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One week later-- and rescue workers are still combing through the rubble of the World Trade Center.
Meanwhile, the U-S is quickly building an international coalition to fight terrorism- a problem defense officials say it bigger than Osama bin Laden.
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And we'll check in live at the Roanoke Regional Airport for reaction to news of job cuts at U-S Air.
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News 7 at noon is next.
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President Bush is holding a White House ceremony to thank rescue workers.
Governor Gilmore is ALSO attending the event.
That after a moment of silence to remember the attacks that broadsided the U-S just one week ago.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
President Bush led the moment of silence at the White House, along with about 300 staff members.
Bush is also announcing an Internet site designed to collect donations for victims of last week's attacks.
While Wall Street is back at work for a second day, crews continue their search and rescue mission just blocks away.

A mission that may soon turn into a search and recovery effort.
Chris Lawrence is in Washington with the latest.


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America's financial markets have been off to a pretty steady start today.
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Stocks opened slightly higher after yesterday's dramatic declines.
Today's session coincides with the celebration of the Jewish New Year holiday, which typically is a slower day for the market. Right now, Dow is UP about 7 points.
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Amid mounting concerns about a possible U-S attack, Pakistan has closed its 15- hundred mile border with Afghanistan.
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Pakistan's foreign minister says he wants the Taliban government to hand over Osama bin Laden.
However, the Taliban government has NOT replied to Pakistan.
Pakistani officials are also re-iterating their pledge of full cooperation with the U-S.
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As a result of last week's attacks, fewer travelers are taking to the air.
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Shannon Young is at Roanoke Regional Airport to tell how how the airlines are responding.
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The Fallen Firefighters Fund has raised thousands of dollars in western Virginia for the families of emergency workers killed in last Tuesday's terrorist attack.
But local organizers are warning that some scam artists have been using the tragedy to raise money for themselves.
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Firefighters in western Virginia collected close to 30- thousand dollars last Saturday alone. Counting contributions across the state, the Fallen Firefighters Fund stands near 500- thousand dollars.
But local organizers say they have also heard reports of some questionable solicitations.
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((WE WILL BE IN UNIFORMS OR ASSOCIATION SHIRTS. WE WILL MOST LIKELY IN ALL OCCASIONS BE IN LARGE GROUPS. AND THAT'S THE LEGIT OPERATION. ALL THE FUNDS AND PROCEEDS FROM THIS WILL GO TO THE FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS' FAMILY AND CHILDREN IN NEW YORK CITY.))
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The local boot drive will continue this weekend at the Kroger on Town Square Boulevard.
Lynchburg firefighters are accepting contributions at their stations.
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More than 840 people have now stopped at our WDBJ studios .. to help the Red Cross relief efforts.
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The total at last count was 19 thousand-430 dollars. If you would like to contribute, there is still time to do so. You are welcome to stop by the station this week during normal business hours.
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Our visitors have also written some very heartfelt notes of sympathy to the thousands of families who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks. We will share some of them with you at the end of this newscast.

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A Roanoke man is right in the middle of the Red Cross rescue and relief efforts at the Pentagon. Tom Brown is in charge of making sure workers there have food and water.
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Brown left ground zero at the crash site to show us the Red Cross' remote headquarters a few miles away-- a site where our cameras are allowed.
Brown says this is the first disaster he's worked in 27 years where there were no victims to help.
Even after postings in Turkey and Albania, he's never seen anything like it.
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Brown says his teams work in three shifts, 24 hours a day, serving about 34-hundred people per meal.
He also says Tuesday's strikes have broken his sense of security.
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Brown says if you want to help the relief effort, please don't send food or supplies.
Send money to the relief organization of your choice.
They can get the items more cheaply, when and where they are needed.
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The terrorist attacks in New York and at the Pentagon can have impacts on courtrooms hundreds of miles away. That's what happened yesterday in Roanoke.
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Ralph Hale Senior decided to plead guilty to charges stemming from the sale and manufacturing of moonshine. Hale's attorney says he and his client opted for a plea agreement because this is not the time to challenge the federal government.
Prosecutors say Hale cheated the state and federal government out of four point seven million dollars in taxes.
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Four other defendants also pled guilty yesterday as part of plea agreements. All five are free on bond-- until they're sentenced at a later date.


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A Christiansburg police officer killed in the line of duty is honored today, seven years to the day of his death.
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The Christiansburg Route-460 bypass is now the Terry Griffith Memorial Highway. A dedication and sign unveiling ceremony today remembered the 17-year veteran of the department. Griffith is the only officer in the town's 2-hundred and nine-year history to be killed on the job. Officials say his daughter Ashley is the driving force behind the highway honor.
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((ASHLEY GRIFFITH/OFFICER'S DAUGHTER; ITS BEEN A LONG STRUGGLE TO GET THIS TO WORK BUT ITS JUST AN INCREDIBLE FEELING TO KNOW THAT HE IS GOING TO GET RECOGNITION IN THIS WORLD AND THIS WILL BE HIS FOR THE REST OF WHENEVER.))
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Officer Terry Griffith was killed in 19-94 after being shot while trying to arrest an alleged shoplifter. He was 37 years old.
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An apology from Reverend Falwell. Still ahead, the Lynchburg pastor posts his regrets.
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And a subdued return on Late Night with David Letterman.
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The Reverend Jerry Falwell has issued a public apology .. for saying God allowed terrorists to attack America because of the work of civil liberties groups, abortion rights supporters and feminists.
Falwell says his comments were ill-timed, insensitive and divisive at a time of national mourning, He says he blames no one but the terrorists for the acts of terror.


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The Mill Mountain Star will soon be shining once more in red, white and blue.
The last time that happened was in 1991, in support of Operation Desert Storm.
Last night, City Council decided to do it once again.
There is some work involved, so the change won't happen overnight, but city officials say the star will display its new colors as soon as possible.
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Late night funnyman David Letterman is back on the air-- but he's not laughing.
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Letterman returned for his first "Late Show" since the terrorist attacks.
He offered his thoughts about the tragedy, and how New York's mayor handled it.
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((DAVID LETTERMAN: MAYOR GUILIANI IMPLORED US TO GO BACK TO OUR LIVES, GO ON WITH OUR LIVES TO TRY TO MAKE NEW YORK CITY THE PLACE IT SHOULD BE. BECAUSE OF HIM, I'M HERE TONIGHT.))
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Letterman's first guest was anchor Dan Rather, who broke down in tears while the two talked about the past week's events.
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Letterman also paid tribute to the police and firefighters who rushed to the scene of the World Trade Center.
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Still ahead, we'll see how stocks are holding up at midday.
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And the American pasttime returns to American life. The major leagues are once again playing ball.
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The effort to return to some semblance of normalcy took a fully American direction last night .. at the baseball diamonds.
Manuel Gallegus was at Dodger Stadium for the return of America's past-time.
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(( AFTER AN ABRUPT ALMOST WEEKLONG HIATUS... BASEBALL'S FINEST TOOK TO THE FIELD AGAIN MONDAY NIGHT... HERE IN LOS ANGELES, THE DODGERS AND SAN DIEGO PADRES WERE GLAD TO BE PLAYING AGAIN BUT A LITTLE UNEASY.

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You ve got to put it in God s hands go out here as professionalsentertain the people, kind of erase the memories of lives lost.
IN THE DUGOUT, SOME PLAYERS WERE ALMOST SOMBER PERHAPS NOT QUITE READY TO SHIFT THEIR FOCUS FROM OUR NATIONAL TRAGEDY TO A GAME.

-SOT-TONY GWYNN - SAN DIEGO PADRE

If there s a lesson to be learned here it s that we can t take anything for granted. We re all Americans and we live in a free country we have the ability to do the things we want to do. And when something like this happens that s the first thing you think about.

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BUT AS THE FANS FILLED THE STADIUM, IN RED WHITE AND BLUE-- THE ELECTRICITY RETURNED... FANS CHEERING WILDLY AS DOZENS OF POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS UNFURLED A GIANT FLAG.

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I don t see this as 35-thousand sports fans I see us as 35-thousand Americans.
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SECURITY WAS TIGHTER...AS ALL BAGS WERE CHECKED--AND SOME FANS, IN THE BACK OF THEIR MINDS WERE WORRIED.

-SOT-MIKE RASHMIR, DODGER FAN.

"I actually thought about planes clearing over on their way to LAX and I thought, what if?
BUT THERE WERE NO THREATS-- ONLY FAMILIES AND FRIENDS GETTING TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE THE AMERICAN PASTIME. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.
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On Wall Street at Noon,

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the Dow was UP 9 points. Nasdaq UP 4 points.


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And before we leave you this afternoon-- [Possible Lobby Cam]
Steve and I wanted to take a moment to recognize a few of the wonderful comments that have been written in the memory books made available in the W-D-B-J lobby over the past few days.
These books contain special messages for the families of the victims from last week's terrorist attacks.
Once these books are filled, they'll put on display at the Pentagon and in New York City....
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