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Virginians remember victims of September 11th today with songs and silence... we will have a live report from the Pentagon..
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And we'll visit some special ceremonies across the region that honored our heros...
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A front moves through right on time with gusty winds but no rain. The story remains dry and the game day forecast for the Tech/Marshall game is on the way.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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ALSO - see how local health officials have prepared for bioterrorism attacks since last year...
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PLUS - Meet a college athlete who you could say "is quite Cavalier" in his response to the attacks...
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AND - Brent Watts will keep us posted on the "Day of Caring" here at WDBJ. [open]
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Thousands of people gathered today at the Pentagon to remember the 184 Americans who died there one year ago today.

Meghan Muldoon was at the ceremony and is in Arlington with a report.
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In the Roanoke Valley, this day of remembrance has taken many forms.
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Perhaps the largest gathering continues in Elmwood Park and that's where Joe Dashiell is this afternoon.
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Jean, so many emotions are wrapped up in this anniversary: expressions of grief, gratitude, patriotism, resolve. And it's clear, we're remembering September 11th in many different ways.
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From the Grandin Court fifth graders who helped dedicate a new flagpole on Mill Mountain, to the local leaders who read the names of fallen firefighters and police... [NAT SOUND OF NAMES]
Residents of the Roanoke Valley found a variety of ways to mark the anniversary.
They joined hands, raised their voices and promised never to forget the events of a year ago.
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((BRENDA ARNOLD: IT'S NOT ONLY IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER TODAY, BUT EVERY DAY THOSE THAT LOST THEIR LIVES AND THOSE WHO ARE STILL FIGHTING FOR US OUT THERE TO INSURE THAT WE CAN LIVE THE LIFE THAT WE HAVE.))
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The activities continue here until well after 9pm
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And Jean, many we've spoken with, say they hope this first anniversary becomes a lasting memorial.[5-Lexington]


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The Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University gathered to honor their graduates and Lexington natives who died a year ago.
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Speakers included representatives from the schools, a U-S army chaplin, and James Spellman who is an investigator with the New York Attorney General's Office, and a 1985 graduate of V-M-I.
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((JAMES SPELLMAN JR./INVESTIGATOR, NY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE; THIS PLACE IS IMMENSELY SPECIAL TO ME. THEY HAD SOME WORK TO DO TO GET ME TO LEAVE NEW YORK TODAY, MY HEART IS THERE. I THINK I HAVE ONE EYE ON THE TV SCREEN AND ONE EYE HERE, BUT I FELT IT WAS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO COME BACK TO A PIECE OF AMERICA.))
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Spellman's office was across the street from the World Trade Center in New York, and he worked in the rescue and recovery efforts at the site for nearly a week.
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Students across the New River Valley are remembering the events of September eleventh, each in their own special way.
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Students at Virginia Tech gathered on campus this morning, as a cannon was fired off for each airliner that crashed in the terrorist attacks.
At Radford University, local fire, police and emergency personnel were honored in a patriotic tribute, while others placed flowers and cards around a makeshift memorial.
Both schools have additional events planned for the evening-- to reflect and remember.
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An accident is causing a big traffic backup on Interstate 581 in Roanoke.
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Two of the three southbound lanes are closed from Peter's Creek to the Liberty Road overpass.
That bridge was struck by a backhoe on a trailer about three hours ago.
The collision knocked out some concrete, so V-DOT engineers have also closed the overpass while they inspect the damage.
Authorities are not sure yet when the roads will re-open.
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[5-Bioterrorism]


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After September 11th, another fear struck many Americans, the threat of bio-terrorism.
Letters traced with anthrax were discovered in the nations mail system - putting health officials on high alert.
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But are health officials in our area NOW more prepared to handle an attack of this nature.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has some answers,
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Jean, Health officials say there is no way to ever be really prepared.
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But changes have been made over the past year that have made them more capable of handling a biological threat.
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((
Anthrax scares hit home for many in our area. Hazmat teams were responding not only to places like the Capitol...but retirement communities like Friendship Manor in Roanoke.
While Local health officials say a bioterrorist attack is rare --they are not taking any chances.
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((I THINK WITH THE SCARE OF ANTHRAX AND ALL THE DISCUSSION ABOUT SMALL POX IT BECAME VERY OBVIOUS THAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDED TO BE FULLY SUPPORTED BECAUSE THEY WOULD TAKE A PRIMARY ROLE IN ASSUAGING ANY ATTACK OF THAT SORT)) [RUNS16]
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That support came by the way of additional man power, thanks to state and federal funding, every health district in the state will now have its own epidemiologist and emergency coordinator.
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((SO THAT WILL HELP IN TWO AREAS TO ENHANCE SURVEILLANCE OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND TO BE MORE TRAINED IN IDENTIFYING EARLY ANY BIOTERRORIST CHANGE OR BIOTERRORISM THREAT)) [RUNS13]
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And other agencies such as Carilion are providing their assistance. In Roanoke, Carilion has added a "Syndrome Surveillance" system. Every patient that comes into the E-R is evaluated for symptoms of a biological attack. Daily updates are then sent to the health department.
Health officials say emergency agencies must work together to counter a bioterrorism attack.
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((LIKE I DIDN'T USUALLY TALK TO THE FBI AND DIDN'T USUALLY TALK TO THE STATE POLICE AND THAT HAS CHANGED. AND WE CERTAINLY HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTAND WHOSE GOT WHAT ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES)) [RUNS13]
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Jean,
Five people died last year from inhaled anthrax. ((Toss to bump))
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Over 300 firefighters died trying to save lives in the World Trade Center attacks. Their heroic sacrifice inspired a former college athlete whose life and career changed shortly after 9/11. Steve Mason Has more.
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((:))
((Griffith had started his firefighter job application with the county just before September 11th but he was still not 100 percent sure this was the career for him. But within three months after September 11th, Griffith had landed his dream job. ((:))
Griffith is one of 15 firefighters working out of Hollins station number five. And as he approaches his own first year anniversary in January, his comparisons of the courage and ability necessary to play college football ((:))
with what it would have taken firefighters to go into the world trade center buildings ((:))
have almost an angry tone to them. To Griffith no athlete in the world could have demostrated as much herosim and bravery as the firefighters of 9/11. ((:))
Griffith life as a firefighter enables him to appreciate his life with his wife Ellen and daughter Carly. His ties to the UVa football program are never far away, but that was just a game. ((:))
Griffith is 14th on UVa' all time career sack list, but he is happiest tackling fires and saving lives, STee Mason News 7 sports.))


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New York City honors the victims and heros from the attack on the World Trade Center.. We have a live report from Ground Zero just ahead...
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And Rocky Mount observes the attacks with a couple who lost a son in the South Tower.

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Good Evening.. Welcome Back to our extended coverage on this- the 1st anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.
Around the region today- many people came out to remember in several different ways.
We will take you to local events-
Also we will go live to the Pentagon where News 7's Meghan Muldoon is standing by-
But first- we go to Ground Zero- where just moments ago President Bush arrived- laying a wreath at the site.
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Drew Levinson is there- He joins us live with the the story.
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((On a bright sunny day-tears rained down on ground zero. A year after terrorists slammed two jets into the twin towers America and especially New York paused for a moment of silence to remember. The spirit of America was reaffirmed with a reading from the Declaration of Independence. NJ Governor Jim McGreevey For the first time the families ventured down to the bottom of ground zero. At a circle of honor they remembered those who meant so much to them. While they mourned, their loved ones names were read one by one. Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani ....reading Names It took hours to read them and the families' grief was clear. Some tossed flowers others scooped up dirt and gathered pebbles... anything to be close to those now gone. Like so many days since 9-11 of last year-the sounds of bagpipes filled the air. Their songs--a reminder that America has transformed from sorrow... to survival... to resolve.))
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President Bush attended all three national observances today. He began his day in Virginia, speaking at the Pentagon.
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Meghan Muldoon was there .. she joins us live in Arlington, and Meghan, what was the president's message.
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((ROLLCUE:..ROLLED FOR STARLINK "they will be stopped.))
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The anniversary of the terrorist attacks was observed in different ways all around southwest Virginia.
In Rocky Mount, a couple that lost a son in the attacks was part of the ceremony. [TOSS ACROSS TO MARYA;]
Marya Jones has more on how they're coping ... one year later.
Jean, Bill and Eileen Kennedy are native New Yorkers who moved to Smith Mountain Lake more than a decade ago.
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Today, rather than return to New York, they chose to mark the anniversary of their son's death in Franklin County... with the people who helped them get through the last painful year. ((ROLLCUE:...last year.))
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More than 100 people gathered at Lynch's Funeral Home to remember the victims with music, prayers, and tears.
They sat silent as a church bell tolled for each plane that crashed.
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Bill and Eileen Kennedy lost their son Tom, a New York firefighter, in the World Trade Center collapse.
They thanked the crowd for its prayers and compassion.
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((EILEEN KENNEDY: WE CHOSE TO BE HERE IN ROCKY MOUNT BECAUSE YOU EMBRACED US AND WE THANK YOU FOR IT.))
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This anniversary reopens a lot of wounds for the Kennedys... and today they shared their emotional story with the people gathered in Rocky Mount. [TOSS ACROSS BACK TO JEAN;]
And, Jean, we'll share that with you on News-7 at 6.

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Of the many industries hit hard as a result of the 9-11 attacks ... travel was one of them.
The thought of getting on a plane for some Americans after September 11th was unthinkable. So how has the industry in our area been affected? Business Reporter Rachel Cannon joins us with details on that...Rachel?
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Jean - experts say the travel industry was struggling before September 11th [RACHEL @ BAM]
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and that the attacks only made the problems a lot worse. After a year to recover, it looks like the airlines and passengers may need more time....
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in a way that may not be beneficial for the friendly skies.
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((MEL LUDOVICI/PRES. MARTIN TRAVEL; PEOPLE ARE STILL DRIVING TO DESTINATIONS THEY ONCE FLEW TOO AND BY NO MEANS HAS TRAVEL RETURNED TO PRE 9-11.))
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Before 9-11, Ludovici says there was less fear and more money for leisure. He now believes while fear of flying may not be the main issue, a sluggish economy is.
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Airlines are trying to combat that with price reductions. Ludovici says even in the last month, the six major carriers made an additional 10-percent across the board cut. They're also making changes to brighten their financial future. All non-refundable tickets are now truly non-refundable
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Ludovici says people in our area are still traveling. Airline reservations for today's anniversary are down slightly, but he says not nearly as much as in larger areas - where estimates are as high as 30-percent.
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((MEL LUDOVICI/PRES. MARTIN TRAVEL; I REALLY THINK THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY ESPECIALLY THE AIRLINE PORTION OF THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY WAS IN A BIG TAIL SPIN BEFORE 9-11 NOW 9-11 CLEARLY EXACERBATED THE SITUATION.))
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Many of the airlines are facing serious financial hurdles. US Airways is already in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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Ludovici says his guess is that future filers will be Continental and United. But, Jean, he says for consumers that doesn't mean a lot of changes ... he would expect service to continue while they restructure their finances.

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C-B-S News has published a book about last September 11th, called "What We Saw." It recounts the terrorist attacks from the perspective of C-B-S journalists. Keith Humphry spoke with one of them via satellite this week.
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((CBS News Correspondents Mika Brezinski and Byron Pitts were among thousands of bystanders forced to run for their lives when the World Trade Center towers collapsed one year ago. In the book, Pitts recounts how they took refuge in an elementary school. The book also includes a compilation of stories from that day, including one of several LIVE reports Pitts broadcast from just outside PS 89.
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((IT'S THE WAY YOU RUN, WHEN YOU THINK IF YOU DON'T, YOU'LL BE HURT OR YOU'LL BE KILLED. FORTUNATELY WE FOUND SAFETY IN THAT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, PS 89, AS TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS WERE HERDING STUDENTS OUT ONE DOOR, WE WENT IN ANOTHER. AND MIKA AND I FILED OUR FIRST REPORTS FROM THAT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. KEITH HUMPHRY/NEWS 7: Many of us remember the image of you with the surgical mask, and the air full of ash and smoke, and it seemed to just get worse and worse. As you look back on it now, actually see it on videotape and in your mind's eye, is it worse now is it harder to re-live? I WOULDN'T SAY IT'S HARDER, BUT IT'S STILL DIFFICULT. EACH DAY YOU REMEMBER A DIFFERENT MOMENT. I REMEMBER FOR DAYS AND WEEKS, THE ONE IMAGE THAT I COULDN'T ESCAPE WAS WATCHING THOSE PEOPLE FALL OR JUMP TO THEIR DEATH.))
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((I REMEMBER SEEING A COUPLE , A MAN AND A WOMAN, THAT I COULD SEE CLEARLY AT ONE OF THE TOP FLOORS. THEY TOOK HANDS. THEY APPEARED TO SAY SOMETHING TO EACH OTHER. AND THEN THEY BOTH JUMPED OUT TOGETHER, BOTH HOLDING HANDS. THEY HELD HANDS FOR A FEW FLOORS, THEN THEY SEPARATED, THEN FLICKERED TO THEIR DEATHS.))

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Pitts spent 15 years as a local television news reporter, before joining CBS News. That experience helped him approach the burning World Trade Center.
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((BECAUSE WHEN I FIRST WALKED UP ON THE BUILDING I SAID "OKAY, I WILL TREAT THIS LIKE ANY HOUSE FIRE I'VE BEEN TO. IT'S BIG. THERE'S A POSSIBILITY PEOPLE WILL BE INJURED, PEOPLE WILL DIE. BUT I WILL TREAT IT THAT WAY." BUT THEN WHEN I SAW THOSE PEOPLE FALLING, THEN AFTER THE TOWER FELL, I REALIZED NOTHING IN MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE COULD TRULY PREPARE ME FOR THAT MOMENT.))
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((CBS CORRESPONDENT BYRON PITTS. THANK YOU, SIR.))
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Our 90 minutes of 9-11 coverage will continue through 6-30 tonight.
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Keith Humphry is in our newsroom with a look at what's coming up on News 7 at 6.
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Jean, we'll take you all around the Commonwealth .. from the Pentagon
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to an elementary school in the New River Valley .. to see the region's home towns remember what happened one year ago, and honor those who died.
We'll see how much the 9-11 anniversary is affecting air travel in the region.
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And the story on I-581 in Roanoke, where traffic has been reduced to one lane.
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Those stories and much more in just a few minutes on News 7 at 6.
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The peaceful Blue Ridge Mountains are hundreds of miles from the world trade center but, for one Roanoke College Lacrosse player, the nightmare of this awful event was played out right in his dorm room. Steve Mason explains.
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((STEVE MASON:from the time the first plane struck Tower one early that september 11th morning, until approxametly six pm that night, Roanoke College goalie Tim Morese did not know whether his older brother Nate was dead or alive. One year later, I asked him to reflect on those nine hours, the longest, kost helpess, saddest nine hours of his life.)) ((Morse was in anatomy lab when the North tower was hit. ((:)) The goalie, who stops one hundred mile an hour shots could not block out the horrible thoughts that poluted his mind, so he went to see his coach. ((:))
They have shared hours on the field, but these few minutes meant most. ((:)) ((:)) the hours went by, still no word from the 24 year old Merril Lynch investment banker brother who worked in Tower 7 and was in and out of one and two constantly. He shared a bathtub with the curly haired goaltender growning up and was the brother he idolized. Finally, a miracle in a horrible tragedy. ((:)) While his familt was safe, the tragedy still wounded Pilat almost as deeply. ((:)) it could have been Pilat, his wife Dianna and their two children, twins Emily and Will among the casulties. ((:))
Pilat says he will return to ground zero when the memorial there is complete. While the towers are gone, one of the pictures he took a month before the tragedies never allows him to forget the memory of freedom under attack. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
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If you've been waiting all summer to rid your closet of old clothes and clean out your pantry, don't wait another day. Your Hometown Station is hosting a Day of Caring, where you can donate those items to a good cause.
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Brent Watts joins us live in the WDBJ-7 Community Room with more on today's collection.

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