Milestones Apr. 9, 2007


WHEN FANS AT NORTH Carolina basketball games roared for "the Ram," they were asking for U.N.C. senior Jason Ray, whose unabashedly goofy antics as Rameses, the Tar Heels' mascot, energized games--and the children's hospital wards he visited--over the past three years. In New Jersey for the NCAA tournament, Ray was struck by an SUV before the game while returning to his hotel from a convenience store and suffered massive internal injuries. After a three-day vigil that prompted prayers across the country, the business student died at Hackensack University hospital. He was 21.

IN 1968 ASPIRING CLASSICAL singer Walter Turnbull founded...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!