[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Timothy McVeigh is just a few feet away from the death chamber.
He'll be executed in just a couple of hours for the Oklahoma City bombing.
A live report, coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Democrats seeking the nomination for Virginia Attorney General are busy with last- minute campaigning before tomorrow's primary.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your work week with us-- News 7 Mornin is straight ahead.

[McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=McVeigh]


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Time is running out for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
He's inside a holding cell, just a few feet away from where he'll be put to death in just a couple of hours.
Officials say McVeigh's in good spirits.
He's said to be confident that he's the victim in the war he declared against the U-S government.
McVeigh spent his final days watching T-V, writing letters, and meeting with his attorneys.
Teri Okita is in Terre Haute, Indiana with an update.
[LIVE=OKITA /FULL]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-Terre Haute, IN]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dan Dunne/Bureau of Prisons;]
[SUPER=01-Robert Nigh/McVeigh's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=will be injected.]

(( PKG.
TRACK: TIMOTHY MCVEIGHS DATE WITH DEATH HAS FINALLY ARRIVED ... HIS LAST FEW HOURS ALIVE ARE GOING AS EXPECTED.

(Super: Dan Dunne/Bureau of Prisons)
SOT: contacts/schedule went as planned.


TRACK: PRISON OFFICIALS SAY MCVEIGH IS PASSING THE TIME WITH SIMPLE INDULGENCES ... A LITTLE TELEVISION, SOME SLEEP, AND HIS LAST MEAL REQUEST.

SOT: Dunne: 2 pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream.


TRACK: OUTSIDE THE PRISON COMPOUND, A HANDFUL OF DEMONSTRATORS ... WHO FAVOR THE EXECUTION ... HAVE BEEN COUNTING DOWN THE HOURS ... WHILE DOZENS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE KEEP VIGIL FOR MCVEIGH.

(NATSD BREAK OF ANY PROTESTORS)


TRACK: IN A LETTER TO HIS HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER, MCVEIGH SHOWED SOME SIGNS OF REMORSE SAYING HE WAS SORRY PEOPLE HAD TO LOSE THEIR LIVES. BUT HE WENT ON TO ADD: THATS JUST THE NATURE OF THE BEAST".

(Super: Robert Nigh/McVeigh's Attorney)
SOT: he's sorry but that doesn't mean he feels guilty or that he did

wrong
TRACK: HIS LAWYERS DESCRIBE HIM AS UPBEAT AND READY TO DIE. THE 33-YEAR-OLD SPENT THE WEEKEND CALLING FAMILY AND WRITING GOODBYE LETTERS. AS HIS HOUR OF DEATH APPROACHES, GUARDS WILL ESCORT HIM INTO THE EXECUTION ROOM, AND HELL BE STRAPPED TO THE TABLE. HELL BE ALLOWED TO SAY ANY FINAL WORDS TO THE THREE DOZEN WITNESSES AND THEN, THE LETHAL CHEMICALS WILL BE INJECTED. ))
[LIVE=Okita /FULL]
[SUPER=05-Terre Haute, IN;]







[OKC-McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=McVeigh]


Meanwhile, bombing survivors and victims' families are gathering early this morning to watch McVeigh's execution on closed- circuit television.
Jennifer Jones spoke with some of them.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/File Tape; :07]
[SUPER=01-Chris Cregan/Victim's Son; :31]
[SUPER=01-Susan Walton/Bombing Victim; :46]
[SUPER=01-Alice Denison/Victim's Daughter; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Oklahoma City. ]


((
AT 7 AM CENTRAL TIME THIS MORNING TIMOTHY MCVEIGH WILL DIE BY LETHAL INJECTION. HIS PUNISHMENT - FOR THE MURDER OF 168 PEOPLE IN THE WORST ACT OF TERROR IN U-S HISTORY.
THE EXECUTION - WITNESSED BY FRIENDS AND VICTIMS ALIKE.
SOME HOPE MCVEIGH'S DEATH WILL BRING THEM CLOSURE.

(SOT-vo) Chris Cregan: I feel it's my sense of duty to my

mothersomething I had to do.
CHRIS CREGAN LOST HIS MOTHER-KATHY-- IN THE EXPLOSION.

(SOT) Chris Cregan/son of bombing victim:


It'll be a sense of relief to have that piece over and not have to worry about stuff coming out and his insincere apologies.
SUSAN WALTON -- HER LEGS CRUSHED BY THE BLAST - FEELS DIFFERENTLY.

(SOT) Susan Walton/bombing victim


It's definitely another step, we've decided there's no such thing as closure for something like this.

(SOT vo) Alice Denison


"I don't get to hug him, I don't get to kiss him,
ALICE DENISON LOST HER FATHER MICKEY. SHE DOESN'T EXPECT ANY SATISFACTION TO COME FROM THE EXECUTION.
"And some people may say, 'But this is a huge day!' The day my father died was a huge day. The day this man is put to death is nothing."
J JONES STAND UP:
))

[11Clement]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC-1:20:57]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

Democratic hopefuls seeking the nomination for Attorney General are in the final hours of campainging before tomorrow's democratic primary.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]

While campaigning in Danville yesterday, Delegate Whitt Clement urged a handful of followers to get out and vote in tomorrow's Democratic primary. Clement says support from Southside voters is critical in his run for Attorney General. Turnout for the primary is expected to be very low.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 57:01]
[IN Q=It is going to be.]
[SUPER=01-Del. Whitt Clement/(D) Attorney General Candidate;]

((WHITT CLEMENT/(D) CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL;IT IS GOING TO BE A LOW TURNOUT. A BIG CHALLENGE FOR ALL THE CANDIDATES IS EDUCATING THE VOTERS AND LETTING THEM KNOW THERE ACTUALLY IS A PRIMARY ON TUESDAY. MOST OF US WOULD BE WILLING TO TAKE OUR CHANCES IF WE COULD GET PEOPLE TO GO OUT AND VOTE.))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=to go out and vote.]
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[VO-NAT 01-11 tc 1:57:46]
[super=03-Roanoke/Last Week;]

Senator John Edwards is also seeking the Democratic nomination and spent the day campaigning in Northern Virginia.
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[anchor=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=hold]

Two other democratic candidates are also running. They are Sylvia (CLOO-tee) Clute and Don McEachin.


[Big-Game]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Big Game]


A weekend deadline to turn in a winning lottery ticket came and went.
The ticket was purchased one year ago. It was worth about 24 (m) million dollars.
It was bought by someone last June ninth at a convenience store in New Jersey. The money now goes back to the seven states that participate in the Big Game, including Virginia.


[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Earnings reports continue today on Wall Street -- and investors are looking for some type of news to turn things around.
Renay San Miguel has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Renay San Miguel/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:11]
[OUT Q=Marketwatch-dot-com, New York]




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11War-Monument]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC-8:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]

With the dedication of the D-Day memorial in Bedford behind us, two small communities are honoring their war heroes. The Toms Creek and Sunnyside communities in Montgomery County have joined together to build their own memorial. Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Archie Montgomery/Monument Organizer;:13]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Graham/Vietnam Veteran;:34]
[SUPER=01-Nina Montgomery/Monument Organizer;:57]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Long/World War II Veteran;1:13]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:35]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Montgomery County.]


((The narrow road leading into Toms Creek takes you to a quiet community with fewer than 3-hundred people. Close to a fourth of the population are veterans.

[SOT 23:05]
[INQ=]

((ARCHIE MONTGOMERY: WE FOUND WE HAD IN THE MIDDLE 50 VETERANS FOR WORLD WAR TWO AND WE THOUGHT THAT WAS KIND OF UNIQUE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


While Montgomery researched the community's large veteran population he found there were nearly a dozen veterans from the Korean and Vietnam wars. Vietnam Veteran Jimmy Graham remembers his family telling stories about World War two.

[SOT 35:42]
[INQ=]

((JIMMY GRAHAM: WHEN I GREW UP THEY WERE MY HEROES, MY FATHER, MY UNCLES, MY NEIGHBORS THEY WERE THE HEROES AND SET THE EXAMPLE FOR ME.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


So the idea for a monument came along. A plot of land was donated next to the old one-room school house which now is the community church. To raise money Nina Montgomery mailed letters to residents about the monument, held bake sales, and placed collection jars in nearby stores.

[SOT 32:47]
[INQ=]

((NINA MONTGOMERY: THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN REALLY OVERWHELMING I THINK.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 4]


Nearly 8-thousand dollars has been raised to pay for the 10-thousand dollar monument. World War two veteran Ralph Long's health is keeping him visiting Bedford's D-Day memorial, but he says this is just as grand.

[SOT 29:28]
[INQ=]

((RALPH LONG: I THINK IT WILL BE WONDERFUL WHILE WE'RE ALL LIVING I'D LIKE TO SEE IT BEFORE I GO.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]


Within the next few months the community hopes to have the monument in place so the veterans who are left can enjoy what will be known as Veterans Memorial Park. It will be a place honoring veterans from every war, in a small community so far, unrecognized for its sacrifice. Kate Weidaw News7 Montgomery County.))

[11Bird-Show]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=slo]
[TAPE#=01-15 TC-1:14:02]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Bird lovers flocked to the Roanoke Civic Center over the weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Southwest Virginia Bird Club held its annual Bird Fair there. Hundreds of birds put their best wing forward to find a new home. And, buyers had a variety of birds from which to choose.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:02:47]
[IN Q=We breed]

((WE BREED FINCHES AND SELL THEM. WE'VE GOT ABOUT 13 DIFFERENT VARIETIES, WE ALSO HAVE HAND TAMED PARAKEETS, AND A LITTLE HAND TAMED PARALETTE.))
[SUPER=01-Peggy Duval/"The Finch Ladies"]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=hand tamed paralette.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The organization promotes the well being of birds and contributes to cancer research. And, a panel of bird-lovers was on hand to help buyers pick the best bird to be their pet.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, some medications can increase your sensitivity to the sun.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((ITS NOT JUST SUNBURN AND SKIN CANCER THAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR MIND WHEN YOU HEAD OUT INTO THE SUN- YOU ALSO NEED TO THINK ABOUT ANY MEDICATIONS YOURE TAKING.
THATS BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME MEDICATIONS WHICH HAVE AS A SIDE EFFECT SOMETHING CALLED PHOTOSENSITIVITY... MEANING THE MEDICATION MAKES YOUR SKIN EQUISITIVELY SENSITIVE TO THE SUN-- AND AS A RESULT YOU CAN GET THE WORST SUNBURN OF YOUR LIFE OR A REALLY ITCHY RASH WITH JUST A FEW MINUTES OF SUN EXPOSURE.
AND THERE ARE DOZENS OF COMMON MEDICATIONS THAT CAN BE PHOTOSENSITIZERS - INCLUDING : CERTAIN ANTIBIOTICS SUCH AS SULFA AND TETRACYCLINE.
ARTHRITIS PILLS MAY ALSO CAUSE PHOTOSENSITIVITY.SO CAN DIURETICS OR WATER PILLS . THE SAME GOES FOR BIRTH CONTROL PILLS. CERTAIN ANTI DEPRESSANT MEDICATIONS ARE ALSO ON THE LIST.
NOW EVEN THOUGH SUNSCREEN AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING WILL HELP- THEY ARE NO GUARANTEE YOU WONT GET AN AWFUL SUNBURN EXPOSURE. TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE-ITS HARD TO TELL JUST WHO IS GOING TO HAVE ONE OF THESE BAD REACTIONS. FOR EXAMPLE- YOU CAN HAVE TAKEN A MEDICATION SAFELY FOR A LONG TIME OR TAKEN SOMETHING MANY TIMES BEFORE AND STILL HAVE A PROBLEM. SO WHENEVER YOU ARE GIVEN A MEDICATION- ESPECIALLY IN THE SUMMER MONTHS- ITS IMPORTANT YOU BE TOLD WHETHER PHOTSENSITIVITY IS A POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECT.
I'M DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #3]


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


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


Virginia's Democratic primary is TOMORROW.
The candidates seeking the nomination for Attorney General spent the weekend getting their messages out to voters.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Tropical Storm Allison fell apart, but its effects are STILL being felt throughout parts of Texas and Louisiana.


The remnants are being blamed for more than a dozen deaths.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A dark chapter]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=the story just ahead]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday June 11-th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=McVeigh]


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
In about an hour-and-a-half, Timothy McVeigh will die.
The Oklahoma City bomber's inside a holding cell, just a few feet away from where he'll be put to death by lethal injection.
He's said to be in good spirits.
Meanwhile, demonstrators on both sides of the death penalty issue are gathered outside the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
That's also where Teri Okita is-- she joins us now with the latest.
[LIVE=OKITA /FULL]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-Terre Haute, IN]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dan Dunne/Bureau of Prisons;]
[SUPER=01-Robert Nigh/McVeigh's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=will be injected.]

(( PKG.
TRACK: TIMOTHY MCVEIGHS DATE WITH DEATH HAS FINALLY ARRIVED ... HIS LAST FEW HOURS ALIVE ARE GOING AS EXPECTED.

(Super: Dan Dunne/Bureau of Prisons)
SOT: contacts/schedule went as planned.


TRACK: PRISON OFFICIALS SAY MCVEIGH IS PASSING THE TIME WITH SIMPLE INDULGENCES ... A LITTLE TELEVISION, SOME SLEEP, AND HIS LAST MEAL REQUEST.

SOT: Dunne: 2 pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream.


TRACK: OUTSIDE THE PRISON COMPOUND, A HANDFUL OF DEMONSTRATORS ... WHO FAVOR THE EXECUTION ... HAVE BEEN COUNTING DOWN THE HOURS ... WHILE DOZENS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE KEEP VIGIL FOR MCVEIGH.

(NATSD BREAK OF ANY PROTESTORS)


TRACK: IN A LETTER TO HIS HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER, MCVEIGH SHOWED SOME SIGNS OF REMORSE SAYING HE WAS SORRY PEOPLE HAD TO LOSE THEIR LIVES. BUT HE WENT ON TO ADD: THATS JUST THE NATURE OF THE BEAST".

(Super: Robert Nigh/McVeigh's Attorney)
SOT: he's sorry but that doesn't mean he feels guilty or that he did

wrong
TRACK: HIS LAWYERS DESCRIBE HIM AS UPBEAT AND READY TO DIE. THE 33-YEAR-OLD SPENT THE WEEKEND CALLING FAMILY AND WRITING GOODBYE LETTERS. AS HIS HOUR OF DEATH APPROACHES, GUARDS WILL ESCORT HIM INTO THE EXECUTION ROOM, AND HELL BE STRAPPED TO THE TABLE. HELL BE ALLOWED TO SAY ANY FINAL WORDS TO THE THREE DOZEN WITNESSES AND THEN, THE LETHAL CHEMICALS WILL BE INJECTED. ))
[LIVE=Okita /FULL]
[SUPER=05-Terre Haute, IN;]







[2-OKC-McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=McVeigh]


The bombing ordeal will come full circle for the victims and their families--
A group is gathering this morning, preparing to watch the execution on a special closed- circuit television hook-up.
Jennifer Jones reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/File Tape; :07]
[SUPER=01-Chris Cregan/Victim's Son; :31]
[SUPER=01-Susan Walton/Bombing Victim; :46]
[SUPER=01-Alice Denison/Victim's Daughter; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Oklahoma City. ]

((
AT 7 AM CENTRAL TIME THIS MORNING TIMOTHY MCVEIGH WILL DIE BY LETHAL INJECTION. HIS PUNISHMENT - FOR THE MURDER OF 168 PEOPLE IN THE WORST ACT OF TERROR IN U-S HISTORY.
THE EXECUTION - WITNESSED BY FRIENDS AND VICTIMS ALIKE.
SOME HOPE MCVEIGH'S DEATH WILL BRING THEM CLOSURE.

(SOT-vo) Chris Cregan: I feel it's my sense of duty to my

mothersomething I had to do.
CHRIS CREGAN LOST HIS MOTHER-KATHY-- IN THE EXPLOSION.

(SOT) Chris Cregan/son of bombing victim:


It'll be a sense of relief to have that piece over and not have to worry about stuff coming out and his insincere apologies.
SUSAN WALTON -- HER LEGS CRUSHED BY THE BLAST - FEELS DIFFERENTLY.

(SOT) Susan Walton/bombing victim


It's definitely another step, we've decided there's no such thing as closure for something like this.

(SOT vo) Alice Denison


"I don't get to hug him, I don't get to kiss him,
ALICE DENISON LOST HER FATHER MICKEY. SHE DOESN'T EXPECT ANY SATISFACTION TO COME FROM THE EXECUTION.
"And some people may say, 'But this is a huge day!' The day my father died was a huge day. The day this man is put to death is nothing."
J JONES STAND UP:
))

[2-11Clement]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC-1:20:57]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

The Democratic Party of Virginia holds its primary tomorrow. The candidates seeking the nomination for Attorney General did some last minute campaigning over the weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]

While campaigning in Danville yesterday, Delegate Whitt Clement urged a handful of followers to get out and vote in tomorrow's Democratic primary. Clement says support from Southside voters is critical in his run for Attorney General. Turnout for the primary is expected to be very low.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 57:01]
[IN Q=It is going to be.]
[SUPER=01-Del. Whitt Clement/(D) Attorney General Candidate;]

((WHITT CLEMENT/(D) CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL;IT IS GOING TO BE A LOW TURNOUT. A BIG CHALLENGE FOR ALL THE CANDIDATES IS EDUCATING THE VOTERS AND LETTING THEM KNOW THERE ACTUALLY IS A PRIMARY ON TUESDAY. MOST OF US WOULD BE WILLING TO TAKE OUR CHANCES IF WE COULD GET PEOPLE TO GO OUT AND VOTE.))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=to go out and vote.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 01-11 tc 1:57:46]
[super=03-Roanoke/Last Week;]

Senator John Edwards is also seeking the Democratic nomination and spent the day campaigning in Northern Virginia.
(------------)
[anchor=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=hold]

Two other democratic candidates are also running. They are Sylvia (CLOO-tee) Clute and Don McEachin.


[11Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Feedback]
[GRAPHIC=Feedback]


Our coverage of the dedication of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford generated a lot of viewer mail last week. In this week's Feedback, Assignment editor Joe McKean reviews some of the comments.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation Open]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Wednesday; :04]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=Animation Close.]

((An estimated 20-thousand people came from all over the country to attend the ceremonies commemorating the June, 1944 landings in Normandy.
The comments on our coverage came from many different places, too.
From Hardy: (James F. Swasey) "Thank you for your excellent and professional coverage of the dedication in Bedford of the National D-day Memorial. Your camera crews consistently outshot the competition and your anchors were informative yet not intrusive."
From Christiansburg: (Christine Olsen) "During the...ceremony I switched back and forth between the 3 local channels. Your coverage was by far the best. Thanks for a job well done."
From Salem: (Bob and Jill Hurt) "We tuned in to the D-Day Memorial program today and were very moved by it. Keith Humphry and Shannon Young did a great job together. They make a good news team and we appreciate their dedication throughout the presentation."
And even from South Carolina: (Heidi Dowdy Pendergrass) "I grew up in Roanoke. My mother grew up in Bedford during World War II. She now lives in Blacksburg. We were not able to attend the D-Day Memorial festivities in Bedford. The only way I could observe the activities was through your web site. I truly appreciate the opportunity to be there via your web site."
And finally, from Rocky Mount, Virginia (Debbie Ferguson) "I have been following all the coverage and reports leading up to the dedication...I have never had a stronger sense of patriotism than I have had over the last week. Through your coverage and interviews I gained a better understanding of how much our freedom means, that young men were willing to risk life and limb to protect my freedom, so many years ago. I am sorry that your live coverage on Tuesday got rained out...However, how many times does Robin Reed get to be a part of the weather as he is reporting it?"
Letters to News-7 should be sent to PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
E-mail address, news@wdbj7.com.
And our web site contains an on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


[3-McVeigh]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=McVeigh]


Timothy McVeigh only has a little more than an hour to live--
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[VO-NAT]


The convicted Oklahoma City bomber has spent his final days writing letters, watching television, and meeting with his attorneys.
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/File Tape;]


At eight o'clock EASTERN time, McVeigh will die by lethal injection for the deaths of 168 people.
Survivors of the blast and those who lost loved ones will be allowed to watch the execution on closed- circuit television.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:53:14]
[IN Q=It'll be a sense]

((CHRIS CREGAN/VICTIM'S SON: IT'LL BE A SENSE OF RELIEF TO HAVE THAT PIECE OVER AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT STUFF COMING OUT AND HIS INSINCERE APOLOGIES.))
[SOT 4:53:31]

((SUSAN WALTON/BOMBING VICTIM: IT'S DEFINITELY ANOTHER STEP, WE'VE DECIDED THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS CLOSURE FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS. ))
[SUPER=01-Chris Cregan/Victim's Son; :00]
[SUPER=01-Susan Walton/Bombing Victim; :14]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=something like this]
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[VO-NAT]


McVeigh is being put to death at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
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[Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


The remnants of Tropical Storm Allison are causing severe flooding in Texas and Louisiana.
So, far 18 people have died.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


Downtown Houston could be virtually shut down today.
Six days of rain from have left southeastern Texas a mess.
It's turned highways into rivers, and forced the evacuation of 15 thousand families.
President Bush has declared 28 Texas counties a disaster area.
Damage in Houston alone is estimated at a billion dollars.
(------------)

[Local-Recap] [NO LOCAL RECAP SUPER TODAY]
[2-Shot=Kmc/LHI]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


The countdown is on for Timothy McVeigh. The Oklahoma City bomber is set to die by lethal injection at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana. In just about an hour, McVeigh will become the first federal prisoner executed in 38 years.
Stay tuned to The Early Show for the latest on McVeigh's execution.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The candidates seeking the nomination for Attorney General did some last minute campaigning over the weekend. In Danville yesterday, Delegate Whitt Clement urged a handful of followers to get out and vote in tomorrow's Democratic primary. Senator John Edwards is also seeking the Democratic nomination and spent the day campaigning in Northern Virginia. Sylvia (CLOO-tee) Clute and Don McEachin are also in the running.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Leo]
(Leo mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Leo ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Roy Stanley with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Now that]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Leo and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Desk=Kimberly/Leo and Steve]