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Coming up on News 7,

A day of remembrance as the country looks back on the life of former President Ronald Reagan,
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along with the thousands of lives lost 60 years ago in Normandy. We'll have a live report from Bedford's D-Day Memorial.
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Tonight in sports, UVA baseball highlights, an NBA Finals preview, and
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we'll head to the Monster Mile which bared its teeth in today's MBNA 400.
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The typical summer-like pattern returns to the region this week, with showers and afternoon storms. The forecast for your hometown, and a look at the 7-Day Planner coming up. [Video-Open]
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D-Day plus twenty-one thousand nine-hundred fifteen. This time the invasion is in Bedford, as veterans and tourists gather sixty years after Allied troops stormed the beaches and towns in Normandy.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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It was the largest land air and sea battle the world has ever seen. Today people from across the country remembered the day in Bedford.
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Jennifer Wishon is at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, and joins us with wrap up of today's celebration.
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As the country takes out time to remember those who fought on D-Day, some state politicians are remembering the life of former president Ronald Reagan.
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At today's ceremonies in Bedford, Senator George Allen and Congressman Bob Goodlatte both called Reagan an outstanding leader who had a tremendous impact on the country and the world.
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((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE: HE WAS SOMEBODY WHO RESTORED OUR COUNTRY IN MANY MANY WAYS, NOT ONLY AS THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR, BUT IN SOME REAL SUBSIDIVE THINGS - REBUILDING OUR MILITARY TO FACE DOWN COMMUNISM, REBUILDING OUR ECONOMY BY CUTTING TAXES AND MAKING SURE THAT FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM SURVIVED./////////// SENATOR GEORGE ALLEN: WE ARE MORE PROSPEROUS, THE WORLD IS MORE PROSPEROUS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE REASON FOR PROSPERITY IS THE ADVANCEMENT OF FREEDOM AND RONALD REAGAN WAS THE KEY LEADER IN THAT ADVANCEMENT OF FREEDOM.))
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Reagan died yesterday at the age of 93. His funeral is set for Friday at the National Cathedral in Washington. The body will then be flown back to California for burial at the Reagan library.
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A Rockbridge County man was injured and his teenage brother killed in an apparent drunk driving accident.
Police say 19 year old Michael Elwood Hartless, Junior of VESUVIUS was driving his pickup truck on Route 608 around 9:15 last night when he lost control, ran off the road and overturned several times.
His 16 year old brother, Lawrence Edward Hartless, died at the scene.
Michael was treated and released from the hospital. Neither were wearing a seat belt.
Michael is charged with driving under the influence.

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A man in Danville is in stable condition after being beaten with a beer bottle.
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Police say two men were fighting at a home in the 200 block of Parsons Street when an unknown woman struck one of them with a glass beer bottle.
The 21 year old victim was transported to Danville Regional Medical Center were he underwent surgery for a severe lacceration to the upper left chest and a nick to the jugular vein. Danville Police are still investigating.
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Anyone with information is asked to call Danville Crimestoppers at 434-793- 0000.
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Still to come on the newscast, Presidential politics and the War in Iraq fill the News 7 Mailbag this week. We'll have a sampling in Feedback...
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and also, how effective has a new safety designation been in reducing crashes on I-81? We'll have the numbers when we return.
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State police say a recent designation on Interstate-81, is making the highway safer and more efficient for motorists.
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Nearly five months after the I- 81 Safety Corridor was created between Ironto and Salem -- accidents are down compared to the same time last year.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: IN 2003 WE RECORDED 86 REPORTABLE TRAFFIC CRASHES IN THAT PARTICULAR CORRIDOR AND FOR 2004 WE'VE SEEN 68 SO WE'RE VERY PLEASED WITH THAT.))
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Because the area saw more snow and ice in 2004 than the previous year, Foster believes the numbers will be more impressive when a second comparison is made this summer. The 15-mile stretch of I-81 is Virginia's first Highway Safety Corridor. Motorists caught speeding in that stretch could face fines ranging from 500 to 25-hundred dollars.
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The situation in Iraq is on the minds of people who have written to News-7 lately.
Assignment editor Joe McKean takes a look.
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(( The CBS broadcast 60 Minutes has been the latest news program to show photographs of U.S. troops killed in Iraq.
A retired Army officer (O. Halsey Hill/Roanoke) liked the idea.
"Thank you for showing the pictures of the U.S. servicemen and women who have been killed in the useless war Mr. Bush is having in Iraq. I hope this will not be the last time they are shown. There are many more who have been wounded and mutilated."
Another viewer (Lynn Watts/Rockbridge County) was upset that CBS and other broadcast networks decided not to carry the president's May 24th speech on Iraq, even though the White House had not asked them to.
"It embarrasses me that the former undisputed "major" networks refused to carry this information, this speech. Controlling information shouldn't be the job of the networks. But alas, it has become so with the former "Big 3". It is a sad, sad day for American when networks with such power screen political information. Our Founding Fathers are surely spinning in their graves."
If you see something that might make Washington, Adams or Jefferson twirl in their tombs, please send it on by US mail...fax...or email.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
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Expect cloudy skies, and the possibility of passing showers or thunderstorms to start off the work week.
We'll have your full forecast in a few minutes.
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and also we'll show you one class of graduates which has come a very long way in just one year.
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A glass company plans to bring at least 100 jobs to Vinton, and a controversial land development in Roanoke County has even more twists and turns. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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((The Keagy Road Village Project in Roanoke County is back to square one after the company drops a proposed compromise.
Kahn Development withdrew its amended petition at the last Planning Commission Meeting. Kahn wants to build a upscale shopping center at the corner of Route 419 and Keagy Road. After concerns by nearby residents, the developer tried to negotiate a land swap that would have move the project away from Keagy Road.
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Apparently, some nearby residents wrote to the landowner and convinced him to back out. Kahn now plans to move forward with its original plans. The Board of Supervisors will vote on the project at its June 22nd meeting. Hundreds of new jobs are on their way to Vinton. Construction began last month on the new Cardinal Glass plant. The 240-thousand square-foot facility has been framed and crews are currently working on the sprinkler system and roof. The plant manager says it should be fully operational by October.
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Cardinal Glass hopes to have 100-employees by the end of this year and increase that number to 200 next year. The company makes insulated, double-paned glass for windows. For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))

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Law enforcement officers gathered in Salem today to host their annual Poker Run to raise money for the Special Olympics.
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The effort is part of a national program called Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. The coordinator of the event encourages everyone to be a part of the effort.
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This is the second year the law enforcement officers in the area have hosted the Poker Run, but Hart expects to raise close to double of what was brought in from last years event. The Special Olympics will receive around 700-thousand dollars from Virginia's law enforcement agencies.
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This is the time of year for graduations, and at Vinyard Park there were graduates celebrating the first year of their life.
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One year olds, their parents, and families with former graduates from Carilion's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit celebrated a special birthday party in Vinton. The annual event is held for the parents of children who were born prematurely or in need of special attention, who now have a healthy one year old son or daughter thanks to the N-I-C-U.
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((CHRISTINA NIMMO/MOTHER OF GRADUATE:THREE AND A HALF MONTHS YOU LIVE WITH THESE PEOPLE, YOU BREATHE WITH THEM, YOU GET UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND YOU SEE THEM. SO THEY'RE PART OF YOUR FAMILY, I TELL EVERYBODY THAT WE WENT THROUGH WITHDRAWALS WHEN WE GOT HOME BECAUSE WE DIDN'T HAVE ALL THESE PEOPLE AROUND US.))
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Games, cake, and other fun activities kept the children busy while parents were able to reunite with the nurses that helped them through their turbulent new born year.
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Coming up, the UVA baseball team needs two more wins to head to next week's Super Regional, and
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we'll get a sneak peek at Sam Snead's last course design, the Poplar Grove Golf Club in Amherst.
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The Virginia Cavaliers are still kickin' in the NCAA Baseball tourney after beating Princeton this afternoon in an elimination game.
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In the top of the first UVA broke on top 1-nothing as Joe Koshansky lined an RBI single to right good for his 67th run batted in this season, which set a new school record.
The Cavs made it a 7-nothing game by the 5th and,
starting pitcher Matt Avery did the rest, going the distance,
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giving up just 4 hits and striking out 7 as UVA won it 9 to nothing. The Cavs now must beat Vanderbilt twice to advance to the super regional. The Hoos and Commodores are just underway.
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The concrete monster at Dover did more than rear its ugly head this afternoon, turning the MBNA 400 into a race of attrition with just five cars finishing on the lead lap.
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Early on, Elliott Sadler got the nudge from Kurt Busch and scoots up the banking and into Brendan Gaughan to bring out the day's second caution.
With just over 50 laps remaining, following a restart Dave Blaney clipped Michael Waltrip who was a lap down, triggering a 19 car pileup. Blaney's Dodg spun into turn 3 damaging plenty of racecars and even more egos. The race was red flagged for nearly 20 minutes.
Kasey Kahne appeared headed for his first career victory but the rookie ran thru an oil slick laid down by the car of Casey Mears with just 18 laps to go ending his shot at the historic win.
That handed the victory to Mark Martin who held off Tony Stewart for the checkers.

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While we lost Sam Snead two years ago, his memory lives on with each swing of the irons at the Poplar Grove Golf Club in Amherst. Snead, his son Jack, and Ed Carton designed the course which opened May 29th. Steve Mason takes us on a tour.
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The NBA Finals get cranked up tonight with game one on the left coast between the Lakers and Pistons. Shaquille O'Neal for one, can't wait to get started.
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We finish up on the clay in Paris where unseeded Gaston Gaudio became the first Argentine men's tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament in 25 years. Gaudio today rallied from two sets down and (------------) withstood two championship points to beat third-seed Guillermo Coria in five sets at the French Open.