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In the Reach of Madmen By Richard Cohen In my day, Fort Dix, N.J., billed itself as the home of the Ultimate Weapon. That weapon, depicted by a heroic statue at the front gate, was the lowly infantryman armed only with his rifle and appearing to shout something like, "Follow me...
Taser used on dad leaving hospital with baby Endangerment charges are filed after incident at hospital where baby was born By CYNTHIA LEONOR GARZA,, KEVIN MORAN and MIKE GLENN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle A Houston man has been charged with endangerment after an incident at...
Unarmed and vulnerable Bradford B. Wiles Wiles, of New Castle, is a graduate student at Virginia Tech. On Aug. 21 at about 9:20 a.m., my graduate-level class was evacuated from the Squires Student Center. We were interrupted in class and not informed of anything other than the...
Student Wrote About Death and Spoke in Whispers, But No One Imagined What Cho Seung Hui Would Do By Ian Shapira and Michael E. Ruane Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, April 18, 2007; Page A01 BLACKSBURG, Va., April 17 -- They met across the professor's desk. One on one...
Gun Control No Closer Despite Shootings By: Roger Simon April 16, 2007 05:18 PM EST Remember the Wedgwood Baptist Church massacre in Fort Worth, Texas on Sept. 15, 1999? Probably not. Only seven people were killed at a teen service when Larry Gene Ashbrook sprayed the sanctuary...
Texas campuses take second look at security plans Officials at UT, other area schools vow extra caution after latest tragedy By ERICKA MELLON and POLLY ROSS HUGHES Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Like most Americans, Chris Meyer spent much of Monday watching television reports...
It's Too Early for 'Healing' By Dennis Prager Within hours of the massacre of more than 30 people at Virginia Tech University, the president of the university issued his first statement on the evil that had just engulfed the college campus and concluded with this: "We're making...
Shock, Sympathy And Denunciation Of U.S. Gun Laws British Newspaper Asks, 'What Price the Right to Bear Arms?' By Kevin Sullivan Washington Post Foreign Service Tuesday, April 17, 2007; Page A11 LONDON, April 16 -- The Virginia Tech shootings received extensive news coverage...
By Olivia Barker, USA TODAY The prom is starting to look even more like a practice wedding. Just as the Big Day has ballooned into a multi-event extravaganza, so, too, has the high school rite, with pre-prom parades and dinners, after-prom parties and next-day breakfasts. The...