BELLS TO TOLL FOR VA. TECH VICTIMS

Acting Gov. Dick Codey is asking for a statewide pealing of bells at noon today to honor the dead in this week’s Virginia Tech massacre, the Star-Ledger reports.

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And tonight, friends of Julia Pryde will lead a candlelight vigil for the 23-year-old Middletown North graduate who was among the 32 students and faculty members who died in Monday’s assault by another student, who killed himself.

The Asbury Park Press says the event will be held at 7p at the football field at High School North, 63 Tindall Road.

From the Ledger, on the bells:

“Tragedies such as these cross state lines, and it’s important to take every opportunity to demonstrate our support,” Codey said in a news release. “We all have a part to play in the healing process, and we stand with the New Jersey families touched by this tragedy and with the Virginia Tech community as a whole.”

Codey also has ordered flags to fly at half-staff across the state today.

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