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Bystander critically injured in car crash

February 13, 2003 Executive Editor 0

A 22-year-old male VCU student is in critical condition after being struck by a car a few blocks from campus.
The accident occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. Monday when a black Ford Explorer, going west on Cumberland Avenue, collided in an intersection with a Chevrolet Camero, going south on Harrison Street, said Jennifer Reilly of the City of Richmond Police Department’s media relations division.

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A choice between duty, love

February 13, 2003 Executive Editor 0

Paul Van Vleet wasn’t thinking about marriage — until he heard a voice.
The VCU adjunct instructor of Spanish sat back and smiled as he recalled how he met his wife.
Van Vleet had spent more than 20 years as a practicing member of Jesuitism, a Roman Catholic religious order for men.

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Creating strides with VCU-NAACP

February 13, 2003 Executive Editor 0

The primary focus of most seniors this time of year is graduation, but Alethia Watford, a criminal justice major and president of the VCU chapter of the NAACP, has broadened the scope of her attention to promoting diversity among her peers.

“We promote economic, social, political and educational progress, as well as improvement and diversity among all people of color,” she said of the student chapter of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People.

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Richmond’s History Makers: Luther Robinson

February 13, 2003 Executive Editor 0

Luther Robinson, a.k.a. Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, was born in Richmond in 1878 and was raised by his grandmother. His nickname originated in his childhood. During that time he sold newspapers and danced on the streets for change. He left school and ran away to Washington, D.

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What have you done for me lately?

February 10, 2003 Executive Editor 0

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, our society has long been split into two opposing categories – those that both adore and cherish this holiday celebration of love and lovers, and those that have better things to do on just another day in our calendar year.