Ahead on NEWS 7 at six...
The latest on preparations in Bedford for the areas most significant day in recent history.
Kate Weidaw will bring us up to date on the National D-Day Memorial in a live report.
And, investigators say a dispute between neighbors in Henry County ends in murder.
In sports, Salem picked up a win this afternoon at home the Braves down the Pirates.
And Jeff Gordon has a record run winning the M-N-B-A 400 at the Monster Mile at Dover Downs.
A sunny and breezy weekend comes to an end tonight... and we'll start the new work week with showers and more of those thunderstorms. Wet weather details are ahead.
It's getting down to the wire--- for folks scurrying to get the National D-Day Memorial ready for its big day.
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
The memorial will be officially dedicated on Wednesday.
And, as you might expect last minute preparations are well underway in Bedford.
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Kate Weidaw joins us from the Memorial tonight, where it looks like workers are starting to line up chairs for the expected crowd.
That's right Teresa,
10-thousand chairs are still in the process of being taken out from trucks and lined up.
This is a huge project which started early this morning and will go on well into the night.
((ROLLCUE:...well into the night.))
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[SUPER=01-Jimmy Windle/Coleman Adams Construction; :21]
[SUPER=01-Marty Stevens/Resident; :38]
[SUPER=01-Todd Stone/Resident; :55]
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[NAT SOUND OF CHAIRS BEING TAKEN OUT]
These are the 10-thousand coveted seats.... and if you want to sit in one you're going to have to get to the site early on Wednesday.
[NAT HIT OF CHIARS]
Jimmy Windle and his crew from Coleman Adams Construction have been out here for 21 months building the memorial and won't be done until....
((JIMMY WINDLE: TUESDAY NIGHT SOME TIME AND I'M NOT SURE WE'LL BE DONE THEN.))
But it's not just construction crews who have overseen the building of the D-day memorial. Residents like Marty Stevens have watched the monument from their living room window. Wednesday is a day he's been looking forward to.
((MARTY STEVENS: I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE LIKE, THEY'RE EXPECTING A LOT OF PEOPLE BUT WE'LL SEE.))
While Stevens could walk to the D-day dedication ceremony, authorities have restricted nearby residents from doing so, they'll have to drive to a shuttle bus.
((MARTY STEVENS: WE DON'T KNOW IF WE WANT TO HAVE TO GO UP TO THE OTHER END OF BEDFORD TO PARK AND RIDE A SHUTTLE BUS TO GO UP THERE.))
((TODD STONE: IT'S KIND OF TURNED ME OFF OF GOING UP THERE THAT DAY.))
Todd Stone and Marci Ingram can see the memorial from their front yard, but that might be the closest they'll come to the site on Wednesday.
The pair was thinking about turning their yard into a parking lot until they found out about the walking restriction.
((TODD STONE: I WAS GOING TO ALLOW ANY VETERAN TO PARK HERE FOR FREE.))
Residents like Stone say they plan to sit on their front stoop and watch their quiet street turn into a rush hour traffic jam.))
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Please join us for extended coverage of the National D-Day Memorial dedication.
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We'll begin with News 7 at 5 and 6, live from the Memorial on Tuesday.
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Then we invite you to join us at 11-o'clock on Wednesday morning for "Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom" .. live coverage of the dedication ceremony.
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And we'll complete our special D-Day coverage Wednesday with a 90-minute edition of News 7 from 5 until 6-30.
It could be an early end to the school year for students at Bonsack Elementary School. Classes have been cancelled there for tomorrow because of a major electrical problem. School officials say classes could be cancelled for the year if the problem can't be fixed.
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One man is dead, another faces murder charges following a shooting in Henry County last night.
38 year old James Garnett Marlowe the Third is behind bars charged with killing his neighbor.
Authorities say Marlowe shot 30- year old Bobby L. Collins following an argument.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Marlowe inside his Southland Drive home-- several hours after authorities surrounded the house.
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((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO.; SEVERAL OF THE TACTICAL OFFICERS MADE ENTRY INTO A PORTION OF THE HOUSE AND CLEARED THE HOUSE AS THEY WENT. ALL THE TIME ASKING HIM TO COME OUT. WE KNEW HE WAS IN THERE. WE DIDN'T KNOW WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS ALIVE.))
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Marlowe was arrested without incident in a bedroom inside his house.
He is currently being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.
The embattled Wallens Ridge State Prison in far southwest Virginia has found a supporter.
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Last week, the Wyoming Corrections Department moved 72 of its inmates to the super- max prison in Big Stone Gap.
The move comes as the F-B-I and Department of Justice are investigating allegations of excessive force against inmates there.
Wyoming officials say their inmates will be safe at Wallens Ridge.
The Roanoke Rescue Mission has a new addition.
Today the Mission officially dedicated its new chapel, kitchen, dining room, and administrative offices to the people who made it possible.
The new wing opened two weeks ago and provides more space for the people who work and live there.
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((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON: OUR NUMBERS KEEP INCREASING WE HAD 20-PERCENT MORE MEALS LAST YEAR THEN WE DID BEFORE AND IT LOOKS LIKE THESE NUMBERS ARE GOING TO INCREASE THIS YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission Dir.]
[OUT Q=increase this year.]
The funds to build the new addition were all donated.
The old dining room and kitchen will now be used for a learning center and art studio.
Earlier we told you about the efforts to get the D-Day memorial ready for Wednesday's dedication.
Still to come on NEWS 7 at six... a look back to 1954 when Bedford was flooded with veterans for another memorial dedication.
But first... a quick look at the forecast with Jacey.
Fire officials are looking for the cause of a blaze that destroyed a barn in Bedford County.
The blaze was spotted late last night near Moneta.
When fire fighters got there... they found the barn on a private lane off state route 801, fully ablaze.
The barn was destroyed, but firefighters stayed there well into the early-morning hours .. to let hay bales inside burn out .. and make sure flames did not spread to the forest nearby.
There were no reports of any injuries.
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Bedford is expecting its largest crowd ever Wednesday ... for the unveiling of the National D-Day Memorial.
But it's not the first time large numbers have turned out to remember Bedford's day in history.
In today's Virginia Newsreel, Keith Humphry remembers the -10th- anniversary of D-Day .. in the community that sacrificed so much.
[IN-Q=June 6, 1954]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/June 6, 1954; :00]
[SUPER=10-Kenneth Crouch/Retired Newspaperman/1994; :22 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=10-Danny Heilig/Earl Parker's Daughter/1994; :53]
[SUPER=10-Viola Nance/Earl Parker's Widow/1994; 1:31]
[OUT-Q=Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.]
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June 6, 1954.
Bedford prepares for an onslaught of people.
The occassion -
[shot of monument from BETA TAPE OF 8MM BEDFORD COURTHOUSE CEREMONY around TC 7:05:51]
is the unveiling of Bedford's monument to its soldiers who died on D-Day.
[back to parade preparations shots on BETA TAPE OF 8MM BEDFORD COURTHOUSE CEREMONY ]
The event was organized by Kenneth Crouch - a writer with the Bedford Bulletin.
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((KENNETH CROUCH: 14:34 -- ALL THESE STEPS WERE FILLED THE VETS WERE ON THAT SIDE THE 29TH DIV VETERANS WITH JUST A MOB ALL OVER THE STREET -- 14:43))
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[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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The turnout - was 5- THOUSAND people... at the time - the biggest event in Bedford's history.
There were plenty of notables in the crowd... veterans, National Guard infantry- men, including
[pic of Maj. Gen. Charles Gearhart on DVC TAPE D-DAY 1994 SPECIAL at TC 14:48]
29-th Division commander Major General Charles Gearhart,
[girl scout troop pan shot from BETA TAPE OF 8MM BEDFORD COURTHOUSE CEREMONY at TC 6:56:53]
and there was a girl scout troop....
In that troop... was a girl who would be a featured performer in the dedication of the monument.
[black and white picture of Danny at ceremony from DVC TAPE D-DAY 1994 SPECIAL at TC 28:19]
Her name was Danny...
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((28:32 -- I MEAN I DO REMEMBER IT BEING AN IMPORTANT OCCASSION AND IT WAS A VERY MOMENTOUS BUT I'M SURE I DIDN'T APPRECIATE ALL OF IT - 28:40 ))
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[photo of Danny as a baby on DVC TAPE D-DAY 1994 SPECIAL at TC 27:17]
Danny Parker was 16 months old on D-Day - the day her father, Earl Parker, was killed.
[Earl Parker pic from DVC TAPE D-DAY 1994 SPECIAL at TC 26:47 -- also show letter if there's time - - at TC 27:46]
She knew him only from pictures, and letters.
[Shot of LOTS OF PEOPLE from BETA TAPE OF 8MM BEDFORD COURTHOUSE CEREMONY at TC 7:04:28]
But Danny was just one in a sea of people that day - whose lives were forever impacted by a fifteen minute period of time - in which thousands of Americans were killed.
Danny's mother, Viola Nance, told us what it was like in Bedford... that summer of 1944... and what it was still like... 50 years later.
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[IN Q=WELL IT]
((30:28 -- WELL IT STAYS WITH ALL OF US. 30:29 -- IT WAS SUCH A MORBID TIME B/C AS I SAID IN A PLACE THIS SIZE THESE BOYS WERE FRIENDS - OR SONS OR HUSBANDS... YOU KNOW EVERYBODY TO SOME EXTENT WAS AFFECTED - 30:46))
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That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))
Up next on News 7, Steve Smallshaw will have a look at a special business in Altavista...
and some students who stayed sober during prom got a chance at a new car today in Roanoke. We'll have details coming up.
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In tonight's Virginia Profile we travel to Altavista where one of the area's more unusual businesses doesn't measure its success in profits.
Steve Smallshaw reports-- the Sheltered Workshop concentrates on helping its employees learn valuable skills.. both on the job and in their everyday life.
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[SUPER=01-Frances Shoemaker/Sheltered Workshop Director; :39]
[SUPER=01-Donna Metz/Supervisor; :1:17]
[SUPER=01-Gail Barker/Employee; 1:27]
[SUPER=01-Carey Herndon/Employee; 1:47]
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((I LOVE THE SHELTERED WORKSHOP, I MET ALL MY FRIENDS THERE..))
Just off Main Street in Altavista is one of the area's most diversified businesses.
It specializes in manufacturing, packaging, even custodial services and is constantly branching out into new fields.
For 25 years, the Sheltered Workshop has taken in adults with varying degrees of mental and physical challenges.
Instead of languishing at home, here they're given a job with responsibilities, a time clock.. and most importantly, a paycheck.
((FRANCES SHOEMAKER/SHELTERED WORKSHOP DIRECTOR: THEY KNOW WHEN WORK IS HERE, THEY ARE EXPECTED TO DO IT AND SO I THINK ALL OF THEM LIKE TO COME TO WORK, IT'S AMAZING.. YOU HAVE VERY LITTLE ABSENTEEISM.))
[OUT Q=little absenteeism.]
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((NOW AT THE SHELTERED WORKSHOP, WE DO ALL SORTS OF THINGS..))
The workshop handles all sorts of tasks from recycling to cleaning to light manufacturing.
Companies save money by farming the work out to employees who work for less than minimum wage and don't require insurance or benefits.
For the workers, the payoff comes in less tangible things like pride and self- esteem.
((DONNA METZ/SUPERVISOR: THEY GET VERY MUCH SATISFACTION FROM DOING THIS. IT'S VERY PERSONAL TO THEM, PLUS THEY KNOW THEY GET PAID FOR IT AND IT'S AN ACHIEVEMENT FOR THEM, THEY TAKE A LOT OF PRIDE IN IT.))
[OUT Q=pride in it.]
((GAIL BARKER/EMPLOYEE: I LIKE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING, JUST ABOUT AND I ENJOY WORKING HERE TOO.))
[OUT Q=here too.]
Carey Herndon serves as the workshop's unofficial entertainment director.
Blind since infancy, Herndon plays the piano like a professional and applies the same kind of dedication to his job.
((CAREY HERNDON/EMPLOYEE: IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD TO KNOW THAT I CAN DO SOMETHING.. I FEEL LIKE, YOU KNOW.. HOW CAN I EXPLAIN THIS THING.. THAT I'M NOT REALLY BLIND, I JUST DO WHAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN DO.))
[OUT Q=people can do.]
((FRANCES SHOEMAKER: WE LIKE TO CONCENTRATE ON THEIR ABILITIES AND WHAT THEY CAN DO RATHER THAN THEIR LIMITATIONS.))
[OUT Q=their limitations.]
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((I SAID AT THE SHELTERED WORKSHOP, I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE THIS PLACE...))
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Altavista.))[After-Prom]
Staying safe and sober on prom night paid off today for more than 100- area high school juniors and seniors.
34- area schools held after prom parties this year which are alcohol and drug free events.
Today-- some of the students who attended got a chance to win prizes including a new car as part of a community wide event held at Valley View Mall in Roanoke.
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((CAMILLE SENTER/AFTER PROM CO-CHAIRMAN: I THINK IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY... BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS.))
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[OUT Q= BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS.]
The event is organized by the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition.
By the way-- Roger Scales of Martinsville is now the proud new winner of that Hyundai (Tib-er-ron) Tiburon.
And coming up in sports, The Winston Cup Drivers tackled the Monster Mile at Dover today scores from Major League Baseball.
And the Atlanta Braves score early and often and hold on to beat the Pirates in Pittsburgh this afternoon.
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Jeff Gordon made the Monster Mile look like a drive through the park today taking the checkered flag winning the M-N-B-A 400.
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Jeff Gordon would blister the Monster Mile early leading by a couple of seconds with 324 laps to go Mike Skinner was second.
Rusty Wallace was having a strong run but after a scheduled pit stop he began to fall back almost getting lapped by Gordon.
Then the caution came out when Dale Earnhardt Junior gets lose coming up on turn 4 slightly damaging his car.
Gordon was the leader at the halfway mark but Tony Stewart was on the move he passed points leader Dale Jarrett to take over second place with just under 200 left to go.
Gordon held off the field he leading all but 19 laps a new record at Dover and he takes the checkered flag winning the M-N-B-A 400 for his second win of the Winston Cup season.
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Steve Park finished second, Dale Earnhardt, Junior third, Ricky Craven fourth and Dale Jarrett came in fifth.
The Salem Avalanche completed a three game series with Frederick today at Memorial Stadium.
Salem gets the 6 to 3 win taking 2 of the three games in the series.
The Avalanche will now hit the road for a four game set at Myrtle Beach.
The Atlanta Braves were in Pittsburgh today for a game with the Pirates.
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Atlanta had a big third inning.
Brian Jordan hits this single to left centerfield scoring Andruw jones and the Braves led the game 2 to nothing.
Still in the third, Dave Martinez hits this single to centerfield Chipper Jones crosses the plate for the score and the Braves went up 3 to nothing.
Then leading 5 to nothing Pitcher Tom Glavine sends this shot to the wall in left field 2 more runs cross the plate the Braves led 8 to nothing and Atlanta goes on to win it 11 to 7.
Several Major League teams were on the diamonds this afternoon lets check out some of those scores.
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The N-B-A Eastern Conference champion will be crowned this evening in Philadelphia.
The 76-ers host the Milwaukee Bucks in game 7 of the layoff series. It's tied att 3 to 3 and the winner will advance to the N-B-A championship to face the Los Angeles Lakers.
If previous games mean anything, Philly may have a slight advantage because both teams have won crucial games on their home courts.
Tipoff is 7-thirty.
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Bonnie Henrickson and Ricky Stokes will face each other on the court.
The two Virginia Tech coaches are going to take the reins of the Attending Doctors and Residents teams at the sixth annual Crockett Cup Challenge.
The basketball game between area doctors and residents is a charity event to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.
The event has raised more than 20-thousand for the charity.
Right now the residents have a five to one edge over the Attending Doctors.
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Admission is free, but donations are accepted. The game is Tuesday night at eight at the Roanoke College Bast Center.