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  • 13-Year-Old Allegedly Abducted by Va. Tech Students Was Stabbed to Death, Official Says

    02/02/2016 11:34:33 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 77 replies
    A 13-year-old girl allegedly abducted and killed by two Virginia Tech students was stabbed to death, according to preliminary results, Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt said at a news conference today. A formal report of the cause of death has not yet been completed, Pettitt said. CW Attorney: Natalie Keepers will be charged with accessory before the fact, in addition to current charges in death of 13 y/o Nicole Lovell, 13, of Blacksburg, Virginia -- the city where Virginia Tech is located -- went missing Jan. 27, the Blacksburg Police Department said. Her body was found on Saturday in...
  • Virginia Tech Alert: Person with gun spotted on campus

    08/04/2011 7:28:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 87 replies ^ | 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.
  • Six must-see games (NCAA Football)

    08/11/2010 11:50:55 AM PDT · by Domandred · 19 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 8/10/2010 |
    Just ask any college football coach and he'll tell you, all games are big games. OK, we'll concede that point. But some games are more intriguing than others. Here are the must-see games. Boise State vs. Virginia Tech at FedEx Field, Sept. 6. No early season game has the potential to more profoundly affect the season. The Broncos, coming off an unbeaten season, will likely start the 2010 season right around the top five. Beating the highly ranked Hokies on what can hardly be called a neutral field could make Boise State a serious threat to reach the BCS championship...
  • Advocates of gun control plan lie-in at Virginia Tech

    04/09/2008 11:43:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies · 145+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | April 09, 2008 | Greg Esposito
    The student government at Virginia Tech asked protesters to demonstrate on a day besides April 16. BLACKSBURG -- Gun-control advocates planning to protest April 16 on Virginia Tech's Drillfield said Tuesday that they hope to reach a compromise with the university that will allow them to protest without interfering with remembrance events. Peter Hamm, spokesman for the Brady Campaign to Stop Gun Violence, said the group has been working with Tech students on the protest. It would involve a 32-person "lie-in" at noon April 16, the one-year anniversary of campus shootings that left 32 people dead plus the shooter. The...
  • Virginia Tech blocks plans of gun-control group (Brady Campaign told to take a hike)

    04/08/2008 8:50:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies · 118+ views
    Brady Campaign won't get permit for event on April 16 Virginia Tech said yesterday that it will not allow a national gun-control advocacy group to hold a campus demonstration on April 16 while the school commemorates last year's massacre. Tech spokesman Larry Hincker said neither the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence nor the co-sponsor of the planned demonstration,, had applied for an assembly permit, and even if they had, Tech only issues permits to student groups. Tech's position threw the Brady Campaign's plans into disarray yesterday: The noon demonstration at Tech was supposed to be the centerpiece of...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (many photos): 12-19-07

    12/19/2007 5:55:55 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 94 replies · 329+ views
    The day got off to an interesting start when a fire broke out at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, located across the street from the White House. Press Secretary Dana Perino: Today, at 9:15 a.m., the D.C. Fire Department received a call about smoke in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building -- that's also known as the EEOB. Firefighters arrived and found that the second floor through the fifth floor of the EEOB was fairly filled with smoke.... They were able to identify, isolate and … put out the fire within 30 minutes. The Vice President's Ceremonial Office received smoke and...
  • Va. Tech mockery incites anger

    12/08/2007 4:56:59 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 48 replies · 731+ views
    The Daily Collegian via Drudge ^ | 12/7/07 | Andrew McGill
    All it took were a couple of pictures posted on the Internet. Mere hours after a Virginia television station reported that Penn State students had uploaded pictures of Halloween partygoers dressing as Virginia Tech shooting victims, criticism exploded from both campuses, with one group denouncing the costumes reaching 4,100 members as of 2 a.m. this morning. The only publicly accessible picture, uploaded after Halloween, shows a woman wearing an orange Virginia Tech T-shirt smeared with blood and a bullet wound, posing jauntily. According to television station WSLS in Roanoke, Va., several other pictures showed a similarly attired man. For...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 6-13-07

    06/13/2007 5:03:26 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 124 replies · 2,244+ views
    President Bush formerly received the Report On The Virginia Tech Tragedy today in the Oval Office. Read the full report here The president spoke live via satellite to the Southern Baptist Convention in San Antonio, Texas: “I thank you for your Christian witness, I thank you for your defense of religious liberty, and I appreciate your many good works that make our nation a stronger and more hopeful place. See, every day Southern Baptists are giving back to their communities and ministering to those in need. And you made our nation stronger as a result.” (Transcript) And this afternoon, President...
  • "The Dead Horse in the Living Room: School Shootings"

    05/24/2007 3:33:03 AM PDT · by camle · 48 replies · 2,269+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 23-May-2007 | steve pudlo
    There’s an old story about a couple who moved into a new neighborhood. When their next door neighbor invited them to dinner, they gladly accepted. When the big evening arrived, they donned their best social attire, grabbed a little gift for the host and hostess, and presented themselves at the neighbor’s front door at the appointed time, hungry, and ready to cement their new friendship. Once inside, they immediately became aware that there was a dead horse on the living room floor! The hosts made no mention, indeed they quietly stepped over it in offering hors doevres, wine and small...
  • Freep a poll! (Student arrested for essay about killing other students)

    04/27/2007 5:19:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies · 361+ views ^ | 4-27-07 | Suntimes
    CAST YOUR VOTE Should Allen Lee have been punished for writing this essay? Yes No
  • Edwards Wife Plays Virginia Tech Race Card on Hardball

    04/26/2007 4:19:00 PM PDT · by RDTF · 75 replies · 2,957+ views
    UTube via Drudge ^ | April 26, 2007
  • Stop Exploiting Tragedy [NRA and VTech]

    04/26/2007 8:53:13 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 635+ views
    NRA ^ | 4-26-2007 | Wayne LaPierre
    It's been more than a week now since a mass murderer struck on the campus of Virginia Tech, and as the NRA joins the debate on policies and laws, there are a few things I want to point out. It wasn't 24 hours after the horrific shootings that the politicians started flapping their lips. Congressman Jim Moran suggested that somehow the tragedy was the fault of Republicans and President Bush. Barack Obama compared the evil events in Blacksburg to outsourcing jobs overseas. Senator Dianne Feinstein called for a new dialogue on gun control. Mayor Bloomberg spoke of the events in...
  • It's All About Him

    04/26/2007 7:31:47 AM PDT · by RDTF · 16 replies · 764+ views
    Time ^ | April 19, 2007 | DAVID VON DREHLE
    My reporter's odyssey has taken me from the chill dawn outside the Florida prison in which serial killer Ted Bundy met his end, to the charred façade of a Bronx nightclub where Julio Gonzalez incinerated 87 people, to a muddy Colorado hillside overlooking the Columbine High School library, in which Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold wrought their mayhem. Along the way, I've come to believe that we're looking for why in all the wrong places. -snip- Freud explained narcissism as a failure to grow up. All infants are narcissists, he pointed out, but as we grow, we ought to learn...
  • "He Was Creeping Me Out" (VTech killer Cho hired escort)

    04/23/2007 5:23:03 PM PDT · by AnnaZ · 90 replies · 5,572+ views ^ | 4/23/2007
    'He was Creeping me Out' WSLS NewsChannel 10 Monday, April 23, 2007 "I'm just so shaken by this, I don't know what to say." Chastity Frye says she spent an hour, all alone, with Virginia Tech killer Cho Seung-Hui last month. Frye said "He was so quiet, I really couldn't get much from him, he was so distant, he really didn't talk a lot. It seemed like he wasn't all there." Frye works for an escort service. She says, Cho hired her, and the two met at a Valley View motel. She says "I danced for a little while and...
  • Copycat shooter suspect arrested [inspired by Tuesday's mass murder at Virginia Tech]

    04/20/2007 7:57:47 AM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 607+ views ^ | 4-20-2007 | Alan Naditz
    TEACHERS locked classroom doors, lowered shades and kept nearly 22,000 school children inside all day today in two northern California cities after a man threatened to go on a killing spree inspired by Tuesday's mass murder at Virginia Tech university.
  • Gun Laws Kill

    04/20/2007 3:46:34 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 25 replies · 990+ views
    Human Events ^ | 04/20/2007 | Michael Reagan
    Thirty-two fine young men and women are dead and that is a huge tragedy. It is also, however, a tragedy that the death toll could have been substantially lower if it were not for an absurd law that kept the students and faculty from exercising their Constitutional right to protect themselves and others by bearing arms on campus. Thanks to that law a madman was able to confront the men and women at Virginia Tech secure in the knowledge that he was armed while his victims were unarmed and defenseless. One of those victims used the only weapon he had...
  • Cho's 'Religious Martyrdom Video'

    04/19/2007 6:38:49 AM PDT · by meg88 · 68 replies · 2,604+ views
    NBC News ^ | Thursday, April 19, 2007 8:50 AM | by Richard Engel, Middle East bureau chief
    The disturbing and cryptic video clips, photographs and manifesto the killer Cho Seung Hui sent to NBC News instantly reminded me of the taped testimonials suicide bombers leave behind to justify their crimes. It looked so familiar -- an angry young man dressed in battle clothing preach a message full of hate in front of a drab background. I have seen many of these videos over the years in the Middle East. The attackers always stress a desire to battle injustice and moral turpitude; they all believe they are avengers of the righteous. The videos are also replete with religious...
  • Horrible letter to South Korean newspaper

    04/19/2007 9:42:32 AM PDT · by PeterFinn · 48 replies · 2,671+ views
    The Korea Herald - Letters page ^ | April 20, 2007 | Jim Barlucci
    The monster Cho Seung-hui was a South Korean national, not an American. As such the blood debt he incurred must be paid by South Korea. The sooner South Koreans understand this the sooner they will understand why hundreds of them must die. The debt must be paid in full. Cho's murderous actions demand nothing less than reciprocal carnage plus interest. Americans will not be fooled any longer. Everyone here now knows that South Koreans are treacherous, and that appropriate action is necessary to correct the problem. Jim Barlucci
  • Group Plans To Picket Va. Tech Funerals (Phelps' Phreaks)

    04/18/2007 9:28:04 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 89 replies · 2,686+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 18, 2007 | David Miller
    he families of those killed in the Virginia Tech massacre may not be able to grieve in peace at the funerals of those they lost. An anti-gay religious group known for protesting at the funerals of American soldiers killed in Iraq is planning on appearing at services for those killed on Monday as well. The Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), which is not affiliated with any national Baptist organization, announced plans to protest at victims’ funerals only hours after 32 people were killed in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. They also may protest at other events on...
  • Va. Tech Killer Ruled Mentally Ill by Court; Let Go After Hospital Visit

    04/18/2007 1:55:30 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 223 replies · 3,763+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 18, 2007 | NED POTTER and DAVID SCHOETZ
    A Virginia court found that Virginia Tech killer Seung-Hui Cho was "mentally ill" and dangerous. Then it let him go. Back in 2005, the District Court in Christiansburg said that Cho was a danger to himself but not others. He was ordered to undergo outpatient care. The ruling came after Cho was taken to a nearby psychiatric hospital for evaluation in December 2005, after two female schoolmates said they received threatening messages from him and police and school officials became concerned that he might be suicidal. That information came to light two days after Cho, a Virginia Tech senior, killed...
  • CU student arrested for comments

    04/18/2007 3:11:15 PM PDT · by Starter · 18 replies · 871+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 4/18/2007 | AP
    CU student arrested for comments By The Associated Press The Denver Post Article Last Updated:04/18/2007 03:24:46 PM MDT Boulder - A University of Colorado student has been arrested after making "threatening" comments in class that seemed sympathetic toward the gunman who killed 32 students at Virginia Tech, authorities said. Max Karson was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of interfering with staff, faculty or students of an education institution. His age and hometown were not available, and a university spokesman did not immediately return a call today to The Associated Press. University police Cmdr. Brad Wiesley said that during a class discussion...
  • A Creature of the Left? (Cho Seung-Hui)

    04/18/2007 7:00:51 AM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 10 replies · 685+ views
    Virginia Virtucon ^ | 04/17/2007 | Riley, Not O'Reilly
    We’re beginning to hear about Cho Seung-Hui’s suicide note: A law enforcement official who read Cho’s note described it Tuesday as a typed, eight-page rant against rich kids and religion. Gee, who preaches class envy and distrust of religion? I wonder… So, all you liberal elitists and sanctimonious Europeans so ready to criticize Virginia and the U.S., take a long hard look at the drivel you’re spewing out into these young minds and see what it ultimately results in.
  • Virginia Tech's Gun-Free Zone Left Cho Seung-Hui's Victims Defenseless

    04/18/2007 5:08:36 AM PDT · by libstripper · 91 replies · 2,540+ views ^ | April 18, 2007 | Jacob Sullum
    Last year Virginia legislators considered a bill that would have overridden policies at public universities that prohibit students and faculty members with concealed handgun permits from bringing their weapons onto campus. After the bill died in committee, The Roanoke Times reported, Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker welcomed its defeat, saying, "I'm sure the university community is appreciative of the General Assembly's actions because this will help parents, students, faculty and visitors feel safe on our campus." Maybe Hincker was right. But as Monday's horrifying mass murder at Virginia Tech vividly demonstrated, there is a difference between feeling safe and being...
  • Riddle of 'girlfriend' who was first to die

    04/18/2007 4:26:57 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 81 replies · 3,982+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Wed 18 Apr 2007 | IAN JOHNSTON
    EMILY Hilscher was only just starting out in life. Aged 19, she had an "outgoing, friendly and helpful" personality, her friends said. The girl who called herself "the Pixie" was the first to die. There were contradictory reports as to whether Miss Hilscher was in a relationship or dating Cho Seung-Hui, the man who killed her and 31 other people at Virginia Tech. One comment on the website, where dozens of photographs and messages of condolence were published, seemed to refer to this, saying: "I'm sorry that she ever got involved with this guy." However, sources close to the...
  • Virginia Tech Shooter - ISMAIL AX

    04/17/2007 7:04:13 PM PDT · by Salem · 29 replies · 1,992+ views ^ | 17 April, 2007 | David J. Jonsson
    There are many theories being proposed as to the meaning of the words -- ISMAIL AX found written in red ink on the inside of one of Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old senior’s arms, the gunman suspected of carrying out the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead. See: VA. TECH KILLER REVEALED. I would propose for consideration that the ISMAIL AX may have reference to Ismaili - a member of a branch of Shiism that follows a living imam and is noted for esoteric philosophy. It may take a while before the motives are known and if there is...
  • Ron Paul: More Guns Will Deter Shootings

    04/17/2007 4:53:38 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin2 · 57 replies · 2,741+ views ^ | April 17, 2007 | By: Josh Kraushaar
    Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has a simple solution to future shooting massacres such as the one that ripped apart Virginia Tech university Monday: more guns. "People are a little more cautious if somebody might have a gun there," the GOP presidential candidate told Politico reporters Tuesday. "A concealed gun carried by a responsible person -- that might have ended the problem that they had at Virginia Tech with one person being killed or two people being killed." Paul, 71, is the kind of lawmaker, and presidential candidate, gun control advocates love to hate at moments like this. And, based on...
  • University convocation told of Allah, not Jesus

    04/17/2007 5:19:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 238 replies · 5,923+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/17/07 | WorldNetDaily
    Speakers at the Virginia Tech convocation yesterday called on Allah and Buddha in their efforts to minister to the survivors, family and friends of victims of the shooting massacre at the school – but Jesus wasn't mentioned. It was left up to President Bush to come the closest to offering a biblical message of hope, when he suggested the school community that lost 32 members to the shootings by an out-of-control resident alien student find "comfort in the grace and guidance of a loving God." But even he didn't bring Jesus, the only hope of comfort and future life...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Tuesday, April 17, 2007

    04/17/2007 2:39:20 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 271 replies · 2,551+ views
  • Virginia Shootings: Your Reaction

    04/17/2007 3:40:18 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 30 replies · 595+ views
    BBC ^ | 04/17/2007
    A gunman who shot dead at least 30 people before killing himself at Virginia Tech university was a resident Asian student. Police have named him as Cho Seung-hui, a 23-year-old from South Korea. Survivors and witnesses have expressed anger towards the university and the police for waiting too long to alert people a gunman was on the loose. President Bush said the US was shocked and saddened by the attack, while in the UK Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed his profound sadness at the terrible loss of innocent lives. How can such incidents be prevented from happening again? Does this...
  • "Ismail Ax" and Islam: A Conjecture (Vanity)

    04/17/2007 3:26:38 PM PDT · by Cicero · 100 replies · 3,781+ views
    Hajj - Dr. Ali Shariati ^ | 4/17/07 | Self
    You are like Ibrahim ... a great fighter against idolatry. ... The axe was in his hand! . . . Ibrahim, the fighter of idolatry, came out of the house of "Azar", the idol-maker of his tribe. He broke the idols; he broke Nimrood. He fought against ignorance, oppression and passiveness. ... You are like Ibrahim! Fight . . . This teaches you to be ready to jump into the fire for Jihad! ... You are like Ibrahim! Sacrifice your Ismail. ... PUT THE BLADE AT YOUR SON'S THROAT SO THAT YOU MAY TAKE THE BLADE FROM THE EXECUTIONER'S HAND!...
  • Virginia Killer's Violent Writings

    04/17/2007 12:10:12 PM PDT · by MrCFdovnh · 110 replies · 4,313+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | April 17, 2007 | TSG
    Virginia Killer's Violent Writings Play told of pedophilic stepfather, murder of 13-year-old boy APRIL 17--The college student responsible for yesterday's Virginia Tech slaughter was referred last year to counseling after professors became concerned about the violent nature of his writings, as evidenced in a one-act play obtained by The Smoking Gun. The play by Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old English major, was submitted last year as part of a short story writing class. Entitled "Richard McBeef," Cho's bizarre play features a 13-year-old boy who accuses his stepfather of pedophilia and murdering his father.
  • Roommate: Gunman 'weird' ~~ Virginia Tech Gunman ....

    04/17/2007 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies · 2,199+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Apr 17, 2007 02:10 PM | Sandro ContentaStaff Reporter
    Cho Seung-Hui, a student from South Korea identified as the gunman who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech University, is seen in this police handout released April 17, 2007. BLACKSBURG, Va. — The gunman in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history was a loner who wouldn't even speak to his roommate.Cho Seung-Hui, 23, spent his time barely uttering a word and working on his computer, his Virginia Tech University roommate said in an interview with the Toronto Star today."He was always really, really quiet and kind of weird, keeping to himself all the time," said the 19-year-old roommate."I...
  • Sources: Virginia Tech gunman left note

    04/17/2007 8:55:01 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 528 replies · 21,996+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 17, 2007 | Aamer Madhani
    BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The suspected gunman in the Virginia Tech shooting rampage, Cho Seung-Hui, was a troubled 23-year-old senior from South Korea who investigators believe left an invective-filled note in his dorm room, sources say. The note included a rambling list of grievances and ended with the words "Ismail Ax" in red ink on the inside of one of his arms.
  • Va. Tech Gunman Named [Murderer Identified]

    04/17/2007 6:39:31 AM PDT · by starlifter · 434 replies · 19,369+ views
    Va. Tech Gunman Named By Michael Shear and Debbi Wilgoren Washington Post Staff Writers Tuesday, April 17, 2007; 9:36 AM Virginia Tech officials today identified the Virginia Tech student who killed 32 people and then himself on the Blacksburg campus yesterday as 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui of Centreville. Cho was a South Korean native who had immigrated to this country, the university announced on its Web site this morning. He was a senior majoring in English, and lived in a dorm on campus, officials said.
  • VA Tech Attack A Premeditated Act Or Jealous Act Of Rage?

    04/16/2007 7:59:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 233 replies · 6,132+ views
    Strata-Sphere ^ | April 16th, 2007 | AJStrata
    It seems the Massacre at VA Tech (where I went to school briefly) was premeditated. The reasons are clear in the latest reports. First off the man took a gun to confront his girlfriend, who was more than likely trying to get out of sufficating relationship (I have seen this pattern before, but with less violent results). When he did not get what he wanted and an RA came to deal with the commotion the man pulled his gun and killed the girlfriend and RA. This means the man planned the confrontation and brought the gun with him. The second...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Monday, April 16, 2007

    04/16/2007 2:38:14 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 248 replies · 2,931+ views
  • Wrestling parents say Tech misled

    05/19/2006 11:22:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 12 replies · 603+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | May 19, 2006 | Jim Reedy
    Parents of the five Virginia Tech wrestlers who plan to follow former coach Tom Brands to Iowa say Tech athletic director Jim Weaver's decision to deny their sons immediate transfer releases flies in the face of a promise he made during the recruiting process. Brent Metcalf, Joe Slaton, Dan LeClere, Jay Borschel and T.H. Leet -- all of whom redshirted as freshmen last season -- plan to enroll at Iowa but will lose a year of NCAA eligibility unless Virginia Tech releases them from their scholarship obligations. The fathers of Iowa natives Slaton, LeClere and Borschel said Weaver promised to...