Today on News 7 at 5, a bomb squad from Roanoke is heading to Virginia Tech after a suspicious device is found in the school's library.
Also there were memorials today in Washington and New York City as the nation remembers the victim's of last months terrorist attacks.
The forecast is now trending to more clouds and a chance for showers. Details next.
In other news, one of the candidates for Governor picks up a big endorsement...
and we'll see what steps the city of Roanoke is taking to protect its water supply from possible bioterrorism.
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A bomb squad's been called out to theVirginia Tech Campus.... after a suspicious device is found.
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We've heard of scares across the nation the past few weeks.
Tonight a Virginia Tech spokesman says a student found something that looks like a bomb in a restroom of the Bigman Library.
The student alerted library administrators, who called the police.
The library, the Squires Student Center and the Tech Bookstore have all been evacuated.
The state police bomb squad is on the scene.
They're waiting for other resources to arrive, including a bomb sniffing dog.
Virginia Tech's police chief says the officers who looked at the suspicious device says it looked like some type of explosive device.
We have a crew in Blacksburg and will have more information as it becomes available.
The F-B-I now says it's learned there may be additional terrorist attacks inside the United States or overseas in the next several days.
It's an unusally stark warning from the agency which says its information does not identify specific targets.
Officials are asking police to be on the highest alert- and that all Americans be wary of suspicious activity.
Now for the latest on the attacks on the Taliban- Aleen Sirgany reports from Washington.
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((THIS IS WHAT THE PENTAGON CALLS TARGET DESTRUCTION.
VIDEO RELEASED TODAY SHOWS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN A BOMB HITS ITS
TARGET: A SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE SITE IN AFGHANISTAN. AND THEY SHOWED
MORE BEFORE AND AFTER DAMAGE PICTURES.
MAJOR GENERAL HENRY OSMAN
USMC DIRECTOR, OPERATIONAL PLANS AND JOINT FORCE DEVELOPMENT JOINT
STAFF: Here's the airfield and the aircraft it's on pre-strike, and you can clearly see in post-strike the damage that has been incurred.
IN WHAT IS PERHAPS THE MOST AGGRESSIVE ATTACK SINCE THE STRIKES
BEGAN, U-S WARPLANES DROPPED SEVERAL BOMBS ON AFGHANISTAN'S CAPITOL
TODAY. EXPLOSIONS WERE REPORTED NEAR THE KABUL AIRPORT AND A TALIBAN
MUNITIONS COMPOUND WAS ALSO REPORTEDLY HIT. THE PENTAGON CONFIMED
TODAY THAT THEY ARE USING SO CALLED BUNKER-BUSTER BOMBS TO DIG INTO
Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense:
The B-1s, the B-2s, the B-52s, as well as the fighters, have been
dropping the full range of weaponry.
ATTENDING A MEMORIAL SERVICE AT THE PENTAGON TODAY, PRESIDENT
BUSH SAID NO AMERICAN LIFE WAS LOST IN VAIN.
BUSH: To all of you who lost someone here, I want to say: You are not alone. The American people will never forget the cruelty that was done here and in New York, and in the sky over Pennsylvania.)
FROM THE PENTAGON, THE PRESIDENT HEADED BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE, TO UPDATE HIS CABINET ON THE PROGRESS OF THE U-S STRIKES. )
Today marks one month since the terrorist attacks...
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At ground zero .. the work stopped for a prayer service, a moment of silence- and words of inspiration.
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((DON'T LOOK AT THE DEVASTATOIN OVER THERE.. LOOK AT THE DEDICATION OVER HERE. DON'T LOOK AT THE TERRORISM, LOOK AT THE HEROISM RIGHT HERE.))
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Words today from a fire official.. as rescue and fire fighters held hands and shed tears-
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((THIS HAS BEEN THE MOST DEVASTATING ATTACK ON NEW YORK EVER.. THE FIRE IS STILL BURNING.. BUT FROM IT HAS EMERGED A STRONGER SPIRIT, A MORE UNIFIED COUNTRY, A MORE UNIFIED CITY, AND A MORE UNIFIED WORLD.))
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More than 48 hundred people are still listed as missing.
President Bush is scheduled for his first prime time news conference tonight at 8:00.
Governor Jim Gilmore will address the Commonwealth tonight at 7:30. You can see both here on you hometown statio
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A Danville jury is deciding whether a North Carolina man should get life in prison or death for killing a co-worker at an area motel.
It took the jury less than a hour to find 29 year Christopher Scott Emmett guilty of capital murder for the robbery and death of John Fenton Langley.
The murder happened April 27th at the Inn Keeper motel on Riverside Drive.
The two men worked together at a North Carolina construction company and were in town to do some work.
Emmett confessed to police he used a brass lamp to beat Langley while he slept.
Mark Warner passed the Wilder test.
Former Democratic governor Doug Wilder today gave his official endorsement to his former campaign manager -- saying he'd never even considered endorsing Republican Mark Earley.
Wilder says Warner can clean up what he calls "the budget mess" in Richmond.
He also says Warner's self-made fortune is something to be proud of.
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((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: HE COULD HAVE BEEN CONTENT TO CONTINUE CLIMBING AND NOT SHARE IN THAT RICH EXPERIENCE FOR SO MANY VIRGINIANS TO EMULATE AS TO HOW THEY MIGHT IMPROVE THEIR LOTS, THEIR LIVES, AND THEIR POSTERITIES. AND THAT'S WHY I'M VERY PLEASED AND VERY PROUD TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT MARK WARNER AND TO WORK TIRELESSLY FOR HIS ELECTION.))22
((MARK WARNER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: HIS ABILITY TO MANAGE A BUDGET DURING CHALLENGING TIMES WITHOUT RAISING TAXES IS A MODEL THAT I'LL EMULATE. GOVERNOR WILDER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENDORSEMENT.))14
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A spokesman for Mark Earley says Earley "respects and admires Doug Wilder, but he expected the former governor would endorse his former campaign manager."
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An effort to protect the local water supply may not sit well with boaters. We'll have the details after this break.
Also we will take an upclose look at one of the nation's best weapons in the war against terrorism.
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If you want to fish, hike or boat at Carvins Cove you'll have to do it before Saturday.
As of October 13th the City of Roanoke will close the watershed under the recommendation of state health departments and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The suggestion was made as a means of protecting the water supply from bioterrorism.
Although there is no know threat to Roanoke's water supply, Director of Utilities Mike McEvoy says it's better to be safe than sorry.
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((MIKE McEVOY/DIRECTOR OF UTILITIES: THERE'S NO SPECIFIC THREAT TO THE WATER SUPPLY. THE COVE IS VERY LARGE AND THE PLANT IS DESIGNED TO TO REMOVE IMPURITIES AND BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS THAT MAY BE PRESENT. HOWEVER, IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR OUR SECURITY STAFF IF WE WERE RESTRICTING ACCESS TO THE COVE.))
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Carvins Cove will be closed until further notice.
McEvoy says the city will re-evaluate the decision on a monthly basis.
A third person in Florida has tested positive for Anthrax spores.
The unidentified woman works in the office with the other two men exposed to Anthrax.
Authorities continue to search the American Media headquarters as they try to find out where the sports came from and who put them there. Jennifer Jones has more.
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((THIS IS NOW ONE OF SEVERAL TEMPORARY HOMES FOR HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN
MEDIA EMPLOYEES. WHILE THE COMPANY'S HEAD QUARTERS REMAIN CLOSED.. AS AN
INTENSIVE SEARCH FOR MORE ANTHRAX SPORES CONTINUES. STILL AMI EMPLOYESS
ARE TRYING TO GET BACK TO NORMAL.
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FEDERAL OFFICIALS HAVE NOW LAUNCHED A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, AFTER A
THIRD WORKER TESTED POSITIVE FOR EXPOSURE TO ANTHRAX. AUTHORITIES SAY
THE 35-YEAR OLD WOMAN IS BEING TREATED WITH MEDICATION, AND HAS NOT BEEN
EXPERIENCING ANY FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS.
LAST WEEK, A 63-YEAR OLD PHOTO EDITOR DIED OF INHALED ANTHRAX. AND A
73-YEAR OLD MAILROOM WORKER IS IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER ANTHRAX SPORES WERE
FOUND IN HIS NOSE.
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PHARMACISTS IN BOCA RATON SAY THE ANTI-BIOTIC USED TO TREAT ANTHRAX IS
IN BIG DEMAND.
CIPRO ....IS EFFECTIVE DURING THE EARLY STAGES OF THE DISEASE. BUT
DOCTORS ARE WARNING FLORIDA RESIDENTS NOT TO MISUSE THE DRUG.
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FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW TRYING TO PIN DOWN WHERE THE ANTHRAX CAME
FROM, AND HOW IT GOT INTO THE A-M-I BUILDING. MEANWHILE, HUNDREDS OF
PEOPLE ARE STILL AWAITING TESTS RESULTS TO FIND OUT IF THEY WERE EXPOSED
TO THE DEADLY STRAIN.
JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA.))
An anthrax scare today in North Carolina-tonight police say there is no health threat.
The Smithfield police department was evacuated and quarantined for awhile though today-
That after a woman showed up at the police department with a letter she got in the mail.
The woman said she got an e-mail notice saying a letter contaminated with Anthrax was being sent to her.
After an investigation officials gave the all clear and allowed people back inside.
One of the leading weapons the U-S military is using in the war on terrorism can fly half way around the world and drop its bombs within feet of its target. It manages to do that without ever showing up on the enemy's radar.
Terry Turner has more on the B-2 Stealth Bomber.
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(( IT CAN FLY NON-STOP HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD...DROP ITS BOMBS
WITHIN FEET OF ITS TARGET...AND COME HOME TO THE U-S...WITHOUT EVER
SHOWING UP ON THE ENEMY'S RADAR.
IT DID JUST THAT IN THE FIRST STRIKES IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM.
TERRY TURNER TELLS US ABOUT THE B-2 STEALTH BOMBER.
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MISSOURI. ABOUT AS FAR AWAY FROM
AFGHANISTAN AS YOU CAN GET WITHOUT LEAVING THE PLANET.
B-2...STEALTH BOMBERS...FLEW FROM HERE...NON-STOP...REFUELING IN
MID-AIR...TO STRIKE TERRORIST TARGETS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD.
"There's no better platform, I believe in the US Air Force -- possibly
in the US military arsenal.")
AT MORE THAN TWO-BILLION DOLLARS APIECE...THEY ARE THE MOST
EXPENSIVE AIRPLANES EVER BUILT. ADJUST FOR INFLATION...AND EACH B-2
COST AS MUCH AT THE 'ENTERPRISE'...AMERICA'S FIRST NUCLEAR AIRCRAFT
AND LIKE BATTLESHIPS FROM ANOTHER TIME...EACH B-2 IS NAMED AFTER
DESIGNED TO SLIP THROUGH SOVIET RADAR AND DELIVER NUCLEAR BOMBS
IN THE COLD WAR...B-2S HAVE BEEN CONVERTED TO CARRY A WIDE ARRAY OF
PRECISION WEAPONS...SATELLITE GUIDED MISSILES AND LASER GUIDED BOMBS.
"This isn't a plane that indiscriminately burns down cities, it'll
take out the third window up, and four over in a building if we want
it to, from 40,000 feet or better." )
B-2s DID JUST THAT DURING THE KOSOVO WAR.
"The unfortunate thing is that we only have around 16 operational B-2s
BUT WITH THE B-52s AND B-1s IN SERVICE...THE B-2 IS PART OF A 170
PLANE BOMBER FORCE...THAT CAN STRIKE TERRORIST TARGETS ANYWHERE IN THE
WORLD...FROM BASES AT HOME...IF NEEDED.
IN WASHINGTON, I'M TERRY TURNER
THE AIR FORCE CLAIMED THAT THE B-2 PERFORMED BETTER THAN EXPECTED
IN THE KOSOVO WAR...THE FIRST TIME IT WAS USED IN COMBAT. THEY SAY
IT'S PERHAPS THE MOST PRECISE WEAPON TO EVER FLY.))
Coming up a little later in the newscast, Jacey Birch will join us to tell us about about a program that keeps children safe and secure in the after school hours.
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Coming up in Sports, Mike Stevens looks at NASCAR's Silly Season,
But first there's good news for investors on Wall Street. We'll have the details in today's Marketwatch report.
Stocks rallied for the second consecutive session as some healthier-than-expected earnings reports gave
investors the courage to hunt for bargains.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Welcome folks to the Thursday ticker.
The Winston Cup stars roll into Martinsville bright and early tomorrow for the start of the Old Dominion 500 weekend.
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Several teams are coming into Martinsville with new drivers this week, and a few already know they will be looking for a job next year.
It's called silly season and this week's race is sure to generate a few more rumors.
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Since Lee Suggs went down with a season ending knee injury in the first game of the season, the Hokies have replaced him with a two-headed monster in the form of Keith Burnell and Kevin Jones.
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In the four games since U-Conn, Burnell has rushed for 332 yards and scored 6 touchdowns as the starting tailback.
Jones has kept pace and complimented Burnell nicely with 308 yards and 2 scores.
But the one thing both lack is the ability to blast into the hole and make something out of nothing inside the tackles.
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Boston College comes into Blacksburg with a 4-and-1 record, but the latest odds have the Hokies listed as 20 point fav
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The weekend is closing in on us and this Saturday Your Hometown Station has Clemson taking on NC State at Noon, and South Carolina hooking up with Arkansas in the SEC.
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And Sunday, it's the Ravens and Packers at one, followed by the Dolphins and the New York Jets.
More football including the Friday Football Extra high school slate of games for tomorrow night at the top of the hour. Take care everyone.
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After the last school bell rings... many children unlock the doors to empty homes. But today schools across the country are spotlighting the importance of keeping the lights on for afterschool programs.
Jacey Birch is at Tanglewood Mall to tell us more about the afterschool programs in place across the Roanoke Valley.
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