It has been two years since Ronald Gay opened fire and shot seven people at the Back Street Cafe in Roanoke.
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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[IN Q=This is to]
((JOHN GOODHART SR./ROANOKE 7 SPOKESMAN: THIS IS TO REMIND THE GAY COMMUNITY AND THEY STRAIGHT COMMUNITY THAT THINGS HAVE TO CHANGE - THAT WE HAVE TO STOP KILLING PEOPLE WE DISAGREE WITH.))
[SUPER=01-John Goodhart Sr./Roanoke 7 Spokesman;]
[OUT Q=we disagree with]
The memorial concluded the annual Pride in the Park Celebration.
Justin McLeod has that story.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND MUSIC]
[SUPER=01-Charles Richards/Festival Organizer; :14]
[SUPER=04-September 22, 2000; :23]
[SUPER=01-Warren King/Shenandoah Baptist Church; :35]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Ratliff/Gay Activist; 1:16]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]
((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC AT 19:37))
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.
[IN Q=13 years ago]
((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.))
[OUT Q=festival like this]
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 community and ignited fierce a debate over homosexuality.
[IN Q=I think for those]
((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.))
[OUT Q=not hate, it's love]
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[IN Q=Immediately after the]
((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.))
[OUT Q=it ever should]
((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.
[IN Q=It's up to us I think]
((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.))
[OUT Q=can happen anywhere]
It is what happened here that continues to shape the debate now and most likely in the future.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
They may be old photographs, but pictures of Jennifer Short's mother are bringing in some new tips.
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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.
The summer string of gunfire and gang incidents in Lynchburg appears to have quieted down lately .. 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.
With a general strike declared by Palestinian leaders, the Israel government is stopping its demolition of Yasser Arafat's West Bank compound.
Israel says it wants terrorists that are holed up inside.
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]
Bulldozers demolished the buildings of Arafat's compound.
The U-S was one of several countries that criticized Israel's tactics.
There's no evidence that one led to the other, but soon after the comments, the demolition stopped.
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[IN Q=We are ready]
((ARIEL SHARON/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER:WE ARE READY TO MAKE PAINFUL COMPROMISES, BUT WE WILL NEVER MAKE COMPROMISES WHEN IT COMES TO THE SECURITY OF OUR CITIZENS. ))
[SUPER=01-Ariel Sharon/Israeli Prime Minister;]
[OUT Q=of our citizens.]
With their continued protests, the Palestinian people are staying defiant-- but with deadly results.
Yesterday, Israeli troops shot and killed four demonstrators.
After eight seasons, the show "Friends" has claimed the Emmy for Best Comedy Series.
It was also a big night for C-B-S's "Everybody Loves Raymond."
Chris Lawrence was in Hollywood last night for the 54th annual Emmy Awards.
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[SUPER=04-The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; :00 HOT CHANGE]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Aniston/Best Actress in a Comedy; :18]
[SUPER=01-Ray Romano/Best Actor in a Comedy; :32]
[SUPER=01-Doris Roberts/Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy; :50 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Chris Lawrence/Reporting; :53]
[SUPER=01-John Spencer/Best Supporting Actor in a Drama; 1:20]
[OUT Q=Lawrence, CBS News, Los Angeles.]
From the red carpet to the auditorium indoors, the stars came out to shine. And some of television's old friends took home its top prizes. In the Comedy category, Friends won for Best Series, and Jennifer Aniston look stunned as she accepted an Emmy for Best Actress.
"Clapping. Oh my God! Wow, thank you! Jennifer! Thank you! Awww."
Best Comedy Actor was another familiar face: Ray Romano.
(RAY ROMANO/EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND)
"I really love my wife, who told me this morning: I hope you win, but if you do and get up and say you love me, it doesn't make up for not telling me when we're alone together. Clapping."
CBS Everybody Loves Raymond proved to be a big winner among the Comedy Series: It took home Emmys for Best Supporting Actor Brad Garrett and Best Supporting Actress Doris Roberts.
(DORIS ROBERTS/EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND)
This is what happens when you re young and sexy.
(CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS)
"And sexy was definitely the word on the red carpet, where stars wore virtually everything to almost nothing."
Kim Cattrall turned heads in this tight dress. But the Sex in the City star was just one of many stars flashing skin and smiles as they made their way inside. In a bit of an upset, critical hit Six Feet Under lost Best Drama to NBC s The West Wing, which also got best supporting actor and actress awards.
(JOHN SPENCER/THE WEST WING)
The prize for me thank you.
Chris Lawrence CBS News Los Angeles.
In business news, Buyers cautiously returned to the market on Friday.
Stocks ended higher following three days of big losses.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=CBS MARKETWATCH NEW YORK]
((the big surprise on wall street Friday, not so much what happened but what didn't...we'd been expecting a pretty volatile session... as this is one of 4 triple witching sessions...the days on which futures, stock and stock option contracts all expire simeltaneously...that means a lot of money is out looking for a new home and it can lead to some wild price swing
...but a mostly calm day, with a late afternoon rally to push the dow up 43
though the dow does end the week..below the 8000 mark...and dropped about 4 percent for the week
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THE S AND P GAINED TWO ON THE DAY BUT LOST 5 PERCENT FOR THE WEEK, BIGGEST DROP SINCE MID JULY
with the help of qualcom, the nasdaq gained 4 ON THE DAY--BUT FELL 5 POINT 4 PERCENT FOR THE WEEK--WORST PERFORMANCE SINCE APRIL 26TH
Qualcom traded higher after issuing an upbeat forecast for sales of computer chips for cell phones
one sector bouncing back----banking and brokerage issues..despite two pieces of bad news
ESS=morgan stanley/duke power
....a bad miss on it's earnings target from morgan stanley and word from securities watchdogs that fraud charges may be lodged against once respected telecom analyst Jack Grubman...who allegedly touted the stock of companies his employer Salomon Smith Barney was underwriting.
Also down friday..energy stocks led by Duke Power....Duke's one of the best performing utilities but sent word it won't meet it's full year earnings targets and is scaling back plans for several power plants scheduled to serve consumers in the west.
and finally, this is WHAT the airline business has come to, a group led by the chairman of Hooters Restaurants is seeking to buy the assets of now defunct Vanguard airlines and hopes to form Hooters Air...no word on what kind of cabin service is to be expected....
GET MORE ON OUR WEBSITE. CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM.
I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH NEW YORK.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
Hurricane Isidore is hitting Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula this morning with 75- mile- an hour winds.
Communications are down, so officials have little immediate information about damage or possible deaths.
Isidore moved inland yesterday afternoon-- bringing high winds and pouring rains.
The National Hurricane Center predicts Isidore will likely head back over water, where it could re- gain strength.
The mother caught on videotape beating her four- year- old child appears in court today on a child battery charge.
Madelyne Gorman Toogood says she lost her temper, and that the videotape makes her look like a monster.
The 25- year- old admits to hitting her daughter in the head and back, but says she did NOT punch her.
We'll should know soon know whether the federal government will OK a controversial pipeline through the region.
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./April, 2001]
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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Fire and insurance investigators are expected to visit the site of a destructive barn fire later today .. in hopes of officially determining the cause.
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.
Four departments were called out but were ordered to stand back when officials learned there were chemicals and 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 the(------------)
re is not yet an official ruling.