Monday, July 21

A Different Sort of Quota - The WaPo unveils a front-page exposé that shows U.Va. is discriminatory against -- horrors! -- Northern Virginians. As the wealthiest part of the state, NoVa's better schools churn out hundreds of qualified candidates for the number two public university in the country -- so much so that all the spots would quickly be taken if the admissions folk didn't take kindly to those of us from "the sticks." Or so the premise goes, although college officials dispute it. I always wondered how my classmate Tater knew so many people at U.Va. from back home in the lil' Appalachian town of Abingdon.