I know many of you have been debating whether or not to make it down for the conference. Well, let me assuage your angst. You will certainly get something out of the conference when you see this 4-ton bohemoth statue of Capt. Christopher Newport standing watch in front of the university:
The statue is lowered onto the base. A peg at the bottom of the statue will be anchored by cement poured inside the base. (Mike Holtzclaw, Daily Press) Jun 20, 2007
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