[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A disturbing new Virginia connection with the terrorist hijackings.
Prosecutors say a man is charged with helping some of the hijackers illegally obtain Virginia photo I-Ds from the D-M-V last month.
An affidavit filed in federal court says Herbert Villalobos and another man signed identity papers for the hijackers who commandeered and crashed the American Airlines plane into the Pentagon.
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President Bush has ordered a freeze on the assets of dozens of people and organizations with suspected links to terrorism, including Osama bin Laden.
But Bush has backed off on his pledge to quickly release evidence against bin Laden, saying that could "make the war more difficult to win".
Meanwhile, bin Laden is urging Pakistan's Muslims to fight a Holy War against America.
He issued a statement to a satellite channel, praising the Afghan people and their Taliban rulers.
Jennifer Jones is in Washington with the latest.
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[SUPER=141-Will Lee/Southern Florida Crop Care;]
[OUT Q=in three years.]
((President Bush is taking aim at terrorism with a strike at its financial
backbone. The President has ordered all of Osama Bin Ladens U.S. assets
frozen, along with the resources of 27 other organizations.
SOT: George W. Bush
"Money is the lifeblood of terrorist operations. Today - we're asking
the world to stop payment"
Bin Laden has made it clear that he has no intention of complying with
demands for his surrender. In a signed letter to a Gulf State TV
station, he called for a holy war and urged Muslims to resist what he
called an American Crusade.
In response, the last working embassy in Afghanistan has been closed and
Saudi Arabia has cut off ties with the Taliban.
Back in the U.S., the government has lifted a ban on the flying of
crop-duster airplanes. The small craft had been grounded out of fear
that they could be used to spread chemical or biological weapons. One
suspected hijacker had already made inquiries:
SOT - WILL LEE/SOUTHERN FLORIDA CROP CARE
"How much of a load will it haul, so forth, like that, that most people
would not be asking."
On Wall Street, stocks rebounded nicely after one of the worst weeks
ever for investors. The Dow Jones Industrial average took a big leap
forward while the Markets broader indicators also bounced back after
falling to their lowest levels in three years.
(toss to Leo)
(TWO SHOT---Kimberly and Leo)
A Roanoke County man is very familiar with the aftermath in New York.
The day of the terrorist attack-- Chris Barlow drove to New York where he helped families and volunteers cope with the devastation.
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Barlow is a hospice volunteer-- and knew thousands would need a shoulder to cry on.
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[IN Q=I'm very ]
((CHRIS BARLOW/HOSPICE VOLUNTEER: I'M VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE FELT WHAT NEW YORK CITY IS A MODEL FOR US NOW, OF SERVICE AND OF HOPE AND COMPASSION. IT'S A WONDERFUL STATEMENT FOR THE REST OF US ON HOW TO DEAL WITH ALL THIS. ))
[SUPER=141-Chris Barlow/Hospice Volunteer; :00]
[OUT Q=with all this.]
Tonight Barlow will share his experience at a Roanoke County church where local residents will also be encouraged to discuss their thoughts and feelings on America's loss.
[In q=Even though]
((CHRIS BARLOW/HOSPICE VOLUNTEER: EVEN THOUGH WE ARE TWO WEEKS AWAY FROM THIS EVENT IT'S NOT YET TIME FOR US TO FORGET THE GRIEVING PROCESS. WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH. WE NEED TO KEEP REMEMBERING IT. ))
[OUT Q=remembering it.]
The meeting will be held at seven P-M at the Unity Church of the Roanoke Valley on Green Ridge Road and is open to anyone who wants to attend.
Meanwhile, Red Cross counselor Dorinda Miller spent two-weeks at the Pentagon.
As a disaster mental health worker, she helped grieving families cope... and recovery workers continue doing their job.
The Giles County resident had been to other disasters, but says this experience changed her.
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[IN Q=PROFOUNDLY CHANGED]
((DORINDA MILLER/DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH WORKER; PROFOUNDLY CHANGED ALONG WITH EVERYONE ELSE MY COMPLACENCY HAS BEEN STRIPPED AWAY, MY ILLUSION OF INVULNERABILITY IN THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN SLIPPED AWAY AND I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS FOR ALL OF US TO DEAL WITH.))
[SUPER=141-Dorinda Miller/Disaster Mental Health Worker;]
[OUT Q=FOR ALL OF US TO DEAL WITH.]
Miller says she'll continue helping people cope by setting up a support group in this area in connection with local American Red Cross chapters.
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The Roanoke Regional Airport is reeling from the loss of 50 to 70 percent of its usual traffic.
But airport officials are celebrating the news that a long-awaited air control tower is finally taking off.
Yesterday, airport officials broke ground on the new 200-foot tower.
The Federal Aviation Administration is paying the control tower's 9-point-2 MILLION dollar price tag.
The existing 50-foot tower has been in use since the 1950s and has blind spots.
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[SOT 24:14 - :28]
[IN Q=It is too short.]
((JACQUELINE SHUCK/AIRPORT EXEC. DIRECTOR: IT IS TOO SHORT. IT NEEDS TO BE TALLER SO THEY HAVE FULL VISIBILITY OF ALL THE AREAS WHERE THE AIRPLANES ARE OPERATING. IT'S REALLY CRITICAL THAT THEY BE ABLE TO SEE EVERYTHING THEY CAN POSSIBLY SEE. ))
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Shuck/Airport Exec. Director;]
[OUT Q=they can possibly see.]
The new tower will feature the latest aviation technology and radar equipment.
It's should be complete in 2003.
In sports, The Washington Redskins have yet to score a touchdown this season.
Last night they became part of football history, as Green Bay beat the Skins 37-to-nothing in the most lopsided game in Monday Night football history.
[SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/ABC; :00]
Redskins' quarterback Jeff George played miserably, while his counterpart Brett Favre (FARVE) was outstanding.
Favre completed 20-of 31 passes for 236 yards, including this TD pass to former Hokie Antonio Freeman.
The Redskins only trailed 13-to-nothing in the third quarter, but Favre and Green Bay were simply too much as they dominate Washington over the final 20 minutes to win-- going away 37-to-nothing.
Washington is now 0-and-2.
For a look at yesterday's scores, here are the scoreboards.
[go to scores]
[Wipe to scores!!!!!!!!!!]
[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=0091-j/Toronto/3//Cleveland/2//Final In 11/j/Seattle/9//Texas/3///;]
[OUT Q=....last score."]
The Phar-Mor discount chain is going to close almost half of its stores.
The company filed for protection from creditors in bankruptcy court yesterday.
As part of its plan, Phar-Mor will shut down 65 of its 139 stores.
It's not ready to say which ones will close.
A typical store has 10 to 15 full-time employees and 30-40 part-time workers.
[GRAPHIC=Life After Layoffs]
Over the past several months, we've recounted the revitalization for several local businesses.
Business Reporter Jennifer Meile shows us what life is like AFTER a layoff, and how- -often, contrary to the old adage- -old dogs have NO trouble learning new tricks.
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[IN Q=The Roanoke Higher]
[SUPER=01-Dannie Powell/College Student; :28]
[SUPER=01-Gray Smith/Bluefield College Professor; 1:09]
[OUT Q=JM News 7.]
(( The Roanoke Higher Education Center... paper, pencils, books and 47-year-old Dannie Powell... for him this is college, the second time around.
Fresh out of the military at 18, Dannie started work as a machinist at Ingersoll Rand.
After 17 years on the job, he ways laid off when the plant shut down.
((DANNIE POWELL:THEY TOLD US THEY COULDN'T AFFORD TO KEEP TWO PLANTS OPEN SO THEY DECIDED TO MOVE TO TEXAS AND CLOSE THIS ONE.))
Dannie decided to make use of the federal government's layoff assistance program.
It pays enough to keep Dannie afloat while he goes to college full-time.
He'll be a 48-year-old Bluefield College Grad in July.
((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: MOST OF THE BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED HERE AT THE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER ARE DESIGNED FOR ADULTS WHO ARE RETURNING TO COLLEGE. IN FACT, DANNIE IS ONE OF MORE THAN 25-HUNDRED STUDENTS ENROLLED HERE THIS SEMESTER.))
[NAT SOUND OF PROFFESSOR]
Dr. Gray Smith is Dannie's Professor.
((PROF. DR. GRAY SMITH:MOM AND DAD AREN'T PAYING FOR THEIRS, AND THEY KNOW IT. THEY DEMAND A LOT OUT OF THE PROFESSORS AND YOU JUST CAN'T GET BY BY BEING SLACK.))
Smith says Bluefield College students like Dannie are scooped up pretty quickly after graduation.
Until then Danny will spend most of his time studying ... his two children are proud ... and his wife...
((DANNIE POWELL:SHE A WELL, WITH ALL THE SCHOOL WORK, SOMETIMES I, WELL YOU KNOW WHAT'S I'M SAYING.))
But this is a life, after a layoff, and Danny says its only getting better.
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))
In business news, Consumer confidence is expected to have slumped this month as the September eleventh terrorist attacks take a toll on the economic outlook.
The report is scheduled to be released later today.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories.
[SOT 4:06:24 CONUS]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=Barton Eckert in Washington.]
(( GOOD MORNING THIS TUESDAY THE 25TH OF SEPTEMBER
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING
AFTER A BIG RUN UP
TODAY LOOK FOR REACTION TO THE SEPTEMBER CONSUMER CONFIDENCE INDEX AND
AUGUST EXISTING HOME SALES
ON ASIAN MARKETS OVERNIGHT .. IN TOKYO SHARES SPURTED UP ON
BUYING OF BATTERED AUTOMAKERS AND HIGH TECH ISSUES.
A NEW COMPUTER VIRUS ISOUT THERE.THE "WAR VOTE" VIRUS SPREADS
THROUGH EMAIL, ASKING MICROSOFT OUTLOOK VOTE WHETHER THE U-S SHOULD
GO TO WAR OVER TERROR ATTACKS.
THE SUBJECT LINE IS "PEACE BETWEEN AMERICA AND ISLAM"
IF AN ATTACHMENT CALLED "WTC DOT EXE" IS OPENED, THE VIRUS CAN
DELETE ALL THE FILES ON YOUR HARD DRIVE AND SENDS A DESTRUCTIVE EMAIL
TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.
WITH RESERVISTS BEING CALLED UP.. A CHALLENGER GRAY AND CHRISTMAS
POLL OF 200 COMPANIES FINDS MANY ARE GRANTING BENEFITS ABOVE AND
BEYOND WHAT IS REQUIRED.
U-P-S IS PROVIDING HEALTHCARE AND LIFE INSURANCE FOR ITS 4-TO-5
THOUSAND RESERVISTS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS....
PEPSICO IS OFFERING PAID LEAVE .
AMERICAN AIRLINES CHAIRMAN DON CARTY SAYS HE'LL GIVE UP HIS
SALARY FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR TO HELP THE
CARTY ALSO SAYS HE'S PURCHASED 40-THOUSAND SHARES OF STOCK.
LAST WEEK, AMERICAN ANNOUNCED PLANS TO LAY
OFF 20-THOUSAND WORKERS
AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
A small t-shirt company in Richmond started with a goal of encouraging blood donations, and thanking firefighters.
Now, 12 days later, they've blasted past their quarter million dollar charity goal.
VATEX America has set a 500-hundred thousand dollar goal for its : "Though Buildings May Fall, United We Stand" t-shirts.
The shirts are absolutely free -- if you send a check made out to the American Red Cross for 25 dollars or more.
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[IN Q=We're really probably the only]
((CHARLEY BENNETT/VATEX AMERICA: WE'RE REALLY PROBABLY THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT I KNOW THAT ARE CONTRIBUTING ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE PROCEEDS... EVERY PENNY OF THIS GOES TO WHAT IS UNFORTUNATELY A VERY WORTHY CAUSE.))
[SUPER=141-Charley Bennett/VATEX America;]
[OUT Q=unfortunately a very worthy cause.]
[WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE]
VATEX America says it will ship to out of town customers.
You can reach them at 804- 353- 9010.
But after 20 thousand t-shirts, they hope to be out of the "charity shirt business' by the end of the week.
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]
In this morning's health check, there's something else that makes men different from woman.
[VO-NAT 4:33:10 CONUS 4 AM]
Researchers have found a male chromosome marker that links to high blood pressure.
They believe this may explain why more middle aged men than women have high blood pressure.
In the study, men who tested positive for the marker had high blood pressure readings.
The report presented for the American Heart Association also supports the belief that genetics
is related to the risks of high blood pressure.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
Waste from the Pentagon could be heading to this part of the state.
Tonight-- residents will have a chance to voice their opinion to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
The state wants to haul to the debris to the regional landfill-- located off Bradshaw Road along the Roanoke/Montgomery County line.
Teresa Hamilton reports-- some residents say the road isn't equipped to handle trucks carrying asbestos.
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[IN Q=They can ]
[SUPER=143-Roanoke Co./1994; :04]
[SUPER=144-Last Night; :12]
[SUPER=141-Gary Snyder/Bradshaw Citizens' Association President; :28]
[SUPER=141-Kate Schefsky/Resident; :39]
[SUPER=141-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator; 1:08]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.]
[in q= They can call]
((THEY CAN CALL IT ANYTHING THEY WANT TO BUT IT'S STILL HAZARDOUS WASTE...))
[OUT Q= hazardous waste.]
Members of the Bradshaw Citizens Association found out on Saturday about the state's request to haul debris to the Smith Gap landfill.
Last night-- about 30 members of the group came together with a Roanoke County public information officer to go over the issue.
Residents, who spoke, say they want to do their part to help the nation recover but say Bradshaw Road is simply too narrow.
[in q= It's hard enough]
((GARY SNYDER: IT'S HARD ENOUGH TO TRAVEL THE ROAD WITH REGULAR CARS AND TRUCKS BUT TO BRING SOMETHING OF THE SIZE THAT THEY'RE TAKING ABOUT IS GOING TO DESTROY SOMETHING THAT'S NOT MUCH MORE OF A PATH IN SOME WAYS.))
[OUT Q= in some ways.]
[IN Q=When the landfill]
((WHEN THE LANDFILL WAS PERMITTED, IT WAS PERMITTED FOR RAIL TRANSPORTATION ONLY TO BRING TRASH INTO THE LANDFILL, NOT TO COME OVER LAND DOWN OUR ROADS AND DESTROY THE COMMUNITY AROUND IT.))
[OUT Q= community around it.]
Roanoke County officials say the landfill is equipped to handle asbestos and they say no more than five trucks will haul the debris down Bradshaw Road.
This evening-- county supervisors will hold a public hearing for comment.
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[in q= This is an ]
((THIS IS AN EMERGENCY. IT'S A TIME WHEN WE SHOULD HELP OUR NEIGHBORS. WE WANT TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO HELP THE ATTACK ON AMERICA. ALL OF US HAVE TO HELP. WE ALSO WANT TO WORK THAT THROUGH WITH THE CITIZENS. AND THAT'S WHAT'S GOING ON.))
[OUT Q= what's going on.]
Roanoke City and the town of Vinton also participate in the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority and will have to sign off as well.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.
The Virginia D-E-Q has also asked three other landfills around the state for permission to use their facilities.[Giuli
New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani took some time out last night to appear on "David Letterman".
[SUPER=144-Worldwide Pants, Inc.;]
Giuliani was greeted with the song, "New York, New York" and a standing ovation from the studio audience.
Despite rumors that Giuliani wants to extend his term as mayor, he shied away from making any statements about his political future.
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[IN Q=Have you ben inspired]
((DAVID LETTERMAN: HAVE YOU BEEN INSPIRED OR MOTIVATED OR HAVE YOU HAD AN IDEA COALESCE ABOUT YOUR FUTURE WITH THE CITY? GIULIANI: I REALLY HAVEN'T. I HAVEN'T HAD THE TIME TO SIT DOWN AND THINK ABOUT IT, TALK ABOUT IT, FIGURE OUT THE RIGHT THING TO DO IT, I'LL PROBABLY DO THAT IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, BUT I HAVEN'T REALL HAD THE TIME TO DO IT.))
[SUPER=141-Rudolph Giuliani/New York Mayor;]
[OUT Q=to do it.]
New York's mayoral primary is today, but Giuliani isn't allowed by law to seek a third term of office.
Members of a Virginia Tech Fraternity are finally resting, after a week long fundraising effort.
Delta Tau Delta kept this American flag waving at the Christiansburg Wal-Mart 24-hours a day for nearly seven days.
At around 8 p-m they reached their 10-thousand dollar goal.
The effort started at noon last Tuesday, with pairs working shifts at the location.
Brothers say on average 17-hundred dollars was collected each day.
All the money will go to help victims of the terrorist attacks.
In business news, stocks rallied yesterday as bargain hunters helped Wall Street
rebound from one of its worst weeks ever.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]
((HAVE THE MARKETS HIT BOTTOM, OR WAS MONDAY'S RALLY A ONE DAY WONDER?
THAT'S THE QUESTION ON WALL STREET AFTER INVESTORS RAN BACK INTO THE
MARKET TO SNAP UP BARGAINS FOLLOWING THE DOW'S WORST WEEK SINCE THE
THE DOW RALLIED 367 POINTS , ITS FIFTH BIGGEST ONE DAY POINT GAIN
THE NASDAQ CLIMBED JUST U NDER 76 POINTS.
THE FEDERAL Reserve is trying to support the economy by lowering
interest rates and injecting cash into the banking system, while
Congress is discussing tax cuts to stimulate spending
INVESTORS WILL HAVE MORE ECONOMIC REPORTS TO SHAPE TODAY'S TRADING
INCLUDING SEPTEMBER CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, AND EXISTING HOME SALES FOR
MANY MARKETWATCHERS SAID STOCKS WERE OVERSOLD AND MAJOR BROKERAGE HOUSES
INCLUDING GOLDMAN SACHS AND BANC OF AMERICA RECOMMENDED INVESTORS PULLED
MONEY OUT OF BONDS AND INTO STOCKS.
AIRLINE STOCKS INCLUDING UAL, AMR AND NORTHWEST RALLIED AFTER THE 15BLN
DOLLAR STIMULUS PACKAGE WAS PASSED BY CONGRESS.
ANOTHE POSITIVE FOR THE MARKETS, STOCKS RALLIED EVEN IN THE FACE OF MORE
BAD NEWS. JDS UNIPHASE WARNED ABOUT PROFITS AND FEDERATED DEPT STORES,
WHICH OWNS MACYS AND BLOOMINGDALES SAID SEPTEMBER SALES WOULD BE DOWN AS
MUCH AS 20 PERCENT.
Oil futures tumbled 15 percent - the biggest one-day decline since the
Persian Gulf War - to trade under $22 a barrel for the first time in 16
months. INVESTORS ARE CONCERNED that an economic recession will decrease
worldwide demand for oil.
TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM .. AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC
(tape tosses to stocks)
An explosion in the country's deepest coal mine has killed four miners--
Nine others are missing and feared dead.
The explosion occurred when falling rock from a cave- in struck some electrical equipment and ignited methane gas.
Between 25 and 30 miners were doing maintenance work about 21- hundred feet underground at the time of the accident.
Some of the victims were volunteer rescue team members who went into the mine after yesterday's cave-in.
After years of planning, Altavista's Sheltered Workshop is ready to expand.. and create new opportunities for its employees.
Yesterday, officials announced they have raised more than 750- thousand dollars to construct a plastic extrusion manufacturing line in their facility.
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[IN Q=We are grateful]
((FRANCES SHOEMAKER/SHELTERED WORKSHOP DIRECTOR: WE ARE GRATEFUL TO EVERYBODY WHO HAS HELPED MAKE THIS PROJECT A REALITY. IT'S A DREAM, A VISION, AND WE EXPECT IT GO FAR INTO THE FUTURE AND HELP MAKE THE SHELTERED WORKSHOP OF ALTAVISTA A SELF-SUSTAINING OPERATION.))
[SUPER=01-Frances Shoemaker/Sheltered Workshop Director]
[OUT Q=self-sustaining operation.]
The line was made possible by numerous corporate contributions and a grant from the U-S-D-A's rural development program.
The Sheltered Workshop trains and employs about three dozen mentally and physically challenged adults from around central Virginia.
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
In medical news, the American Heart Association releases new information concerning the prevention of heart disease.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((NEW GUIDELINES FROM THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND THE AMERICAN
COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY PUSH FOR MORE AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT OF HEART ATTACK
SURVIVORS AND MORE AGGRESSIVE PREVENTION OF HEART DISEASE.
THE GUIDELINES SAY YOU SHOULD BE TAKING AT LEAST THREE TYPES OF
MEDICATION IF YOU'VE HAD A HEART ATTACK: A BETA BLOCKER, AN ACE
INHIBITOR, AND A CHOLESTEROL LOWERING MEDICATION- AND THAT'S EVEN IF YOUR
BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL LEVELS ARE NORMAL.
THE GUIDELINES ALSO RECOMMEND ALL AMERICANS EAT MORE FISH AND
AVOID SECONDHAND SMOKE.
WE DOCTORS ARE ALWAYS RECOMMENDING REGULAR MAMMOGRAMS- BUT YOU
NEED TO UNDERSTAND MAMMOGRAMS AREN'T PERFECT- THEY ARE ONLY ONE PART OF
AN OVERALL BREAST HEALTH PROGRAM
A NEW REPORT , IN FACT- SHOWS, IN SOME CASES, A BREAST EXAM
WILL DETECT CANCERS THAT MAMMOGRAMS MISS- THATS WHY ITS IMPORTANT FOR
ALL WOMEN TO BE DOING A MONTHLY SELF EXAM- AND HAVING AN ANNUAL EXAM BY
FINALLY TODAY- MILK IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP BONES THICK- BUT IT
ALSO LOOKS LIKE MILK CAN LOWER A WOMAN'S RISK OF BREAST CANCER-
ESPECIALLY BEFORE MENOPAUSE.
A REPORT IN THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CANCER SHOWS THE MORE
MILK A GIRL DRINKS- THE LOWER HER RISK OF BREAST CANCER DECADES LATER-
IN FACT IN THE REPORT SAYS 3 GLASSES A DAY CUT THE RISK IN HALF.
THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE
HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
The regional landfill in Roanoke County may soon contain waste from the Pentagon.
The state department of environmental quality has asked four landfills around the state for permission to accept debris.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;]
Last night-- about 30 residents who live near the Smith Gap landfill, along the Roanoke/Montgomery County line, gathered to discuss the issue.
Those who spoke are opposed to the state's request-- saying Bradshaw Road is too narrow to handle trucks hauling debris, including asbestos.
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[IN Q=We have excessive ]
((KATE SCHEFSKY/RESIDENT: WE HAVE EXCESSIVE COMMUTER TRAFFIC ON THIS ROAD GOING TO BLACKSBURG AND ROANOKE AND YOU CAN NOT FIT TWO CARS AT THE SAME TIME DOWN THE ROAD THAT THEY'RE PROPOSING TO BRING THESE LARGE TRUCKS ON.))
[SUPER=01-Kate Schefsky/Resident; :00]
[OUT Q=large trucks on.]
Roanoke County officials say the landfill is equipped to handle asbestos and say no more than five trucks will haul the debris down Bradshaw Road.
This evening, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on state's request.