Sunday, February 06, 2005

Correction of the Day

From today's Richmond Times-Dispatch (print edition only, it appears)

An article yesterday said Eleanore Shannon, widow of former University of Virginia President Edgar F. Shannon Jr., attended a cermony announcing a $1 million dollar gift to U.Va. by Professor Larry J. Sabato. Mrs. Shannon died in 2000.

First of all, let me say how grateful I am that Mrs. Shannon took time out of her busy schedule to join us this afternoon. Eleanore, you look marvelous. It is the kind of dedication shown by Mrs. Shannon that has made UVA one of the nation' s most pretigious public universities. Secondly, we have asked Ms. Shannon to become the new head coach of the mens' basketball program. We believe that Mrs. Shannon's unique perspective offers hope that the season, and the team, may yet be brought back from the dead.