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Today on News 7 at 5, there could be a sign that America is planning to strike back soon as
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15 thousand sailors and Marines from Norfolk shipped out today headed for the Middle East and the Mediterranean.
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A large indoor pot operation is discovered locally. We'll have the details,
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and the Star City says it will put on its patriotic colors tonight at 8:30.
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Those words of the Attorney General- as U-S aircraft are deployed to the Persian Gulf.. and as a U-S War ship leaves the Norfolk Naval Station.
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Several developments today...
In Afghanistan a panel of clerics is scheduled to decide tomorrow whether to turn Osama Bin Laden over to the U-S.
Word that several foreign governments may have played a role in the attacks.
And American Airlines is now saying it'll lay off thousands.
We begin with Aleen Sirgany.. who is live at the Pentagon.
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(( "OPERATION INFINITE JUSTICE" HAS APPARENTLY BEGUN. IN THE FIRST MAJOR SIGN OF WAR PREPARATIONSSOURCES SAY MORE THAN 100 U-S AIRCRAFT ARE BEING DEPLOYED TO THE PERSIAN GULF REGION. THEY COULD BEGIN MOVING WITHIN 24 HOURS. Wolfowitz: There are movements, and you will see more movements.
EARLIER TODAY, 15-THOUSAND SAILORS LEFT FOR A LONG-SCHEDULED DEPLOYMENT FROM NORFOLK NAVAL AIR STATION. THE PENTAGON IS TIGHT LIPPED.. THEY WONT SAY IF THE GROUPS MISSION HAS CHANGED IN THE WAKE OF THE TERRORIST ATTACKS.
PRIORITY ONE IS OSAMA BIN LADEN, THE PRIME SUSPECT. IN AFGHANISTAN A PANEL OF ISLAMIC CLERICS IS SCHEDULED TO DECIDE TOMORROW WHETHER TO TURN HIM OVER TO THE UNITED STATES, BUT THERE ARE ALREADY HINTS FROM THE AFGHANIS .. THAT IT WON'T HAPPEN. TOURING THE BATTERED PENTAGON, ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT SAID THE TERRORISTS WHO ATTACKED THE BUILDING AND THE WORLD TRADE CENTER HAD HELP IN HIGH PLACES.
John Ashcroft/Attorney General: The networks that conduct these kind of events are harbored, supported, sustained and protected by a variety of foreign governments." PRESIDENT BUSH CONTINUES TRYING TO BRING FOREIGN LEADERS TO HIS TEAM IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM. THIS MORNING, HE MET WITH THE PRESIDENT OF INDONESIA, WHICH HAS THE WORLDS LARGEST MUSLIM POPULATION. AND THIS AFTERNOON, HE MET WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF RUSSIA AND GERMANY. Bush: I would strongly urge any nation in the world to reject terrorism, expel terrorists. U-S AUTHORITIES HAVE FILED THEIR FIRST CRIMINAL CHARGES IN THE INVESTIGATION. NEAR DETROIT, THEY ARRESTED THREE MEN WITH FALSE DOCUMENTS AND AIRPORT DIAGRAMS. BUT OFFICIALS SAY ITS TOO EARLY TO SAY IF THIS IS A KEY BREAK IN THE CASE. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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As Aleen Sirgany said, fifteen thousand sailors and marines are heading full speed supposedly towards the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The battle group shipped out this morning from Norfolk. Chris Lawrence was there as their families said goodbye.
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Narr; Marines stood afront... sailors lined the side - and nearly one hundred thousand tons of steel shipped out.

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Narr: Even husbands and wives had to stay back for security - so goodbyes had to come quickly if at all.

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names) it's so hard being apart...worst thing being apart (sobs ) hard.
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Narr; It's scary it's horrifying and I just want my husband back in one piece.

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Narr; this was supposed to be a routine deployment for the Theodore Roosevelt and her crew but now there's a chance they are going to war.

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STANDUP: Being nervous and scared that's only normal but there's something different about THIS mission and these sailors are ready to go.

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We are ready to go over there and kick butt.
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Knar: But if it's longer he knows we are gonna be here for him... Jason: "I gotta go."
Narr: So a family says goodbye and the sailor ships out. His mission unclear...his destination unknown. Chris Lawrence, CBS News.

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The father of one of the men suspected of crashing a plane into the World Trade Center says he spoke on the phone to his son a day or two AFTER the attacks.
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Mohammed Atta Senior says his son IS alive and was not involved in the terrorism.
Still Atta says he did not discuss the incident with his son and his son would not tell him where he was because he didn't want to upset him.
Atta claims the Israeli secret service was behind the attacks on America.
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It's been seven days since anyone was pulled out alive from the World Trade Center-
Gretchen Carlson reports from New York where the search and rescue mission goes on.
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(( IT'S STARTING TO LOOK MORE LIKE A CONSTRUCTION SITE THAN A RESCUE OPERATION. DARYL MOORE/STEELWORKER "WE CUT UP ALL THE STEEL, GET RID OF IT AND THEN THE RESCUE TEAMS GO IN AND LOOK FOR SURVIVORS OR WHATEVER." BUT SADLY, NO SURVIVORS HAVE BEEN FOUND FOR MORE THAN A WEEK. A SOBERING REALITY THAT HAS SOME SHIFTING FOCUS...TO LOCATING THE MISSING AIRCRAFT BLACK BOXES AND OTHER EVIDENCE. BERNARD KERIK/NYC POLICE COMMISSIONER "I'VE GOT TO BELIEVE THIS IS THE BIGGEST CRIME SCENE IN THE HISTORY OF THE U-S." THERE ARE LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF WORKERS HERE FROM ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. MANY ARE GETTING FOOD AND SHELTER ON THE U-S HOSPITAL SHIP COMFORT. THE VESSEL'S ORIGINAL MISSION WAS TO CARE FOR THE INJURED... BUT IT'S CREW IS HAPPY TO HELP IN ANY WAY. "WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT HELPING OUT AND I REALLY FEEL WE'RE DOING THAT." ALL OVER THE NATION PEOPLE ARE DOING THEIR PART. THESE WORKERS ARE TAKING CALLS FROM VICTIMS FAMILIES. THEIR JOB, TO GET D-N-A SAMPLES THAT MAY HELP IDENTIFY BODIES.))

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Like many things connected to the air travel industry, Roanoke Regional Airport is preparing for a drop in revenue.
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Earlier this week, US Airways announced it would stop jet service into Roanoke. The airline will continue to provide service on smaller planes. But airport officials say loading fees are based on the weight of the plane and that losing the jets will mean a drop in income. They also say they're serving fewer and fewer passengers as a result of last week's attack.
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October is typically the airport's busiest month. After a meeting of the airport commission this morning, Whittaker said he thinks passenger loads will increase as consumers regain their confidence in air travel.
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Local police say they have made an arrest in a large marijuana case. We'll have the details.
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[VO] and we'll see how some forensic nurses in our area are making a difference fighting crime.
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An arrest has been made and charges are pending against a Pittsylvania County man who was allegedly running one of the largest indoor marijuana growth operations in county history.
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44-year-old Ted Nichols of Cascade Mill road is accused of growing pot inside this home and inside the shed next to it.
Also inside the home were firearms, scales, baggies and marijuana plant cloning system.
Investigators also found an illegal electric meter used to conceal the true amount of power used to grow the plants.
Estimated street value of the pot seized is 63 thousand dollars.
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When you think of someone investigating a crime scene looking for evidence -- a police detective usually comes to mind.
But in Bedford, forensic nurses --are the latest crime fighting tools.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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She collects evidence from the victim, the suspect --and sometime even the crime scene. And she works on everything from child abuse and rape cases to murder. Butt says even the smallest shred of evidence can lead to the facts.
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Butt says it's because of her training as nurse in the E-R that she has the background --to give police enough information and evidence to uncover the truth.
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State officials say Virginia students are doing better on the Standards of Learning tests.
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The latest scores show improvement in 25 of 28 of the exams given to elementary, middle and high school students this year.
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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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Virginia Tech engineering seniors looking for future employment may find opportunity in the defense industry.
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Several defense contractors took part in Tech's 22nd annual Engineering Expo today. It's featured over two hundred various companies. Newport News Shipbuilding says they need to hire one hundred engineers next year. The private company builds aircraft carriers and submarines for the U-S Navy.
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The company says Tech is a prime recruiting spot because of its reputable engineering program. Representatives of the armed forces were also on hand recruiting at today's event.
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Still to come in our Marketwatch report, we'll see if the stock markets were able to rebound,
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[VO] and we'll have the details as the city of Roanoke prepares a ceremony to turn the Mill Mountain Star red white and blue.
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The flag is uniting area school children - we'll explain a little later on News 7 at 5 . . .
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[VO] And these teddy's are making life for children affected by last weeks tragedy a little more bearable.
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On wall Street today, a wild ride for stocks as a late session recovery allows the major market averages to finish well off their lows of the day. Alexis Christoforous explains.
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It's now time for our mid week two minute ticker.
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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

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The flagpole was a focus of christian faith this morning, as students and parents gathered outside their schools to pray.
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"See You at the Pole," has become an annual event.
And Bonsack Elementary was just one of many schools in western Virginia, where students, parents and teachers joined hands before class.
The tragic events of the last week were on their minds.
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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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Some school children in Rhode Island are reaching out to bring some comfort to the children in New York who lost a parent.
Today the school children in Johnstown joined forces with the local police department to gather teddy bears.
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Elementary schools in the New York City area have been transformed into emergency shelters since parents of these students still remain among the missing.
Students are being cared for by faculty and volunteers until they are claimed by loved ones. The goal of the police department and the Johnstown school children is to give every child a teddy bear to hold in an effort to establish a sense of security.
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Beginning tonight, the Mill Mountain Star will shine red, white and blue.
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Ten years ago, the Star became a symbol of support for U-S troops taking part in Operation Desert Storm.
And earlier this week, city council voted to make the change again as a patriotic statement following last week's terrorist attacks.
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City officials are planning a star lighting ceremony at 8:30 tonight on the top level of the parking garage located at the intersection of Williamson and Franklin Roads. [Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]