This Week in the News…

Posted: July 11, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week:

Thursday, July 3, The Washington Post

Malvo Trial Moved Out Of Fairfax

“A Fairfax County judge moved Lee Boyd Malvo’s murder trial 200 miles away to Chesapeake yesterday, ruling that the widespread fear caused by last fall’s sniper shootings might unfairly prejudice Malvo’s right to a fair trial in the Washington region. Circuit Court Judge Jane Marum Roush announced her decision in a letter to the prosecutors and defense lawyers. Several legal experts said Roush made the proper decision in moving the case, if only to remove a possible issue for appeal if Malvo is convicted. ‘It’s important that the trial be fair,’ said George Mason University law professor Michael O’Neill, adding that the inconvenience to witnesses and victims is outweighed by the need for a fair trial.”

Sunday, July 6, Times Union

‘Out-of-Control’ Teens an Old Story

“What works in all likelihood, the ‘out of control’ teens in the suburbs will, like all teens, realize the error of their ways and grow out of their lawlessness and stupidity. Psychologist and researcher June Tangney has interviewed thousands of people about what she calls ‘shame events’ and ‘guilt events’ related to breaking the law or otherwise harming others. ‘It does make a difference how people process those events,’ said Tangney, a professor of psychology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. ‘It will most likely be a positive outcome if people use guilt to make things right, deal with the consequences, make repairs or make changes.'”

Thursday, July 10, The Washington Post

Baseball Still A Taxing Issue For Virginians

“Arlington County officials will study the economic impact of a stadium at the three proposed Pentagon City and Rosslyn sites, Ferguson announced recently. A study conducted by George Mason University public policy professor Stephen S. Fuller for backers of a baseball stadium found that “increased economic activity resulting from team spending, stadium operations and fan spending both within and outside the ballpark will support the generation of new jobs and personal earnings within the Commonwealth’s economy. . . . Total Virginia state and local government revenue from baseball operations is now estimated to amount to $819.5 million over the first 30 years.'”

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