Hero Librescu's son addresses Hotnews.ro readers


Hero Librescu's son addresses Hotnews.ro readers


Joseph (Joe) Librescu, the son of Liviu Librescu, the teacher who protected his students at the cost of his own life in the Virgina Tech killing spree yesterday, sent a heart-felt message to all Hotnews.ro readers.<br />
"I am professor Librescu&#39;s son and I want to thank all those who wrote such beautiful notes about him", the letter reads.

"Even though he left the country for a long time, he never forgot its beauty. We were supposed to meet in Predeal this summer, for a family reunion.

Once again I want to thank you for all the beautiful things you wrote about him".

Professor Liviu Librescu&#39;s gesture was widely commented on in the Romanian and international media.

First announced on the <a href="http://www.esm.vt.edu/">Virginia Tech official site</A>, the story soon reached the <a href="http://english.hotnews.ro/International-media-honors-Romanian-born-professor-killed-in-Virginia-massacre-articol_44738.htm"">HotNews.ro English version</A>, and was quoted by the blogs at the <a href="http://www.claremont.org/blogs/blogid.5193/blog_detail.asp">Claremont Institute for the Study of Statemanship and Political Philosphy</A>.

An <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/17/AR2007041700626.html?nav=hcmodule">Associated Press</A> article was almost instantly quoted by all international media. <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/04/17/vtech.shooting.victims/index.html">CNN</A>, <a href="http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article1665503.ece">The Times</A>, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/17/us/17victims.html?_r=1&oref=slogin">The New York Times</A> and <a href="http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/849070.html">Haaretz</A> are just a few of the TV stations and newspapers that brought an hommage to the lost professor.

Romanian media ware just as present as the international ones:<br />
"Romanian hero in mourning America", <a href="http://www.evz.ro/">Evenimentul Zilei</A> reads on the first page; "The Hero", is the simple and powerful title in <a href="http://www.jurnalul.ro/articol_76983/eroul.html">Jurnalul National</A>. "Romanian hero at Virginia Tech", reads <a href="http://www.cotidianul.ro/">Cotidianul</A>. "Romania origin hero", is the headline in <a href="http://www.romanialibera.ro/a92706/un-erou-originar-din-romania.html">Romania Libera</A> and so on.

<a href="http://www.hotnews.ro/">HotNews.ro</a>, Apr 18, 2007


Original Source: <a href="http://english.hotnews.ro/Hero-Librescu%27s-son-addresses-Hotnews.ro-readers-articol_44751.htm">http://english.hotnews.ro/Hero-Librescu%27s-son-addresses-Hotnews.ro-readers-articol_44751.htm</a>






Adriana Seagle


Cristian Pantazi (cristian.pantazi@hotnews.ro)




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