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Lindsay Wise

Not now, honey, I'm on deadline

AT LEAST there never was a dull moment. Whether I was wiring my modem to a pay phone to file an election night story from Texas, escaping from the office to go sledding on dining hall trays, experiencing the thrill of being named one of the best college newspapers in the nation or getting my own office door slammed in my face and blue pens thrown at me, working at The Cavalier Daily was a priceless education. In nearly four years at the CD, I've discovered that when you work more than 60 hours a week without pay, carry a full course load, manage your peers and still love your job, you've chosen the right profession. I turned down one of the top-ranked journalism schools to come to the University, and what I found here instead was a cluttered, windowless place in the basement of Newcomb Hall that tested the limits of who I am and pushed me farther than I ever thought possible.

Ex-football player receives new heart

Dottie Lindsey was just getting over the flu, but she wanted to get to Charlottesville before it snowed to visit her son Mark, a former Cavalier football player who has been awaiting a heart transplant at University Hospital since 1997. "When I arrived here at Mark's apartment, my husband was parked in front of it," Mrs. Lindsey said.

Second year dies in his home after fight with cancer

Second-year College student Mark Brzozowski died yesterday morning in his home in Manassas, Va., after a battle with cancer that lasted nearly three years. Brzozowski's friends and family said he will be remembered for his courage, friendship and his love for music, creative writing and Spanish. Brzozowski was diagnosed with alveolar soft tissue sarcoma in his right arm in February 1997.

Student assaulted at Kappa Sigma

A male student was physically assaulted by a non-student during a private party in the Kappa Sigma fraternity house early Sunday morning. According to University Police, there were two victims, a student and a non-student, and Police said they believe there may also have been a second attacker involved, Police Captain Purcell McCue said. Both victims decided not to press charges, McCue said. Police responded to a call and arrived at the scene at about 1:04 a.m. "We got the call that there was a subject [at the party] with a gun, but when we got there we couldn't find any," McCue said.

Plaintiffs withdraw balcony lawsuits

Three lawsuits filed following the fatal collapse of a balcony during the University's May 1997 graduation ceremonies have been withdrawn because the parties involved have agreed to try to reach out-of-court settlements. The trial for one of the cases was scheduled to go to court Nov.

Rain postpones diversity rally on Lawn

Rain put a damper on students' plans for an "October Camp" demonstration yesterday on the Lawn as organizers had to delay the two-day long "celebration of diversity" due to bad weather. The event is designed to educate the University community about using race as a factor in the University's admissions process and was rescheduled for tomorrow and Thursday, organizer and third-year Education student Jenny Johnson said. "We were setting up camp at 7 a.m., but the rain just kept coming down," Johnson said. She said organizers made the decision to change the date of the "October Camp" at about 9:30 a.m.

Campaign chalks up $947 million

According to the latest numbers, the University's Capital Campaign has raised $947 million and is now within nearly 5 percent of its $1 billion goal. There is still over a year left in the Campaign, and fundraising is expected to surpass $1 billion by December, but officials said the Campaign will not be winding down as it nears its goal.

Council strives to improve safety

Working closely with the Dean of Students Office and University Police, Student Council representatives plan on speeding up changes needed to make the community safer.

Violent crime shocks community, prompts calls

Days after the University and a group of parents put up a $10,000 reward to help catch the man who raped a University student in her home last Thursday, police are answering calls from people responding with information about the case. However, only about 10 to 15 percent of the people calling police with tips are interested in the reward money, said Richard Hudson, a Charlottesville Police detective who answers phones at the Crimestoppers hotline. The shocking nature of such a crime naturally generates a lot of interest - and a lot of calls, Hudson said. "I've been doing this for 17 years and I've seen a lot of sexual assaults," he said.

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