Mourners pay respects to Seigenthaler
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mourners are paying respects to John Seigenthaler, the journalist who once edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the John F. Kennedy administration.
Thousands of people streamed into the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, for Sunday's memorial.
Seigenthaler died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86. His funeral is scheduled for Monday.
Seigenthaler's casket was placed Sunday in the lobby of the center devoted to his life's work on issues of media freedom.
A blue banner inscribed with the wording of the First Amendment. A police honor guard flanked the casket.
The center's auditorium ran a collection of photos spanning Seigenthaler's career as a journalist, free speech champion and confidant and aide to the Kennedy family.
Conductor Lorin Maazel dies at Va. home at 84
CASTLETON, Va. (AP) — Conductor and composer Lorin Maazel has died at his home in Virginia while preparing for the annual Castleton Festival. He was 84.
The festival says Maazel died Sunday at Castleton Farms in Rapphannock County from complications following pneumonia. The festival announced Maazel's death in a statement posted on its website and Maazel's website.
Maazel founded the festival with his wife, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, in 2009.
He had served as artistic director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, general manager of the Vienna State Opera, and music director of the Radio Symphony of Berlin, the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic.
He also was a composer. His first opera, "1984," was based on George Orwell's novel.
TARGET SECURITY OFFICER FIRED
Target security officer fired for reporting theft
(Information in the following story is from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com)
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A security officer who worked at a Target store in Leesburg for eight years says he was fired after reporting shoplifting by a man who may have been a sheriff's deputy.
Security officer Dallas Northington tells The Washington Post he responded to the May shoplifting case the way he always did, by filing a report with Leesburg police and providing surveillance video.
But days after this report, the suspect retired from the sheriff's office and Northington was fired. Northington says Target officials told him he violated procedure by not filling out paperwork before contacting police.
Northington says store supervisors recognized the suspect.
A Target spokeswoman says Target conducted an investigation and doesn't believe there's any merit to Northington's claims.
Leesburg police are still trying to identify the shoplifting suspect.
Space station shipment launched from Virginia
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A fresh delivery is on its way to the International Space Station.
Orbital Sciences Corp. launched a cargo ship Sunday from the Virginia coast. Daylight limited visibility, but sky-gazers from North Carolina to New Jersey still had a shot at seeing the rising rocket.
The unmanned capsule, called Cygnus, contains more than 3,000 pounds of supplies, much of it food. Also on board: mini-satellites, science samples and experimental exercise outfits. NASA says the new type of clothing is resistant to bacteria and odor buildup. So the astronauts won't smell as much during their two hours of daily workout.
Cygnus is due at the 260-mile-high outpost Wednesday.
This is Orbital's third station shipment. NASA is paying for the service.
Saturday marked the 5,000th day of continuous human habitation in orbit.
Fort site in Winchester added to national register
(Information in the following story is from: The Winchester Star, http://www.winchesterstar.com)
WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — The site of a fort in Winchester associated with the French and Indian War has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Fort Loudon served as George Washington's regimental headquarters when he was a commander of the Virginia Regiment in 1758.
The Winchester-based French and Indian War Foundation owns the site. Foundation president Linda Ross tells The Winchester Star that the organization is excited about the site getting recognition.
According to the foundation's website, the well and remnants of the bastion are the only remaining portions of the fort at the site. The foundation plans to use an 1850s house located on the property as a n interpretive center.
Fatal accident at Va. campground investigated
CLINTWOOD, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal campground accident in which a vehicle hit two women sitting near a fire pit.
State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the 2009 Jeep Cherokee went into the Pound River after it struck the women at the Pound River Campground in Dickenson County.
Geller says in a news release that witnesses told investigators the vehicle's accelerator stuck as it was pulling into a campsite.
Sixty-year-old Norma Jean Kendrick of Clintwood died at the scene. Sixty-one-year-old Georgia Mullins of Clintwood was treated for minor injuries.
Geller says the vehicle's driver suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital in Bristol. She was identified only as a 62-year-old Clintwood woman.
The accident occurred Thursday night.
No charges have been filed.