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The U-S takes the war on terrorism up a notch--
There's word that a small group of American troops is operating in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the Taliban is challenging the U-S to send in more troops.
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And we'll have the latest on a bomb scare that canceled classes today at Giles County High School.
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Another nice day to get outside and enjoy as temperatures continue to warm right through the weekend....I'll have you forecast....
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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News 7 at noon is straight ahead.



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The Taliban says IT and Osama bin laden's terrorist network have survived 13 days of air strikes without any casualties in their leadership.
Now the U-S is upping the ante, and sending ground troops into the region.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A U-S official says special forces troops are operating in southern Afghanistan.
Nearly all of that area is currently under Taliban control.
The source ALSO says military action in Afghanistan could increase dramatically in the coming days.
Meanwhile, Afghani officials deny having anything to do with the anthrax scares in the U-S.
In Washington, the Senate has joined the House in adjourning for a longer-than-normal weekend, as investigators continue searching for Anthrax spores.
Meanwhile, experts say it's going to be difficult to track down the source of the Anthrax mailings.
Aleen Sirgany joins us now from Washington D-C with an update.
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(((pkg) NOON ATTACK 10/19/01 IN PERHAPS THE MOST DANGEROUS PART OF THE WAR ON TERRORISM SO FAR, SPECIAL FORCES HAVE NOW GONE INTO SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN. THIS TRAINING VIDEO SHOWS WHAT IT COULD LOOK LIKE FOR TROOPS NOW OPERATING ON THE FRONT LINE AS THEY CARRY OUT THEIR SEARCH AND DESTROY MISSION. BUT THE WHITE HOUSE ISNT GOING INTO DETAIL.

(SOT)CONDOLEEZA RICE/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER


IN AFGHANISTAN, U.S JETS EASED THEIR ROUND THE CLOCK BOMBINGS IN KABUL FOR ISLAMSS HOLY DAY BUT DIDNT BACK OFF ALL TOGETHER. IN THE MEANTIME, THE TALIBAN IS CHALLENGING THE U.S TO SEND IN A FULL FORCE OF TROOPS.

(SOT...TALIBAN)

The most important thing is this is a logical war or beliefs and our beliefs are strong.
AND THE TALIBAN DENIES ANY PART IN THE U.S. ANTHRAX SCARES AND SAY IT DOESN'T EVENKNOWWHAT ANTHRAX IS.
ON CAPITOL HIL, AS THE HOUSE REMAINS SHUT DOWN, ANXIOUS STAFFERS STILL WAIT FOR RESULTS OF THEIR ANTHRAX TEST AFTER MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE TESTED POSTIVE FOR EXPOSURE. MEANTIME, THE PRESIDENT IS IN CHINA RALLYING SUPPORT FROM THAT NATION FOR THE WAR ON TERRORISM. ))

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Authorities are attempting to re-trace the steps of a New Jersey mail carrier, who is the sixth person diagnosed with Anthrax.
And crews are taking samples from C-B-S News headquarters after a worker there tested positive for anthrax.
Gretchen Carlson reports.
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(TRACK) LOCATOR: NEW YORK

Life at CBS headquarters in New York hasnt changed much since the announcement an assistant to Dan Rather has the skin form of anthrax. The Evening News is still being broadcast here and no part of the building has been evacuated.
But there is one major difference the story thats been the lead on the CBS news every night has now hit home.

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Health officials are back inside CBS for a second day of testing. Theyre swabbing peoples noses and conducting interviews with people who worked in the vicinity of the employee who tested positive for the disease as a precaution.

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(STAND-UP BRIDGE) Gretchen Carlson Reporting

Investigators are also inside the building now because this is more than just a health concern its also a criminal investigation.

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While officials believe the anthrax got into CBS via the mail no suspicious letter has been found. Thats why environmental samples are now being taken from various sites throughout the building. But health officials believe it is unlikely that anyone else who works at CBS is now at risk.
Across the river in New Jersey though a postal worker HAS tested positive for the disease. Investigators believe she touched the tainted letters that were sent to NBCs Tom Brokaw and Senator Daschle. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.

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Sen. George Allen says Virginians should be cautious in the wake of recent anthrax cases, but he says it's our patriotic duty to live our lives as normally as possible.
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Allen is visiting western Virginia today.
He says it was important for the Senate to remain in session yesterday, and important for Americans to maintain their normal routines.
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((PEOPLE SHOULD GO ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS WHATEVER THEIR BUSINESS IS. WHETHER IT'S THE KIDS, SCHOOL, ACTIVITIES, HALLOWEEN, WHATEVER THEY'RE DOING, BE ALERT, BE A LITTLE BIT MORE ON GUARD BUT GO ABOUT YOUR LIFE.))
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The Senator says he has NOT been tested for anthrax, but four of his staffers who visited a contaminated mail room on Capitol Hill are receiving antibiotics as a precaution.

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Vice President Dick Cheney says the war against terror is ``proceeding on course.''
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Cheney's been kept largely out of the public eye since the terrorist attacks.
But last night, he donned a tuxedo, and acted as keynote speaker for the Alfred E- Smith Memorial dinner.
Cheney used the opportunity to comment about the nation's losses on September 11th.
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((DICK CHENEY/VICE PRESIDENT: TIME WILL PASS, BUT OUR NATION WILL NEVER FORGET THAT MORNING WHEN THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT AND UNSUSPECTING HUMAN BEINGS WERE MURDERED. I DOUBT THERE IS A MAN OR WOMAN IN THIS ROOM TONIGHT WHO DID NOT EXPERIENCE A PERSONAL LOSS IN THOSE EVENTS. AND I KNOW THERE IS NOT A MAN OR WOMAN IN THIS ROOM WHO DOES NOT WAIT ON THE DAY THAT JUSTICE IS DELIVERED, AND IT WILL BE.))
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In a moment of levity, Cheney joked that it was nice to be at a "disclosed location" for a change.
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Fire damaged a duplex in southwest Roanoke this morning.
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The fire broke out just before eight, at 26-01 Avenel Avenue.
It started in the living room, and firefighters had it out in a few minutes.
But the flames and smoke did about 30-thousand dollars damage.
No one was home at the time.
The other side of the duplex was not affected.
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Giles County Sheriff's Deputies and State Police bomb dogs are searching Giles High School at this hour. Classes there were canceled for the day when a bomb threat was called in at 7:30 this morning. At this point, tonight's homecoming football game and parade are going on as scheduled. All other schools in the district are holding classes.

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Social Security recipients will get one of their smallest increases in recent memory next year. We'll have the details after the break,
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Also another five thousand employees in the air travel industry are laid off.
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Social Security recipients are getting a raise next year, but perhaps a bit smaller than they're used to.
The Social Security Administration says recipients will get a two-point-six percent cost of living increase in their monthly checks.
That amounts to an extra 22- dollars a month for the average retiree.
Next year's increase is smaller than THIS year's, because officials say inflation has slowed.



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More casualties from the slump in the airline industry-- Airplane engine-maker Rolls-Royce says it's cutting five thousand jobs.
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The company says 38-hundred of the jobs affected are in Britain.
It's not clear where the other cuts will be made.
The company says it expects to sell 30 percent fewer jet engines in 2002 compared to this year.
Officials say the job cuts are the direct result of last month's terrorist attacks.
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[Elmwood-Park]


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People wanting to see Roanoke honor Martin Luther King Junior by changing the name of Elwood Park were disappointed last night.
Efforts by some members of Roanoke City Council to reach a compromise failed to produce a consensus.
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The compromise would keep the Elmwood name for the southern end of the park.
The portion that includes the lilly ponds north of Bullit Avenue would be renamed in honor of King.
But that, too, is controversial.
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((GEORGE KEGLEY/HISTORY MUSEUM BOARD MEMBER: WE RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF REMEMBERING THE NAME OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING AND WE BELIEVE IT IS APPROPRIATE THAT THE NORTH SECTION, A KEY LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE BE NAMED FOR DR. KING.)) ((EVELYN BETHEL/ROANOKE RESIDENT: IT IS WITH PRIDE IN DR. KING AND HUMILITY BEFORE GOD THAT I STAND TO ASK WITH EVERY BREATH IN MY BODY, THAT YOU ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL REJECT THIS PROPOSAL TO HAVE A SEPERATE BUT UNEQUAL AREA NAMED IN HONOR OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING.))
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City council listened to a variety of opinions, but will save the decision on Elmwood Park for a future meeting.
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Developers of a proposed luxury car dealership in Roanoke County are trying to win over its neighbors.
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Original plans called for a Land Rover dealership on US 220 that includes the former site of the Parkway Motel.
Now the owners want to expand the project
Developers met last night in the Clearbrook community to discuss plans to add several new lines of luxury automobiles.
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((LOWELL FOUTZ/RESIDENT: I DON'T KNOW IF ITS GOING TO MAKE THE TRAFFIC PROBLEM WORSE OR BETTER BUT MAYBE IF THEY GET THE STOP LIGHTS OR WHATEVER IN THAT IT WILL IMPROVE THE TRAFFIC HERE ON 220.)) ((MARY ELLEN GOODLATTE/ATTORNEY: THESE WILL BE SMALL VOLUME UPSCALE DEALERSHIPS, DEALERSHIPS LIKE MERCEDES, JAQUAR, LIKE LAND ROVER DON'T DEPEND ON VOLUME TRAFFIC.))
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The county must still approve the site plan for the project.
Developers hope to have it built and up and running by next year.
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A judge has put the brakes on plans for a drag strip in Pittsylvania County.
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Judge Charles Strauss ruled Wednesday that the special-use permit issued for construction of the drag strip was invalid.
Landowner Stone Gregory, the Third, wanted to build a quarter-mile drag strip off of Route 832.
Last year, the the Board of Zoning appeals issued the permit allowing for construction.
Residents who oppose the project sued, arguing the board failed to follow the county's ordinances.
Judge Strauss agreed.
No word on whether Gregory plans to appeal.
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Still to come on the newscast, Leo will let us know if high school football fans will need their big coats tonight,

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But first, we'll take an upclose look at the plane that has made the air over Afghanistan safer for the American military.
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The first mission when America goes to war is to gain control of the skies. That means destroying enemy air bases, anti-aircraft sites and airplanes.
The plane the military relies on to hold the skies is the F-15.
Terry Turner looks at what it can do.
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(( IT WAS A LONG RECORD. NOT SINCE THE KOREAN WAR...19-53...HAD AMERICAN'S FORCES ON THE GROUND DIED FROM AN ENEMY AIR ATTACK.
THE RECORD ENDED SEPTEMBER 11TH AT THE PENTAGON.
THIS IS THE PLANE THAT THE AIR FORCE USED TO RE-TAKE THE SKIES IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM.

(SOT-SPENCER "What the F-15 does--what its role is--is air

superiority. That is, to maintain control of the skies.")

AIR SUPERIORITY. TAKE OUT AN ENEMY'S AIR FORCE IN THE AIR...OR ON THE GROUND. THAT'S WHAT THE F-15 WAS BUILT TO DO.
WITH A TOP SPEED OF TWO-AND-A-HALF TIMES THE SPEED OF SOUND...'EAGLES' CAN INTERCEPT ANYTHING THAT GETS IN THE AIR. ITS MISSILES CAN SHOOT DOWN AN ENEMY PLANE...BEFORE THE F-15'S PILOT CAN EVEN SEE HIS TARGET.
SINCE ENTERING SERVICE IN THE 19-70s...THE F-15 HAS RACKED UP A 95 TO NONE KILL RATIO. THAT IS...THEY'VE SHOT DOWN 95 ENEMY PLANES...AND NO ENEMY PLANE HAS EVER SHOT DOWN AN 'EAGLE.'
F-15s CAN ALSO FLY STRIKE MISSIONS--DROPPING BOMBS A CREWMAN CAN GUIDE...AFTER THEY LEAVE THE PLANE.

(SOT-GOURE "That is, you watch the bomb go in, if you see that there

are civilians in the target, you move the weapon away to an uninhabited area.")

ANOTHER AIR SUPERIORITY MISSION FOR THE F-15 IS OVER AMERICA--PATROLS TO DETER MORE HIJACKINGS.

(SOT-SPENCER "If we have fighter planes circling our cities, it might

make someone less willing to hijack an airplane and use it as a giant molotov cocktail.")

ON SEPTEMBER 11-TH...ONLY 14 FIGHTER PLANES WERE READY TO INTERCEPT THE HIJACKED JETS.
TODAY...THE F-15 IS PART OF A MORE THAN 100 PLANE FORCE READY TO INTERCEPT...AND IF NECESSARY...SHOOT DOWN HIJACKED PLANES AT HOME.
IN WASHINGTON, I'M TERRY TURNER
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THE AIR FORCE WANTS TO REPLACE ITS AGING F-15s WITH THE NEW F-22...WHICH IS STILL UNDER DEVELOPMENT.
THE AIR FORCE BILLS THE F-22 AS AN "AIR SUPREMACY" FIGHTER...DESIGNED TO DESTROY AN ENEMY AIR FORCE BEFORE ANY OF ITS PLANES CAN GET INTO A FIGHT.))
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 76 points.

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Nasdaq has dropped 21 points.


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Still to come ... high school football heads into yet another week. We'll have a rundown of games and times.
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and ... over 30 guys will muscle their way into Salem this weekend to find out how well the strong survive.
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The New York Yankees made sure the Mariners stayed winless in Seattle last night.
The Yankees took the two to nothing lead in the A-L-C-S by nipping the Mariners 3-to-2.
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The Yanks struck quickly against Freddy Garcia, who was throwing on three day's rest for only the second time in the big leagues. Scott Brosius doubled home two runs in the second and scored on Chuck Knoblauch's fifth hit of the series, an r-b-i single. Mike Mussina had to work out a few jams in the first two inning before settling in. But he retired the last eight batters he faced after Stan (HAH'-vee-ehr) Javier belted a two-run homer in the fourth.

Mariano Rivera picked up his second save of the series, retiring the last five Mariner hitters. The series resumes tomorrow in the Bronx, where Jamie Moyer will throw for the Mariners, against Orlando Hernandez.
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Before this weekend is over, the toughest man in this part of the state will be crowned at the Salem Civic Center.

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Over 30 guys signed up last night to compete in this weekend's Toughman event.
And some like Stoney Hale, who drove all the way from Grundy, have entered competitions in other states.
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The fighters will battle in three 60- second rounds, in both the Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight divisions
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The action takes place at the Salem Civic Center tonight and tomorrow night.

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U-V-A remains the underdog for tomorrow night's showdown with the Seminoles. And Florida State is just the start of a make or break stretch run, that includes the likes of Ga. Tech, Virginia Tech and NC State.
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Dealing with Florida State on Saturday may be easier than straightening out a scheduling problem UVa has gotten into.
Reports out of South Carolina today indicate that UVa is scheduled to play at Penn State next season, and host South Carolina on the same day - September 7th.
Obviously, they can't play them both, and getting rid of one or the other could be costly.

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It's week number eight of the high school football season. Here's the rundown of Friday Football Extra games for tonight.
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