Morva appeals death penalty to Virginia courts
An appeal for William Morva was made to the Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday, June 4.
Morva's attorney claimed that the trial judge was wrong in refusing the testimony of an expert witness on the subject of Morva's threat level if he was sent to prison, reported the Associated Press.
Morva is on death row for killing a Montgomery Regional Hospital guard and a deupty sheriff in August 2006.
The latter was shot on the Huckleberry trail.
Tech and IBM partner for research facility
A new research facility being developed by Virginia Tech, IBM and Arlington County will focus on managing catastrophic events and advising government officials.
The Center for Community Security and Resilience will be located in the Ballston section of Arlington, in a new facility that is under construction.
It could be up and running by fall 2009, but the facility will not be fully ready by that time.
The facility, located at the corner of North Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard, is to be completed in January 2011.
Virginia 4-H Congress to convene on Tech campus
The 89th annual 4-H State Congress will bring over 600 visitors to Virginia Tech from June 15-18.
A university press release said the group's mission is to teach important life lessons to youth between the age of 5 and 19.
Former Tech women's basketball player Rayna Dubose will deliver a speech at the closing assembly.
"In 2001, Dubose began her Hokie career with a full athletic scholarship on the women's basketball team, but she was struck with a deadly bacterial disease known as meningococcal meningitis the following April," the press release said.Those attending the Congress will live in campus residential halls.