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Weeks after declaring an end to major combat in Iraq, President Bush is honoring veterans during Memorial Day events at the White House and in Arlington.
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And a search is under way in the Dan River for a missing woman.



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Memorial day is bringing us some sunshine across the area but we can't rule out a very isolated thunderstorm later this afternoon. I'll have your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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On the heels of war in Iraq, this Memorial Day holds an even more special meaning in the nation's Capital.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Just weeks after the conflict in Iraq, Americans are remembering the RECENT war dead, as well as those who were lost in battles from long ago.
Teri Okita reports.
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[SUPER=01-Richard Myers/Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
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(( PKG.

(LOCATOR: Arlington National Cemetery/Arlington, Virginia)


TRACK: LAYING A WREATH AT THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, PRESIDENT BUSH PAID SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN KILLED IN IRAQ SAYING THEY JOINED A SACRED LIST OF SOLDIERS WHO PERISHED DEFENDING FREEDOM.

SOT: (Bush)


TRACK: ITS BEEN ONLY THREE WEEKS SINCE THE PRESIDENT DECLARED AN END TO MAJOR COMBAT OPERATIONS IN IRAQ. AND NOW, WITH HEIGHTENED RHETORIC BETWEEN THE U-S AND IRAN AND AL-QAEDA STILL A THREAT BOTH MISTER BUSH AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF TALKED OF THE SACRIFICES REQUIRED IN A CHANGING WORLD.

(Super: Gen. Richard Myers/Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff)
SOT: Freedom just doesnt occur by chance. Its by choice. Members of

Armed Services make that choice.

(NATSD OF CONCERT)


TRACK: DESPITE THE RAIN, A PATRIOTIC CROWD TURNED OUT FOR THE ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT IN WASHINGTON. BUT WITH THE HEIGHTENED TERROR ALERT, A SPECIAL WEAPONS TEAM WAS ON STANDBY AND SECURITY REMAINED EXTRA TIGHT.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: Theyre also paying tribute to those serving abroad including roughly 140-thousand U-S soldiers still in Iraq. General Myers says that number could rise because stabilizing Iraq remains a difficult challenge. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
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In northeastern Turkey, a plane crash has killed 74 people, most of them Spanish peacekeepers who'd been working in Afghanistan.
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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, as the ammunition the Spanish soldiers were apparently carrying exploded.
Reporters say the soldiers' diaries and family photos were found scattered among the debris.
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Authorities in Pittsylvania county are using helicopters in their search for a woman missing from North Carolina.


She is 20 years old, but her name is not being released yet.
She was last seen in the water of the Dan River near Stateline Bridge at around 5 P-M Saturday.


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This was NOT the way passengers aboard a Norweigian cruise ship wanted their trip to end.
An explosion in the boiler room yesterday killed four crew members, and injured more than a dozen others.
None of the passengers was injured.
Randall Pinkston has the latest from Miami.
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IT WAS A ROUGH END TO A WEEK-LONG CARRIBEAN CRUISE.. AN EXPLOSION AND FIRE RIPPING THROUGH THE BOILER ROOM OF THE S.S. NORWAY.. THE SHIP HAD BEEN DOCKED AT THE PORT OF MIAMI JUST OVER AN HOUR WHEN PASSENGERS FELT THE BLAST.

(SOT: PASSENGER BITE.)



(VO2) NONE OF THE SHIP'S MORE THAN 21-HUNDRED PASSENGERS WAS HURT...


THE POWERFUL EXPLOSION BLEW 4 CREW MEMBERS THROUGH AN OPEN CARGO BAY AND INTO THE WATER.. THEY WERE HAULED BACK INTO THE SHIP. WITH THE NATION ON TERROR ALERT, THERE WAS SOME RELIEF THAT THE BLAST WAS APPARENTLY AN ACCIDENT.

(SOT: LUIS DIAZ/ U.S. COAST GUARD) Absolutely no bearing to a terrorist

attack or anything similar. This was just strictly an unforeseen accident with loss accident.

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THE SHIP, OWNED BY NORWEIGIAN CRUISE LINES, HAS A TROUBLED HISTORY.. TWO YEARS AGO THIS WEEKEND, THE NORWAY'S CARIBBEAN CRUISE WAS CANCELLED AFTER A SURPRISE COAST GUARD INSPECTION FOUND MORE THAN A HUNDRED FIRE SAFETY VIOLATIONS... INCLUDING POORLY REPAIRED LEAKS IN THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM.

(RANDALL ON CAM LIVE CLOSE:)

THIS ACCIDENT IS ANOTHER BLOW TO THE TROUBLED CRUISE LINE INDUSTRY... AFTER PASSENGER JITTERS OVER FIRE SAFETY AND A MYSTERY VIRUS, BOOKINGS SANK FURTHER DOWN BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMY AND JITTERS OVER NEW TERROR ATTACKS. RANDALL PINKSTON CBS NEWS MIAMI ))

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News 7's Art Director, Joel Sink, was on board the Norweigan liner during the explosion. He spoke with Joy Sutton about it last night by phone.
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(( The Norway had just returned from sea and had docked in Miami --when there was an explosion at about 6 a-m.
Joel Sink says he was awake at the time and knew something very serious had gone wrong.
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((THERE WAS A TREMENDOUS SHRUDDER THAT WENT THROUGH THE ENTIRE SHIP. IT WAS LIKE NOTHING THAT I HAD EVER FELT AND I'VE BEEN ON SEVERAL CRUISES. AND WITHIN 30 SECONDS ALL THE LIGHTS WENT OUT)).
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Sink says he had to climb the stairs in the dark to reach the deck --because the elevators were not working. He says that's when first found out what had happened, that there had been an explosion and fire in the boiler room.
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((IT IS AN OLDER SHIP IT'S PROBABLY MORE PRONE TO PROBLEMS LIKE THAT THAN THE NEWER SHIPS. BUT THERE WAS NEVER A SPECULATION THAT IT WAS ANYTHING OTHER THAN PURELY AN ACCIDENT))
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Sink says once the fire was under control they were let off the ship. None of the more than 21-hundred passengers on board was injured.
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(( I DON'T KNOW THAT I WOULD BE SCARED TO GET ON ANOTHER CRUISE. I FEEL THAT THE CREW HANDLED IT VERY WELL. I FELT EVERYTHING THEY DID THEY CERTAINLY PUT THE GUEST INTEREST FIRST AND MADE SURE THAT WE WERE SAFE ))
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He says his main concern now is that he will get his luggage back.))
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Coming up next on the newscast, there are more SARS cases reported in North America.
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Plus, residents of a Japanese city run into the streets as a strong earthquake shakes parts of the country.
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[SARS]


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Just when Canadian officials thought they were out of the woods in terms of the SARS outbreak, more cases have turned up in Toronto.
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Officials say there are eight new confirmed cases of SARS in Toronto, and three deaths.
Plus, the U-S has issued a new travel advisory for the region.
The advisory could hurt a city that had just begun efforts to attract tourism again.
Canadian officials, meanwhile, insist that the outbreak in Toronto is limited to a hospital, and has not spread to ordinary Canadian citizens.
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A strong earthquake has hit northeastern Japan.
Authorities say at least 16 people are injured.
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The quake lasted about a minute.
It caused house fires, and rocked buildings as far away as Tokyo, which is about 200 miles south of the quake's center.
Officials in Japan say the quake was a magnitude seven, but U-S officials say it came in at six- point- nine on the Richter Scale.
The earthquake was about as strong as the one that hit the western city of Kobe (koh- BAY) in 19-95, leaving nearly 65- hundred people dead.
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A church in Botetourt County is remembering the hundreds of local soldiers who gave their lives in the defense of the country. Jennifer Wishon has more.
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((I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG)) The mission for the congregation of Colonial Baptist Church was to honor the men and women who've served America during times of war.
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((HARRY GUILLIAMS/VETERAN: ABOUT THIS TIME 60 YEARS AGO I WAS FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE.))
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The Honor Guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12-64 presented the colors while church musicians played a medley of patriotic songs. But the most touching part of the service was a presentation of names. ((Nats of Music with video of names.)) The names of all 638 people from Roanoke City and Roanoke County who've died in the line of fire were presented. ((Nats of Woman standing to say name of troop remembered.)) Afterwards members of the congregation verbally remembered those they knew or were related to. Pastor Bradley Griese says it's important to keep the service local.
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((BRADLEY GRIESE/COLONIAL BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR: THE BIBLE SAYS WE NEED TO GIVE HONOR WHERE HONOR IS DUE AND WE GIVE HONOR TO THOSE WE KNOW THE BEST AND SO WE CENTER ON THE LOCAL AREA WHERE PEOPLE KNOW THE FAMILIES AND THOSE WHO DIED.))


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One veteran hopes the congregation took an important message away from the service.
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((JAMES VANDYKE/VETERAN: FREEDOM DOES NOT COME WITHOUT SACRIFICE AND THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE THAT HAVE COME ON THE SCENE AND PASSED AWAY FOR OUR BENEFITS THAT THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.))
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But political freedom wasn't the only thing the congregation gave thanks for.
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((BRADLEY GRIESE/PASTOR: I BELIEVE THAT AS A CHURCH THE REASON WHY WE'RE HERE IS BECAUSE IN FREEDOM IS FOR THESE THAT HAVE FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY AND WE HAVE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BECAUSE OF THESE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES.))
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((NATS OF MUSIC)) Sunday's sermon dealt with situations in which God allows and supports war. Griese says he hopes America continues to avenge itself as long as there are threats against it's freedom. Jennifer Wishon, News 7 Botetourt.))
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll meet a man who has dedicated his life to giving veterans a final salute.
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As America's war dead are remembered today, there is a common sound that'll be heard at many of the gatherings-- the ceremonial playing of TAPS.
As Harry Smith reports, it's a tradition that one veteran has made his life's work.
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WORLD WAR II VETERAN FRANK CALISTRO (CUH-LISS-TRO) HAS BEEN PLAYING THE TRUMPET FOR 70 YEARS.... ...BUT LATELY HE'S BEEN PLAYING THE SAME SONG OVER AND OVER AGAIN...
(Taps Nats)



(Calistro)

"it's an honor to play for departed veterans -- cause I've seen alot of them"
CALISTRO TRAVELS AROUND CONNECTICUT TO PLAY TAPS IN HONOR OF FELLOW VETS; MORE THAN 800 FUNERALS OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS...

(FRANK CALISTRO / TAPS PLAYER -- )

"When you play taps -- it's nostalgic -- it's very solemn -- and it affects people..and in a way you feel sad yourself -- but you know that you are doing something that is appreciated by the people attending the funeral."
THE TAPS TRADITION BEGAN DURING THE CIVIL WAR...WHEN UNION GENERAL DANIEL BUTTERFIELD COMPOSED THE HAUNTING MELODY TO REPLACE A BLAND BUGLE CALL FOR LIGHTS OUT.

(Richard Schneider/Taps Historian -- )

"It was so beautiful..that other buglers picked it up..even Confederate troops."
THE SONG OFFICIALLY BECAME PART OF MILITARY FUNERALS IN THE 1890'S. WITH 15-HUNDRED WAR VETERANS DYING EACH DAY -- THERE'S NOW A SHORTAGE OF BUGLERS TO SOUND TAPS. THE PENTAGON HOPES AN ELECTRONIC BUGLE THAT PLAYS A DIGITAL RECORDING WILL HELP.

(Calistro/)

"It's artifical...it's phony -- It's not real....it's not the real McCoy -- there's nothing like a live bugler
CALISTRO FINDS HIMSELF BUSIER THAN EVER..OFTEN PLAYING FOR LOST FRIENDS. HE DOES IT WITH HIS EYES CLOSED -- SO HE CAN'T SEE THE FAMILIES CRY.

(Calistro/)

" If I got emotional..I would not be able to play it."
CALISTRO KNOWS ONE DAY TAPS WILL BE PLAYED FOR HIM . IN FACT -- HE'S MADE SPECIAL PLANS.....

(Calistro/)

"The fellow who plays taps will be me (laughs)..."
...ALTHOUGH HE INSISTS ON LIVE PERFORMANCES FOR OTHERS...CALISTRO HAS RECORDED TAPS FOR HIS OWN BURIAL.....

(Calistro)

I expect to live until 100 -- by playing the trumpet..tooting my horn...if I don't play it..I'll die...I'm endoctrinated...(big smile)"
...AND HE'S DETERMINED....TO CONTINUE PLAYING A FINAL TRIBUTE -- TO THOSE WHO SERVED A NATION. HARRY SMITH, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
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Coming up... a well known head coach is stepping down from his job,
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And one of Nascar's longest races, became one of its shortest yesterday.
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Team sources say Philadelphia 76ers Larry Brown is stepping down as coach after six seasons.
The team has called an afternoon news conference.
He had two years left on a contract with Philadelphia that paid him six MILLION dollars a season.
The 62-year-old Hall of Fame coach had an uneasy relationship with guard Allen Iverson, but the two worked together
despite several disputes.
Brown reportedly is a candidate for coaching vacancies in Cleveland and Houston.

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The Coke 600 was supposed to be the longest race of the Nascar season, but Mother Nature had other ideas last night just outside of Charlotte.
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This is the kind of season its been for Ricky Rudd and the Wood Brothers.
Rudd locks up the brakes trying to get to pit road, and instead, goes on a wet spin o rama thru the infield.
A little later, it's Steve Park in a new car, but with the same results.
Park loses control and spins out, bringing out one of 8 caution flags in the shortened race.
Raindrops eventually put an end to the 600 after just 414 miles.
Jimmie Johnson, who won the Winston last week, becomes the 5th driver to follow that up with a win in the Coke 600.
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Gil de Ferran continued Team Penske's domination of the Indianapolis 500.
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Robby Gordon did the Indy/Charlotte double for the fourth time yesterday.
Sara Fisher's day came to a quick end just 15 laps in, as she wrecked because of engine trouble.
Fortunately she was o-k, but finished in 31st position.
Michael Andretti also retired from his last Indy 500 early with engine failure.
Andretti went oh for 14 in the race for his career.
Gordon was also a victim of mechanical problems finishing 22nd.
Dan Wheldon took the wild ride of the day, getting airborne down the back stretch.
Wheldon was able to walk away with no serious injuries.
The day belonged to de Ferran, who had to hold off Helio Castroneves to take the checkered flag by just three tenths of a second.
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In golf, Kenny Perry is the Colonial champion after his tournament record 19-under total.
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Justin Leonard had a chance to shoot 59 at the Colonial yesterday, thanks to an eagle and 8 birdies in his round.

But he came to 18 needing one more bird.
Leonard left his approach at the par 4 well short, and settled for tying the course record of 61.
Perry fired his own 61 Saturday and cruised to his 5th win on Tour, finishing at 19 under par.
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Like it or not, television has played a major role in the ACC expansion talks.
With that said, Tech football coach Frank Beamer likes the Hokies' chances of landing on their feet, because Tech has played the TV game extremely well.
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[OUT Q=will never apologize for Virginia Tech."]
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