25 hours of work marks the appreciation of local members of the American Sewing Guild, honoring the heroes of September 11th.
And preparations are under way at Ground Zero for tomorrow's anniversary events.
Details, coming up.
Tropical storm Gustav causing havoc along the mid Atlantic coastline... but for most of us ...no rain... just sunshine...I'll have your forecast....
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
One year ago today terrorism was not something the average American worried about. That all changed 24 hours later.
The country is getting ready to remember how our nation and our lives changed last September 11.
Drew Levinson reports from what has come to be known as Ground Zero.
(///// SOT /////)
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rob Ostrofky/New York Firefighter;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS New York]
Above ground zero-the skies are empty today--it will be different
With the president and other dignitaries here marking the one year
anniversary of the attack on the world trade center-military jets will
be patrolling the skies.
In less than 12 hours-it will once again be Sept 11th. One year and not
only has the New York skyline changed-the world has changed.
(SOT ROB OSTROFSKY /NEW YORK FIREFIGHTER )
I CANT BELIEVE IT, YET IT FEELS LIKE A LIFETIME, IT SEEMS LIKE JUST
YESTERDAYTHE AMOUNT OF THINGS THAT WEVE GONE THROUGH IN SUCH A SHORT
TIME IS MORE THAN A LIFETIME WORTH OF STUFF.
(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)
SINCE THE ATTACK-PEOPLE HAVE FLOCKED HERE TO GROUND ZERO. THEY COME
HERE FOR MANY DIFFERENT REASONS, BUT MOSTLY TO GET A BETTER SENSE OF
WHAT HAPPENED-THEY MAY GET A BETTER SENSEBUT NOT A BETTER
Jane and Duane Saltsman say the enormity of it all makes it just too
much to comprehend.
(SOT DUANE SALTSMAN/VISITOR)
YOU REALLY CANT BELIEVE IT COULD HAPPEN, LIKE I SAY, WE TAKE EVERYTHING
Many came here today to honor the dead and though there will be
thousands here tomorrow-some say the best way to honor those who lost
their lives is to go about life as usual.
(SOT JESSIE MIRABLE/NEW YORK)
TOMORROW I AM GOING TO GO ABOUT MY DAILY ROUTINE, JUST GO TO CLASS AND
GO TO WORK, I AM NOT GOING TO CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE DAY.
Americans going about their daily activities-it is a symbol of American
defiance..and a message to the terrorists that life goes on here.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York))
Jitters over tomorrow's anniversary of the 9-11 attacks are being felt half- way across the world.
A terrorist threat has led the U-S embassy in Indonesia to close until further notice.
The American Embassy in Malaysia's capital also says it will shut down indefinitely starting tomorrow, because of what officials are calling a ``credible and specific'' threat.
It's been a year since six firefighters on Engine 23 in New York City left their firehouse and sped toward Ground Zero.
Stacy Case visits the department to find a group of men still trying to come to grips with an incredible loss.
(///// SOT /////)
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
[SUPER=01-Capt. John Bendick/Engine 23;]
[SUPER=01-Stacy Case/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Case, CBS News, New York.]
LOCATOR: (NEW YORK, NEW YORK)
TRACK: IT'S BEEN A LONG YEAR.... A TOUGH YEAR... AND THE PAIN NEVER GETS
EASIER AT ENGINE 23.
(NAT--fire truck speeding to ground zero)
TRACK: THEY GOT THE CALL AND THEY WENT, JUST LIKE THEY'D DONE SO MANY
TIMES BEFORE. CHARLES GABARINI, ROBERT MCPHADDEN, JOHN MARSHALL, J
PAPPAGEORGE, HECTOR TIRADO, AND MARK WHITFORD NEVER CAME BACK.
CAPT JOHN BENDICK/ENGINE 23.
Some people have it hard to work here,coming in everyday and seeing
where their friends were.
TRACK: . FIREFIGHTER OSTROFSKY DOESN'T NORMALLY WORK AT THIS
FIREHOUSE... HE'S FILLING IN. OSTROFSKY AND FIREFIGHTER WHITFORD WERE
SOT ; ROB OSTROFSKY/FIREFIGHTER
I knew he had a family lived upstate, little kids and its sad you know I
have little kids, I look at mark and I see myself, could have very
easily been in marks shoes, it breaks my heart.
TRACK: FIREFIGHTER RAY PROFIT IS ALSO ONE OF THE NEW GUYS.
SOT: (RAY PROFIT/FIRE FIGHTER)
you don't want it to seem like you are here to take someone's place,
cause you are not really here to do that, you are just here to do your
STAND UP (STACY CASE/REPORTING)
There are memorials of the men scattered along the walls here at Engine
23. They serve as an inspiration to those who follow, but also as a
stark reminder of the inherent dangers of this job.
SOT (CAPT JOHN BENDICK/ENGINE 23)
I would say the majority if they are in a fire house doing a job would
get back on that rig and do the same thing again.
NAT-- people visiting firehouse
TRACK: THE WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT STILL COME. LIKE THIS COUPLE WHO
STOPPED BY TO SAY HI.
we are just ordinary people doing a job and overcoming a fear to get
the job done...to a fireman, the best thing you can say is that you are
good fireman, you did a good job.
TRACK: THESE SIX MEN DID A GOOD JOB. AND AS FAR AS THEIR FELLOW
FIREFIGHTERS ARE CONCERNED-- THEY'RE STILL ON BOARD WHEN THE CALLS COME.
A labor of love has a new home at a Roanoke fire station...
This quilt created by a group of local women honors September 11th.
Six members of the Roanoke chapter of the American Sewing Guild spent 25-hours on the project.
The JoAnn Fabrics company provided the design ... it uses excerpts from a speech by President Bush.
Nationwide 160-quilts are being donated by sewing chapters.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=Many of]
((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.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Rust/Sewing Guild Member;]
[OUT Q=WONDERFUL JOB]
A second quilt created by the group is being presented to the County fire station on Peter's Creek Road.
JoAnn Fabrics stores do carry a kit to create your own.
Fire officials say they will likely construct a frame for the hanging to preserve it.
A company in Floyd County is expanding and adding several jobs.
Dreaming Creek Timber Frame will be hiring 30 new workers at its facility in a county industrial park.
The company specializes in wood frame construction for homes and businesses.
Dreaming Creek has down work for Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, and the Shakespeare playhouse in Staunton.
Authorities in India say someone deliberately tampered with the tracks, causing a train derailment overnight.
[SUPER=03-Near New Delhi, India;]
At least 50 people were killed-- but officials earlier feared the death toll was twice that number
About 100 of the 180 injured passengers are still being treated.
Authorities say communist militants could be behind the sabotage.
13- cars went off the tracks, as it was crossing a bridge in eastern India.
One car plunged nearly 300 feet into a river, and two others were left dangling from the bridge.
The daughter of Florida Governor Jeb Bush is apparently in trouble again because of drugs.
Police say Noelle Bush was found with cocaine at a drug rehab center, where she's been receiving treatment.
Workers there told police that two grams of powder found on Noelle tested positive for cocaine.
Meanwhile, the President's niece was NOT arrested.
Police say they couldn't get a sworn statement that she was in possession of the drug.
In January, Noelle was arrested for allegedly trying to buy an anti- anxiety drug with a phony prescription.
[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
Coming up next on the newscast, we will meet an incredible couple who faced extreme challenges following the collapse of the World Trade Center,
Then a little later, a man's attempt to confront a legendary astronaut turns physical.
[music up full]
The events of September 11th left our nation badly bruised both physically and emotionally--
But one couple turned the tragedy into a personal story of triumph.
Greg Manning wrote the inspiring book, "Love Greg and Lauren" about his wife's recovery after she was severely burned in the World Trade Center attack.
Greg joins us now via satellite--
Good afternoon, Greg and thanks for talking with us.
(Why did you decide to share such a personal story with the rest of the world?)
(Can you take us through that day-- what you experienced when you found out your wife was injured?)
(Lauren spent six months in the the hospital-- what all did she go through, as far as treatment?)
( She missed a lot of milestones with your son, Tyler. What kind of effect did that experience have on your family?)
(This book is the culmination of E-mails you sent to family and friends-- Did you ever think those notes will result in
Thanks so much for joining us today-- Best of luck to you and your family.
[SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
Coming up next on the newscast,
for the first time, the Miss America pageant welcomes TWO Miss North Carolinas.
[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]
Preparations for the Miss America pageant are under way in Atlantic City.
But there's one big distraction--
There are TWO Miss North Carolinas, instead of one.
Rebekeh (REH'-vuhlz) Revels actually won the competition, then resigned when officials learned about her topless photos.
The crown was given to her first- runner- up, Misty Clymer.
Now Revels is suing to get her title back.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=I was upset]
[SUPER=01-Misty Clymer/Miss North Carolina;]
[OUT Q=of course, I was upset.]
[SUPER=03-Atlantic City, NJ;]
Meanwhile a judge has temporarily recognized BOTH women as Miss North Carolina.
The case heads back to federal court today.
He's one of the first men to walk on the moon--
But today he's accused of punching a skeptic, who doesn't believe he or anyone else ever went there.
[SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA;]
A Japanese T-V crew was interviewing 72- year old Buzz Aldrin, when Bart Sibrel confronted him, and asked Aldrin to swear that he walked on the moon in 19-69.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :39 seconds into tape]
[IN Q=Why don't you swear on the Bible..]
[OUT Q=turn that off!]
Sibrel says he was trying to conduct an "ambush interview" with Aldrin, when the former astronaut is seen punching him in the face.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:25 into tape]
[IN Q=Will you get away from me?]
[OUT Q=get that on camera?]
This is the third time Sibrel has confronted Aldrin about his moon walk.
Sibrel says he will seek an assault charge.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN FIVE points. The NASDAQ has gained One.
[SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
Coming up next in sports
we will see how Virginia Tech and Marshall are gearing up for Thursday's showdown in Blacksburg.
[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]
They are both in the top 20 - Tech is 9th in the coaches' poll, and Marshall is 17th.
They are both programs that have had to earn their respect gradually on their way to the top.
A number 7 named Vick took Tech there.
The folks in Huntington are hoping a number 7 named Byron Leftwich can do the same for them, when the Hokies and the Herd hook up Thursday night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SUPER=01-Byron Leftwich/63 Career Touchdown Passes; :00]
[SUPER=03-Huntington, WV; :14]
[SUPER=01-Bob Pruett/Marshall Head Coach; :22]
[OUT Q=...A WAY TO WIN."]
[WIPE TO PINNACLE BOARD 6060]
Two of the keys to Marshall's chances just happen to be former Friday Football Extra players of the week.
Martinsville high school products Marcus Hairston and Jamus Martin are starting defensive ends for the Thundering Herd.
This Wednesday night - Travis Wells sits down with his fellow Bulldogs to talk about returning to the state to battle the Hokies.
Marshall is expected to bring close to 10 thousand fans into the sold- out game.
The Herd is an 11- point underdog.
In one other Tech note - the Hokies' next game on Saturday, September 21st in College Station against Texas A & M will
kick-off at 3:30pm.[S-UVA]
The Virginia Cavaliers have asked their freshman to grow up fast--- and on the football field.
Steve Mason has more on two unlikely stars of the youth movement who have become huge contributors to the Cavaliers' attack in the first three games.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Estes/2 Touchdown Catches This Season; :27]
[SUPER=04-Virginia vs. Colorado State; :40]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; 1:06]
[OUT Q=......News 7 sports"]
((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 collegiate 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.))
The Lynchburg Hillcats are now just one win away from wrapping up the Carolina League title.
Last night the Hillcats came back after dropping the first two games...
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Indians vs. Hillcats;:00]
They had home field advantage at Merritt Hutchinson Stadium for games three, four and five in the series.
And Lynchburg would just play solid baseball to put down the Indians last night.
The Hillcats would knock out 10 hits and score five runs.
[super=37-Kinston/3/Lynchburg/5/Hillcats Lead 2-to-1;]
Lynchburg will now play for the title tonight at 7 in game four, thanks to last night's 5-to-3 win.
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
[ANCHOR=Kimberly TWO Shot]
Thanks for Watching. We have a reminder before we leave you today. Our usual afternoon lineup of programs will be preempted for special coverage of the anniversary of the Septemebr 11th attacks.
There are numerous events and activities scheduled across the region Wednesday,
...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.
SUPER=X4031; Fax/Copyright Noon/Weekends
[SUPER=X4030; e-Mail/Copyright Noon/Weekends]