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Coming up on News 7
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A live report with the latest on the New York city Crash.
A big development in Afghanistan.... it appears the Taliban has moved out of Kabul.
And how one local community may try to turn around its economy.
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Plus any rain in the forecast?
News 7 is next.

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((WITNESS #1: I LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW... BODIES OVER HERE.))
((WITNESS #2: YOU SAW LIKE A CLOUD... SO HUGE.))
((WITNESS#3: AND THE WHOLE PLANE SHOOK AND THE TAIL FELL APART AND ... THEN BOOM!.))
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[OUT Q=the boom!]
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Witnesses talk about what they saw when an American Airlines jet crashes into their neighborhood.
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[Plane-Crash]


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265 bodies have now been recovered from the crash site in New York. Five of those are believed to be of people who were on the ground.
Authorities say early evidence indicates mechanical failure.. not terrorism. The NTSB has just finished a news briefiing.
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Gretchen Carlson joins us live with the latest.
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((LOCALS CALL THE NEIGHBORHOOD LITTLE DOMINICA ... AND ITS THE HOME OF MANY OF THE VICTIMS OF AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 587. TONIGHT THEY BEGAN TO SAY THEIR GOODBYES.
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(LOCATOR: QUEENS, NEW YORK)

FLIGHT 587 TOOK A NOSE DIVE INTO A DENSELY POPULATED QUEENS NEIGHBORHOOD MINUTES AFTER TAKING OFF FROM NEW YORKS JFK AIRPORT.
(SONIA GIANNIOS/Eyewitness)

You saw like a cloud of smoke and then from the cloud of smoke came a mushroom like a nuclear bomb hit. OFFICIALS SAY ALL OF THE AIRLINE PASSENGERS PERISHED. AT LEAST 6 PEOPLE ON THE GROUND SUFFERED THE SAME FATE.
(Mayor Rudolph Giuliani/New York City)

18:17:14 To all the people that are affected by this, we feel terrible for you and we want to do everything we can to try to help you. SEARCHERS HAVE RECOVERED MOST OF THE BODIES AND SEVERAL KEY PIECES OF THE PLANE, INCLUDING THE TAIL, THE ENGINE AND THE FLIGHT VOICE RECORDER ...ALL OF THEM VIRTUALLY INTACT. SO FAR INVESTIGATORS CALL THE CRASH AN ACCIDENT.
(NTSB SOUND)))
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[Airport]


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Officials at Roanoke Regional Airport hope today's plane crash doesn't turn more travelers away from the airlines.

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Despite the temporary closure of New York's three airports, no flights into or out of Roanoke were delayed or cancelled.
But some travelers were affected by a renewed fear of flying.
They say today's crash combined with the events of September 11th make them even less likely to board a plane.
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In the meantime, Roanoke Regional is considering reopening the short-term parking lot... on the condition that every car be searched.
The F-A-A is expected to make a decision on the plan by the end of the week.
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[War-Latest]


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A big development in the war in Afghanistan.
Reports tonight that the ruling Taliban are fleeing the Capitol of Kabul.
Jennifer Miller reports from Washington.
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((AFGHAN'S CAPITAL CITY WAS ONCE TALIBAN TERRITORY. BUT OPPOSITION FORCES HAVE PUSHED THEIR WAY INTO KABUL, FORCING THE ENEMY OUT. THERE WAS NO SHOOTING, JUST PICKUP TRUCKS, LOADED WITH SOLDIERS, ARMED WITH RIFLES AND ROCKET LAUNCHERS. WITNESSES SAY TALIBAN MILITARY FORCES HAVE DESERTED THE STREETS OF KABUL -- LEAVING THE KEY AFGHAN CITY IN THE HANDS OF REBEL FORCES THIS, AFTER A SERIES OF STUNNING MILITARY VICTORIES BY THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE. ON FRIDAY, THEY CLAIMED CONTROL OF THE KEY NORTHERN CITY, MAZAR-E-SHARIF. ..MONDAY, THEY BROKE THROUGH TALIBAN FRONT LINES.... AND BY DAWN ON TUESDAY -- THE TALIBAN GAVE UP. JM CBS NEWS WASHINGTON))

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Another group of service men and women is on the way to take part in the War on Terrorism.
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The U-S-S Stennis departed for the Arabian Sea today. Families of the five thousand crew members gathered on the pier in San Diego this morning to bid farewell to their loved ones in what seems to be the most unpredictable of times.
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((DANIELLE 02-22-59, YOU NEVER REALLY GET USED TO IT. YOU JUST DEAL WITH IT. IT'S HARD.))
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((IF I WAS TO SAY I'M NOT SCARED THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE A LIE.))
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Many of the enlisted are expressing a first time fear for the families they will leave behind, saying they will feel safer on the sea, than they feel at home in America.
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[Vets-Day]


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While some head off to war, the next generation of soldiers sailors and pilots paid tribute to the previous ones in ceremonies around the area today.
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((NATSOUND OF STUDENT BAND.))
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At Franklin County High School, students honored veterans from World War Two, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War.
Cadets from the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps said veterans helped inspire them to serve their country.
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((JAMIE GOETZINGER/SOPHOMORE: VETERANS DAY MEANS A LOT TO ME BECAUSE BOTH MY PARENTS WERE VETERANS AND THEY SERVED OUR COUNTRY VERY WELL AND I HOPE TO DO THE SAME SOMEDAY.)) [**butt butt butt with 20:22:06 - :17] ((CHASTA HOPKINS/SENIOR: IT'S JUST SOMETHING I LOOKED FORWARD TO. MY UNCLES AND MY COUSINS ENCOURAGED ME AND MY PARENTS ARE SUPPORTIVE BECAUSE I NEED ALL OF THAT AND I'M SO EXCITED BECAUSE I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GET IN.))
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The students presented local veterans with flags and flowers to thank them for serving the country.
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[Bus-Accident]


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Twenty people were injured this morning when a tractor trailer collided with a school bus in Bedford County. Tonight, just one of them, the driver of the truck, remains in the hospital.
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Bus Six was carrying 15 students to Bedford Middle and Liberty High Schools when it stopped in the eastbound lanes of US 460 to pick up Laura, Christina and Amanda Overstreet.
Driver Debbie Radford had pulled to the side, and turned on the emergency flashers, but investigators say the bright sunlight may have impaired the truck driver's vision.
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((DEBBIE RADFORD/BUS DRIVER: I JUST HAPPENED TO LOOK UP IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR AND SAW THIS TRUCK COMING THAT I DIDN'T EXPECT HIM TO BE ABLE TO STOP IN TIME. AND TWO HAD GOTTEN ON AND I REACHED OVER TO GET THE THIRD TO PULL HER ON THE BUS, SO I COULD POSSIBLY GET OUT OF HIS WAY. AND I DIDN'T GET OUT OF HIS WAY IN TIME, BUT I DONE THE BEST I COULD DO.)) ((SHELBY OVERSTREET/PARENT: IT COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE. IF THE BUS DRIVER HADN'T GRABBED ONE OF THE KIDS THAT WAS GETTING ON THE BUS, SHE COULD HAVE BEEN RUN OVER. SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD. WE'RE LUCKY.))
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The bus driver and the students suffered cuts, bumps and bruises, but no broken bones.
The driver of the truck is listed in stable condition at Carilion Roanoke Memorial.
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Next on News 7, the power of positive thinking... and how it could bring new jobs to the Alleghany highlands.
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And the changes in store for Lane Stadium... are changing.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as two UVa football players win ACC player of the week honors. We'll begin the Hokie-Hoos hype with some tough injury questions for Tech. Plus, George Seifert says he will not step down. Bobbie Ball gets ready for its home opener this week. And NASCAR is now faced with some real safety concerns on pit row tonight on the Big 7.))
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[Alleghany-Study]


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It seems that Alleghany County has a self-esteem problem...
According to a 100-thousand dollar study, it needs to brag about itself MORE.
Jennifer Miele explains.
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(( A study completed by Roanoke-based Wishneff and Associates says the recreation facilities in the Allegheny highlands are top notch.
So why is the local economy struggling and why is the area's workforce up and leaving?
According Public Relations specialist Linda Staley, it's because nobody outside Virginia knows anything about the Allegheny Highlands.
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((THERE IS REALLY.... SCHOOL FUNDING DISPARITIES.)) [RUNS14]
Staley recommends a yearly event.. perhaps a fair or concert ... something to bring in a crowd.
She also recommends a multi-year public image campaign that could lead to 275 thousand dollars worth of ads.
Wishneff says Allegheny County has all it needs to succeed... like a multi-million dollar shell building that's empty... and world renowned manufacturers like Westvaco.
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((THERE HAVE BEEN...A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT.)) [RUNS12]
So don't be surprised if you hear Alleghany County brag about itself in the very near future.
According to the study, a little self pride would go a long way.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Alleghany County.))

[Graduation]


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Franklin County High School will graduate its last valedictorian in 2003.
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The school board voted unanimously today to eliminate the valedictorian and salutatorian rankings in 2004.
School administrators say that too many students were focusing on weighted courses with higher grade point possibilities ... and ignoring classes like band and choir.
Under the new system, all students with a 4- point - 0 or higher would be recognized.
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((KEVIN BEZY/ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: IN THE PAST WE'VE GIVEN A MEDAL TO THE SALUTATORIAN AND THE VALEDICTORIAN. NOW WE'LL BE HONORING A LARGER GROUP OF CHILDREN THAT HAVE ATTAINED A STANDARD THAT ANYONE COULD ATTAIN, NOT JUST ONE OR TWO. ))

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Instead of a valedictory speech, students with a perfect grade average will have the chance to write and submit speeches.
A board will then select which speech will be delivered at graduation.



[Tech-Visitors]


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Virginia Tech's renovation of the West side of Lane Stadium is now following a revised plan.
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Today Tech's governing board passed a 2-million dollar increase. The University now needs approval from the General Assembly for the total cost of 47-point-8 million dollars. Tech is also reducing the amount of fundraising dollars in the project's budget.
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((MINNUS RIDENOUR/VT EXEC. VP CEO; IT GIVES US AN ALTERNATIVE, RATHER THAN HAVING EVERYTHING FOCUSED ON A MAJOR GIFT IT GIVES US A CHANCE ON HOW TO KEEP THE PROJECT MOVING SHOULD WE NOT BE ALE TO RAISE PRIVATE MONIES AT THAT LEVEL.))
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Tech is no longer counting on a "naming rights" gift...which would have been around 25-million dollars for a chance to name the stadium. A new seating concept is also in place, with a decrease in the number of private suites and an increase in inside club seats.
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[Kidnapping]


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A suspect has been arrested in last week's kidnapping of a New Jersey girl.
Authorities in Monmouth County say Barry Sherman... a self employed photographer was taken into custody at a hospital.
They say he had tried to take his own life with a drug overdose.
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It was last week that 6-year old Anna Cardelfe was lured into a car while she played in her front yard.
[SUPER=03-Monmouth Co., NJ]


The kidnapper called police twice on Thursday to demand ransom, but never received any money.
Security officials found her unharmed at a shopping mall the next day.
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They may look festive... but they can also be expensive.
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Next on News 7, Christmas lights that won't burn a hole in your pocketbook.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Comdex]


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Security-related technologies are expected to get most of the attention at the nation's largest annual technology gathering.
Comdex gets underway this week in Las Vegas.
Biometrics firms are still rushing to sign up as exhibitors.
They're the companies that create the technology used to identify individual physical characteristics, such as a face, fingerprint or iris.

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When you think of Christmas decorations you may not think of energy conservation-
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But new holiday lights on the market- claim that's just what they do.
While individual households may not see a big difference in cost... utilities say they would notice a difference if everyone's lights were energy savers.
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((THOSE EFFICIENCY DECISIONS IF THEY REPEATED THOUSANDS OF TIMES ADD UP TO BIG DOLLARS AND BIG AMOUNTS OF ENERGY.))
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[vo-nat]
The packaging claims the bulbs use 30 to 40 percent less electricity than regular bulbs.
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NASCAR looks into head gear while one of its top crewman remains hospitalized. The Tech-UVa hype has begun and let us be the first to say we're glad to perpetuate it. Plus, Bonnie-Ball tips off at the end of this week with 20 reasons to watch.
But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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Despite a terrible start to this season and an 8 game losing streak Panthers' coach George Seifert said today that he will be back next season. He has two more years left on a five year contract - but since he took over the Panthers he's just 16 and 25.
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Bobby Burrell, the front tire changer for Ricky Rudd's team, who was injured Sunday in a pit road accident is still in the Neuro Intensive Care unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami this morning, but there is reason for optimism. Burrell, who is native of Alleghany County and former football player at Alleghany high school is conscious and he is able to talk with family members. His mom and dad flew to Miami to be with their 30 years old son, who suffered a head injury Sunday. In the wake of his accident,
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NASCAR officials now say they are considering mandating that all pit crews wear helmets next season. Ricky Craven's PPI race team has been wearing helmets on pit row for several seasons. The gas man on each team wears a helmet, but until NASCAR makes it mandatory most will resist simply because they're afraid the helmet will hinder their performance.
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The Virginia Cavaliers and Virginia Tech Hokies meet for the 73rd time this Saturday at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville. And suddenly the battle for bragging rights in the Commonwealth has taken on a whole new complexion.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Saturday; :00]

The Cavaliers broke a five game losing streak last Saturday with a last minute win over Ga. Tech. The victory is just the boost the Cavs needed heading into the matchup with the Hokies.
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The Hokies have won two straight in this series including their 1999 trip to Charlottesville that resulted in a 31-TO-7 win. Tech's recent run of success is no surprise to first year UVa head coach Al Groh.
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The Las Vegas oddsmakers currently have the Hokies listed as 14 and a half point favorites.

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Success on the field produces honors off of it. The Cavs found that out first hand yesterday as two members of the team were named ACC players of the week. Center Kevin Bailey was named the ACC's co-lineman of the week, and
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Cavaliers kick returner Tevon Mason was named the league's special teams player of the week. Mason returned five kicks for an average of 33 yards a kick. This 100 yard return for a TD against Ga. Tech set a brand new school record.
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The Hokies are hurting early in the week with a handful of key players nursing injuries and expected to be in "blue-hands off jerseys" today. The list of walking wounded includes starters Matt Wincek, Luke Owens, Jake Houseright, Jarrett Ferguson
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and fellow senior David Pugh. The Amherst native sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee against Pittsburgh and he didn't even make the trip to Philadelphia.
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Ferguson, is battling a shoulder injury he suffered last Saturday at Temple.

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The Virginia Tech women's basketball team opens the season this Friday night at the Cassell against the University of Richmond. The Hokies lost stars Tere Williams and Amy Wetzel to graduation yet they still believe they are capable of posting their 5th straight season of 20 or more wins.
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Ichiro Suzuki and Albert Pujols are baseball's Rookies of the Year for the just completed season.
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Suzuki is the second straight Japanese player to win the American League Rookie of the Year award. He joined the Seattle Mariners after nine seasons in the Japanese Pacific League and won a batting title with a .350 average to go with 56 stolen bases.
Pujols is an unanimous choice of the 28 voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America for the National League honor. The 21-year-old set an N-L rookie record with 130 R-B-Is. He led the Cardinals with a .329 average, 37 homers and 112 runs.
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Tomorrow, the national league Cy Young award winner will be announced. Look for Randy Johnson or Kurt Schilling to win it.

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The Liberty women's soccer team is headed to the NCAAs and the trip to its first round game will be a short one.

The Lady Flames play at UVa this Friday. The winner moves on Sunday to battle the Wake Forest-William and Mary winner in the second round.