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September 12, 1998 | Associated Press
The executive director of the hospital where two infants were switched at birth and where a woman was given the wrong corpse after her baby died has resigned. Michael J. Halseth, executive director of the University of Virginia Medical Center since 1989, will become president and chief executive of Valley Health System, a group of hospitals, the university said Friday. Hospital officials said the resignation was unrelated to the baby switch and corpse mixup that became public this summer.
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April 6, 1999 | From Associated Press
A judge on Monday approved a $2-million settlement for one of the families who was given the wrong baby in a hospital nursery, but the girl's biological mother is fighting the agreement and will seek custody of the child. Part of the agreement provides money for the grandparents who share custody of Rebecca Chittum.
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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 20, 2007 | From the Associated Press
blacksburg, va. -- A carbon monoxide leak at an off-campus apartment complex critically sickened two Virginia Tech students and sent 17 other people to hospitals Sunday, police said. Five women, all students, were found unconscious in their beds in a unit at the Collegiate Suites complex, Capt. Bruce Bradbery said. The leak came the day Virginia Tech dedicated a memorial to the 32 people killed by a student gunman in April. Fall semester classes begin today. "Enough's enough," Bradbery said.
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November 22, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds left the hospital on Friday, three days after being stabbed repeatedly by his son, who then took his own life. In his first public statement since Tuesday, when authorities say Deeds was stabbed by his son, Gus, who then shot himself, the senator acknowledged that some wounds won't heal. "I am alive so must live,” he said on Twitter. “Some wounds won't heal. Your prayers and your friendship are important to me. " Deeds, 55, was released Friday morning from the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
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March 15, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Barney Morris, a news anchor and reporter at television stations KTLA and KABC in Los Angeles for most of three decades, died Friday. He was 66. Morris died of heart failure at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. He had been in failing health for some time, said his son, Bob Morris. Born in New York City, Barney Morris spent most of his youth in Chicago. He attended the University of Notre Dame before deciding on a career in broadcasting.
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June 3, 1995 | From Associated Press
Actor Christopher Reeve has sensation in his chest, meaning his spinal cord was not severed and he could regain some body movement, his doctor said Friday. "I'm encouraged," Dr. John A. Jane said. "If it were totally severed, we could say with certainty there would be no chance of recovery."
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May 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
A second-floor balcony filled with people seeking a good view of the University of Virginia's graduation ceremonies collapsed Sunday, killing one person and injuring 18. The balcony of the columned, red-brick building, which was designed by Thomas Jefferson, gave way 15 minutes before the commencement got underway at 10 a.m. on the university's central lawn. Those on the balcony of the faculty home fell about 15 feet onto a brick walkway.
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September 26, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Researchers who studied the immune system and bacterial ulcers won Albert Lasker awards on Monday, honors that can presage the Nobel Prize. Dr. Barry J. Marshall of the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville discovered that bacteria cause ulcers, an idea that met with widespread skepticism but eventually changed ulcer treatment. It opened the door to treating peptic ulcer disease effectively with antibiotics. He won the $25,000 clinical medical research award.
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