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Coming up on News 7-
Another airline business announces major cuts tonight.
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while home video is released of one suspected hijacker...
and a warning that more suspected terrorists are still in the nation.
While they are sewing non stop.. on the stars and stripes... The local story.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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((WE DO BELIEVE THERE ARE ASSOCIATES OF HIJACKERS HAVE CONNECTIONS TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS THAT MAY STILL BE IN THE UNITED STATES.))
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[OUT Q=in the United States.]
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And today the Attorney General also says authorities are probing whether more flights were targeted than the four that crashed last week.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening...

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And tonight the President signed a congressional resolution authorizing him to use military force against those responsible- Bush saying the nation is committed to a direct forceful and comprehensive response.
Meawhile the airline industry is continuing to respond.. Tonight Boeing announced it's laying off 31-thousand people.. that's 20 to 30 percent of its commercial airline workforce.
We begin with Teri Okita ..who reports that one week after the attack, America's airports are far from back to normal.
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[SUPER=143-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=141-John Ashcroft/Attorney General; :41]
[SUPER=141-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense; 1:13]
[SUPER=141-Teri Okita/Reporting;]
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((ONE WEEK AFTER THE TERRORIST ATTACKS --AS THE COUNTRY STRUGGLES TO FIND A SENSE OF NORMALCY AGAIN-- IT IS CLEAR AMERICA's AIRPORTS REMAIN A LITTLE ON EDGE. TONIGHT, AT WASHINGTON'S DULLES AIRPORT, A NORTHWEST FLIGHT WITH MORE THAN 200 PASSENGERS ON BOARD WAS CANCELED ... AFTER A CREW MEMBER MISTAKENLY DECLARED AN EMERGENCY. AS THE DAYS PASS, AUTHORITIES ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE HIJACKERS AND POTENTIAL CONNECTIONS TO OTHER COUNTRIES. ACCORDING TO CBS SOURCES, U.S. OFFICIALS HAVE RECEIVED A REPORT THAT SUSPECTED RING LEADER, MOHAMMED ATTA, MET WITH AN IRAQI INTELLIGENCE OFFICER SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE EARLIER THIS YEAR. ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT, HINTED THAT LAST WEEK'S ATTACKS COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE. JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL: Were looking at the possibility that there may have been more than four planes targeted for hijacking, but we are not able at this time to confirm that. MEANWHILE, A PAKISTANI DELEGATION HAS DELIVERED AN ULTIMATUM TO AFGHANISTAN -- TURN OVER OSAMA BIN LADEN TO THE UNITED STATES. -- OR FACE MILLIONS OF DEATHS. HUNDREDS OF ISLAMIC CLERICS ARE DECIDING WHETHER TO DO JUST THAT-- OR EXTRADITE BIN LADEN TO SOME OTHER COUNTRY. IF NOT....THE ADMINISTRATION HAS MADE IT CLEAR-- IT WILL BE A NO-HOLDS BARRED WAR. DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: "There is nothing that inhibits the United States of America from defending itself, and that is what we intend to do." ))

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Through dust and despair rescue crews made grim discoveries today in New York City.
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Today several bodies were found, huddled together, arms locked together. Victims who held on.. one week ago today.
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((JEANNINE WINSNESS/NURSE PRACTITIONER: IT WAS OBVIOUS THEY KNEW THEY WERE DYING AND THEY WANTED TO PROTECT EACH OTHER))
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218 people are confirmed dead... 54 hundred, 22 are still missing.
Officially this is still a rescue recovery operation. But reality was obvious on the Mayor's face today.
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((RUDOLPH GIULIANI/MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY: WE HAVE TO PREPARE PEOPLE FOR THE OVERWHELMING REALITY THAT THE CHANCES OF FINDING ANYONE ALIVE IS VERY VERY SMALL.)) [BUTT TO 20:23:24] ((MERLIN DURHMAN/CANINE SEARCH AND RESCUE: IF I CAN LET SOMEBODY'S FAMILY KNOW THAT THEY HAVE REST AND PEACE NOW, THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS. IF I CAN DIG SOME OF MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS OUT GIVE BACK CAUSE THEY GAVE FOR US... ((SOBS)) I'M SORRY.))
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[Super=141-Merlin Durhman/Canine Search & Rescue; ]
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Authorities say the mission will take six more months-
By the most optimistic estimates anyone still alive has about six more days.
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[Pakistan-Protest]


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More than 3-thousand people protested in Pakistan-
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((NAT SOUND PROTEST))
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They're against Islamabad's offer to help the U-S fight terrorism.
Protesters waved banners with slogans criticizing the U-S and the Pakistani President.
Protesters warned him not to help U-S forces in any attack against Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban- by opening Pakistan's air space or military bases to American Forces-
The protesters warned if the U-S forces attacked the Taliban or Bin laden... there would be more suicide terrorist attacks in the U-S by Islamic Fundamentalists willing to become martyrs.
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[Home-Video]


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Amateur Video has been released showing one of the suspects in last week's terror attack-
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[VO-NAT 14:31:26]
[SUPER=04-Amateur Video - September, 2000]


The images show Ziad Jarrah dancing at a family wedding last year.
U-S officials say Jarrah was aboard the United Flight that crashed near Pittsburgh.
Jarrah had lived in Germany and studied aircraft construction there before he went to the U-S.
But his family insists he's innocent and if he were on the plane, he would have been a victim.
The allegation that Lebanese nationals may have been involved has prompted the government to try and distance itself from the attacks.
The U-S Ambassador to Lebanon discussed Washington's endeavors for a world coalition against terrorism- with Lebanese foreign ministry officials.
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[Airport]


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Apprehension on the part of travelers is costing airlines and airports money.
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Since air travel resumed last Thursday, passenger loads have been considerably smaller than before last week's terrorist attacks.
As a result, some airlines are reducing service.
U-S Airways will cut its full-size jet service into Roanoke as part of a plan to reduce its capacity by 23-percent.
Right now, 6 of the 18 planes that fly into Roanoke Regional are 99-seat jets.
Airport officials say the loss of those big planes will slice into revenue.
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((JACQUELINE SHUCK/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: THE SIZE OF THE AIRCRAFT DETERMINES....LESS REVENUE THAN WE DID IN THE PAST.))
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[OUT Q=less revenue than we did in the past.]
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Shuck adds that the airline may resume jet service if and when passenger loads increase.
US Airways jet service into Roanoke is scheduled to stop October 7th.
There's no word yet as to whether other Roanoke air-carriers will change their service.
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U-S Airways Express has canceled five flights originating in Lynchburg through the end of the month.
They include four flights to Charlotte and one to Pittsburgh.. each leaves Lynchburg at least six days a week.
No word on how long those flights will remain canceled.
The airport's manager says.. so far.. no other airlines have eliminated flights there.
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[Flag-Factory]


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Patriotism is stronger than it's been in years... which has left many store shelves empty. Tonight Teresa Hamilton takes us to Halifax County-- where workers are doing their part to keep Old Glory available to the American people.
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[SUPER=141-Patsy Noblin/Annin & Co. Employee; :19 quick!!!!]
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(( It's a symbol of American pride and here at Annin and Company in South Boston-- employees are working overtime to keep up with demand.
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((BILL KELEHAR/PLANT MANAGER: THERE'S NOT MUCH PRODUCT AROUND RIGHT NOW, SO THE DEMAND IS REALLY ON TO PRODUCE AS MUCH AS WE CAN PRODUCE.)) [runs07]
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((PATSY NOBLIN/WORKER: I TOLD BILL TODAY I'D BE WILLING TO WORK 16 HOURS IF I HAD TO, I'M VERY PROUD OF MY COUNTRY.))

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A sentiment echoed by many of the plant's 110- workers--- who see their job as a way of serving their country.
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((JAY CHANDLER/WORKER: WITH WHAT'S GOING ON IN NEW YORK AND AT WASHING AT THE PENTAGON MY HEART CRIES FOR THESE FOLKS AND I WISH I WAS THERE TO HELP AND THIS IS HOW WE HELP.))
[OUT Q= this is how we help.]

[runs15] Support that will be needed more than ever-- as demand for the American flag soars at retail stores around the country. [take stand up] In a typical week-- Annin produces about 20- thousand flags. But in the coming weeks the company expects to double their production. [end stand up] Annin officials estimate about 30- thousand of those flags will be American flags-- and have hired additional workers to staff their sewing department.
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(( MORRIS DAMIANO/WORKER: I NEVER REALLY GIVE IT MUCH THOUGHT BEFORE. WE PRINT VIRGINIA FLAGS AND AMERICANS AND... IT JUST MAKES YOU PROUD.)) [RUNS10]
[out q= makes you proud.]

A feeling not only shared by these workers-- but the customers they proudly serve. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Halifax County.))


[Sun-Trust]


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Sun trust is showing its colors tonight.
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The bank's downtown Roanoke building is sporting red white and blue lights on the roof and down the side.
SunTrust officials say they hope other downtown building owners will do the same.
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Police face off with a shooting suspect in Danville.
The story is still ahead on News 7.
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And more bad news for Volvo-- it's cutting production and employees.
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[Volvo]


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Volvo's New River Valley plant takes a hit from the slow economy.
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Volvo officials say the workforce will be cut by 100 and the line rate will also be reduced. That's the number of trucks produced at the plant each day. At the end of November the Dublin facility will cut production by 10... meaning a reduction from 60-trucks a day to 50. Volvo says new truck orders have been decreasing steadily since last year. The New River Valley facility will also be off line for a week in November.
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[Danville-Standoff]


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A standoff in Danville this afternoon ended in gunfire.
Police say Nathaniel Spratt Junior barricaded himself inside a house on Lee Street.
Spratt was wanted for a shooting last night.
Police say they were negotiating with Spratt when he shot himself in the head. He was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center where he's in critical condition.
The victim in last night's shooting, Stanley Neal Brown is in critical condition at Duke Medical Center.

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Several accidents on Interstate 81 backed up traffic tonight.
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State Police say there were three accidents within 45 minutes near the intersection of interstates 81 and 581.
A tractor trailer swerved to avoid the backup caused by those accidents, ran off the right side of the interstate and rolled over an embankment.
The driver was not seriously hurt.
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Virginia's top politicians got their own tour of the damaged Pentagon today.
They said they were impressed at how well the recovery effort is going there.
But as Ellen Qualls reports, they were not impressed by the state of the nation's airlines.
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[Retired-Marshal]


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The F-A-A is recruiting air marshals to provide security for the nation's commercial air traffic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Rocky Mount]


A Ferrum man was ready to sign up even before the government posted qualification requirements on the web.
Bob Johnson is a retired U-S Marshal and former Metropolitan D-C Police Officer.
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[SOT 2:37:20]
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((BOB JOHNSON/RETIRED U. S. MARSHAL: THERE ARE SO MANY RETIRED OFFICERS OUT HERE STRAINING AT THE BIT, ME INCLUDED, I GUESS, TO GET BACK IN, TO BECOME ACTIVE. THERE'S ALL THAT MANPOWER THAT WON'T COST THE GOVERNMENT ANYTHING. AGAIN, LOOK AT THE MONEY THE GOVERNMENT WOULD SAVE AND WOULD RELIEVE ON-DUTY OFFICERS TO GO ON WITH OTHER INVESTIGATIONS.))
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[OUT Q=to go on with other investigations.]
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Johnson now serves as Chaplain at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Even before the four flights were hijacked a week ago, he advocated a program to allow former lawmen to carry weapons on commercial flights to provide security.
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Area firefighters say they're overwhelmed... and wouldn't want it any other way.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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And later it's a show of patriotism, as five thousand Americans stand together as one... one flag that is.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Firefighters]


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Firefighters in the Roanoke Valley say they're overwhelmed by western Virginia's support for the Fallen Firefighters Fund...
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[SUPER=143-Roanoke Co./Saturday]


On Saturday alone, they collected 30-thousand dollars with a boot drive near Tanglewood Mall. Across the state, the total is close to 500- thousand dollars.
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[IN Q=It's just great to see our community respond]

((DANNY IRVIN/ROANOKE CO. PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS AND PARAMEDICS: IT'S JUST GREAT TO SEE OUR COMMUNITY RESPOND THAT WAY FOR SOME PLACE THAT SEEMS FAR AWAY GEOGRAPHICALLY, BUT REALLY HITS HOME PARTICULARLY TO ALL OF US.)) ((LEWIS THOMAS/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: IT'S NICE TO SEE PEOPLE COMING TO THE FIRE STATIONS AND THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN RATHER GREAT.))
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[SUPER=141-Lewis Thomas/Lynchburg Firefighters Assoc.; :08]
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[OUT Q=has been rather great.]
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[VO-NAT]


The fundraising will continue this Saturday at the Kroger on Town Square Boulevard... and a week from Saturday at the Spartan Square Kroger in Salem.
Lynchburg firefighters are accepting donations at their stations.
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[S-Extra]


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girls high school hoops for ya, Michael Vick playing flag football to fight terrorism and a Hokie knows what terro really feels like,
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[SUPER=04-Sports Illustrated; :00]


But first our extra point. The cover of the September 24th, 2001 edition of Sports Illustrated has a Patriototic theme. "The Week That Sports Stood Still", the issue is devoted to the events of September 11th, when terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, DC paralyzed the country and the sports world
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[S-Girls]


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Hometown hoops weekly return to the WDBJ airways tonight. Last night, the ladies were battling on the court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Vikings vs. Colonels; :00]


To Fleming we go where the Lady Colonels would play host to new district rival Northside.
We pick up the action in the final period, watch Shannelle Craighead get the long rebound and dish to Kadesha Winnington who scores.
[SUPER=34-William Fleming/50/Northside/49;]


Northside would battle right back and would keep the game close with baskets like this one just under the iron. But it would not be enough.
Tiana Saunders makes good on this shot and Fleming holds off Northside with the 50-49 overtime win.
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[S-Segana]


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Former Oak Hill Academy center Segana Diop seems invinceable at seven feet tall, but he does have a few kinks in the armor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

The first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers has a foot problem. The Cavs say 18-year-old DeSagana Diop of Senegal will be sidelined two weeks because of an inflammation.
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The Dazzle, along with all the NBDL teams, hold tryouts for local players by invitation only in mid October. 30 to 35 Roanoke area players should be invited for the two day try out. Then, training camp begins November sixth through the 16th in Roanoke.
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The two pre season games are November 10th at the Roanoke Civic Center against Greenville and then November 13th at Fayetteville.

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Major League baseball rolled on last night as Boston got some bad news today when it was made official that the season is over for Boston's three-time Cy Young Award winner, Pedro Martinez, who is headed for the disabled list. Martinez says his ailing right shoulder will prevent him from pitching the rest of the year.
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[OUT Q=for the team and for me"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Devil Rays vs. Red Sox; :00]


On to the game where the Red Sox pain over losing their ace was eased by a 7 to 2 win over the Devil Rays. Manny Ramirez with the icing on the cake homerun for the win, a two run blast that gets over the green monster.
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[S-Hokies]


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Virginia Tech will fly out of Roanoke on a charter flight for Newark, New Jersey this Friday and Mike Stevens says the entire Tech football family will be right there with the team as it heads to Rutgers.
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[IN Q=HEAD COACH...]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Andre Davis/Va. Tech Senior Flanker; :16]
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[SUPER=01-Brian Welch/Va. Tech Senior Linebacker; :52]
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[SUPER=01-Lester Karlin/VT Equipment Manager; 1:54]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/VT Career Touchdown Leader; 2:18]
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(( Head coach Frank Beamer has gone to great lengths this week to calm the fears of flying amongst his players. In fact, Beamer offered to accommodate any players who were afraid to fly and get them to the game by the highway. ((ANDRE DAVIS:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((BRIAN WELCH/VT SENIOR LINEBACKER:)) Welch was actually born in Tehran, Iran in July of 1978 while his parents were stationed there in the US army. ((BRIAN WELCH:)) All Tech players will have the red, white and blue on their minds this Saturday. American flag stickers have been placed on the back of each player's helmet. ((\LESTER CARLIN:)) Lost in the shuffle of the past week has been Lee Suggs. The Roanoke native had successful knee surgery last Friday and his rehabilitation has already begun. ((LEE SUGGS:)) Hope will remain the word of the day for sometime to come. In Blacksburg Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-Express]


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The East Coast Hockey League has changed it's playoff format. This season, a team's playoff opponent will be determined by where it finishes in the DIVISION, NOT how a team finishes in the conference.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The Express plays in the Northeast Division with Richmond, Atlantic City, Trenton, Reading, Charlotte, and Greensboro. The Express finished second in the division last year and won the Northeast three straight years from 1997 through 2000.
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[anchor=steve]
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Also, The ballots for the other league owners to vote to approve the Express sale to Old Time Hockey are going out either this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

[Human-Flag]


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[WRITER=jja]
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In Minnesota, a HUMAN show of patriotism.... really.
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5-thousand people joined together to create a human American flag.... and the letters U-S-A.
A local radio station helped rally the people to the National Sports Center in Blain Minnesota.


2-thousand, 4-hundred pieces of colored board were used to make the symbol of hope and peace.
It took place one week to the minute after the first attack on the World Trade Center. (------------)