The 9-11 observances are under way in New York. We'll take you there straight ahead on News 7 at 5.
And a local woman is preparing to head to New York where she will take part in one of the ceremonies on Wednesday.
It looks like another dry week ahead. Even the tropical disturbances nearby will not help. Details ahead.
On Healthcheck tonight, oh those little dust mites. But there's a new way to kill them, without killing your mattress.
And look at all those healthy foods. There's no question they're good for you, but they may not prevent some kinds of cancer.
News 7 at 5 is next.
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Emergency workers prepare to honor their fallen comrades one year after their world literally tumbled down around them.
I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.
The tributes to those who gave their lives...and to those who saved lives are already underway two days before the one year anniversary of September eleventh.
Drew Levinson looks back at the men in uniform who responded to the call on that day...and - the days of sorrow that followed.
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For nearly a year now-the sounds of bagpipes have been synonymous with
the tremendous loss felt here in New York.
That loss included 23 police officerstoday their names were added to a
memorial wall honoring those who died in the line of duty.
(SOT MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG/NEW YORK)
THEYLL BE REMEMBERED AS OFFICERS WHO PERFORMED HEROICALLY ON THE
DARKEST DAY OUR CITY HAS EVER SEEN.
(SEPT 11, 2001)
(NATSOUND FROM SEPT. 11TH)
In the midst of that darkest day...firefighters ran inside those burning
They are called "New Yorks Bravest" and their bravery was on display.
Of the more than 28-hundred people killed 343 were firefighters.
Those who survived as well as those who searched the through the debris
of the twin towers ..say going home now is not the same as it was before
(SOT ROBERT OSTROFSKY/NEW YORK FIREFIGHTER)
GO HOME, I LOOK AT MY THREE LITTLE KIDS AND I TREASURE EVERY SINGLE
MOMENT I HAVE WITH THEMITS JUIST NOT FAIR, NOT FAIR, IT IS A TOUGH
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IN FACT COME SEPTEMBER 11TH, IT WILL BE SO TOUGH THAT SOME FRIENDS AND
FAMILY MEMBERS PLAN TO MARK THE OCCASION IN SECLUSION.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))
Of the many tributes planned for 9-11 in New York City ... one will feature a local woman.
Sue Taylor is heading to the Big Apple for a memorial honoring EMS workers.
Here in Roanoke, she heads the To The Rescue museum ... a one of a kind location that honors the rescue profession.
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News 7's Rachel Cannon spoke with Taylor and joins us now with more on the story, Rachel?
On September 11th , New York-Presbyterian Hospital lost four of its EMS personnel.
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To honor their co-workers, a 36-foot memorial is being presented....
and they've asked Taylor to be a part of it. She will help unveil the statue for the first time to family friends and co-workers.
She says she's honored to be part of the ceremony which happens at 9:30 am on Wednesday.
This will be Taylor's second trip to New York since the attacks.
She says a total of 139 EMS workers died in the attacks and that rescue personnel are like family...
Coming up tonight at 6 - we'll hear from Taylor and what she will bring to the service.
It represents Roanoke and To The Rescue.
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Rachel, Will Taylor attend any other tributes planned for that day?
Yes, Shannon, she says she will be at ground zero to hear President Bush speak as well as in Battery Park for the lighting of the eternal flame. We'll have to catch up with her when she gets back...
There are numerous events and activities scheduled across the region Wednesday,
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...and based upon all the information sent to us, we have assembled a comprehensive list of places and times.
You can find that list by going to our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com and clicking the 9-11 event icon near the upper left corner.
16 people are facing federal charges, following a two and a half year investigation of drug distribution in the New River Valley.
Investigators believe 28- year- old Malcom Lewis led an organization that was responsible for distributing more than a million dollars worth of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and marijuana in the Radford area.
Lewis is still at large, but today authorities said they have arrested 10 of the sixteen people recently indicted by a federal grand jury.
Investigators believe the group was also responsible for a number of violent crimes in the New River Valley, and we'll have more on that tonight on News 7 at Six.
A Bedford woman caught phoning in a bomb threat to the store where she worked will *not* spend any time in a federal prison.
42- year- old Roslyn Boston-Khaliq (kah-LEEK) was arrested last October for threatening to blow up the Wal-Mart store in Bedford.
A jury in federal court found her guilty of the charge in June.
Today, Judge Norman Moon sentenced Boston-Khaliq to four months of house arrest and three years probation.
She must also pay 34- thousand dollars in restitution to Wal-Mart.
Turning our attention to Washington, President Bush is keeping the pressure on ... asking allies to back the use of military power to get rid of Saddam Hussein.
But the president is hearing few words of encouragement .. even from a close neighbor.
Aleen Sirgany has the story.
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AS HIS CAMPAIGN CONTINUES TO DRUM UP SUPPORT FOR A POSSIBLE ATTACK ON
IRAQ, PRESIDENT BUSH MET WITH CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JEAN CHRETIEN IN
DETROIT. SO FAR, CHRETIEN, LIKE MOST WORLD LEADERS, HAS NOT BACKED A
MILITARY ATTACK. AND NEITHER LEADER MENTIONED THE ISSUE
PUBLICLY...EXCEPT IN GENERALITIES.
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America and Canada face new threats to our security. It's the new
reality of the 21st century, and we can't forget that.
THE PRESIDENT, AWARE OF GROWING PRESSURE TO SEND U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS
BACK IN BEFORE TAKING ANY MILITARY ACTION, IS ALSO CALLING FOREIGN
LEADERS TO PRESS HIS POINT. HE CAN NOW CITE A NEWLY RELEASED REPORT
WARNING IT MAY BE ONLY A MATTER OF TIME...MONTHS EVEN...BEFORE IRAQ IS A
(SOT) Terence Taylor/International Institute for Strategic Studies
Iraq has no nuclear weapons but could build one quickly if it acquired
the right material.
THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO DENY IT HAS WEAPONS OF MASS
DESTRUCTION, INVITING JOURNALISTS ON A TOUR OF A NUCLEAR REACTOR JUST
OUTSIDE BAGHDAD, WHERE THE U-S SAYS THE WEAPONS ARE BEING BUILT.
(SOT) FAIZ HUSSEIN, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF ATOMIC NUCLEAR COMMISSION
"This is research center. We are dealing with all research activity at
this time except nuclear activity."
PRESIDENT BUSH WILL LAY OUT HIS CASE AGAINST IRAQ TO THE UNITED NATIONS
GENERAL ASSEMBLY THURSDAYONE DAY AFTER THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE
SEPT. 11TH ATTACKS. AS, CBS NEWS, WASH.
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Healthy eating may not be enough. Still ahead on Healthcheck, fruits, veggies, and your chances of getting prostate cancer.
And all those dust mites can make your allergies feel even worse, so you may not sneeze at a new way to cut them down.
You could call it "sleeping with the enemy".
Dust mites are those tiny creepy crawlers that can sometimes make your allergies feel even worse.
But as Dr. Sean Kenniff reports in tonight's Healthcheck, there may be something you can do about it.
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((IN A SENSE...THEY'RE MICROSCOPIC, MAN-EATING MACHINES...DUST MITES DINING ON YOUR DEAD DECAYING SKIN. YOU CAN'T SEE THEM BUT THEY'RE THERE.
SOT: DOUG CERRITO /HYGIENITECH "...They're microscopic, as a matter of fact five thousand of them could fit on the hea
d of a pin..."
UNDER THE MICROSCOPE THE LOOK MENACING, BUT THEY'RE ACTUALLY HARMLESS LITTLE CRITTERS, BUT IT'S WHAT THEY DO AT BEDTIME, THAT CAN HAVE YOU SNIFFLING AND SNEEZING IN THE MORNING.
SOT: CERRITO "...What the dust mites do is they feed on the skin that are in your bed...and it's what they excrete...t
heir feces that's the problem..."
THOSE DUST-MITE-DROPPINGS CAN WORSEN ASTHMA, HEADACHES, ALLERGIES. THEY CAN MAKE YOU ITCH, CAUSE SKIN RASHES...AND SOME SAY, EVEN CAUSE DEPRESSION. AND EVERONE'S GOT 'EM.
STANDUP: "...In fact they're everywhere...and experts say, if you have any of these medical conditions you shouldn't take the dust mite infestation lying down."
THAT'S WHY MANY ARE PEOPLE ARE NOW ROUTINELY SCREENING, AND CLEANING THEIR MATTRESSES WITH THIS NEW DEVICE...CALLED HYGIENITECH. JUST TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE FOUND IN THIS MATTRESS. A PILE OF DUST AFTER JUST A FEW MINUTES OF VACCUMING. A CHEMICAL TEST FOR DUST MITE EXCREMENT, REVEALS QUITE A SUPRISE...MODERATE INFESTATION. AND HOW DOES THE OWNER FEEL? WHO BY THE WAY LIVES IN A BEAUTIFUL AND CLEAN HOME.
SOT : (IN SILHOUETTED) "JANE DOE" "...Yeah, never really thought about it or heard about it, so this is a real learnin
MITES THAT AREN'T VACUUMED AWAY ARE KILLED WITH INTENSE ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT. AND A MITE RETARDANT SPRAY IS APPLIED...THE RESULT...A MITELESS MATTRESS, AND HOPEFULLY A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP. DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS ))
Lots of people get along fine with their mattresses, and whatever may be in them, but if you have any interest in the procedure you just saw, we are told it costs about 59 dollars.
In other health news, a new study finds you cannot depend on a healthy diet alone .. to prevent prostate cancer.
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Following reports that a high-fat diet may increase the risk of prostate cancer, researchers at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center studied the effects of a healthy diet.
They found low-fat foods, fruit and vegetables are great for your overall health, but may not have any effect on your risk for prostate cancer.
Researchers will now test the effects of eating a healthy diet over a longer period of time.
Gustav makes waves off the Carolinas. More on the latest Atlantic storm is just ahead.
And we'll return to New York, where many 9-11 survivors who lost their jobs are still having trouble making ends meet.
More than a million Americans lost their jobs as a result of the September 11th attacks.
A year later, many are still trying to recover. Stacy Case has the story of one survivor still struggling to make ends meet.
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((MEMORIES OF SEPTEMBER 11TH ARE JUST A RIVER AWAY FOR CARLTON WONG. THE BROOKLYN FATHER OF SIX NOW SPENDS HIS DAYS AS A PARKING ATTENDANT. ON 9/11, WONG WAS A SECURITY GUARD AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.
SOT - CARLTON WONG/WTC SURVIVOR "I stared death in the face and walked away that day."
(nats..attacks) WONG HAD A FRONT ROW SEAT WHEN TERROR ROCKED LOWER MANHATTAN. FOR NEARLY TWO HOURS, HE MANNED HIS POST,
OUTSIDE THE ENTRANCE TO THE NORTH TOWER. .. EVEN KEEPING A LOG OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING.
nat sot - carlton reading log.."the world trade center is apparently under attack...there have been two loud exposions
in the towers, considerable damage has been done."
(STANDUP) - STACY CASE/GROUND ZERO NOT REALIZING THE TRUE SCOPE OF THE DISASTER, CARLTON STAYED IN HIS SECURITY BOOTH
UNTIL THE SECOND TOWER COLLAPSED. AND LATE THAT SEPTEMBER AFTERNOON -- HE FINALLY MADE IT HOME.
SOT - JUANITA WONG/CARLTON'S DAUGHTER - QUICK CG "I thought it was just like a miracle to see him walk through the door
HOME HAS BECOME A DIFFERENT PLACE. THE TRAGEDY THAT BROUGHT THIS FAMILY TOGETHER HAS FORCED THEM TO SPEND MORE TIME APART. A WIFE, WORKING TWO JOBS.. A HUSBAND, STILL STRUGGLING TO FIND 'FULL TIME' WORK -- AS THE LANDLORD COMES KNOCKING...
SOT - CARLTON WONG - "You owe one months rent, two months, three months rent..we're going to evict you...."
FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AFTER 9/11, RELIEF AGENCIES PAID THE FAMILY'S RENT.
SOT - DIANA HALPERIN/CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY "They've lost a great part of their lives, they've lost a lot of identity,
they've lost their pride."
BUT THAT MONEY IS GONE NOW -- SO ARE THE FOOD STAMPS -- THE MEDICAL BENEFITS -- AND ANY OTHER FINANCIAL SECURITY. THE WORDS, 'PLEASE, CAN YOU HELP'..ARE STILL A NECESSITY IN THE WONG'S LIFE. WORDS THEY NEVER BELIEVED THEY WOULD USE. BUT LIKE THE REST OF THE NATION, THEY NEVER BELIEVED A DAY LIKE SEPTEMBER 11TH COULD HAPPEN. STACY CASE, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK. ))
North Carolina's coast is gearing up for a visit from subtropical storm Gustav.
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Waves have crested at up to ten feet near Cape Hatteras as the storm makes its way to the Eastern Seaboard.
One man says the storm blew off part of a roof this morning.
A tropical storm warning is in place for parts of the Carolina coast -- but forecasters say the storm's effects will be felt all
the way from Florida to Maine, with high waves and dangerous rip currents.
Officials says coastal residents have been told to get ready for possible flooding.
Gustav could become a full-fledged tropical storm tomorrow.
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The Cavalier freshmen are learning quickly .. not that they have any choice. A report from Charlottesville is just ahead.
And one week after his latest telethon, Jerry Lewis collapses, but there is encouraging news on his condition.
A turnaround on Wall Street today, as early losses are replaced by some pretty good gains.
Alexis Christoforous has our Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your two minute ticker. The 10 to 12 freshman that Al Groh is using regularly at Virginia are growing up quickly.
Saturday they proved their maturity by beating 19th ranked South Carolina 34-21. Steve Mason says two unlikely young players have become huge contributors to the Cavaliers attack.
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((STEVE MASON:IN THE LAST THREE SEASONS, UVA TIGHT ENDS CAUGHT FIVE TOUCHDOWN PASSES, PATRICK ESTES AND HEATH MILLER HAVE EQUALED THAT TOTAL IN THE LAST THREE GAMES.))
((in fact, that number is actually six TD's. Against South Carolina, Miller, a high school quarterback at Honaker, threw a touchdown pass to Estes.
Miller, who caught his first collegeiate touchdown pass against Colorado State, has had a crash course in blocking, catching instead of throwing and going in motion
What is even more amazing is how fats a learner he is.))
((THE 1 AND 2 CAVALIERS HAVE THIS WEEK OFF BEFORE TRYING TO EVEN THEIR RECORD AT 2 AND 2 AGAINST AKRON SEPTEMBER 21ST IN THE FIRST MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO SCHOOL.))
Week one of the NFL season was full of excitement yesterday.
Tonight, the first full week concludes with the Patriots taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game that many believe could be a preview of the AFC championship.
A number of former area stars were impressive yesterday as Michael Vick completed his first ten passes, passed for over 200 yards and ran for another 72 in Atlanta's overtime loss to Green Bay.
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His former favorite target at Virginia Tech - Andre Davis - the Cleveland Browns rookie scored in his first game as a pro on this pass from Kelly Holcomb in the middle of the endzone.
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And last night in Houston, the expansion Texans won the battle of Texas by shocking the Dallas Cowboys.
David Carr threw for two scores in the 19-to-10 win.
This week's Tech 2002 report is coming up at the top of the hour with comments from Byron Leftwich and Marshall coach Bob Pruett.
Take care folks and have a safe night.
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Finally, actor and comedian Jerry Lewis is resting in London .. after collapsing backstage at a charity show.
From all accounts, he is doing fine.
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Lewis has suffered from a variety of health problems over recent years .. as was evident during his appearance in the most recent Muscular Dystrophy Telethon just over a week ago.
Lewis was to perform at a fund-raiser for a drug and alcohol treatment group.
But news reports say he was treated in an ambulance behind the theater and then driven to a hospital.
His wife tells the Associated Press from Las Vegas that her husband was not hospitalized and that there is no change in his condition.