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Sedition won’t be tolerated when it counts

February 1, 2007 Executive Editor 0

Imagine: A WMD explodes somewhere along the super metropolis that is the American east coast. Thousands upon thousands are killed, and many more are displaced in the ensuing exodus that makes Hurricane Katrina look like a class field trip.

What happens then? We live in a society now that is quite tolerant of even the craziest and most inane viewpoints.

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Laptops for sale in VCU’s future

February 1, 2007 Executive Editor 0

Specialized laptop computers will be available to students through the university this fall.

The new laptops are part of a program under VCU’s Student Computer Initiative, which is designed to keep students engaged with cutting-edge technology.

Kari Scott is an administrative assistant at VCU Technology Services.

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Updated VCU policy cracks down on drugs & alcohol

February 1, 2007 Executive Editor 0

Students or VCU employees caught on university property illegally using, selling, distributing or manufacturing alcohol or drugs might be subject to severe penalties, states a policy update released Tuesday.

Penalties for students can be as unforgiving as expulsion, but the policy also allows room for the university to refer offending students to rehabilitation programs or to force students to participate in community service.

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CORRECTIONS

February 1, 2007 Executive Editor 0

From Monday, Jan. 29: In the Spectrum section, the artwork on page 10 was credited to Douglass Barkey. The correct name is Douglas Barkey.

In the Sports section, the headline for the women’s basketball story on page was incorrect. It identified the Towson team as the Dragons, not Tigers.

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In the News

February 1, 2007 Executive Editor 0

WORLD

BIRMINGHAM, England – Counterterrorism police arrested eight men Wednesday in an alleged kidnapping plot during pre-dawn raids. The target was allegedly a British Muslim soldier, according to Sky News.

The potential victim was in police custody, Sky reported, saying the kidnapping was going to be an “Iraq-style” execution.