With September 11th only one day away, countless memorials and services are planned across the country.
One of them is a small exhibit inside a church near Ground Zero.
But St. Pauls played a big role in the days following the terrorist attacks.
Stacy Case explains.
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ON THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 11TH ST. PAULS STOOD IN THE SHADOW OF THE
DESPITE BEING SO CLOSE TO THE TRAGEDY, THE LITTLE CHURCH THAT STOOD, AS
ITS CALLED, SUFFERED MINOR DAMAGE AND QUICKLY BECAME A REFUGE FOR
A PLACE TO GET A MEAL, MEDICAL HELP OR TAKE A NAP.
NOW AN EXHIBIT INSIDE THE CHURCH IS HONORING THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED
AND WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TOMORROW.
TODAY PEOPLE CAN STILL VISIT THE MEMORIAL OUTSIDE.
DAYS AFTER THE ATTACKS, THE FENCE SURROUNDING THIS CHURCH BECAME, AND
REMAINS, A PLACE TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES.
THE VICTIMS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH WERE ALSO REMEMBERED LAST NIGHT AT THE
KENNEDY CENTER IN MANHATTAN.
THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY ATTENDED THE SECOND "CONCERT FOR AMERICA."
THE MUSICAL EVENT WAS FIRST HELD LAST YEAR, 13 DAYS AFTER THE ATTACKS.
(SOT-Laura Bush/First Lady)
"well never forget those who died at the world trade center, the
pentagon, and in Pennsylvania"
ON MONDAY AMAZING GRACE PLAYED AS 23 MEMBERS OF NEW YORKS FINEST WERE
THE NAMES OF THE OFFICERS, WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES ON SEPTEMBER 11TH , WERE
ADDED TO A MEMORIAL WALL.
(SOT-GOV. GEORGE PATAKI/(R) NEW YORK)
"Theyd sworn an oath to enforce the law, to protect us, to keep us
safe. Now we know how rock solid this oath, their promise was"
GOVERNOR GEORGE PATAKI WILL BE HERE AT GROUND ZERO FOR WEDNESDAYS
AS PART OF THE CEREMONY 2,801 NAMES WILL BE READ.
EVERYONE WHO DIED AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER THAT DAY.
STACY CASE, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
A local woman will help remember fallen EMS workers at a ceremony in New York tomorrow...
Sue Taylor manages Roanoke's To The Rescue museum, a one of a kind location dedicated to rescue professionals.
While in the Big Apple, she will attend New York-Presbyterian Hospital's memorial service.
Taylor will help unveil a memorial dedicated to the four EMS workers the hospital lost on 9-11.
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((SUE TAYLOR/MUSEUM MANAGER; IT'S 36 FEET HIGH ITS GOT THE ENGRAVING I CAN'T WAIT TO GO THERE ITS AN HONOR TO BE A PART OF IT.))
((WHEN I GO UP THERE I BRING BACK I LEAVE A PIECE OF MY HEART AND I BRING BACK SO MANY GOOD FEELINGS.))
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Taylor says 139-EMS workers died in the attacks.
While in New York - she will also visit Ground Zero for the President's speech and Battery Park for the lighting of the eternal flame.
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There are numerous events and activities scheduled across the region tomorrow,
We have assembled an extensive list of places and times on our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
Just click the 9-11 event icon near the upper left corner.
The State Department is warning Americans to be more on alert than usual to the threat of terrorism this week.
Officials say a continuing threat could include civilian targets and suicide attacks around the anniversary of 9-11.
Potential targets could include gathering places like clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools or recreational events.
Iraq is challenging the U-S to produce evidence that Baghdad is producing weapons of mass destruction.
Iraq's foreign minister says such claims are just an excuse for American aggression.
Yesterday, officials took reporters on a tour to refute claims that Saddam Hussein is re-building sites linked to past nuclear efforts.
Meanwhile, White House officials say while few European allies are fully behind President Bush, the debate is shifting from not IF, but HOW the U-S should confront Iraq.
A two- year investigation of drug distribution in the New River Valley has netted ten arrests, but authorities are still looking for six others, including the alleged ringleader.
Investigators believe 28- year- old Malcolm Lewis led an organization that distributed more than a million dollars of cocaine and marijuana in the Radford and Pulaski areas.
They say members of the organization were also responsible for acts of violence and intimidation.
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((JOHN BROWNLEE/U. S. ATTORNEY; THEY LINE THEIR POCKETS BY DISTRIBUTING POISON TO PEOPLE. THAT'S WHAT THEY DO. AND WHEN THEIR DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS ARE CHALLENGED THEY USE VIOLENCE TO ENFORCE IT.))
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Authorities in Charlottesville, Norfolk and the New River Valley rounded up ten of the suspects, but Malcolm Lewis and five others remain at large.
In business news, Union workers have approved a new contract with Dominion Virginia Power.
Company headquarters in Richmond says wages will rise almost 15 percent over the contract's five years.
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Nearly four-thousand electrical workers walked off their jobs early last month over a contract dispute with the company's management.
Two weeks later, union officials signed a tentative agreement on a new contract offer, and yesterday, the membership OK'd it.
A House committee is preparing to announce the findings of an inquiry into Martha Stewart's sale of ImClone stock.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((IT'S A BIG DAY FOR MARTHA STEWART..THE CONGRESSIONAL PANEL INVESTIGATING
STEWART'S CONTROVERSIAL STOCK SALE OF IMCLONE SYSTEMS WILL RELEASE ITS
FINDINGS LATER TODAY. THE PANEL DECLINE TO SAY IF IT WILL SUPBOENA THE
DOMESTIC DIVA TO TESTIFY ABOUT HER SALE OF NEARLY 4-THOUSAND IMCLONE
ONE DAY BEFORE NEGATIVE NEWS SENT THE STOCK PLUNGING. LAWMAKERS CLAIM
SOMEONE IS LYING ABOUT THE NATURE OF STEWART'S STOCK SALE. STEWART HAS
DENIED ANY WRONGDOING AND HAS REFUSED TO MEET WITH COMMITTEE
SHARES OF FORD COULD SLIDE INTO HIGH GEAR AFTER THE AUTOMAKER SAID IT
EXPECTS TO BEAT WALL STREET'S THIRD QTR PROFIT ESTIMATES. According to
Bill Ford, the company expects "to report a small profit" for the
ON WALL STREET..A REVERSAL OF FORTUNE AS BOUNCED BACK FROM AN EARLY
THE DOW RANG UP A GAI OF 92 POINTS
THE NASDAQ WAS UP A MORE MODEST 9.
WITH THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 LOOMING AND THE THREAT OF WAR BETWEEN THE
AND IRAQ GROWING, INVESTORS ARE EXPECTED TO STAY ON THE SIDELINES. THE
MARKET WILL OPEN 90 MINUTES LATER THAN USUAL, AT 11AM EASTERN TIME
IN HONOR OF THE MANY MEMORIAL SERVICES IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR
LIVES IN THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS.
FOR MORE HEAD TO CBS.MW.COM ...
AT THE NASDAQ I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NY.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
Officials in India say 100 passengers are feared dead after a train derailment this morning.
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Family members are awaiting word about relatives who were on the ill- fated train.
It jumped its tracks, sending at least one of the cars plunging about 300 feet into a river.
Witnesses say several train cars are hanging from a bridge.
Rescuers are searching for survivors in the wreckage, but their
efforts are being hindered by deep water.
Governor Mark Warner wants Virginians to volunteer...so he's trying to make it easier for those who want to help out.
Yesterday, Warner announced a new website and toll-free number for those seeking information on volunteer opportunities around the state.
The governor says the Virginia Corps program was created to help capture the renewed spirit of civic duty following September 11th.
((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THIS EFFORT, VIRGINIA CORPS EFFORT, WILL DRAW UPON WHAT I BELIEVE WILL BE AN UPSURGE OF PATRIOTISM WE'LL FEEL IN THESE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS. THIS WILL BE A WAY TO CHANNEL THAT OUTPUT INTO HOMELAND SECURITY ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS MORE TRADITIONAL VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES.))
((CHERYL COOLEY-NEWMAN/VOLUNTARY ACTION OF THE NEW RIVER VALLEY: IT'S JUST GREAT TO KNOW THAT THE GOVERNOR SUPPORTS WHAT WE'RE DOING AND THAT HE'S KINDA, YOU KNOW, APPEALING TO PEOPLE TO GET INVOLVED AGAIN WHICH IS SOMETHING I THINK FROM TIME TO TIME WANES BACK AND FORTH.))
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Virginia Corps' toll-free number is 1-866-239-4868.
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You can find a link to it website on our homepage at w-d-b-j-7 dot com.
Roanoke County has found itself a few good men and women.
The newest group of recruits is undergoing training to become a volunteer firefighter.
This is one of the largest classes ever to train at the Roanoke Valley Regional Fire and E-M-S Training Center.
Most of the recruits are from Roanoke County-- but a few are also from surrounding communities.
Roanoke County's fire and rescue chief says the events of September eleventh may have sparked the added interest in becoming a volunteer.
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(( I THINK THAT HAS SOME ROLE CERTAINLY FIRE AND RESCUE HAS BEEN IN THE MEDIA LIGHT AND THE PUBLIC EYE BUT WE'VE ALWAYS HAD A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL IN ROANOKE COUNTY AND WITH THE TRAINING FACILITY WE NOW HAVE WE'RE ABLE TO OFFER THE STATE OF THE ART TRAINING AND THE REPUTATION'S GOTTEN OUT AND PEOPLE FEEL GOOD ABOUT COMING HERE))
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Each volunteer was given a sweat shirt and T-shirt as they entered the door.
And, when the Roanoke County volunteers graduate-- they'll be given uniform pants and a shirt with county seal.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
Roanoke Gas officials say a problem that was causing a stink last night is now under control.
The culprit is a chemical that's supposed to warn residents of leaks.
But emergency officials says Roanoke Gas added 50 to 100 times too much of the chemical that gives natural gas its odor.
The problem seems to be concentrated in Northwest Roanoke between Tenth Street and Williamson Road.
Fire officials say the chemical itself is harmless but the odor has been causing some headaches and nausea.
Roanoke Gas says the chemical might not be worked out of the system until later this morning.
In the meantime, they suggest cracking a window.
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Time now for this morning's Tech 2002 Report as Mike Stevens takes us across the border for the story on the Hokies' next opponent.
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((After having last Saturday off, the Hokies now have just a few short days to get ready for their second straight nationally ranked opponent - Marshall University.
In this morning's Tech 2002 Report we're focusing in on the Thundering Herd which rolls into Lane Stadium Thursday night for a nationally televised contest that could put the Marshall program on the national map once and for all.
Marshall lost that Florida game last year 49-to-14, but then reeled off 10 straight wins behind the play of six foot six 240 pound quarterback Byron Leftwich. The Heisman trophy candidate already has passed for more than 8000 yards and thrown 63 touchdown passes in his career.
He's excited about winging it at Lane Stadium.
If you don't think the Marshall players believe they win this game - you're sadly mistaken. Marshall practices are usually always open to the media. But on our visit to Huntington last week - Pruett asked that we leave right after the players finished stretching.
Their focus? Finding a way to exploit Tech's defense.
Now the Marshall program has a number of alumni in the area and this year the team has 19 players from the state of Virginia of it.
Among those 19 are two former Friday Football Extra players of the week from Martinsville High School. Marcus Hairston and Jamus Martin. Both played under Taylor Edwards- both are now starting defensive ends at Marshall. And later this week on Wednesday - Travis Wells sits down with two former Bulldogs to talk about their homecoming in Blacksburg against the Hokies.
By the way - Tech is up number nine in the coaches poll this week, while Marshall is ranked 17th.
The Hokies are favored by 11 points - the game is a complete sellout - with 65 thousand one hundred and 15 expected to be in attendance. Have a nice Tuesday.))
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Another sign that West Nile is here to stay in Southwest Virginia.
A horse in Rocky Mount was one of six in the state to test positive for West Nile Virus this year.
The horse became ill in mid-August and had to be put down.
There are no drugs to kill the virus in horses or humans, but there is an equine *vaccine* for West Nile.
The state department of Agriculture suggests calling a vet if your horse exhibits any neurologic symptoms, like a
stumbling gate, facial paraylsis, drooping or disinterest in the surroundings.