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[OUT Q=to be heroes.]
New York's finest are honored today, as the city begins marking the one- year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.
And a new warning about Iraq's potential for building a nuclear bomb.
Subtropical storm Gustav could bring some rain to coastal sections of North Carolina and Virginia...but will it effect our region.....I'll have your forecast
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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A return to the World Trade Center site, as the U-S prepares for the first anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
Good afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
As the 9-11 anniversary approaches, the nation's thoughts return to Ground Zero.
Drew Levinson is in New York City, and looks at how those close to the tragedy are remembering and honoring the terrorist victims.
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[IN Q=Two days before]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
[SUPER=04-September 11, 2001;]
[SUPER=01-Capt. John Bendick/New York Fire Department;]
[SUPER=01-Mike Bloomberg/New York City Mayor;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
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Two days before the anniversary of the most horrific act of terrorism in
U-S history, ground zero sits vacant.
Today the 16 acre site where the world trade center once stood is quiet.
(SEPTEMBER 11, 2001)
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363 days ago ..as terrified New Yorkers ran from the crumbling
buildings-New Yorks bravest ran inside to save who they could.
A year later they are still called heroes-a title they reluctantly
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IT IS A LITTLE EMBARRASSING, BECAUSE WE ARETHE SAME PERSON WHO WAS DOING
THE JOB BEFORE 911, AND WE DIDNT DO IT TO BE HEROES.
More than 20 police officers were also killed on September 11th-this
morning New Yorks Mayor, Governor and Police Commissioner added their
names to a memorial wall-honoring those who died in the line of duty.
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A chain link fence now separates ground zero from the thousands who are
still drawn here. They stare at what is no longer there.
For some this is their family cemetery.
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During the days leading up the September 11th New Yorkers are
remembering in different ways.
In Brooklyn Sunday, marchers celebrated the lives of those who died a
year ago by holding up signs bearing their names. ..this young mother
lost her husband-he worked on the 104th floor.
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YOU KNOW HE HAD NO CHOICE, HE COULDNT GET OUT. IT IS ALMOST A YEAR
AND I STILL CANT BELIEVE IT.
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Security agencies in the nation's capital are reportedly on alert after a man was seen videotaping the Washington Monument, the Pentagon, and other buildings.
The Washington Times described the man as being of Middle Eastern origin, and said he paced off several distances around the Washington Monument.
The newspaper says surveillance of potential targets is considered a sign that a terrorist attack is being planned.
Here in Virginia, 9-11 observances are already underway.
The Salvation Army dedicated its Sunday night service to remembering September Eleventh.
Patriotic songs and prayers for America were part of the agenda.
Volunteers who traveled to the Pentagon just hours after the terrorist attacks were also recognized.
Salvation Army units in Roanoke, Covington and Martinsville sent a total of 22 people to the Pentagon to help in the rescue process.
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((RUSSELL DEBOER/SALVATION ARMY: IT'S AMAZING WHEN WE FIRST GOT THERE TO SEE THE FLOORS AND THE CEILING ALL MESHED TOGETHER BUT YOU COULD NOTICE IF YOU LOOKED OVER ON THE SIDE YOU'D SEE LIKE A FILING CABINET THERE AND IT DIDN'T EVEN MOVE AND IT WAS AN INCH FROM THE END.))
[OUT Q=FROM THE END]
Nationally, the Salvation Army sent 8- thousand volunteers to the Pentagon.
And a Texas radio deejay is somewhere between Roanoke and Washington at this hour after making a stop in the Star City to honor the 9-11 victims.
Chris Jaxon of K-B-F-B radio in Dallas is biking from Texas to New York City.
He wants to show that the American spirit is alive and well one year later.
Jaxon is making several stops along the way to allow people to inscribe their reflections on an enormous greeting card.
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[IN Q=Every place we stop]
((CHRIS JAXON/RADIO PERSONALITY: EVERY PLACE WE STOP AT FROM THE SMALLEST TOWN TO THE BIGGEST TOWN PEOPLE WANT TO SIGN THE BANNER. AS SOON AS THEY HEAR ABOUT IT THEY WANT TO COME BY AND SIGN IT. WE CAN PULL UP AT A GAS STATION AND FILL UP TO GET GAS AND PEOPLE WILL SAY LIKE CAN I SIGN THE BANNER.))
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[OUT Q=sign the banner]
Jaxon will spend the next several days making stops in Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia
He hopes to make it to ground zero by Wednesday.
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[IN Q=I keep thinking to myself]
((CHRIS JAXON/RADIO PERSONALITY: I KEEP THINKING TO MYSELF WHAT IS IT GOING TO FEEL LIKE WHEN I GET TO NEW YORK CITY, WHAT IS IT GOING TO BE LIKE WHEN I CROSS THE BRIDGE AND I GET THERE AND SEE THE SKYLINE OF THE NEW YORK CITY AND I REALLY DON'T KNOW.))
[OUT Q=really don't know]
The greeting card will eventually be wrapped around the ground zero memorial.
In Afghanistan, thousands of people took a moment today to remember an anti- Taliban military leader who was assassinated days just before 9-11.
Lara Logan has that story from Kabul.
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[OUT Q=Logan, CBS News, Kabul.]
A YEAR AGO YOU COULDN'T EVEN MENTION HIS NAME
LET ALONE SHOW HIS FACE HERE IN THE CAPITAL
NOW COMMANDER AHMED SHAH MASSOUD IS THE INTERIM GOVERNMENTS CHOSEN HERO.
HERE, THEY'RE MARKING THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MURDER - IN THE SAME
STADIUM WHERE THE TALIBAN CARRIED OUT PUBLIC EXECUTIONS IN FRONT OF EVEN
MASSOUD WAS KILLED IN A SUICIDE ATTACK JUST DAYS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11TH
MANY HERE BELIEVE.IT WAS A SIGNAL FOR THE TERROR ATTACKS IN AMERICA TO
THE AFGHAN DEFENCE MINISTER, GENERAL MOHAMMED FAIM, MOURNED MASSOUD'S
HE SAID: "I feel sorry, very sorry, he did not live to see the victory
that he made possible".
HIS SON AHMAD MASSOUD NOW CARRIES THE WEIGHT OF HIS FATHER'S LEGACY -
OCCUPYING CENTRE STAGE THROUGHOUT THE CEREMONY AT THE TENDER AGE OF 13.
Concern over security is extremely high here, verging on paranoia. As we
entered the stadium a security official we knew took us aside and warned
us to be careful, because, quote, "we have many enemies here today".
THOSE ENEMIES HAVE PUT THIS CITY ON EDGE. A MASSIVE CAR BOMB LAST WEEK
KILLED TWENTY EIGHT PEOPLE.
HOURS LATER, THE AFGHAN PRESIDENT NARROWLY ESCAPED AN ATTEMPT ON HIS
TODAY'S SECURITY WAS SO TIGHT IT DISRUPTED THE CEREMONY AT TIMES.
MILITARY HELIPCOPTERS BUZZED THE STADIUM SO LOW THEY REPEATEDLY DROWNED
OUT THE SPEAKERS.
MASSOUD'S SUPPORTERS PAID HOMAGE WITH FLOWERS AND TRIBUTES BUT NOT
EVERYBODY HERE SHARED THEIR SENTIMENTS.
CRITICS WARNED THE GOVERNMENT RISKS ALIENATING OTHER ETHNIC GROUPS WHO
DON'T SEE MASSOUD AS A NATIONAL HERO -
THEY REMEMBER HIM AS AN ENEMY FROM THE CIVIL WAR.
LARA LOGAN, CBS NEWS, KABUL
U-S concerns over future terrorism have recently centered around Iraq, and today there is a report that Iraq could build a nuclear bomb within months IF it obtains radioactive material.
That's according to a leading independent think- tank.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies in London says Iraq has a lot of chemical and biological weapons, and the ability to make more.
But officials say Iraq would need some outside help.
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((JOHN CHIPMAN/INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES:IRAQ DOES NOT POSSESS FACILITIES TO PRODUCE FISSILE MATERIAL IN SUFFICIANT AMOUNTS TO PRODUCE NUCLEAR WEAPONS. IT WOULD REQUIRE SEVERAL YEARS AND FORIEGN ASSISTANCE TO BUILD SUCH MISSILES AND FACILITIES... ))
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The report comes amid strong international debate over whether the U-S should lead an effort to oust Saddam Hussein.
On Thursday, President Bush will make his case for taking action against Iraq in a speech to the United Nations..
And in the Middle East, Israel apparently isn't impressed with Yasser Arafat's speech to parliament today--
The Israelis say reforms won't work with the Palestinian leader in power.
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Arafat today called for renewed negotiations.
He condemned terrorism against Israeli civilians, and said he wants peace and security for both sides.
A spokesman for the U-S Embassy in Tel Aviv says Arafat will be
judged by his actions, not his words.
He also re- affirmed plans for elections in January.
The speech was Arafat's first address to parliament in 18 months.
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She was convicted for phoning in a bomb threat to her workplace .. today she is sentenced. The details are still ahead.
And first they hit the picket lines .. then they returned .. and today, area utility workers decide whether to ratify a new agreement.
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A Bedford woman will spend four months under house arrest for phoning in a bomb threat to the local Wal-Mart last year.
42-year-old Rosilyn Boston-Khaliq (kah-LEEK) was found guilty in June of threatening to blow up the store where she was an employee.
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[IN Q=Seems like]
((CRAIG JACOBSEN/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: SEEMS LIKE SHE WAS TRYING TO HAVE HER CAKE AND EAT IT TOO. SHE GREED WITH THE JURY'S DECISION AND AT THE SAME TIME SHE SAID SHE WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.))
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Boston-Khaliq also was given three years probation and ordered to pay 34 thousand dollars in restitution.
Union workers at Dominion Virginia Power are voting on a new contract today.
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They went on strike for almost two weeks last month .. when they could not reach a new agreement with the utility.
The walkout ended August 15th when a tentative agreement was hammered out.
If approved, the new contract will cover 37 hundred line workers, power plant operators and other Virginia Power employees in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
A man from Bedford County died after a motorcycle accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The park service says 52-year-old Robert Pew was riding on the parkway near Fancy Gap when his bike his a deer. He was treated for head injuries at a hospital in Winston-Salem. Officials say he died this morning.
Nice views, great trail, but not enough parking.
That has been the problem for years at one of the most popular destinations to see the fall foliage.
But as Justin McLeod discovered, that's all about to change with the autumn colors.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF FEET WALKING]
[SUPER=01-Forest Smith/Hiker; :14 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Colin Ward/Hiker; :24]
[SUPER=01-Jason Bond/V-DOT Spokesperson; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Ken Bowen/Hiker; 1:24]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke County]
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If you've ever hiked at McAfees Knob off of U.S. 311 in Catawba, you know it is one of the most sought after views on the Appalachian Trail.
[IN Q=It's a beautiful view]
((FOREST SMITH/HIKER: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL VIEW, GOOD CLIMBING, GOOD HIKING, GOOD AREA.))
[OUT Q=good area]
An area that is not always easy to get to.
The main problem?
[IN Q=It's definetely been]
((COLIN WARD/HIKER: IT'S DEFINITELY BEEN CROWDED. THERE HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN TIMES WE'VE BEEN COMING UP TO COME HERE, TAKING ONE LOOK AT THE PARKING LOT AND KEPT DRIVING.))
[OUT Q=and kept driving]
That is because the parking area was so small it often only allowed for ten to twelve cars.
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[IN Q=Parking became such a problem]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: PARKING BECAME SUCH A PROBLEM HERE THAT IN THE PAST PEOPLE WERE EITHER OR LEAVING OR IN MANY CASES PARKING UP AND DOWN THE ROAD HERE ALONG 311, MAKING IT DANGEROUS NOT ONLY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO PARKED THERE BUT THE MOTORISTS DRIVING BY.))
[OUT Q=motorists driving by]
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To alleviate the problem, the National Park Service expanded the parking lot this past summer.
It can now hold more than sixty vehicles.
((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CAR DRIVING BY ON 311))
The road leading to Catawba Mountain also saw improvements.
V-DOT installed a left-turn lane from the northbound side.
[IN Q=We want to try]
((JASON BOND/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: WE WANTED TO TRY TO INCREASE PEOPLE'S ACCESS TO THAT PARKING LOT AND IT JUST NEEDED TO BE REPAVED SO WHILE WE WERE THERE WE TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT A TURNING LANE IN.))
[OUT Q=turning lane in]
Altogether, these improvements cost more than a 100-thousand dollars.
Hikers say it's money well spent.
[IN Q=It's more accessible]
((KEN BOWEN/HIKER: IT'S MORE ACCESSIBLE. OVERALL, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BRING A LOT MORE PEOPLE UP HERE.))
[OUT Q=people up here]
That way people can spend more time enjoying the view up on the mountain rather than trying to find a parking spot down below.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke County. ))
He was on the run for three years .. but a man wanted in Halifax County is now in custody.
22-year-old Brian Lamont Woody of South Boston was arrested on drug charges in New Jersey.
He gave police there a different name, but they figured out it was Woody, who was wanted by Halifax County Police for charges that include attempting to intimidate a police officer.
Woody is now at the Halifax Adult Detention Center without bond.
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Those coins in your pocket or purse may soon have a new look. Still ahead, the U-S Mint considers changing the change.
And a tornado tears up a town .. in a place you wouldn't expect to see one.
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U-S coins may soon see some change.
The U-S Mint is considering redesigning all coins, except for the quarter, after experts and coin collectors complained that the current designs are too boring and stale.
Mint officials say they might alter people and pictures on the
coins -- but not their size, shape or what they're made of.
It's NOT something Utah residents are accustomed to seeing--
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A tornado touched down in the small town of Manti yesterday afternoon.
Winds as high as 157 miles-per-hour tore roofs off of homes, uprooted trees, and knocked down power lines.
At least six homes were destroyed-- but no injuries were reported.
A second funnel cloud was spotted in the area, but didn't touch down.
The entire state of Utah was hit with rain and thunderstorms over the weekend, with more wet weather on the way.
On Wall Street at Noon,
the Dow was DOWN 72 points. Nasdaq DOWN 20 points.
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Coming up in sports, Spurrier and the 'Skins hope to build on their season-opening victory.
...And Michael Vick makes some smooth moves for the Falcons .. serving notice to the league that he has arrived.
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The Redskins made coach Steve Spurrrier a happy man .. at least for this week .. with a comeback win over the Cardinals.
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Spurrier watched the Cardinals take the early lead on his Skins.
Jake Plummer rolls out and can't find a receiver, so he tucks it under and dives across for a 10-3 Cards lead.
It was tied at 10 at halftime.
But Stephen Davis put the Skins on top for good with this three- yard touchdown run.
Davis was a big part of the offense, with 104 yards rushing and another 46 receiving.
Rod Gardner did his part with 131 receiving yards, including this 43 yard T-D catch from Shane Matthews.
Matthews added this 17 yard scoring strike to Derrius Thompson to make it a 31-16 ballgame.
Skins have just enough to beat the Cardinals, 31 to 23.
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[SUPER=01-Shane Matthews/Redskins Quarterback; :14]
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Michael Vick's teammates were not able to back up his superior performance in the season opener against the Green Bay Packers .
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It didn't take long for Vick to get going yesterday.
It's early in the second quarter when Vick calls his own number and stretches for the goal line.
The Falcons led 7 to 3.
Michael got it done with his arm yesterday, as well.
The three yard scoring toss to Alge Crumpler was part of a perfect ten- fo-r ten first half thru the air for Vick.
Hokie fans will remember Javon Walker from last season's Gator Bowl.
Walker hauled in his first touchdown pass as a pro from Brett Favre to give the Packers a three point lead in the third quarter.
It was 34-31 Pack with time winding down, when Jay Feeley booted a 52 yard field goal to force overtime.
In the extra session, Ryan Longwell knocked back a 34 yarder for the game winner.
Green Bay beats
Atlanta 37 to 34.
The Virginia Tech Hokies have made it to spot number eleven in the new A-P college football poll.
This week's opponent, the Marshall Thundering Herd checks in at number 17.
Meanwhile Miami nearly doubled its lead as the top- ranked team in the nation after Saturday's romp over Florida.
Oklahoma is still second, but the Sooners lost some ground after a close win over Alabama.
Texas, Tennessee, and Florida State round out the top five.
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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