President Bush is in New York City this morning, hoping to convince other world leaders that Saddam Hussein is a threat, and should be removed from power.
Bush wants the United Nations to insist that Saddam re- admit weapons inspectors, or face military consequences.
Bush's speech today to the U-N comes after a day of remembrance.
It was also a day that ended with a strange coincidence involving the New York lottery.
Stacy Case is in New York, and joins us now with the latest.
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WINNING LOTTERY NUMBERS ARE SELECTED RANDOMLY BY A MACHINE.
THEN HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE NEW YORK LOTTERY
DRAWING LAST NIGHT?
THE WINNING NUMBERS ARE ON THIS TICKET.
THEY READ 9-1-1.
THIS STRANGE TWIST OF FATE CAME AT THE END OF A DAY REMEMBERING 9/11 ONE
AT GROUND ZERO THE PRESIDENT VISITED WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF VICTIMS.
LATER THAT NIGHT HE TURNED HIS ATTENTION TO THE NATION.
"for those who lost loved ones it has been a year of sorrow" :05
STANDING ON ELLIS ISLAND, WITH THE STATUE OF LIBERTY BEHIND HIM
(21:08:35) MISTER BUSH REFLECTED ON THE YEAR THAT HAS PASSED.
BUT HE SOON TURNED HIS FOCUS TO THE FUTURE.
"And we will not allow any terrorist or tyrant to threaten civilization
with weapons of mass murder" :07
MISTER BUSH BELIEVES THE TYRANT IS SADDAM HUSSEIN.
ARRIVING AT THE UNITED NATIONS THIS MORNING THE PRESIDENT WILL NOW TRY
TO CONVINCE LEADERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD THAT HUSSEIN NEEDS TO BE
REMOVED FROM POWER.
IN HIS SPEECH MISTER BUSH WILL ARGUE IRAQ IS AN OUTLAW REGIME AND HAS
DEFIED UN RESOLUTIONS FOR 11 YEARS WHILE AGRESSIVELY PURSUING WEAPONS OF
HE WILL ASK "WHAT MORE DOES THE WORLD NEED TO KNOW" ABOUT SADDAM TO
REALIZE THE THREAT HE POSES TO PEACE AND STABILITY.
HOWEVER, THE U-N AUDIENCE WILL BE SKEPTICAL, PARTLY BECAUSE NO ONE IS
CERTAIN WHAT KIND OF WEAPONS SADDAM HAS.
MISTER BUSH ARGUES, WE CANNOT AFFORD TO FIND OUT.
STACEY CASE, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.
In developments from Afghanistan, a man believed to be a major financial officer for al-Qaida or the Taliban has been captured.
He and at least seven others were taken into custody during
operation ``Champion Strike.''
They're being held at the U-S base in Kandahar.
The four-day operation began last weekend.
Thousands gathered in Martinsville last night to remember the attacks that changed the world.
Ceremonies were held at Martinsville High school-- where people of all ages and backgrounds displayed their patriotism.
The evening included singing and music-- as well as prayer and reflection on the events of the past year.
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((THIS IS A CHANCE FOR THE COMMUNITY... YOU KNOW OUR LOCAL NATIONAL GUARD UNIT HAS BEEN DEPLOYED AS PART OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND THIS HELPS US SHOW OUR SUPPORT TO THEM AS WELL AS ALL AROUND AMERICA. ))
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The ceremony was entitled "A Day of Caring-- Nine eleven remembered".
It was organized as a way to reflect on those who died in the terrorist attacks-- as well as to celebrate the spirit and strength of the community.
Patriotism and praise filled many Roanoke Valley churches last night.
The Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church in northwest Roanoke hosted members of seven other Baptist Congregations.
The music was provided by their volunteer "9/11 Choir."
((GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH))
Across town, the Battle Hymn of the Republic rang from the rafters of the Penn Forest Christian Church.
The program saluted all Fire-EMS, law enforcement and military personnel.
And in Salem, people gathered at Lake Spring Park for a Salute to America's Heroes.
They dedicated an American flag that will be put up at the farmers market on Main Street.
The trouble will continue for drivers on Interstate 581 this morning.
Just one of the Southbound lanes is open at this hour.
A backhoe on a flatbed trailer hit the Liberty Road overpass yesterday afternoon, taking chunks of concrete out of the bridge.
Crews hope to have all three southbound lanes open by seven this morning.
We may learn more today about a mystery that goes back more than four months.
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It was back in early May when a man's remains were found along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Police have tried ever since to determine who he was .. and what happened.
Earlier this month, police presented a facial reconstruction in efforts to show what he may have looked like, and now, nine days later, they have scheduled another news conference on the case.
We'll have the latest information tonight on News 7 at 6.
Actor Nick Nolte has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk--
California authorities say an officer stopped Nolte yesterday afternoon in Malibu, after he was seen swerving on the highway.
The 61- year- old actor was released from an L-A county lockup last night.
The highway patrol says Nolte flunked a field sobriety test.
He had a reputation for being a heavy drinker for years.
But in the mid-90's, Nolte became a health-and-fitness buff after reportedly giving up alcohol.
In business news, Wall Street traders are looking for a return to a more normal atmosphere today.
Yesterday, trading was delayed for a memorial service at the World Trade Center site.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((IT WAS A SOMBER DAY ON WALL STREET AS TRADERS AND INVESTORS ALONG WITH THE COUNTRY OBSERVED THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE TERRORIST ATTACKS.
TRADING AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE BEGAN 2 1/2 HOURS LATER THAN USUAL.. THE OPENING BELL RANG AT 12-NOON EASTERN TIME.
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NYC MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, FORMER MAYOR RUDY GUILIANI, GOVERNOR GEORGE PATAKI RANG THE BELL ALONG WITH MEMBERS OF THE NYC POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS, E-M-S AND PORT AUTHORITY.
TRADING VOLUME WAS VERY LIGHT AS SOME INVESTORS DECIDED THEY DIDN'T WANT TO TRADE ON SUCH A SOLEMN DAY..AFTER BEING HIGHER FOR MOST OF THE DAY, STOCKS CLOSED WITH MODEST LOSSES.
THE DOW lost 21.44.
THE NASDAQ lost 4.64.
FAMILIES OF NYSE MEMBERS LOST ON 9/11 RANG THE CLOSING BELL...
VOLUME IS EXPECTED TO BE HEAVIER TODAY.. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRICE OF CRUDE OIL AND OIL STOCKS AS PRESIDENT BUSH MAKES HIS CASE AGAINST IRAQ BEFORE THE UNITED NATIONS.
ANOTHER BIG FACTOR FOR THE MARKETS.. FEDERAL RESERVE CHIEF ALAN GREENSPAN SPEAKS AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING. HE'LL GIVE THE FED'S ASSESSMENT OF THE ECONOMY.
TRACK ALL THE ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY, I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
While America still mourns for the victims of 9-11, others found reason to celebrate... celebrate their freedom, their flag and their country.
Steve Smallshaw has more from Lynchburg
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A bomb threat led the British Embassy in the Philippines to be evacuated and closed for the day.
Yesterday, police searched the building housing the embassy and offices of multi- national companies, but found nothing.
Employees were later allowed to return.
The U-S has warned the Philippines of an al Qaeda plot to
attack American embassies with truck bombs, and that such an attack could occur around September 11th.
Some scary moments for the citizens of Lexington.
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While workers were spraying insulation into the attic above the Lexington Presbyterian Church's sanctuary on Tuesday, some of the insulation came into contact with a light fixture and started smoldering and smoking.
Workers smelled the smoke, and called 9-1-1.
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((FRANK PARSONS/LEXINGTON PRESBYTERIAN RECONSTRUCTION MANAGER; WHEN I CAME OUT AND SAW THE FIRE ENGINES IN THE STREET IT WAS A SINKING FEELING, BUT FORTUNATELY WE HAD NO FLAME, JUST SMOKE, AND GREAT APPREHENTION ON THE PART OF EVERYONE.))
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Fire crews shoveled the smoldering insulation out without spraying water on the church.
The sanctuary and steeple were destroyed by fire in July of 2000, and the reconstruction of the church should be completed by the middle of November.
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President Bush started yesterday's ceremonies at the Pentagon where the 184 people who died on Virginia soil were remembered.
The mood was both sorrowful and defiant.
Meghan Muldoon was at the ceremony.
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A former captain in the Radford Salvation Army has been indicted for embezzlement.
Terry Gossage is accused of stealing almost 27-thousand dollars of the agency's money, from December of 1999 to April of last year.
The prosecutor says Salvation Army officials discovered the alleged theft during an audit.
No trial date has been set.
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A local travel expert says 9-11 may have forever changed people's travel habits....
The airline industry is still struggling from fewer passengers on board and a sluggish economy.
Martin Travel's President says it may not be a fear of flying anymore - - but a lack of money for leisure.
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((MEL LUDOVICI/MARTIN TRAVEL; I DON'T THINK THE THREAT OF DANGER IN THE SKY IS REAL TO THE PASSENGER ANYMORE I REALLY THINK ITS A FINANCIAL ISSUE NOW. 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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In response to the slump... over the past year, airlines have cut prices and made non-refundable tickets truly non-refundable.
(Lou-Dough-vee-chee) Ludovici says its the first time you can no longer use a non-refundable ticket towards a future trip.
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Air travel was down yesterday but it's too soon to know by how much.
Roanoke Regional Airport served passengers yesterday although some airlines were operating on a restricted flight schedule.
Yesterday aside, officials at Roanoke Regional say air travel is down about 11-percent across the board.
Otherwise, they say, increased security measures are about the only changes made since September of last year.
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((AMANDA DEHAVEN/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: EVERYTHING IS PRETTY MUCH BACK TO NORMAL EXCEPT THE FACT THAT THE T-S-A HAS TAKEN OVER. THERE ARE MORE SEARCHES OF BAGGAGE, PASSENGERS ARE RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM EACH FLIGHT AND HAVE THEIR BAGGAGE SEARCHED. AND GOING THROUGH SCREENING, THERE'S A MUCH MORE STRINGENT PROCESS.))
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At least one of the security measures put in place after September eleventh has been relaxed.
Since May, the short term parking lot has been open with no vehicle inspection required.