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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Expect muggy conditions with chance of showers today. Highs will be in the upper 80's. Steve Pardon has details coming up in just a couple of minutes.

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Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit a child yesterday in Roanoke.
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Police say a ten- year- old boy was hit on Day Avenue around five- thirty yesterday. But the driver did not stop. Police are searching for a small brown or gold colored car. The child was taken to a Roanoke hospital but a police spokesperson did NOT know the boy's name or condition.
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[7-11Ronald-Gay]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[TAPE#=01-38 TC37:09]
[GRAPHIC=Gay Sentencing]

The gunman who opened fire inside a Roanoke gay bar was sentenced to four consecutive life terms in prison yesterday.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At the sentencing hearing yesterday for Ronald Gay who admitted he planned to kill homosexuals, one of the surviving victims locked her eyes on the gunman as she took the witness stand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:55:45 -Eller's tape outside]
[IN Q=He give me]

((KATHY CALDWELL/SHOOTING VICTIM; HE GIVE ME THE BLANK LOOK I EXPECTED, BUT AT LEAST I GOT TO PUT MY EYES ON HIM, AND HE KNEW WHAT I WAS THINKING: "MAY HE ROT IN HELL."))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Caldwell/Shooting Victim; :04]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=rot in hell.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kathy Caldwell had said the ordeal has actually made her a stronger, better person.
When it came time for Gay to have his say, he offered the judge very little before the multiple life sentence was pronounced.
(///// SOT /////)
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[IN Q=Sir, I have]

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[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=actions I took.]
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By making the four life terms consecutive, the judge was sending a message to the parole board that Gay should never be released.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am/noon]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-26 56:27]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Did a slowing economy change the furniture world?

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Jeff Rorer says yes.
He's known in Lynchburg and Roanoke as the Sofa Guy.
Rorer says EVERY furniture retailer has been hit hard by sluggish consumer spending.
But, he says, it's better to be in the sofa business than the bedroom suite business.
That's because on average Americans buy sofas every five years, but buy a bedroom suite once in a life time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Thanks to good friends]

((JEFF RORER/MOSTLY SOFAS: THANKS TO GOOD FRIENDS AND SUPPORT WE'RE ABLE TO SURVIVE AND WE'RE GETTING READY TO OPEN WHAT WE THINK WILL BE THE LARGEST SOFA STORE ON THE EAST COAST IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Rorer/Mostly Sofas]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=downtown Roanoke.]
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[VO-NAT]


We'll take a closer look at the retail furniture business when
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[Take PInnacle FS 4606]
Jennifer Miele presents part two of her series "Turning the Tables" tonight on News 7 at 6.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Partly sunny conditions may give way to scattered showers later today. Steve Pardon has your complete forecast coming up after the news.




[45-11South-Boston]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

A man suspected of murder in Southside turned himself in to police.
Lawrence Maurice Watson was wanted for first degree murder in the death of Kimberly Ann Martin.
South Boston police are still not saying how she died.
They're waiting for an autopsy report that could take several weeks.

[45-11Eggleston]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A Moneta woman is being charged with involuntary manslaughter after a domestic dispute last week.
Police say 30-year old Sandra Eggleston hit 56-year old Jimmie English in the chest during an argument, knocking her to the ground.
An autopsy showed that blow caused English's heart to stop beating.

[45-11Meth-Lab]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC1:51:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Federal Drug Agents will help Halifax County authorities identify and dispose of chemicals found in a suspected meth lab.
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[VO-NAT]


South Boston Police arrested Thomas Cole Junior Sunday after officers observed two suspicious vehicles on Dan River Church Road.
In the car, police found weapons and ingredients used to make meth- amphetamines.
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Sheriff's Deputies then raided Cole's home on Mountain Road and found what they believe is a meth lab.
Authorities have been investigating Cole for more than five years and more charges are expected.
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[45-11Morris]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-25]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]

A new candidate is throwing his hat in the ring - hoping to represent a newly- formed legislative district in Richmond.
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[SUPER=403-Giles Co.;]

Morgan Morris says he'll seek the Republican nomination for the 6th District House of Delegates. A Pulaski County resident and project manager for a communications firm, he says he hopes his business ties can attract economic development. Morris faces Wytheville businessman Billy Ashworth for the G-O-P nomination.
[SUPER=404-1999]

On the Democratic side, 7th District Delegate Benny Keister is moving to run into the 6th District to stay with his constituent base.
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[45-11Bluffwalk]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Lynchburg's riverfront is headed for change.
A nine- million dollar hotel and conference center project is moving forward.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Architect Hal Craddock wants to convert these two old warehouses into a luxury hotel and office space, with restaurants and a microbrewery.
Craddock hopes the complex will help spur other development downtown.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:51:30]
[IN Q=I'm getting a]

((HAL CRADDOCK/ARCHITECT: I'M GETTING A LOT MORE INQUIRIES FROM DEVELOPERS WHO REALLY WANT TO DO THINGS IN LYNCHBURG. I HEAR OF NEW VENTURES WEEKLY, SO YEAH, I THINK THE CURVE IS BEGINNING TO TURN UPWARD AND WE'RE REALLY GOING TO SEE A MUCH FASTER PACE TO THINGS HAPPENING DOWNTOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Hal Craddock/Architect]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=happening downtown.]
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Craddock already has an 800- thousand dollar federal grant and expects to close on a 3-million dollar HUD loan any day.
Construction should get under way this fall.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Partly sunny conditions may give way to scattered showers later today. Steve Pardon has your complete forecast coming up after the news.




[8-11Meth-Lab]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-21 TC1:51:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

In order to identify and dispose of chemicals found in a suspected meth lab - Halifax County officials have asked for help from Federal Drug Agents.
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[VO-NAT]


South Boston Police arrested Thomas Cole Junior Sunday after officers observed two suspicious vehicles on Dan River Church Road.
In the car, police found weapons and ingredients used to make meth- amphetamines.
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Sheriff's Deputies then raided Cole's home on Mountain Road and found what they believe is a meth lab.
Authorities have been investigating Cole for more than five years and more charges are expected.
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[8-11Ronald-Gay]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC37:09]
[GRAPHIC=Gay Sentencing]

The man responsible for killing one man and injuring six others when he opened fire inside of a Roanoke bar was sentenced to four consecutive life terms in prison.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At the sentencing hearing yesterday for Ronald Gay who admitted he planned to kill homosexuals, one of the surviving victims locked her eyes on the gunman as she took the witness stand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:55:45 -Eller's tape outside]
[IN Q=He give me]

((KATHY CALDWELL/SHOOTING VICTIM; HE GIVE ME THE BLANK LOOK I EXPECTED, BUT AT LEAST I GOT TO PUT MY EYES ON HIM, AND HE KNEW WHAT I WAS THINKING: "MAY HE ROT IN HELL."))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Caldwell/Shooting Victim; :04]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=rot in hell.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Kathy Caldwell had said the ordeal has actually made her a stronger, better person.
When it came time for Gay to have his say, he offered the judge very little before the multiple life sentence was pronounced.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT from pre-pro]
[IN Q=Sir, I have]

[***NO SUPER***]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=actions I took.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


By making the four life terms consecutive, the judge was sending a message to the parole board that Gay should never be released.
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[8-11South-Boston]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]



A man wanted for a Southside murder turned himself in to police.
Lawrence Maurice Watson was wanted for first degree murder in the death of Kimberly Ann Martin.
South Boston police are still not saying how she died.
They're waiting for an autopsy report that could take several weeks.

[8-AmRetail-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am/noon]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-26 56:27]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The tables are turning in the furniture industry - but did the slowing economy contribute to the change?

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Jeff Rorer says yes.
He's known in Lynchburg and Roanoke as the Sofa Guy.
Rorer says EVERY furniture retailer has been hit hard by sluggish consumer spending.
But, he says, it's better to be in the sofa business than the bedroom suite business.
That's because on average Americans buy sofas every five years, but buy a bedroom suite once in a life time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Thanks to good friends]

((JEFF RORER/MOSTLY SOFAS: THANKS TO GOOD FRIENDS AND SUPPORT WE'RE ABLE TO SURVIVE AND WE'RE GETTING READY TO OPEN WHAT WE THINK WILL BE THE LARGEST SOFA STORE ON THE EAST COAST IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Rorer/Mostly Sofas]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=downtown Roanoke.]
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[VO-NAT]


We'll take a closer look at the retail furniture business when
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[Take PInnacle FS 4606]
Jennifer Miele presents part two of her series "Turning the Tables" tonight on News 7 at 6.
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