|Appalachian School of Law Shootings|
Sun, 20 Jan 2002
Rain and drums drowned out the words of two dozen Ku Klux Klansmen on Saturday at a rally held days after a wooden cross was burned on the lawn of the town’s first black mayor.
The rally, the first public Klan event in the region in decades, fell on Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s birthday and two days before the observance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
About 800 people attended a diversity festival Saturday held to counter the Klan event. Mayor Roland Dykes received a standing ovation.
At the Klan rally, about 400 people watched from behind yellow police tape, chanting and playing drums to drown out the Klan’s remarks.
School shooting victim remembered at funeral
GRUNDY, Va. -
Law student Angela Denice Dales, one of three people slain at her school Wednesday, was remembered Saturday as a woman who loved to learn and who taught a lesson in her death.
Hundreds of friends and family attended the funeral for Ms. Dales, the single mother of a 7-year-old girl. Ms. Dales, 33, was shot to death along with the dean and a professor at the Appalachian School of Law. Three other students were wounded and remained hospitalized in fair condition Saturday.
The suspect, former student Peter Odighizuwa, 43, is in jail on capital murder and attempted murder charges.