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Police overseas arrest two people who they say were a threat to American troops.
Plus, what do hairstyles and healing have in common?
A local woman takes her scissors skills to Afghanistan.
And Elton John rocks Roanoke's house.
We'll give you a front row seat.
News 7 is next.
Police foil another terrorist plot... saying U-S troops were the likely targets.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Jean has the night off.
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German officials have arrested an apparent follower of Osama bin Laden and his girlfriend for planning attacks on the U.S.
The man is Turkish and his fiancee, American.
Authorities say the couple had more than 280 pounds of chemicals and five pipe bombs when they were taken into custody in an
apartment near Heidelberg.
There were indications an attack was planned on U-S military installations and the center of Heidelberg for next Wednesday -- the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the U-S.
Police say the man had a picture of Osama bin Laden at his apartment -- as well as Islamic literature and a book about
Congress made history today with a joint session, not in Washington but in the Big Apple.
Senators and representatives traveled to New York to remember September 11th.
As Stacy Case tells us, they chose to meet at Federal Hall ...a place steeped in tradition.
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[SUPER=01-Vice President Dick Cheney; :39]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) South Dakota; :53]
[SUPER=01-Billy Collins/Poet Laureate of the United States; 1:15]
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(((Nat Sound Wreath Ceremony)
It was the final gesture in a day of symbolism and national pride... A wreath was laid at Ground Zero. .
The ceremony was the crowning moment for a day that began at Federal Hall in lower Manhattan.
(Nat Sound Federal Hall)
In an historic show of solidarity with the people of New York, Congress met outside Washington for just the second time in the modern era.
SOT:Sen.Hillary Clinton. (D-NY)
"It was a symbolic, ceremonial event today but it carries a lot of weight."
The hALL IS just blocks from where the World Trade Center once stood.
It was a fitting spot to remember the fallen and renew America's vow to fight for freedom.
SOT: Vice President Dick Cheney
"One year ago this great center of history, enterprise and creativity suffered the gravest of cruelties and showed itself to be a place of
valor, generosity and grace."
SOT: Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle: (D-S.D.)
"The true strength of America is not steel, it is not concrete it is our belief in the ideas enshrined in our constitution."
Perhaps the most touching moment came when U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins read from his work entitled "The Names", an ode to those lost in the attacks.
SOT: Billy Collins/Poet Laureate of the United States
"Names written in the pale sky, names rising in the updraft amid buildings, names silent in stone or cried out behind a door..."
CLOSE ( TO COME...Now congress heads back to Capitol Hill for the real work...)))
It was a bitter sweet day in New York.
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More than a hundred pregnant women lost their husbands on September eleventh.
Today seventy showed up to be honored by the Independent Women's Forum.
The mothers say their children are angels that helped them survive the loss of their spouses.
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[IN Q=My baby's my source]
((SHEILA ORNEDO/WIDOW: MY BABY'S MY SOURCE OF MY STRENGTH, IF NOT FOR HER I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME.))
((JUDY HILL/INDEPENDENT WOMEN'S FORUM: I SEE A LOT OF HOPE IN THESE MOTHERS. THEY'RE AMAZING TO ME.))
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So far the Independent Woman's Forum has collected 500- thousand dollars for the moms and their children.
Like most Americans, Virginia's top elected officials are remembering where they were on the day of the terrorist attacks.
Governor Mark Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore will be spending September 11th attending ceremonies across the state.
Warner plans on observing the day at the Pentagon.
Kilgore says he will be in Richmond where he was a year ago when his brother called to tell him to turn on the television.
((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: THAT'S WHEN I REALIZED THINGS WERE GOING ON ON SEPTEMBER 11TH. I STARTED THINKING OF ALL THE TARGETS IN RICHMOND. I WAS LOOKING OUT OVER THE FEDERAL RESERVE BUILDING AT THE TIME AND SEEING EVERYBODY THERE EVACUATING. I KNEW SOMETHING HORRIBLE WAS GOING ON.))
((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE MEMORY OF SMOKE BILLOWING OUT OF THE PENTAGON AND JETS STREAKING ACROSS THE SKY, THAT'S ETCHED IN MY MEMORY FOREVER. THAT FEELING OF OHMIGOD WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT.))
[OUTQ=to happen next.]
The governor is calling on Virginians to remember September 11th by becoming active in their communities.
A Michigan woman is using her talent to help women in Afghanistan discover a freedom many of us take for granted.
Debbie Rodriguez has been cutting hair for 24 years and just before 9- Eleven started training with a "disaster relief team."
After serving in New York she headed to Afghanistan--
where women were not allowed to have their hair styled under Taliban rule.
Once people learned she was a hair stylist she gave haircuts every fifteen minutes--
And now she's going back for more.
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((DEBBIE RODRIGUEZ/HAIR STYLIST: I'M PUTTING A BEAUTY SALON IN AFGHANISTAN. I THINK SOME PEOPLE PROBABLY THINK I'M A BIT CRAZY BUY HEY, THEY NEED IT, THEY REALLY DO NEED IT.))
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Rodriguez says there are only five salons in Afghanistan-- none of which have running water or electricity.
Her shop will be called the Hope Salon and is scheduled to open next March.
She says by making people feel good about themselves she can help them heal.
It won't put a huge dent in the state's 1-point-5 (B) billion dollar budget shortfall, but every little bit helps.
Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine is giving up 16-thousand-200 dollars in discretionary money that the state provides his office, and calling for more accountability in how legislators and elected officials are paid.
Virginia elected officials receive allowances for office supplies and other expenses.
In most cases, the money is paid directly to the officeholders.
The total paid to the lieutenant governor, tattorney general, speaker of the House of Delegates and the members of the House
and Senate exceeds 2-million dollars a year.
There were plenty of blue jean babes at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight.
Elton John took the stage and performed to a sell-out crowd of nearly 11-thousand people.
Justin McLeod tells us why fans say his music is better than ever.
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[SUPER=01-Marry Ann Wilson; :46]
[SUPER=01-Teddi Townlee; :51]
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The Rocket Man came to Roanoke and proved he can still soar even after all these years.
((NAT SOUND OF CONCERT))
It was a night full of old favorites as well as several new ones from his just released album titled "Songs From the West Coast."
And for fans, they were more than happy to go along for the ride.
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((DARRYL MARTIN: I'VE LIKED ELTON JOHN FOR YEARS AND IT TAKES ME BACK TO MY CHILDHOOD LIKE MOST PEOPLE.))
((MARY ANN WILSON: I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM. HE IS JUST GOT A GREAT SOUND, HE'S JUST GREAT.))
((TEDDI TOWNLEE: HE'S KINDA LIKE A CLASSIC. IT'S JUST LIKE, I DONT KNOW, IT'S JUST LIKE BLUEJEANS, IT ALWAYS FITS.))
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((NAT SOUND OF ELTON SAYING HELLO TO ROANOKE))
Elton John is no stranger to Roanoke.
He performed here once before in February of 1999.
His decision to return surprised many of his fans.
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((LAURA GEORGE: I WAS SURPRISED THE FIRST TIME HE CAME AND UNFORTUNATELY I DIDN'T GET TO SEE HIM SO I AM REALLY AMAZED HE CAME BACK A SECOND TIME.))
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The second time proved a little more difficult to fill the seats.
More than a hundred tickets remained available the day of the show.
But once he took the stage, there wasn't an empty seat in the house.
[IN Q=I like his music]
((RICK GEORGE: I LIKE HIS MUSIC. WE GREW UP AROUND HIS MUSIC. AND IT WILL BE A LONG TIME BEFORE ANOTHER MUSICIAN COMES ALONG THAT CAN MAKE THE MARK ON THE WORLD THAT HE HAS.))
[OUT Q=that he has]
((NAT SOUND OF ELTON SINGING TOWARDS THE END OF A SONG WITH CROWD CHEERING))))
The reward in the Jennifer Short case grows.
Find out by how much when News 7 returns.
And two teenage boys accused of killing their father learn their fate.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports office. Coming up in just a few, high school football from all over the map, Jimmie Johnson didn't need a map around Richmond today, and trust me, this guy knows the way to Blacksburg. Uva is ready for the Gamecocks, as we heat things up in sports.))
Two teenage brothers from Florida face 22-years to life in prison for beating their father to death with a baseball bat.
13-year-old Alex King and 14-year-old Derek King face life behind bars on the second-degree murder charge alone.
They were also convicted of arson for trying to burn down their house around their father's body.
The boys confessed, then recanted.
Prosecutors said the boys wanted to escape their controlling father and live with Ricky Chavis, a convicted child molester who let
them play video games, stay up late and smoke marijuana.
The boys' lawyers argued Chavis wanted to keep their father from finding out he was having sex with Alex.
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[IN Q=They did do it.]
((DAVID RIMMER/PROSECUTOR: THEY DID DO IT. AND THE JURY FOUND THAT THEY DID DO IT. AND THE JURY
RETURNED A VERDICT THE THOUGHT WAS APPROPRIATE AND I DEEPLY RESPECT THAT VERDICT.))
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((MIKE ROLLO/CHAVIS' ATTORNEY: WELL THERE OBVIOUSLY WASN'T ENOUGH EVIDENCE. IN FACT THERE
WAS NO EVIDENCE AND I WOULD TEND TO AGREE WITH MR. RIMMER THAT THE JURY WHO DECIDED THIS VERDICT, IN MR. CHAVIS' CASE SOUNDLY REJECTED THE TESTIMONY OF THE TWO CO-DEFENDANTS AS BEING WITHOUT MERIT AND UNTRUTHFUL.))
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Chavis was also accused of first degree murder and arson.
He was acquitted by a seperate jury.
Reward money is pouring in from all over the country in hopes of bringing out information about the apparent abduction of 9 year old Jennifer Short and the murders of her parents.
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Currently, about 57-thousand dollars is being offered for information in the case.
Twenty thousand dollars was donated by an unnamed individual in Virginia.
More than eleven-thousand was raised by private funds at three local banks.
A donation of ten thousand dollars was made by an employer of a Short family member.
And an additional ten thousand dollars came from a reward fund for three tourists murdered at Yosemite National Park in California 3 years ago.
Henry County, Martinsville, and Crimestoppers have pitched in a total of three thousand dollars, and a Crimestoppers bike ride raised nearly that much.
Meanwhile, authorities have NOT released any additional information about the investigation.
Authorities are on the hunt for a man who robbed a Henry County bank this morning.
Officials say a man with a handgun approached a teller opening the front doors at Patrick Henry National Bank around 6:30 .
He pushed the teller inside, demanded money and fled on foot towards King's Mountain Road.
The suspect is described as a thin white male.
He was last seen wearing a lightweight black jacket, black backpack and black jeans.
Call the Henry County Sheriff's Office if you have any information on the case....
A money matter is keeping some local people out of their new homes....
Two floors are completed at the Eight Jefferson Place apartment complex in downtown Roanoke - - but tenants can't move in.
Officials say they're dealing with a small problem involving tax credits.
Tax credits are used to finance historical projects.
They're issued and then proceeds go to funding....
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((EDWARD MURRAY/ROA REDEVELOPMENT & HOUSING AUTHORITY; PART OF THE TAX CREDIT RULES ARE THAT YOU CANNOT OCCUPY THE BUILDING UNTIL THE TAX CREDITS HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN SOLD TO THE FINAL INVESTOR AND SO FOR THAT REASON THE TAX CREDITS HAVEN'T BEEN SOLD TO THE FINAL INVESTOR AND FOR THAT REASON WE'RE NOT ABLE TO OCCUPY THE BUILDING YET.))
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[OUT Q=BUILDING YET.]
Murray says a California company has been contracted to sell the tax credits to investors.
He had hoped they would have by now .
Officials say the matter should be resolved by next week.
Tech gets a little tougher... but we're not talking about the football team.
We'll explain next on News 7.
And later, there's only one Miss America pageant but two Miss North Carolina's will be competing.
The Virginia Tech police department is getting a boost from Washington...and it's the only one in our region to get it.
The department was awarded a 300-thousand dollar grant this week from the U-S Department of Justice.
The grant will use to hire three additional full-time police officers.
Five state agencies were awarded similar grants but Virginia Tech was the only one in our region to receive the funding.
Officials say they will begin the hiring process immediately.
Coming up in sports, week two football highlights from Cave Spring, Liberty, and Lord Botetourt, a check on a wild Busch race tonight in Richmond, plus Jimmie Johnson wins his fourth pole of the season, but not before
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mixing it up with teammate Jeff Gordon on a golf cart earlier today. The two raced with the Looney Toons characters and Gordon gets knocked off by his protege. Don't expect to see the same in tomorrow night's Monte Carlo 400.
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We start in Roanoke County, where Cave Spring hosted Salem. Either the Spartans or the Knights would be looking at an oh and 2 start after tonight.
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Cave Spring led 10-7 at the half. But the Spartans got back on top quick. Junior Running back Austin Casey gets the call on third and inches, and he runs left and plows smack over the defender powering his way into the endzone and Salem led 14 to 10.
Casey wasn't done yet. He breaks thru the Knights offensive line and tackles Shane Draper for a safety,
Casey's second one of the night. And Salem goes on to win it 25 to 10.
In Bedford, Northside looked to move to 2 and oh on the season against Liberty.
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The Liberty band was showing the spirit tonight as the Minutemen got fired up for the Northside Vikings.
Early in the first quarter, Liberty's quarterback O.B. Blake hands to Michael Pennix who breaks it loose off the left side into the open. Pennix rumbles 35 yards down to the nine yard line. Two plays later the Minutemen punch it in for a 7-nothing lead.
On the very first play of the second quarter, Liberty went to work from its own 11. Blake goes around the
right side, when Brandon Holland gets away with grand theft as he takes the pigskin from Blake and rolls in for the score, Northside wins it 14 to 7..
Hidden Valley hit the road for the second straight week, as Steve Magenbauer's boys made the short trek to Botetourt.
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This one was all Cavaliers. Hidden Valley tried to get something going. But Josh Dimoray sacks Brad
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Oliver for a nine yard loss. Botetourt pitches a shutout tonight over Hidden Valley 27 to nothing.
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That's just a taste of what's ahead in Week Number 2 of Friday Football Extra, which is just minutes away. Mike Stevens will have highlights of 13 games. Here's an early look at tonight's scoreboard.
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Coaches and athletic directors don't forget to call in those scores at 1-800-777-9325.
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[SUPER=55-Patrick Henry/No/Amherst Co./Report/Dinwiddie/20/Halifax Co./56/Fieldale-Collinsville/48/Chatham/0;]
[SUPER=55-Hidden Valley/0/Lord Botetourt/27/Pocahontas/12/Eastern Montgomery/42/Christiansburg/28/Glenvar/26;]
[SUPER=55-Chilhowie/34/Fort Chiswell/7/Marion/30/Northwood/14/J.J. Kelly/26/Pound/7;]
[SUPER=55-Martinsville/20/Jefferson Forest/27/William Byrd/13/Staunton River/10/Randolph Henry/12/William Campbell/60;]
[SUPER=55-Petersburg/20/Pulaski Co./13/Salem/25/Cave Spring/10/L.C. Bird/27/G.W. Danville/20;]
[SUPER=55-Narrows/13/Craig Co./12/Northside/14/Liberty/7/Magna Vista/51/Franklin Co./52;]
[SUPER=55-George Wythe/21/Radford/26/E.C. Glass/7/Heritage/20/Hargrave Military/19/Lynchburg Christian/23;]
[SUPER=55-Charlottesville/19/Brookville/17/Galax/0/Caroll Co./33/Parry McCluer/0/Rockbridge Co./51;]
[SUPER=55-Rural Retreat/13/Honaker/16/E. Hardy, WV/13/Bath Co./30/Laurel Park/No/Gretna/Report;]
[SUPER=55-Bluestone/No/Dan River/Report/Floyd Co./No/Patrick Co./Report/Grayson Co./No/Ashe Co., NC/Report;]
The Virginia Cavaliers take on 22nd ranked South Carolina tomorrow night at Scott Stadium. The game should kick off shortly after 7:30.
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Under Lou Holtz, the Gamecocks are 18 and 7 over the last two years counting their opening game win this season.
The Wahoos are looking for their first win of the season but USC has respect for the Cavs, especially their dual threat at quarterback.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are off this Saturday as they continue to prepare for Marshall at Lane Stadium next Thursday night.
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Hokie fans will recognize at least one familiar face when the Herd thunders into Blacksburg. Marshall linebackers coach Phil Elmassian spent the 85-86 season coaching the Hokie defensive backs and was the defensive coordinator at Tech from 1993 to 1994. Last season Elmassian served in the same capacity at West Virginia.
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To the track where tonight's Busch race in Richmond had more than a few scary moments.
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Early in the race, Derrike Cope slams the wall hard thanks to a stuck throttle. Cope had to be cut from the car, but was awake and alert in the infield care center.
A little later, Jack Sprague and Ashton Lewis get a little hot under the collar. Both were o-k, but the same could not be said for their cars. That was one of a record tying 11 cautions.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. dominated the race from the pole position. He picks up second Busch win of the season and first since Daytona.
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Rookies ruled the day in Cup qualifying this afternoon at the three quarter mile tri-oval. Ryan Newman went out midway thru the round and set the pace with a lap at 125.73 miles per hour. That was good enough to knock Johnny Benson from the top spot.
But then along came Jimmie Johnson who made his way around RIR at a speed of 126.145 miles an hour. It's his 4th pole of the season. Jimmie Johnson becomes the first rookie to sit on the pole at Richmond since Bobby Labonte in 1993.
Now here's the complete starting grid for Saturday's Chevy Monte Carlo 400.
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[SUPER=0107-6. Ricky Rudd//7. Todd Bodine//8. Mike Skinner//9. Johnny Benson//10. Jeff Gordon//;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Robby Gordon//12. Dale Jarrett//13. Ward Burton//14. Tony Stewart//15. Jeff Burton//;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Ken Schrader//17. Jerry Nadeau//18. Bobby Labonte//19. Bill Elliott//20. Ricky Craven//;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Jeremy Mayfield//22. Kurt Busch//23. Rusty Wallace//24. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//25. Matt Kenseth//;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Michael Waltrip//27. Kevin Harvick//28. Joe Nemechek//29. Jeff Green//30. Jimmy Spencer//;]
[SUPER=0107-31. John Andretti//32. Sterling Marlin//33. Kenny Wallace//34. Casey Atwood//35. Elliott Sadler//;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Kyle Petty//37. Greg Biffle/Prov/38. Steve Park/Prov/39. Mike Wallace/Prov/40. Brett Bodine/Prov/;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Geoffrey Bodine/Prov/42. Tim Sauter/Prov/43. Hermie Sadler/Prov/;]
We finish up at the U.S.Open where tomorrow night's women's final will be a sister act as the Williams sisters will meet again in a grand slam championship.
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Venus overcame ten double faults and 43 unforced errors to beat Amelie Mauresmo in three sets.
Little sister Serena battled Lindsey Davenport, winning five straight games in the second set to advance to the final which you can see here on Your Hometown Station tomorrow night.