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May 18, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The University of Virginia said it was investigating whether three dozen loans given mainly to student-athletes by the Virginia Student Aid Foundation violated NCAA rules.
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November 30, 2003 | Edmund White, Edmund White is the author of numerous books, including "Fanny: A Fiction," "Genet: A Biography" and "States of Desire: Travels in Gay America."
Homosexuality is the most obvious and often-practiced erotic alternative to heterosexuality and the one, because it shades into friendship and rivalry, fealty and rebellion, that calls on an extraordinarily wide range of human sentiments and institutions. In the 20th century, it became a theme that haunted most of the best writers of fiction: D.H. Lawrence and Andre Gide, Jean Genet and Marcel Proust, Christopher Isherwood and Thomas Mann, Virginia Woolf and Willa Cather.
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October 11, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The University of Virginia appointed a committee to review the school's medical center, which has been embarrassed three times recently. The Charlottesville hospital mixed up two newborns in 1995, recently switched the bodies of dead babies and last year mistakenly gave a mother who miscarried only her baby's placenta to bury. Hospital officials said a police investigation into the switched babies has failed to uncover how the girls went home with wrong families.
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March 24, 2001 | LAUREN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Literature buff Ian Prichard, an avid fan of authors ranging from John Steinbeck to iconoclastic poet and novelist Jack Kerouac, began a new chapter in his life last fall. Now the freshman at Virginia is set to close the book on a successful swimming season, no matter what happens today in the NCAA men's swimming and diving championships at Texas A&M. "College swimming is amazing," said Prichard, from Buena High. "We have almost 30 guys on the team and we all have the same goals.
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April 24, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two University of Virginia athletic department employees were fired and a third was forced to retire because of NCAA rules violations involving no-interest loans to athletes. Many of the loans were made while NCAA Executive Director Dick Schultz was Virginia's athletic director. Although the report said there was no proof that Schultz knew about the loans, it said he should have known. The report said that, from 1982 to 1990, 30 student-athletes received 45 loans totaling $14,948.
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August 15, 1998 | From Associated Press
The University of Virginia took out full-page newspaper advertisements Friday apologizing for a baby switch at the school hospital. The switch has "caused unspeakable sorrow to the families involved," President John Casteen III wrote in the letter published in several newspapers. "They owe us more than an apology . . . ," said Brenda Rogers, step-grandmother of one of the girls, Rebecca Chittum, 3. She did not say what else the family wants from the hospital.
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August 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
In an unprecedented move, the NCAA said it has hired James Park Jr., a Lexington, Ky., lawyer, to investigate questionable loans made to student-athletes at the University of Virginia, where Dick Schultz, now executive director of the NCAA, was the athletic director from 1981-87. Park is to concentrate his investigation on any ties Schultz may have had to the loans, the NCAA said.
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June 12, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
NCAA Executive Director Dick Schultz, who could come under investigation by his own organization, said he was "embarrassed" that rules violations may have occurred while he was athletic director at the University of Virginia. Virginia is investigating whether its athletic fund-raising arm illegally made loans to student-athletes from 1982-90. Schultz was athletic director there from 1981-87.
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June 4, 1991
A University of Virginia student was sentenced to 13 months in prison Monday for selling drugs in one of three fraternity houses seized by federal authorities during a high-profile attack on middle-class drug dealing. Ernest Brown Pryor, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts of drug distribution near a school. Assistant U.S. Atty.
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December 27, 1998 | ANNE MENDELSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The chief backyard fruit trees I recall from my Pennsylvania childhood were these: an apple tree that annually bore six or eight stunted, less than half-edible fruits; a peach tree whose promising crop succumbed every June to a gummy mess I now recognize as having been caused by the plum curculio; and a plum tree, the most beautiful flowering object I have ever seen, that in about 18 years of life managed just one summer to produce two unimaginably delicious plums the size of cocktail olives.
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October 11, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The University of Virginia appointed a committee to review the school's medical center, which has been embarrassed three times recently. The Charlottesville hospital mixed up two newborns in 1995, recently switched the bodies of dead babies and last year mistakenly gave a mother who miscarried only her baby's placenta to bury. Hospital officials said a police investigation into the switched babies has failed to uncover how the girls went home with wrong families.
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August 15, 1998 | From Associated Press
The University of Virginia took out full-page newspaper advertisements Friday apologizing for a baby switch at the school hospital. The switch has "caused unspeakable sorrow to the families involved," President John Casteen III wrote in the letter published in several newspapers. "They owe us more than an apology . . . ," said Brenda Rogers, step-grandmother of one of the girls, Rebecca Chittum, 3. She did not say what else the family wants from the hospital.
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March 29, 1998 | Associated Press
Pete Gillen has left Providence to sign a seven-year deal to become Virginia's new basketball coach, Virginia Athletic Director Terry Holland confirmed. Gillen replaces Jeff Jones, who resigned March 15 after eight seasons. He takes over a team that was 11-19 this season, the program's worst record in more than three decades. One of the stipulations in Gillen's agreement with Virginia is that he is to hire an African American coach.
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February 8, 1998 | HELEN O'NEILL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Beneath the stately oaks that shelter Miss Kitty's grave, the actor blinks back tears. Then he composes himself and turns to his audience. Wide-eyed, his voice exaggerated, he shuffles toward an imaginary young woman sweeping an imaginary stoop. "I figured out why your mama never let us in the house," he booms. "She got stowaways in there."
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December 29, 1994 | From Associated Press
It was raining and muddy. And that was fine with Virginia--its string of four consecutive bowl losses finally put to rest. "It's great to finally get that bowl losing streak off our backs," said Virginia Coach George Welsh. With Mike Groh burning Texas Christian with a 37-yard scoring pass to Tyrone Davis in the third quarter, the No. 18 Cavaliers (9-3) beat the Horned Frogs, 20-10, Wednesday night in the rain-soaked Independence Bowl.
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April 6, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Federal drug czar Bob Martinez, acting in the wake of federal agents' unprecedented seizure of three University of Virginia fraternity houses last week, urged 200 representatives of fraternities and sororities Friday to expand their public service efforts to combat drug abuse. But many of the students argued that law enforcement should concentrate on inner-city drug users. "I don't see why they had to target these guys," said Ted Licastro, a student at Penn State and a member of Alpha Sigma Phi.
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December 9, 1994 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Virginia has four players trying to make history. Indiana has one player trying to make it for his father. Then there are UCLA and Rutgers. They're just trying to make it to Sunday. Just what else the Bruins are trying to accomplish in soccer's final four is not readily apparent. Sure, UCLA wants to add another NCAA championship to the titles it won under Coach Sigi Schmid in 1985 and 1990. But where's the angle? Where's the hook? What would make people outside Westwood care whether they win?
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November 1, 1994 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reacting to widespread complaints from Christian legal advocates, the Supreme Court said Monday that it will consider a lower court ruling that bars a state university from subsidizing a student magazine because it espouses an "avowedly Christian" perspective. In recent years, Christian legal groups have complained that the high court's insistence on a strict separation of church and state sometimes translates into discrimination against mainstream religious groups.
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