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U-S officials confirm airstrikes have killed senior leaders from the Taliban or the Al-Quaida terror network.
Plus, we'll hear from the newly- freed foreign aid workers who were kept behind bars in Afghanistan for months--
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And another textile manufacturer in the area is having financial problems, and today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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Another sunny day with mild weather lasting into the weekend...I'll have your hometown forecast....
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News 7 at noon is straight ahead.


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Eight foreign aid workers are savoring freedom after being released from an Afghan jail.
And, officials say U-S bombs have hit some key targets in Afghanistan.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The Pentagon confirms senior leaders of either the Afghan Taliban or the terrorist network have been killed.
Officials say the leaders are believed to have died in two separate attacks during the last couple of days.
However, the Pentagon does NOT believe Osama bin Laden is among the casualties.
Aleen Sirgany joins us now from Crawford, Texas, where President Bush is continuing his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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[SUPER=141-Heather Mercer/Freed Aid Worker;]
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(( EIGHT AID WORKERS, INCLUDING TWO AMERICANS, ARE ENJOYING THEIR FIRST DAY OF FREEDOM AFTER BEING HELD IN AFGHANISTAN FOR TWO MONTHS ON CHARGES OF SPREADING CHRISTIANITY.

(SOT: HEATHER MERCER/FREED AID WORKER: "Hello, love you, we are glad we

are free.")
(SOT: DAYNA CURRY/FREED AID WORKER "Great, we feel wonderful, we are so

excited we are free.")
FOR THE MOTHER OF HEATHER MERCER, THE NEWS CAME AFTER MONTHS OF FEARING THE WORST.

SOT: Deborah Oddy/Heather's Mother

"We shed a few tears - but we're delighted. this is the best outcome it's the one we hoped for all along but frankly we'd been pretty discouraged - didn't give up all hope but were close.
THE WORKERS WERE FREED FROM THIS JAIL JUST OUTSIDE OF KABUL YESTERDAY BY ANTI-TALIBAN FORCES AND RUSHED AWAY BY A U-S MILITARY HELICOPTER TO PAKISTAN. BUT NOT BEFORE THE WOMEN BURNED THEIR CLOTHING SO THE HELICOPTER COULD FIND THEM.

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THE PENTAGON CONFIRMS U-S AIRSTRIKES HAVE NOW KILLED SENIOR LEADERS FROM THE TALIBAN OR THE AL-QAIDA NETWORK, DURING TWO ATTACKS ON BUILDINGS IN KABUL AND KANDAHAR KNOWN TO HOUSE TERRORIST LEADERS. THE PENTAGON SAYS THERES NO EVIDENCE OSAMA BIN LADEN WAS ONE OF THE CASUALTIES, BUT U-S SPECIAL FORCES ON THE GROUND CONTINUE THE HUNT FOR HIM. ))



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The investigation into what caused the crash of an American Airlines plane over Queens, New York is focusing on the tail fin of the plane-- AND what made it break off.
Gretchen Carlson reports.
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N-T-S-B INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW FOCUSING ON THE POSSIBILITY THAT TURBULENCE FROM ANOTHER PLANE MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED OR EVEN CAUSED THE CRASH.
AIRPORT RECORDS INDICATE THAT A JUMBO 747 TOOK OFF ABOUT TWO MINUTES BEFORE..THE AMERICAN AIRLINES JET. AND OFFICIALS SAY THAT LARGE PLANES CREATE THE BIGGEST TURBULENCE OR WAKES.

SOT: GEORGE BLACK/National Transportation Safety Board.

"WE DON'T KNOW IF THEY ARE ACTUALLY STRONG ENOUGH TO CAUSE LOADS ON THE TAIL, TO CAUSE IT TO FAIL.. THAT'S GOING TO BE A RESEARCH ITEM FOR US."

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INVESTIGATORS NOW BELIEVE THE MID-AIR DESTRUCTION OF AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 587 BEGAN IN THE BACK WITH THE JET'S TAIL. ALL THE EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THE PLANES ENGINES WERE STILL ATTACHED AND RUNNING WHEN THE PILOTS LOST CONTROL.
EXPERTS SAY THE JET WOULD HAVE BEEN DOOMED WITHOUT A TAIL-FIN. THE JET LIKELY WOULD HAVE ROCKED VIOLENTLY FROM SIDE TO SIDE WITH ENOUGH FORCE THAT COULD HAVE EASILY SHAKEN THE GIANT ENGINES LOOSE FORM THE WINGS.
OFFICIALS EXPECT NEW INFORMATION TODAY FROM THE JET'S FLIGHT DATA RECORDER...INFORMATION THEY HOPE MAY CONFIRM SOME OF THEIR THEORIES.
MEANWHILE, LEADERS FROM NEW YORK DOMINCAN COMMUNITY ARE APPEALLING FOR HELP. MANY OF THE VICTIMS AND THEIR RELATIVES WERE IN THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY.

SOT: FERNADO MATEO/COMMUNITY LEADER.

"THEY NEED TO TRANSPORT THEIR LOVED ONES BACK HOME AND THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO BECAUSE IF THEY DO THEY WON'T BE ALLOWED TO COME BACK INTO THE COUNTRY.'

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AMERICAN AIRLINES HAS BEEN INSPECTING THE TAIL FINS OF ALL A300 AIRBUSES IN THEIR FLEET. THEY ARE THE ONLY CARRIER THAT USES THESE PLANES.

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Burlington industries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today blaming quote, "the government's history of using the textile industry as a bargaining chip in international relations."
The company says all of its manufacturing operations will continue while re-organization is implemented.
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Burlington negotiated the sale of its House Floor Accents division in Low Moor back in February.
It manufactures printed mats and home accents.
The company says it's an attempt to pay off 100 million dollars of debt.
Burlington says import competition has forced it to expand its operations in Mexico.
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A new study by the Second Harvest Food bank reveals it needs assistance now, more than ever.
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A quarter of the people that the food bank serves are children, and nearly 12 percent are elderly.
Also, nearly two-thirds of the hungry choose between buying food and paying for heating and utilities. Community leaders say while the gifts to the victims in the September Eleventh attacks are important, the needy in OUR area shouldn't be forgotten.
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((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR; SOME OF US ARE SPENT OUT, AND WE HAVE OUR FOLKS AT HOME THAT WE HAVE TO LOOK TO. AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DIG A LITTLE DEEPER AND HELP THOSE THAT ARE CLOSER TO US.)) ((PAMELA IRVINE/SECOND HARVEST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WHAT HAPPENS A LOT OF TIMES IS WE HAVE SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING PROGRAMS AND THEY ARE ABLE AT VERY LITTLE COST TO PROVIDE A GROCERY AMOUNT TO FAMILIES EVERY MONTH.))
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The Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank distributes food to nearly 3-hundred-thousand people a year in the region.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a new study finds the September 11th attacks have left Americans on the edge.
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Also we'll tell you why the price you pay at the gas pump is likely to go up.
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Studies found in two medical journals say the September 11th attacks have made a stressed-out nation even MORE tense--
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50- percent of Americans say their stress level has increased dramatically since the terrorism attacks .
Many answered 'yes' when asked whether they were having trouble sleeping or concentrating, or if they found themselves becoming irritable.
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((DR. ROBERT DOLGROFF/PSYCHIATRIST: ITS BAD ENOUGH TO BE STRESSED. IT EVEN WORSE IF YOU'RE BLAMING YOURSELF FOR BEING STRESSED AND THINK THAT BEING STRESSED MEANS THAT YOUR WEEK OR THAT YOU'RE SICK, OR THAT YOU'RE ODD. ))
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The "Journal of the American Medical Association" is devoting part of its next issue to the stress problem.
A similar study is also in the "New England Journal of Medicine."


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OPEC has agreed to cut back production, in an effort to steady plunging oil prices.
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The oil cartel promises to reduce production by one and a-half- million barrels a day or roughly six-percent.
But there is a hitch.
OPEC's going to cutback ONLY if non-OPEC producers like Norway and Mexico also make deep cuts.
They've indicated they won't.
Uncertainty from the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington have added to OPEC's pricing problems.
Prices have plunged dramatically since September 11th.
In some areas of the U-S, the price of gas has dropped below 90- cents a gallon.
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Bedford County says it will take advantage of a plan that, some say, is a scheme to cheat Medicaid. But some Bedford supervisors see it as a risk- free deal that is too good to pass up. The board has already borrowed 35- million dollars in federal Medicaid money.
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Last night-- the board voted to borrow an additional 465- million dollars so that the state can receive MILLIONS in matching funds from the federal government. It's a complicated deal-- that the county says is legal but has some residents crying foul. Under the arrangement, the state will pay Bedford County the money it borrowed plus roughly six million dollars on top of that as incentive for helping the Gilmore administration secure the 259- million in matching funds.
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((JACK MILLS: THE WAY I GOT IT FIGURED..... ROBBING THE MEDICAID FUND. )) ((BOB CROUCH/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: SINCE SEPTEMBER.....SCHEME LIKE THIS.))
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Bedford County says it will use its money to upgrade the Bedford County nursing home.
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Roanoke City Council and the School Board finalized a plan for regular audits of the school system last night.
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The two panels have been at odds over a recent review that raised questions about the school system's hiring practices.
But, school board and council members said they support the plan for regular audits.
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((RUTH WILLSON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD: THE SCHOOL BOARD VERY MUCH SUPPORTS THE INTERNAL AUDITING PRACTICES AND WE'RE DELIGHTED TO GO FORWARD WITH THE AUDIT THIS SCHOOL YEAR.)) ((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK THIS HAS OPENED UP THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION AND IT MAKES US ALL REALIZE THAT WE ARE HERE FOR THE SAME PURPOSE AND THAT IS TO OPERATE THE SCHOOLS AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT MANNER POSSIBLE.))
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Under the plan, the municipal auditor will review school activity funds, payroll, administrative data processing and transportation during the next year.

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Roanoke's Patrick Henry High School could have a completely new look.
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The architect's plan calls for a two-story academic building that would replace the current campus layout.
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Though there were many questions last night about parking, traffic, classroom space and other issues, members of the audience said they're impressed with what they've seen so far.
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[IN Q=They have obviously taken into account]

((JESSICA SWEENEY/PATRICK HENRY SENIOR: THEY HAVE OBVIOUSLY TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT THAT P H DOES NEED TO BE REMODELED AND THEY'RE LOOKING INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF MOVING AWAY FROM THE CAMPUS COMPLEX INTO ONE BUILDING. I THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA. THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE A BIGGER GYMNASIUM, A BIGGER AUDITORIUM. I THINK THAT'S GOOD. AND THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE IT MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THE COMMUNITY, SO I THINK THE COMMUNITY WILL BE VERY PLEASED WITH THAT.))
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The architects will present their plans for William Fleming High School at a public meeting tonight.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Leo will give us an early look at our weekend forecast,
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and then a little later, we will have news of a major league baseball player who is arrested for allegedly smoking crack cocaine.
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The stars were out at last night's Celebrity Fundraiser in New York City--
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But it was Mayor Rudy Giuliani who received TOP billing.
Tony Bennett, Muhammad Ali, and Natalie Cole were just a few of the A- list celebrities attending a tribute to the popular mayor.
The event honored him for his leadership during and since the World Trade Center attacks.
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((YOGI BERRA/YANKEE HALL OF FAMER:I THINK IT'S GREAT. HE'S DONE GREAT THINGS AND HE'S A GOOD MAN. ))
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((ANNE MEARY/ACTRESS-COMEDIENNE: HE WAS A CALM CENTER IN THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE. ))
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Proceeds from the tribute will benefit the Twin Towers Fund and the Forum's Children Foundation, which brings seriously ill foreign children to the U-S for surgery.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 51 points.

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Still to come in sports, we'll see how the Tech-UVA game helps student recruiting,
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And...the Roanoke Dazzle trims down to 11 players. We'll find out if Roanoke native Derek Hines made the cut.
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Major league baseball player Ken Caminiti was arrested yesterday and charged with possesion of crack cocaine.
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Police in Houston, Texas were asked to check on Caminiti in a hotel room after someone else was found driving his car.
Deputies say when they knocked on the hotel door, they detected the smell of crack cocaine.
A search of the room revealed narcotics and drug paraphenalia.
Caminiti was arrested with two other people.
He's had a history of drug and alcohol problems since 1993.
Caminiti split time last season with the Texas Rangers and the Atlanta Braves.
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The Roanoke Dazzle has cut its roster to 11 players.
The official list of cuts includes Carl Thomas, Lee Wilson, Clayton Shields and Alvin Jefferson, and that means Roanoke's Derrick Hines has made the team.
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The William Fleming and Elizabeth City State product has been the sentimental favorite to make the team since he was signed back in September. His play has been somewhat erratic. Tut he was aided by the fact that the Dazzle had too many forwards, and the fact that the rules require each team keep two first- year pros.
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With Hines on the team, area fans immediately have someone to cheer for. The Dazzle opens the season with three home games next week - beginning with this Sunday night's season opener at six o'clock against the Mobile Revelers.

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How much does the outcome of the battle between UVA and Virginia Tech affect the decision of athlete recruitment at both schools? Very little, it seems. In fact, this Saturday's 73rd game will recruit more FANS than anything else.
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The overlap in recruiting is really not as great as you might think. Only about 30 percent of the athletes Tech recruits each year are also pursued by UVa. In fact, of Virginia's 22 starters, only four were recruited by Virginia Tech.

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As the NASCAR Winston Cup season wraps up, Jeff Gordon has just about sealed the title, and Bill Elliott is back in victory lane.
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So leave it to the powers that be at NASCAR to tinker with the cars with just two races to go. Dodge dominated Miami, so now NASCAR says the Intrepids must shave one inch off the area below the bumper, impacting the front-end downforce on the car. Nascar believes this will make Ford, GM and Dodge more even.
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Michael Vick is on a roll. He got his first NFL start last week.
Now his first Public Service Announcement since he turned pro, is hitting the small screen. Here is a sneak peak of Vick's effort, on behalf of the Boy's and Girl's Clubs of America.
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