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TV program spotlights Harrington case Former Virginia Tech student’s mother campaigns to elucidate facts about daughter’s death; ‘America’s Most Wanted’ features murder By Matt Comey
Cavalier Daily Senior Writer The mother of former Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington is upping the ante on her campaign to obtain justice for her daughter who was found dead in a field in Albemarle County after attending a concert at John Paul Jones Arena. Gil Harrington advocated to feature the story of the murder on Friday’s episode of “America’s Most Wanted,” in hopes that increased publicity about the story will better garner justice and raise awareness about Morgan Harrington’s death. Morgan Harrington went missing after a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena in October 2009, but her remains were not found until January 2010 . The case has remained unsolved, and the perpetrator has yet to be identified. Featuring cases on shows such as “America’s Most Wanted” is often helpful, Charlottesville Police Lieut. Ronnie Roberts said. “The show gets the word out to not just one segment, but across the entire country,” Roberts said. The documentary-style show profiles unsolved crimes, and tips received from viewers
have led to 1,172 captures of suspects and the return of more than 50 missing children. “I hope someone out there can help Gil and Dan [Harrington] solve this case,” host John Walsh said during the show. Walsh said he felt a personal connection with victims of unsolved cases, as his son was kidnapped and murdered more than 30 years ago , but the case was not closed until 2008. The Harrington feature, which lasted about eight minutes at the tail end of the hour-long episode opened with the narrator exclaiming, “Gil Harrington is an inspiration,” and went on to describe her work running a humanitarian program in Africa before Morgan was even mentioned , an angle of which Gil did not particularly approve. “Dan and I have been very careful to make sure that this story is Morgan’s, ” she said. “When you engage in any of these interviews it’s all on edit. They were with us for a good eight hours. Anything you do you put it out there and they weave it into the story.” The feature described the facts File Photo
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Morgan Harrington went missing after a Metallica concert in October 2009. Her parents have offered a $150,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of her killer.
Tech parents ﬁle legal appeal
‘We come from Ol’ Virginia’ Alumni ﬂocked to Grounds for the Virginia versus Maryland Homecomings game Saturday afternoon. The Terrapins beat the Cavs 27-20.
Parents of Virginia Tech shooting victims aim to try university president, Virginia separately By Olivia Patton
Julia Pryde. Virginia Tech, an extension of the commonwealth, was found negligent in March of the same charge. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli filed an appeal Thursday defending the preclusion classifying Steger and the state as a singular entity. Robert Hall, the attorney representing the parents of the late students, is arguing students enter into a “special relationship” with their respective universities and presidents when they accept attendance and pay tuition. And this special relationship requires that the university play an active role in protecting the safety of its students. “If you and I were strangers
Cavalier Daily Senior Writer The parents of two Virginia Tech students who died in the April 2007 shootings at the school are initiating legal action to take the university’s president, Charles Steger, to court. The parents filed an appeal Wednesday in the Virginia Supreme Court to release the bar on Steger that protected him from being tried as a separate entity from the state in a wrongful death lawsuit decided against the school in March. Steger’s attorneys contend that the case is not subject to appeal because the state has already been tried for the wrongful deaths of the two students, Erin Peterson and
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Bureau issues wage report Record shows 120,700 Virginia workers paid at or below federal minimum Virginia Workers Paid Hourly Wages
Director of National Association of Latino Elected, Appointed Oﬃcials says Hispanic vote will be pivotal By Andrew Stewart Cavalier Daily Senior Writer
The inevitable approach of the presidential election has partisans scrambling to garner the votes necessary to win, and pundits say the Latino vote could prove decisive on Election Day. When Max Sevilla, director of policy and legislative affairs for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) , spoke to University students Friday, he was confident that the Latino vote would be a major, if not pivotal, factor in the presidential election in November. “In the 2000, 2004 and 2008 presidential elections the Latino vote played a major
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role, especially in states such as Florida,” he said. “The number of Latino voters this fall is expected to be 12.2 million, over 10 percent of the total number of voters.” The Latino vote could make the difference for President Barack Obama’s reelection, Center for Politics spokesperson Geoff Skelley said. Especially important for Latino voters is the issue of immigration, a policy that could make or break candidates’ chances of success Nov. 6. “Latino voters have been concerned by President Obama,” Sevilla said. “He Please see Latino, Page A3
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Harrington |Show highlights suspect’s likely whereabouts Continued from page A1 of the case later in the segment: Morgan was last seen hitchhiking on a bridge after leaving the concert , her remains were found months later on Anchorage Farm in Albemarle County, and DNA on the body matched that of an unknown
male involved in an unsolved Fairfax County sexual assault case. The show highlighted the likely whereabouts of the man and displayed a composite picture of him to encourage response from the viewers. “It’s like sending messages in a bottle and hoping we’ll find
the shore,” Gil Harrington said. “You don’t know what media approach will penetrate or will call forth memories. You have to work forward on all fronts.” The show also displayed some of the positive outcomes that have occurred in the aftermath of Morgan Harrington’s death. Gil Harrington recently set
up an educational center in Zambia in Morgan’s name, as Morgan had aspirations of becoming an elementary school teacher. “The world is a less beautiful place now that [Morgan] is not here,” Gil Harrington said. “She was going to bring much to the world. Her potential was
taken, so some of the things she wanted to accomplish we will do in her name.” Those with information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of Morgan’s killer will receive a $150,000 reward. Metallica has offered to pay $50,000, and the rest will be funded by the Harringtons.
Tech | Hall: colleges must protect students’ safety, well-being Continued from page A1 walking down the street and saw a man with a gun in a hold up, I would have no obligation to tell you that this was happening and if something were to happen to you, I would not be at fault — there is no special relationship,” Hall said.
This was not the case between Steger and the students and faculty April 16, 2007, Hall said. Virginia Tech spokesperson Larry Hincker said the court was wrong when it gave the jury instruction that the school, as an extension of the Commonwealth, had such a “special
relationship.” “[The relationship] is not in state code.” Hincker said. “The Commonwealth’s appeal says there is no such code.” V i r g i n i a Te c h U n i v e r s i t y Police found two students dead at 7:15 a.m. on the morning of the shootings, according to Hall’s appeal. Police, speculat-
ing that the deaths were the result of a domestic dispute, did not alert faculty and students of the incident until more than two hours later. By that time the gunman Seung-Hui Cho murdered 30 additional faculty and students. Virginia Tech and the University are expected to comply
with state legislation adopted the year before the shooting that requires them to “make the campus community aware of crimes, which have occurred and necessitate caution on the part of students and employees, in a timely fashion and in such a way as to aid in the prevention of similar occurrences.”
Latino | Immigration issues could sway Hispanic citizens Continued from page A1 made a promise to tackle immigration reform and it is safe to say that that hasn’t happened. In four years Obama
has deported more than 1.2 million immigrants, more than twice the number that George W. Bush deported in eight years of office.” But Republican presidential
candidate Mitt Romney has also turned off some Latino voters, Sevilla said. Romney has supported a number of pieces of legislation that are detrimental to Latinos, including Senate
Bill 1070, a bill in Arizona that requires immigrants older than 14 years old staying in the United States longer than 30 days to carry identification. Failure to do so is considered a
federal misdemeanor. “Mitt Romney is not without fault,” Sevilla said. “... Many of us feel that that [his stance] doesn’t represent the values of Americans.”
Wage | Commonwealth offers seventh-best hourly-paid income level Continued from page A1 federal minimum wage was below 3.5 percent of all hourly paid workers in Virginia. But increases of the federal minimum wage in 2007 changed that. “The increases in the federal minimum wage have probably had the greatest impact on the number of workers earning at or below the minimum wage,” Bureau regional econo-
mist Kara L. Markley said in an email. “This is most apparent by looking at the number earning exactly the minimum wage, which jumps in those years immediately following the recent increases in the Federal minimum wage.” The report indicated 57,000 workers in 2011 were paid exactly the minimum wage, and 64,000 earned less. The bureau did not factor gratuity tips into its findings data.
The types of jobs that tend to earn hourly wages below the minimum, such as bartending and waitering, often use gratuity profits to supplement income, Markley said. Fifty-five percent of the 121,000 workers earning minimum wage or less in 2011 were women , and 45 percent were male. The percentage of hourly-paid workers earning the minimum wage or less was 7.9 percent in
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2010. Markley said the decrease from 2010 to 2011 could be attributed to the improved economy. The commonwealth is tied for seventh best in the nation for its proportion of hourly-paid workers earning at or below the federal minimum wage. To some advocates, such as Emily Filler, Living Wage campaigner and Arts & Sciences graduate student, that federal minimum wage is too low.
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“We’re always happy to hear that more people are being paid better,” Filler said. “But it’s important to remember that the federal minimum wage is a very low number — and much less than the living wage, which is what it takes for a family to get by at all.” The Living Wage Campaign has calculated the living wage for the Charlottesville area to be about $13 per hour not including benefits.
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Surveillance is trending Universities should set clear policies for the use of social media to track applicants
Kaplan Test Prep is known as a crammer’s delight — the organization, owned by The Washington Post, provides guide books and test courses for exams from the secondary to graduate level. It also does an annual survey, polling the admissions officers at 500 of the nation’s highest-ranked schools. The results of its 2012 survey were released this month and highlight the rising trend among admissions officers of scanning applicants’ online activity, often in a haphazard way. If admissions officers are interested in using social media to vet the prospective pool, they should be more upfront with their students about doing so and iron out some sort of policy. The Kaplan survey was conducted between July and September this year. Of the 500 schools questioned, 350 replied — though not ideal, surely a 70 percent response rate means a survey has passed the credibility test. A larger body of schools would have furnished a more adequate sample size. Yet Kaplan wanted to inquire only after the top institutions, as ranked by Barron’s and U.S. News & World Report. Plus, Kaplan pulls from the same pool every year, which allows for potential comparisons. Kaplan asked questions in three categories: “Standardized Testing Policies,” “General Admissions” and “Online and Social Networking.” The results from the last category are of the most interest. To recruit students, these universities do take to social media, using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in an overwhelming majority of cases, with Google Plus far behind. They also use these sites to check students’ backgrounds, but in a manner that lacks any rigor. In fact, 80 percent of all officers polled said they had no official policy when it comes to scrolling through social media, with 74 percent of that 80 percent having no interest in developing some sort of guidelines. This didn’t stop them from checking, however. Twenty-seven percent of the officers have Googled applicants to find out more about them, up 7 percent
“All of this talent and the results are embarassing. Blame lies at the feet of the coaching staff! London has a losing record after two and a half seasons. He can’t make up his mind at QB. Back to back timeouts? He needs to go!”
“Brian,” responding to Daniel Weltz’s Oct. 13 article, “Maryland hands Virginia its fifth straight defeat, 27-20”
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from last year. And 26 percent looked up students on Facebook or another social media platform — up 10 percent from when Kaplan started doing this survey in 2008. Most startlingly, of those officers who said they checked students on Facebook or Google, 35 percent of them said they “discovered something online about an applicant that negatively impacted their application.” The answer to this same question was only 12 percent last year. Have the students gotten so much worse in one year that admissions offices are just more likely to catch them? Instead, it is more probable that admissions panels are just looking harder. According to Kaplan, detrimental information admissions officers found out about students online “included essay plagiarism, vulgarities in blogs, alcohol consumption in photos, things that made [admissions officers] ‘wonder,’ and ‘illegal activities.’” Although many of these activities, such as plagiarism, would count against students if openly discovered, some of these criteria seem arbitrary. Teenagers applying to college should know to be more prudent on their profiles, but they are nevertheless still teenagers. If admissions officers feel so strongly about curse words or alcohol showing up on Facebook — which is often speculative, considering many pictures are just of kids with cups holding non-specific beverages — they should let their applicants know. The University takes a more transparent approach but would benefit from codifying a policy. In a Sept. 8 blog post, Dean Jeannine C. Lalonde, author of the University admissions blog Notes from Peabody, said when she had a Facebook profile she had no interest in tracking students. She closed down her official Facebook profile, and instead created a page. “Facebook pages obviously make it far easier for me to share content without giving me a window into a student’s private space,” she said. On the blog, Lalonde goes by Dean J, but we looked up her name using Google.
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In early August, UVa Alumni for Responsible Corporate Governance released a Legislative Briefing Paper. The paper outlines short- and long-term, non-partisan legislative goals for Virginia’s General Assembly. The legislative agenda is our response to substantial, continuing corporate governance issues created by U.Va.’s Board of Visitors. Our group is now posting materials to help Virginia alumni and other citizens around Virginia who are deeply concerned about these issues. The materials explain procedures that can be used to contact members of the General Assembly about U.Va.’s ongoing corporate governance problems. The posting can be found at https://reformtheuvabov. wordpress.com/ . When the U.Va. Alumni Association’s proposed online wiki, “Alumni Forum,” becomes available, our group will seek to post these materials there as well.
Alumni and other citizens can use these advocacy points, and the Legislative Briefing Paper, to inform discussions with their delegates and senators of both parties. We suggest that alumni immediately begin emailing their delegates and senators; they should keep following up until the General Assembly’s January legislative session is over. Many people understand that reconciliation after June’s Board of Visitors crisis has not worked. Therefore, these concerned Virginians should ask their representatives in the General Assembly to withhold approval of Helen Dragas’ nomination for a second term on U.Va.’s Board of Visitors. There are longerterm goals as well. We hope Virginia alumni will point out these materials to their friends around the Commonwealth. Current students should discuss these issues and materials with their parents and friends. This non-partisan, bi-partisan legislative campaign starts now.
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An obsession with cell phones has made it more difficult to communicate and pay attention
IKE EVERY other iPhone smartphones that are exacer that has been invented bating that problem. They are t h e i P h o n e 5 i s giving teenagers and other receiving a lot of attention from demographics more reason to the media, which is amplifying use their phones by adding a range of appealthe hype for this MEREDITH BERGER ing applications. new piece of techVIEWPOINT WRITER Smartphones may nology. However, be useful for prowhile this iPhone is “new,” it is by no means a fessionals who need the Map, novelty. The iPhone 5 is not a Stocks and Utilities applicagroundbreaking technological tions and who also rely on breakthrough; it is simply the convenient Internet access, but iPhone 4s in a slimmer setting these applications are not necand will be outdated within the essary for everyone. Younger next year. That is not to say the adults and children use their new iPhone 5 does not have its iPhones to play games and perks though. It is thinner and listen to music instead of utilizlighter and has a larger screen ing the useful applications, and than previous iPhones. But they are becoming more disthese changes do not warrant tracted as a result. I have seen the excessive commotion over people playing Angry Birds in the new iPhone; this commo- the middle of lecture and have tion is instead created by our even seen people watching a society which impresses upon YouTube video on their smartus the importance of having phones during Communion in the newest and fastest technol- church. While the argument ogy. This growing desire to could be made that gaming conpossess smartphones is becom- soles and other means of entering extreme and is negatively tainment such as television are impacting our society by making more to blame for the distraction of children, it is important us dependent on phones. Cellular phones, in general, to recognize that iPhones are are a large problem for today’s far more accessible. So while younger generation, but it is children are distracted by their
televisions at home, they are tivity by decreasing academic becoming even more distracted or work performance. A counter argument would by smartphones, which are essentially a mobile television be that iPhones and other such screen and gaming console that devices improve communication and they can bring provide for with them “This is a serious problem both practieverywhere. for our generation, and if we cal and recEven adults fall victim to continue to be consumed by r e a t i o n a l the temptation these phones, the only friend uses. However, the of WordsWithwe’ll be left with is Siri.” e x t e n t Friends and to which the application for Facebook. Cellular phones people are using their phones are meant for calling and tex- for recreational use is becoming ting one another occasionally excessive, and the practicality to stay in touch, not for playing of smartphones is undermined games and distracting ourselves by their ability to be used as when we are in seemingly mun- diversions and for entertaindane places such as school, ment purposes. As for comchurch or work. There are some munication, smartphones are places that require our absolute actually diminishing it. The attention, and smartphones distraction of these phones goes are hindering that possibility. further than just being found in A smartphone is becoming a academic and “uninteresting” large part of our identity that situations. People are starting is stored in one small device to depend on their phones even and carried with us at all times. in social environments. People As a result, we begin to spend are now on their phones during time on our phone constantly dinner, at parties and even in because of its convenience, movies. People cannot even and we allow ourselves to be hold conversations anymore distracted, which affects focus. without looking down at their This, in turn, can affect produc- phones, repetitively checking
for new notifications and messages. This is a serious problem for our generation, and if we continue to be consumed by these phones, the only friend we’ll be left with is Siri. These phones not only contain our lives, but they consume them. So it is imperative that we stop buying into this craze and forgo investing in the newest iPhones. We do not need all those extra applications, they are only a means to distract us. We should try to use our phones only for necessities, such as the occasional text, call or picture, and only use them in situations where we have available time. This means no Angry Birds in lecture or YouTube in church and no using phones solely to distract ourselves or when we are around other people. By limiting the role smartphones play in our lives we can improve our ability to see the world and to communicate with others. Contrary to what society manipulates us to believe, these phones do not own us, we own them. Meredith Berger is a Viewpoint writer for The Cavalier Daily.
A new generation of television characters presents poor examples for children
T THE risk of seeming ence is something that can be compulsive, I come to underestimated or overstated. I you again this Monday am the way that I am for a multiw i t h c o m m e n t a r y o n t h e tude of reasons, as are all people. entertainment world. About two Our families, social circles, religious educations, weeks ago, the cast teachers and of Full House got ASHLEY SPINKS mentors were the together to celebrate VIEWPOINT WRITER primary sculpthe 25th anniversary of the show’s premiere epi- tors of our personalities and sode. As the cast tweeted about views. That said, the fictitious their mutual love of New Kids characters that I grew up watchon the Block, anecdotes of the ing — and subsequently idolizing olden days and group shots of all — as a child and pre-teen should of them arm-in-arm, I was over- undeniably be listed among the come with a wistful nostalgia. factors that made me, me. Even if at the time I hated them Being a first year often makes me feel immature and inexperi- for it, I am beginning to underenced, like a toddler in this “col- stand why my parents banned lege” game. But as I realized that certain shows in our household. it had been a quarter century For example, for a while I was since one of my favorite after- barred from watching That’s school specials had premiered So Raven and All That. My parand at least ten years since I had ents did not want me imitating started watching it, I suddenly Raven’s sass-infused backtalk felt very old and longed to revisit or the obnoxious behavior of Amanda Bynes’ alter ego. My my childhood. Of course, after the aching parents understood something in my heart and my endless that I could not: These people, sighs subsided, I started think- these characters, would seem ing about what my illogical and just as real to me as all of my yet indelible connection to this tangible, real-life mentors. Not television show and its char- only that, the characters were acters could mean in a larger being deified in my childish eyes context. The way that television because they were on television, programs and the mass media and their behavior was bound to can influence and shape their have some effect on my own. So viewers has always fascinated although my parents posed no me, and I do not think this influ- objection to television in general,
they did prefer that I admire a job and she hoped to attend Stanford. I wanted to be Boy specific breed of celebrity. I would argue that this “breed” Meets World’s Topanga, who was of idol was much more abun- unapologetically strange, true to dant in nineties’ television than herself, cognizant of the world’s problems it is today. I do not want “Of course, after the aching in and determined to to be one of my heart and my solve them, those annoyendless sighs subsided, I indepening people who glorifies started thinking about what d e n t a n d smart. In my their own g e n e r a t i o n my illogical and yet indelible early teens, connection to this television I w a n t e d and becomes excessively show and its characters could to be Rory Gilmore of sentimental mean in a larger context. ” the Gilmore over a particGirls. She ular decade, was the sexy but I will go to certain lengths to defend past bookworm, filled with wandertimes. I have to believe that chil- lust, and she managed to balance dren and family networks in the both an insatiable desire to sucnineties supplied me with better ceed with a kind and soft-spoken heroes than current program- personality. These women and ming is providing for children their many pop cultural contemtoday, and I would challenge poraries had strong and brilliant anyone who suggested that this characteristics that I was right to view is simply a by-product of attempt to mimic, but they were my nostalgia, or that I view cur- by no means extraordinary. rent television more harshly They all lived in typical suburbia because of my increased matu- with relatively normal families, rity. Television characters and and they led lives to which their their narratives have fundamen- audiences could relate. They were accessible, perhaps partally changed. I grew up wanting to be just ticularly for me, since I valued like Full House’s DJ Tanner. She academia and originality, but for followed the rules, overcame everyone else as well. Who do the children of 2000’s bodily insecurities, studied furiously, eventually got a part-time have to emulate? I have a ten-
year old sister, and every time I happen to observe the shows of Disney Channel or Nickelodeon, their plot lines seem to have grown exponentially more outlandish. They feature characters who desire fame, fortune or prestige of some variety. Their leads are pop singers, kid geniuses, hip-hop dancers, musicians or just kids who are incredibly wealthy or privileged. Unlike the characters of the nineties, who, although widely varied, shared a strong sense of self and commendable goals, these current television stars seem shallow and self-absorbed. I am not saying that all current programming is bad or will shape the next generation in a disastrous way. I am also not arguing that all classic television sent a positive message. But on the whole, I would contend that we should be wary about what we are setting as the ideal in our society. Through the media we allow young children to watch, we are teaching those children that fame, attractiveness or visibility is a priority. In truth, you don’t need to be unbelievably talented or gifted in order to matter or to have your story told. You just need to be your best self. Ashley Spinks is a Viewpoint writer for The Cavalier Daily.
Give it some space
A recent article about the Honor Committee debate should have included more details
REVITY, as Shakespeare Stephen Nash said the dissension had Polonius say, is the surrounding the single sanction soul of wit. Brevity is not makes it worthy of such a formal the heart of good journalism. debate. “It’s certainly a fundaThat does not mean every town mental part of the honor system,” Nash said in the council meetTIM THORNTON article. “Convering deserves a sation and debate four-part series, OMBUDSMAN always makes [the but every story deserves enough space to get honor system] better.” The Committee has made a big itself told. A recent story about a debate (“Debating societies push to explain its workings to argue single sanction in Honor- the students who are subject to hosted event,” Oct. 11) did not its jurisdiction, and the debate seems like a good vehicle to seem to get that. The single sanction, of course, is increase knowledge of and disexpulsion, the only punishment cussion about the single sancavailable for students convicted tion. But here’s all the story said of honor violations. The single sanction is a big, divisive deal. about the debate itself: Each debater received six minThe article cited a recent Honor Committee survey that showed utes to present his argument, a solid majority of students who faced two minutes of cross-exresponded support the single amination and four minutes to sanction, but also showed that conclude. The Washington Society argued many of them support it with some reservations. The number the policy of single sanction is of students who support the unethical. Fourth-year College single sanction is about the student Krista O’Connell took same as the number of students the position that the policy reprewho say they would not report sents an outdated institution and an honor violation or are not encourages students to lie. “The sure if they would. So it seems single sanction does not offer students are debating the issue second chances or forgiveness,” not only among themselves, but O’Connell said. “It ignores Jeffersonian humanism.” with themselves as well. Third-year College student Ben In the article, Committeee Chair
Vander echoed this stance, claim- interpretation of Thomas Jeffering students force themselves to son’s values and the other side’s condone honor code violations devotion to tradition? Did no because they have no other option one challenge Vander’s assertion apart from single sanction. “Six that 60 percent of students do not report vioout of 10 stud e n t s d o n ’ t “If no one challenged it during l a t i o n s ? That figure report honor the debate, the writer or an includes offenses,” he editor should have made the r e s p o n said, citing dents who the Commitdiscrepancy apparent in the said they tee survey story. Accuracy is a basic would not released last journalistic goal.” report an month. act of lying, The Jeffercheating son Society representatives, fourth-year Col- or stealing; those who said they lege student Owen Gallogly and are not sure if they would report Law student Philip Williamson, such an act; those who said it rebuffed the assertion that the would depend on the person single-sanction policy is out- involved; and another category dated. “Even though times have labeled “other.” If no one chalchanged, ethics have not,” Gal- lenged it during the debate, the writer or an editor should have logly said. To Gallogly the single sanction made the discrepancy apparent is an acknowledgment of certain in the story. Accuracy is a basic University values, and to uphold journalistic goal. The story did not say what single sanction fulfills a moral obligation to the community of students thought of the debate. trust. Moreover, it is a University In fact, it did not say if there tradition. “It’s the same single were any students watching sanction from five years ago and the debate. Was the University it will be the same five years from Chapel packed or nearly empty? Deadline pressure can make it now,” Williamson said. Was that really as deep as the easier for oversights and errors discussion got? Did it really fall to get into the paper, but deadinto a contest between one side’s line pressure is not a pass writers
and editors can wave to absolve themselves from responsibility. Of course, part of the problem could be space allotted to the story. Newspapers have been shrinking story size, news hole and page size for a long time. If an editor tells a writer to keep the story under 400 words, that creates an obstacle to good reporting — but not necessarily an insurmountable one. Writers, editors and page designers can use space-saving bullet points and charts and other design tricks to get more information into shrunken space. It is not a panacea for shrunken news holes, but it can help. No matter how tight space is on the printed page, space on the Internet is virtually limitless. A truncated version of the coverage could go into print with a note that a more complete version is available on the web. It’s important, particularly in the age of Twitter, to tell a story succinctly, to consider each word’s value to the telling. But it is even more important to get all the important stuff in there. Tim Thornton is the ombudsman for The Cavalier Daily. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Maryland tops Virginia, 27-20 Terrapins build 17-0 first quarter lead, survive late Rocco-led rally, spoil team’s Homecomings game By Daniel Weltz
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Sophomore running back Kevin Parks rushed for a career-high 129 yards on 17 carries and added two catches for 18 yards in his first career start. Parks’ 26-yard second quarter run was the longest allowed by Maryland this season.
Good Job, Good Effort, Bad Times FRITZ METZINGER As crestfallen superstars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat harrumphed into the tunnel after an Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Boston Celtics in 2012, a young fan giddily screamed, “Good job! Good effort!” at them. That the juxtaposition of these idols’ dejection and the fan’s unabashed, kindly support so startled us crystallized one of the core ironies of sports’ current role in American society: For all the moralizing rhetoric out there about the indomitable power of teamwork and persistence and a “can do” attitude, they aren’t enough to outweigh the torturous disappointment of coming up short. As the sun set on an idyllic Charlottesville Saturday afternoon, the Virginia players exited the field in equal misery after Saturday’s 27-20 Homecomings loss to rival Maryland that all but sent their bowl chances, like their new indoor practice facility, up in smoke. The squad had ample reason to feel proud of its exploits after resiliently storming back from a 17-0 deficit in front of a spotty, often exasperated Scott Stadium crowd of 45,556. Good job. Good effort. “I understand that we live in a culture of wins and losses and things like that,” coach Mike London said. “It’s not from a lack of effort or a lack of trying.” Indeed, of the litany of issues conspiring to turn this 2012 Virginia football season into the football equivalent of Shaq’s acting career, effort is not one of them. If anything, London’s teams have always played to
the final whistle and beyond, and — as evidenced by another seven penalties for 70 yards and two more personal fouls against the Terrapins mainly arising from overzealousness — this group fits that bill perfectly. “It’s disappointing because I feel that we have worked to get us to a point where we should be winning,” senior linebacker LaRoy Reynolds said. “I think we worked really hard this offseason, extremely hard.” Unfortunately for Reynolds and the rest of his teammates, Virginia plays at a level in the FBS in which the proper application of effort and diligence distinguishes the champions from the also-rans and enables them to establish an identity. The Maryland loss showed that the Cavaliers and their coaches, particularly on offense, are struggling to form such an identity. They’re running around like chickens with their heads cut off, even if they are running hard. Admittedly, the game’s first 10 minutes suggested that Virginia did, in fact, embrace an identity: that of a really, really terrible football team. Following Maryland receiver Stefon Diggs’ untouched 100-yard game-opening kickoff return were two punchless Virginia drives followed by two Terrapin scoring drives marred by Virginia tackling so inept it wouldn’t fly in the intramural fraternity flag football league. Before anyone could say “ACC cellar-dweller,” the Cavaliers faced a 17-0 deficit. Please see Metzinger, Page B3
The sight epitomized all that has gone awry in a miserable five-week span for the Virginia football team. Junior quarterback Michael Rocco ran onto the field in relief of sophomore Phillip Sims with his team trailing by two touchdowns. Only a sparse crowd of dispirited fans had stayed to watch the end of the Cavaliers’ 27-20 loss to Maryland Saturday in the team’s Homecomings game. Virginia (2-5, 0-3 ACC) lost its fifth straight game to match its worst seven-game start since 2006 while Maryland (4-2, 2-0 ACC) continued a resurgent season. “It hurts,” said sophomore running back Kevin Parks, who rushed for a career-high 129
yards. “To me, it hurts. Like I said, we go in each and every week and we feel good and we work hard and that’s what we’re still going to continue to do.” Rocco — who ceded his starting job to Sims following the team’s 44-38 loss to Louisiana Tech Sept. 29 — was called upon to steady the ship with 6:08 remaining in the game and Virginia trailing Maryland 27-13. The scene was emblematic of the very different trajectories of the two programs. The junior quarterback provided an unexpected spark late with the type of pinpoint passing that was largely absent in his play before he was removed from his starting role and before a season that began with so much Please see Football, Page B3
Wake Forest downs U.Va. Demon Deacons exploit Cavaliers’ defensive miscues, earn 4-1 victory
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Senior forward Will Bates scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season in the 79th minute for the team’s lone tally. The 2011 First-Team All-ACC performer moved into seventh place on the program’s all-time goals list with 42.
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Cavalier Daily Associate Editor The Virginia men’s soccer team suffered its worst defeat of the season Friday, losing 4-1 to No. 18 Wake Forest in a critical home matchup. Although the final tally in the game was lopsided, the contest itself was highly competitive at times with the Cavaliers (6-6-1, 1-4 ACC) showing encouraging glimpses. “We played well, to be honest
with you,” coach George Gelnovatch said. “I thought the game in long stretches was a very good soccer game. Both teams were moving the ball very well and both teams were going after each other.” The loss drops Virginia’s winning percentage down to .500 on the season and marked the team’s fourth consecutive loss to an ACC opponent. Virginia’s only conference victory came against Duke Sept. 7. The Demon Deacons (8-2-4,
Junior goalkeeper Danielle DeLisle made three saves in the second half to help preserve the scoreless tie and force overtime against the topranked Seminoles. The Baltimore, MD native has allowed just .73 goals per game in her first season as the team’s starter.
2-1-3) took the early lead in the sixth minute after sophomore forward Sean Okoli capitalized on a defensive miscue by Virginia. Playing against a team as talented and experienced as Wake Forest, the early deficit proved to be too much for the inexperienced Cavaliers to surmount. “Wake Forest is a good team,” Gelnovatch said. “So when you get behind early, especially for Please see M Soccer, Page B3
Overtime penalty kick silences Cavs
The No. 9 Virginia women’s soccer team lost a heartbreaking decision Sunday, falling 1-0 to No. 1 Florida State in overtime. The Seminoles won on a golden goal penalty kick in the 96th minute. In the first overtime, both teams overcame their fatigue to play at a frenzied pace in search of a clinching goal. Virginia (11-4-1, 4-3-1 ACC) was called for a foul in the penalty box and Seminole senior defender Ines Jaurena placed the ensuing penalty kick into the bottom right corner of the net to give Florida State (14-0-0, 7-0-0 ACC) the 1-0 win. After neither team managed an attempt on goal in the first half,
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play opened up significantly in the second period with both teams pushing on offense to find the go-ahead goal. Both goalies came up big, however, with Florida State redshirt junior goalkeeper Kelsey Wys stopping four shots and Virginia junior goalkeeper Danielle DeLisle stymying three shots to keep the game scoreless in regular time. The game marked the first time this year the Cavaliers have been shut out. Florida State notched its ninth consecutive shutout win. Virginia continues its road trip Oct. 21 when the team takes on rival No. 19 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg Oct. 21. —compiled by Michael Eilbacher
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Forecast: 100% chance of hilarity
CALENDAR Events this week
Whether men earn ‘113 Thin Do Befor gs To e Gradua tion’ acco lade
MONDAY3 MONDAY Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar: Levek and Yung Lite // $7 // 8:30 p.m.
TUESDAY Jefferson Theater: The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series presents Cory Richards: Both sides of the Lens // free-$20 // 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY Jefferson Theater: Rebelution // $17 - $20 // 7 p.m. // with Passaﬁre and Through the Roots Paramount Theater: Protecting our Seniors; Defending Against Elder Exploitation // $15-@25 // 7 p.m.
THURSDAY MLK Performing Arts Center: Charlotteville and University Symphony Orchestra: Youth Concerts // free // 10 & 11:30 a.m.
by liz carleton
Guided by a list of 113 things to do before final exercises in May, fourth years strive to take advantage of everything U.Va. has to offer before the time comes for them to wear the honor of honors. The list is fairly comprehensive and includes several activities that can be tricky or even dangerous to pull off. Some of the items, on the other hand, require virtually no work at all — indulging in a scoop of Arch’s frozen yogurt, for instance. But even for these easier tasks, our time at the University can easily get away from us, and four years come to feel like four minutes as graduation and the real world approach. As a fourth-year, I am ashamed to admit I had never been to a Whethermen show before this semester. Despite the prevalence of signup sheets and posters for the group on Grounds, I went into the show a couple of weeks ago having no idea what to expect. Fortunately — and unsurprisingly for anyone who has experienced one of the ensemble’s performances — I was
FRIDAY 7 The Southern: A Double CD Release Party for: The Bloody Angle and the Brian Patrick Band // $5-$8 // 8 p.m.
Twisted Tea Bazaar: Jenny DeSetzt and Gull and Degollado // $7 // 8:30 p.m.
SATURDAY The Bridge PAI: Nate Wooley // $5 // 8 p.m. // Solo Ampliﬁed Tumpet with opening set by Kevin Davis
SUNDAY Jefferson Theater: The Jefferson Theater’s 100th Birthday with Sons of Bill // free // 6 p.m.
Paramount Theater: Amy Schuer // $24.50// 8 p.m. // comedy
extremely impressed by what I saw. The Whethermen are an improv comedy group that performs sketches without preparation or scripts. The members begin each act by explaining the premise of one of their notorious games, which are comparable to the sort seen on Whose Line Is It Anyway? and other professional comedy programs. Then, to make the experience truly interactive, the group asks the audience for suggestions. From there, antics of all kinds ensue, maintaining an atmosphere of spontaneity without descending into gimmickery or the banal. Still skeptical? I was. How could they feasibly perform an hour and a half show without preparing anything beforehand? Well, apparently, this group is the real deal. Christian Thorsen, third-year College student and Whethermen member, reassured me. “Everything we do is right on the spot,” he said. “The only time the Whethermen ever did anything close to scripting a scene was this murder mystery dinner we did one time, and even the majority of that was improvised.”
protecting our seniors [wed. 17]
The Legal Aid Justice Center presents Protecting Our Seniors at the Paramount Wednesday, Oct. 17. Protecting Our Seniors is a program designed to encourage involvement in the community to address the current problems senior citizens face. The evening will include a screening of the documentary Last Will and Embezzlement about when seniors become victims of ﬁnancial scams. Not only educational, but also inspiring evening lead by Master of Ceremonies John Grisham should not be missed.
jefferson’s 100th birthday [sun. 21]
Anyone up for a game of Clue? I witnessed the group’s impressive feat myself, but as floored as I was, I can’t help but be entirely too jealous of the group members’ IQs. From clever puns to mystifying riddles, their wordplay left me reeling. It reminded me how proud I am to count these people as my peers. Imagine having to figure out why you were late to work, only to discover that Oprah flooded your alarm clock with sewage water, Mike Tyson punched your car in the face, and Tom Hardy’s Bane from The Dark Knight Rises somehow plotted against you. This skit was one of the more epic moments, to be sure, and most of the scene’s bewildering suggestions and premises came from the audience. In addition to their usual comedic craziness, though, the Whethermen are introducing a new element into their shows: music. Secondyear College student Art Kulatti played the piano and the gang picked up a tune. Thorsen said this was some of the best
show s u c ceeded because it was funny, out-there and wonderfully laidback, as if anybody could walk up and start cracking jokes with the crew at any point, without anyone skipping a beat. So if you haven’t been to one already, take the advice of this newly converted groupie, and don’t wait until fourth year to enjoy some old-fashioned Godzilla jokes.
This Week in Arts The Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash On Oct. 20, 1977, the music community was shocked with unforgettable news: A plane carrying members of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed in rural Mississippi after running out of fuel. Lead vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backup vocalist Cassie Gaines were killed in the crash, along with the pilot crew and the band’s assistant road manager. Other members of the band sustained serious injuries. The crash occurred just after Lynyrd Skynyrd has released Street Survivors, their fifth studio album. Following the crash, the remaining band members broke up and did not reunite in full force again until 1987. Lynyrd Skynyrd, best known for their Southern rock hits “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Freebird,” left a legacy of a critically and commercially successful career that forever changed the sound of American rock music. By Andrew Shachat
Filled with character and history, the Downtown Mall is a favorite spot to many University students. The Jefferson Theater plays a large part in downtown’s history. Even before the Downtown Mall was around, the Jefferson was there as a music venue. Now, it has reached its 100th birthday and plans a big birthday bash for this Sunday, Oct. 21. After reopening in 2009, the Jefferson’s ﬁrst concert was Sons of Bill. Going along with tradition, the band will play for free in celebration of the venue. The Jeff is pulling out the stops and invites everyone, especially given its appeal to those on a small budget, to celebrate with it.
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improv the group has done. “Everything just came together so perfectly in it,” he said. “The songs were hilarious, and also really catchy, and the audience very audibly loved it, and laughter just fuels us to perform even better. Also, we are not a group of singers, so hearing the Whethermen sing is enough reason to make a person laugh.” T h e
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Football | Final drive falls short; Cavs lose fifth straight Continued from page B1 promise devolved into a salvage mission with five games left to play. The near-comeback made the many mistakes, miscommunication and mental errors that occurred throughout the game all the more frustrating. Despite outgaining the Terrapins by 151 yards from scrimmage, allowing -2 yards rushing and amassing twice as many first downs, the scoreboard said it all: Virginia remains one of two teams still winless in ACC play. “It’s rough but you got to stick together as a team,” Sims said. “You got to work through it. Nobody feels sorry for you; keep going about your business, keep getting better, do the things you know you have to do, and we’ll turn this thing around.” Last season, Virginia’s 31-13 victory against Maryland Nov. 5 in the 75th meeting of the teams’ historic rivalry made the Cavaliers bowl eligible for the first time since 2007 and continued a winning streak that would bring the team one victory away from its first ACC Championship
appearance in program history. In that game Rocco threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns to solidify his role as the sole quarterback for Virginia after he had shared snaps with then-freshman David Watford for much of the season. Then-secondyear coach Mike London — who would be named ACC Coach of the Year — appeared on his way to leading an historically middleof-the-road program to real and lasting relevance in the ACC. The Terrapins, on the other hand, came to Charlottesville last year well on the way to matching the program’s worst season in 44 years under the guidance of first-year coach Randy Edsall. The storied program had 24 players transfer, won just two games and appeared likely to be downtrodden and in dire straits in the years ahead. It certainly did not look like the same school that has captured seven ACC Championships since 1974. From the opening kickoff, it was apparent how much has changed in the past 11 months. Maryland needed just 13 seconds to take the lead as freshman wide receiver Stefon Diggs
— who had been named ACC Freshman of the Week in backto-back weeks entering Saturday’s matchup — returned the opening kickoff 100 yards to stake the Terrapins to a 7-0 lead. Sims’ third pass was intercepted by Maryland freshman defensive back Anthony Nixon, and the Terrapins cashed in with another touchdown. Maryland padded the lead with a 33-yard field goal by freshman kicker Brad Craddock and led 17-0 after the first quarter, giving Virginia a 45-0 deficit over its previous three quarters dating back to its Oct. 6 loss to Duke. To make matters worse, the Cavaliers committed six penalties for 65 yards in the game. On special teams, they had a field goal attempt blocked, a lobbed kickoff come up well short and a punt go just 21 yards. When the team’s young defense had opportunities to make gamechanging plays, they rarely came up large. Virginia forced three fumbles, including a strip-sack by freshman defensive end Eli Harold, but recovered just one of them. Even on the lone Simsled touchdown drive in the third
quarter that brought the score to 17-10 the offense burned through back-to-back timeouts because of an injury that caused a pre-snap personnel issue, London said. “I think it comes down to passion, energy, and playing with heart for four quarters,” senior linebacker LaRoy Reynolds said. “Unfortunately, we didn’t pull this one off. We went out there and we played to the best of our abilities, but those little things, it’s those little things that always get us.” Despite the miscues, Virginia had a chance for a late rally because of Rocco’s play. The junior completed 5-of-7 passes for 79 yards on his first drive, capping off the whirlwind series with a touchdown pass to sophomore tight end Jake McGee to bring back memories of the pair’s clutch performance against Penn State. The Virginia defense forced a three-and-out on the Terrapins’ ensuing drive, and Rocco retook the field with 1:51 remaining and with a chance to tie the game. “I was completely confident,” Rocco said. “There was no doubt in my mind that we were going
to score a touchdown. Obviously we missed things by inches and things don’t go your way, but I’ve been confident in our team from day one.” Rocco just missed a breakout completion to a cutting sophomore running back Khalek Shepherd in space that could have extended a drive but instead ended with four straight incompletions. “It’s kind of indicative of the season with these plays at the most opportune times that are not being made,” London said. “It was one of those things where with outstretched fingertips, he would still be running if we made that play.” The drive ended following a delay of game penalty on fourth down that forced the Cavaliers’ into a daunting do-or-die fourthand-15 play. With no timeouts remaining, Maryland used three kneel downs to end the game. Virginia will face Wake Forest (3-3, 1-3 ACC) Oct. 20 looking to halt its five-game losing streak. London hinted strongly in a teleconference with reporters Sunday that Sims will remain the team’s starter for that contest.
Metzinger | Winning requires more than just hard work Continued from page B1 “It’s tough when you put yourself in a hole like that,” senior linebacker Steve Greer said. “But you have to be mentally tough and bounce back.” And even though the Cavaliers did, for the most part, bounce back after their abjectly disastrous start, the nature of their response indicated why a team that was a bedrock of consistency in 2011 has become erratic, nervy, undisciplined and every other adjective normally reserved for Norv Turner-coached teams. To their credit, Jim Reid and his defense mostly accomplished his game plan of stifling the run and alleviating as much pressure as possible
from the young secondary after that torrid opening, allowing -2 rushing yards all game. But while the maligned defense is gelling as a front seven-driven, pass-rushing force, the Virginia offense — purportedly the squad’s strongest unit — is somehow struggling to score consistently despite outgaining its opponents in each of its past three games. In his second start, sophomore quarterback Phillip Sims largely alternated between holding onto the ball for Roethlisberger-esque lengths of time and throwing quick passes designed to ensure completions that were often either poorly thrown or batted down at the line. “I just didn’t do a good job of getting the ball to my team,”
Sims said. “I need to get the ball into their hands, and I wasn’t doing it.” Perhaps more alarmingly, offensive coordinator Bill Lazor is clearly limiting the playbook when Sims plays — unwilling to commit wholeheartedly to a vertical attack or to the shorter, West Coast-style passing game that he prefers with Rocco. On Sims’ final drive, Lazor called a toss and a tight end screen on first and second downs before having to send the receivers deep on Sims’ eventual third down fumble — hardly indicative of a coordinator who understands yet how best to utilize his newest offensive weapon. Even the running game, though effective Saturday, has
yet to establish a clear identity. The Cavaliers did rack up 168 yards on 42 carries against what was the conference’s second-best run defense, and sophomore running back Kevin Parks’ career-high 129 yards may vault him once and for all above senior Perry Jones as the team’s feature back. But the quality and nature of the rushing attack wavered Saturday as it has all season, even if the work rate never did. At various points during the game, London and Lazor relied on downhill power running through power formations, sweeps in spread formations and no running game at all, often abruptly switching from one to the other in response to ineffective plays. All in all, the offense’s inabil-
ity to discover its niche has resulted in a side that occasionally thrives, but more often looks lost. The 19 turnovers, admittedly, haven’t helped. Obviously, comparing the talent level of Virginia’s roster in college football to the Miami Heat’s in the NBA equates to comparing a Lean Cuisine meatloaf dinner to a steak from Michael’s Bistro. But the selfdefeating nature of Saturday’s loss, like all of the team’s last three losses, reinforces that lack of identity, not effort, has torpedoed Virginia’s 2012 chances. “Not enough good things happened to us today at the end to pull this thing out,” London said. “Great effort by these guys, but great effort doesn’t end the result with the ‘W.’”
M Soccer | Two quick scores make close match blowout loss Continued from page B1 a young team like we are who’s trying to figure out our way to do things, it makes it tough to get back in the game.” The early goal came when Wake Forest junior midfielder Jared Watts took possession of the ball following a Cavalier backline turnover. Watts then threaded a ball that appeared to be heading to senior Luciano Delbono, who was standing at the top of the box, but the midfielder feigned at the ball and let it pass by him. The ball continued through the box until it got to the foot of Okoli, who was waiting roughly 12 yards away from goal in a position that Gelnovatch initially believed to be offside. The
unmarked forward placed the ball into the back of the net to give the Demon Deacons the advantage. “The first goal looked offside to me, but I have to look at it again,” Gelonvatch said. “But I think that made a big difference in the game.” Virginia was able to reach the halftime break with the score still 1-0 and looked to be in good position to fight its way back into the contest after earning a 8-5 shot advantage in the first period. But the game took a drastic turn when the Demon Deacons scored two quick goals that came within two minutes of each other. In the 64th minute, another defensive lapse led to a goal by Delbono to increase Wake
Forest’s lead to two. After the Cavalier defense seemed to lose track of the ball, Delbono found himself unguarded standing 25 yards away from goal with possession. When no Virginia defender stepped up to contest, Delbono fired a low strike that squeaked past sophomore goalkeeper Spencer LaCivita. Then, in the 66th minute, junior midfielder Ross Tomaselli placed a through ball perfectly between two Virginia defenders, which found freshman midfielder Michael Gamble in behind the defense. Gamble proceeded to make a nifty first touch, pushing the ball past a streaking LaCivita who had come out from goal to challenge and then placing his shot into the open net. “The second goal was a ball
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lost and they take advantage of it — boom boom and it’s in the back of the goal.” Gelnovatch said. “They capitalized on two of our mistakes and all of a sudden we find ourselves down 3-0, in a game that I thought was pretty even.” Allowing goals off of defensive errors has become a recurring theme for the Cavaliers this year. Virginia gave up a score off of an ill-timed turnover just seconds into the team’s first match this season, a loss against Georgetown, and then did the same thing last week in a win against High Point. “It’s definitely a problem that we’ll have to address,” senior forward Will Bates said. “Because it’s been a trend.” Bates was able to trim the Cav-
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alier deficit in the 79th minute when he got free in behind the Wake Forest defense after a Cavalier corner kick and ripped the ball passed the keeper to make the score 3-1. It was too little, too late, however, as the Cavaliers — despite outshooting Wake Forest 16-11 in the game — could not score again in the contest. With Virginia pushing its entire team forward, the Demon Deacons were able to add a fourth goal for good measure in the 89th minute when Tomaselli got free on a breakaway and put away the easy finish. The Cavaliers will look to right the ship Tuesday when they continue their homestand against Wright State (3-8-1, 1-2-1 Horizon).
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GREEK LIFE BY MATT HENSELL
ARIES (March 21-April 19). In a perfect world, you would lavish your attention on anyone who wants it. But in the real world, there are only so many hours in the day -- and you’d rather spend them with your nearest and dearest.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Though you need artistic inspiration, conjuring up the unpleasant events of your life would be a waste of time. Anyone who inspires you to focus on all that’s sweet and right in your world is a keeper.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It may feel as though you’ve reached a plateau. Even though you know quite a lot, you could use a mentor, someone to help you clarify your goals and break down your fears.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Pain is caused by a discrepancy between who you really are and your image of yourself. Healing happens when you bring those aspects of you into agreement.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll be faced with circumstances that call strongly on your perspective. If you see the scene as “good,” you’ll organize the elements to the best of your ability to make sure “good” is what it becomes.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You are aware of how the intensity of a certain relationship is escalating, and yet you may feel unable to do anything to stop it. You’ll find relaxation and perspective in the world of entertainment.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The person in your life who anchors you will figure into your choices and the day’s events. Without this person, you would still find your way, though it’s much more pleasant and reassuring to have this person by your side.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You will be inspired to evolve and change the very thing you’ve wanted to change, as your guiding planet now forms an auspicious arrangement with Mars, the planet of action. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Organizational efforts will include ordering your physical space and also the timing of your life. You have a knack for accurately projecting how long events are likely to last and planning accordingly.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have a simple purpose for the day. Perhaps it can be summed up in three words -- for instance, “to spread cheer.” You will be most successful when you know and name your purpose. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may not have a specific strategy, but there’s something you need, and you already know the first steps toward getting it. A Cancer or Sagittarius person can help you find the next steps.
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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 15). You’ll enjoy the whimsy of the next three weeks and won’t even mind being thrown for a loop because the ride is so fun. In November, you’ll get the deal or commitment you seek. Friends connect you with lucrative business in December. Invest in yourself and not frivolous items, and June will bring a windfall. Capricorn and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 1, 4, 44 and 23.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The moon is new in your sign, bringing an emotional cleansing. Your judgments of yourself and others and the residue of the past will be washed away as you set a fresh intention.
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