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Some members of the Radford University faculty are fed up and now they are doing something about it.
Yesterday, the faculty senate passed a resolution criticizing the University President.
Justin McLeod tells us all about it and has reaction.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Kovarik/Radford University Faculty Member; :13]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Hayes/Radford University Faculty Member; :19]
[SUPER=01-James Lollar/Radford University Faculty Senate; :44]
[SUPER=01-Martin Aylesworth/Radford University Faculty Member; :55 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Stephan Cassaday/Radford University Board of Visitors; 1:24]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]
((((NAT SOUND OF THE VOTE))
Long before the vote, faculty members gathered one last time for a heated debate.
[SOT 3:53:02; 3:50:48]
[IN Q=Frequently we have]
((BILL KOVARIK/FACULTY MEMBER: FREQUENTLY WE HAVE HAD THE RUG PULLED OUT FROM UNDER US BY THE ADMINISTRATION.))
((CHUCK HAYES/FACULTY MEMBER: WE ARE IN THE MIST OF SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND THEREFORE TO RICHMOND.))
[OUT Q=therefore to Richmond]
At issue is the administration at Radford University.
Some believe president Douglas Covington makes important decisions without input from the faculty.
That prompted the faculty senate to pass a resolution 28 to 15 criticizing Covington's style of governance.
[IN Q=What I would expect]
((JAMES LOLLAR/FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT: WHAT I WOULD EXPECT IS THAT THIS WOULD LIE A FOUNDATION TO BEGIN A DIALOGUE.))
[OUT Q=begin a dialogue]
A dialogue some faculty members say is not needed.
[IN Q=I personally believe]
((MARTIN AYLESWORTH/FACULTY MEMBER: I PERSONALLY BELIEVE THE FACULTY ARE VERY VERY INVOLVED IN THE DECISION MAKING AT RADFORD.))
[OUT Q=making at Radford]
What President Covington thinks about this we don't know since he declined to comment through a spokesperson.
He did however put out a letter Wednesday detailing his accomplishments.
He also addressed his critics saying he would not be distracted from the important business at the university.
After the faculty vote, one member of the Board of Visitors vowed there would be better relations between the faculty and the administration.
[IN Q=We hear what they]
((STEPHAN CASSADY/BOARD OF VISITOR MEMBER: WE HEAR WHAT THEY ARE SAYING AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS GROUP REPRESENTS THE FACULTY, IT IS AN ELECTED BODY AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE FACULTY IS ATTENDED TO.))
[OUT Q=attended to]
[IN Q=Cassady goes on to say]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: CASSADY GOES ON TO SAY PRESIDENT COVINGTON HAS THE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE FROM THE BOARD OF VISITORS AND HE EXPECTS THAT TO REMAIN IN THE FUTURE. WE SHOULD ALSO MENTION THIS VOTE WAS NOT BINDING AND THEREFORE WAS MORE SYMOBLIC THAN ANYTHING ELSE.))))
It's another school year, and another record enrollment at Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista.
[VO-NAT - 03-32 TC58:22]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/September 12;]
Yesterday, the school announced its enrollment for this school year reached 576 students, an 18 percent increase from last year.
The students hail from 48 states, and 10 foreign countries.
The school also achieved a 30 percent increase in the number of applications.
Southern Virginia has announced plans to double in size within the next 7 years.
Lynchburg will soon be able to take its name off the list of major cities that do NOT have a skateboard park for its young people to enjoy.
Steve Smallshaw tells us a local civic organization is ready to help get the project rolling.
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[IN Q=They didn't actually]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Young/Rotary Club; :33]
[SUPER=01-Mort Sajadian/Amazement Square; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Craig Cassell/Skateboarder; 1:16]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
(( They didn't actually move any dirt at this groundbreaking but organizers have already moved mountains to get Lynchburg's first skatepark project off the ground.
For years, skating and boarding enthusiasts have been forced to ply their craft in back alleys and empty parking lots.. that's about to change.
Thanks to a 100-thousand dollar donation from Lynchburg's two Rotary clubs, the Riverfront Skatepark will soon be under construction.
For its hundred grand, Rotary gets the naming rights and a perfect way to celebrate its centennial in 2005.
((NANCY YOUNG/NOON ROTARY CLUB: THE TWO ROTARY CLUBS IN LYNCHBURG HAVE ALWAYS BEEN LOOKING AND HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE PAST IN SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS IN THE COMMUNITY. AND WE LIKE TO ALSO BE INVOLVED IN PROJECTS THAT ARE SERVING YOUTH AND REVITALIZING OUR COMMUNITY AND THE SKATEBOARD PARK JUST MET ALL OF OUR NEEDS.))
[OUT Q=all of our needs.]
The skatepark will sit on city-donated land along the riverfront.. in the shadow of the Amazement Square children's museum which will oversee its operation.
((MORT SAJADIAN/AMAZEMENT SQUARE: THE LOGISTICS OF BEING ON THE RIVERFRONT AS PART OF THE COMPLEX THAT WE HAVE MASTER-PLANNED FOR THE RIVERFRONT AREA, THAT JUST WORKS PERFECTLY AND OF COURSE THE WHOLE COMBINATION OF THESE DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS COMING TOGETHER, PART OF THE BIG PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN, ALL PERFECT, ALL PERFECT.))
[OUT Q=all perfect.]
((CRAIG CASSELL/SKATEBOARDER: IT'S COME TOGETHER AT THE RIGHT TIME, HE RIGHT PEOPLE AT THE RIGHT TIME. YOU HAVE THE DEMAND HERE FOR THE PARK AND IT'S GOING TO BE AN AWESOME SIGHT TO SEE IT COME UP.))
[OUT Q=see it come up.]
Volunteers will start cleaning up and staking out the area this month.. construction should be finished by next summer.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))
Four teen counselors who staged fights between 4-H campers got off with community service and a stern lecture from the judge.
Joe Cocke (Cox) -- the only adult charged in the case -- was sentenced to 40 hours' service.
Three younger counselors he was supposed to help supervise entered "no contest" pleas to misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct.
Two of them will serve 100 hours' community service; the third will serve 40 hours.
They're not being identified because they're under 18.
More than a dozen campers said counslors forced them out of their bunks at night to fight and charged other campers to watch.
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[IN Q=I was not aware]
((JOE COCKE: I WAS NOT AWARE. I DIDN'T FIND OUT UNTIL A COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER I GOT BACK FROM CAMP AND I GOT PHONE CALLS LIKE WE HAVE A SITUATION AND I'M LIKE "OK". ))
[SUPER=01-Joe Cocke/Former 4-H Counselor;]
[OUT Q=and I'm like OK.]
Prosecutors say campers' parents did not want to see the counselors punished harshly.
Their records will be wiped clean if they stay out of legal trouble for the next two years.
Two American soldiers have been killed and four wounded in an ambush attack in Baghdad.
The U-S military says the attack happened while the troops from the First Armored Division were on a routine patrol last night.
It's the same area where a suicide bomber killed nine people earlier on Thursday.
The driver of the car crashed through the gates of a police compound, and detonated the explosive.
Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers hope to finish a nearly 87- billion dollar bill for post- war Iraq and Afghanistan within two weeks, before a scheduled donors conference in Spain.
An Iranian writer has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
Nobel officials made the announcement this morning.
Shirin Ebadi is also a lawyer and a human rights and democracy activist.
Ebadi is being honored for her efforts to promote the rights of
women and children.
Students at William Byrd High School are opening their hearts to a classmate in need of a new one.
Andrew Spradling is in Minnesota awaiting a heart transplant at the Mayo clinic.
His mother says the 15-year old was born with his heart on the wrong side of his body.
Andrew's classmates learned about his situation last week and immediately went to work raising money.
So far they've nickeled and dimed their way to 25-hundred dollars of their 10-thousand dollar goal.
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[IN Q=I just think this is an incredible group...]
((CAROL LYN WEBSTER/TEACHER: I JUST THINK THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE GROUP. I'M AMAZED BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW THIS CHILD, WELL, VERY FEW DO BUT MOST OF THE KIDS DON'T KNOW HIM.))
[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
((CORINNE CHANDLER: NO, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO HE IS BUT THAT DOESN'T MATTER.))
[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
((ASHLEIGH HOUGH/SENIOR: I JUST WANT TO LET HIM KNOW THAT WE'RE HERE TRYING TO HELP AND THAT WE'RE PRAYING FOR HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Lyn Webster/William Byrd Teacher;]
[SUPER=01-Corinne Chandler/William Byrd Senior;]
[SUPER=01-Ashleigh Hough/William Byrd Senior;]
[OUT Q=we're praying for him.]
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Along with the money, students are sending cards and letters of support.
His mom says the well-wishes mean so much to Andrew that he sometimes makes the trip to his mailbox three times a day.
For donation information contact William Byrd High School.
In business news, General Electric will release its earnings report today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]
((> GOOD MORNING..
> THE EARNINGS HIT PARADE CONTINUES ON WALL STREET.. TODAY.. A REPORT FROM
> GENERAL ELECTRIC WILL BE THE MAIN ATTRACTION..
> STRONG EARNINGS FROM YAHOO HELPED FUEL A STOCK MARKET RALLY YESTERDAY.
> BUT PROFIT TAKERS MOVED IN AFTER STOCKS RALLIED TO THEIR HIGHEST LEVELS
> IN 16 MONTHS,
> THE DOW ROSE 49 POINTS
> THE NASDAQ JUMPED 18
> ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST:
> JUNIPER - THE NETWORK EQUIPMENT MAKER POSTED PROFITS THAT BEAT ESTIMATES
> BY A PENNY A SHARE.
> COMPUTER ASSOCIATES shares fell 10 percentafter the company sacked its
> chief financial officer and two other senior executives in amid an
> accounting probe at one of the world's largest software companies.
> Airline stocks including northwest and american airline's parent company
> hit their highest levels in more than a year thanks to a growing rebound
> in travel demand and ticket prices.
> CONSUMERS WENT ON A BUYING SPREE LAST MONTH.. cooler weather IN MANY PARTS
> OF THE COUNTRY HAS PEOPLE RUSHING TO BUY SWEATERS AND SCARVES.. MAJOR
> RETAILERS INCLUDE WALMART, THE GAP AND TARGET ALL REPORTED STRONG BACK TO
> SCHOOL SALES.
> After four straight weeks of declines, mortgage rates moved up just a bit
> this week..the rate on the 30 year loan is averaging 5.95 percent... up
> from 5.77 pecent.. but still below that 6 percent level.
> TRACK THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
Next week, it'll be Kobe's day in court-- part two.
Kobe Bryant's preliminary hearing in Eagle, Colorado on sexual assault charges resumes Wednesday, after six hours of sometimes graphic testimony yesterday.
According to a detective, the alleged victim said what started as a flirtatious enounter in Bryant's hotel room turned criminal-- when he allegedly grabbed the woman around the neck and raped her, even though she told him "No" at least twice.
Meanwhile, some legal analysts say they were suprised the defense allowed such graphic testimony to be presented before the trial.
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[IN Q=I think what the defense]
((ANDREW COHEN/CBS NEWS LEGAL ANALYST: "I THINK WHAT THE DEFENSE MAYBE TRIED TO DO IS SEND A SIGNAL TO POTENTIAL JURORS THAT THEY ARE NOT AFRAID OF THE EVIDENCE, THEY ARE NOT
AFRAID OF THE GOVERNMENT'S CASE, IT MAY BE EMBARRASSING, BUT IT'S NOT ILLEGAL CONDUCT. ))
[SUPER=01-Andrew Cohen/CBS News Legal Analyst;]
[OUT Q=it's not illegal conduct.]
Defense attorneys have made it clear they intend to put the credibility of Bryant's accuser on trial.
Attorneys for sniper suspect Lee Malvo say they're going to mount an insanity defense.
They say the 18- year- old was a victim of "indoctrination" by the older suspect, John Muhammad.
Malvo is scheduled to go on trial in Northern Virginia November 10th for the murder of an F-B-I analyst.
He and 42- year- old Muhammad are charged in 13 Washington, DC- area shootings that left 10 people dead.
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Doctor Cecil Knox got a booster shot yesterday in court from a woman who moved to Virginia from Cheyenne- -largely because of Doctor Knox.
Teresia Hardy says doctors in Wyoming told her there was essentially "no hope" for her daughter who has cerebral palsy.
Thanks to Dr. Knox, her mother says, Elizabeth walks with a slight limp, rather than being confined to a wheelchair.
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[IN Q=...and very compassionate]
((...AND VERY COMPASSIONATE, HE REALLY CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENTS. IT'S NOT JUST, "NICE TO SEE YOU, SEE YOU IN 6 MONTHS."))
[SUPER=01-Teresia Hardy/Former Patient;]
[OUT Q=in six months.]
Hardy was one of three former patients who testified in SUPPORT of Knox today, the first day of defense testimony.
Before the first witness was called the judge dismissed 13 counts from the 83-count indictment.
The trial has lasted a month, so far, and is expected to wrap up sometime next week.
State Police will return today to the scene of an accident that injured two people yesterday.
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It happened on Falling Creek Road shortly after noon.
State Police say 70- year- old Claude Ronald Goode of Huddleston was traveling south in his Dodge pickup when he struck a Toyota sedan head on driven by Meana Stinnett.
Stinnett was not wearing her seat belt. She was airlifted to Lynchburg General Hospital and later transferred to U-V-A.
Goode was transported to R-M-H where he's listed in fair condition.
Police plan to reconstruct the accident today to determine how the cars collided.
(Kim tosses to bump)
Governor Mark Warner made a stop in Roanoke last night to throw his support behind the Emick brothers.
Warner says both Mark and Steve Emick have the kind of professional experience the senate and house of delegates need.
But he says they also understand the limits of Virginia's current budget.
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[IN Q=You continue to have]
((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: YOU CONTINUE TO HAVE PEOPLE THAT LIKE TO MAKE SOUNDBITE PROMISES THAT DON'T ADD UP. IN THE REAL WORLD YOU'VE GOTTA END UP HAVING A BUDGET BALANCE. YOU CAN'T CONTINUE TO GO OUT AND SAY MORE MONEY FOR EDUCATION, MORE MONEY FOR ROADS, MORE MONEY FOR JOB TRAINING AND AT THE SAME TIME SAY I WANT TO CUT YOUR TAXES. THE TWO JUST DON'T ADD UP.))
[OUT Q=just don't add up]
Mark Emick is a life long educator with experience Warner thinks would benefit the students of Southwest Virginia.
He's running against incumbent Delegate Morgan Griffith in the 8th District.
His brother Steve Emick is running against Republican Brandon Bell in the 22nd Senate District.
Steve Emick is a retired architectural engineer with Norfolk and Western. Warner says he would bring valuable information about Virginia's infrastructure to the Senate.
In business news, Stocks closed higher yesterday.
And Wal-mart and Target released their sales reports.
Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]
((STOCKS CLOSED IN THE BLACK ON THURSDAY FOLLOWING POSITIVE EARNINGS REPORTS AND GOOD NEWS ON THE JOB MARKET.
THE DOW WAS UP 49 POINTS AND...
...THE NASDAQ GAINED 18.
FIRST TIME UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FELL TO AN EIGHT-MONTH LOW LAST WEEK.
THE LABOR DEPARTMENT SAYS 382-THOUSAND AMERICANS FILED FOR NEW BENEFITS...THAT'S DOWN FROM A REVISED 405-THOUSAND A WEEK EARLIER.
ANY NUMBER BELOW 400-THOUSAND INDICATES GROWTH IN THE JOB MARKET.
SHARES OF YAHOO ROSE MORE THAN 10-PERCENT A DAY AFTER THE INTERNET MEDIA COMPANY REPORTED THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS.
YAHOO POSTED EARNINGS OF 10-CENTS A SHARE...THAT DOUBLES THE NICKEL A SHARE OF ONE YEAR AGO.
YAHOO BEAT ANALYSTS EXPECTATIONS BY A PENNY.
THE COMPANY SAYS ITS ADVERTISING REVENUES CONTRIBUTED TO NEARLY 70-PERCENT OF INCOME FOR THE PERIOD.
WAL-MART BEAT ITS SEPTEMBER SALES FORECAST.
THE WORLD'S LARGEST RETAILER POSTED A SIX-PERCENT INCREASE IN SAME STORE SALES FOR THE PERIOD.
TARGET HAS ALSO POSTED SEPTEMBER SALES NUMBERS.
THE DEPARTMENT STORE CHAIN REPORTED A FIVE-POINT-FOUR PERCENT GAIN IN SAME STORE SALES...THAT'S TARGET'S BIGGEST MONTHLY INCREASE OF THE YEAR.
BOTH TARGET AND WAL-MART SAY FALL FASHIONS CONTRIBUTED TO THE SALES NUMBERS.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS]
[GRAPHIC=College of Health Sciences]
One college will benefit from Carilion's plan to transform Community hospital into an educational center.
Officials with the Jefferson College of Health Sciences say moving to the hospital will mean more space and make it possible to double the student body.
This comes at time when health care workers are in great demand.
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[IN Q=All the health care statistics]
((CAROL SEAVOR/JEFFERSON COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES PRES. :ALL THE HEALTH CARE STATISTICS PROVIDE US DOCUMENTATION THAT THOSE NUMBER CAN BE IMMEDIATELY USED IN THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF THE WAY HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY IS GROWING AND BECAUSE OF THE SHORTAGES WE'RE EXPERIENCING))
[SUPER=01-Carol Seavor/Jefferson College of Health Sciences;]
[OUT Q=we're experiencing]
Seavor says the move may also make it possible to expand the faculty and start offering Master's programs.
It will be at least three years before the school relocates. Carilion must still get its plan approved by the state.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=ALL toss to Steve for weekend Preview][Weekend-Preview]
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[IN Q=nat music]
[OUT Q=will be right back..]
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