Lynchburg Police are investigating a murder this morning.
Police found 34 year old Donna Lynn Whiteman slumped over the steering wheel of her car around 9-30 last night.
Police say Whiteman had a gun shot wound to the upper torso.
She was transported to Lynchburg General hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Early this morning an arrest was made.
Police say 19 year old Adrian Jerome Toler of Lynchburg was arrested and charged with murder.
A 36-year old Gretna man was seriously injured last night in a single car accident.
It happened around midnight in the community of Bright.
Timothy John Jones was driving on Route 609 when his vehicle ran off the left shoulder of the road.
Police say his pickup truck flipped several times ejecting him from the vehicle.
Jones was transported to Roanoke Memorial by Lifeguard-10.
The investigation is continuing.
King Hussein has succumb to cancer.
The Jordian Parliament has sworn in his 37 year old son Abdullah as the new ruler.
Paul James has more on the elder Hussein's life.
[SUPER=01-Paul James/Reporting; 1:41]
[OUT Q=CBS News]
((SOT, NOV. 8, 1998, Clinton ,He was the living embodiment of the best of
our past and the brightest of our hopes for the future..."
JORDAN'S KING HUSSEIN, WHO PERSEVERED WITH A SMILE THROUGHOUT LIFE-
THREATENING CIRCUMSTANCES IN THE MIDDLE EAST.. HAS SUCCOMBED TO CANCER
. THE WORLD'S LONGEST SERVING LEADER WAS 63.
Hussein (Wye River) SOT."one thing that remained with me through those
years was a total commitment to the cause of peace.."
AT JUST 17, HUSSEIN BIN TALAL BECAME KING. THE NEW LEADER INVISIONED
THE IMPOVERISHED JORDAN BECOMING A MODERN INDUSTRIAL NATION. HIS
REPUTATION FOR CONCILIATION EARNED KING HUSSEIN LOYAL FRIENDS IN THE
WEST WHILE MAINTAINING CLOSE TIES WITH HIS WARRING NEIGHBORS. THOSE
CONTACTS HELPED HUSSEIN REALIZE HIS VISION. JORDAN'S ECONOMY AND
STATURE GREW. BUT THE KING ALWAYS SAID JORDAN WAS INDEBTED TO NO ONE.
KING HUSSEIN SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE WALKING A TIGHTROPE BETWEEN THE
PALESTINIANS AND JORDAN'S WESTERN ALLIES. EARLY ON HE CALLED FOR A
LEGITIMATE PALESTINIAN STATE EVEN AFTER OUSTING YASSIR ARAFAT AND HIS
PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION FROM JORDAN IN 1970.
Natsnd 1974 arafat and hussein
IN 1974 KING HUSSEIN ASKED FOR WORLD-WIDE RECOGNITION OF YASSIR ARAFAT
AND THE P-L-O AND IT WAS KING HUSSEIN WHO PLAYED THE CRITICAL MEDIATOR
IN MOST SUBSEQUENT ARAB-ISRAELI PEACE AGREEMENTS LEADING UP TO LAST
YEAR'S HISTORIC WYE RIVER SUMMIT IN THE UNITED STATES:
173548 SOT..'there has been enough destruction, enough death enough
SAID TO BE A DIRECT DESCENDENT OF MUHAMMAD, KING HUSSEIN WAS A DEVOUT
MUSLIM. MARRIED FOUR TIMES, QUEEN NOOT WAS HIS LAST WIFE: AMERICAN
ELIZABETH HALABY, WHO BOOSTED HIS INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITY APPEAL. SHE'S
CREDITED WITH DIRECTING HER HUSBAND TO MINNESOTA'S MAYO CLINIC IN 1992
WHEN THE KING'S LYMPHATIC CANCER WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED.
AFTER SIX MONTHS OF CANCER TREATMENT HUSSEIN'S TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO
JORDAN IN JANUARY LASTED ONLY LONG ENOUGH FOR HIM TO DISMISS HIS
BROTHER AND APPOINT A NEW SUCCESSOR TO THE THRONE: HIS OLDEST SON.
MANY WONDER IF THE 37 YEAR OLD PRINCE ABDULLAH IS CUT OUT FOR THE JOB...
AND EVEN IF HE IS, THE WORLD MOURNS THE LOSS OF A GREAT LEADER WHO MANY
FEEL CAN NEVER BE REPLACED
PAUL JAMES, CBS NEWS
In Richmond, lawmakers narrowly approve a controversial license plate.
A license plate reading "Choose Life" was approved by the House Transportation Committee yesterday.
The vote on the plate was 10-to-9.
The money the D-M-V raises from the Choose Life plate would fund adoption programs in Virginia.
That was not the only abortion topic discussed.
Some lawmakers also gave a green light SO FAR to a mandated 24-hour waiting period before a woman could get an abortion in the Commonwealth.
Ellen Qualls has more on that story.
[IN Q=Why not]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jo Ann Davis/(R) York Co.; :09 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Bob McDonnell/(R) Virginia Beach; :17 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Viola Baskerville/(D) Richmond; :30]
[SUPER=01-Del. Mary Christian/(D) Hampton; :38]
[SUPER=01-Del. Kathy Byron/(R) Lynchburg; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Vivian Watts/(D) Annandale; 1:19]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Richmond.]
(( Why NOT ask a woman to wait-- just 24 more hours-- to make sure she knows her options and the risks of an abortion?
[SOT 15:08:40 ]
((DEL. JO ANN DAVIS/R-YORK CO.: SOMETIMES I REACT OUT OF FEAR. OR JUST WORRY. AND I MIGHT DO SOMETHING RASH WITHOUT REALLY THINKING ABOUT IT.))
[SOT 14;40:30 ]
((DEL. BOB MCDONNELL/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: BY HAVING A 24 HOUR PERIOD OF REFLECTION, THE WOMAN IS ABLE TO ACTUALLY RECEIVE THE INFORMATION FROM THE PHYSICIAN OR THE NURSE AND HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT ON IT IN AN APPROPRIATE MANNER.))
((DEL. VIOLA BASKERVILLE/D-RICHMOND: PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT A WOMAN DOES NOT JUST WALK INTO A FACILITY AND ORDER AN ABORTION.))
((DEL. MARY CHRISTIAN/D-HAMPTON: IT'S AN INSULT TO THE INTEGRITY OF WOMEN WHO WOULD FEEL THAT WE NEED TO BE TOLD, WE NEED TO BE LEGISLATED INTO KNOWING WHAT WE COULD DO ON SUCH AN EMOTIONAL ISSUE. AND TO MY MALE COUNTERPARTS...I KNOW OF NO SUCH LEGISLATION WHICH WOULD REQUIRE YOU TO REFLECT.))
[SOT 15:17:24 ]
((DEL. KATHY BYRON/R-LYNCHBURG: WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO HOW WOMEN FEEL ABOUT HOW THIS INSULTS THEM AND WHATEVER, ARE YOU ARE AWARE THAT THERE IS A 30 DAY WAITING PERIOD FOR A MAN TO HAVE A STERILIZATION PROCEDURE?))
Knowing that they don't have the votes in the House, abortion rights supporters are trying to make logistical arguments against the bill.
[SOT 14:55:43 ]
((DEL. VIVIAN WATTS/D-ANNANDALE: CERTAINLY THERE ARE MANY INDIVIDUALS WITH VERY, VERY STRONG FEELINGS OF PRO-LIFE THAT WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO BE CALLING IN TO AN ABORTION CLINIC AGAIN AND AGAIN, TYING UP THE MEDICAL STAFF.))
But the House has given the 24 hour waiting period a 61 to 39 thumbs up.
The measure's big hurdle is a Senate committee.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
An autopsy will be performed on an inmate who died at the Roanoke City Jail.
35-year old Joseph Franklin Overstreet was awaiting trial on charges that he violated his probation.
Authorities say Overstreet's cell mates were trying to wake him up just before 4 a-m yesterday and got no response.
Rescue workers eventually showed up and pronounced him dead.
Officials are still investigating the death.
A Northwest Roanoke Pizza Restaurant was held up at gunpoint late Friday night.
According to published reports, a man walked into the Domino's Pizza on Peters Creek Road around 11 o'clock armed with a scope-mounted rifle.
One employee was injured after being hit in the face with the rifle.
They demanded money and fled with a small amount of cash.
The man was not apprehended.
The fourth annual "Thousand-Man March" was held in Roanoke yesterday.
The march was in honor of Lucy Addison, the education pioneer responsible for bringing a school system to the black community more than 100 years ago.
Addison was also credited with uniting African-Americans for a common cause.
[IN Q=WHAT WE WANT]
((HAROLD CANNADAY/MARCH ORGANIZER; WHAT WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO THROUGH HER EXAMPLES IS TO CARRY SOME OF HER TEACHINGS OVER INTO MODERN TIMES. AND WE HAVE A PROBLEM IN THE CURRENT TIME OF SIMPLY BEING ABLE TO WORK TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Cannaday/March Organizer;]
[OUT Q=TO WORK TOGETHER.]
The group marched from Washington Park to Lucy Addison Areospace Middle School.
[toss to weather][Heart-Profile]
February is American Heart Month and the Fralin Center for Community Health Education is offering heart profiles throughout the month.
Tonya Flory reports.
[SOT ub ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Herb Snyder/Participant; :07]
[SUPER=01-Melanie Johnson/Heart Net Coordinator; : 20 ]
[OUT Q=Health Check]
((Herb Synder is filling out a risk assessment sheet before he gets screened for heart disease. He isn't taking any chances with his health.
[SOT ub 10 14 45]
[IN Q=There is no]
((HERB SNYDER/PARTICIPANT: THERE IS NO HISTORY IN MY FAMILY, WE JUST DO IT FOR SAFE KEEPING.))
[OUT Q=safe keeping]
The risk assessment form is especially important because not everyone is a candidate for the heart profile.
[SOT ub 10 12 39]
[IN Q=This is designed]
((MELANIE JOHNSON/HEART NET COORDINATOR: THIS IS DESIGNED TO BE A SCREENING SO FOLKS WHO HAVE HAD THEIR CHOLESTEROL CHECKED IN THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS OR ARE KNOWN HEART PATIENTS BEING TREATED BY A DOCTOR WE SAK THAT THEY FOLLOW OTHER MEANS OF GETTING CHOLESTEROL CHECKED. THIS IS DESIGNED FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW THEY HAVE ANY RISKS FOR HEART DISEASE.))
[OUT Q=for heart disease.]
Those risks include a family history, obesity and it's higher for men.
[SOT ub 10 12 25]
[IN Q=Risk factors]
((MELANIE JOHNSON/HEART NET COORDINATOR: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, SMOKING, DIABETES, THINGS OF THAT NATURE.))
[OUT Q=of that nature]
The screening includes a lipid profile, blood pressure check and tests blood sugar which means not eating for 14 hours before the heart profile.
But once the cuffs come off, snacks are right around the corner.
Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))
Two more screenings will be offered Wednesday February 10th and 17th.
Pre registration is required for the heart profile.
To sign up call Carilion Physician referral.
[go straight to the bump]
Former Governor Mills Godwin died one week ago at the age of 84.
Governor Gilmore says Godwin was a "truly historic and transitional figure in state government."
In this week's Virginia Newsreel, we have the impossible task of condensing a 30 year political career into 2 and a half minutes.
[IN Q= run animation]
[OUT Q=stop animation]
[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE][Godwin-Reel]
[wipe wipe wipe wipe]
[IN Q=Mills Godwin]
[SUPER=01-Mills Godwin/Former Virginia Governor; :00 HOT CHANGE]
[OUT Q=I'm Andrew Freiden]
(( Mills Godwin is the only man Virginians chose twice be their governor.
His career began in 1947 when he won a House Of Delegates seat.
In 1952, he moved over to the State Senate.
During that term, the U-S Supreme Court handed down the decision of Brown versus Board of Education which mandated desegregation.
Godwin resisted, saying that integration would be the inevitable destruction of public schools.
According to author James L. Bugg Jr., Godwin never publicly apologized for his role in massive resistance-- He did say,"We waited too long to do some of the things we should have done earlier to assure full opportunity in the education for our negro children."
Godwin resistance to desegregation didn't cripple his political career. In 1965, he was elected Governor as a Democrat.
Ironically, Godwin earned the title of "The Education Governor."
He convinced the state to vote for 80 million dollars in bonds for education.
During his first term, aid to schools more than doubled and teacher's salaries rose.
Godwin is also known for creating the community college system.
[SOT Tape A35 1:34:13]
[IN Q=Our colleges ]
((OUR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITES AND OTHER AGENCIES ASK FOR ANOTHER 66 MILLION DOLLARS WHICH HAS NOT BEEN PROVIDED THESE NEEDS WILL BE THERE IN 1968 AND THERE WILL BE OTHER NEEDS AS WELL BECAUSE VIRGINIA MORE THAN EVER IN IT'S HISTORY IS GROWING AND EXPANDING))
[OUT Q=growing and expanding]
After his first term, he returned home to Nansemond County to practice law.
In June of 1973 Godwin re-entered politics but as a Republican.
In a narrow victory he beat Henry Howell and entered his second term as Governor.
Godwin had a different list of priorites for his second term.
He wanted to upgrade the penal system. He also helped pass tougher laws against violent criminals and reinstated the death penalty.
[SOT TApe 204 3:59]
[IN Q=It is not]
((IT IS NOT THE THREAT OF PUNISHMENT THAT DETERS CRIMINALS BUT THE CERTAINITY OF PUNISHMENT))
The general assembly approved the death penalty in 1975.
Mills Godwin retired from politics three years later at the end of his second term as Governor.
[SOT Tape 204 4:14]
[IN Q=sO NOW i ]
(( SO NOW WITH A MEASURE OF SOME RELIEF AND IN ALL HONESTY WITH A TINGE OF REGRET I TAKE MY OFFICIAL LEAVE OF YOU BELIEVEING MY DUTY DONE AND MY CHARGE FUFILLED. THANK YOU))
[OUT Q=nat sound clapping]
[nat sound of clapping under Andrew's out Q.]
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Andrew Freiden.))
Just about everything you ever wanted to know about computers but were afraid to ask, can be learned during the First Annual Roanoke Valley Technology Awareness Week.
The effort is sponsored by "Save the Generations", "TAP" and HOPE Institute Technology, Incorporated.
The idea is to provide access to technology and training for minority and low-income youths.
[IN Q=A LOT OF]
((JAY SCOTT/CO-FOUNDER; A LOT OF STUDIES SHOW THAT THERE'S A DIGITAL DIVIDE BETWEEN PEOPLE OF COLOR AND THEIR WHITE COUNTERPARTS. THEY TYPICALLY DON'T HAVE COMPUTERS IN THEIR HOMES. THEY ALSO DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO TECCHONOLOGY IN THEIR COMMUNITY THAT YOU MAY FIND IN MORE AFFLUENT COMMUNITIES.))
[OUT Q=MORE AFFLUENT COMMUNITIES.]
The awareness week lasts through next Saturday.
For more information about the events, you can call (540) 981-3784 or 981-4953.
Prosecutors played excerpts from the taped testimonies of Monica Lewinsky, Vernon Jordan and Sidney Blumenthal yesterday in the President's impeachment trial.
Both sides are claiming the tapes helped prove their case.
Republicans say the tapes prove the president is guilty as charged.
[IN Q=with regards to]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Barr/(R) Georgia; :00]
[super=01-Sen. Tom Harkin/(D) Iowa; :31]
[OUT Q=interpret ourselves]
Closing arguments are tomorrow.
Gun dealers may have something else to be concerned about.
The President wants to require background checks on all buyers at gun shows.
The president says he wants to eliminate the "cash and carry convenience" of gun shows.
Gun dealers say existing laws already prohibit felons from owning guns.
Some people in New York feel gun manufacturers are somewhat responsible for the shooting deaths of their loved ones.
And, they've filed a lawsuit.
But, many gun dealers feel they're pointing the finger at the wrong people.
David Johnson has more on their reaction.
[IN Q=I think they're going]
[SUPER=01-Tom Kivlehan/GunTek, Inc.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Randy Clark/Clark Distributors; :43]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Cochran/Trader Jerry; :49]
[OUT Q=Djo, N7, Salem.]
[IN Q=I THINK THEY'RE]
((TOM KIVLEHAN/GUNTEK, INC.; I THINK THEY'RE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. THEY SHOULD BE GOING AFTER THE INDIVIDUALS AND NOT THE MANUFACTURERS OR DEALERS OR ANYBODY ELSE IN THAT LINE.))
[OUT Q=IN THAT LINE.]
Tom Kivlehan and others in his trade have been keeping a close eye on the anti-gun lawsuit in New York.
Plaintiffs in the suit claim gun makers flood southern regions where gun laws are weak and eventually filter up north where gun controls are more strict.
But Kivlehan says they are off the mark.
[SOT=01:25:02 - 01:31:29 - 01:33:36]
[IN Q=WE SUPPORT]
((KIVLEHAN; WE SUPPORT NOTHING BUT SHOOTERS, HUNTERS AND COMPETITION SHOOTERS AND WE'RE NOT GOING AFTER ANYBODY WITH CRIMINAL; INTENTIONS. I THINK IT'S GOING TO HURT MOSTLY HONEST AMERICANS AND NOT THE CRIMINALS.))
((RANDY CLARK/CLARK DISTRIBUTORS; IT'S THE SAME AS CHARGING GENERAL MOTORS FOR THE CARS THEY MAKE THAT END UP BEING IN ACCIDENTS THAT KILL PEOPLE.))
((JERRY COCHRAN/TRADER JERRY; EACH INDIVIDUAL OUGHT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS. IF AN INDIVIDUAL TAKES A FIREARM AND COMMITS A CRIME, THEY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, NOT THE FELLOW THAT MADE THE PRODUCT. WHERE'S IT GOING TO END? IS IT GOING TO BE CARS NEXT OR HAMMERS OR KNIVES.))
[OUT Q=HAMMERS OR KNIVES.]
Cochran says there's only one upside to the bullseye on gun manufacturuers.
[IN Q=ADVERTISING RIGHT NOW]
((COCHRAN; ADVERTISING RIGHT NOW. IT'S THE BIGGEST GIMMICK GOING ON RIGHT NOW. IT'S BOOSTING GUN SALES BECAUSE FOLKS WANT TO GET IN WHILE THEY CAN.))
[OUT Q=WHILE THEY CAN.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; BUT DISTRIBUTORS WOULD TRADE THAT ADVERTISING TO GET RID OF THE DOWNSIDE, WHICH THEY BELIEVE WOULD BE FEWER GUN MANAUFACTURERS AND HIGHER FIREARMS PRICES, WHICH WOULD BE PASSED ON TO THE CONSUMER. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, SALEM.))
Anger is growing in New York City over a man who was shot 19 times by police.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Thursday;]
It was a case of mistaken identity.
The police thought Ammad Jah-LO was a rapist.
They say the West African Immigrant refused to follow their orders and reached for what they thought was a gun.
Four officers shot at Jah-LO 41 times.
He was unarmed.
Minority groups are outraged at the incident and the way that Mayor Rudy Guiliani is handling the case.
The Justice Department has joined the investigation into the killing.
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Private]
A plane crash-landed in Franklin County yesterday.
The small Cessna 150 went down while trying to land at Bowman Airport near Burnt Chimney.
Authorities believe windy conditions may be to blame.
Kevin D. Angle of Wirtz, Virginia was the pilot.
There were no injuries reported.
What does Virginia's first all-women's college and the Roanoke Valley's oldest church have in common?
They were both founded by the same individual.
David Johnson tells us the past, present and future of Mount Moriah Baptist Church in this week's Virginia Profiles.
[OUT Q=stop animation]
[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
[wipe wipe wipe wipe]
[SUPER=01-Louise Thompson/Church Clerk; :16]
[SUPER=01-Dollie English/Member for 78 Years; 2:02]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Thomas Pleasant/Church Pastor; 2:30]
[OUT Q=Djo, N7,Roanoke]
((Church choir singing))
Mt. Moriah Baptist was established in 1846 by Charles Lewis Cocke, just months after he founded Hollins University.
[IN Q=AS I WAS]
((LOUISE THOMPSON/CHURCH CLERK; AS I WAS TOLD BY MY PARENTS, THEY WOULD BRING THESE SLAVES OVER TO WORSHIP ON SUNDAYS DURING SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES. OUT OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS, THEY ORGANIZED THE CHURCH IN 1858.))
[OUT Q=CHURCH IN 1858.]
The church sits on a hill just to the right of Route-460 East.
Thompson says the first "sanctuary" was held under a "brush harbor", made of wooden pins and a grass roof, built by Cocke's slaves.
[IN Q=IT WAS FIRST]
((THOMPSON; IT WAS FIRST CALLED AFRICAN-AMERICAN. WHEN THEY MOVED THE CHURCH TO THE HILL, THEY DECIDED TO CALL IT MOUNT MORIAH.))
[OUT Q=MOUNT MORIAH.]
Slaves also built this church--most of its original features are still intact.
Inside, there are treasures of slave-made artifacts, including the pulpit, some tables, baskets and most notably this bookcase.
It contains, among other things, a dozen or so bibles published in 1877, and one that outdates the others by 30-or more years.
There's a lot to see, but most of the church's history was lost in a fire.
[IN Q=WHEN REVEREND]
((THOMPSON; WHEN REVEREND PHILPOTT CAME TO US, HE COLLECTED WHAT HE COULD COMPILE AND HE HAD THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY. THAT'S WHEN WE WERE PRESENTED THE HISTORY ON THE CHURCH.))
[OUT Q=ON THE CHURCH.]
Thompson has been a member since the early 30s, when her grandfather was the minister.
The church thrived in those days.
[IN Q=THERE WERE OVER]
((THOMPSON; THERE WERE OVER 70 PEOPLE OR MORE HERE AT ONE TIME. THEN THEY BEGAN TO MOVE OUT.))
[OUT Q=TO MOVE OUT.]
Today, The congregation is made up a dozen active members, 18-total.
Every second and fourth Sunday, they breath life into the old building.
((Church choir singing))
Members like the church mother continue coming back due to family and spiritual ties.
[IN Q=WE DECIDED]
((DOLLIE ENGLISH/MEMBER FOR 78-YEARS; WE DECIDED THAT AFTER HE WAS THE MINISTER OUT HERE, WHEN I CONFESSED CHRIST AT THE RIDGE STREET BAPTIST IN VINTON, I WANTED TO COME WHERE MY GRANDFATHER WAS PASTOR AND I'VE BEEN HERE EVER SINCE.))
[OUT Q=EVER SINCE.]
((Rev. Pleasant at the pulpit talking))
Since his arrival eight years ago, Reverend Thomas Pleasant has blended the old with the new, putting air conditioners in the old windows and adding bathrooms.
[IN Q=THEY SAID IF]
((REV. THOMAS PLEASANT/CHURCH PASTOR; THEY SAID IF WE GET RUNNING WATER AND TOILETS, WE WOULD COME. WE HAVE ALL THOSE THINGS AND THEY STILL HAVEN'T SO HE SAYS WHERE ARE THEY? BUT WE'RE STILL APPEALING FOR THEM TO COME.))
[OUT Q=THEM TO COME.]
But Pleasant's hands are somewhat tied because state and national historic preservation groups consider the church a treasure as is.
[IN Q=THEY ASKED US]
((PLEASANT; THEY ASKED US TO KEEP IT THAT WAY...RECEIVE SOME OF IT.))
[OUT Q=SOME OF IT.]
So Pleasant and the congregation are trying to make the church more visible by rebuilding its membership rather than its structure.
[IN Q=IT'S HERE]
((PLEASANT; IT'S HERE BUT IT'S NOT HERE. WE ARE INVITING PEOPLE TO COME AND TO WITNESS WHAT OUR FOREFATHERS HAVE LEFT US TO HAVE.))
[OUT Q=US TO HAVE.]
[IN Q=OUR MEMBERS]
((THOMPSON; OUR MEMBERS WAS DEDICATED AND WANTED TO KEEP THE CHURCH GOING. THAT'S WHY WE'RE WORKING SO HARD NOW TO PRESERVE IT. AFTER THIS GENERATION IS GONE, WE WILL HAVE A CHURCH STILL HERE.))
[OUT Q=CHURCH STILL HERE.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THOMPSON SAYS IT'S THAT DEDICATION THAT THE SPIRIT WAS ESTABLISHED AND STILL LIVES. REVEREND PLEASANT SAYS IT MAY BLACK HISTORY MONTH, HIS CONGREGATION CELEBRATES THE TRUE FOUNDERS OF THE CHURCH, THE SLAVES WHO BUILT IT. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
[TAPE#=sports extra #2]
[GRAPHIC=Youth Hockey 6144]
The Ice Station could be the training ground for the next pro hockey great.
Yes the Roanoke Express sometimes practice at the ice rink but budding stars I'm talking about are much younger.
On most nights the Ice Station is home to Roanoke Valley Youth Hockey games.
[SUPER=01-Mark Shifflett/Hockey Player; :00]
[SUPER=01-Josh Delano/Hockey Player; :18]
[super=01-BobCarpentieri/Youth Hockey Coach; :27]
[SUPER=01-Adam Finn/Hockey Player; :42]
[super=01-Donna Patton/Parent; :48]
[OUT Q=in the league]
[IN Q=it's about the]
[OUT Q=play it now]
Mark and his best friend Josh started their hockey careers at the roller rink.
Several years ago roller hockey was just about the only way for them to get a taste of the game they love.
[IN Q=I started]
[OUT Q=trying it myself]
[IN Q=the popularity]
[OUT Q=three times a week]
[IN Q=it's pretty]
[OUT Q=into the board]
[IN Q=the first time]
[OUT Q=that's nice]
Most of the parents had a lot to learn about hockey--from equipment struggles to the rules of the game.
And for many the physical side of the game was all they knew, but in this league the focus is on the skills.
[IN Q=any child that]
[OUT Q=any checking]
Roanoke Valley Youth Hockey is in search of corporate sponsors because ice time is not cheap.
The winter season runs five months and parents must pay 340-dollars for each child who plays in the league.))
Mark and Josh are already looking forward to playing hockey in college. They play in league's summer session as well to sharpen their skills and get a little closer to their dream of one day playing pro-hockey.
[In Q=Yes doctor]
[OUT Q=News 7 mornin']