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Rutgers Honors Late Student At Homecoming Game

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers University will hold a vigil Sunday for a student who committed suicide last week after his sexual encounter was secretly streamed online. On Saturday the university paid a public tribute to 18-year-old freshman Tyler Clementi at a football game.

Most in the crowd bowed their heads after a public address announcer requested a moment of silence for Clementi before the start of the game against its homecoming gam against Tulane.

Clementi's name was shown on the stadium's huge scoreboard, and the crowd applauded politely after the observation ended.

Prosecutors say Clementi's roommate and another student used a webcam to broadcast on the Internet live images of Clementi having an intimate encounter with another man.

Clementi, a promising violinist, jumped off the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River three days later.

     
   

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