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Former Virginia Gov. Gerald Baliles, director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs, presented a report yesterday afternoon in Washington, D.C. which aimed to make Congressional lawmakers more aware of national transportation issues. The substance of the report came from discussions which took place last fall at a transportation conference the Miller Center hosted at its Washington, D.C. location. The David R. Goode National Transportation Policy Conference brought together about 60 of the nation’s top transportation officials, including five former

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Secretaries of Transportation and the chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. In his remarks yesterday, Baliles outlined four ways Congressional leaders could improve the way they approach transportation issues: framing the transportation debate around issues of economic growth; keying the conversation to the rhythms of an election year; using the media to increase public awareness; and linking local transportation investment opportunities to national policies. Published and presented in fall 2010, the Miller Center’s first transporPlease see Miller, Page A3 Former Vice President for Health Affairs William ‘Harry’ Henry Muller Jr. passed away Thursday night, and he is remembered as an integral member of the University Health System community.

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Former Vice President for Health Affairs, University Hospital advocate dies in Irvington, Virginia By Donald Sensabaugh Cavalier Daily Senior Writer

The man who helped convince the Board of Visitors to fund the present-day University Hospital, former University Vice President for Health Affairs William ‘Harry’ Henry Muller Jr. passed away Thursday in Irvington, Va. at the age of 92. Irving Kron, chairman of the department of surgery, emphasized the integral role Muller played in overseeing the establishment of the new University Hospital, which opened in 1989 — just in time for Muller to retire a year later. “I am sure [the new hospital] would not have happened without him,” Kron said.

Muller came to the University in 1954 at age 35 to serve as the chairman of the department of surgery and division chief of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. He was a graduate of the Citadel and received his M.D. from Duke in 1943. He then went on to complete his surgical residency at Johns Hopkins. During his time at the University, Muller continued to contribute extensively to the field of cardiovascular medicine, helping pioneer cardiovascular surgery by developing the pulmonary artery banding procedure used to treat high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs, as well as congenital heart defects, Courtesy Medical School website

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Elzinga hosts FTC official Federal Trade Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch speaks to antitrust class By Joseph Liss

Cavalier Daily Associate Editor Federal Trade Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch addressed Economics Prof. Kenneth Elzinga’s antitrust seminar class yesterday to discuss the responsibilities of the FTC and the impact of the group on U.S. policy. The FTC, made up of five members appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate for six-year terms, works to protect both competition and consumers nationwide, Rosch said. “We challenge single-firm conduct we consider to be unfair,” Rosch said. “We also have a consumer protection mission.” President George W. Bush appointed Rosch in 2006. Previously, Rosch had worked for more than 40 years as an antitrust attorney. He is one of two Scott Miles | Cavalier Daily Republicans on the FTC. “It’s supposed to be a bipartisan J. Thomas Rosch, an antitrust expert and a friend of Prof. Kenneth Elzinga, spoke to ECON 4200 students yesterday about the role of the Federal Trade agency,” Rosch said. “[But that’s]

not always the case.” Rosch praised his fellow commissioners. “I like them very much without exception, personally,” Rosch said. “Politically, we disagree.” Elzinga, a longtime friend of Rosch’s, said the commissioner has “basically done it all” in antitrust policy. “[Rosch] is known as a great gentleman and one of the real friends of antitrust,” Elzinga said. Rosch met Elzinga when they worked on cases together in the private sector, including Lifschultz v. Consolidated Freightways. The case, which the 4th U.S. Court of Appeals decided on July 6, 1993 , investigated alleged anticompetitive practices among trucking companies. “The Lifschultz case was a case in which the various large trucking companies were accused of conspiring [to push] Lifschultz [another trucking company]

out of business,” Rosch said. He and Elzinga worked together to defend the companies sued in the case. Rosch said the FTC should be an enforcement agency, not a regulatory agency. “We should not put the cart before the horse,” Rosch said. “We should not issue decrees that would make competition better or consumers better off ... Only in the case of a punitive violation of the law is the Commission empowered to act in the public interest.” Rosch said at times the FTC is confronted with political issues such as the implementation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), groups of doctors and hospitals permitted to work together to provide care under the Affordable Care Act. “Supporters of that legislaPlease see Rosch, Page A3

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Miller | Presentation encourages public involvement Continued from page A1 tation report contained “substantive” policy recommendations on which Congress has yet to take action, said Heather Crislip , special assistant for policy programs at the Miller

Center. “Nothing has happened since,” Baliles said in his remarks yesterday. “We’re sitting still, if not moving backwards.” This second policy report, which Baliles presented, focuses instead on how to

make transportation a significant issue for policymakers. “We hope to make transportation an issue in public discourse so that people are talking about how we [can] invest again in our infrastructure,” Crislip said. “[And] to gain

some attention to the issue and gain some national attention in the coming months.” Federal policymakers will not take initiative in reforming existing systems “without a mandate from the broader public,” former transportation

secretaries and conference cochairs Norman Y. Mineta and Samuel K. Skinner wrote in the report presented yesterday. The report, titled “Are We There Yet? Selling America on Transportation,” is available on the Miller Center’s website.

Muller | Former Med. School dean attests to man’s impact Continued from page A1 Kron said. “No one else had thought about it,” Kron said. “It was much simpler than open heart surgery and got the kids to the age they could have open heart surgery. It was an incredible thing.” Medicine Prof. Robert M. Carey,

former dean of the Medical school, said Muller also introduced “the very first aortic valve replacement in a patient with aortic valve disease.” Before retiring, Muller served on the American Board of Surgery and the Conference Committee on Graduate Training and Surgery. He was a member

and later the chairman of the Surgery Study Section of the National Institutes of Health . He served as president of the American College of Surgeons in 1976 and was president of the Society of University Surgeons, the Southern Surgical Association and the American Surgical Association at various points

during his career. “He was a man of deep faith and conviction and was extremely well-organized,” Carey said. “He always had the best interests of the University of Virginia and the health sciences in mind.” Muller is survived by his wife Hildwin Headley Muller, three children and their spouses, nine

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relaxing antitrust guidelines Continued from page A1 tion originally claimed that ... ACOs would save billions of dollars and result in better-quality care,” Rosch said. “However, I considered ACOs to be nothing

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grandchildren and their spouses, and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held yesterday at 11 a.m. in the University Chapel. “He took great care of his faculty, friends and family,” Kron said. “I do not think enough people knew how great a man he was.”


Opinion Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Cavalier Daily “For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.” —Thomas Jefferson

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Badge of honor

An Honor Committee proposal to educate students with a mandatory tutorial is praiseworthy, but should be implemented with caution The amount of time the student body may collectively spend on an honor educational tutorial and assessment, which all University students could have to do this fall, will likely exceed the duration of the Honor Committee’s meetings spent discussing it. The module, which is subject to change, currently consists of a 12-slide tutorial and 10-question assessment, which together take about 15 minutes to finish. The Committee released it last year as an optional exercise for incoming first years and is considering whether to make the module mandatory for all students through NetBadge. Noble in aim, this initiative is a straightforward attempt to better educate students, but the University community should have reservations. Borrowing language from the traditional Committee literature, the tutorial explains the two honor triumvirates of lying, cheating and stealing, as well as act, knowledge and significance. It also explores conscientious retraction and plagiarism, among other concepts. The 10 refresher questions increase in difficulty but are ungraded — students can guess wrong without penalty, though not of course, cheat. University students, for better or worse, find the honor code inseparable from life on Grounds and must therefore know what the honor code is to uphold it. Although the Committee already does educative outreach to inform the community, a mandatory tutorial would ensure students are involved, even if realistically this tutorial is their sole interaction with the system. In addition to promoting awareness in some general sense, this module addresses a specific element

relevant to Committee procedure. Currently, Committee bylaws spell out capital-K “Knowledge” as one of the criteria required for an act to be an honor offense. Part of the test for whether something was done with knowledge is asking whether “a reasonable University of Virginia student should have known” if a particular act would have broken the honor code. Committee Chair Stephen Nash, a third-year College student, said the module would not be used to build a new definition of what a reasonable student should know, but would make existing expectations more clear. “Everything in this module is not new particularities or new specifics, but it really just touches on the basics,” he said. Those in favor or against the honor module may raise concerns about future provisions of a similar nature. Does this set a precedent for any student organization to have pop-up quizzes through NetBadge? The Committee believes mandating education efforts to all students is called for given honor affects the entire community, Nash said. But so does the University Judiciary Committee, and if there is an Honor Committee module, there should be a UJC one as well, especially since the two organizations are often confused. And so more organizations and administrators could mandate assessments, and, module by module, the tutorial minutes may stack. The honor module is still tentative, but we find it admirable for the Committee to help educate students about a system which is sometimes beyond them. But determining which causes get modules is what really needs adjudicating.

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Learning on the job


Regardless of career interests, joining a publication can be a worthwhile experience for students

S MY FIRST year at the per’s office going over revisions University heads into its in my articles before they can f i n a l w e e k s , I h a v e be published. But I know that started to look back at the I have gotten back much more opportunities I did or did not than I have given. Seeing my name in print and take advantage hearing the supof. Some of the SAM NOVACK port of friends and year is a blur — OPINION COLUMNIST family who have late nights with read my columns friends and early mornings for Navy ROTC. But has been a uniquely rewarding there is a number of experiences experience. The Cavalier Daily exposed which stand out to me. Keeping my grades up while juggling me to a different style of writNROTC was not an easy task, so ing. At the beginning, I had a I take some pride in that. Right lot to learn about eliminating up there with this accomplish- contractions. I also had to give ment is writing for The Cavalier up the oxford comma, to which Daily. If there is one choice I am I am quite attached. More than glad I made during this year, the grammar changes, I had to it is choosing to try out for this really focus my writing. My edinewspaper. And it is a choice I tors’ voices now ring in my head would encourage anyone who when I write my columns; I try, is even remotely interested to as best I can, to anticipate their criticisms before they have had make. During this year, I have con- the chance to make them. But the most intense, and for tributed almost twenty opinion articles to this newspaper, me the most fun, part of writing each the product of somewhere in the journalistic setting was between two and four hours of the criticism provided by readwork done in the middle of the ers. In one column, as more than week. I have spent another hour one commenter pointed out, I or so every week at the newspa- referred to the idea of manmade

global warming as ‘anthro- cally, socially, racially and culpomorphic global warming,’ turally diverse. I got to become which implies that the global friends with people who, like warming has human-like quali- me, call Texas their home. On ties, when really I should have the other hand, I made a good used the word ‘anthropogenic.’ number of friends from all over, and outside, A guest viewof the counpoint criticiz“Working for The Cavalier t r y. S o m e ing another c o l u m n Daily is an experience I would agreed with my posiof mine recommend to anyone. ” tion on the pointed out issues of the my “naive and moralistic self-righteous- day and validated my views, ness” and “cowboy sensibili- yet there were those who chalties,” which hurt me a little, lenged every sentence I wrote. but amused and educated me Becoming a part of The Cavalier a lot. Scathing criticisms of my Daily was, and continues to be, a opinions were even rewarding very enriching experience. The best part of writing a in a sense, because they were proof that others had read, if weekly column was the knowlnot agreed with, what I had edge that I was a part of an organization incomparable to others written. Writing for The Cavalier Daily at the University in some sense. has also given me a chance to Religious groups and intramural meet new people. I had ini- sports are great ways to pursue tially assumed, as I am certain interests and forge new ties with others do, that most people who people here at the University. But wrote for the newspaper pretty throwing the frisbee around, fun much fell into the same single- as it is, cannot rival a newspaminded, journalistic stereotype. per in terms of relevance to the But the individuals who make University itself. The newspaper up this newspaper are politi- was founded in 1890, which

makes this year its 123rd. I plan on being a part of The Cavalier Daily during my time here; but even when I graduate, I will be able to look back on this experience, so intricately tied to the University, as both a great choice and a great source of pride. Working for The Cavalier Daily is an experience I would recommend to anyone. I have played a role in getting at least one more person to join and hope to attract more with this final column of the year. Journalism is not my primary interest, and it may not be yours, but there is a lot more to be found in a daily newspaper than journalistic practice. Instead, working for newspapers in general can be a rewarding experience which will look fine on any resume; but more importantly, time at The Cavalier Daily can be a way to permanently tie yourself to the past, present and future of Mr. Jefferson’s University. Sam Novack’s column appears Tuesdays in The Cavalier Daily. He can be reached at

A friendly reminder


Recognizing people’s worth and potential may help them avoid self-harm

INCE LAST Wednesday, standardized testing and were students at the University deemed “smart” by these stanand other institutions dards, but Zach was the sharpest across the nation have been one there by a long shot. While mourning the death of 19-year- others — including myself — would offer old Zachary Brunt. A mediocre graduate of Thomas DENISE TAYLOR examples to Jefferson High School OPINION COLUMNIST include in for Science and Techessay outnology and an engineering student at Yale, Zach was lines about why “the pen was a scientist and musician whose mightier than the sword,” Zach long, curly hair and eccentric was always able to add a valudance moves were just a couple able insight he had acquired of the many qualities which dis- from outside of school. His talents were obvious, and tinguished him from his peers. I was in Zach’s graduating class. so was his intellect and curiosI witnessed the dance moves, the ity. We would reference “Animal hair and the trademark neon Farm”; Zach would reference orange sweatshirt with duct an ancient South American war tape reflectors on it. Although which none of us had ever heard I was not a good friend of his, I of, much less read up on. Since was well aware of his stunning then, when I thought Zach Brunt, personality. More so, however, I I thought of the Renaissance man knew him as the kid everybody whose knowledge had no literal liked without him ever having bounds. Zach was not just a good stuto try. That was why for me, and for dent, but a great friend as well. hundreds of others, the news First-year College student Elizaof a suicide came as a complete beth Herbst recalls how Zach offered to drive her to school shock. Though we never had a class every morning so she would not together at school, I took an SAT have to go through the embarPrep course with Zach in the rassment of taking the bus and winter of my junior year. The would listen to both rap and course was catered toward Jef- opera music on the way. “Every ferson students who already had morning, when I was cranky and considerable experience with tired, I’d have to get in this car

with Zach, where he’d be blast- When Zach was accepted to Yale, ing this — this profanity,” Herbst most people were congratulating said at a memorial service held him with phrases like “Good for at the University Thursday. “But I Zach.” But I remember thinking, “Good did it, and it was fine, because it for Yale.” was him.” Since last Others talked “The topic of untimely about how Zach death is difficult precisely Wednesday, I wish I had said never failed to put a smile on their because it could happen that out loud. faces. “He kind to anyone, and students It is imposof reminded me are often an overlooked sible to know what Zach’s of the sun, with demographic.” final thoughts the hair and the were, and his bright clothes...” death is an said first-year Engineering student Richard extreme loss for the Yale commuGarrett. “The memories I made nity and for society as a whole. The University is full of talent with Zach — these are the kinds of memories that I will always go like Zach’s, and though it may be hard sometimes, it is important back to from my TJ experience.” What was most devastating to for everyone to recognize his me is that in spite of his skills, and own full potential. We mourned in spite of the memories, Zach’s the loss of Zach because he was loved ones will not get to see the an extraordinary person, but person he was going to become. looking around Grounds, I would When something like this hap- say the same thing about most of pens to anyone, it is easy to the people I’ve met here during remember the smiles, the laughs the course of the school year. and the cheerful moments. Those The topic of untimely death is things, however, can be looked difficult precisely because it back upon, while Zach’s con- could happen to anyone, and tribution to humanity cannot. students are often an overlooked Zach had real talents and was demographic. We can throw the owner of an invaluable mind around terms such as “impact” which would have undoubt- and “laughter” in retrospect, but edly impacted our lives beyond these phrases are not sufficient just putting smiles on our faces. to express a loss as monumental

as a human life and only clear a conscience for so long. It would be ambitious and cruel to suggest a different course of action given the strong emotions people undergo in the event of a loss, however I do believe basic communication could make a world’s difference in the prevention of suicide. It might sound like a cliche, but there have been too many instances like this one, where people come to appreciate something once it is gone and are left to wonder how the loss will affect their future and the futures of others. If words have the power to bring about tears, then surely they have the power to prevent them. And if we have the means to feel remorse for a loss, then we are more than able to be thankful beforehand. While we will never know if Zach’s death could have been prevented, we can certainly learn from the principles by which he lived. No one should lead a life thinking he or she is insignificant or undeserving, because in the words of Zachary Brunt, “Life’s too short to be afraid.” Denise Taylor’s column appears Tuesdays in The Cavalier Daily. She can be reached at

Affordable change


The Affordable Care Act represents a victory for patients over insurance companies

Before the signing of the ACA, N RECENT months, P r e s i d e n t O b a m a a n d those with a pre-existing condiadministration officials tion such as heart disease or have dashed across the nation other chronic illnesses were t r u m p e t i n g t h e t w o - y e a r often out of luck when seeking health insuranniversary of the REX YOUNG ance. InsurAffordable Care Act GUEST VIEWPOINT ance com(ACA), also known as panies comObamacare — a title the administration has embraced monly denied these individuals as of late. In his rhetoric, the coverage or canceled it once president has revisited the most the illness developed and the prominent theme of his 2008 patients needed coverage most. campaign for the presidency: Even if the patient maintained change. As evidence of change coverage, insurance companies you could, in fact, believe in, the often cut off payments after the president cited the 2010 health patient reached an annual or care law repeatedly. Its sweep- lifetime coverage limit. Furthering patient protections and more, the stresses on the U.S. regulation of an out-of-control health care system go deeper insurance industry will increase than simple insurance indusquality, access and affordabil- try abuses. With the cost of ity of health care in the United insurance so high, young adults States — substantive reform frequently opted to go without of medicine for the U.S. public insurance, leaving themselves vulnerable to unexpected bills according to the president. To examine Obama’s claim, they were unable to pay. After one must recall the state of all, who really anticipates a health care in the United States car crash and several weeks in just two years ago. Reviewing an intensive care unit? Those the changes already made and unpaid costs end up on everythose still to come from Obama- one else’s tab. The Affordable care, the law’s opponents have a Care Act ends discriminatory industry practices and solves difficult case to make.

In addition to the sweeping regthe latter problem by allowing dependents to stay on the health ulations above, a whopping 2.5 insurance plan of their parents million young Americans have been added to the insurance until they are 26. Since the signing of the health rolls according to the Department of reform law, the “Reviewing the changes Health and industry abuses noted above have already made and those H u m a n Services ended. No longer still to come from since the can insurance Obamacare, the law’s ACA allows companies discriminate against opponents have a difficult y o u n g people to individuals for case to make.” remain on pre-existing contheir parditions or for getents’ insurting sick — choices over which the patients had no ance until age 26. The benefits control. Insurance companies of this change are felt close to cannot impose annual or life- home at the University where time limits on the amount of cov- health insurance is a requireerage you receive. And, perhaps ment for enrollment. How many most significantly, insurers must first-year students were not now spend 80-85 percent of pre- hit with an additional costly miums on medical care rather expense for an Aetna student than on fattening company prof- health plan because they were its. The law also requires new able to stay on their parents’ insurance plans to cover basic insurance? Not only does that provision health screenings and vaccines to prevent illnesses or treat them give 2.5 million young people early rather than allow common access to health care, it reduces infections to lead to costly visits the likelihood one of them to the emergency room. None cannot pay an unexpected mediof this was true prior to Obama cal bill and has to pass the cost on to the rest of us. Further, the signing the ACA into law.

law offers health security at a time when young people often switch jobs and careers and do not maintain consistent coverage through their employers. Opponents of the law cannot ignore these substantial changes in U.S. health care. One must not only consider the above facts when debating the changes made by the Affordable Care Act but also must appreciate the historical struggle to pass national reform. Progressives spent nearly a century trying to pass universal health care legislation. Until now, the insurance industry won. The pharmaceutical industry won. Special interests, other than the patient, always won out over substantive reform of health care. With the Affordable Care Act, all of that changed. Patients won. Sweeping rules were put in place to hold insurers accountable, to expand coverage, to increase access to care and revamp the health care system in the United States. That sounds like the change I believed in. Rex Young is a fourth year in the College. C M Y K

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012


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Senior Keith Werman has started 40 of Virginia’s 41 games at second base and has committed just three errors this season. Werman expressed confidence in the Cavaliers’ bullpen which came to the rescue in their game against Duke last weekend.

Cavs to host Radford Virginia hopes strong showing against Duke last weekend can spark surge By Joseph Liss

Cavalier Daily Senior Writer The No. 25 Virginia baseball team, which found both its stride and swing last weekend, hosts Radford at Davenport Field tonight. The Cavaliers (26-14-1, 11-10 ACC) broke a five-game winning streak when they lost three straight games to then-No. 8 North Carolina two weekends ago. But Virginia has since won three of its last four, including two big wins against Duke (15-26, 7-14 ACC) in a doubleheader Saturday. Virginia is two games behind the ACC Coastal Division-leading Tar Heels (29-12, 13-8 ACC), who are only a game ahead of No. 18 Miami (26-14, 12-9 ACC) . As the Cavaliers prepare for a pair of midweek games against Radford (23-16, 8-4 Big South) and Virginia Commonwealth, they cannot afford to focus too much on their upcoming matchup

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with conference foe Miami this weekend. The Highlanders enter tonight’s game only one game behind conference-leading Coastal Carolina. Radford has won eight of its last 10 games and four of its last five on the road. Though the Highlanders are focused primarily on competition within their conference , Radford coach Joe Raccuia said the team is unlikely to overlook Virginia. “First and foremost, it’s U.Va.,” Raccuia said. “You get to play a nationally ranked team. It’s a really good opportunity for our guys.” Offensively, Virginia is brimming with confidence after turning 33 hits into 25 runs with a .311 team batting average in last weekend’s Duke series. But the Cavaliers still missed opportunities, leaving 30 runners on base in the weekend series. “We started really feeding off each other’s quality at bats,”

senior catcher Keith Werman said. “It’s contagious. One guy just sees the next guy in front of us step up.” Junior third baseman Stephen Bruno led Virginia in hitting last weekend, getting eight hits in 14 at bats with two RBIs and six runs scored. Bruno is riding a 13-game hitting streak going into tonight’s game. “[I am] trying to stick to our plan, trying to hit the ball hard every at bat,” Bruno said. Radford has earned 49 runs on 84 hits during its last six games, failing to notch more than five runs and 10 hits on only one occasion during that stretch. Senior infielder Matt Hillsinger, who went 8-for-14 in a series against Winthrop last weekend, and redshirt junior shortstop Jeff Kemp, who finished 8-for-15 in the series, have been essential to Radford’s offense. Both sluggers have more than 50 hits, 35 runs Please see Baseball, Page B4

Thanks for the memories Well, it’s finally here: my last column. The one I’ve been dreading and the one you all have been counting down to for the past two years. I know many of you have some false ideas of what life is like as a columnist. To the outside world it may seem like a glamorous life: writing your columns, getting your picture on the front page of The Cavalier Daily, and being mobbed by adoring cheerleaders who all want to give you ... ahem ... personal interviews. But let me tell you: It’s hard work.

I think it was John Donne who ering men’s tennis, and I was said no columnist is an island, so lucky enough to have the chance to meet Coach with that spirit Boland my first in mind, for my day on the job. column I have a I was nervous few thank-you’s as all hell going I’d like to share to my first interwith the people view, and you and things made the expewhich have rience so fun made this job so and exciting that much fun: MATT DITON I was hooked for To men’s the rest of my tennis coach Brian Boland: My very first gig time here. So thanks for answerfor The Cavalier Daily was cov- ing the late calls and for repeat-

ing yourself ad nauseum when I forgot a recorder and had to copy your loquacious answers by hand — I don’t know if I would have stuck with it if not for your kindness and attitude. To Mike Scott : Mike, there’s not much more I can say which hasn’t already been said on your Facebook page, but I want to thank you for keeping our basketball team relevant during my four years at the University. Writing about a crappy team really sucked for the first years of my college life, so thanks


for the opportunity to cover a winner — although, had you wound up and sucker-punched Sammy Zeglinski after his 0-for against Duke like I’m sure you and all of us wanted, it would have made for a great piece. To Peter Lalich: Thanks, Peter, for always being such a lovely punching bag for all of my jokes during the past two years. Whenever I was stuck for a metaphor or a comparison as deadline approached, you were always Please see Diton, Page B4


Rusch nabs ACC Rowers coast at ACCs individual title

Sophomore golfer Benjamin Rusch sank a five-foot par putt on the 54th and final hole of this weekend’s ACC Tournament in New London, N.C. to oust Wake Forest’s Lee Bedford by a single stroke. Rusch is the first Cavalier

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Sophomore Benjamin Rusch picked the perfect time for a career-best performance, shooting a 10-under 206 for 54 holes to win the ACC Championship last weekend.

to win an individual conference championship since 1955. No. 20 Virginia finished as a runner-up in the team competition for the second time in the last three seasons , falling by seven shots to No. 11 Georgia Tech. Virginia’s total team score of 844 marks a program record at the ACC Tournament . At one point Sunday the Cavaliers trimmed Georgia Tech’s 11-shot lead heading into the final round to four but never got any closer than that. After shooting a final-round 69 on the par 72 course to finish the tournament with a 10-under total of 206, Rusch claimed the first tournament title of his collegiate career and the third for a Cavalier this season. He raced past the competition with consecutive birdies on holes 10, 11 and 12 in Sunday’s round and survived bogeys on 15 and 16 to spearhead Virginia’s effort. Freshman Denny McCarthy finished three strokes behind Rusch to tie for fourth . Senior Ben Kohles rounded out the Cavaliers’ top three by nabbing 12th despite staggering to a third-round 74. —compiled by Fritz Metzinger

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Coach Kevin Sauer’s eight-person crews enjoyed another superb afternoon, sweeping the First Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight and Novice Eight races to propel the top-ranked Cavaliers to their third straight ACC title.

After spotting Clemson an early lead with a shocking third-place finish in the First Varsity Four competition, the No. 1 Virginia rowing team rallied to win the regatta’s final three races, capturing the ACC Tournament Championship Saturday with 56 points, four better than Clemson’s 52. The win represents the Cavaliers’ third straight victory in the event and their 12th title in the

tournament’s 13-year history. Virginia’s First Varsity Eight squad earned ACC Crew of the Year honors after another virtuoso performance, in which the Cavaliers zoomed across the finish line in 6:27.9, more than 10 seconds better than Clemson’s time of 6:38.6. The Second Varsity Eight and Novice Eight teams also triumphed to offset the First Varsity Four squad’s bronze-

medal outing, just the fifth race in ACC Tournament history a Virginia team has failed to win. In recognition of another sensational campaign at the helm of the Cavalier rowing team, the conference named Virginia coach Kevin Sauer the ACC Coach of the Year for the eighth time. —compiled by Fritz Metzinger

No. 2 Duke thwarts Cavaliers’ ACC chances The No. 15 and fifth seed Virginia women’s tennis team returns to Charlottesville after its run in the ACC tournament ended Saturday with a loss to top-seeded No. 2 Duke. The Cavaliers (18-7, 7-4 ACC) notched wins against Wake Forest and No. 22 Clemson earlier in the tournament to reach the semifinal, but the Blue Devils (25-2, 11-0 ACC) defeated them 4-0. In Thursday’s opening match the Cavaliers cruised past 12thseeded Wake Forest (3-18, 0-11 ACC) 4-0. After taking the doubles point for an early 1-0 lead,

Virginia juniors Maria Fuccillo and Erin Vierra both took 6-0, 6-0 victories at sixth and fourth singles, respectively. No. 99 sophomore Li Xi sealed the win in her return to singles with a 6-0, 6-2 win on the third court against the Demon Deacons’ Rebecca Siegler. F r i d ay , V i r g i n i a e x a c t e d revenge on fourth seed Clemson (15-9, 8-3 ACC) , a team which served Virginia a tough 6-1 loss two weeks before. This time, the Cavaliers earned a decisive 4-1 victory. Virginia again jumped to an early lead by taking the doubles point,

with the No. 64 team of junior Hana Tomljanovic and Vierra upsetting the No. 12 team of Josipa Bek and Keri Wong 8-3 at first doubles. In singles play, Clemson tied the match at 1-1 when Beatrice Gumulya defeated Li at fourth singles. But the Cavaliers fired back and won decisions at first, second and third singles, including a comeback 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 win by No. 21 Virginia senior Emily Fraser against


No. 43 Keri Wong on the first court. Saturday marked Virginia’s first appearance in an ACC semifinal in nine years , and Duke proved too much for the Cavaliers to handle. The Blue Devils took an early lead with the doubles point and did not look back during singles play. No. 2 Blue Devil Beatrice Capra, the ACC Player of the Year, took a straight-set victory against Fraser, 6-2, 6-1 at first singles, and No. 92 Rachel Kahan


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defeated No. 117 Tomljanovic 6-2, 6-3 at third singles. Duke sealed the win when No. 49 Hanna Mar defeated Li on the fourth court 6-3, 6-4. Duke went on to win the tournament in Sunday’s final against second seed North Carolina, completing a perfect season in the ACC for the Blue Devils. The Cavaliers now await the May 1 release of the 64-team field for the NCAA tournament. Virginia hopes to host a firstround match, which would occur May 11. —compiled by Michael Eilbacher



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Autistic graduate student promotes greater understanding of condition




April is National Autism Awareness Month, and Jeremy Moody, a graduate Arts & Sciences student, is doing his part to boost awareness on Grounds by heading a local chapter of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, which he first started in January. Autism is a neural condition which affects the brain’s development of communication and social skills. Autistic people sometimes struggle with speaking and emotional empathy, but no two autistic people have the same symptoms. Autism Speaks, another national autism advocacy organization, also has a chapter on Grounds. But Moody said his organization differs from Autism Speaks, as his organization mandates a certain level of involvement of autistic members. As a rule, half of each chapter’s members must be autistic. Since Moody is the only autistic member so far, there is only one other member of the group: fellow Graduate Arts & Sciences student Kinsey Hall. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to provide a voice for people with autism. “The motto is ‘nothing about us without us,’” said Deborah Berkeley, assistant director of the University’s Learning Needs and Evaluation Center. Hall said she has known Moody since they attended Virginia Commonwealth University together as undergraduates. “I was with him when he got diagnosed ... I was with him through the whole process,” Hall said. Hall’s interest in the group comes partially from her experience dating people with the condition. “When I was in a relationship with an autistic person, we had to have a conversation about saying ‘I’m sorry,’” Hall said. “He didn’t understand that even if you don’t intentionally do something to hurt someone, you still should say, ‘I’m sorry.’” Moody said the public’s lack of awareness about autism inspired him to start the chapter. “In school and society, people don’t really understand what autism is,” Moody said. He said rhetoric about finding a cure for autism is one way people may show an incomplete understanding of the condition. “Autism is not an illness; I don’t need a cure,” Moody said. “...Some of the greatest contributions have been made by autistic people. All autistic people have the capability to achieve great things.” The chapter organized a vigil last Thursday at the Amphitheater in honor of George Hodgins, a 22-year old autistic man killed by his mother last month in Sunnyvale, Calif. Hodgins’ murder, however, was not an isolated incident. At the vigil, participants read a list of names of other autistic persons murdered by their caregivers. Moody, Hall and two community members led the event, The Autistic Self Advocacy Network has also engaged the University’s Learning Needs and Evaluation Center in its efforts to raise awareness about the condition. “We helped [Moody] publicize and organize events,” Berkeley said. “I like the idea that this was a group founded by people with autism.” The Learning Needs and Evaluation Center assists autistic students by providing them with individualized support such as note-taking services or extra time on exams and also helps students find housing accommodations. Moody said he hopes to increase the size of the group in the future. For now, though, his main goal is educating others about the condition. “The vast majority of people have misunderstandings of what autism is,” Moody said. “I just wanted someone to have my back.” Courtesy clip art


One for the road

n my very first column, I lege, my tendency toward reckasked the question: “Is less abandon has lessened. Some of this, I suppose, is knowing better always best?” I was almost a month into the natural course of matusecond year at the time, so natu- rity, though part of it also falls under what I like rally I considered to call the Fuddy myself a seasoned Ground Rules Duddy Principle. guru of the colAn example of lege social scene. said principle: Still, I concluded As a first year, that sometimes when I wanted to a little “reckless go out but realleaping,” rather ized it was only 30 than the informed degrees, I grabbed caution of somean extra sweater one who knows and speed-walked better, is the best down Rugby Road. option. Although KATIE MCNALLY As a fourth year, the spur-of-thewhen I want to go moment decision may not always pay off, it often out but realize it might drizzle, I leads to the best adventures and, apply the Fuddy Duddy Principle and opt to curl up under a blanat the very least, a good story. Today, as a graduating fourth ket and watch television with year, I think my claim to sage my boyfriend instead. Despite my increasing tencollege wisdom is probably a little more legitimate than it was dency toward the tame, and then. But as I wracked my brain my supposed maturity, I know for a profound message to fill my all the shrewd college wisdom final column of the school year, which has made me this way is I find I am unable to top the about to expire. It’s true: I am now an expert on when it is advice of my second-year self. Looking back over the last two worth my time to get dressed and a half years, I would like to up and bother with mascara, think I have followed my own whether or not I need to stress advice pretty well. That rick- about an assignment or just shaw ride I described second wing it and exactly how long I year was hardly my last college have to procrastinate doing a adventure, in fact it is not even paper before I feel enough presin the running for the craziest. sure to write it well. But the older I get and the more expert I become on all things colPlease see McNally, Page B3

Merry Foxfield


y favorite holiday is end the year. When you reflect on your year, Foxo n l y field gives you f o u r Dear Abbi a good footnote d a y s a w a y. — one which is Unlike most holiway better than days, there is no the five finals you feast involved. might fail. It’s not a religious Recently, some celebration. You of my friends have do not spend it been reconsidwith your biologering their deciical family, but sion to attend this instead your Unilegendary event. versity one. The This has brought only other holiABBI SIGLER to my attention day on its level is a larger problem Boys Bid Night. It’s the best way imaginable to affecting University students —


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That time of year

t’s that time of year: Finals are here. I am officially on lock down. April is the most depressing and exciting time of spring semester. It is finally spring, the season I wait for as soon as summer ends. Spring means it is time to embrace the warm weather and break out my collection of dresses, flowy tops and flip flops. It means it is almost the end of the semester, and soon I will be driving home for a brief stint with my mom’s cooking and my favorite dogs in the world. But spring also means finals are here. You see my dilemma.


the mistake some students are about to make by not going to Foxfield. For those of you wavering because of looming finals, let me phrase it like this — are there some nights you go out without worrying about the repercussions? Of course. Carpe Diem! Savor your last weekend of freedom before finals become all-consuming. All of the Foxfield activities end circa 6 p.m., and by that time you’ll be more than exhausted. You’ll have sufficient time to

The joys of spring are end- to learn everything I was supposed to learn less, but they are tempered by the At the End of the Day in five classes during the last joyless weeks of three months. finals looming During the over my head spring, I wear a every afternoon summer dress, the sun shines. I sandals and am so tempted to dangling jewwalk out of class elry which make and do someme feel I’m on thing summery an island some— play some where. But in beach volleyball, my backpack take a walk, sit SIMONE EGWU lies a dreary Virin the grass and ginia crew neck appreciate the beauty of the world. But then I remember: I have three weeks Please see Egwu, Page B3

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McNally | Fourth year offers advice, finds social balance Continued from page B2 Come May 21, this expertise isn’t going to mean much. My insider knowledge of college life will not tell me how to navigate the real world. In a lot of ways, this is terrifying. I have to learn how to play a whole new game, and this time there’s

no first-year orientation to get me started. But looking back on my old advice, I am excited to start again without knowing anything. There is nothing I “know better” yet and therefore nothing to hold me back. I won’t have the luxury of applying the Fuddy Duddy Principle because I won’t know what I might miss

out on if I do. So have I spent all this time reflecting just to tell you the same thing I did in 2009? Not exactly. With the insight of age, I would like to tweak my advice a bit. When we start our new adventures, knowing better is not always best. Let’s experiment and make the wrong deci-

sions for a while but take comfort in the fact this uncertainty won’t last forever. During the last four years, the calm, relaxing evenings with friends have been just as memorable as those filled with wild antics. In whatever comes next for me, I hope I will be so lucky as to find this balance again.

Throughout all our lives, you may experience new adventures and choose to apply the Fuddy Duddy Principle in equal measure. Do not shy away from either one. Katie’s column runs biweekly Tuesdays. She can be reached at

Sigler | Foxfield experience tells world ‘I’m classy and fun’ Continued from page B2 rest up before hitting Club Clem the next day. Another conundrum: if you don’t go to Foxfield, what are you going to do? Almost everyone is there. I mean literally, almost the entire University goes. How will you spend April 28? Alone? Wondering what you’re missing out on? Oh, I’ll tell you what you could be doing. Unless you’re from Kentucky or own horses, you’ve probably never experienced anything like Foxfield. It’s a horse race, but that’s not the real reason it’s so awesome. I’m not sure I know anyone who goes to watch the

actual horse race. If you see a horse anything other than unintentionally then it means you’re not really experiencing Foxfield the traditional University way. It’s more about the spirit of the day, the way you bounce around from plot to plot. You see the people you see everyday, and you get to see the people you haven’t seen in a while. If you’re lucky, you even get to make new friends. You take fabulous pictures. When your friends at other schools ask how you closed out the year, you can show them your pictures which proclaim, “I’m classy and fun.” Another phenomenal quality of

this annual extravaganza is the clothes. How many chances do girls get to wear sun hats with classy sundresses? One annually, that’s how many. My preppy side fully indulges in this holiday. One rule applies here: go big or go home. Everyone looks good in “country casual.” Even though it kind of looks like Lilly Pulitzer threw up in the field, it’s absolutely glorious. I love all the ladies’ sundresses, and I love the gents in pastels and bowties. I even love the rebels who decide it’s the appropriate time to break out the denim overalls and the American flag bandanas. Last

year, I saw several girls in fascinators; they looked so elegant, like they just came from Kate and Will’s wedding. When else can you see such a broad array of fashion in the middle of a field in Virginia horse country? But perhaps the best part of Foxfield is it offers the best people-watching opportunity you’ll have in college — scratch that, the best people-watching you’ll have in your entire life. From the clothes to the outlandish behavior, you just can’t beat it. I’m incapable of describing all of the awesome things you’ll witness. Just one piece of advice here —

don’t be dumb. If you’re not 21, don’t imbibe in the middle of the walkway and don’t walk around with alcohol. Hell, play it safe and don’t drink. For everyone of legal age, just don’t forget to check yourself before you wreck yourself. That’s the lowdown. If you were wavering, I hope I’ve made your decision a little easier. Remember, if you see a horse, you’re doing it wrong. Happy Foxfield, everybody! See you at the races! Abbi’s column runs biweekly Tuesdays. She can be reached at

Egwu | Summer approaches, academic attention span wanes Continued from page B2 which I use to brace myself against the chill of the bottom floor of Clemons. These two sides of me will be at odds for the rest of the semester. By third year, you’d think I would have found a way to balance my love for the weather and my hatred for school. But it seems each spring my love for warmth soars to new heights, while my GPA sinks lower and lower. I’m sure some of you can relate. It starts simply enough. A friend suggests sitting on her porch to simultaneously soak

up some rays and do some reading. This seems like an innocent proposition, and I tell myself I am definitely going to finish every chapter of reading before the sun sets. By three o’clock in the afternoon I close my books and start walking with friends to the Corner to get ice cream, because “it’s just too gorgeous of a day to spend reading.” We promise the ice cream trip will be quick, but somehow end up sitting on a bench peoplewatching for half an hour. My friend and I justify this as a study break and make our way

back to the porch. But wait! As we head down 14th Street, we spot another pair of friends on a rooftop. They too are studying for their upcoming exams. After shouting back and forth across the road for a few minutes we acquiesce and say we’ll visit for a few minutes. Those few minutes become an hour. As soon as we climb onto the roof and sit on the shingles we promptly close our books and start chatting. We also play typical rooftop games, such as screaming random names at pedestrians, hoping we will get one right. No


one else does that? Oh. It is beginning to get a little dark now, and we realize we should return to the library and maybe crack a book, so we reluctantly clamber off of the roof. It has been a threehour study break, but one we definitely needed. After all, you only get 80-degree days so often in mid-April, right? Right. After a diligent 20 minutes of studying, we become aware of the rumbling in our tummies. It’s obviously time to return to the Corner and find some snacks. We repeat this cycle until the sun sets.

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Although this would be all right for one Saturday in April, I know it will turn into every Saturday and Sunday for the next month for me. I am fully aware of the dangerous nature of my studying cycle. But I can’t stop, and I probably don’t want to. After all, you only live once, but every undergraduate student has eight chances to take finals at the University. I might as well enjoy the weather. Simone’s column runs biweekly Tuesdays. She can be reached at



SPORTS After coasting through the weekend’s first two games against No. 18 Miami, the No. 1 Florida State baseball team captured victory in Sunday’s series finale with a walk-off RBI single from Sherman Johnson, edging the Hurricanes 8-7 and completing a three-game sweep of a bitter in-state rival. The Seminoles (33-7, 19-2 ACC) steamrolled the Hurricanes (26-14, 12-9 ACC) 11-2 and 6-1 earlier in the weekend before over-

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AROUND THE ACC coming a three-run sixthinning deficit on their way to claiming their seventh consecutive ACC series triumph. Miami has now dropped sixof-eight contests since sweeping North Carolina earlier this month ... Georgia Tech trounced No. 6 North Carolina 11-4 Friday before splitting a Saturday doubleheader to earn its first ACC road series win in 2012. Jake Davies slammed two home runs for the Yellow Jackets (24-17,

9-12 ACC) during the weekend, and Brandon Thomas extended his reached-base streak to 42 games before belting the go-ahead hit in the eighth inning of Saturday’s rubber match. Despite the two losses, the Tar Heels (29-12, 13-8 ACC) remain a game ahead of Miami and two ahead of Virginia in the ACC Coastal Division ... Shrugging off a deflating 11-10 loss in the series opener, N.C. State pummeled Boston College

by a combined score of 25-9 in a Saturday doubleheader for its fourth straight home series win this season. Trea Turner, who won the ACC Player of the Week award last week, lent power to the Wolfpack (26-12, 13-8 ACC) lineup. Thomas finished the series with a career-best 5-for-5 outing in a 16-9 N.C. State win. The Eagles (15-25, 6-15 ACC) now reside in the cellar of the ACC Atlantic Division standings and will

not qualify for the ACC Tournament if current standings hold ... In men’s basketball, N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried has promoted Bobby Lutz to associate head coach. Lutz coached at Charlotte for 12 seasons and led the 49ers to three NCAA Tournament appearances. He also helped guide N.C. State to an improbable Sweet 16 run last season. —compiled by Fritz Metzinger

Baseball |Radford coach acknowledges Virginia’s defense Continued from page B1 and a .350 average this season. “We’re good when our middleof-the-order guys are good [and] drive in runs,” Raccuia said. The Cavaliers’ starting pitchers struggled last weekend, as junior righthander Branden Kline and senior lefty Scott Silverstein both sputtered. The Cavaliers’ starters combined to allow 10 earned in 16 innings. Virginia coach Brian O’Connor said he hopes for more productiv-

ity out of his starters. “Ideally, no matter when it is, you’d like your starters to get you off to a good start [and] keep you in the game for the first half of the game,” O’Connor said. Virginia’s bullpen, however, came to the rescue. The relievers were nearly perfect during the weekend, allowing no runs on only three hits and two walks while grabbing six strikeouts in 10 innings of work. Senior reliever Shane Halley had a standout performance in game one of the Duke

doubleheader Saturday, giving up no runs and only two hits in six innings to bail out Silverstein. “We have absolute confidence [in the bullpen], whether our starter comes out [and] goes one inning or six innings,” Werman said. Radford, meanwhile, has relied on its starters, who gave up only five earned in 21.1 innings last weekend. Tonight, the Highlanders will start senior right-hander Jake Palese, who has accumulated a 5.84 ERA and a 3-1 record during

37 innings on the season. He last pitched April 11, when he gave up six runs, five earned, during four innings to North Carolina A&T. Virginia’s defense has placed added pressure on the team’s pitching staff. The Cavaliers have had at least one error in each of their last seven games, including two multi-error games against the Blue Devils. Bruno led the team with two errors last weekend, and the team gave up two unearned runs. Werman said the team had chal-

lenges early in the season but had shifted its focus back to fundamentals of the game. Radford has faced no such challenges with one error in its last six outings. Although Raccuia praised his team’s defense performance, he cautioned against underestimating the Cavaliers. “I’m not sure you can exploit Virginia’s defense,” Raccuia said. “When you defend the field and throw strikes it makes [other] teams really swing the bat.” First pitch is at 6 p.m.

Diton | Sports fan will cherish Good Ol’ Song, experiences Continued from page B1 there, shining like the North Star for me. So thank you for taking your scholarship and treating it like an excuse to drink and party to excess. Without you, my writing would undoubtedly have failed to be as exciting. To Tony Tchani: One of my fondest memories as a Virginia fan was watching the men’s soccer team win the national championship second year, and it was largely thanks to you, Tony. Your speed and quickness made it seem like you were playing on a different field than everyone else. Had you not left for the MLS after second year, I’m sure we could have won some more titles. On second thought, I would have loved to have written that story on

repeat, so I take back half of this thank you. To Bill Simmons and Grantland: I speak for all the columnists on staff when I say we wouldn’t be where we are without the Sports Guy. I never borrowed from your work as heavily as some of the other columnists did, but when you asked me to write for your new site, it gave me the confidence I needed to keep writing and working. A good friend of mine on staff once said you should never underestimate the power of positive feedback to an author, and coming from you, Bill, that feedback inspired me to work through the difficult times when it would have been easier just to put down the pen. To Danny Hultzen: It’s no secret I love baseball, and thanks to you, Danny, I was able to watch

and cover two Omaha-bound teams during my time as a student. If only you hadn’t gotten sick during that last game, I know I would have been covering a no-hitter in the College World Series and a championship team. To Al Groh and Dave Leitao: Perhaps more than any other two people, you two are responsible for the current upswing of Virginia athletics. If either of you were even mediocre, who knows if we’d have Mike London and Tony Bennett roaming our sidelines today, bringing us bowl games and NCAA Tournament appearances. I know your names may one day fade into obscurity, lost among the countless names of Virginia coaches past, but as long as I was writing a column I did my best to keep


your achievements alive. Finally, to the “Good Ol’ Song”: Journalists are taught to be impartial, neutral observers. Even among us sportswriters, it is considered poor form to be caught supporting a team from the press box. But during the past several seasons, that’s been increasingly difficult. The current students are lucky to be attending the University during one of its greatest athletic eras. No matter where you look — football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, swim and dive — the arrow is pointed upward. After my first year I never thought I would see Virginia in a bowl game or a NCAA Tournament, but I witnessed both of them. I’ve cheered on national champions and conference winners every season —

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how many people can say that? Some of my greatest memories as a student came from our athletics program — such as rushing the field after the UNC game first year — and when it comes down to it, that’s all you can ask for. So to all of you underclassmen, be sure to appreciate what you have. Those of us walking the Lawn in a few weeks would give anything to be in your shoes: to be able to watch one more “Adventures of Cavman” at Scott Stadium or scream one more obscene chant with the Wahooligans. And though my time as a student and a columnist may be ending, you can always be sure that no matter where I’ll be, my heart will always be here on Grounds: And I’ll always, always, always be giving a yell, for my dear ol’ U.Va.



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ARIES (March 21-April 19.). The warm fuzzies are dancing all around you like fairy elves. The cool thing is, anytime you hug or touch someone, the elves hop from your shoulders to theirs. Comfort feelings rule the evening.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Who you are in the world isn’t all that different from the “you” in relationships. Consider everyone you meet as a partner in your mission. You are also partnering with your own aspiration for excellence.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s nothing you like better than peace and harmony among your brood. It overflows your cup of love and makes it easier to forgive their everyday trespasses.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You may not be able to articulate it yet, but there’s an urge for self-improvement growing inside you. You’re in no mood for diets or exercise, so the improvement will have to be in your skills or intellect.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You understand the magic rule: Please yourself first. This isn’t selfish; it’s authentic. Furthermore, this is no time to change yourself into what someone else wants you to be.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your creativity needs an outlet. The temptation is to impose outlets on someone else -- to encourage a child or a spouse’s talents instead of your own. Dare to express through you and only you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your selfworth isn’t determined by the money you make or what you give to others. It’s really about the joy you feel. Recognize this and suddenly everyone sees the real you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re a freewheeling wanderer who’s having dreams of returning home. But where is that really? You’re redefining what it means to be home. A partner influences where you end up.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You love to be loved, admired or, at the very least, well-liked. Praise is an option here, too. Tonight, seek out your fan club -- aka, the ones who’d never ignore you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Animals have evolved and adapted over centuries. You’re going to do it in one lifetime. Your willingness to bend and twist and serve is fabulous as long as you continue to enjoy yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t have to take credit for what you do so well, but it’d be great if you did. Even you can’t stop others from showering you with generous compliments and other feelgood bonuses.


TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 24). Your charisma is positively contagious this year. Nurture your talents. Take on new artistic projects in May and you really shine. Singles make a romantic impression in May and June. The relationship is linked to your financial success in August. You’ll be drawing people and things toward you all year. You can count on Capricorn and Leo people. Your lucky numbers are: 33, 7, 45, 24 and 2.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can search high and low and find absolutely no reason not to accept a strange invitation, other than its strangeness. And that’s not enough. Your curiosity is piqued.




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