginia Tech

    12/08/2011 2:30:13 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/8/2011 | unattributed
    URGENT: Virginia Tech lifts lockdown amid reports gunman has been found dead,
  • 2 people dead in shooting at VT (suspect is at large)

    12/08/2011 11:43:47 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 30 replies
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  • Police Officer Shot on Virginia Tech's Campus, Gunman Sought

    12/08/2011 11:12:12 AM PST · by exbrit · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/8/11 | Unspecified
    BLACKSBURG, Va. – DEVELOPING: A police officer was reportedly shot to death Thursday on Virginia Tech's campus. The university's Collegiate Times newspaper reported the fatality at about 1:30 p.m. A potential second victim has been reported at a campus parking lot, the university announced on its website. The suspect, according to the posting, is described as a white male wearing gray sweatpants and a gray hat with a neon green brim. He was believed to traveling on foot near McComas Hall, a campus gym. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/12/08/shots-fired-at-virginia-techs-campus-gunman-sought/?test=latestnews#ixzz1fyIBeaLv
  • Occupy the Sugar Bowl! (Vanity)

    12/04/2011 6:58:26 PM PST · by parksstp · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12-04-2011 | parksstp
    BCS Selection: NCG: LSU v Alabama Orange: WVU v Clemson Fiesta: Okie St v Stanford Rose: Oregon v Wisconisn Sugar: Michigan v Va Tech??????????????/
  • VACDL Plans Pro-Gun Rally on Virginia Tech Campus, November 17th

    10/27/2011 5:54:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 26 October, 2011 | Nick Leghorn
    Virginia Tech was the site of one of the bloodiest school shootings in the history of the United States. On that day a single gunman killed 33 people and injured 25 more before he took his own life. Many of us on this site believe the vast majority of those deaths could have been prevented by a single legally armed citizen and their firearm, but thanks to gun-free school laws and policies every victim was unarmed and defenseless. The Virginia Civil Defense League, Virginia’s firearms owner rights protection group, just announced their plans to hold a protest on November 17th...
  • Cuccinelli Speaks Out About Opinion on Guns at UVA(VA)

    08/06/2011 6:54:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    nbc29.com ^ | 5 August, 2011 | NA
    Virginia Tech is receiving generally positive reviews for how it handled an on-campus gun scare Thursday. It's with some irony that a day later, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is again talking about having the University of Virginia bow to state laws and allow those with permits to bring guns onto grounds. In a opinion issued last month at the request of a republican state senator, Cuccinelli says the University of Virginia may not bar people with concealed carry permits from bringing firearms onto grounds. Cuccinelli said, "Honestly all we say in an opinion is what the law is. We...
  • Tech scare rekindles guns on campus debate(VA)

    08/06/2011 6:07:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    dailyprogress.com ^ | 5 August, 2011 | AMANDA IACONE
    RICHMOND — A gun scare Thursday at Virginia Tech rekindled the debate about carrying firearms at state-run universities. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli recently waded into the debate. In an official advisory opinion, Cuccinelli found a University of Virginia gun policy too restrictive and lacking in authority. The opinion, released last month, said that a George Mason University regulation, which has the force of law, unlike a policy, offered a legal way to restrict firearms inside classroom buildings or at campus events but still allow weapons outdoors. The Virginia Supreme Court upheld the George Mason regulation but found that universities can’t...
  • Virginia Tech lifts lockdown after cops investigate reports of gunman on campus

    08/05/2011 2:16:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 4 August, 2011 | Larry Mcshane
    Virginia Tech posted information on its website on Thursday morning about the reported gunman sighting. "I was pretty anxious," the sophomore said. "We had family friends who were up here when the shooting took place in 2007, so it was kind of surreal." Responding cops found no sign of any man matching the description - 6 feet tall, clean-shaven, wearing a blue and white striped shirt, gray shorts and brown sandals. A police sketch of the suspect showed a Doogie Howser-ish white man with close-cropped hair. Earlier, emergency sirens howled across the Blacksburg, Va., campus as the university sent news...
  • Virginia Tech Alert: Person with gun spotted on campus

    08/04/2011 7:28:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 87 replies
    http://www2.wsls.com ^ | 08-04-2011 | By: WSLS-TV Staff Reports
    BLACKSBURG, VA -- 9:59 a.m. WSLS can confirm that the campus siren system has been activated. --- 9:47 a.m. Virginia Tech Alert claims person with a gun spotted near Dietrick Dining Hall. Tech asking people on campus to stay inside, secure doors. Police conducting search now. WSLS's Ken Heineck is on the way to Virginia Tech now. More information as we get it.
  • Lockdown at Va. Tech after gunman reportedly spotted on campus

    08/04/2011 8:12:06 AM PDT · by illiac · 29 replies
    pmsnbc ^ | 8/4/11 | pmsnbc
    Virginia Tech, site of a 2007 mass shooting, issued a campus lockdown Thursday after a man with a gun was reportedly spotted on campus. NBC affiliate WSLS confirmed that the campus siren system had been activated and all people on campus had been asked to remain indoors. The university issued an alert on its website at 9:37 a.m. Thursday telling students and employees to stay inside and secure doors. A subsequent crime alert said three children attending a camp on campus reported seeing a white man who appeared to have a gun covered with a cloth.
  • Colleges should not be 'defense-free' zones(VA)

    07/24/2011 5:59:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    timesdispatch.com ^ | 24 July, 2011 | ZACHARY ZALNERAITIS
    Virginia's top lawyer stands firm on the issue of campus defense. In a recent opinion, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli affirmed the rights of concealed-handgun permit holders to possess firearms on campus despite an apparent conflict with University of Virginia policy. Virginia's code of law states that a holder of a concealed-handgun permit may possess a handgun anywhere except "in places where such possession is prohibited by law." As Cuccinelli points out, the policies of the University of Virginia do not hold the force of law and therefore cannot restrict where permit holders may carry. In addition, were the total ban...
  • Virginia Tech & Tucson

    01/10/2011 8:29:07 AM PST · by umgud · 18 replies
    me ^ | 1/10/11 | me
    Most mass murderers have one thing in common. It seems that at every mass murder event, the shooter has to reload, generally multiple times. In April, 2007 at Virginia Tech, the shooter (Cho) shot 58 people, 33 died, including himself, via suicide. His victims were at multiple locations and while some were heroic, trying to block doors and such, nobody stepped up and rushed him, not even during his multiple reloads. I was really puzzled at the time that so many apparently just waited their turn to be shot. Sadly, this seems to be common at mass murder events. Maybe...
  • Virginia Tech Survivor Is 'Living for 32' in War to Tighten Gun Laws

    01/01/2011 3:19:29 PM PST · by Baladas · 84 replies
    AOL News ^ | 12/31/10 | Andrea Stone
    WASHINGTON -- Surviving the deadliest shooting massacre in U.S. history wasn't enough to make Colin Goddard an advocate for stricter gun laws. Only when he watched another rampage play out on TV two years later did the Virginia Tech graduate realize he had to speak out. "That took me back to the day like none other," Goddard said of another troubled gunman who killed 14 at an immigration center in Binghamton, N.Y. "I was watching the body count rise and I was like, this is just the same stuff that is happening to another family now. ... I was like,...
  • [Morgan] Harrington case linked to Fairfax assault

    07/01/2010 2:55:30 PM PDT · by freespirited · 2 replies
    Wapo ^ | 07/01/10 | Maria Glod
    The same man who abducted and killed Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington after a rock concert in Charlottesville last year may have sexually assaulted a woman in Fairfax City in 2005, state police said Thursday. The link between the two cases provides the first significant break in the Harrington case, which made national headlines. State police said there is a forensic link between the two cases. Sources said the cases are linked by a DNA match. Both are unsolved. In September 2005, a Fairfax woman was abducted and sexually assaulted as she walked home from a Giant supermarket. City of...
  • Va. governor commemorates 2007 VaTech shootings

    04/16/2010 9:33:09 AM PDT · by freespirited · 11 replies · 234+ views
    Google/AP ^ | 04/16/10 | Zinie Chen Sampson
    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia's governor led a ceremony at the state Capitol to mark the third anniversary of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history at Virginia Tech. Gov. Bob McDonnell on Friday read a proclamation at a gathering at the Capitol bell tower honoring the 32 who died and those who were injured in the shootings. He also said the state would observe Virginia Tech Remembrance Day each April 16 during the four years of his term. The crowd observed a moment of silence, and McDonnell then read the names of each of the students and faculty fatally...
  • Another shooting on a "no-guns" Virginia campus

    12/30/2009 4:31:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1,144+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 29 December, 2009 | Chad D. Baus
    Amidst continued reverberations from the worst campus shooting in our nation's history at Virginia Tech in 2007 came news of yet another shooting on a "no-guns" Virginia campus earlier this month. According to news reports, as 20 year-old James Michael Hamilton stood at the entrance to his math classroom with a long black canvas bag at his side, oblivious classmates filed into a classroom, apparently giving nary a thought to what was in the bag, or why Hamilton had suddenly decided to reappear at the class after having been absent for several weeks. Although at least one student reportedly questioned...
  • Exposed: Virginia Tech officials took care of themselves ...

    12/10/2009 4:10:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies · 1,370+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 9 December, 2009 | Jim Irvine
    New evidence about the 2007 Virginia Tech killings shed new light on the arrogance and hypritical stance of University leaders. The murder of 32 students was the worst mass shooting in U.S. history until the Ft. Hood massacre last month and remains the worst school shooting ever on U.S. soil. Virginia Tech is no stranger to violence. They had two shootings in the 2006-2007 school year. A student worried about the possibility of another shooting asked school officials to reconsider their "no guns" policy. School officials not only a href="http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/3669" target="_blank">rebuffed and mocked that request, they also cheered the defeat...
  • Virginia Tech Report Details Missteps

    12/05/2009 7:30:32 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 33 replies · 749+ views
    APvia AOL ^ | December 5, 2009 | Tom Breen, Zinie Chen Sampson
    New details revealed Friday about the university's response — from the time the victims were found to when they alerted the campus of a gunman on the loose — brought angry reactions and questions from some victims' families about leadership during the massacre that ended with 33 people dead.
  • Suspected shooter got poor evaluation

    11/05/2009 4:16:45 PM PST · by FromLori · 137 replies · 5,235+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 11/5/09
    Military officials say the suspected shooter at Fort Hood was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before being transferred to the Texas base in July. The officials had access to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's military record. They said he received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because military records are confidential. The Virginia-born soldier was single with no children. He was 39 years old. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech University, where he was a member of the ROTC and earned a bachelor's degree in...
  • Funerals for Virginia Tech students killed in Jefferson National Forest set for this afternoon

    08/31/2009 6:12:23 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 18 replies · 2,079+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | 31 Aug 2009
    The funeral services for two Virginia Tech sophomores who apparently were shot to death last week in the Caldwell Fields section of the Jefferson National Forest are scheduled for today in Lynchburg. As of Sunday evening, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office still was seeking leads for the shooting, which they believe occurred either Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Services for David Lee Metzler, 19, of Lynchburg and Heidi Lynn Childs, 18, of Forest will be held at Heritage Baptist Church, which both students attended. Metzler's service will be at 1 p.m., while Childs' will be at 3 p.m. Each service...
  • Va. Tech in Mourning, This Time for Couple Slain Off Campus

    08/29/2009 5:15:22 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 1,547+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-08-29 | Mark Viera & Maria Glod
    BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 28 -- In what has become a sadly familiar ritual, about 100 students huddled together Friday on the Drillfield at the heart of the Virginia Tech campus, weeping and singing hymns as they mourned two slain classmates. Heidi Childs, 18, and David Metzler, 19, bright and promising students who were active in Campus Crusade for Christ, were found fatally shot Thursday morning in a national park about 15 miles from campus. Police said Friday that they had no suspects.
  • 2 Virginia Tech students found shot to death

    08/27/2009 4:05:18 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 35 replies · 3,240+ views
    WSLS ^ | 08-27-09 | WSLS News Staff
    David Lee Metzler, 19 years old, and Heidi Lynn Childs, 19 years old, both of Lynchburg, VA were found by a passerby this morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. in the area of Caldwell Fields off of Craig’s Creek Road in Montgomery County. Both were deceased when they were found. The preliminary investigation revealed that both victims had gunshot wounds. Both were Virginia Tech students living off campus.
  • Va. Tech gunman's mental health records found

    07/22/2009 8:45:58 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies · 1,376+ views
    Yahoo News-AP ^ | 22 july 09 | BOB LEWIS and SUE LINDSEY
    RICHMOND, Va. – Missing mental health records of Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho have been discovered in the home of the university clinic's former director, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday. Cho killed 32 people on April 16, 2007, then committed suicide as police closed in. His mental health treatment has been a major issue in the investigation of the shootings. A memo from Gov. Tim Kaine's chief legal counsel to victims' family members says Cho's records and those of several other Virginia Tech students were found July 18 in the home of Dr. Robert...
  • Va. Tech gunman's mental health records found

    07/22/2009 9:08:25 AM PDT · by ClayinVA · 1 replies · 356+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/22/09 | BOB LEWIS and SUE LINDSEY
    Missing mental health records of Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho have been discovered in the home of the university clinic's former director, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday. The memo said the records were removed from the Cook Counseling Center on the Virginia Tech campus more than a year before the shootings. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090722/ap_on_re_us/us_virginia_tech_shooting
  • VA: Swine Flu case confirmed on [Va.] Tech campus

    07/03/2009 8:05:16 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 708+ views
    A participant of a summer camp on Tech's campus has been confirmed by Schiffert Health Center to have a case of H1N1 influenza, according to an e-mail to on-campus students from Housing and Dining Services. The H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu, recently hit pandemic status in early June, indicating widespread global activity, as defined by the World Health Organization. According to the Center for Disease Control website, the pandemic status only reflects the spread of the virus to over 70 countries and not its severity. Housing's e-mail, sent by Associate Director for Occupancy Management Kenneth Belcher, clarified...
  • Virginia Tech Commander Speaks at Republican Convention

    06/01/2009 11:25:41 AM PDT · by WayneH · 31 replies · 2,217+ views
    You Tube ^ | 31 May 2009 | Adnan Barqawi
    This is a tremendous speech by a young republican at the state Republican convention in Richmond, Virginia. The link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4_0L2ZJAvQ for part one. Part two is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zejvNWt65VI&feature=related