[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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News 7 is coming up next...
Word tonight that there may be a man with Roanoke connections missing in the Pentagon crash site.
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[VO-NAT]


Firefighters remember their fallen comrades in New York.. and their brothers who are working day and night on rescue efforts.
Plus the latest on airline service locally- and package service.
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[Talent=Jean]


And sports schedules.. News 7 is coming up next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]



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[SOT 1:51:30]
[IN Q=As a profession about]

((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF: AS A PROFESSION ABOUT 100 110 FIREFIGHTERS DIE A YEAR ACROSS THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. SO IN ONE INCIDENT, WE LOST TWO YEARS OF FATALITIES IN ONE INCIDENT. ITS JUST HEARTBREAKING.))
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=its just heartbreaking]
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[VO-NAT]


Hundreds of firefighters honor their fallen heroes.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Young]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]


The attack on the Pentagon may have killed a Navy technician who listed Roanoke as his hometown.
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
The Defense Department is listing a 41-year-old Donald McArthur Young as one of the 190 people missing and presumed dead.
An Internet search turned up a Virginia Beach listing for him, as well as his wife's name and those of his in-laws.
It also said that he served on the USS Bataan, (buh-TAN) a Navy amphibious assault ship based in Norfolk.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


News-7 spoke with Young's mother-in-law tonight, Evelyn Poole of Mount Vernon, New York.
She confirmed that his name is Donald McArthur Young, and that he lives in Virginia Beach with his wife, Felicia.


She did not know what his connection to Roanoke might be.
Poole said the government notified them that her son-in-law is among those who are unaccounted for.
She says Donald Young was going to celebrate his 42nd birthday, a week from tomorrow.


[Suspicious-Car]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]


Roanoke police have contacted the F-B-I about an abandoned vehicle discovered near Roanoke's airport early this morning.
It was found about 12:30, at the intersection of Peters Creek and Thirlane Roads.
The vehicle had no license tags, but it DID have a window sticker from a Florida aviation school.
As a precaution, police had the car towed and an evidence unit has been going over it.

[Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC30:48]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]


Nearly two hundred firefighters are missing in the rubble of what used to be the World Trade Center.
Tonight, firefighters from all over Southwest Virginia gathered in Roanoke to honor their sacrifice.
Justin McLeod tells us why the tragedy in New York and Washington D.C. hits so close to home.
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[SOT 16:45:55]
[IN Q=Nat sound of bagpipes]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Travis Anderson/Roanoke Co. Firefighter; :11]
[SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire Chief; :26]
[SUPER=01-Angela Cryus/Wife of Firefighter; :56]
[SUPER=07-Mary Craighead; 1:17]
[SUPER=@justin2; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF BAGPIPES; 16:45:55))
They came to reflect on what happened, to remember the dead, and to say thanks.
[SOT 16:59:30]
[IN Q=Just tell them that we love]

((TRAVIS ANDERSON/ROANOKE CO. FIREFIGHTER: JUST TELL THEM THAT WE LOVE THEM, THAT WE'RE PRAYING FOR THEM, WISH THAT WE COULD BE THERE WITH THEM AND HELP THEM. IF THEY CALL FOR US TODAY, WE'LL BE THERE TOMORROW.)) [Runs12]
[OUT Q=be there tomorrow]


After all, it's a bond every firefighter shares.
[SOT 1:51:16; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=I think its just us]

((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF: I THINK ITS JUST US SAYING TO OUR EXTENDED FAMILY WE'RE JUST SO SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN NEW YORK.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=happened in New York]


What happened in New York is on the mind of every firefighter you see here. ((NAT SOUND OF TODAY'S FIRE SCENE; TAPE 2))
That's because it hits so close to home.
These firefighters know they risk their lives everytime they answer the call.
But if you ask any of these men and women, they said its all just part of the job.
[SOT 16:56:03]
[IN Q=Thats why you do]

((RICHARD CYRUS/ROANOKE CO. FIREFIGHTER: THATS WHY YOU'RE DOING THIS BECAUSE THATS WHAT YOU DO.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=thats what you do]


What they do can be a sense of pride for their loved ones.
But it also produces a good deal of fear.
[SOT 16:56:58]
[IN Q=Very fearful because]

((ANGELA CRYUS/FIREFIGHTER WIFE: VERY FEARFUL BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT HE'S GOING INTO AND HOW LONG HE'S GOING TO BE GONE, AND I DO A LOT OF PRAYING.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=a lot of praying]


There's a lot of praying going on throughout America this week.
As many as two hundred firefighters are missing and feared dead.
As one area firefighter said it best, these were ordinary people who did some extraordinary things.
[SOT 17:00:33]
[IN Q=Thank you so much]

((MARY CRAIGHEAD/AREA RESIDENT: THANK YOU SO MUCH. I MEAN TO ALL THE FIREFIGHTERS, POLICEMEN, JUST TO ALL OF THEM, JUST THANK YOU CAUSE WE NEVER KNOW WHEN WE MIGHT BE IN THAT POSITION AND NEED HELP.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=and need help]

((NAT SOUND OF BELL RINGING 16:54:58))
The important message that came out of this candlelight vigil rings true (SHOT OF BELL) throughout our nation....that even in our darkest hour, america shines bright. (SHOT OF CANDLE)
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke. ))

[Airport]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC1:38:38]
[GRAPHIC=Air Travel]


Commercial Airline service is back up and running in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A Comair flight to Cincinnati took off at 5:30 this evening, about 45-minutes late.
It was the first commercial flight with passengers aboard to leave the airport in more than two days.
Passengers were ready.
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[SOT 4:27:14-4:27:19]
[IN Q=We're really excited...]

((BARBARA CONNER/AIRLINE PASSENGER: WE'RE REALLY EXCITED...IT'S SO NICE NOT TO BE SEDENTARY NOW!))
[SOT 4:12:27-4:12:39]

((MARK BOGARD/AIRLINE PASSENGER: WE WEREN'T OPTIMISTIC...OPENING BACK UP SLOWLY.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Conner/Airline Passenger;]
[SUPER=01-Mark Bogard/Airline Passenger;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=opening back up slowly.]
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[VO-NAT]


More flights are scheduled to take off and land tomorrow although as of tonight some airlines have yet to resume service to Roanoke- including US Airways and Northwest.
Meantime, private pilots are still grounded by the FAA.. indefinitely.
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[Talent=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


In Lynchburg, so far no commercial flights have come in or taken off.
Officials there we spoke with tonight say the airport has clearance- Now it's up to the airlines to determine when they're ready to fly.
Meanwhile both UPS and FedEX are back in the air tonight.
UPS says it expects to it will deliver almost all of its backlogged Next day air packages by tomorrow morning- All other air packages will be delivered by early next week.
Fed Ex says it has 60 planes in the air tonight... throughout the nation.
It's putting a priority on medical supplies, emergency equipment and payroll related shipments.
Both companies have increased security.

[Life-Flights]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC48:44]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]


Some volunteer pilots are also hoping to take to the sky.
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[VO-NAT:09]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Pilots for AirLifeLine -- a national organization that provides free transportation for medical treatment -- are offering their services to anyone in need.
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[SOT18:25:45]
[IN Q=I was thinking we could transport]

((DAVID NAUSS/AIRLIFELINE PILOT:I WAS THINKING WE COULD TRANSPORT ORGANS AND BLOOD AND I'M SURE THAT'S GOING TO BE NEEDED. WE CAN TAKE A LARGE CAPACITY -- FROM HERE TO NEW YORK WE CAN BE THERE RIGHT AT TWO HOURS))
[SUPER=01-David Nauss/AirLifeLine Pilot]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=right at two hours]
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[VO-NAT :13]


AirLifeLine says it will also be available to take immediate family members to victims in disaster areas.
Although the F-A-A has restricted general avaition -- these pilots are able to fly if it's considered a medical emergency.
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[SOT18:29:31]
[IN Q=Right now we're flying a mission]

((ERNIE HOCH/AIRLIFELINE PILOT:RIGHT NOW WE'RE FLYING A MISSION OUT OF MADISON WISCONSIN TO DC --WE HAVE THREE PLANES IN THE AIR AS WE SPEAK THAT ARE FLYING 15 NURSES INTO DC THROUGH THE RED CROSS))
[SUPER=01-Ernie Hoch/AirLifeLine Pilot]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=the Red Cross]
(XXXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
For more information you contact AirLifeLine at 1-877-AIR-LIFE. [TAKE WEBSITE FS]
You can also find a link to their website in the webwatch section of our homepage at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[Travel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:56:03]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]


The slow down in air travel is forcing many to find other means of travel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Roanoke's bus station is proof.
Many travelers have been booted off of flights, can't find a rental car OR a train ticket, and have decided to "Go Greyhound."
Mel Ludovici at Martin Travel says the airline crunch MUST be addressed by the federal government soon, because so many businesses depend upon it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You name it.]

((MEL LUDOVICI/MARTIN TRAVEL: YOU NAME IT. IT'S ESSENTIAL TO AMERICAN COMMERCE TO HAVE A STRONG HEALTHY AIRLINE SYSTEM. AND I DON'T THINK ANYONE HAS BEEN AS DAMAGED AS THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Mel Ludovici/Martin Travel]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=airline industry.]
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[VO-NAT]


Greyhound stopped service in many cities on at the beginning of the week, but things are getting back to normal.
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[Peace-Officers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC2:00:54]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]

Peace officers from New York are heading back to the Big Apple after picking up a University president in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The president of City University drove to Roanoke after getting stranded at an airport in Tennessee. The officers accompanying him back to New York spent part of the week at the scene of the attack at the World Trade Center and witnessed the devastation first hand.
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[SOT 2:53:54-2:54:12]
[IN Q=Alot of incredible things...]

((OFFICER MICHAEL THOMPSON/CITY UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK: A LOT OF INCREDIBLE THINGS THAT YOU REALLY CAN'T IMAGINE. A LOT OF DUST AND DEBRIS, PAPERS ON THE GROUND THAT YOU REALIZE WERE ON PEOPLES' DESKS JUST DAYS BEFORE, THAT'S OUT ON THE STREET. A LOT OF BOMBED OUT VEHICLES, THERE'S A LAYER OF DUST ON EVERYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Officer Michael Thompson/City University of New York;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=There's a layer of dust on everything.]
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[VO-NAT]

Officer Thompson says being at ground zero is like being in a war zone. He and his partner plan to return to the crime scene when they return to New York.
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[Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


One related school note .. all Pittsylvania County schools are closed tomorrow, to join in the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance. Again, Pittsylvania County schools closed tomorrow.

[Bedford-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC37:63]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In Bedford tonight, an effort to oust the county's school board chairman failed in the midst of personal bickering between board members.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Betty Earle and Mark Goode had sought to remove Jim Fields as chairman, claiming Fields violated the board's code of ethics by releasing information about a student.
At least one member felt tonight was not the time to hash out personal differences.
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[SOT 8:12:11//8:14:16]
[IN Q=I think]

((STAN BUTLER/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD: I THINK THAT IN LIGHT OF EVERYTHING THAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD, THAT VOTING ON THESE TWO ISSUES IS VERY PETTY COMPARED TO WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.)) ((JIM FIELDS/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, THERE WERE A LOT OF LIBELOUS AND DEFAMATORY ACCUSATIONS MADE BY TWO MEMBERS OF THIS BOARD, AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY PUBLICLY THAT THOSE ACCUSATIONS ARE UTTERLY FALSE.))
[SUPER=01-Stan Butler/Bedford Co. School Board]
[SUPER=01-Jim Fields/School Board Chairman; :11]
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=are utterly false.]
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[VO-NAT]


The vote to remove Fields failed on a 4- to- 4 tie vote.
The board DID vote to remove him from the Governor's School committee.
The board could "not" agree on a separate measure to adopt a grievance procedure for future disputes between board members.
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[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-51 TC20:18]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Firefighters continue to investigate the cause of an afternoon fire in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The fire broke out just after 3:30 at an abandoned home in the 1800 block of Chapman Avenue.
Roanoke's Fire Chief says the fire started in a rear bedroom on the second floor and quickly shot up to the attic.


The fire proved difficult to fight because the flames got into the walls.
No word yet on what started the fire, damage is estimated at 35-thousand dollars.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


She'll take care of man and his best friend as they dig through the rubble.
Next on News 7, hear from a Virginia Tech animal expert who's on her way to News York.
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[VO-NAT]


And later one boy's gift of fifty dollars turns into a 45-thousand dollar fundraiser for the Red Cross
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[Vet-School]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:11:02]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]

An animal expert from Virginia Tech is leaving for New York to help with search and rescue.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Doctor Marie Suthers-McCabe is a veterinarian who will treat injured dogs. She says many of the animals suffer cut feet and eye irritation while searching through the rubble. Also the Tech professor will use her expertise on the human bond with animals.. to help counsel rescue handlers.
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[SOT 15:29:00]
[IN Q=this is not]

((MARIE SUTHERS-MCCABE/VT VETERINARIAN SCHOOL; THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT I PHYSICALLY HAVE SEEN I HAVE NOT SEEN DEAD BODIES AND I KNOW THAT I'M GOING TO HAVE TO SO I DON'T THINK THAT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN PREPARE YOURSELF FOR.))
[SUPER=01-Marie Suthers-McCabe/VT Veterinary School;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=PREPARE YOURSELF FOR.]
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[VO-NAT]

Suthers-McCabe leaves on Saturday and will spend up to two weeks in New York.
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[Pentagon]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-35 TC1:12:39]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]


The candidates for governor in Virginia have suspended their campaigns following Tuesday's terrorist attacks.
Ellen Qualls has more on how that might affect the race.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; :04]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Tuesday; :41]
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :45]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=eventually be helpful.]
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[Norfolk-Southern]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Norfolk Southern today offered free rail transportation to remove non-hazardous debris from the World Trade Center site.
N-S has arranged to provide up to a thousand heavy-duty rail cars that will transport the debris to disposal sites on its rail system.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, the status of the Star and why it won't be red white and blue.
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[VO-NAT]


While area police officers wear their signs of respect on their chests.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Badges]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:09:05]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]

Authorities in our region are remembering the fallen heroes from the attack...including firefighters, rescue workers and police officers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The Blacksburg Police Department is just one example where black sashes are being worn over badges. The gesture is normally reserved for occasions when an officer within the department dies. Blacksburg Police say the last time the black sashes were worn was more than five years ago. Civilians working in the department are also wearing black ribbons.
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[Star-Colors]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:58:43]
[GRAPHIC=Mill Mt. Star]


Roanoke City officials have received requests to turn the Mill Mountain Star red, white and blue .. as a show of patriotism.
But city officials say it's not as easy at it looks.. it can't just be done with the flick of a switch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The star has changed colors many times.
It became red during the Challenger disaster in 1986.
And it has celebrated Roanoke's All-American City awards with the colors of Old Glory.
But the city removed those special tubes, so it now takes more than a flip of a switch to change the color of the Mill Mountain Star.
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[Radio-Fundraiser]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC1:06:30]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]

A local boy is responsible for thousands of dollars in donations to the American Red Cross.
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[SOT]
[INQ=Give Dylan a hug.]

((CALLER; GIVE DYLAN A HUG FOR ME. DJ; WE WILL... STAR COUNTRY HELLO.))
[SUPER=03-Salem;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUTQ=Star Country, Hello...]
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[VO-NAT 16.5]

7 year old Dylan Coleman called in and pledged 50 dollars out of his savings account to the American Red Cross. Shortly after that, hundreds of people called in pledging money in Dylan's name. In just a few hours, Star Country has raised more than 45-thousand dollars for the Red Cross.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't know if he...]

((MICHAEL COLEMAN/DYLAN'S DAD; I DON'T KNOW IF HE REALIZES HOW MUCH THAT IS IN DOLLARS AND HOW MUCH PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN AND WHAT THAT WILL DO.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Coleman/Dylan's Dad]
[RUNS=9]
[OUT Q=and what that will do.]
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[VO-NAT 12+]

In the fundraiser sponsored by Star Country, Dylan receives a pair of tickets to the Kenny Chesney concert in Greensboro tomorrow. The money will help the Red Cross relief efforts in Washington and New York.
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[S-Peron]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-101 53:16]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


While sports are being postponed through the weekend on a national level, the local action is basically unaffected. Girls high school basketball highlights and the Friday Football Extra schedule from tomorrow night are on the way.
But first, the Roanoke Express has signed center Mike Peron for another year, according to head coach Perry Florio.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Last season was Peron's best as a professional. He set career highs in goals with 21, assists with 35 and he also had 174 penalty minutes. Peron joined the Express during the 1997-98 season. He has played in 211 games as a member of the Express. The rest of your sorts is straight ahead.
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[go to break]

[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-95 12828tc]
[GRAPHIC=GIRLS HOOPS]


While the tragedies in America have brought the nationwide sports calendar to a standstill, local recreation, junior high and high school athletics' have been continuing almost without a hitch.
Last night girls' high school basketball was played throughout the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Wm. Fleming vs. Wm. Byrd; :00]


In Vinton, it was a battle of "Williams" as Byrd hosted Fleming.
The Lady Colonels' Nicky Bolden gets the rebound and the putback and she hits from the right side as the Colonels get the early lead.
Fleming's Olivia Grant will then drive, miss, and get her own rebound for another inside hoop.
[SUPER=33-Wm. Fleming/67/Wm. Byrd/34]


Byrd's Lacole Board will do her best to keep it tight with the three pointer but Fleming wins this one easily 67-to-34.
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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!!]



[S-River]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-96]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[wipe to eng!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moneta/Fieldale Coll. vs. S. River; :00]


Just down Route 24 in Moneta the Golden Eagles hosted Fieldale-Collinsville.
The Eagles make the play in the second in this tight game as Amanda Bays gets the steal and the drive for two as the River lead by a deuce.
FC would stay right in the thick of things as Ashley Jefferson cans the acrobatic fadeaway in the paint. It's 27-to-22 the Cavaliers trail in the third.
[SUPER=33-Fieldale Coll./42/S. River/52]


Brandi Guilliams would stand tall underneath with the hoop in the 4th as Staunton River wins it 52-to-42.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=girls hoops]


Also last night Northside beat Glenvar by 5 and Botetourt topped Blacksburg in overtime.
Other winners last night include, Ft. Chiswell, Carroll County, Radford, William Campbell, Christiansburg, and Chatham.

[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-97 11136tc]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


Some folks have been critical of the high schools playing girl's games this week and then tonight going ahead with the football games.
But folks remember high school athletic activities are events for communities to come together.
Tonight they will do just that from Bath County to Henry County.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC AND LOGO]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL."]
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[S-Cancel]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=SOUTHERN]

The Southern Conference was one of several leagues to do an about face yesterday. The Southern has now postponed all conference games through the weekend. That means the East Tennessee State and VMI game will NOT take place, and neither will the Furman and Liberty University contest.
[GRAPHIC=NCAAFB]

The Southeastern Conference also changed its tune yesterday and decided not play football this weekend. That means Tennessee at Florida will have to wait a bit.
[GRAPHIC=NFL]

The NFL also wiped out its schedule of games for the second week of the season. Travel, especially across country, was a major concern.
[GRAPHIC=MLB]

And Major League baseball which has been off the field since Tuesday night has reportedly decided to cancel all of its games through the weekend.
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]

However, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference will play its football games this Saturday. The ODAC is a bus league and travel will not be a problem. Washington & Lee is home at one tomorrow. The longest trip of the weekend belongs to Randolph Macon which is headed to Ohio.

[S-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=nascar]


For the first time in its 53 year history NASCAR is postponing a race for something other than an act of God.
This weekend's races in Texas and New Hampshire have been wiped out for now.
[graphic=Gibbs]


Not surprisingly, Joe Gibbs racing is spearheading some of the big efforts to raise money for the Red Cross in the NASCAR community.
[graphic=petty]


There was some bad news today for the Petty's. Two crew members were burned and cut when a fire ignited at the Petty's race shop in Level Cross. Mike Root and Rich Parks are the injured.
[graphic=new river]


In one other racing note, the New River Valley Speedway will race Saturday night as scheduled. Part of the reason is that the touring SMART modified series is in town.