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NEWS-7 Headlines of the hour:
U-S-Airways to pull jet service out of Roanoke as a result of LAST Tuesday's terror.
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And recovery crews report "tremendous progress" at the Pentagon. We're LIVE from Arlington and Roanoke Regional tonight.
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In sports, Winston Cup Points leader Jeff Gordon talks about Dover in wake of our national tragedies, the ECHL changes up the playoff format,
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and one Hokie new more about terrorism than any of his teammates long before the horrific attacks on America.
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Another nice late summer day... but some much needed rain's now heading our way.. I'll have your forecast...
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News 7 is next.
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Passengers already worried about air travel safety now have more worries...
A major carrier announces a big reduction in service in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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U-S Airways is eliminating jet service to Roanoke.
For more on what that means...
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we go to Shannon Young at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
Shannon
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The Lynchburg Regional Airport has not had jet service for more than six years.. but its smaller, commuter flights are feeling the pinch.
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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.
Airport manager Mark Courtney says.. so far.. no other airlines have eliminated flights there.
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The Federal Aviation Administration is recruiting federal air marshals, to ride shotgun on the thousands of flights that criss- cross the nation every day.
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Bob Johnson is ready to do his part to prevent hijackings and domestic terrorism.
A retired U-S Marshal and former Metropolitan D-C Police Officer, Johnson is SO eager he's almost ready to do it for nothing.
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((BOB JOHNSON/RETIRED U. S. MARSHAL; IF THEY'LL GIVE ME A CAN OF BEANS NOW AND THEN AND A PLACE TO LAY MY HEAD, I WILL FLY, IF THEY'LL JUST SUPPORT ME WHEN I FLY. I MISS POLICE WORK TREMENDOUSLY. IT'S SO HARD TO SIT AT HOME AND WATCH. "WHAT CAN I DO? WHAT CAN I DO? WHAT CAN I DO?" YOU KNOW.))
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Johnson has been out of law enforcement since retiring from the Marshal's Service in 1975. He's now an ordained minister and 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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In Washington, airline executives made the rounds today, asking for a 24-billion dollar bailout package.
The heavy politicking is taking place just minutes away from the heavy lifting at the Pentagon attack site.
And this afternoon, Virginia's top politicians were knee-deep in both.
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Ellen Qualls is at the Pentagon tonight.
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Firefighters raise thousands of dollars to help their fallen brethren... while on the lookout for impostors.
Details on that next on News 7 at Six.
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And the only Christiansburg police officer ever killed in the line of duty is remembered... seven years later.
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Local organizers of the Fallen Firefighters Fund say they're overwhelmed by the support they've received... But they're also warning contributors to be careful.
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Last Saturday alone, the boot drive raised close to 30- thousand dollars. Across the state firefighters have collected close to 500- thousand.
But organizers say they've heard reports that some people may be taking advantage of residents' generosity.
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((JIM CLIFTON/SALEM PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS; WE'VE BEEN GETTING REPORTS , OR RUMORS THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN USING DIFFERENT METHODS TO TRY TO COLLECT MONEY FOR THEMSELVES. IT JUST ANGERS ME THAT THAT KIND OF THING GOES ON AT A TIME LIKE THIS.))
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Roanoke Valley firefighters will be collecting money Saturday at Kroger on Town Square Boulevard, and September 29th at the Spartan Square Kroger in Salem.
Lynchburg firefighters are accepting contributions at their fire stations.
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More than 850 people have now stopped at our WDBJ studios .. to help the Red Cross relief efforts.
If you'd like to contribute, there is still time to do so.
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The total at last count was 20 thousand-44 dollars. Our visitors have also written notes of sympathy to the thousands of families who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks.
You are welcome to stop by the station this week during normal business hours or this weekend at the Taste of the Blue Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival in Roanoke's Elmwood Park.
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Volvo announced job and production cuts at the New River Valley plant today.
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Officials at the company's Greensboro headquarters say one-hundred jobs are being eliminated at the end of November.

They blame a continuing downturn in the economy. The number of trucks the location produces each day is also being cut. Starting at the end of November, they will reduce the number of trucks put out every day by 10.... for a total of 50.

Volvo officials also say the Dublin facility will be off-line from November 12th to the 16th.
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A day after a powerful selloff, a rally attempt on Wall Street fizzled late in the session. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 17 points.
NASDAQ lost 24-and a half.
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An Amherst County teenager who slipped out of the county jail last month has been captured after three weeks on the run.
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19- year- old Jason Scott Owen escaped just one day before he was to stand trial on malicious wounding and robbery charges.
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Owen walked out a side door of the jail's recreation yard.. the door's electronic lock apparently malfunctioned.


Authorities say he's been traveling the southeast with his 18- year- old girlfriend.. they were arrested yesterday at a Madison Heights home police had kept under surveillance.
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A truck driver is facing reckless driving charges after flipping his log truck in Bedford County this morning.
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Authorities say 50- year- old Perry Morgan Payne Jr. of Brookneal was headed north on Route 501 when he lost control of his rig around 10:30.
The truck flipped, spilling its load of logs over the guardrail and blocking one lane of traffic.
Rescue crews say Payne wasn't hurt in the crash.. they were able to contain fuel and oil that spilled from the overturned truck before it reached nearby creeks.
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A fallen Christiansburg police officer was honored today with the dedication of a highway.
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The Route 460 bypass in Christiansburg is now the Terry Griffith Memorial Highway.
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Griffith was killed in the line of duty by a shoplifting suspect seven-years ago today.
He was 37. Today friends, family and fellow law enforcement officers remembered his 17-year career on the force.
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((CHIEF GARY BRUMFIELD/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT; HE WAS A VERY COMMITTED DEDICATED MAN, HE LOVED HIS FAMILY HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT PEOPLE'S NEEDS.)) ((ASHLEY GRIFFITH/OFFICER'S DAUGHTER; HE WOULD PROBABLY BE SHOCKED AND PROBABLY BE A LITTLE EMBARRASSED, WELL I DON'T NEED ALL THIS STUFF JUST FOR ME, BUT I ALSO THINK HE WOULD BE VERY PROUD IF HE WAS HERE AND COULD SEE IT.))
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Officials say his daughter, Ashley, was the driving force behind the highway honor. Her idea was presented and passed by the House of Delegates.
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The story of a Tech Football player who was exposed to terrorism at the age of six, plus Lee Suggs on the trainers table, words from Jeff Gordon,
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And the ECHL changes up the playoff format, how it affects the Express in sports.
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Virginia Tech will fly out of Roanoke on a charter flight for Newark, New Jersey this Friday. Tonight, Mike Stevens tells us that the entire Tech football family will be on the flight headed to Rutgers.
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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.))


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One of the ODAC's top teams continues to make waves on the national front. Bridgewater's football team is now ranked fourth in the nation.
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Despite not playing this past Saturday, the Eagles jumped two spots to number four in Don Hansen's Football Gazette Division III football poll. Bridgewater started the season in the number 13 spot.
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Winston Cup drivers return to racing Sunday for the MBNA Cal Ripken Jr. 400.
Track officials will beef up security.
Jeff Gordon, in an interview alongside his new driver Jimmy Johnson, one of NASCAR's newest stars, commented on fan safety.
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The East Coast Hockey League is changing it's playoff format. This season, where a team finishes in the DIVISION determines who that team will play in the playoffs, NOT how a team finishes in the conference.
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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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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.

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A Southside company is helping meet the nation's needs. [***AMERICAN FLAG MB GRAPHIC***]
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Jean Jadhon is here with more on that.
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Keith, Annin Flag Company produces all kinds of flags...
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everything from State flags to Welcome banners.
But as of tomorrow, workers there will have only one mission-- to make U-S flags, which are now in short supply.


The company's even adding an extra shift to meet the demand.
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Teresa Hamilton will take us on a tour of the plant and talk to workers tonight on News 7 at Eleven.
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Keith?