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Presbyterians from across the country find an old issue threatens to repel new members.
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Two types of dough come just in time to off-set what might otherwise be the season of malnutrition.
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[Sports-Head]


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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Barber shop opens at Cave Spring middle today as Tiki and Ronde begin their 7th NFL Twins camp.
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And former Kentucky great Jack Givens is arrested in Orlando and charged with performing a lewd act on a 14 year old.

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[ANCHOR=Robin]
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A super day to spend time outdoors. Hope you had a chance to do that at some point. The Wednesday forecast will have more clouds.
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News 7 is next.
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Should homosexuals be ordained clergy?
Once again, a church group is grappling with that question.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[Presbyterians]


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Three-thousand Presbyterians from across the country have come to Virginia.
They are in Richmond for the church's 216th General Assembly where they are tackling some controversial subjects.

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Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon joins us now with more.
A Committee at the Presbyterian Church's national assembly is expected to make a recommendation today on a topic that
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refuses to go away -- whether the church should lift its ban on homosexual pastors.
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((GRADYE PARSONS/ASSOCIATE STATED CLERK: PEOPLE ARE PRETTY PASSIONATE ABOUT IT.)) [RUNS:02]
It has been a divisive issue in the Presbyterian Church for more than 25 years.
In 1978, the church banned practicing homosexuals from seeking ordination.
Repeated efforts to lift the ban have failed.
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((GRADYE PARSONS/ASSOCIATE STATED CLERK: WE HAVE SOME FOLKS IT'S PROBABLY THEIR NUMBER ONE ISSUE BUT IT IS SORTA DIVISIVE, PEOPLE HAVE STRONG CONVICTIONS AND THEY HAVEN'T QUITE FOUND A WAY TO PUT THOSE TWO THINGS TOGETHER YET.)) [RUNS:19]
Ordination of homosexuals has been a controversial issue in many denominations since the Episcopalians installed a gay bishop in New Hampshire.
Opponents of the ban say it is driving young people away from the Presbyterian church.
Church officials admit that membership is declining but say that is a problem common to most main line denominations.
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((GRADYE PARSONS/ASSOCIATE STATED CLERK: THE PROBLEM IS WE'RE NOT LOSING MEMBERS ANY FASTER WE'RE JUST NOT GAINING MEMBERS. ADULT BAPTISMS ARE DOWN, ITS GETTING NEW FOLKS INTO THE CHURCH.)) [RUNS:11] ))
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Investigators have now identified the man found dead in an abandoned taxi.
Danville police say the body found Saturday is that of 48 year old Donald Wayne Williamson of Danville.
The medical examiner has yet to determine a cause of death, but preliminary reports do not show any signs of foul play.

[B'burg-Assault]


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Blacksburg investigators have taken more evidence from a man accused in a brutal assault.
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Police took D-N-A samples, dental impressions, hand prints and X-rays of Holland Blaine Davy of Covington. He's the suspect in the attack of a 23-year-old waitress and bartender in downtown Blacksburg. Police have asked us not to show Davy's face until they finish their investigation. Police say Davy beat and choked the woman unconscious and may have raped her. According to a search warrant affidavit, a hat left at the scene links Davy to the crime. Police also took pictures of Davy's tattoos and injuries, including a black eye. Investigators are still hoping a woman will come forward who might also have been attacked.
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Forsenic evidence doesn't seem to be helping prosecutors in the case of an accused murder. 27-year-old Carl Richardson, who also known by his Muslim name of Khalif Freed Abdul Mateen, is charged with murder, malicious wounding and a number of gun charges in the December 2003 murder of Neesha Edwards. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan /Newsroom;]

Susan Bahorich has been following the case.
Susan, what about this forensic evidence?
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Keith- Today, jurors heard from nine-witnesses on this second day of testimony.
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The medical examiner seemed to have the biggest effect on the jury as he described how Neesha Edwards was killed by three-gunshots to the head. Jurors were visibly shaken and one even started to cry when she photos of Edwards. And, a forsenic expert who had tested residue from scene presented his findings to the court.
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((JOSH KRUGER/FORENSIC LAB ANALYST: WE TESTED FOR GUN RESIDUE AND FOUND PARTICLES ON BOTH OF NEESHA EDWARDS HANDS. WE DIDN'T FIND ANY PARTICLES ON THE HANDS OF CARL RICHARDSON.))
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Kruger says there are a number of reason why a person would NOT have gun residue on his or her hands: one, the person did not shoot a weapon, two: the test was conducted TOO long after the shooting or three: scrubbing the hands.
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Court resumes tomorrow morning at 9:30. Initially lawyers thought the case would wrap tomorrow...
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But, Keith, a prosecutor told me it was more likely to wrap on Thursday.

[Troops-Donations]


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As dozens of Lynchburg Marines prepare to head to Iraq, the Hill City is making sure they bring some of the comforts of home with them.
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Donations of food, toiletries and other items are being collected at various city offices this week.
They'll be placed into 'care packages' for the troops to take overseas.
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((JOANN BROWN-MARTIN/CITY OF LYNCHBURG: GIVE THEM A FLAVOR OF HOME, LET THEM KNOW THAT THE COMMUNITY IS SUPPORTING THEM, LET THEM KNOW THAT WE CARE ABOUT THEM. AND WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TOO THAT WE WILL DO THIS TO SEND THEM OFF, BUT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE DON'T FORGET THEM WHILE THEY'RE OVER THERE.))
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110 Marine Reservists from the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion's "C" Company are being deployed to Iraq.
The city will hold a "Salute the Troops" rally at the American Legion Post on Greenview Drive Friday evening.
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Another top administrator is leaving the Roanoke school system.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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Plus Virginia Tech's will jump into the ACC on Thursday, and merchandisers are hoping fans will jump into some new Tech gear as well.
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[1st-Wx]
[Britt]

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The Roanoke City Schools are losing another top administrator.
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Paul Britt, the Executive for Human Resources, confirmed this afternoon that he plans to leave the school system at the end of next month.
Britt is getting married in July, and is moving to Richmond. He has been with the Roanoke City schools for two years, but has 29 years of service in the state and is eligible for early retirement.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Superintendent Wayne Harris steps down from his post tomorrow. Assistant Superintendents Dick Kelley and Rita Bishop are also leaving the city schools.

[Eating-Disorder]


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Childhood star, Mary Kate Olsen, is bringing the issue of eating disorders to the limelight.
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Published reports indicate the Olsen twin is battling Anorexia.
She's not alone. Beth Holt Wright specializes in helping young women in the Roanoke Valley just like her.
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((BETH HOLT WRIGHT/LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER: STATISTICS SHOW NOW THERE ARE ABOUT 8 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE US SUFFERING FROM EATING DISORDERS THAT WOULD MEAN ABOUT 1 AND 100 WOMEN ARE LITERALLY STARVING THEMSELVES))
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Warning signs of an eating disorder include excessive weight loss, obsession over calories, spending a lot of time in front to the mirror, excessive exercise and someone who is secretive about eating.
Wright hopes the attention on Mary Kate will encourage more teenagers to seek professional help because eating disorders can lead to serious health and psychological problems.
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((THE SOONER YOU REACH FOR HELP THE BETTER THE CHANCE OF REACHING RECOVERY))
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS] For more information on eating disorders you can find a link to the National Eating Disorders Association web site on our web page.
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[R2K-Broadband]


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Wireless Internet service has landed in Lynchburg. And air travelers there will be the first to benefit.
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The Region 2000 Technology Council held a 'wire-cutting' ceremony today to mark the start of its Broadband Hot Spot program.
Lynchburg's regional airport is the first location to get the wireless service. It will let lap-top users access the Internet while they wait for their flight.
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((MARK COURTNEY/AIRPORT MANAGER: FOR US, AGAIN, IT PROVIDES THAT ONE MORE ADDITIONAL SERVICE AND MAKES IT THAT MORE EASY AND CONVENIENT TO FLY OUT OF THIS AIRPORT. AND IT'S ONE MORE SERVICE WE CAN OFFER TO OUR BUSINESS CUSTOMERS.. WE'RE STILL AROUND 50, 55 PERCENT BUSINESS-ORIENTED IN TERMS OF OUR TRAVEL HERE.))
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Officials hope to bring wireless service to about 50 locations across central Virginia.
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[Stocks]


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Stocks strengthened today as consumer confidence rose to a two-year high. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 56 points.
NASDAQ gained 15.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
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[TECH-ACC]


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Hokies are sure to be flocking to stores this week to GOBBLE up the latest Virginia Tech merchandise. Tech officially joins the A-C-C on Thursday and vendors finally have the Tee Shirts to prove it. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa scored a peek at the latest sports memorabilia.
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((32 year ticket holder Robert Hudson says shirts like this better last... they've been 51 years in the making.

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((ROBERT HUDSON: IT'S PROBABLY THE GREATEST THING TO HAPPEN WITH TECH AND I THINK TECH ITSELF ALSO TAKES QUALITY INTO THE ACC.)) [RUNS:08]
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This Thursday morning at 12:01 a-m, Tech officially jumps on the ACC bandwagon. And the shirts, jerseys, and polos like theses will be finally hit the stores.

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((MIKE YOUNG: IT WILL BE GOOD FOR EVERYBODY. IT WILL PAY SOME EXTRA ROYALTIES. TO THE SCHOOL. IT WILL PAY INTO THE ACC WHICH ONE OF THEIR BIG THINGS WAS INCREASING REVENUES FOR IT. :10)) [RUNS:09]
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((RACHEL DEPOMPA: FIVE YEARS AGO TECH MADE ABOUT 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS OFF IT'S LICENSED PRODUCTS. THIS YEAR THAT FIGURE IS EXPECTED TO BE A MILLION AND WHEN TECH JOINS THE ACC JULY FIRST... THEY SAY.. WHO KNOWS. )) [RUNS:11]
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((LOCKE WHITE: IT'S GOING TO BE ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE WE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH IT WILL HELP, BUT I'M GUESSING IT'S GOING TO BE WELL INTO SIX FIGURES.)) [RUNS:06]
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But the ACC logo isn't all business. Most of that money generated by royalties goes into the school's scholarship fund... To continue the line of Hokie fanatics like Hudson.

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[IN Q=We're down to]

((ROBERT HUDSON: WE'RE DOWN TO ABOUT 36 HOURS AND WE'VE WAITED 51 YEARS FOR THIS. SO YOU KNOW THE WAIT HAS BEEN LONG, BUT HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE GREAT DOWN THE ROAD.)) [RUNS:09]
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NATS- WRAPPING UP STUFF..... 6:07:48:00 The gear may finally be here... but it's still not for sale. You'll have to wait until July First to get your Hokie hands on ACC apparel. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Christiansburg.))

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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the big name women roll at Wimbledon. Former Kentucky great Jack Givens is arrested,
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and Ronde Barber takes over the wheel as the NFL Twins camp returns to Roanoke for its 7th summer.
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[S-RV]


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Ronde and Tiki Barber are back in Roanoke this week for their NFL Twins Skills Football Camp at Cave Spring middle school. 400 plus kids, five hours of coaching daily and high humidity can push the Barbers and their coaches to the limit, but Steve Mason says Ronde has just the place to escape.
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[SUPER=01-Walt Derey/NFL Twins Camp Director; 1:08 QUCIK!!!]
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((The 40 foot Mon aco Executive, Ronde Barber's transportation of choice from Tampa to Roanoke for the camp. ((:)) ((:))
With his two children, wife Claudia, plus all of his vacation luggage and golf clubs, Ronde simply needed something bigger to haul his family to Roanoke. The 2 axel and tag axel RV is an ideal place to relax after a hot day in the sun working with the kids ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
The traveling home is equipped with a kitchen and three sleeping quarters. It took Ronde about 14 hours to make the 800 mile trek. The Monaco Executive runs on deisel and costs about 300 dollars to fill the 100 gallon tank. And Ronde feels right at home behind the wheel. ((:))
The barbers will be coaching kids and wresting up in the RV Wednedday and Thursday. Steve mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Tennis]


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It's ladies night this Tuesday evening as the women took center stage at Wimbledon today with Serena Williams leading the way.
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Serena, who is after a three-peat, served up 12 aces -- including one clocked at a Wimbledon women's record of 126 mph -- and overwhelmed 16-year-old Tatiana Golovin 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals. The match lasted just 55 minutes. She will now face Jennifer Capriati who beat Nadia Petrova 6-4 and 6-4 in a tough fourth-round match. Serena and Capriati have played 15 times, with Williams leading 9 wins to 6. Capriati has won the past two meetings. It was also an historical day for 17-year-old Russian Maria Sharapova who advanced to her first Grand Slam semi-finals with three set win. Sharapova, who is six feet tall and also models, is the youngest Wimbledon semifinalist since Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova made it to the final four in 1997 at 16.
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[S-Jack]


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Former NCAA great Jack Givens, the current NBA television announcer for the NBA's Orlando Magic was arrested last night on charges of sexual battery and performing a lewd act upon a child.
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[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL; :00]

Orange County, Florida deputies used a search warrant to seize laptops and computer hard-drives from Givens' home. The victim, who is a 14 year old girl, says the incidents took place at the girl's bedroom and her family's swimming pool. The former Kentucky star had this to say about the charges.
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[OUT Q=...PUT TO REST."]
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In other Orlando Magic news - the team finally completed the trade sending Tracy McGrady to the Rockets for Steve Francis.

[West-End]


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Roanoke's West End Center got an extra loaf of bread... and then some today.
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Heiner's bakery donated five- thousand dollars and 200 loaves of bread to the youth center. The gift comes during the summer when school lunch programs are not available and there's an increased risk of malnutrition and hunger.
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[IN Q=Just to get a donation]

((KAY HALE/WEST END EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: JUST TO GET A DONATION OF THIS MAGNITUDE, NOT ONLY THE BREAD, BUT THE FINANCIAL DONATION ALSO, WE'RE JUST ABSOLUTELY THRILLED, IT'S GOING TO MAKE OUR SUMMER.))
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The summer camp program has an enrollment of 140 children in grades Kindergarten through 12 who will benefit from the donation.
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