The silent strategy of war planning continues, with the Pentagon planning to call up more National Guard members and reservists.
And the Taliban awaits reaction to the news that they've asked Osama bin Laden to leave Afghanistan.
In local news, an apartment fire sends three people to the hospital.
We end our week with plenty of sunshine and heavy winds... while high temperatures today will have a hard time rising past the sixties.
News 7 at noon is next.
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More strategy is in the works for a war on terrorism, as the U-S continues building up the military.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The Pentagon expects to announce more mobilizations of National Guard and Reserve units later today.
So far, more than 16- thousand guard members and reservists have been called to active duty.
The Pentagon has the authority to call up more than 50-thousand.
In other developments--
British officials say an Algerian pilot who's under arrest in London was a flying instructor for four hijackers who crashed the plane into the Pentagon.
He was in court today on a U-S warrant, seeking his extradition.
Aleen Sirgany joins us now from Washington with the latest.
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Narr: ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER CHANCE FOR PRESIDENT BUSH TO RALLY SUPPORT
FOR THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST TERRORISM. TODAY HE MET WITH WITH JORDANS
KING ABDULLAH AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
IN LONDON, AN ALGERIAN PILOT IS IN CUSTODY AFTER BEING LINKED TO THE
SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS. LOTFI RAISSI IS ACCUSED OF TRAINING FOUR OF THE
AND WERE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THOSE TERRORISTS . INVESTIGATORS HAVE
FOUND HAUNTING DOCUMENTS. TEXTS IN ARABIC WITH STEP BY STEP
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SUICIDE MISSIONS AND SPIRITUAL PREPARATIONS FOR
FEARING FOR THEIR LIVES...IN AFGHANISTAN HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
ARE SCRAMBLING TO GET OUT OF THE COUNTRY BUT MANY HAVE NO WHERE TO GO.
IRAN AND PAKISTAN HAVE ALL BUT CLOSED THEIR BORDERS. THE U.N SAY'S
THE REGION IS FACING A REFUGEE CRISIS.
SOT: Robert Colville/U.N. High Commission for Refugees:
The potential for catastrophe in Afghanistan is so real we'd be mad not
to prepare for it at this point.
MEANTIME, AT THE URGING OF PRESIDENT BUSH, THE NATIONAL GUARD HAS BEEN
DEPLOYED TO AIRPORTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. BUT ALREADY HIS AIR SECURITY
PLAN IS GETTING HEAT. EVEN THOUGH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WOULD
OVERSEE AIRPORT SECURITY. MANY OF THE CURRENT WORKERS...WHO'VE
COME UNDER SO MUCH CRITICISM...WOULD CONTINUE TO CARRY OUT DUTIES
New York City officials say traffic is flowing more smoothly today, but some drivers are still facing challenges with the new carpooling requirements.
New Jersey drivers tackled hour-long commutes this morning, as
the Lincoln Tunnel was added to the list of tunnels and bridges
affected by the new traffic rules.
All vehicles entering southern Manhattan between six a-m and noon must carry at least two people.
The rules faced their first real test today, as more commuters returned after the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.
Transportation officials say about four percent of cars
were sent back yesterday at police checkpoints, causing long delays.
A local man with reputed ties to a terrorist Muslim organization remains held without bond.
Rafael Pierre denies the link to any violent organization.
A federal agent testified this morning that Pierre is a leader in the Muslim group Al Fuqra. It's a Muslim extremist organization the A-T-F says assassinated a Muslim Imam in Tuscon and carried out the BOMBING of the World Trade center in 19-93.
Pierre said Al Fuqra simply means "destitute" in Arabic, without attachment to the mortal world.
Pierre was arrested last week at a Muslim compound in Charlotte County. Agent Tom Gallagher testified today that Pierre was carrying a box cutter when he was arrested.
He's suspected of illegally buying a pistol.
Firefighters say a candle started a fire this morning in a Roanoke County apartment complex, sending three people to the hospital.
The fire broke out in a bottom floor unit of the Sans Souci apartments on Garst Mill Road shortly before 7.
Three people who were sleeping inside the apartment, when it started, got out safely.
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((CHARLIE KING/BATTALION CHIEF: THEY HAD BEEN ASLEEP AND THEY WERE AWOKEN AND THEY HAD JUST TAKEN IN A LOT OF SMOKE, NO FIRE INJURIES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, JUST SMOKE. ))
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Firefighters say the blaze was ignited by a candle on the wall in the living room.
That bottom floor apartment sustained 15-thousand dollars in damage.
Two neigboring units also had some smoke damage.
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Temperatures today are very cool, in fact our forecasted high today is about ten degrees cooler than normal. But the temperatures aren't the only thing making it feel cool outside today.
We have strong winds working mainly coming out of the north and the northwest at 10 to 20 miles an hour. Our map shows 13 mile an hour winds in Richlands and Hot Springs, 9 miles an hour in Beckly, Bluefield and Blacksburg and 12 mile per hour winds in Danville.
Plenty of sunhine will be in store for this afternoon as temperatures inch their way up into the fifties in the higher elevations and the mid-sixties mainly in the valleys.
We'll help you plan your weekend coming up next.
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Uncertain economic times call for unusual measures.
Or so it seems at local car dealerships.
Both Ford and General Motors have authorized zero percent financing for 60 months on some of their models. No interest at all .. it's an effort to clear out inventory and jump-start the economy.
Magic City Ford Customer Ron Young he's never seen an interest-free car offer, ever.
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((RON YOUNG/CUSTOMER: I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR A SPORT TRACK FOR A WHILE AND JUST KIND OF HOLDING OFF WITH THE ECONOMY, SEEING HOW THINGS GO, AND YOU SEE THE ZERO PERCENT IT PUTS A NEW INCENTIVE ON IT.))
[OUT Q=incentive on it.]
Dealers we talked to say they HAVE seen zero percent financing before, but never on this many models.
Most attribute the deals to the September 11th attacks, after which the car buying market slumped.
Not everyone qualifies for zero percent financing, though.
We'll tell you why tonight on News 7 at Six.
Authorities have busted a suspected marijuana growing operation in Botetourt County.
The County Sheriff's Department says deputies raided a home near Buchanan and found marijuana plants allegedly raised and harvested using indoor lights.
59-year-old Arthur Wilson was charged with manufacturing more than five pounds of marijuana with the intent to sell it.
He was released on bond.
It's even harder now avoid the big animals as you drive near Smith Mountain Lake.
First, there was the chicken.
Now, there's the ape, the giraffe and the tiger.
Developer Steve Scott put the fiberglass trio by the road after the planning commission said his Westlake Commons sign violated a county ordinance.
Scott borrowed the creatures from neighbor Joe Altadonna, who ran afoul of the planning commission with his eight-foot rooster.
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((STEVE SCOTT/DEVELOPER: OBVIOUSLY THE CHICKEN GOT QUITE A BIT OF ATTENTION, SO WE FELT LIKE IF WE PUT THE ANIMALS THERE, IT WOULD SHOW A VERY STRONG DISTINCTION OF WHAT IS ALLOWED UNDER OUR PRESENT ORDINANCES AND WHAT'S NOT ALLOWED UNDER OUR PRESENT ORDINANCES.))
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The county told Scott he may be able to keep his sign up, if he makes the writing on it smaller.
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Roanoke police move into new quarters. We'll take you on a tour a little later on News 7 at Noon.
And it's a violent anniversary in the Middle East .. one year since Palestinians and Israel resumed their fighting.
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Thousands of Palestinians are expected to rally in the Middle East today.
It's the one- year anniversary of a major turning point in their fight with Israel.
David Hawkins reports from Tel Aviv.
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It's been almost a year now since the violence began..
..The palestinian uprising against occupation known as the Intifada.
More than 700 dead...thousands injured. Eight so called cease
fires...come and gone.
This open wound refuses to heal...spreading an infectious hatred of
Israel and its patron..The United States...Throughout the Muslim World.
Another round of talks has begun...between Yasir Arafat and Israel's
Foreign minister Shimon Peres..A nod to American pressure.
But despite the intensified American effort to stop the bleeding...As it
tries to enlist Arab states in the wat against terrorism...the conflict
DH, CBS NEWS, TEL AVIV
Iraq is also marking the anniversary of the Palestinian uprising, by holding anti- American demonstrations.
Thousands of Iraqi protestors gathered in Celebration Square.
The Iraqi government organized the event.
The demonstrators chanted anti-American slogans, and called on
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to attack Israel with missiles.
They also held banners condemning U-S support for Israel, and burnt American, British, and Israeli flags.
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Michael Vick may not play this weekend. Still ahead in sports, an injury may keep him out for a week.
And Hollywood loses some of its cut-throat ways, at least for now. Next, many stars respond to Americans in need.
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The Roanoke City Police Department has a new home.
Today, city officials gathered on Campbell Avenue to dedicate the new station.
This is the first structure built specifically for the department. In the past, officers have occupied space that was designed for other uses.
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((BILL ALTHOFF/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT: THE CITIZENS SHOULD KNOW THAT THE OFFICERS ARE GRATEFUL TO THEM FOR PAYING THEIR TAXES. AND ALLOWING IS TO HAVE THIS NEW BUILDING. AND WE CERTAINLY HOPE IT ALLOWS US TO SERVE THEM BETTER.))
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For now, detectives and administrative staff will remain in the old police building a block away. There are plans for a second phase of construction that will consolidate all of the police offices in the new building.
Many show business types have apparently changed their ways since the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Entertainment reporter Cindy (Roe-ZELL) Roesel says many stars are now less cut-throat .. and some are becoming very generous.
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(( LOTS OF STARS ARE SHARING THEIR TALENTS TO HELP OUT THE FAMILIES
OF THE VICTIMS OF THE TERRORIST ATTACKS...
BUT SOME HAVE JUST PLUNKED DOWN THEIR OWN MONEY.
JIM CARREY, SANDRA BULLOCK, ROSIE O'DONNELL AND MICHAEL JORDAN
HAVE ALL GIVEN A MILLION DOLLARS...
JULIA ROBERTS DUG DEEP AND GAVE 2-MILLION DOLLARS...
AND THEN THERE ARE THE ANONYMOUS GIFTS...
THE PATRIOTIC FERVOR HAS TOUCHED ALL OF AMERICA, INCLUDING DIVA
IT'S NO SECRET BABS DOESN'T LIKE, OR RATHER DISTAINS PRESIDENT
BUSH. BUT THE SCOOP REPORTS SHE HAS REMOVED ALL ANTI-PRESIDENT
BUSH RANTS FROM HER WEBSITE AND HAS DELETED LINKS TO ANTI-BUSH SITES.
CELINE DION'S HEART WILL GO ON...AFTER COMING OUT OF
SEMI-RETIREMENT TO SING, GOD BLESS AMERICA, ON FRIDAY'S NIGHTS
TELETHON...THE CANADIAN WILL RETURN TO THE STAGE AGAIN, THIS TIME IN
CANADA AND AGAIN TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS.
BETTE MIDLER HAS BEEN LENDING HER VOICE TO MANY CHARITIES
BENEFITTING FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE VICTIMS... MOST RECENTLY SHE WAS IN
BOSTON TO PERFORM AT A MEMORIAL FOR THE UNITED AND AMERICAN AIRLINES
THE BERLIN, GERMANY OPENING OF MOULIN ROUGE, IS BEING TURNED INTO
AN AUCTION-FUND RAISER FOR WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER RELIEF.
MOULIN ROUGE STARS NICOLE KIDMAN WHO WILL BE THERE TO SUPPORT THE
AND THAT'S THIS WEEK'S DISH. I'M CINDY ROESEL REPORTING.))
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On Wall Street at Noon,
the Dow was UP 137 points. Nasdaq UP 31 points.
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Still ahead, a Roanoke man wins some Winston Cup wheels .. and he already had the garage waiting.
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Michael Vick may NOT play in Atlanta's game at Arizona this Sunday.
He's been bothered by bruised ribs and back pain since scoring his first N-F-L touchdown last weekend.
Vick saw limited action in practice on Wednesday .. and skipped yesterday's workout.
Sammy Sosa made the Cubs' first home game since September 11th, one to remember.
The popular slugger ran onto the field with the American flag, and there was more to come.
In the bottom of the first inning, Sosa slammed his 59th home run.
He got out "old glory" once again as he circled the bases.
But the Cubs lost anyway. Houston wins 6 to 5.
In collge football, Pittsburgh made it interesting for a while, but top-ranked Miami eventually got into form.
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The Canes scored on their first possession when Clinton Portis takes it in on the 4 yard run.
The extra point missed, but Miami led 6 to nothing.
Pittsburgh answered the call, capping a long drive when back up quarterback Rod Rutherford takes it up the middle from the 2.
The Panthers led 7 to 6 in the first quarter.
Then later in the first half, Portis gets the handoff again--this time scoring from the 2 to make it 13 to 7.
The Canes win it 43 to 21.
Virginia is preparing to take on A-C-C rival Duke on Saturday.
The Cavs will enter the game with a 2 and 1 record .. not bad when you consider UVA has already faced two top-25 teams.
Steve Mason reports on some of the reasons for Virginia's early-season success.
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((Three games into the season three players have emerged as go to guys for the Cavaliers. Bryson Spinner, Billy McMullen and on defense Angelo Crowell. The Cavaliers have scored 60 points this season and the junior has accounted for half that total.
IN the last two games McMullen has 176 receiving yards and four touchdowns and 14 of his 17 catches in those games have gone for either first downs or touchdowns. He's putting up these numbers without Antwoine Womack.
Crowell has provided the highlights on defense. He leads the Wahoos in tackles with 39.
Like McMullen, Angelo is the only proven star on his unit, which makes his stats even more impressive.
Both will try and push the cavaliers to a 3 and 1 record Saturday at 1 PM against Duke at Scott Stadium. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))
The manager of a Roanoke auto parts store has a new set of wheels to tinker with.
Alan Lawson is the proud owner of a genuine Eagle One Valvoline racecar.
You may recognize the number-6 car from the Transportation Museum where it's been stored for the past year.
Mark Martin's former track car was the grand prize in a contest held by Advance Auto Parts for its employees.
Workers earned entries by selling a certain number of products.
63 of the 9-thousand entries were Lawson's.
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((ALAN LAWSON/CONTEST WINNER: I'M GONNA KEEP THE CAR AND PARK IT IN MY GARAGE AND HAVE A GOOD CONVERSATION PIECE AND TAKE IT DOWN AND RUN IT AROUND THE TRACK A FEW TIMES AND JUST GET A FEEL FOR HOW FAST IT IS, I GUESS.))
[OUT Q=how fast it is, I guess.]
Lawson and his wife are avid NASCAR fans.
He says he wanted the car so badly that he even built a garage for it at his house.
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