[7-E-Noel-Taylor]

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There were many sides to the Reverend Noel Taylor.
He was a civil rights activist, a former mayor, and teacher.
But to his parishioners at High Street Baptist Church in Roanoke, he was even more.
Joy Sutton tells us more about Noel Taylor, the spiritual leader.
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[SUPER=01-Sue Tolliver/Church Member; 16]
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[SUPER=01-Ann Shepard/Church Member; 37]
[SUPER=01-Lee Ernest Suggs, Jr./Visiting Pastor; 1:11]
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In the midst of all the songs and praise at High Street Baptist Church this Sunday --- there is a sense of remembra

nce of a man who meant so much to so many people.
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[SOT 05:24:26]
[IN Q=He was the type of person]

((SUE TOLLIVER/CHURCH MEMBER: HE WAS THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO WOULD GET DOWN ON HIS HANDS AND KNEES WITH YOU AND NO MATTER WHAT YOU GOING THROUGH))
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That's how many people at the church remember Reverend Noel Taylor -- as a man of God -- who was their spiritual leader for 37 years -- until retiring in December of last year.
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[SOT 05:21:40]
[IN Q=His sermon]

((ANN SHEPARD: HIS SERMON, HIS DIVINE SPIRIT THAT HE HAD IN PREACHING THE GOSPEL AND I ALSO REMEMBER HIM AS A LEADER OF THE CITY, BUT MOST OF ALL AS LEADER OF THE CHURCH HE BROUGHT US A LONG WAY))
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The visiting pastor Reverend Lee Ernest Suggs Junior entitled his sermon, " I feel like going on".
He told the congregation that Taylor would want them to keep moving forward -- knowing that he is in the hands of God.
Reverend Suggs says he too will never forget Taylor's spiritual guidance.
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[SOT 05:28:11]
[IN Q=There were many]

((REV. LEE ERNEST SUGGS,JR:THERE WERE MANY TIMES I USE TO GO TO HIM FOR CONSULTATION WITH THINGS I DIDN'T HAVE ANY ANSWER FOR AND HE WAS ALWAYS THERE))
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High Street Baptist Church will hold funeral services for Reverend Noel Taylor on Friday -- a time for
family, friends, and the community to say their final good bye.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The trial of the aide to former West Virginia Governor Gaston Caperton is scheduled for today in a Roanoke federal court.
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[VO-NAT]
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Tom Rice is accused of attempting to have sex with a 13-year-old boy he met on the Internet.
Authorities said Rice drove 190 miles from his home in Martinsburg, West Virginia to Bedford.
He then checked into a hotel and drove to a school parking lot where he was to meet the boy.
The boy was actually an undercover deputy.
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[7-Lynchburg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=kwe]
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The Lynchburg police department is continuing its investigation of a murder that happened at a convenience store late Saturday night.
The murder happened at the Stop In on Campbell Avenue.
Police say the suspect walked into the store and shot 26 year old Shawn Ferguson several times in the head.
Ferguson died at the scene.
Police say they do NOT have a motive.
No one has been arrested.

[7Weather]


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Here now is a look at your Monday forecast...
This weekend's warm temperatures continue today with mostly sunny skies.
Highs will reach the mid 70s.
Expect skies to cloud up tonight, with rain late in the evening.
Lows will fall to the mid 50s.
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[45-E-Republican-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:47:10]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


Virginia voters head to the polls tommorrow.
All 140 seats in the General Assembly will be decided.
And on this election eve, Governor Gilmore is standing behind a house of delegates candidate who's come under fire for misrepresenting another candidate's views.
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[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


Republican Barbara Chrisley mailed out a flier last week which states her challenger Benny Keister does NOT support parental consent for a minor to have an abortion.
Keister says he never spoke to Chrisley about his views.
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[SOT 05:49:37]
[IN Q=I'm not concerned]

((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: I'M NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THAT KIND OF THING, WHAT I AM CONCERNED ABOUT IS GETTING BARBARA ELECTED.))
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[OUT Q=gettting barbara elected]
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[VO-NAT]


Gilmore was in Roanoke yesterday along with a number of other G-0-P leaders, campaigning for local candidates.
Keister and Chrisley are competing for the seventh district house of delegates seat.
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[45-E-Roanoke-Turnout]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-40 1:05:59]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


Some political experts are predicting low voter turnout for one of the most important General Assembly elections this century.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke/File Tape;]


But Republicans say they're watching a factor that might just help Republican William Fralin in his bid to unseat Democratic state Senator John Edwards.
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[SOT 13:18:04]
[IN Q=One of the]

((SCOTT LEAKE/JOINT REPUBLICAN CAUCUS: ONE OF THE LITTLE WILD CARDS, ONE OF THE FINAL THINGS THAT DETERMINE THE MARGIN OF TURNOUT ARE OTHER RACES ON THE BALLOT THIS YEAR FOR INSTANCE IN ROANOKE COUNTY, YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF POPULAR INCUMBENT REPUBLICANS, CHALLENGERS AND INCUMBENTS, RUNNING FOR LOCAL OFFICE. AND THEIR ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE OUT THERE WITH THE GET OUT THE VOTE EFFORT.))
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[OUT Q=vote effort.]
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Conversely, with Roanoke city elections NOT until May, Edwards' Democratic voter base has a little less incentive to turn out at the polling places.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
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Also contributing to possible low turnout statewide: NO race for governor or president is on the ballot... and meteorologists say there's a chance of rain Tuesday.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
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In federal court today in Roanoke, an aide to former West Virginia Governor Gaston Caperton goes on trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


Tom Rice is accused of attempting to have sex with a 13-year-old boy he met on the Internet.
Authorities say Rice drove 190 miles from his home in Martinsburg, West Virginia to Bedford.
He then checked into a hotel and drove to a school parking lot where he was to meet the boy.
But the boy turned out to be an undercover deputy.
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[45-Lynchburg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=copy]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


The Lynchburg police department is investigating a weekend fatal shooting at a convenience store.
It happened at the Stop In on Campbell Avenue.
Police say the suspect walked into the store and shot 26 year old Shawn Ferguson several times in the head.
Ferguson died at the scene.
Police say they do NOT have a motive and no one has been arrested.

[45Weather]


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Let's check out the back-to-work forecast...
Mostly sunny and mild again today with highs in the mid 70s.
A cold front will bring clouds by this evening, and showers overnight with lows in the mid 50s.
Cool and wet tomorrow...with showers likely.
The rest of the week looks dry....Highs ranging from the 40s to the 60s.

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[8-E-Distance-Learning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=aha]
[TAPE#=99-39 35:16]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Some area college students now have a chance to attend different schools, but they don't have to commute. It only takes a few clicks of a computer mouse.
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[VO-NAT]
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This past week, environmental studies students at Sweet Briar College joined their counterparts at Lynchburg College through the wonders of the Internet.
Video and audio transmission allowed them to see and hear each other, and students were able to ask questions with the help of microphones.
Course professor Dave Perault sees the program as a benefit to both students and professors.
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[IN Q="We Can Co-teach"]

((DAVE PERAULT/DISTANCE LEARNING PROFESSOR:WE CAN CO-TEACH A CLASS. WE CAN DO RESEARCH A LITTLE BIT BETTER. WE CAN INTERACT WITH STUDENTS FROM DIFFERENT AREAS.))
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[OUT Q="From Different Areas"]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynchburg College hopes to expand the distance learning program with Sweet Briar and other small area colleges.
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[8-E-Roanoke-Turnout]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-40 1:05:59]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99]


It may be a slow day at the polls tomorrow. Political experts are predicting low voter turnout for one of the most important General Assembly elections this century.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke/File Tape;]


But Republicans say they're watching a factor that might just help Republican William Fralin in his bid to unseat Democratic state Senator John Edwards.
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[SOT 13:18:04]
[IN Q=One of the]

((SCOTT LEAKE/JOINT REPUBLICAN CAUCUS: ONE OF THE LITTLE WILD CARDS, ONE OF THE FINAL THINGS THAT DETERMINE THE MARGIN OF TURNOUT ARE OTHER RACES ON THE BALLOT THIS YEAR FOR INSTANCE IN ROANOKE COUNTY, YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF POPULAR INCUMBENT REPUBLICANS, CHALLENGERS AND INCUMBENTS, RUNNING FOR LOCAL OFFICE. AND THEIR ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE OUT THERE WITH THE GET OUT THE VOTE EFFORT.))
[SUPER=201-Scott Leake/Joint Republican Caucus;]
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[OUT Q=vote effort.]
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[VO-NAT]


Conversely, with Roanoke city elections NOT until May, Edwards' Democratic voter base has a little less incentive to turn out at the polling places.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Also contributing to possible low turnout statewide: NO race for governor or president is on the ballot... and meteorologists say there's a chance of rain Tuesday.

[8-Lynchburg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=copy]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


The Lynchburg police department is continuing its investigation of a murder at a convenience store late Saturday night.
It happened at the Stop In on Campbell Avenue.
Police say the suspect walked into the store and shot 26 year old Shawn Ferguson several times in the head.
Ferguson died at the scene.
Police say they do NOT have a motive.
No one's been arrested.

[8-Rice]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal SCales]


In federal court today in Roanoke, an aide to former West Virginia Governor Gaston Caperton goes on trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


Tom Rice is accused of attempting to have sex with a 13-year-old boy he met on the Internet.
Authorities say Rice drove 190 miles from his home in Martinsburg, West Virginia to Bedford.
He then checked into a hotel and drove to a school parking lot where he was to meet the boy.
But the boy turned out to be an undercover deputy.
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[8Weather]


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Taking a break from the news now to check the forecast...
Mostly sunny and pleasant with highs near 75.
Clouding up tonight, with rain developing late.
Lows in the mid 50s.
The extended forecast is calling for cooler, rainy weather tomorrow....then dry conditions for the rest of the week.
Highs ranging from the 40s to the 60s during the afternoons.
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