They're talking trash in Lynchburg tonight. The latest on the garbage situation.
Are those old trail maps outdated? How hikers are using GPS technology.
Plus it's no fly in the soup. It's a lizard in a salad.
And why you may C a new Y in Roanoke soon.
Plus the A-C-C Presidents vote in favor of expansion.
News 7 is next.
An area police officer killed in the line of duty is laid to rest...
As thousands from around the country gather tonight to honor fallen officers.
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Today marks the final farewell for a Christiansburg police officer killed in the line of duty.
More than one thousand people paid their respects at funeral services for Scott Hylton today.
The 43-year-old was fatally shot last Friday by a shoplifting suspect.
Hylton's law enforcement family is showing their support with representatives attending from around the state and beyond.
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[IN Q=IT'S UNBELIEVEABLE]
((CAPT. KELLY WALTERS/CHRISTIANSBURG RESCUE SQUAD; IT'S UNBELIEVABLE TO LOOK OVER THE CROWD AND SEE PEOPLE FROM VIRGINIA BEACH INTO MOUNT AIRY NORTH CAROLINA.))
((CHIEF TONY WEDDLE/FLOYD CO.VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.; SCOTT HYLTON WAS THE SAME GUY WHETHER HE WAS IN UNIFORM OR JUST MEETING HIM ON THE STREET OR AT THE STORE HE WAS THE SAME JUST A FINE FELLOW.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kelly Walters/Christiansburg Rescue Squad; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chief Tony Weddle/Floyd Co.Volunteer Fire Dept.; :07]
[OUT Q=A FINE FELLOW.]
Hylton joined the Christiansburg Police Department last year but has been in law enforcement for 20-years.
He leaves behind a wife and four children.
As Christiansburg honors Officer Hylton, a state senator from Southside says the lawman's family should be revered, as well.
Senator Roscoe Reynolds spoke this morning at a memorial service in Martinsville to remember the 8 officers killed in that area over the past century.
The officers served with the Henry County Sheriff's Department, Fieldale and Bassett Police and Virginia State Police.
Reynolds says those who love an "officer of the law" make their own kind of sacrifice.
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[IN Q=Because of the giving that...]
((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/(D) MARTINSVILLE: BECAUSE OF THE GIVING THAT THE FAMILY HAS TO DO IN ORDER FOR ONE TO SERVE AS A POLICE OFFICER. I THINK ALL OF US NEED TO BE MORE AWARE OF THE STRESS AND STRAIN BEING A POLICE OFFICER PUTS ON THE FAMILY.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Roscoe Reynolds/(D) Martinsville;]
[OUT Q=being a police officer puts on the family.]
Henry County and the city of Martinsville today proclaimed May 13th and May 15th, respectively, as Law Enforcement Memorial Day.
[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
In the nation's capitol tonight, thousands gathered to remember fallen officers.
The candlelight vigil was held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
The memorial in Judiciary Square holds the names of some 14-thousand officers killed in the line of duty, dating back all the way to 1794.
A Lynchburg councilwoman's double role as a city official and C-E-O of a local non-profit organization will cost her agency thousands of dollars in city funding.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Steve/L'Burg Bureau;]
Steve Smallshaw is in Lynchburg tonight with more on that vote.. plus the city's decision to hike the cost of cigarettes and trash collection.
Jean, Joan Foster could not vote on the entire city budget because the non-profit agency she heads up receives city funding.
So they essentially itemized the budget vote tonight, and the Alliance for Families and Children lost.
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[IN Q=Out of a]
[SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :23]
[SUPER=01-Donald May/Opposes New Trash System; 52]
[SUPER=01-Barry Hawkins/VA Petroleum, Convenience & Groc. Assoc.; 1:07]
[OUT Q=the entire population.]
(( Out of a 127-million dollar budget, the money for the Alliance was just over 44-thousand dollars.
But in the end, Joan Foster's dual role as head of the Alliance and member of city council ended up costing the agency that money.
Because Foster could not vote to give money to her employer, council separated that item from the rest of the budget.
But that appropriation met with resistance.
((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: TO AWARD MONIES TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT A COUNCIL MEMBER SITS ON AS CHIEF ORGANIZATIONAL OFFICER IS WRONG.))
[OUT Q=is wrong.]
The measure needed five votes to pass.. with councilman Ed Barksdale absent, it could only muster three.
A measure to overhaul the city's trash pickup by charging more for a semi-automated system DID pass, despite a 13-hundred signature petition against it.
((DONALDY MAY/OPPOSES NEW TRASH SYSTEM: PEOPLE ARE SATISFIED WITH THE WAY THINGS ARE NOW... ...IN OTHER WAYS.))
[OUT Q=in other ways.]
Council also raised the city's cigarette tax from 15 cents a pack to 35 cents.. again, over concerns from store owners.
((BARRY HAWKINS/VA PETROLEUM, CONVENIENCE & GROCERY ASSOC'N: CIGARETTE TAXES ARE UNFAIR.. ..THE ENTIRE POPULATION.))
[OUT Q=the entire population.] ))
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Steve/Microwave;]
U-S officials are ordering most U-S diplomatic personnel home from Saudi Arabia.
The State Department says private citizens should also consider leaving and Americans should put off non essential travel to the country.
[SUPER=03-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia;]
This after a series of terrorist attacks at foreign compounds in the capital of Rihyad (Ree-od).
30 people died in the bombings including eight Americans.
This is what's left of three housing compounds used by foreign workers.
Today Secretary of State Colin Powell says the bombings were well planned and well executed. He says they have the fingerprints of Al-Qaida.
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[SOT 49 powell at site]
((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE; WE'RE STANDING IN WHAT YOU SEE HERE AND THE DAMAGE YOU SEE HERE WILL NOT DETER THE UNITED STATES AND SAUDI ARABIA FROM GOING AFTER TYPES OF TERRORIST AND ROLL IT UP. GO AFTER THE FINANCES, GOING AFTER THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND THEIR INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS.))
[OUT Q=THEIR INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS.]
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The bombers reportedly shot their way into the compounds and then set off multiple suicide bombers.
The death toll could have been worse.
70 Americans who work for a U-S Defense Contractor lived in one of the buildings. By chance, 50 of them were on a training mission at the time.
He's already serving a life term for his part in the Oklahoma City bombing. Now Terry Nichols could face death.
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/File Tape;]
A judge in Oklahoma City has ruled that Terry Nichols will stand trial in state court on 160 counts of first degree murder.
The state charges could bring the death penalty.
The mastermind of the bombing, Timothy McVeigh was executed in 2001.
The merger of B-B-and-T and First Virignia banks got the green light from the Federal Reserve today.
The Fed's board of governors determined that the merger would not threaten competition.
The deal makes B-B-&-T the number two bank operating in Virginia.
Next year the YMCA will have a new home in downtown Roanoke, but members won't have far to move.
Dignitaries manned the shovels for today's groundbreaking in an empty lot across Fifth Street from the current building.
The new 54- thousand square foot facility will double the number of people the Downtown Family YMCA can serve.
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[IN Q=We've always been proud]
((CAL JOHNSON/YMCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN PROUD OF OUR PROGRAMS, AND WHAT WE DO. NOW WE'LL HAVE THE FACILITIES TO BACK UP THOSE PROGRAMS AND ACTUALLY OFFER MORE TO MORE PEOPLE, THAN WE HAVE IN OUR PRESENT LOCATION.))
[SUPER=01-Cal Johnson/YMCA Executive Director]
[OUT Q=in our present location.]
The building campaign has raised nine point six million dollars of the ten-point four million dollar goal.
The Y must raise the rest by September to qualify for a 500- thousand dollar grant from the Kresge (KREZ-gee) Foundation.
Some airport screeners are losing their jobs. Does that mean lost security at Virginia airports? The story ahead.
Plus a man on his honeymoon falls overboard a cruise ship.
and these men and women shipped out of this region more than three months ago. Now they're coming home early.
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[IN Q="Hey folks..]
[OUT Q=...the BIG 7."]
(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the wind was blowing in Salem and the Avs tried to make it two in a row over the Keys.
The winds of change are also blowing more directly in the ACC as the league's president vote to expand.
Ray Allen gets a prestigious NBA honor, and Boyd Tinsley turns his attention to a different kinds of string tonight on the Big 7.))
Are Virginia's airports getting shortchanged on security....that's the question being raised by many of the state's elected officials.
The Transportation Security Administration is laying off six-thousand airport security screeners around the country.
Under the current plan, thirteen screeners at Roanoke Regional Airport and ten screeners at Lynchburg will lose their jobs.
Virginia's lawmakers are concerned that fewer screeners may jeopardize security at the state's airports.
They want to know how the lay-off decisions were made.
[IN Q=WE DIDN'T COME HERE TO BEAT UP]
((CONGRESSMAN ERIC CANTOR: WE DIDN'T COME HERE TO BEAT UP ON A GOVERNMENT AGENCY. WE JUST WANT CLEAR ANSWERS FROM THE TSA ABOUT WHY THEY DECIDED TO MAKE THESE CUTS.))
((JON MATHIASEN/CEO, RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S BEEN ARBITRARY. IF THERE'S BEEN A MODEL. THE MODEL DOESN'T WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Eric Cantor/(R) 7th District; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jon Mathiasen/Richmond Intl. Airport CEO; :09]
[OUT Q=THE MODEL DOESN'T WORK.]
The agency says it plans to stick with the number of announced cuts in spite of the outcry.
Some Roanoke-based National Guard troops are losing their jobs as full-time soldiers.
They'll be released from active federal service next month.
About 120 members of the 229th Chemical Company rolled out of Roanoke in late February, prepared for a deployment of one full year.
But the Army National Guard said today the group will complete its active service June 7th.
There's no word yet on exactly when the unit might return to its home base in Roanoke.
Iraqis looking for their lost loved ones have dug up more mass graves.
These might be the largest ever.
Meanwhile, an influential Muslim cleric is the new spokeperson for democracy.
Chris Lawrence is in Baghdad with the story.
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[SUPER=201-Gen. Richard Myers/Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff]
[SUPER=201-Chris Lawrence/CBS News]
((SEPARATED INTO DISTINCT PILES WITH CARE THESE ARE BELIEVED TO BE IRAQIS EXECUTED UNDER SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME.
(nat up of woman crying)
NOW THEIR FAMILIES HAVE COME BACK ...HOPING TO MOVE THEIR REMAINS TO HOLY GROUND. SO FAR THEY'VE UN-EARTHED MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND BODIES AND THERE COULD BE 11-THOUSAND MORE.
TROOPS SEARCHING THE LAND NEAR MOSUL HAVE DISCOVERED ANOTHER TRAILER NEARLY IDENTICAL TO THE ONE FOUND LAST MONTH. U-S SOURCES SAY
THEY ARE PROBABLY MOBILE LABS USED FOR GERM WARFARE.
(SOT: General Richard Myers/Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff)
The one thing that we do know is that nobody has been able to come up with another use for the first trailer we found.
BUT THE SEARCH FOR ILLEGAL WEAPONS IS OF LITTLE CONCERN TO MOST IRAQIS ..WHO WANT ELECTRICITY AND ORDER. BUT JUST AS THE NEW AMERICAN
ADMINISTRATOR TOOK CONTROL ...HIS NEWLY-APPOINTED HEALTH MINISTER RESIGNED ..REFUSING TO GIVE UP MEMBERSHIP IN SADDAM'S BAATH PARTY.
(nat up of Hakim)
BUT DEMOCRACY GOT A THUMBS UP FROM AN UNLIKELY SOURCE. AN INFLUENTIAL SHI-ITE MUSLIM CLERIC RECENTLY RETURNED TO IRAQ AFTER 23 YEARS IN EXILE ..PREACHING SUPPORT FOR A STRICT ISLAMIC STATE. BUT TUESDAY THE AYATOLLAH REVERSED HIS OPINION AND CALLED FOR A GOVERNMENT THAT
REPRESENTS ALL IRAQI PEOPLE, WHATEVER THEIR RELIGION.
(SOT: Chris Lawrence/CBS News/Baghdad, Iraq)
Stand-up Close. ))
A body recovered off the Mississippi Coast is that of a man who fell from a cruise ship over the weekend.
[SUPER=03-Off Gulfport, MS ]
35 year old Matthew Bjorn was on his honeymoon when he fell off the Carnival Conquest.
His wife said they had both been drinking when her husband climbed over a 10th floor balcony railing during a party, then slipped as he tried to climb back over.
Sheriff's officials say Bjorn's chest injuries suggest he may have hit a lifeboat before hitting the water.
A fisherman spotted the body on an island off the coast. He then radioed the Coast Guard.
An Iowa woman discovered an unappetizing garnish at an Applebee's restaurant.
The woman found part of a lizard in a salad she had ordered.
Local health officials confirmed her discovery.
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[IN Q=:"It was some parts ..."]
((RALPH WILMOTH/DIRECTOR OF JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH: IT WAS SOME PARTS OF A LIZARD BODY AND THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE PIECE FOUND AND WE HAVE IDENTIFIED MORE THAN ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Wilmoth/Director of Johnson Co. Public Health]
[OUT Q="...identified more than one."]
Wilmoth says the other pieces were found and disposed of and he says there's no reason to believe that it was intentional.
Applebee's issued a statement saying it's now using pre-cut and pre-washed lettuce instead of lettuce heads and the restaurant immediately threw out all the lettuce received in that shipment.
The woman says the restaurant management was very understanding and apologized but she said the whole situation was a little disturbing.
Still to come on News 7- If it's too far to drive to church, the church can come to you in one town. We'll explain.
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[IN Q=It's one of]
((IT'S ONE OF THE NEWEST GADGETS TO HELP YOU ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS.
BUT GPS IS NOT AS FOOL PROOF AS YOU MIGHT THINK.
I'M JENNIFER MILLER, I'LL HAVE THAT STORY COMING UP.))
[OUT Q=story coming up.]
They can send you on the right or the dangerous track.
In the second part of our series, Jennifer Miller looks at how Global Positioning Systems are being used more and more often during our leisure time.
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[SUPER=01-Rachel Benavidez/Hiker; :24 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Dan Edwards/Geocacher; :34]
[SUPER=01-Rich Carlson/Hiker; 1:01 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Pat Mahaney/Helicopter Pilot; 1:12 QUICK!!!]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, DENVER]
((We're now at an elevation of 6567, are you feeling it?"
IN COLORADO'S ROCKY MOUNTAINS THOSE WANTING TO SEE THE GREAT OUTDOORS ARE GETTING THERE WITH THE HELP OF POCKET-SIZED TECHNOLOGY. HIKERS ARE PACKING A GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, OR GPS, RECEIVER. IT TELLS THEM WHERE THEY ARE ..AND HELPS THEM GET WHERE THEY ARE GOING.
Its geeky, its really cool.
IT HAS ALSO LAUNCHED A NEW SPORT CALLED GEO-CACHING, WHERE PLAYERS IN AN OUTDOOR SCAVENGER-HUNT USE GPS TO TRACK DOWN CACHES.
DAN EDWARDS/ GEOCACHER
Well hike along the trail and it'll start to zero in and say, you're
19 20 feet away from where the geocache is supposed to be. And then you start finding out how inaccurate GPS is
GPS IS A SYSTEM OF SATELLITES BEAMING DOWN SIGNALS THAT RECEIVERS PICK UP. IT IS ACCURATE WITHIN 18 FEET, BUT CHEAPER RECEIVERS CAN BE OFF BY SEVERAL MORE FEET.
(NATS OF GEOCACHING/HIKING)
ANOTHER PROBLEM: RECEIVERS GIVE THE MOST DIRECT ROUTE NOT ALWAYS THE BEST.
There could be any number of things in the way, there could be rivers, there could be cliffs.
(NATS OF CHOPPPER)
BUT RESCUERS SAY GPS HELPS THEM SAVE TIME AND LIVES.
PAT MAHANEY/HELICOPTER PILOT
Very high tech compared to what we used to use . Which was five miles west of Squaw Peak.
AS MORE CONSUMERS RELY ON GPS ACCURACY BECOMES MORE IMPORTANT.
SO THERE ARE PLANS TO MODERNIZE THE SYSTEM ONE THAT IS ALREADY OUT OF THIS WORLD.
JENNIFER MILLER, CBS DENVER.))
Tomorrow night, Jennifer show us how the "eye in sky" is being used as the "spy in the sky" by employers and even angry spouses.
The ACC expansion clears its first hurdle.
The Avs battle Frederick.
Big time tennis and Anna are in Charlottesville this week.
And the Mavs get another playoff win, but
First in tonight's Extra Point - Ray Allen, a three-time All-Star, received the Joe Dumars Trophy today as the winner of the NBA's sportsmanship award.
The other finalists were Knicks guard Allan Houston, Hornets forward P.J. Brown and the Mavs Michael Finley.
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ACC expansion still isn't a done deal, but one big hurdle has been cleared. The presidents of the Atlantic Coast Conference institutions have voted in favor of adding three schools that are currently in the Big East.
The vote taken late today was 7-to-2, with Duke and North Carolina against it. Virginia voted yes, but the Cavaliers specifically requested that Virginia Tech and NOT Boston College be added.
Governor Mark Warner is also working hard behind the scenes on behalf of the Hokies.
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[OUT Q=...ON THAT EFFORT."]
Tech needs Virginia's pull more than ever, and in fact the Cavaliers appear to be the Hokies' only chance of getting in.
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[OUT Q=...LOOK LIKE NOTHING."]
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While the vote to expand has gone through - NO invitations have been handed out to anyone including the Hurricanes.
Miami has said all along it will not make a decision until it hears what the Big East has to counter-offer. The Big East meetings begin this coming Saturday in Ponte Vedra, Florida just a few miles from where the ACC meetings broke up earlier today.
The ACC baseball tournament will set up shop in Salem next week.
Tonight the Avs were playing game two of their four game set with Frederick in the yard.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Keys vs. Avalanche; :00]
This was a night of transition for the Avs as three payers left town today and four new Astro farmhands joined the Salem team.
Frederick's Mike Huggins at the plate will have to step on the pitch in the dirt. The catcher tries to stop the steal at second, but that opened the door for Brandon Fahey to score. It's one to nothing.
The Keys would make it 2-to-zip before Brandon Caraway got the Avs on the comeback trail with the sacrifice to left. Joe Lydic tags and scores to make it 2-to-1.
The Keys went 3-to-1 but then Salem explode. Lydic bounces one
right up the middle past the second baseman. T.J. Soto scores and the Avs come from behind to win it 6 to 5 in 15 innings.
The NBA playoffs roll on tonight in the wild west.
Game five of the Mavericks and Kings in Dallas -
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/TNT; :00]
And the Mavs played of all things some defense tonight.
They beat the Kings 112-to-93 behind that defense and the play of Dirk Nowitzki.
He had 16 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists for Dallas, which grabbed a 3-2 series lead and can advance to the conference finals for
[SUPER=32-Sacramento/93/Dallas/112/Mavs Lead 3-to-2;]
the first time since 1988 with a win on Thursday at Sacramento.
A member of the Dave Matthews Band, the Boar's Head Inn and the USTA Women's Pro Tennis Circuit have formed an unusual partnership this week in Charlottesville.
Steve Mason has the details for us.
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[SUPER=01-Boyd Tinsley/USTA Tennis Tournament Sponsor; :22]
[SUPER=01-Missy Malool/USTA Tour Supervisor; :48]
[SUPER=01-Bruna Colosio/Plays Kournikova Wednesday; 1:02]
[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
You've heard of travelling preacher. Now there's is a travelling church.
This is an inflatable church.
It's designed to bring the church into the community.
It takes only ten minutes to inflate.
Inside, you'll find an organ, altar, pews, and plastic windows.
Some call it instant spirituality.
The church is made by same company that makes inflatable nightclubs.
There are some downsides. One woman says she sat down in a pew and had trouble getting back up.