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June 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The building where a gunman killed 30 people and himself on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg will be reopened for offices and laboratories, but it won't be used for classrooms, the university announced. Norris Hall will open June 18 for the engineering science and mechanics and the civil and environmental engineering departments. They were the primary occupants of the building when Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 students and faculty members on the campus April 16.
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December 21, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Virginia Tech classroom wing where a student gunman killed 30 people, wounded two dozen others and killed himself April 16 will be turned into a place to study peace, the school announced in Blacksburg. Having vowed never again to use Norris Hall for general classes, school officials said the rooms would house the new Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.
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December 21, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Virginia Tech classroom wing where a student gunman killed 30 people, wounded two dozen others and killed himself April 16 will be turned into a place to study peace, the school announced in Blacksburg. Having vowed never again to use Norris Hall for general classes, school officials said the rooms would house the new Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.
NATIONAL
June 19, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Virginia Tech building where a student killed 30 people and himself was reopened for limited daytime use of engineering labs, although access was restricted because of refurbishing work. The closure of Norris Hall after the April 16 shooting rampage had stalled research by about 50 graduate students. The second-floor classrooms where Seung-Hui Cho shot 25 students and five faculty members will not be used again.
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June 19, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Virginia Tech building where a student killed 30 people and himself was reopened for limited daytime use of engineering labs, although access was restricted because of refurbishing work. The closure of Norris Hall after the April 16 shooting rampage had stalled research by about 50 graduate students. The second-floor classrooms where Seung-Hui Cho shot 25 students and five faculty members will not be used again.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2007 | J. Freedom du Lac, Washington Post
On R. Kelly's new single, "I'm a Flirt," the R&B lothario refers to himself as "a dog on the prowl" as he warns the world about his wanton ways. The buoyant song, whose lyrical content is somewhat tame by the singer's legendarily lascivious standards, has been creeping up the Billboard charts and just might become one of the defining summer jams of 2007. But "I'm a Flirt" isn't R.
NATIONAL
April 23, 2007 | Miguel Bustillo and Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writers
The tissue boxes were neatly laid on every wooden pew, but there were none on the pulpit, so Tommy McDearis wiped his tears away with the back of his hand. The pastor of Blacksburg Baptist Church also served as a police chaplain, and after last week's shootings at Virginia Tech, he had to tell 20 families that their children were gone. He had to console the homicide detectives and SWAT team members who saw the blood-soaked classrooms, the wounded and the dead.
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April 18, 2007 | TIM RUTTEN
LESS than two hours after the appalling events Monday at Virginia Tech, as news organizations scrambled to grasp the facts of what had occurred, a strangely disturbing phrase began to worm its way into the coverage. As the number of confirmed fatalities mounted into the mid-20s, broadcasts, wire service reports and newspaper websites began to refer to the massacre as "the deadliest school shooting in American history."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1999
Q. Could silicon be the basis for alien life forms, just as carbon is here on earth? A. Silicon-based life forms are popular in science fiction, but they are unlikely to occur because of the chemistry of the element, according to chemist Raymond Dessy of VirginiaPolytechnic Institute and State University. Writers choose silicon because it falls in the same column of the periodic table as carbon and can make four bond with other elements. But the similarities stop there.
HEALTH
December 19, 2005 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
SUNFLOWER seeds and pistachios are not just for Super Bowl snacking anymore -- they might even be health food. Of 27 nuts and seeds tested for phytosterol content, sunflower seed kernels and pistachios had the highest levels among those commonly consumed as snacks, say researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va. Phytosterol, a type of plant chemical, can help reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.
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June 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The building where a gunman killed 30 people and himself on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg will be reopened for offices and laboratories, but it won't be used for classrooms, the university announced. Norris Hall will open June 18 for the engineering science and mechanics and the civil and environmental engineering departments. They were the primary occupants of the building when Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 students and faculty members on the campus April 16.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2007 | J. Freedom du Lac, Washington Post
On R. Kelly's new single, "I'm a Flirt," the R&B lothario refers to himself as "a dog on the prowl" as he warns the world about his wanton ways. The buoyant song, whose lyrical content is somewhat tame by the singer's legendarily lascivious standards, has been creeping up the Billboard charts and just might become one of the defining summer jams of 2007. But "I'm a Flirt" isn't R.
NATIONAL
April 23, 2007 | Miguel Bustillo and Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writers
The tissue boxes were neatly laid on every wooden pew, but there were none on the pulpit, so Tommy McDearis wiped his tears away with the back of his hand. The pastor of Blacksburg Baptist Church also served as a police chaplain, and after last week's shootings at Virginia Tech, he had to tell 20 families that their children were gone. He had to console the homicide detectives and SWAT team members who saw the blood-soaked classrooms, the wounded and the dead.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2007 | TIM RUTTEN
LESS than two hours after the appalling events Monday at Virginia Tech, as news organizations scrambled to grasp the facts of what had occurred, a strangely disturbing phrase began to worm its way into the coverage. As the number of confirmed fatalities mounted into the mid-20s, broadcasts, wire service reports and newspaper websites began to refer to the massacre as "the deadliest school shooting in American history."
NEWS
June 23, 1992 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
The party is swarming with potential dates, so you mentally review your wish list: a good talker with a sense of humor, rewarding career and interesting hobbies. Then you find yourself gravitating to the most attractive person in the room--the one with the million-dollar smile and oodles of charm--who might prove to be humorless, jobless and commitment-phobic.
NATIONAL
April 17, 2007 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
Virginia Tech, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia and once overshadowed by the state's elite, historic colleges, has been a university on the rise in recent decades. It is the state's largest university, with more than 26,000 students, a leader in producing Ph.D.s and one of the nation's top-ranked schools in engineering and architecture. In the U.S. News and World Report 2007 rankings of public universities, Virginia Tech was 34th.
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