[Open-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Denise1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]


Hundreds hold vigil after what Roanoke police believe may be a hate crime.
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[vo-nat] And, a fiery tractor trailer accident leaves part of Interstate 81 blocked. More on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[Ronald-Gay]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-42 15:35]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


The realization is setting in for Roanoke's gay community - a possible act of hatred claimed the life of one - and left six others wounded.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Roanoke/Last Night]


Last night - hundreds gathered outside the Back Street Cafe on Salem Avenue to take part in a candlelight vigil, in memory of the bloodshed that occurred at the bar Friday night.
53-year-old Ronald Edward Gay faces first degree murder charges in connection with the shooting death of 43-year-old Danny Lee Overstreet of Roanoke.
5 others remain hospitalized after Gay opened fire. He could also face more charges.
Kate Weidaw has the latest.
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[Bar-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-35; 34:07]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=A 9 millimeter..]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Glover/Neighbor;:19]
[SUPER=@Kate1; :36]
[SUPER=01-Catherine Houchins/Metropolitan Com. Church Pastor; :48]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=News7, Roanoke.]

(( A 9 millimeter pistol officials think Gay used was found in a trash can near the bar. Police say they believe this is a hate crime, because several witnesses say prior to the shooting, Gay stated he was "going to shoot some gay people." Gay's neighbor at the Jefferson Lodge says he can't believe he would do something like this.

[SOT 16:22]
[INQ=]

((PETE GLOVER/NEIGHBOR: HE SEEMED LIKE WELL DRESSED GENTLEMAN HE SEEMED LIKE HE HAD NO PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD HE WAS JUST PASSING THROUGH.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS8]
For many in the gay community, the bar is well respected.
[STANDUP 16:36:42]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: MANY DESCRIBE THE BACK STREET CAFE AS A HOMETOWN BAR A PLACE TO SHOOT POOL AND GRAB A CHEAP BURGER AND BEER. NO ONE EVER EXPECTED THIS GAY BAR WOULD BE THE TARGET OF VIOLENCE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS11]

[SOT 16:30:00]
[INQ=]

((CATHERINE HOUCHINS/PASTOR: THIS IS THE WORST THING THAT I KNOW OF TO HAPPEN TO THE GAY COMMUNITY HERE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS6]
Gay pastor Catherine Houchins.

[SOT 16:28:37]
[INQ=]

((CATHERINE HOUCHINS/PASTOR: WE ARE GOING TO STAND TOGETHER AND SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER AND PRAY FOR THE GENTLEMAN WHO DID THIS.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=6]


And while some in the gay community look to forgive others are leaving reminders on the door to the bar of what violence can do. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))






[11City-Reaction]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-26; 1:51:28]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Several Roanoke city officials were invited to last night's vigil - but none attended. They did speak out yesterday afternoon, though, saying this type of violent act isn't reflective of the community.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER: WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF BROAD DIVERSITY, BUT THIS TRAGEDY SHOWS THAT ANY COMMUNITY CAN BE VULNERABLE TO AN ACT OF HATRED AND WE AS A COMMUNITY WILL WORK TOWARDS TOLERANCE AND UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN ALL PEOPLE IN OUR CITY.)) ((BUTT BUTT BUTT)) ((RALPH SMITH/MAYOR: MAY JUSTICE IN THIS CASE BE SWIFT AND POWERFUL AND MAY WE AS A COMMUNITY CONTINUE TO DO ALL WE CAN TO REACH OUT TO THOSE IN NEED.))
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=those in need.]
[anchor=Denise]


Still ahead on News 7 Sunday morning - we will be joined by a friend of shooting victim Danny Overstreet, and another member of a local support group for the gay community.





[2Truck-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunMorn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-30 1:48:14]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Ax]


Traffic remains blocked this morning along a portion of Interstate 81 in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Motorists traveling North on the Interstate are being diverted onto Route Eleven at exit 156 to avoid an accident involving a tractor trailer.
The rig was hauling what appeared to be part of a building when the driver struck the guardrail near exit 162 in Buchanan.
After the rig hit the guardrail-- state police say it then struck the edge of the bridge.
Seconds later the rig was engulfed in flames.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:32:30]
[IN Q=You could see]

((CAPT. JOHNNY CARSON/BUCHANAN RESCUE SQUAD: YOU COULD SEE FLAMES FROM AT LEAST A HALF MILE, THE WHOLE INTERSTATE WAS BLOCKED THE ROAD WAS SHUT DOWN, I MEAN THE TRUCK, THE TRAILER, THE WHOLE THING WAS ON FIRE. ))
[SUPER=01-Johnny Carson/Buchanan Rescue Squad;]
[RUNS=15 approx.]
[OUT Q=was on fire.]
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[VO-NAT]


No other vehicles were involved in the crash-- which left diesel fuel and debris scattered over the bridge.
No word yet on the condition of the driver, who was taken to the hospital.
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[Tease#1]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
Virginia's U-S Senate candidates square off in their first televised debate tonight.
The details still ahead.
[ANCHOR=Leo]


And -
(------------------)

[vo-nat] in Virginia Profile - the man who's making pizza delivery a whole new concept.
He doesn't have to rush to make sure the food's still hot when he arrives - because his whole restaurant's on wheels.
The story, coming up.
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[lott] [comm]




[HealthCheck]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=Health Week 51:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. And if you're a man 50 or older doctors say you should have regular exams.
That's just one of the stories topping this week's health review.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Schmidt/Jefferson Surgical Clinic; :09]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; 39]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Harrell/The Hearing Clinic; 54]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Hart/Gastroenterology & Nutrition; 1:47]
[RUNS=1:59]
(([Prostate Cancer tape # 5-00-20, 33:13]


Frank Garst was diagnosed with prostate cancer just over a year ago.
Because it was detected early, the doctor said his prognosis was good.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:51:40]
[IN Q=You can make a tremendous impact]

((DR. MARK SCHMIDT/ UROLOGIST: YOU CAN MAKE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT IN THEIR SURVIVAL BY REMOVING THESE EARLY OR TREATING THEM EARLY AND LETTING LIVE A HEALTHY LIVE WITHOUT PROSTATE CANCER))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=without prostate cancer]


As men get older their risk of getting prostate cancer increases.
Under the age of 39, only one out of ten thousand men will get prostate cancer.
Between the ages of 40 through 59, the risk rises to 1 out of 100. And one out of every eight men ages 60 to 80 will develop the disease. [ Hearing-aid 5-00-13, 53:05]
In other health news, recent advancements in hearing aids are offering more options for hearing loss sufferers like Craig Turner. He has a digital hearing aid, which is programed specifically for him, and allows him to flip a switch to cut out background noise or pick up a voice more clearly on the phone.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:32:59]
[IN Q=We went from having]

((DR. RICHARD HARRELL/THE HEARING CLINIC: WE WENT FROM HAVING ONE HEARING AID WITH LITTLE OR NO ADJUSTMENTS TO HAVING A HEARING AID THAT A COMPUTER CHIP INSIDE OF IT THE CAN PROCESS SOUND AS FAST A COMPUTER ON YOUR DESK))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=your desk]


Another option is the disposable hearing aid, songbird, which recently hit the market.
It's a one-size-fits-all hearing aid which comes by prescription. It lasts about 40 days and costs about 40 dollars an ear. [Obese kids 5-00-13, 53:05]
Also making news, Doctor Michael Hart at the Carilion Medical Center for Children says more kids are overweight than ever before. And about 13 percent are actually obese.
Hart says there is a direct correlation between the time a child spends watching television or on the computer - and his weight.
STILL one of the biggest contributing factors is genetics. A child with overweight parents is up to 80 percent more likely to be obese.
Hart says it can lead to health problems.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:52:40 -- NOTE OUT-Q!!! WE'RE CUTTING OUT THE SECOND HALF OF THE BITE!]
[IN Q=Not just heart disease]

((DR. MICHAEL HART: NOT JUST HEART DISEASE, NOT JUST STROKE, BUT ALSO THINGS LIKE ASTHMA, AND THINGS LIKE DIABETES WHICH HAVE SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS FOR A CHILD'S LONG TERM HEALTH))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=long-term health.]


That's this week's Health Check I'm Joy Sutton.))



[11Allen-Robb]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-25 1:56:60]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


It's nearly debate time for Senator Chuck Robb and former Governor George Allen.
Tonight's debate is the first televised showdown between the two.
(--------------)
[VO-NAT@ 00-31 tc 6:14]
[SUPER=203-Bath Co./August]

Right now, Allen is leading in the polls by four-to-eight points in the race for Senate. A good debate could help Robb close the gap. The debate will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University and will air live on WDBJ immediately following 60-Minutes.
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[Reel-Open]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Reel Open]
[graphic=John Warner]

It's been 21 years since Virginia's other U. S. Senator - John Warner - was sworn into office.
But many may not recall - Warner was NOT the Republican Party's original nominee for the job.
[graphic=Newsreel]

In this week's Virginia Newsreel - Keith Humphry has a look back at the man who WAS - and the fatal plane crash that changed Virginia politics for years to come.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
[Obenshain-Reel]
[anchor=Leo]
[writer=chr]
[newscast=Sun AM]
[tape=Newsreel #3 1:38:38]
[graphic=none]


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[SOT]
[IN-Q=nats cheering]
[SUPER=21-Richmond/June 1978; :00]
[SUPER=21-Dick Obenshain/June 1978; 24]
[SUPER=21-Chesterfield Co./August 2, 1978; 1:15]
[SUPER=21-Andrew Miller/Senate Candidate; 1:31 -- QUICK!]
[SUPER=21-Richmond/August 5, 1978; 1:36]
[SUPER=21-January 2, 1979; 1:49]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT-Q=I'm KH.]
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[SOT from 1978 BETA TAPE 1:00:52]
[IN Q=Nats cheering]
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=nats cheering (FADE DOWN AUDIO!!!)]

[continue video of Obenshain at convention]
Richard Obenshain had been a G-O-P leader BEHIND the scenes for years.
In 1978 - the Virginia Republicans put him in the spotlight, when incumbent Republican Senator William Scott decided to not to run for re-election.
Obenshain won the party nomination, even though John Warner spent a record amount of money campaigning for it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1978 BETA TAPE 1:01:07]
[IN Q=WE HAD A VERY]
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=DIRECTION.]

[Obenshain head shot VO]
Obenshain - the former co-chairman of the Republican National Committee - hit the ground running.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT BETA 1978 1:02:50 - 1:02:57]
[IN Q=THE ISSUE]

((THE ISSUE IS - WHAT IS POSITIVE FORWARD MOVEMENT FOR THIS COUNTRY?))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=DISCRIMINATION]

[continue Obenshain at news conference]
To Obenshain : "positive movement" was reducing taxes, deficit spending and government regulation. During his short campaign - he was credited with unifying his party - and reviving conservatism in state politics.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT from BETA 1978 TC 1:01:28]
[IN Q=I think]
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=campaign this fall.]

[more Obenshain] But Obenshain's campaign wouldn't make it to election day.
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[SOT from DVC PRO OBENSHAIN TAPE 16:24 - 16:29]
[IN Q=WRECKAGE]

((WRECKAGE FROM THE TWIN ENGINE PIPER SENECA WAS SCATTERED OVER A WIDE AREA...))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=WIDE AREA. -- FADE DOWN AUDIO!!!]

[body bag and crash shots]
Obenshain and two pilots were killed in a plane crash - on the way back from a campaign appearance in Winchester.
Democratic Senate candidate Andrew Miller was among those measuring the loss.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT from DVC PRO 2 OBENSHAIN 58:36]
[IN Q=HE WAS]

((58:36 -- HE WAS A GALLANT FIGHTER FOR THE CAUSES HE BELIEVED IN - 58:41 ))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=BELIEVED IN.]

[WARNER AND LIZ TAYLOR AT FUNERAL - FROM DVC PRO OBENSHAIN TAPE 9:07 ]
John Warner - Obenshain's closest rival BEFORE Miller - praised him as an honorable man. [best crowd shots of people at funeral - from same tape as before - TCs 13:04, 13:53, 14:34, 15:02, 15:26]
Warner and wife Elizabeth Taylor were among the hundreds who attended Obenshain's funeral in Richmond before he was buried in Botetourt County. Within a few weeks - [WARNER BEING SWORN IN 25:00] Warner emerged as the G-O-P candidate.
The former Secretary of the Navy ultimately won the election. He was sworn in to office January 2nd, 1979. He has represented Virginia in the U-S Senator ever since.
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[SOT from DVC PRO OBENSHAIN 25:12]
[IN Q=nats applause]
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=nats applause - FADE DOWN APPLAUSE BUT MAKE SURE WE CAN STILL HEAR IT.]

[HOLD UP SWEARING IN VO AND KEEP APPLAUSE AUDIO UNDER]
That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))





[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports plays]
[GRAPHIC=redskins]


The Washington Redskins will try to bounce back from an embarrassing loss the Dallas Cowboys this past Monday when they face the Giants tonight.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/September 4;]


When the two teams meet former Cave Spring and UVA star Tiki Barber will be prepared to skin Washington.
Barber has a stellar season so far averaging eight yards per carry with 326 yards.
But he and Ron Dayne won't take the Redskins by surprise
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[SOT]
[IN Q=barber]
[SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=very very physical]
(--------------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


That game is tonight at 8:30 in New York.
[Albums-Bump] [2-SHOT] [soft music under]
(adlib toss to albums bump)

[Take Full Screen albums Bump]
[Chyron #7151 ]



[COMM # 3][2Open-Heads]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[roll cold out of the open]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


After Friday's deadly bar shooting, hundreds hold a memorial to support the gay community and to honor the victims.


(------------)

And, a respected Blacksburg community leader dies in a car accident on Interstate 77. More on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]


[11Candlelight-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-24; 1:43:53]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


6 people are recovering from gunshot wounds this morning after a man opened fire in a Roanoke bar Friday night... reportedly in an attempt to kill gay people.
Last night - a candlelight vigil was held for those who are recovering - and for Danny Overstreet - the 43-year-old Roanoke man who died in the shooting spree at the Back Street Cafe on Salem Avenue.
While the community is shaken, Meredyth Censullo reports the message of last night's vigil was that the gay community will NOT be crippled by fear.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Vincent Thompson/Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Sam Garrison/Attorney;]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1;]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=MC N7]

(( [nats - amazing grace.]
[runs= :10]


Hundreds gathered at the doorstep of the Back Street Cafe to remember and support the Roanoke 7. Danny Overstreet gunned down. 6 more wounded, many believe, because of one person's hatred.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 54:08]
[IN Q=They're hating us...]

((VINCENT THOMPSON: THEY'RE HATING US BECAUSE OF WHO WE LOVE AND WHO WE CARE ABOUT, WITHOUT KNOWING US.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=knowing us.]




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[SOT 1:02:14]
[IN Q=It's hatred]

((IT'S HATRED AGAINST ALL PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR STATUS AS MEMBERS OF A DESPISED MINORITY.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=dispized minority]



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[SOT 1:08:46]
[IN Q=nats...IT's time to]

((IT'S TIME TO SAY NO TO HATE.))
[RUNS= :03]
[OUT Q=to hate]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:16:13]
[IN Q=The vigil was...]

((THE VIGIL WAS MORE THAN A MEMORIAL. THE MEN AND WOMEN HERE SAY IT SENDS A MESSAGE TO ROANOKE, AND THE COUNTRY, THAT THE GAY COMMUNITY CAN'T WON'T BE IGNORED.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=be ignored.]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 52:28]
[IN Q=]

((WE'RE A BIG PART OF THIS COMMUNITY AND WE'RE NOT JUST GONNA LET THIS HAPPEN.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=]


There's another message these men and woman want passed along - Just as the candlelight here shines, so should the reputation of the Star City. And one person's hate should NOT tarnish this place so many Gays and Lesbians love to call home.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 58:13]
[IN Q=this was]

((THIS WAS THE EVIL ACT OF ONE INDIVIDUAL AND THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE HAVE NOTHING TO APOLOGIZE FOR...))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=]




[nats -music]
Meredyth Censullo, News7, Roanoke.))



















[2Bar-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Ronald Gay faces first degree murder charges in connection with the shooting.
(-------------)

[vo-nat]
He had a Florida address on his driver's license -but had been in Roanoke for about a year.
His neighbor at the Jefferson Lodge says he can't believe Gay could do something like this.
[SOT 16:22]
[INQ=He seemed]

((PETE GLOVER/NEIGHBOR: HE SEEMED LIKE WELL DRESSED GENTLEMAN HE SEEMED LIKE HE HAD NO PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD HE WAS JUST PASSING THROUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Glover/Neighbor;:19]
[OUTQ=through]
[RUNS=8]
(--------------)

[vo-nat]
Roanoke's gay community is reeling from the apparent act of hatred .
Many left reminders of the violence on the door of the bar.
Others are preaching and practicing forgiveness.
[SOT 16:28:37]
[INQ=We are]

((CATHERINE HOUCHINS/PASTOR: WE ARE GOING TO STAND TOGETHER AND SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER AND PRAY FOR THE GENTLEMAN WHO DID THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Catherine Houchins/Metropolitan Com. Church Pastor; :48]
[OUTQ=did this.]
[RUNS=6]
[anchor=Denise]
[graphic=None]


41-year-old Linda Coniers has been released from the hospital. 40-year-old Joel Tucker and 36-year-old Kathy Caldwell are both in stable condition. 39-year-old John Collins has been upgraded from serious to stable condition. 41-year-old Iris Paige Webb is still listed in critical condition. The name and condition of the sixth victim is not being released at her request.






[Mary-Boenke]
[anchor=Denise -- ON RECORD - 2 GUESTS]
[writer=chr]
[newscast=Sun AM]
[graphic=None]




Joining us now is John Goodhart - he was a friend of Danny Overstreet - who died in the Friday night shooting. Mr. Goodhart is also a member of P-FLAG - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays/Roanoke Valley Chapter. Joining us also is another member of P-FLAG, Mary Boenke (BENK-ee).

Thanks for joining us this morning.
Q & A
[SUPER=01-Mary Boenke/PFLAG]
[super=01-John Goodhart/Victim's Friend]




[super=16-890-3957/PFLAG]



[Patrick-Cupp]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=00-27 1:24:08]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A prominent Blacksburg resident was killed in an accident on interstate 77.
It happened around 2:30 yesterday afternoon near mile marker 11.
Patrick Cupp was traveling north when a vehicle with a trailer in tow tried to pass.
Cupp's vehicle struck the trailer causing it to overturn and skid into the southbound lanes.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/October 1995;]


Cupp founded a successful real estate brokerage firm in the early '80's.
You may remember he unsuccessfully challenged State Senator Madison Marye for his Senate seat in 1995.
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[Truck-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunMorn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-30 1:49:29]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Ax]


Part of Interstate 81 is blocked in Botetourt County this morning...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

after a fiery tractor trailer crash.
The accident left diesel fuel and debris scattered over the bridge near exit 162 in Buchanan. Motorists traveling North on the Interstate are being diverted onto Route Eleven at exit 156.
A tractor trailer was hauling what appeared to be part of a building when state police say the driver struck a guardrail... then hit the edge of the bridge.
State police say within seconds the rig was engulfed in flames.
No word yet on the condition of the driver, who was taken to the hospital.
(------------)




[Kidnapping-Martinsville]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=jje]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Henry County man has been arrested in connection with a local kidnapping and robbery. Investigators say 28-year-old Sean Sterling Young forced a 16-year-old male into a vehicle in the Laurel Park area Friday. Authorities say Young then drove to Waycross Drive in Bassett. That's where the victim says he was assaulted and Young stole his jewelry and his jacket. Young is being held in Henry County jail without bond.


[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT]
We'll show you a little September snow just ahead on News 7...
[ANCHOR=Denise]


And...
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

in today's Sports Extra - we'll tell you about the BIG determination and talent of a local little league football player who's overcoming challenges... and inspiring those around him.
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[soft music under]

[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
[NEWSCAST=WeekendAM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=Profile Open]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]

There's a man in Bedford County who's giving pizza delivery - an all new meaning. In this week's Virginia Profile, Kate Weidaw introduces us to the man behind the area's first pizza shop on wheels.
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[SOT]
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[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]



[Va-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=AM]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=Va. Profile #3 2:00:20]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Profile]


[wipe wipe wipe]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :05]
[SUPER=01-Al Vito/Pizza Man; :32 -- QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=@Kate2; :37]
[RUNS=2:06]
[OUT Q=N7 Bedford County.]

(( [ 10:01 NAT SOUND SLAPPING PIZZA]
[RUNS= 3]


It's not your ordinary pizza shop.
[NAT SOUND HIT OF HIM LOOKING AT PIZZA IN OVEN, SOUND OF PIZZA BEING SLID OUT]
[RUNS= 2]



[SOT 4:10]
[INQ=]

((AL VITO: WE HAVE A GRILL STEAK AND CHEESE SUB, PIZZAS, CALZONES, STROMBOLI WE CAN DO ANYTHING A RESTAURANT CAN DO RIGHT HERE OTHER THEN A DEEP FRY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 20]


It's called Vito's Pizza Mobile Restaurant and it's the brainchild of Al Vito. It's equipped with everything from an oven, to a refrigerator, and even booths.

[SOT 1:30]
[INQ=]

((AL VITO: I KNOW THE HOTTER AND THE FRESHER THE BEST IT'S GOING TO BE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 4]


The idea started 7 years ago when Al opened up two Vito's Pizza shops in Lynchburg. He thought there had to be a better way to serve his pie. So two years ago he bought a truck and business took off.

[SOT 1:49]
[INQ=]

((AL VITO: WE DECIDED TO GET A TRUCK TOGETHER WHICH THE FIRST TRUCK WAS A 28 FOOTER OVENS PUT THEM RIGHT ON THERE, COOK THEM GO RIGHT TO THE SITE RIGHT OUT OF THE OVEN RIGHT INTO PEOPLES HANDS.))
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[RUNS= 13]


[NAT SOUND, SHOTS OF HIM WALKING THE PIZZA INTO THE CONCESSION TALKING WITH PEOPLE]
[RUNS= 5]


Friday nights Al parks his pizza shop at high school football games like Staunton River's where he makes 80 pies a night from scratch.

[SOT 14:26]
[INQ=]

((IT'S REAL GOOD.))
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[RUNS= 2]



[SOT 2:18]
[INQ=]

((AL VITO: THE KIDS COME UP ON IT AND IT'S ALL COOL IT HAS THE TABLES AND THE BOOTHS AND THEY SIT IN HERE AND IT'S SOMETHING NO ONE HAS EVER SEEN.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]


He credits his booming business to more than just his famous pizza.
[NAT SOUND AL TALKING TO GUY19:20]
[RUNS= 3]


Al says it's his personality that wins over the crowd.

[SOT 20:00]
[INQ=]

((AL VITO: I'D BE WILLING TO BET I COULD TAKE THE SADDEST PERSON OUT THERE AND MAKE THEM LAUGH.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 4]


Whatever it is - it keeps his mobile pizza shop moving seven days a week. Taking a day off means leaving town.

[SOT 12:39]
[INQ=]

((AL VITO: MY WIFE AND I LOAD UP AND LEAVE TOWN, YOU HAVE TO BECAUSE IF I STAY HERE AND THEY CALL ME ON MY MOBILE PHONE I'LL GO.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


Al hopes to have a fleet of mobile pizza units in the future, but for now is keeping his hands full doing what he loves. Kate Weidaw News7 Bedford County.))





[11D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-28; TC 1:46:23]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


Two of the people who helped make the National D-Day Memorial a reality got an up- close look at their artwork yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The Memorial in Bedford is a lasting tribute to the men who died on the beaches on Normandy during the D-day invasion June 6, 1944.
Yesterday afternoon, the sculptor for the project visited the site.
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[SOT 01:30:48]
[IN Q=When I ]

((JIM BROTHERS/SCULPTOR: WHEN I SCULPT I CALL VETERANS...I TRY TO KNOW MY SUBJECT SO WELL... ON THAT DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Brothers/Sculptor;]
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=on that day.]
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[VO-NAT]


One of the project's architects was also in Bedford yesterday-- taking in the view.
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[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports extra #2]
[GRAPHIC=Football]


Recently several athletes with diabetes have made their mark in the Olympics and the NFL.
But you don't have to succeed on the international level to impact lives.
All you need to have is heart.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=he's probably]
[SUPER=01-Steve Witt/Williamson Road Browns Coach; :05]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Wright/Diabetic Football Player; :24]
[SUPER=01-Tim Wright/Patrick's Dad; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:58]
[OUT Q=DO SOMETHING IN LIFE(DOUBLE OUT!)]

((
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:32:22]
[IN Q=he's probably]

((STEVE WITT/WILLIAMSON ROAD BROWNS COACH: HE'S PROBABLY THE LITTLEST GUY ON THE TEAM, BUT HE'S GOT THE BIGGEST HEART.
HE'S LIKE A LION.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=A LION]


Steve Witt is talking about Patrick Wright. Patrick is just like all the other 10 and 11 year old boys playing in Roanoke's Little League Football, except Patrick has diabetes.
And when you talk with him about diabetes he doesn't sound much like a 10 year old.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:36:11]
[IN Q=it's a thing]

((PATRICK WRIGHT/DIABETIC FOOTBALL PLAYER: IT'S A THING YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH IN LIFE. I GOT IT WHEN I WAS THREE. MY PANCREAS STOPPED.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=STOPPED]


But that hasn't stopped Patrick. He's been playing sports since he was five, starting with soccer and moving on to basketball, baseball and football.
At first the coaches wouldn't play him because of his illness and his size, but his heart and talent couldn't keep him off the field.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:37:42]
[IN Q=i don't know]

((PATRICK: I DON'T KNOW WHAT KEEPS ME GOING. I TRY MY HARDEST AT EVERYTHING I DO.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=I DO]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:32:39]
[IN Q= HE REALIZES]

((STEVE WITT: HE REALIZES THAT THESE THINGS ARE EASY COMPARED TO THE PHYSICAL BATTLES THAT HE HAS AND BECAUSE HE'S LITTLE HE HAS TO WORK A LITTLE HARDER AND BECAUSE HE'S SICK HE WORKS HARD TO BE GOOD AT EVERYTHING HE DOES.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=HE DOES]


Life changed for the Wright Family seven years ago when Patrick was diagnosed with diabetes. They had never heard of the illness. The family changed its diet, had to learn how to give Patrick insulin shots, and check his blood sugar levels.
After taking in all that knowledge sometimes it's still hard to sleep at night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:51:33]
[IN Q=because of his ]

((TIM WRIGHT/PATRICK'S DAD: BECAUSE OF HIS SUGAR DROPPING AT NIGHT IT GETS REAL SCARY. WE'RE SCARED SOMETIMES HE MIGHT GO INTO A COMA BECAUSE HE'S HAD A COUPLE OF SEIZURES WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=YOUNGER]


But Patrick says he's not scared. Playing sports helps keep his blood sugar levels steady and he's on a mission.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:37:58]
[IN Q=i can do]

((PATRICK: I CAN DO ANYTHING I WANT TO IN LIFE. I WOULD LIKE EVERYBODY WITH DIABETES IN THE THE WORLD OR ANYBODY WITH A DISEASE LIKE THE ONE THAT I HAVE KNOW THEY CAN DO SOMETHING IN LIFE.))
[RUNS=]

))[OUT Q=IN LIFE]