Coming up on News 7-
Another postal worker is hospitalized with inhalation anthrax--
A stray U-S missile is blamed for more civilian deaths in Afghanistan.
The latest statewide poll puts Mark Warner in the lead...
And, Halloween comes early at Explore Park.
Stay with us, NEWS 7 is next.
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[IN Q=We come this day to ]
((WE COME THIS DAY TO SEEK YOUR HELP, YOUR MERCY AND YOUR GRACE.))
[OUT Q=and your grace.]
Thousands gather at Ground Zero, for an interdenominational service honoring those lost in the World Trade Center attack.
[IN Q= WE WILL ]
((WE WILL HOLD ON TO THE MEMORIES WE WILL HOLD ONTO THIS MOMENT AND MOST IMPORTANT WE WILL HOLD ONTO ONE ANOTHER.))
[OUT Q= ONTO ONE ANOTHER.]
[ss=News 7 at 11]
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
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It's been nearly seven weeks since thousands of families lost loved ones in the World Trade Center attack.
Today-- they gathered at the huge heaps of smoldering ruins in New York's Ground Zero.
The service there was filled with religious readings, and sorrowful and patriotic songs.
Many mourners cried and held up pictures of loved ones.
Jennifer Miller joins us now from New York with more on today's emotional service.
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[SUPER=141-Imam Isak-El Mueed Pasba/NYC Police Dept. Chaplain; ]
[SUPER=141-Chris Basnicki/Lost Brother in Attack; ]
[SUPER=141-Rabbi Joseph Potasnik/NYC Fire Dept. Chaplain; ]
[OUT Q=back to you.]
(Location: New York)
10:00:52 There will never be a gravesite.
This urn is the only remains Steve Fangman will ever have of his
Inscribed: the day 4-thousand plus Americans lost their lives to
terrorists. Its a day Fangman is still dealing with.
09:59:50 - The whole thing helped today.
(Nat of Ave Maria)
Sunday, Fangman joined thousands of others at the site where they lost
their family members Septmeber 11th. They shared stories, pictures and
(Imam Isak-El Mueed Pasba/NYC Police Dept. Chaplain)
We are neighbors, we are family members and we are friends and we hurt
as human beings do.
But for many, the hurting gave way to healing.
(Chris Basnicki/Lost Brother)
10:00:04 Talking to other people, knowing that Im not the only one.
(Nat up of God Bless America)
And a new unity became evident during the closing rendition of God
Bless America. They all seemed proud and aware they do not suffer
(Rabbi Joseph Potasnik/NYC Fire Dept. Chaplain)
14:25:54 - We the United States of America have become the re-United
States of America.
(Stand-up Close: Jennifer Miller/CBS)))
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Health officials say a female postal worker in New Jersey has tested positive for the dangerous inhaled form of anthrax.
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A health department spokeswoman says the postal worker is improving.
A second female worker is also hospitalized.
She's classified as a "suspected case" based on preliminary tests.
Both women worked at the Hamilton regional processing center.
That facility processed at least three anthrax laced letters addressed to Tom Brokaw, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschel and the New York Post.
Also today, a facility that handles mail for the U-S Justice Department tested positive for anthrax.
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In Afghanistan... there's been no let-up in military strikes.
U-S jets were back over the skies of Kabul today.
Tom Fenton has more from Pakistan.
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[SUPER=141-Sohail Shaheen/Deputy Taliban Ambassador to Pakistan; 1:04]
[SUPER=141-Tom Fenton/CBS News; 1:20]
[OUT Q=Islamabad, Pakistan.]
As the United States steps up its attacks on Taliban positions in
Afghanistan, civilian casualties are increasing. High flying American
planes have clear command of the skies, but apparently less than perfect
control over what they hit on the ground. Eye witnesses claim at least
thirteen civilians were killed this morning in three villages north of
And today, relatives and friends buried a woman who was killed when a
stray missile a village on the ANTI-Taliban side.
In almost daily demonstrations around the country, angry muslims
condemn not only America, but also their leaders for collaborating with
(first shot aptn, rest reuters)
Their calls to join the fight against America are being heard. Several
thousand armed Pakistanis headed for the border today, vowing to support
the Taliban forces inside Afghanistan. All this is music to the ears of
the Taliban regime...
whose representative in Pakistan spreads the message that America is
deliberately targeting civilians.
(SOT SUHAIL SHAHEEN, DEPUTY TALIBAN AMBASSADOR TO PAKISTAN)
AMERICA WHO CLAIMS BEING PROTECTOR OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY HAS
INTENTIONALLY BOMBARDED VILLAGES, HOSPITALS AND EVEN PASSENGER BUSES.
OC THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TALIBAN IS TURNING OUT TO BE MORE DIFFICULT
THAN EXPECTED, AND THE PAKISTAN GOVERNMENT IS UNDER MOUNTING PRESSURE AT
HOME. PERHAPS THAT'S WHY WASHINGTON IS NOW PLANNING TO ANNOUNCE AN
ADDITIONAL 500 MILLION DOLLARS IN AID TO THIS KEY ALLY.
TOM FENTON, CBS NEWS, ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN
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A new statewide poll gives Mark Warner a clear lead over his Republican challenger.
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The latest Washington Post poll shows Warner with 51- percent support-- while 41 percent support Mark Earley.
Two percent supported Libertarian William Redpath and six percent were undecided.
The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.
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Virginia's International raceway is on the fast track to having a major impact on the Southside economy.
The Halifax County raceway re-opened two years ago after closing nearly two decades ago.
Justin McLeod shows us why VIR has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.
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[IN Q=Nat Sound of race]
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[SUPER=01-Larry Mathews/Race Fan; :16]
[SUPER=01-Harvey Siegel/Owner; :33]
[SUPER=01-Connie Nyholm/Owner; 1:13]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Halifax County]
((((NAT SOUND OF RACE))
Virginia International Raceway is not your typical racetrack.
Its 3 1/2 mile course is known for its challenging terrain and sharp turns.
This weekend the track wrapped up his second season.
[IN Q=I used to come twenty five years ago]
((LARRY MATTHEWS/RACE FAN: I USED TO COME TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO OR SO, A WHOLE DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE BUT STILL A LOT OF FUN.))
[OUT Q=but still a lot of fun]
And that fun is just beginning.
60 million dollars worth of improvements are set to arrive within the next decade.
[IN Q=I have plans to make]
((HARVEY SIEGEL/OWNER: I HAVE PLANS TO MAKE IT ASSUMING WE GET THE COOPERATION WE ARE NOW GETTING PROBABLY THE LARGEST MOTOR SPORT COMPLEX IN AMERICA.))
[OUT Q=complex in America]
Its already heading in that direction.
VIR recently opened its new race plex which houses several racing businesses.
And a newly renovated country club is now up and running.
[IN Q=Virginia's tobacco commission]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: VIRGINIA'S TOBACCO COMMISSION PLEDGED 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS ON FRIDAY TO HELP THE RACEWAY DEVELOP ON-SITE SEWAGE DISPOSAL. ONCE THAT'S COMPLETED, CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN EARLY NEXT YEAR ON A NEW HOTEL CONFERENCE CENTER HERE AT THE RACEWAY.))
[OUT Q=at the raceway]
((NAT SOUND OF RACE))
Developers believe an on-site hotel will only help, rather than hurt other hotels in the area.
[IN Q=The Virginia Tech study]
((CONNIE NYHOLM/OWNER: THE VIRGINIA TECH STUDY HAS ESTIMATED THAT WE NEED 40,000 ROOM NIGHTS. THAT WILL GROW TO 195,000 ROOM NIGHTS SO OUR LITTLE HUNDRED INN WON'T REALLY MAKE A DROP IN THE BUCKET.))
[OUT Q=drop in the bucket]
That study also revealed the raceway currently generates more than 22-million dollars for area businesses.
With more races and double the crowds expected next year, VIR and the area's economy have a brighter future down the road.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Halifax County.))
Another big attraction is on its way to Southside.
Construction recently began on a new megaplex movie theater in Danville.
The facility will be located on Highway 58 between the Big-K and the Robertson Street bridge
It will feature 14 screens, stadium seating, and digital sound.
The Georgia Theatre company hopes to finish the new theater by Spring.
Still to come, the pumpkins are ready, and Halloween is just a few days away...
We'll check in with one area attraction that was getting into the spirit a little early, to spread some spooky cheer. Stay with us there's much more to come on News 7 at 11...
A Pulaski County man died after his house caught fire last night.
Fire officials responded to the house on Case Knife Road shortly before nine o'clock.
The blaze is being blamed on a malfunction in an oil furnace.
The house sustained approximately 35-thousand dollars in damage.
The victim's name has not been released.
Recent stories on Muslims and Middle Eastern natives in our region brought comments from viewers.
Here's this week's Feedback with assignment editor Joe McKean
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(( An interview with a member of a Muslim community in Charlotte County prompted a viewer from Lynchburg (Lori Harris) to write:
"Come on, this guy by no means appeared to be born and raised in the Muslim nations, what a slap in the face of those born and raised here in the USA. This guy only appeared as an American who has taken the Islamic religion, and more power to him if that is what he wishes, however, he lived on the same lot of land with someone...who has been arrested for gun charges..."
The problems the owner of Ciro's Pizza is facing brought little sympathy from a viewer (Lawrence T. Baker, Jr.) in Rocky Mount:
"I'm sick of hearing all these stories about how bad all your listeners are for not going to stores or restaurants owned by people from the middle east. We are not all that bad and if not going to their place of business means we are bad you are picking on the wrong crowd."
To express your views on issues of public concern, write to PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007; fax us at 343-7269 or email us at email@example.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))[Spooky-Hollow]
Something scary was going on at Virginia's Explore Park this weekend...
Visitors to "Sleepy Hollow" could learn about the lore and legends of bats, scarecrow making, and of course some serious pumpkin carving...
But the biggest draw was probably the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, acted out by members of the Theater at Lime Kiln.
The event also educated kids about the origins of Halloween, and why we wear those spooky costumes.
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[IN Q=That's from the Celts...]
[SUPER=01-Lu Sadler/Virginia Explore Park]
((LU SADLER/VIRGINIA EXPLORE PARK; THAT'S FROM THE CELTS, THE PEOPLE WHO CAME HERE FROM IRELAND AND SCOTLAND, AND THEY BROUGHT THEIR TRADITIONAL HOLIDAYS WITH THEM. THEY BELIEVED THAT A CERTAIN POINT IN THE YEAR, AND THIS WAS THEIR NEW YEAR, THAT TIME CROSSED OVER WITH ANOTHER DIMENSION AND PEOPLE FROM THE SPIRIT WORLD CAN MOVE INTO THE PHYSICAL WORLD, AND SO ON.))
[OUT Q=physical world, and so on.]
The event wrapped up this afternoon, but promises to bring back more halloween mischief next year.
Still to come, the Redskins belittle the Giants, and the Ravens soar over the Jaguars. Roy Stanley will have highlights up ahead in sports...
but before that, we'll meet one man who is trying to bring back the stars to a Lynchburg theater. We'll have more just ahead on News 7 at 11.
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[Web Address Announce]
He's a man who has worked with just about everybody in the business, and he's come to town to help the Academy of Music reclaim its place among America's top theaters.
Steve Smallshaw has more in this week's "Virginia Profile".
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[IN Q=Since he was]
[SUPER=01-Arnold Breman/Academy of Music Executive Director; :07]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
(( Since he was five years old, the fine arts have been in Arnold Breman's blood.. whether he liked it or not.
((ARNOLD BREMAN/ACADEMY OF MUSIC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: I USED TO GET LAUGHED AT OR CRITICIZED BECAUSE MY PARENTS WOULD DO SUCH HORRIBLE THINGS AS TAKE ME TO THE METROPOLITAN OPERA TO HEAR LEONARD BERNSTEIN CONDUCT THE YOUTH CONCERTS, AND THEY WERE ALWAYS DRAGGING ME OUT))
[OUT Q=dragging me out.]
Forsaking an education in hotel management, Breman started managing a small theater in Brooklyn in the 1960's.. ten years later, he was hired to rebuild another performing arts center in upstate New York.
((ARNOLD BREMAN: AND THEY SAID 'MR. BREMAN, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR ELMIRA, NEW YORK, THIS LITTLE TOWN?' AND I BOLDLY SAID, 'I'M GOING TO BRING THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC, I'M GOING TO BRING BEVERLY SILLS, I'M GOING TO BRING ELLA FITZGERALD AND I'M GOING TO BRING THIS ONE AND THAT ONE'. AND THE NEXT DAY, THERE WAS A HUGE HEADLINE IN THE NEWSPAPER THAT SAID 'THE PIED PIPER COMES TO ELMIRA, NEW YORK'. WELL, I WAS THERE FOR FIVE YEARS AND YOU KNOW WHAT? WE BROUGHT THEM ALL.))
[OUT Q=brought them all.]
Since then, he's worked with just about every big name in show business.
((THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL WALL, SOME PRETTY BIG STARS HERE.. ELLA FITZGERALD, BENNY GOODMAN, SAMMY DAVIS..))
His office walls are lined with memories from the stars he's met over the years.. hundreds more photos are packed away.
With a long track record of helping build theaters from New York to Florida, Breman was looking for a new challenge.. but the situation had to be just right.
((BREMAN: I HAD CERTAIN CRITERIA FOR PICKING.. ONE WAS QUALITY OF LIFE, ONE WAS THE THEATER HAD TO BE SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL AND I HAD TO LIKE THE PEOPLE, AND ALL THREE HAPPENED WHEN I CAME DOWN HERE FOR AN INTERVIEW.))
[OUT Q=an interview.]
At first, Lynchburg's Academy of Music wasn't sure it could afford someone with his experience, but a deal was worked out and Breman and his family landed in the Hill City a year ago.
His mission here is clear: restore the century-old Academy to its former glory.
((BREMAN: IT'S NOT SIMPLE, IT'S A LOT OF WORK, BUT IT'S JUST LIKE I KNOW WHAT TO DO. IN THE OTHERS, I WAS FEELING MY WAY BUT IN THIS ONE, BASICALLY I THINK I KNOW WHAT TO DO.))
[OUT Q=what to do.]
That's what the Academy and its supporters are counting on.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))[S-Skins]
After an 0 and 5 start, The Washington Redskins have won 2 in a row after yesterday's 35 to 21 win over New York Giants.
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[IN Q="The Giants...]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD/FOX SPORTS; :00]
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[OUT Q=....21 win."]
((The Giants turned it over on their first possession and the Redskins took advantage of the mistake Tony banks hitting Rod Gardner on the 12 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to nothing Skins.
Then the Redskins special teams stepped up Eric Metcalf catches this punt and he cuts it outside and takes it 89 yards for the score setting an N-F-L record with his 12-th kick return for a touchdown and Washington led 14 to nothing still in the first.
But the Giants scored 14 unanswered points. Kerry Collins tosses the 6 yard T-D pass to Amani Toomer to make it 14 to 7 skins with 6 minutes left in the second quarter.
Then with just 3 minutes left in the half Collins Rolls outside and hits Ike Hillard he takes it 27 yards for the score and the game was tied at 14 to 14.
The Redskins led 17 to 14 then in the third Banks passes to Derrius Thompson he then puts it into the air and hits a wide open Kevin Lockett and the Skins took the 24 to 14 lead.
New York cut the lead to six in the fourth quarter when Collins hooks up with Greg Comellia on this one yard pass play to make it 27 to 21.
But Washington put it away late in the fourth Banks goes deep and hits Michael Westbrook down the sideline he cuts it up field for the 76 yard T-D and the Redskins get the 35 to 21 win.))
The Redskins are only one game back of the defending N-F-C champions in the N-F-C East.
Randall Cunningham led Baltimore on 2 second half scoring drives and the Ravens get the 18 to 17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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Jacksonville was in control to start the fourth quarter Mark Brunell rolls out and hits Stacy Mack in the end zone for the 11 yard scoring play and the Jaguars led 17 to 6.
But here comes the Ravens. Cunningham hands off to Jason Brookins he breaks up the middle for the 2 yard T-D run to make the score 17 to 12 Jacksonville.
Then late in the fourth quarter Cunningham rolls out and hooks up with (KAH-dray) Qadry Ismail who make the diving catch on the 2 yard pass and the Ravens beat the Jaguars 18 to 17.
The New York Jets had 4 turnovers and failed to score an offensive touchdown but they still beat the Carolina Panthers 13 to 12.
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Jets head coach Herman Edwards on the sideline.
New York is on the Panther 10 yard line quarterback Vinnie Testaverde hits running back Richie Anderson in the flat he fumbles the ball and Panther D-B Rashard Anderson picks it up and returns it 93 yards for the touchdown the extra point missed but the Panthers led the Jets 6 to nothing.
Then still in the first Carolina punter Todd Sauerbrun has this punt blocked New Yorks Chris Hayes scoops it up and scores the T-D and the Jets win it 13 to 12.
Tampa Bay, The Saints and the Bengals won games today and the Chicago Bers are 5 and 1 with a 5 game win streak for the first time since 1991.
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Lets to to Soldier Field were the Bears were hosting the 49-ers.
It was a tie at the end of regulation then in the first play of overtime Chicago Safety Mike Brown picks off this Jeff Garcia pass and returns it 32 yards for the 37 to 31 win over San Francisco.
For all of the N-F-L scores lets check the boards.
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Virginia Tech's 22 to 14 loss to Syracuse yesterday in Blacksburg has knocked the Hokies out of the top 10 in the College football polls.
The Hokies were soundly beaten by the Orangemen in all parts of the game and Tech dropped to 12-th in the A-P and the Coaches poll.
The Hokies will have to regroup because they travel to Pittsburgh next week for another Big East Game.
Jeff Burton won his second race of the Winston cup Season taking the checkered flag in the Checker Auto Parts Dura Lube 500.
Dale Jarrett was having all sorts of problems instead of working his way to the front he was dropping back. Jarrett was 32-nd after 10 laps.
But Rusty Wallace had the dominate car early in the race here he passes Casey Atwood for first place after 66 of the 312 laps.
South Boston's Jeff Burton was strong too. He works his way to the front taking the lead from Wallace after 95 laps the two would remain at the front of the field.
Atwood, who started on the pole, led a couple of laps here he passes Jeff Burton for second place just past the halfway mark of the race.
Dale Earnhardt Junior was making a move but he was held in the 15-th spot after 236 laps of the race.
Then with 70 to go Robert Pressley and Jerry Nadeau get together Pressley hits the wall bringing out the caution.
But Jeff Burton moved the the front and he takes the checkered flag for back to back wins at Phoenix.
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[IN Q="Just real...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Dura Lube 500 Winner; :]
[OUT Q=.....all about."]
Mike Wallace was second followed by Ricky Rudd, Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart. Points leader Jeff Gordon finished sixth.
Randy Johnson pitched a complete game striking out 10 and holding the Yankee bats in check as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat New York 4 to Nothing.
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Joe Torre looking on as his Yankees face going down 2 to nothing.
In the second, Danny Batista hits this shot to right centerfield scoring Reggie Sanders from first and the Diamondbacks took the 1 to nothing lead on the Yankees.
Then in the bottom of the seventh Matt Williams gets all of this Andy Pettitte pitch sending it over the left field wall for a three run homer and the Diamondbacks win it 4 to nothing to go up 2 to zip in the series.
It could be after the first of the year before Charlotte Hornet fans see George Lynch on the floor.
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Earlier this week Lynch was traded to Charlotte for Derrick Coleman. Lynch needs foot surgery and could be sidelined for two to three months.
Lynch had surgery on his left foot in May and during the off season. He's missed the preseason and doctors recommended more surgery when they examined him following the trade.
That's it for sports, have a great day everybody!(------------)