[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


It's a day of mourning for Roanoke's gay community.
Shooting victim Danny Overstreet's funeral is scheduled today.
But there are concerns about anti- gay protesters, planning to picket the service.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And an offer of "No Strings Attached" from the Catholic Diocese isn't enough for Northwest Roanoke residents, who want full usage of Washington Park.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- News 7 Mornin is straight ahead.



[11Funeral]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:48:05]
[GRAPHIC=Cafe Shooting]


The funeral for Back Street Cafe shooting victim Danny Lee Overstreet is scheduled for today. Meantime, two people remain in the hospital, recovering from wounds from Friday night's shooting at the Backstreet Cafe.
One woman is listed in serious condition this morning... one man is in stable condition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, expressions of sympathy and support for Danny Overstreet and those who were injured continued to draw people to the sidewalk outside the cafe.
But on the eve of Overstreet's funeral there was also concern, with the news that anti- gay demonstrators are planning to picket his funeral.
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[SOT 01:49:17]
[IN Q=Fred Phelps is coming to the funeral]

((FRED PHELPS IS COMING TO THE FUNERAL SERVICE TO TRY TO PROVOKE A CONFRONTATION WITH ANYONE WHO WILL GIVE HIM ONE. AND IT'S CRITICALLY IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE DON'T ENGAGE FRED PHELPS IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE AS HE'S PICKETING THE SERVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Hawes/Nat. Gay and Lesbian Task Force]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=picketing the service.]
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[VO-NAT]


The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and other, local, community groups are hoping that Roanokers will make a statement with Thursday night's vigil and march beginning in Elmwood Park.
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[11Overstreet]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC2:01:23]
[GRAPHIC=Cafe Shooting]


Angered by the possible presence of anti-gay groups at Danny Overstreet's funeral, hundreds of his former co-workers plan to attend the service.
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[VO-NAT]


Dozens at Verizon Virginia workers wore white ribbons in honor of Overstreet.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Flowers and cards were placed on his desk in tribute.
Many say his lifestyle should not have been a motive for murder.
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[SOT]

[tc: 14:53:40]
[IN Q=Danny's just a]

((ANDREA SMITH/OVERSTREET'S CO-WORKER: DANNY'S JUST A REAL OUTGOING LOVING PERSON. I DON'T THINK ANYBODY HERE HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH DANNY, WE ALL LOVED HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Andrea Smith/Overstreet's Co-worker]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=all loved him.]
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[VO-NAT]


Verizon Virginia is setting up a special fund for Overstreet's family.
Hundreds of donations from across the country have already arrived.
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[Washington-Park]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-26]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some Northwest Roanoke residents say they aren't interested in a 300-thousand dollar "no-strings-attatched" donation from the Catholic Diocese. The money would help improve Washington Park's athletic facilities, and build a tribute to Booker T. Washington. At a public meeting last night, City Manager Darlene Burcham said she'd ask city council to accept the money ONLY if residents agreed. Meredyth Censullo reports, some residents are worried the Diocese might go back on their promise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=07-Martin Jeffrey;:52]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager;1:03]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1;1:30]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=News 7 , Roanoke;]
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[SOT @ 7:14:34 - 7:14:48]
[IN Q=We think one]

((WE THINK WE HEAR ONE THING AND WHEN IT TURNS OUT ALL TOGETHER DIFFERENT WE'RE TOLD OH YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND SO WE NEED TO GET A CLEAR IDEA OF WHAT IS BEING PROPOSED FOR WASHINGTON PARK.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=Park.]


Northwest Residents are skeptical about a proposed donation by the Catholic Diocese. Originally, the diocese said they'd give the money to the city for improvements to the park, and exclusive use of some of the facilities for Roanoke Catholic. Because of an overwhelming community response, that stipulation has been dropped. Use of the park would still be on a first come first served basis. But some still worry the park will be taken away from them, because they say, in the past their community has been ignored by city government.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There seems]

((THERE SEEMS TO BE A HUGE DISPARITY WHEN IT COMES TO SPENDING MONEY ON THIS SIDE - NORTHWEST COMMUNITY FOR IMPROVEMENTS VERSUS EVERYWHERE ELSE AND THAT SIMPLY IS NOT RIGHT.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=not right.]


((I BELEIVE THAT THE WAY TO HEAL MUCH OF WHAT HAPPENED IN PART IS FOR YOU TO BE INVOLVED IN SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE FOR THE FUTURE.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=for the future.]


City manager Darlene Burcham addressed the neighborhood concerns, saying she won't ask city council to accept the money from the Diocese, until residents say it's OK. She hoped that would happen Tuesday night. It didn't.)) ((Instead, Burcham asked residents to sign up to be a part of a community group that will look at future plans for the park. She says she'll accept the money, only when - and if, the group is satisfied with the plans. ))
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[11Commerce-Park]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC54:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]



After a long wait, Pulaski County officials have finally given the go-ahead for a high-tech Commerce Park which will involve a dozen cities and counties in our area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/September 15;]


Pulaski County Supervisors approved rezoning land for the park from rural to industrial.
Some neighbors had worried about environmental problems from industries the park would attract.
The park joins 12 jurisdictions from Roanoke to Bland County.
It's intended to bring major hi-tech companies to the region.
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[Yugoslavia]


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


Defying calls from home and abroad to step down, Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is calling for a run- off election.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]


But the opposition party is calling for a victory RALLY tonight in downtown Belgrade.
Milosevic finally conceded that his challenger, (voh-YEE'slahv kosh-too-NEET'-zuh) Yojislav Kostunica finished first in the voting.
But he's also declared a runoff for October eighth, saying (kosh-too-NEET-zuh) Kostunica didn't get the required number of votes.
The opposition is apparently hoping that tonight's rally will show Milosevic that the Yugoslav public doesn't want a runoff, either.
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[Rocker]


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


Atlanta Brave pitcher John Rocker is making headlines again.
But this time, it's not because of HIS offensive behavior...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flushing, NY;]


Two New Jersey men were charged with allegedly throwing a beer bottle at Rocker during last night's game between the Braves and the Mets at Shea Stadium.
22- year- old Raymond Maniaci was charged with reckless endangerment.
Another man, Brian Peterson, was also arrested.
You might recall Peterson pleaded guilty to manslaughter two years ago, in connection with the death of his newborn son in a Delaware motel room.
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[Anchor=Shannon]
[ss=none]


The Braves did win last night's game over the Mets 7 to 1.[Lee]


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


Attorney General Janet Reno and F-B-I Director Louis Freeh say the government had a valid case against a fired nuclear scientist.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Wen Ho Lee was arrested on 59 charges--
Among them, downloading nuclear weapons designs and testing secrets.
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[SOT 3:05:01]
[IN Q=He created]

((LOUIS FREEH/F.B.I. DIRECTOR: HE CREATED HIS OWN SECRET PORTABLE TREASURE TROVE OF THIS NATION'S NUCLEAR SECRETS.))
[SUPER=01-Louis Freeh/F.B.I. Director;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=nuclear secrets.]
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[VO-NAT]


But a senate panel wanted the government to explain why Lee was released on a plea agreement after serving nine months in jail.
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[SOT 3:05:25]
[IN Q=It is almost]

((SEN. RICHARD BRYAN/D- NEVADA: IT IS ALMOST A TEXTBOOK EXAMPLE OF HOW NOT TO CONDUCT AN ESPIONAGE CASE.))
[SUPER=02-Sen. Richard Bryan/(D) Nevada;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=an espionage case.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Justice Department and the F-B-I are also conducting internal investigations to determine whether prosecutors and agents should be punished for misconduct in the case.
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[11Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bramblett]


The man convicted of killing a Vinton family is scheduled to be put to death in seven weeks - however, Earl Bramlett's pursuit for appeal will most likely postpone the execution.
A judge set Bramblett's execution date for November 14th.
A Roanoke County jury decided Bramblett should die for the 1994 arson and murder of the Hodges family.
Though Bramblett has exhausted his direct appeal for a new trial, his lawyers will now pursue the issue in federal court. So he undoubtedly will NOT be executed in November.

[11Chapman-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC38:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities are trying to figure out how a Roanoke man died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police aren't sure what happened to Ronnie D. Miller of Marshall Avenue.
The 60-year-old man was found next to his bike on Chapman Avenue.
Witnesses saw a car driving away a few minutes after Miller's accident.
But police say there's no evidence that any vehicle hit him.
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[11Embezzlement]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A woman pled guilty to stealing more than 670-thousand dollars from a Roanoke business.
Patricia Cornette was convicted yesterday on 12 counts of embezzlement.
A city prosecutor says Cornette worked as the bookkeeper for ABAL Materials Handling Company.
The money she took over a six year period almost put the firm into bankruptcy.
Cornette will be sentenced in November.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new study says drinking alcohol at a young age could cause problems later in life.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) THE EARLIER A PERSON STARTS DRINKING, THE MORE LIKELY HE OR SHE IS TO DEVELOP ALCOHOL PROBLEMS AS AN ADULT.

VT=VO

((vo)) THAT'S THE FINDING OF A NEW STUDY IN THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.
RESEARCHERS ALSO FOUND THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE AT A HIGHER RISK OF GETTING INJURED WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE.
UNINTENDED INJURIES..LIKE CAR CRASHES AND FALLS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN PEOPLE UNDER 34. AND ALCOHOL PLAYS A PART IN NEARLY 40 PERCENT OF THESE CASES.

VT=VO

((vo)) IF YOUR AN OLDER AMERICAN AND FEELING DEPRESSED YOU MAY WANT TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THE DRUG PAXIL.
A STUDY IN THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SAYS IT SEEMS TO HELP OLDER AMERICANS SUFFERING FROM MINOR DEPRESSION.
THE STUDY ALSO FOUND THESE PATIENTS BENEFITED FROM PSYCHO-THERAPY.

VT=VO

((vo)) CAN A BOWL OF OATMEAL A DAY HELP KEEP STROKES AWAY IN WOMEN?
A STUDY IN THIS WEEKS JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SAYS THAT WOMEN WHO ATE NEARLY THREE SERVINGS OF WHOLE GRAINS A DAY... HAD A 43 PERCENT LOWER RISK OF STROKE THAN WOMEN WHO ATE LITTLE OR NO WHOLE GRAIN FOODS.
EARLIER STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT THESE KINDS OF FOODS ALSO CUT THE RISK OF DEATH AND ILLNESS FROM HEART DISEASE.

ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH.I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT,CBS NEWS,NEW YORK.))


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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]


The funeral for Back Street Cafe shooting victim Danny Lee Overstreet is scheduled today.
Meanwhile, the incident is lending a new sense of immediacy to the debate on Capitol Hill over hate crimes legislation.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Henry County is moving forward on a plan that some say would energize southside.
A power company has set its sights on the Axton Community.
There was a public hearing on the issue last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And one of the nation's most powerfule female executive shares her insight with students at the. Roanoke Valley Governor's school.
Meg Whitman is President and C-E-O of the Internet auction site, eBay.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, September 27th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-11Funeral]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:48:05]
[GRAPHIC=Cafe Shooting]


Danny Overstreet's funeral is scheduled for today. Meantime, two people remain in the hospital, recovering from wounds from Friday night's shooting at the Backstreet Cafe.
One woman is listed in serious condition this morning... one man is in stable condition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, expressions of sympathy and support for Danny Overstreet and those who were injured continued to draw people to the sidewalk outside the cafe.
But on the eve of Overstreet's funeral there was also concern, with the news that anti- gay demonstrators are planning to picket his funeral.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:49:17]
[IN Q=Fred Phelps is coming to the funeral]

((FRED PHELPS IS COMING TO THE FUNERAL SERVICE TO TRY TO PROVOKE A CONFRONTATION WITH ANYONE WHO WILL GIVE HIM ONE. AND IT'S CRITICALlY IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE DON'T ENGAGE FRED PHELPS IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE AS HE'S PICKETING THE SERVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Hawes/Nat. Gay and Lesbian Task Force]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=picketing the service.]
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[VO-NAT]


The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and other, local, community groups are hoping that Roanokers will make a statement with tomorrow night's vigil and march beginning in Elmwood Park.
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[11Gay]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Ronald Gay]


There will be no FEDERAL charges brought against Ronald Gay in relation to the Back Street Cafe shooting.
Roanoke's chief prosecutor confirmed yesterday that he has consulted with the U-S Attorney, and they've found nothing suitable under federal law.

[11Hate-Crimes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC30:43]
[GRAPHIC=none]


But the Back Street Cafe shooting is lending a new sense of immediacy to debate on Capitol Hill over hate crimes.


A bill that would include sexual orientation, disability, and gender in the existing federal hate crimes law has been tacked on as an amendment to the annual Defense Authorization Bill.
Virginia Republican John Warner is the chairman of the joint House-Senate conference committee, now in its final 72 hours of negotiations on the bill.
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[VO-NAT]


Warner tells NEWS 7:
"Anyone would have to take into consideration the tragedy in Roanoke. That was a frightful, horrible situation."
"I strongly believe any hate crimes legislation should include sexual orientation."
"However, if we leave the hate crimes amendment in the bill that authorizes military pay and equipment, we run the risk of this very important bill being filibustered."
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Warner says he will put the Back Street Cafe shooting in the Congressional Record to help make sure other Senators are aware of it.
He says he would probably support a separate hate crimes bill that included sexual orientation.


[11Power-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC39:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Henry County is moving forward on a plan that some say would energize southside.
A power company has set its sights on the Axton Community.
Last night, residents voiced their opinions in a public hearing and the Board of Supervisors voted to rezone the property.
Surae Chinn has more-
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A unanimous vote]
[SUPER=01-Chelisa Elmore/Against Power Plant; :19]
[SUPER=01-Chip Olson/Cogentrix; 1:10 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Randolph Dyer/For Power Plant; 1:21]
[SUPER=@Surae2; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=New7, Henry County.]

(( A unanimous vote, will change part of the Axton Community from a rural to an industrial area.
But before the board's approval residents spoke out against the proposed power plant in their neighborhood.
Chelisa Elmore goes to school about three miles from the proposed site. She worries about a possible accidents.
[SOT 59:02]

((CHELISA ELMORE/AGAINST PLANT: IN 1987-2000 THERE WERE 42 DEATHS AND 209 INJURIES AND 250 MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE THAT'S WHY I DON'T WANT IT TO BE BUILT.)) [RUNS13]
Some were concerned about health and environmental safety others were just confused.
[SOT 1:17:42]

((SOMEONE PLEASE TELL US WHAT'S GOING ON CONCERNED WHERE THE LINE EXISTS.)) [RUNS:09]
The site is near the Axton substation in the Iriswood district. Cogentrix says the plant would be environmentally safe and fueled by natural gas, the closest house would be about 35 hundred feet away and the schools between 2 to 10 miles.
[SOT 50:52]

((CHIP OLSON/COGENTRIX: THIS WOULD BE A TREMENDOUS NATURAL BUFFER.)) [RUNS:05]
Some residents who spoke agree and say there are many other benefits to the power plant.
[SOT 1:22:27]

((RANDOLPH DYER/FOR PROPOSED POWER PLANT:THE TAX BASE WOULD INCREASE, JOBS WOULD INCREASE AND WE NEED ELECTRIC POWER IN THE US.)) [RUNS:06]
The plant would generate millions of dollars in tax revenue. It would also create about 40 new jobs-- with a yearly salary of 50 thousand dollars. Still, the project needs to meet a host of state and federal regulations. The corporation hopes to start construction in one year. Surae Chinn, News7, Henry County.))
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[School-Shooting]


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


A 13- year- old boy is in police custody in New Orleans.
He's accused of passing a gun to a former classmate, who shot another and then had the gun turned on him.
Two boys are in critical condition.
Terisa Estacio has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Marlon Defillo/New Orleans Police Dept.; :39]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Estacio, CBS News, New Orleans,]

((
It was a morning schoolyard fight that escalated into afternoon violence. Two teenaged boys shot and wounded each other at a New Orleans Middle School the latest incident involving guns -and- the Nations classrooms.

(SOT:student MOS) We heard gunshots and started running


Police say the two boys, aged 13 and 15, shot and wounded each other with the SAME gun. The weapon was apparently passed through a chain link fence by a recently expelled student. The attack took place at lunchtime, when hundreds of students were eating lunch nearby.

(SOT: LT. MARLON DEFILLO/NEW ORLEAN POLICE DEPT.)



(NATS)


More than one hundred parents rushed to the Carter Woodson Middle School after hearing of the shooting. At one point, frustrated parents pushed to get into the school gym--for an update by authorities.

(MOS SOT) I cant speak right now, I am very upset.


Investigators are now focusing on why this happened-- looking into to reports it could've been related to a gang turf battle.

(STANDUP)

Police force will be beefed up. Classes are cancelled for three days, but counselors will be on hand. TE CBS News New Orleans
))

[11Tanner-Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC1:50:03]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]



Two former fugitives face charges for a number of offenses -- including holding a Wythe County couple hostage for nine hours last spring.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville/Last Spring;]


21-year-old Angel Tanner and her 38-year-old boyfriend, Dennis Lewis, pled guilty yesterday to abduction, carjacking and a slew of other charges.
He got four life sentences because of prior felonies.
She faces a minimum of 23 years, when she's sentenced in January.
The charges stem from a two-day crime spree that began when they overpowered officers in Tennessee.
It ended at the home of the Wythe County couple.
Ricky and Toni Sexton were held for nine hours, before authorities coaxed the drugged fugitives out safely.
Tanner and Lewis still face Tennessee charges.
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[11Gates]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


A Roanoke bank robber was sentenced yesterday to nearly ten years in prison for his role in the hold-up at the First National Exchange Bank branch on Peters Creek Road two years ago.
19-year old Keith Obie Gates will serve 117 months.
(ee-Von ) Yvon (May-jus) Majeus-- the get-away driver -- received a nearly identical prison term last month.
The two made off with 37-hundred dollars in the robbery and have been ordered to make restitution.

[11Falwell-Bush]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC1:55:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Presidential hopeful George W. Bush's campaign trail may include a stop in Lynchburg next week.. but that's a BIG "maybe."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Bush has been invited to address the Reverend Jerry Falwell's annual Super Conference of pastors and Christian leaders.
Bush was criticized for speaking at another Christian school.. Bob Jones University.. earlier in the campaign.
But Falwell says the G-O-P's candidate has nothing to fear by coming to Lynchburg.
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[SOT 15:37:32]
[IN Q=The difference between]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIBERTY UNIVERSITY AND BOB JONES UNIVERSITY IS THIS UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN INTEGRATED FROM DAY ONE, HAS NEVER HAD A RACIST POLICY. THIS UNIVERSITY IS NOT ANTI- ANYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty U. Chancellor]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=not anti- anybody.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bush is likely to pass up the invitation since he already holds a strong lead in Virginia polls.
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[11eBay]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-29]
[GRAPHIC=none]


As president and C-E-O of the Internet auction site known as eBay, she's one of the nation's most powerful female executives.
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[VO-NAT 02:05:06]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Yesterday, Meg Whitman shared her secrets to success with students at the Roanoke Valley Governor's school.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I suppose]

((MEG WHITMAN/EBAY PRESIDENT & CEO: I SUPPOSE FINDING SOMETHING I LOVED BECAUSE AS I SAID IF YOU'RE REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT SOMETHING YOU TEND TO DO BETTER AND I THINK ALSO PUTTING MY HEAD DOWN AND WORKING HARD AND MAKING SURE I DELIVERED THE RESULTS I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR AT EVERY STOP IN MY CAREER.))
[SUPER=01-Meg Whitman/eBay President & CEO;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=my career.]
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[VO-NAT]


Whitman is the fifth most powerful woman in American business, according to Fortune Magazine with a worth of about one BILLION dollars.
She was invited to speak with the students by Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
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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:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[VO-NAT]


There will be no FEDERAL charges brought against Ronald Gay in relation to the Back Street Cafe shooting.
Roanoke's chief prosecutor confirmed yesterday that he has consulted with the U-S Attorney, and they've found nothing suitable under federal law.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Two people remain in the hospital, recovering from wounds from Friday night's shooting at the Backstreet Cafe.
One woman is listed in very serious condition... one man is in stable condition. Yesterday, expressions of sympathy and support for the murdered Danny Overstreet and those who were injured continued to draw people to the sidewalk outside the cafe.

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


Authorities are trying to figure out how a Roanoke man died.
60-year-old Ronnie D. Miller of Marshall Avenue was found next to his bike on Chapman Avenue.
Witnesses saw a car driving away a few minutes after Miller's accident.
But police say there's no evidence that any vehicle hit him.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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(Shannon ad lib weather)
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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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[SOT]
[IN Q=Danny Lee Overstreet's]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]