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Today on News 7, we'll tell you why a consumer group says religious people are being cheated out of BILLIONS of dollars.
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..and firefighters have to battle flames and the heat to put out a house fire in Shawsville.
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The forecast is right on track to stay very hot and very humid through Thursday. The sticky numbers coming up.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In other news, a website that monitors nursing homes is coming under fire. We'll tell you why,
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and the wife of a shark bite victim says life guards sat and watched as her husband was attacked.
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A consumer group says people of faith are losing BILLIONS of dollars to scam artists and most don't have a prayer of ever seeing their money again.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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People across the country are losing their life savings after making investments in the name of God. Religious fraud is becoming a multi-billion dollar business.
Aleen Sirgany has more from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Deborah Bortner/N. American Sec. Administrators Assoc.;]
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[SUPER=01-Forrest Bomar/Victim;]
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((Glory to god somebody give me an alleluia
IT'S A FIRSTHAND LOOK AT A SCAM ARTIST PRAYING ON THE FAITHFUL.
COURTESY : North American Securities Administrators Association ( or NASAA)
SOT: The only way youre not going to win in this program is by not

getting in the program but if youre not one of gods children I dont even think we want you in. Amen.
THIS IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF HOW PERSUASIVE .. THESE FRAUD ARTISTS CAN BE. RELIGIOUS FRAUD IS SPREADING AT AN ALARMING RATE. (graphic) SECURITIES REGULATORS SAY IN THE PAST THREE YEARS ALONE, CON ARTISTS HAVE TARGETED 90-THOUSAND VICTIMS IN AT LEAST 27 STATES... FOR A TOTAL OF TWO BILLION DOLLARS.

(SOT)DEBORAH BORTNER/North American Securities Administrators

Association Ive seen more money taken in the way of god than any other way. And we think the problem is spreading.

(NAT)COURTESY NASAA

At the Baptist foundation of Arizona, people are not just clients to us, they are also our friends.

(SOT)WILLIAM SMITH/VICTIM

I look at it like a slow moving cancer or maybe a rabid dog that doesnt look like he has rabies and thats the way I look at these people.

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Because of their faith, victims say they dont think twice about signing up for the deal, not dreaming they were being had. They ask no questions and have no fears. They take comfort in thinking theyre making an investment in the name of God.
FORREST BOMAR LOST 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS..HIS LIFE SAVINGS. HE HAS NO IDEA HOW HIS FAMILY WILL SURVIVE. .

(SOT)FORREST BOMAR/VICTIM


I was in rejection then I went into confusion, then I went into anger, finally I went into deep almost dangerous depression.

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HERES WHAT YOU CAN DO TO ENSURE YOURE NOT THE NEXT VICTIM. ASK QUESTIONS AND BE SKEPTICAL. ASK FOR A DEAL IN WRITING AND CHECK TO SEE IF THE PERSON MAKING THE OFFER IS LICENSED WITH THE STATE.
NAT Not one investor has ever lost a penny of their investment.
Narr: IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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An elderly couple trying to stay cool believes an air conditioner led to a fire that destroyed their home today.
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Several crews responded to the trailer on Dark Run Road in Shawsville around 2 p-m. Fire officials say flames and smoke were pouring from the structure. The aluminum roof continued to flare as firefighters worked on the blaze.
Deward Caswell says he returned home from the store to find his wife upset.
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((DEWARD CASWELL/FIRE VICTIM; SHE WAS BAILING OUT THE FRONT DOOR AND YELLING FOR ME TO CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.))
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His wife was treated on the scene. Today's hot temperatures forced more personnel than normal- so fire fighters could work in shifts. The Elliston Fire Chief closely monitored their water intake and made firefighters take breaks to avoid heat exhaustion.
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A robbery and murder suspect turned himself in to Police this afternoon.
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[Take Pinnacle Page FULL] Twenty-one year old "Droop" Bradburn was indicted yesterday, but police had been unable to locate him until he showed up at the police station shortly after 12 o'clock.
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Robert Alphonzo Bradburn is one of those suspected in.. the murder of Ryan Fischer of Salem July 10th.[5-Gilmore]


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The Gilmore administration revealed today how close it skated to a legally mandated freeze in the phase-out of the car tax.
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Governor Jim Gilmore announced the state ended the fiscal year June 30th three one-hundredths of a percent off the revenue figure that would have automatically frozen the tax cut at a 70 percent phase-out level.
But despite the 52 million dollar shortfall, state agency cuts mean there's enough money in the bank to keep the budget on track.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I CAN'T EMPHASIZE ENOUGH HOW WELL WE'RE DOING IN VIRGINIA COMPARED TO OTHER STATES. JUST TAKE FOR EXAMPLE THE UNFORTUNATE SITUATION OF OUR NEIGHBOR TO THE SOUTH, NORTH CAROLINA. THERE, THE NEWLY ELECTED GOVERNOR HAS ALREADY HAD TO LAY OFF 278 STATE EMPLOYEES AND IS NOW PROPOSING TO RAISE TAXES.))
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Today's budget announcement is the worst financial news of Gilmore's four year term.
Two pieces of good news: Virginia keeps its Triple-A bond rating for now, and the rainy day fund Doug Wilder created has now hit its cap of 940 million dollars in the bank.

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A routine traffic stop in Franklin County landed a Ferrum woman in hot water.
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When troopers stopped Abby Newman at a routine checkpoint on Route 40 back in September, she refused to provide her name or driver's license.
Newman says it's against her religion to have a social security number and, therefore, she's had some trouble getting a license.
The resulting confrontation caught here on the trooper's car camera led to her arrest.
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((TROOPER MIKE BOWEN/VA STATE POLICE: STEP OUT OF THE CAR FOR ME. ABBY NEWMAN: NO, SIR, DON'T YOU TOUCH ANY OF MY PERSONAL BELONGINGS IN THIS CAR. YOU'RE RIGHT I'VE RECORDED THIS CONVERSATION. TROOPER BOWEN: THAT'S ASSAULT. RESISTING ARREST. ABBY NEWMAN: IT IS NOT ASSAULT. TROOPER BOWEN: YOU'RE UNDER ARREST FOR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, RESISTING ARREST AND ASSAULT ON AN OFFICER. ABBY NEWMAN: I DID NOT ASSAULT YOU. ))
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Newman will be tried on those charges next week.
She contends that the traffic stop violated her rights.
We'll show you how it unfolded on News-7 at 6.
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The wife of a man attacked by a shark on Saturday says her husbands screams went unanswered by lifeguards.
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It was Saturday that 38-year old Krishna Thompson was attacked.... while swimming off Freeport in the Bahamas.
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((HE WAS SCREAMING FOR HELP.. NOBODY CAME. NOBODY CAME HE HAD TO SWIM. THEY WERE ALL LOOKING AT HIM SCARED TO GET IN THE WATER.. WHAT KIND OF LIFEGARUS ARE THOSE I COULD DO THAT. I COULD SIT IN A CHAIR.))
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Thompson managed to free himself from the shark and swim to shore- and write his hotel room number in the sand.
Doctors had to remove his leg just above the knee.
The Wall Street banker is now in critical but stable condition at a Miami Hospital.
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Still to come on the newscast, a piece of Civil War history is heading to a new home,
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[VO] and we'll tell you why a former aid to West Virginia's governor has gone from the Governor's Mansion to federal prison.
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A man who used to work for the governor of West Virginia will spend the next 33 months in federal prison for crossing state lines to have sex with a minor.
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Sixty year old Tom Rice used the internet to contact a Bedford county sheriff's investigator who was posing as a 13 year old boy.
Rice, who was an aide to Governor Gaston Caperton, was sentenced yesterday in Roanoke.
U-S District Judge Samuel Wilson ruled that the sentence should be harsher than the 12-to-18 months for statutory rape, because Rice used the Internet and
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planned to coerce a 13-year-old boy to have sex with him.
Rice has been in prison since 1999 and will be credited with time already served.

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Two fertility doctors now say they could be just months away from cloning a human.
That huge announcement has sparked even more debate on the ethics of cloning.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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(( THE CLONING OF A HUMAN BEING IS SO VOLATILE A TOPIC, IT'S SPLIT THE MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITIES...EVEN AT THIS SUBDUED WASHINGTON FORUM TEMPERS FLARED. DEBATE "I do not need to be lectured.." EVEN BEFORE THIS DISCUSSION, DOCTOR PANOS ZAVOS AND HIS COLLEGUE, DOCTOR SEVERINO ANTINORI, SAID THEY'VE ALREADY IDENTIFIED 13-HUNDRED INFERTILE, AMERICAN COUPLES WHO'D LIKED TO BE CANDIDATES FOR THEIR EXPERIMENT...AND HAVE BEGUN HARVESTING HUMAN CELLS DR. PANOS ZAVOS/FERTILITY SPECIALIST: THIS TECHNOLOGY CAN BE MADE SAFE..... THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WANTS TO HEAR PROS AND CONS ON THE ISSUE BEFORE DECIDING WHETHER A MORATORIUM SHOULD BE IMPOSED ON CLONING RESEARCH. BUT ADVOCATES SAY HUMAN CLONING IS INEVITABLE. BRIGITTE BOISSELIER/BIOCHEMIST: IF THERE ARE HOPES, TECHNOLOGY....YOU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THIS WILL BE DONE. DON'T FORGET THIS IS A HUGE DEMAND. OPPONENTS ARGUE THERE'S MORE THAN A 90-PERCENT FAILURE RATE IN ANIMAL CLONING..AND MORE RESEARCH NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE TURNING TO HUMANS. DR. RUDOLF JAENISCH/ MIT: WE JUST DO NOT KNOW ALL THE INS AND OUTS..EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM...NOT GOOD SCIENCE. TERI OKITA/REPORTING: ON CAPITOL HILL, THE HOUSE HAS ALREADY BANNED HUMAN CLONING...WITH A PENALTY OF 10 YEARS IN PRISON AND UP TO A MILLION-DOLLAR FINE. THE SENATE WILL TAKE UP THE ISSUE WHEN IT RETURNS AFTER SUMMER RECESS...BUT THE DCOTORS SAY THEY'RE PREPARED TO GO ELSEWHERE...IF THEY HAVE TO. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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In Health Check tonight,
Nursing home patients are sometimes the victims of abuse and neglect.
Now a law practice is specializing in helping those people.. It's launched a website to give consumers information.
The firm says the mistreatment of residents is a growing problem --and that's why consumers need to make wiser decisions.
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But as Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us -- one group representing Virginia nursing homes says they're getting a bad rap.
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That's right Jean, The Virginia Health Care Association says incidents of abuse and neglect are few and far between.
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And that this new website is seems like a way to get new clients.
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The Roanoke law firm of Mundy, Rogers and Frith says its new website: nursing-home-legal-help-dot-com arms consumers with information to prevent their loved one from becoming a victim.
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((WE'RE SEEING SITUATIONS WHERE THERE IS A GREAT DEAL FOR VARIOUS REASONS: OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF ELDERLY RESIDENTS IN NURSING HOMES. WE'RE SEEING IT ACROSS THE COUNTRY --AND YOU'RE SEEING HERE LOCALLY AS WELL)) [RUNS13]
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The site provides information about how to spot abuse, common claims against nursing homes... as well as links to other organizations where people can do background checks.
Dan Frith --says his firm handles between 10 and 20 cases a year. And he says the numbers are growing.
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((TYPICALLY YOU'LL SEE CASES WHERE ELDERLY PATIENTS NEED ASSISTANCE WITH WALKING AND GETTING TO MEAL TIME --AND A LOT OF THESE FOLKS ARE NOT GETTING THE CARE THAT THEY NEED AND IT'S RESULTING FALLS, BROKEN HIPS)) [RUNS15]
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But the Virginia Health Care Association says consumers should be leary of the site. Valerie Perini the Vice President of Member Services says "It's an attractive web site that appears to be more of a marketing tool rather than a resource for long term care." In fact she says, in comparison to the number of people in nursing homes abuse is rare and they try to combat it at every turn.
But Frith says this is not a ploy.
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(( WE'RE TRYING TO GET INFORMATION OUT TO THE PUBLIC --IF FOLKS MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS THEY PROBABLY WON'T NEED ATTORNEYS ON THE BACK END)) [RUNS10]
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For more information you can find a link to the website and the Virginia Health Care Association website on our web page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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The Virginia Health Care Association says to find the inspection report on any nursing home -- just ask the facility --it is required to make it available to you.
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Jean,

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A steam engine is chugging its way into Newport News.
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It is the engine recovered from the U-S-S Monitor... Today it arrived at the mariner's Museum in Newport News.
Today a barge carried the engine up the James River hundreds lined the shores to watch.
The Monitor revolutionized naval warfare in 1862- when it fought the Confederate warship Virginia- It was the first battle of ironclads... ships covered in iron plates to ward off cannon balls.
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Still to come, investors on Wall Street are holding out for some good news,
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[VO] and we'll tell you where you can find help so you can repair your broken household appliances.
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Coming up, a local theater is bringing some big names to the region. We'll have the details following sports,
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[VO] but first, football has returned to Virginia Tech as the freshmen report to practice.
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On Wall Street today, more bad news for semiconducter producers pushed the NASDAQ lower.
Meanwhile analysts say caution will likely continue to rule the stock market until companies can tell investors what they want to hear -- that business is getting better.
Alexis Christoforous reports.
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Good afternoon everyone welcome to your Tuesday ticker.
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The Virginia Tech football team officially opened practice today for the 2001 season. This week is dedicated to the freshman.
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The first year players went through drills inside Rector field house and the start time for their first ever Virginia Tech practice...six AM.
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Now coming up at six, we will take a look at the freshman quarterback situation, will someone emerge as second string to grant Noel or will one of the freshman be challenging him for the job. Coach Beamer and offensive coordinator Ricky Bustle will address that. Also words from former Northside star and now Tech walk on Tommy Morgan.

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The San Diego Chargers passed on Michael Vick. Today they announced the signing of his replacement. Quarterback Drew Brees signs with San Diego. His contract could pay him as much as 10 million dollars.
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The former Purdue star get s a four year deal. The contract, could reach 10 million, if Brees meets his incentives. His signing bonus was 1.845 million. Brees missed the Chargers first 19 practices. The first pick of the second round threw for nearly 12 thousand yards for the Boilermakers.
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The A.S.A. 18 and under fats pitch softball national championship began over in Salem today.
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97 teams from all 50 states are vying for the title in the double elimination tournament format. The week's biggest highlight could be Wednesday night at nine PM at Kiwanis Field, that's when probably the two best softball teams in the world will battle it out.
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Coming up at six, our high school football coverage continues with a look at the Northside Vikings. See ya at six everybody.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Do you have an appliance that is having problems? If so, you may want to go on the internet before you call the repairman.
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The Repair Guru at Repair-clinic-dot-com can help you diagnose some of the more common problems with your microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves and other household appliances.
In addition to the online trouble shooting, it offers maintenance tips that make your appliances last longer and work better.
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[Take Pinnacle Full]
You can find the Repair Clinic through a link to our website at WDBJ7.com.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A New River Valley dinner theatre facility is expanding its offerings.
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The Wohlfahrt Haus (Wohlf-art House) in Wytheville is beginning a concert series. Patty Loveless will be the first to take the stage on August 12th. Tickets start at 60-dollars and are on sale through the location's box office. Organizers say the idea is to entertain with big names and boost the local economy.
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[IN Q=for the concert]

((MARY JO BABBIT/WOHLFAHRT HAUS DINNER THEATRE; FOR THE CONCERT ONLY 660-SEATS SO WE ARE BILLING THIS AS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL A VERY INTIMATE SETTING FOR A CONCERT SERIES.))
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The two other shows this year feature the Charlie Daniel's Band and Glen Campbell. Organizers are planning 20 to 30 concerts next year in addition to dinner theatre shows.
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