Coming up on News 7-
Police in Danville continue to search for a suspect in an overnight shooting.
Presidents Bush and Putin make a surprise announcement.
A local ball team pitches in to help a shooting victim.
And, age is no object for this 80- year old carhop in Texas.
News 7 is next.
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Good evening. I'm Teresa Hamilton.
The perpetrator of one of the worst hate crimes in Roanoke history learns his sentence tomorrow.
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Ronald Gay pleaded guilty to shooting 7 people inside the Backstreet Cafe on September 22-nd.
Tomorrow morning - the 55 year old will be sentenced in Roanoke Circuit Court... for the shooting spree that killed Danny Lee Overstreet and injured six others.
Today - Kate Weidaw spoke with members of the gay community - to find out the impact the shooting continues to have.
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The flowers and candles that once covered the sidewalk outside the Backstreet Cafe are gone .... but the memories of the night Ronald Gay shot seven people are not.
((CATHERINE HOUCHINS/GAY PASTOR: IT'S STILL SOMETHING THAT'S TALKED ABOUT NOT IN A NEGATIVE WAY BUT MORE IN HOW DID YOU GET THROUGH IT.))
Catherine Houchin is the pastor of Metropolitan Community Church, a predominately gay church in Roanoke. Houchins says the shooting changed the Star City forever.
((CATHERINE HOUCHINS: IT MADE ROANOKE LOOK AT SOME BROADER ISSUES AND SOME INCLUSIVE ISSUES AS A PART OF THEIR COMMUNITY THAT MANY WEREN'T AWARE WERE A PART OF THEIR COMMUNITY.))
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Many in the gay community say the candlelight vigils that honored victims of the shooting led not only Roanoke - but the country - to be more aware that hate crimes can happen any where.
Eddie Radliffe made sure others knew the hardships that resulted from the shooting ... He created Roanoke- 7 dot com.
((EDDIE RADLIFFE: IT WAS INITIALLY STARTED TO PRIMARILY DOCUMENT THE EVENTS OF WHAT HAPPENED WE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT WITH THE INTERNET BECAUSE YOU HAVE WORLD WIDE EXPOSURE.))
[file shots of kathy caldwell getting her hand checked]
The web site resulted in thousands of dollars in donations to help victims of the shooting pay their medical bills.
((EDDIE RADLIFFE: THE FACT IS WE NEVER RECEIVED ONE PHONE CALL OFFERING TO ASSIST THE VICTIMS FROM ANY HATE CRIME ORGANIZATION OR HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION IN THE COUNTRY AND I FIND THAT APPALLING.))
And there are some that are skeptical of how the shooting has changed the community.
((MISTY OVERSTREET: I DON'T BELIEVE IN A YEAR'S TIME AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY CAN CHANGE THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARDS GAYS AND MINORITIES THAT'S A LONG STEP FORWARD.))
[file shot of danny, also file shots of pictures of him at the vigils]
Misty Overstreet lost her Uncle Danny in the shooting. She says her family doesn't hate Ronald Gay.
((MISTY OVERSTREET: I BELIEVE HE IS A HUMAN BEING WHO COMMITTED THIS CRIME BECAUSE HE THOUGHT HE COULD GET AWAY WITH IT AND HE THOUGHT A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL THE SAME WAY HE DID AND IT WOULD GO UNPUNISHED.))
[gay in courtroom]
Overstreet says she believes the expected sentence of four life terms plus 60 years behind bars will send a message to other criminals.
[today shots outside backstreet]
While life has moved forward since the night of September 22-nd, the memories have left permanent scars.
((MISTY OVERSTREET: IT'S HARD TO BRING CLOSURE TO LIFE BECAUSE 460 YEARS CAN'T BRING MY UNCLE BACK BUT IT CAN KEEP OTHERS SAFE AND THAT'S ENOUGH CLOSURE FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
Overstreet will be in the courtroom Monday morning to hear Gay's fate. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))
Drivers on Interstate 81 are running into problems in Rockbridge County tonight.
A tractor trailer hauling frozen chickens overturned shortly after 8.
No one was hurt... but one Northbound lane of 81 IS closed North of Lexington.
State police say it will take some time to clean up the accident scene.
Teresa tosses to Jacey in Weather Center
[Toss back to anchor]
While we haven't even seen a trace of a shower in the last three days, that was not the case in our neighor state to the west.
Flash flooding today from heavy thunderstorms left some north central Kentuckians trapped inside
their vehicles and inside their homes.
Dozens of homes in Kentucky were damaged from today's floods, where some areas received more than seven inches of rain.
Our radar shows that as our night wears on, most of the storm systems are fizzling out.
Just a few scattered showers moving through Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois
Russia and the U-S are pledging cooperation.
President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to new arms talks.
Gretchen Carlson has more on the final day of the G-eight summit.
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On the final day of the G-8 summit in Genoa, President Bush met one on
one with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin and Bush surprisingly
agreed to move forward with strategic arms talks. In the coming weeks,
they will discuss reducing the number of nuclear weapons and President
Bush's plan to build a national missile defense system.
(SOT) President Bush (at beginning of speech)
Were going to have an open honest dialogue about defensive systems as
well as well as production of offensive systems the two go hand in
hand to set up a strategic framework for peace.
The group of leaders also agreed on supporting a global Aids fund, and
drawing poorer countries of the world into the global economy -- but the
summit ended with strong differences of opinion about global warming.
Saying it would hurt the U.S. economy, President Bush refused to sign a
treaty supported by his European allies.
A more violent form of discord was evident in the streets of Genoa
throughout the summit. After 2 days of heavy clashes -- the streets
finally returned to normal on the closing day.
(STAND-UP) Gretchen Carlson Reporting - Genoa, Italy
In an effort to avoid a 3rd day of violence Italian police raided this
school overnight where demonstrators were staying seizing everything
from baseball bats, to bricks, to even knives.
(NAT - chanting at raid) The pre-dawn raid caught demonstrators by
surprise with dozens of people injured and nearly 100 arrested.
While police say the majority of the 100,000 protesters who came to
Genoa for the G-8 were peaceful they will charge as many as 70 of the
more militant demonstrators with attempted murder.
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With one protester killed and several hundred people injured, the G-8
summit will never be the same.
Already, the Canadian Prime Minister has announced the next G-8 will be
held in a remote location in the Rockies to prevent the violent street
battles that scarred this years event. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News,
A shot is fired during a hold up in Danville - police say no one was hit.
The robbery happened around two o'clock this morning at the Fast Mart on West Main Street.
The clerk says two men came in... one produced a gun, held it to the clerk's head, and demanded money.
Police say the suspects took money out of the register and ran AFTER firing a shot.
No one was injured.
An argument in Danville leaves one man in the hospital but police say it's unclear what led to the dispute.
Police say it happened around 11-15 at the corner of North Main and New Street.
Several police arrived to find a large crowd and 18-year-old Lamarcus Germaine Childress who had been shot in the left side above his belt.
Childress remains in the hospital tonight. Authorities said his wound did NOT appear to be life - threatening. The hospital is NOT releasing his condition.
A Roanoke cab driver wounded in a holdup earlier this year is getting some help on the diamond...
For every ticket sold to Tuesday's Salem Avalanche game, a dollar will go to help John Powers.
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Powers is the Yellow Cab driver who was shot in the back on April first in Roanoke.
Two men have been arrested and charged with the shooting which
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left Powers paralyzed from the waist down.
With his medical bills piling up, the Salem Avalanche decided to help.
You can purchase tickets at the Yellow Cab center on Shenandoah Avenue in Roanoke for Tuesday's game.
Gary Condit's constituents are speaking out...
Would they RE-ELECT him?
We'll tell you results of a poll, still to come.
And... the world has lost one former Beatle.
Now - another says he's losing his battle with cancer.
The latest just ahead...
Good news and bad news for Gary Condit.
A new poll shows voters in his district are satisfied with the Congressman's job performance.
But would they re-elect the California Congressman?
Jennifer Jones has the answer.
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((MORE THAN 80 DAYS HAVE PASSED NOW SINCE FEDERAL INTERN CHANDRA LEVY WAS
LAST ACCOUNTED FOR. INVESTIGATORS MAY BE TURNING MORE TOWARD
CONGRESSMAN GARY CONDIT FOR HELP. ACCORDING TO A FORMER U-S- ATTORNEY,
HE EXPECTS CONDIT TO FACE SERIOUS OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGES AT THE
(Joseph Digenova) (de-gen-oh-va)
(failure to cooperate with investigators which clearly hindered it)
DIGENOVA CALLS CONDIT'S ATTEMPT TO HIDE A GIFT BOX FROM ANOTHER WOMAN
Its consistent with his bizarre behavior from day one covering up from
his own lawyer
(THE FINDINGS OF A NEW POLL SUGGEST THAT MANY OF CONDIT'S CONSTITUENTS
AGREE. THE POLL SHOWS THAT EVEN THOUGH A SOLID MAJORITY SAY HE'S DOING
A GOOD JOB, THEY WOULDN'T VOTE FOR THE REPRESENTATIVE AGAIN. MANY )(39
PERCENT) SAID THEY WERE BOTHERED BY THE AFFAIR, BUT (ALMOST 50 PERCENT)
MANY MORE SAID THEY WERE TROUBLED BY CONDIT'S DELAY IN COMING FORTH.
ON SATURDAY, VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY'S OFFICE CONFIRMED THAT CONDIT AND
CHENEY HAD A 25 MINUTE MEET ING AT THE SAME TIME LEVY'S LAST ACTIONS ARE
DOCUMENTED. THAT WAS ON MAY FIRST AT ONE IN THE AFTERNOON WHEN THE
INTERN LOGGED OFF HER COMPUTER. CONDIT'S SCHEDULE MAY FIRST IS WELL
DOCUMENTED ALL DAY LONG AND POLICE SAY HE IS NOT A SUSPECT. THE SEARCH
FOR ANY CLUES TO LEVY'S WHERE ABOUTS RESUMES THIS WEEK.JJ FOR CBS NEWS.))
A former Beatle is quoted as saying he expects cancer will soon claim his life.
According to a British newspaper, George Harrison made the confession to a close friend who used to produce the group's records.
The paper quotes the friend as saying the ex-Beatle "knows that he is going to die soon'' and adds that Harrison accepts that.
Harrison is 58 and was treated last month in Switzerland for a cancerous brain tumor.
It's his THIRD battle with the disease.
Vanity license plates are tops among Virginia drivers.
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A nationwide survey finds that Virginia has issued a higher percentage of vanity license plates than any state, except Connecticut.
Some 860-thousand vehicles in Virginia have the personalized tags.
Researchers speculate that the low cost of the Virginia vanity plates is one reason for their popularity.
Virginia's ten-dollar fee is among the lowest in the country.
Monticello may soon have a memorial honoring slaves of Thomas Jefferson's plantation home.
And... you've heard of the Winter Olympics... the Summer Olympics and Special Olympics...
But what about the Bubba-Limpics?
We'll give you the low-down on the seed-spitting - hot-dog-eating, games that have some men in close competition.
Stay with us.
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The foundation that owns and operates Monticello is turning to the public for help.
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Members of the foundation are looking for design proposals for a memorial they want to build at the site of a slave burial ground.
The graveyard at Thomas Jefferson's plantation was discovered earlier this year during an archaeological dig.
The foundation wants the memorial to be consistent with the simplicity and tranquility of the site.
Designs should be submitted by September 15th.
The successful entrant will receive one-thousand dollars.
For most people retirement is a much deserved time of relaxation following years of work.
But for one Amherst County retiree - the wheels are now turning on a new career.
Steve Smallshaw has the story in this week's "Virginia Profile".
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(( Ted Hughes knew when he retired from his engineering job at VDOT six years ago, sitting around the house was not an option.
Then he and his wife were at an auction in Buena Vista, when they spotted their first horse- drawn carriage.
((THEY DIDN'T MAKE MANY SLEIGHS AFTER 1900...))
What started as a hobby is now his second career: restoring old sleighs, buggies and carriages.
Learning as he goes, Hughes has brought back to life vehicles most people have only seen in a history book.. and a business has blossomed with word of mouth his only advertisement.
((TED HUGHES/CHALKLEVEL BUGGY WORKS: I'VE DONE SOME WORK FOR A MUSEUM UP IN BECKLEY, WEST VIRGINIA. WORD JUST GETS AROUND, I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT IT GETS AROUND.. PEOPLE CALL ME FROM ALL OVER.))
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Now his days are spent in his cluttered shop in the Temperance area of Amherst County.
In here, parts of one sleigh await painting.. the frame of a wagon is need of its body.
Hughes works on at least three different projects at the same time.. and has enough work right now to keep him busy for the next couple of years.
((TED HUGHES/CHALKLEVEL BUGGY WORKS: LOT OF PEOPLE USE 'EM.. THEY HAVE 'EM, BUY 'EM AND REUSE 'EM. SOME PEOPLE JUST WANT THEM RESTORED BECAUSE THEY'RE FAMILY HEIRLOOMS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. BUT YOU'D BE SURPRISED.. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT DRIVE THEM.))
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((HUGHES: MOST OF 'EM WANT IT, THEY WAIT 'TIL THEY WANT IT BEFORE THEY BRING IT AND THEY WANT IT RIGHT AWAY, BUT I DON'T RUSH IT. YOU CAN'T RUSH THIS WORK, YOU GOT TO TAKE YOUR TIME WITH IT.))
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While he does send some pieces off for special reconstruction, Hughes does most of the work himself in his own shop.
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Wheels are reconstructed spoke by spoke.. the dash of an old sleigh painstakingly recreated to match its former size and shape.
It's time- consuming work but satisfaction, Hughes says, can be found in a job well done.
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((TED HUGHES: IT DOES YOU GOOD TO SEE ONE COME IN IN A PILE AND YOU FINISH IT AND PEOPLE ARE SATISFIED AND YOU KNOW THAT YOU'VE DONE SOMETHING THAT CAN'T BE REPLACED AND IT JUST GIVES YOU A GOOD FEELING.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))
It's not every day that the Mayor joins in honoring a carhop on her birthday.
But it's not every day that you find an eighty year old carhop, either.
This is Doris Morrow, who's celebrating her birthday at the Sonic in Arlington, Texas.
And, she's not letting age slow her down.
City Council joined in the celebration by giving Doris a framed copy of a Goodhousekeeping article about her... and the Mayor declared the day Doris Day.
Everybody got free cake, of course, delivered by the birthday girl herself.
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The Salem Avalanche won game 2 of a 4 game set with Frederick beating the Keys at Salem Stadium 5 to 3.
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A beautiful evening for the Carolina League showdown.
In the bottom of the fourth, Salem's Jeff Winchester hits this shot off the left field wall scoring a runner from second and the Avalanche led 4 to nothing.
The Avalanche defense was tight as ever. On this play Mamon Tucker hits this shot but second baseman Javier Colina makes the nice diving catch and throws Tucker out and Salem wins the game 5 to 3.
Greg Maddux improved to 13 and 5 as Atlanta beat Montreal 8 to 2.
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Bobby Cox checking the action from the dugout.
In the top of the first, Montreal's Vladimur Guerro smokes this Maddux pitch sending it over the wall for a solo homer and the Expos led 1 to nothing.
Then in the bottom of the first Brian Jordan connects for this three run homer over the left field wall and the Braves get the 8 to 2 win.
Jim Thome drove in four runs this afternoon as Cleveland downed Detroit 6 to 3.
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Jim Thome would break a one to one tie when he takes this pitch deep over the right field wall for a three run homer and the Indians jumped out to the 4 to 1 lead.
Detroit answered in the top of the fourth Jose Macius hits the ground out to second but Randall Simon crosses the plate to score to make it 4 to 2 Cleveland.
But Thome had the hot bat in the bottom of the fifth he hits this grounder up the middle it scores a run to make it 6 to 2 and Cleveland wins it 6 to 3.
The Yankees beat Toronto, Anaheim downed Baltimore, the Phillies beat the Mets and Pittsburgh blanked St. Louis.
For those and all of today's scores lets go to the boards.
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David Duval won his first major on the P-G-A tour yesterday cruising to victory in the British Open.
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Duval started the day tied for the lead at six under.
He took the lead after birdies on 2 straight par five holes and never looked back. Duval fired a final round 4 under par 67 for a total of 10 under par and a three shot victory over Sweden's Niclas Fast, who finished at 7 under.
The 29 year old Duval wins his first major after 27 grand slam events.
Defending champion Tiger Woods matched par at 71 to finish at 1 under par.
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Dale Jarrett passed his teammate Ricky Rudd with 5 laps to go and he wins the New England 300 and he ties Jeff Gordon in the points standings.
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5 laps into the race, Elliott Sadler and Joe Nemechek get together and crash in turn 3 bringing out the first caution of the day.
Jeff Gordon, who started on the pole, would dominate the early laps and he was the leader after 34.
But Dale Jarrett was making a move on lap 120 he was running a strong second closing in on Gordon for first place. Jarrett was the leader after 141 laps of the race.
Ricky Rudd was in the thick of the race he was in second place chasing his teammate Jarrett with 191 laps to go.
Kyle Petty was having a good run too. He was in the 20-th spot with 99 laps left in the race.
On a re-start after a caution with 5 laps to go, Jarrett blew by Rudd for the lead and he takes the checkered flag winning the New England 300.
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Jeff Burton finished 11th, Rick Mast 14th, Ward Burton 20th and Stacy Compton 31st.
And here's a look at how all 43 cars finished in the race.
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[SUPER=0129-New England 300/6. Steve Park//7. Bobby Labonte//8. Kevin Harvick//9. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//10. Mike Wallace
[SUPER=0129-New England 300/11. Jeff Burton//12. Casey Atwood//13. Brett Bodine//14. Rick Mast//15. Todd Bodine//;]
[SUPER=0129-New England 300/16. Matt Kenseth//17. Sterling Marlin//18. Mark Martin//19. Robert Pressley//20. Ward Burto
[SUPER=0129-New England 300/21. Bill Elliott//22. Ken Schrader//23. John Andretti//24. Buckshot Jones//25. Robby Gordon
[SUPER=0129-New England 300/26. Kyle Petty//27. Jason Leffler//28. Michael Waltrip//29. Bobby Hamilton//30. Kevin Lepag
[SUPER=0129-New England 300/31. Stacy Compton//32. Terry Labonte//33. Jerry Nadeau//34. Ron Hornaday, Jr.//35. Hut Stri
[SUPER=0129-New England 300/36. Johnny Benson//37. Dave Blaney//38. Ricky Craven//39. Jeremy Mayfield//40. Elliott Sadl
[SUPER=0129-New England 300/41. Joe Nemechek//42. Kurt Busch//43. Rusty Wallace//;]
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THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.
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The athletic performances are obviously a part of the Commonwealth Games, but the participants are not the only ones who have their abilities tested on the fields.
44 soccer teams are in the valley this weekend ranging in age from 12 and under to adult.
A crew of three referees is needed for each game. Some of these men and women will work eight to 10 games over the two day period.
So they have to be in shape.
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The referees move up and down the field with the play and there's always a chance for an injury.
Debbie Lieber (LEE-ber) turned her ankle on an uneven part of the field.
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DALE JARRETT WINS THE NEW ENGLAND 300. MORE LATER ON MORNIN'.
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The Commonwealth Games track and field competition continued today at Salem High School.
This day was dedicated to older athletes. Participants were 15 to 81 years old.
All the traditional track disciplines were represented...hurdles, long jump, and discus, for example.
300 athletes competed at this venue throughout the day.
Do you weigh at least 250 pounds?
If so-- you could qualify for the Olympics.
The Bubba-Limpics, that is.
Greensboro played host to the first ever Bubba-Limpics at Emerald Point Water Park.
The reason for the 250 pound weight requirement?
Competition in the hot dog eating and watermelon seed spitting contests demands it.
The Bubba-Limpics winner doesn't get a gold medal, but he does take home a used pick- up truck and a three day trip to Myrtle Beach.
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