Coming up on News 7-
More anthrax cases are reported in the U-S, as military strikes continue in Afghanistan.
A man with ties to the King of Rock and Roll... shares his message with a local congregation.
And a former police chief in the New River Valley passes away.
News 7 is next.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: THEY'RE HARBORING A TERRORIST AND THEY NEED TO TURN HIM OVER AND NOT ONLY TURN HIM OVER, TURN THE ORGANIZATION OVER.))
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President Bush today rejects the Taliban's latest offer aimed at ending military strikes in Afghanistan.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.[Afghanistan]
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The Taliban offered to discuss turning over Osama bin Laden to a third country-- if the U-S would end bombing in Afghanistan.
But President Bush says there will be NO negotiations. Period.
Bush says the bombing will not stop unless the Taliban hand over bin Laden, his cohorts as well as any hostages they're holding.
The President also says there's no need to discuss bin Laden's innocence or guilt-- saying we know he's guilty.
Aleen Sirghany is in Washington with the latest.
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[SUPER=141-John Ashcroft/Attorney General]
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((AFGHANISTAN'S TALIBAN RULERS RENEWED THEIR OFFER TO HAND OVER OSAMA BIN LADEN TO A THIRD COUNTRY ... IF THE UNITED STATES STOPS ITS MILITARY CAMPAIGN ... AND PROVIDES PROOF THAT BIN LADEN WAS BEHIND THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS. RETURNING
FROM CAMP DAVID, PRESIDENT BUSH FLAT-OUT REJECTED THE TALIIBAN'S LATEST REQUESTS. (SOT: PRESIDENT BUSH) - 14:45:18 "Th
ere's no need to discuss innocence or guilt. We know he's guilty. Turn him over. If they want us to stop our military operations, they just got to meet my conditions. And when I said no negotiations, I meant no negotiations." IN AFGHANISTAN, THE U.S.-LED WAR ON TERRORISM ENTERED ITS SECOND WEEK OF AIR STRIKES -- HEAVILY BOMBING TARGETS IN KABUL AND OTHER CITIES. FOR THE FIRST TIME, TALIBAN LEADERS ALLOWED JOURNALISTS TO TOUR ONE OF THEIR VILLAGES ... WHERE OFFICIALS THERE CLAIM AS MANY AS 200 PEOPLE WERE KILLED BY A TRAY U.S.-MISSILE. THE TABILAN IS ALSO REACHING OUT TO THE OPPOSITION NORTHERN ALLIANCE FOR HELP. A POSSIBLE SIGN THEIR OWN FORCES ARE LOSING STRENGTH. (NAT) AND MORE VIOLENT ANTI-AMERICAN PROTESTS AROUND THE WORLD. RIOTS IN NIGERIA LEFT SEVERAL PEOPLE DEAD. MEANWHILE, U.S. INVESTIGATORS CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR SOME 200 SUSPECTS STILL AT LARGE. SUSPECTS WHO -- ATTORNEY GENERAL, JOHN ASHCROFT, SAYS -- COULD BE PLOTTING MORE TERR
ORIST ATTACKS. (SOT: JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL) ``I believe that it is very unlikely that all of those individuals
who were associated with or involved with the terrorism events of September 11 and other terrorism events have been apprehended,''
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Twelve people have now been exposed to anthrax nationwide, with the addition of a police officer and two lab technicians in New York.
Meanwhile, four people who may have come into contact with a contaminated letter in Nevada have tested negative.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
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((It seems no one is safe from anthrax, even the people trained to handle
it. In New York, where an N-B-C employee contracted the skin form of
the disease, health officials discovered spores on a police officer and
two lab technicians working the case.
(SOT: MAYOR RUDOLPH GIULIANI/NEW YORK)
They are being treated, but I want to emphasize this does not mean they
(LOCATOR: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA)
And the number of people who have come in contact with the bacteria
continues to grow. this weekend, Five more employees of this South
Florida Publishing Company tested positive for exposure to Anthrax.
They do not show symptoms of the infection and they have not been
hospitalized. One worker at the paper died after inhaling Anthrax.
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Meanwhile Sunday Health and Human Services secretary, Tommy Thompson
went on TV to calm a nervous nation. He says there is enough medication
available to treat 2 million people for Anthrax.
(SOT: TOMMY THOMPSON/US HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY)
But since the goal is to get more, were going in and requested from
congress enough money to purchase an additional 10 million dosages to
treat 10 million more Americans.
He also cautioned people should not be afraid...but the concern has has
spread to our armed forces.
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The Navy has ordered crew members of the USS Enterprise to only open
mail they recognize.))
A suspicious package prompted the evacuation of Richmond's Amtrak station for about three hours today, but police have now sounded the all-clear.
Police say a green duffel bag found inside the terminal around five o'clock this afternoon triggered the alert.
Authorities X-rayed the bag -- and saw something suspicious.
But the bomb squad later determined the suspicious object was nothing more than a re-wired electric razor.
By eight o'clock, police had cleared the Amtrak station to reopen for business.
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Senator George Allen weighed in on the terrorist attacks while in Martinsville today.
Allen was in town for today's Old Dominion 500 -- which was eventually rained out.
The Republican says it's encouraging that so many allies are in our corner.
He also praised President Bush.
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[IN Q=The president has done]
((THE PRESIDENT HAS DONE A GREAT JOB, HAS EXPERIENCED LEADERS WITH COLIN POWELL, RUMSFELD, AND HE IS SO MUCH RISEN TO THE CHALLENGES AND HAS BEEN A STRONG LEADER WITH CAREFUL BUT SURE JUDGMENT AND I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE RALLYING AROUND ALL OF US.))
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Allen says the most important thing to do now-- is to get our economy moving and to make our airlines safe.
640 American Electric Power customers were without power for more than 5 hours today.
A-E-P says stong winds and rains knocked trees onto power lines in Roanoke County near Garden City.
Officials say power has been restored to the area.
We could all use a second chance a life.
A former drug user, now a minister, is living proof of that.
His name is (MY-lon luh-FEE-ver) Mylon Le Fevre.
Today, he brought his message to the New Life Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church in Roanoke.
Le Fevre became famous after Elvis Presley recorded a song he wrote called "Without Him."
From there, Le Fevre started a band and sold millions of records but he almost ruined his career and his life to drugs.
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((MYLON Le FEVRE: I JUST STOPPED, I BECAME A JANITOR, I QUIT ROCK AND ROLL, I BECAME A JANITOR AT MY CHURCH IN ATLANTA GEORGIA AND STARTED GOING TO BIBLE SCHOOL AND IT CHANGED MY WHOLE LIFE. IT WAS THE SMARTEST THING I WAS DOING, THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE.))
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In the early 90's, Le Fevre left the music world to become a minister.
Today, he travels all across the country preaching his message of redemption and how he accomplished it.
We've all have dreams of making it big.
Maybe it's to star in movies, be elected president, or to play professional sports.
This weekend some got the chance to turn those dreams into a reality.
Justin McLeod shows us how they hope to dazzle their way into the NBA.
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[SUPER=01-David Apple/Player; :08 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Troy Manns/Player; :17]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :47]
[SUPER=01-Brad Dunleavy/Player; 1:14]
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The next Michael Jordan could come from right here in our own backyard.
Just ask these guys.
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((DAVID APPLE/DANVILLE RESIDENT: BE LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE. ITS EVERY LITTLE KIDS DREAM.))
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The dream is to play professional basketball.
[IN Q=When your younger]
((TROY MANNS/PLAYER: WHEN YOUR YOUNGER COMING UP THEY TELL YOU IF YOUR A GOOD PLAYER THEY'LL FIND YOU. THATS WHAT THIS LEAGUE IS DOING IS FINDING THE LOCAL TALENT, BRINGING IT IN AND MAKING IT BETTER.))
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That talent came to Roanoke this weekend.
More than fifty players ages 21 to 32 tried out for a chance to play for the National Basketball Development League.
[IN Q=I couldn't even]
((BRAD DUNLEAVY/PLAYER: I COULDN'T EVEN EXPLAIN IT IF I MADE THE TEAM.))
[OUT Q=made the team]
But making the team won't be easy.
These players must first complete two days of grueling workouts.
[IN Q=Today, we did some bench]
((KENT DAVISON/DAZZLE HEAD COACH: TODAY, WE DID SOME BENCH JUMPS WHICH YOU GOTTA SEE HOW MANY TIMES YOU CAN JUMP ACROSS THE BENCH IN THIRTY SECONDS. HEY WE HAD ONE GUY TODAY WHO DID IT 56 TIMES.))
[OUT Q=it 56 times]
They're also tested on speed, technique, how well they shoot, and the enthuiasm they show for it.
But only one will emerge victorious.
The one chosen here locally will then head to the NBDL pre-draft camp in Georgia.
And from there maybe make it on a team like the Roanoke Dazzle.
[IN Q=I would love to]
((BRAD DUNLEAVY/PLAYER: I WOULD LOVE TO PLAY IN FRONT OF THE HOME FANS. MY FAMILY WOULD GET TO SEE ME PLAY QUITE A BIT, ALL MY FRIENDS BUT JUST TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL ANYWHERE I'D BE VERY SATISFIED.))
[OUT Q=I would be satisfied]
Its a long shot (SHOT OF SHOOTING BASKETBALL) that one of these guys will make the team.
(NAT SOUND OF FOUL; 13:24:51)
But no one is crying foul, they all do it for the love of the game.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
Dazzle officials say we should know who will make it to the national tryout camp by the end of the week.
Still ahead on News 7, viewers add their voices to the coverage of last week's gubernatorial debate...
and we'll meet a local man who's proving his business skills are as sharp as his knives. We'll have that and more in just a few minutes.
A man who was killed after a shooting rampage at Fort Dix in New Jersey was from Fincastle.
Loren (jan-ehs-koh) Janeczko went on a shooting spree Friday wounding two soldiers and two police officers, all of the victims are getting better.
Authorities say Janeczko volunteered for duty because his Virginia guard unit was not called up for homeland defense duty.
A former police chief with the city of Radford has passed away.
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A-C Earles died this weekend after a brief illness.
Earles started his career at the Radford police department in 1972--
He retired last year-- after serving for 13 years as Radford's police chief.
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Most of the viewer mail this week was about the debate between Mark Warner and Mark Earley.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7's Feedback.
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((The encounter between the Republican and Democratic candidates at the studios of WDBJ-7 included several exchanges on Mark Warner's transportation plan.
A viewer from Roanoke (Alvin E. Burnette) commented: "Mr. Warner can call his plan anything he wants but he is still going to be raising taxes even in a roundabout way."
The moderator came in for some criticism from another viewer (Toy Cobbe/Martinsville) "The major downside of this debate was the moderator, Larry Sabato. His smirking and self-importance permeated the entire hour. It was distasteful and unnecessary."
Another person thought the third party candidate should have been part of the proceedings. (Perry Rose/Goodview)
"I find the excuse to exclude the libertarian candidate due to low poll ratings to be the most bogus rack of rancor to cross my path since Bill said "I didn't have sex with that woman." Maybe you didn't make the change from the initial invite that (Bill) Redpath got on the first debate, but you went along with it...I do appreciate the brief mention you made of Redpath, however, it pales to the unceasing kowtowing and free publicity that you and your media brethren bestow on the 'big two.'"
Here's how to send your comments about our news coverage by mail...by fax...and by e-mail.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
Still ahead on News 7 at 11, rain washed out the Old Dominion 500 in Martinsville today... Roy Stanley will join us with details...
and a young girl in Oregon is trying to help out with the recovery efforts in New York in a "sweet" way. We'll have more on that when we return.
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Eager to help out relief efforts after the attacks, a little girl takes a sour situation and turns it into a sweet success.
7 year old Arielle Truit of Oregon set up a cupcake and lemonade stand to raise funds for rescue operations and now she's taking her efforts one step further.
Arielle and her mother are flying to New York to drop off the donations themselves.
In addition, the girl will be delivering stuffed animals she has collected for orphaned children and dog bones she has collected for the canine rescue teams.
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For many sportsmen, a hunting knife is standard equipment, but for some it is also a work of art.
In this week's Virginia Profile, Joe Dashiell introduces us to bladesmith Allen Harrington.
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((He makes his living on the family farm, but many of Allen Harrington' s hours are spent in his workshop... hammering, grinding and polishing steel blanks into custom blades.
[IN Q=Your blades have to be straight]
((ALLEN HARRINGTON: YOUR BLADES HAVE TO BE STRAIGHT. YOUR GRIND LINES HERE HAVE TO BE STRAIGHT AND CLEAN. YOUR FITS ALONG WHERE THE METAL AND THE BLADE AND THE GUARDS JOIN HAVE TO BE GOOD.))
[OUT Q=have to be good.]
A cousin got him started 16 years ago. His teachers were trial and error.
Almost four hundred knives later, he has forged a reputation for quality workmanship.
[IN Q=It's really a fairly rare thing]
((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: IT'S REALLY A FAIRLY RARE THING. AND WITH ALLEN WE HAVE SOMEONE WHO MAKES BOTH STRAIGHT KNIVES AND A FOLDING KNIFE AND I THINK THAT'S FAIRLY UNUSUAL THING TO FIND.))
[OUT Q=fairly unusual thing to find.]
Harrington enjoys the challenge of blending wood, metal, and other materials, fitting them together in a finished piece... and he isn't afraid to try something new.
[IN Q=I've made a little bit of everything]
((ALLEN HARRINGTON: I'VE MADE A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING, DONE SOME ORNAMENTAL IRON WORK, EVEN MADE EVERYTHING FROM SURGICAL SCALPELS TO BRANDING IRONS, SO IT'S JUST WHATEVER COMES ALONG IF I FIND IT ENJOYABLE TO DO.))
[OUT Q=find it enjoyable to do.]
Attention to detail is important, but Harrington says it may be stubborness that gives him the edge. "You just have to get into it," Harrington says, "and never give up."
Joe Dashiell News 7 Grayson County))
The Old dominion 500 was washed out yesterday and postponed until this morning at 11.
Mike Stevens says the best of efforts were no match for Mother Nature.
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Ricky Williams scored as time ran out to give the New Orleans Saints a 27 to 25 win over the Carolina Panthers.
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Aaron Brooks was on the money yesterday here he hits Cam Cleeland on one of his 2 touchdown catches today and the Saints took the 7 to nothing lead.
The Panthers would get a big play late in the fourth quarter. Steve Smith takes this punt up the sideline on his way to a 70 yard T-D run and Carolina would go on top with a minute and 48 seconds left in the game.
But Brooks would lead the Saints down the field he hands off to Williams who cuts it outside and scores on the short run and the Saints get the 27 to 25 win over the Panthers.
The Green Bay Packers improved to 4 and 1 with a 31 to 23 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
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The Packers led by 10 at the half.
Then in the third quarter Brett Favre hands off to Ahman Green who scores on the 1 yard run up the middle to make it 24 to 10 Packers.
Green Bay put the game away with 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter Favre goes to the air and hits Bubba Franks on the 2 yard T-D pass and the Packers win it 31 to 23.
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/FOX SPORTS; :]
The Vikings and Lions went to the wire in Minnesota today.
Daunte Culpepper rushed 7 times for 83 yards and two touchdowns and he passed for another as Minnesota holds off
Detroit 31 to 26.
And here are tonight's N-F-L scores.
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[SUPER=0100-j/New England/29//San Diego/26//Overtime/j/Tennessee/31//Tampa Bay/28//Overtime/;]
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The Virginia Tech defense will be without two of its top performers for at least 3 weeks.
Linebacker Jake Houseright had his left knee scoped yesterday morning to repair minor ligament damage.
And his teammate defensive back Larry Austin had the same surgery. Both had a torn meniscus in their left knees.
Tech trainer Mike Goforth said both should be sidelined for about 2 to 3 weeks but hopes to have both ready to go for the Syracuse game on October 27-th.
Brian Welch will replace Houseright while Erick green will start at corner.
The undefeated Hokies are ranked 4-th in the Coaches poll and sixth in the A-P.
A three run rally in the seventh keeps Seattle in the baseball playoffs.
The Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 6 to 2 to even their American League playoff series at 2 games apiece.
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The game was delayed a couple of hours because of the Rain.
Cleveland opened the game with a bang. Juan Gonzalez gets all of this pitch sending it into the left field seats for a solo homer and the Indians led 1 to nothing in the second.
Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki had three hits including the go ahead R-B-I single in the seventh and the Mariners hold on for the 6 to 2 win.
Game 5 is today in Seattle.
The New York Yankees have come from 2 down to force a game five in their American League playoff series with Oakland.
New York beats Oakland yesterday 9 to 2.
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The Yankees rallied in the second inning.
Paul O'Neil hits a shot up the middle into centerfield Bernie Williams scores from second and the Yankees took the early lead 1 to nothing.
New York continued that rally in the second Scott Brosius hits this fielders choice to second Jorge Posada scores from third to make it 2 to nothing and the Yankees force game 5 with the 9 to 2 win.
The fifth and deciding game will be held in New York today.
The Cardinals and Diamondbacks played game 5 of their National League championship series last night and Arizona advances to face the Atlanta Braves.
Arizona broke a one-one tie in the ninth to win the game and the series 2-to-one.
Roanoke's K.J. Hippensteel won the All American National Tennis Championships this afternoon at the Lincoln Tennis Center in Atlanta.
Hippensteel beat Russian Kosta Kinchanka of South Alabama in three sets 6-7, 6-3 and 6-3.
Hippensteel becomes the only 2 time winning in the tournament's history.