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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

"Calling in the reserves" means calling up an Army Reserve unit from Salem and a National Guard Unit in Lynchburg.

Details on both top our news tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Meanwhile Hollins University students consider the effects of a military response to last month's terrorist attacks.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on the Big 7, tonight's Tech 2001 report focus on the faith to battle back from injury. Plus, Tiki's modeling career is looking good.
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[VO-NAT]

And the wait is over! The Express training camp is rolling. Florio and Berthiaume speak out in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Temperatures are on a gentle roller coaster. Warmer mid week then sharply cooler by the weekend. Details just ahead.
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NEws 7 at Six is next.
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The first Army reserve unit from our area has been called to duty.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But there's no word on when or where they're going.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.

[Salem-Reserve]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Approximately 49 soldiers from the Army Reserves in Salem were notified today that they're being called to duty.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
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Members of the 21-47th garrison support unit are among the 32-hundred Army Reserve soldiers mobilized so far.
The unit is a military police unit, which provides security for military posts.
Unit commander Don Caldwell trained the group that's leaving -- though he'll stay here.
He says he can't disclose the unit's assignment or destination.
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((DON CALDWELL: ))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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So far, the total National Guard and Reserves being called to active duty has been over 20-thousand in the United States.

[L'burg-Guard]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The call many reservists had been waiting for came this weekend as National Guardsmen are now being asked to assist with security at nine of Virginia's commercial airfields.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Lynchburg]


Guard officials won't say how many soldiers are involved, but "Operation Noble Eagle", as it's being called, will start October 6th and could last up to six months.
Authorities say it's all part of America's new focus on homeland defense.
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((Lt. Col. VIRGIL GRAY/VA NATIONAL GUARD: THIS IS A NEW THING, BUT SINCE 11 SEPTEMBER THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF NEW THINGS HAPPENING HERE. THIS AIN'T BUSINESS AS USUAL. WE ARE TAKING THE NECESSARY STEPS, EVERYBODY'S TAKING THE NECESSARY STEPS TO FULLY ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL OF OUR AMERICAN CITIZENS.))
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[OUT Q=our American citizens.]
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[VO-NAT]


Soldiers will undergo specialized training at Fort Pickett this week.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


One other airport-related note... The associated Press says President Bush will allow Reagan National Airport in Northern Virginia to reopen with new security measures.
The airport has been closed since the attacks on September Eleventh.

[Hollins-Symposium]


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Polls show that most Americans favor military action in response to the military attacks.
Today, students at Hollins University were asked to take a deeper look at the ramifications of a military response.
[Double Boxes= and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton is at Hollins where faculty and students are deep in thought.
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[US-Airways]


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Even as its parent company cuts back, US Airways Express is looking for new employees.
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The regional carrier, also known as Piedmont Airlines, is being tapped to take over when US Airways pulls jet service from Roanoke Regional Airport next weekend. The move affects six flights on planes that carry almost one hundred passengers. Those flights will be replaced by eight smaller planes. Officials don't expect passengers to notice much of a difference.
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((AMANDA SNAPP/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: YOU WON'T SEE A CHANGE IN THE NAME. IT'LL ALL STILL BE US AIRWAYS AND IT'LL BE A SEEMLESS TRANSITION. IN FACT, WE'LL HAVE 8 REGIONAL JETS INSTEAD OF THE 6 JETS THAT WE HAD BEFORE AND SERVICE TO THE SAME CITIES.))
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[OUT Q=service to the same cities.]
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[VO-NAT]

Because of a drop in travel demand US Airways is reducing capacity by 23-percent. But US Airways EXPRESS is now hiring . Application seminars are being held at the Patrick Henry Hotel in Roanoke.
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[Train-Death]


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Lynchburg police don't suspect foul play in the death of a man whose body was found near the Amtrak station this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
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Railroad employees discovered the 63- year- old man around ten, lying in a ditch about 150 yards from the station.
Police want to confirm his identity with next of kin before releasing his name.
They say there was no apparent trauma to the body.. an autopsy will be done tomorrow.
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[Franklin-Indictment]


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A man accused of hiring a hit man to kill his wife has been re-indicted in Franklin County.
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Charges against Roanoke businessman David John Neuhs had been dropped while the prosecutor awaited some financial records.
Neuhs and his wife were going through a bitter divorce.
The murder- for- hire plot was foiled in April, when the alleged hit man's fiance told Neuhs' wife about it.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Meanwhile, a Franklin County couple will face murder charges in the drowning death of their 10-month old baby girl.

The child's mother, Kimberly Dawn Jenkins, and her boyfriend, John Andrew Ratliffe, were charged with involuntary manslaughter earlier this year after their baby drowned in a bathtub.
Prosecutor Cliff Hapgood says he sought murder charges after re-examining the evidence.

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A couple of bomb threats emptied the Roanoke courthouse this afternoon.
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The first one came at about 1 o'clock; the second about two hours later.
Both turned out to be hoaxes.
But officials ordered people to leave the building and brought in dogs trained to search for explosives.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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New state laws governing abortions went into effect today... but not without a few problems.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


And the fight over the name of Roanoke's Elmwood Park.
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[Abortion-Law]
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Abortion providers say they're having a tough time complying with a new Virginia law-- it requires them to provide patients with printed material from the state 24-hours before the procedure.
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The problem is that law went into affect today but the state has not sent out the pamphlets yet. [NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC]
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more on what the hold-up is all about.
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Keith & Shannon,
The State Health Department is blaming the delay on a printing glitch --but says it plans to overnight the pamphlets. And abortion providers should have them no-later than Wednesday.
But some abortion providers aren't too happy about that.
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But once the pamphlets arrive --abortion providers like Planned Parenthood will be required to make them available to patients -24 hours prior to the procedure. The phamplets will cover three topics including Fetal Development, Abortion, and a Virginia guide to services for Pregnant Women. The law will also require women to sign an informed written consent and comply with a 24 hour waiting period.
Anti-abortion advocates --say this will give women the time and tools to make an informed decision.
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But some with Planned Parenthood don't believe it will discourage women from having abortion
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Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge says so far none of its abortion patients have wanted to see the material.
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Keith and Shannon

[VMI]


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Last month's protest at Virginia Military Institute has resulted in some lesser punishments. Two cadets who'd been dismissed were re-instated but will suffer what a news release calls: "major administrative penalties." Another will be suspended rather than dismissed. It started after the terrorist attacks. About 125 cadets- -mostly upperclassmen- -engaged in the ultimate form of protest at V-M-I called a "step off." Among other things they refused to march in the Friday afternoon parade September 14th. There'd been rumors the entire senior class was about to be dismissed- -as a result- -but the Administration says that's not true. It was not an entirely groundless fear. The entire first class WAS dismissed in the 1920's.

[Stocks]


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Profit-taking after last week's rally sent Wall-Street lower today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped eleven points.
NASDAQ fell 18.
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[City-Council]
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The proposal to rename Elmwood Park in honor of the Reverend Martin Luther King is generating debate in the city of Roanoke.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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A committee created by city council and appointed by the city manager considered the issue for a year. Members unanimously recommended the name change as an appropriate way to honor the civil rights leader.
But the proposal is raising objections from some.
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((E. DUANE HOWARD/PROPOSAL OPPONENT: WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL ROCK GARDEN ON THE TOP OF THE HILL TO HONOR DR. KING, BUT WE SHOULDN'T CHANGE ANY LANDMARK IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE. WOULD WE EVER THINK OF RENAMING MILL MOUNTAIN AFTER SOMEONE?)) ((REV. E. M. MITCHELL/COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR: WE WANTED A PLACE THAT'S SET ASIDE THAT BROUGHT ALL OF THE PEOPLE TOGETHER. AND THIS WAS A CENTRALIZED PLACE THAT DOES THAT. IT MAKE NO DIFFERENCE WHEN YOU ARE THERE, YOU'RE PART OF IT. SO THAT WAS THE PURPOSE FOR PUTTING IT NOT IN A DOMINANT BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD, BECAUSE DR. KING WASN'T JUST ABOUT BLACK, HE WAS ABOUT PEOPLE.))
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City Council has scheduled a public hearing on the issue, October 18th.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, the Express training camp is up and running at full speed. Tiki Barber makes another mark in the fashion world.
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[VO-NAT]

And tonight's Tech 2001 report takes a look at how keeping the faith helps heal more than an athlete's soul.
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[S-Tech2001]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Ever since September 11th, there has been a lot of talk about counting your blessings. Today's Tech 2001 report showcases two athletes who have been doing just that for a long time.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Goforth/VT Head Athletic Trainer; 1:34]
[SUPER=04-Last Saturday; 1:46]
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(( It's been exactly one month since the pride of Roanoke, Lee Suggs injured his knee against UConn. In the weeks since the injury, Lee has had surgery, started his post operative treatment and rehabilitation and managed to put everything in perspective. ((LEE SUGGS:)) If you've ever met Lee, that kind of attitude should not come as a surprise. The son of a preacher man, is also a man of faith. ((LEE SUGGS:)) ((ANDRE DAVIS:)) Davis is one of several players who are providing Lee a shoulder to lean on when he needs one. Andre suffered through his own injury woes last season with ankle problems and bursitis in his left foot. ((MIKE GOFORTH:)) Goforth and his staff will have another challenge on their hands in the coming weeks. Sophomore linebacker Deon Provitt who has been playing well all season, went down in front of the Tech bench just before halftime. He needs reconstructive surgery on his left knee and will miss the rest of the season. Plus, linebacker Jake Houseright irritated cartilage in his left knee - he's being evaluated, but he made need minor arthroscopic surgery. On an up note, safety Kevin McCadem was named the Big East conference's co defensive player of the week after recording 4 tackles and returning this interception 69 yards for his first career touchdown.))

[S-VMI]


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VMI freshman slotback and return man Tutus Green has been named the Southern Conference's freshman of the week. He had 147 yards of offense against number one Ga. Southern this past Saturday.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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The Roanoke Express began it's first full week of practice this morning.
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The team is working out at the Ice Station. Roanoke opens the exhibition season this Thursday night on the road against Greensboro.
20 players are in Roanoke and five are still in AHL training camps. In years past, players come in rusty, that's not the case this year.
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[SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/Express Goalie; :16]

((PERRY FLORIO/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:A COUPLE OF GUYS CAME IN WITH PRETTY GOOD BACKGROUNDS AND I EXPECTED A LITTLE BIT BUT I SEE MORE. AND I TELL YOU WHAT, NEXT WEEK WHEN I AVE TO CUT THIS ROSTER DOWN, THERE IS GONNA BE THREE OR FOUR REALLY GOOD PLAYERS THAT AREN'T GONNA BE HERE.)) ((DANIEL BERTHIAUME/EXPRESS GOALIE:WE GOT A LOT OF GOOD HANDS, GUYS WHO CAN SHOOT THE PUCK WELL HANDLE THE PUCK WELL. IT'S GONNA BE INTERESTING. WE ARE MISSING KAWALSKI, THAT'S GONNA BE BIG, I HOPE HE MAKES IT BUT I LIKE TO SEE HIM HERE IN ROANOKE. BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF NEW FACES AND THERE WILL BE A LOT OF ADAPTATION FOR THE NEW COLLEGE JUNIOR PLAYERS, BUT SO FAR WHAT I SEE IS POSITIVE.))
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[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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And finally tonight, check out Roanoke's own Tiki Barber gracing the pages of the latest edition of Town and Country magazine. This Ermenegildo Zegna overcoat looks sweet, but will set you back about $895 bucks. But get this! Tiki's chocolate brown Chelsea boots go for $625 dollars and his pink cashmere scarf tips the register at $580 bucks.


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[Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
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The dry spell continues across the mid Atlantic in 2001. So we wanted to check in with Leo to see if October brings any changes. Here's our monthly almanac.
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