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Timothy McVeigh is dead--
The Oklahoma City bomber showed no remorse before he was given a lethal injection this morning.
TWO live reports, coming up.
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And Texas residents are trying to recover from devastating floodwaters leftover from Tropical Storm Allison.
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News 7 at noon is coming up.

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((TIMOTHY JAMES MCVEIGH HAS BEEN EXECUTED BY LETHAL INJECTION.))
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The Oklahoma City bomber pays for the deaths of 168 people, with his own life.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Several witnesses say Timothy McVeigh made eye contact with them, just before he died by lethal injection.
The Oklahoma City bomber was executed this morning at a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
McVeigh offered no final words and no apology--
Instead, he released a written statement, which was a 19th century poem.
It ended with the words, "I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul".
Drew Levinson and Manuel Gallegus are standing by with updates.
We'll go first to Drew Levinson, in Indiana.
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Timothy McVeigh hated the Federal Government until end-and in the end it was the federal government that put him to death.

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"THE COURT ORDER TO EXECUTE INMATE TIMOTHY MCVEIGH HAS BEEN FULFILLED.
Witnesses say the Oklahoma City bomber lay strapped to a gurney with a white sheet pulled up to his chest.
He lifted his head-and through a glass window made eye contact with each one of them-then he looked straight at the ceiling and said nothing.

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"HE SEEMED CONTENT AND RESIGNED TO THE FACT THAT HE WAS GOING TO DIE, HE DID NOT FIGHT IT AND HE ALMOST LOOKED PROUD OF WHAT HAD HAPPENED."
Paul Howell's daughter Karen was killed in the bombing, he wanted to be here for the execution.


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"AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED....CAN'T HARM US IN ANY WAY OR FASHION."
McVeigh attorney Robert Nigh called his client a dedicated soldier and his execution solved nothing.

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"WE KILLED BILL AND MICKEY'S SON THIS MORNING AND WE KILLED JENNIFER MCVEIGH'S BIG BROTHER." )
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(( FOR THE FAMILIES OF THOSE KILLED IN THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING, IT WAS the moment many of them had waited for TO WATCH TIMOTHY MCVEIGH DIE. EARLY THIS MORNING, 232 PEOPLE BOARDED BUSES ... AND HEADED TO A LOCATION WHERE THEY WATCHED MCVEIGH'S EXECUTION ON CLOSED-CIRCUIT TV.

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"He chose to blow that building up and was only a few short blocks away when our mother took her last breath, and we were there today to watch him take his."
AFTER THE EXECUTION, SURVIVORS AND RELATIVES DESCRIBED MCVEIGH'S LAST MOMENTS AS PEACEFUL. ONETA JOHNSON LOST HER MOTHER IN THE BLAST. SHE SAYS THE CONVICTED BOMBER LEFT THIS WORLD TOO EASILY.

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"I did cry a little for my mom because I guess I wish she was able to die that way, instead of knowing she was in the pain she was -- hearing people scream and yell and hearing all those babies cry, and he didn't have to go through any of that."
OTHERS SAY THEY WALKED AWAY FROM THE EXPERIENCE FEELING SOMEWHAT HOLLOW.

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"For me, I think I maybe expected more of a sense of closure or relief or something like that, but it really didn't provide as I thought it would." ))

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The U-S Supreme Court have ruled that districts cannot prevent Christian groups from using public schools for after hours meetings.
The justices ruled six to three that excluding Christian clubs amounted to discrimination.
The case was based on a New York suit that said allowing meetings where grade school children prayed and studied the Bible was a violation of the separation of church and state.
The justices disagreed, saying allowing the meetings was NOT a government endorsement of religion.

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The Roanoke Public Library reopened today with a new facelift.
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The Main library, on Jefferson Street has new paint, shelves, larger collections, and new technology.
The staff is excited about the possibilities the library holds.
They say the library is now more aesthetically pleasing to children.
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((YOU SAW SOME OF THE KIDS COMING IN THIS MORNING AND CRAWLING AROUND ON THE NEW CARPET, AND IT'S SO COLORFUL. IT'S NICE, IT'S OPEN, IT'S MORE PERSONABLE AND IT'S MORE INVITING.))
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While the improvements are visible and the outcome pleasing, the staff says it's also pleased with the new summer programs for children, teens and adults. The library is open Monday through Saturday, starting at nine in the mornings.
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Tropical Storm Allison is cauising more problems for the Gulf Coast states. We'll have the details after this break.
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Also we'll tell you why fruit growers think a new type of peach is anything but the pits.
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The leftovers from Tropical Allison are still leaving their mark on the Gulf Coast.
Texas residents are finding more than just floodwaters.
Snakes and lizards are also pouring into their homes.
Terisa Estacio has the latest on clean-up efforts.
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(( Narr: A massive clean-up is underway in Houston and what a chore it will be.
At Herman Memorial Hospital pumps run at capacity to drain thousands of gallons of water from the basement. Over the weekend 540 patients were evacuated. And it is more of the same in downtown Houston as businesses scrmble to save what they can.
All of this after tropical storm allison dumped over three feet of water over the past week... - swamping south eastern Texas.
Officials blame the storm for the deaths of 17 people. Fifteen thousand residents are homeless.

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Terrible, like I lost my life.
President Bush declared 28 counties federal disaster areas - and Houston alone the Mayor warned the city has suffered a billion dollars in damages and that figure is expected to climb.

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I'm okay, I have my family with me.
For Texans this has been a very rough weekend - many must now try and salvage their homes...deal with destroyed cars and face huge business losses.
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President Bush leaves tonight on a six- day trip to Europe.
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His first stop is Spain, one of the places where Bush seems to have very few friends right now.
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A major blow was dealt when the United Nations kicked the U-S off the Human Rights Commission, but voted in Libya and Sudan, among others.
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It was Bush's rejection of the Kyoto Treaty on global warming that seemed to annoy many European countries-- espcecially the WAY he said it.
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But officials say Bush will try to make amends with an announcement of plans to develop cutting- edge technology to fight climate change.
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President Bush's recent decision on an environmental issue is causing a backlash, as he prepares for the European tour.
Bush has withdrawn from the 19-97 Kyoto Treaty, which aims to cut the production of certain gases that contribute to global warming.
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Yesterday, Greenpeace activists stopped a tanker delivering U-S owned oil to France.
Eight activists in inflatable boats approached the tanker.
They unfurled banners with messages criticizing the President.
Greenpeace says it'll continue protests throughout the President's six-day European visit.
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Two local communities want to honor their war heroes. The Toms Creek and Sunnyside communities in Montgomery County are building their own memorial. Kate Weidaw has more.
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((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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.))

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Someone has let 24 million dollars slip through his or her hands...and doesn't even know it.
A winning Big Game ticket sold last year was never cashed in.
Now the deadline to turn in the winner has passed.
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.

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Still to come on the newscast, we'll have the highlights from last night's N-B-A finals,
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and we'll tell you why actor John Travolta is off the hook for his recent string of box office flops.
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Efforts to grow a new type of peach by researchers at the University of Florida have fallen flat.
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And they couldn't be happier. The so called U-F-O peach gets its name from its saucer- like shape.
Fruit breeders say the shape makes it a novelty, but there is more to it.
The scientists have added a firm texture to the peach, so it can actually ripen on the tree, giving it a much sweeter taste.
The flat- shaped peach itself has been around for centuries.
It was a favorite of chinese emperors, because they could turn the peach around in their hand while eating to avoid dripping juice on their beards.
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John Travolta has caught a big one with his new movie "Swordfish."
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His new spy thriller opened at number one, bringing in more than 18 million dollars.
Overall, the summer movie business looks good in Hollywood. Ticket sales for the top movies are more than three percent higher than this time last year.
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"Shrek" holds steady at number two, with a little over 17 million.
"Pearl Harbor" drops to number three after two weeks at the top.
David Duchovny's new comedy "Evolution" opened at number four, with a respectable 13 million dollars.
And Rob Schneider's "The Animal" took fifth place.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was unchanged, but NASDAQ has dropped 60 points.

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Up next on the newscast
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a NASCAR team owner gets his 100th win in yesterday's Michigan 400.
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Despite losing Shaquille O'Neal for the last two minutes to fouls, the Los Angeles Lakers have taken a 2 to 1 lead over the Philadelphia 76'ers in the N-B-A finals.
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It was a big game for both teams wanting the home court advantage.
L-A's Kobe Bryant hits this jumper to end the third quarter and the Lakers led 73 to 66.
Philly cut the lead to 3 early in the fourth quarter. But Allen Iverson's three pointer and the Sixers trailed 82 to 76.
The Lakers came right back--
Shaquille O'Neal gets it down low and scores off the glass and the lead was four.
The Sixers go to their big man Dikembe Mutombo, who pulls down the rebond and scores to make it 84 to 82.
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Los Angeles goes to Robert Horry.
He hits the three, and 4 straight free throws. The Lakers win it 96 to 91.
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Jeff Gordon gave team owner Rick Hendrick his 100th career win in yesterday's Kmart 400 at the Michigan International Raceway.
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A bad luck day for Todd Bodine after running into Rusty Wallace earlier in the race. He cuts a tire and hits the wall bringing out the caution on lap 39.
Jeff Gordon would set the tone of the race. He blows by Dale Earnhardt, Junior to go back to the lead on the re-start.
Shawna Robinson, making her first appearance in a Winston Cup Race, was running 40-th with 142 laps to go.
But Gordon would cover the field, leading at the half way mark with Sterling Marlin running a strong second.
Earnhardt Junior, who was off and on all day, blew an engine and was out of the race with 27 laps to go.
The caution would fly 2 more times before forcing a 4- lap shootout.
Gordon gets the jump on the re-start and holds off a charge by Ricky Rudd to win the Kmart 400 at Michigan
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Bedford found itself in the national spotlight last week with the dedication of the D-Day Memorial. It's an event that also garnered lots of attention here at home, as well. Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with Feedback.
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((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.))

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