[WTC]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


Rescue crews digging through the rubble of the World Trade Center are finding more shattered concrete and steel, but no more survivors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-New York, NY;]


Another day moving mountains of steel, concrete and debris-
Yesterday, 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-
233 people are confirmed dead in New York.
More than 54- hundred people are still missing.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Mayor Rudolph Guiliani says a weekend memorial for the victims will be held at Yankee Stadium.

[Attack-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


As for new developments--
The Taliban news agency says a group of Islamic clerics as decided to urge Osama bin Laden to get out of Afghanistan.
The U-S has given Afghanistan's leaders an ultimatum for handing over bin laden, the prime suspect in last week's terrorist attacks.
The Afghan news agency says bin Laden's departure would have to be voluntary, and there's no indication he'll surrender.
Meanwhile, all signs point to a U-S military reponse to the attacks on New York and the Pentagon.
Jennifer Jones is in Washington this morning with the latest on that.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=141-Paul Wolfowitz/U. S. Deputy Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=141-Wendy Chamberlain/U. S. Ambassador to Pakistan;]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=later tonight.]

(( The war on terrorism now has a name: Operation Infinite Justice. And-- The military buildup for it--is underway. A battle group headed by the carrier Roosevelt has begun its journey of what promises to be a long fight.

(Nats)


Warships are only a piece of the puzzle. The Pentagon is preparing to move B-52 Bombers to the Indian Ocean-- and more fighter jets are headed for the Persian Gulf. Ground forces are also preparing to be a possible part of the mission, but officials refuse to say exactly what-- and where that may be.

SOT WOLFOWITZ: I'M SURE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE UNDERSTAND, WHY WE DO NOT

WANT TO REVEAL THE DETAILS OF THOSE MOVEMENTS TO PEOPLE WHO MAY BE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WE'RE ABOUT TO DO NEXT.
Meanwhile, neighboring Pakistan is already publicly pledging support-- while negotiations continue behind the scenes-- on exactly what the US will give pakistan in return for the cooperation.

SOT Wendy Chamberlain, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan

"We are currently looking at any number of ways to be responsive to Pakistan as they have been responsive to us."
Back in Washington, President Bushs efforts at forming a global coalition against terrorism are moving ahead at a rapid pace. Today British Prime Minister Tony Blair will join Mr. Bush to discuss Englands role in the coalition. The President will then lay out his plan-- in an address a joint session of congress-- and the american people later tonight. ))
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]






[11Airport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC17:15]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport]

Roanoke Regional Airport is bracing for leaner financial times.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :25]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

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.
(///// SOT AT:25 /////)
[SOT1:40:49-1:41:08]
[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;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=loss of passengers.]
(------------)
[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.
(------------)



[11Amtrak]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC1:21:39]
[GRAPHIC=Amtrak]

With the nation's airlines struggling, Amtrak hopes that travelers will take to the rails.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :16]
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've seen substantial]

((WAYNE MARTIN/AMTRAK CONDUCTOR; WE'VE SEEN SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE IN RIDERSHIP, HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT NEVER RODE BEFORE WHO ARE RIDING OUR TRAINS NOW. THEY SAID THEY WERE CHANGING OVER TO TRAINS DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE PLANES WEREN'T RUNNING.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Martin/Amtrak Conductor]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=the planes weren't running.]
(------------)
[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.
(------------)



[11Hokies-United]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC2:01:53]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
"Hokies United" held a unity rally last night on the Virginia Tech campus.
It was 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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Nats "we shall overcome"]
[SUPER=143-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=141-Benjamin Dixon/Vice-President of Multi Cultural Affairs; :09]
[SUPER=141-Sartaj S. Dhami/Virginia Tech Student; :30]
[SUPER=150-Rachel Cannon/rcannon*wdbj7.com; :52]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Blacksburg.]

((NATS 3:01:45 "WE SHALL OVERCOME, CHORUS - WE SHALL OVERCOME" Overcome sadness, hate and violence. Speakers say it can be done with unity.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:42:08]
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:06:44]
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:06:22]
[IN Q=tech society ]

((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.))
[OUT Q=CAN EACH INDIVIDUAL]

Small discussion groups followed the drillfield rally, Hokies United efforts are all for one thing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:54:28]
[IN Q=please]

((PLEASE LET THIS NIGHT MAKE A DIFFERENCE.))
[OUT Q=MAKE A DIFFERENCE.]

Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))
(----------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]

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


[11Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC55:47]
[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Layoffs]


In business news this morning, Goodyear Tire will lay off another 70 to 80 employees at its Danville plant Monday.
(------------)
[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.
(------------)



[1st-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ckor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In other business news, Natural gas prices are down.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:09:35 ]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=I'm Barton Eckert in Washington.]


(( GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 20TH OF SEPTEMBER
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING
--------------------------



THAT'S BECAUSE NATURAL GAS PRICES HAVE HIT A 29-MONTH LOW. DEMAND HAS DROPPED AND SUPPLIES ARE AT NEAR-RECORD LEVELS.
BETS ARE WE'LL SEE LOWER HEATING BILLS, ESPECIALLY WHEN COMPARED TO LAST WINTER.
--------------------------



DEMAND FOR CHARTERED JET FLIGHTS IS UP SHARPLY AROUND THE COUNTRY AS DEEP-POCKETED TRAVELERS TRY TO AVOID NEW SECURITY DELAYS AT MAJOR AIRPORTS. IN CALIFORNIA...ONE CHARTER SERVICE THERE REPORTS A 110 PERCENT INCREASE IN CUSTOMER CALLS.
--------------------------



DIRECTV AND BARNES NOBLE.COM HAVE UNVEILED A PLAN TO SELL BOOKS THROUGH THE DIRECTV SYSTEM.
DIRECTV WILL OFFER A NEW CHANNEL WHERE VIEWERS CAN ACCESS THE BARNES NOBEL.COM WEB SITE VIA THEIR TV REMOTE CONTROLS.
YOU CAN THEN PURCHASE FROM THE TOP 100 BEST-SELLING BOOKS.
THE SERVICE, IS THE FIRST OF DIRECTV'S INTERACTIVE TV, OR ITV, SERVICES TO FEATURE A SHOPPING COMPONENT, ON THE BARNES NOBLE.COM CHANNEL, SHOPPERS CAN READ BOOK SYNOPSES... THEN THEY CAN ADD IT TO THEIR "SHOPPING CART"
--------------------------



AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11MD-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


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 yesterday 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.

[6-East]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC1:17:36]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Murder charges against a Lynchburg man accused of killing his estranged wife have been sent on to a grand jury.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Authorities say 43- year- old John Wesley East strangled and stabbed Karen East in her home April 28th.
Witnesses testified yesterday they heard East threaten his estranged wife earlier that night.
A jailhouse informant says East admitted he killed her, and had tried to establish an alibi.
A forensics expert says material found underneath Karen East's fingernails closely matched her husband's D-N-A.
An indictment could come next month.
(------------)



[11Pot-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=501-10 TC47:28]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust]


Pittsylvania County authorities say a recent pot bust was one of the largest indoor operations in county history.


(------------)
[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.
(------------)



(Kimberly tosses to bump)


News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[2Headlines]
[SUPER=#4050; HEADLINE BANNER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The U-S is preparing for a war on terrorism.
The military build-up is under way.
President Bush plans to address a joint session of Congress and the American people tonight.
We'll have the latest developments.
(----------------)
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


And a man whose brother is among the missing from the World Trade Center lights Roanoke's Mill Mountain Star, in its new patriotic colors.
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your day started with us-- on News 7 Mornin.


[2-Attack-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
President Bush will be asking for "patience and reason" when he addresses Congress and the American people tonight.
Aides say the President will make his case against terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden.
All signs point to a military response to last week's attacks.
Meanwhile, the Taliban news agency says a group of Islamic clerics has decided to urge bin Laden to get out of Afghanistan.
The Afghan news agency says bin Laden's departure would have to be voluntary, and there's no indication he'll surrender.
Jennifer Jones is in Washington this morning with an update.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=141-Paul Wolfowitz/U. S. Deputy Secretary of Defense;]
[SUPER=141-Wendy Chamberlain/U. S. Ambassador to Pakistan;]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=later tonight.]

(( The war on terrorism now has a name: Operation Infinite Justice. And-- The military buildup for it--is underway. A battle group headed by the carrier Roosevelt has begun its journey of what promises to be a long fight.

(Nats)


Warships are only a piece of the puzzle. The Pentagon is preparing to move B-52 Bombers to the Indian Ocean-- and more fighter jets are headed for the Persian Gulf. Ground forces are also preparing to be a possible part of the mission, but officials refuse to say exactly what-- and where that may be.

SOT WOLFOWITZ: I'M SURE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE UNDERSTAND, WHY WE DO NOT

WANT TO REVEAL THE DETAILS OF THOSE MOVEMENTS TO PEOPLE WHO MAY BE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WE'RE ABOUT TO DO NEXT.
Meanwhile, neighboring Pakistan is already publicly pledging support-- while negotiations continue behind the scenes-- on exactly what the US will give pakistan in return for the cooperation.

SOT Wendy Chamberlain, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan

"We are currently looking at any number of ways to be responsive to Pakistan as they have been responsive to us."
Back in Washington, President Bushs efforts at forming a global coalition against terrorism are moving ahead at a rapid pace. Today British Prime Minister Tony Blair will join Mr. Bush to discuss Englands role in the coalition. The President will then lay out his plan-- in an address a joint session of congress-- and the american people later tonight. ))
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=145-Washington, DC;]






[2-WTC]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani says a memorial for the victims of the World Trade Center attack is planned this weekend at Yankee Stadium.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-New York, NY;]


Another day moving mountains of steel, concrete and debris-but rescuers have found no more survivors.
Yesterday, 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-
233 people are confirmed dead in New York.
More than 54- hundred people are missing.
(------------)


[11Star]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-47 TC41:40]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]


Barry McKeon is among the missing. He was on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center.
[SS=Mill Mt. Star]


His brother was the one who lit the Mill Mountain Star red, white and blue last night. Keith Humphry has several different angles on the ceremony.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=About 200 people]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke]
[SUPER=141-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :45]
[SUPER=150-Keith Humphry/khumphry*wdbj7.com;]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.]

(( 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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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.
[NAT SOT- -OOOO, AHHHH]

((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.))

[11Pole-Prayer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=America Responds]


A display of Christian faith brought prayers for the nation yesterday morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Outside Bonsack Elementary, and at schools throughout western Virginia... students, parents and teachers joined hands in prayer.
"See You at the Pole" is a national event that was scheduled long before last week's terrorist attack, but the recent events were on everyone's mind yesterday.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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

[2-11Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC55:47]
[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Layoffs]


In business news this morning, Goodyear Tire has announced more cutbacks. The company will lay off another 70 to 80 employees at its Danville plant Monday.
(------------)
[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.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In other business news, many companies are reducing their profit estimates.

Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=your local stocks.]

((U.S. companies are slashing profit estimates IN THE WAKE OF THE TERRORIST ATTACKS.. analysts say that third-quarter earnings may be as much as 50 percent lower than expected.
Airlines and insurers, the first to forecast lower profits, have been joined by companies such as VIACOM, CHARLES SCHWAB, FORD AND EASTMAN KODAK.
AND AFTER THE CLOSING BELL, AMR THE PARENT COMPANY OF AMERICAN AIRLINES SAID IT WILL CUT AT LEAST 20-THOUSAND JOBS IN THE WAKE OF THE TERRORIST ATTACKS.
A FURIOUS COMEBACK ON WALL STREET AS THE DOW AND NASDAQ BOUNCE BACK FROM 3 YEAR LOWS. BUT STOCKS STILL FINISHED IN THE RED AS THE ECONOMIC REALITY OF THE TERRORIST ATTACKS BEGINS TO SINK IN
A rally in the last 90 minutes of trading pared two-thirds of the decline in benchmark indexes. THE DOW FELL 144 POINTS AFTER PLUNGING OVER 400 POINTS EARLIER...
NASDAQ - LOST27 POINTS AFTER FALLING MORE THAN A HUNDRED.
BOEING LED THE SELLOFF AFTER ANNOUNCING 30-THOUSAND LAYOFFS
BUT ANALYSTS SAY THES LATE DAY COMEBACK ON WALL STREET, MAY SIGNAL THE MARKET HAS FOUND A BOTTOM.
FOLLOW ALL OF THE MARKET ACTION AT CBS-DOT-MARKETWATCH-DOT-COM.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS]
[COMM#7]




[11Passport]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville business owners are learning how to sell their products... overseas.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Thanks to the state-funded "Passport Program", business men and women in our area can attend a series of lecture-luncheons to discuss exporting.
The program was designed help local businesses penetrate foreign markets, no matter what they sell.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It doesn't matter]

((PAUL GROSSMAN: IT DOESN'T MATTER THE TECHNOLOGY INVOLVED IT'S WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE THE DESIRE TO STICK WITH IT TO GET THAT FIRST FOREIGN ORDER.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Grossman, Jr./International Trade Coordinator]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=foreign order.]
(----------)
[VO-NAT]


Yesterday's lecture was one of several being held in the Danville area.
(------------)



[11Expo-Recruit]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC2:04:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Defense companies spent yesterday at Virginia Tech recruiting future employees.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

A number of defense contractors took part in Tech's 22nd annual Engineering Expo yesterday. 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.

(------------)



[VOB-Hokies-United]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-26?]
[GRAPHIC=Va Tech]


Hundreds of Virginia Tech students gathered for a unity rally in Blacksburg.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The newly formed group "Hokies United" organized the effort to bring the campus together in the painful aftermath of the terrorist attacks. Student speaker Sartaj (Sar-taj) Dhami (Da-mi) wants to educate about racism on campus. Though born and raised in America, he says since last Tuesday his appearance has made him a verbal target on campus.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:06:44]
[IN Q=my parents came]

((SARTAJ 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.]
[SUPER=01-Sartaj Dhami/Virginia Tech Student;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=I SHOULDN'T BE LIVING IN FEAR.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

"Hokies United" is also selling t-shirts about unity as a fundraiser for the American Red Cross.
(------------)



[Med-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, there's a shortage of a vaccine that prevents pneumonia and meningitis.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((JUST 18 MONTHS AFTER BEING INTRODUCED- THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF THE VACCINE GIVE TO CHILDREN THAT PREVENTS MENINGITIS AND PNEUMONIA.
THE VACCINE IS CALLED PREVNAR- AND IT WORKS AGAINST A GERM CALLED STREP PNEUMONIA- A GERM THAT CAUSES INFECTION OF THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD AS WELL AS BACTERIAL PNEUMONIA.
BECAUSE OF THE SHORTAGE- MANY DOCTORS ARE RECOMMENDING THE VACCINE BE ONLY GIVEN TO CHILDREN UNDER AGE 2- AND OLDER CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS.
IF YOU HAVE OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS DIABETES AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE- SOME IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT TREATMENT.
A STUDY IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SHOWS A COMMON CLASS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATIONS CALLED ACE INHIBITORS WORK EXTRA WELL IN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES. EVIDENTLY THE ACE INHIBITORS GIVE EXTRA PROTECTION TO THE KIDNEYS- WHICH TEND TO BE DAMAGED EASILY WHEN YOU HAVE DIABETES AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
FINALLY TODAY- ARE YOU A SMOKER? IF SO- YOU MAY BE DEPRESSED.THE ARCHIVES OF GENERAL PSYCHIATRY REPORTS PEOPLE WHO SMOKE MAY BE SELF TREATING DEPRESSION WITH TOBACCO.
RESEARCHERS SAY TOBACCO AFFECTS MANY OF THE SAME BRAIN CHEMICALS THAT CAUSE DEPRESSION- SO LIGHTING UP IMPROVES MOOD AND RELIEVES ANXIETY.
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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All signs point to a U-S military response to last week's terrorist attacks, as the Pentagon re-positions American forces around the world.
Meanwhile, a group of Islamic clerics is reportedly urging prime suspect Osama bin lden to get out of Afghanistan.


The latest, coming up.
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With the nation's airlines suffering financially from the attacks, Roanoke Regional Airport is preparing for a much slimmer budget.
Fewer passengers flying into and out of Roanoke will make for a meager bottom line.
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And we'll have the results of the latest News 7- Mason Dixon Poll.
It appears the summer campaign did little to change the Governor's race in Virginia.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday, September 20th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



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A memorial is planned this weekend at Yankee Stadium for the fallen victims of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
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Another day moving mountains of steel, concrete and debris-but rescuers have found no more survivors.
Yesterday, 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-
233 people are confirmed dead in New York.
More than 54- hundred people are missing.
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Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The Taliban news agency announces that a group of Islamic clerics has decided to urge terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden to get out of Afghanistan.
The Afghan news agency says bin Laden's departure would have to be voluntary, and there's no indication he'll surrender.
The head of the Taliban movement has accused the U-S of unfairly pointing the finger at bin Laden.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon is repositioning U-S forces around the globe.
Jennifer Jones is in Washington this morning with an update on preparations for war.
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(( The war on terrorism now has a name: Operation Infinite Justice. And-- The military buildup for it--is underway. A battle group headed by the carrier Roosevelt has begun its journey of what promises to be a long fight.

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Warships are only a piece of the puzzle. The Pentagon is preparing to move B-52 Bombers to the Indian Ocean-- and more fighter jets are headed for the Persian Gulf. Ground forces are also preparing to be a possible part of the mission, but officials refuse to say exactly what-- and where that may be.

SOT WOLFOWITZ: I'M SURE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE UNDERSTAND, WHY WE DO NOT

WANT TO REVEAL THE DETAILS OF THOSE MOVEMENTS TO PEOPLE WHO MAY BE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WE'RE ABOUT TO DO NEXT.
Meanwhile, neighboring Pakistan is already publicly pledging support-- while negotiations continue behind the scenes-- on exactly what the US will give pakistan in return for the cooperation.

SOT Wendy Chamberlain, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan

"We are currently looking at any number of ways to be responsive to Pakistan as they have been responsive to us."
Back in Washington, President Bushs efforts at forming a global coalition against terrorism are moving ahead at a rapid pace. Today British Prime Minister Tony Blair will join Mr. Bush to discuss Englands role in the coalition. The President will then lay out his plan-- in an address a joint session of congress-- and the American people later tonight. ))
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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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((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.))
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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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Some travelers are taking to the rails.
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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 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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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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Democrat Mark Warner is still holding his lead over Republican Mark Earley.
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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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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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((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.))
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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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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Goodyear Tire will lay off another 70 to 80 employees at its Danville plant Monday.
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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Pittsylvania County authorities say a recent pot bust was one of the largest indoor operations in county history.


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.
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Hundreds of Virginia Tech students gathered for a unity rally in Blacksburg last night. The newly formed group "Hokies United" organized the effort to bring the campus together in the painful aftermath of the terrorist attacks. "Hokies United" is also selling t-shirts about unity as a fundraiser for the American Red Cross.


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Now here's Shannon Young with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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