[7-11D-Day-Memorial]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC1:55:02]
[GRAPHIC=National D-Day Memorial]

Many people celebrated Memorial Day at The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

Hundreds gathered for a ceremony honoring veterans of the past and present. Children of World War Two soldiers who did not make it home from the D-Day invasion shared their stories. Memorial officials used the day to unveil the newest part of the site ... the beginning of a memorial wall.
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[SOT 12:07:05]
[IN Q=it's been a]

((WILLIAM MCINTOSH/NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL PRESIDENT; WE WERE ABLE TO PUT UP TODAY 40 OF THOSE PLAQUES AND WE HAVE ANOTHER 25 IN PRODUCTION AND IT'S BEEN A GRAND PROJECT I THINK FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED IN IT.))
[SUPER=01-William McIntosh/National D-Day Memorial President;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=INVOLVED IN IT.]
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[VO-NAT]

The names of all 43-hundred allied soldiers killed on D-Day will be engraved in plaques surrounding the interior of the site. The underwriting of each plaque is five-thousand dollars. Proceeds are going to the Memorial's debt, so far about 250-thousand dollars has been raised.
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[7-11Bedford-Boys]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC1:24:11]
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A book signing was held in Bedford yesterday for the author of the book, 'The Bedford Boys'.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

Alex Kershaw says its an honor to be in the town that gave so many lives for the pursuit of freedom. His book tells the story of the 21-men from Bedford that were killed on D-Day. Kershaw says the story is not about the battle but instead the people and the community they left behind.
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[SOT 13:19:37]
[IN Q=people were ]

((ALEX KERSHAW/THE BEDFORD BOYS AUTHOR; PEOPLE WERE VERY GENEROUS TO ME HERE THEY WERE THAT'S WHAT I EXPECTED FROM VIRGINIANS THAT LEGENDARY CHARM AND GRACE AT THE DROP OF THE HAT THEY WOULD MAKE ME LUNCH OR DINNER I WAS JUST VERY IMPRESSED BY THEIR HOSPITALITY.))
[SUPER=01-Alex Kershaw/The Bedford Boys Author;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=BY THEIR HOSPITALITY.]
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[VO-NAT]

Kershaw says he got to know seven or eight residents very well in researching and writing this book. Proceeds from yesterday's book sales will go the Bedford City-County museum.
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[7-11Public-safety]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC23:23]
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Statistics show that older Virginians are more likely to become victims of crime.
Now there's a state program that has been designed to change that.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


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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[SOT 10:39:43]
[IN Q=WE'RE GOING TO BE LEARNING]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-John Marshall/Virginia Secretary of Public Safety]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL SAFETY.]
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[VO-NAT]


State officials say the goal of the program is to reduce the number of crimes committed against senior citizens.
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[45-6-Blacksburg-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Blacksburg police are hoping an autopsy will offer more clues about a man found dead Sunday 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 say the death is suspicious, and they hope to have more information later this week.

[45-11Boy-scouts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC06:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


He has highways and a university named after him, but some boy scout leaders don't want their COUNCIL named after him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


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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[SOT 14::]
[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; :13]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=ROBERT E LEE STANDS FOR.]
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[VO-NAT]


Scout officials say they are in the process of selecting a new name and are taking suggestions.
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[45-11WVTF]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-21 18:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


W-V-T-F public radio moved earlier this month.
The station's staff is now settling in to its new, state of the art home in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


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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[SOT]
[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;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=coming up in the future.]
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[VO-NAT]


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.
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[8-6-Danville-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC2:04:26]
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City leaders in Danville have acknowledged that they do too much behind closed doors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Week]


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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[SOT 11:18:31]
[IN Q=As a result]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-John Hamlin/Danville Mayor]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=into the seats]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[8-11D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC1:55:02]
[GRAPHIC=National D-Day Memorial]

Many people celebrated Memorial Day at The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

Hundreds gathered for a ceremony honoring veterans of the past and present. Children of World War Two soldiers who did not make it home from the D-Day invasion shared their stories. Memorial officials used the day to unveil the newest part of the site ... the beginning of a memorial wall.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:07:05]
[IN Q=it's been a]

((WILLIAM MCINTOSH/NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL PRESIDENT; WE WERE ABLE TO PUT UP TODAY 40 OF THOSE PLAQUES AND WE HAVE ANOTHER 25 IN PRODUCTION AND IT'S BEEN A GRAND PROJECT I THINK FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED IN IT.))
[SUPER=01-William McIntosh/National D-Day Memorial President;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=INVOLVED IN IT.]
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[VO-NAT]

The names of all 43-hundred allied soldiers killed on D-Day will be engraved in plaques surrounding the interior of the site. The underwriting of each plaque is five-thousand dollars. Proceeds are going to the Memorial's debt, so far about 250-thousand dollars has been raised.
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[8-11Hidden-Valley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=502-09 1:16:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some Roanoke County students spent Memorial day working as volunteers.
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[VO-NAT :]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]


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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[SOT 12:39:10]
[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 H. S. Volunteer;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.]
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[VO-NAT]


The students have decided to establish their own war memorial at school.
They will also plant five trees and add additional items like plaques and benches in future years. (------------)