Today on News 7 at 5, as the nation pauses to remember the men and women who gave their lives to defend their country,
there is word one of their monuments will have to be replaced.
The calendar says we are getting closer to June but the weather feels more like early spring. The reasons for that in a moment.
Doctors have developed a new technique that can help people spot the signs of stroke.
We will see some home video taken catching an explosion on a cruise ship.
Plus one of the sportsworld's best known coaches says he is quitting his job.
News 7 at 5 is next.
On this memorial day several American soldiers are injured in Iraq when a blast rips through a U-S convoy. It's believed it was a landmine.
While on American soil- the war dead are remembered.
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((BEHIND THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWS IN SECTION 16 AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY IS THE SPOT FOR THOSE LOST IN THE BATTLE OF IRAQ.))
[OUT Q=battle of Iraq.]
Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
It is a day to remember the war dead from past and present battles.
This memorial day is especially difficult for many who've lost loved ones in Iraq.
Teri Okita reports from Washington with more.
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[SUPER=01-Ron Young/Former Iraqi POW;]
[OUT Q=Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.]
(( JUST THREE WEEKS HAVE PASSED SINCE PRESIDENT BUSH DECLARED
COMBAT OPERATIONS IN IRAQ OFFICIALLY OVER. SO LAYING A WREATH AT THE
TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY HELD SPECIAL
SIGNIFICANCE ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY. THE PRESIDENT REMEMBERED ALL THOSE
WHO DIED DEFENDING FREEDOM.
Their sacrifice was great, but not in vain. All Americans
and every free nation on earth can trace their liberty to the white
markers of places like Arlington National Cemetery.
AND NOW, WITH HEIGHTENED RHETORIC BETWEEN THE U-S AND IRAN AND
WITH AL-QAEDA STILL A MAJOR THREAT BOTH MISTER BUSH AND THE SECRETARY OF
DEFENSE TALKED OF NEW THREATS TO AMERICAS FREEDOM.
Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense:
SOT: They will be met with the same courage, the same commitment, and, like the foes of times passed, they, too, will b
COMMEMORATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HONORED THE DEAD AND MISSING
AND ONE FORMER P-O-W WHO SURVIVED THE LATEST CONFLICT PAID SPECIAL
TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN.
Ron Young/Former Iraqi POW: I just want everyone to keep praying for the troops that are over there and just think about the ones that paid the ultimate sacrifice. I didn't have to do that so those guys are the real heroes to me.
AND A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOMECOMING FOR 11-HUNDRED MARINES ABOARD THE U-S-S NASSAU. AFTER NINE MONTHS AWAY, INCLUDING BATTLES IN
IRAQ, THEYVE RETURNED HOME TO CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA.
STANDUP: But U-S soldiers serving abroad are still paying a price on this Memorial Day. One soldier was killed eight others wounded today in several ambushes across Iraq. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))
The entire Tomb of the Unknowns will be replaced because of damage.
Arlington National Cemetery officials say a crack runs completely around the tomb.
The tomb has been in its location on top of a hill at the cemetery since 1921.
The first soldier interred there was an unidentified soldier from World War One.
The project is expected to take about a year because they're trying to find the right white replacement stone to use.
Then, the tomb will closed to the public for a couple of weeks while work is being done.
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Many people chose to spend their Memorial Day at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
Hundreds gathered today for a public ceremony honoring veterans and those who lost their lives serving in the military.
Officials are also using the occasion to unveil and dedicate 40-plaques that are the beginning of the memorial wall .
The names of all 43-hundred allied soldiers killed on D-Day will be engraved in plaques surrounding the interior of the site.
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[IN Q=WHAT WE'RE]
((WILLIAM MCINTOSH/PRESIDENT NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL; WHAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO IS HONOR THE VETERANS WE EXIST TO HONOR AND AT THE SAME TIME BRING IN A FAIR NET TO USE TOWARDS THE RETIREMENT OF DEBT.))
[SUPER=01-William McIntosh/President National D-Day Memorial; ]
[OUT Q=OF DEBT.]
The underwriting of each plaque is five-thousand dollars.
75-plaques have been sold with about 150-remaining.
Already, the plaques have raised about 250-thousand dollars for the memorial.
A nationwide manhunt is now underway for a man suspected of multiple murders and rape. Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana released a photo of the suspect and asked the public for help in finding the fugitive.
Drew Levinson has the story.
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[SUPER=03-Baton Rouge, LA;]
[SUPER=01-Pat Englade/Baton Rouge Police Chief;]
[SUPER=01-Lyn Moreno/Victim's Mother;]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS.]
((HE IS TO BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS AND AUTHORITIES
SHOULD BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY.
DNA Tests linked Lee to the murder and rape of 26-year old
Carrie Yoder . Her body was found in March near interstate 10.
For a year and a half this part of the Bayou state has lived in
fear knowing someone was raping and killing women. Self defense classes
According to the arrest warrant the DNA evidence links one
person to the deaths of at least five women four from Baton Rouge and
one from Lafayette.
The mother of victim Pam Kinamore has been on a crusade to
find ker daugher's killer.
(SOT LYN MORENO/VICTIMS MOTHER)
"YOU KNOW IT DOESN'T REALLY GIVE CLOSURE, NOTHING WILL BRING HER BACK
BUT AT LEAST OUR FIGHT TO GET THIS GUY HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL."
At a quick news conference local and state authorities along
with the FBI would only say this has become a nationwide manhunt.
(SOT MARK GANT/FBI)
AND WELL BE HAVING AGENTS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN
CASE ANYONE CAN GIVE US ANY INFORMATION ABOUT HIS WHEREABOUTS.
Police now have Todds picture and his DNA--now they must find
Drew Levinson, CBS News.))
Authorities now say the explosion aboard a cruise ship does not look like an act of terrorism.
The fire started in the boiler room of the docked cruise ship S-S Norway.
Officials say right now it looks like a high pressure steam link started the trouble.
Artie Borrego who was on another cruise ship, the Victory, took home video as he sailed by the S-S Norway.
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((NAT SOUND BLAST))
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[VO-NAT 18 plus pad]
Four people died in yesterday's blast. All were crew members.
Another 15 among crew member were hurt.
None of the 21 hundred passengers aboard was injured.
The ship had just returned from a seven day Caribbean cruise.
Authorities are going through the luggage in a search for explosives just to be on the safe side.
A plane crash in Turkey claims the lives of 74 people. We'll have the details after the break.
On Health Check, we'll see how the average person can spot the symptoms of a stroke. It's a technique that can save lives.
In northeastern Turkey, a plane crash has killed 74 people, most of them Spanish soldiers.
Spain's defense ministry blames the deadly crash on bad weather conditions.
The plane was making a third attempt to land in thick fog to re- fuel, when it slammed into a mountain and burst into flames.
Those who arrived first at the scene were forced back by exploding ammunition in the plane.
Reporters say the soldiers' diaries and family photos were found scattered among the debris.
Stroke is a medical emergency, but many people don't recognize the symptoms. Now doctors have developed a simple three step test that could detect a stroke at home.
Dr. Sean Keniff has more.
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[SUPER=01-Patricia Montagnino/Stroke Patient; :07]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Stanley Krolczyk/Cleveland Clinic; :20]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS News; :34]
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((FOR PATRICIA MONTAGNINO IT COULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED AT A WORSE TIME. SHE
SOT: PATRICIA MONTAGNINO/STROKE PATIENT
"I was in a van with my daughter in-law who had come down to visit me,
and four grandchildren."
SHE SLUMPED OVER, COULDN'T MOVE THE RIGHT SIDE OF HER BODY, AND SHE
COULDN'T TALK. SHE WAS HAVING A STROKE.
SOT: DR. STANLEY KROLCZYK/CLEVELAND CLINIC FLORIDA
"Essentially what a stroke is is an abrupt onset of a lack of oxygen to
a certain part of the brain."
AND THAT LACK OF OXYGEN STARTS KILLING BRAIN CELLS WITHIN MINUTES. SO
IT'S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
"But you don't need a neurology degree to detect a stroke, Doctors at
the University of North Carolina have developed a test that you can even
do at home."
FIRST-HAVE THE PERSON SMILE, LOOK FOR ASYMETRY. THEN HAVE THE PERSON
SPEAK--LOOK FOR LANGUAGE PROBLEMS OR SLURRED SPEECH. THEN MOST
IMPORTANTLY HAVE THEM RAISE THEIR HANDS AND LOOK FOR MUSCLE WEAKNESS.
SOT: DR. KROLCZYK
"What happens in a stroke is usually, there will be a weakness, It'll
just drop off. It may just be flaccid. It may just completely be there,
it may be just a minimal drift."
PATRICIA WAS LUCKY, HER FAMILY RECOGNIZED THE SIGNS, AND BROUGHT HER
IMMEDIATELY TO THE ER. ADVICE SHE WANTS TO PASS ALONG.
SOT: PATRICIA (PARTIALLY B-ROLLED)
"They could save your life. They saved my life."
DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
The clot busting drug T-P-A needs to be administered within three hours of the onset of stroke symptoms. So getting to the hospital as soon as possible-- is critical.
A name change is generating some controversy for a Virginia Boy Scout group.
The Robert E Lee Boy Scout Council in Richmond has voted to drop the Confederate general's name.
Scout officials say they are looking for a more geographically descriptive name.
They say changing the name of the council has nothing to do with the character of Robert E. Lee.
The N-double-A-C-P praised the decision.
Critics of the name change say it was motivated by political correctness.
[IN Q=IT'S IMPORTANT THAT AFRICAN-AMERICAN]
((ALLEN BARRETT/RICHMOND NAACP: ITS IMPORTANT THAT AFRICAN-AMERICAN KIDS WILL SAY I'M JOINING A BOY SCOUT TROOP WHICH ICON IS NOT A PERSON WHO REPRESENTS MY REPRESSION, WHO REPRESENTS MY SLAVERY, WHO REPRESENTS OPPRESSION.))
((BRAG BOLLING/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: IF ROBERT E LEE CANNOT BE REPRESENTATIVE OF THIS COUNCIL, WHO CAN BE? THERE'S PROBABLY BEEN NO PERSON IN AMERICAN HISTORY ALMOST WHO HAS BEEN NOTED FOR HIS MORALITY, HIS CULTURE, HIS IDEALS. EVERYTHING SCOUTS STAND FOR IS WHAT ROBERT E LEE STANDS FOR.))
[SUPER=01-Allen Barrett/Richmond NAACP; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brag Bolling/Sons of Confederate Veterans; :12]
[OUT Q=ROBERT E LEE STANDS FOR.]
Scout officials say they are taking suggestions on a new name.
W-V-T-F never missed a beat, but earlier this month, public radio moved to a new home in Roanoke.
And the station's staff is now settling in to its state of the art surroundings.
The new building is tucked away on Kingsbury Lane, not far from the old location at Grand Pavilion.
The broadcast center is equipped with the latest digital technology, three control rooms and ample studio space for news and public affairs.
And the building design will offer opportunities for new programming.
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[IN Q=Now with the new facilities]
((GLENN GLEIXNER/GENERAL MANAGER: NOW WITH THE NEW FACILITIES, WE HAVE A 900- SQUARE FOOT STUDIO THAT WILL ENABLE US TO NOT ONLY HAVE A LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE, BUT HAVE LIVE MUSIC, CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS EVEN POLITICAL DEBATES, AND WE'RE HOPING SOME EXCITING TOWN HALL MEETINGS COMING UP IN THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Glenn Gleixner/General Manager;]
[OUT Q=coming up in the future.]
Glenn Gleixner (GLEX-ner) says announcements of new programming are expected this summer, and the station is also planning an open house for the public later this year.
We'll have more on the move, tonight on News 7 at Six.
A daring explorer was trying to make his way into the recod books.
But now he is in need of a quick rescue. We'll tell you what went wrong for a polar explorer when News 7 at 5 continues.
There is a desperate operation underway to save an explorer at the North Pole.
He is stranded in the Arctic Ocean with time and supplies running out.
Allen Pizzey reports.
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[SUPER=01-Mary Hadow/Wife; :55]
[OUT Q=CBS News London.]
((vo: Having made one of the most arduous journeys in the world a British
adventurer is trapped at the north pole with only two days worth of nuts
and chocolate left to eat.
Pen Hadow is the first person to walk unaided and alone from northern
Canada to the pole towing all his supplies on a sled.
At times he even swam across open water in a special immersion suit.
But foul weather has prevented the plane that was to pick him up from
(Web site etc)
vo: He had kept in contact with family and supporters by satellite
phone...but the batteries have died and he can only send brief coded
messages through a beacon device.
The last one was a simple number 7 meaning the weather is too bad for
the Twin Otter rescue plane to land and pick him up.
(Wife and kids)
vo: Family and his back-up team say the strain on the exhausted explorer
who has been alone since March 17 must be immense but they believe he
can hold out.
(SOT Mary Hadow, wife)
"I was watching 'The Sound of Music' with my little boy Wilf the other
day and they started singing 'Climb Every Mountain' and I just had a
little tear. That's exactly what he's been doing, he's been following
vo: It will be at least another 24 hours before Hadow can be picked
up if that attempt fails there are plans to drop food to him.
Meanwhile...he sits alone in a tent on an ice floe surrounded by
fog with only the knowledge that he has done what no one has done before
to keep him company and sane.
APCBS News, London))
Coming up next on the newscast,
Travis Wells will tell us why Larry Brown has 86'ed the 76'ers.
Good afternoon, Jean. In honor of Steve Mason, we're talking lacrosse to start this holiday ticker. Virginia is the NCAA lax champ for the third time in school history after knocking off Johns Hopkins this afternoon in Baltimore.
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The Blue Jays had a decided home field advantage playing right down the road from their campus on what was a sloppy field thanks to all the rain in the Mid Atlantic over the past few days.
Uva got on the board first when A-J Shannon scored the first of his four goals on the day off the nice feed from John Christmas, and Dom Starsia was liking that.
A little later, Matt Ward beats the Hopkins zone for another tally. Virginia led 6-4 at halftime, and then turned things over to goalie Tillman Johnson.
Johnson came up big in the cage for the second straight day, recording 13 saves and keeping the Blue
Jays at bay. Virginia held on for the 9 to 7 win, claiming their second national title in the last five years, by avenging an early season loss to Johns Hopkins.
The VMI Keydets have wrapped up a successful basketball recruiting season. Among the incoming Keydets are two guards, Matt Coward of Richmond and Fred Robinson from D.C., as well as forward Matt Murrer also from Richmond.
Cave Spring's Adam Trumbower says he's headed to William and Mary in the fall as a walk on for Tony Shaver's Tribe.
Trumbower averaged just under 19 points per game this past season for the Knights who finished as the Group Two-A State Runners-up.
One coaching note tonight from the NBA. Larry Brown has stepped down as head coach of the Philadelphia 76'ers.
Brown had two years left on his contract, but resigns after six seasons in the City of Brotherly Love.
The 62 year old led the Sixers to the playoffs the past five seasons, which included a trip to the NBA Finals in 2001.
One of basketball's most well traveled coaches, Brown didn't give a reason for his decision, but he could become a candidate for head coaching vacancies in Cleveland and Houston.
The French Open got underway this morning in Paris and Serena Williams breezed thru the first round.
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Williams began her bid for a 5th straight Grand Slam title in grand fashion by whipping Barbara Rittner 6-1 and 6-2 on center court. It was her 29th victory in a row in a major tournament.
Andre Agassi was also a winner on day one.
Salem Memorial Stadium doesn't catch a break after hosting the ACC Tournament all last week. Tonight the Avalanche returns home to begin a 7 game homestand, starting with tonight's contest against Wilmington. Tonight's first pitch is at 7:05.
As for the Hillcats, they were rained out again today in Potomac. Lynchburg will play two against the Cannons on Tuesday.
Speaking of baseball, the Yankees Roger Clemens went after his 300th career win today against Boston. We'll have some highlights from the Bronx tonight at six. Until then, have a great night everybody.
Some Roanoke County students used their day off from school today to learn an important lesson.
45 Hidden Valley High School students spent their Memorial Day volunteering at the D-Day Memorial.
The students gave tours, recorded oral histories from veterans, and served water to the elderly.
The students are part of Hidden Valley's key club and say the work was hard but rewarding.
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[IN Q=i think]
((KATIE RAINS/HIDDEN VALLEY HS VOLUNTEER; I THINK PEOPLE GIVE TEENAGERS A BAD REP FOR NOT CARING BUT THERE REALLY ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT CARE ABOUT OUR VETERANS AND REALLY WANT TO HELP OUT AND GENUINELY WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Katie Rains/Hidden Valley HS Volunteer;]
[OUT Q=WHAT HAPPENED.]
The students have decided to establish their own war memorial at school.
They plan to plant five trees and add additional items like plaques and benches in future years.
It almost took an act of God, but the Matrix Reloaded has been knocked off the top of the Box Office.
Jim Carrey's new movie "Bruce Almighty" opened with a huge take of more than 86 MILLION dollars over the long holiday weekend.
The movie is about a common man who is given god-like powers.
The Matrix Reloaded lost 60 percent of its audience in its second week to fall to number two
with nearly 46 (m) million dollars. Still it has made about 210 MILLION in just 12 days. ``Daddy Day Care'' slips to third.
The only other new film in wide release was the Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks remake of ``The In-Laws.'' It came in fifth with just a little over nine million dollars.