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Coming up on News 7,
A Rockbridge County man is dead after being thrown from his S-U-V.
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And officials at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford prepare to welcome thousands of new visitors, thanks to a new addition in Washington.
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Tonight in sports, a look back at Dale, Jr.'s win in Richmond, and we'll crown
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some champions at the 21st Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament.
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High heat and humidity meant pop-up showers and storms across the viewing area. Some even contain small hail and gusty winds. Are they headed to your hometown? A look at Skytracker7 and you workweek forecast in just a bit. [Video-Open]
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((WE'RE SEEING A RESURGENCE IN PATRIOTISM. PEOPLE ARE MORE AWARE OF THE ROLE OUR SOLDIERS PLAY IN OUR DEFENSE.))
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The dedication of a memorial in Washington D-C has a local memorial preparing for thousands of visitors.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[D-Day-Memorial]


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Preparations are now underway for the dedication of the World- War II Memorial in Washington D-C. Thousands of people are expected to attend, which is good news for the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Jennifer/BAM;]

Jennifer Wishon is here now to tell us why. Myranda - the number of people visiting the National D-Day Memorial has increased sharply since September Eleventh 2001.
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But in a couple of weeks those numbers are expected to grow by leaps and bounds. And it's all because of two major events meant to honor the nation's veterans.
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[SUPER=01-Shannon Brooks/D-Day Memorial Assistant Site Manager; :28]
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[OUT Q=have paid the highest price]

((Spring is always a busy season at the National D-Day Memorial, but Memorial Day weekend is expected to be like none other. ((NATS OF WATER AT WWII MEMORIAL))
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The National World War II Memorial in Washington D-C is expected to attract thousands of people when it's dedicated on May 29th. And because it's happening on a holiday weekend, the D-Day Memorial expects to pick up a good number of those visitors.
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[IN Q=The dedication of the WWII]

((THE DEDICATION OF THE WWII MEMORIAL WHICH IS LONG OVERDUE. WE'VE HAD A LOT OF CALLS HERE FROM PEOPLE CONTACTING US FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THAT DEDICATION SO WE'RE THINKING THAT BEING ON THE WAY TO WASHINGTON WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO GET A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING AND A LOT OF PEOPLE GOING.))
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[OUT Q=a lot of people going]

And the hope is they'll stay in Bedford. The 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion falls one week after the dedication of the WWII Memorial. That's why the City of Bedford in conjunction with the D-Day Memorial has planned a week of activities including parades, concerts and a military encampment. The events are designed to honor America's veterans, but they'll also mean big business for the D-Day Memorial.
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[IN Q=Certainly, if we have]

((CERTAINLY, IF WE HAVE MORE PEOPLE COMING THROUGH THE GATE IT HELPS US GET RID OF THE DEBT AND MOVE ON TO NEW PROJECTS THAT BENEFIT EVERYONE.))
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[OUT Q=that benefit everyone]

Once the debt is re-paid plans to complete the Memorial will begin. Additions are planned for the English Garden, new statues of soldiers in combat will be added to the pool and an education center is planned for this gravel parking lot which will house more than a thousand D-Day artifacts now in storage. ((NATS OF "SHOTS" IN THE POOL)) Memorial Day has become the unofficial start to summer, but before people head off to the lake, Brooks hopes everyone takes time to remember freedom comes at a price.
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[IN Q=We tell the school children]

((WE TELL THE SCHOOL CHILDREN WHO VISIT THE SITE HERE ALL THE TIME... THE FREEDOM YOU ENJOY TODAY TO SPEAK YOUR MIND, TO READ A NEWSPAPER THAT'S UNBIASED - ALL THE FREEDOMS WE ENJOY WE ONLY ENJOY BECAUSE OF OUR VETERANS AND ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE PAID THE HIGHEST PRICE.))
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Many D-Day veterans are now in their 80's - making this the last major invasion anniversary they'll be able to attend.

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Myranda, that's why memorial officials plan to make them feel special with a series of events they'll never forget.

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The Bath County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found on Friday. Deputies initially responded to a call about an abandoned Toyota pick up truck on Route 30 about a mile from the Blowing Springs Camp Ground. Upon investigation, they found it was a wanted vehicle in connection with an earlier call in Rockbridge County. Blood hounds were then called in, and the body of Shawn Staton, of Vesuvius was found a short distance away. The body was taken to Roanoke for examination.

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Workers at a store in Roanoke were forced to close a little early today after lightning apparently struck their building.
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It happened around 2:30 this afternoon at the Dollar General store on Hershberger Road. Employees say they called the fire department after they smelled smoke coming from one of the back rooms.
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((BOBBIE SLAYTON/BATTALION FIRE CHIEF:WHEN THE LIGHTS WHEN OUT, THEY HEARD A BIG BOOM, THEY ASSUMED THAT IT BLOWN A TRANSFORMER, BUT IT JUST KNOCKED A FUSE.))
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Slayton says the lightning did NOT cause any damage to the rest of the store.
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Also, power was knocked out to about 13-hundred customers in the Hanging Rock area of Roanoke County. A-E-P officials say they're not sure if the cause was lightning or a mechanical problem. The power has since been restored.

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One person was killed in a single vechicle accident this afternoon in Rockbridge County. It happened around ten after one, when police say 27 year old Robert Luciano of Lexington was ejected from his Ford Explorer when he ran off the right side of Route 703, overcorrected and flipped over. Police say he was not wearing his seatbelt.

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Still to come on the newscast, there was some extra action at the Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament today. We'll have the highlights in sports.
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and new regulations about space could change the way some daycare providers do business. We'll explain in just a few minutes.
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The owners of some day-care centers in Virginia say new state regulations may make care more expensive.
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A state council voted last week to increase the amount of space per child at licensed day-care centers.
Currently, day-care centers must offer 25 square feet per child.
Under the new regulations, that grows to 35 feet.
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((MAURICE JONES/VA DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES: ULTIMATELY I THINK THOSE DECISIONS ARE GOING TO GET US TO THE POINT WHERE WE'VE GOT KIDS BETTER PREPARED TO ENTER SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY HAVE HIGH QUALITY CARE BEFORE HAND.))
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But some day care operators are concerned the new space requirements may push them out of business.
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((CLARK ANDRS/DAY CARE CENTER OPERATOR: MY NERVOUSNESS IS THAT IF THESE STANDARDS ARE IMPLEMENTED...THESE NEW STANDARDS...THESE CHANGES ARE IMPLEMENTED...WE'LL HAVE QUALITY. WE'LL HAVE GREAT QUALITY BUT IT'S GOING TO BECOME UNAFFORDABLE. THAT'S THE BIG CONCERN. THAT'S WHAT MY PARENTS ARE TELLING ME.))
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The changes are scheduled to go into effect on January first.
Existing day care providers will have eight years to comply with the new rules.
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[Health-Review]


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In health review,
The FDA approves a weight loss medication for teenagers.
A Blacksburg company develops a test to help diagnose gastrointestinal problems.
And Lewis-Gale Medical Center is building a new surgical tower.
Joy Sutton has details.
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The new surgical tower at Lewis-Gale Medical Center is part of 37-million dollar renovation and construction project at the hospital.
When it's complete it will house 11 surgical suites --and some physician offices. ((I JUST BELIEVE THIS ENTIRE PROJECT IS GOING TO ENABLE US TO MOVE THE NEXT LEVEL OF SERVICE)) [RUNS04]
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The surgical tower is expected to be ready by the spring of next year.
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The weight loss drug Xenical has now been approved for teenagers 12 through 16,,
Annette Shupe has used the drug to maintain her weight loss. As a school principal, who has seen the childhood obesity epidemic, she believes the drug could help some adolescents.
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((CERTAINLY IT WOULD BENEFIT PEOPLE TO USE THIS IF THEY WERE TEACHING CHILDREN HOW TO EAT, TEACHING THEM PROPER NUTRITION, AND ALSO INCREASING THEIR ACTIVITY ALONG WITH THIS)) [RUNS11]
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The Center for Bariatric Medicine has used the drug to treat many of its adult patients.
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((XENICAL WORKS BY BLOCKING A PERCENTAGE OF FAT ABSORPTION FROM THAT HAVE BEEN INGESTED. ABOUT 30 PERCENT OF FAT WON'T BE ABSORBED BY THE HUMAN BODY BY USING XENICAL)) [RUNS14] [OUT Qby usin the xenical]
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And finally in medical news,
Techlab has designed a test that can help doctors distinguish between two gastrointestinal conditions that usually have similar symptoms.
But inflammatory bowel disease is much more serious than irritable bowel syndrome.
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((IT'S KIND OF LIKE COMPARING A BROKEN LEG TO A CHARLIE HORSE. THEY BOTH CAUSE A GREAT DEAL OF PAIN BUT IN ONE IS SERIOUS AND ONE ISN'T. SO THIS HELPS US TO DETERMINE WHICH IS SERIOUS OR NOT)) [RUNS16]
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The test uses stool samples to determine if there is inflammation in the colon, by looking for a protein that's produced by the body when inflammation is present. If the protein is present --then doctors now it's the more serious condition, inflammatory bowel disease.
Techlab hopes this test will also be used to determine treatment for patients as well.
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[IN Q=With all the different pharmaceuticals]

((WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT PHARMACEUTICALS THAT ARE OUT THERE FOR TREATING THESE PATIENTS SOME WORK SOME DON'T AND THIS MARKER CAN HELP MONITOR WHETHER THOSE PHARMACEUTICAL ARE EFFECTIVE OR NOT)) [RUNS09]
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Both Carilion Labs and Quest labs will soon be offering the test to doctors. That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))

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Still to come on the newscast, will showers and thunderstorms continue into tonight? Brent Watts will be right along with your full forecast...
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but before that, the city of Roanoke shows off its true colors today in the market.
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Some Wythe County residents are preparing to make a "run for the wall."
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Tomorrow four Wytheville residents will fly to California for the trip of a lifetime. They're riding their motorcycles across the country on a ten day trip to Washington D-C. Their goal is to help raise awareness of Prisoners- of- War and those Missing- in- Action. The group will make nine stops in different towns and cities along the way to speak to residents and school groups. You can catch up with them on May 26th and 27th when they make stops in Wytheville and Roanoke.
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It was a festive day of sharing and learning as representatives from over seventy-five countries came togther in downtown Roanoke.
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Local Colors is held annually every year with an international celebration of food and entertainment. Since its beginning in 1990, particpation in the event has grown tremedously.
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((IN THE BEGINNING WE ONLY HAD FOUR COUNTRIES AND THEN I STARTED GOING OUT TO RECRUIT THEM I LISTEN FOR ACCENTS AND WATCH FOR FACES AT GROCERY STORES AND ON THE MARKET AND THATS HOW I GRABBED THEM EACH ONE))
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The event has become famous for it's unique performances and fashion from different countries.
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(( IN THE BEGINNING WE HAD TO BEG PEOPLE TO PERFORM, AND NOW WE HAVE TO STOP THEM AND I HATE TO CANCEL ANYBODY, THATS WHY WE ARE GOING OVER TIME TONIGHT. BUT THEY HAVE SO MUCH BEAUTIFUL TRADITIONS AND CULTURE THAT THEY WANT TO SHARE AND WE DON'T WANT TO STOP ANYONE.))
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Rain threatened to spoil the festivities throughtout the day but the revelers remained dry. Today's event was sponsored by your hometown station.
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Coming up, we'll put the wraps on the 21st Scott Robertson, the Avs rally in the ninth to beat Wilmington, and

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Dale Jarrett weighs in on Nascar realignment.
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The 21st Scott Robertson Memorial is in the books, and the 15-18 year old girls played extra holes to decide the outcome. Emma Cabrera Bello, In Bee Park and Marika Lendl went to sudden death.
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On the second hole of the playoff, Lendl had this putt from the fringe at number 9 Crabapple for birdie. She runs it just by the cup.
Park made bogey on the hole after this shot from just off the green.
Lendl tapped in for par and the win, which was a bit overwhelming for the youngster.
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In the boys 15-18 year old division, Webb Simpson started the day looking for his 2nd title in the past three years.
But John Curran bested Simpson by shooting a 5-under par 66 to claim the title. Simpson came home second, four shots back.
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The Salem Avalanche rallied with three runs in the bottom of the ninth today to beat Wilmington for the second time in three days.
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Avs fans didn't have much to make noise about until the late innings.
Wade Robinson got the rally started by lifting the sac fly to left field with the bases loaded. The RBI made it 6-5 Blue Rocks.
[SUPER=37-Wilmington/6/Salem/7/;]

Later, Ryan Stegall raps a gapper to left center scoring two more Avalanche runs, including the game winner. Salem won in dramatic fashion 7 to 6.
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With his win last night in Richmond, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. now owns a 40 point lead in the chase for the championship over Jimmie Johnson as the series heads to Charlotte.
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Little E's win capped off a busy weekend for the sanctioning body, which announced its latest realignment plans on Friday, including the sale of the Martinsville Speedway.
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Two of Friday Football Extra's coaching vacancies were filled last week when Eastern Montgomery hired Hargrave post graduate assistant Jeremy Haymore.
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And Hidden Valley named former player of the week J.R. Edwards its new head coach. Both men beat out candidates from outside the area - thanks in large part to their local knowledge.
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