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A police officer killed in the line of duty is praised by his supervisor as the greatest men Sergeant Doug Weddle ever met.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And we'll see why schools like Virginia Tech have such a tough time recruiting African- Americans.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - an update on Jerry Nadeau. A report from Charlottevsille on this week's USTA event involving Boyd Tinsley of Dave Matthews band and Anna Kournikova,
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and Governor Mark Warner talks about his role in the ACC expansion talks and how he's working with both Tech and UVa.


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Several days of strong winds will come to an end tomorrow. Can another round of showers be far behind? That's the focus of our forecast coming up.
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News 7 at Six is next.
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((HE WAS AN OUTSTANDING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT AND WE'RE GOING TO SORELY MISS HIM.))
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Saying goodbye to an officer killed in the line of duty.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Today Scott Hylton was laid to rest.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
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The Christiansburg Police Officer was killed in the line of duty last Friday. Today he is being honored.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers gathered in his native Floyd County for a final farewell. [***HYLTON GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
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Rachel Cannon attended the service and joins us with more, Rachel? Keith and Shannon, Over a thousand people came to celebrate the life of Scott Hylton.
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[SUPER=@Rachel1;]

He's remembered as being dedicated to his family, church and job as a police officer. Friends say he would treat others the same whether meeting them while in uniform or at the local store.
Today people from all over are honoring Hylton for that kind of service to the community.
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. Doug Weddle/Christiansburg Police Dept.; :54 SECOND REFERENCE!!]
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(( ((NATS 00:32:39 BAGPIPES )) Those who know and love Scott Hylton can take some comfort in the tremendous outpouring of support at Monday's services in Willis.
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((SGT. JOE DAVIS/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.; WE'RE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS THAT WEAR THE BADGE TOGETHER WE HAVE TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER.))
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Law enforcement agencies from around the state and beyond are expressing shock and grief over their family's sudden loss. The 43-year old was shot and killed by a shoplifting suspect at a gas station last Friday.
Sergeant Doug Weddle worked as Hylton's supervisor.
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((SGT. DOUG WEDDLE/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPT.; SCOTT HYLTON IS ONE OF THE GREATEST MEN I EVER MET.))
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((NATS 00:30:36 shotgun)) Hylton spent some 20-years in law enforcement. As part of the Virginia National Guard, Radford University P-D and as of last year, at Christiansburg Police.
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((HE TREATED PEOPLE WITH RESPECT HE WAS FAIR WHEN HE NEEDED TO BE FAIR AND OUTSPOKEN AT THE SAME TIME WHEN HE NEEDED TO BE FIRM HE WAS FIRM WITH PEOPLE, HE IS GOING TO BE THOROUGHLY MISSED.))
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((00:22:45 casket being carried)) Today he is both missed and honored as his casket moves through a sea of blue. The cemetery where Hylton is being buried is in the town where he grew up and is already the resting place of other members of his family.
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((I THINK I THINK SCOTT WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD.))
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He leaves behind a wife and four children. There are funds being set up to assist them in the future.
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Keith and Shannon, Over and over again Hylton is described by people as a fine, good old boy from Floyd County.


[Officer-Memorial]


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Southside is pointing to its fallen officers as examples of the dedication it takes to be in law enforcement.
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((NATS OF 21-GUN SALUTE))
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A 21-gun salute in Martinsville this morning capped off a memorial service for eight area law-men killed over the past century. The officers served with The Henry County Sheriff's Department, Fieldale and Basset Police and Virginia State Police.

Guest speaker Senator Roscoe Reynolds says *all* officers deserve thanks.
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((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-MARTINSVILLE: THEY'RE PLACED IN POSITIONS OF DANGER. THEY'RE CONSTANTLY HAVING TO DEAL WITH CRITICISM. IT TAKES A VERY SPECIAL PERSON.))
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Henry County and the city of Martinsville today proclaimed May 13th and May 15th, respectively, as Law Enforcement Memorial Day.
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[Drug-Overdose]


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Two young men were rushed to the Emergency Room from an apartment at Camelot Village in Salem this afternoon. The two 18-year olds were suffering from what police believe may have been a drug overdose. Joseph Ryan Lawrence was dead on arrival. Patrick Allen Buckland, of Shady Spring, West Virginia, is undergoing treatment at Lewis Gale Hospital. Salem Police Lieutenant Reggie Gray says Lawrence's father was home at the time, but is in shock and so far has not been able to provide much information.

[Fatal-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Neighbors of a Danville man killed in a house fire say his death may not have been an accident.
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The Danville Fire Department says the fire in the 16-hundred block of Glenn Street started in the kitchen shortly before eleven-thirty last night. 47-year old Steve Womack lived alone in the house. Police say he may have been overcome by heavy smoke in an unsuccesful attempt to escape. The investigation into the cause is continuing but police say they think unattended cooking may have sparked the accident.
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((JAIME KING/NEIGHBOR: NONE OF US DO. WE ALL HAVE OUR REASONS. I HOPE THEY DON'T JUST RULE IT OUT TO BE AN ACCIDENT.))
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[OUT Q=I hope they don't just rule it out to be an accident.]
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King says Womack had lived in the house about a year. Officials say he had no smoke detectors.
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[National-Guard]


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A Roanoke-based National Guard unit will be released from active federal service next month.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 27;]

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.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Will fewer screeners mean more security problems at Virignia's airports?
That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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And see how a mentoring program in some area schools could become a model for the entire state.
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[University-Diversity]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

School may be out, but the debate over affirmative action around college campuses is far from over.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The Supreme Court is expected to decide next month whether colleges and universities can are allowedto use race as a factor in admissions.
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The question has been a volatile one in Blacksburg this year. Within a matter of weeks the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors eliminated Affirmative Action, then restored the policy.


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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[BLACKSBURG DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Myranda/Microwave;]

But as New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens now reports, such a policy does not guarantee meeting a college's diversity goals.
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[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
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Keith and Shannon, despite its race-conscious programs, Virginia Tech says it still has a hard time recruiting African-Americans.
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[University Diversity FS]
As we begin our three-day look at University Diversity, we'll learn some of the reasons.
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[RUNS04] ((LATANYA MARTIN: I THINK THEY'RE MORE NURTURING AND WELCOMING, YOU FEEL LIKE A SENSE A FAMILY AND AT HOME 3629)) LaTanya Martin and Jodi Powell attended historically black colleges before coming to Virginia Tech for their graduate studies.
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[RUNS07] ((JODI POWELL/TECH STUDENT: 3044 YOU GO THERE YOU HAVE A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND THEY REALLY WANT YOU. IT'S NOT WE WANT YOU TO GET THE NUMBERS UP WE WANT YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE A STRONG STUDENT THIS IS WHY WE WANT YOU 3051))
Virginia Tech officials say that's just one of many challenges it faces when seeking more African-American students.
[INSERT GRAPHIC HERE!!!!] A recent report shows last Fall Virginia Tech, when compared to other state universities, fell behind in the number of blacks enrolled in undergraduate programs. [BACK TO VIDEO] University officials say there are many reasons for this, including geography.
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[RUNS07] ((IT'S A CONTINUING STRUGGLE WHEN YOU'RE ON OUR PART OF THE STATE WHERE IT'S A VERY LARGE MAJORITY WHITE POPULATION 2849)) Another reason could be the university's programs.
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[RUNS10] ((I MEAN IT'S BEEN A STRUGGLE IN THIS COUNTRY TO GET CERTAIN MINORITY GROUPS IN THE SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING AND THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE EXCEL IN 3102)) Tech succeeded in bringing LaTanya and Jodi to its science and engineering programs. But both believe keeping Affirmative Action will attract even more students like them.
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[RUNS:14] (( IT'S GOING TO BE HARD FOR THEM TO DEVELOP A COMMUNITY THAT IS MORE WELCOMING DUE TO THE FACT THERE'S ALREADY SUCH SMALL NUMBERS HERE ALREADY. BUT I FEEL THAT IT COULD BE DONE IT'S JUST GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF WORK AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF TIME 32:33))))
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Even though the number of blacks at Virginia Tech is low, reports show it is steadily increasing.
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Tomorrow we will continue our University Diversity series by talking to some people who haven't really been included in the affirmative action debate, even though they may be the ones most impacted by it.


[Fatals]


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Traffic accidents in Bedford and Franklin Counties have killed two people in the past 24 hours.
In Montvale this morning, a tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of a car.
State police say the car hit the truck and both vehicles ended up in a field near the Montvale library.
The accident trapped the driver of the car, 36-year-old Susan Ann Williams. She died later at Carilion-Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Last night on Route 616 near Smith Mountain Lake, Arthur Gudwin was riding his Harley-Davidson.
Police say he lost control of the bike, ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree.
The 57-year-old man died of his injuries at Carilion-Roanoke Memorial.

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The state's elected officials are raising questions about security cutbacks at Virginia's airports.
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The federal government is laying off six-thousand airport security screeners around the country.
At Roanoke Regional Airport, 13 screeners will lose their jobs.
At Lynchburg Airport, ten security positions are slated to be cut.
Governor Warner and a number of lawmakers are concerned that fewer screeners may jeopardize passenger safety and hurt job growth.
They want to know how the lay-off decisions were made.
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((REP. ERIC CANTOR/SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: IN TAKING A LOOK AT THE RECOMMENDATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY RHYME OR REASON TO THOSE DECISIONS. THE LEVEL OF NUMBER OF SCREENERS DOESN'T SEEM IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS.))
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The federal government says the move will save about 280-million dollars.
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[Stocks]


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Investors chose to cash-in some profits following two days of big gains. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 47 and a half points.
NASDAQ dropped two.
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There's new information about yesterday's lockdown at Patrick Henry High School.
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Roanoke Police say reports of gunfire came from an adult, not a student.
The call was placed from somewhere on campus.
The unidentified person reported hearing two gun shots from the woods behind the school.
A search by police turned up nothing.
For about an hour and a half, students were kept in their classrooms and no one was allowed on or off school grounds.
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[School-Volunteers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
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A program that's helping Roanoke students improve their reading skills is receiving a closer look from state education officials.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jo Lynne DeMary (de-MEHR-ee) visited Hurt Park Elementary School this morning.
Hurt Park is one of five Roanoke schools that have found success with a mentoring program called Hosts.
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((YVES MERISTIL/STUDENT: YOU CAN READ BOOKS AND MEET OTHER PEOPLE, READ STUFF PLAY WITH YOUR MENTOR.)) ((CHUCK AYLING/MENTOR: THE READING TEACHER WRITES DOWN EXACTLY WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. I HAVE THE SAME TWO CHILDREN EACH WEEK. I THINK THIS ONE ON ONE APPROACH IS VERY EFFECTIVE. ))
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Students at Hurt Park have shown significant improvement in their reading skills, and Roanoke officials say they believe the program may have potential for schools across the state.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Governor weighs in on the possible ACC expansion. Jerry Nadeau is still facing a long road to recovery
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and Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville where Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews band and the USTA are the prefect mix at Boar's Head Inn.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The ACC expansion talks are hot and heavy this week, as one would expect with the ACC's meetings taking place in Ponte Vedra, Florida. But keep in mind, the school president and chancellors who ultimately will decide if the conference expands are not even in attendance this week.
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Governor Mark Warner knows that if any expansion takes place it is essential that Virginia Tech somehow at least be given a chance to make a case of itself.
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Tech needs Virginia's pull more than ever, and while the two schools are rivals - what's at stake this summer is more than just bragging rights.
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If - the ACC gets enough of its member schools to vote for expansion - Miami and the other schools that are invited, m

ust make up their minds and notify the Big East by June 30th.[S-Tennis]


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Boyd Tinsley is most known as the Dave Mathews Band violinist. But this week, he's pulling strings as the sponsor of the USTA Women's Pro Tennis Championships in Charlottesville. Steve Mason has more.
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[S-Nadeau]


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There has been no change in Jerry Nadeau's condition this week, but there is still reason to be concerned about the Winston Cup driver. Even though he is in fair condition, his team manager says Nadeau has not spoken a word since the accident, and that for the most part he is semi-conscious. NASCAR calls his accident the most violent wreck since black box-data recorders were put in cars two years ago.

[YMCA]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]


It won't be moving very far, but next year the YMCA will have new digs in downtown Roanoke.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


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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[SOT 02:13:10]
[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]
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[OUT Q=in our present location.]
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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. (------------)