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19 wagers continue fast

Members of the Living Wage campaign Friday rallied on the steps of the Rotunda to mark the seventh day of their hunger strike, which they hope will encourage the University to introduce a $13 minimum wage for its employees and employees of private contract companies, such as the University's catering company Aramark. University President Teresa Sullivan agreed to meet with representatives of the Living Wage campaign 7 a.m.

Students, residents rally

Carrying signs calling for a "Living Wage Now!" and urging community members not to "take injustice lying down," Charlottesville community organizations held a press conference on the steps of Madison Hall yesterday to show their support for the Living Wage Campaign. The press conference is part of a series of weekly student, faculty and community rallies which have occurred the past three weeks demanding the introduction of a $13 dollar minimum wage at the University, said second-year College student Carl David Goette-Luciak, a member of the campaign. Charlottesville resident and former City Council candidate Brandon Collins read from a letter detailing the campaign's requests, which he then delivered to Nancy Rivers, University President Teresa A.

One of the most controversial political figures in British history graces the big screen in the biopic The Iron Lady.

Police officer faces embezzlement charges

Charlottesville Police Officer Wilbert Brassfield came before the Fluvanna Circuit Court earlier this month after being charged with embezzling more than $10,000 from the Courts of Praise Christian Fellowship in Fluvanna County. Brassfield was arrested Dec.

Commission debates sexual assault bill

The Virginia State Crime Commission debated a bill yesterday proposed by former Del. Paula Miller, D-Norfolk, which would transfer the leadership of sexual assault cases on college campuses from university police to local or state police. The commission presented its evaluation of the bill, which was introduced in January 2011, to its members, inviting members of the public to voice their opinions. Twelve people, including former University student Kathryn Russell, whose 2004 alleged rape led to the proposal of the bill, spoke on behalf of the proposed legislation. Commission members suggested that the commission update the bill to include language requiring greater collaboration between campus police and local police officials. The bill would require university police to notify the commonwealth's attorney within 24 hours of a sexual assault complaint and mandates the collaboration of university police and local police, Miller said. "There's accountability," she said.

GOP approach majority in state Senate

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