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V-M-I names its new leader ... Coming up we'll talk to General Binford Peay.
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And one bullet injures two women in Alta Vista ...
Police have a suspect in custody. [WX-Head]
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Enjoy todays warm weather because tomorrow's a whole different story...I'll tell you why in the forecast.....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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General Binford Peay (pee) returns to Virginia Military Institute as its 13th Superintendent.
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The retired four-star general will leave a lucrative post in the defense industry to head his alma mater.
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General Peay is a 1962 V-M-I graduate and a combat veteran of Vietnam and Desert Storm. He led the 101st Airborne Division in the Gulf War and says it was a "great honor to lead those troops to war." General Peay talked with Keith Humphry this morning about some of the lessons the last war with Iraq may hold for the next.
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General Peay will not actually take over as V-M-I Superintendent until June. General Robert Green will serve as Superintendent until then.
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A team of weapons inspectors is on the ground and ready to start its work in Iraq.
But inspectors won't begin actual SEARCHES until Wednesday.
Their work could make or break peace with Iraq ...
Drew Levinson has more on how they're gearing up for the hunt.
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((FINALLY AFTER THREATS OF WAR BY THE UNITED STATES AND WEEKS OF NEGOTIATIONS AT THE UNITED NATIONS--UN INSPECTORS ARE ON THE GROUND IN IRAQ READY TO BEGIN LOOKING FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. THE 18 INTERNATIONAL ARMS MONITORS WILL BE HUNTING FOR CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL OR NUCLEAR ARMS PROGRAMS.
BEFORE THEY BEGIN THEIR INSPECTIONS WEDNESDAY, THEY MUST FIRST CHECK THE FACILITIES THEY ABANDONED FOUR YEARS AGO-TO SEE IF THE OPERATION'S CENTER IS STILL SECURE.

(SOT HIRO UEKI/UNITED NATIONS SPOKESMAN)

"It is very hard to tell for us whether the premises have been compromised or not. We will do every thing of course to make our premises secure."
UNDER THE UN RESOLUTION THE INSPECTORS HAVE FREE REIGN IN THE COUNTRY--MEANING THEY CAN GO ANYWHERE, ANYTIME--AND HOW THEY'LL GO ABOUT THEIR JOBS IS UNDERWRAPS.

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)

In other words, it's a secret-- as one UN spokesman --"if you were the coach of an American football team, I don't think you'd reveal your strategy."
BUT ONE PART OF THE STRATEGY IS FAIRLY OBVIOUS--THEIR FIRST VISITS WILL MOST LIKELY BE AT THE SAME SITES INSPECTED IN THE 199O'S TO SEE IF THE MONITORING CAMERAS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT LEFT THERE STILL WORKS.
AFTER THAT--THEY WILL BRANCH OUT TO NEW OR REBUILT SITES INCLUDING SUSPECTED STORGE PLACES U-S INTELLIGENCE ALLEGES ARE STILL FULL OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS.
IN ALL THERE ARE ABOUT 300 INSPECTORS--INCLUDING CHEMISTS, BIOLOGISTS AND MISSILE EXPERTS. BETWEEN 80 AND 100 WILL BE WORKING IN IRAQ AT ANY ONE TIME.
FOR IRAQ THIS IS NOW OR NEVER--ITS COOPERATION IN THIS SEARCH AS WELL AS THE OUTCOME COULD VERY WELL DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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An early morning shooting in Altavista yesterday sent two women to the hospital and landed a Danville man in jail.

Police say an argument started inside the Asia Cafe on Main Street and spilled into the parking lot.
That's where Gary Lamont Oakes allegedly fired a gun and a stray bullet struck two bystanders.
Nicole Marie Daniel and Tish Nanette Crider.. both 21 years old.. were hit by the same bullet.
Daniel is in satisfactory condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.. Crider was treated and released.
Oakes was arrested after a short vehicle chase.. three other people in the vehicle escaped on foot.
Oakes is facing malicious wounding and firearms charges.

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The man Indonesian police identify as the mastermind of last month's Bali bombings is being questioned by investigators.
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Photographers snapped these still photos as Imam Samudra was moved to police headquarters in the capitol Jakarta today.
Police say they found books and videos of speeches by Osama bin Laden in Samudra's house.
Officials say he was the key planner of the October 12th attacks that killed 185 people in Bali... most of them tourists.
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South Koreans continue to lash out at the U-S military ... after two soldiers were acquitted of killing two girls there last week.
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South Korean students lobbed home-made firebombs at a military storage facility near the U-S Forces' Korea headquarters.
No one was hurt.
This is one of several protests following court martials of the two U-S soldiers last week.
They were found NOT guilty of negligent homicide.
In June, the armoured car the soldiers were driving crushed two 13-year-old schoolgirls.
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A tanker burning off the coast of Hong Kong threatens to explode into a fireball...
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The tanker is carrying 20-thousand tons of highly flammable petroleum gas.
The 34 crew members abandoned ship Sunday, after the fire broke out in the engine room.
Hong Kong officials say the fire appears to be burning itself out, but that if the tanker exploded, it would burn off and leave NO pollution.
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A natural fireball is causing problems in Italy. A new crater has emerged on Mount Etna,
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but the volcano was generally calmer Monday with less lava oozing down its slopes.
The morning explosion, occuring nearly 10,000 feet up the volcano's northern face, left a cone 66 feet in diameter.


Two tremors on Etna yesterday shook the area, causing panic in nearby towns and villages.
Etna is Europe's most active volcano. It was revived by a series of earthquakes in late October.
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Still to come on the newscast, we will see what effect lower interest rates are having on home sales,
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Plus if you're planning to fly this holiday season, Justin McCleod has some tips you'll want to remember.
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People traveling this holiday season should allow plenty of time to catch their flights.
As Justin McLeod reports, there are several new security restrictions.
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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.))

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The recent decision by the federal reserve to cut interest rates has pushed mortgage rates to their lowest levels in 25 years.
Many interest rates now are hovering at six percent and below.
That has many people considering purchasing a new home or refinancing their current one.
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Dennis Culver is the a Senior Vice President with Wells Fargo Home mortgage. He joins us now via satellite.
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You've called the recent drop in interest rates an early holiday gift...was it unexpected?

Even though rates haven't been this low in nearly a quarter of a century, some people are probably tempted to wait and see if they will go any lower. Is that a good idea or should they jump on it now?

Who can take best take advantage of the lower interest rates?

Have the lower rates caused a boom in the real estate industry?

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Dennis Culver .... Thank you for joining us.




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The new leader of Averett University in Danville wants to take a different approach to learn about the school and the community.
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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.
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Still to come on the newscast,
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President Bush is preparing a party at his Texas ranch for his daughters' 21st birthdays.
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If President Bush's twin daughters get into trouble after today, it won't be for underage drinking.
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Jenna and Barbara Bush are turning 21.
Underage drinking charges against them were dismissed after they performed community service, attended alcohol awareness classes and paid fines.
They're home in Texas this week, where the family plans to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Barbara is attending Yale University, while Jenna goes to the University of Texas in Austin.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 31 points. The NASDAQ has lost three
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Coming up in sports... G. W. Danville's head football coach is stepping down...
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Plus--Virginia Tech slips further down the polls while gearing up to take on UVA this weekend at Lane Stadium. Steve Mason has a preview.
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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 off 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.
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In the high school ranks, News 7 Sports has learned that G-W-Danville Head Football Coach Everett Woods has decided to hang up his whistle.
Woods has been the Head Eagle for the past three seasons.
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He took over the program for his good friend Ed Martin who passed away in June of 2000.
Woods had served as Martin's defensive coordinator for eleven years.
Prior to that, he served as the head coach at Dan River.
Woods is expected to take an administrative post at the school.
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