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An apparent attempt to avoid a sobriety check point has cost a local man his life.
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
Authorities say 45 year old Lloyd Keith Lyons of Roanoke crashed his truck after he led officers on a chase from the Botetourt/Roanoke County line.
Officers pursued Lyons for several miles before the accident.
Police say the chase reached speeds up to 74 miles-an-hour.
During the pursuit, authorities say Lyons swerved in the path of a deputy's car, in an apparent attempt to wreck the deputy.
The chase ended when Lyons crashed into another car and a steel signpost near the intersection of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road in Roanoke.
He was killed instantly.
Police still have not released the names of the two people involved in yesterday's shooting at the administrative offices of Advance Auto.
Authorities say a former employee shot and seriously wounded another employee outside the company's Roanoke County offices and then committed suicide.
Sources tell News 7 the shooter was a woman, the victim a male.
He is reportedly still in serious condition at a local hospital.
Police say it has been difficult notifying next of kin.
More criticism for the D-Day Memorial in Beford.
Today, the former Chairman of the D-Day foundation held a press conference to set the record straight.
As Justin McLeod discovered-- the latest controversy centers around a deal the foundation made with the architect who designed the memorial.
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((((NAT SOUND OF THE D-DAY DEDICATION CEREMONY))
It was a day of celebration.
Last June, thousands came out for the dedication of the D-Day Memorial.
One year later, the party is definitely over.
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((BOB SLAUGHTER/FORMER D-DAY FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN: THINGS ARE NOT TURNING OUT AS WE HOPED SEVERAL YEARS AGO.))
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Several years and millions of dollars later, the D-Day Memorial is more than five million dollars in debt.
It's prompted resignations and even a federal investigation.
Now, another controversy.
This over memorial souvenirs.
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((BYRON DICKSON/D-DAY MEMORIAL ARCHITECT: NOT ONE DIME HAS BEEN COLLECTED FROM ANY LOCAL MERCHANT. NO LEGAL ACTION HAS BEEN EMPLOYED, THREATENED, OR EVEN SUGGESTED.))
[OUT Q=or even suggested]
But there has been a lot of criticism.
Byron Dickson is the architect of the memorial.
He also owns 20 copyright images of the memorial including the D-Day Overlord Arch.
If a vendor including the memorial itself wants to sell D-day items, they must first pay a licensing fee.
Dickson says the D-Day foundation wanted it that way.
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((BYRON DICKSON: FUNDAMENTAL TO THE LETTER OF PROMULGATION WAS A NEED TO PROTECT THE MEMORIAL FROM INDISCRIMINATE FRIVOLOUS AND INAPPROPRIATE USE OF THE IMAGES THAT REPRESENT A VERY SERIOUS ARCHITECTURAL WORK.))
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But that agreement has caused a lot of controversy.
A recent editorial in the Lynchburg News & Advance argues the copyright images of the memorial should belong to the memorial, not the architect.
Former chairman of the D-Day Foundation Bob Slaughter says the board did nothing wrong.
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((BOB SLAUGHTER: WE DID THE BEST WE COULD AND I'M NOT ASHAMED OF ANYTHING WE DID.))
[OUT Q=anything we did]
Slaughter believes the D-Day Memorial will bounce back and solve its money troubles.
But it is work at least for now he won't be part of.
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((BOB SLAUGHTER: I WISH I WAS BACK ON IT SURE AND I'D LIKE TO BE BACK ON THE BOARD BUT IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AS LONG AS WE GOT THE ADMINISTRATION THAT WE HAVE NOW.))
[OUT Q=that we have now]
As for that administration, it has given no indication it wants to take over the copyright licensing.
But Dickson says he will do it if the Foundation wants it that way.
Justin McLeod, News 7.))
Today marks the eight-month anniversary of nine-eleven.
Portrait photographer and New Yorker Gary Suson felt compelled to document life at ground zero.
Until now, under an agreement he had with the firefighters, few have seen his photos until now.
Here's CBS's Morry Alter.
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A brush fire is quickly spreading just outside Los Angeles...
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The blaze started early this morning in the Angeles National Forest-- 50 miles north of L-A.
More than 32-hundred acres have been scorched in the blaze so far.
Firefighters say that the fire burned hundreds of acres in just hours.
Homes are being evacuated in the area.
32- graduates of the Appalachian School of Law are beginning a new chapter in their lives.
Today the law school held its first graduation since a former student allegedly killed the dean, a professor and a student in a shooting rampage.
Despite the tragedy, the school is experiencing more success now than ever.
School officials will pick 125 students from a record 663 applicants for next year's freshman class.
Many students are from the mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina.
There were also plenty of caps and gowns in Blacksburg today.
Virginia Tech handed out more than five thousand degrees this morning.
The university held one large ceremony and then 35 separate services for individual colleges and departments.
For the first time in twenty years, Tech awarded an honorary doctorate degree to former University Board Director and Exxon Executive Cliff Garvin.
More than twenty five thousand people attended graduation ceremonies today.
A new development involving the growing priest abuse scandal.
A new report claims New York Cardinal Edward Egan once encouraged a priest who admitted to sexually abusing a teenager to keep serving in the priesthood.
The revelation comes in videotaped testimony produced five years ago for a civil trial involving a lawsuit against the Bridgeport Diocese.
The Washington Post obtained a copy of that video tape.
The priest in question was eventually suspended due to sexual allegations against him.
There's a new president for Virginia's Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Today, members elected Danville's William Avon Keen, pictured here on the right, to a four year term.
But a Bedford man says he's the rightful president of the traditionally black-led organization.
Jack Mills was nominated as president-elect of the S-C-L-C in January but the board later dropped their support of him.
Mills says he's the victim of racism and he's filed an injunction to prevent Keen from becoming president.
He hopes to get a court ruling sometime next week.
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Virginians looking to experience the frontier culture should consider heading to Staunton.
That is where they can find the Frontier Culture Museum.
As Shannon Young tells us their journey spans two continents and three centuries.
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((All that's missing is the Big Pond.
On 220 acres in Staunton you can walk between four farms representing four countries, four cultures, four periods in time.
[IN Q=One of them's from German...]
((RHONDA HOWDYSHELL/FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM: ONE OF THEM'S FROM GERMANY AND, OF COURSE, THAT'S THE EARLY 1700'S. ONE'S FROM NORTHERN IRELAND AND THAT'S THE 1730'S. WE HAVE ONE FROM ENGLAND AND THAT'S OUR OLDST FARM. THAT'S FROM THE 1690'S. AND OUR AMERICAN FARM TIES IT ALL TOGETHER.))
[OUT Q=American farm ties it all together.]
The latter was moved from a farm in Botetourt County and dates back to the 1850's.
Not only are the buildings authentic, but costumed interpreters go about the daily business of maintaining their farms.
[IN Q=The biggest problem we have...]
((GERRY/INTERPRETER: THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WE HAVE IN 1730 IS THAT WE HAVE TO PAY THE RENT TWICE A YEAR SO YOU'RE NOT GONNA HAVE A LOT OF MONEY LEFT OVER FOR FOOD. SO, YOU'RE GONNA RAISE EVERYTHING YOU CAN. GOOD SIZED VEGETABLE GARDEN BEHIND ME, A LOT OF GRAINS, A FEW LIVESTOCK ANIMALS TO EAT AND PRETTY MUCH TRY TO BE AS SELF SUFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE.))
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The farms take turns preparing a mid-day meal.
You won't be allowed to sample the food, but the aroma is sure to make you wish otherwise... just as the work-load will spark appreciation of modern conveniences.
[IN Q=It was alot of hard work...]
((AIMEE/INTERPRETER: IT WAS ALOT OF HARD WORK. JUST FARMING, THE FARMING TECHNOLOGY THEY HAD IN 1710 WAS MOSTLY EVERYTHING BY HAND, OF COURSE.))
[OUT Q=EVERYTHING BY HAND, OF COURSE.]
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[IN Q=It's good for kids to see the water...]
((AIMEE/INTERPRETER: IT'S GOOD FOR KIDS TO SEE THE WATER COMING UP OUT OF THE WELL RATHER THAN OUT OF THE SINK. IT DRIVES IT HOME.))
[OUT Q=It drives it home.]
As does the blacksmith's forge where you'll witness the struggle to hold onto a sense of humor while hammering out a living.
[IN Q=I have no idea why...]
((I have no idea why they call it a fizz trough...))
[OUT Q=they call it a fizz trough.]
They may not have been the same nationality, but the people portrayed here shared a common language of determination.
In the future, the museum plans to enlarge its small world to include Native Americans, West Africans and a 19th century village.
Shannon Young, News 7, Staunton.))
For more information about the Frontier Culture Museum log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on the Time Off suitcase.
Police in San Diego, California rescued two seals today after they beached themselves on the sand.
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An officer first spotted a 500- pound seal-- that appeared to be sick and was immediately taken to SeaWorld for help.
A short time later, a seal pup was also found beached... and was rescued.
Police say they have been getting lots of calls lately from people finding the animals sick or dying on the beach.
The reason is because of toxic algae.
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((WE'VE HAD.....BECOMING SICK.))
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Police say the toxin can be deadly to people if infected fish or shellfish are eaten in large quantities.
If you think that everything has gone to the dogs...you just may be right.
At least that is the case of one diner.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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((. IT S LUNCHTIME IN BELLINGHAM WASHINGTON, AND THE CORNER CAFI IS PACKED WITH REGULARS -NAT SOT-bulldog snorts SITTIN
G IN STYLE. CATCHING-UP -NAT SOT- barking at all the dogs OR QUIETLY ENJOYING A MEAL -SOT-what s better the tuna salad
or the chicken...woof chicken! THIS IS THE DOGGIE CAFI, WHERE THEY DO SERVE PEOPLE ON PAPER AND PLASTIC WHILE THE CANIN
ES GET THE FIESTAWARE. -SOT- charlie lick your plate.. -SOT- these are all the treats we offer these are called lady pa
ws..a little ginger snap with carob and yogurt. We also have truffles and peanut butter bones. And carob dipped raisin bonespuppy love hearts and cheese twists.. DOGS ARE WAITED-ON RIGHT ALONG SIDE THEIR HUMAN COMPANIONS THE CAFI CREATOR
GOT THE IDEA AFTER GOING TO EUROPE...AND SAW DOGS WELCOMED IN MANY FINE PLACES. -SOT-TAIMI GORMAN, DOGGIE CAFI CREATOR
I don t know why the US is so weird about dog saliva.. THE FOOD IS ACTUALLY PREPARED IN THE RESTAURANT NEXT DOORSO THER
E S NO HEALTH CODE VIOLATION. AND WHILE IT MAY SEEM UNSAVORY, FOR DOG OWNERS IT S A REAL TREAT. -SOT-DOG OWNER this is
our home away from homethese guys love the doggie cafi. -SOT-this is my favorite little section, the leopard skin safar
i THERE S DOGGIE FASHION MAGNETS GROOMING KITS EVERYTHING FOR THE DOG ABOUT TOWN AND ALWAYS ROOM FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION. -STAND-UP so here at the doggie cafi if you want to have a birthday party for your dog, you can get the special carrot cake. No sugar, and cream cheese frosting. Here you go mouse DOGS CAN T SEEM TO GET ENOUGH OF THAT CAKE So next time you find your dog all dressed up with no where to gotry the doggie cafi but remember sometimes it s tough to get a spot at the bar. Manuel gallegus, cbs news Bellingham. Washington. ))
The Steam wins ugly, the Irish spoil Tech softball party plans.
Plus, Indy qualifying, a first time Busch series winner and a red Wingers clincher are coming up right after your Saturday night scores.
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The Arena Football2 league is now running the day to day operations of the Roanoke Steam. Roanoke ran its' winning streak to four games last night with a 27-to-23 win against Norfolk. But fans have yet to warm up to the Steam.
Last night's crowd at the Civic Center was fairly typical of crowds that have watched the Steam's three previous home games.
Steam coach Steve Jerry says those who are thinking about attending a Steam game, but have yet to take the plunge, need to experience the in-your-lap and in-your-face style of football to fully appreicate it.
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The Sacramento Kings have taken control of their best of seven Western Conference Semi-final series with the Dallas Mavericks.
The Kings won both games in Dallas including today's game four in overtime.
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Sacramento's Chris Webber led the Kings with 30 points before fouling out with four minutes to go in the fourth quarter.
But, his teamate Mike Bibby picked up the slack. Bibby drives and scores sending the game into overtime tied at 109.
In the extra period it's Bibby again. This time blowing past Michael Finley for the basket to put the Kings up by two 115-to-113.
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Dallas got 31 points from Dirk Nowitski, but his final shot in overtime failed to go in. The Kings survive 115-to-113 and now lead the best of seven series 3-games-to-1.
The Big East Conference Softball Tournament concluded today the Moyer Complex.
Tech came in needing to beat Notre Dame once to take home the trophy, while the Fighting Irish needed to whipe the Hokies in back to back game.
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Tech sent ace pitcher Ashley Dobbe to the mound knowing their best chance was to end this thing in game one.
Dobbe gave up just 2 hits and 1 run through four innings as Notre Dame held a one-to-nothing lead going to the fifth inning.
That's when Tech tied the score. Yesterday's hero, Megan Evans rocks a solo home run to center field, suddenly the game is tied at one and the Hokies have a chance.
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But, Notre Dame pulled ahead in the bottom of the 5th inning Jenny Kriech slaps a base hit into right-center field. Alexis Madrid scores and Notre Dame forces a deciding game with a two-to-one win.
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Dobbe did go out to pitch in the second game, but she worked herself into a jam loading the bases in the first inning.
Notre Dame's Liz Hartmann hits one down to shortstop. The Hokies can't record the out scoring Megan Ciolli.
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The Irish win game two and the Big East Championship beating the Hokies 3-to-1.
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In other softball today - at the South Atlantic regional NCAA softball tournament in Atlanta, Roanoke College beat top seeded Emory 2-to-1.
Ferrum eliminating Maryville 2-to-nothing, but them was eliminated itself tonight losing to Emory 7-to-2.
That means Roanoke plays Emory for the championship tomorrow at 10am.
Also, in the Big South - Liberty faces Winthrop for the Big South title tomorrow afternoon at one.
The Virginia softball team was eliminated from the ACC tournament tonight.
UVa lost its second game of the event falling to North Carolina 2-to-1.
While the women were in Tallahassee, the UVA baseball team was home today.
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The Cavaliers hosted the number one ranked Clemson Tigers this afternoon at Davenport Field.
Virginia's Robert Word made his mark by blasting a solo homer to deep left center field in the 6th inning as Virginia cut the Tigers lead to just one run at 5-to-4.
But UVa head coach Dennis Womack would then watch his team give up 10 unanswered runs in the
final three innings as Clemson knocks off UVa 15-to-4. The Cavs are now one game under 500 on the season.
It was pole day in Indianapolis today as qualifying was held for the May 26th Indianapolis 500.
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Amazingly, the first driver out of the track was able to win the pole - hanging on for seven hours and two rain delays.
Bruno Junquiero in the Chip Ganassi owned car turned a lap 231 point 342 miles an hour.
Robie Buhl got the outside pole, while Sarah Fisher qualified higher than any woman in Indy history in 9th.
Robby Gordon was 11th fastest and Al Under Junior 12th.
33 cars will make up the Indy 500 field.
Two more days of qualifying will determine the ultimate starting grid.
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The Detroit Red Wings have advanced to the western conference finals.
Detroit shutout St. Louis today 4-to-nothing to win the best of seven series with the Blues 4 games to one.
Brendan Shanahan led the Red Wings cast of future hall of famers with two goals.
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It is the fourth time since 1996 that Detroit has ended the Blues' season.
While the Cup drivers are taking time off this week to honor Mom - the Busch Grand National drivers were on the J-O-B today in Loudon, New Hampshire.
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Bobby Hamilton Jr. completed a tremendous comeback as he posted his first career Busch Series victory.
Hamilton Jr. came from outside the top 15 with less than 70 laps to go to become the 7th different winner in the series this season.
But it wasn't easy.
Shane Hmiel, another of the young lions, led the way with just 13 laps to go.
But Hamilton, in the US Mariners sponsored Chevy would win the event by more than two seconds over Todd Bodine.
Jack Sprague finished third, Hmiel fourth and Mike McLaughlin fifth.
It was a terrible day for the local drivers, Jeff Burton was dead last completing just 5 laps due to ignition problems.
And Stacy Compton finished seven laps down in 27th. He was an innocent victim of this restart mishap early in the race when the whole front end of his car was smashed.