In light of recent events, I must point out that the headline “Virginia Tech Joins Shootout Field” was very poorly thought out and is in extremely poor taste (Sports, 7/13/07).
While I realize that it was simply referring to a well-known sports event, it brought back negative images of the senseless bloodshed experienced by that campus.
Reference to the shootings is made in the article, so one can only assume that ignorance was not involved in the selection of the headline.
Perhaps compassion and common sense were the missing ingredients; try to remember them next time.
I agree. We were thoughtless in putting that headline in the paper.