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Sheriff McMillan, the sheriff from 1998 through 2005, lost his job in an election shortly after Miss King filed the lawsuit.

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia Wesleyan freezes salaries

Virginia Wesleyan College will freeze salaries next year in anticipation of a smaller incoming class.

Billy Greer Jr., the school’s president, said a smaller class has not been determined but is expected because the private liberal-arts school has raised its requirements for incoming students.

The reduction will also mean less incoming money.

The college’s Web site states it is working for Phi Beta Kappa status, a mark of academic excellence won by only about 10 percent of U.S. colleges.

The increased standards for admission mean an increase in SAT scores from 800 to 900, and an increase in grade-point average for college preparatory classes from 2.25 to 2.5 on a four-point scale, Mr. Greer said.

From wire dispatches and staff reports