President Bush is following up air strikes and ground troops with raids on businesses and individuals.
The move is an effort to cut off funding for terrorists.
Plus, a local musician takes center stage at the Country Music Awards.
We'll have the winners.
News 7 at eleven is next.
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[IN Q=When you see the hundreds of millions of dollars...]
((WHEN YOU SEE THE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT HAVE BEEN FLOWING THROUGH THE AL BARAKAAT ORGANIZATION ON AN ANNUAL BASIS - IT'S CLEAR THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS! ))
[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
((THEY PRESENT THEMSELVES AS LEGITIMATE BUSINESSES, BUT THEY SKIM MONEY FROM EVERY TRANSACTION FOR THE BENEFIT OF TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS.))
[OUT Q=benefit of terrorist organizations.]
As US troops target terrorist sites, America and her allies take aim at terrorist dollars.
[SS=News 7 at Eleven]
Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Jean Jadhon is off tonight.
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]
America is determined and patient, which is "bad news for the Taliban", according to President Bush His administration is pushing forward with the war against terrorism by cutting off Osama bin Laden's finances.
[Double Boxes=Shannon and Teri/Newspath]
Teri Okita is live now with details of what the President calls the latest "step against evil."
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[IN Q=Side by side with America's staunchest ally...]
[SUPER=01-Tony Blair/British Prime Minister;]
[SUPER=01-Gen. Peter Pace/Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice-Chairman;]
[OUT Q=AND THE CURRENT REGIME]
((SIDE BY SIDE WITH AMERICA'S STAUNCHEST ALLY PRESIDENT BUSH RECEIVED REASSURANCES THAT THE U-S WAS NOT ALONE IN THIS WAR ON TERRORISM.
(Super: Tony Blair/British Prime Minister)
SOT: (Roberts pkg.) The determination to see that justice is done is every bit as strong today as it was on September 1
TRACK: THE PRESIDENT WANTS FINANCIAL REASSURANCES, AS WELL THAT WORLD
LEADERS AND BANKING INSTITUTIONS WILL HELP CRACKDOWN ON MONEY BEING
FILTERED TO TERRORISTS. TODAY (WEDNESDAY) U-S CUSTOMS AGENTS RAIDED OFFICES IN SEATTLE, MINNEAPOLIS, COLUMBUS, AND BOSTON SHUTTING DOWN TWO OF THE TERRORISTS FINANCIAL NETWORKS
SOT: (Bush) By shutting these networks down, we disrupt the murderers work.
TRACK: PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS THE NETWORKS MOVE EVERYTHING FROM MONEY TO
INTELLIGENCE TO WEAPONS. (Roberts graphic) AND THE FINANCIAL CRACKDOWN GOES FAR BEYOND U-S BORDERS TARGETING ANOTHER 62-PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS IN 10-COUNTRIES.
(NATSD OF MILITARY STRIKE)
TRACK: ONE-MONTH INTO THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN, U-S SPECIAL FORCES CONTINUE TO COORDINATE EFFORTS ON THE GROUND WITH REBEL SOLDIERS WHO ARE USING COWBOY TECHNIQUES TO ATTACK THE TALIBAN.
(Super: Gen. Peter Pace/Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice-Chairman)
SOT: (martin pkg.) This is opposition forces riding horseback into combat against tanks and armored personnel carriers.
TRACK: FROM ABOVE, THE U-S IS DROPPING MORE THAN JUST BOMBS. LEAFLETS
ARE FALLING FROM THE SKY SUGGESTING THAT TALIBAN SOLDIERS SURRENDER OR
FACE FURTHER HARDSHIP UNDER OSAMA BIN LADEN AND THE CURRENT REGIME.))
(adlib toss back)
A Montgomery County man died after being thrown from his car this afternoon.
State Police say Larry Wayne Dalton's Chevrolet pickup truck ran off road and overturned... he was thrown from the vehicle.
The accident happened on Tyler Road in Montgomery County just after 4:30.
Dalton died about an hour later at New River Valley Medical Center.
A Roanoke brush fire produced forty foot flames and damaged a dozen cars this afternoon.
Trees and brush near the Wyndham Hotel caught fire shortly after one o'clock, and the flames spread quickly.
Firefighters reported flames 40 to 50 feet high as they approached.
The hotel was evacuated briefly, and no one was injured... but a dozen cars were damaged and officials estimate the damage at 100- thousand dollars.
No word yet on the cause.
Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center
The wrecking ball moved closer to one of Covington's landmarks today.
A judge refused to halt demolition of Old City Hall.
Richard Lesko has more.
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[SUPER=01-Philip Strother/Friends of Old City Hall Attorney; :24]
[SUPER=01-Temple Kessinger/Covington Mayor; :53]
[SUPER=01-Bill Zimmerman/Covington Vice-Mayor; 1:17]
[OUT Q=RL, N7, Covington.]
(( Saying it was a matter for City Council, and not the courts, the Alleghany County Circuit Court denied a request for a permanent injunction halting the imminent demolition of Covington's Old City Hall.
A group known as the friends of old city hall HAD successfully paused the wrecking ball temporarily in September.
[SOT - 11:04]
[INQ=The consideration given...]
((PHILIP STROTHER/FRIENDS OF OLD CITY HALL ATTORNEY; THE CONSIDERATION GIVEN BY THE CITY COUNCIL TO SELL THE PROPERTY TO A POTENTIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER. THAT DECISION WAS ONLY ALLOWED A 30 DAY TIME PERIOD.))
[OUTQ=a 30 day time period.]
Witnesses for the Friends of Old City Hall testified they had two developers interested in the property, but the 30-day time frame just didn't give developers enough time to go over floor plans and fiscal analysis.
The ruling brought frowns and rumblings to the packed courtroom, a vast majority present favored rehabilitation.
[SOT - 4:08]
[INQ=There's been a very small...]
((TEMPLE KESSINGER/COVINGTON MAYOR; THERE'S BEEN A VERY SMALL MINORITY OF VOCAL PEOPLE. THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE HAVE RECONCILED THEMSELVES TO MOVING FORWARD.))
[OUTQ=to moving forward.]
The Old City Hall debate has resulted in a string of one-vote victories for the Kessinger and the other councilmembers favoring demolition. Kessinger and Covington's Vice-Mayor have been at odds on the issue throughout the debate.
[SOT - 8:57]
[INQ=This is one...]
((BILL ZIMMERMAN/COVINGTON VICE-MAYOR; THIS IS ONE PARTICULAR ISSUE THAT WE HAPPEN TO AT OPPOSITE ENDS, BUT ON 95 PERCENT OF THE OTHER ISSUES, WE'RE TOGETHER.))
[OUTQ=other issues, we're together.]
[SOT - 14:12]
[INQ=Despite Wednesday's ruling...]
((RICHARD LESKO/RLESKO@WDBJ7.COM; DESPITE WEDNESDAY'S RULING, THE FRIENDS OF OLD CITY HALL SAY THERE IS STILL SOME HOPE FOR THE AGING BUILDING. THE GROUP SAYS IT PLANS TO FILE AN APPEAL WITH THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT TO STOP THE DEMOLITION. RL, N7, COVINGTON.))
[OUTQ=rl, n7, Covington]))
Two local men received top honors tonight from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The Blue Ridge Chapter honored George Kegley and Bittle Porterfield the third for their many contributions to the Roanoke Valley.
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[IN Q=CLEARLY THESE ]
((JOHN WILLIAMSON III/DINNER CHAIR: CLEARLY THESE GENTLEMEN WERE CHOSEN BECAUSE OF THEIR COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS AND ALSO THEIR SUPPORT OF MS-- BITTLE AS AN EXAMPLE CHAIRED THIS DINNER SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND HELPED RAISE 75 OR 80 THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT EVENT AND WE RAISED OVER 83 THOUSAND DOLLARS TONIGHT.
FAY PAINTER: THAT 83 THOUSAND DOLLARS RAISED TONIGHT WILL BE USED FOR MS RESEARCH, THAT WILL ONE DAY FIND THE CAUSE AND CURE FOR LOCAL PROGRAMS , EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE MS AND THEIR FAMILIES.))
[SUPER=01-John Williamson, III/Dinner Chair; ]
[SUPER=01-Fay Painter/Blue Ridge Chapter President; :18]
[OUT Q=MS and their families.]
Porterfield and Kegley received the Silver Hope Award-- which is the National M-S Society's highest award.
Still ahead on News 7, the king of pop goes local to promote his new album.
Plus we'll head to Nashville.
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[IN Q=I am a man]
((I AM A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW... THE SOGGY BOTTOM BOYS))
[OUT Q=the Soggy Bottom Boys.]
...where it was a big night for Franklin County's Dan Tyminski... as the CMA awards were handed out.
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[OUT Q=..THE BIG 7"]
((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 office as HIGH SCHOOL district basketball continues this evening with final four action in the Three Rivers. Craig County is in the Hometown Hoops Weekly spotlight. The Hokies lose their point guard to a broken hand. And the countdown to cut day for the Dazzle rolls on tonight on the Big 7.))
He gave George Clooney something to sing about, and tonight Franklin County's Dan Tyminski picked up two more major awards.
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/Country Music Assoc. - CBS]
Tyminski provided Clooney's singing voice in the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou."
Tonight in Nashville, the song "Man of Constant Sorrow" won single of the year from the Country Music Association.
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[IN Q=I suppose I should thank George Clooney for one]
((I SUPPOSE I SHOULD THANK GEORGE CLOONEY FOR ONE, BUT I SHOULD THANK JOEL AND ETHAN COEN, T-BONE BURNETT, MERCURY RECORDS, AND ROUNDER RECORDS AND DOOBIE SHEA RECORDS, AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATED ON SUCH A WONDERFUL RECORD AND ALL THE FANS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED IT. THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Tyminski/CMA Award Winner]
[OUT Q=thank you so very much.]
The "O Brother Where Art Thou," soundtrack also won Album of the Year.
Sara Evans, Lee Ann Womack, and Brooks and Dunn were also winners.
Jennifer Miller hits the highlights of tonight's Country Music Awards.
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[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/Country Music Assoc. - CBS; :00;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Ann Womack/Female Vocalist of the Year; :45]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting; 1:13]
((The stars of country music promised a patriotic evening and they delivered, over and over.
(NATS Brooks and Dunn)
Brooks and Dunn set the tone with their hit "Only in America".
Not to be outdone, Diamond Rio paid tribute to the nation's heros...
In between performances , the CMA honored its best.
(NATS--Presenter announcing Sarah Evans)
Sara Evans and Born to Fly won Best Music Video.
(SOT: Sarah Evans)
Lonestar took home Best Vocal Group, and a surprised Lee Ann Womack beat stiff competition when she won the title Female Vocalist of the Year.
(SOT: Lee Ann Womack)
But this night the show was mostly about America ... and the music... many hope can heal it.
So it's no surprise Alan Jackson chose to premier his song written in response to the World Trade Center attacks -- 'Where Were You when the World Stopped Turning?"))
Michael Jackson wasn't on stage today but he was in the spotlight.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
The King of Pop today made what's being called the first in-store appearance of his career to promote his new album.
"Invincible'' is Jackson's first album in nearly 6-years.
Despite mixed reviews the album will debut at number one on the Billboard album chart.
But the Gloved-One may not hold onto the top spot for long.
Britney Spears' new album, ``Britney,'' will pose a challenge to his title next week as it's expected to sell nearly one (m) million copies in its first week.
The Concordes take off again... with some high-powered passengers.
Find out who's on board next.
And later, it's a traffic jam... of a different sort.
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[Web Address Announce]
After 15 months on the ground, the Concordes are moving passengers across the Atlantic again.
Both the British Airways and Air-France fleets resumed service today.
Some famous faces were among the passengers.
Rock star Sting was among the invitation-only passengers on board the first London-based flight.
New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani greeted the first flights when they arrived in New York.
British prime-minister Tony Blair accomplished some supersonic diplomacy with a quick Concorde flight to meet President Bush in Washington.
Business travelers are trading in their airline tickets for remote controls.
Video conferencing is apparently replacing travel since the September 11th attacks.
Corporate travelers leery of flying are using systems from K-M-C telecom in Roanoke to keep business rolling.
For companies with several locations in more than one state, it's a cost efficient way to carry on.
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[IN Q=Last year we had]
((MIKE HACK/MERIDIUM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT: LAST YEAR WE HAD 127 TRIPS BETWEEN ROANOKE AND HOUSTON AND SOMETIMES THE MEETINGS ARE JUST AN HOUR OR TWO.))
[BUTT BUT BUTT BUTT]
((JASON ADKINS/KMC TELECOM: HE CAN SPEND A COUPLE OF THOUSAND DOLLARS AND HAVE A DEDICATED VIDEO LINK BETWEEN HIS HOUSTON AND ROANOKE OFFICE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Hack/Meridium Software Development;:00]
[SUPER=01-Jason Adkins/KMC Telecom;:08]
[OUT Q=and Roanoke office.]
Though leisure travel is picking up, business travel is seemingly grounded.
The proof is in the numbers.... Roanoke Regional Airport served half as many travelers this September than last.
[GRAPHIC=Valley View Mall]
An old store at Valley View Mall has a new look.
Nine months and seven million dollars later, the newly renovated Belk is officially open for businesses.
The store added 23 thousand square feet of space, not to mention new cosmetics, fashion accessories and shoe departments.
That along with new lights, new floors and wider isles.
Belk management says the store has felt the effects of a slowing economy, but feels the Roanoke market has major growth potential.
[TAPE#=SP-107 1642TC & Extra Point]
Lots of hoopla tonight as girls' district tournament action continues.
Steve Mason has Hometown Hoops Weekly.
The Tech men roundballers suffer a bad break.
And the Dazzle gets ready for Saturday night's exhibition game.
But first in tonight's Extra Point -
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/October 13; :00]
Boston College's William Green, who is the nation's leading rusher, averaging over 145 yards a game, has been suspended for Saturday's game with number one Miami for breaking an unidentified team rule.
Green already has rushed for 11 hundred and 64 yards this year and scored 16 touchdowns.
The only game he was held under 100 yards was against Virginia Tech.
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=0096-/Washington/95/j/Boston/104//Jordan - 32 Points//Golden State/92/j/Toronto/109//Vince Carter - 39 Points/;]
[SUPER=0104-j/Dayton/3//Atlantic City/0///j/South Carolina/3//Jackson/2///;]
[OUT Q=...last score."]
We begin this segment with final four action in the Three Rivers District up at Christiansburg high school.
The opener last night featured Glenvar taking on Eastern Montgomery.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Glenvar vs. E. Montgomery;;00]
Eastern Montgomery's Kate Childress will pass to Anne Ryan. She turns the dish into a hoop and the Mustangs are scoring but still trailing.
Glenvar was in control for most of the night with a double digit advantage. Sarah Frazier scores inside with the layup. Glenvar wins this one 47-to-30
Although Ashley Showalter and Sheri Williamson did their best to keep it close.
Glenvar plays for the title tonight.
[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Radford vs. Auburn; :00]
The second semi-final last night pitted the Radford Bobcats against the Auburn Eagles.
Auburn's Brittany Kirtner takes it coast to coast with the dribble drive through traffic and she will score to get the Eagles started.
But this one belonged to the Bobcats as Hillary Hayes takes the pass from Casey Lewis and she will hit the long jumper from the left side and Radford has a 24-to-9 lead.
Auburn would tighten it up a bit, Lewis will pick up the rock and score on the layin.
Radford advances to play Glenvar for the championship belt tonight.
[GRAPHIC=hometown hoops weekly]
Most of the district tournament action is taking place tomorrow night with the semi-finals and on Saturday with the district championships.
Here's Steve Mason with more on the schedule and a feel story from New Castle.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-New Castle; :14]
[SUPER=01-Ashlei Tripp/15 Points & 12 Rebounds a Game; :24]
[SUPER=01-Heather St. Clair/Averages 18 Points a Game; 35]
[SUPER=01-John Looney/Craig Co. Head Coach; :57]
[OUT Q=hometown hoops weekly"]
((CRAIG COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL HAS QUIETLY WON THREE OF THE LAST FOUR PIONEER DISTRICT REGULAR SEASON TITLES, BUT WHAT THE COMETS WANT MOST IS A DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TITLE, SOMETHING THAT THE SCHOOL HAS NEVER WON.
Four senior starters hope to put an end to the streak. The key to Craig County's offense, Heather St. Clair and Ashley Tripp. The two combine for 33 points a game. Tripp also averages 12 rebounds a contest.
Last year, the Comets lost in the tournament semifinals. Other than that, Craig County has reached the title game only once. Coach John Looney thinks making school history this season will depend on whether or not the girls will rely on what has gotten them this far.
Here's a look at all the district final four match ups this week.))
Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Ricky Stokes can't seem to get a break. Actually, he's gotten one too many this preseason.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Week; :00]
Junior guard Eric Branham, who was expected to be the team's starting point guard this season is out indefinitely after fracturing his LEFT hand in practice.
He transferred to Tech from Hagerstown Junior College.
The 5-11 guard will have the injury reevaluated at the end of the week.
The Roanoke Dazzle held its media outing today.
The players posed, practiced and proliferated predictions for the upcoming season.
But Roy Stanley says the reality is that four of these 15 players will be out of a job by next week.
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[IN Q="15 players....]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-JaRon Rush/UCLA; :17]
[SUPER=01-Skip Youngblood/Old Dominion; :30]
[SUPER=01-Derrick Hines/Elizabeth City; :51]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; 1:13]
[OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."]
((15 players suited up for the media as the Dazzle went through a morning practice at Hollins College.
The players had their pictures taken for the Dazzle media guide. But 4 of those players will be cut before the team opens the regular season.))
((SKIP YOUNGBLOOD/OLD DOMINION:))
((Also among that group is former Fleming Star Derrick Hines. Hines put on a show during a camp in Atlanta a week ago and although he's the smallest player in camp he still has a shot at making the team.))
((DERRICK HINES/ELIZABETH CITY STATE:))
((Dazzle head coach Kent Davison has coached several of the players in camp before. But his worst nightmare will occur on November 14-th when the roster must be trimmed to 11 by 5-PM.))
((KENT DAVISON/DAZZLE HEAD COACH:))
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Also on the football front - Your Hometown Station has another ACC-SEC doubleheader for you on Saturday. Wake Forest battles North Carolina at Noon and then Auburn hooks up with the Dawgs in Athens.
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Sunday - the AFC Central is back in the spotlight as both the Steelers and the Browns attempt to bounce back from tough losses this past weekend in their one o'clock kickoff.
The start time for the UVa-Penn State game that was postponed from September to December first will kickoff at Noon at Scott Stadium. That game will be televised on ESPN and will be the regular season finale for both teams.
A different kind of traffic jam for some Florida residents today...
[SUPER=03-Ft. Lauderdale, FL]
It was a plane parade, one of the events of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Convention. The parade closed down two streets in Fort Lauderdale.
The four day event is estimated to bring in ten thousand visitors.
The roads will shutdown again Saturday afternoon, so the 80 planes can glide back to the airport.