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Thursday, April 19, 2007

University mourns shooting victims

On Tuesday afternoon, thousands of people gathered in Virginia Tech's basketball arena for a memorial service for the victims, with an overflow crowd of thousands watching on a jumbo TV screen in the football stadium. Pres. Bush and the first lady attended.

'As you draw closer to your families in the coming days, I ask you to reach out to those who ache for sons and daughters who are never coming home', Bush said.

Virginia Tech Pres. Charles Steger received a 30-second standing ovation, despite bitter complaints from parents and students that the university should have locked down the campus immediately after the first burst of gunfire.

A computer list of victims who were killed Monday has not yet been released by school or law-enforcement officials. Here is a nearly complete list of victims, according to reports from family members and other officials.

This list includes 31 of the 32 victims and does not include the shooter. Cho Seung-Hui, 23, of Centerville, Va.

Ross Abdallah Alameddin, 20, Saugus, Mass. English Major

Christopher James Bishop, 35, German Instructor

Ryan Clark, 22, of Martinez,Ga. Biology and Englisah Major.

Ausrin Cloyd, formerly of Champaign, Ill. freshman, International Studies.

Jocelyn Couture-Nowak, French Instructor.

Daniel Perez Cueva, 21, of Peru,French Student.

Kevin P. Granata, 45, Engineering Science and Mechanics professor.

Caitlin M. Hammaren, 19, NY, Sophomore, International Studies and French.

Jeremy M. Herbstritt, 27, of Bellefonte, Pa., Civil Engineering Graduate.

Emily Jane Hilscher,19, of Woodville, Va.,Freshman, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Equine science.

Jarrett L. Lane, 25, of Narrows Va., Senior, Civil Engineering.

Matthew J. La Porte, 20, of Dumont, NJ.,Freshmen, University Studies.

Henry Lee, 20, Roanoke, Va., Freshman Computer Engineering.

Liviu Librescu, 76, Engineering Science and Mathematics.

G.V. Loganathan, 51, Civil and Engineering professor.

Lauren Ashley McCain, 20, International Studies

Daniel O'Neill, 22, of Lincoln, RI., Environmental Engineering.

Juan Ramon Ortiz, 26, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Civil Engineering graduate student.

Reema J. Samaha,18, of Centerville, Va., Freshman, Universities.

Maxine S. Turner, 22,Vienna, Va., Senior, Chemical Engineering.

Brian Bluhn, 25, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,Graduate student

Matthew Gwaltney, of Chester, Va., Environmental Engineering.

Rachel Hill,18, of Glen Allen, Va.

Partahi Lumbantoruan, 34, of Indonesia, 34, of Indonesia, Civil Engineering Doctoral student.

Minal Panchal of Mumbai, India.

Erin Peterson, 18, Centerville, Va, Freshman, International Relations.

Michael S. Pohle Jr.,Biological Sciences.

Julia Pryde, 23,, Middletwon, NJ., Graduate student.

Mary Karen Read, 19, of Annandale, Va., Interdisciplinary Studies.

Leslie G. Sherman, 20, Sophomore History.

Nicole White, of Smithfield, Va., Junior, International Studies.

(Source:AP Tribune,NYT/Ryder)

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