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Ahead on NEWS 7.
The latest from President Bush-- as he urges Americans to return to work assured that the military is on full alert. Plus, thousands attend a memorial service in Bedford.

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The Major League Baseball season will resume tomorrow the Yankees and Mets held light workouts today we'll hear from both teams.

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Our weekend forecast didn't dissapoint... with more sunshine and cool temperatures, but we may be returning to summer weather next week.

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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton. President Bush says the United States will rid the world of evil-doers but that it won't be quick or easy. The president made the comments after returning to the White House this afternoon from Camp David. Meanwhile-- Osama bin Laden issued a statement today continuing to deny involvement in last week's attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. Gretchen Carlson joins us live from New York with the very latest-- where there are now nearly 51- hundred missing and another 180- confirmed dead.
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(( On the first Sunday since the horrific attack on America thousands of people found solace in church services and prayer. In New Yorks Union Square -- a memorial full of life honors the dead.
And at ground zero the work goes on. Some of the toughest pictures to see burnt out fire trucks that used to hold firefighters. Mayor Giuliani now confirms more than 5000 people are missing.
Mayor Rudy Giuliani -- New York The hope is still there to save lives but the reality is that the last few days we havent found anyone.

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Among those missing more than 300 firefighters. Today, at an emotional ceremony, dozens of men and women were promoted to new ranks. President Bush returned to the White House vowing to find whoever is responsible.

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My administration has a job to do and were going to do it we will rid the world of evil doers.
Meantime, the investigation continues. Two men are now in custody another 25 people have been detained for possible immigration violations. Vice-President Dick Cheney sent this warning to anyone harboring Osama Bin Laden.

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If you provide safety to terrorists you will face the wrath of the United States of America.
Tonight theres word a Pakastani delegation will go to Afghanistan tomorrow to issue an ultimatum to the ruling Taliban militia: hand over Bin Laden to the U-S in 3 days - or risk a massive military assault.
Secretary of State,Colin Powell Im encouraged that Pakistan is playing a positive role in moving this campaign forward. While military strikes wont bring back the thousands of people lost they could bring revenge to the millions of Americans whose new enemy is Osama Bin Laden. Gretchen Carlson Reporting Through all of this, America tries to return to normalcy tomorrow. The New York Stock Exchange will open for the first time since the attack and Major League Baseball games will resume. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.
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In this time of tragedy many today turned to their faith. Thousands also attended a memorial service at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
As Justin Mcleod shows us on this day, many have faith America will rise from the rubble.
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The American Red Cross says it's overwhelmed by the generocity of those who gave the gift of life this week.
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The Red Cross in Roanoke collected more than 2-thousand pints of blood in just four days. More than half of those who gave blood were first time donors. Officials hope they will return in the future, long after the crisis is over.
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The Red Cross held a blood drive today at Virginia Tech. They'll be holding blood drives tomorrow in Lynchburg and Hillsville, and you can also make an appointment to give blood at the Red Cross office in Roanoke.
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More than 7-hundred viewers of Your Hometown Station have rallied behind the American Red Cross-- having donated more than fourteen thousand dollars.
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Hundreds of people have been stopping by W-D-B-J's lobby since Friday to donate money and to send notes of sympathy to the families of victims of attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. You can stop by the station until midnight tonight --or this week during normal business hours.
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Still to come-- the latest financial reports in the campaign for Governor.
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Plus, Roanoke City Council members gave a thumbs up for a new printing plant-- but their role in the project is not done just yet. The story coming up.
But first, let's check in with Jacey in the WeatherCenter.
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The Roanoke Times' new printing plant downtown recently won approval, and this week city officials will take additional steps to make sure the project moves forward.
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The newspaper is planning a 31- million dollar, 50- thousand square foot facility on Salem Avenue. The Board of Zoning Appeals granted a special exception for the expansion earlier this month, but some neighboring property owners and downtown residents have vowed to challenge the project in court. Tomorrow, Roanoke City Council will consider a resolution that would authorize the city manager to seek an ammendment to the city's zoning ordinance. The change would allow printing plants in the city's commercial and industrial districts. A public hearing would be scheduled in mid-October.
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Also tomorrow, City Council will consider a resolution that would authorize continuing audits of the Roanoke public schools. Members of council and the school board have been at odds following a recent audit that questioned the school system's hiring practices. The council proposal would direct the municipal auditor and school officials to develop a plan for continuing financia

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Republican Mark Earley lags behind his democratic opponent in the polls and in financing.
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Earley says his campaign for governor raised 1-point-8 million dollars in July and August. His take puts him well behind the 2-point-3 million dollars raised in the same period by Democrat Mark Warner. Earley filed the forms Friday with the State Board of Elections. In late August, Warner led Earley in the polls by 14 percentage points.
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Still to come on NEWS 7-- Roy Stanley will join us as professional sports get set to go back to the fields.
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And, hear what several NEWS 7 viewers have to say-- after the worst act of terrorism on United States soil.
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News-7 viewers are adding their voices to those expressing outrage, shock and concern over the terrorist attacks last week.
Here's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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(( A viewer from Vinton spoke for many who wrote to us last week about the 11th of September: [Cindy Dickerson/Vinton] "I love America and am so proud to be a citizen. I pray for all of the victims and their families. May all know that God is with us."
A man from Roanoke [Tim Underwood] wrote: "This is a time that all Americans must come together as one and in unity cry out for Justice! Cry out as one America, for swift action against those that would penetrate our borders and murder our brethren."
Many are hoping for terrible, swift retaliation. [J. Gauldin/Callands]"I heard on TV that someone said the terrorists had won a victory, but in my eyes they just signed their death warrants. They are taking on the US and its proud people. We as a nation may quarrel between ourselves but we will stand together they better believe that. The Freaks, Cowboys, Yanks and the Rebels will stand together."
Still others urge restraint. [Mrs. Robbie Gallagher/Roanoke] "Comments made about taking revenge are totally unacceptable. The people that have done this cowardly act need to be held responsible for their actions and be punished severely, but teaching our children that revenge is right is totally wrong!" [Olivia Monem/Blacksburg] "Please remind viewers that the attacks in New York and Washington were done by people after political gains, and do NOT represent people of any particular race or religious background. Backlash against Muslims in particular have occurred in many places around this country and there is absolutely no justification for that."
[Sheila G. Conner/Roanoke] "We, as Americans, must NOT act like the dogs that attacked us by attacking all Middle Eastern nationalities that are living in the US To do so is to become terrorists ourselves."
A couple of viewers are urging the city of Roanoke to change the color of the Mill Mountain Star.
[Amy Collins/Christiansburg] "I have a comment I wish you would relay to the officials of Roanoke. Your reporting stated their comment as to changing the star to red, white and blue was that it took more than the flick of a switch. My comment to them: It will also take more than the flick of a switch to find, if ever, all the fallen heroes, the moms, the dads, the sisters, the brothers, the friends."
During one part of the continuous coverage on CBS, the network aired videotape of the attack on the World Trade Center, accompanied by strong language from the eyewitnesses.
Objecting to that, one viewer wrote: [Sandra Jones/Troutville] "I would like to know why that kind of language had to be aired? The pictures would have said enough. The sound could have been deleted. I believe this was uncalled for and if people don't stand up against it it will continue to trickle into our homes until it becomes commonplace."
If you'd like to exercise your First Amendment rights, here's our mailing address...our fax number...our e-mail address, and our website on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7. ))







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And coming up in sports, The Yankees and Mets held light workouts in New York today the Ferrum College Panthers win their conference opener.
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And the Ryder Cup Matches between the United States and Europe have been postponed for a year.
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The 2001 Ryder Cup between the United States and Europe will not be played this year.
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According to a statement issued by the Ryder Cup board, The 34-th event has been postponed for one year.
This years match was slated to be played at the Belfry in England the final weekend of September. The P-G-A of America informed the European board that the scope of last Tuesday's tragedy's in New York and Washington has made it impossible for it's team and officials to attend the matches.
The matches have been rescheduled for the same location next September.
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The matches will take place with the same captains, Sam Torrance of Europe and Curtis Strange for the Americans.





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The Major League Baseball season is scheduled to resume tomorrow.
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The Yankees bowed their heads for a prayer as they returned to the field for a light workout today.
The players tossed the ball around and took some grounders and all seemed excited about returning to the playing field.
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The Yankees open a three game series with the Chicago White Sox.


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At Shea, The Mets prepared boxes in the parking lot and took time out posing with members of the New York City Fire departments.
A light workout followed as the team prepares to return to the field tomorrow.
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The Mets resume play tomorrow night at Pittsburgh.


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The Ferrum Panthers can control their own destiny this season. Yesterday, Ferrum won its first conference game beating Chowan. Now, All the Panthers need to do is win the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to earn a spot in the N-C-Double-A division three playoffs.
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((ROY STANDUP:)) ((:)) ((The automatic bid removes some of the pressure of playing in the post season. That gives the Panthers the flexibility to use the out of conference games to see what direction the program needs to take in order to be able to compete in the conference.)) ((:)) ((It's the first year of the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the Panthers will make their first ever bowl appearance in the Oyster Bowl against Christopher Newport on November 10-th in Hampton.))
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The Panthers are 1 and 2 over all and 1 and 0 in the conference. Ferrum's next two games are in the conference beginning at Shenandoah next Saturday.




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After a week off, The Virginia Tech Hokies begin preparing for this weekends Big East game at Rutgers.
But Tuesday's tragedy in New York City hit close to home for Hokies Assistant coach Billy Hite.
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The Hokies will most likely fly over Manhattan on their trip to New Brunswick, New Jersey for the noon kickoff with the Scarlet Knights.