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Morning Read: New UVA Interim President Says He Disagreed With Ousting Of Sullivan



    Newly appointed interim UVA President Carl Zeithaml said he disagreed with the board's controversial decision to oust Teresa Sullivan and thought the process leading up to her removal was extremely flawed, according to the Virginian-Pilot.

    Zeithaml said when he was first approached about the interim post he said no, but then reluctantly took on the temporary role out of his love for the University.

    As president, he said his most important task will be rebuilding the trust between the University community and Board of Visitors.

    * Republican Senate hopeful George Allen said Wednesday that he supports Gov. McDonnell’s $6.4 million deal to keep the Redskin’s training facility in Virginia—a decision the governor has been forced to defend the last couple weeks. Allen is airing his first television ads of the campaign.


     * Virginia state Senator Stephen Martin of Chesterfield County announced his candidacy for Republican lieutenant governor Wednesday.

    He faces Del. L. Scott Lingamfelter of Prince William County and Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors in the already packed race.

    * A House panel approved new federal funding for D.C. Wednesday, including a provision that would continue a ban on city money being used to pay for abortions.

    * Here’s Tom Sherwood’s latest on Verizon Center owner Ted Leonsis’ fight to get the D.C. Council to allow more electronic billboards on the outside of the venue.

    * After a decade long-opposition to increased gambling in Maryland, Comptroller Peter Francho voted for a deal between the state and Evitts Resort LLC under which the company will take over the money-losing Rocky Gap lodge in Allegany County and install slot machines, according to The Baltimore Sun. 

    But to O'Malley's obvious annoyance, his fellow Democrat took the opportunity to denounce the prospect of a special session next month to ratify what he described as a "sweetheart deal" on the state's slots tax rate  for MGM at National Harbor in Prince George's County.