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The survivors of last fall's shooting at a gay bar in Roanoke are remembered in Richmond.
The death toll continues to rise in India.
A Martinsville attorney about to go on trial for mail fraud speaks out.
And, Super Bowl fans in California are told to team up to watch the game.
NEWS 7 is next.
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A Richmond business that funds gay and lesbian causes in Virginia is opening its wallet to the survivors of the Backstreet Cafe shooting.
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
The manager of a gay owned thrift store in Richmond donated six thousand dollars of the store's profits to the Roanoke 7 today.
The Roanoke 7 is an organization that formed to help the victims of last fall's shooting.
One person was killed and six others were wounded when Ronald Gay allegedly opened fire in the predominately gay bar.
About four thousand dollars of Diversity Thrift's donation will go directly to the victims to help with their medical and living expenses.
Martinsville police say they have suspects - but have NOT made any arrests in an early morning shooting.
Investigators say Kareem Kilpatrick, of Harlem, New York, was shot several times in the chest and abdomen around two a-m at a residence on Dunlap Street.
Police believe an argument between Kilpatrick and several other men led to the shooting.
Kilpatrick underwent surgery at Martinsville Hospital and is in stable condition.
Police say they plan to file charges against at least one person.
The U-S is sending one-million dollars in emergency supplies to earthquake-striken India.
One Indian official says the death toll from Friday's seven-point-nine quake could reach 13-thousand .. About 25-hundred bodies have been recovered so far.
Pamela McCall has more.
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((RESCUE WORKERS IN WESTERN INDIA CONTINUE TO PICK THROUGH THE HUGE PILES OF CONCRETE AND TWISTED METAL ... LEFT BEHIND BY FRIDAY'S MASSIVE
EARTHQUAKE. BUT HOPES OF FINDING REMAINING SURVIVORS ARE BEGINNING TO FADE, AS THE INCREDIBLE DEATH TOLL MOUNTS.
IN THE CITY OF AHMEDABAD, DISTRAUGHT PARENTS STAND VIGIL BY A CRUMPLED SCHOOL ... AS THEY WAIT FOR WORD ON THE CHILDREN STILL TRAPPED INSIDE.
THIS MAN SAYS HE'S BEEN WAITING FOR NEWS ON A LOVED ONE SINCE YESTERDAY
THIS WOMAN WORRIES ABOUT HER NEPHEW BURIED UNDERNEATH THE RUBBLE. NO ONE IS LISTENING TO US SHE SAYS.
IN BHUJ -- THE TOWN CLOSEST TO THE QUAKE'S EPICENTER -- DEBRIS FROM
COLLAPSED HOMES AND BUSINESSES NOW LITTERS THE LANDSCAPE ... AND
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE FEARED DEAD.
VILLAGERS HAVE BEEN FORCED TO LIVE OUT IN THE OPEN -- WITH VERY LITTLE
FOOD, WATER, AND MEDICAL ATTENTION.
MEANWHILE, DONATIONS ARE POURING IN FROM AROUND THE WORLD ... INCLUDING A MOBILE HOSPITAL, SEARCH DOGS, AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF BLANKETS. INDIA'S GOVERNMENT SAYS MORE AID IS STILL NEEDED.
(SOT: BHASKAR BARUA, INDIAN AGRICULTURAL SECRETARY) "We have indicated that we want teams and equipment for removing th
e debris as a first priority, including concrete cutting equipment."
THE 7-POINT-9 MAGNITUDE QUAKE IS THE MOST POWERFUL ONE TO STRIKE INDIA
SINCE 1950, WHEN AN 8-POINT-5 TREMBLOR KILLED 15-HUNDRED PEOPLE.
PAMELA MCCALL, CBS NEWS.
Some Virginia Tech students are extending a helping hand to the Roanoke Valley's Hispanic community.
A course at the university is giving students a chance to see for themselves the issues facing Latinos.
The class is called "Crossing the Border through Service Learning".
Students meet weekly on campus to discuss immigration issues.
The course is also designed so that they can help and interact with the Hispanic community.
Today-- the students delivered clothes and furniture to Hispanic families in the Roanoke Valley.
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((KRIS LUBBS/VIRGINIA TECH INSTRUCTOR: WE HAVE A GROWING HISPANIC COMMUNITY HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND IT'S PROJECTED BY THE YEAR 2015 THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY WILL BE THE LEADING MINORITY IN THE US. JASON ORNDORFF/VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT: I THINK... CAN DO FOR THEMSELVES.))
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The students are also reaching out in other ways.
They'll be meeting with Hispanic families at their homes to teach English as a second language.
Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center
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A Martinsville attorney is calling the government's case against him a "witch hunt."
Rickey Young is charged with failing to file tax returns and mail fraud.
Kate Weidaw reports, Young is confident he'll prevail when he makes his case in federal court.
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((Rickey Young says he's not guilty and the jury will be able to see that. The experienced trial lawyer calls the four year investigation into whether he filed his tax returns in the early 90's a waste of money.
((RICKEY YOUNG: IT'S ALL THE END RESULT REGARDLESS OF WHAT OTHERS MIGHT SAY OF A 2.75 MILLION DOLLAR WITCH HUNT.))
Young says his accountant in the 90's is to blame for his tax returns not being filed accurately, which has now resulted in the indictment.
((RICKEY YOUNG: YES IT'S MY ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY TO DO IT BUT IT'S CALLED CRIMINAL AND WILLFULLY FAILED TO FILE AND I DON'T THINK I WILLFULLY FAILED TO FILE.))
The accountant told NEWS 7 she did NOT want to comment on Young's allegations because she is testifying during the case.
Young also faces two counts of mail fraud resulting from purchasing and selling cars for a profit.
((RICKEY YOUNG: WHAT THEY'RE SAYING IS I REPORTED THE INCORRECT AMOUNT TO DMV AND THEY ARE SAYING I COMMITTED FRAUD BY REPORTING THE INCORRECT AMOUNT.))
Young denies those charges... .charges he says have resulted in a loss of business and clients.
He's no longer representing clients like Roanoke City Police Officer Frederick Pledge who's charged with drug trading and Wilbert Wesley Lewis who was shot by a Roanoke City Police Officer in the stomach.
Young says he's worried about the money he has lost while preparing for this trial.
((RICKEY YOUNG: IF I WAS GUILTY I'D HAVE A MILLION DOLLARS I'D HAVE THIS I'D HAVE THAT I JUST BOUGHT SOME CARS AND TRIED TO MAKE TEN DOLLARS OFF OF THEM.))
Young will get to make his case on Monday in Roanoke's Federal Court. If he's convicted he faces up to 10 years in jail and a fine of 750-thousand dollars. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))
The city of Roanoke is paying to bring more Generation X'ers to the Star City ..
We'll tell you why, next on News 7 at 11.
And we're just hours away from Super Bowl 35..
Find out how the coaches of the Giants and the Ravens are firing up their team members - after the break.
Some Ferrum College students literally got a free ride to Roanoke today - along with free movie tickets to Grandin Theater.
City Manager Darlene Burcham spearheaded the idea of designating Saturdays throughout the year as special days for area colleges.
Today, the city picked up the tab for these Ferrum College students to make the trip to Roanoke on chartered buses.
The students were treated to a showing of the Golden Globe winning film, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
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((JENNIFER STEWART/FERRUM COLLEGE SENIOR: IT'S REALLY NICE, THE OLD STYLE THEATER, YOU DON'T SEE THAT TOO MUCH ANYMORE WITH THE MEGAPLEXES...SO IT'S A NICE FEELING.))
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The Ferrum College students also enjoyed lunch and some window shopping on the Roanoke city market.
The anticipation is building for Super Bowl 35's teams - the New York Giants and the Baltimore Ravens ..
After weeks of preparation, today might have been the toughest day for the teams as they sit and wait.
Teri Okita has more from Tampa.
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((WITH JUST HOURS TO GO AND THE PRACTICES TAPERING OFF, THE TEAMS
ARE GETTING MOTIVATED HOWEVER THEY CAN.
SOT: brown: everybody on that team wears that badge forever.
TRACK: N-F-L GREAT, JIM BROWN, FIRED UP THE RAVENS ON FRIDAY.
(Super: Jim Brown/1964 Championship Team)
SOT: I congratulated them on their great season, their teamwork. I told
them I wanted their owner to go into the hall of fame, and I wanted them
to win the superbowl.
TRACK: THE GIANTS HEAD COACH PROBABLY WOULDNT MIND ANOTHER GOOD DUNKING
... IF IT CAME WITH THE CHAMPIONSHIP. HES MAKING NO GUARANTEES THIS
TIME AROUND BUT HAS PREPARED HIS PEP TALK.
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SOT: Its the big game, the one you always wanted to be in. But the
fields still 100-yards long. The referees, the rules were playing by,
were all coaching the same. Were all playing the same. Weve been
together long. Go play the game. Be yourself.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)
STANDUP: The Giants will bring their own motivator, former quarterback,
John Elway, to speak. On game day, theyll try to sleep in, have brunch,
a pre-game meal, and attend a church service. The schedules much the
same for the Ravens.
TRACK: HEAD COACH BRIAN BILLICK MAY LOOK COMFORTABLE WITH THE LOMBARDI
TROPHY, BUT DONT EXPECT A BIG GIPPER SPEECH BEFORE THE GAME.
(Super: Brian Billick/Ravens Head Coach)
SOT: Im not one, nor have I been around too many, that really embellish
or have a huge presence on Sunday, just before you go out. These guys
are hyped up pretty much as it is.
TRACK: MOST PREDICT A CLOSE, DEFENSIVE GAME THAT COULD BE DECIDED BY
THE PLACE KICKERS.
(Super: Brad Daluiso/Giants Kicker)
SOT: I try not to over-analyze things leading up to a game. I kind of
let the game unfold, cause you beat yourself up for two weeks thinking
TRACK: AFTER ALL THE HYPE, IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO TWO TEAMS BATTLING IT
OUT ON THE FIELD. BOTH HAVE TO BE ALMOST PERFECT THE ONE WHO BLINKS
FIRST COULD LOSE THE CHAMPIONSHIP. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, TAMPA.))
Steve Mason talked with some Hometown Heroes who'll be playing in tomorrow's game .. He has their parting shots - coming up a little later in sports.
And a reminder - the Super Bowl airs here on News 7 tomorrow at 6.
California sports fans are being assured they won't lose power during tomorrow's Super Bowl.
A Stage Three alert remains in effect through Sunday, but no rolling blackouts are anticipated.
Officials ARE urging Californians to conserve power - by viewing the game together.
The Super Bowl isn't the only big match-up this weekend!
A competition in Roanoke has the fur flying!
We'll explain, next on the newscast.
And, a seaworthy exhibit has docked in downtown Roanoke.
We'll set sail on that story at little later on News 7 ..
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Dozens of sailing vessels have docked at Roanoke's History Museum of Western Virginia.
Shannon Young casts off on an adventure to the "Ships and Shipmates" exhibit in this week's "Time Off."
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Sailors and ships from across a century in time come together here to tell a story.
It's a story many don't even know exists: that of the Roanoke Valley's ties to the sea.
Yes, to the sea.
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((The problem was how do you relate the navy and nautical maritime items to a landlocked valley literally 200 miles from the ocean.))
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That was the question facing the History Museum of Southwest Virginia when the idea was raised to develop an exhibit with a nautical theme.
The answer surfaced on a raft of ships, 52 to be exact, named "Roanoke".
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((I think that should peak people's interest. They say, "Well, 52, what were they? What are they?" We can show you in certain instances what they did look like and they did actually exist. And some of 'em have wonderful stories.))
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Like this 1818 paddle steamer, one of the earliest ships to bear the Roanoke name.
The histories of 19 vessels, including frigates, schooners, tankers and tugs are chronicled here through drawings, photographs and models.
Roanokers who traded in their land-legs for life in the Navy help round out the tale with donated mementos, newspaper clippings and hundreds of photographs on the Wall of Honor.
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((Vets today have wonderful stories to tell and they're getting to the point that they're not gonna be with us much longer. Their stories are going and I'm afraid alot of their treasures are going.))
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((We've been able to develop exhibits that... nation's history.))
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((We've been told, perhaps we've got too much... because there's too much to see. But these fellas that gave it to us, I feel should have it to show. Why stick it away?))
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The exhibit runs through March 1st, 2003.
For more information go to our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on the Time Off suitcase.
Roanoke's Clarion Hotel is crawling with cats this weekend.
35 breeds of cats and their owners are taking part in the Star City Cat Fanciers show.
Some contestants opted not to get on the fun, and instead caught up on their cat naps.
Others had their purr-fect appearances checked out by the judges.
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((MARK HANNON: THE JUDGES ARE COMPARING THE CATS TO THE WRITTEN STANDARD AND THEY ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE WHICH CATS COME CLOSEST TO THE IDEAL FOR THEIR PARTICULAR BREED.))
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There's more to this show, though.
Several cats and kittens are up for adoption ..
You still have a chance to get your paws on one of them - the show will continue tomorrow, from 10 to 4.
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The Roanoke Express took on Trenton the team that's on top in the Northeast Division.
Daniel Berthiaume blocked 28 shots as the Express shutout the Titans 2 to nothing.
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The Express and Titans warm up before the opening face off.
Mike Omicioli passes the puck to Ben Schust and he fires the bullet into the net for the score and the Express took the early one to nothing lead.
Berthiaume was hot in goal last night on this play he turns away this Mike Hall shot from the right side and Bert is also there to catch Hall's rebound shot and Roanoke goes on to win it 2 to nothing.
Roanoke College and Washington and Lee hooked up in their O-D-A-C rivarly yesterday evening at the Bast Center.
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The Maroons huddle around their head coach Page Moir.
The Generals score first Will Ballard goes in for the layup and W & L led the game 2 to nothing.
Roanoke comes right back Brad Dunleavy passes to Colby Leftwitch who makes this jumper and the Maroons got on the board.
W & L's Chad Braley steps out side and hits the three pointer and the Generals hung on to the lead.
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Roanoke would take the lead Ben Halterman attempts the three but misses but Heath Puckett puts it back in and Roanoke wins it 75 to 61.
Virginia Tech gets its first big win in the Big East Saturday afternoon the Hokies knocking off St. John's 65 to 59.
Ricky Stokes celebrating the big win at the Cassell.
Tech made its move late in the second half Jon Smith goes in off the break for the Jam and Tech led by 4.
Then Joe Hamilton pulls up and hits the three pointer and the Hokies took a 36 to 33 halftime lead.
Tech led by as many as 11 but the Red Storm goes to Reggie Jessie his layin made it a 6 point game.
The Hokies maintained their cool Carlos Dixon takes it in for the score and the lead was nine.
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St. John's cut the lead to 1 but the Hokies hold on for the 65 to 59 win their second victory in the Big East.
Chris Williams scored 22 and Donald Hand 20 as the 13-th ranked Virginia Cavaliers knocked off Clemson 104 to 76.
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The 13-th ranked Cavs looking for conference win number 3.
Chris Williams hit two three pointers early and the Cavaliers took a 6 point lead in the first half.
The Tigers come back working the floor and going to Chris Hobbs who lays it in cutting the lead to four.
Virginia continued to take it to the hoop Donald Hand with the steal and layup and the Cavaliers led by 19.
The Cavaliers held Clemson's Will Solomon in check this jumper was his first field goal of the game.
Virginia maintained its lead in the second half and the Cavaliers get the 104 to 76 win over Clemson.
Our local players are set for the Super Bowl. More when we return.
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9-th ranked Wake Forest was one of several top ranked teams upset today.
Kenny Satterfield hit a jumper and four free throws in over time as Cincinnati knocked off the Demon Deacons 78 to 72 in overtime. And here are the rest of the scores.
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Super Bowl 35 kicks off right here on your Hometown Station at 6 this evening.
Steve Mason has a few parting shots from some hometown heroes you know well.
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((Super Bowl 35 is just about here, so for the five Hometown Super Bowl Heroes we've talked about this week, it's time to put away the Cam corders, put on the game face and lace of the shoes for the ultimate battle in the worlds most watched arena. Here are some famous last words on playing in Super Bowl 35.
Super Bowl 35 kicks off at six PM at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida . Steve Mason News 7 sports.))
Thats it for sports...Have a great day everybody!
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25-hundred high school athletes from 200 schools took part
in one of the biggest scholastic meets in the country.
They spent the weekend in Rector Field House turing in some of the best performances in the nation.
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Alan Webb came just three-tenths of a second shy of setting a record for high school runners in the 1000 meters at the track.
Last week he became the first high schooler to run a sub-four minute indoor mile.
Meet him tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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