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Newsmakers

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 35 - June 29, 1995

Virginia Tech faculty and staff members and students are often the subject of significant national and statewide news coverage. To better inform the university community about these accomplishments, the Office of University Relations has compiled this monthly report. The report excludes coverage in the Roanoke news-media market. For more information about the articles mentioned, call Nancy Templeman, university public relations specialist, at 1-5915, or contact your college public relations office.

The Boston Globe (April 23): Janet Rankin, associate professor of human nutrition and foods, is quoted in a story about diet books (which ones to avoid) and a summary statement about dieting.

The (Baltimore) Evening Sun (April 30): A book co-written by associate biology professor Harrison Steeves, titled Terrestrials: A Modern Approach To Fishing And Tying With Synthetic And Natural Materials, was reviewed in the Outdoor column.

ESPN (April 30): Coverage of the fourth stage of the Tour DuPont featured shots of Virginia Tech as the backdrop to the finish of the race.

The Tennessean (Nashville) (May 8): Irene Leech, assistant professor of housing, interior design, and resource management, was quoted in a story on college students and credit-card debt.

Los Angeles Times (May 16): Bill Ellenbogen (a local businessman) and Blacksburg Electronic Village (BEV) project leader Andrew Cohill were featured in a lengthy and flattering profile of the BEV.

CNN (May 27): A report on the Blacksburg Electronic Village was aired in The Computer Connection program. BEV project director Andrew Cohill was among those interviewed.

Houston Chronicle (May 29): Irene Leech was quoted in Pamela Yipp' s Your Money column.

Virginian Pilot (May 30): Professor Jim Fraser was included in an article on bald eagles coming back to Virginia and North Carolina.

ABC s Prime Time Live (May 31): The research of associate professor Helen Crawford was included in a segment on the serious use of hypnosis in research and therapy.

Mirabella (May 1995 issue): Diane Relf, a horticulture professor, was featured in an article on how plants in the environment can have positive, human health benefits--from reducing stress and blood pressure to helping surgery patients recover more quickly.

WRVA Radio (Richmond) (June 1): The Center for Survey Research Deputy Director Deborah Strickland was featured in this broadcast and also on theVirginia News Network commenting on the center s 1995 Quality of Life Survey.

News Channel 8 (Washington, D.C. area cable news) (June 6): Virginia Cooperative Extension agent Jack Baggett was interviewed in a story on the opening of the Fairfax farmers' market.

National Enquirer (June 7): Cortney Vargo was quoted in an article on the Blacksburg Electronic Village.

NBC Today Show (June 19): A segment on the Blacksburg Electronic Village aired featuring Andrew Cohill.

KCBS Radio (San Francisco) (June 14): Statistics professor Jack Good was quoted in a story on the O.J. Simpson murder trial. The story quoted an article in the science journal Nature, in which Good discusses the statistical odds of whether Simpson killed his wife.