[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Up next on News-7...
British police work to quell two nights of rioting by gangs.
It's the country's worst outbreak of racially-motivated violence in years.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And area Native Americans pay their own tribute to veterans for Memorial Day.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


News-7 Mornin' is next.[Rolling-Thunder]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC-19:14]
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Today is Memorial Day, the day America sets aside to remember the soldiers who have given their lives in service to their country.
Among the ceremonies in our region today, the Roanoke Valley Veterans' Council holds a service at Lee Plaza, at 10-30 this morning.
Other observances this weekend include one on wheels in the nation's capital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

They were taking part in the 14th annual Rolling Thunder demonstration to honor America's veterans this Memorial Day weekend. Yesterday-- more than a hundred people from Roanoke and the New River Valley left for Washington D-C to take part in the event.
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[SOT 01:43:58]
[IN Q=We focus mainly]

((JEFF WALKE/ROLLING THUNDER RIDER: WE FOCUS MAINLY ON SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS AND SHOWING OUR PATRIOTISM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WE HAVE SOME VIETNAM VETERANS WHO'VE BEEN WITH US YEAR AFTER YEAR AND SO WE GO TO SHOW THEM THAT WE CARE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Walke/Rolling Thunder Rider;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=that we care.]
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[VO-NAT]

The event started in the 1980's as a call to remember prisoners of war and those missing in action during the Vietnam War.
It's also intended to advocate improved health care for Vets.
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[Memorial-Pow-Wow]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC-1:32:41]
[GRAPHIC=Memorial Day]

In another Memorial observance... a group of Native Americans held a traditional Pow Wow to remember their veterans. Kate Weidaw has the story from Salem.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem;:00]
[SUPER=01-Garland Humble Bear/Vietnam Veteran;:14]
[SUPER=01-Randy Riley/Vietnam Veteran;:51]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:25]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=kw news7 salem.]

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[SOT 16:56:11]
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((GARLAND HUMBLE BEAR: WE LOST A LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS THERE AND WE LEFT MANY BEHIND THAT'S WHY WE DANCE TODAY. WE DANCE IN HONOR OF THE SPIRIT OF ALL THE BROTHERS THAT FELL THERE.))
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Vietnam veteran Garland Humble Bear says a pow wow is an opportunity for Native Americans to remember all veterans who gave their lives in battle.

[SOT 16:57:24]
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((GARLAND HUMBLE BEAR: IT BRINGS BACK SOME SAD MEMORIES BUT ALSO SOME GOOD ONES TO KNOW THEIR BODIES JUST LAID DOWN THEY DIDN'T KILL THE CONSCIOUS OF MY FRIEND.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


During the ceremony both men and women who have lost someone performed a memorial dance in their honor.
[NAT HIT]
[RUNS= 3]


Hugs and hand shakes symbolize the homecoming of soldiers after the war.
[NAT HIT]
[RUNS= 3]



[SOT 17:04:05]
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((RANDY RILEY: THIS IS THE ONE THING YOU CAN GO TO AS A VETERAN AND FEEL HONORED THROUGH OUT THE YEAR, WE DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR MEMORIAL DAY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


As Vietnam veteran Randy Riley looks at the flags that fly during the ceremony he says the prisoner of war flag reminds him of the battle Native Americans still fight today.

[SOT 17:05:03]
[INQ=]

((RANDY RILEY: WE GO TO OTHER COUNTRIES TO FIGHT FOR FREEDOM BUT FOR A LOT OF NATIVE PEOPLE WE DON'T HAVE FREEDOM HERE.))
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For those who gave their lives a wreath was laid in their honor.
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[NAT OF DRUMS]
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And while countless lives have been lost to war, Humble Bear says the drum will keep the heartbeat of the earth going on. Kate Weidaw News7 Salem.))
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[Bedford-Tribute]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Memorial Day]


And Bedford will remember soldiers who lost their lives on a Blue Ridge Mountaintop.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Friday; ]

The community is paying tribute to five military airmen who died in a crash on Sharp Top Mountain 58 years ago. The men were on a nighttime training mission from South Carolina when their B-25 Bomber crashed in Bedford County. About two years ago, a group of Bedford residents began gathering information and money for a two-and-a-half foot bronze monument that will be placed at the remote crash site today.
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[Blacksburg-Body]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC-1:04:38]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Police are not yet releasing the identity of a man found dead at a construction site in Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT 01-15 1:04:38]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;]

The man was found Saturday afternoon in an apartment building under construction on North Main Street. Sources say the body had been there for a couple of days. Police are treating the death as suspicious.
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[James-River]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC-1:52:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start of the summer season, and for many people, that means heading for the water.
But if you had thoughts of a relaxing ride down the James River today, you are urged to be careful if you try it at all.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

The Buchanan Rescue Squad is calling the river dangerous. That's because the James River is swollen from recent rains and the water is moving quickly. Nine people were rescued from the James Saturday when their canoes capsized.
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[SOT 2:51]
[IN Q=it's probably 6]

((LT. CHARLIE PROVOST/BUCHANAN RESCUE SQUAD: IT'S PROBABLY 6 TO 8 FEET HIGHER THEN NORMAL AND JUST BECAUSE THE WATER IS MOVING SO FAST IT'S DANGEROUS TO BE IN.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Provost/Buchanan Rescue Squad]
[RUNS=7]
[OUT Q=to be in.]
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[VO-NAT]

Normally the James River is between three and four feet deep and the water moves slowly.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, The Indy 500 got off to a slow start, but ended with another victory for the Roger Penske team.
Steve Mason has more on that story.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=3:09]
[OUT Q=Have a great Memorial Day.]



[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M01-3]
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[On Desk]
[SUPER=@spa1;]
(I'll ad lib intro)
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[SUPER=01-Mary Rapoport/Virginia Egg Council; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :14]
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[OUT Q=the small ones]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for web watch)
[essc#4562]



(Steve and Marya toss to break)


((Archive: eggs creme puffs))

[England-Riots]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For the last two nights, police in England have been battling rioting gangs.
The violence was apparently sparked by an attack by white youths on the home of an Asian family.
The fighting is Britain's worst outbreak of racially-motivated violence in years.
Tom Fenton reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Tensions have been]
[SUPER=03-Oldham, England; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Barrow/Pub Owner; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Tom Fenton, CBS News, London.]

(( Tensions have been building for months in this run down, mixed-race mill town. (SKY) Things finally came to a head in Oldham
(BBC) Saturday when a gang of whites allegedly attacked the home of an

Asian.
The Asian community exploded. Third generation Pakistani- and Bengladeshi -Britons went on a rampage. And when the police tried to intervene and restore order, they became the targets. The pitched battle lasted all night ... with hundreds of rioters throwing bricks and firebombs. Each time the police tried to enter the Asian neighborhood, they were forced back. Twenty officers were injured.
It was almost dawn before the police could start making arrests. It was not easy going.
Daylight revealed the extent of the violence, and the anger on both sides. Asians blamed police for not stopping the white racists who reportedly touched off the rioting.

(NAT SOTS)(ASIANS)
#1. THE POLICE STOOD THERE WATCHING.
#2. AND THEY DID NOTHING ABOUT IT.


The "Live and Let Live Pub", patronized by whites, was one of the targets of the Asian rampage.

(SOT PAUL BARROW, OWNER OF "LIVE AND LET LIVE" PUB)

THEY KICKED AND PUNCHED ME AND MY WIFE OUT OF THE WAY AND THEN THEY WENT IN AND PROCEEDED TO ATTACK ALL MY CUSTOMERS WITH STOOLS, BRICKS, BOTTLES, GLASSES, WHATEVER.

(NAT SOT OLD LADY AT SECOND STORY WINDOW)

HALF A BRICK CAME THROUGH MY WINDOW. HALF A BRICK.
And all this has happened in the midst of a national election campaign in which crime, violence and immigrants are major campaign issues. Tom Fenton, CBS News, London.))

[Wild-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Wild Fire]


More than 200 firefighters are in their 13th day battling a swamp fire in north Florida.
So far, it's burned nearly 61-thousand acres.
Residents of two counties near Mallory Swamp were evacuated and later allowed to return.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pyramid Lake, NV;]


Wildfires also raged 40 miles north of Reno, Nevada... burning more than 6-thousand acres.
The blaze prompted evacuations of a resort community at Pyramid Lake.
Officials say lightning spaked the fire during a weekend.
The resort area is usually crowded with campers and boaters over Memorial Day weekend.
No injuries have been reported.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, a little common sense can make your holiday barbeque a much more pleasant experience.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT 3:38:47]
[IN Q=This weekend]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((THIS WEEKEND SIGNALS THE START OF THE SUMMER SEASON- AND FOR MANY OF US- WE KICK THINGS OFF WITH A BARBEQUE OR PICNIC.
BUT THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO REMEMBER THE FESTIVITIES FOR - IS FOOD POISONING. HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO KEEP YOUR TUMMY HAPPY .
FIRST: KEEP COLD FOODS COLD AND HOT FOODS HOT- LET THINGS SIT OUT AT AIR TEMPERATURE AND THEYLL SPOIL QUICKLY, IN FACT- AT 85 DEGREES- IT ONLY TAKES ONE HOUR FOR FOOD POSIONING GERMS TO START INVADING YOUR FOOD.
NOW- IF YOU ARE BARBEQUEING- MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT PUT THE COOKED MEAT BACK ON THE ORIGINAL PLATTER YOU USED TO BRING THE UNCOOKED MEAT OUT TO THE GRILL- THAT PLATTERS GOT LOTS OF GERMS.
BUY YOURSELF A MEAT THERMOMETER- JUST BECAUSE THE JUICES RUN CLEAR OUT OF A BURGER DOES NOT MEAN ITS COOKED ALL THE WAY THROUGH- YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE THE TEMP IN THE MIDDLE IS AT LEAST 160 DEGREES.
WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY WHILE PREPARING FOOD- SO YOU ARENT THE ONE WHO CONTAMINATES THINGS FOR EVERYONE ELSE.
AND FINALLY- WHEN IN DOUBT- THROW IT OUT. FOOD THAT HAD SPOILED DOES NOT ALWAYS LOOK BAD, SMELL BAD OR TASTE BAD.
YOU CERTAINLY DO NOT WANT YOUR SUMMETIME FEAST TO COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU.
I'M DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


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[2-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


If you're thinking about a trip down the James River today, you might want to think again.
The Buchanan Rescue Squad says the river's reached dangerous levels because of recent rains.
Nine people were rescued Saturday when their canoes capsized.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


Hundreds of people from our area took to their motorcycles to honor veterans this Memorial Day.
They took part in the 14th Annual Rolling Thunder demonstration in Washington.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


And... Native Americans honor their own veterans in a special Memorial Day weekend Pow Wow.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]


And that's what's making news on this Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2Memorial-Pow-Wow]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC-1:32:41]
[GRAPHIC=Memorial Day]

This the last Monday in May, Memorial Day, the day America honors the men and women who have died serving their country at war.
Among the ceremonies in our region today, the Roanoke Valley Veterans Council holds a service at Lee Plaza, at 10-30 this morning.
Native Americans held their own ceremony in Salem yesterday to honor their veterans.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem;:00]
[SUPER=01-Garland Humble Bear/Vietnam Veteran;:14]
[SUPER=01-Randy Riley/Vietnam Veteran;:51]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:25]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=kw news7 salem.]

(( [NAT SOUND DRUMS DANCING-- A COUPLE DIFFERENT SHOTS]
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[SOT 16:56:11]
[INQ=]

((GARLAND HUMBLE BEAR: WE LOST A LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS THERE AND WE LEFT MANY BEHIND THAT'S WHY WE DANCE TODAY. WE DANCE IN HONOR OF THE SPIRIT OF ALL THE BROTHERS THAT FELL THERE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Vietnam veteran Garland Humble Bear says a pow wow is an opportunity for Native Americans to remember all veterans who gave their lives in battle.

[SOT 16:57:24]
[INQ=]

((GARLAND HUMBLE BEAR: IT BRINGS BACK SOME SAD MEMORIES BUT ALSO SOME GOOD ONES TO KNOW THEIR BODIES JUST LAID DOWN THEY DIDN'T KILL THE CONSCIOUS OF MY FRIEND.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


During the ceremony both men and women who have lost someone performed a memorial dance in their honor.
[NAT HIT]
[RUNS= 3]


Hugs and hand shakes symbolize the homecoming of soldiers after the war.
[NAT HIT]
[RUNS= 3]



[SOT 17:04:05]
[INQ=]

((RANDY RILEY: THIS IS THE ONE THING YOU CAN GO TO AS A VETERAN AND FEEL HONORED THROUGH OUT THE YEAR, WE DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR MEMORIAL DAY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


As Vietnam veteran Randy Riley looks at the flags that fly during the ceremony he says the prisoner of war flag reminds him of the battle Native Americans still fight today.

[SOT 17:05:03]
[INQ=]

((RANDY RILEY: WE GO TO OTHER COUNTRIES TO FIGHT FOR FREEDOM BUT FOR A LOT OF NATIVE PEOPLE WE DON'T HAVE FREEDOM HERE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


For those who gave their lives a wreath was laid in their honor.
[NAT HIT OF PEOPLE AROUND WREATH]
[RUNS= 3]


[NAT OF DRUMS]
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And while countless lives have been lost to war, Humble Bear says the drum will keep the heartbeat of the earth going on. Kate Weidaw News7 Salem.))


[2Rolling-Thunder]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC-19:14]
[GRAPHIC=Memorial Day]

In another observance, Veterans and their families were remembered in the nation's capital... as thousands rolled through the streets to mark the holiday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]

They were taking part in the 14th annual Rolling Thunder demonstration to honor America's veterans this Memorial Day weekend. Yesterday-- more than a hundred people from Roanoke and the New River Valley left for Washington D-C to take part in the event.
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[SOT 01:43:58]
[IN Q=We focus mainly]

((JEFF WALKE/ROLLING THUNDER RIDER: WE FOCUS MAINLY ON SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS AND SHOWING OUR PATRIOTISM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WE HAVE SOME VIETNAM VETERANS WHO'VE BEEN WITH US YEAR AFTER YEAR AND SO WE GO TO SHOW THEM THAT WE CARE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Walke/Rolling Thunder Rider;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=that we care.]
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[VO-NAT]

The event started in the 1980's as a call to remember prisoners of war and those missing in action during the Vietnam War, and to advocate improved health care for Vets.
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[2James-River]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC-1:52:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If your Memorial Day plans include a ride down the James River, you are urged to think twice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

The Buchanan Rescue Squad is calling the river dangerous. That's because the James River is swollen from recent rains and the water is moving quickly. Nine people were rescued from the James Saturday when their canoes capsized.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:51]
[IN Q=it's probably 6]

((LT. CHARLIE PROVOST/BUCHANAN RESCUE SQUAD: IT'S PROBABLY 6 TO 8 FEET HIGHER THEN NORMAL AND JUST BECAUSE THE WATER IS MOVING SO FAST IT'S DANGEROUS TO BE IN.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Provost/Buchanan Rescue Squad]
[RUNS=7]
[OUT Q=to be in.]
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[VO-NAT]

Normally the James River is between three and four feet deep and the water moves slowly.
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[2Blacksburg-Body]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC-1:04:38]
[GRAPHIC=none]

No word yet from Blacksburg police, on the identity of a man found dead at a construction site.
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[VO-NAT 01-15 1:04:38]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;]

The man was found Saturday afternoon in an apartment building under construction on North Main Street. Sources say the body had been there for a couple of days. Police are treating the death as suspicious.
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M01-3]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=@spa1;]
(I'll ad lib intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That's whats so]
[SUPER=01-Mary Rapoport/Virginia Egg Council; :10]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :22]
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[OUT Q=something so decadent]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for web watch)
[essc#4562]



(ad lib toss to bump)

[Streaming Video] [BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: eggs creme puffs))

[Van-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One 4-year-old girl is dead and 12 children injured after a van crash in Philadelphia Saturday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA;]


Police are still searching for the driver.
The van was carrying kids home from a holiday barbeque when it plowed into several cars and flipped over.
Witnesses said it was speeding.
Four of the children -- ranging in age from four to 12 -- were thrown from the van.
Two boys -- ages five and seven -- are in critical condition.
One adult was also hospitalized.
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[Box-Office]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


"Pearl Harbor" has scored a hit with moviegoers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS]

((nats: bombing from "Pearl Harbor"))
[RUNS=:11]
[SUPER=04-Touchstone Pictures;]
[OUT Q=NATS guy screams]
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[VO-NAT]


The official dollar amounts aren't in yet...
But it appears the film will take in 75-million dollars by the end of today... making it the second-biggest Memorial Day-debut ever.
"The Lost World: Jurassic Park" pulled in more than 90-million back in 1997.
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[Feedback, May 27]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Feedback]
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Permit us to dip into our mailbag on this Memorial Day.
Our "Feedback" report begins with a viewer question from a week ago, asking why some cities and towns in Virginia are not pronounced phonetically.
This week, a librarian provides one possible answer.
Here's our Assignment Editor Joe McKean.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation Open]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=Animation Close.]

((Botetourt County looks like it should be pronounced "Botetort" to folks who've just moved here or are passing through.
One possible explanation for why it's not is rooted in Virginia history, according to the acting reference librarian at the Rockbridge Regional Library (Angela Watkins).
"It had been customary in some dialects of southern British English, in the fifteenth century, to drop the "r" sound before a consonant...Lord Botetourt was the governor of Virginia during 1768-1770. In eastern Virginia cultural circles, this is how his name was pronounced, and that pronunciation has lasted through all these years. As for Staunton, it was laid out in 1748 and was named in honor of Lady Staunton, the wife of colonial governor Gooch. Here, too, the pronunciation probably holds over from earlier southern British dialect that shortened vowels...As you can see, both of these pronunciations are far from being "uneducated"; indeed they have their origins in the highest educated and cultured circles of colonial Virginia. To use any other pronunciation would not only mark one as an upstart, but an outsider as well."
A viewer from Roanoke (Gene Stuckey) who didn't see our recent series on eminent domain,
"...got the impression that it was primarily slanted towards what many are led to believe is the victim of eminent domain. The law of eminent domain was founded on the basis of protecting the TAXPAYER from greedy opportunists...The news media continuously compounds the problem of eminent domain by giving the impression that it is VDOT or City Council or local government money. It is not their money, it is my money and your money and everyone who pays taxes money."
To send us your comments on our news coverage or issues in the news, here's the mailing address...our fax number...our e-mail address. Or log on to our website's online forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))



[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, The Lakers sweep the Spurs -
Steve Mason has that story and more.
Good Morning again Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hello again, everybody]
[RUNS=3:15]
[OUT Q=have a great Memorial Day.]



[ANCHOR=Marya]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=MJO/LHI]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


If your Memorial Day plans include a ride down the James River, you are urged to think twice.
The Buchanan Rescue Squad is calling the river dangerous. That's because the James River is swollen from recent rains and the water is moving quickly. Nine people were rescued from the James Saturday when their canoes capsized.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]

More than a hundred people from our region helped remember veterans and their families in the nation's capital... as thousands rolled through the streets to mark the holiday.
They were taking part in the 14th annual Rolling Thunder demonstration to honor America's veterans this Memorial Day weekend.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Mary]

No word yet from Blacksburg police, on the identity of a man found dead at a construction site. The man was found Saturday afternoon in an apartment building under construction on North Main Street. Sources say the body had been there for a couple of days. Police are treating the death as suspicious.
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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(Leo ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Marya]


Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6.]
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[3-shot=Marya/Leo and Steve]

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