Coming up on News 7-
The U-S suffers its first casualties overseas.
A local group pledges to save a Roanoke County mountain from development.
A report from Martinsville on efforts to build a new Virginia Museum of Natural History.
And, hundreds take part in a local fundraiser for victims of the terrorst attacks.
News 7 is next.
The Pentagon today releases video-- showing Army rangers launching night raids in Afghanistan.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
[GRAPHIC=Operation Enduring Freedom]
The Pentagon is calling the latest battle "mission accomplished."
But the war on terrorism has also claimed its first combat casualties... killing two U-S soldiers.
Jennifer Miller has more from Washington.
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[SUPER=144-Department of Defense Video; :00 ]
[SUPER=141-Gen. Richard Myers/Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman; :27]
[SUPER=141-Jennifer Miller/CBS News; 1:30]
[OUT Q=cbs news.]
((DECLARING THE FIRST MAJOR GROUND MISSION A SUCCESS, THE PENTAGON
THIS VIDEO OF ARMY RANGERS BOARDING C-130 AIRCRAFT -- AND THEN
PARACHUTING INTO A PITCH-DARK AFGHANISTAN.
THE MILITARY SAYS THE TROOPS TARGETTED TWO LOCATIONS: AN AIRFIELD -- AND
A COMPOUND FOR THE TALIBAN SPIRITUAL LEADER, MULLAH OMAR. THERE -- THEY
FOUND STORES OF WEAPONS, BUT NO HIGH-RANKING TALIBAN MEMBERS.
(SOT: GEN RICHARD MYERS/CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF)
We had very low expectation that any of the senior taliban or Al-Qaeda
leadership would be involved in these particular targets.
THE U.S. SPECIAL FORCES DEALT WITH LIGHT RESISTANCE -- AND ACCORDING TO
THE PENTAGON -- THERE WERE SOME TALIBAN CASUALITIES.
TWO U.S. SOLDIERS SUPPORTING THE RAIDS ALSO LOST THEIR LIVES ... WHEN
THEIR HELICOPTER CRASHED IN PAKISTAN.
THE TALIBAN CLAIMS TO HAVE SHOT IT DOWN.
(SOT: GEN RICHARD MYERS)
"It's pretty well established the Taliban lie and in this case, and
claims they shot this helicopter down are absolutely false. This is
being classified as an aircraft mishap and it will be investigated as
AND AS U.S. WARPLANES SHIFT THEIR FOCUS FROM FIXED TARGETS TO TALIBAN
TROOPS, THOUSANDS OF AFGHANS CONTINUE TO HEAD TO THE PAKISTAN BORDER --
EVEN THOUGH ONLY THE WOUNDED, THE ELDERLY AND THOSE WITH PAPERS ARE
ALLOWED TO CROSS.
MEANWHILE, ANTHRAX IS STILL RATTLING NERVES HERE IN THIS U.S.
ON SATURDAY, INVESTIGATORS ON CAPITOL HILL FOUND TRACES OF ANTHRAX IN
ONE THE BUILDINGS THAT HANDLES MAIL FOR THE HOUSE.
LAWMAKERS SAY THEY WILL RECONVENE ON TUESDAY -- AS SCHEDULED -- EVEN IF
IT MEANS MEETING ELSEWHERE.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte said today he supports the use of ground troops in Afghanistan.
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[IN Q=I think its good that]
((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: I THINK ITS GOOD THAT WE ARE IN THERE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO FIND OSMA BIN LADEN AND THE OTHER TERRORISTS THAT ARE INVOLVED THERE, IN ORDER TO DO THAT YOU HAVE TO THE ABILITY TO HAVE GREATER CONTROL OVER THE AREA. WE'VE DONE EVERYTHING WE CAN FROM THE AIR, NOW HAVING TROOPS ON THE GROUND HELPS TO MAKE THAT AIR SUPPORT MORE EFFECTIVE.))
[SUPER=141-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) 6th District;]
[OUT Q=support more effective]
Goodlatte also says he DISAGREED with the decision to close the House side of the capitol due to anthrax fears.
But points out... they only missed one day of work because typically the House is closed from Friday until Tuesday.
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A mountainous project is underway in Roanoke County.
A group calling itself the Read Mountain Alliance is working to preserve the upper elevations of Read Mountain from development.
Today, the Board of Supervisors announced plans to vote Tuesday on an "option to purchase" agreement for the purchase of 90 acres on the mountain.
The group hopes to raise a half million dollars to buy another 600 acres.
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[IN Q=We don't envision]
((RON CRAWFORD/READ MOUNTAIN ALLIANCE: WE DON'T ENVISION A PARK THAT WOULD BE A HIGH IMPACT PARK. WE ENVISION FOOT TRAILS, BICYCLE TRAILS, MAYBE HORSEBACK RIDING, BUT NO REAL MAN MADE STRUCTURES OR VEHICLE ROADS ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Crawford/Read Mountain Alliance]
[OUT Q=on top of the mountain]
After today's announcement, a group headed up the mountain for an afternoon hike.
Read Mountain is one of the few mountains in the Roanoke Valley that has no man made structures on it.
The building that houses Virginia's Museum of Natural History in Martinsville is quickly becoming ancient history.
That's why the state wants to build a new 20 million dollar facility.
But as Justin McLeod discovered the museum has a hit a roadblock and has miles to go before reaching completion.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of Lion and new exhibit]
[SUPER=01-Judy Winston/Director of Research; :26]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Pike/Museum Director; 1:06]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Martinsville]
((((NAT SOUND OF TIGER MAKING NOISES))
Here's something you can sink your teeth into.
Its a new exhibit here at Virginia's Museum of Natural History called 'Wild About Cats.'
But you'll only see a small fraction of the total collection.
[IN Q=We simply don't have]
((NANCY MONCRIEF/CURATOR OF MAMMALS: WE SIMPLY DON'T HAVE THE SPACE RIGHT NOW.))
[OUT Q=space right now]
Right now, the building is more than eighty years old.
Space is so limited, exhibits are housed in the hallways.
And research labs look more like closets.
[IN Q=We've got collections]
((JUDY WINSTON/DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH: WE'VE GOT COLLECTIONS STORED IN A BANK BUILDING IN TOWN, WE HAVE COLLECTIONS STORED IN A FARMER'S SHED ABOUT 45 MINUTES FROM HERE.))
[OUT Q=minutes from here]
So about three years ago, museum officials began the process of building a brand new facility.
These drawings show what the new museum will look like once its finished.
[IN Q=The City of Martinsville]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE CITY OF MARTINSVILLE HAS ALREADY DONATED THE LAND HERE ON STARLING AVENUE FOR THE PROJECT. IN FACT, THE ONLY THING THATS MISSING IS THE MONEY NEEDED TO BUILD IT AND THAT COMES FROM RICHMOND. THIS YEAR'S STATE BUDGET FAILED TO INCLUDE THE 16 T0 20 MILLION DOLLARS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS PROJECT A REALITY.))
[OUT Q=project a reality]
Even without funding for this year, museum officials say the project is only a few months behind schedule.
[IN Q=We're going to the legislature]
((STEPHEN PIKE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: WE'RE GOING TO THE LEGISLATURE, HOPEFULLY WE'LL BE IN THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET, I DON'T KNOW THAT FOR A FACT, BUT I HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT WE WILL BE AND HOPEFULLY THE LEGISLATURE WILL FIND A WAY TO APPROVE IT AND WE'LL GET STARTED BUILDING IT SOMETIME IN THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR.))
[OUT Q=middle of next year]
But if the legislature fails to fund the project next year, construction on the new museum could be delayed more than a year.
Right now, its set to open sometime in 2005.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Martinsville. ))[Kaine]
Former Governor Doug Wilder is throwing his support behind Democrat Tim Kaine for lieutenant governor.
Wilder made the announcement earlier today, while campaigning with Kaine in Richmond.
This evening, Kaine took his message to Bedford where he referred to the latest NEWS 7/Mason Dixon poll which puts him ahead of Republican Jay Katzen by two points.
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[IN Q=The polls make it ]
((TIM KAINE: THE POLLS MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A TIGHT RACE. WE'VE GOT A NARROW LEAD AND IT'S PRETTY CONSISTENT ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH BUT THERE'S STILL A LOT OF UNDECIDED VOTERS PARTICULARLY IN THE DOWN TICKET RACES, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, AG, SO THE LAST 17 DAYS IS ALL ABOUT PERSUADING THE UNDECIDED TO BREAK OUR WAY.))
[OUT Q=BREAK OUR WAY.]
Kaine will be campaigning in Lynchburg and Charlottesville tomorrow.
Lynchburg College inaugurated its 10th president today.
Kenneth Garren was sworn in as the college's new president.
Garren replaces Charles Warren, who retired in July after seven years at the school.
Lynchburg is a private school with two- thousand students.
An event in Roanoke proves spring cleaning can happen anytime of the year.
Today the city held its Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Residents from across the Roanoke Valley lined the parking lot to lawfully dispose of their hazardous materials.
Crews collected everything from oil, paint, and antifreeze to other chemicals.
The event happens every year but this was the first time it took place in the fall.
City leaders wanted to give residents to chance to get rid of left-over materials and chemicals from summer projects.
Still to come on News 7, Italy bestowes its highest civilian award to New York mayor Rudy Giuliani...
and doctors are questioning whether a Florida boy will make a full recovery after being bitten by a shark nearly three months ago.
A Danville man remains hospitalized following a shooting last night.
Police say 18-year-old James Davis Junior was found in a house on the 14-hundred block of Myrtle Avenue - with a gunshot wound to the chest.
He is listed in stable condition at Danville Regional Hospital.
Officials say there are no leads or suspects at this time.
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Some scary moments after fire broke out at the Moose Lodge in Vinton last night.
Firefighters arrived just after 10:30 to find flames coming from a ground level office.
The fire was contained to that office.
Nearly two hundred people were at the lodge attending two separate events when the fire broke out.
There were no injuries and fire officials continue to investigate what caused the fire.
Investigators believe it started near a desk in the office.
Doctors are questioning whether a nine year old shark attack victim will make a full recovery.
Jessie Arbogast's arm was reattached after it was bitten off over the summer.
Doctors say Jessie's arm and mauled leg are both mending.
But the nine year old may be left with other "cognitive problems".
His doctors say the tremendous blood loss from the attack caused brain-wide oxygen deprivation.
Nearly three months after the attack, Jessie has not spoken.
Italy today awarded New York's Mayor its highest civilian honor.
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Italy's vice president of the council of minister's toured ground zero today... where he presented the Rudy Guiliani with a green, gold and silver sash.
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[IN Q=A NUMBER OF THE ]
[SUPER=01-Rudy Giuliani/New York Mayor;]
((A NUMBER OF THE LIVES THAT WERE LOST AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER WERE EITHTER ITALIAN OR ITALIAN AMERICAN POLICE OFFICERS AND THE FIRE FIREFIGHTERS SO I KNOW IT WILL MEAN A GREAT DEAL TO THEIR FAMILIES.))
[OUT Q=TO THEIR FAMILIES.]
So far 458 bodies have been removed from the debris and 408 of them have been identified.
But 45-hundred-15 people are still missing.
Still to come on News 7 at 11, UNC wins its fifth in a row, and U-V-A hangs tough with Florida State. Roy Stanley will join us with highlights...
and a huge benefit concert at New York's Madison Square Garden raises money for victims of the New
York terror attack.
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[Web Address Announce]
Hundreds of people gathered in Rockbridge County to support American troops overseas, and family members of victims in the September Eleventh attacks.
[VO-NAT - :11]
Singers John Sines Junior and Bruce Allen highlighted the event sponsored by Lee-Hi Travel and W-R-E-L radio.
Funds raised at the concert were given to the "Attack on America" fund.
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[SOT - 8:00:01]
[IN Q=I'm just like everyone else...]
((BRUCE ALLEN/MUSICIAN; I'M JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, I WANT TO DO SOMETHING TO HELP SUPPORT WHAT'S GOING ON, AND THE PEOPLE AND THE TRADGEDY THAT'S COME UPON THEM, AND US AS AMERICANS. AND THE ONLY THING WE CAN GIVE BACK IS TRY TO RAISE MONEY AND SHOW OUR SUPPORT.))
[OUT Q=and show our support.]
[VO-NAT - 6+]
The concert was free to the public, but attendees were asked to donate whatever they could.
Another benefit tonight...
This one at New York's Madison Square Garden.
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[OUT Q= NAT SOUND.]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
A huge benefit concert is underway in New York to raise money for charities helping the victims of the New York terror attack.
Tonight's line-up included David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Elton John and Destiny's Child.
The audience included thousands of firefighters, police officers and rescue workers, whom Bowie serenaded with the song, ``Heroes.''
The Virginia Cavaliers were at home last night taking on the 21-st ranked Seminoles of Florida State
The Seminoles scored with 4 minutes remaining in the first quarter. Chris Rix hooks up with Javon Walker on the 17 yard T-D pass to make it 7 to nothing.
But the Cavaliers came right back Matt Schaub hits Alvin Pearman over the middle and he takes it to the house from 19 yards out to make it 7 to 7 still in the first.
The Seminole offense scored 10 points in the third then the defense made a
big play to end the third quarter Abdul Howard picks off the deflected pass and he returns it 80 yards for the score to make it 26 to 7 and the Seminoles beat the Cavaliers 43 to 7.
Fourth ranked Bridgewater topped Emory & Henry yesterday to take sole possession of first place in the ODAC. Steve Mason and photographer Rich Maxey have a summary.
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[SUPER=03-Emory/Eagles vs. Wasps; :00]
[SUPER=01-Davon Cruz/3 Touchdowns, 89 Yards Rushing; :17]
[SUPER=01-Lou Wacker/Emory & Henry Head Coach; :55]
[SUPER=01-Jason Lutz/168 Yards Passing, 1 TD for BC; 1:22]
[SUPER=36-Bridgewater/28/Emory & Henry/14; 1:39]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Johnson/131 Offensive Yards; 1:50(QUICK!!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Mike Clark/Bridgewater Head Coach; 2:12]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
North Carolina became the first team to win 5 straight after starting 0 and 3. The Tar Heels knocked off 13-th ranked Clemson 38 to 3.
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/ESPN; :]
The Tar Heel defense took Woody Dantzler out of his game.
On this play Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers bats the ball into the air and then makes the interception giving Carolina good field position.
Leading 7 to 3, The Heels put it into the air Darian Durant hooks up with Bosley Allen on this 22 yard T-D pass play and the Heels went on top 14 to 3 in the second quarter.
Still in the third, Ronald Curry puts it into the air and again Allen makes the 48 yard T-D catch to make it 21 to 3 and Carolina goes on to win it 38 to 3.
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/JP; :]
Maryland, The A-C-C's other ranked team cruised to an easy win over Duke.
The 12-th ranked and undefeated Terps scored touchdowns on their first six possessions in a 59 to 17 win over the Blue Devils.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
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[SUPER=0101-/Virginia/7/j/Florida St.#21/43///j/Bridgewater/28//Emory & Henry/14///;]
[SUPER=0101-j/Wash. & Lee/28//Sewanee/24///j/Hamp.-Sydney/27//Catholic/25///;]
[SUPER=0101-/S. Carolina St./17/j/Hampton/28////JMU/20/j/Massachusetts/43///;]
[SUPER=0101-j/William & Mary/21//Delaware/17////Richmond/0/j/Northeastern/7///;]
[SUPER=0101-/Norfolk St./9/j/Florida A&M/47///j/Jacksonville/20//UVA-Wise/13///;]
[SUPER=0101-/N.C. State/17/j/Georgia Tech#23/27///j/Boston College/45//Pittsburgh/7///;]
[SUPER=0101-j/BYU#18/63//Air Force/33///j/Auburn/48//Louisiana Tech/41//Overtime/;]
[SUPER=0101-/Northwestern#22/35/j/Penn St./38////Toledo#25/20/j/Ball State/24///;]
[OUT Q=....last score."]
G.W. of Danville rolled into Roanoke yesterday and routed Patrick Henry 55 to 9.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Patriots vs Eagles; :]
The Patriot band warming up before the opening kickoff.
G.W. would get on the board on this play Kenny Lewis takes the handoff cuts it outside and scores on the 40 yard run giving the Eagles the early lead.
Patrick Henry's defense tightened up. Eagle quarterback Jan Fulton puts it up into the air but Ronald Spinner intercepts the pass at the goal line stopping the drive.
But the Eagles came right back again getting it to Lewis he takes it to the end zone from in close for his second T-D of the game.
[SUPER=36-G.W. Danville/55/Patrick Henry/9/;]
G.W.'s defense would seal the win on this play. Melvin Smith completes the pass but its fumbled and Danville's Ryan Martin scoops it up and scores the T-D by the seat of his pants and the Eagles win it 55 to 9.
That's it for sports, have a great sunday everybody![S-Express]
The Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies made a trip to Roanoke last night to take on the Express.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Bullies; :]
The Express hit the ice with an undefeated record.
And Roanoke struck in the first period Mike Omiccolia gets the puck at the side of the net and scores the goal and the Express went on top 1 to nothing.
Then in the second period Vern Fiddler passes the puck to Rick Kowalsky and he finds the corner of the net to make it 2 to nothing and the Express wins it 3 to 1.
Seattle came back yesterday beating New York 14 to 3 but the Mariners still trail in the playoff series 2 games to 1.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX SPORTS; :]
The Yankees got the early start when Bernie Williams gets all of this pitch sending it over the centerfield wall for a 2 run homer New York led 2 to nothing in the first.
But the Mariners rallied in the fifth. Brett Boone hits the pop fly to short left field Chuck Knoblauch makes the catch then drops the ball 2 runs score and the game was tied at 2 to 2.
Then Seattle's Jon Olerud gets all of this pitch its a solo homer over the right field wall the Mariners led 3 to 2 and Seattle wins it 14 to 3.
Bridgewater wins a big ODAC game, more later on Sunday Morning.
The Braves and Diamondbacks resumed the National League Championship Series today. Arizona led the series 2 games to 1.
And Arizona was leading the Braves 6 to 3 in the 8-th.
Here's a piece of election trivia...
What do Ronald Reagan and Ronald McDonald have in common?
For the answer, just ask Henry County resident John Bowles.
He collects campaign buttons and other political memorabilia.
One of his most rare items is a poster from the 1980 presidential campaign.
It shows Ronald Reagan working at McDonald's with a headline that proclaims "Give Ronald A Job He Can Handle."
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[IN Q=A company in Northern Virginia]
((JOHN BOWLES/COLLECTOR: A COMPANY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA MADE THESE POSTERS AND THEY START SELLING THEM. McDONALD'S SAW THE GOLDEN ARCHES AND IMMEDIATELY FILED A LAWSUIT CLAIMING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. THIS WAS DONE IN OCTOBER I THINK OF 1980.))
[OUT Q=I think of 1980]
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That's just one of hundreds of political stories from campaigns that go back more than a hundred years.
You can catch the story tomorrow on News 7 Sunday morning.