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A week of tributes begins for the late Ronald Regan.
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And, a judge decides whether a Montgomery County school bus driver was at fault for an April accident.
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From Hollywood movies to the nation's highest political office, the late Ronald Reagan is being remembered for his lifelong American spirit.
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Before dawn, people were gathering to pay their respects to former President Ronald Reagan, as his body lies in state at his presidential library in California.
Tributes are pouring in from world leaders and average citizens alike.
Meanwhile, the nation's capital will come to a virtual standstill on Friday, the day of Ronald Reagan's state funeral.
President Bush has declared Friday a national day of mourning.
Manuel Gallegus joins now from Simi Valley, California with more on the presidential tribute.
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SIX DAYS OF MEMORIALS AND CEREMONIES HONORING PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN BEGIN TODAYstarting with a private service for the Reagan family at the presidential library.
Reagans closed casket will be on display at the library straight through until TUESDAY NIGHT...to allow what could be tens of thousands of visitors to honor californias former governor.

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"I THINK ITS A BLESSING THAT HE COULD JUST PEACEFULLY GO."
-Stand-up-manuel gallegus, Reagan library ON WEDNESDAY, MISTER REAGAN'S BODY WILL BE FLOWN TO WASHINGTON D.C. FOR THE nations FIRST full STATE FUNERAL SINCE PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON IN 1973.
LEADERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE EXPECTED...AND PRESIDENT BUSH WILL BE AMONG THE SPEAKERS AT THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL ON FRIDAY.
Former president bush remembered what he thinks was Reagans finest hour.

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"HIS GREATEST TRIUMPH WAS IN HIS VERY IMPORTANT INFLUENCE IN ENDING THE COLD WAR, ENDING IT WITHOUT A SHOT BEING FIRED."

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THE REAGAN FAMILY IS GRATEFUL FOR THE THOUSANDS OF EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHYand reagans former chief of staff said that after a difficult ten years, there is a sense of relief that REAGAN WAS NO LONGER SUFFERING. ))

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A Montgomery County school bus driver has been cleared of any wrong doing for an April bus accident.
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61 year old Bradford Charles Grems of Blacksburg was found NOT guilty this morning of reckless driving. Grems was behind the wheel of a school bus on Camp Carrysbrook Road when the road gave way and his bus overturned. The judge says there was NOT enough evidence beyond a reasonable doubt to convict Grems. The judge said the road, NOT the driver, was at fault for this accident. The bus was carrying two teachers and nine high school students. No one was injured.
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A wheel malfunction is being blamed for a costing a local candidates votes this past election.
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Today, surrounded by election officials- maintenance workers opened the back of the voting machine which was located at Grandin Court Elementary. Alice Hincker, who had been running for Roanoke City Mayor, didn't receive any votes at that precinct which had officials and Hincker scratching their heads. The workers discovered a wheel- which would record Hincker's votes- was stuck.
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((ALICE HINCKER, FORMER MAYORIAL CANDIDATE: HE SAID HE HAD NEVER SEEN THAT HAPPEN BEFORE, BUT IF THAT CAN HAPPEN YOU WONDER WHAT ELSE MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED BEFORE THAT THEY DIDN'T RECOGNIZE HAD HAPPENED. I CERTAIN HOPE WHEN WE GO TO THE COMPUTER MACHINES, WE GO WITH ONE WITH A COMPUTER PRINT OUT SO YOU KNOW YOUR VOTE HAS BEEN COUNTED.))
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The city will no longer use the lever-voting machines. For the next election, new electronic machines have been purchased.
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Explosions at a compound near a mosque in Iraq have killed at least one person and injured eight others.
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Witnesses say the blasts happened after ammunition used by Shiite Muslim militiamen apparently caught fire.
Doctors and witnesses say the casualties were members of radical cleric Moqtada al- Sadr's militia.
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In other developments, Iraq's interim leader says nine major political parties have agreed to disband their militias.
But the agreement doesn't include the militia loyal to al-Sadr.
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There will be fewer U-S troops in South Korea--
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The military says it wants to withdraw a third of its forces-- around 12- thousand troops-- by the end of next year.


Some of them have been slated to be re- deployed to Iraq.
This will be the first major troop reduiction on the Korean Peninsula since the early 19-90s.
The U-S has kept troops in South Korea ever since the Korean War-- in part to help prevent agression from the North.

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Security is a big concern in Georgia today. We'll tell you why after the break.
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Plus tesitmony resumes in the Scott Peterson murder trial.
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Testimony continues today in Scott Peterson's murder trial. The jury can expect to hear further details about the frantic scene at the Peterson's home the day Laci disappeared.
John Blackstone reports.
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((When Scott Peterson's murder trial resumes this morning in the courthouse in Redwood City, California Laci Peterson's half-sister Amy Rocha will return to the witness stand to be cross examined by defense attorney Mark Geragos.
Geragos is known for his aggression, some of which has already been on display here.
Prosecutors on the other hand seem to be building their case slowly, detail by detail. A tactic former DA Dean Johnson says may be a mistake.
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One prosecution witness seems certain to deliver plenty of drama along with the evidenceAmber Frey who was having an affair with Scott Peterson when Laci disappeared.
As well as Frey's testimony prosecutors will play wiretapped phone conversations she had with Peterson.
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Still Amber Frey is just one element of a complicated case being built on circumstantial evidence.
DEAN JOHNSON FORMER PROSECUTOR (NOT EXACT) THIS IS A CASE THE PROSECUTION CAN WIN. IT'S A CASE THE DEFENSE CAN WIN. WHAT THE EVIDENCE MEANS
It is of course very early in a trial that's expected to last five months but the early indications are that this case is not, as it was once described, a slam dunk. Jb cbs news redwood city ca.))

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After spending yesterday at the D-Day ceremony in France, President Bush is in Georgia, where he's hosting this year's G- 8 economic summit.
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World leaders are gathering in Sea Island, Georgia this week for their 30th meeting.
They're expected to discuss issues including the politican handover in Iraq, a broader intiative on the Middle East, as well as hosting leaders from African nations.
Security will be a top priority, with an estimated 20- thousand officers and National Guard troops.
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Law enforcement agents are running a fund-raiser through Salem that's certainly one of a kind.
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Law enforcement agencies from around the region hosted its annual poker run Sunday. The event was held to raise money for the Special Olympics. This was only the second year of the poker run. However, the officers are expecting to raise more than double what was brought in last year. The event was part of a national effort known as the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. Virginia alone will donate around 700-thousand dollars this year.
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The 35th annual Festival in the Park celebration wrapped up last night.
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Thousands gathered in Elmwood Park to take in the sounds of the Dave Matthews Cover Band. Organizers say they are pleased with how this year's festival turned out. Weather washed away much of last year's festivities.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll see a different side of former President Ronald Reagan as revealed through his love letters to his wife Nancy.
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Plus, they haven't had much time to write letters themselves, but Jennifer Lopez and singer Marc Anthony get married after a whirlwind courtship.
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Many people are remembering Ronald Reagan the President and the actor, but until recently, few saw his romantic side.
As Harry Smith tells us, that side was captured in his letters to his wife Nancy.
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TRACK 1: "Girl of my dreams - I love you"RONALD REAGAN PENNED THESE WORDS TO THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE, NANCY REAGAN - A ROMANCE TRUE TO THE LYRICS OF THEIR FAVORITE SONG BY GERSHWIN. Music lyrics nat "It's very clear. Our love is here to stay."
TRACK 2: RONALD REAGAN MARRIED NANCY DAVIS ON MARCH 4TH, 1952. Marriage license photo.
Music lyrics nat "Not for a year. But ever and a day."
TRACK 3: ROMANTIC LETTERS WRITTEN THROUGHOUT THEIR MARRIAGE MARKED EVENTS BIG AND SMALL AND REVEALED A TENDER, ENDEARING SIDE OF A MAN WHO WOULD BECOME PRESIDENT.
TRACK 4: FROM AN ATLANTA HOTEL ROOM HE WROTE"My Darling, Here it is - our day and if we were home we'd have a fire and "funnies" and we'd hate anyone who called or dropped in. As it is I'm sitting here on the 6th floor beside a phoney fireplace looking out at a grey wet sky and listening to a radio play music not intended for one person alone."/Music lyrcs/nat.
TRACK 5: THE HOLLYWOOD SHEEN OF A PICTURE-PERFECT COUPLE ROOTED IN REAGAN'S LETTERS OF THE HEART THAT WERE COZY AND FAMILIAR.
TRACK 6: "-Darling Mommie Poo, Feb.14 may be the date they observe and call Valentine's day but that is for people of only ordinary luck. I happen to have a "Valentine's Life" which started on March 4 1952 and will continue as long as I have you."
TRACK 7: NO MATTER HOW FAR HE TRAVELED AS MOVIE STAR OR POLITICIAN, REAGAN'S LETTERS ALWAYS MEASURED THE DISTANCE BACK HOME.
TRACK 8: IN A TELEGRAM SENT FROM AN ALBUQUERQUE TRAIN STOP HE JOTTED "Only till tomorrow morning, but if it were only a minute it would be too long. I love you."
TRACK 9: REAGAN'S LETTERS WERE OFTEN WHIMSICAL, AS IN A MOTHER'S DAY LETTER THAT SHOUTED OUT - "M is for the million ways I love you" - SIGNED AN ADMIRER WITH A THOUGHTFUL P.S. - "I'm on the next pillow over"
Shot of Reagan taking oath of office.
TRACK 10: "Dear First Lady, As Pres.of the U.S. It is my honor and privilege to cite you for service above and beyond the call of duty in that you have made one man (me) the most happy man in the world for 29 years."
TRACK 11: THE REAGANS DANCED FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD TO SEE, BUT IN HIS LETTERS HE CONTINUED TO HOLD HIS WIFE CLOSELY FOR HIMSELF ALONE.
TRACK 12: "Dear First Mommie, I'm in Wyoming, Montana - or Nevada depending on what time you read this. But I'll be at Camp David at 9:15pm. Friday Night. I'll be glad to see you. I miss you - even when I'm asleep. This is a very lonesome place when you are some place else."
TRACK 13: IN A FITTING FINAL CHAPTER TO THEIR ROMANCE, ON WHITE HOUSE STATIONARY PRESIDENT REAGAN WROTE "I LOVE YOU" NINE TIMES OVER, ENDING WITH "And besides that - I love you."
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"Bennifer" never made it down the aisle-- but that didn't keep Jennifer Lopez from tying the knot.
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This weekend, Lopez said "I do" for the third time.
According to reports in "People" Magazine and "US Weekly," Lopez married singer Marc Anthony in a small ceremony Saturday at her Beverly Hills home.
The nuptials come less than six months after Lopez ended her high- profile engagement to Ben Affleck, and a mere week after Anthony divorced his wife.
But the marraige isn't a total surprise-- Lopez had been reportedly wearing a new diamond engagement ring for several weeks.
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Up next in sports, the Lakers prepare for a comeback after Detroit takes game one.
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And Mark Martin emerges as the winner of the MBNA 400 after a series of wrecks.
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The Detroit Pistons took game one of the N-B-A finals.
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Chauncey Billups scored 22 points and got four assists to help the Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 87-75. Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant combined for 59 points, but the rest of the Lakers scored just 16. Game two is tomorrow in Los Angeles.

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Mark Martin survived a rash of wrecks and got a huge break-- ending a long losing streak last night in the MBNA 400 at Dover.
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Early on, Elliott Sadler got the nudge from Kurt Busch and scooted up the banking and into Brendan Gaughan (Gone) 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 Dodge 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 Martin, who held off Tony Stewart for the checkers.
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The Blacksburg Bruins won another Regional soccer title last night, but not without a fight from Jefferson Forest.

The Cavaliers led Blacksburg 2- nothing within the first 20 minutes at Bill Brown Stadium.
But the Bruins rallied for a 3- 2 win, and will now host Graham in a state quarterfinal tomorrow night.
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