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National Read Across America Week

Monday was National Read Across America Day, and teachers at Greenbrier Elementary really got into the spirit.

Students voted for a character they would like to see their principal dress up as, and the big winner, was, “A Bad Case of the Stripes” by David Shannon.

Teachers also dressed up as various Dr. Seuss characters and inspired reading with this year’s Read Across America Book, Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, The Places You’ll Go”

Monday was the kick off for a week long event to show kids the joys of the world of books.

Safety Town Meetings At UVa

UVa is holding three town meetings this week, in another effort to address safety concerns on grounds.

Each meeting will focus on one of three areas of concern: prevention, response, and culture.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend, and suggestions will even be taken via email.

» Prevention Working Group: 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, South Meeting Room of Newcomb Hall;

» Response Working Group: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Great Hall of Garrett Hall; and

» Culture Working Group: noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.

The working groups also are taking comments via email at the following addresses: preventionwg@virginia.edu, responsewg@virginia.edu and culturewg@virginia.edu.

Charlottesville Students, Teachers Celebrate National Read Across America Day

Teachers at Greenbrier Elementary School dressed up as some of Dr. Seuss' most popular and interesting characters Monday all in hopes of inspiring students to read.

Downtown Business District Proposal Delayed

The supporters of a downtown business district say they need more time to gather support.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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'Hoos Upset No. 8 Louisville on Senior Day

Faith Randolph scored 23 points and Sarah Imovbioh had 22 points and 17 rebounds Sunday as Virginia beat No. 8 Louisville 75-59 in the final regular season game for both teams.

Atkins Perseveres, Steps Up for Cavaliers

Saturday's Virginia Tech game will mark the last time Darion Atkins takes the floor in a Virginia basketball uniform at John Paul Jones Arena. And the senior forward admits, the time has come.

Blue Ridge Beats VES 65-54 to Win VISAA Title

Blue Ridge dominated the first half of the VISAA Division II State Championship game to beat Virginia Episcopal School 65-54 for the title.

Cavs Beat Hokies, Earn Share of ACC Regular Season Crown

'Hoos had four players in double figures including London Perrentas 11, after returning from a broken nose and mild concussion.

NATIONAL NEWS

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Audio tapes surface with 'Jihadi John' talking about scrutiny from UK security services

Audio tapes have surfaced in which a man identified as "Jihadi John" complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services.

Egypt court suspends parliamentary elections after earlier ruling deemed law unconstitutional

An Egyptian court has suspended the country's upcoming parliamentary elections, following an earlier Supreme Constitutional Court ruling deeming laws regulating the vote unconstitutional.

Kerry working to seal Iran nuke deal in Montreux, Netanyahu in Washington to criticize it

Top U.S. and Israeli officials are spending the day focusing on an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, but from opposite corners.

North Korean foreign minister to forum: US-South Korea drills 'unprecedentedly provocative'

North Korea's foreign minister is telling an international disarmament conference that the current round of U.S.-South Korean military drills is "unprecedentedly provocative." On Monday, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea as Seoul and Washington launched their annual drills, which will run until the end of April.

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