Jan. 11-17, 2002
Vol. 32, Issue 1
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Raises unlikely, layoffs possible
Fans ‘appreciate’ new security
Spend an evening with Isabel Allende Jan. 18
Kidney donation a true gift of love

Accepting nominations for a distinguished alumna

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(Left-right) U.Va. President John T. Casteen III and legislators Creigh Deeds, Mitch Van Yahres and Rob B. Bell III participated in the University’s annual Legislative Forum Jan. 4. Some 250 people, mostly U.Va. employees, attended.

By Matt Kelly

State legislators painted a bleak budget picture as they listened to constituents at the University’s annual legislative forum, held Jan. 4 in Newcomb Hall.

In opening remarks, U.Va. President John T. Casteen III noted that this year marks the first time in his adult life that the General Assembly would wrestle with a budget deficit. Legislators must close a $1.2 billion hole in the budget for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.

State Sen.-elect Creigh Deeds, elected last month to fill the unexpired term of the late Emily Couric, predicted a difficult session. He charged that outgoing Gov. Jim Gilmore had proposed a “political budget” for the 2002-04 biennium that incoming Gov.-elect Mark Warner and legislators on both sides of the aisle are preparing to overhaul.

“It will have to be written again from fresh cloth,” Deeds said.

Deeds noted that state agency heads were looking at the possibility of cutting jobs, and legislators could not realistically commit to any new spending, despite pressure to do so. Full story.


Fans ‘appreciate’ new security

By Matt Kelly

Fewer alcohol-related incidents were reported at football games after University officials changed rules and security procedures at Scott Stadium in the wake of September’s terrorist attacks.

Among the changes: patrons were not readmitted once they left the stadium; bags, backpacks, banners and poles were added to the list of prohibited items, which already included food, alcohol and coolers; and the number of security personnel was increased. Full story.

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