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Page 2 • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 • Radford News Journal CLUES ACROSS 1. In bed 5. Composition headings 11. Close by 12. Cannot be removed 16. Take upon oneself 17. -__, denotes past 18. Denotes ancient Greek dialect 19. “American History X” actor 24. Millihenry 25. Town in Sonora, Mexico 26. Netherlands river 27. Insect associated with honey 28. Adjacent 29. Change shape 30. Pattern in Indian music 31. Genus of finches 33. Australian clover fern 34. Caused to curve 38. Ability to make good decisions CROSSWORD PUZZLE 39. King of Thebes 40. Belgian city 43. Basic unit 44. Phonograph recording 45. Flew off! 49. Moved quickly 50. Chums 51. Stick fast to 53. Megabyte 54. Perceives something not present 56. Fitzgerald and Eyre are two 58. Milliampere 59. Remain as is 60. Honors 63. Norse goddess of old age 64. Minimum 65. Rulers of Tunis CLUES DOWN 1. About Andes 2. ESPN hostess 3. Cerumen 4. Perceived 5. A right related to property 6. Blessed with 7. Mendelevium 8. Of I 9. Viscous liquid 10. Suffix 13. Bromine 14. Beverage 15. Level in an organization 20. Star Trek character Laren 21. Bad grades 22. Mars crater 23. Small amount 27. Froth on fermenting liquor 29. Bachelor of Divinity 30. Follows sigma 31. Human foot 32. Commercial 33. Company that rings receipts 34. Experiencing a sudden sense of danger 35. Taxable 36. Alternative credit investment firm 37. Ho-__ 38. Gold 40. Will not (obsolete) 41. Supposes without proof 42. Rapper __ Hammer 44. Split lentils 45. Carried out systematically 46. Condition 47. Without restraint 48. Produces reproductive cells 50. One of Washington state’s Tri-Cities 51. Spielberg film 52. Elliptic function 54. Pearl Jam song “Hail __” 55. People in a film 57. Lethal dose 61. Root beer maker 62. Tellurium Name: _________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________ City: _____________________State: ___________Zip: ___________ Telephone: ______________________________________________ Check Enclosed _____ or call (304) 647-5724 to pay by credit card Mail to: Circulation Department, RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL, P.O. BOX 429, Lewisburg, WV 24901 or call us at (304) 647-5724. SUBSCRIPTION TO RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL DIGITAL ONLY DIGITAL & PRINT PRINT ONLY One Year Digital Subscription (recurring) $29.00 Subscribe online at or mail to address below Yearly Print Only Subscription $41.00 Radford $50.00 Virginia $54.00 Out of State Yearly Print & Digital Subscription (recurring) $55.50 Radford $64.50 Virginia • $68.50 Out of State YOUR LOCAL NEWS JUST THE WAY YOU LIKE IT! Historic Montgomery PHOTO COURTESY OF MONTGOMERY MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY Ingles Bridge over the New River as sketched by Lewis Miller in 1859. The bridge, constructed in 1841, was burned by Confederate troops in May 1864. The stone abutment remains today, near Ingles Tavern. This view shows Ingles Tavern and other related buildings on the Pulaski side of the river. The image is from a set of negatives made of the original Miller sketchbook in the mid-twentieth century. (This image and many more are available from the Montgomery Museum of Art & History.) Virginia Tech prepares to welcome its most diverse freshman class Virginia Tech is poised to welcome its most diverse freshman class in university history for the fall 2020 semester. An admissions snapshot of accepted offers from this week shows a 27 percent increase in students that identified as Af- rican American compared to the same point in time in 2019, and a 25 percent increase in students who have identified as Hispanic/Latinx. Hispanic/Latinx stu- dents represent 10 percent of the incom- ing freshman class – a historic high for Virginia Tech. The data also showed the university is projected to reach its freshman class target of 6,675 – the second largest in- coming class in history – with students representing 46 states and 46 countries. Virginia Tech’s growing national and in- ternational reputation and its experiential learning and campus life programs led to more than 31,000 admissions appli- cations received this past cycle. The aca- demic performance of the incoming class remains strong with an average freshmen GPA of 3.96 and an average SAT score of 1272. “The unprecedented success of last year’s class compelled us to manage this year’s cycle closer than ever,” said Luisa Havens Gerardo, vice provost for enroll- ment management. “It provided us with an opportunity to continue aggressively pursuing our strategic goals to balance ac- cess, excellence, and affordability in order to shape an impressive entering class.” “Our strength of academic programs and the opportunities we have created for engaged and experiential learning contin- ue to make Virginia Tech a very attractive option for students across the common- wealth and the nation,” said Cyril Clarke, executive vice president and provost. “As we finalize our plans for welcoming students for the fall semester, we remain focused on the importance of providing all Hokies with the quality of experiences and opportunities they expect from Vir- ginia Tech.” In anticipation of normal summer “melt” (students who accept admission but choose not to enroll), the university has received a total of 7,131 acceptances from their standard admissions plans, which include early decision, early ac- tion, and regular decision as well as from subsequent offers from the wait list. Vir- ginia Tech has historically employed en- rollment management best practices for utilizing wait lists as part of its annual ad- mission target planning and enrollment strategy. Virginia Tech’s Smyth Hall, an academic building on the Ag Quad, houses offices and classrooms for several departments, including the Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Science. Millstone Kitchen awards $10,000 to food entrepreneurs Millstone Kitchen has an- nounced that Katherine and William Harris of Beyond the Pail and Jud Flynn of On Site Culinary Solutions have each been awarded $5,000 to start or expand their Blacksburg-based busi- nesses. The money is the prize for winning the From Scratch entrepreneurship business awards. Despite the delay in cul- minating the From Scratch competition and a host of uncertainty due to the onset of COVID-19, the entre- preneurs remain optimistic. “Things are looking up,” said Flynn. “We are ready to evolve and respond to the market as things continue to open.” Flynn will use the funds to purchase catering equipment to expand his existing culinary training business to handle event re- quests. The Harrises are excited to get their food truck op- erational. “We were ready to go before all this hap- pened,” WilliamHarris said. “Now we are just waiting for people to come back.” Both award winners hope to use their funds to gear up as soon as possible. Their op- erations will be based at the Millstone Kitchen. From Scratch was a free course for aspiring entrepre- neurs, hosted at Millstone Kitchen, through which in- dustry professionals shared their expertise on business planning strategies, food safety requirements, legal parameters, marketing ideas, and finance options. The class was fully booked with 39 participants, seven of which submitted business plans to be judged by a com- mittee for awards. In addition to the two major awards, other ‘From Scratch’ participants are eli- gible for hundreds of dollars in reimbursement funds to cover the cost of kitchen ap- plications, business licenses, Department of Health in- spections, ServSafe certifica- tions, or liability insurance. Many other participants hope to launch their busi- nesses this year. For more information on these awards or the Mill- stone Kitchen visit www. or contact Laina Schneider, Millstone Kitchen Manager, at millstonekitchen@gmail. com. Millstone Kitchen is a shared-use commercial kitchen in Blacksburg oper- ated by the nonprofit, Live Work Eat Gather, Inc. The mission of Live, Work, Eat, Gather, Inc., is to cultivate and nourish the local com- munity through the support of local food and farms, the creation and growth of jobs, the security of a home, and the gathering of friends and neighbors. social distancing by utiliz- ing the entire stadium to separate all graduates and commencement speak- ers from each other by six feet and family groups from other family groups by six feet as well. He ex- plained families will each have an assigned location in the bleachers, both on the home and visitor sides, and will be able to sit next to each other, but each family will be sepa- rated from the next family by the recommend six feet for appropriate social dis- tancing. The stage will be at the 50-yard line. Graham said he is proud of the way the stu- dents have weathered the non-traditional way their senior year ended and called the Class of 2020 a really special class. “These students were on their way to being one of the most highly deco- rated classes we’ve ever had, starting out the year with state championships and accolades in athletics and academics,” he said. “This is really a special class and we think it is important to recognize these seniors in any way we can.” “For them to lose the last part of their senior year, one of the times you have the most fun in your school career, is re- ally tough and they have handled it really well,” he said. “Our community has been a great partner in this too - the people, the businesses, the city - we have seen so much out- pouring of support and we really appreciate it.” The June 26 com- mencement ceremony is currently set for 9 a.m. Graduation from page 1 Flooding from page 1 have been destroyed by the flood waters. A heavy coat- ing of leaves covered fences, playground equipment and other areas at Bisset Park. Other facts having to do with flooding levels for the New River in Radford include: At 14 feet, riverside parking lots are affected; 16 feet, significant flooding oc- curs in Bisset park; 17 feet, all lower Dedmon Center parking lots flood; 20 feet, flooding along Hazel Hol- low Road; 22 feet, water approaches main road in Bisset; 25 feet, Dedmon center affected and 28 feet, Green Hill Apartments parking lot floods and RU student apartment parking lots are affected. PHOTO BY ETHAN BELL The Radford Community Garden crops were flooded in last week’s high water, which peaked at 21.71 feet at 3 a.m. on Friday, May 22, and held until 4:30 a.m.