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A heightened state of alert on the eve of the September 11th anniversary. We're live from the Pentagon tonight.
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Businesses always like to support local high school athletic programs. Tonight we'll learn the ads they buy are often not part of a pitch from the school.

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In sports, the Thundering Herd is on the fence between cocky and confident, The Express will hold a golf tournament in Terrence Tootoo's honor
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and the Salem Avalanche's rocky relationship with Colorado is over and Now the Avs are seeing stars,
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[WX-Head]
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No moisture from Gustav and no moisture from a midwest cool front. We've gotten to the point where we can't even buy a shower.
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News 7 is next.
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From the biggest city to the smallest town, America prepares to remember the events of September 11th.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


At the same time the country is on high alert for new attacks.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Pentagon]
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For the first time ever, the president has raised the terror alert warning to code orange.
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Nevertheless ceremonies marking the events of last year are still set to procede.
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Meghan Muldoon is at the Pentagon tonight with more on today's events and a preview of tomorrow's.
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[Web-Page]


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There are numerous events and activities scheduled across the region Wednesday,
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[Take Web Page FS] and based upon all the information we've received, we have put together a 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 in the upper left corner.
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[Henry-Search]


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The search is on in Henry County for another missing person...
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Authorities are looking for 76-year-old Ridgeway resident James Curtis Jones. Jones' daughter reported him missing yesterday. He was last seen mowing his lawn Friday or Saturday. Jones is a white man with brown eyes and gray hair. He's five-foot-ten and weighs 145 pounds. Officials say Jones may have accidentally locked himself out of his home that he has recently had mild health problems. If you have information on his whereabouts, you're asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's Office.
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[FCHS-Scam]


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Businesses in Franklin County are buying ads in athletic calendars, thinking they're supporting their football team.
But the Eagles never see a cent... and the school's athletic director is crying foul.
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Marya Jones joins us with details about the scam and how you can avoid being targeted.
Shannon, Franklin County, like most area high schools, relies on its fans for support.
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But there are scam artists out there that take advantage of fans' generosity.
Already this year, at least 10 small businesses unknowingly purchased ads from a company that had NOTHING to do with the school.
That money is lost ... but there are ways to keep it from happening in the future.
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(( Franklin County's athletic director Tom Sawyers says it's happened for several years now.
Businesses are called by an Arlington, Texas, company, or other out-of-state companies, and asked to buy an ad in an athletic calendar that includes the team's schedule.
The ads cost from 200 to 400 dollars.
Last year, at least 8 local businesses fell victim.
This year, there were 10, including even the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
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((TOM SAWYERS/FRANKLIN CO. ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: THESE BUSINESSES ARE FRIENDS OF OURS AND WHEN WE REALISTICALLY GO OUT SOLICITING MONEY FOR BONA FIDE CAUSES, THIS HARMS US IN THAT THEY REALLY DON'T KNOW WHETHER THIS IS A BONA FIDE ADVERTISEMENT OR ANOTHER SCAM ARTIST.)) [RUN:17]
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The Franklin Commonwealth's Attorney is pursuing this as a fraud investigation... but admits its hard to prosecute an out-of-state company.
Officials from the Better Business Bureau say this has happened at other area high schools recently.
Their advice: Don't do business over the phone.
OR just check with the school to make sure the fundraiser is legitimate.
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Shannon?

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Roanoke County is still stumped by the Governor's water restrictions.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
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Plus one folk artist's favorite subject has taken on powerful meaning over the past year.
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[County-Supervisors]
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The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors is in a holding pattern.
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Governor Mark Warner recently imposed mandatory water restrictions on most of the state.
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But to ENFORCE the Governor's guidelines supervisors would need to approve an ordinance. Board Chairman Butch Church says right now the county has decided NOT to act on the governor's proposal. He says there's just too much conflicting information coming out of the governor's office.
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((BUTCH CHURCH/ROANOKE CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I THINK RIGHT NOW THAT THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE HAS FOUND THAT WHEN YOU MAKE A DECISION STATEWIDE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY YOU HAVE TO STAY PRETTY MUCH WITH THE PLAN AND WHAT CAUSED THE CONFUSION IS THERE WAS SOME EXCEPTIONS MADE RIGHT AWAY AND WE ALL IN LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT KNOW WHEN YOU MAKE ONE EXCEPTION THERE'S ANOTHER TO FOLLOW.))
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Although Roanoke County has NOT approved an ordinance-- residents must still abide by the Governor's mandatory restrictions.
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[House-Fire]


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Fire destroyed a home in Giles County today and left a family of seven homeless.
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The fire broke out around nine-thirty this morning at 181 Old School House road in Eggleston. Fire officials say the house was fully engulfed when they arrived, but, were able to put it out in about an hour.
Officials believe a baseboard heater near the back end of the house may be the cause.
No injuries were reported except for the family's cat which did not survive.
We're told the family is now staying with neighbors.
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Some new jobs are coming to Floyd County.
Dreaming Creek Timber Frame Homes plans to expand its manufacturing and design operations at a county industrial park.
The one million dollar investment will create about 30 new jobs.
Dreaming Creek builds custom frame homes, and has done work for Poplar Forest and other attractions.

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Stocks gained ground for the third consecutive day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 83 points.
NASDAQ gained 15 and a half.
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[Pentagon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
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[TAPE#1:29:00 on 02-27]
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For the first time ever, the president has raised the terror alert warning to code orange.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Nevertheless ceremonies marking the events of last year are still set to procede.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Meghan/Starlink]


Meghan Muldoon is at the Pentagon tonight with more on today's events and a preview of tomorrow's.
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[Folk-Artist]
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Benny Carter has visited New York City just twice, but the North Carolina folk artist has been fascinated with the city for years.
And tonight, Joe Dashiell explains how Carter came to paint the aftermath of September 11th.
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((Benny Carter's front porch is a long way from New York, but the city skyline has long been a focus of his work.
And in the months since September 11th, the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center has dominated his paintings.
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((BENNY CARTER/ARTIST: BEFORE THEY STARTED DOING THE LIGHTS, I WAS DOING THE GHOSTLY TOWERS AND THAT WAS THE ONLY WAY I COULD REALLY FIGURE OUT HOW TO PAINT NEW YORK CITY AND STILL INCORPORATE THE TWIN TOWERS, SO I JUST DONE 'EM AS THE GHOSTLY TOWERS.))
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Benny Carter's home is packed floor to ceiling with recent works. He says he's driven to create, and frequently works on 25 to 30 different projects at once.
The North Carolina Folk Artist is known for his colorful birdhouses, wooden sculptures, and the detailed paintings that now include his view of September 11th.
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((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: IT'S A MESSAGE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN. BUT IT'S AN INTERESTING MESSAGE TO SEE DOWN HERE IN THE FOOTHILLS OF NORTH CAROLINA, AN ARTIST WHOSE CONCENTRATION HAS BEEN HEAVILY ON NEW YORK CITY.))
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Carter was working on a New York city scene when he learned of the terrorist attack, and though he put his brushes down and didn't pick them up for several weeks, he says he was compelled to paint the terrible scene.
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((I BELIEVE A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO FORGET ABOUT IT. AND THAT'S ONE OF THE BAD THINGS ABOUT AMERICA TO START WITH, THAT THEY FORGET TOO SOON, YOU KNOW.))
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Benny Carter hasn't forgotten, and says he'll continue to create his own unique memorial to the victims of September 11th.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Rockingham County North Carolina.))

[Wall-Hanging]


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Some local handiwork is being displayed at two Roanoke fire stations...
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The Roanoke chapter of the American Sewing Guild made quilts commemorating September 11th. This one for the downtown fire station took six women about 25-hours to complete. The design is from Jo-Ann Fabrics and can be purchased at those stores. It features quotes from a speech by President Bush.
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((BARBARA RUST/SEWING GUILD MEMBER; MANY OF US DIDN'T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO ANYTHING FOR 9-11 AND IT'S OUT OF OUR HEARTS AND THIS IS A WAY WE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY, TO OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT AND RECOGNIZE THOSE LOCALLY WHO DO A WONDERFUL JOB.))
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The group made quilts for two fire stations. A glass frame will encase them. Fire officials describe the effort as a labor of love.
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The Avalanche has a new affiliation, the Hillcats go for the Carolina League title,
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and the Hokies talk about the extremely confident Thundering Herd of Marshall.
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The countdown to kickoff is well underway for the Tech-Marshall battle. Tonight Mike Stevens says the Thundering Herd is "Green With Envy."
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((Marshall has been pointing to this game for months. A win over the Hokies and they feel they can run the table and wreck the BCS. The Herd's swagger is being felt and heard all the way in Blacksburg. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) Much like Tech - Marshall knows games like Thursday's can make or break your place on college football's national stage. ((BILLY HARDEE:)) Ronyell Whitaker returns to the starting lineup after serving his two game suspension. Most believe even with Ronyell - Marshall, and it heisman hopeful quarterback Byron Leftwich will find a way to score - but no one believes the Herd's defense that was ranked 106th in the nation last year against the run can stop Tech's ground game. ((BOB PRUETT:)) Bryan Randall gets his first career start Thursday, and Beamer says Grant Noel, who practiced Monday but won't do anything else until game time should be OK to back him up. Both Randall and Noel spent a number of years growing up in West Virginia.))

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The Salem Avalanche officially parted with the Colorado Rockies and joined forces with the Houston Astros today, announcing an agreement with the Astros on a four year player development contract beginning in 2003.
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Avalanche owner Kelvin Bolwes, who spent the last eight years with Colorado, is estatic about the partnership. Houston was rated the top baseball organization with the best minor league system after the 2001 season by Baseball America.
The Avalanche name, logo and uniform will remain the same, but colors will change.
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[S-Cats]


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The Lynchburg Hillcats are just one win away from their first Carolina League championship since 1997. The Cats lead the Kinston Indians 2-1 in the best of five series, having won two in a row. We will have highlights at 11.

[S-Tootoo]


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The Express announced today that the team will hold the first annual Terrence Tootoo Memorial Golf Tourament Friday October fourth at Hanging Rock Golf Club.
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[VO-NAT]


The tournament, which is a celebration of the life of Tootoo, is open to the first 90 players. The event will feature teams of three players teamed up with one Express player, coach or owner to round out the foresome. Proceeds go to the local suicide prevention chapter.
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Former Uva basketball standout and Chicago Bulls second round draft pick Roger Mason injured his shoulder five days ago in a pick up game with Michael Jordan and other NBA Players.
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Mason, who was plagued by shoulder problems at Virginia, could be sidelined four to five months. The six foot five guard is scheduled to see an Orthropedic surgeon tomorrow to determine if surgery is necessary.
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The Roanoke College men's soccer team battled Greensboro today in Salem.
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The Maroons are red hot after psoting two straight wins and Greensboro entered the contest ranked as high as third i

n the nation in Division III soccer recently.
This would turn out to be a defensive struggle the entire first half as both teams goalies were tested early and often. (------------) The game would end in a 0-0 tie ater one half of play. We will have a complete wrap up at 11.