[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


It's sentencing day for the man who opened fire at a gay nightclub in Roanoke.
Ronald Gay faces up to four life terms, and an ADDITIONAL 60 years behind bars.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Plus, U-S and Russian officials make plans to cut the number of nuclear weapons as the G-Eight summit wraps up in Italy.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your work week started with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[11Gay-Sentencing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-24 1:09:17]
[GRAPHIC=Gay Sentencing]


The perpetrator of one of the worst hate crimes in Roanoke history learns his sentence 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, 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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[11Backstreet-Remembered]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[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.))

[G8-Summit]


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


An eventful week in Genoa, Italy has ended with the U-S and Russia moving ahead with strategic arms talks.
Gretchen Carlson has more on the final day of the G-Eight Summit.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Genoa, Italy; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gretchen Carlson/Reporting; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=Carlson, CBS News, Genoa, Italy.]

((

(TRACK) LOCATER: Genoa, Italy

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)


We re 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.

(TRACK)


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.

(TRACK)
(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.

(NAT - protesters)



(TRACK)

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 year s event. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, Genoa, Italy.
))

[AMFurniture]


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


Technology... or the lack thereof ... is turning the tables on some local furniture manufacturers.
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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.
(+++++++)

[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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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Technology stocks tumbled Friday on a profit warning from Microsoft. Meanwhile, Wall Street is gearing up for another week of second-quarter earnings reports.
Renay San Miguel has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Renay San Miguel/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=Marketwatch-dot-com, New York]

(( YOU KNOW THE ECONOMY IS WEAK WHEN COMPANIES THAT WERE ONCE SURE BETS FOR INVESTORS DURING EARNINGS..ENDED UP ROLLING SNAKE EYES...
ESS=msft

MICROSOFT IS THE MOST RECENT EXAMPLE..THE GIANT SOFTWARE COMPANY MET REVISED EARNINGS ESTIMATES BUT ISSUED A RARE PROFIT WARNING, EXPLAINING THAT P-C SALES SHOULD REMAIN WEAK FOR THE NEAR FUTURE.
ONCAM=

AND SINCE MICROSOFT IS A COMPONENT OF BOTH THE DOW AND NASDAQ,
ESS=dow

ITS NEWS HELPED SEND THE BIG BOARD DOWN FRIDAY 33 POINTS TO TEN-THOUSAND 576..
ESS=nassdaq

THE NASDAQ FARED A LITTLE BETTER..IT LOST ONLY 17 POINTS TO CLOSE AT TWENTY-TWENTY NINE..
ESS=gtw,ebay,mrk

GATEWAY DIDN'T HELP THE TECH SECTOR EITHER..THE COMPUTER MAKER POSTED A LOSS WORSE THAN WALL STREET WAS EXPECTING.. BUT AUCTION WEBSITE EBAY KEPT SELLERS AT BAY BY POSTING EARNINGS THAT WERE SIX CENTS BETTER THAN ANALYSTS ANTICIPATED.. IN THE DRUG SECTOR, MERCK MATCHED WALL STREETS EXPECTATIONS FOR ITS EARNINGS WHILE REAFFIRMING REVENUE FORECASTS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.
ONCAM=

THE WEEK AHEAD FEATURES ANOTHER ROUND OF EARNINGS FROM SOME OF THE COUNTRY'S TOP CORPORATIONS..
ESS=

INCLUDING AMAZON DOT COM, AMERICAN EXPRESS, BRISTOL MYERS-SQUIBB, COMPAQ, DUPONT, KIMBERLY CLARK, LUCENT, SBC COMMUNICATIONS, AND TEXAS INSTRUMENTS.
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ECONOMIC INDICATORS EXPECTED FOR THE WEEK INCLUDE NEW AND EXISTING HOME SALES, DURABLE GOODS ORDERS AND THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT..
ESS=

IF YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT HOW YOUR STOCKS ARE DOING, JUST CLICK ON CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM.
ONCAM=

I'M RENAY SAN MIGUEL, CBS MARKETWATCH DOT COM, NEW YORK.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[Blood-Ban]


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


The need for blood is nothing new in the U-S.
But concerns about the potential spread of Mad Cow disease has the F-D-A considering a BAN on imported blood.
Thalia Assuras explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Jones/New York Blood Center; :09]
[SUPER=04-Biopure; :38]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Edward Jacobs/Biopure; :54]
[SUPER=01-Herbert Kay/Blood Substitution Patient; 1;19 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Thalia Assuras/Reporting; 1:44]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=Assuras, CBS News, New York.]

((

( FEAR OF MAD COW DISEASE HAS THE FDA CONSIDERING WHAT THE RED

CROSS HAS ALREADY PROMISED FOR THE FALL: BANNING BLOOD IMPORTED FROM EUROPE, AS WELL AS TURNING DOWN AMERICAN DONORS WHO HAVE SPENT MORE THAN THREE MONTHS IN BRITAIN OR MORE THAN SIX MONTHS ANYWHERE IN EUROPE.)
THE LATEST RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS SENT BLOOD CENTERS -- ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTHEAST -- SCRAMBLING FOR EVERY DROP.
Dr. Robert Jones, NY Blood Centers: Patients per month who are currently being transfused, those types of cases will not have the blood for transfusion.
THE NEW YORK AREA -- THE ONLY PLACE THAT IMPORTS BLOOD FROM EUROPE -- COULD LOSE ONE-THIRD OF IT'S BLOOD SUPPLY. OFFICIALS HERE SAY THAT WITH NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE THAT HUMANS CAN CATCH MAD COW FROM TRANSFUSIONS, THE FDA MAY BE GOING OVERBOARD
Dr. Robert Jones, NY Blood Centers: Whatever risks might be there we have to balance that against the risk of people not having blood in the hospitals.
ONE POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO THE SHORTAGE: A KIND OF ARTIFICIAL BLOOD. A MASSACHUSETTS COMPANY CALLED BIOPURE PLANS TO SEEK FDA APPROVAL THIS FALL FOR "HEMOPURE," A BLOOD SUBSTITUTE ALREADY AVAILABLE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Dr. Edward Jacobs, Biopure: It's a substitute for red blood cells which carry oxygen if there are blood shortages and there is a need such as a surgical operation that must be performed this product could be used in place of that as an oxygen bridge until the blood becomes available.
WHILE ARTIFICAL BLOOD DOESN'T CLOT OR FIGHT INFECTION....IT DOES HAVE ADVANTAGES: A TWO-YEAR SHELF-LIFE VERSUS SEVEN WEEKS FOR HUMAN BLOOD AND IT CAN BE USED BY PATIENTS OF ANY BLOOD TYPE.
HERBERT KAY, I feel great, great, I'm really glad I did it
HERBERT KAY'S NEEDED SURGERY FOR AN AORTIC ANEURISM, BUT WANTED TO AVOID HUMAN BLOOD TRANSFUSION. DOCTORS OFFERED HIM AN ARTIFICIAL PRODUCT AS AN ALTERNATIVE.
HERBERT KAY, RECEIVED BLOOD SUBSTITUTE: Wherever human beings are involved, procedures are involved, there are going to be some slip-ups. And I just, the consequences of a slip-up and catching aids or hepatitis c for example or whatever other illnesses, was scary enough that I wanted to avoid that if at all possible
ON CAMERA: BUT IT COULD BE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN MONTHS BEFORE THE FIRST ARTIFICIAL BLOOD PRODUCTS GAIN FDA APPROVAL......AND WITH RESTRICITIONS ON IMPORTED BLOOD SET TO TAKE EFFECT THIS FALL....BLOOD CENTERS FACE A LOOMING CRISIS.
THALIA ASSURAS, CBS NEWS, NY.
))

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, do you cough or get a tight chest when you workout? If so, you may have exercise induced asthma.
Doctor Dave Hnida takes a look at the condition in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


((THE NAME SAYS IT ALL: EXERCISE INDUCED ASTHMA.- YOUR LUNGS WORK WELL- UNTIL YOU EXERCISE- THEN THE AIRWAYS TIGHTEN UP- YOU DEVELOP AND TEMPORARY ASTHMA LIKE CONDITION AND YOU DON'T GET ENOUGH OXYGEN.
ITS ESTIMATED THAT EXERCISE-INDUCED ASTHMA AFFECTS ABOUT ONE IN EVERY SIX EXERCISERS AND YOUR RISK IS EVEN HIGHER IF YOU HAVE SEASONAL ALLERGIES LIKE HAY FEVER.
IT'S A TYPE OF ASTHMA THAT CAN AFFECT ANY LEVEL OF ATHLETE- FROM THE PERSON WHO TAKES A DAILY STROLL- ALL THE WAY TO AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE.
NOW HERE S THE KICKER- MOST PEOPLE WITH EXERCISE INDUCED ASTHMA DONT EVEN REALIZE THEY HAVE THE CONDITION- THEY USUALLY JUST THINK THEY'RE PUT OF SHAPE.
SO HERE ARE THE SYMPTOMS:
ABOUT 5-10 MINUTES INTO YOUR WORKOUT- YOU GET A TIGHT CHEST OR A COUGH
MAYBE EVEN SOME WHEEZING.
BUT SOME ONLY GET THIS FEELING REALLY BEING TIRED- EASY FATIGUE.. YOURE A LOT MORE TIRED THAN YOU SHOULD BE AT THAT STAGE IN THE WORKOUT.
SOME PEOPLE WITH EXERCISE INDUCED ASTHMA HAVE SYMPTOMS WHEN THEY DON'T EXERCISE- THEY COUGH IN COLD AIR- THEY COUGH WHEN THEY LAUGH- OR THEY GET FREQUENT CHEST COLDS.
NOW ONCE THE CONDITION IS DIAGNOSED BY YOUR DOCTOR- WITH A GOOD EXAM AND A SPECIAL BREATHING TEST- ITS FAIRLY EASY TO TREAT- ONE OF THESE- AN ASTHMA INHALER ABOUT 15 MINUTES BEFORE A WORKOUT- IT'LL GIVE YOU LOTS OF VITAMIN O- OXYGEN.. AND A BETTER WORKOUT IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron] [Streaming-Video]
[comm #3]


[2-HEADLINES] [Kim at Desk]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The man who shot seven people at Roanoke's Back Street Cafe finds out later this morning how long he'll be in prison.
Ronald Gay pled guilty last September.
We'll also have reaction from the local gay community.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Politics, morals, and medicine-- President Bush is juggling all of those as he debates whether federal money should be used for stem cell research.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a new tool to predict weather is launched this morning--
The new satellite will monitor storms brewing on Earth.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, July 23rd .
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-11Gay-Sentencing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-24 1:09:17]
[GRAPHIC=Gay Sentencing]


Ronald Gay is expected to be formally sentenced today.
He faces up to four life terms, plus 60 years in prison.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 25]

In May, 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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[2-11Backstreet-Remembered]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[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.))

[Stem-Cell]


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


Pope John Paul says the United States should reject the use of human embryos for stem cell research. After today's meeting with President Bush in Italy, the pope read a statement decrying the ``evils'' of creating human embryos for medical research.
[SS=BUSH]

Meanwhile, President Bush is wrestling with a decision over whether the government should help pay for stem cell research.
Sharyl Attkisson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-London, England/Thursday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Doerflinger/U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; :30]
[SUPER=01-Frances Kissling/Catholics for a Free Choice; :56]
[SUPER=01-Linda DiVall/G. O. P. Pollster; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Mark Mellman/Democratic Pollster; 1:41 ]
[SUPER=01-Sharyl Attkisson/Reporting; 1:48]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=Attkisson, CBS News, The White House.]

((

NARR: President Bush insists his long-awaited decision on whether to allow federal funds to be used for research on stem cells from embryos will be a moral...NOT a political one.

(SOT: BUSH Thursday- London)

I WANT TO TAKE MY TIME, BECAUSE I WANT TO HEAR ALL SIDES.
NARR: He is getting advice from across the political spectrum...from scientists who support the research because it could unlock cures for many diseases--to the conservative leadership of the Catholic Church which opposes it because it requires the destruction of embryos.

(SOT-RICHARD DOERFLINGER/ U.S. CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS)

"WE DON'T THINK THAT HUMAN LIFE AT ANY STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT, EVEN AT THE EMBRYO STAGE, SHOULD BE DESTROYED TO BE HARVESTED FOR CELLS FOR RESEARCH."
NATSOUND CHURCH SERVICE
NARR: But Catholic leaders don't necessarily reflect the opinion of Catholic voters. Research shows they pretty much mirror the rest of the population...about sixty percent support abortion rights. That helped President Clinton WIN the Catholic vote in both his campaigns.

(SOT-FRANCES KISSLING, CATHOLICS FOR A FREE CHOICE)THINK UNFORTUNATELY

PRESIDENT BUSH HAS SLIPPED INTO THE WRONG PEW IN TERMS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH...CATHOLICS ARE IN FAVOR OF MEDICAL MEASURES AND MEDICAL RESEARCH THAT WILL HELP SAVE THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.
NARR: So why is President Bush working so hard to court Catholic LEADERS? Analysts say he's trying to build on the inroads he made in the Catholic vote in the last election.

(SOT; LINDA DIVALL/ GOP POLLSTER)

I THINK THAT A REPUBLICAN NEEDS TO LOOK AT, CAN I SPLIT THE CATHOLIC VOTE? AND IN THE CASE OF GEORGE W. BUSH, CAN I CONTINUE TO IMPROVE MY PERFORMANCE FROM WHAT I DID IN 2000?
NARR: Appealing to the Catholic leadership also shores up support among non-Catholic conservatives. But now, adding yet another twist to the President's dilemma, even conservative Senators from his own party are urging him to support stem cell research.

(SOT: MARK MELLMAN/ DEMOCRATIC POLLSTER)

SO NOW THE PRESIDENT IS FORCED TO SAY TO HIMSELF ' I'VE GOT TO REVISIT THIS ISSUE. I'VE GOT TO DECIDE WHETHER TO FLIP-FLOP ON THIS ISSUE.'

(ATTKISSON STANDUP)

FOR NOW, THERE ARE COUNTLESS RESEARCH PROJECTS WAITING FOR FEDERAL FUNDING THAT ARE ON HOLD UNTIL THE PRESIDENT MAKES HIS DECISION ON STEM CELL RESEARCH. THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS TO EXPECT AN ANNOUNCEMENT NEXT MONTH. SHARYL ATTKISSON, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.

))[Indonesia-Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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An impeachment hearing is under way in Indonesia--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jakarta, Indonesia;]


Indonesia's two largest parties have joined forces, voting to oust President (ahb-doo-RAHK-man) Abdurrahman (wah-HEED) Wahid.
This comes after (wah-HEED) Wahid told the army to dissolve the national assembly.
But military leaders rejected those orders, and instead sent in troops and tanks to protect the lawmakers.
(wah-HEED) Wahid is still holed up in the presidential palace, refusing to leave despite allegations of corruption and incompetence.
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[2-AMFurniture]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-26 tc: 53:03]
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Technology... or the lack thereof ... is turning the tables on some local furniture manufacturers.
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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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[NASA-Launch]


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


A successful launch this morning of the nation's newest weather satellite--
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[SOT 3:23:04 ]
[IN Q=And we have liftoff]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=weather on Earth]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL;]


NASA launched the GOES satellite on a 380- million- dollar mission.
It's technically a spare, in case other weather satellites break down.
This new satellite will monitor the storms brewing on Earth, and record storm energy coming from the sun.
The launch is just in time for the peak of hurricane season.
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[11Vanity-Plates]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-46 9:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Vanity license plates are popular with Virginia drivers.
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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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[11Monticello]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-34 21:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The foundation that owns and operates Monticello is turning to the public for help.
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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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[11John-Powers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-21 1:50:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Salem Avalanche is pitching in to help a Roanoke cab driver who was wounded in a holdup earlier this year. For every ticket sold to tomorrow's 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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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]




[2-Shot=Kmc/SPA]



(ad-lib weather toss)



[ANCHOR=Steve]
(Steve ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There was]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Desk=Kimberly and Steve]

(ad lib bye)