August 17, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have received a grant of $5.1 million over five years from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, part of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund a multidisciplinary Program Project to begin to develop a cure for Crohn's disease by isolating new treatment targets. "To date, no one has been able to determine exactly what causes Crohn's disease, and this has limited the ability of researchers to develop successful treatments.
September 25, 1995
An article in yesterday's editions about the genetics and crime conference in Queenstown inaccurately described a study cited by Dr. Irving Gottesman of the University of Virginia. The study, conducted by researchers in Minnesota, showed that identical twins reared apart tended to have similar scores in tests for anti-social personality disorder.The Sun regrets the error.
July 13, 2006
MRS. DORIS MARIE KNORR, 74, of Frederick, formerly of Charlottesville, VA and Baltimore, MD died Sunday, July 9, 2006 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of 55 years to Dr. Norman J. Knorr. Born in Baltimore, MD on January 9, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Felix H. and Ida Weinel Morrison. Doris attended Catholic University, the University of Maryland and the University of Virginia taking courses in architecture, art and psychology. In Charlottesville she volunteered to work for Recording for the Blind.
August 5, 1991
Guy Carleton Drewry, 90, a minister's son who became Virginia's poet laureate although he had to support himself as a railroad statistician, died Saturday in Roanoke after battling pneumonia. He had little formal education but lectured at the University of Virginia and elsewhere on creative writing and literature. "It came out of the air," he said of his work. "I felt like a violin somebody was playing on." He published six volumes of poetry, and his work appeared in numerous anthologies.
March 6, 2005
HELEN RIDGELY LYON VAN NESS, 59, passed away on February 23, 2005 at the University of Virginia Hospital after a brief illness. She was a long time resident of Harrisonburg, Virginia. She graduated from Calvert School in Baltimore, Garrison Forest School in Garrison and Towson University in Towson. She was the daughter of the late Carroll Van Ness, Jr. and Helen Gill Lyon of Owings Mills. She is survived by her brother, Carroll Van Ness, III of Lutherville; her sister, Frances Lyon Van Ness of Kent Island, Maryland; her two sons, Ian Christopher Vining of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Neil Carroll Vining, M.D. of Seattle, Washington and two grandchildren.
November 1, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Reacting to widespread complaints from Christian legal advocates, the Supreme Court said yesterday that it will reconsider a lower court ruling that bars a state university from subsidizing a student magazine because it espouses an "avowedly Christian" perspective.In recent years, Christian legal groups have complained that the high court's insistence on a strict separation of church and state sometimes translates into discrimination against mainstream religious groups.For example, some school and state college officials have said that their institutions may subsidize student groups which promote feminism, environmentalism, gay rights or a variety of other causes but they may not subsidize student groups that promote religion.