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Coming up on News 7--
President Bush says "it's time to start flying again."
Bush gave the all- clear for Reagan National Airport to open again later this week, after the terrorism shut it down for three weeks.
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Plus, the nation's oldest Senator collapses this morning on the Senate floor.
And in local news, we'll have the latest on a fatal shooting this morning at a Roanoke convenience store.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Stay with us-- News 7 at noon is next.



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Three weeks after terrorism brought the airline industry to a halt, President Bush announces the re- opening of Reagan National Airport.

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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The President says Reagan National will open for business again on Thursday, under tight security.
The airport-- located just outside the nation's capital-- will have armed air marshals on every flight.
Bush says the airport is a national symbol, and that any American who gets on a plane is taking a stand against terrorism.
And as the President prepares for a war on terrorism, the U-S military buildup continues in the Persian Gulf.
34- hundred more National Guard and reserves have been called up.
Aleen Sirgany joins us now from Washington with the latest.
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PRESIDENT BUSH MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT:

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THE RE-OPENING COMES WITH EXTRA-TIGHT SECURITY. ARMED MARSHALS WILL BE ON EVERY FLIGHT INTO AND OUT OF REAGAN. THE NUMBER OF FLIGHTS WILL BE LIMITED. AND PLANES WILL TEMPORARILY BE BANNED FROM THE USUAL FLIGHT PATTERN NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE, CAPITOL, PENTAGON AND C-I-A.

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EARLIER TODAY, PRESIDENT BUSH MET WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO DISCUSS AN ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE.
THE PACKAGE COULD REPORTEDLY BE AS HIGH AS ONE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS, INCLUDING 40 BILLION IN EMERGENCY SPENDING THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN APPROVED.
Sot: Bush no question our economy hurt by events of Sept 11th.
AS THE PRESIDENT PREPARES FOR WAR ON TERRORISM FROM WASHINGTON, IN THE PERSIAN GULF THE U.S MILITARY CONTINUES TO PREPARE FOR THAT BATTLE...AS 34 HUNDRED MORE NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVES ARE CALLED UP.
AND IN ENGLAND TODAY, PRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR SENT A WARNING TO AFGHANISTAN..PROMISING THAT BRITAIN WILL OFFER IT'S MILITARY AND POLITICAL POWER...STANDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THE U-S.

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I say to the taliban surrender the terrorist or surrender your power. )

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One man is dead following a shooting outside a Roanoke market this morning. Roanoke Police are looking for suspects at this hour.
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Joe Dashiell is on Liberty Road this afternoon with details on the investigation.
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[Thurmond]


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The nation's senior senator, Strom Thurmond, collapsed this morning on the Senate floor.
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But there's word that Thurmond was standing and talking again minutes afterward.
Thurmond is 98, and is the nation's oldest and longest- serving senator.
Majority Leader Tom Daschle ordered the Senate chamber cleared after Thurmond's collapse.
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Meanwhile, Senate Republican leader Trent Lott told reporters that Thurmond "seemed O-K."[United-Express]


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The airline industry's woes continue to trickle down to the nation's smaller airports. And today, Lynchburg was the latest to get bad news.
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United Express says it is discontinuing its service between Lynchburg and Washington Dulles airport effective November First. The move eliminates 10 daily flights in and out of Lynchburg with a total passenger load of 190 seats. Airport manager Mark Courtney calls the cutbacks a "knee-jerk reaction that doesn't help fix United's financial problems." U-S Air and Delta will continue to serve the Lynchburg area.

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The area's first Army Reserve unit has been called to active duty.
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49 soldiers from the 21-74th Garrison Support Unit, based in Salem, were notified yesterday that they're being mobilized.
Their unit commander, Don Caldwell, says the reservists are ready, willing and able -- though he'll remain here.
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((COL. DON CALDWELL/UNIT COMMANDER: I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TYPE OF MISSION IS ENVISIONED. WE DON'T HAVE ANY WORD ON THAT, BUT GENERALLY, MP'S PROVIDE SECURITY FOR MILITARY ACTIVE DUTY INSTILLATIONS. BASICALLY, THEY ARE THE POLICE FOR A MILITARY POST AND THIS WOULD BE THE TYPE OF WORK THAT THE SOLDIERS IN OUR UNIT ARE TRAINED TO DO. ))
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The soldiers being called to active duty from Salem are some of the 20-thousand National Guard and Reserve members called up so far.
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Virginia's National Guard is also being called up to help in the war against terrorism.. their field of battle will be the state's airports.
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An unspecified number of Guardsmen will be helping with security at nine commercial airfields starting October 6th.
Their tour of duty could last up to six months.. but they say they're ready to serve.
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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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The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct a specialized training course at Fort Pickett this week.
Soldiers will be on 24- hour duty starting Saturday.
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In a major step toward building international support, NATO's Secretary General says the U-S has provided clear and compelling evidence that Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network were involved in the September 11th attacks.
Meanwhile, talk is spreading about a military strike against Afghanistan.
From those who have been there, come warnings about what U-S troops would face.
Elizabeth Palmer reports.
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(( PALMER ON CAMERA I THINK YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SEE BEHIND ME A HUGE SANDSTORM BLOWN WHERE WE ARE IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN WHICH AMONG OTHER THINGS HAS GROUNDED ALL HELICOPTER FLIGHTS AND IS MAKING ROAD TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT TOO, IT GIVES YOU SOME IDEA OF THE LOGISTICAL NIGHTMARE INVOLVED IN DISTRIBUTING THE WEAPONS AND THE HUMANITARIAN AID THAT ARE A CRUCIAL PART OF THE UNITED FRONT OPERATIONS. PARTICULARLY NOW AS THE US MILITARY OFFENSIVE LOOKS INCREASINGLY IMMINENT. On the political front, plans are firming up for the deposed king 86 year old mohammed Zahir Shah to return to Afghanistan in the next two weeks to convene a council of Afghan tribal leaders
evn - Initially United Front representatives went to see him about a week ago where he lives in exile in Rome,,,then on Sunday a US congressional delegation followed to lend support to an idea to put together a coalition to truly represent the diverse ethnic mix of Afghani people ...
cbsnews the objective is have a cohesive body already to form as stable a government as possible under the circumstances if and when the Taliban is toppled.
THERE'S SOME CONFUSION AT THE MOMENT AS TO WHETHER OR NOT. THE KING WILL PUSH TO HAVE SOME TALIBAN REPRESENTATIVES INCLUDED ON THIS TRIBAL COUNCIL...IF HE DOES ITS BOUND TO BE A VERY VERY CONTROVERSIAL IDEA AT THIS VERY SENSITIVE TIME IN THESE COMPLICATED NEGOTIATIONS...
ELIZABETH PALMER, CBS NEWS, KHODJA BAHAUDIN, AFGHANISTAN
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Still to come on News 7, Botetourt County authorities make dozens of arrests on drug charges...
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and a panel of experts tried to give some answers to the origins of Middle Eastern terrorism last night. We'll have details coming up in just a minute.
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The woman state police say caused a deadly Bedford County accident now faces a second-degree murder charge.
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A trooper says Viki Lynn Arrington was going the wrong direction on Route 460 Friday evening when she hit a motorcycle head-on.
The woman driving the motorcycle, Carol Elizabeth Minton, died the next morning at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
State Police charged Arrington with drunk driving after the accident. They say it's the third time she's been charged with D-U-I.
She's being held without bond.
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Some students at Hollins University now have a better grasp of the Middle East.
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A forum was held on campus yesterday-- to discuss the recent terrorist attacks. Some speakers focussed on the history of U-S and Middle East relations... while others discussed differences in religion and culture. The goal was to give students a better understanding of the Arab world.
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((IT IS NOT A SIMPLE PROBLEM. TERRORISM THAT EMANATES FROM THE MIDDLE EAST IS NOT GOING TO GO AWAY IN THE NEAR FUTURE OR ANYTIME IN, I SUSPECT, IN ANY OF OUR LIFETIMES, IT IS SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH AND THE BEST WAY IS TO UNDERSTAND WHERE IT COMES FROM.))
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The forum was organized by students at Hollins University and included speakers from Hollins as well as Virginia Tech and Roanoke College.
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A six-month drug investigation in Botetourt County has netted 82 indictments of 47 people.
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Botetourt County deputies, state police and Drug Enforcement Administration agents started rounding up the alleged offenders last night.
They're calling it "Operation Fall Sweep."
Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says it targeted mainly street-level dealers of marijuana, oxycontin, cocaine, ecstasy and methamphetamines.
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((RONNIE SPRINKLE/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: WE FEEL THAT A LOT OF OUR THEFTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT ARE MOTIVATED BY DRUGS.. STEALING TO BUY DRUGS AND ENFORCE A HABIT THAT SOMEBODY MIGHT HAVE. ))
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The arrests were made mainly through the use of confidential sources and undercover officers.
The sheriff says it could take several days to locate all the alleged offenders.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Up ahead on News 7, can't face the morning without that cup o' joe?
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Well this woman sips nearly 4-HUNDRED cups of coffee a day. We'll have the eye-opening details coming up in just a minute. Stay with us!
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There's a good reason why so many people are "sleepless in Seattle"...
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It's the home base of Starbucks, which now has over three thousand stores throughout the U-S.
A lot of that success depends on one woman's taste buds.
Mary Williams is the senior coffee taster for Starbucks.
She heads a team that decides which coffee beans to buy from among hundreds of samples.
Williams is a true coffee lover-- but she's not opposed to a little flavoring.
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((MARY WILLIAMS/STARBUCKS COFFEE TASTER: THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE IN THE BUSINESS WHO SAY, OH, YOU MUST BE A PURIST AND DRINK THE COFFEE BLACK. I REALLY DON'T AGREE WITH THAT.))
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Williams says there are some hazards to her job--
You can burn your tongue and your nose.
But catching a cold can put a taste tester right out of commission.
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[Optical-Cable]


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Stock of Roanoke County's only company traded on the NASDAQ continues to struggle.
Optical Cable Corporation stock hit a 52-week low last week.
Today, the company's president obtained a restraining order to block large brokerage firms from selling his personal holdings to pay off debts.
The order halted trading for about a half hour this morning, but has resumed.
We'll have more on Optical Cable tonight on News 7 at five and six.

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In financial news--
The Federal Reserve meets today to decide what to do about interest rates.
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It's expected that the central bank will cut rates for the ninth time this year.
That would bring them to the lowest level in nearly four decades.
Analysts are looking for at least a quarter-point cut.
The Fed's been cutting rates in an effort to revitalize the struggling economy.
Many say the urgency has grown in light of the terrorist attacks.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon,

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, the Dow was UP 51 points. Nasdaq was also up 22 points.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Still to come - the Big East hands off its weekly honors ... and a Tech safety grabs an award.
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And .. U-V-A athletes and fans get their first taste of new security at Scott Stadium ... under a very watchful eye.
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It looks as if the N-F-L's Super Bowl will stay in New Orleans. When the terrorist attacks forced week two of the season to be rescheduled ... that meant the Super Bowl needed to be moved as well. The problem was that the Super Dome was already book by the National Auto Dealers of America. But that conflict has reportedly been resolved.
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If the Falcons make it to the big game, they will have to do so without running back Jamal Anderson. He is out for the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee.
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And he's not alone. The already thin and desperate Washington Redskins have now lost linebacker Shawn Barber for the remainder of the season with a torn ligament. The fourth year pro out of the University of Richmond was fourth on the team in tackles last season. The timing is particularly bad since Barber was hoping to sign a multi-year deal at the end of this season.
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Weekly football honors from the Big East were given out yesterday afternoon.
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Tech safety Kevin McCadam was named the league's co-defensive player of the week. The California native had four tackles and took this interception 69 yards for a touchdown in the Tech's 46-to-14 win over UCF. McCadam also had a pass break-up in the game.
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The ACC announced last night that the UVa-Carolina game on October `13th will NOT be televised. It will kickoff in Chapel Hill at 1:30.
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This past weekend, U-V-A fans had their first encounter with the new security measures at Scott Stadium. Steve Mason gives us a look.
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((Charlottesville firefighters presented the red white and blue outside Scott Stadium while their New York brethren wore their colors on the sideline. Several N.Y.F.D staff spent a a few days with Al Groh and the team. ((:)) New fences are up in front of the entry gates. Searches were conducted and some bags were even confiscated. Many fans were late getting to their seats, but the new security system seems to have everyone' support while the kinks are worked out. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Law enforcement kept a watchful eye on the players and fans from the sidelines to stadium seat level, something the competitors noticed. ((:))
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