set in rape case
University and a group of parents of students are offering a $10,000
reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a
man responsible for the Aug. 26 home invasion and rape of a U.Va.
student in the Venable neighborhood, University President John T.
Casteen III announced Aug. 28.
describe the suspect as a heavy-set black male, possibly in his
20s, between 5-foot-6 and 6 feet tall, with a short haircut. He
was wearing a dark-colored T-shirt and shorts.
and University police have stepped up patrols in and around the
University. They urge students and employees to take reasonable
precautions: do not travel alone at night, be aware of your surroundings,
take advantage of the all-night Escort Service and lock your residence.
Report suspicious people or vehicles to the police promptly by calling
911 (9-911 from University phones).
offer Rape Aggression Defense classes; call 924-8845. The police
also will provide security seminars, residential security surveys
and other safety programs, all free of charge.
offer information on this or other crimes, call the University Police
at 924-7166; the Charlottesville
Police at 970-3265; or Crime Stoppers at 977-4000.
the air: WISE-FM
University's College at Wise recently launched the first public
radio station in Southwest Virginia, WISE-FM at 90.5. The station
airs a variety of programs such as "Morning Edition,"
"A Prairie Home Companion," "Mountain Stage"
and "Car Talk," as well as news and sports, weather forecasts
and business updates. The station was built over the past three
years with support from the Slemp Foundation and federal assistance.