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Tonight on News 7 at 5, as the military continues to prepare for conflict, President Bush gets ready to address the nation. We will have a live report.
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Also authorities in Roanoke try to determine if a house fire overnight was the result of a hate crime. [Weather-Head]
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Isolated showers will slowly come to an end as drier air moves back in..I'll have your weekend forecast...

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In other news, it was another rough day on Wall Street. We'll wrap it up in today's Marketwatch report,
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and Joy Sutton will introduce us to a man who is a living testimony to the natural way to reduce high cholesterol.
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((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: WE BELIEVE OSAMA BIN LADEN HAS TO PUT UNDER CONTROL AND TURNED OVER TO THE COURT TO BRING HIM TO JUSTICE. AND IT SHOULD BE DONE RATHER QUICKLY.))
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But Colin Powell says bin Laden is only one of many targets in the war against terrorism.
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As the military positions itself for action, George Bush is preparing for what could be the most important speech of his presidency.
He is scheduled to speak to congress and the American people at nine tonight.
Correspondent Teri Okita joins us live with the latest from Washington.
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(( IN HIS ADDRESS TONIGHT, PRESIDENT BUSH WILL ASK AMERICANS TO BE VIGILANT AND PATIENT IN THIS WAR ON TERRORISM, BUT ACCORDING TO THE WHITE HOUSE, HE WONT BE OUTLINING ANY MILITARY ACTION.
THE SPEECH COMES AFTER A DAY OF INTENSE DIPLOMATIC DISCUSSIONS WITH BOTH BRITAINS PRIME MINISTER WHO PLEDGED UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT AND SAUDI ARABIAS FOREIGN MINISTER WHO OFFERED COOPERATION, BUT NO DETAILS.
Saud al-Faisal/Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister: Well, I dont think, for Saudi Arabia alone, but for the international community, to take what is necessary to combat this scourge of terrorism that exists in the world.
SAUDI SUPPORT COULD HELP RALLY OTHER ARAB COUNTRIES BEHIND THE U-S CAMPAIGN AGAINST PRIME SUSPECT, OSAMA BIN LADEN. AFGHANISTANS TALIBAN RULERS WILL LIKELY FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF THEIR CLERICS AND ASK BIN LADEN TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY VOLUNTARILY, BUT THE U-S SAYS THATS UNACCEPTABLE. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SAYS HELL JUST GO SOMEWHERE ELSE FOR PROTECTION. Colin Powell/Secretary of State: Voluntarily or involuntarily, we believe Osama has to be put under control and turned over to authorities who can bring him to justice. THE U-S MILITARY BUILD-UP IN THE MIDDLE EAST IS WELL UNDERWAY. THE PENTAGON IS DEPLOYING DOZENS OF BOMBERS, FIGHTERS, AND SUPPORT AIRCRAFT TO THE REGION. EVEN ROOKIE MILITARY PERSONNEL ARE READY TO PLAY THEIR PART.
Mary Enriquez/New Marine: I just got into this Tuesday, but I feel its my duty to serve, and in spite of it all, its going to be worth it because its the United States and its my country.
Teri Okita/Reporting: As for the investigation, the FBI has arrested another man this time, in Chicago who was wanted for questioning in the terrorism investigation. He was on an FBI list of suspects, potential associates of suspects, and potential witnesses, and is being held on immigration violations. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))




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With almost no hope left of finding survivors in New York City, rescue workers continue their search.
Gretchen Carlson has more on what's going on there.
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((A SHOW OF SUPPORT AND PATRIOTISM AT GROUND ZERO.... 40 SENATORS FROM EVERY PART OF THE COUNTRY, REACHING OUT TO NEW YORKERS AND PROMISING BILLIONS IN RELIEF FUNDS. SEN. TOM DASCHLE/MAJORITY LEADER: "WE ARE ALL NEW YORKERS TODAY, ALL HERE TO REFLECT OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY FOR NEW YORKERS." SEN. TRENT LOTT/MINORITY LEADER: "WE WANTED TO SEE AND FEEL AND HEAR WHAT'S GOING ON HERE." AND WHAT IS GOING ON HERE COULD CONTINUE FOR MORE THAN SIX MONTHS.
TERRY LONG/US.ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS. MEANWHILE, THERE NUMEROUS SIGNS NEW YORK IS TRYING TO RETURN TO NORMAL. FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON WENT AHEAD WITH A PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED SPEECH.
BILL CLINTON/FORMER PRESIDENT "I DON'T THINK THE TERRORISTS KILLED THE BEST PART OF AMERICA, INSTEAD THEY GAVE IT A CHANCE TO MANIFEST ITSELF. AND EARLIER, CLASSES RESUMED FOR CHILDREN WHO ATTEND SCHOOL NEAR THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. PARENT "GLAD THE KIDS ARE BACK BUT AS LIFE GOES ON.. NEW YORK CONTINUES TO MOURN. THIS SUNDAY.. YANKEE STADIUM WILL HOST A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVED ONE.))

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Following the recent terrorist attacks, Arab American students across the country say they fear for their safety.

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Nationwide, Arab students are being urged to return to their homelands. One student at Portland State University says his family calls him from the Middle East every day to make sure he's safe and to urge him to come home. He says while many have already returned to their native land, he's just keeping a low profile. Campus ministries are trying to unite students, urging everyone to remember that Arabs also lost people in the attacks and that Islam is about peace.
President Bush has stated the nation will not tolerate attacks against any religious or ethnic groups.
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Investigators say a fire that destroyed a home in southeast Roanoke early this morning may be a case of arson.
They are also looking into the possibility it was a hate crime directed at the owners of the property who are from the middle east.
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Located at the corner of Bullitt Avenue and 11th Street, the two story house caught fire shortly after midnight.


The building had been under renovation for a year, and the owner was preparing to move in early next month.
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((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 O'CLOCK, 10:30 I CAME IN AND SEE WHAT YOU SEE RIGHT NOW.))
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A native of Iraq, Al-Rubaii (Al roo- BYE) has lived in the United State since 1994.
While police and fire investigators say the blaze is suspicious, they say it's too early to offer more specific conclusions.
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The Virginia State Police, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have also been consulted.
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A new poll shows what people think is on the most important issue in this year's Governors race. We'll have the details after this break,
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[VO] also we'll meet a doctor says the natural way is the best way to fight high cholesterol.
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The legal battle over newly-drawn state legislative districts got into specifics today.
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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. Democrats are challenging the redistricting plan as racial and political gerrymandering.
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((JOHN HACKERT/PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY: STATE DREW ODD-SHAPED DISTRICTS IN THE 2001 PLAN THAT IT DIDN'T HAVE TO DRAW TO COMPLY WITH THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT.))
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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: 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... possibly running into Saturday.

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The latest News 7 Mason-Dixon poll numbers are loud and clear .. Virginia voters say education is this year's most important issue in the race for Governor.
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More than a third of the likely voters questioned earlier this month put education at the top.
The economy is a distant second, with taxes and spending just behind. [Next page 1001]
Democrat Mark Warner appears to have an edge on the education issue. The poll shows that among voters citing education as their number one concern, Warner leads Republican Mark Earley by almost 2 to 1. [Next page 1002]
Overall, Virginians think the Commonwealth is heading on the right track .. 54 per say yes, 33 percent no.
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In Health Check tonight,
Some physicians are recommending their patients try alternatives to medication to reduce high cholesterol.
In fact, the National Cholesterol Education program issued new guidelines on prevention and management which include a focus on nutrition, physical activity and weight control.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton spoke with a local doctor today --to get more details.
Joy what did you find out?
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Jean,
The doctor I talked to says he is encouraging his patients to try natural methods --because they don't have the same side effects as medications.
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And one local man says it has made all the difference.
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These days --you can find Jack Pickering at the gym five days a week, but only if you are up in the wee hours of the morning.
It's a lifestyle change that he's incorporated along with dietary changes --which include taking a fiber supplement. It's meant that after a year on cholesterol medication -- he doesn't need it anymore.
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(( THAT WAS REALLY A BIG DEAL, NOT ONLY THE MONETARY EXPENSE --BUT THE FACT I'M NOT PUTTING CHEMICALS IN MY BODY TO MAKE IT WORK --I CAN DO JUST DO IT NATURALLY AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT I'M PUTTING INTO MY BODY)) [RUNS15]
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((DR.JAMES WILLIAMS:WITH THE TYPICAL CHOLESTEROL LOWERING MEDICATION THE MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS ARE LIVER DAMAGE, AND ALSO MUSCLE DAMAGE --A LOT OF ACHING SORE MUSCLES AND ALSO DAMAGE TO THE MUSCLE)) [RUNS13]
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And Doctor Williams say he hopes to lead by example --showing his patient that natural methods like exercise can be effective in lowering cholesterol levels. But he says adding soluble fiber to the diet--can really make a big difference.
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((WE KNOW THAT IF WE CAN GET THE RIGHT TYPES OF SOLUBLE FIBER AND THE RIGHT AMOUNTS THAT WE CAN MAKE A SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCE NOT JUST IN CHOLESTEROL BUT IN HEALTH IN GENERAL. BECAUSE WE KNOW FIBER IMPACTS THINGS LIKE CANCER, BREAST, PROSTATE)) [RUNS16]
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And by lowering his cholesterol level --Pickering is cutting his risk for having a heart attack.
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If you would like more information about lowering your cholesterol Doctor Williams will have a free seminar next Wednesday at 7-30 pm at the Lewis-Gale Foundation.
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[VO] and after 27 years of planning, work has begun to move a southwest Virginia town out of the way of flood waters.
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After years of planning, construction is finally underway to move the town of Grundy out of a flood plain and onto a leveled mountainside.
Brook Baker has more on the 250 MILLION dollar project that is turning mountains into molehills.
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((STND DOWNTOWN GRUNDY, VIRGINIA IS BUZZING.. IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE.
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"people is very excited, they come in the office wanting to get info on what's going on and all we can tell them is, the town's moving from one side to the other."
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IT'S NO LONGER A QUIET LITTLE TOWN IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.. INSTEAD, CONSTRUCTION NOISE FILLS THE AIR..AND CATCHES EVERYONE'S ATTENTION.
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"they take 1 dozer up higher, let the other off the mountain on a cable, the dozer is yo-yoing down the mountain, it's something to see." THE WHOLE PROJECT IS PRETTY UNBELIEVABLE.. MOVING THE TOWN OUT OF A FLOOD PLAIN ONTO HIGHER GROUND.. IN THIS CASE, THE

MOUNTAIN JUST BEHIND THESE BUILDINGS. DOING SO MEANS CUTTING DOWN THE REST OF THESE TREES, REMOVING THE DIRT, AND LEVELING OFF A 13-AND A-HALF ACRE SITE FOR THE NEW TOWN.
(pete kurelac)"just seeing it go from greenery to being brown like winter, it's been interesting, just like watching to

ys in action."
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"now that construction is underway, anyone in town can watch the site change everyday.. a real sign of progress, especially for those skeptical about the project even happening."
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"for 20-some years we've waited and talked about the project, now the comment is thank God it's happening, didn't think I'd ever live to see it." MOVING THE TOWN WILL HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON BUSINESSES.. AND OWNERS LIKE SUSAN SKEENS SAY THE PROJECT CAN ONLY HELP SALES.
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"hopefully if they move over there and have everything in 1 area, it'll pick up business for everybody." STORE FRONTS WILL LINE THE NEW TOWN CENTER.. LANDSCAPING AND DESIGN WILL GIVE THE AREA A UNIFORM LOOK.. AND MORE SPACE IS BEING CREATED FOR ATTRACTING NEW BUSINESSES.
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"we average 5 businesses a month or more that want to come to the community, want to be in downtown Grundy, but we have no place for them." MEANWHILE, IT'S BUSINESS AS USUAL DOWNTOWN.. AND OWNERS HAVE PLENTY OF TIME FOR DECIDING WHETHER TO MAKE THE MOVE.. OR

SELL OUT. COMPLETING THE SITE PREPARATION PHASE WILL PROBABLY TAKE ANOTHER YEAR.. THEN AFTER UTILITIES ARE AVAILABLE, THE BUILDING PHASE CAN BEGIN.. THAT'S EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL 2004. THE PROJECT BRINGS HUNDREDS OF CONSTRUCTION JOBS.. AND WITH UPCOMING WORK ON THE COALFIELDS EXPRESSWAY.. SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WILL HAVE MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES THAN EVER BEFORE. ATTRACTING NEW INDUSTRY IS ANOTHER PROJECT GOAL.. IN ORDER TO MAKE GRUNDY MORE COMPETITIVE FOR THE FUTURE.))
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Still to come on the newscast, we will hear from former boxing great Muhamad Ali for the first time in a long time as he shares his thoughts on last week's terrorist attacks.
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More steep losses for stock prices today. The Dow Industrials Average fell another 382 points. That puts the loss this week at more than 12-hundred points, which is on track for its largest one-week point drop in stock market history.
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Welcome folks to the Thursday Ticker.
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We begin tonight with some news from the Blue Ridge district. Earlier today, the Virginia High School League's executive committee voted to admit Cave Spring and the new Hidden Valley high school into the Blue Ridge starting next season.
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That means the Blue Ridge will have 11 members and possibly could play that way. 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.
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While the United States government mobilizes and awaits the President's address 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. He also said that he supports any action the US takes against the terrorists.
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Finally, the New York Yankees are again giving folks in the Big Apple something to cheer about.
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Last night in Chicago, the Yankees Roger Clemens became the first major league player in history to begin a season with a 20-and-1 record. Clemens pitched into the seventh inning as the Yankees beat the White Sox 6-to-3. He hasn't lost a game since May 20th.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at Six, the Friday Football Extra schedule for week four. And Steve Mason tells us why Clemson really could be Death Valley for the Cavs this Saturday. Jean will be right back.

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The pounding of hoofbeats can be heard once again in Nelson County, more than 70 years after the area last saw competitive horse racing.
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Finishing touches are being added to the horse racing track at the Oak Ridge estate near Shipman which will debut its harness racing season this weekend.
Oak Ridge is just the state's second parimutuel racing venue.. the other is Colonial Downs in New Kent County.
Its owners say Oak Ridge will be more of a family- oriented atmosphere and will fit in with the nature of Nelson County.
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((RHONDA HOLLAND/OAK RIDGE ESTATE: THE VENUE'S RUSTIC, RURAL, SO I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE BENEFICIAL TO THE COUNTY IN TAX DOLLARS, AS FAR AS SALES TAX AND FOOD TAX AND THAT SORT OF THING. AND IF NOTHING ELSE, THERE'S ONLY TWO RACE TRACKS IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA NOW AND WE'RE ONE AND THAT'S SOMETHING FOR THIS COUNTY.))
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Oak Ridge is the former home of stock market tycoon Thomas Fortune Ryan.
Ryan built a race track on the same site, but its last race was held in 1932.
The three- week racing season starts tomorrow night.
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