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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... hot and humid temperatures today with scattered thunderstorms likely... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast coming up in just a few minutes.





[7-11D-Day-Memorial]


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The National D-Day Memorial is facing another problem...
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A lawsuit was filed yesterday afternoon in Bedford County Circuit Court by the memorial's builders, who are seeking about two- million dollars in unpaid fees.
The National D-Day Memorial Foundation acknowledges it still owes the Coleman-Adams Construction company money, but says it is trying to avoid filing for bankruptcy. The foundation owes about six-million dollars to creditors in total.
Coleman-Adams and Byron Dickson, the memorial's lead architect, filed liens against the memorial foundation in April.
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[7-11Sluder]


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A trial is underway in a seven year old Bedford County case... A jury has to decide whether Loria Sluder was murdered ....or whether she committed suicide.
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Sluder's estranged husband.. 43- year-old Roy Sluder.. is standing trial for the June 1995 murder.
Sluder says his wife killed herself.. but physical evidence from the scene finally led investigators to charge him with homicide.
His attorney says prosecutors have lots of theories about what happened.. but no proof.
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((TONY ANDERSON/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THE EVIDENCE WILL BE.. ..SIX YEARS LATER, HE GETS INDICTED.))
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Rescue squad workers testified yesterday they never saw a gun near Loria Sluder's body when they were called to the scene that night.
The trial is expected to last at least three days.
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[7-11Torch-Run]


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The games begin Friday-- but yesterday the torch for the Special Olympics made its way through Franklin and Roanoke Counties...
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This week, police officers and sheriff deputies will be carrying the torch.
Special Olympic athletes will also be joining the law enforcement officials....near the end of each run.
Its final destination is Richmond... where the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Summer Games will be held.
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((WALTER EANES/RETIRED SHERIFF'S DEPUTY - I HAVE A HEART FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS PEOPLE. IT MADE ME COME OUT AND WANT TO RUN AND HELP RAISE MONEY FOR THEM TO HELP THEM CONTINUE IN THE GAMES.))
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The torch will make its way to the city limits on Orange Avenue later today.
The Special Olympics Summer Games will be held this Friday.
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Good morning, Marya Jones...... it's going to be a sticky day with temperatures reaching the 90's.... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your mid-week forecast coming up after the news.





[45-11Clark-Family]


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Life on the fast track is coming to a halt for members of the Clark Family Experience. Last week, the six brothers of the country music band that has ties to Franklin County- filed for bankruptcy protection.
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With roots in bluegrass gospel, the Clarks are show business veterans. They won a major recording contract, produced a hit single, and performed with some of the biggest names in country music.
But their Roanoke Attorney says members of the group haven't received the benefits they believe they're due.
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((RICHARD FOSTER/CLARK FAMILY'S ATTORNEY: AS A RESULT THEIR INCOME HAS NOT BEEN WHAT THEY EXPECTED. AND THERE ARE A LOT OF EXPENSES. THEY ARE OUT ON THE ROAD MOST OF THE YEAR. A LOT OF EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH RECORDING AND JUST KEEPING YOUR NAME OUT IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC AND THEY JUST HAVE RUN OUT OF MONEY.))
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A creditors meeting has been scheduled for July 3rd. And the group is expected to perform in Victory Stadium on July 4th.
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[45-6-Jackson]


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A Grayson County man pled guilty to cheating more than one hundred e-Bay customers out of 75- thousand dollars. Federal prosecutors say 28- year old Michael Paul Jackson of (freez) Fries listed computers for sale on eBay... But when he received payment from customers, authorities say he never sent the computers. Jackson was also convicted of bank fraud. Prosecutors say Jackson falsely stated on loan applications that he was employed at Virginia Western Community College. He'll be sentenced in August.

[45-11Via-School]


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A new school is set to open in Blacksburg this Fall. The Edward (Vie-A) Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine is slowly building up its first incoming class.
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Construction of the privately funded school is ahead of schedule. Located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, classes are set to begin next Fall with a target enrollment of 150-students. Right now officials are busy recruiting faculty and developing a curriculum. They say the school has two major goals.
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((JOHN ROCOVICH/MEDICAL COLLEGE CHAIRMAN; FILL THE UNDER SERVED MEDICAL NEEDS IN SOUTHWEST, SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA AND THE OTHER COUNTIES IN THE STATE THAT ARE UNDER SERVED WITH PHYSICIANS AND MEDICAL SERVICES. AND SECONDLY WE WANT TO BE A SIGNIFICANT MEDICAL RESEARCH COLLEGE AND IN DOING THAT WE HOPE TO HELP VIRGINIA TECH REACH ITS TOP 30 STATUS.))
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Officials say thanks to an affiliation agreement with Tech, research at the (Vie-A) Via College will count for Tech when measuring its success. They believe it will help the university reach its goal of becoming a top 30 research university.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... keep the umbrella handy today for the possibility of some scattered showers... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has all the details in the forecast coming up.





[8-6-Infant-Death]


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Officials in Montgomery County say an Elliston infant has died from a drug overdose. The Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of Toby Robert Harris as a homicide. Last month, Harris stopped breathing and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Officials say it appeared the cause of death was SIDS or accidental smothering but the death is now being ruled a homicide because blood tests revealed drugs in his system. No arrests have been made.

[8-11McIninch Appeal]


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An appeals court says that a man who set fires at two Roanoke apartment complexes will stay behind bars..
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Last year, a jury in federal court convicted Stephen (Mic-IN-inch) McIninch of starting fires at the "Pebble Creek" and "Ridge" apartment complexes.
He appealed the conviction, arguing that a video-taped re-enactment of one of the fires should not have been admitted into evidence.
But the Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled that even without the tape, prosecutors presented overwhelming evidence of (Mic-IN-inch) McIninch's guilt.
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McIninch will continue to serve his five-year sentence.

[8-6-Day-Danielsen]


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Governor Warner is bringing former delegate Barnie Day back to state government...
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Day will serve as the new Chairman of the Virginia Compensation Board.
The former Democratic lawmaker served four years in the General Assembly.
His Meadows of Dan district was eliminated last year under the Republican-drawn redistricting plan.
The 3-member Compensation Board approves the salaries of constitutional officers such as local sheriffs and commonwealth's attorneys.
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Day wasn't the only southwest Virginian singled out by Governor Warner yesterday.
Vernon Danielsen of Roanoke was appointed Chairman of the Alchohol Beverage Control Board.
Danielsen currently works for a subsidiary of the architectural firm, Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern.

[8-11Salem-Birthday]


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It was a birthday celebration like no other in Salem....
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As part of the city's bicentennial celebration, the public was invited to the Farmer's Market for a noontime party yesterday complete with bithday cake and tunes by "Antique Brass." City employees dressed in period costume and opened their offices to the public for the day. Salem chose June 4th as its official birthday but city leaders aren't sure of the exact date. The bulk of the bicentennial celebrations ended yesterday although there there are a handful of smaller events planned for later in the year.
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