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This is a speical report from News 7.
Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry
We'll rejoin CBS' coverage of the Attack on America in just a few moments. But first we want to show you how yesterday's events are continuing to have an impact on residents in Virginia.

[Gilmore]


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The death toll at the Pentagon is still not known.
But Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld offered some hope this afternoon .. that it may be closer to 100 than the 800 Arlington's Fire Chief suggested last night.
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Ellen Qualls spent the day with Governor Jim Gilmore, who has now requested a federal major disaster declaration for Arlington County. She is at the Pentagon tonight.

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(Keith: We know that staff members from a Roanoke architecture and engineering firm were on their way to the Pentagon j

ust before the attack and the project manager was called to the site today. What more do you know?)

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The nation's air traffic system has taken the first steps to resume commercial flights, but it's going to take a while before things are anywhere near normal.
Some planes are back in the air, but many travelers still face cancellations or delays.
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Shannon Young is at Roanoke Regional Airport. Shannon, what are officials there saying now?

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The outpouring of support from communities in our region continues in the form of blood donations today.
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At the Christiansburg Moose Lodge, hundreds lined up to donate. American Red Cross officials say the wait for these people was up to three or four hours. A staff of nine is working this site until 7 o-clock. Turnout at blood drives around Southwest Virginia has been tremendous since word of the attack.
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((MITZI TUCK/AMERICAN RED CROSS; ALTHOUGH WE NEED THE BLOOD REALLY BAD RIGHT NOW IT WOULD BE NICE IF SOME PEOPLE WOULD JUST CONSIDER WAIT A WEEK OR SO TO DONATE CAUSE WERE GOING TO NEED IT THEN TOO AND RIGHT NOW WERE SO OVERWHELMED ITS REALLY HARD TO PROCESS EVERYONE AT ONE TIME.)) ((KAREN LEMAIRE/BLOOD DONOR; I DEFINITELY HAVE A FEAR OF NEEDLES AND I JUST CAN'T DEAL BUT I WILL NOW BECAUSE I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT.))
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The Red Cross says this particular drive is an annual event that in past years has had a hard time reaching its collection goal.
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There's a list of donation times and locations on our website.
We have also set up a section where you can share what is on you mind concerning yesterday's terrorist attacks.
You'll find both sections at W-D-B-J-7- -dot-com.
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[Red-Cross]


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How parents react in the wake of this tragedy -- could play a big role on their children's emotional well being.
Often children are the silent victims. That's why experts say it's important that parents pay close attention to signs of emotional distress.
As Health Check Reporter tell us the Red Cross has mental health volunteers in our area ready to offer their assistance.
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((The horrifying images of the explosion-- could cause emotional trauma for some children.
Helping families recover from tragedies like these -- is something clinical psychologist Lou Perrott has been trained to do. He is one many mental health volunteers for the American Red Cross.
He says it's important during this difficult time that parents provide a safe an environment where children can talk about what they've seen -- and how they feel.
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((YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE GREAT STONE FACE -- IT'S FINE TO EMPATHIZE --AND SAY I FELT THAT TOO --IF A CHILD GETS TO CRYING --THAT'S FINE YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRY AND HIDE YOUR EMOTIONS)) [RUNS16]
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Perrott says parents should realize -- children might initially suffer from shock because of tragedy -- but if behavioral changes persist --that could be a sign of a problem.
And there are signs to look for --that might indicate professional help is needed.
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((A LOT OF CRYING BREAKING DOWN EASILY --WAKING UP AT NIGHT --CAN'T GET TO SLEEP --ONE OF ASPECT OF IT. WITH SOME CHILDREN IT WOULD BE ANY CHANGE IN THEIR EVERYDAY ROUTINE)) [RUNS16]
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For many it will be a long time before things will get back to normal -- and for some the emotional toll will last a lifetime.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))
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You can contact your local Red Cross office if you would like to be connected to a mental health counselor.
They can come to your home to provide short term counseling.

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Many people turned to prayer yesterday and today. Tonight-- a candlelight vigil is scheduled at Victory Stadium in Roanoke.
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Teresa Hamilton is at the stadium-- where preparations are underway for a service many hope will bring the community together.
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Concern about potential increases in gasoline prices in Southwest Virginia and around the country have turned out to be unwarranted, so far.
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In our region, prices at the pump remain within an expected range. Most stations show a low of a dollar-30 with the high at others around one-56. The federal government is weighing in on possible price gauging today, saying a spike in fuel costs is NOT justified because supply is still flowing.
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((JIM GORMAN/CUSTOMER; YOU KNOW THERE'S NOTHING WORSE THAN SOMEBODY GOLD DIGGING AFTER A NATIONAL TRAGEDY (counter girl: thank you sir) AND THEY ARE GOLD DIGGING.))
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Consumers who see stations charging unjustified fuel prices are asked to call the Energy Department's hotline at 1-800-244-3301.
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[Finance]


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Yesterday's attack on New York's financial center has investors worried about what will happen when the markets re-open. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 GENERIC MB GRAPHIC]
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With more on that we go to business reporter Jennifer Miele.
Keith, as you know U-S Markets were closed today -- major structural damage done to many firms.
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We just got word that when they re-open, America's largest financial institutions may step in to stabilize trading as an act of patriotism.
They are trying to exemplify the resilience of America's economy.
But some analysts claim yesterday's attack isn't what will send stocks tumbling, but instead the shaky state of the economy BEFORE the attack.
They say what the market must hope for now is solid political leadership, aggressive action from the federal reserve, and an upswing in consumer confidence.
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((BRIAN GOTTSTEIN/LEGG MASON: WHAT'S WORSE THAN BAD NEWS IS UNCERTAINTY. UNCERTAINTY IN THE FUTURE AND THAT MAKES THE MARKETS GO DOWN EVEN MORE. PEOPLE CAN'T CALCULATE FOR THE FUTURE.))
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Analysts say in all likelihood, the market will nose dive when it re-opens.
But this won't be the first time an act of war sent out fiscal shock waves.
Take a look... Pearl Harbor, December 1941. The Dow declined about 7% in the ensuing month, and bottomed out five months after.... One year later, it was 15% higher than before the suprise bombing.
The Gulf War in 1990, the Dow declined 18% from news of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. One year later, it soared to record highs.
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So, if history repeats itself, the market should recover from this national tragedy.
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Keith.

[Postal-Service]


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Business that depend on the U-S Postal Service and shipping services may see some problems.
The Postal Service is moving mail, despite the air traffic slowdown.
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Officials there say they are continuing to accept and process mail, but have called in ground reinforcements.
All mail is currently being transported by truck or rail, without the help of commercial aircraft.
There are no significant delays expected, but the Postal Service is asking customers to be patient.
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((BILLY MARTIN/POSTMASTER: WINDOWS ARE OPEN, WE'RE OPEN FOR OPERATION, NORMAL HOURS, WE'RE ACCEPTING MAIL, AND WE'RE DELIVERING THE MAIL AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE DOING THAT.))
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Fed-Ex and U-P-S are also grounded for the time being, but they too have secured additional trucking capacity.


Fed-Ex expects express shipments to be delayed a minimum of 24 to 48 hours, and money back guarantees will remain suspended until normal operations resume.
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Western Virginia's new U-S Attorney called in reporters today to re-iterate President Bush's statement that the federal government is open for business... not business as usual, but open.
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U-S Attorney John Brownlee pointed out the Poff federal building is open now.
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The building was closed after the initial attacks in New York yesterday, but it re-opened today under what Brownlee said was "heightened security." He also pointed out that virtually every A-T-F and F-B-I Agent in the district has been called upon to help investigate yesterday's terrorist attacks.
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With those agents re-assigned indefinitely, the moonshine trial was postponed at least until Monday, probably longer.



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Yesterday's attacks have drawn comparisons to the bombing of Pearl Harbor 60 years ago.
The attack in 1941 prompted thousands of young Americans to volunteer for the armed services.
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Local recruiters said today it's still too early to tell whether this will have a similar impact.
A wave of patriotism has swept over the country in the form of signs and flags being posted in front of homes and businesses.
Scott and Jaime (JAY-mee) Cooksey (COOK-see) brought out their own flag this morning.. Scott Cooksey says he's willing to serve his country.
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((SCOTT COOKSEY/LYNCHBURG RESIDENT: I'M 22 YEARS OLD, I HAVE A FULL TIME JOB THAT WORKS ME ABOUT 50 HOURS A WEEK MAXIMUM, BUT IF I COULD FINANCIALLY, I WOULD DO IT.)) ((SFC TERRY BROOKS/ARMY RECRUITER: A LOT OF THE PRIOR SERVICE PEOPLE WHO'VE SERVED BEFORE HAVE A SENSE OF DUTY TO THEIR COUNTRY. THEY FEEL IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO COME BACK AND DO WHAT THEY CAN.))
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Elsewhere, flags at Bedford's D-Day Memorial were at half- staff.. the monument was closed yesterday in response to the attacks.
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Flags filled Lee Plaza in downtown Roanokeand lined the streets on lamp posts. It was Mayor Ralph Smith's idea. He suggested decking out the city- -on this day after the attack- -with the kind of display usually reserved for holidays. He said he always tries try to pull the best out of any situation. Mayor Smith said the red, white and blue display may continue for a few days.
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In the New River Valley, businesses lowered the stars and stripes to half staff. Several retailers changed their usual commercial message to honor the dead. Others posted expressions of optimism.
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Long Island native and Roanoke Express Coach Perry Florio is finding out he has several ties to the attack. In fact, he is beginning feel like he is almost too close to yesterday's events.
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Florio discovered last night he knew at least two people who died in the crashes. Los Angeles Kings scouting director Ace Bailey
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and assistant scout Mark Bavis were on one of the planes which crashed into the World Trade Center. Bavis, number 29, is seen here playing for the Carolina Stingrays in 1994. Florio remembers playing against Bavis, and Bailey coached Florio for three years.
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((PERRY FLORIO/ROANOKE EXPRESS HEAD COACH; TO THINK HE WAS ON THE SECOND FLIGHT, THE UNITED FLIGHT THAT WENT INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER THAT WE'VE SEEN SO MANY TIMES ON TELEVISION. EVERY TIME I SEE THE REPLAY I CAN'T IMAGINE THE HORROR THGAT MUST HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH THEIR MINDS WHEN IT HAPPENED.))
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Last night, Florio received a phone call from a relative who is a firefighter in New York, and responded to the first explosion at the World Trade Center. The firefighters were going up the stairs and then watched the second plane hit.


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((THEY STILL CONTINUED UP AND I THINK THEY GOT TO ABOUT THE 50TH FLOOR, AND THE BUILDING #2, THE FIRST TOWER TO CRUMBLE

WENT DOWN AND THEY FELT THE VIBRATION AND COULD SEE THE MASSIVE DESTRUCTION OUTSIDE SO THEY WERE RADIOED FROM THE TRUCK DOWN BELOW TO GET OUT.))
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As if those two connections were not enough, Florio's parents live in Johnston, Pennsylvania, just about 20 minutes away from where one of the United Airlines planes crashed yesterday.
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The Virginia-Penn State game scheduled for tomorrow night was postponed yesterday. This afternoon UVa athletic director Craig Littlepage was part of a lengthy conference call with officials from Penn State, the ACC and the Big Ten to try and determine what to do with the game. Several options were discussed including canceling the game all together.
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Folks from both schools also talked about moving the game to this Saturday, but in the end felt like that would not be fair to the fans at both schools or to those still dealing with the events in New York and Washington. Finally, both sides agreed to reschedule the game for Saturday December 1st in Charlottesville. No kickoff time has been set, but the game will be played the first Saturday in December.
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Time permitting later tonight we will hear from both Craig Littlepage and UVa student body president Abby Pheiffer, who is a graduate of Patrick Henry high school.

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Some of this Saturday's NCAA football already has been postponed. All Big East games are off for now, and while the ACC as a whole hasn't decided what to do, Ga. Tech and Florida State will not play Saturday in Tallahassee.
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The NFL will decide by tomorrow what course it will take concerning Sunday's games. Most indications are that the league will play.
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Major League Baseball, which postponed games yesterday, will not play tonight or Thursday evening.
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On the college front, Virginia Tech, Radford and most of the area ODAC schools have postponed many of their activities this week, with Tech postponing every athletic event through the weekend.
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And in one other Hokie note, Lee Suggs' knee surgery has now been scheduled for this Friday afternoon at Montgomery Regional Hospital.
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There are a few other stories worth noting today, one from the U-S Supreme Court.
The Court's chief justice rejected an appeal of Virginia's minute of silence law.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist says there is no allegation that Virginia school teachers have used the minute of silence to lead students in prayer.
Opponents of the law say it violates the separation of church and state.

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Fire damaged a building at a Franklin County school this morning.
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Officials say some workers who were remodeling an old cafeteria at Callaway Elementary School touched off the fire.
The building isn't attached to the school.
But the kids did go through a fire drill as a precaution.
No one was hurt.
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News 7 will be back on the air tonight at 7:30. That's when Governor Gilmore is scheduled to address the Commonwealth. In the meantime, we'll return to CBS' continuing coverage of the Attack on America after these short messages.