[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


D-N-A evidence COULD stop Thursday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of raping and murdering a Lynchburg teenager seven years ago..
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And several fishermen found the body of a man floating in the James River over the weekend.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
Start your work week with us--- News 7 Mornin is coming up.


[11Botetourt-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A body found floating in the James River over the weekend will undergo an autopsy with the state medical examiner. Several fisherman discovered the body of a white male about 20 feet from the bank near Arcadia Saturday. Authorities still don't know his identity. Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says there's no indication foul play was involved in the man's death.


[11Barnabei-DNA]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
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[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=net]
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A top aide to Governor Gilmore says genetic evidence that could stop the execution of Derek Barnabei may have been compromised.
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[VO-NAT@00-36 TC 17:38]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/File Tape]


Barnabei is scheduled to die Thursday for the 19-93 rape and murder of a Lynchburg teenager. Friday, Gilmore ordered D-N-A testing of Sarah Wisnosky's fingernail clippings. Counsel for the governor says that evidence was NOT tampered with, but a separate evidence container may have been opened slightly.
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[anchor=Shannon]
[ss=none]

It contained a vaginal swab from the victim. Both pieces of evidence disappeared from a storage area in Norfolk, but were later found.




[11Parkway-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-23; TC 1:57:15]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Five people were taken to the hospital following a motorcycle accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

It happened around four yesterday in Bedford County. Investigators say they aren't sure why the three bikes crashed. One man taken by helicopter to a Charlottesville hospital. Four other people were taken by ambulance to a local hospital. The extent of their injuries isn't known.
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[11Roanoke-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A Roanoke man died after his motorcycle collided with a car. Roanoke Police say 31-year-old James Curtis Minor was seen speeding and ignoring stoplights just after five yesterday morning. A few minutes later, Minor apparently struck a car at the intersection of 11th and Hanover. He was thrown into the car, driven by 41-year-old Donald Lee Stokes. Minor later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Stokes was NOT seriously injured.

[Emmy-Awards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The combination of politics and Hollywood out- shined the competition at last night's Emmy Awards.
"The West Wing" took a record NINE trophies.
Teri Okita has more on all the night's winners.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Allison Janney/Best Supporting Actress, Drama; :19]
[SUPER=01-Michael J. Fox/Best Actor, Comedy; :30 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Heaton/Best Actress, Comedy; :40]
[SUPER=01-Jack Lemmon/Best Actor, Movie; :53]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Hollywood.]

(( POST-CEREMONY FESTIVITIES WENT ON ALL NIGHT LONG FIRST AT THE GOVERNOR'S BALL AND THEN, AT SEVERAL PARTIES THAT FOLLOWED. IT TURNED OUT TO BE A BIG NIGHT FOR THE SHOW, "WILL AND GRACE" WHICH WON FOR BEST COMEDY SERIES. "THE WEST WING" RACKED UP NUMEROUS EMMYS EDGING OUT THE SOPRANOS FOR DOMINANCE AMONG DRAMAS.

SOT: Allison Janney/Supporting Actress, Drama


THE OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES WENT TO MICHAEL J. FOX FOR HIS WORK ON THE SHOW, "SPIN CITY".

SOT: Michael J. Fox/Best Actor, Comedy


"EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND'S" PATRICIA HEATON WON THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY.

SOT: Patricia Heaton/Best Actress, Comedy


AND THE MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE, "TUESDAY'S WITH MORRIE" TOOK HOME A HANDFUL OF EMMY AWARDS.

SOT: Jack Lemmon/Best Actor, Movie


BEFORE THE SHOW, SCREAMING FANS DEFINITELY GOT THEIR FILL OF THE STARS AS THEY STRUTTED DOWN THE RED CARPET FROM RAY ROMANO AND HEATHER LOCKLEAR TO ROB LOWE, JENNIFER ANISTON AND HER HUSBAND.
AND SOME GUESTS, WHO DIDN'T ACT AT ALL, BUT MERELY 'SURVIVED', SNAGGED TICKETS TO THE BIG SHOW.
Stand Up: Teri Okita/CBS News "THE WEST WING" TOOK HOME A TOTAL OF NINE AWARDS, OUT OF 18-NOMINATIONS. THE QUESTION NOW IS: 'WILL THEY FIND ENOUGH ROOM IN THE OVAL OFFICE TO FIT ALL THOSE EMMY STATUES?' TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, HOLLYWOOD. ))

[Campaign-2000]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The next two months will be eventful as the race for the White House heats up.
Bill Whitaker has the latest on campaign strategies, and how each candidates hopes to sway voters who haven't yet made up their minds.
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[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00]
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :08]
[SUPER=03-Springfield, MO; :]
[SUPER=01-Karen Hughes/Bush Spokesperson; :30]
[SUPER=07-Linda DiVall; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Bill Whitaker/Reporting; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=Whitaker, CBS News, Austin, TX.]

(( Nothing like watching an early lead in the polls evaporate to jolt a campaign like political defibrillators.

SOT: George W. Bush (Indianapolis rally)/ YOU TELL ME WHO'S PLAN IS ON

THE SIDE OF WORKING PEOPLE? IT'S OUR PLAN! IT'S OUR PLAN! (:08)
NARR: With election day now two months away, the faltering Bush campaign is shifting gears. From now on you'll see fewer big rallies like this ...

SOT: George W. Bush (Springfield MO rally) MY OPPONENT TRUSTS

WASHINGTON.
NARR: ... and more small gatherings like this.

SOT: George W. Bush (Marconi plant)/ I TRUST THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA.



SOT: Karen Hughes, Bush spokesperson/ I THINK WHAT YOU'LL SEE IN THE

WEEKS AHEAD IS HIM TALKING ABOUT HIS ECONOMIC PLAN IN A COFFEE SHOP WITH PEOPLE AS THEY DRINK THEIR COFFEE AND READ THEIR MORNING NEWSPAPERS AND TALK ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR FAMILY BUDGET.
(:10)


NARR: (GRAPHIC ) With populous California and much of the northeast behind vice president Al Gore, the mountain states and most of the south Bush country, both candidates are convinced this election will be won in key, heartland states from Missouri to Pennsylvania ... plus Florida.
(END GRAPHIC)


Sound Up: Gore campaigning in PA ...
NARR: So both are slugging it out those states, trying to sway crucial, middle-class, swing voters ... many of them women who have swung toward Al Gore since the conventions.

SOT: Linda DiVall/ BOTH CANDIDATES SEEM TO HAVE CONSOLIDATED THEIR BASE

AND THIS ELECTION IS INDEED COMING DOWN TO TICKET SPLITTERS WHERE BUSH HAS LOST THE MOST GROUND FROM OUR PRE-CONVENTION POL.

SOT: Karen Hughes/ THOSE KINDS OF VOTERS, THOSE KEY SWING VOTERS TEND TO

MAKE UP THEIR MINDS VERY LATE. THEY TEND TO VACILLATE BACK AND FORTH, SO THEY'LL SWING SEVERAL TIMES BETWEEN NOW AND NOVEMBER. (:10)
BW,CBSN, Austin, TX

))[11Vandals-Update]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-24;TC 1:25:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke Police are still investigating the vandalism of more than two dozens cars early Friday morning.
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[VO-NAT 00-32 40:36]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]

Many residents in Southwest and Southeast Roanoke woke up to find their car windows smashed in and their valuables inside gone.
So far officials have not released any information regarding who might be responsible.
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[11Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Feedback;1:28:55]
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Viewers voice their opinions concerning a missing hiker and a picture in a biology book in this edition of feedback.
Here's Assignment editor Joe McKean.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 30;:06]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Wednesday;:45]
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((A young soldier who took a wrong turn in Montgomery County ended up at the Roanoke airport, after the sheriff's department began an extensive search for him.
A viewer from Roanoke (Margie Dunbar) took exception to the tone of our interview with him saying the reporter "...was hateful and rude to this boy as if she was paying for his rescue. She asked why he did not call his parents. She is probably not a parent, but I know from experience most children care less about worrying their parents. She even accused him of running away from the military. She is lucky he did not cuss her. He seemed to be a real quiet person. This interview really upset me. I'll be turning to (someone else) for the news from now on."
The story about the decision by the Lynchburg school board to censor a biology textbook brought a couple of notes, objecting to our use of the illustration that will be covered up.
But one viewer (Robert Johnson) said: "I just saw your broadcast about a school district that is going to rip out pages of a science book...The picture is not pornographic, it is science. When are these so called "politically correct" people going to stop?"
If you'd like to comment on our news coverage or issues in the news, send your letters, including your name and hometown, to PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
To send a fax, dial 343-7269.
For e-mail, the address is news@wdbj7.com.
And our website has a moderated forum online, at wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))



[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
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In medical news, how healthy is your morning cup of coffee?
Doctor Dave Hnida takes a look in this morning's Health check.
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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
A state medical examiner will perform an autopsy on a body found floating in the James River over the weekend. Several fisherman discovered the man's body near Arcadia.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


A top aide to Governor Gilmore says genetic evidence that could halt an execution this week may have been compromised. Derek Barnabei was convicted in the rape and murder of a Lynchburg teenager.
Gilmore has ordered more D-N-A tests.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a space walk is in progress hundreds of miles above the earth.
Among other missions, the two space walkers will attach a boom for a compass that'll measure the earth's magnetic field.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, September 11th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-11Botetourt-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A state medical examiner will perform an autopsy on a body found floating in the James River over the weekend.

Several fisherman discovered the body of a white male about 20 feet from the bank near Arcadia Saturday. Authorities still don't know his identity. Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says there's no indication foul play was involved in the man's death.


[2-11Barnabei-DNA]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A top aide to Governor Gilmore says genetic evidence that could halt an execution this week may have been compromised.

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[VO-NAT@00-36 TC 17:38]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/File Tape]

Derek Barnabei is scheduled to die Thursday for the 19-93 rape and murder of a Lynchburg teenager. Friday, Gilmore ordered D-N-A testing of Sarah Wisnosky's fingernail clippings. Counsel for the governor says that evidence was NOT tampered with, but a separate evidence container may have been opened slightly. It contained a vaginal swab from the victim. Both pieces of evidence disappeared from a storage area in Norfolk, but were later found.
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[Lee]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Former Los Alamos nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee is expected to become a free man today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Sources with the Justice Department say Lee has agreed to cooperate with federal authorities and plead guilty to one count of mishandling nuclear weapons secrets.
As a result, the government is expected to drop nearly all of the 59 counts against Lee, once suspected of being a spy.
A hearing is scheduled today in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Officials say Lee will be sentenced to the nine months he's already served behind bars, since his arrest in December.
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[OPEC]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


OPEC has agreed to boost production, but experts say that move won't likely have much impact on gasoline or home heating oil prices.
The group is expected to ratify the increase at a formal meeting today in Vienna.
Kimberly Dozier has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Belgium; :00]
[SUPER=01-Hazhir Teimourian/Middle East Analyst; :28]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=Dozier, CBS News, London.]

((
Across Europe, high oil prices drove angry protestors into the streets -- snarling traffic and blocking oil deliveries.
The goal: to give BIG OIL a taste of drivers CHOKED by skyrocketting fuel costs.
In Belgium, bus and taxi drivers converged on the capital, furious over a 50 percent rise in fuel costs over the past year.
They picked up where demonstrators from France, Italy and Britain left off.

(BBC 1730 vox pop-Northumberland farmer)
'We have been paying over the top now for too long. We'll bring this government down.'
Governments, under pressure, appealed to Opec to provide relief.

(GRAPHIC) The oil barons' answer in Vienna, is to open the tap by another 800,000 barrels a day. But Opec countries were already providing around 700,000 above their official daily quota, so this actually only boosts the output slightly.
Crude costs should FALL when commodities markets open Monday. But analysts say it will take until next spring before the new supplies turn the tide for the consumer.
So don't expect lower prices at the pump anytime soon. Nor will this extra oil head off a shortfall in U.S. heating oil stocks, making it all the more likely Washington will be forced to dip in to its strategic reserves.

(SOT Hazhir Teimourian, Middle East analyst 02:02:58)

'President Clinton will not allow this to get in the way of his vice president's chances of being elected, so if necessary, he will dig in to his vast strategic reserves of oil, both refined and crude.'

(oncam close on street:)

Governments worldwide will have to find ways to pick up some of the burden...to head off a winter of discontented consumers. If Americans think they've got it bad, here in Britain, gasoline costs as much as five dollars a gallon, making a Sunday drive...one of the biggest luxuries on four wheels.
KD, CBS News, London>.>

))[2-11Parkway-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-23; TC 1:57:15]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A motorcycle accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway injured five people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

It happened around four yesterday afternoon in Bedford County. Investigators say they aren't sure why the three bikes crashed. One man taken by helicopter to a Charlottesville hospital. Four other people were taken by ambulance to a local hospital. The extent of their injuries isn't known.
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[2-11Roanoke-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A Roanoke man was killed after his motorcycle collided with a car. Roanoke Police say 31-year-old James Curtis Minor was seen speeding and ignoring stoplights just after five yesterday morning. A few minutes later, Minor apparently struck a car at the intersection of 11th and Hanover. He was thrown into the car, driven by 41-year-old Donald Lee Stokes. Minor later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Stokes was NOT seriously injured.

[SpaceWalk]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Members of the "Atlantis" crew are taking a stroll-- in space.
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[VO-NAT]


The space walk is in progress hundreds of miles above the earth.
American astronaut Edward Lu and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko have made the grueling hand-over-hand climb up the side of the international space station.
The two are attaching cables to the space station, and also attaching a boom for a compass that'll measure the earth's magnetic field.
Lu, the American space walker, told Mission Control he has a great view of the NOSE of the space shuttle.
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[2-11Vandals-Update]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-24;TC 1:25:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke Police say they're still looking for the people or person responsible for vandalizing more than two dozens cars early Friday morning.
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[VO-NAT 00-32 40:36]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]

Many residents in Southwest and Southeast Roanoke woke up to find their car windows smashed in and their valuables inside gone.
So far officials have not released any information regarding who might be responsible.
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[11Union-Anniversary]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-30;TC1:24:10]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex]


It's been one year since Rubatex and its union got involved in a contract dispute.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Yesterday, the Local 240 held a picnic at Liberty Lake Park to thank the community and retirees of the company for standing behind them over the past year.
Even though Rubatex workers are back on the job, they say their new contract is not what the union wanted.
But the Union's President says the whole experience has brought everyone closer together.
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[SOT 2:07:04]
[IN Q=it's something]

((RICHARD WALKER/UNION PRES.: IT'S SOMETHING WE DON'T WANT TO GO THROUGH AGAIN BUT WE FACED IT AND WE DID THE BEST WE COULD AND WE BELIEVE WE OVERCAME OUR OBSTACLES.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Walker/Local 240 President]
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[OUT Q=our obstacles.]
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[VO-NAT]

John Boyd, the Democratic candidate running in the 5-th district was also on hand in support of the workers.
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[11Youth-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-36;TC 20:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

L.A. Laker A-C Green spent the weekend in Lynchburg. Green spends most of his time away from the basketball courts talking to young people about Christianity. Kate Weidaw caught up him with yesterday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's Sunday]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;:00]
[SUPER=01-AC Green/L. A. Laker;:26]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Taber/Lynchburg Christian Academy;:50]
[SUPER=01-Barry Rice/Thomas Road Baptist Church;1:07]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Lee Durrette/Amherst High School;1:18]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:24]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Lynchburg]


((It's Sunday morning, so why are 900 young people at Heritage High School in Lynchburg?
[NAT SOUND DUNK CONTEST]
[RUNS= 5]


Well they are here to see basketball but not the local stars, it's A-C Green who's attracting a crowd. But he's not here to perform the skills that have made him a star instead he's sending a message to young people.

[SOT 5:23:51]
[INQ=]

((AC GREEN: JUST MAKE GOOD DECISIONS IS COMES IN SO MANY AREAS OF LIFE BUT IT IS REALLY TRYING TO HELP THEM THINK ABOUT THINGS BEFORE THEY DO THEM.))
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[RUNS= 5]


Things like having sex before you're married and other pure pressures that come with being an adolescent. Green says he became a Christian when he was 17 and has abstained from having sex his entire life. The basketball star hopes others will follow in his footsteps, but teenagers say that can be hard to do.

[SOT 2:22:34]
[INQ=]

((SHANNON TABER/11TH LYNCHBURG CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: SOMETIMES IT'S REALLY HARD TO BE A CHRISTIAN BECAUSE EVERYONE IS PRESSURING YOU TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE DRINK AND SMOKE AND DO DRUGS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Ministers at the Thomas Road Baptist Church put this youth rally together and hope the young people leave with more then just the prizes like bikes and basketballs.

[SOT 2:24:24]
[INQ=]

((BARRY RICE/MIDDLE SCHOOL PASTOR THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH: WE'RE HOPING THE KIDS TAKE AWAY FROM THIS THAT THEY CAN LIVE OUT THEIR DREAMS AND THERE IS A GOD THAT LIVES AND WANTS TO KNOW THEM PERSONALLY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


And it seems the kids are listening.

[SOT 5:48:29]
[INQ=]

((RONNIE LEE DURRETTE: I'VE BEEN TRYING TO BE A CHRISTIAN FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS AND I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET RIGHT, THAT'S WHY I CAME.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


And the rally will be back in March to encourage more young people to do the right thing. Kate Weidaw News 7 Lynchburg.))


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Several fisherman discovered the body of a white male floating about 20 feet from the bank of the James River near Arcadia Saturday. Authorities still don't know his identity. Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says there's no indication foul play was involved in the man's death.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Five people were taken to the hospital following a motorcycle accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Bedford County yesterday. The extent of their injuries is not known. Investigators say they aren't sure why the three bikes crashed.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Roanoke Police are still investigating the vandalism of more than two dozens cars early Friday morning. Many residents in Southwest and Southeast Roanoke woke up to find their car windows smashed in and their valuables inside gone.
So far officials have not released any information regarding who might be responsible.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
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(Shannon ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Steve Mason with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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(ad lib bye) (live ad lib, tease tomorrow)