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It was a grueling job at Ground Zero, but some workers say it'll be tough to leave it behind.
A live report on the New York ceremony, coming up.
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And hundreds show up at a job fair for a new packaging company in Franklin County.
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Sun and clouds rule our skies....will we see any showers...I'll have your hometown forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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A bell tolls at Ground Zero, marking the end of more than eight months of clean-up work after the World Trade Center attacks.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The bell rang at 10:29 a-m, the exact time of day that the second tower collapsed on September eleventh.
The bell ringing was in memory of the 343 firefighters who died at the World Trade Center.
Workers, police and firefighters then carried an empty, flag-draped stretcher away from the site --symbolizing the hundreds of victims who were never found.
One New York firefighter says it was tough working at Ground Zero every day -- but he says it'll be even tougher to leave.
Jamie Colby is in New York City, and joins us now with more on today's ceremony.
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IN A BRIEF, YET POIGNANT CEREMONY EIGHT AND A HALF MONTHS OF HEARTACHE OFFICIALLY CAME TO A CLOSE.
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THE CEREMONY MARKING THE END OF RECOVERY EFFORTS AT GROUND ZERO BEGAN WITH THE RINGING OF THE NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT BELL (NATZ) 4 SETS OF FIVE BELLSTHE TRADITIONAL SIGNAL FOR A FALLEN FIREFIGHTER.
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AN HONOR GUARD LED PROCESSION WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED OFFICIALS FOLLOWING A FLAG DRAPED EMPTY STRETCHER. SYMBOLIZING THOSE LOST ON SEPTEMBER 11TH WHO WERE NEVER FOUND.
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AND THEN, WHAT RECOVERY WORKERS CALLED THE STARS AND STRIPES BEAM, A LONE 30 FOOT STEEL COLUMNA PIECE OF THE SOUTH TOWER.LEFT STANDING AFTER THE COLLAPSE ON SEPTEMBER 11TH was carried up the ramp, but may return as part of the permanent memorial.
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AND NOW AS RECOVERY EFFORTS END, FAMILIES STRUGGLE TO MOVE ON, AS COUNTLESS VOLUNTEERS TRY TO RETURN TO LIFE AS THEY KNEW IT BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11TH.

AND NOW AS RECOVERY EFFORTS END, FAMILIES STRUGGLE TO MOVE ON, AS COUNTLESS VOLUNTEERS TRY TO RETURN TO LIFE AS THEY KNEW IT BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11TH.

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Hundreds of jobs are coming to Franklin County.
Trinity Packaging Corporation is opening a new facility
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With recent layoffs in Franklin County....the Trinity Packaging Corporation has an impressive turnout at their job fair today.
The Corporation, a manufacturer of food service and industrial plastic products, will create 300 new jobs.
Positions ranging from mechanics to fork lift operators will be needed at the new plant.
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((TREVOR ROE/TRINITY PACKAGING CORPORATION - WE HAD OVER 100 PEOPLE HERE HALF AN HOUR BEFORE THE JOB FAIR STARTED. SO WE'RE DELIGHTED WITH THE TURN OUT TODAY. AND LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING ESTABLISHED IN THIS AREA.))
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One hundred and fifty workers will begin next week. The rest are expected to be added in the future.
The Standard Register building in Rocky Mount will house the Packaging Corporation.
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The latest census data reveals that Roanoke has more divorced residents than any other city in the state. Based on Census data for 2000-- 14 percent of Roanokers are divorced. Back in 19-90- Roanoke also ranked at the top-- with 11-point-one percent of divorced residents.. One social worker said divorced people might flock to Roanoke because of the city's affordable housing.


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School Board members in Henry County have voted to deal with a budget shortfall by cutting jobs in the school system.
Saying it was a painful decision, they will also reduce spending, and implement new fees.
Joe Dashiell has more.
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((The Henry County Schools were faced with a seven figure shortfall... one-point- six million dollars less than the school board requested... one million less than the schools received this year.
Administrators say they tried hard to minimize the pain.
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((JAMES BECKNER: IT WOULD NOT BE ACCURATE TO SAY NO DAMAGE OR NO HARM, NO SUFFERING, BUT MINIMAL DAMAGE, TRYING TO SPREAD IT AROUND AMONG VARIOUS CATEGORIES OR ACTIVITIES.))
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Officials found the most money by eliminating positions... 12 custodians, 9 teachers, 2 guidance counselors, 2 clerical positions, and the public information office.
In addition, they voted to move the Center for Community Learning and the Adult Program to save rent... reduce field trips and the use of substitute teachers, implement a driver's education fee, reduce the purchase of library supplies and instructional materials, and cut other expenses for technology, travel, capital outlay and postage.
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((KATHRYN WICKLINE/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THIS HAS BEEN A VERY TOUGH DECISION TO HAVE TO MAKE TODAY AND I FEEL IF WE COULD HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO MOVE AHEAD WITH THE RECONFIGURATION OF SCHOOLS THIS YEAR, WE COULD HAVE BEEN WAY AHEAD OF THE GAME.))
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Despite the budget cuts, school board members did approve a one percent salary increase for designated employees.

Board members say they felt that had to make an effort to offer more competitive salaries.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the deal's been brewing for months, now one of the world's largest companies has been sold,
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and we will tell you why some officials believe India and Pakistan are close to war.
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More fighting across the Indian- Pakistani border this morning, with the two nuclear- armed countries teetering on the brink of war.
There are reports that the U-S is making plans for a massive evacuation, airlifting more than 60- thousand Americans from both countries.
Bill Whitaker reports.
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Whitaker on cam/ With tensions between nuclear powers Pakistan and India on the rise, the US is making contingency plans to evacuate almost 65-thousand American civilians and troops from the two countries.
SOUND UP: Cross-border shelling in Kashmir NARR: The clash over the disputed state of Kashmir had settled into a deadly routine of cross-border shelling. Now India's shift of war planes toward the border and Pakistan's vow to unleash a storm if attacked has made war more likely than at any time in this crisis.

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DON'T THINK IN MODERN CONFLICTS THE KIND THAT IS LIKELY TO TAKE PLACE BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN, THERE ARE GOING TO BE ANY VICTORS. BOTH THE COUNTRIES ARE GOING TO BE LOSERS. (:11)
NARR: To make matters worse, there are reports that Al-Qaeda fighters have fled to Kashmir to incite violence and draw Pakistani troops away from the Afghan border and the U.S. led war on terror. So, the international community is scrambling to pull the antagonists back from the brink ... the British Foreign Minister came this week ... Americans - possibly even Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld - due soon.
Whitaker on cam/ Just the same, the U.S. is making plans for what would be one of the biggest U.S. evacuations ever ... significantly larger than the evacuation of Vietnam. BW,CBSN, Islamabad.
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They're TOASTING a new deal at Miller Brewing Company.
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The beer-maker's parent company -- Philip Morris -- is selling the business to South African Breweries.
The five-and-a-half- BILLION-dollar combination will create the world's second largest beer company, behind only Anheuser-Busch.
Officials say the new company, based in London, will keep all seven of Miller's U-S plants operating.
Analysts say Philip Morris wanted to sell its beer business, because Miller has been losing customers over the past decade.
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A new organization wants to bring more economic development to the Alleghany Highlands. It wants to see the region bring in new jobs AND keept the ones it already has. Teresa Hamilton reports.
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(( The men and women gathered in this room are here for a common goal-- to promote economic prosperity in the Alleghany Highlands.
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((DUSTY RHODES/CLIFTON FORGE MAYOR: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE'VE DONE IT IN THIS FASHION AND I THINK IT SPEAKS WELL NOT JUST OF THE GOVERNMENT BODIES BUT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMUNITY TO DO THAT.)) [RUNS10]
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The group is made up of elected leaders from Alleghany County-- as well as the towns of Iron Gate and Clifton Forge-- along with the city of Covington. Together they signed an agreement to form the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation.... which, for now, will be funded with local money.
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((ALAN WILLLIAMS/IRON GATE MAYOR: NOT ONLY TO CREATE NEW JOBS BUT TO TRY TO SHOW THE EXISTING JOBS THAT WE'RE BEHIND THEM AND TRY TO WORK WITH THEM TO TRY TO KEEP THEM HERE.)) [runs12]
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((CLETUS NICELY/ALLEGHANY CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: PERSONALLY I REPRESENT ALLEGHANY COUNTY BUT ON THE WHOLE YOU REPRESENT THE WHOLE HIGHLANDS AND WHAT'S GOOD FOR ONE IS GOOD FOR ALL.)) [runs10] The corporation will take over the marketing responsibilities of the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Authority- which filed for bankruptcy last year. But before officially getting down to work-- the four localities must first hold public hearings.
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Much of the ground work has already been laid... office space is already being leased here at Dabney Lancaster community college and the search for an executive director will begin soon. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Clifton Forge.))
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Coming up next on the newscast, the Space Shuttle is set to blast off into space.
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Meanwhile back here on earth, a new Miss Universe is crowned in Puerto Rico.
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A new crown for Russia--
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Last night, Miss Russia became Miss Universe 2002.
Oxana Federova won the title last night in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The 24- year- old from St. Petersburg, Russia beat contestants from 75 countries and territories all over the world.

Federova gets about 250- thousand dollars in prizes, promotional contracts, and a two- year scholarship to the School for Film and Television in New York.
She'll also spend a year in New York with a salary and a luxury apartment.
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An "out of this world" mission is ahead for the Space Shuttle Endeavor.
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It's sitting on the launch pad, but stormy weather could keep the spacecraft grounded until next week.
Lift- off is scheduled for 7-44 P-M.
But forecasters say the weather is iffy and looks even worse tomorrow.
Endeavour's mission will be to deliver a new crew to the International Space Station, along with fresh supplies.
The shuttle will carry rookie scientist Peggy Whitson-- she'll be the first P-H-D to take up residence at the space station.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 40 points. The NASDAQ has lost 5.
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Coming up after this break- we'll find check in with some action on the diamond as high school regional tournaments heat up...
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And a golf tournament will tee off this summer in memory of our late friend Roy Stanley.
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The diamonds were the site for action last night, as the regional tournament continued. In Lynchburg - Region 3 semi-final action pitted Rustburg against Amherst County.
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Rustburg, the 1999 State Double A champs were fired up and ready for this one. Amherst would take to the plate first--
Beth Brightwell gets Toni Jordan as she singles into left field. Jordan would make up for it on defense.
Melissa Viar rips this one right back to the mound.
Jordan gets her glove on it and makes the nice recovery, and the out, at first. Then Rustburg would get the offense going.
Bottom of the 2-nd, Brandi Baldwin powers to short.
Brightwell bobbles it, tries to make the play at first, but Baldwin beats the throw. Later that same inning with Baldwin on third, Melissa Claybrook lays down the nice sacrifice bunt.
That plates Baldwin to put the Red Devils up 3 - 0.
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Rustburg beats Amherst County 6-to-5, and will now play Northside for the Region 3 title tommorow at Heritage.
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Region 3 Baseball action was back in Pulaski- as Jefferson Forest hammered Heritage 12-to-nothing. Jim Thacker's team will now battle Amherst tomorrow for the regional title. The Lancers beat Alleghany last night, 4-to-1. Already this year, Forest has beaten Amherst 3 times. That game likely will be played at Heritage high school Friday night at 7. G-W Danville lost to Albemarle in the northwest regional.
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In Region 3 soccer last night - Salem beat Jefferson Forest in sudden death overtime 2-to-1. While Byrd shutout Nelson County 2-to-nothing. And the Byrd boys won, as well last night, beating Brookville 4-to-nothing. Region 3 will play a soccer doubleheader tomorrow night at 5:30 & 7.

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The N-H-L western conference playoffs will continue for one more game to decide who gets a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. Last night- the Colorado Avalanche was looking for a win in game six over the Detroit Red Wings
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The Red Wings got physical and mixed it up in an attempt to tie the series at three-games-apiece. In the first, the Red Wings get a gift.
Patrick (Wah) Roy makes a save, but then drops the puck right into the goal.
The Red Wings take a 1-to-nothing lead after one, while (Wah) Roy goes to the locker room to try and figure out what happened. In the second, Detroit scores again.
Darren McCarty comes away with the steal, flys down the ice, and literally finds the six inches of the goal that (Wah) Roy doesn't have covered for a 2-to-nothing lead.
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Detroit beats Colorado 2-to-0 to force a 7th and deciding game in Detroit tomorrow night.
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If Roy Stanley were still with us, he no doubt would have been on the golf course this week taking advantage of the great weather. It's been 7 weeks since he passed away.
Your Hometown Station is pleased to announce the first annual Roy Stanley Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament will take place on Sunday August 18th at the Hanging Rock Golf Club in Salem.
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((BILLY MCBRIDE/HANGING ROCK PRO & ROY'S FRIEND:)) (( Roy's love of the game isn't the only reason for the tournament. In fact it is simply a vehicle for achieving a much more meaningful goal. Along with Hanging Rock and WDBJ, the Western Virginia High School Football Officials Association hope to make Roy's memory live on forever in the form of two partial scholarships. ((MIKE BELL/WDBJ PROGRAM DIRECTOR:)) ((PAUL MCPHERSON/WESTERN VA. OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION:)) The Captain's Choice event will have two shotgun starts on August 18th with room for 240 to 300 players. The event's organizers say there also is room for additional sponsorship.)) ((BILLY MCBRIDE:))
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Along with the golf Tournament, we also will have an auction on Thursday night August 15th at the Salem Civic Center. You can get more information on both events by checking out our web site at WDBJ7.com or by calling (540) 777-3241 that's 777-3241.
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