[1-News-Head]

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Across Southwest and Central Virginia, Memorial Day is marked with music and memories.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Plus we'll go inside public radio's new home in the Roanoke Valley.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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Tonight in sports, Larry Brown resigns his post with the 76'ers, Michael Vick 's high school coach writes a book, and
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia claims the NCAA Lacrosse title over Johns Hopkins.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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The rainy spring is over staying its welcome for some. The week ahead remains chilly and wet. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 3-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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((IT'S GOOD I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL THAT PEOPLE COME OUT HERE LIKE THIS AND I FEEL LIKE THESE CHAIRS ARE GOING TO BE FILLED.))
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[VO-NAT]

Hundreds spend this Memorial Day in Bedford. A fitting place to honor those who have served and are serving our country.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Keith Humphry and Shannon Young are off tonight.

[D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford is an ideal backdrop to recognize veterans of the past and present on this Memorial Day. Officials are also using the holiday as an opportunity to showcase the future of the memorial. [***FLAG IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Rachel /Pulpit;]

Rachel Cannon joins us to explain, Rachel? Jean, the start of a "memorial wall" of plaques is being unveiled and dedicated today.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Pulpit]
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The plan is to hang over 2-hundred plaques bearing the name of every Allied soldier killed on D-Day. Today hundreds of people got a glimpse of what is to come in Bedford.
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[SUPER=01-Rhondi E. Elliot/Daughter of D-Day Casualty; :]
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[SUPER=01-E. Ray Nance/Veteran; :]
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(( Rhondi Elliot's speech to the hundreds gathering in Bedford easily brings tears to many. Her Dad, Corporal Frank Elliot died on D-Day, June 6th, 1944. Father and daughter never met.
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((RHONDI E. ELLIOT/DAUGHTER OF D-DAY CASUALTY; JUST AN ALL AROUND, YOU KNOW KIND OF ALL-AMERICAN GUY THAT YOU WISH HAD COME HOME.))
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His memory is finding a home at the D-Day Memorial, as one of the 43-hundred names to be engraved on plaques surrounding the interior of the memorial. Forty are already completed.
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((RHONDI E. ELLIOT/DAUGHTER OF D-DAY CASUALTY; I'M GLAD HIS NAME IS UP THERE AND SOON ALL THE REST OF THEM WILL BE THERE TOO.))
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((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. ))
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Underwriting for each plaque is five-thousand dollars. So far the effort has raised 250-thousand dollars with some 150-plaques still available.
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((IT'S BEEN A GRAND PROJECT I THINK FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED IN IT.))
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For E. Ray Nance, a D-Day veteran that lost so many friends in the war, remembering that day on Omaha Beach happens today and everyday.
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((E. RAY NANCE/VETERAN; FEELINGS ARE MIXED BUT I 'M GLAD I DID AND I CAME BACK AND EVERYONE, SOMEBODY WAS LOOKING OUT FOR ME UP THERE I CAME BACK BUT SO MANY OF THEM DIDN'T COME BACK.))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL]

Officials at the D-Day Memorial say they will always recognize Memorial Day at the site since D-Day is not a national holiday. Because today's ceremony was so large, they're planning to do something small this year on June 6th but
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Rachel /Pulpit;]

Jean, for 2004 they're already planning a large event on that day because it's the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

[Hidden-Valley]


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Some high school students are using their Memorial Day to give back to veterans.
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Dozens of students from Hidden Valley High School are serving as volunteers at the D-Day Memorial today. They acted as guides, answered questions, recorded oral histories from veterans and assisted the elderly. Student Katie Rains says volunteering her time is a way to do her part.
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((KATIE RAINS/HIDDEN VALLEY HS VOLUNTEER; YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY WENT THROUGH AND IT'S JUST HARD TOP SYMPATHIZE WITH THAT BUT I HAVE SO MUCH JUST FAITH IN THESE VETERANS I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT THEY DID FOR US, IT'S A WONDERFUL THING.))
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The students are members of Hidden Valley's Key Club, a group that promotes community leadership and service projects.
They did some training at the memorial to prepare for today's event.
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[Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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As you just saw, Memorial Day usually means a day off from school for most kids.
But all the snow and ice this past winter meant a lot of students were catching the bus this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
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These kids were in class in Alexandria.
Many schools here in Southwest and Central Virginia were in session too, including those in Lynchburg and Danville as well as Rockbridge and Montgomery Counties.
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[Bedford-Boys]


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The author of the recently released book The Bedford Boys is spending his Memorial Day in the town he wrote about.

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Alex Kershaw signed books and participated in a discussion at the Bedford County Courthouse. The book tells the story of D-Day and the 21-soldiers from Bedford that died that day. Kershaw says he's honored to be in Bedford on the day when veterans are celebrated.
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((ALEX KERSHAW/THE BEDFORD BOYS AUTHOR; IT'S A STORY ABOUT A COMMUNITY NOT REALLY ABOUT A BATTLE IT'S ABOUT WHAT A BATTLE DID TO A COMMUNITY AND I WAS TRYING TO HONOR THE MEN WHO SUFFERED AND DIED IN THAT BATTLE BUT ALSO THE FAMILY THEY CAME FROM THE BROADER FAMILY WHICH IS THIS COMMUNITY.))
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Kershaw says he got to know seven to eight Bedford residents very well in researching and writing the book. Proceeds from copies of The Bedford Boys sold today are going to the Bedford City/County Museum.
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[Blacksburg-Death]


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Blacksburg police are hoping an autopsy will offer more clues about a man found dead yesterday morning.
The 25 to 30 year old man was found dead in the grass along South Main Street around 9:30.
A passer-by found the body.
Police are calling the death suspicious and hope to have more information later this week.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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They're often the victims of scams and other crimes, but a new program is hoping to teach Virginia's seniors to protect themselves.
Find out how when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus one Virignia Boy Scout Council is about to drop its famous name.
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[Boy-scouts]


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The Civil War has long been over but the Confederacy and its most famous military leader just lost another battle.
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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.
But critics of the name change say it was motivated by political correctness.
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((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.))
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Scout officials say they are in the process of selecting a new name and are taking suggestions.
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[Danville-Council]


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Danville city leaders acknowledge they need to do less behind closed doors.
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In the past two years, city council has had to fill two vacancies on council.
Both were decided in closed session.
For the first one, members appointed the runner-up from the previous election.
Council however did not do that for the second opening and appointed its own choice.
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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE'S MAYOR: AS A RESULT THE PUBLIC WAS QUESTIONING IN SOME WAYS HOW WE WERE GOING ABOUT FILLING THOSE VACANCIES AND WANTED TO PLAY A ROLE IN THE ACTUAL DETERMINATION OF WHO MAY GO INTO THE SEATS.))
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Mayor Hamlin appointed a citizen's committee to come up with a recommendation.
That report recommends council fill future vacancies in open session to give the public the chance to ask questions of the candidates.
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[Public-safety]


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Older Virginians are more likely to become victims of crime. Now there's a state program designed to change that.


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The program called "Protect and Respect" offers personal safety training to the one-point-four million Virginians aged 55 or older.
State officials say the elderly are viewed as easy targets by criminals.
And that seniors are disproportionately represented in crime statistics.
The seminars will include practical tips on how to recognize fraud and scam artists, what to do in a fire and how to stay safe behind the wheel.
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((JOHN MARSHALL/SECRETARY OF PUBLIC SAFETY: WE'RE GOING TO BE LEARNING FROM OUR SENIOR CITIZENS IN THIS PROCESS, WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE AS WELL AS COMMUNICATING TO THEM TIPS FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL SAFETY.))
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State officials say the goal of the program is to reduce the number of crimes committed against senior citizens.
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[Stocks]


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The stock markets were closed today in observance of Memorial Day.
They'll reopen tomorrow.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
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You can't exactly go behind the scenes at a radio station.
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But coming up next on News 7, we'll take you behind the mics at the new home of the area's public radio station.


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[WVTF]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Public Radio has a new home in Roanoke.
Two weeks ago, WVTF moved from studios at Grand Pavilion to new quarters on Kingsbury Lane.
And in the process, Joe Dashiell reports, the station has opened a window of opportunity.
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((THAT WAS THE WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING OF THE 1912 BALLET, TAMARA.))
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Seth Williamson is behind the microphone, and the station's diverse mix of programming has made the move as well, but a tour through the 12- thousand square foot broadcast center reveals a world of difference. [SETH WILLIAMSON 08:15]
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((SETH WILLIAMSON/WVTF ANNOUNCER: I WAS AT GRAND PAVILION, AND AT VIRGINIA WESTERN BEFORE THAT, AND WE NEVER HAVE HAD A PLACE THAT WAS DESIGNED FOR RADIO AND NOW IT IS. AND THE RESULTS, I THINK, ARE GOING TO BE EVIDENT ON THE AIR EVERY DAY.))
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Making that happen is still a work in progress. The staff had a five hour window on moving day to carry essential electronics from the old studios to the new.
And Chief Engineer Paxton Durham, and others are still wiring the racks of equipment.
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((PAXTON DURHAM/CHIEF ENGINEER: AND EVERY TIME I GET TO ANOTHER PAGE, SOMEBODY SLIDES A COUPLE MORE UNDERNEATH ON ME, SO I HAVE MORE COMING. SO IT WILL TAKE US ANOTHER SEVERAL WEEKS TO REALLY GET THINGS NAILED DOWN A LITTLE BIT, AND THERE'S ALWAYS THAT WASHOUT PERIOD THAT LASTS FOREVER.))
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When all is complete, the new WVTF will boast state of the art digital technology, three control rooms, and ample studio space for news and public affairs.
A 900- square foot production studio will provide for live music, campaign debates, and town hall meetings.
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((GLENN GLEIXNER/GENERAL MANAGER: THE MOST EXCITING PART OF THE NEW BUILDING ITSELF IS THE PROGRAMMING OPPORTUNITIES WE'LL HAVE IN THE FUTURE. IT'S NOT WHAT WE WERE WHEN WE CAME OVER HERE THAT REALLY MATTERS ANY MORE, BUT IT'S WHAT WE CAN BE IN THE FUTURE.))
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The 2.7 million dollar project was financed through a bond issue, and the station continues to raise money for its building fund.
Gleixner is also seeking the donation of a baby grand piano for a corner of the new studio.
But with a full-time staff of fifteen now settling in to new surroundings, Gleixner promises programming announcements soon, and an opportunity for the station's listeners to appreciate the improvements in person.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))



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Coming up, the Virginia Cavaliers are the kings of NCAA lacrosse, Larry Brown resigns and the Rocket goes for 300, plus
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Tommy Reamon is not only a high school football coach. He's also a published author. More on that in just a few minutes.
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[S-Lax]


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The Virginia Cavaliers lacrosse team dropped an 8-7 decision to Johns Hopkins earlier this season. But today, UVa exacted a measure of revenge by beating the Blue Jays in the NCAA title game.
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[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/ESPN; :00]


Hopkins had a decided home field advantage playing in front of the partisan crowd in Baltimore on what was a sloppy, muddy field. But the conditions didn't slow down the Cavs who scored the game's first five goals including this one from A-J Shannon who found the net four times on the day.
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 made big save after big save, recording 13 in the game and keeping the Blue
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Jays at bay. Virginia held on for the 9 to 7 win, claiming their third title and first since 1999.
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Roger Clemens will no doubt get his 300th win in the very near future, but it didn't come today against his former team.
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The Red Sox jumped on Clemens early and finally chased him in the 6th innning after scoring 7 runs off the flame throwing Rocket.
Boston leads 8 to 4 in the bottom of the ninth as the Yankees try to avoid their 8th straight loss at home.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/TBS; :]


In Atlanta, Adam Dunn ripped this grand slam off Roberto Hernandez in the 11th inning pushing the Reds past the Braves by a final of 7 to 6.
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[S-Reamon]


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When Michael Vick exploded onto to the national scene at the close of the last decade, media members from all over the country began looking into his background.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport News/Summer 2000; :00]

What they found in his hometown of Newport News was a young man with a loving mother and a strong fatherly influence in the form of his high school football coach Tommy Reamon. The Warwick high school educator has now written a book about not only his dealings with Michael and Marcus Vick, but also the other young men he has helped mold - like UVa product Aaron Brooks. The book is called, "Rough Diamonds" - a coach's journey.
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The book chronicles Reamon's life, but it largely touches on how a coach and a teacher often have to be all things to all people.
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[vo nat con't] The book is available at most books stores and through Amazon dot com.
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[S-Brown]


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Larry Brown has had enough of Philly. Today, the Sixers head coach resigned today after 6 often turbulent seasons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


The 62 year old led the Sixers to the playoffs in each of the past five seasons, including a trip to the NBA Finals in 2001.
But he had several well publicized run-ins with the team's best player Allen Iverson.
Brown didn't give a reason for his decision, but with 31 years of coaching experience, his next stop could be in Houston or Cleveland.
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[S-French]


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Let's finish up on the clay at Roland Garros where Serena Williams began her quest for a 5th straight Grand Slam title by beating up on Barbara Rittner in straight sets on day one of the French Open.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/ESPN2; :00]


On the men's side, Andre Agassi, the 1999 champion, double faulted twice at match point before finishing off Karl (------------) Beck 6-2, 6-3, and 6-3. At the age of 33 Agassi is the oldest player in the men's draw.