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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Another calm day today. Lots of sunshine with temperatures in the 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.

[7-VOB-Victory-Prayer]


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[NO SUPERS B/C I WASN'T CERTAIN OF NAME SPELLINGS] A candlelight vigil in Roanoke last night had over one thousand people in attendance.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]

The crowd, which included people of all faiths, poured into Victory Stadium around eight o'clock. For many-- it was reassuring to know they weren't the only ones dealing with pain and grief over America's loss.
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[SOT 08:23:06/ 08:28:09]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((I DON'T KNOW ANYONE THERE... BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN US.)) ((OF COURSE, YOU KNOW.... HOPE IT DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN. ))
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[OUT Q=hope it doesn't happen again.]
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The vigil, which last about an hour, included messages of faith-- from area ministers and rabbis.
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Commercial flights at the Roanoke Regional Airport are still grounded for now.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

There had been some hope that flights would resume at Roanoke Regional Airport yesterday afternoon. Stranded passengers returned rental cars and rebooked their flights. But, despite the fact that the FAA partially lifted the flight ban on CERTAIN flights, Roanoke was NOT given the go-ahead.
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[IN Q=It'll be the bigger airports first...]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Snapp/Roanoke Regional Airport;]
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[OUT Q=... long time to get the system up and running again.]
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Snapp says Roanoke and all other airports will have to meet certain security requirements before being allowed to put planes in the air. She wouldn't discuss those requirements but says they are being worked on.
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[7-211-Postal-Service]


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The air traffic slowdown hasn't affected the U-S mail.
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Despite its reliance on commercial airlines, the post office says it's called in ground reinforcements.
All mail is going by truck or rail.
No significant delays are expected.
Meanwhile, Fed-Ex and U-P-S are also grounded, but they too, are using additional trucks.
Fed-Ex express shipments are expected to be delayed a minimum of 24 to 48 hours.
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[7-11Callaway-Fire]


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In other local news, fire damaged a building at a Franklin County school.
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Officials say workers who were remodeling an old cafeteria at Callaway Elementary School yesterday morning touched off the fire.
The building isn't attached to the school.
But the students did go through a fire drill just in case.
No one was hurt.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... The beautiful weather continues today with sunny skies and mild temperatures..
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast details in just a few minutes.

[45-6-Patriotism]


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American flags are flying in Lee Plaza in downtown Roanoke and lining the streets on lamp posts.
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It was Mayor Ralph Smith's idea. He suggested decking out the city- -on the day after the attack- -with the kind of display usually reserved for holidays. He said he always tries to pull the best out of any situation.
Mayor Smith said the red, white and blue display may continue for a few days.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]

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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Roanoke Express Coach Perry Florio is originally from Long Island, so the tragic events of this week have hit especially close to home for him. Florio discovered Tuesday night he knew at least two people
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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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[IN Q=To think he was on the second...]

((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 THAT MUST HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH THEIR MINDS WHEN IT HAPPENED.))
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[OUT Q=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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[INQ=They still continued up...]
((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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[OUTQ=truck down below to get out.]
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[SUPER=03-Shanksville, PA; :00]

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 Tuesday.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Look for sunny skies today with temperatures in the low to mid 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.

[8-11Gas-Prices]


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Gas prices seem to be remaining steady despite some concern that costs would skyrocket.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Across Southwest Virginia prices at the pump are within an expected range. At many stations fuel is being advertised as low as "a dollar-30" and as high as "a dollar-56" Federal officials say there's no reason for a sharp rise in cost because supply is flowing.
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((JIM GORMAN/CUSTOMER; THE GOVERNMENT WON'T LET IT HAPPEN BECAUSE THEY JUST WON'T LET IT HAPPEN, ITS JUST ONE OF THOSE ECONOMIC THINGS, PEOPLE HAVE TO GET TO WORK.))
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[OUT Q=HAVE TO GET TO WORK.]
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] Consumers who see stations charging what seem to be unuslly high fuel prices are asked to call the Energy Department's hotline at 1-800-244-3301.
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The air traffic slowdown from Tuesday's attacks hasn't stopped the U-S mail.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Despite its reliance on commercial airlines, the post office says it's called in ground reinforcements.
All mail is going by truck or rail.
No significant delays are expected.
Meanwhile, Fed-Ex and U-P-S are also grounded, but they too, are using additional trucks.
Fed-Ex express shipments are expected to be delayed a minimum of 24 to 48 hours.
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A Roanoke man is afraid that his brother may have died in the attack on the World Trade Center.
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Thomas McKeon, the director of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, says his younger brother, Barry, worked on the 95th floor of the second tower that was hit.
He was on a phone, talking to his wife, just before the hijacked airliner crashed into the building several floors below his office.
McKeon says his brother hasn't been heard from since hanging up his cellphone.
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Barry McKeon is an executive vice president for a trust company.
He has four children.

[8-11Tonight-Gilmore]


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In a statewide address to Virginians last night, Governor Jim Gilmore denounced the attack on Virginia soil and asked all Virginians to unite.
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((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: WE MUST ALL PULL TOGETHER, EVERY VIRGINIAN TO HELP IN THIS TIME OF NEED. I ASK OF YOU TONIGHT.))
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Gilmore announced a Virginia Terrorism helpline for victims and families of victims who may need financial assistance or other help.
That number is - 866- 827- 3543.
It will be open from 7 am until midnight begining today. (------------)