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[SUPER=@Joy1;]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Investigators offer a man they once called a material witness a way to clear his name...
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And Virginia's Supreme Court rules new redistricting lines drawn by Republicans are NOT biased against black voters. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[AM-Short-Cassell]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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The man who has been described as a material witness in the Short family murders is determined to clear his name.


And investigators say there may be a way for him to do that.
Justin McLeod tells us what it is.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat's of sheriff and Justin]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :15]
[SUPER=01-Garrison Bowman; :57]
[SUPER=@Justin1; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF SHERIFF AND I TALKING))
Sheriff Cassell wants to make it very clear.
Gary Bowman may be free but he is still someone investigators want to talk to again.
[SOT 32:58]
[IN Q=He has been cooperative]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: HE HAS BEEN COOPERATIVE. WE HAVE NEVER SAT DOWN WITH HIM AND HAD A DETAILED IN DEPTH CONVERSATION THAT WE'D LIKE TO HAVE WITH HIM.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=to have with him]


Investigators have interviewed Bowman twice, once in Raleigh North Carolina and again in Roanoke.
They want to sit down with Bowman again in the future and if possible conduct a lie detector test.
[SOT 33:14]
[IN Q=We'll have to]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE'LL HAVE TO TALK TO HIS ATTORNEY. HE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE HIM A POLYGRAPH.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=him a polygraph]


After all, it appears someone is lying.
You may remember Bowman's former landlord Gary Lemons told investigators that Bowman threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover.
Bowman denies that and told News 7 Thursday he's not sure why a man he called a friend implicated him in the Short case.
[SOT 17:36:01; TAPE 02-45 TC 08:32]
[IN Q=He treated me like]

((GARY BOWMAN: HE TREATED ME LIKE HE WAS A SON, LIKE I WAS HIS FATHER AND I WAS FLABBERGASTED ABOUT THE REMARKS HE MADE.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=remarks he made]


Sheriff Cassell says investigators do plan to re-interview Lemons in the future.
The sheriff also says they are looking into several other people who may have killed the Short Family.
And although this case is nearly three months old, Sheriff Cassell is convinced it will be solved.
[SOT 34:38]
[IN Q=We're going to stay]

((FRANK CASSELL: WE'RE GOING TO STAY ON THIS CASE UNTIL WE SOLVE IT. I'D LIKE TO SOLVE IT TOMORROW, I DON'T THINK THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, NEXT MONTH I DOUBT IF THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, WE'LL SOLVE THE CASE.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=solve the case]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Investigators traveled]

((JUSTIN McLEOD: INVESTIGATORS TRAVELED BACK TO CANADA THIS WEEK TO SEIZE MORE ITEMS FROM BOWMAN'S VAN. THEY'VE BEEN TAKEN TO THE FORENSIC LAB IN ROANOKE. SHERIFF CASSELL SAYS IT COULD BE SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE THOSE RESULTS ARE BACK. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


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The Virginia Supreme Court says Republicans did NOT break any laws when they crafted the redistricting map last year.

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In a unanimous decision yesterday, the court said there was no evidence that the Republican lawmakers illegally placed black voters into a few black-majority districts to weaken their influence in adjoining white-majority districts. The ruling reverses a decision from former Salem Circuit Court Judge Dick Pattisal, who sided with the democrats in March.
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[IN Q=Very pleased with the...]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/(R) SALEM; VERY PLEASED WITH THE DECISION, AND IT SHOWS THAT WE FOLLOWED THE PROPER LAWS, AND PROPER PRECEDENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA, AND THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.)) ((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/(D) ROANOKE; WE HOPED TO HAVE PART OF THE REDISTRICTING THROWN OUT, AND MADE 'EM DO IT RIGHT, THE SUPREME COURT DIDN'T AGREE WITH US, SO WE'VE LOST THE CASE, AND NOW PUT THAT BEHIND US.))
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[SUPER=@Woodrum; :11]
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[OUT Q=put that behind us.]
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Woodrum says the Democrats could take the case to the United States Supreme Court, but adds they probably wouldn't have much chance of winning an appeal.
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[11Coleman]


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In another unanimous ruling, the state Supreme Court says it will NOT allow new D-N-A testing in the case of a killer executed ten years ago.
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[SUPER=04-May 20, 1992;]

Roger Coleman was put to death for the 1981 rape and murder of his sister-in-law in Grundy. Coleman and his supporters always maintained his innocence, and the case attracted international attention. Four newspapers and a group that investigates "wrongful conviction claims" asked the court to order that the DNA samples be turned over for new testing.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[SS=Hold]

The Virginia Justices said the right to test evidence in a criminal case does not extend to the press or the general public.

[11Rail-Heritage]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Roanoke's rail history can be tracked to a steam locomotive that arrived in Big Lick on November 1st, 1852.
This weekend, the city is celebrating that day and a relationship with the railroad that endures after 150 years.

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A new plaque highlighting that history was unveiled yesterday on the city's Railwalk.
And at the former passenger station, dignitaries swept dirt from an N&W logo to mark the start of major renovations.
By late next year, the building will house the Convention and Visitors Bureau and a new museum devoted to the work of photographer O. Winston Link.
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[IN Q=I think it's important that people]

((MARK GASSON/O. WINSTON LINK FAN: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE REALIZE WHAT A BRILLIANT ARTIST AND HISTORIAN LINK WAS. THIS IS A GREAT VENUE, THE NEXUS OF THE NORFOLK AND WESTERN. AND I THINK IT'S A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Gasson/O. Winston Link Fan;]
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[OUT Q=fantastic opportunity.]
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Though the project is now under way, backers must still raise more than a million dollars of the 6-million dollar price tag.
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The celebration of Roanoke's rail heritage continues today with special programs in Market Square and at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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[VO-NAT]
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... Microsoft reaches an agreement with the Justice Department - one that will benefit the company and its competitors....
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And a judge will soon decide whether some of the charges against the former head of the National D-Day Memorial should be dropped.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[Microsoft]


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A settlement has been reached between Microsoft and the Justice Department.
A federal judge put her stamp of approval on the anti-trust settlement that requires the software giant to disclose sensitve technology information to its competitors.
In addition, the ruling also makes it easier for Microsoft's competitors to use the company's software.
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Microsoft's founder Bill Gates says the settlement is a good compromise.
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[SOT 5:20:56]
[IN Q=It's a settlement that imposes]

(( It's a settlement that imposes some tough responsibilties on Microsoft. We've been very clear here how seriously we take that. It give us clarity tomove forward...it gives us freedom to innovate which we said is a very central thing.))
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[OUT Q=is a very central thing]
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The sanctions on Microsoft will last for at least five years unless extended by the court.
Investors considered it a victory for Microsoft, in fact after the ruling the company's stock rose a dollar-74 in after hours trading.


[Ryder-Trial]


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The shoplifting trial against Winona Ryder could rap up as early as next week.
But as As Manuel Gallegus reports there is still no word if the movie star will take the stand in her defense.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The has rested its case against]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Shore/Former Saks Employee; :15]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=cbs news Hollywood]

((THE PROSECUTION HAS RESTED ITS CASE AGAINST ACTRESS WINONA RYDERand now ryders defense has called its first witness. A former SAKS employee testified that a store security supervisor told him that he was making-up evidence to get ryder.

-SOT-

until now, jurors in the shoplifting trial have only heard the prosecutions side from THE SAKS SECURITY EMPLOYEES WHO ACCUSE RYDER OF STEALING
ONE TESTIFIED THAT, AFTER RYDER WAS CAUGHT WITH THE ALLEGEDLY STOLEN GOODS, SHE SAID, I THOUGHT MY ASSISTANT HAD PAID FOR IT, I AM VERY SORRY.
ANOTHER EMPLOYEE SAID RYDER COULD BE SEEN CUTTING OFF THE SECURITY TAGS ON EXPENSIVE HANDBAGS WITH SCISSORS. . AND THAT ONE OF THE PURSES ACTUALLY HAD BLOOD ON ITALLEGEDLY BECAUSE RYDER CUT HERSELF IN THE PROCESS.
AND, THE LAST WITNESS, A POLICE DETECTIVE WHO TESTIFIED THAT RYDER TOLD HIM SHE WAS PREPARING FOR A ROLE AS A KLEPTOMANIAC, AND THAT SHE WANTED TO SEE WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO SHOPLIFT.
RYDERS DEFENSE ATTORNEY, MARK GARAGOS, AGGRESIVELY ATTACKED THE CREDABILITY OF THE SAKS EMPLOYEES EVEN ACCUSING ONE OF THEM OF LYING FOR PERSONAL GAIN, AND LATER ALTERING HER REPORT TO THROW MORE SUSPICION ON RYDER .
IN ALL RYDER IS ACCUSED OF STEALING OR DAMAGING 17 EXPENSIVE ARTICLES OF CLOTHING, JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES.
FOR HER PART, RYDER SITS IN THE PACKED COURTROOM GLARING, SHAKING HER HEAD AT TIMES
-STAND-UP- IF CONVICTED, RYDER FACES A MAXIMUM THREE YEARS IN PRISON IF CONVICTED. HER HOPE OF BEING FOUND NOT GUILTY MAY REST ON HER OWN PERFORMANCE ON THE STAND. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))


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Garrison Bowman is determined to clear his name and officials say they may have a way for him to do just that.
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[VO-NAT]

Bowman has been described as a material witness in the Short family murders. While investigators say Bowman has been cooperative both times they've spoken with him ... they still want to talk with him again.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell says he would like to talk to him in depth and, if possible, give him a lie detector test.
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[IN Q=We'll have to]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE'LL HAVE TO TALK TO HIS ATTORNEY. HE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE HIM A POLYGRAPH.))
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[OUT Q=him a polygraph]
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[VO-NAT]

Bowman's former landlord, Gary Lemons, told investigators that Bowman threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover.. but Bowman denies that and told News 7 Thursday he's not sure why a man he called a friend implicated him.
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[IN Q=He treated me like]

((GARY BOWMAN: HE TREATED ME LIKE HE WAS A SON, LIKE I WAS HIS FATHER AND I WAS FLABBERGASTED ABOUT THE REMARKS HE MADE.))
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[OUT Q=remarks he made]
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Investigators went back to Canada this week to seize more items from Bowman's van... and have now taken those to the forensic lab in Roanoke.

[Burrow]


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A U-S district court judge will soon decided whether to drop three of the four charges against the former head of the National D-Day Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
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Richard Burrow says the three indictments of wire, mail and bank fraud are too vague. He plead not guilty to the charges in June.
The judge has set a November 12th court date to hear arguments on the matter.
Burrow resigned as president of the D-Day foundation in July of 2001, three months later the foundation revealed it owed millions to the memorial architect and chief contractor.
Burrow is scheduled to go on trial in December.
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Another blow for U-S Airways...
The bankrupt airline announced yesterday that it lost an additional 335-million dollars in the third quarter.... And that's after cuts that have included thousands of layoffs.
U-S Airways is not alone.
Southwest Airlines is the only major carrier to post a profit during the third quarter.
The industry is expected to lose some eight-billion dollars for the second year in a row.

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It's hard to imagine Roanoke without rails.
And this weekend, the city is celebrating a partnership that began 150 years ago.
Joe Dashiell takes a look at a special anniversary and the latest effort to preserve a piece of Roanoke's rail history.
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[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke Vice-Mayor; :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :38]
[SUPER=01-John Fishwick/Retired N&W President; :47]
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[OUT Q=for passenger rail in the Star City.]

(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF UNVEILING?]
A new plaque along Roanoke's Railwalk highlights 150 years of railroad heritage.
But there are many other monuments to an enduring relationship.
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[IN Q=Really you can]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE VICE-MAYOR: REALLY YOU CAN ONLY JUST TAKE A LOOK AROUND THE ROANOKE SKYLINE AND SEE THE OLD N&W OFFICE BUILDING, NOW 8 JEFFERSON PLACE,HOTEL ROANOKE, THE NEWER N&W OFFICE BUILDING, THE PASSENGER STATION, OBVIOUSLY THE RAILROAD TRACKS, BRIDGES, RAILWALK, ALL OF THAT BEING THE HANDPRINT OF THE RAILROAD UPON OUR COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=handprint of the railroad upon our community.]


The story begins on November first 1852, with the arrival of a wood-fired steam locomotive.
Today, as Roanoke marked the anniversary at the Hotel the railroad built, retired N&W President John Fishwick stressed the human side of the story.
[SOT]
[IN Q=That was the great thing]

((THAT WAS THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE RAILROAD. IT WAS A FAMILY. ROANOKE WAS A FAMILY. I THINK IT'S SO BIG NOW, IT'S NOT QUITE AS EASY TO CALL IT A FAMILY, BUT BACK IN THOSE DAYS IT WAS A GREAT FAMILY.))
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[OUT Q=it was a great family.]


The day also brought another milestone... as dignitaries swept the dirt away from an N&W logo in the old passenger station...
The ceremony marked the start of renovations that will bring the convention and visitors bureau, the O. Winston Link museum... and one day perhaps... a new center for passenger rail in the Star City Joe Dashiell, News 7))
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Backers still hope to raise more than one million dollars for the project, but they expect the passenger station to re-open late next year.
The celebration of Roanoke's rail history will continue today with special programs in market square and the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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[BOTH MICS HOT] Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning - Jam isn't the only sweet stuff in a jar.. we'll explain when we take another look at today's weekend diner
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And -
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Santa Clause has to find a better half... but can Tim Allen live up to the "Mrs. Clause" before it's too late? Find out in this week's movie review... But first if you are traveling today........ [Brent ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[Brent MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Profile-Preview]


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The Hotel Roanoke is full of history. And one local man can tell it by memory.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

91-year-old Melvin Bryant spent almost 40-years at the location as an engineer. He has pictures and clippings of The Hotel Roanoke dating back to the 19-30s. As chief engineer, Bryant was in charge of maintenance, grounds and conventions.
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[IN Q=I HAVE]

((MELVIN BRYANT/RETIRED ENGINEER; I HAVE ENJOYED DOING A LOT OF THINGS IN MY YEARS. I GOT A GOOD EDUCATION REALLY FROM THE HOTEL BECAUSE WE UNDERTAKE ANYTHING THAT CAME ALONG WITH THE CREW THAT WE HAD THERE WASN'T ANYTHING WE COULDN'T TACKLE MOST OF THE TIME WE SUCCEEDED.))
[SUPER=01-Melvin Bryant/Retired Engineer;]
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[OUT Q=SUCCEEDED.]
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The hotel hosted everything from cattle to car shows.
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[PROFILE PROMO FS] We'll hear stories from Byrant's time at the hotel tomorrow in our Virginia Profile. (------------)