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Military vets start arriving for Wednesday's dedication of the D-Day Memorial. News 7 at SIX begins with a LIVE report from Bedford.
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A furniture company merger means a net loss of about one thousand jobs.

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Tonight on News 7 sports, Grant Noel, the Tech quarterback drops by his old stomping grounds in Low Moor. Deion may be stomping in DC next season.
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And Andre Agassi reaches the quarterfinals at the French Open

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The unsettled forecast includes warm, humid air and the chance of a shower or thunderstorm just about any time. We will show you why in a few minutes. [Open]
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Heading to Bedford on Wednesday? Be prepared for lots of company and a long wait, as thousands compete for glimpse of history.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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57 years after D-Day, the city of Bedford is preparing itself for a different invasion, this one of veterans, tourists, dignitaries and media.
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Steve Smallshaw is at the Memorial site. Steve, I take it that even with all those chairs there, not everyone is guaranteed a spot at the ceremony.
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((ROLLCUE:...once the ceremony starts.))
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We're getting revved up for extended coverage of the National D-Day Memorial dedication.
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News 7 at 5 and 6, will be live from the Memorial on the fifth and Sixth. [Nex FS 4618]
At 11-o'clock Wednesday morning we'll begin our live coverage of the dedication ceremony, what we're calling: "Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom." [Next FS 4668]
D-Day Memorial coverage continues Wednesday with a 90-minute edition of News 7 from 5 until 6-30.
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Altavista and Rocky Mount will lose hundreds of jobs as Lane Furniture announces a merger.
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Furniture Brands International purchased Lane and announced today it will close Lane's three manufacturing facilities and its headquarters in Altavista.
Consolidation of the two companies begins immediately and will be complete by the end of the year.
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At least a thousand jobs will be lost.
The company says the layoffs are a result of cost cutting efforts and increased emphasis on imported products.


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The deal isn't done yet, but plans for a Winston Link Museum appear to be moving forward.
And today, Roanoke City Council accepted a gift of the vintage 1218 steam locomotive from the Norfolk Southern Railway.
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Joe Dashiell is here tonight with more on the story.
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Keith, the railroad had offered the 1218 for display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Though the deal has some conditions that must still be satisfied, it appears the vintage engine will soon be joining the 611 at the transportation museum.
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((Built in the Roanoke shops in the 1940s, the 1218 was restored to working condition in the mid- 80s. It has been in storage since the railroad ended its steam excursion program in 1994.
It was last seen in public last August when photographer O. Winston Link posed with the locomotive for a feature in Vanity Fair Magazine.
Link wanted the engine for a museum devoted to his photography that is planned for the old N&W passenger station, and the donation of the 1218 won't take effect until the organizers of that project reach agreement with the late photographer's estate.
City Manager Darlene Burcham says she is optimistic that will happen.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: WE BELIEVE THAT CERTAINLY THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE DONATION OF THE 1218 AND THE DECISION TO BE HOUSED AT THE TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM WILL CERTAINLY BE ANOTHER STEP MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION OF HOPEFULLY THE HEIRS TO THE COLLECTION MAKING A DECISION THAT THE COLLECTION WOULD COME AND BE HOUSED IN OUR CITY.))
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The plan to replace Victory Stadium also came up today... two weeks after city council voted to build a new stadium and amphitheater near the civic center.
Alvin Hudson said he doesn't know how he would have voted if illness hadn't kept him away from the meeting.
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But Keith, today he told his colleagues on council he was disappointed and hurt that after such a lengthy and controversial debate, they went ahead and made the decision without him.



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A Roanoke County murder case has been resolved after 10 years in the courts.
Today, Frank Pennington pled guilty to second-degree murder.
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The 61-year-old agreed today to serve nearly 12 years, under a plea agreement, for the 1991 slaying of Bonnie Sue Mullins.
A jury had already been selected to start his THIRD trial today. The first was overturned by an appellate court when new evidence surfaced and the second ended in a mistrial.
Witnesses had said Pennington shot Mullins over a drug deal gone bad.
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Lady Luck didn't smile on a Botetourt County woman convicted of stealing 18-hundred dollars worth of lottery tickets from her employer.
Judith Peters was caught on videotape taking the tickets from the Cavalier Food Mart, where she worked.
Today, she was sentenced to three years probation.
She also has to pay back the money.
The store's owners say two employees took 38-THOUSAND dollars worth of lotto tickets, but they could not catch them at it.
The Cavalier Food Mart says it's closing as a result of the loss.

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A Radford cat lover is without her 21-feline companions .. and needs thousands of dollars to get them back.
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"Cat" Emanuel was told by animal control in April she had to find a new home for her pets, because her place was unhealthful. She boarded the cats at Tipton Ridge Veterinary Center, but now can't afford to pay the 5-thousand dollar bill to get them out. Emanuel says she tried to take them out a couple weeks after boarding them.
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If the bill is not paid in full by Wednesday, the cats become the clinic's property and will be turned over to animal control. Veterinarian Randy Vaughn says Emanuel may love her cats, but they were not being cared for properly.
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The race begins with a resignation. Still ahead, Mark Earley steps down so he can set out on the campaign trail.
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And the first day on the job .. one that didn't exist until today .. to bring more visitors, and money, to Bedford AFTER the dedication.
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Mark Earley has six kids and now, NO job.
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Earley won the Republican nomination for governor on Saturday.
Today at noon, he turned in his resigation as attorney general, to became a full-time candidate.
But campaign finance reports due in today will show Earley with between 100 and 200 thousand dollars cash on hand.


That compares to Democrat Mark Warner's three million dollars on hand, from a new record number of donors.
Earley's putting the positive spin on it.
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By law, Chief Deputy Attorney General Randolph Beales takes over as acting A-G.
The General Assembly will name a replacement in July.
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A new battle is being waged in Bedford.
The city and county have teamed-up to win it by hiring a tourism director. She started work today.
News 7 Business Reporter Jennifer Miele says the D-Day Memorial may not be the only place where tourists will surrender their dollars.
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(( [TC:00:49:25] [NAT SOUND: I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU....] [RUNS06] Bedford today unveiled its secret weapon to keep tourists coming BACK to the area.
Her name is Nanci Drake, and she's no stranger to public service.
After years as a public administrator in Franklin City, she says she's ready to fight for the Bedford economy.
Drake will be the first person to hold the full-time tourism director position -- ever.
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The D-Day Memorial is an early Christmas present to the city known for its Holiday Decorations.
But Drake says she'll market the area's other attractions like the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Smith Mountain Lake.

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Three teens accused of beating their counselor at the Arcadia Leadership Academy have been indicted by a grand jury.
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Jerome Hayes, Brandon Whittle and Tahir (Tuh-HEAR) Austin will be tried as adults for the March 5th attack on a counselor at the home for troubled kids.
Allen Hipes says that he was driving the boys out to eat, when one attacked him with the metal leg of a bunk bed.


He says they also stole the van he was driving.
The teens were later caught with the van in Martinsville.
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The town of Goshen wants people to conserve water.
The pumps that refill the town tank will be out of service for about 24 hours.
Officials are asking residents to use as little water as possible until repairs are finished.

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Summer vacation has started early for students at one Roanoke County school.
Bonsack Elementary is closed for the rest of the academic year because of a power failure.
A main electrical switch failed over the weekend. Repairs may cost several thousand dollars.
Students will get their report cards in the mail.
And graduation for the fifth grade class will take place at Bonsack United Methodist Church tonight.
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, Andre advances in Paris, Deion may be back in DC afterall. The Devils will be without a dizzy Arnott tonight,
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And Tech quarterback Grant Noel drops in on his old elementary school in Alleghany County to help lead a celebration.


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The Redskins and Deion Sanders may still be partners this fall, afterall.
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Today's edition of the Washington Post quotes head coach Marty Schottenheimer as saying he wants to keep Deion in D.C. this season. If the Redskins were to release him they would clear $3 point 6 million dollars of salary cap space. They also would continue what appears to be virtually a clean sweep or changing of the guard under Schottenheimer. Nearly 20 key members off of last year's team are gone including running backs, Adrian Murrell, Skip Hicks and Larry Centers.
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Grant Noel took a step back in time today.
The Virginia Tech quarterback reflected on his childhood and learned another aspect of his new role as QB...community service.
As Denise Allen tells us today's speaking engagement was in front of family.
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Averill's store is a familiar stomping ground for Grant Noel.
It's run by his grandparents and 94 year old great grandmother.
A popular lunch spot in Low Moor, it's also right across the street from Central Elementary.
The Virginia Tech quarterback went to kindergartner there in 1984.
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Grant was a part of a special day at his old school.
A 25 year old time capsule was unearthed and its contents shared with students during an assembly.
Many of the kids and adults as well, donned Tech shirts. It was clear they were waiting to hear from Grant.
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The school closes at the end of the week and the students will go to a new elementary school next year.
But Granny and her children will continue to run Averill's, so Grant is sure to keep coming back to Low Moor.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports. ))
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During today's special events Central Elementary School received a bomb threat.
Nothing was found and no class time was lost because the school was searched by State Police Bomb dogs during the assembly.



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Andre The Giant survived a scare today and advanced to the elite eight at the French Open.
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Agassi, who is the third seed had to withstand an inspired effort from Franco Squillari to pull out the win in five sets. Agassi beats the 16th seed 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 1-6 and 6-0. The final two sets were especially bizarre with Andre winning just one game in the fifth set and then not losing anything in the fifth. Agassi's opponent in the quarters will be tenth-seed Sebastien Grosjean, a straight sets winner over clay-court specialist Galo Blanco.
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The Stanley Cup finals resume tonight with game five in Denver. The Devils, however, will be without the services
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of injured center Jason Arnott. Doctors had cleared him to play tonight after he was hit in the temple by a puck in Saturday night's game. But after this morning's workout Arnott decided he was too dizzy to skate tonight.
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Jeff Gordon has closed the gap a bit on Dale Jarrett is the race for the Winston Cup points title with 13 of the 36 events now complete. Jarrett leads Gordon by 50 points as Jeff's team continues to return to its successful ways of old.
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It's D-Day minus one in Bedford.
Organizers have no choice ... they MUST make their final preparations for tomorrow's dedication.
We'll see how ready they'll be, and what you need to know if you plan to attend, tonight on News 7 at 6.