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Cheat Sheet: April 4, 2013

ODU basketball recruits American University’s head coach

Old Dominion announced it has found a new men’s basketball coach to replace Blaine Taylor, who was let go after 12 years as head coach. Jeff Jones, who played basketball for the University of Virginia, where he also coached, is leaving his position as head coach at American University in Rhode Island to coach the next season for the Monarchs. The announcement was officially made today at 11:30 a.m. at the Ted Constant Center. (Source)

Ohio Craigslist killer gets death sentence

Richard Beasley, the man convicted of murdering three people in cold blood by luring them to phony job interviews through Craigslist, was given the death penalty today. Beasley’s accomplice, Brogan Rafferty, was 16 at the time of the murders, and therefore too young to receive the death penalty. He has been sentenced to life in prison without the opportunity of parole. One victim was killed near Akron, Ohio, and the others at a farm in southeast Ohio. A survivor, 49-year-old Scott Davis, was shot in the arm but fled from the shooters and has been a key witness in the case. (Source)

Fallen NAVY SEAL honored in Virginia

Flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of Navy SEAL Special Warfare Operator, Chief Brett Shadie. The SEAL died Thursday, March 28, in a parachuting accident in Arizona. Shadie’s memorial service will be held at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story today. (Source)

Movie critic Roger Ebert dies at 70

Roger Ebert, movie reviewer for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years and considered the nation’s most influential film critic, died today at the age of 70. Ebert had been battling thyroid and salivary gland cancer, and the critic lost part of his lower jaw in 2006. Tuesday marked Ebert’s 46th year as a Sun-Times film critic. In 1975, Ebert became the first film critic to receive the Pulitzer Prize, and his name was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005. He was also the author of 17 books. He is survived by his wife, stepdaughter and two step-grandchildren. (Source)

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