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An urgent push for peace in the Middle East, as Egypt hosts an emergency summit.
The issue is triggering protests here, locally.
A live report, coming up.
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And a preliminary hearing this morning for alleged Backstreet Cafe gunman Ronald Gay.
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Continued warm weather is in store today but some much needed changes will start to take place tomorrow. Some new news in our weather forecast coming up.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Stay tuned-- News 7 at noon is next.



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An exchange of words instead of bullets.
An emergency Mid-east peace summit is underway in Egypt.

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[Gay]


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A witness to last month's shooting at a gay bar in Roanoke says Ronald Gay sat with his victims for five or ten minutes before he opened fire.
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At a preliminary hearing on the first degree murder charge against Gay this morning, Dalton Flowers says the suspect ASKED if could sit at the table.
Flowers said, "Sure, have a seat."
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Seated inside the Back Street Cafe, Flowers testified he saw Gay get up and step back....
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((REACH IN, PULLED OUT A GUN, SHOT DANNY, THEN SHOT JOHN, THEN SORT OF TURNED MY WAY. BUT IT WAS IN THE SEAT. I FELL OUT IN THE FLOOR. THEN HE SHOT OUT IN THE CROWD. THEN HE JUST TURNED AROUND AND WALKED OUT THE DOOR.))
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The murder charge was certified to the Grand Jury. Additional charges are already pending against Gay.
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Carroll County authorities are investigating the murder of a Montgomery County man.
It happened around 10:30 last night. The sheriff's department says officers found the body of a white male in the front yard of a home on Buffalo Road in the Dugspur section of Carroll County. Authorities have not released the victim's identity until family members are notified.

[Mideast-Peace]


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
President Clinton is among the world leaders pushing for peace at today's emergency summit.
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Mr. Clinton arrived in Egypt early this morning with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
The summit aims to put an end to the escalating violence in the West Bank and Gaza, and to encourage the re- opening of peace talks between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
But despite participation by the U-N, the U-S, Jordan and Egypt, expectations are low because of continued violence.
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The escalating violence in the Middle East has incited protests there and around the world.
One is going on today on the Virginia Tech campus.
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That's where Marya Jones is at this hour.
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((ROLLCUE:...about it))
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((OQ: traditional Muslim dress))
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[Ship-Explosin]


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Divers are searching for more victims in the water-logged vessel, the U-S-S Cole.
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17 sailors died when apparent suicide bombers blew a huge hole into the ship on Thursday.
The ill- fated crew is replaced with workers who are still trying to stabilize the ship.
They've restored electricity, making the ship more bearable to work on.
U-S Navy and F-B-I forensics experts are combing the ship for evidence of the bomb and to recover bodies.
Investigators say they don't know yet who's responsible for the attack.
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[Ebola-Outbreak]


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An outbreak of the Ebola virus in Uganda has American health officials working to track down its source.
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31 people have reportedly died from the disease-- officials say more than 60 are infected.
The outlook for them is bleak...
World Health Organisation officials say ninety
percent of Ebola victims die.
The virus turned up two weeks ago.
Its symptoms resemble those of the flu.
A person with the disease can die within 10 to 15 days after symptoms appear.
There's no known cure.
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[VA-Quarter]


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The new U-S quarter honoring the 400th anniversary of Jamestown's founding debuts today. Governor Gilmore and his wife Roxane will unveil the coin at the Jamestown Settlement, near reproductions of three ships that brought the first permanent English settlers to Virginia.
A group of fourth graders from Mineral Springs Christian School in Vinton is among the invited guests. We'll have more on the class trip and the new quarter tonight on News 7 at 6.

[Million-Family]


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Thousands of people are marching on Washington today..
Organizers of the Million Family March are calling for unity and family renewal.
The event comes on the anniversary of the Million MAN March.
Jennifer Jones is there.
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(( The People have journeyed for hours...some them for days to reach this moment...at the historic Washington Mall.

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The day began with prayer ,,, and launched hope for a new beginning.

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Families have come from across the country at the calling of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for the Million Family March, a sequel of sorts to Farrakhan's Million Man March five years ago.,, that drew hundreds of thousands of men.

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Then, the focus was atonement for African American men. This time, the march is about family, regardless of race or religion.

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(Dr. Dorothy Height/Pres. of the National Council of Negro

Women/10:17:08): "Here we are from all over this country coming together to celebrate our family."
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(Virginia Williams/Mother of D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams/9:59:12):

"Never, ever fail to help our brothers and sisters no matter what race, color or creed they are. I love America.")

(Standup/JENNIFER JONES)

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[Belmont]


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Some Southeast Roanoke residents will let City Council know tonight they're unhappy over plans to expand a homeless shelter.
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They say they're upset over expansion of the Rescue Misson because they say it's creeping into their neighborhood. So, the group has formed the Historic Belmont Preservation Association. Members placed signs around their neighborhood to let officials know they mean business yesterday.
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((BOBBY MEADOWS: WE FEEL LIKE WE'VE BEEN LEFT OUT OF THE PLANNING PROCESS THE MISSION AND THE CITY HAVE NOT LISTENED TO ANYTHING THE RESIDENTS HAVE SAID AND IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO START LISTENING.))
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Group members say they'll voice their concerns at tonight's City Council meeting.
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[Sheetz-Assault]


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An argument at a gas station lead to a shooting that sent a teenager to the hospital.
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Police say several young men were arguing when they entered this Sheetz store on Peters Creek Road around five yesterday morning. An employee says one of the men pulled out a gun, walked towards the back of the store and fired a shot.
The employee was NOT hurt but a 17- year old inside the store was shot.
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He was taken to the hospital with a gun shot wound to the jaw. A 15-year-old from Northwest Roanoke has been charged with aggravated assault and is being held at a local Detention Center. Police say they do NOT believe the incident was gang-related.




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Country music star Kenny Rogers performed at the Salem Civic Center last night.
Tina Tenret was there.
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[RUNS:03] The man whose single "Buy Me A Rose" was just nominated for country music song of the year ... says he doesn't mind that the Salem Civic Center was only half full.
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((KENNY ROGERS: I THINK THERE ARE VERY FEW PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO HAVE BEEN AROUND FORTY YEARS, WORKING AS MUCH AS I HAVE, THAT COULD DO HALF THE CROWD.)) [RUNS:06]
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Kenny Rogers says he's striving not for success but significance now -- breakthroughs like being the oldest guy ever to score a number one hit, last year when he was 61. And on top of his new album he's also releasing two books of his photographs this month.
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((ROGERS: I'VE TAKEN A PICTURE OF THE FIRST LADY AND I'D LOVE TO SHOOT A PICTURE OF THE PRESIDENT AND WHOEVER THE NEW PRESIDENT IS GOING TO BE BECAUSE THEN I'LL HAVE ALL THE LIVING PRESIDENTS. ACTUALLY I DON'T HAVE GEORGE BUSH SO I GUESS I'VE GOT TO GO AFTER HIM, DON'T I?)) [RUNS:14]
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So no worries that he's throwing cash to the guy who was dragged to his show --
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((ROGERS: IT DOES NOT BOTHER ME, AND YOU JUST HAVE TO TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, THAT SAM IS GOING TO LEAVE HERE WITH 80 OR 90 DOLLARS OF MY MONEY. WHAT DOES BOTHER ME HOWEVER IS HE'S GOING TO BE SO EXCITED ABOUT COUNTRY MUSIC HE'S GOING TO GO OUT AND BUY A GARTH BROOKS CD WITH MY MONEY!)) [RUNS:17]
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He's always had plenty of swooning fans -- through the years.
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[Blue-Ribbon]


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And finally today--
A 90- year- old woman in Washington State could give Martha Stewart a run for her money..
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Gladys Jeffries' skills in the kitchen have made her a living legend.
For six DECADES, she's repeatedly won blue ribbons for cooking and crafts.
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((GLADYS JEFFRIES/BLUE RIBBON WINNER: HERE THEY ARE, A WHOLE DRAWER FULL OF THEM. FROM MANY, MANY YEARS.))
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Apple pies are her specialty...but she's also claimed top prizes for her breads, cakes, crocheted doilies.
You name it, Gladys has won a ribbon for it.
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