Today on News 7 at 5, the Reverend Jerry Falwell could run into some opposition about his site for a new church and school.
Also a local school is trying to solve the heating problems that kept students and teachers home again today.
Very comfortable weather in recent days will give way to rain and snow followed by colder temperatures. Details ahead.
Also today we will see what is topping the list of consumer complaints this year.
The Virginia Military Institute names its new superintendent.
Plus we will warn women about the subtle signs of heart attacks.
News 7 at 5 is next.
[IN Q=I can only]
((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: I CAN ONLY SAY THAT WE'RE GLAD TO BE A GOOD CONTRIBUTOR. WE'LL BE A MUCH LARGER CONTRIBUTOR IN THE FUTURE.))
[OUT Q=in the future.]
The Reverend Jerry Falwell has big plans for a big piece of property in Lynchburg..
But local leaders say it could end up costing the city big money.
Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Falwell announced two weeks ago his plans to purchase the 900-thousand square foot Ericsson plant adjacent to Liberty University.
He wants the property to expand the school's enrollment and plans to transform the building into the new 12-thousand seat Thomas Road Baptist Church.
But city officials are leery about the deal because it could cost Lynchburg hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes every year.
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[IN Q=But I think]
((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG VICE MAYOR: BUT I THINK IT'S A BIG DISCUSSION WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. THIS IS AN ASSET OF THE COMMUNITY AND THIS WILL OUTLIVE MINISTERS, COUNCIL MEMBERS, WE NEED TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION FOR THE COMMUNITY AND WE JUST CANNOT SAY 'HEY IT'S OKAY, GO AHEAD AND DO IT.'))
((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: BUT IT'S SITTING THERE EMPTY, AND IN TWO YEARS OF SITTING ON THE MARKET, NOT ONE INDUSTRY OFFERED AS MUCH AS WE DID TO PURCHASE IT SO OBVIOUSLY IT EITHER WOULD BE SITTING THERE EMPTY OR USED PRIMARILY BY A THRIVING UNIVERSITY.))
[SUPER=01-Bert Dodson/Lynchburg Vice Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty U. Chancellor; :15]
[OUT Q=a thriving university.]
Falwell says the growth in his school and church would more than make up for any loss of tax revenue the city might experience.
The issue won't go before city council until next year.
Students in Craig County stayed home today, after a heating problem left their classrooms cold.
Now two boilers are up and running, and school officials say classes are scheduled to resume in the morning.
Students missed a day of school last week after the boilers malfunctioned... and classes were cancelled again today.
The school system is building a six-million dollar addition, and two new boilers were installed as part of that project.
Technicians worked through the night to bring the equipment back on line.
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[IN Q=We have parents who are concerned]
((WE HAVE PARENTS WHO ARE CONCERNED AS TO WHY YOU'VE GOT A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND YOU'RE NOT IN SCHOOL. OUR HANDS ARE KIND OF TIED.))
[SUPER=01-Dallas Helems/Craig Co. School Superintendent;]
[OUT Q=our hands are kind of tied.]
Technicians were able to fire up the boilers again around mid-afternoon, and at our last report, they were operating properly.
So far, officials say, the unscheduled vacation will not have an impact on the school calendar.
President Bush says there is no way to guard against every conceivable attack- but he says a new federal agency will help the government do everything possible to make Americans safer.
Today the President signed legislation creating a new Department of Homeland Security.
Teri Okita has more.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Chief;]
[OUT =The White House.]
(( WITH A STROKE OF HIS PEN, PRESIDENT BUSH LAUNCHED THE BIGGEST
GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION IN HALF-A-CENTURY BY CREATING THE NEW
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.
Today, we're taking historic action to defend the United States
and protect our citizens against the dangers of a new era.
THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN A YEAR IN THE MAKING SPURRED ON BY THE
SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS AND THE NEED TO BUILD A BETTER NATIONAL DEFENSE
AGAINST TERRORISM. TWO DOZEN AGENCIES INCLUDING THE COAST GUARD, THE
SECRET SERVICE, AND THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION WILL
MERGE, BRINGING MORE THAN 170-THOUSAND WORKERS INTO THE FOLD. PRESIDENT
BUSH HAS TAPPED CURRENT HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF, TOM RIDGE, TO BECOME
THE NEWEST CABINET MEMBER.
Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Chief
TRACK: ONE CONTROVERSIAL COMPONENT OF THE LEGISLATION WILL ALLOW AIRLINE
PILOTS TO CARRY GUNS IN THE COCKPIT AFTER THEY UNDERGO TRAINING. THATS
SET TO GO WITHIN 90-DAYS. .
It will be many months...EVEN YEARS before the new agency is
up-and-running, but the leadership should be in place by the end of
February. Teri Okita, CBS News, The White House.))
The first group of U-N arms inspectors has arrived in Baghdad- to re-launch a search for weapons of mass destruction-
Seventeen inspectors arrived in Baghdad today from Cyprus- Eleven will search for missiles and biological and chemical weapons.
The remaining six will investigate any nuclear capabilities Iraq may have.
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((MELISSA FLEMING/WEAPONS INSPECTOR: MANY OF THE PEOPLE ON THIS TEAM HAVE BEEN HERE AS WEAPONS INSPECTORS IN THE 90'S THEY'RE COMING WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN TO IRAQ AND THEY WILL BE GOING OUT TOGETHER. WE HAVE GATHERED A LOT OF INFORMATION OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS IN OUR ABSENCE AND WE HAVE A SYSTEMATICALLY OPERATIONAL PLAN WHERE WE WANT TO GO.))
[SUPER=01-Melissa Fleming/Weapons Inspector;]
[OUT Q=WE WANT TO GO.]
[VO-NAT 06 PLUS PAD]
Fleming said the inspectors will be in Iraq for weeks and months to come.
The inspections will begin on Wednesday.
A leader with exceptional military credentials has been named Virginia Military Institute's 13th Superintendent.
General Binford Peay is a highly decorated combat veteran who commanded the 101st Airborne Division during the Gulf War.
Though Peay graduated from V-M-I with a degree in Civil Engineering and went on to get a Master's Degree, his career has emphasized the military more than academics.
That's one of the unique things about V-M-I, he says, where academic leadership flourishes in a Spartan setting.
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[IN Q=it needs to remain]
((IT NEEDS TO REMAIN A UNIQUE EDUCATION. ACADEMICS IS A MAJOR PART OF IT, BUT THE ATHLETIC FIELD, THE STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT, THE MILITARY ENVIRONMENT THAT CADETS LIVE IN WHETHER THEY SERVE IN MILITARY LIVE OR WHETHER THEY SERVE IN THE MILITARY IS THE ALL ENCOMPASSING PIECE OF THAT THAT DEVELOPS LEADERS.))
[SUPER=01-Gen. Binford Peay/VMI's New Superintendent]
[OUT Q=that develops leaders.]
General Peay- -who is now 62- -has agreed to serve a seven-year term as V-M-I's Superintendent.
Coming up next, we will tell you why many home owners are upset with contractors.
Also find out why many women overlook the warning signs of heart attacks.
Prosecutors in New York say a man who worked at a computer software company played a key role in the identity theft of 30 thousand people.
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The man provided crooks witht eh passwords and codes for downloading consumers credit reports.
Three people were charged.
A prosecutors says the fraud ring was able to pick the pockets of tens of thousands of Americans with just a few key strokes.
He says a lot of people saw their finances drained, and their credit ruined.
Home improvement contractors who take the money and don't do the work are frustrating thousands of Americas.
They top the list of the biggest consumer complaints.
Jim Acosta has more.
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[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Sabella/Consumer Advocate;]
[SUPER=01-Jim Acosta/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=CBS News]
((CONTRACTOR CALVIN LYNN CAN SPOT A SHABBY HOME IMPROVEMENT COMPANY
SOT: Calvin Lynn, Contractor
Theyre not professional enough. They dont have the manpower or they
just dont have the knowledge and the skills.
ALL TOO OFTEN - HE HAS TO COME TO THE RESCUE OF SOME HOMEOWNER WHO GOT A
AND A HALF-FINISHED PROJECT TO SHOW FOR IT.
Ive walked into some jobs and I ask myself (cut and butt To) who did
you have here?
(nats of pressr, 1:06:10) For the last two years
A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONS CONSUMER AGENCIES FOUND HOME
IMPROVEMENT FRAUD TOPPED THE LIST OF BOGUS BUSINESS PRACTICES.
SOT: Nancy Sabella, Nat.Assn. Of Consumer Agency Administrators
A common characteristic of these businesses is that they receive
deposits and partial payments before consumers receive any kind of
product or services.
ROUNDING OUT THE TOP FIVE TROUBLED CONSUMER INDUSTRIES BEHIND HOME
IMPROVEMENT WERE HOUSEHOLD GOODS, SUCH AS APPLIANCES - CAR SALES - CAR
REPAIRS - AND CREDIT AND LENDING COMPANIES.
stand-up: Jim Acosta Not only is the home improvement rip-off the
number one scam its the fastest growing consumer complaint in the
country. In some areas, companies disappear during the middle of a job
and reappear under a different name.
(nats of Calvin working)
THATS WHY CONTRACTOR CALVIN LYNN SAYS HIRING A PROFESSIONAL IS NO TIME
FOR CONSUMERS TO LIE DOWN ON THE JOB.
SOT: 7:44 Get several references photos of their performance on the
job, some finished bills, some customers past histories that they can
call and get references. Its always worked for me. (Do your
homework?) Thats right.
...A LITTLE HOMEWORK THAT CAN KEEP THE HOMEOWNER FROM GETTING NAILED.
(nats of nail gun, 9:13)
JIM ACOSTA CBS))
In health check tonight,
While breast cancer often gets more attention, heart disease is actually the number one killer of women.
In fact, ONE out of every TWO women will die from heart disease.
[ANCHOR=JEAN 2 shot]
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us heart disease doesn't just affect the elderly
[ANCHOR=Joy 2 shot]
Jean that's one of the misconceptions about heart disease.
One local woman found out the hard way... when she had a heart attack at the age 43.
[IN Q=Sallee Ebbett never realized]
[OUT Q=claim your life]
Sallee Ebbett never realized she was at risk for heart disease. So when she started feeling a burning pain across her upper body, she didn't see a doctor for three days. She didn't realize she was about to have a heart attack.
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[IN Q=I had been reared to believe that a heart]
((I HAD BEEN REARED TO BELIEVE THAT A HEART ATTACK IS A CRUSHING PAIN TO THE CHEST AND PAIN DOWN THE LEFT ARM AND I DIDN'T HAVE THAT PAIN. THAT WASN'T MY SYMPTOM. SO IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME THAT IT WAS MY HEART))
[OUT Q=it was my heart]
Often the symptoms for a heart attack are different for a woman.
The symptoms can include shortness of breath, fatigue, chest discomfort or pain, and stomach or abdominal pain.
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[IN Q=I had a heart attack that fortunately]
(( I HAD HEART ATTACK THAT FORTUNATELY DID NOT CAUSE ANY PERMANENT DAMAGE TO MY HEART. BUT I DID HAVE TO HAVE BYPASS SURGERY TO CORRECT IT. AS A RESULT I ENDED UP STEPPING BACK AND SAYING MY LIFE IS WAY OUT OF BALANCE))
[OUT Q=way out of balance]
While Ebbett had a family history of heart disease she realized there were other risk factors.
Women are at increased risk if they are overweight, inactive, smoke, or have high blood pressure and cholesterol.
These days Ebbett has made several lifestyle changes including regular exercise.
She hopes her life will be an example to other women that heart disease, like breast cancer, is something women need to be concerned about.
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[IN Q=Don't stop examining your breast]
((DON'T STOP EXAMINING YOUR BREAST, DON'T STOP WORRYING ABOUT BREAST CANCER, BUT START WORRYING ABOUT HEART DISEASE BECAUSE IT'S MUCH MORE LIKELY TO CLAIM YOUR LIFE))
[OUT Q=claim your life]))
Ebbett is now a community educator for a national organization known as the WomenHeart network.
She plans to start a support network for women in the Roanoke Valley.
For more information about the support network call 540-776-9720 or you can find a link to the WomenHeart web site on our web page.
[ANCHOR=Jean/Joy 2 shot]
They say most people make do with what they have.
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One man who exemplifies that is Rajab Mohamed- He lost the use of his hands- but continues to mend watches- using his feet.
This work is intricate but you could say Mohamed makes it look like an easy feat.
In fact, he shaves with his feet and answers the phone that way too.
Mohamed says that God is revealing a message through him.
He says there is no challenge too big to overcome and there is no such thing as a handicap.
Still to come on the newscast, Robin Reed will let us know if the warm weather is going to stick around.
Then a little later, a judge says singer Bobby Brown will have his day in court.
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Next on Marketwatch, investors get some bad news. We'll see what that did to the stock markets.
Then a little later, we will see if a young magician can keep James Bond from coming out on top.
On Wall Street today, investors largely ignored some bad news that came in the form of disappointing sales outlooks at Wal-Mart and Federated Department Stores.
As Ed Crane tells us, the markets continued their march foward.
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[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/CBS Marketwatch;]
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Welcome folks to the sports ticker on this Monday.
The UVa men are in Maui this week for the EA Sports Invitational.
This afternoon the Cavs played Chaminade on the 20th anniversary of the biggest upset in college hoops' history.
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But Pete Gillen wasn't the coach back then, so his slate was clean.
UVa's Jason Clark takes the ball to the rack with the hanging reverse layin. UVa led the game at the half.
Gillin encouraged his team to put the game way early in the second, but not long after that big man Travis Watson picked up his 4th foul with over 18 minutes to play.
The Silverswords took advantage of his absence and the steal and fast break will result in a 45-to-44 Chamidade lead.
But Watson wasn't big on history repeating itself. He comes off the bench and blows the game open with a menagerie of plays.
Watson scores 16, Elton Brown adds a career high 22 as Pete Gillen sweats it out but wins 86-to-72.
The Virginia football team that all of sudden is redhot with 8 wins, has cleaned up in this week's ACC player of the week honors.
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Quarterback Matt Schaub who threw for 249 yards and three scores in the Cavs' win over Maryland last Saturday night is the ACC offensive player of the week.
His teammate Wali Lundy, who himself, had three TDs is the ACC rookie of the week.
Schaub, also today was named the ACC's first team quarterback as voted by the Associated Press.
He has 26 TD passes, a school record, and he has to be a leading candidate for the ACC player of the year.
Also, fellow Cavs Billy McMullen, and Angelo Crowell were named the ALL-ACC first team unit.
Former Friday Football Extra star Jerton Evans was a second team selection.
The Cavs are 7 point underdogs against the Hokies this coming Saturday.
More on the matchup and how UVa is now seemingly in the driver's seat tonight on the News 7 at 6 in the Tech 2002 report.
Jean will be back in just a moment. Take care everybody.
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Singer Bobby Brown will have to face charges related to a 1996 traffic stop.
Brown skipped a 1997 hearing on D-U-I charges.
His attorney's argued too much time has passed for witnesses to clearly remember.
But a judge today refused to dismiss the charges and set a January trial date.
Brown's wife, Whitney Houston attended today's hearing.
Brown was arrested earlier this month in Atlanta for allegedly speeding and possessing marijuana.
James Bond will have to "Die Another Day," because he is still living strong at the box office.
[SUPER=04-"Die Another Day"]
The 20th James Bond film beat all contenders this weekend at the box office.
The Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry film rang up an estimated 47 MILLION dollars.
That's the best ever opening for a Bond film.
[TAKE CHYRON FULL]
[Take Chyron Full]
[SUPER=77-"Die Another Day"/47.0/"Harry Potter"/42.4/"Friday After Next"/13.1/"The Santa Clause 2"/10.3/ "8 Mile"/8.7;]
But you shouldn't feel sorry for Harry Potter.
His Chamber of Secrets still made more than 42 MILLION dollars.