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    Va. Tech victims honored

    The University Activities Board and ASUA are asking for an hour of your time today to pay respects to those killed Monday in the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech.

    The student groups are hosting a vigil open to UA and Tucson community members today from noon until 1 p.m. at the Old Main fountain.

    The vigil, organized by Simone Reynolds, an undeclared freshman, will feature speakers who are Virginia Tech graduates and transfer students. Associated Students of the University of Arizona president-elect Tommy Bruce will be on hand to say a few words and will also read a letter from current ASUA President Erin Hertzog.

    Reynolds said members of Greek Life, as well as representatives from campus religious organizations, will also attend.

    He said the event is meant to refocus people’s attention away from anger at shooter Cho Seung-Hui.

    “”What really matters is remembering the victims,”” Reynolds said.

    He said volunteers will be handing out black ribbons in memory of Monday’s events, and the name of each victim will be read aloud and commemorated at the fountain.

    Reynolds said he expects a high turnout, mainly because of efforts to reach out to the UA community online using Listserv messages and a Facebook.com event notification.

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