[7-11Community-Meeting]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Backstreet Shooting]

Last night, hundreds of people gathered in downtown Roanoke, offering each other words of comfort following Friday night's fatal shooting at the Backstreet Cafe .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Police say Ronald Edward Gay entered the bar- shot and killed one person and wounded six others.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday Morning;]


Several witnesses say Gay had talked about killing homosexuals shortly before the shooting.
For many in the gay community-- the incident has been a reminder that hatred exists.
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[IN Q=I don't]

((DIANE FULCHER: I DON'T HIDE IT, I AM GAY, THAT'S WHAT I AM AND IF YOU DON'T WANT TO ACCEPT ME FOR WHO I AM YOU DON'T HAVE TO TALK TO ME, YOU JUST GO ON YOUR WAY AND I'LL GO MINE. SUZANNE LYON: I LIKED THE FACT THERE WAS QUITE A FEW STRAIGHT PEOPLE HERE TONIGHT WHO SPOKE UP AND SPOKE OUT FOR US, WE'RE HUMAN JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. ))
[SUPER=07-Diane Fulcher; :00]
[SUPER=07-Suzanne Lyon; :10]
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[OUT Q=everyone else.]
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[7-11FL-Charges]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Back Street Shooting]


Meanewhile, suspect Ronald Gay is being held in the Roanoke city jail.
Officials say he doesn't have phone privileges and is in his own holding cell.
Gay has reportedly had previous brushes with the law.
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According to a Florida television station, Gay is wanted in Citrus County, Florida on a trespassing charge.
Gay also allegedly barged into his ex-wife's Florida home in June, and had a run in with deputies.
His ex-wife then filed a restraining order against Gay.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


And, according to a Florida newspaper, Gay's ex-wife remembers Gay expressing anger toward homosexuals.

[7-11Hate-Legislation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Hate Crime]


The Backstreet Cafe shooting puts a local focus on federal hate crimes legislation.
A bill adding sexual orientation, gender, and disability to the statuses protected under the current hate crimes law has passed the Senate-- and gotten preliminary approval in the House.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond;]


Virginia's Senate candidates commented after last night's debate.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well first]
[SOT TAPE TWO 04:00:44 ]

((CHUCK ROBB: WELL FIRST OF ALL I'M A CO-SPONSOR OF THE HATE CRIMES ACT AND WE FINALLY PASSED IT. PASSING A LAW AND GETTING PEOPLE TO RID THEIR HEARTS AND THEIR MINDS OF HATRED ARE TWO SEPARATE THINGS.))
[SOT TAPE TWO 04:08:00 ]

((GEORGE ALLEN: AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL...SEXUAL ORIENTATION...THAT TYPE OF CRIME.))
[SUPER=201-Sen. Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate; :12]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=type of crime.]
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[TALENT=Kim]
[SS=none]


Race, religion, and ethnic origin are already protected statuses in the current federal hate crimes law.



[7WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Taking a moment now to check the Monday forecast...
Occasional rain today, with temperatures gradually cooling off...
Highs near 70.

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[45-11Senate-Debate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign2000]

The U-S senate race could have a new hot topic, abortion.
Ellen Qualls more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Go Chuck go!]
[SUPER=203-Richmond; :07]
[SUPER=201-Sen. Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; :20]
[SUPER=201-Doug Wilder/Moderator; :30]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate; :45 ]
[SUPER=201-Larry Sabato/Political Analyst; 1:08]
[SUPER=219-Ellen/Qualls; 1:41 ]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7 Richmond.]



(([SOT TAPE TWO 01:57:10 ISH]

((GO CHUCK GO! GO CHUCK GO! ))
[RUNS= :02]



[SOT TAPE TWO 01:57:17]

((TIME TO GO! TIME TO GO! ))
[RUNS=:]


Things heated pretty quickly on the inside of the Virginia Commonwealth University Performing Arts Center too.
[sot TAPE ONE 57:36 ]

((CHUCK ROBB: I'M GONNA KEEP TRYING, GEORGE, AND I ASSUME YOU'RE GONNA KEEP DODGING. BUT THE QUESTION HAS TO DO WITH DO YOU SUPPORT OR DO YOU OPPOSE ROE VERSUS WADE?))
[runs= :10]


Allen answered... and then got prompting from the impartial moderator -- former Governor Doug Wilder.
[sot TAPE ONE 56:03 ]

((WILDER: AS TO WHAT YOUR POSITION IS, I THINK THAT WAS THE QUESTION, WHAT IS IT?))
[runs= :06]



[sot TAPE ONE 56:47 ]

((GEORGE ALLEN: AT THE STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT THAT YOU HAVE A BEATING HEART, MEASURABLE BRAIN WAVES, SENSITIVITY TO TOUCH, IN UTERO THUMB-SUCKING, AT THAT STAGE, OR THAT POINT OF DEVELOPMENT, I THINK THAT PEOPLE IN THE STATES LISTENING AND TALKING TO DOCTORS AND PHYSICIANS AND EXPERTS, COULD AND IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO PROTECT THAT UNBORN CHILD OR THAT FETUS. AT WHAT STAGE THAT IS, THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE SOME TIME IN THE FIRST TRIMESTER.))
[runs= :21]


Analysts that stand -- in contradiction to Roe v. Wade -- could become a point of vulnerability for Allen.
[SOT TAPE TWO 04:13:58]

((LARRY SABATO: THE NEWS IS THAT CHUCK ROBB CAME ALIVE...SINCE 1981.))
[RUNS= :08]



[SOT TAPE TWO 03:56:16]

((Are you going to make an endorsement? DOUG WILDER: PEOPLE DO A LOT OF THINGS... MIGH NOT BE A BAD IDEA TO JUST WAIT.))
[RUNS= :17]



[SOT TAPE TWO 04:00:25 ]

((CHUCK ROBB: I WOULD WELCOME HIS HELP. WHEN WE'VE WORKED TOGETHER WE'VE ALWAYS WON.))
[RUNS= :04]



[SOT TAPE TWO 04:10:43]

((GEORGE ALLEN: I WOULD HOPE THAT GOVERNOR WILDER WOULD BE ON OUR SIDE, BUT I'M NOT HOLDING MY BREATH.))
[RUNS= :04]



[sot TAPE TWO STANDUP 04:20:26 ]

((THIS IS THE THIRD ACTUAL DEBATE...ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
[runs= :14] ))



[45-Botetourt-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-32; TC 1:00:07]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


Charges will be filed against the driver who crashed his tractor trailer on Interstate 81 late Saturday night in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday Morning;]


State police say 46- year old Dennis Halcomb of Tennessee will be charged with driving under the influence.
Halcomb's rig caught fire after he crashed near Buchanan.
The accident closed down both Northbound lanes for several hours.
No one else was injured.
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[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Checking your MOnday weather outlook again--
Keep those umbrellas handy today, with occasional rain today.


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[8-11Community-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Backstreet Shooting]


Two nights after the fatal shooting at Downtown Roanoke's Backstreet Cafe, hundreds of people gathered together to offer mutual support.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Police say Ronald Edward Gay entered the bar- shot and killed one person and wounded six others.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday Morning;]


Several witnesses say Gay had talked about killing homosexuals shortly before the shooting.
For many in the gay community-- the incident has been a reminder that hatred exists.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:17:59.....03:16:21]
[IN Q=I don't]

((DIANE FULCHER: I DON'T HIDE IT, I AM GAY, THAT'S WHAT I AM AND IF YOU DON'T WANT TO ACCEPT ME FOR WHO I AM YOU DON'T HAVE TO TALK TO ME, YOU JUST GO ON YOUR WAY AND I'LL GO MINE. SUZANNE LYON: I LIKED THE FACT THERE WAS QUITE A FEW STRAIGHT PEOPLE HERE TONIGHT WHO SPOKE UP AND SPOKE OUT FOR US, WE'RE HUMAN JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. ))
[SUPER=07-Diane Fulcher; :00]
[SUPER=07-Suzanne Lyon; :10]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=everyone else.]
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[8-11FL-Charges]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Back Street Shooting]


Meanwhile, alleged gunman Ronald Gay remains in the Roanoke City jail.
Gay has reportedly had previous brushes with the law.
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[TAKE PINNACLE PAGE fs 1001]
According to a Florida television station, Gay is wanted in Citrus County, Florida on a trespassing charge.
Gay also allegedly barged into his ex-wife's Florida home in June, and had a run in with deputies.
His ex-wife then filed a restraining order against Gay.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=none]


And, according to a Florida newspaper, Gay's ex-wife remembers Gay expressing anger toward homosexuals.

[8-11Hate-Legislation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Hate Crime]


The shooting brings the federal hate crimes legislation closer to home--
A bill making sexual orientation, gender, and disability protected under the current hate crimes law has passed the Senate-- and it's gotten preliminary approval in the House.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond;]


Virginia's Senate candidates commented after last night's debate.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well first]
[SOT TAPE TWO 04:00:44 ]

((CHUCK ROBB: WELL FIRST OF ALL I'M A CO-SPONSOR OF THE HATE CRIMES ACT AND WE FINALLY PASSED IT. PASSING A LAW AND GETTING PEOPLE TO RID THEIR HEARTS AND THEIR MINDS OF HATRED ARE TWO SEPARATE THINGS.))
[SOT TAPE TWO 04:08:00 ]

((GEORGE ALLEN: AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL...SEXUAL ORIENTATION...THAT TYPE OF CRIME.))
[SUPER=201-Sen. Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate; :12]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=type of crime.]
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[TALENT=Kim]
[SS=none]


Race, religion, and ethnic origin are already protected statuses in the current federal hate crimes law.



[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Let's take a break from the news to check the forecast...
Occasional rain today, with temperatures dropping later on...

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