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President Bush calls on Americans to prepare for war.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at six, national and local reaction, five days after America's worst terrorist attack.

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Washington and Lee played football today as the ODAC continued its sporting events this weekend.

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[ANCHOR=Jacey]
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A peek at the fall season comes early this weekend with cool temperatures, breezy conditions and plenty of clear skies... day and night.

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[VO-NAT]

President Bush prepares Americans for war-- vowing to hunt down terrorists and smoke them out of their holes.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=tha]
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President Bush today issued his strongest statements yet. Bush says America is at war and that Osama Bin Laden is the prime suspect in Tuesday's hijackings. A man Bush says will not be able to hide from America's forces. Many of Bush's comments came today during the President's weekly radio address to the nation in which he also said this war would be long and unrelenting. Today-- the president also met with his foreign policy teams at the presidential retreat in Camp David, Maryland. Drew Levinson joins us live from New York-- where air travel has resumed but under a new veil of security.
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[IN Q=On Saturday]
[SUPER=143-Newark, NJ;]
[SUPER=143-Camp David, MD;]
[SUPER=143-The Pentagon/Defense Dept. Video; ]
[SUPER=143-New York City;]
[SUPER=141-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]\
[SUPER=145-New York City]
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(( On Saturday--the planes were flying again from New York's three airports.
But while the skies were clear for takeoff---just a few miles away the

haze over the crater that was once the World Trade Center was a reminder that air travel will never be the same.

(LOCATOR: CAMP DAVID, MD)



(Sot, Bush, "We're at war. There's been an act of war declared upon

America by terrorists and we will respond accordingly.")
President Bush met this morning with his cabinet at Camp David where he and his top advisors are planning the United States' next move.

(Sot, Bush, "We will find those who did it. We will smoke them out of

their holes. We'll get 'em running, bring them to justice.")
Thousands of reservists are being called up for what the administration promises to be a lengthy campaign to get those responsible, and punish those who've harbored them. President Bush confirmed Osama Bin Laden is a prime suspect.

(sot, Bush, "And if he thinks he can hide and run from the United

states, and her allies, he will be sorely mistaken.")

(LOCATOR: THE PENTAGON, DEFENSE DEPT. VIDEO)



(NATS OF INSIDE PENTAGON STUFF OR AERIALS)


Salvage crews continue clearing the Pentagon wreckage that killed 200.

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And here in New York, the search for victims continues non-stop, today under bright sunshine. It's believed almost 5,000 victims lay buried here.

(NATS, FUNERAL)


And buried today, the NY Fire Department's Chaplain, Father Mychal Judge, one of the first in to the disaster, and one of the first to be laid to rest.

(DREW STANDUP CLOSE: STOCK MARKET OPENING MONDAY)




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Your Hometown Station has raised nearly ten-thousand dollars for the Red Cross...
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Hundreds of people have been stopping by W-D-B-J's lobby since yesterday to donate money and to send notes of sympathy to the families of victims in New York and Washington. You can stop by the station until midnight-- and again tomorrow from 6-a-m until midnight.
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A seven year old's generosity has turned into more than 76 thousand dollars for the Red Cross.
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Dylan Coleman pledged 50 dollars to the American Red Cross on Thursday through a contest sponsored by Star Country.

After listeners heard about the boy's donation, hundreds of people started calling and donating in his name. Employees with Star Country say the fund raiser will continue throughout the weekend.
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[Spaghetti-Dinner]


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Area firefighters will do their part, by trading their helmets for chef hats tonight.
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The Read Mountain Fire and Rescue Team is holding a spaghetti dinner at this hour.
The event was originally planned to raise money for an expansion project at the station.
But in light of this week's national tragedies, they decided to switch focus.
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[SOT 18:41:59]
[IN Q=We decided that we]

((CHRIS DEMARS/ASSISTANT CHIEF: WE DECIDED THAT WE THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS THAT WERE IN THE SKYSCRAPERS IN NEW YORK. ITS ALSO GOING TO HELP THE ONES THAT ARE STILL THERE.))
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Tonight's spaghetti dinner takes place until eight o'clock at the station located at Cloverdale Road and East Park Drive.
The cost is five dollars.
You can eat in, take out, or use the drive thru.
Firefighters have raised 15-hundred dollars so far.
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[Fundraisers]


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Firefighters also raised nearly thirty thousand dollars today through a boot drive.
That's just one of the many fundraisers going on throughout our region this weekend.
Justin McLeod has more on how communities are answering the call.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of Firefighters collecting money]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=141-Todd Stone/Firefighter; :13]
[SUPER=149-Justin McLeod/jmcleod*wdbj7.com; :34]
[SUPER=141-Bob Lutjen/American Red Cross; 1:07]
[SUPER=141-Lee Ann Brooks; 1:22]
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((((NAT SOUND OF FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTING MONEY; 15:03:25))
Area firefighters this weekend left the firehouse to hit the streets.
They're going car by car, raising money for their fallen colleagues.
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[IN Q=We had one gentleman]

((TODD STONE/FIREFIGHTER: WE HAD ONE GENTLEMAN WHO PULLED UP, GAVE US A 100-DOLLAR BILL AND HE WAS JUST CRYING AND JUST VERY EMOTIONAL))
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((NAT SOUND OF FIREFIGHTERS SAYING THANK YOU; 15:03:53))
And the response has been emotional.
The firefighters collected more than twenty thousand dollars in just three days.
The goal is to raise 100-thousand dollars by the end of next week.
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[IN Q=And if it isn't money]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: AND IF IT ISN'T MONEY, ITS SUPPLIES. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE COME HERE TO ROANOKE SALEM PLAZA IN ROANOKE CITY TO DONATE TO EVERYTHING FROM WATER, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, AND TOLIETERIES. ALL THESE SUPPLIES ARE SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE IN NEW YORK SUNDAY MORNING.))
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((NAT SOUND OF UNLOADING SUPPLIES; 15:11:33))
They've collected enough supplies to fill two U-Haul trucks.
Brian Jones will drive one of them.
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[IN Q=We're not New Yorkers]

((BRIAN JONES/ORGANIZER: WE'RE NOT NEW YORKERS, BUT WE'RE AMERICANS AND WE WANT TO HELP.))
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Another way to help is to give blood.
This blood drive at the Hotel Roanoke attracted more than three hundred people.
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[IN Q=Its there. We have a reserve]

((BOB LUTJEN/AMERICAN RED CROSS: ITS THERE. WE HAVE RESERVE READY TO GO. AND WE'LL MEET WHATEVER THE DEMAND IS.))
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[OUT Q=whatever the demand is]


Meeting that demand takes a lot of generous people who are willing to help any they can.
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[IN Q=It feels good]

((JEREMY MORRIS: IT FEELS GOOD, KIND OF A WARM FEELING INSIDE.)) ((LEE ANN BROOKS: I THINK IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE PRESIDENT THAT SAID THEY THINK THEY KNOW WHAT AMERICANS ARE BUT THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND US DEEP INSIDE.))
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This is just a small sample of the many fundraisers in our region.
But they're all a good example of our unity, showing the real reason why we're called the "United" States.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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As of today, the firefighters fund has raised nearly fifty thousand dollars.
If you would like to contribute, you can do so at any N-B-C bank.

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Congressman Virgil Goode says he's proud of all the local efforts to help our nation in this time of need.
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Goode made a scheduled appearance today at the 24th annual Boones Mill Apple Festival.
The Congressman vowed America will catch those responsible but like the president says it may take time.
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[IN Q=We first have to asertain]

((CONGRESSMAN VIRGIL GOODE: WE FIRST HAVE TO ASERTAIN WHETHER ITS DEFINETELY BIN LADEN WHICH EVERYONE ASSUMES IT IS AND ALL EVIDENCE SO FAR POINTS TO HIM AND THEN GO AFTER HIM.))
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Goode then went on to say the next step is determining what military steps must be taken.
He says military strikes are a strong possibility as well as ground troops.
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Here at home-- air travel is slowing returning to normal.
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but some people may be anxious about boarding a flight. Still ahead on NEWS 7 at six... what folks can expect in terms of refunds. But first-- let's head over to the weather center and talk to Jacey on this comfortable Saturday afternoon.
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The rising cost of health care is taking its toll on our area.
Small businesses in the Roanoke Valley saw a 25 percent jump in premiums this year.
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Experts say the lack of insurer competition in our region could be one reason prices are so high.
Couple that with the rising costs of prescription medication, and small businesses are now forced to find cheaper ways to insure employees.
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[IN Q=If you could give]

((REPORTER: IF YOU COULD GIVE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO YOUR AVERAGE SMALL BUSINESS, WHAT DO YOU TELL THEM? BURMAN CLARK: THE BIGGEST PIECE RIGHT NOW IS EDUCATING EMPLOYEES. LET YOUR EMPLOYEES KNOW THE BIG PICTURE. WE'RE ANTICIPATING WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A TOUGH YEAR NEXT YEAR, AND UNFORTUNATELY IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF HELP FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS WITH RESPECT TO HEALTH CARE REFORM.))
[SUPER=141-Burman Clark/BB&T VP of Employee Benefits;]
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[OUT Q=care reform.]
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In an appearance on News 7 this morning, Burman Clark of B-B and T said unemployment also contributes to the rising cost of health care when those who can't afford coverage must rely on the government.

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Air Travel here locally and across the country is slowly getting back to normal.
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At the Roanoke Regional Airport, there were only a few canceled or delayed flights today. Area travel agenices tell us they've been bombarded with calls from passengers who are too nervous to fly right now. But agents tell us that won't necessarily guarantee you a refund.
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[SOT 15:59:25]
[IN Q=I think the airlines]

((TRISH PATRONE/MARTIN TRAVEL: I THINK THE AIRLINES ARE VERY LENIENT LIKE YOU SAID BUT YOU NEED TO FIND OUT THE RULES BEFORE YOU CAN JUST 100-PERCENT EXPECT A REFUND, JUST CHECK WITH US OR CHECK WITH THE AIRLINE JUST TO SEE WHAT THATS GOING TO BE.))
[SUPER=01-Trish Patrone/Martin Travel]
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[OUT Q=thats going to be]
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Delta will refund tickets for travel only up to September 17th.
U-S Air and United will refund tickets for travel up to September 25th.
And we're told Continental will only refund tickets for flights that are affected by delays or cancelations.
Regardless, you should double check with your airline.
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School is back in session at Lexington's Washington and Lee University. But students aren't the only ones exploring the campus. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young shows us why Lee Chapel is one of the most visited historic sites in the Commonwealth.
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[IN Q=The bells at Lee Chapel sound daily...]
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((bells))
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The bells at Lee Chapel sound daily, a legacy of one of the namesakes of Washington and Lee University. While many know General Robert E. Lee as a figure in the Civil War, fewer are aware of his accomplishments during the peace that followed.
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[IN Q=For five years after the Civil War he was...]

((For five years after the Civil War he was a leader in education, changing a small, classical school into a modern university.))
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[OUT Q=into a modern university.]

General George Washington revived the school from near financial disaster during the late 1700's. When Lee took over in 1865 he built the Chapel. The first and only building constructed during his tenure was designed to meet a multitude of needs.
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[IN Q=Originally, the president's office and...]

((Originally, the president's office and treasurer's office and the student center, which became the library, were down in the basement, and the upstairs was used as both a chapel and auditorium.))
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[OUT Q=chapel and auditorium.]

And still is. The sparkling white pews seat more than 500-students even as the chamber maintains an intimate feel. As a visitor, you can wander, gazing at paintings and strolling around a recumbant statue of Lee.
On the bottom floor, get a glimpse into his life and pay your final respects.
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[IN Q=The Lee Family crypt is downstairs...]

((The Lee Family crypt is downstairs, his office is still maintained much as it was as he left it on September 28, 1870 when he probably suffered a stroke.))
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[OUT Q=when he probably suffered a stroke.]

Lee's loyal steed, Traveller, rests just outside. Visitors still leave sugar cubes and coins in honor of the horse who carried a man who helped shape America. Shanon Young, News 7, Lexington.))

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And coming up in sports, Washington and Lee played its football game in Lexington this afternoon.
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And the Roanoke Dazzle takes its show to an elementary school in the city of Roanoke.
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Washington and Lee was one of several ODAC football teams that hit the grid iron this afternoon.
And the Generals even their record at 1 and 1 with a 27 to 6 win over Guilford.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/Washington and Lee vs Guilford; :]


During the playing of the National Anthem the American Flag flew at half mast in honor of the victims in the Terriost attacks on New York and Washington.
The Generals had the ball first and goal on the six yard line quarterback Peter Dean hands off to Marc Watson who cuts back up the middle fumbles it into the end zone and teammate Joe Vitta falls on it for the touchdown.
Washington and Lee led 13 to 6 in the second, Then in the fourth quarter Dean hands off to Chris Sullivan and he scores from 9 yards out and the Generals took the 20 to 6 lead.
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W & L would score again in the zone when Watson takes the handoff and goes airborne over the pile from the one and the Generals cruise to the 27 to 6 win over Guilford.
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The Old Dominion Athletic conference decided not to suspend any of its Athletic events this weekend.
And one of the main reasons behind the decision is the schools team usually travel by bus.
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[SUPER=01-Brad Bankston/ODAC Commissioner; :00]
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[OUT Q=......decision was made."]
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Several other Division three schools across the country also continued their athletic events this weekend.
And Bankston said he doesn't think the coaches and Athletic directors in the ODAC have to defend the decision to play.
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[IN Q="I Really don't...]
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[OUT Q=....they've made."]
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The Roanoke Dazzle, the National Basketball Development League team preparing for it's first season in the Star City, started a Read to Achieve program in one area school this week.
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Tuesday morning, Hurt Park Elementary, the school that produced NBA star George Lynch, was the first school to welcome the Dazzle. Head coach Kent Davison read to the first and fifth grade classes while knowing that the planes had crashed into the world trade center.
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[OUT Q=it's just unbelieveable"]
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Davison focussed on his job for that day and read a few books to the kids.
Team president Donna Daniels also read. Coach and Ms. Daniels, and other staff members read to 105 children and also donated 116 books.
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[SUPER=01-Donna Daniels/Dazzle Team President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gary Galbreath/Hurt Park Elementary Principal; :12]
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[OUT Q="needs of Hurt Park school"]
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This is only the beginning of this read to achieve program. The Dazzle will also take the program to other area schools.
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2-time Cart Champion Alex Zanardi remains in stable condition at a hospital in Germany after a crash today during the American Memorial 500.
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[SUPER=03-Klettwitz, Germany/ESPN; :]


Zanardi lost both of his legs after being hit by another car during the race. He lost control leaving the pits and he was T-boned in the front of the car by Alex Tagliani, who was going almost 200 miles per hour at the time of the crash.
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Tagliani was not hurt and Kenny Brack won the race under a yellow caution flag.