[D-Day-Memorial]

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Thousand's gathered in Bedford this morning for a memorial day program and the unveiling of a D-day tribute
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Tonya Flory joins us live from Victory Plaza in Bedford.... [QUESTION] Tonya did the weather have any affect on the turnout??????
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[Roanoke-memorial]


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The Roanoke Valley Veterans Council held a Memorial Day Ceremony this morning to honor those who have fought and died for our country.
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More than 50 people gathered for the ceremony at Lee Plaza, but it was moved inside because of the rain.
Congressmen Bob Goodlatte gave the Memorial Day Address.
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The rain cleared by the end of the ceremony and family and friends were able to go outside and pay tribute at the memorial.
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[Clinton]


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A solemn annual event took place in Arlington to mark this Memorial Day.
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For the last time as President, Bill Clinton laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at the Arlington National Cemetery.
Mr. Clinton has also endorsed the call from veterans' groups for a minute of silence this afternoon in memory of war dead.
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[Botetourt-Vets]


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A local church held a special Memorial day service yesterday for those who have died in battle from Botetourt County.

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Colonial Baptist Church held a service to honor those from Botetourt County who have died in battle since World War two.
They also paid tribute to all veterans.
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((BRADLEY GRIESE,SR./PASTOR:TO ME THE CHURCH AND THE COUNTRY ARE TWO OF THE MOST IMPORTANT INSTITUTIONS THAT WE HAVE AND SO WE FELT THAT WE OUGHT TO AS THE CHURCH HONOR THOSE THAT HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES SO WE COULD BE FREE BECAUSE THE WHOLE REASON WE CAN MEET HERE AND WORSHIP TODAY AND IN FREEDOM IS BECAUSE OF THESE MEN THAT HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES))
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The pastor recognized 29 fallen heroes from Botetourt County -- by calling out their names.
He says it important that we never forget the price of freedom -- and teach children about patriotism.
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More violence today in Fiji...
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Foreign media began fleeing the island after a mob of nearly 200 armed rebels stormed the city of Suva.
The supporters of rebel leader George Speight broke through roadblocks and roamed the city.
They also vandalized a t-v station before firing shots outside a hotel where foreign journalists were staying.
Speight and his rebels have been holding Fiji's prime minister and about 30 others hostage in the nation's parliament since May 19th.
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[Fire-Arrest]


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Two Salem teenagers have been charged with setting a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Salem Saturday.
The 14 and 15 year olds allegedly set the fire in a trailer at the Bonneville Trailer Park off East Main Street.
The two were arrested yesterday and placed in a detention center until a hearing on Tuesday.


[Mideast-Peace]


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The Israeli army blew up a large outpost just inside Lebanon today, as it was completing the final phases of its withdrawal.
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A large cloud of sand and debris erupted as troops demolished the area north of the border.
Military officials said five tons of explosives were used to destroy the tall antennas and bunkers.
Israeli troops shot at least two Lebanese civilians during skirmishes yesterday.
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak called for restraint in the area, saying he'd told the army to fire only in defense or rescue situations.
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[Northern-Ireland]


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One more achievement for the peace agreement in Northern Ireland...
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The country's major Protestant party narrowly voted to revive a power- sharing government with Catholics.
The Ulster unionist party voted to resume a four- party cabinet alongside Sinn Fein, the Irish Republican Army that many Protestants despise.
Many disagree on whether Unionist leader David Trimble did the right thing.
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(( A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL THAT HE'S GIVEN TOO MANY CONCESSIONS AND HASN'T STOOD FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE UNIONIST PEOPLE AND FOR THAT MATTER, SIMPLY IS A WEAK LEADER.))
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((VERY PLEASED. IT WAS A VERY TOUGH DECISION. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, NO RISK, NO GAIN.))
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The province's peace agreement was reached in 19-98.
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[Osborne]


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Mike Osborne, who's an ordained minister, received the Republican nomination Saturday at the Ninth District G-O-P convention. The Republican opposing Congressman Rick Boucher this fall isn't running because he thinks that he can win, it goes much deeper.
Osborne says he's taking on the longtime Democrat because it's the right thing to do.


[Feedback]


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Festival in the Park's finances and Confederate History Month generated viewer mail last week. Assignment editor Joe McKean has more in this edition of Feedback.
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((Festival in the Park runs an annual budget of close to half a million dollars. But it provides just a few hundred in scholarships each year.
That story brought this response from a viewer in Martinsville [Phil Sparks]
"If the organization had a quarter of a million dollars in the fund and gave out that few dollars in scholarships they need some fiscal responsibility injected into their scheme. It doesn't take an MBA to go in and run the festival and do the things that return the most to the most. All that is needed is a calculator, some solid records of expenditures and a record of individual event proceeds."
It's been two weeks since Governor Gilmore met with leaders of the NAACP to discuss the group's objections to a Confederate history month proclamation. But letters keep coming in, like this one from a viewer in Blacksburg [Shawn McCleod].
"I'm not racist, but my roommate at school is black and we both agree that this as become a problem that should be stopped. No big deal is ever made of the "Malcom X" movie and I do not seem to recall a national white history month. So why is there such a big deal? The blacks seem to be receiving everything that they want and the one thing that the white Americans want is soon to become nothing. This is our past as Martin Luther King Jr. is also our past, but we cannot forget him so why should we forget the Confederate flag?"
Last week's raid on the home of a law-abiding couple in Pulaski outraged a viewer in Keysville [J. Rothwell.]
The way it sounds is the police did NO investigation after receiving the information from their so-called informant. Do they just take the word of these people? Is there no requirement to check out the information given? Although I do not believe in suing for just any reason, I believe I would in this case...Storming into someone's home without proper information...is WRONG!"
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Email goes to news@wdbj7.com.
And on our website you may take part in a moderated online forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

[Atlantis]


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It was a smooth landing for the Space Shuttle Atlantis early this morning...
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Atlantis glided onto the runway at 2-20 A-M, marking only the 14th time in 98 flights that a space shuttle has landed in darkness.
The crew successfully repaired the international space station, which passed over the Kennedy Space Center just 10 minutes before the shuttle landed.
Susan Helms is one of the astronauts who will make the space station her home next year.
But she already has some suggestions.
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((SUSAN HELMS/ASTRONAUT: TO MAKE THE SPACE STATION HOMIER, I THINK MORE WINDOWS WOULD BE NICE. WE'LL HAVE OUR ATTITUDES DETERMINED BY A VARIETY OF CONSTRAINTS WHEN WE LIVE IN THE SPACE STATION. ))
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On this repair mission, the seven-member crew furnished the space station with a fire extinguishers and smoke detectors, among other items and boosted the complex into a higher orbit.
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[Yosemite]


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Despite the gloomy weather here, the summer travel season is under way.
If you're considering a cross- country vacation, you'll want to tune into our next story.
Jerry Bowen has a profile of Yosemite National Park.
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NARR: IT'S THE SUMMER RITUAL IN YOSEMITE VALLEY. TAKE IN THE HEAVENLY VIEW....AND THEN PRAY YOU CAN FIND A PARKING SPACE:

SOT: (JAY WATSON/WILDERNESS SOCIETY)
(COVERED) "ON A PEAK SUMMER DAY IT IS AN EXERCISE IN FRUSTRATION

DRIVING INTO THIS PARK. YOU SPEND (OC) MORE TIME, YOU KNOW, DODGING TRAFFIC, LOOKING FOR A PARKING SPACE, THAN YOU DO GETTING OUT OF DOORS AND ENJOYING THE PLACE."
NARR: SO THERE'S A PLAN TO CUT BACK ON PRIVATE VEHICLES BY 60 PERCENT AND FORCE VISITORS TO USE SHUTTLE BUSES TO REACH THE VALLEY. CAMP SITES WOULD ALSO BE REDUCED BY NEARLY HALF...A PROSPECT WHICH ISN'T MAKING FOR VERY HAPPY CAMPERS:

SOT: (CAMPER KEN RISCH/SANTA ROSA, CA)
(COVERED) "I'M REALLY AGAINST (OC) IT COMPLETELY. I, I THINK IT'S VERY

FOOLISH BECAUSE PEOPLE JUST NEED A PLACE TO GO AND YOSEMITE IS PROBABLY THE PRETTIEST PLACE THAT I'VE EVER BEEN."
NARR: THE PROBLEM IS THAT OVER 95 PERCENT OF THE PARK'S 4-MILLION ANNUAL VISITORS ONLY COME HERE....THE TINY ONE-MILE BY SEVEN MILE VALLEY....IGNORING THE REST OF THE 750-THOUSAND ACRE WILDERNESS:

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(COVERED) "DOES EVERYBODY HAVE TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN THIS VALLEY? (OC)

OR IS THERE A FINITE NUMBER? IN TERMS OF, JUST LIKE WHEN YOU GO TO THE THEATER, MAYBE THE THEATER IS FULL FOR THIS PERFORMANCE. BUT THERE'S ANOTHER PERFORMANCE LATER."

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THIS ISSUE IS SO SENSITIVE THAT THE PARK SERVICE HAS SCHEDULED HEARINGS NATIONWIDE IN ADDITION TO THE SERIES OF PUBLIC MEETINGS NOW UNDERWAY IN CALIFORNIA. HOW BEST TO PROTECT AND ENJOY ONE OF THE CROWN JEWELS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM IS VERY MUCH A SUBJECT OF INTENSE DEBATE:

SOT: (JOYCE EDEN/SIERRA CLUB)

"IMPLEMENTING THE VALLEY PLAN WILL SHUT OUT THE AVERAGE CITIZEN."

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NARR: AND DRIVE OFF BUSINESS FROM TOWNS ON THE PARKS EDGE THAT DEPEND ON TOURISM. MOTEL OWNER DON OLSEN SAYS IF VISITORS CAN'T DRIVE TO THE VALLEY WHEN THEY WANT....THEY WON'T BE PULLING INTO HIS DRIVEWAY EITHER:

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"NOT JUST THE HOTEL. FOLKS THAT STAY HERE SPEND MONEY AT THE GAS STATION. THEY SPEND MONEY AT THE RESTAURANTS. THEY SPEND MONEY AT THE QUICK STOP. SO, THE TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT WILL, WILL, MANIFESTS ITSELF."
NARR: BUT PARK SERVICE PLANNERS INSIST ITS TIME TO REDUCE THE CONGESTION AND RESTORE THE VALLEY'S NATURAL ENVIRONMENT....EVEN IF IT MEANS THAT MOST VISITORS COMING TO THIS PARADISE....WILL BE RIDING THE )) BUS. JERRY BOWEN CBS NEWS, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK.