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It's a historic day for Bedford AND for the entire country.
The National D-Day Memorial dedication ceremony gets underway later this morning, a preview coming up.
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And an overnight shooting in Henry county leaves one man dead and another behind bars.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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Join us for all that and more-- coming up on News 7 Mornin.

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[STEVE CALLS FOR BOARDS] [IMPORTANT TIMES FS - 8701EssC] [SEATING FS - 8706EssC] [NO COOLERS, BACKPACKS FS- 8707EssC] [WEAPONS FS - 8708EssC]



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[11Parking-Traffic]


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Thousands are expected for today's ceremony... and conditions may require patience from those who are attending and many who aren't.
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Visitors to the Roanoke Regional Airport could see some delays surrounding the president's arrival and departure, but officials there are expecting only minor problems.
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((JACQUELINE SHUCK/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: THE PRESIDENT'S PLANE IS NOT GOING TO BE LOCATED NEAR THE NEW TERMINAL. IT WILL BE CLOSER TO THE OLD TERMINAL SITE SO FOLKS WHO WERE TRYING TO GET IN THERE WON'T BE ABLE TO, THOSE ROADS WILL BE CLOSED OFF. BUT IF YOU'RE A REGULAR PASSENGER COMING OUT YOU SHOULD BE FINE. WE ARE EXPECTING SOME SHORT DELAYS WHILE HIS PLANE LANDS AND WHEN HE LEAVES THE FIELD, BUT IT SHOULDN'T BE A MAJOR IMPACT ON ANYBODY.))
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The dedication ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:30, but the parking lots will open in just a few minutes.
Shuttle busses will run from Seven AM until 10:45.
There are five satellite parking areas... The Bedford County Recreation Field on Bedford Avenue, the Lions/Jaycee field on Route 460 east of Bedford. Liberty Lake Park which is reserved for handicapped vehicles only. Gibbo Luck's field on Route 122 south, just past the Blue Ridge Animal Hospital. And the Bedford Moose Lodge on Route 460 west of Bedford.
Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Strong storms swept through Bedford yesterday causing damage to the tents and chairs set up for the D-Day ceremony.

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Tents were flipped over, chairs were knocked down, and the road leading up the memorial was flooded. A Roanoke Times Photographer was hit in the head by a tent that was lifted up by the wind. He was taken to the hospital. The White House Press Tent sustained the most damage, it's estimated at 250-thousand dollars. But organizations of today's ceremony say the show will go on.
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((DIANE KIDD: WE WILL HAVE A CEREMONY IT WILL GO.))
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The ceremony begins at 11-30 this morning.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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News 7 has a full day of special coverage scheduled.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] [Ceremony Page 2504]
We invite you to join us at 11 for "Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom," special live coverage of the dedication ceremony. [TAKE 5-6:30 PAGE 2505]
And we'll complete our special D-Day coverage tonight with a 90-minute edition of News 7 from 5 until 6-30. [TAKE WEBCAST PAGE 2507]
If you're near a computer, but not a TV, you can watch all of our coverage on the web at WREV-dot-net.
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Republican Mark Earley is fielding questions about his second largest campaign donor ... who heads up an Internet company that serves some Internet pornography sites.
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Earley's taken 57-thousand dollars from Thruport Technologies' C-E-O.... Bruce Waldack, and appeared with him yesterday in Alexandria.
Waldack's company is the ad server for sites like Sex-DOT-COM.
Earley responds "with the Internet, it's like the wild, wild west. You get the good, the bad, and the ugly."
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His campaign spokesman says the computer application can be used by ANY website.

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A fatal shooting in Henry County lands one man in jail.
The body of 25 year old ((Sih-COH-lun)) Sykolin Tinsley was found lying on State Route 57 around 1-30 yesterday morning.
Deputies say it appears the Axton man had been shot several times.
19 year old Johnnie Spencer of Martinsville is charged with first degree murder.



[McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Today defense attorneys for Timothy McVeigh go before a federal judge in Denver, hoping to sway him to put off McVeigh's execution.
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The convicted Oklahoma City bomber is scheduled to be put to death on June eleventh.
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McVeigh's lawyers say they want it delayed, because they need more time to investigate the documents turned over by the F-B-I.
They're accusing the government of practicing fraud on the court, and allege the government's information could reveal what roles OTHERS may have played in the bombing.
The judge is expected to rule quickly, and any decision may be appealed immediately.
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In sports, the Blacksburg Indians hold on to their winning streak....

Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[Marketwatch]


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In business news, the Bulls prevail on wall street...
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((TODAY IS THE DAY SOME BIG NAME COMPANIES MEET WITH ANALYSTS TO TALK ABOUT THEIR FINANCIAL FUTURE. HEWLETT PACKARD, LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES AND GILLETTE ARE HOLDING THEIR ANALYST CONFERENCES TODAY... INTEL IS SET TO TALK TOMORROW.
TYPICALLY, COMPANIES USE THESE ANALYST MEETING TO EITHER SOUND A PROFIT WARNING OR RE-AFFIRM THAT EARNINGS ARE ON TARGET.

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GENERAL ELECTRIC IS ON OUR STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: G-E IS EXPECTED TO MAKE SOME CONCESSIONS TO GAIN APPROVAL FOR ITS MERGER WITH HONEYWELL.

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AND XEROX HAS BEEN GIVEN NEW LIFE.. AFTER THE BELL, THE TROUBLED COPIER GOT A 500-MILLION DOLLAR SECURED FINANCING COMMITMENT.

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ON WALL STREET THE BULLS STAMPEDED WALL STREET AFTER LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES AND XILINX REASSURED INVESTORS THAT PROFITS WILL MEET ESTIMATES...

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THE DOW RACED AHEAD 114 POINTS TO 11-175

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THE NASDAQ RALLIED ABOUT 78 POINTS... LED HIGHER BY COMPUTER CHIP AND BIOTECH STOCKS

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STEEL STOCKS GOT A LIFT AFTER PRESIDENT BUSH SAID HE WOULD IMPOSE IMPORT CAPS ON STEEL IN ORDER TO PROTECT U-S PRODUCERS

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AS EXPECTED, OPEC SAYS IT WILL CONTINUE TO PUMP OIL AT CURRENT LEVELS EVEN THOUGH IRAQ HAS HALTED SHIPMENTS..
AND AMAZON.COM IS TAKING ON DELL AND COMPAQ.. THE ONLINE RETAILER PLANS TO BEGIN SELLING PERSONAL COMPUTERS ONLINE LATER THIS YEAR.

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TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM -

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AT THE NASDAQ, I'M AC IN NEW YORK.
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A "special" torch is making it's way through our area.
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Law enforcement personnel are running the Special Olympics flame through the Commonwealth. The effort started in Bristol last Saturday..since then the torch has been passed on to runners in localities around the state. The final destination is on Friday at the University of Richmond, where the Summer Games are being held.
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((AARON MEADOWS/MONT CO. SHERIFF'S DEPUTY; SPECIAL OLYMPICS IS A GREAT CAUSE I PERSONALLY HAVE A SISTER THAT PARTICIPATES IN SPECIAL OLYMPICS EVERY YEAR, IT'S JUST AN HONOR TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THIS.))
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Organizers say statewide six different routes are being run.
The combined effort has some 4-thousand law enforcement employees covering 2-thousand miles.
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[Health-Check]


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Many of the flowerbeds at the D-Day Memorial have special significance.
They were planted by veterans hoping to pay tribute their fellow comrades.
And as Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us --the root of these flowers has an even deeper meaning.
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(( With each plant they sow --veterans Samuel Rhodes and David Jasper say they can't help but remember the sacrifice of those who fought in D-Day.
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((DAVID JASPER: WE PLANT SO MANY OF THEM. SOMETIMES YOU GET TO THINKING I'M PLANTING ONE FOR EACH MAN THAT DIED OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT)) [RUNS07]
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In fact, some of the flowers these veterans have planted have symbolic meaning. Like the poppie -- this flower was blooming in the field in Normandy during the time of the invasion.
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((SAMUEL:IT'S A HISTORY HERE. I WANT TO BE PART OF THIS HISTORY FROM THE WORK I'VE DONE OUT HERE. I'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT D-DAY)) [RUNS09]
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But for these men, their work at the D-Day Memorial is more than just about honoring veterans.
It's also a chance to improve themselves through the Compensated Work Therapy program at the VA Medical Center.
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((WE HAVE THE GREEN HOUSE PROGRAM, WE ALSO HAVE A FURNITURE REPAIRS SHOP THAT ARE PART OF THE PROGRAM. VETERANS WORK HERE TO EARN MONEY AND GET CAREER COUNSELING)) [RUNS10]
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But the program is also designed to help the veterans help themselves through a structured work environment by building self-esteem and communication skills. The ultimate goal is employment in the community.
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((SAMUEL:IT'S THERAPY FOR ME BECAUSE OF THE BEAUTY OF IT. AND WHAT I GO THROUGH WITH MY DEPRESSION. I DON'T HAVE MY DEPRESSION RIGHT NOW. IT'S THERAPEUTIC FOR ME FOR THAT REASON)) [RUNS12]
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((DAVID JASPER: I THINK IT'S TO GET YOURSELF TOGETHER MORE. TO START DEALING WITH SOME ISSUES THAT MAYBE YOU HAVEN'T DEALT WITH)) [RUNS07]
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And the veterans say knowing they are helping to make the D-Day Memorial even more beautiful -- is a great reward in itself.
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((I HOPE THEY'RE PLEASED AND GET A SENSE THAT PEOPLE CARED OF THE SACRIFICES THEY MADE AND THEIR FRIENDS THAT DIED)) [RUNS04]
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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All eyes are on Bedford....AND on Mother Nature after storms wreaked havoc on some of the preparations for today's D-Day Memorial dedication.
But organizers say today's event will go on.
We'll have a live preview.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Employees at the Lane Furniture plant in Rocky Mount say layoffs will begin there in early August.
Workers say they understand that furniture imports have made competition too tough for the company.
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And thousands of students in Ohio will receive free vaccinations later this week.
That's after two high students died from an outbreak of a meningitis- related bacteria.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, June 6th .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


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Strong storms swept through Bedford yesterday wreaking havoc on the tents and chairs set up for today's D-Day ceremony.
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Tents were flipped over, chairs were knocked down, and the road leading up the memorial was flooded. A Roanoke Times Photographer was hit in the head by a tent that was lifted up by the wind. He was taken to the hospital. The White House Press Tent sustained the most damage, it's estimated at 250-thousand dollars. But organizations of today's ceremony say the show will go on.
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((DIANE KIDD: WE WILL HAVE A CEREMONY IT WILL GO.))
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The ceremony begins at 11-30 this morning.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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News 7 has a full day of special coverage planned for this D-Day anniversary.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] [Ceremony Page 2504]
We invite you to join us at 11 for "Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom," special live coverage of the dedication ceremony. [TAKE 5-6:30 PAGE 2505]
And we'll complete our special D-Day coverage tonight with a 90-minute edition of News 7 from 5 until 6-30. [TAKE WEBCAST PAGE 2507]
If you're near a computer, but not a TV, you can watch all of our coverage on the web at WREV-net.
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[Meningitis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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In other news this morning-- a meningitis scare in Ohio.
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State health officials plan to vaccinate 58- hundred students later this week, after an outbreak of a meningitis- related bacteria.
It's already claimed the lives of two high school students.
A third student is seriously ill.
The free shots will be given to students in six different schools.
Almost 40-thousand doses of oral antibiotics were given out this past weekend.
The pills offer protection for a couple of days, but the vaccine lasts three to five YEARS.
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((Archive: d-day memorial bob slaughter))

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One man is dead, another is under arrest, after a fatal shooting in Henry County.
The body of 25 year old ((Sih-COH-lun)) Sykolin Tinsley was found lying on State Route 57 around 1-30 yesterday morning.
Deputies say it appears the Axton man had been shot several times.
19 year old Johnnie Spencer of Martinsville is charged with first degree murder.



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In sports, Lightning over the Group A Virginia- High- School- League- Softball diamond....and a local Cave Spring High School student is headed for the bigtime....

Mike Stevens has all the details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

And now we check in with Steve Pardon who's in Bedford this morning.
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News 7 is planning a full day of special coverage on this dedication Wednesday.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] [Ceremony Page 2504]
We invite you to join us at 11 for "Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom," special live coverage of the dedication ceremony. [TAKE 5-6:30 PAGE 2505]
And we'll complete our special D-Day coverage tonight with a 90-minute edition of News 7 from 5 until 6-30. [TAKE WEBCAST PAGE 2507]
If you're near a computer, but not a TV, you can watch all of our coverage on the web at WREV-net.
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