The D-Day memorial has been dedicated... the ceremony is over... so how DO veterans think the day went? Reaction tonight-
Plus why is there controversy over a proposed World War Two memorial in D-C?
And Philip Morris ordered to pay billions to a life long smoker.
News 7 is next.
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Hours after the D-Day Memorial is dedicated, veterans and their loved ones still hold the emotions felt at the ceremony.
Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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18 thousand people watched .. as President Bush helped dedicate the National D-Day Memorial.
Tonight-- the enormity of the day is still sinking in for those whose lives were so profoundly affected by World War Two.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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((WE WERE SO HAPPY TO SEE SO MANY VETERANS ESPECIALLY THE D-DAY VETERANS.))
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The National D-Day Memorial holds special significance for Lucille Hoback Boggess.
Lucille lost two brothers in the invasion... an event touched on during the dedication.
Boggess says she had no idea the president was planning to tell her family's story... until just before the ceremony.
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We spoke with Lucille at a picnic held later for veterans and their families.
A group that traveled from France to attend the ceremony-- also attended the get together.
((MY FATHER WAS A FRENCH OFFICER AND LANDED IN OMAHA BEACH SO IT'S IMPORTANT ANT FOR ME AND THE FAMILY TO BE IN TOUCH WITH AMERICAN VETERANS.))
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This woman was also deeply moved by the ceremony...
She not only witnessed the D-Day invasion from a window... but her husband fought in the war.
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((THAT IS WHY IT'S SUCH A TOUCHING EMOTION. IT'S VERY STRONG TODAY.))
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Emotions clearly shared by people from two lands, who share a history they will never forget.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Bedford County.
The mid-day dedication ceremony provided a long-awaited way to say 'thank you' to the soldiers who gave so much to their country.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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As we heard a few minutes ago, the day's featured speaker was President George W. Bush.
He made his way to Bedford through Roanoke.
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Skies were clear for "Air Force One." The aircraft arrived at Roanoke Regional Airport around 11:30 this morning.
The President took a moment to glance at surrounding mountains before he headed to Bedford.
Onlookers in Montvale anxiously awaiting the President's arrival watched as his motorcade quickly zoomed by.
After a 45-minute trip to Bedford, Bush acknowledged the sacrifices of the D-Day vets from the nation and the Bedford area.
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((TODAY WE GIVE THANKS FOR ALL THAT WAS GAINED ON THE BEACHES OF NORMANDY. WE REMEMBER WHAT WAS LOST WITH RESPECT, ADMIRATION AND LOVE.))
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After the ceremony, the President gave Roanoke a quick farewell before getting back onboard Air Force One.
D-Day veterans we spoke to at the memorial say it lives up to their expectations.
Throngs of veterans reunited, reminisced and swapped stories before and after the dedication ceremony.
Some, viewing the memorial for the first time, were moved to tears.
It brought back painful memories of fallen comrades during the assault on the beaches at Normandy.
Virginia National Guardsmen were among the first to hit Omaha Beach.
Veterans from all over Virginia and as far away as California came to the dedication.
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((DON MCKEE/D-DAY VETERAN: ITT'S GREAT THAT THE WORLD IS RECOGNIZING WHAT WE HAVE HERE. IT'LL BE A SHOWPLACE, NO QUESTION, FOR THE AREA.))
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((DAN WEIGAND/D-DAY VETERAN: BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL. IT'S WONDERFUL. I WISH THEY'D COMPLETED IT ALL. BUT MAYBE WE'LL LIVE TO SEE IT COMPLETED. I HOPE SO.))
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Many veterans said they appreciated the words of thanks they received from spectators at the dedication.
Another group of D-Day vets was immortalized across the Atlantic ... where the D-Day soldiers went ashore.
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"E-company" was an elite group of American paratroopers whose experience is chronicled in "Band of Brothers", a book that Stephen Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks have turned into a mini-series.
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((TOM HANKS: WE HOPE TO ENLIGHTEN THOSE WHO ARE UNAPPRECIATIVE OF THE COST OF PRESERVING OUR GREAT FREEDOM.))
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Those veterans and their families were remembered today on Utah Beach in France.
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((CARLWOOD LIPTON/VETERAN: THIS IS THE BIGGEST GATHERING OF E COMPANY SINCE THE WAR. THERE ARE 41 STILL ALIVE AND ABLE TO BE HERE.))
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These Veterans say the price of freedom was steep.
Over 6 thousand Americans were killed or wounded on D-Day.
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Mark Earley returns a big campaign contribution. Still ahead, the donor has ties to an Internet porn site.
And time may be running out, again, for Timothy McVeigh. A judge's order could give him just days to live.
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Timothy McVeigh's attorneys say they will file an appeal-
That after a U-S District Judge denied to grant McVeigh's request for a stay of execution.
CBS has been told McVeigh will meet with his attorneys in prison tomorrow.
Gretchen Carlson has the latest.
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((Convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh is once again considering his next move.
He and his attorney are expected to discuss a last ditch effort before
the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals-- to stop his execution.
It took only a little more than an hour for Judge Richard Matsch to hold
a hearing TODAY on the recently discovered FBI documents.
The defense argues--they could have altered the jurys decision to send McVeigh to the death chamber.
But, In the end the judge agreed with prosecutors -- saying the new evidence did not change McVeighs guilt.
In a booming voice, Matsch said, "Whatever may in time be discovered
about the possible involvement of others does not change the fact that
Timothy McVeigh was the instrument of death and destruction."
Afterwards, prosecutors were clearly pleased.
Sean Connelly/Federal Prosecutor:
The judges statement was a powerful and eloquent statement.
Robert Nigh/McVeighs Attorney:
Of course we are extremely disappointed in the Courts ruling.
And at ground zero in Oklahoma City, everyone was watching for the next move by the defense.
He created the greatest act of terrorism on American soil. What do you
say to a man like that?))
Virginia Republicans are retreating from a donor with ties to the Internet porn industry.
Today, Mark Earley announced his campaign for governor is returning 47-thousand dollars to Thruport Technologies' C-E-O Bruce Waldack.
That's out of only 130 thousand that Earley still has in the bank.
Waldack, meanwhile, severed his software company's contractual ties today to sex-DOT-COM.
One person, three billion dollars. The details of a huge jury award are still ahead.
And later on this D-Day anniversary, the proposed World War Two memorial in Washington goes to court.
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For the first time since 1994- Democrats have control of the senate.
And with the new changes come new titles.
Tom Daschle is the new Senate Majority leader-... Trent Lott is now the MINORITY leader.
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The change comes after Vermont Republican Jim Jeffords jumped ship and became an independent.
A huge jury award to a lifelong smoker .. BILLIONS of dollars.
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A Los Angeles jury decided that tobacco giant Philip Morris is responsible for 56-year-old Richard Boeken's incurable lung cancer.
That's why they awarded Boeken more than 3-BILLION dollars in punitive damages and 5-point-5-MILLION dollars in general damages.
Boeken is a longtime Marlboro "reds" smoker and claims Philip Morris lied to the public for more than 40 years about the harm of smoking.
A spokesman for Philip Morris said the company would appeal.
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Lots of sports for ya, would Northside's state championship softball journey continue, a few Avalanche players are all stars and a major upset at the French Open
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But first our extra point. NFL All-Pro receiver Randy Moss says he expects
to receive a total package of about 100 (M) million dollars when he
signs his new contract. Moss says he expects to get a signing bonus of about 20 (m)
million dollars. Vikings owner Red McCombs has said he will not trade Moss.
Moss' base salary is three-point-five (m) million dollars this
year. This is the last season of a four-year contract.
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We start with the Group 2A softball quarterfinal game that took almost 2 days. Gate City beats Northside 1 to nothing this afternoon, ending the Vikings dream season.
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The game postponed last night was delayed again this afternoon for about 30 minutes after two innings because of a rain shower.
Then in the top of the seventh with a runner on second Gate City's Ashely Baker hits a shot up the middle the ball is relayed
to Pitcher Brandy Bailey and her throw home was low allowing a run to score and Gate City advances to the state semi finals with the 1 to nothing win.
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The Blue Devils advance to the Group 2-A state semi finals.
The Avalanchelost to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 7-nothing tonight.
The Carolina League announced it's all star team today and three Salem players made the team. Pitcher Corey Vance is 4 and 4 with a 3.14 ERA in 11 starts. He's fifth in the league in strikeouts with 62.
Joining Vance will be outfielder Dan Phillips. He's hitting .287 with nine homers and 38 RBI's. Phillips is tied for second in the league with 26 extra base hits.
First baseman Garrett Atkins made the grade. Through June fifth he was batting .328, second best in the league, with one homerun and 21 RBI's.
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They will represent the Avalanche as the Carolina League all stars take on the California League all stars June 19th
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On to Major League Baseball where Chicago beat St. Louis today as Cubs pitching produced another victory.
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Starter Kerry Wood didn't allow a hit until the sixth, leaving after seven innings having allowed one run on two hits with five walks and six strikeouts. He's 5-and-4.
[SUPER=35-Chicago/4/St. Louis/1;]Sammy Sosa hit his 17th home run for the Cubs. Matt Stairs and Rondell White also c
onnected. Stairs has homered in four straight games.
The game's key play came in the fourth inning, when the
Cardinals ran themselves out of a big threat. Jim Edmonds beat a
throw home on an infield grounder, but he stepped over the plate
and trotted on toward the bench.
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In Montreal, the Expos and Braves got it on. Rico Brogna (BROHN'-yuh) homered as Atlanta goes on to shut out Montreal
by the count of 2-nothing. John Burkett improved to 5-[SUPER=35-Atlanta/2/Montreal/0;]and-4, giving up two hits in seve
n and two-thirds innings. He fanned seven. It's the fifth straight win for the Braves.
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In other Major League baseball news, Bassett senior Cedric Watkins was drafted in the 13th round of the draft. The centerfielder was the 385th overall pick and was selected by the Kansas City Royals. Also, former Cave Spring star and Campbell University right handed pitcher Tommy Bayrer (buyer) was selected by the Houston Astros as the 506th overall pick.
The French Open rolled on from Roland Garros and one of the world's best men players, Andre Agassi has caught the upset bug.
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-- The men's third seed at the French Open is going home. Australian Open champion Andre Agassi (AG'-uh-see) was ousted by Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean (groh-ZHAHN) 1-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 today in Paris. Agassi stormed out to an impressive first set victory and then the Frenchman took over. Grosjean advances to face number-13 Alex Corretja
(kor-EHT'-chah) in the semifinals. Friday's other semifinal sends
two-time champion Gustavo Kuerten (KEER'-ten) of Brazil against
number-four Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain.
The University of Virginia board of visitors along with the school's athletic and finance committees have announced that they will make efforts in fundraising rather than cut UVa sports or down size budgets of certain sports.
The meeting between these groups took place this week and at its' conclusion, the committees unanimously approved a resolution to direct the University's administration to develop options, like fundraising, to ensure the long term financial stability of UVa athletic programs like baseball. No sports will be eliminated or suffer budget cut backs.
In other ACC news, North Carolina defensive end and star basketball player Julius Peppers says
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not only will he enter the N-F-L draft at the end of the football season, but he will end his career as a Tar Heel basketball player. Peppers says playing hoops next season would undermine his chances for the N-F-L. He has spoken with UNC basketball coach Matt Doherty. Meanwhile, quarterback Ronald Curry says he hasn't decided
whether he'll come back to play basketball. He says he'll wait to
see how football goes.
The NBA best of seven championship between Philadelphia and Los Angeles tipped off tonight in L.A. At this time, the game is in the third quarter and the 76ers lead the Lakers 79-73
Finally tonight, proposals for another national memorial .. one to honor ALL World War Two veterans.
But this idea is running into some opposition.
Just today, opponents argued in federal court for a temporary restraining order -- just a week after the President signed legislation to jump start the project.
Ellen Qualls reports on the proposal, and the debate, from Washington.
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(( Supporters say it's an insulting oversight that the generation that saved the world from fascist imperialism has NOT yet seen this memorial built in our nation's most hallowed stomping grounds.
Critics say the design is as soulless as a food court, the location is wrong, and it's a memorial to democracy that tramples the regulatory and judicial process.
Mike Conley is a spokesman FOR the WWII Memorial.
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((MIKE CONLEY/WWII MEMORIAL: YOU THINK BACK TO THE SIX YEARS AND 22 PUBLIC HEARINGS AND THE DIALOGUE IN THE MEDIA. I MEAN, YOU COULD NOT FIND A PROJECT IN THIS TOWN THAT HAS BEEN VETTED MORE EXTENSIVELY THAN THIS ONE.))
There have been concerns about groundwater.
But the Lincoln Memorial was built on a swamp amidst those concerns just after World War One.
There have been concerns that the site of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech and other great American gatherings would be crowded out or hemmed in.
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((JUDY FELDMAN/SAVE THE MALL: USUALLY WE ONLY SEE A PICTURE OF THIS CENTRAL SPACE. BUT IN FACT, THE 7 AND A HALF ACRES IS MUCH LARGER. AND THIS PART HERE, FROM THE TREE LINE TO THE TREE LINE WILL BE SUNKEN AND FULLY ENCLOSED SO YOU CAN'T WALK THROUGH IT.))
Judy Feldman teaches the architecture of the Mall for the Smithsonian.
She says the triumphal arches and pillars hung with wreaths are remniscent of Fascist design -- ironically used by Adolph Hitler's Nazi Germany -- and conveying militaristic imperial triumph... NOT a defense of Democracy.
George Idelson fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Oak Leaf Cluster.
He opposes the process, location, and design.
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((GEORGE IDELSON/DECORATED WWII VETERAN: IF YOU LOOK HERE AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL, THAT MAKES MY HEART SWELL. I MEAN, IT REALLY DOES SOMETHING TO ME. WHEN I LOOK AT THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT I SOAR. AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT ANOTHER CONTROVERSIAL MEMORIAL, THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL, THAT'S SO POIGNANT IT MAKES YOU ALMOST CRY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS THING, ALL YOU'RE GONNA WANT TO DO IS SALUTE. AND I JUST DON'T THINK THAT'S WHAT VETERANS ARE ASKING FOR, OR WHAT AMERICA NEEDS.))
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The National Coalition to Save the Mall says a site just a few hundred yards to the north is more fitting.
Memorial supporters say it's too hidden.
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((MIKE CONLEY WWII MEMORIAL: IF YOU TOOK THE COMMEMORATION TO THE GENERATION THAT FOUGHT AND WON THE LARGEST AND MOST DEVASTATING WAR IN HISTORY INTO A CORNER OF THE MALL, YOU'RE NOT ONLY DENYING THE HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THAT EVENT, NOT ONLY IN AMERICAN HISTORY BUT IN WORLD HISTORY. BUT YOU'RE REALLY SLAPPING IN THE FACE THE SACRIFICE OF THE WORLD WAR TWO GENERATION IT'S THE BIGGEST EVENT OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. IT BELONGS RIGHT BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN. BECAUSE THAT EVENT PRESERVED WHAT WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN STAND FOR.))
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((CLEARLY A RENOVATION IS NEEDED OF THE RAINBOW POOL. IF THE WWII MEMORIAL IS BUILT HERE, THEY WOULD SPEND 160 MILLION DOLLARS ON THE WHOLE PROJECT. SO FAR THEY'VE RAISED 172 MILLION. FOR ONCE, MONEY'S NOT AN OBJECT. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, WASHINGTON.))
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