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The University of Virginia says one of its students was killed Saturday in a boating accident. Read more
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Peter G

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Dec 2, 2012
Accidents happen....very sad....SAS is a good program, could be improved a bit if some staff changes were made.
mars

Richmond, VA

#5 Dec 2, 2012
FYI NBC29: Newsplex actually monitors their posts. Please remove off-topic and abusive comments, such as the comment by "Diesel." This situation, as well as so many others I see on here, are not the place for tasteless jokes. Just because people have access to your forum does not mean you do not have a responsibility to monitor it.
Justin

Harrisonburg, VA

#6 Dec 2, 2012
mars wrote:
FYI NBC29: Newsplex actually monitors their posts. Please remove off-topic and abusive comments, such as the comment by "Diesel." This situation, as well as so many others I see on here, are not the place for tasteless jokes. Just because people have access to your forum does not mean you do not have a responsibility to monitor it.
Disqus does wonders doesn't it?
Steven

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Dec 2, 2012
mars wrote:
FYI NBC29: Newsplex actually monitors their posts. Please remove off-topic and abusive comments, such as the comment by "Diesel." This situation, as well as so many others I see on here, are not the place for tasteless jokes. Just because people have access to your forum does not mean you do not have a responsibility to monitor it.
Why do you want to silence people?
peoplearecrazy

Washington, DC

#9 Dec 2, 2012
Amazing how stupid people can be with their comments,when you don't know their true identity!
Unbelievable

Orange, VA

#10 Dec 2, 2012
I cannot believe some of the posts people are making. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this beautiful young girl. It saddens me that during such a difficult time for this family/friends people are soooooo inconsiderate.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Dec 2, 2012
mars wrote:
FYI NBC29: Newsplex actually monitors their posts. Please remove off-topic and abusive comments, such as the comment by "Diesel." This situation, as well as so many others I see on here, are not the place for tasteless jokes. Just because people have access to your forum does not mean you do not have a responsibility to monitor it.
Our Bill of Rights has already been shredded probably unbenounced to you, and you want everyone to bow to your sense of whats right?
mars

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Dec 2, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>Our Bill of Rights has already been shredded probably unbenounced to you, and you want everyone to bow to your sense of whats right?
1) I fail to understand why making jokes about the death of a UVA student is worthy of this response, common decency should tell anyone that's not a topic for joking, 2) you can say what you want on a street corner, that's free speech, but NBC29 or any news forum can edit whatever they want, it's their news company and not a public forum, 3) I have read the Bill of Rights, duh, and 4) I am also pretty familiar with the dictionary, and trust me, there is no such word as "unbenounced." Did you have to override spellcheck for that one? Maybe you're smarter than that, too.
mars

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Dec 2, 2012
And thanks, NBC29, for removing that tasteless and pointless comment.
mars

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Dec 2, 2012
Also, "thinking free," might want to brush up on your understanding of the apostrophe.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Dec 2, 2012
mars wrote:
<quoted text>
1) I fail to understand why making jokes about the death of a UVA student is worthy of this response, common decency should tell anyone that's not a topic for joking, 2) you can say what you want on a street corner, that's free speech, but NBC29 or any news forum can edit whatever they want, it's their news company and not a public forum, 3) I have read the Bill of Rights, duh, and 4) I am also pretty familiar with the dictionary, and trust me, there is no such word as "unbenounced." Did you have to override spellcheck for that one? Maybe you're smarter than that, too.
I am.
Steve

Lyndhurst, VA

#17 Dec 3, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>Our Bill of Rights has already been shredded probably unbenounced to you, and you want everyone to bow to your sense of whats right?
And how about you? Everyone should bow to YOUR sense of what's right? Hopefully, NBC29 has common sense and decency, and will start monitoring the posts put on this forum in the future. Just because you can be anonymous on here doesn't mean that you can say whatever you want. NBC29, in operating this forum, has the right and the responsibility to regulate what is posted, so that everyone can be protected. The rights of greiving families, the right of a person to be innocent until proven guilty, the right for a persons honor to be protected and not slandered.
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Dec 3, 2012
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>
And how about you? Everyone should bow to YOUR sense of what's right? Hopefully, NBC29 has common sense and decency, and will start monitoring the posts put on this forum in the future. Just because you can be anonymous on here doesn't mean that you can say whatever you want. NBC29, in operating this forum, has the right and the responsibility to regulate what is posted, so that everyone can be protected. The rights of greiving families, the right of a person to be innocent until proven guilty, the right for a persons honor to be protected and not slandered.
Steve, read the Graf story about the Watkins Child Sexual Assault case if you want a sense of NBC 29's ethics and morals on protecting victims. You will see that small town, Peter-principle reporters like Graf and his ilk have no morals or ethics.

R.I.P.: Natalie Wood
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Dec 3, 2012
BTW, in another indicator of NBC 29's thoroughness in news coverage...

Take a quick search of the news service from Domenica. It clearly says that the victim was in the water with some others snorkeling when, after dropping off supplies at the beach, the captain of the boat placed the craft in reverse to leave the beachfront. The victim was behind the boat and was struck by the propellor, and was pronounced DOA at the island's hospital.

All these supposed newspeople do is parrot press releases. How pathetic.

R.I.P.: Deep Throat
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Dec 3, 2012
So very sad; a beautiful young person's life ended in an instant. Just like that.
Let her passing remind all of us how fragile our existence on this earth is.
Vitam ama quia mors sequitur
R.I.P. Casey Schulman
gsfdg dfg

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Dec 3, 2012
Peter G wrote:
Accidents happen....very sad....SAS is a good program, could be improved a bit if some staff changes were made.
SAS is NOT a good program. EVERYONE knows SAS is for wealthy college students to party on a cruise for a few weeks. SAS a good program, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Several UVA kids got kicked out of SAS in the MIDDLE OF THE PROGRAM a few years ago because they were partying too much.
gsfdg dfg

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Dec 3, 2012
Having said that - this is an awfully horrible and tragic accident. Prayers go out to the family.

Still, don't try to add in that the SAS program is a good one, no it isn't. It is not designed to be academically challenging at all. It is a paid cruise.
Gilligan

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Dec 3, 2012
CvilleGordo wrote:
ETOH on board?(Or in this case, overboard?)
No. Some kids were on the beach relaxing. Some were in the water swimming. The boat started backing up and the propeller hit this student.
Justin

Harrisonburg, VA

#24 Dec 3, 2012
Liberalace wrote:
BTW, in another indicator of NBC 29's thoroughness in news coverage...
Take a quick search of the news service from Domenica. It clearly says that the victim was in the water with some others snorkeling when, after dropping off supplies at the beach, the captain of the boat placed the craft in reverse to leave the beachfront. The victim was behind the boat and was struck by the propellor, and was pronounced DOA at the island's hospital.
All these supposed newspeople do is parrot press releases. How pathetic.
R.I.P.: Deep Throat
Here are the links to the Dominican news articles on Casey's passing:
http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/n...
http://thedominican.net/2012/12/student-dies-...

My thoughts and prayers are with the Shulman family as they cope with the loss of their girl. R.I.P. Casey
Peter G

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Dec 3, 2012
gsfdg dfg wrote:
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SAS is NOT a good program. EVERYONE knows SAS is for wealthy college students to party on a cruise for a few weeks. SAS a good program, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Several UVA kids got kicked out of SAS in the MIDDLE OF THE PROGRAM a few years ago because they were partying too much.
YOU are an idiot! Get your facts straight you stupid drunk ard....FIRST of all, the SAS program is for a full SEMESTER>
YOU note that "several UVA kis got kicked out of SAS in the MIDDLE OF THE PROGRAM a few years back because they ere partying too much"...sounds like to me the administration WAS doing their job by doing that! ALSO, note that not all the kids are "wealthy college students"...IGNORANT ash wholes like you should be used as anchors on ships.

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