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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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A local show of support lights up the night sky- We'll have the story..
Plus take you to a rally of Unity on one local campus.
While American fire power is in the air and on the sea... as America vows to fight terrorism.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


A live report from the Pentagon.. News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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((NAT SOUND STAR LIGHTING))
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A symbol of hope and strength is lit in the Roanoke Valley tonight...
while the nation prepares for a fight- against terrorism.
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[SOT 20:10;08;]
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((JOHN ASHCROFT/US ATTORNEY GENERAL WE NEED EVERY TOOL AVAILABLE TO US TO CURTAIL THE POTENTIAL OF ADDITIONAL TERRORIST ACTS THAT WOULD THREATEN THE SAFETY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=the American people.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening....

[Pentagon-Live]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


John Ashcroft wants more ammunition in the fight against terrorism- including stronger deportation laws... and expanded use of wiretapping...
He's calling on Congress for help.
Meanwhile tonight the FBI is investigating the possiblity that some of last week's suspected hijackers used fake identifies of people who may still be alive.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teri/Newspath;]


We begin tonight with a report from Teri Okita at the Pentagon.
[LIVE=Teri /FULL Newspath]
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[SUPER=141-Gordon England/Secretary of the Navy;]
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[OUT Q=3 hours before the attack.]

(( MOVING AHEAD WITH THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S PROMISE TO "WIPE OUT TERRORISM", THE PENTAGON HAS ORDERED MORE THAN 100-COMBAT PLANES ... F-15'S, F-16'S, B-1, AND B-52 BOMBERS ... TO THE PERSIAN GULF AND INDIAN OCEAN. THE MILITARY MANPOWER SHIPPED OUT, AS WELL ... WITH MORE THAN 15-THOUSAND SAILORS AND MARINES ABOARD THE U-S-S ROOSEVELT ... SETTING OUT ON WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A ROUTINE MISSION -- BUT NOW --THAT IS ANYTHING BUT ROUTINE. Gordon England/Navy Secretary: Now, it is time for us to pick-up the mantle, to destroy terrorism, and remove this cancer. THE BUILD-UP WILL UNDOUBTEDLY REQUIRE MORE RESERVISTS AND ALSO INCLUDE GROUND TROOPS, BUT DEFENSE OFFICIALS WILL NOT DIVULGE ANY MORE DETAILS. CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED THERE'S DEBATE AMONG SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ABOUT WIDENING THE TARGETS-- TO INCLUDE SADDAM HUSSEIN, IN ADDITION TO OSAMA BIN LADEN. AT THE WHITE HOUSE, THE PRESIDENT'S DIPLOMATIC MISSION IS MOVING FORWARD AT A RAPID PACE...THE LATEST VOW OF SUPPORT FROM THE PRESIDENT OF INDONESIA ... HOME TO THE WORLD'S LARGEST MUSLIM POPULATION. Bush: The best way to make sure that America's safe, people of Indonesia are safe, is to find terrorism at its roots, and root it out. INVESTIGATORS NOW BELIEVE SOME OF THE PILOTS AND CO-PILOTS IN THE ATTACK WERE MURDERED BEFORE THEIR PLANE'S CRASHED. VIDEOTAPE SHOWS ONE OF THE SUSPECTED HIJACKERS, MOHAMMED ATTA, ON AN AIRPORT SURVEILLANCE CAMERA IN PORTLAND, MAINE ... THREE HOURS BEFORE THE ATTACKS..))
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[WTC]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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There is still some hope in New York City where this is what it looked like today.
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((NAT SOUND AT GROUND ZERO))
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Another day moving mountains of steel, concrete and debris-
Rescue crews continued their grueling work...
Today this dog barked as his partner worked his way into a hole under debris.
While workers are frustrated, they say they'll go as long as it takes-
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[sot 20:22:05]

((YOU NEVER GIVE UP THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE.. IT'S TOUGH BUT THERE'S ALWAYS HOPE.))
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((CHRISTOPHER FLATLEY/NY FIREFIGHTER: THERE'S NO WAY ASK ANY GUY HERE THEY'RE NEVER GONNA LEAVE UNTIL THE LAST PERSON IS FOUND.... SILENCE.))
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[OUT Q=SILENCE.. HUGS FIREFIGHTER]
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[VO-NAT]


The newest number from New York City - 233 people confirmed dead, 170 of them identified.
5-thousand 422 people still missing.
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[Star]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC41:40]
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Among the missing: Barry McKeon. He was on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center.
[SS=Mill Mt. Star]

In Roanoke tonight his brother was the one who lit the Mill Mountain Star red, white and blue. Keith Humphry has several different angles on the ceremony.
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[SUPER=141-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :45]
[SUPER=150-Keith Humphry/khumphry*wdbj7.com; ]
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(( About 200 people gathered atop a downtown parking garage to witness the event just as a gentle rain started to fall.
Unfazed by dampness, Sixth Grader Dexter Malone belted out the national anthem. [7:59:15] ((WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAILED.)) [RUNS09]
At first city officials had resisted calls to dress the star in red, white and blue. "It would take time, the neon tubes would have to be replaced and recharged with gas," they said... all at a cost of several hundred dollars. That was last week. On Monday City Council directed the lights of the star be changed as soon as possible in support of what the resolution calls an "unprecedented display of patriotism" by Roanoke residents.
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[SOT 8:04:45]
[IN Q=The star has been]

((THE STAR HAS BEEN A BEACON TO THIS VALLEY FOR MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY. OVER THAT TIME IT HAS SIGNALED TRAGEDY AND SIGNALED TRIUMPH.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=signaled triumph.]

Tom McKeon, Executive Director of Roanoke's Higher Education Center, flipped the switch. It's his brother, Barry, who's presumed lost in the World Trade Center. Citizens had been asked not to ascend Mill Mountain for the lighting ceremony for fear they'd create traffic problems.
A few went anyway.
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((BABY: STAR, STAR)) The plan is to keep the red white and blue lights on for just 30 days. But remember when the star was built by the city Merchants Association, the plan was to take it down right after Christmas. That was 52 years ago. Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

[Hokies-United]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
The rainy weather couldn't keep some on the Virginia Tech campus inside tonight. "Hokies United" held a unity rally as an outlet for hundreds of students and community members trying to deal with the terrorist attacks. As New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon tells us, people on campus are still coping with the aftermath.
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[SUPER=141-Sartaj S. Dhami/VT Student; :34]
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((NATS 3:01:45 "WE SHALL OVERCOME, CHORUS - WE SHALL OVERCOME" Overcome sadness, hate and violence. Speakers at tonight's rally say it can be done with unity.
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[IN Q=WE NEED NOT]

((BENJAMIN DIXON/VICE PRESIDENT OF MULTI CULTURAL AFFAIRS; WE NEED NOT WAIT FOR EVENTS OF THIS KIND TO BUILD COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR EACH OTHER ACROSS OUR DIFFERENT, DIFFFERENCES WHATEVER THEY MAY BE.))
[OUT Q=WHATEVER THEY MAY BE.]

Sartaj Dhami knows of differences first hand. Even though he was born and raised in America, since last Tuesday he says his appearance makes him a verbal target on campus.
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[IN Q=my parents came]

((SARTAJ S. DHAMI/VT STUDENT; MY PARENTS CAME TO THIS COUNTRY FOR A BETTER LIFE FOR ME NOT TO HAVE ME LIVE IN FEAR AND HAVE MY ACTIONS LIMITED, I WALK AROUND CAMPUS I ALWAYS HAVE TO HAVE A FRIEND WITH Me, I SHOULDN'T BE LIVING IN FEAR.))


[OUT Q=LIVING IN FEAR.]

He hopes his words educate about acceptance, inspiring others to open their minds.
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((SARTAJ S. DHAMI/VT STUDENT; TECH SOCIETY HAS DONE WHAT THEY COULD AND I HAVE DONE WHAT I COULD BUT ITS NOT A MATTER OF TECH OR THE AMERICAN SOCIETY ITS WHAT CAN EACH INDIVIDUAL DO.))
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Small discussion groups followed the drillfield rally, Hokies United efforts are all for one thing.
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((PLEASE LET THIS NIGHT MAKE A DIFFERENCE.))
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Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=America Responds]

Hokies United is also selling t-shirts as a fundraiser for the Red Cross.


[TV-Tribute]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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As you've probably noticed, T-V schedules have changed since the terrorist attack. They will change yet again, this Friday night.
At least 27 television networks will set aside regularly scheduled programs Friday to simulcast a benefit for the attack victims.
"America, a Tribute to Heroes" will be seen here on WDBJ-7 as well as on several other networks and cable stations.
Stars donating their time include Tom Cruise, Bruce Springsteen, Julia Roberts and George Clooney.
Funds raised will go to the United Way's September 11th fund.

[aIRLINES]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Another huge blow to the airline industry- and the economy.
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The parent company of American.. the world's largest airline.. says it will lay off at least 20 thousand workers- 14 percent- of its workers.
Those cuts will affect American, TWA, and American Eagle.
United matched the bad news saying it would lay off 20 thousand workers... 20 percent of its workforce.
And today in Washington, a call on Congress to help.
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((AIRLINES ARE RUNNING 36 TO 40 BELOW HUGE IMPACT... HUGE IMPACT BASED PEOPLE FEAR GET ON AIRPLANES.)) [BUTT TO 14:41:04] ((STOP THE LOSS... RESTORE THE JOBS.))
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[OUT Q=RESTORE THE JOBS.]
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The Airlines also blame the cost of beefing up security-
The White House is suggesting an aid package smaller than the 17 and half billion, the airlines want.
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[Airport]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke Regional Airport is bracing for leaner financial times.
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The airport says the recent terrorist attacks have dealt a debilitating blow to passenger loads. Some planes flying into and out of Roanoke are carrying only a handful of travelers. US Airways recently responded to the low number of customers by announcing it will cancel jet service into Roanoke, while leaving the smaller, commuter planes. The chairman of the airport commission says low demand makes for a meager bottom line.
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[IN Q=It will have an impact.]

((ART WHITTAKER/CHAIRMAN, AIRPORT COMMISSION: IT WILL HAVE AN IMPACT. THE JETS WEIGH ALOT MORE. WILL WE BE ABLE TO SOMEHOW MAKE UP FOR THE REVENUE COMING IN FOR HEAVIER AIRPLANES SUBSTITUTED BY LIGHTER AIRPLANES... SO WE LOOK FOR A LOSS, NOT ONLY OF LANDING FEES BUT OF OUR PARKING LOT AND LOSS OF PASSENGERS.))
[SUPER=01-Art Whittaker/Airport Commission Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=loss of passengers.]
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[VO-NAT]

Whittaker says the key to drawing travelers back is confidence. He says it's just a matter of time before would-be passengers realize the airport is safe and secure.
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[Amtrak]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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With the nation's airlines struggling, Amtrak hopes that travelers will take to the rails.
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[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge]

Amtrak has seen thousands of first time passengers in the past week, and the number of people taking trains almost doubled after last week's airline hijackings. The company has added two thousand cars to its trains in the Northeast region alone to handle the additional load.
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((WAYNE MARTIN/AMTRAK CONDUCTOR; WE'VE SEEN SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE IN RIDERSHIP, HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT NEVER RODE BEFORE WHO ARE ARE RIDING OUR TRAINS NOW. THEY SAID THEY WERE CHANGING OVER TO TRAINS DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE PLANES WEREN'T RUNNING.))
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[OUT Q=the planes weren't running.]
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[VO-NAT 9+]

Some Amtrak employees are working overtime to keep passengers moving, and the company has announced it will increase
security on its trains.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Politics took a back seat over the past week... but the candidates are ready to get back into action.
Find out where they stand in the polls when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And good news about Virginia students and the Standards of Learning.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[OUT Q=....in a moment."]

((Hey sports fans here's what's happening tonight on the big 7. Lord Botetourt star Jared White has been offered an appointment to West Point over 100 late model stock cars jammed into the Martinsville Speedway for a practice session today and Steve Mason begins Hometown Hoops weekly tonight.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[SOL-Results]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia students are showing improvement on the Standards of Learning tests.
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The latest scores show improvement in 25 of 28 exams given to elementary, middle and high school students this year.
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[IN Q=Everyone has been focused]

((LYNN DEMARY/SUPT. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: EVERYONE HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON INSTRUCTION. THERE HAS BEEN A GREAT DEAL OF UNITY OVER WHAT WE TEACH, A LOT OF CREATIVITY OVER HOW WE'RE GOING TO TEACH IT, AND A LOT OF HARD WORK ON THE PART OF EDUCATORS, PARENTS AND STUDENTS IN VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Lynne DeMary/Supt. of Public Instruction;]
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[OUT Q=students in Virginia.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some 74 percent of high school students taking the algebra SOL exams had a passing grade.
That's up nine percent over last year.
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[Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC1:52:09]
[SS=Campaign 2001]

Democrat Mark Warner continues to hold his lead over Republican Mark Earley.
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[VO-NAT]

The latest News-7 Mason Dixon poll shows "little change in the race over the summer." Warner was up by seven points in March, by five points over Earley in June, and now has a six point edge over the former Attorney General. Libertarian Candidate Bill Redpath showed up for the first time in September with one percent.
Warner's strength lies in Northern Virginia where 53-percent of those polled say they'd vote for him now, compared to Earley's 35-percent. Warner is also strong in Roanoke and Southwest Virginia with a 10-percent margin separating the two candidates in our region. Earley is ahead in other parts of the state but by slimmer margins than other Republicans have shown in recent elections.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Maryland authorities are investigating the death of a Lynchburg man who was brought to a firehouse.
The dead man has been identified as 41-year-old Bradford William Wright.
Police say a man and a woman drove to a Montgomery County Maryland firehouse just before dawn today and requested help for a man in the back seat.
Rescue personnel determined that the man was dead.
Before police arrived, the man and woman drove away.
Police later identified and interviewed the couple, but did not release their names or say how Wright may have died.

[Pot-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
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Pittsylvania County authorities are calling a recent pot bust one of the largest indoor operations in county history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Police have arrested 44-year-old Ted Nichols for manufacturing marijuana in this home on Cascade Mill Road.
Last week, police found 63 thousand dollars worth of plants, a marijuana plant cloning system, heat lamps and gallons of liquid fertilizer in the house and in the shed next to the house.
A 15-year-old was also found inside the home in possession of marijuana.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Danville's Goodyear plant confirms more layoffs.
Details are next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And See You at the Pole services take on new meaning in light of last week's terror.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Goodyear Tire will lay off another 70 to 80 employees at its Danville plant Monday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The cutbacks would affect the aircraft division.
30 aircraft tire workers were laid off just a few weeks ago.
The company says market conditions could force future adjustments.
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[Expo-Recruit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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Defense companies are looking to Virginia Tech for future employees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

A number of defense contractors took part in Tech's 22nd annual Engineering Expo today. Newport News Shipbuilders builds aircraft carriers and submarines for the U-S Navy. Their recruitment officer says they may see an increase in work due to last week's attack. During Tech's 2-day expo, shipbuilders collected over 1-hundred resumes for job openings becoming available next year.

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[Pole-Prayer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=501-15 TC1:05:03]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


There were prayers for the nation this morning, as students, parents and teachers gathered outside their schools in a display of Christian faith.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke Co.]


The sun was just rising as a group joined hands outside Bonsack Elementary.
"See You at the Pole," was scheduled long before last week's terrorist attacks, but recent events were clearly on these young minds this morning.
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[SOT 02:59:30]
[IN Q=There's a lot of things]

((JAIME SKILLING: THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENING AROUND US THIS VERY DAY, AND WE WERE JUST PRAYING THAT NONE OF IT WOULD HAPPEN HERE AT OUR SCHOOL, IN OUR HOMES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.)) ((DARIN SKILLING: WE GET PEOPLE WILLING TO SHARE THEIR FAITH. WE GET PEOPLE SAYING THIS SHOULDN'T HAPPEN, AND HOW CAN WE RALLY AROUND HELPING PEOPLE MORE.))
[SUPER=141-Jaime Skilling; :00]
[SUPER=141-Darin Skilling; :12]
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[OUT Q=helping people more.]
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[VO-NAT]


Students in Texas organized the first "See You at the Pole," in 1990. The event has since spread to schools across the nation.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Steve Mason checks in tonight with Hometown Hoops weekly, And the Late Model Stock cars invaded the Martinsville Speedway today.
But first our Extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :]


The N-F-L Officials will return to the field this weekend. The Locked out officials have voted to accept the League's new contract.
The deal is similar in total monetary value as the package proposed by the N-F-L September 4-th. It calls for a 100 per cent raise in the first year and another 100 per cent increase in the fourth year of the six year pact.
And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-White]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-99 1:21:35]
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One of Friday Football Extra's brightest stars is increasing his stock. Lord Botetourt receiver Jared White was officially offered an appointment to West Point Tuesday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville; :00]


The educational package that White has been offered at West point is worth a quarter of a million dollars and would mean a nine year commitment to the Army. Jared, who has also been offered a verbal scholarship from Miami of Ohio, says he will make his decision at the end of this school year.
[SUPER=04-Last Friday Night;]


White lead the Cavaliers to a 33-27 win over Northside last Friday catching three touchdown passes.
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[S-Taco]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 12048TC]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE S'WAY]

The Martinsville Speedway is getting ready for the Super Bowl of Late Model Stock car racing at the end of this month.
Mike Stevens says a couple of cars showed up yesterday for an open test session.
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[SUPER=01-Tony McGuire/1995 Taco Bell 300 Winner; :13]
[SUPER=01-Chad Harris/2000 Taco Bell Pole Winner; :28]
[SUPER=01-Butch Hamlet/Taco Bell Chevy Driver; :54]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Setzer/Will Race in Taco Bell 300; 1:17]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:32]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.

[S-Mets]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-96 (1:50:44)]
[GRAPHIC=METS/PIRATES]


Todd Zeile and Mike Piazza each homered for the second straight game as the New York Mets beat Pittsburgh 9 to 2.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/FOX SPORTS; :]


Piazza signing autographs before the game.
His solo homer in the sixth, this shot off the end of the bat that ends up over
[SUPER=35-N. Y. Mets/9/Pittsburgh/2/;]

the right center field wall was his 33-rd of the season and it led the Mets to the 9 to 2 win and a 3 game sweep of the Pirates.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


The late model stock cars rolled into the Martinsville Speedway today. More later on Mornin.


[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
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Hometown Hoops Weekly tips off today. The single and double A girls basketball season began August 23rd. We are a month into the new Blue Ridge district with Pulaski Co. and William Fleming. Steve Mason has more on perhaps the hottest district in the state.
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((Just how bad do teams want in to the Blue Ridge District. At four o'clock this afternoon, Cave Spring high school began it's presentation in front of the VHSL executive committee to petition for entrance into the district next year in girls basketball and every other sport except football which would remain in triple A. Here are some words from some of the nine team members on how things are going after a month.
William Fleming escaped with an overtime win against Northside Tuesday night and the fans stormed the floor in celebration. The Colonels are a top the Blue Ridge at 4 and OH while Northside is 3 and 1. ((JIM ROBINSON:))
Fleming head coach Cynthia Brown likes her new district and not just because her Colonels are in first place. Her daughter, Tonia, is at Wake Forest and will play her first season this winter. ((CYNTHIA BROWN:))
Pulaski is 3 and 1 in district play. Head coach Buddy Farris says, he likes the Blue Ridge and the seasonal change, playing in the fall means no snow days and the competition is as good as he has seen, an impressive statement considering, Pulaski's rich playoff tradition. ((BUDDY FARRIS/PULASKI CO. HEAD COACH:))
For the first time ever in the Blue Ridge, the top three teams are invited to the regionals. The New Hidden Valley High School should join the Blue Ridge next season as well. In 2003, the all girls basketball goes back to the winter and Volleyball moves to the Fall. Steve Mason HHW.))