[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Another gathering of hope last night--
Hundreds of people offered each other comfort, trying to come to grips with Friday night's fatal shooting at Backstreet Cafe in downtown Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And abortion surfaces as a hot- button issue in Virginia's U-S Senate race.
The two candidates slugged it out in a televised debate last night.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your work week with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[11Community-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net A]
[GRAPHIC=Backstreet Shooting]

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Roanoke last night to offer 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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[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]
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[11FL-Charges]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Back Street Shooting]


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.

[11Gay-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-39; 16:09]
[GRAPHIC=Backstreet Shooting]

Friends and family of the seven victims of the shooting have only just begun the healing process. As Kate Weidaw reports, this tragedy is bringing people together.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Catherine Houchins/Metropolitan Community Church;:14]
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[SUPER=01-Anna Sparks/Witness;:36]
[SUPER=01-Sue Stroud/Witness;:55]
[SUPER=01-Misty Overstreet/Niece;1:25]
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(([NAT SOUND MUSIC FROM CHURCH]
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Sunday morning service at the Metropolitan Community Church brought many to tears.

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((CATHERINE HOUCHINS/PASTOR: I REFUSE, I REFUSE, I REFUSE TO LIVE IN FEAR, AMEN.))
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Friday night's shooting at the Back Street Cafe has brought many in Roanoke's gay community together.

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((GAIL HARDWOOD: I THINK NOW IT'S BRINGING US OUT AND BRINGING US TOGETHER.))
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Sue Stroud and her partner Anna Sparks were at the bar the night of the shooting.

[SOT 5:28:26]
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((ANNA SPARKS: WHEN THE GUN GOT EMPTY HE STOPPED AT ME AND LOOKED AT ME HE HELD A GUN ON ME A COUPLE SECONDS AND WALKED OUT.))
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Stroud says the look on shooter Ronald Gay's face is burned into her memory.

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((SUE STROUD: HE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING, AND THEN WHEN HE FINISHED HE JUST WALKED RIGHT OUT THE DOOR LIKE NOTHING HAD EVER HAPPENED.))
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And while the community is dealing with this tragedy the family of Danny Lee Overstreet is mourning his death.

[SOT 59:46]
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((MISTY OVERSTREET/NEICE: MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO KNEW HIM LOVED HIM VERY MUCH.))
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Overstreet's niece Misty says her uncle was an activist against hate crimes and it's ironic he would be the target of one.

[SOT 1:01:59]
[INQ=]

((MISTY OVERSTREET: HE WAS SHOT IN COLD BLOOD THROUGH HIS BACK HE DIDN'T SEE IT COMING HE PANICKED AND TRIED TO LEAVE BECAUSE HE WANTED TO LIVE BUT UNFORTUNATELY THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN.))
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The site where Overstreet lost his life has now become a memorial with flowers and balloons.

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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: MANY IN THE GAY COMMUNITY SAY THEY WON'T LET THE SHOOTING KEEP THEM FROM RETURNING TO THE BACK STREET CAFE BECAUSE THEY WON'T LET HATE WIN.))
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And they are just as committed to educating the public that violence against gays won't be tolerated. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Shooting victims Joel Tucker, Cathy Caldwell and Linda Coniers have been released from the hospital. John Collins is listed in Stable Condition. Iris Page Webb is in critical condition. The condition of Susan Smith is not being released at her wishes.

[CO-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


Fall is just under way here.
But it's already looking like WINTER out in Colorado...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Collins, CO;]


A storm over the weekend brought heavy wet snow that threatened trees, still lush with leaves.
Homeowners say many tree limbs broke, because the leaves catch and hold every snowflake until the tree bends or breaks.
Crews spent yesterday repairing downed power lines.
Nearly 15- thousand people were left without electricity.
Officials say it'll take a while to clean up all the debris from the storm.
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[Yugoslavia-Elections]


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


The vote count in Yugoslavia stopped last night....with two sides claiming victory.
President Slobodan Milosevic is no hurry to step down, even though the opposition is claiming election victory.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]


Milosevic ALSO claims to be ahead in the presidential race.
Meanwhile, there have been no official announcements from yesterday's vote.
U-S officials say they're concerned about vote fraud in Yugoslavia.
The State Department says "the world is watching".
Milosevic wants another term, despite his international indictment for war crimes.
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[11Senate-Debate]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-38]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign2000]


There may be a new hot issue in the U-S Senate race.
Abortion could change the dynamic.
News 7 carried the first televised debate last night.
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 ]
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((GO CHUCK GO! GO CHUCK GO! ))
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[SOT TAPE TWO 01:57:17]

((TIME TO GO! TIME TO GO! ))
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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?))
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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?))
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((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.))
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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.))
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[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.))
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[SOT TAPE TWO 04:00:25 ]

((CHUCK ROBB: I WOULD WELCOME HIS HELP. WHEN WE'VE WORKED TOGETHER WE'VE ALWAYS WON.))
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[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.))
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((THIS IS THE THIRD ACTUAL DEBATE...ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, it's just as important to train your MIND for exercise as it is your body.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story in this morning's Health check.
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((Information:
VT=VO

IN EVENTS WHERE SPLIT SECONDS ARE OFTEN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EXCITING TRIP TO THE MEDAL STAND- OR A LONG DISAPPOINTING PLANE RIDE HOME - THE MIND OF AN OLYMPIAN IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE BODY. BUT MIND GAMES AREN'T JUST FOR ELITE ATHLETES.YOU CAN TRAIN YOUR MIND AS WELL- WHETHER IT BE FOR GOLF, RUNNING, OR ANY THING YOU LIKE TO DO.
GRFX THE FIRST THING IS LEARN HOW TO PSYCH UP... SLOWLY BUILDING UP THE MENTAL ENERGY TO COMPETE.. WITHOUT PANICKING AND GOING OVER THE EDGE.
GRFX ONE TRICK HERE IS TO DEVELOP FIXED ROUTINE BEFORE AN WORKOUT OR COMPETITION. A SET PATTERN OF WHEN AND WHAT YOU EAT.. WHEN AND HOW YOUR STRETCH.. AND HOW YOU WARM UP.
GRFX NEXT....SET SOME GOALS... AND OBVIOUSLY THEY NEED TO CHALLENGING BUT REALISTIC ... AND IF YOU'VE GOT SOME DISTANT LONG TERM GOAL.. TRY BREAKING IT DOWN INTO A SERIES OF SHORTER TERM GOALS.
GRFX .AND ONLY FOCUS ON THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL... LIKE HOW FAST YOU GO. NOT HOW FAST YOUR COMPETITORS WILL GO.
GRFX HERE'S A BIG ONE: CONCENTRATE ON THE RHYTHM OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING. YOU WANT TO GET INTO THE ZONE WHERE NOTHING ON THE OUTSIDE BOTHERS YOU. SWIMMERS WILL SOMETIMES USE WHAT ARE CALLED FOCUS WORDS TO GET TO THE ZONE .. LIKE MENTALLY REPEATING THE WORD STRONG WHILE SWIMMING DOWN THEIR LANE.
GRFX AND FINALLY.. USE SOME IMAGERY.. SEE YOURSELF PERFORMING SMOOTHLY - WHETHER ITS RUNNING- HITTING A GOLF BALL-OR SHOOTING THE PERFECT JUMP SHOT - IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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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.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Ronald Gay remains behind bars in the Roanoke city jail, after police say he opened fire on a downtown Roanoke gay bar Friday night.
Meanwhile, members of Roanoke's gay community joined together last night to comfort each other.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The Backstreet Cafe shooting puts a local angle on federal hate crimes legislation --
The two candidates for U-S senate in Virginia commented on the issue after last night's televised debate.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the driver who crashed his tractor- trailer on Interstate 81 in Botetourt county will face charges.
The accident closed down both Northbound lanes for several hours Saturday night.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, September 25th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-11Community-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Backstreet Shooting]


Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Roanoke last night to begin the healing process 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.
(///// 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]
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[OUT Q=everyone else.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Two of the shooting victims remain in the hospital. John Collins is listed in Stable Condition. Iris Page Webb is in critical condition. The condition of Susan Smith is not being released at her wishes. Shooting victims Joel Tucker, Cathy Caldwell and Linda Coniers have been released from the hospital.

[2-FL-Charges]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=BACKSTREET CAFE]


Ronald 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. Ronald Gay is currently being held in the Roanoke city jail.

[11Hate-Legislation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-36]
[GRAPHIC=Hate Crime]


The Backstreet Cafe shooting puts a local focus on federal hate crimes legislation -- pushed forward over the last several months by the Matthew Shepherd murder.
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]
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[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.



[OJ-Simpson]


[ANCHOR=shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Simpson]


O-J Simpson is speaking out about the latest accusations against him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


Simpson's ex- girlfriend, 25- year- old Christine Prody filed a burglary complaint.
She says the ex- football star broke into her home, erased her answering machine, and took a letter.
Simpson says it was just a misunderstanding.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:09:09]
[IN Q=I know for]

((O.J. SIMPSON: I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THE POLICE OFFICERS DO NOT BELIEVE I BROKE INTO THE HOUSE. SHE GAVE ME THE KEY, ORIGINALLY. I SPLIT WITH HER FOR TWO MONTHS. SHE ALWAYS GAVE ME THAT KEY, AND TOLD ME THE DAY BEFORE THAT THE KEY WAS STILL THERE. ))
[SUPER=07-O. J. Simpson;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=was still there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, Miami police say Prody is NOT going to pursue charges.
In 19-95, Simpson was acquitted of killing his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
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[11Botetourt-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[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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[11Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Feedback; TC 1:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The shooting at Roanoke's Backstreet Cafe leads this edition of Feedback.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation Open]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;:06]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday;:33]
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[OUT Q=Animation Close.]

((The shooting of seven people inside a Roanoke nightspot that catered to the gay community brought us several letters, all with a common theme.
"The tragedy of hate which took place Friday night toward the gay community is no different than a lynching," wrote one man (Jeff Artis/Roanoke)."We are all brothers and sisters in God's eyes."
Another viewer (Mike Perry/Vinton) said: "This is akin to the Matthew Shepherd killing in Wyoming and should NOT be swept under the rug. The local gay community is outraged as should every citizen of Southwest Virginia."
Relatives of James Minor remain skeptical of the Roanoke police department's investigation into his fatal motorcycle accident.
Viewers writing to us are defending the police.
One said: (Oden T. Angle/Roanoke) "This guy was breaking the law and what happened was bad. But if he was not doing anything wrong then he should have stopped for them...It is getting where a police officer can't do anything because some group of people wants to step in and say it's OK to break the law. To me, all of them should take a hike."
Another person says: (Nyoka Stoots/Wythe County) "Just three weeks ago (the motorcyclist) was charged with driving with a suspended license. I'm sorry about this man's death and for his family, but as I see it the police were not to blame, they were just doing their job."
The address for letters to News-7 is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
The email address is news@wdbj7.com.
And our website, wdbj7.com, has a moderated on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))





[11Diabetes-Walk]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-33]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Two- thousand people walked through Roanoke's downtown market for a good cause.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

It was all part of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation's Tenth Annual Walk to Cure Diabetes. The four mile walk is the chapter's major fundraiser. Many who took part in the event say they know someone with diabetes.
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[SOT 19:30:29]
[IN Q=My sister]

((AMY MARTIN/WALKER: MY SISTER IS A JUVENILE DIABETIC SO SHE HAS MADE IT FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS SO I'M WALKING FOR HER.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Martin/Participant;]
[RUNS=7]
[OUT Q=for her.]
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[VO-NAT]

More than 200-thousand dollars were raised yesterday.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


For many in the gay community, Friday night's shooting at the Backstreet Cafe in Roanoke is a reminder that hatred exists. Police say Ronald Edward Gay entered the bar- shot and killed one person and wounded six others. Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Roanoke last night to offer each other words of comfort.

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


Ronald Gay is being held in the Roanoke city jail.
Gay has reportedly had previous brushes with the law.
According to a Florida television station, Gay is wanted in Citrus County, Florida on a trespassing charge.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The driver who crashed his tractor trailer on Interstate 81 late Saturday night in Botetourt County faces charges.
State police say 46- year old Dennis Halcomb of Tennessee will be charged with driving under the influence.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[IN Q=The day after]
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[OUT Q=News 7 at 6 tonight.]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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