Violent weather in other parts of the country has killed at least 28 people--
Tens of thousands have been left without power.
[SUPER=03-Coffee Co., TN;]
High winds have ripped apart homes and torn down trees across Tennessee.
The National Weather Service has confirmed the damage was caused by tornadoes.
[IN Q=We didn't]
((WE DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING WE WERE ALL BUSY TRYING TO GO IN THE BATHROOM, TO GET ALL THE KIDS IN THE BATHTUB TRYING TO BE SAFE."))
[OUT Q=to be safe.]
[SUPER=03-Van Wert, OH;]
This home video captures a tornado in action over northwestern Ohio, where at least five victims were killed.
A weather spotter says at least four twisters hit the area.
Sheriff's officials say many residents are trapped in their basements.
The governor has declared a state of emergency in that area.
Lynchburg police are investigating the city's seventh murder this year.
Police arrived at the Travel Lodge on Main Street to check on an adult male around 1-45 yesterday morning.
That's when they discovered the man dead on the floor in one of the rooms.
Police have not released his identity or how he was killed.
The investigation is continuing, and no suspects have been named.
On this Veteran's Day, President Bush will host vets at a White House reception.
But he's also keeping a close eye on Iraq.
Bush has made it clear that consequences could include an attack, if Saddam Hussein fails to disarm.
Saddam, meanwhile, is holding an emergency session of his parliament today.
The Iraqi government is deciding how to proceed under a new U-N resolution of disarmament.
The U-N says Hussein must also allow weapons inspectors to do their job.
Today America's Roman Catholic bishops are meeting to vote on a new sex abuse policy.
But critics say the policy is much weaker after being drastically revised by the Vatican.
Stacy Case has the story from Washington.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :06]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/Last June; :16]
[SUPER=01-David Clohessy/Survivors Network; :30]
[SUPER=01-Stacy Case/Reporting; 1:20]
[OUT Q=Case, CBS News, Washington.]
LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, DC
IT'S BEEN A TUMULTUOUS YEAR FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON D-C, U-S BISHOPS PLAN TO LAY DOWN THE LAW FOR
PRIESTS-- A CHURCH LAW THAT IS--- TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE FROM
NAT: (dallas conference in june)
THIS SUMMER IN DALLAS BOTH BISHOPS AND SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS APPLAUDED
THE DRAFTING OF A ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY.
BUT ONLY MONTHS AFTER THE AGREEMENT.... THE VATICAN HAD ITS SAY.... AND
MADE SOME MAJOR REVISIONS.
(SOT-DAVID CLOHESSY/SURVIVORS NETWORK)
"we think that the revisions that were insisted upon by Vatican
bureaucrats, fundamentally gut the Dallas charter." :08
IN THE DALLAS AGREEMENT ANY "CREDIBLE ALLEGATION" OF ABUSE WOULD REQUIRE
THE CHURCH TO REMOVE THE PRIEST IMMEDIATELY.
UNDER THE NEW PROPOSAL THE PRIEST WOULD ONLY BE REMOVED AFTER THE CHURCH
CONDUCTED AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION.
(SOT-CLOHESSY AGAIN) :13
"our fear is that this new policy will make it harder to remove abusive
priests, harder to keep them out of the ministry, and much harder to
motivate victims to come forward."
THE REVISED PLAN ALSO PLACES A STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON COMPLAINTS,
SAYING AN ALLEGED VICTIM CAN'T COME FORWARD AFTER AGE 28.
AND THE CHURCH DOESN'T HAVE TO REFER ALL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS TO POLICE,
UNLESS REQUIRED BY LAW.
A TENTATIVE VOTE IS SET FOR WEDNESDAY.
THE BISHOPS CAN ADOPT THE POLICY AS IS... OR PUSH FOR STRICTER
THE FINAL PLAN-- WHATEVER THE FORM--- MUST GO BACK TO ROME FOR REVIEW.
It's official. Thomas Road Baptist Church announces the old Ericsson building in Lynchburg will become its new home.
The congregation heard the news for the first time yesterday morning.
Jerry Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road Baptist, says the purchase opens numerous opportunities for the church.
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[IN Q=This is adventageous]
((REV. JERRY FALWELL/THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST: THIS IS ADVANTAGEOUS FOR THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH BECAUSE WE CAN MOVE THERE AND BE IN WITH RENOVATIONS ONLY TO DO PROBABLY IN TWELVE MONTHS, THAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FROM SCRATCH. WE ALSO CAN DO IT MUCH MORE CHEAPLY BECAUSE WE WERE ABLE TO BUY THE FACILITY FOR ELEVEN DOLLARS A SQUARE FOOT, IT WOULD COST US NINETY TO A HUNDRED PER SQUARE FOOT TO BUILD FROM SCRATCH.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Thomas Road Baptist Church;]
[OUT Q=build from scratch]
The Ericsson building has over 800- thousand square feet and comes with more than one- hundred acres that back up to Liberty University.
Lynchburg Christian Academy will join the church when it moves.
After renovations, the building is expected to have a Jeffersonian- Facade, much like the current building.
The church plans to keep its name after the move and will name the private drive to the new building Thomas Road.
In business news, Wall Street does not get a break for Veteran's Day.
It'll reopen for business this morning after suffering some weakness on Friday.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[OUT Q=I'm EC, CBS Marketwatch]
(tape tosses to stocks)
Tip-off is just days away.
And the Roanoke Dazzle hopes to "bounce" back in a big way in its second season.
As Justin McLeod discovered the team has a new leader, new players, and a new plan to attract fans.
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[SUPER=01-Joe Preseren/Team President; :25]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; 1:10]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]
((((NAT SOUND OF TEAM PLAYING BASKETBALL))
Game time is quickly approaching for the Roanoke Dazzle.
[IN Q=It's almost like]
((JOE PRESEREN/TEAM PRESIDENT: IT'S ALMOST LIKE A KID LEADING UP TO CHRISTMAS MORNING.))
[OUT Q=Christmas morning]
It was no perfect holiday last year.
In it's first season, the Dazzle averaged just 15-hundred fans, although the crowds did grow to nearly three thousand towards the end of the season.
Team leaders believe high ticket prices kept some fans away.
[IN Q=Ticket prices we decided]
((JOE PRESEREN/TEAM PRESIDENT: TICKET PRICES WE DECIDED TO MOVE AND WE MOVED THEM IN THE DIRECTION I THINK PEOPLE WOULD APPRECIATE. WE'RE DOWN ACROSS THE BOARD ON ALL PRICES.))
[OUT Q=on all our prices]
Prices that now on average are three to five dollars cheaper.
The Dazzle is also making it easier for you to actually catch a game.
Out of the 25 home games this season, 13 will be played on weekends.
[IN Q=Part of the problem]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: PART OF THE PROBLEM WAS ALSO THE FACT THAT THE DAZZLE WERE LESS THAN DAZZLING ON THE COURT.
THE TEAM FINISHED IN LAST PLACE, WINNING JUST 18 GAMES, LOSING THE LAST 11. THE COACH IS CONFIDENT THAT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN.))
[OUT Q=won't happen again]
((NAT SOUND OF TEAM PLAYING BASKETBALL))
Changes on the court include a new coaching staff.
There's also several new players who once played in the NBA as well as two who played for UVA.
[IN Q=With the athletic ability]
((KENT DAVISON/HEAD COACH: WITH THE ATHLETIC ABILITY THAT THESE GUYS HAVE RIGHT NOW ON OUR GROUP WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF THE ACTION PACKED THINGS, THE DUNKS, THINGS THAT FANS LIKE TO SEE.))
[OUT Q=like to see]
And the coach says they'll jump through hoops to deliver a winning season.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
The Dazzle opens its regular season Friday night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
(Kimberly tosses to bump)
[Kim at Desk]
Here's what's making news this morning--
We have an update on the storm damage in Bedford County.
Most of it was confined to the Thaxton area.
One mobile home overturned and is laying on its roof. A couple of others were damaged.
Trees are down and power is out in most of the area.
There are no reports of any serious injuries.
There were some earilier reports of a tornado in that area, but that has NOT been confirmed by the National Weather Service.
Tornadoes that hit last night and this morning have claimed dozens of lives from Ohio to Alabama.
Tens of thousands of residents are without electricity.
We'll have the latest on the stormy weather.
And the nation's Roman Catholic bishops begin a
four-day meeting today in Washington to revise the policy for punishing sexually- abusive priests.
Revisions negotiated with the Vatican aren't sitting well with victims' advocates..