Grim reality is setting in on Manhattan, as workers take down the remains of the World Trade Center.
And relatives of those still missing and presumed dead in the rubble begin the task of filing for death certficates.
And in local news-- A Roanoke man is arrested for allegedly stealing five thousand dollars worth of jewelry from a downtown store.
We're seeing another beautiful Fall day across the region and it will remain cool...I'll have your forecast...
News 7 at noon is coming up next.
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Crews bring down the centerpiece of Ground Zero in New York--
Meanwhile, victim's families begin filing for death certificates today.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Emergency crews in New York worked through the night to dismantle a seven- story fragment of metal facade--
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It's all that remained standing of the World Trade Center's South Tower.
It's also one of the most photographed scenes of the destruction.
Because the site is a crime scene, police warn that taking pictures and shooting videotape are now prohibited.
U-S lawmakers continue working on Capitol Hill, looking for ways to keep the country secure.
Meanwhile, the White House is firming up plans for tougher security on airplanes.
Officials say the proposals will include installation of secure cockpit doors, with the goal of having armed marshals on
U-S authorities told NATO allies today to be prepared for a long, coordinated assault against terrorism.
A senior defense official says there's still a lot to be learned about those who orchestrated the recent terrorist attacks.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest now from Washington.
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PROTESTERS SHOUTED LONG LIVE OSAMA AND DEATH TO AMERICA AS THEY
STORMED THE ABANDONED U.S EMBASSY IN AFGHANISTANS CAPITAL.
TEARING DOWN THE U.S SEAL AND DESTROYING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT.
IN WASHINGTON TODAY, LAWMAKERS ARE RUSHING TO FORMULATE PLANS FOR
INCREASED SECURITY MEASURES AGAINST FURTHER TERRORIST ATTACKS. A TOP
CONCERN.... CHEMICAL WAR-FARE .
(SOT)Gov. Jim Gilmore/(R-Virginia)
The American people deserved to be prepared and theres no time. We
must protect freedom both here and aboard.
PRESIDENT BUSH, WHO WILL MEET WITH THE C-I-A LATER TODAY, IS CALLING ON
CONGRESS TO PASS A SWEEPING ANTI-TERRORISM PACKAGE. HIGHTENED AIRIRPORT
SECURITY, ARMED AGENTS ON COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS, MORE FLEXIBLE LAWS THAT
WOULD UPDATE THE F-B-IS WIRETAPPING ABILITIES.
AND WHILE THE NATION REMAINS ON HIGH ALERT, THERE IS A CALL FOR
TOLERANCE OF ALL MUSLIMS AND ARAB AMERICANS.
(SOT) Sen. Tom Daschle/Majority Leader:
"If Americans strike out at neighbors because of how the look or
workthe terrorists will have struck everything that we stand for." (14)
Another sign of aggression against the U-S today in Afghanistan, where thousands gathered for a violent
Allen Pizzey reports.
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vo: A mob set fire to several cars in the parking lot outside the closed
embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul this morning.
Shouting anti-American slogans the protestors tore down the embassy sign.
The last American diplomat left Kabul in January of 1989.
A U.S. official here said "a number" of locally employed foreign service
looked after the offices but it was not clear if any were there when the
Taliban forces eventually stopped the rampage.
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vo: The U.S. is also getting a less than smooth ride here in Pakistan.
Sources close to talks between U.S. and Pakistani officials say the
are concerned about the visibility of any possible American troops
o/c: They have reportedly agreed to the pre-positioning of equipment and
re-fueling rights here but still insist no Pakistani troops will be
in combat operations.
The Pakistanis are looking for a UN resolution as cover for any operation
against Afghanistan and are also insisting that any force does NOT
either Israeli or Indian troops. Allen Pizzey CBS News Islamabad.
A Roanoke man has been arrested and charged with burglary for allegedly stealing 5 thousand dollars worth of jewelry from a downtown store.
Police say 43-year-old Robert Cochran broke into La De Da on the 300 block of Market Street in August.
He apparently got away with 100 rings, 30 bracelets and assorted earrings.
Roanoke police are asking anyone who thinks they may have purchased some of the stolen jewelry to contact the department right away.
Roanoke County Supervisors say a decision last night sets the stage for more regional cooperation.
The board gave final approval to the joint operation of the Clearbrook Fire Station with the city of Roanoke.
But as Joe Dashiell tells us there are still some concerns in the community.
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((By combining forces in the Clearbrook Station, city and county officials say both localities will benefit. Staffing around the clock for county citizens... a quicker response tiem for city residents in the 220 corridor.
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The concept has widespread support, but Clearbrook volunteers and many of the residents they serve fear the devil is in the details.
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((IT HAS TO WORK AS A TEAM, NOT AS I'M A CITY FIREMAN. I'M A COUNTY FIREMAN. I'M A VOLUNTEER. IT HAS TO BE A TEAM EFFORT.))
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A lot of questions and issues will ultimately decide whether or not the Clearbrook agreement becomes a model for city county cooperation.
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Another major airline is laying off workers. We'll have the details after this break,
Also despite another terrorist bombing, Israeli and Palestinian leaders met today to work on a new peace plan.
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About an hour ago, Delta became the latest airline to announce job cuts.
Delta says it plans to cut 13- thousand jobs.
The number represents about 15- percent of Delta's total workforce.
The Atlanta- based carrier also says it's cutting its flight schedule by 15- percent, beginning inNovember.
The action is in response to the decline in air travel that followed the terrorist attacks.
Under pressure from the U-S, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres held long- awaited peace talks today.
Arafat greeted Peres at Gaza International Airport, and the two leaders shook hands.
U-S officials hope the meeting will help calm the Mideast conflict, which threatens to stand in the way of the international coalition against terrorism the U-S hopes to build.
The Arafat- Peres meeting went ahead today, despite an explosion the Palestinians set off this morning at an Israeli army post that injured three soldiers.
Seven people pled guilty yesterday to selling more than two-and-a-half million dollars worth of OxyContin in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Jerry Wayne Robinson admitted his organization distributed at least 66-thousand pills between 1998 and January of this year.
He faces a mandatory 25 years in prison, and a two-and-a-half million-dollar fine.
The other six defendants each faces up to 20 years in prison and a one- million-dollar fine.
All are residents of Lee County.
Women in the New River Valley now have one more place to turn for healthcare.
It's all because a local University wants to make a brighter future for its neighbors.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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(( The start of the mobile clinic in March was just the beginning for Radford University in its quest to provide low cost medical services for the community.
And now it has taken another step by opening a Women's Health Clinic inside Waldron Hall.
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((JANET MCDANIEL/FAMILY NURSE PRACTIONER:WE ARE REALLY LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE INSURANCE OR THEIR INSURANCE DOES NOT COVER WOMENS HEALTH SERVICES --AND WE KNOW THAT THIS A NEED FOR MANY WOMEN IN THIS AREA))
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The Clinic offers a variety of services including: physical exams, lab tests like pap smears and blood sugar monitoring, birth control education,and nutrition counseling.
Stress management is also available including Reiki therapy. It is a natural healing method that focuses on the use of life force energy.
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The Women's Health Clinic will also be a training ground for students.
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((KIMBERLY MOYERS/GRADUATE STUDENT:I THINK IT'S REAL IMPORTANT --THE MORE EXPERIENCE YOU CAN HAVE WITH PATIENTS OR PEOPLE THAT NEED HEALTHCARE THE BETTER PREPARED YOU'LL BE WHEN YOU ARE OUT ON YOUR OWN))
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And by providing medical services to the community, Radford University hopes to fill the gap for many Southwest Virginians in need of affordable healthcare.
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A new teaching tool at Radford University may be a dummy, but he is anything but simple..
Students will have a chance to practice their nursing skills on a Human Patient Simulator.
It not only breaths -- it also has a heart beat -- and can be given more than 50 drugs intravenously.
The mannequin is anatomically correct --and can be adapted for men or women.
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((JANET BOETTCHER/NURSING SCHOOL DIRECTOR:YOU CAN DO THINGS TO THIS PATIENT SIMULATOR THAT YOU WOULD NEVER DO ON A REAL PERSON TO PRACTICE AND TEST. THE COMPUTER SET-UP ALLOWS THE TEACHER TO DO THINGS WITHOUT STUDENTS KNOWING WHAT IT IS SO IT'S A GOOD TEST))
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The mannequin can simulate different patient scenarios. And if not given the proper treatment it can even die.
Radford University is now one of few nursing schools in the country to have a patient simulator.
It costs about 150-thousand dollars.
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Coming up next on the newscast, some local students give their school a penny for their thoughts,
and we'll tell you why China is cashing in on the surge of American patriotism.
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As a wave of patriotism washes over the U-S, factories in CHINA are working around the clock to meet the demand for the stars and stripes.
The machines in one Shanghai factory have been running 24- hours a day since the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Employees are working overtime to make sure the huge orders can be delivered on time.
The Shanghai Flag and Tent factory is the biggest flag maker in China.
Its director has received orders for more than 600- thousand flags from the U-S in the last two weeks-- that's triple the company's typical annual exports.
A local man has turned his car into a rolling billboard for patroitism.
This patriotic Yugo belongs to Suttie and Annie Economy.
Suttie is a World War Two Veteran.
He planned to decorate his car next memorial day in honor of war veterans, but decided the Attack on America was more than enough reason to do it now.
The couple drove around town yesterday in hopes of sparking American spirit.
Students at Fairview Elementary are pinching pennies to help victims of the terrorist attack in New York.
Last week, one of Susan Bisset's fifth grade students approached her about a penny drive to raise money for the Fallen Firefighters Fund.
Bisset says Travis Younce surprised her with his idea.
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((SUSAN BISSET/TEACHER: WELL, WHEN TRAVIS APPROACHED ME...WE CAN DO THAT.))
((TRAVIS YOUNCE/STUDENT: I'M GETTING ALOT OF THANK YOUS... YOU'RE WELCOME, TEN TIMES.))
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The penny drive ends today.
Bisset estimates her students have raised close to one thousand dollars.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 94 points.
Nasdaq has lost 23 points.
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Still to come - an injury forces Mike Skinner to end things early with Richard Childress racing.
And an N-F-L team promised it would not have a quarterback controversy....now we known why....a veteran quarterback is looking for a job.
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There will not be a quarterback controversy in Washington.
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The Redskins released quarterback Jeff George today.
George was signed by the Redskins in April of last year.
In two games so far this season, the eleven-year veteran completed 23 of 42 passes for 168 yards and NO touchdowns.
The Redskins have been outscored 67-to-3 in losing the first two games of the season.
It's the first time in 69 years that they haven't scored a touchdown in the first two games of a season.
The Redskin's next game is a big one for coach Marty Shottenheimer.
This Sunday the Skins play his old team, the Kansas City Chiefs.
And at OH-and-2 on the season, Schottenheimer is choosing not to panic.
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Maybe the status of his star linebacker will worry him.
Lavar Arrington has a sprained right knee ligament, and could miss several weeks.
He was injured in the first half Monday night.
Marco Coleman dislocated his elbow against the Packers.
Schottenheimer says both will likely miss this weekend's game.
Mike Skinner and Richard Childress racing are ending their partnership earlier than expected.
Skinner was going to leave the number 31 Chevrolet after this season. But Skinner will undergo surgery on his injured left knee and then begin rehab for the 2002 season, thus ending this season.
Robby Gordon replaces Skinner for the remaining 10 Winston Cup races.
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The girls hit the hardwood last night and Hometown Hoops Weekly returns on News 7 at 5 .. but for now we have early highlights.
We start with Botetourt and Byrd.
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There was a big match up in the Blue Ridge district last night.
In the second quarter, watch the Cavaliers Amber Graham drive hard to the paint, and dish to Ashlee Johnson for two of her 10 points on the night.
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Then, Megan Forbes to Sarah Stuckey, to Meredith Miller for the bucket.
Lord Botetourt is out in front by a bunch.
Byrd hangs in there.
Jennifer Schenk misses, but Rachael Binneger is there for the putback.
Botetourt improves to 6 and 4 with the 53-23 win.
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Lets head to Bassett, where the defending state champs took on Tunstall in a Piedmont District battle.
Right to the action.
Bassett's Shirley McCall hits the shot off the glass.
And her dad, Oliver, the former heavy weight champ was proud.
Misha Jackson gets the miss- shot rebound, and puts it up hard for the bucket.
But Bassett was too much.
Lakin Byers gets the steal and would lay the ball in
Bassett is now 8 and 1, and wins 62-33.
Central Florida is going to try its best to upset Seventh ranked Virginia Tech Saturday.
But as Mike Stevens says, for the Hokies, both safety and a win are big on the agenda.
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((Too bad the Hokies' defensive players will be busy on the field Saturday. The increased stadium security staff that will be closely watching fans at the ticket gates could use could use the players skills in shutting down the opposition.
Wayne Ward dropped by the weekly media briefing despite sharp pains in his left side. Tech s[ecial teams leader's ribs are still badly bruised.]
Kickoff Saturday is set for Noon. In Blacksburg Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))
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