Tonight on News 7 at 5, President Bush responds to the latest from inside Iraq.
And Garrison Bowman testifies before a grand jury. So does the man who brought him to investigators' attention.
Soaking rains come to an end tonight but may reappear by this weekend. How the showers have helped Carvins Cove coming up.
New safety proposals for 15-passenger vans popular with school and church groups.
In Healthcheck .. knee replacement that's something less than the whole deal .. but for most patients .. it's a better deal.
And a school bus accident in Bedford County injures three children. News 7 at 5 is next.
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[IN Q=It's over.]
((It's over. We're through negotiations. There's no more time. The man must disarm.))
[OUT Q=The man must disarm.]
President Bush waits for Saddam Hussein's reaction a decision made by the Iraqi Parliament.
The body unanimously recommended Hussein reject the United Nations resolution on tougher
I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.
The Clock is ticking for Saddam Hussein.
The White House calls the Iraqi parliament's recommended rejection of the U-N resolution on arms
inspections a joke.
Elizabeth Sanchez reports.
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[IN Q=With a Friday deadline approaching...]
[SUPER=01-Gen. Tommy Franks/Combatant Commander, Central Command; :34]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Sanchez/Reporting; :50]
((With a Friday deadline approaching, President Bush says time is running
out for Saddam Hussein:
There's a zero tolerance policy..the last 11 years the man has tried to
deceive the world and we're through with it.
The statement came hours after the Iraqi parliament unanimously rejected
the United Nations resolution on arms inspections. The President calls
the vote "theatrics" and a rubber stamp for Saddam. The four-star
general who would lead any attack on Iraq sees the next move coming from
the Iraqi President .... a voluntary disarmaming or one forced by the
Sot: Gen. Tommy Franks/COMBATANT COMMANDER, CENTRAL COMMAND:
we can hope for the best but we also prepare for the other possiblity
The general says the U-S is getting ready for that possibility of war by
making preparations in tactics, procedures, and resources.
STAND-UP: In a sign "Iraq" could also be preparing for war, a State
Department official says Baghdad has ordered a million doses of a drug
that can be used as an antidote for nerve gas. The fear is - this may
mean Iraq plans to use nerve agents -- and would need the drug to
protect its soldiers.))
A car and a school bus collided this afternoon at Forest Middle School in Bedford County.
A spokeswoman for the school system says at least one person in the car, and three children on the bus, have been taken to the hospital.
Authorities say the children were complaining of neck pain and their injuries did not appear to be serious.
The accident happened in the driveway leading up to the school, as students were leaving for the day.
Two North Carolina men went before a federal grand jury in Roanoke today to answer questions about the Short family murders.
Garrison Bowman and the man who pointed investigators his way were both subpoenaed to testify.
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Marya Jones was at the federal court during the proceedings and has more.
So, what happened, Marya?
Jean, it's hard to say because grand jury proceedings are supposed to be confidential.
But government officials involved in the case say the point was not to secure an indictment ... but to get interviews with both men under oath and on the record.
((ROLLCUE:...on the record.))
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[IN Q=A clean-shaven Gary]
[OUT Q=before the grand jury.]
A clean-shaven Gary Bowman arrived with his lawyer, telling reporters he felt "fine."
He was called to tell members of a grand jury what he knows about the interstate kidnapping of Jennifer Short.
In an interview last month, Bowman told News-7 he knows NOTHING about it.
His former landlord, Gary Lemons, arrived flanked by investigators.
Lemons raised the suspicions about Bowman, saying he'd threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover.
He was the only other witness subpoenaed to testify in this case before the grand jury.
The grand jury appearances by no means mark an end to the investigation.
In fact, investigators say they are working night and day pursuing other leads.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Marya/Newsroom;]
We'll tell you more about that on News-7 at 6.
It's no trick or treat for one Radford University student who was suspended for his Halloween prank.
Joel Whitten, the fourth, allegedly took a b-b-gun to class on Halloween...and pointed it at a professor.
Whitten was dressed in a costume and told police it was a joke.
But, neither police nor the university thought it was funny.
Whitten was suspended and charged with brandishing a gun.
No one was hurt, and Whitten has since left the university.
Coming up on News 7 at Six, we'll show you how the prank has prompted the school to improve its safety procedures.
After years of debate and demands, Lynchburg is finally moving closer to the removal of some controversial artwork in its circuit court.
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City council is tonight expected to appropriate 25-thousand dollars to take down these bas (bass) relief sculptures in the court lobby.
Residents and minority leaders have been pushing to have the art removed because they feel it's denigrating to blacks and native Americans.
Last month, council voted against removing a mural in the juvenile court that depicts a white tobacco farmer and his slave.
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Recent rains are running off more effectively now that the ground is saturated and the showers are coming more often.
The level at Carvins Cove is at its highest in 3 1/2 months and is now at 29% of its capacity. The watershed which includes Carvins creek, Craig creek and Tinker Creek received by 1-3 inches of rain over the last 3 days and some of that is now making its way into the cove. But as you can see, there is a long way to go.
[WXPRO/FULL] WEATHER TODAY
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Its not on their agenda today, but the sex abuse scandal still clouds the Catholic bishops conference taking place in Washington.
As Teri Okita reports, survivors of the abuse and other groups are making their voices heard in more ways than one.
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[IN Q=(Police sirens)]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Ann Duddy/Catholic Gay Rights Activist; :20]
[SUPER=02-Sue Archibald/SurvivorsFirst.org; :45]
[SUPER=07-Cardinal Bernard Law; 1:16]
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TRACK: THEY WANT CATHOLIC BISHOPS TO TAKE NOTICE. GAY RIGHTS PROTESTORS
ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO DISRUPT THE BISHOPS ASSEMBLY HAVE JOINED IN
THE FIGHT WITH SURVIVORS OF CLERGY SEXUAL ABUSE. THEY SAY THEY TOO WANT
PROTECTION AND COMPASSION FROM CHURCH LEADERS, NOT REJECTION AND EMPTY
(Super: Mary Ann Duddy/Dignity USA OR: Catholic Gay Rights Activist)
SOT: Its what theyre doing to the victims of sexual abuse. Its what
theyre doing to groups like Voice of the Faithful and Womens
Ordination. Anybody who disagrees with church teaching. (:10)
TRACK: ITS CHURCH BEHAVIOR THE SEXUAL ABUSE AND THE COVER-UPS
THAT THE GROUP, SURVIVORSFIRST.ORG, SAYS IT WANTS CHANGED. ITS UNVEILED
A PUBLIC DATABASE WITH NAMES OF SOME 570-PRIESTS WITH SEX ABUSE
(Super: Sue Archibald/SurvivorsFirst.org)
SOT: For survivors who often feel alone in the dark, to see the release
of these names, this list, brings them hope. (:09)
TRACK: FOR THEIR PART, THE BISHOPS DID NOT DISCUSS THEIR DISCIPLINARY
POLICY ON SEX ABUSE TODAY. THEIR AGENDA INCLUDED TOPICS LIKE DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE AND WAR WITH IRAQ, BUT DEBATE AND A VOTE ON THE POLICY IS SET
FOR WEDNESDAY. CARDINAL BERNARD LAW ONE OF THOSE UNDER FIRE FOR
ELEGEDLYKNOWING ABOUT THE ABUSE..SAYS THAT THE SCANDAL HAS TAUGHT THE
CHURCH AND IT'S LEADERS THAT IT'S TIME TO CHANGE.
(Super: SOT: CARDINAL BERNARD LAW )
SOT:(not verbatim) (FOR TEN NONTHS I'VE BEEN APOLOGISING BUT OUR
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)
Still to come on News 7 at Five, less cutting, faster recovery. Our healthcheck report looks at PARTIAL knee replacement.
And a new proposal to make 15 passenger vans safer .. a proposal that hits home with some local church groups.
A citizen group wants to make 15-passenger vans, like the one involved in the death of a Roanoke teenager, safer.
The group Public Citizen says lives could be saved if manufacturers added duel rear axels to the vans making them less likely to roll over.
A spokeswoman for the group says "automakers have known for a long time" that making the small change would increase safety.
Public citizen calls the procedure a "simple fix."
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[IN Q=By installing a new real axle...]
[SUPER=01-Joan Claybrook/Public Citizen;]
((JOAN CLAYBROOK/PUBLIC CITIZEN: BY INSTALLING A NEW REAR AXLE ON FOUR WHEELS INSTEAD OF TWO, THE VANS CAN BE MADE MUCH MORE LESS PRONE TO ROLLING OVER, AND THIS
WOULD COST THE MANUFACTURERS, WE ESTIMATE, ABOUT 135-DOLLARS."))
[OUT Q=we estimate, about 135-dollars.]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says, since 1990, more than 4-hundred people have died in accidents involving the vehicles.
15-passenger type vans.
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In July of last year, a 15-passenger van carrying a group from Virginia Heights Baptist Church overturned several times in North Carolina.
14-year old Jessika Lewis of Roanoke died of her injuries.
Dubbed Jessika's Cause, a measure in the General Assembly to ban the use of such vans failed early this year by just two votes.
In health check tonight,
If you suffer from arthritis and have tried everything from exercise to medication to alleviate the pain and buckling in your knees, you might be a candidate for a knee replacement.
And while many people must have a "total" knee replacement .. another option promises less cutting and shorter recovery time.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us to tell us more about it.
[ANCHOR=Joy 2 shot]
It's called a mini-knee replacement.
About 10 to 20 percent of patients are candidates for this type of procedure.
Today, we went inside the O-R, to show you how it's done. We should warn sensitive viewers that some of the pictures are medically graphic.
[IN Q=It's hard to believe]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Bertram Spetzler/Lewis-Gale Clinic;08]
[OUT Q=a total knee replacement]
It's hard to believe that just hours after this surgery, the patient will be able to walk with her mini-knee replacement.
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[IN Q=The mini-knee is minimally invasive]
((THE MINI-KNEE IS A MINIMALLY INVASIVE KNEE AND IT'S A NEW TECHNIQUE TO MAKE IT QUICKER FOR REHABILITATION))
[OUT Q=for rehabilitation]
Quicker because her incision is half as small compared to a total-knee replacement and involves cutting less muscle.
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[IN Q=You're jsut resurfacing one part]
((YOU'RE JUST RESURFACING ONE PART SO THAT YOU ESSENTIALLY RETAIN NORMAL FUNCTION IN TERMS OF BENDING THE KNEE STRAIGHTENING IT OUT AND IN TERMS OF KNEE CAP FUNCTIONS CLIMBING STAIRS, GETTING UP FROM A CHAIR. SHOULD BE PRETTY CLOSE TO NORMAL))
[OUT Q=pretty close to normal]
Doctor Spetzler says the procedure is for patients who just have one part of their knee worn out, typically seen with osteoarthritis.
He says it's ideal for young patient.
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[IN Q=If it's a very young patient still have]
((IF IT'S A VERY YOUNG PATIENT THEY STILL HAVE THEIR OLD BONE LEFT AND CAN CONVERT TO THE TOTAL KNEE, SO THEY'VE BOUGHT TIME BEFORE THEY HAVE TO HAVE A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT))
[OUT Q=a total knee replacement] ))
With the total knee replacement you do get pain relief but only improved, not normal function.
The procedure is also benefical for the elderly, because it can last for 10 to 15 years.
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The procedure is covered by Medicare.
In other health news, help may literally be coming home for many heart patients.
The first defibrillator specifically for at-home use now has federal approval.
The machine promises to help jump-start the heart of a cardiac patient before paramedics arrive, increasing the chances of survival.
It will cost 23-hundred dollars.
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The American League names its M-V-P. Mike Stevens will have details in sports.
And it may look kind of ugly .. but this tuber is a big deal. One restaurant paid a lot of money for it.
On Wall Street, tech stocks led the way today, easily outgaining the blue chips.
Ed Crane has our Marketwatch report.
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[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/CBS Marketwatch;]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 5.]
[STOCK RULL & MUSIC]
Good evening everybody.
The baseball writer's of America finally finished handing out their postseason awards this afternoon.
And while they may not have saved the best for last - they did save the most controversial for the finale.
Oakland A's shortstop Miguel Tejada beat Alex Rodriquez and Alphonso Soriano to win the American League's Most Valuable Player award.
The shocker is that A-rod only received five first place votes compared to Tejada's 21.
Rodriguez was apparently penalized by the voters for playing on a bad team - the Rangers.
The Virginia Tech women's basketball team hits the hardwood at the Cassell tonight for some preseason exhibition action.
Bonnie Henrickson's club will take on the Melbourne, Australia Tigers tonight at seven.
This will be an important game for Henrickson to check out a lot of new talent.
Five freshman and one junior college transfer are making their college debut tonight.
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[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/113 and 43 as Tech Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...I think we can get to."]
The Tech women will play their regular season opener at home on Friday night November 22nd against Lynne Agee and UNC Greensboro.
Again, tonight's exhibition gets underway at 7.
25 years ago - one of the nastiest on-the-court incidents in all of sports took place involving the Lakers' Kermit Washington and the Rockets' Rudy Tomjanovich.
Washington punched Tomjanovich during a skirmish between the Lakers and Rockets.
The punch was so viscous that it almost killed Tomjanovich - even though he was able to walk off the floor.
Renowned sports author John Feinstein has just written a book that goes into great detail about the fight and how it forever changed the lives of both men.
It's called "The Punch."
Earlier today he talked to us in a satellite interview and offered these thoughts on why the incident continues to haunt Washington.
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[SUPER=01-John Feinstein/Author "The Punch"; :00]
[OUT Q=...I'm sorry period."(multiple times)]
Again, the book is called "The Punch."
Coming up at the top of the hour - we'll check in with the Dazzle - the team had its media day today.
And Steve Mason will have the unique story of high school wrestler.
Take care. Jean will be back in just a moment.
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A videotape purportedly coming from Osama bin Laden issues new threats to the United States.
It aired on the Al-Jazeera satellite T-V network late today.
On the tape, a voice praises the recent terror attacks in Bali,
Moscow and Yemen, and the killing of a Marine in Kuwait.
If bin Laden's voice is authenticated, those references would be the clearest indication yet that he survived U-S airstrikes in
The speaker says the recent attacks were ``undertaken by sons
who are zealous in the defense of their religion,'' and are a
response to the actions of President Bush and Israel.
Finally .. it's rare .. weighs 2-point-2 pounds .. is quite expensive ..
[VO-NAT 5:00 Server: Truffle Auctioned]
and is edible.
The owner of a Los Angeles restaurant bid 35 thousand dollars for one of the world's rarest ingredients .. the prized truffle.
This one was unearthed in northern Italy .. and is about ten times the size of an average truffle.
A frenzied worldwide auction led to the winning bid.
Donato Poto says it was the definitely worth the price of 35-thousand bucks.
The latest on a bus accident in Central Virginia.
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Plus a big sendoff for the National Christmas Tree
tonight at Eleven.