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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
It's the first day of Fall, and temperatures will reflect that--
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the work week forecast, coming up.






[7-11Missing-Girl]


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Investigators say some old photographs of Jennifer Short's mother are bringing in some new tips.
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[Take Mary Short Photos FS] The pictures were taken in the early 90's when Mary Short worked at the Pluma factory. The photos were released in hopes of jarring someone's memory of her. [Next Photos FS] Yesterday, investigators told the Martinsville Bulletin that the photos have drawn new leads. They hope in particular that someone will remember when a man apparently harassed Mary Short where she worked .. back when these photos were taken.
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Lynchburg has apparently quieted down after a string of gunfire and gang incidents over the summer- and many people in the city hope to keep it that way. They are conducting a community forum tonight at E.C. Glass High School .. one that will bring together public officials, church leaders, and the public .. in efforts to find ways to deal with the problems, and at least lessen the violence.
The forum begins at 7 PM.





[7-11Warner-Jones]


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A congressional candidate's use of the Confederate flag this year is raising some RED flags in his own party.

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Democratic candidate and former Dukes of Hazard Star Ben Jones is using the Confederate Flag in his bid to unseat Republican Representative Eric Cantor.
On Thursday, Former Democratic Governor Doug Wilder expressed alarm that the party has not objected to Jones' use of the flag to try to win over rural voters in the 7th district.
Governor Warner has endorsed Jones, but on Friday said he disagrees with Jones' decision to use the flag.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: I THINK BEN JONES, A LIFE MEMBER OF THAT NAACP, SOMEBODY WHO WAS ACTIVE IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, SOMEONE WHO WAS IN HIS PREVIOUS TENURE IN CONGRESS WAS SUPPORTIVE OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION IN CONGRESS HAS A GOOD RECORD ON CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES, ON THE QUESTION OF THE FLAG HE AND I SIMPLY DISAGREE.))
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Jones uses the flag on the roof of his campaign car, which resembles the one made famous by the t-v series Dukes of Hazard.

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There was plenty of good food, good music, and good old- fashioned fun in Botetourt County this weekend.
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A crowd of more than 10-thousand turned out for the 34th annual Fincastle Festival.
The two day event featured more than 30 crafters and artists, several children's activities, and live entertainment.

Historic Fincastle Incorporated put on the annual show.
Proceeds from the festival are used to preserve and protect historic structures throughout Fincastle.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Expect sunshine today, with highs in the 70s as we welcome Fall.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, right after the news.






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It has been two years since Ronald Gay opened fire and shot seven people at the Back Street Cafe in Roanoke.
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Six survived the shooting, but Danny Overstreet was killed. Last night, a memorial service in Overstreet's memory was held outside the cafe. Those who attended say it's important to remember Danny, but they also hope to get another message across.
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((JOHN GOODHART SR./ROANOKE 7 SPOKESMAN: THIS IS TO REMIND THE GAY COMMUNITY AND THE STRAIGHT COMMUNITY THAT THINGS HAVE TO CHANGE - THAT WE HAVE TO STOP KILLING PEOPLE WE DISAGREE WITH.))
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The memorial concluded the annual Pride in the Park Celebration. Justin McLeod has that story.
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Through song, fellowship, and education, hundreds came out Sunday afternoon for the annual Pride in the Park celebration.
It is an event that attracts more people every year.
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((CHARLES RICHARDS/ORGANIZER: 13 YEARS AGO I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN AN ATTENDEE AT THE FESTIVAL, MUCH LESS THE DIRECTOR OF A FESTIVAL LIKE THIS.))
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It is a festival that now includes a memorial service.
Two years ago, Ronald Gay walked into a gay bar in downtown Roanoke and shot seven people.
Danny Overstreet was killed.
The shootings divided the coummunity and ignited fierce a debate over homosexuality.
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((WARREN KING/SHENAHDOAH BAPTIST CHURCH: I THINK FOR THOSE THAT HOLD THE BIBLE AS THEIR STANDARD OF TRUTH THEY'RE NOT ACCEPTING OF THAT BECAUSE THEY CONSIDER IT'S SIN. BUT AGAIN, THE BASIS OF THAT UNACCEPTANCE IS NOT HATE, IT'S LOVE.))


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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SHOOTINGS HERE AT THE BACKSTREET CAFE THERE WAS A CALL FOR HATE CRIME LEGISLATION ON THE STATE AS WELL AS THE FEDERAL LEVEL. TWO YEARS LATER, THAT LEGISLATION STILL DOESN'T EXIST AND THERE'S STILL A DEBATE ON WHETHER IT EVER SHOULD.))
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((NAT SOUND OF GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL))
Some say it's a necessity .. other say it's redundant.
And now the debate is taking a new and quite visible turn.
The Roanoke Times announced it will publish announcements of same sex unions.
We're told a lesbian couple from Roanoke plans to submit one in a matter of weeks.
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((EDDIE RATLIFF/GAY ACTIVIST: IT'S UP TO US I THINK AS A COMMUNITY TO SHARE OUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD AND TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT WHAT HAPPENED HERE CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE.))
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It is what happened here that continues to shape the debate now and most likely in the future.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Your back to work forecast includes some cooler temperatures.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that-- coming up in just a few minutes.





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Officials hope to determine the cause of a weekend barn fire later today, when fire and insurance investigators visit the site...
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The fire destroyed two storage barns near Troutville in Botetourt County on Saturday night. The full extent of the damage became more visible yesterday. Fire officials say among the items destroyed were antique Army vehicles and a rare Harley-Davidson snowmobile.
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Four departments were called out, but were ordered to stand back when officials learned there were chemicals and (a-sit-uh-leen) acetylene tanks stored in the barn. The last volunteers left around three AM. Fire officials suspect a tractor that had been returned to the barn Saturday night may have started the blaze, but there is not yet an official ruling.
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The Lexington Fire Department is preparing to move into its new home...
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Headquarters will be moved from its central location in town to the outskirts- but the move is more than just about convenience. Established in 1796, it's one of Virginia's oldest fire departments. The two- million dollar facility will feature expanded office space, a new communications room, improved living quarters for fire personnel, and expanded parking bays so fire engines won't be stacked TWO deep.
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((ROBERT FORESMAN/ LEXINGTON FIRE CHIEF: THAT OLD FIREHOUSE WE WERE REALLY HAVING TROUBLES GETTING OUR VEHICLES INTO THE FACILITY, AND THIS IS GOING TO GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPREAD OUR VEHICLES OUT A LITTLE BIT, GIVE US SOME MORE OPERATING SPACE.))
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Chief Foresman says that the Lexington Fire Department will let the public see the new station when the move is complete.
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The federal government is expected to make a decision in the next week on a controversial pipeline to be built through the region...
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Duke Energy wants to build a 95-mile natural gas pipeline called the Patriot Extension.
The line would begin in Wythe County and end in Rockingham County, North Carolina.
A Duke spokesperson says the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has indicated it may issue its final environmental impact statement by the end of the month.
The commission could then give its final approval to the pipeline at its next meeting, scheduled for October 9th.
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[8-6NFL-Punt]


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Some area kids had their moment to try to make it to pros yesterday...
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The annual N-F-L Gatorade punt, pass, and kick competition took place at Northside High School.
Kids ages eight to fifteen competed in several events on the football field. The top four winners now go onto the sectionals, which take place next month in Pulaski. There's a chance the winner from that event could compete at the national compeition which takes place before an N-F-L play-off game.
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((Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.))
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[Kim on Camera]
A new stamp set to be released on Wednesday emphasizes the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. We'll discuss the idea behind the stamp in this week's Paws and Claws.
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[Animation full] Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.