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((I WANT TO RE-ASSURE VIRGINIANS THAT I AM TAKING STEPS TO ENSURE THEIR SAFETY DURING THIS CRISIS.)) [BUTT TO 18:48:47 Warner Tape] ((SEN. JOHN WARNER: WE SPOKE WITH THE PRESIDENT MOMENTS AGO. HE'S GOT A FIRM GRIP ON THIS SITUATION.))
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Leaders from Virginia speak words to calm Virginians...
While tonight local people unite to show their support for America.
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((AMERICA AMERICA.. GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEEE.))
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The devastaton happened miles away, but the effects are felt locally.
There is no telling yet if any of the dead or injured are from this area- That could take days.
For now the local airports are closed, the Red Cross is gearing up to help-
And the Governor's declared a state of Emergency.

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Meanwhile, people cross our area spent the evening with friends, family and even strangers. Teresa Hamilton reports-- for many group prayer was one way to deal with today's tragedy.
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Here in Bedford-- dozens came together at a downtown Farmers Market. People of all ages and denominations-- seeking comfort in prayer. [nat sound here] [runs03]
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((TERRY WITT: THAT'S MY BIGGEST PRAYER, THAT AMERICAN BECOME UNIFIED NO MATTER RACE, CREED, FAITH, EVERYTHING, EVERYBODY TOGETHER IN UNITY.)) [runs10]
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((LISA TOMS/PARENT: THAT THIS WILL BE A TURNING POINT FOR OUR NATION, THAT WE WILL TURN BACK TO GOD AND AWAY FROM OUR WAYS.)) [RUNS09]
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The vigil also provided another sense of comfort-- knowing that others were also trying to make sense of the days events.
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((JAMES SMITH/STUDENT: THESE KIDS ARE NOW ORPHANS BECAUSE OF SOMEONE ELSE WANTS TO GO OUT AND KILL AS MANY PEOPLE AS THEY CAN IT'S TERRIBLE.)) [runs12]
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((JANET POINDEXTER/PARENT: THE SITUATION AT HAND MADE ME LOOK... IT MADE ME APPRECIATE MY LIFE, MY FAMILY.)) [runs07]
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Similar vigils were also held in other communities around the area.... such as Blacksburg and Roanoke. Vigils-- held in different communities but with the same prayer for peace and healing. Teresa Hamilton, News 7. ))


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As people watched today's events in shock and disbelief, thousands turned to their local pastors and churches for guidance.
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Liberty University held a "campus- wide" prayer service this afternoon.. thousands of students, faculty and residents turned out to pray for the victims of the attacks.
The Reverend Jerry Falwell called it an "act of war".. and he urged Americans to pray for President Bush as he decides how to respond.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: I THINK HE NEEDS MUCH WISDOM.. GREAT DEAL OF WISDOM.. PRESIDENT REALLY NEEDS OUR PRAYERS.))
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Falwell will hold another prayer vigil tomorrow evening at 6:30 at Thomas Road Baptist Church.
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One bit of good news tonight...
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Two members of St. John's Episcopal Church have contacted family in New York and say they are O.K.
We told you at six o'clock that parishioner Mary Lou Trey was trying to find her son who's office was IN the World Trade Center. He is fine.
Also, Reverend John Perris was trying to contact his mother who works just blocks from the Trade Center. She too is safe.
Still, the church will continue to hold vigil services in honor of others afflicted by today's tragedy.
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((REV. JOHN PERRIS: THEY ARE BASICALLY SERVICES AND SCRIPTURES OF PRAYER AND TIME FOR FOLKS TO PRAY QUIETLY OR OUT LOUD.))
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Member of St. John's welcome other who wish to pray with them.
They focus their thoughts now on our nation's leaders who must decide what action to take next.
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Scores of churches have scheduled prayer services- for tomorrow.
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For a list- you can go to our Webpage at WDBJ-7 dot com.
You'll see a link to all local information relating to this Attack on America, including blood donation sites- [change pinnacle]
At least one interfaith vigil is set for tomorrow-.
It's a Candlelight Prayer Vigil - set for Victory Stadium in Roanoke tomorrow night at eight.
People of all faiths are encouraged to attend... and bring candles.
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[WX1] [11:00pm] [09/11/2001]
[MCU]WEATHER OFFICE
[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAPS TOMORROW FORECAST

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The local American Red Cross says it's been called to help provide blood to the victims.
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As word of the attacks came out... so did people, by the dozens to donate blood.
But because it is still unclear how much blood will be needed -- the Red Cross plans to hold emergency blood drives tomorrow.
It's urging anyone who is at least 17 years old -- 110 pounds --and in good condition to give blood.
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You can find a complete list of special blood drives being organized by the American Red Cross on our web page at WDBJ-7-dot-com. [TAKE BLOOD PHONE NUMBER]
You can also call the red cross at 1-800-Give-Life. [TAKE CONTRIB. PHONE NUMBER]
The Red Cross is also seeking immediate financial contributions. You can call 1-800-HELP-NOW for more information on that.
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Governor Jim Gilmore responded quickly to the devestation on Virgnia soil at the Pentagon-- declaring a state of emergency throughout the commonwealth.
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The state capitol and governor's mansion were quickly locked down, and state police were given the authority to restrict movement at any potential target in Virginia.
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About 600 members of the Army and Air National Guard units from eight Virginia communities are now on "full-duty status.
From Southwest Virginia, engineer companies from Gate City and Big Stone Gap were partially activated.
Military security is stepped up at the Norfolk Naval Base and Norfolk International Port.

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All commercial flights across the country are grounded until at least noon tomorrow.
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The F-A-A's order "to ground all planes" was transmitted to Roanoke Regional Airport at about 10:30 this morning, nearly two hours after the first airliner hit the World Trade Center. Passengers scheduled to leave Roanoke were notified of the cancellations by the airlines. Also, some flights scheduled to land elsewhere were diverted to Roanoke. Pilots broke the news to passengers in a number of ways, but most let the airlines explain the details.
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((LOIS SCHROEDER/AIRLINE PASSENGER: AND THEN THEY CAME BY AND SAID... REFUND MONEY AND GET EVERYBODY SETTLED.))
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Officials ask that you refrain from calling the Roanoke Regional Airport for flight information. They say you'll be better off calling individual airlines.
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One other transportation note. Greyhound has resumed bus service has resumed service on most of the East Coast, with the exception of Norfolk, Washington D-C, New York City and Newark New Jersey.

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Terror Strikes U-S -- That's the headline tonight on a special free edition of the Roanoke Times.
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The newspaper began running the presses for a rare edition about four this afternoon.
Newspaper workers were handing the papers out on Campbell Avenue, making every effort to get them to pedestrians and people driving by.
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((MIKE RILEY/ROANOKE TIMES MANAGING EDITOR; I THINK AS SOON AS WE HEARD THE NEWS THAT TWO PLANES HAD COLLIDED WITH THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. WE KNEW THIS WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST EVENTS OF OUR LIFETIME ON PAR WITH THE KENNEDY ASSASINATION, MAN LANDING ON THE MOON AND IT'S IMPORTANT FOR A NEWSPAPER TO BE THERE.))
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The papers are available at the newspaper's main office downtown and the New River Valley Office as well as at Stop-In, 7-11 and Kroger stores.
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A couple of sports related notes.
Today's attacks are postponing a major college football game in Virginia.
The Virginia- Penn State game scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed. The game has not yet been rescheduled.
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Meanwhile ALL college and professional football games may be canceled this weekend.
College conference commissioners are considering postponing all games Saturday. They said they will decide tomorrow whether to hold their games.

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The Salem Avalanche front office has been keeping a close eye on today's events. No doubt.. the terrorist attacks cut the celebration short for the newly crowned Carolina League Champs.
Mike Stevens has that story.
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(( The Avalanche had to wait 14 years to capture this latest league championship trophy. The celebration lasted way past midnight, but the mood turned somber shortly after the attacks on world trade center. 7 Avalanche players including Greg Catalanotte, Choo Freeman and Garrett Atkins were in the air trying to get home. ((STAN MACKO/AVALANCHE GENERAL MANAGER:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((STAN MACKO:)) In Salem, Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

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Also Roanoke College is cancelling classes for tomorrow.
CBS News will remain on the air through the night with the latest national developments. News 7 will be back on the air tomorrow morning at 5:30 to keep you up to date on local events. We'll return to CBS News Coverage in just a moment, but first a short message on blood donations from the American Red Cross. Good night.