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[ANCHOR=Keith]

An Information Systems Technician from Roanoke is among the missing at the Pentagon.

We've got a LIVE report from Arlington.
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And the airport is open again... though the list of canceled flights may be longer than those actually airborne. Shannon Young has a LIVE report from Roanoke Regional.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Tiki Barber is safe and sound in New York, but tomorrow he 'll be helping out a charity here in the valley. The attacks have caused more sports postponements on the national front.
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[VO-NAT]

However, the Friday Football Extra high school action set for tomorrow night is still right on schedule.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Rather large changes in our local forecast along with a tropical storm that may change our weather story as well. Details just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[VO-NAT]


It's the news no one wanted to hear.
A serviceman from Roanoke is among the missing at the Pentagon.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Pentagon]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
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The Department of Defense confirms that Donald McArthur Young is unaccounted for after Tuesday's attack in Arlington.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Defense officials say Young is 41 years old and his hometown is Roanoke.
His job is listed as Chief Information Systems Technician.
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Ellen Qualls is outside the Pentagon in Arlington with more on what's going on there tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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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 sticker from a Florida aviation school.
As a precaution, police had the car towed and an evidence unit has been going over it.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=syo]
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For the first time in more than two days, commercial flights are flying out of Roanoke.
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Shannon Young it at the Regional Airport, ready to sort out for us what's working and what's not.
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The airline slowdown forced many people to find other ways to travel.
Some have opted to "Go Greyhound."
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Jennifer Miele is at the bus station in downtown Roanoke tonight with details.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
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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.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
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Firefighters continue to investigate the cause of an afternoon fire in Roanoke.
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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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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, one boy's offering of 50 dollars turns into a 45-thousand fundraiser for the Red Cross.
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And a Virginia Tech professor is headed to New York, to help treat rescuers and their four-legged assistants.
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[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER

[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST WATER LEVELS
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]


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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A Virginia Tech faculty member has been called upon to help in the aftermath of the attack on America. Dr. Marie Suthers-McCabe is a professor, veterinarian and expert on animal human interaction. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon tells us she will put her experience to work to assist K-9 search and rescue teams.
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((MARIE SUTHERS-MCCABE/VT VETERINARIAN SCHOOL; I THINK I'M AS READY AS I CAN BE BUT I DON'T THINK ITS POSSIBLE TO BE REALLY READY.))
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There's not much Suthers-McCabe can do to prepare to see this death and destruction first-hand. But as a member of an American Veterinary Association group connected with FEMA, she knew her services could be called for.
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NATS BY DOG POSTER "SO IF I'M TREATING A DOG'S PAD" On top of medical treatment to dog's feet and irritated eyes...she'll provide a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen.
Grief counseling to handlers searching for and finding victims. NATS WALKING"MAYBE NOT THE WHOLE TWO WEEKS, THAT'S WHAT I'M HOPING." She is prepared, perhaps even ready, but naturally fear lingers.
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Her stay in New York could be up to two-weeks. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
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Western Virginia continues to reach out tonight, and human service agencies in our area are addressing the LOCAL impact.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Blood donations have doubled since Tuesday. And the local Red Cross has dispatched seven people to New York, northern Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Representatives of the United Way and partner agencies say they are also fielding calls from residents who have been traumatized by the terrorist attack.
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((DIANE KELLY/MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: MANY OF OUR CALLS HAVE INVOLVED OLDER ADULTS WHO ARE RELIVING THE TRAUMA THEY EXPERIENCED AND THE FEAR THEY EXPERIENCED WITH PEARL HARBOR, AND ARE HAVING THOSE SAME KINDS OF TRAUMATIC FLASHBACK KIND OF EVENTS.))
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Family Service of Roanoke Valley has scheduled an open discussion group tomorrow afternoon.
Officials are encouraging residents to offer prayers, donate blood, and consider financial contributions to the local United Way and the national September 11th fund.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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The major markets remained closed today and will stay closed through the weekend.
Officials say they will test the market systems on Saturday to make sure trading can proceed.
Stocks trading will resume on Monday.
News 7 will be right back.

[Radio-Fundraiser]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A local boy is responsible for thousands of dollars in donations to the American Red Cross.
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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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In the fundraiser sponsored by Star Country, the 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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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the attack of America has forced some unprecedented sports postponements and cancellations for the weekend. However, the area high school football schedule is still on for tomorrow night.
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And, the Barber Twins are showing that the human spirit is alive and well. In a moment, how Tiki and Ronde are helping a worthwhile cause here tomorrow.
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In an unprecedented move, NASCAR has done an about face and decided not to race this weekend at New Hampshire and Roanoke, Texas. This is the first time in its 53 year history that NASCAR has canceled anything for reason out than natural phenomenon like rain, snow, or wildfires.
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The NFL, which was harshly criticized for playing three days after the assassination of President Kennedy, has decided NOT to play any of its games this weekend.
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Major League baseball which has been off the field since Tuesday night has reportedly decided to cancel all of its games through the weekend.
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Several college conferences, including the SEC and the WAC have done an about face today. The Southeastern Conference and Western Athletic Conference have now postponed their games.
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Several Conferences are still playing including the Southern Conference. The VMI - East Tennessee State game in Lexington is still on for one pm Saturday.
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And the Old Dominion Athletic Conference games also are still on for this weekend including Washington And Lee's home game Saturday. In fact Randolph Macon is traveling to Ohio.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The high school games in the Friday Football Extra area are still ON as scheduled tomorrow night. However, the George Washington high school game has been moved to Saturday night.

[S-Hunter]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tiki Barber lives in Manhattan and got back into the city from Denver with his Giants' teammates early Tuesday morning just hours before the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Tiki is safe and sound.
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And tomorrow his spirit and that of his brother's will be felt here in the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]

The Barbers have donated autographed helmets to be auctioned off at tomorrow's charity golf event at Hanging Rock. The tournament known as "Hunter's Hope" was founded to raise money for the relatively unknown but extremely cruel Niemann Pic disease.
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Ozmer's daughter, Hunter, is a sophomore at Cave Spring high school. She has been battling this neurodegenerative pediatric disease for several years. The Barbers help in raising funds and awareness is greatly appreciated.
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[vo nat con't] You can bid on the helmets and other items, including a Cal Ripken autographed picture tomorrow night at six at Hangin(---------------) g Rock during the auction.