[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A mixed verdict in the trial of a former Giles County Pastor. We'll have a live report.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And we'll tell you what they found in the car pulled out of a lake along the Parkway this morning.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=2]


Tonight in sports, we'll check in with the Dazzle and the Express, plus
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[VO-NAT]


Todd Billet talks about his third game winning shot in three weeks.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


As winter storm watches go up for southside and the New River tomorrow, it's an all or nothing deal. Drawing the snow line coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


If you thought we'd seen the last of winter weather, think again.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A winter storm that's moving through the deep south is headed our way.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[First-Wx]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A winter storm watch is up for a large part of our viewing area.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


For some of the specifics on what we can expect,
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Robin/WX CENTER]

let's go straight to meteorologist Robin Reed.
[ANCHOR=Robin]



[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


[WXPRO/FULL]STORM VIEW STORM WATCH & WARNINGS SNOW ACCUMULATION

[TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & Robin/WX CENTER]
(Robin toss to Keith & Shannon)



[Holcomb]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=1:40:04 on 03-52]
[GRAPHIC=Roger Holcomb]

The jury has just returned its verdict in the Roger Holcomb trial. He is the Giles County pastor charged with molesting several children.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & RAchel /Starlink;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is live with what could be called a split decision.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=@Rachel1]
[SUPER=05-Giles Co.]
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[***ROLLED FROM STARLINK***]


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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Starlink]
[SUPER=05-Giles Co.;]




[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel /Starlink;]




[Rice]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-50 TC2:04:02]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]
[ENG#=4]


A federal judge has officially dropped the charges against a man accused of killing two hikers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/April 25, 2002]


The murder charges against Darrell David Rice were dropped without prejudice, which means prosecutors can continue their investigation and could re-indict Rice.
Rice was accused of killing two hikers in the Shenandoah National Park in 1996.
Federal prosecutors say evidence cast doubt on their case.
Rice remains in jail with about two-and-a-half years left on an eleven-year sentence for the attempted abduction of another woman in the park.
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[Lake-Car]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-53 TC1:16:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A startling discovery on the Blue Ridge Parkway this morning.. a car submerged in a lake.. and as it turned out, with a body inside.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Steve/Microwave;]


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom tonight.. Steve do they know who this is and how it happened?
[LIVE=Steve/FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Keith, the victim has been identified as 47-year-old Caroline Farmer of Madison Heights.. and it was her husband who spotted her car in the lake this morning.
[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Amherst County sheriff Jimmy Ayers says Farmer liked to drive up to the parkway and read.. especially at the parking area near Otter Creek Lake.
She left her house around 11:30 yesterday morning to do just that, but when she hadn't returned by 11 p-m, her husband called police.
He was on the parkway this morning searching for her when he spotted the red Dodge Dakota submerged in about ten feet of water.
It took dive crews more than four hours to get the vehicle pulled from the water.
[SOT 3:41:36]
[IN Q=We had divers]

((PETER GIVENS/PARK RANGER: WE HAD DIVERS I THINK FROM TWO DIFFERENT RESCUE SQUADS HERE. WATER WAS COLD, THEY WERE NOT REAL EXPERIENCED AT THIS IN THIS COLD WEATHER AND IT JUST A MATTER OF GETTING DOWN UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE, GETTING THE CABLES SECURELY ATTACHED AND PRETTY STEEP BANK PULLING IT UP.))
[SUPER=01-Peter Givens/Park Ranger]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=pulling it up.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say there was a slight tire mark on the embankment where the car went in, but no indication as to how or why it ended up in the water.
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


They do say there is "no" apparent sign of foul play involved.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Steve /Microwave;]


Farmer's body has been sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.

[Bank-robbery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tzi]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC2:02:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Police are on the lookout for a man they say robbed a bank in Radford this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


Police say around 9:20, a man entered the Wachovia Bank on Main Street and handed the teller a note saying he had a gun and demanded cash.
He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police say the suspect is white, about five-foot six, around 130 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants, sunglasses, a navy-blue and gold baseball cap and a bandaid over his nose.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


The effort to move a Roanoke landmark is already brewing donations.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus another old building gives way to Roanoke's future Biomedical Center.
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[Gay-Marriage]
(MINI OPEN)
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=03-51 TC1:18:19]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

It's no longer "bride or groom" on different sides of the aisle. It's "for" or "against" gay marriages.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

President Bush is calling for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex unions. And, the issue is brings out strong emotions from both side of the issue. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Susan /Newsroom;]

Susan Bahorich talked to some local church officials today. Susan, why are there such strong feelings on this subject?
[LIVE= Susan /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@SUSAN1;]

Keith/Shannon- One side says it's fighting for basic rights... The other says legalizing gay marriage chips away at America's foundation.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is our daughter...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Boenke/PFLAG Activist; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Catherine Houchins/Metropolitan Community Church; :50]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Johnny Stone/Hill Street Baptist Church; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=...DESTROY THAT....]

(([NATS@20:56:13:07]
[INQ=This is..]

((MARY BOENKE, PFLAG ACTIVIST: THIS IS OUR DAUGHTER, THIS IS OUR SON WHO USED TO BE OUR DAUGHTER.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUTQ= our daughter.]


At first glance, the Boenke's (Bank-ee) look like your typical American family. They've been married nearly 50-years, have 3 children, a handful of grandchildren. But their middle child has exchanged dresses and make-up for suits and ties.

[SOT@20:48:01:19]
[INQ=They have..]

((MARY BOENKE, PFLAG ACTIVIST: THEY HAVE THE SAME DREAMS OF MARRIAGE, CHILDREN, HOME OWNERSHIP, HOSPITAL VISITATIONS, CARING FOR EACH OTHER IN OLD AGE, INHERITING MONEY- ALL THE THINGS OUR STRAIGHT KIDS WHO ARE MARRIED CAN DO.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUTQ=... can do.]


The dream recently seemed closer to becoming a reality. San Francisco opened the doors for same-sex couples to tie the knot.
A move which Reverend Catherine Houchins (How-chins) from the Metropolitan Community Church agrees with whole-heartedly.

[SOT@20:44:30:00]
[INQ=I don't understand...]

((REV. CATHERINE HOUCHINS, METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH: I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY GAY AND LESBIAN PEOPLE BEING A COUPLE IS SO POWERFUL, IT UNDERLIES AND UNDERCUTS THE MORAL FIBER OF THE U.S. I DON'T KNOW WHEN WE GOT SUCH POWER.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUTQ=...such power.]


But, that's what many believe: change the marriage laws and you're changing America's foundation.

[SOT@21:01:10:00]
[INQ=This country...]

((REV. JOHNNY STONE, HILL STREET BAPTIST CHURCH: THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON THE BASIS OF MORALITY, ETHICS, VALUES- THE VERY FOUNDATION OF THE BASIS OF MARRIAGE IS WHAT THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT ON. IT WILL DESTROY THAT.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUTQ=...destroy that.]))
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[LIVE= Susan /FULL NEWSROOM]

Recent polls show most Americans oppose legalizing gay marriage, but are evenly divided over whether a ban should be written into the Constitution.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel/Newsroom;]

Keith and Shannon-We'll keep you updated on this issue.

[Biomed-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-55 TC1:13:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


More demolition is clearing the way for the new biomedical center in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The heavy equipment has moved in on Reserve Avenue, where the old Pitzer Transfer building has been reduced to a pile of cinder block and concrete rubble.
Officials from the city and Carilion Health System hope the Riverside Centre for Research and Technology will attract high- tech companies and high-paying jobs.
Construction on the first buildings near Jefferson Street could begin within a year.
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[Roanoke-VA]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The federal government's chipping in 400-thousand dollars to renovate the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke.
The feds pay two-thirds of the cost and Virginia will pay the other 35 percent.
The U-S Department of Veterans Affairs will also contribute 15-million dollars for a new veterans center in Richmond.

[Temple]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-01 TC41:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


One of Virginia Tech's most influential cadets has died.
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[VO-NAT]

Colonel Harry-D-Temple died yesterday morning at the age of 92. Temple graduated from the Corps of Cadets in 1934, and went on to write countless works about the Corps history,
even designing its crest. Temple also designed the Presidential Medal of Freedom for President John F-Kennedy.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=3]

A memorial service for Temple will be held Friday morning at the War Memorial Chapel.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Wall Street finally eked out a win. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/35.25/10601.62/x/17.54/2022.98;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 35 points.
NASDAQ rose 18.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Coffee-Sign]


[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC1:23:07]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG=1]

Roanoke is so far the largest single contributor to the effort to restore the H&C Coffee sign.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Downtown Roanoke Incorporated today announced the public phase of its campaign to raise 170-thousand dollars for the renovation and relocation of the landmark. Already, four organizations have pledged more than 32-thousand dollars with the city anteing up the biggest chunk.
(///// SOT at :17 /////)
[SOT 8:25:29 - 8:25:43]
[IN Q=The members of city council...]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: THE MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL ARE UNANIMOUS IN A DECISION. THAT'S CALL FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE THERE IN ITSELF. BUT IT IS A GREAT OCCASION TO ANNOUNCE THIS 15-THOUSAND DOLLAR COMMITMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=on behalf of the city of Roanoke.]
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[VO-NAT :13]

Quality Coffee Company, The Arts Commission and Suntrust Bank also donated funds. One Roanoke arts advocate has a personal interest in sprucing up the sign: her grandfather founded the H&C Coffee company.
(///// SOT at :13 /////)
[SOT 8:27:04-8:27:18]
[IN Q=And he went to New York City...]

((SUSAN JENNINGS/ARTS COUNCIL OF THE BLUE RIDGE: AND HE WENT TO NEW YORK CITY AND SAW THE CAMEL SIGN WITH THE MAN BLOWING SMOKE RINGS. ORIGINALLY HE WANTED STEAM COMING OUT OF THE POT BUT THAT WAS TOO EXPENSIVE SO HE WENT WITH THE POURING NEON INSTEAD.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Jennings/Arts Council of the Blue Ridge;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=went with the pouring neon instead.]
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[VO-NAT :10]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 1991;]

The percolating pot will be moved from the roof of Billy's Ritz to the Shenandoah Hotel to keep it from being blocked by the soon-to-be-built new Art museum and IMAX theater.
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[Falwell-Passion]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC17:09]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]
[ENG#=2]


He's avoided Hollywood movies for 50 years, but the Reverend Jerry Falwell is making an exception for Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of the Christ".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Falwell blames Hollywood's bad influence on young people as the reason for his boycott.
He hopes "The Passion" will prove there's a market for religion-based films.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:54:21]
[IN Q=I've urged my]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: I'VE URGED MY PEOPLE TO GO, WE'RE RENTING THE THEATER, WE'RE SELLING TICKETS AT DISCOUNTS. BECAUSE I WANT THIS TO BE A BLOCKBUSTER TO SAY THANK YOU TO MEL GIBSON FOR REFUSING TO ALTER HIS STRONG BELIEFS IN THE GOSPEL ACCOUNTS OF THE PRICE THAT CHRIST PAID FOR OUR SINS.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty U. Chancellor]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=paid for our sins.]
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[VO-NAT]


Falwell saw the movie last fall when Gibson came to Lynchburg to give him a sneak preview.
He'll pay to see it again this week.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Coming up, Virginia tries to make a post season push in the ACC, and
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[VO-NAT]


fresh off a big home win, the Express needs bigger crowds to survive. Tony Macaulay's message to fans, coming up.

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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-169 TC1919]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Hoops]
[ENG#=1]


The Virginia Cavaliers are still reveling in their third ACC win in the past four games. They can thank Todd Billet for that.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Raycom-JP; :00]


Billet nailing a game winning trey has become a familiar sight of late. The difference maker was his only field goal of the second half.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Todd Billet/Game Winner vs. UNC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/Cavaliers Head Coach; :14]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=proud of our kids."]
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[anchor=travis]
[graphic=uva hoops]


The Cavs are off until Tuesday night when they take on Wake Forest in the home finale.

[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-171 TC350]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]
[ENG#=2]


Former UVA sharpshooter Curtis Staples and his Roanoke Dazzle teammates will play just their second home game of the month later this weekend against Huntsville. Staples has found minutes tough to come by at times this season. But it's all about winning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Curtis Staples/Dazzle Guard; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=make the best of them."]
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[S-express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-168 5:30]
[GRAPHIC=express]
[ENG#=3]


Although the Roanoke Express beat the Bakersfield Condors last night at the Round House, the team is still in need of wins and fans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The Express has three games against Northern Division teams coming up this weekend. Two of the games, Saturday and Sunday, will be played at the Round House. 26-25 and 6 Roanoke is still in the hunt for a playoff spot and Express coach Tony MacAulay encourages fans to come on out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=hockey side as well too"]
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[S-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6m]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-162 TC12526]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=4]


The Nextel Cup Series has its earliest off weekend in recent memory. Just two race are in the books, but the break comes at a welcome time for many of the teams.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/5th in Points Race; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jimmie Johnson/25th in Points Race; :24]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=shop get caught up."]

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