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[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Keep your umbrellas handy today - there's a chance for scattered showers. Steve Pardon has details coming up after the news.






[7-11Gay-Sentencing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-24 1:09:17]
[GRAPHIC=Ronald Gay]

The person responsible for one of the worst hate crimes in Roanoke history will be sentenced today.
Ronald Gay faces up to four life terms, plus 60 years in prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 25]

In May, Ronald Gay pleaded guilty to shooting 7 people inside the Backstreet Cafe on September 22-nd. This 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.
Kate Weidaw spoke with members of the gay community - to find out the impact the shooting continues to have.
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[7-11Backstreet-Remembered]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-36 31:00]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 23;:00]
[SUPER=01-Catherine Houchins/Metropolitan Community Church Pastor;:12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 28;:37]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Radliffe/roanoke7.com Founder;:55]
[SUPER=01-Misty Overstreet/Danny Lee Overstreet's Niece;1:24]
[SUPER=@Kate2;2:15]
[RUNS=2:19]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]

(( [vids shot of file, then today shots, then quick shot of Ronald Gay] 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.

[SOT 18:18:27]
[INQ=]

((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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


Catherine Houchin is the pastor of Metropolitan Community Church, a predominately gay church in Roanoke. Houchins says the shooting changed the Star City forever.

[SOT 18:20:24]
[INQ=]

((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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


[file vids of candle vigil] 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.

[SOT 18:36:15]
[INQ=]

((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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


[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.

[SOT 18:38:05]
[INQ=]

((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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


And there are some that are skeptical of how the shooting has changed the community.

[SOT 18:42:17]
[INQ=]

((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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


[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.

[SOT 18:46:30]
[INQ=]

((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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


[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.

[SOT 18:46:57]
[INQ=]

((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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


Overstreet will be in the courtroom Monday morning to hear Gay's fate. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))

[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Expect partly sunny skies today with highs in the mid to upper 80's. Steve Pardon will have your complete forecast in just a couple of minutes.




[45-11Vanity-Plates]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-46 9:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Virginia drivers are feeling bit "vain" when it comes to their license plates.
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[VO-NAT 20 plus pad]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

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.
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[45-11Monticello]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-34 21:05]
[GRAPHIC=Monticello]

Monticello needs your help. The foundation that owns and operates the historic monument wants to remember another part of the landmark's history.


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[VO-NAT 24.5 plus pad 01-05 1:49:50]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/April 10;]

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.
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[45-11John-Powers]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-21 1:50:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Salem Avalanche is stepping up to bat for a Roanoke cab driver wounded in a holdup earlier this year. For every ticket sold to tomorrow's Salem Avalanche game, a dollar will go to help John Powers.
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[VO-NAT 01-11 35:14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 1]

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 [vids 01-18 22:21] 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.
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[45-AMFurniture]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-26 tc: 53:03]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The tables are turning for some local furniture manufacturers due to technology - or the lack thereof.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


That's according to Virginia Tech Wood Science Professor Fred Lamb.
He says many companies haven't taken the time to invest in technology, so they lack efficiency.
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Last Month]


Lane Furniture, for example, is closing up shop in Altavista and Rocky Mount come December.
Lamb says they could have taken a closer look at their production lines.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Restructuring of this industry]

((FRED LAMB/WOOD SCIENCE PROFESSOR: RESTRUCTURING OF THIS INDUSTRY WILL COME, NOT JUST IN INVESTMENT TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY IS NOT A MAGIC WAND, IT WILL COME WITH RESTRUCTURING.))
[SUPER=01-Fred Lamb/Wood Science Professor]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=come with restructuring.]
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[VO-NAT]


Layoffs at Southwest Virginia Furniture Manufacturers have prompted News 7's Jennifer Miele to take an in-depth look at the business.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FS 4606]
She'll begin her five day series called "Turning the Tables" tonight on News 7 at six.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - A chance of showers lingers today. Steve Pardon has details coming up in a few minutes.




[8-11Gay-Sentencing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-24 1:09:17]
[GRAPHIC=Ronald Gay]

Ronald Gay - the person who opened fire inside of a gay bar in Roanoke ten months ago- will be sentenced today. He faces up to four life terms plus 60 years in prison.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 25;]

In May, Ronald Gay pleaded guilty to shooting 7 people inside the Backstreet Cafe on September 22-nd. This 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.
Kate Weidaw spoke with members of the gay community - to find out the impact the shooting continues to have.
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[8-11Backstreet-Remembered]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-36 31:00]
[graphic=wipe, wipe, wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 23;:00]
[SUPER=01-Catherine Houchins/Metropolitan Community Church Pastor;:12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 28;:37]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Radliffe/roanoke7.com Founder;:55]
[SUPER=01-Misty Overstreet/Danny Lee Overstreet's Niece;1:24]
[SUPER=@Kate2;2:15]
[RUNS=2:19]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke.]

(( [vids shot of file, then today shots, then quick shot of Ronald Gay] 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.

[SOT 18:18:27]
[INQ=]

((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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]


Catherine Houchin is the pastor of Metropolitan Community Church, a predominately gay church in Roanoke. Houchins says the shooting changed the Star City forever.

[SOT 18:20:24]
[INQ=]

((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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


[file vids of candle vigil] 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.

[SOT 18:36:15]
[INQ=]

((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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


[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.

[SOT 18:38:05]
[INQ=]

((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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


And there are some that are skeptical of how the shooting has changed the community.

[SOT 18:42:17]
[INQ=]

((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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


[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.

[SOT 18:46:30]
[INQ=]

((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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


[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.

[SOT 18:46:57]
[INQ=]

((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.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


Overstreet will be in the courtroom Monday morning to hear Gay's fate. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))