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President Bush pauses on this Memorial Day to remember those who lost their lives in battle.
We'll have more on remembrances of bravery both here and abroad, coming up.
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And the search continues for victims in yesterday's deadly bridge collapse in Oklahoma.
As many as nine vehicles may still be under water.





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A variably cloudy day with a chance for afternoon thundershowers....which could dampen some outdoor barbecues.....I'll have your hometown forecast.....

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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Friends and family remember Donald McArthur Young this Memorial Day. The Roanoke native lost his life in the September 11th attacks.
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This year's Memorial Day Observance in Roanoke is dedicated in Young's memory.
He was one of 189 people killed in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon.
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A tribute took place at the Roanoke Valley War Memorial in Lee Plaza.
Young's name has been newly inscribed on the memorial Wall of Honor.
His family attended the ceremony to accept the resolution.
The city said today Young's name will be honored for generations to come.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- ROANOKE: HE SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES FOR HIS COUNTRY TO PROTECT OU FREEDOMS. THIS HAS BEEN TRUE THROUGHOUT AMERICAN HISTORY. THOSE WHO SERVED AND GAVE THEIR LIVES DID SO NOT TO CONQUER OTHER PEOPLE, NOT TO PRESS OUR WAY OF LIFE ON ANYONE BUT TO GIVE THEM FREEDOM.))
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Young was serving as an Information Systems Technician for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations at the time of his death.
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President Bush spent his Memorial Day morning in Normandy, France, honoring the Americans who died in World War Two.
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With a rainy backdrop, Bush spoke at a cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach.
Nine- thousand American graves there are marked with rows of white crosses and stars of David.
Bush pledged that the U-S will never forget the soldiers who died on D-Day or on the battlefields of Afghanistan.
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He also laid a wreath in honor of the dead, and stood at attention as Taps was played.
Bush's next stop is Rome, where he'll attend a NATO summit as well as meet with the Pope before returning to Washington.
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It's an especially somber Memorial Day in Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, where a barge slammed into a bridge yesterday.
About a dozen vehicles fell into the Arkansas River, killing at least three people.
As Jim Acosta reports, that number is almost certain to rise.
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On the Arkansas River, the mission has gone from rescue to recovery. At day break divers returned to the murky waters to retrieve the victims of a deadly bridge collapse that has claimed perhaps a dozen lives. With the swift currents there is little hope that any could have survived the 75 foot plunge below.

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"We've got several vehicles that are marked so the divers will know where to go down to, hopefully the current hasn't shifted them too much."
Early Sunday morning, a barge hit a side span of the bridge that carries I-40 over the river, snapping off a 500 foot section of the interstate. Unsuspecting drivers on both sides of the roadway careened over the edge and toppled into the water.

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"We were approximately 6,7,800 yards from the bridge when it fell and kept seeing the big splashes and finally realized that's cars going off of the end of the bridge."
Investigators are now going over the barge captains story that he blacked out just before impact, possibly from a seizure.

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Emergency crews must recover another 7-9 vehicles before their job is finished. A crane will be used to place each of the cars and trucks on a barge to help identify the dead.
Stand Up: Beyond the human tragedy this is a traffic nightmare. More than 20,000 drivers and families returning from their holiday weekend will have to take back roads to get around this disaster. Jim Acosta, CBS News.

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A witness says a tour bus was moving erratically before it crashed last night in Texas.
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The crash killed one person and sent nearly 60 others to area hospitals.
Passengers were on their way to Dallas from a casino in Louisiana when the Shuttle King tour bus veered off the road and slammed into some pine trees.
A woman was thrown from the bus and pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials are still investigating the cause of the wreck.
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Fishing boats and naval vessels have removed more bodies from the waters off the west coast of Taiwan, following a China Airlines crash.
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The Boeing 747 broke apart in mid- air on Saturday, killing all 225 people on board.
Meanwhile, investigators are having a tough time locating the plane's black boxes.
They say signals picked up by mine-sweeping ships in the Taiwan Strait are NOT coming from the plane's voice and flight data recorders.
It's the second time in two days officials mistakenly thought they found the devices.
Investigators from the U-S National Transportation Safety Board are helping out with the probe.
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And back in the states, a wildfire in Arizona is closing in on a wooded area, much to the dismay of the hundreds of firefighters out battling the blaze.
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So far, about 100 residents have been evacuated just outside of Tuscon, as the fire continues to threaten nearly 700 homes.
It hasn't damaged any structures yet.
The fire has burned more than 12- thousand acres and is 50 percent contained.
But there is no estimate as to when it might be fully contained or brought under control.
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Remembering Virginia's original sports legend. Still ahead, the golf world joins friends and family to honor Sam Snead.
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And it was only supposed to last for 30 days .. so how long will the Mill Mountain Star keep shining red, white and blue?
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The word from Mill Mountain on this Memorial Day is that The Star will continue to shine its patriotic colors until further notice.
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A week after the September 11th attacks, the city of Roanoke decided to change the star from white to red, white, and blue.
Originally the plan was to keep it that way for only 30 days.
But eight months later, the star is still shining red, white, and blue and the city says for now it will remain that way.
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In September, Downtown Roanoke Incorporated also decided to ask local businesses to change their own bulbs to red, white, and blue.
A spokesperson says that was part of the annual winter lights program.
Now that it's over, businesses can decide on their own whether they want to change the lights back to their original color.
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Life around Hot Springs will go on without Sam Snead ... but it won't be the same .. and neither will be the game of golf.
The legendary linkster was remembered in funeral services yesterday in his home town.
Jennifer Miele has the story.
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(( In a small church almost directly across from the Homestead, golfing legend Sam Snead was eulogized.
Friends and family were joined by the likes of Senator George Allen and golfing great Bob Goalby -- all there to pay respects.
And of course, Snead's golfing buddies turned out in their classic Sam Snead straw hats which they wore Sunday in memory of him.
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Snead won 81 P-G-A tournaments, more than any other golfer.
His friends say his attitude and accomplishments are well worth remembering today.
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Snead died Thursday following a series of strokes since he returned home from the Masters.
His family says his 89 years were filled with love and laughter... be it at his winter home in Florida, or his hometown of Hot Springs.
So many came to remember his life, that the overflow crowd had to be placed in the alcove of Saint Luke's Episcopal Church. [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: SAM SNEAD EMBRACED THIS COMMUNITY BY BUILDING A RESTAURANT JUST AROUND THE CORNER FROM THIS VERY CHURCH. AND IT'S EVIDENT THE COMMUNITY EMBRACED HIM. THAT'S CLEAR BY THE SIZE OF TODAY'S CROWD. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7, BATH COUNTY.))
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Another high school mascot question brings in the viewer comments. "Feedback" is still ahead.
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And it's great on the lake .. if you bring along your sunscreen and common sense. Just ahead, looking for a safe summer on the water.
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The economic picture for the Roanoke Valley this Memorial Day is not all rosy.
According to the latest numbers, Roanoke's growth appears to be at a stand-still.
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In fact, virtually all new Virginia jobs created in the first quarter of 2002 occurred in the three largest metropolitan areas -- Northern Virginia, Richmond and Norfolk. [TAKE PINNACLE 1002 EssC]
Those cities yielded a point-three percent growth rate .. well below the three-point-one percent growth of last year. [TAKE PINNACLE 1003 Essc]
The good news is that hourly production earnings hit record levels to 14 dollars and fifty eight cents. [TAKE PINNACLE 1004 EssC]
The weekly factory wage reached six hundred three dollars.
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Virginia's lakes and waterways are sure to be busy today .. and throughout the summer.
It usually means plenty of fun, and as Jennifer Wishon reports, officials are hoping boaters do their best to keep it that way.
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Holiday weekends attract more boaters, which means more fun and more business, but also more dangerous waters.
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((ALLAN BUSCH/MARINE FIREFIGHTER: THE TRAFFIC HAS INCREASED TREMENDOUSLY ON THE WEEKENDS. ON THE HOLIDAYS IT'S TEN FOLD. AND THERE'S SO MANY PEOPLE VISITING HERE OTHER PEOPLE. AND THE OTHER PROBLEM IS THE PEOPLE WHO ARE VISITING ARE OPERATING THE BOATS AND THEY'RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH BOATING.))
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And it's those drivers unfamiliar with the lake who can cause the most problems... So, more experienced boaters like "Boots" Thompson make sure all safety precautions are on board.
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(('BOOTS' THOMPSON/BOATER: WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO DO IS HAVE YOUR PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICES ON BOARD - WHICH ARE LIFE PRESERVERS - EVERYBODY CALLS THEM PFD'S NOW FOR SHORT. AND JUST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A FEW FOR EACH PERSON AND WE KEEP A COUPLE EXTRA ONES ON BOARD.))
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He also says that if you are going to drink while you boat -- always have a designated driver... Also, officials say when encountering other boats, maintain a safe speed and practice good sportsmanship. And always leave plenty of room between boats when stopping, because when the waters are crowded there's little room for error.
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((ALLAN BUSCH/MARINE FIREFIGHTER: IN THE ROANOKE CHANNEL I'D SAY THE BRIDGE TO BERNARDS LANDING-- A COUPLE MILE STRETCH IS LIKE AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS.))
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The Lakers find another wild way to win. Details are still ahead in sports.
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And Mark Martin says thanks to younger drivers who opened the door .. and let him walk away with a big win in Charlotte.
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Another bomb has exploded in Isreael.
A rescue official there says about 50 people have been hurt by a bomb that exploded at a shopping area east of Tel Aviv.
There's no word on the condition of the wounded.


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Mark Martin said thanks to the rookies, and held off teammate Matt Kenseth for the win, in the Coca-Cola 600 at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte.
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The 43-year-old Martin took advantage of mistakes by several younger drivers to give Roush Racing its third straight win in NASCAR's longest race. He grabbed the lead from rookie Jimmie Johnson after the pole-sitter overshot his stall on pit road, forcing Johnson to back up and lose precious time.
It was Martin's fourth victory at Lowe's, tying him with Jeff Gordon for the most wins at the track among active drivers. Martin also won the (m) million-dollar bonus from the series sponsor.
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Ricky Craven finished third, followed by Ricky Rudd and Jeff Gordon. Robby Gordon finished 16th just a few hours after his highth-place showing at the Indianapolis 500.

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At the Indianapolis 500- Indy Racing officials have upheld Helio (kas-troh-NEH'-vehs) Castroneves' win over Paul Tracy. Officials upheld the win- six hours after Castroneves took the checkered flag. Tracy says he will protest the I-R-L decision.
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The race did have some controversy.
Paul Tracy appeared to pass (kas-troh-NEH'-vehs) Castroneves on the second to last lap.
But race officials said a yellow flag had come out prior to the pass after two other cars crashed.
The win was more about fuel conservation as (kas-troh-NEH'-vehs) Castroneves went the final 42 laps on his last tank of gas.
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Paul Tracy was second and Felipe Giaf-fone was third.

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NBA Playoff action was back last night- as Lakers and Sacramento faced off in game four.
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The Lakers had home court advantage at the Staples center for the Western Conference finals.
The Kings would come out hard, as Chris Webber makes the nifty pass to Mike Bibby--
Bibby get two of his 21 points on the jumper.
But Kobe Bryant would score 4 more points than Bibby.
Here he makes good on the break a way slam and for two of his 25 points.
Samaki Walker hit this shot from near half court to end the half.
But the Lakers were down 65-51 at intermission.
Robert Horry stepped up big- he scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter.
He drained a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Los Angeles Lakers a wild 100-to-99 win over Sacramento


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Finally, a sports-related story of sorts.
Calls to change a high school's mascot is creating a devil of a controversy.
It brought in several comments from viewers in recent days. Assignment editor Joe McKean has this week's Feedback.
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