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Coming up on News 7-
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President Bush speaks to the nation.. in his most important address of his presidency.
Local reaction to the speech coming up.
Plus horse racing comes to Nelson county.
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Plus the Express sale is final. We'll have the story.
News 7 is next.

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((TODAY... JUSTICE WILL BE DONE. APPLAUSE.))
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President Bush puts the military on notice- saying be ready. We will act.
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[Bush]


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Bush tonight spoke to America- condemning terrorism and any nation that harbors terrorists.
He listed several demands of the Taliban regime- including turning over Osama Bin Laden and allowing American access to terrorist training camps.
And he called on Americans to be patient- and calm.
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Teri Okita is live in Washington with more on the speech.
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(( IN THE MOST IMPORTANT SPEECH OF HIS PRESIDENCY AND PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT SPEECH AMERICANS HAVE HEARD IN DECADES... GEORGE W. BUSH PREPARED CONGRESS AND THE NATION FOR A WAR UNLIKE ANYTHING THIS COUNTRY HAS SEEN BEFORE ... AND HE CALLED ON GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE WORLD TO MAKE A CHOICE. Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists. DURING HIS NEARLY 40-MINUTE ADDRESS, PRESIDENT BUSH SAID THE U-S WILL USE EVERY MEANS POSSIBLE DIPLOMATIC, MILITARY, ECONOMIC, AND MORE TO COMBAT TERRORISM. HE ALSO CONDEMNED THE TALIBAN REGIME IN AFGHANISTAN.... DESCRIBING CLEARLY-- THE ENEMY AMERICA NOW FACES. Thousands of terrorists in more than 60 countries brought to camps in Afghanistan... Terror. BECAUSE IT WILL BE A WAR UNLIKE ANY OTHER, THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF CAUTIONED AMERICANS NOT TO EXPECT TOO MUCH -- TOO SOON. Americans should expect a lengthy campaign.// Dramatic strikes covert until no refuge or rest. IN THE AUDIENCE, TONY BLAIR....THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER... AND ACCORDING TO THE PRESIDENT....NO "TRUER FRIEND" TO THE UNITED STATES.))
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The president's speech was well received from Congress but how did it play in towns across America? [***AMERICA RESPONDS MB GRAPHIC***]
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Justin McLeod spent the night listening to what folks had to say about the speech. He joins us now. Justin?
Jean, we went to Mac & Bob's restaurant near Roanoke College in Salem.
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There we saw a good mixture of people young and old.
Generally, most people liked what the president had to say.
A few wanted to hear more.
But regardless, everyone agreed this is the time to stand behind our president.
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((JESSICA GERMANO: IT WAS VERY COMFORTING CONSIDERING THE PAST WEEK HAS BEEN REALLY STRESSFUL FOR EVERYONE NOT KNOWING WHATS GOING ON AND THIS KINDA A LITTLE RELIEF.)) ((JENNA ZAMESNIK: MY FATHER IS IN THE NAVY SO IN THE NAVY SO OBVIOUSLY I DONT WANT HIM SOMEWHERE ON A AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN THE PERSIAN GULF BUT AT THE SAME TIME I KNOW THAT HE WANTS TO FIGHT FOR THE NATION.)) ((MARKO WHITELEY: I CAN SPEAK FOR MOST VIETNAM VETERANS ALL WE WANTED TO DO WAS TO DO OUR JOBS AND THEY WOULDN'T LET US DO IT. LET EM DO IT NOW.)) ((DORIAN ETTER: I THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY NICE THE WAY HE MADE SURE THE MIDDLE EASTERNS LIVING IN AMERICA DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY'RE AMERICAN NOW.)) ((JASON PREDDY: I THOUGHT HE PRETTY MUCH SOLVED A LOT OF PEOPLE'S THOUGHTS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HE PLANNED ON DOING.))
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In that speech, the president talked a lot about war and went out of his way to prepare the country for that day.
Some told us they wanted to hear definite plans as to when that may happen.
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But Jean, there were some who said they would rather not know so our enemy doesn't get the upperhand.

[WTC]


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The number of missing at the World Trade Center has jumped by nearly a thousand- as FOREIGN countries reported the names of their citizens.
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The number is now 6-thousand 333 missing and presumed dead.
Sobering numbers as rain soaked the site today.
Only the heavy machines and iron workers could operate in the conditions - it was simply too dangerous for rescue teams to work in the debris.
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((KELLEY AASEN/ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS; THE WATER ADDS WEIGHT TO ANYTHING WE'RE DOING OUT THERE. IT'S GONNA TURN THAT CONCRETE DUST BACK INTO HARD CONCRETE. THE SLIPPING HAZARDS HAVE INCREASED.))
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Doctors say unlike disasters in third world countries the bodies beneath the rubble should not pose a health hazard to the general public.
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((DR. STEPHEN BAUM/INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT: THESE PEOPLE ARE HEALTHY AND IT'S UNLIKELY THEY WERE CARRYING DISEASES THAT ARE EASILY TRANSFERRED FROM PERSON TO PERSON.))
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In a show of solidarity some 40 U-S Senators toured the disaster site today.
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A Virginia-based Air National Guard unit is gearing up for active duty.
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The 192nd Fighter Wing, based in Richmond, is one of 29 Guard and Reserve units from 24 states and the District of Columbia mobilized today.
The "Virginia call-up" affects 50 Air National Guard members.
Some five-thousand guard and reserve troops nation-wide were mobilized today.
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[Arsenal-River]


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Recreation areas on the New River could change because of new security measures being put into effect to combat terrorism.
The commanding officer of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant says he's talking to state officials about closing the part of the river that flows through the plant.
About eight miles of the river... borders the federal arsenal.

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The jetliners may be back in the sky, but many Americans remain grounded.... with no desire to go anywhere.
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Since last week's terrorist attacks the travel industry has nearly stopped in its tracks.
Normally Bourbon street in New Orleans is packed.. not anymore.
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((DIANE SWONK/ECONOMIST, BANK ONE: IT'S HARD VERY HARD TO SCARE CONSUMERS TO HIDE UNDER A TABLE AND NOT COME OUT, BUT THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW THINGS THAT WOULD DOTHAT.))
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With more than HALF its hotel rooms empty, south Florida is losing at least 20 million dollars a day and LAY OFFS are mounting.
The same is true in Las Vegas and Chicago where business is low.
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((BRITT BEAMER/AMERICA'S RESEARCH GROUP: I'VE NEVER SEEN A TIME WHEN SO MANY AMERICANS HAVE NO INTEREST IN BUYING ANYTHING EXCEPT GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE OR GOING TO THE DRUGGIST TO GET THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS.))
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For months, consumer spending has offset a weak economy. But now that too appears to be low.
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The fire that destroyed a southeast Roanoke home early this morning may have been arson.
Investigators are also considering the possibility the suspicious fire was a hate crime.
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Investigators spent the day examining the burned debris, and collecting evidence for later anlaysis. Located at the corner of Bullit Avenue and 11th Street, the house caught fire around midnight and burned quickly.
Months of renovation were almost complete and the owner was preparing to move in.
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((KHAZAL AL-RUBAII/PROPERTY OWNER; ALMOST FINISHED. JUST A FEW THINGS TO DO ON IT. TO GET IT DONE WAS SUPPOSED TO MOVE IN FIRST OF NEXT MONTH. I WAS SUPPOSED TO MEET THE GUYS AT 10:00, 10:30 I COME IN AND SEE WHAT YOU SEE RIGHT NOW.))
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A native of Iraq, Al- Rubaii (AHL-roo-BYE) has lived in the United States for seven years.
Police and fire investigators say it's too early to draw conclusions about the cause of the fire, but the circumstances have raised their suspisions.
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In an interview this evening with news 7, Senator George Allen remarked about that fire and other possible hate crimes across the country.
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((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/(R) VIRGINIA; BUT OUR WAR IS NOT WITH THOSE OF THE MUSLIM FAITH HERE IN THIS COUNTRY OR ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD OUR WAR IS WITH THOSE EXTREMIST TERRORISTS AND HERE IN THIS COUNTRY WE SHOULD NOT IN ANY WAY COUNTENANCE ANY SORT OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR ETHNIC ORIGIN, THEIR RACE, OR THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.))
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Allen says anyone who acts against a person or group based on their ethnicity or religious affiliation should be deplored and punished.

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Authorities say an investigation into an alleged gun- running operation at a Muslim community in Charlotte County has "no" connection with last week's terrorist attacks.
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Charlotte County sheriff Thomas Jones says A-T-F agents and the Virginia State Police visited the compound today and made at least one arrest.
A seven- count federal indictment was returned Tuesday and reportedly involves charges of illegal gun possession and gun trafficking.
It's the result of an investigation between July, 1998 and March, 1999.
About two dozen Muslim families live at the gated community near Red House.
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Still ahead on NEws 7, new details about a body found in Nelson County.
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And a former P-O-W is honored for service to his country and to the Lions Club.
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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with your Thursday night roundball results. The Titans and Knights are welcomed into the Blue Ridge. The sale of the Express is now finally final. Al Groh says he's sorry, Ali says we should be respectful of each other, and Tiki says New York's tragedy has put him on a mission. Plus, Bonds goes yard for the 64th time tonight on the Big 7.))

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In Christiansburg tonight, an American flag still waves- to attract donations.
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Members of Virginia Tech's Delta Tau Delta Fraternity are pledging to wave this American flag 24-hours a day, seven-days a week until they raise 10-thousand dollars. The money will go to victims of the terrorist attacks. So far they have over 2-thousand. The effort began at noon on Wednesday at the Christiansburg Wal-Mart. Members say they hope to reach their goal by this Sunday.
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[POW-Award]


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Tomorrow is a day we recognize our P-O-W's and M-I-A's
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Tonight, the Williamson Road Lions Club honored a former World War Two P-O-W.
His name is Ralph Bowles and today he's in the hospital suffering from alzhemier's.
At a ceremony at the VA Hospital in Salem, members gave Bowles the Lion's club highest honor.
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((HERMAN BRUBAKER/WILLIAMSON RD. LIONS CLUB: RALPH BOWLES HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF OUR WILLIAMSON ROAD LIONS CLUB FOR 54 YEARS AND HE'S PARTICIPATED IN ALL OF OUR ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS. HE'S BEEN A STAUNCH SUPPORTER, AND A MEMBER OF ALL THESE YEARS, WE WISH TO HONOR HIM IN THIS WAY BECAUSE OF THIS.))
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In those 54-years, Bowles never missed a meeting until he got sick.
Today was also his 82nd birthday.
His wife Elizabeth is a former Roanoke city councilmember.
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Nelson County deputies have determined the identity of a dead man discovered in one of three burned cars outside a home in Afton last month. 39-year old Clemente (Ma-CAH-doe) Macedo Gonsalez of Albemarle County died from fire related conditions.
Why Gonsalez was in the car is still under investigation.

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Virginia voters seem to have mixed feelings over the state of the commonwealth.
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The latest News 7 Mason-Dixon poll numbers show 54-percent of likely voters believe Virginia is heading on the right track.
[Next page #1004]


But 47-percent of Virginians also say they are less than satisfied with the direction of the state and feel it is time for a change.
[Next Page #1000]


Overall, more than a third say education is this year's most important issue in the race for Governor.
The economy is a distant second, with taxes and spending just behind.
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[Redistricting]


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The legal battle over newly-drawn state legislative districts was back in court in Salem.
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Having denied an injunction that would have stopped the November elections until this is settled, Judge Richard Pattisal began hearing evidence with maps and district lines.
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((JOHN HACKERT/PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY: IT WILL SHOW THE STATE NOT ONLY INTENTIONALLY CREATED MAJORITY MINORITY DISTRICTS THAT SUBORDINATED TRADITIONAL DISTRICTING PRINCIPLES, BREAKING INTO OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN ORDER TO FIND MINORITY VOTERS.))
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The attorney from the Attorney General's pointed out the state HAS to take race into account, under the federal Voting Rights Act. But he acknowledged there were also political considerations, just as lawmakers took into account existing district, locality and precinct lines.
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((GREG LUCYK/ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL: INCLUDING POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS THESE ARE NOT LEGAL STANDARDS. THESE ARE GOOD GOVERNMENT STANDARDS, AND THEY WERE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN DRAWING THE DISTRICTS.))
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The hearing is expected to last at least two days.
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They're off to the races at Oak Ridge... the state's newest Race Track.
We'll take you there next.
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And some local cheerleaders give up their annual banquet to help the Red Cross.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Starting tomorrow, Virginia unveils just its second pari-mutuel horse racing track.. this one on the grounds of the historic Oak Ridge estate in Nelson County.
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John and Rhonda Holland have spent the past eight years building a harness racing track on the site of another track that last saw a competitive race 70 years ago.
State officials say they're excited about bringing horse racing to a different part of Virginia.
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((STAN BOWKER/VA RACING COMMISSION: OUR STAFF HAS BEEN UP HERE THE LAST WEEK TO TEN DAYS AND EVERYWHERE WE WENT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT IT. SO WE KNOW THERE'S ENTHUSIASM FOR IT AND PEOPLE COME HERE FOR OTHER EFVENTS AS WELL, BUT WE JUST THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR RACING IN VIRGINIA.))
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The three-week racing season will also include more family- oriented events like wagon rides and concerts.
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Tonight on the Big 7, girls' high school roundball, details of an ever expanding Blue Ridge, plus we'll hear from Tiki, Ali and Express co-owner Mike Lonchar and have tomorrow night's FFE slate of games.
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[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/MLB; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point, Barry Bonds continued his pursuit of Mark McGwire's homerun record today as he hit his 64th round tripper of the season. However, Bonds was in no mood to celebrate the homer. The Giants lost to the Astros and saw their playoff hopes damaged even farther.
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News 7 sports learned yesterday evening that the sale of the Roanoke Express is now official. ECHL commissioner Rick Adams informed the new Express owners yesterday that a majority of the league owners have given the sale their approval. The new ownership is calling itself "Old Time Hockey" and last night's news is a big relief.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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We begin the girls hoopla this morning with non-district battle as Lord Botetourt hosted Glenvar.
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Sarah Frazier goes inside for Glenvar early and finds Amanda Kite, who turns and lays in the rock. Glenvar has a double digit lead in the first period. Botetourt would slowly work its way back into the game as Whitney Dix gets the assist to Amber Graham. The Three pointer is in the net and the Cavs are coming back.
[super=33-Glenvar/55/Lord Botetourt/43;]

But Glenvar was on the money last night as Allyson Fasnacht drains the three pointer and the Highlanders top Lord Botetourt 55-to-43.
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[S-Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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After surviving an overtime thriller against Northside on Tuesday, Fleming was on the court last night hosting Christiansburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Blue Demons vs. Christiansburg; :00]

The action was exciting although they had to wake up this future Colonel! Fleming's Olivia Grant will pass out to Chanel Craighead, who bottoms out the three pointer. Fleming is on top 44-to-26 at this point. Christiansburg's Dionne Travis passes to Marissa Harrison, who hits the shot from the foul line. It's in, but the Colonels are still in control.
[SUPER=33-Christiansburg/40/William Fleming/64;]

Kim Harrington will lead the court and find Sejla Sutkovic who scores. Fleming wins it 64-to-40.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Earlier yesterday, the Virginia High School League's executive committee voted to welcome Cave Spring and the new Hidden Valley High School Titans into the Blue Ridge district starting with the 2002-2003 school year.
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[VO-NAT]

That means the Blue Ridge will have 11 members and possibly could play in that congested format. However, the chairman of the district, Lord Botetourt principal Alan Brenner, says a four school committee has been formed to study what to do about the overcrowding. Principals and athletic directors from Christiansburg, Alleghany, Northside and Pulaski will explore their options and hopefully have a solution by the end of the winter.
[super=03-Roanoke Co.; ]

Hidden Valley principal Dave Blevins told us tonight he is relieved that his new school has cleared this major hurdle and is now officially recognized by the VHSL. He says that he will support the committee's upcoming work wholeheartedly.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Also, yesterday the Virginia High School League voted not to push back the playoffs to allow schools that postponed their games last week to reschedule them at the end of the year. If schools want to make up their contests they may have to play two games in the same week.
Here's the Friday Football Extra schedule for tonight.
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As if UVa head football coach Al Groh didn't have enough worries in this his first season, now he's finds himself apologizing to Arab-Ameircans.
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During the ACC's weekly teleconference Groh was asked if he was worried about flying to South Carolina this week. He said quote "I'm not planning on having Arabs in the traveling party." "So therefore I think probably that the threat of our being hijacked is pretty remote."
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Groh, who was a vision of American patriotism at his weekly newsconference on Monday has since apologized for the insensitive remarks.
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[S-ALI]


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Hours before the President addressed the nation tonight, one of the most famous Muslin figures ever came forward to support the American effort. Muhammed Ali, who has been slowed greatly by Parkinson's disease in recent years, stopped by the command center in New York City today to lift the spirits of the rescuers and urge all religions to have tolerance of one another.
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[S-Tiki]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tiki Barber and the Giants are vowing to give New Yorkers some uplifting results on the football field as they get back to work this weekend. Tiki says what he's seen in the past week has made him return to work with a new sense of purpose.
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[Fundraiser]


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More than 900 people have come to Your Hometown Station to donate money to the Red Cross.
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The latest group was the Cave Spring Rebels.
The cheerleaders planned to raise money at the Franklin Road Wal-Mart last Saturday for their annual banquet.
Instead they devoted their event to the relief effort and took in more than a thousand dollars.
Tomorrow's the last day to bring donations to WDBJ-7, and sign the condolence books in our lobby. (------------)