Coming up on News 7-
A look at some of the changes travelers will face at the airport this holiday season.
Family members decide what will become of the Short Family home in Henry County.
And, a contractor's mistake takes down a historic building.
News 7 is next.
A U-N team is busy making last minute preparations for weapons inspections to begin later this week.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
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Plans for the first weapons inspections since 1988 are being set in Iraq.
Outside Baghdad technicians have set up a hot- line between the Iraqi government and the U-N.
As Aleen Sirgany reports the searches will give Iraq one last chance to avoid military action.
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WITH UNITED NATIONS INSPECTORS JUST DAYS AWAY FROM LAUNCHING A MASSIVE
HUNT FOR ILLEGAL WEAPONS...
... U-N TEAMS ARE UNLOADING PLANES FULL OF EQUIPMENT AND CARGO --
SETTING UP SHOP IN BAGHDAD, FOR WHAT COULD BE A LONG AND LABORIOUS
A TEAM OF 18 INSPECTORS WILL ARRIVE MONDAY...ON WEDNESDAY, THEY'LL SCOUR
THE SAME SOIL SEARCHED FOUR YEARS AGO...HOPING THIS TIME WILL BE
SADDAM HUSSEIN HOLDS THE KEY THAT COULD HALT AN ALL-OUT MILITARY
MISSION....BUT FEW BELIEVE HE WILL USE IT.
THE IRAQI LEADER CONTINUES TO DENY HE HAS ANY WEAPONS OF MASS
DESTRUCTION -- A STATEMENT SEEN BY MANY AS 'ONE MORE GAME OF CAT AND
SEN. RICHARD SHELBY/(R) ALABAMA/VICE CHMN.; INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE
"It'll never stop as long as we let him play that game - the question
is, how long will we let this go on."
NOT LONG - - ACCORDING TO A DECEMBER 8TH DEADLINE, SET BY THE U-N
RESOLUTION....THAT'S WHEN SADDAM IS REQUIRED TO REVEAL ANY CHEMICAL,
BIOLOGICAL, AND/OR NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
(nats....streets of baghdad)
IRAQ'S FOREIGN MINISTER SUNDAY, ACCUSED THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL OF
DRAFTING THE RESOLUTION, AS A PRETEXT TO WAGE WAR.
TOP U-S INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS SAY AS PRESSURE BUILDS ON SADDAM HUSSEIN
-- THERE'S A GROWING THREAT AGAINST AMERICA ITSELF.
SEN. BOB GRAHAM/(D) FLORIDA /CHMN., INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE
"When Saddam Hussein is cornered and about to lose power, that's when he
becomes the most dangerous, including unleashing attacks inside the
(STANDUP) ALEEN SIRGANY/WASHINGTON D-C
SOME FEAR, ATTACKS ARE ALREADY IN THE WORKS... THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION
POINTS OUT, THAT'S ONE MORE REASON TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THESE WEAPONS
ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
Virginia's law that does not allow governors to seek a consecutive term is coming under fire.
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Governor Mark Warner is pushing for a constitutional amendment to allow Virginia governors to run for a second consecutive term.
And, according to the Washington Post Warner is expected to enlist former governors to help the cause.
Critics say one four-year term doesn't give governors enough time to see their programs through.
A commission on government efficiency chaired by former Governor Doug Wilder has already endorsed the idea.
In the meantime, Governor Warner is teaming up with some Virginia car dealers to help keep kids safe.
The Kid-safe Virginia program will offer tips on fire safety, preventing substance abuse and how to handle dangerous online behavior.
Schoolchildren will get personal safety lessons from teachers or police.
Also, parents can pick up free D-N-A kits from area car dealers.
The kits enable parents to take D-N-A samples from their children to help police in missing child cases.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE DOING ALL WE CAN FROM A GOVERNMENTAL PERSPECTIVE TO PARTNER WITH OUR SCHOOLS, TO PARTNER WITH OUT PARENTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE YOUNG PEOPLE FEEL SAFE EVERYWHERE THEY GO IN THEIR LIFE.))
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Corporate donations and 300-thousand dollars from the federal government will fund the three-year program.
While air- travel has decreased since September Eleventh, security has increased.
And as Justin McLeod reports-- there are several new restrictions in place that holiday travelers should be aware of before heading to the airport.
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If you're rolling into any airport over the holidays, there's a few things you need to know.
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((LAURA BERNSTEIN/AIR-TRAVELER: I CAME ABOUT AN HOUR EARLY BECAUSE USUALLY THEY SAY TO COME, USUALLY THEY SAY An HOUR AND HALF BECAUSE OF THE ALL THE SECURITY.))
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Security that begins right at the ticket counter.
You must show two forms of I.D. and there's a good chance your luggage will be searched.
From there, you head to the gate where you're greeted by even more security.
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((AMANDA DEHAVEN/AIRPORT SPOKESPERSON: THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION IS NOW HANDLING IT, IT'S A FEDERAL AGENCY.))
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Meaning the screeners are now paid and trained by the government.
They've been here in Roanoke for several months and guards tell us you can expect up to a 15 minute wait getting through the gate.
To help with crowd control, the airport recently installed this divider wall.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MANDATED THAT BY THE END OF THE YEAR ALL CHECKED BAGGAGE MUST BE SCREENED FOR EXPLOSIVES. THE ROANOKE AIRPORT JUST RECEIVED ITS BOMB DETECTION MACHINES BUT THEY WON'T BE UP AND RUNNING UNTIL AFTER THANKSGIVING.))
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Regardless, there are still several items that you cannot bring on the plane including weapons, pocket knifes, and scissors.
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((AMANDA DEHAVEN/AIRPORT SPOKESPERSON: THINGS LIKE KNITTING NEEDLES AND NAIL CLIPPERS WEREN'T ALLOWED LAST YEAR WHERE AS THIS YEAR THEY ARE ALLOWED THROUGH SCREENING.))
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It is also recommended that you put any undeveloped film in your suitcase not your carry-on.
Also, all gifts should remain unwrapped.
It may be a lot to remember but many travelers are understanding.
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((LAURA BERNSTEIN/AIR-TRAVELER: USUALLY, IT'S NOT A HASSLE AT ALL, IT'S THE SAME EXCEPT THERE'S A LOT MORE SECURITY AROUND AND I FEEL SAFER.))
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Safer on the ground and in the air.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
The new leader of Averett University in Danville is tackling school issues in a unique way.
Richard (FAW) Pfau became the school's 23rd president back in July.
He has spent the first few months on the job laying out his goals for the school's future.
He wants to strengthen Averett's reputation and help revitalize the area's economy.
But more importantly, he wants to raise the quality of education and student life on campus.
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((DR. RICHARD PFAU/AVERETT UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: I EAT IN THE CAFETERIA FAIRLY OFTEN MUCH OF THE TIME WITH STUDENTS. WE'VE HAD STUDENTS TO OUR HOME. THERE'S JUST SO MANY WAYS TO DO THAT AND AS YOU DO IT YOU GET A FEEL FOR NAMES AND FACES AND BACKGROUNDS AND OFTEN CAN HELP SOLVE A PROBLEM OR ANSWER A QUESTION WHICH IS WHY WE ARE HERE TO SERVE STUDENTS.))
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Student life is about to get more comfortable.
On Friday, the university announced it was the recipient of 750-thousand dollars from the E. Stuart James Grant Charitable Trust.
The money will be used to build a new student center.
Nearly two weeks ago News 7 reported General Binford Peay (Pee) will become Virginia Military Institute's new superintendent.
Tomorrow he'll be officially introduced.
Keith Humphry reports on the issues the General will face.
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(( Among the issues this retired four- star General will inherit when he assumes command next Summer is the still- unresolved matter of organized prayer in the mess hall.
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((O, GOD, WE ASK YOUR BLESSING ON THE CORPS.))
Customarily, the entire corps would bow their heads as a cadet chaplain said grace before the evening meal.
Last January a U-S District Judge declared the practice unconstitutional and ordered the Institute to put a stop to it. The state attorney general immediately filed an appeal.
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((YOU KNOW WE'RE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS COURT CASE.))
Retiring Superintendent Josiah Bunting brought up the subject in a recent interview.
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((THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE DOES NOT CONCERN JESUS OR MOSES OR BUDDHA OR ANY PARTICULAR RELIGION. WE SIMPLY RETURN THANKS TO PROVIDENCE, TO AN UN-NAMED GOD, AND WE ASK HIM TO LOOK AFTER VMI AND THE COUNTRY.))
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The U-S Court of Appeals is set to hear oral arguments on the subject January 21st in Richmond.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))
Keith will be in Lexington first thing in the morning, and he'll have an interview with the NEW Superintendent, General Peay (pee), on News 7 at Six.
A fund established to help a Virginia Tech basketball player has jumped dramatically.
Last April, Rayna (duh-beaus) DuBose was stricken with a rare form of meningitis and had to have parts of all four limbs amputated.
At the time of her illness, Rayna was on the women's basketball team and Friday she returned to campus to cheer on her teammates.
The fund set up to help pay for her treatment now totals more than ninety thousand dollars.
Rayna hopes to return to campus full-time sometime this summer.
Still ahead on the newscast, family members decide the fate of the Short family home...
and this building implosion didn't go exactly as planned. We'll tell you what happened when News 7 at 11 returns.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells back in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Michael Vick and the Dirty Birds shellack the Panthers. The Skins win with Wuerffel, and Everett Woods decides to call it quits in Danville. Plus Roanoke College beats Goucher to start the season 2 and oh. All that and more in sports.))
The city of Philadelphia is making room for progress.
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This morning-- three public housing towers in the western part of the city were demolished.
The demolition is part of a multi-million dollar plan to change the face of public housing in the city.
The buildings will be replaced with 460- low rise units over the next five years.
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Demolition didn't go nearly as smoothly in another city this morning.
A historic building in downtown Omaha, Nebraska was supposed to be untouched as three of its neighbors were imploded.
But the plan didn't work and parts of one of those buildings fell on the historic building-- causing the roof to collapse.
The west wall also came down.
The contractor for the demolition, called it the worst mistake in their 30- year history.
The Henry County home where an unsolved murder occurred is up for sale.
The Short's Oak Level home is going on the auction block.
That is where Michael and Mary Short were found shot to death in August.
The remains of their daughter Jennifer were found in Rockingham County, North Carolina a month later.
The family plans to auction off the home and all its contents on Saturday December 7th.
No arrests have been made.
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A proposed fee on rental housing in Blacksburg made its way into our viewer mail this week.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7's Feedback.
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((Blacksburg town council plans to hold a public hearing next month on a plan to charge landlords an annual registration fee of 100 dollars per unit.
The money would help finance the town's rental inspection program.
The hearing is set for December 10th.
But one town resident (Mark DeBusk) wrote to us, saying:
"A big thanks to whoever tracked down the story about the huge fee Blacksburg wants to impose on rental property owners. I was at the town meeting when the original ordinance was passed. The irony of the situation is that the property owners and many of the property maintenance companies did not want the program. Now they must also bear the cost. Hmm!"
Any thoughts you have about issues in the news or our coverage of them, please send them along.
The mailing address is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The fax number is 343-7269.
And out email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
Contruction on a controversial pipeline is set to begin next year.
This week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Duke Energy's plan to build a 95-mile natural gas pipeline called the Patriot Extension.
It will begin in Wythe County and end in Rockingham County North Carolina.
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Out of 379 landowners affected, Duke has secured 54-percent of the necessary rights- of- way.
Duke now has the power to take the remaining land through eminent domain but a spokesperson says it will only be done as a last resort.
Parts of the pipeline are scheduled to be up and running by May.
Still to come, the violence that forced the Miss World pageant out of Nigeria has taken a heavy toll,
and the fiesta that Ohio State fans started after yesterday's win got a little out of hand. We'll have that and more when we return.
The Red Cross is putting the death toll from religious violence over the Miss World pageant at above 200- that's more than double previous estimates.
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The pageant was originally scheduled to take place in Nigeria-- but the contestants had to be flown to London overnight after four days of bloody protests forced organizers to cancel the event.
The pageant will now take place in London on December seventh -- the same day it had been planned for Nigeria.
The Muslim-Christian violence was sparked by a newspaper column suggesting that the Prophet Mohammed might have taken one of the contestants for a wife.
Some Ohio State fans got more fired up as the night wore on after Ohio State defeated Michigan yesterday.
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Right after the game fans rushed the field and tried to tear down the goal posts..
Several small fires were also set near campus..
But according to police the REAL trouble didn't start until early this morning when a number of cars were overturned and set on fire.
Officers dressed in riot gear used tear gas and wooden pellets known as "knee-knockers" to scatter the crowd.
Dozens of people were eventually arrested.
After starting the season three and oh, the Carolina Panthers haven't won since, losing eight straight games. This afternoon, Michael Vick and the Falcons were the latest to add to the Panthers misery.
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Former Hokie Keion Carpenter got the Falcons off on the right foot, intercepting Rodney Peete and takin' it to the house for a 41 yard touchdown and the Dirty Birds led 7-nothing.
Later Vick does what he does best. He buys some time with his feet and then finds Warrick Dunn with his arm. Dunn does the rest for a 31 yard TD. Vick finished the day 19 of 24 for 272 yards and two touchdowns, including a five yarder in the third quarter to Alge Crumpler.
The Falcons cruise past the Panthers 41 to nothing.
Danny Wuerffel started under center for the first time in over a month. He threw for 235 yards and got some help from Stephen Davis as the Skins picked up their 5th win of the season against St. Louis.
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The Rams got Kurt Warner back today but Marshall Faulk was still on the sidelines with a leg injury.
Stephen Davis stole the show for the Redskins. His first TD of the afternoon from a couple of yards out kept the Skins close at 10 to 7.
Davis was just getting started. He rushed for 88 yards on 31 carries and 3 touchdowns as the Redskins took a 20 to 10 lead.
Warner rallied the Rams with a late TD toss to former Wake Forest star Ricky Proehl. But with just
seconds left, Warner was sacked by Lavar Arrington and fumbled away the pigskin. The Redskins survive 20 to 17.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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In Houston, Roanoke's Tiki Barber had a big day for the Giants. Barber rushed for 146 yards including this 70 yard romp in which he shook off several would be tacklers. That setup Tiki's own TD run from two yards out but the Texans won the game 16 to 14.
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Tiki's brother Ronde made the highlight reel as well. Broken finger and all, Ronde had one of four Tampa Bay interceptions against Brett Favre. The Bucs beat the Pack by two touchdowns 21 to 7.
The Virginia Tech Hokies have slipped to 19th in the coaches poll and 22nd in the A-P poll this week. Virginia visits Lane Stadium for a 3-30 kick on Saturday. The Wahoos are an early 7 point underdog, but that's nothing new for UVA. Just ask Maryland, a team that Virginia pounded 48 to 13 Saturday night. Steve Mason has more on the big win, and lets us know where the Hoos could be headed for the holidays.
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We finish up on the court at the Bast Center where Roanoke College battled Goucher in today's championship game of the Salem Bank & Trust Classic.
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Page Moir watched his team jump out front early.
Josh Foster tallied 15 points today for Roanoke. He drives the length of the floor and scores with the kiss off the window and Roanoke had a three point lead. Foster was the tourney MVP.
Later in the first half. The Gophers go inside to Pierre Jones who puts in the nice turnaround jumper.
Then check out the Maroons Jarrod Butler as he threads the needle to Kevin Hunter for the easy hoop
inside to put the home team up by five and Roanoke goes on to win it 64 to 63, despite 21 turnovers.
Ferrum picked up its first win of the season in the consolation game, beating Greensboro 92 to 89 in double overt