February 2, 2004 |
The Air Force Academy's oversight board, criticized for failing to note an increase in sexual assaults and allegedly punishing victims for reporting them, is now reviewing academy affairs closely, said James Gilmore, the board chairman. Gilmore, the former governor of Virginia, said in a phone interview that he discussed disciplinary cases last week with academy Supt. Lt. Gen. John Rosa. The board meets Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
December 7, 1998 |
Outgoing House Speaker Newt Gingrich appointed a Californian and four others last week to the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce, a new board established by the Internet Tax Freedom Act. Dean Andal, chairman of the California State Board of Equalization, joined the 19-member advisory board, which will study issues related to taxes and tariffs on Internet access and online transactions.
September 12, 2000 |
DNA tests sought by a Virginia death row inmate hoping to avert his execution Thursday may instead have sealed his fate by confirming that his blood was under the victim's fingernails. Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore rejected the clemency petition of condemned murderer Derek Barnabei, 33, citing DNA tests on fingernail clippings taken seven years ago from the body of Barnabei's 17-year-old girlfriend, Sarah Wisnosky.
May 3, 2001 |
Gov. James S. Gilmore signed a bill eliminating Virginia's strict deadline for inmates to produce new genetic evidence of their innocence. The previous limit, giving inmates only 21 days after sentencing to bring up new evidence, was the nation's most restrictive. The new law contains no limit on the time required to produce new DNA evidence. Gilmore, a Republican who took office in 1998, had wanted inmates to have three years after sentencing to bring up new evidence on genetic testing.
April 14, 1998 |
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright asked Virginia's governor to block today's execution of a death-row inmate from Paraguay, saying she was concerned about the "potential harm" to Americans abroad. Albright made the request in a letter to Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore. A spokesman said the governor was reviewing the request.
February 7, 2001 |
The Virginia Senate passed a bill to require women seeking abortions to wait 24 hours after seeing a doctor before the procedure can be performed. The measure has passed the state House, and Gov. James S. Gilmore has said he will sign it into law. Supporters said it would not restrict a woman's choice but rather would provide her with a right to fully understand what abortion means.