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((GILMORE: I WANT TO ASSURE ALL VIRGINIANS ..DURING THIS CRISIS.))
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Governor Gilmore has declared a state of emergency in Virginia.
All local airports are closed..
and the Red Cross gears up for increased blood donations.
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As imagined there are also local families who have relatives who are un-accounted for.
There is no doubt a local impact from this day of terror in America.

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Virginia is under a state of emergency today, a declaration which allowed Governor Jim Gilmore to activate 300 Nation Guard Members, open the emergency operations center, and crack down on security at possible targets around the state.
V-DOT quickly shut down highways leading into Washington from Virginia and around the Pentagon. Military rediness was stepped up in Norfolk, the home of the world's largest naval base and an international port.
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Richmond Bureau chief Ellen Qualls is at the state capital with the latest.
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((ROLLCUE:...not a time for emotion from government leaders. ))
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It's never happened before.. UNTIL today.
All air traffic around the nation has been halted... The F-A-A won't lift the ban until tomorrow at noon at the earliest.
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News 7's Shannon Young is at the Roanoke Regional Airport- What's going on there now?
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((ROLLCUE:...learned of their cancelled travel plans.))
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As news of the explosions hit -- many local people hoping to help in some small way -- headed by the carloads to the American Red Cross.
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They packed inside--waiting in long lines --just to donate blood....
Blood the local Red Cross says it will desperately need -- because it has already been called to help.
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((NANCY MCCRICKARD/DONOR: WE JUST SAW A TRAGIC LOSS OF LIFE --SO WE FELT WE COULD AT LEAST DO OUR PART --AND COME FORWARD AND GIVE BLOOD))
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The Red Cross plans to hold several emergency blood drives tomorrow.
And officials are urging anyone who is at least 17 years old --110-pounds -- and in good health to donate.
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((THERE IS NO WAY OF TELLING --WHAT THE DISASTER WILL BRING IN TERMS OF THE NEED FOR BLOOD))
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To find out locations and donation times, you can call 1-800-GIVE LIFE.

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Some local schools and universities in our region are reacting to today's tragedy by canceling classes.
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In Blacksburg, Virginia Tech officials say classes are off, but buildings and three counseling centers are open. Officials believe a large portion of the campus will be personally affected by the attacks because many students hail from Northern Virginia. Another issue for Tech is keeping an eye on possible anger toward international students.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKESMAN; WE HAVEN'T SEEN ANY EVIDENCE OF THAT BUT OUR PRECAUTIONS ARE TO THINK AND LEAN IN THAT DIRECTION WE HAVE MEMBERS FROM MORE THAN 100 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES STUDYING HERE AND THERE WILL BE SOME PEOPLE THAT WILL BE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR OWN HEALTH AND WELL BEING.))
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Radford University made the decision to keep a regular class schedule today but officials there say counseling is available.
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For many students terrorist attacks-- are something they only read about in history books.
But today some local high school students watched in horror --as history became reality right before their eyes.
Joy Sutton has more.
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(( The history lesson of the day -- couldn't be found in any book -- but inside the classrooms at William Byrd High School.
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While a few students did decide to go home -- officials felt it was best to keep school in session.
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While this a day that will go down in the history books -- it's also a lesson many students will never forget.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County.))

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Thousands in Roanoke are heading to area churches to pray for those affected by today's tragedy.
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Mary Lou Trey is one of them.
Her son works at the World Trade Center, the site of the original attack.
She hasn't heard from him yet.
Reverend John Perris at Saint John's Episcopal Church says his church will hold vigil services to comfort those affected.
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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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Reverend Perris has personal worries of his own in mind.
His mother works blocks from the trade center.
He hasn't been able to find her.
Still, he is spending his time bringing his parish together for prayer and remembrance.
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One of the nation's most high- profile religious leaders makes his home in Lynchburg.. and he joined his colleagues in calling Americans to pray today.
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Steve Smallshaw spoke with the Reverend Jerry Falwell earlier today.. Steve, what did Dr. Falwell have to say?
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Jean, Dr. Falwell called today's terrorist attacks an act of war.. and he wants everyone to keep the President and his staff in their prayers as they decide how to react.
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((GOD BLESS AMERICA..))
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Just a few hours after America's sense of security was shattered, one of its best- known spiritual leaders was doing his best to patch it back together.
At Liberty University's Vines Center, thousands of students, faculty and Lynchburg citizens gathered to sing, pray and seek guidance in the aftermath of the worst day of terror the country has ever known.
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Those gathered were brought to their knees.. as they hugged each other and prayed for the victims and their families.
Earlier, Dr. Falwell also asked that the President be included in everyone's prayers.
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Dr. Falwell's church is one of just several across this area that will be holding prayer vigils tonight..
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Scores of churches have scheduled prayer services and masses for tonight and 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 school closings and blood donation sites- as well as church services.
As you can imagine the list is long. [change pinnacle]
One vigil ... an Interfaith 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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We now rejoin CBS' coverage of today's Attack on America. Join us again at the top of the hour for more local reaction to today's events. [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]