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Several passengers are killed in a fatal Greyhound bus accident in Tennessee.
A man on the bus reportedly attacked the driver with a knife.
The latest on the story-- and how it's affecting bus travelers locally-- coming up.
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And President Bush will ask for BILLIONS of dollars to jump-start the economy in the wake of the terrorist attacks.
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Stay tuned-- News 7 at noon is next.


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No "going Greyhound" today--
Bus service is halted across the country after a passenger allegedly attacks a driver, causing a fatal crash this morning in Tennessee.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Greyhound isn't taking any chances after the fatal crash in central Tennessee.
A bus driver was reportedly attacked by a passenger before the crash.
Six people were killed-- another 32 were injured.
The Justice Department doesn't believe the incident is terrorist- related, but Greyhound has stopped service as a precaution.
That's left would- be passengers stranded all across the country.
Randy Golson from W-D-E-F T-V joins us now from Manchester, Tennessee with an update.
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((IT HAPPENED AROUND 4 AM ON A RURAL TENNESSEE INTERSTATE. A PASSENGER ON THE BUS SAYS A MAN ATTACKED THE DRIVER... APPARENTLY SLASHING HIS THROAT AND CAUSING THE BUS TO RUN OFF THE ROAD.
THE WITNESS GAVE THIS ACCOUNT OF THE INCIDENT BY CELL PHONE TO CBS AFFILIATE, W-T-V-F.

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AUTHORITIES AT THE SCENE HAVE NOT YET CONFIRMED THAT ACCOUNT.
BUT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS CONFIRMED.... THE MAN WHO CAUSED THE ATTACK WAS CARRYING A CROATIAN PASSPORT. THEY DON'T BELIEVE THE ATTACK IS TERRORIST RELATED.
THE CONDITION OF MAN WHO CARRIED OUT THE ATTACK IS UNCLEAR. THE DRIVER SURVIVED. (wild line will substitute if situation changes; The driver died) SEVERAL PASSENGERS DIED AND DOZENS ARE INJURED.
AS A PRECAUTION, IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT TERRORIST ATTACKS, GREYHOUND IMMEDIATELY SUSPENDED BUS SERVICE NATIONWIDE. THIS WAS THE SCENE IN PORTLAND OREGON THIS MORNING AS PASSENGERS DISEMBARKED A GREYHOUND BUS THAT HAD BEEN HEADED TO CANADA.

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BACK IN TENNESSEE, THE F-B-I AGENTS HAVE JOINED THE INVESTIGATION. AGENTS ARE SCOURING THE CRASH SITE... LOOKING CLUES, ANY EVIDENCE THAT MIGHT UNCOVER THE MOTIVE OF THE ATTACK. ))



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The attack has halted Greyhound bus travel including those to and from Roanoke. A number of passengers are stuck this afternoon at Greyhound's downtown bus terminal.
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That's where Marya Jones joins us. How are the stranded passengers handling the news?
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Well, Kimberly...
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President Bush wants to spend as much as 75- BILLION- dollars to revive the economy in the aftermath of last month's terrorism.
Today, the President arrived for his second visit to New York City since the attacks.
He's speaking with key business leaders in the city, and helping to lift the spirits of some area school children.


Gretchen Carlson reports.
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New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani rang the opening bell at the stock market again this morning a sign New York is ready to get back to business. The economy is the focus of the day with President Bush also coming to town to discuss the economic impact of the September 11th attacks. The first stop for the President a business roundtable meeting with executives to try and pinpoint ways to stimulate the economy.

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The President also stopped at a local elementary school to meet with
students and teachers. The Desoto School is in Chinatown -- near the

World Trade Center site. Since coming back to school, students have been drawing pictures of the terrible attack as a way to heal from the experience.

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The chances of recovering all of the loved ones that were lost is impossible.

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Mayor Giuliani is also helping the healing process with family members of the victims. The city has announced it will give each family member an urn filled with soil from the World Trade Center site.

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In many cases were very upset we cant bring everyone home and maybe this is a way to symbolically do that.

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While the President tries to keep spirits high at home Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld is on his way to the Middle East. Hell visit Muslim nations surrounding Afghanistan to try and shore up support for a military attack on terrorism.

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In light of the terrorist attacks, the Sears Tower in Chicago is the latest building to undergo a security make-over..
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Work crews have placed concrete barriers around the tower, which is nation's tallest building.
The barriers are designed to keep a vehicle from driving into the building.
Security staff is now doubled, and the cab stands have been removed.
Once the sky deck re-opens at the end of the month, visitors will pass through x-rays and metal detectors.
Talks are also underway with the city to provide a permanent police presence.
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In 1969, Linwood Holton was a Roanoke Republican running for governor. He was back on the stump in western Virginia this morning, but this time he was campaigning for a Democrat... his son- in- law Tim Kaine.
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Kaine is the former mayor of Richmond, now running for Lieutenant Governor on the Democratic ticket.
This morning, he and Holton made the rounds of the city market... and made the most of the family's Roanoke connection.
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Kaine faces Republican Jay Katzen in the general election. Both candidates will return to Roanoke next week to debate.
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The Phar-Mor company is leaving Roanoke.
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The store at Towne Square Boulevard is one of 65 the chain is shutting down across the country.
Stores in Harrisonburg and Fredericksburg are also closing.
Phar-Mor recently filed for protection from its creditors in bankruptcy court.
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Up ahead on News 7 at Noon, eight people have been killed in the latest fighting in the Middle East...
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and fire causes thousands of dollars in damages to a Roanoke Home. We'll have that and more coming up in just a few minutes.
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A Roanoke home suffered thousands of dollars in damage last night.
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Clarence and Barbara White were not at home when their house caught fire around five thirty. But one of their sons told authorities he heard an explosion just before the carport and a storage area caught fire. Officials were looking into whether a gas or water heater may have malfunctioned. Fire officials estimate damage to the Leon Street home at 30- thousand dollars.
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A new round of fighting in the Middle East is is hampering U-S efforts to calm the region.
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Two Israelis were killed and nine others were wounded in a Palestinian attack on a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip yesterday.
In retaliation, Israeli tanks today shelled Palestinian police stations.
Six Palestinians were killed in the attack.
Both the Israelis and the Palestinians accused each other of violating a truce declared last week.
But neither side says it's abandoning peace efforts.
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Up next on News 7 at Noon, more than a hundred youth soccer teams are getting ready to descend on Roanoke.
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and also, a story of survival comes up from the rubble of the World Trade Center. All that and more, ahead on News 7 at Noon.
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On Wall Street at Noon,

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, the Dow was UP 59 points. Nasdaq was also UP 46 points.


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Still to come .. the Roanoke Express has plans to team up with NASCAR for its weekend opener later this month.
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And ... fans heading to the Lowe's Motorspeedway tomorrow night expecting to see veteran driver Jeremy Mayfield ... may be in for a disappointment.
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The Roanoke Express and stock car racing are joining forces.
The Express will sport a NASCAR theme for its opening weekend October 12th and 13th.
And for the home opener on Friday the 12-th, Winston cup driver Sterling Marlin will make a guest appearance.
Until then, the team continues to prepare for the new season ... and
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Fans who attend practices for the Express at the ice station will notice the team wearing new color coordinated uniforms, all part of a more professional look designed to make the players feel like NHL stars.
Speaking of stars and stripes for that matter, the Express will honor Americans lost in the attacks on our country September 11th.
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A few changes are on the way for the Winston Cup circuit ... so fans will notice some differences when the drivers roll into the Lowe's Motor Speedway tomorrow night for qualifying.
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Veteran driver Jeremy Mayfield will not be driving the number 12 Penske Ford he began driving in 1996. Mayfield was fired yesterday, effective immediately. The 32 year old has three career Winston Cup wins, but this year his team has been horrible in time trials - qualifying 30th or worse 12 times.
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Va. Tech and West Virginia began their rivalry about 90 years ago, and it seems both teams and both sets of fans like each other less each year. Mike Stevens hands the mic over to the Hokies to get their thoughts on going to Morgantown this weekend.
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And finally today--
A survival story amidst the devastation of the World Trade Center attack.
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Her name is Precious, but around New York City, she's known as the miracle kitty.
This nine-pound cat survived 18 days at "Ground Zero" without food.
She was surrounded by debris from the twin towers.
S-P-C-A officials believe Precious survived by drinking puddles of contaminated water from the apartment building where she lived.
Authorities treated the cat for burns on the bottom of her paws, dust inhalation, and eye injuries. (------------) Otherwise, they say she's going to be just fine.