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Today on News 7 at 5 we'll tell you why a bartender led to yet another delay in the penalty phase of the Scott Peterson case.
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Plus a local family remembers a five year old boy who died after a weekend accident.
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A period of moderate to heavy rain slides in this evening. As it moves away tomorrow, gusty winds will follow. Details ahead.

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Another member of the President's cabinet steps down.
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A proposed law could change the way your eye doctor conducts business.
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Plus can a legally required vaccine give your cat cancer? News 7 at 5 is next.
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The man whose named became synonymous with color-coded terror alerts is now issuing a resignation.
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Tom Ridge, the nation's first Homeland Security Secretary, says he's grateful to President Bush for giving him the job, but that it's time to move on. Drew Levinson reports.
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((Saying he was proud to work with so many people dedicated to making the United States better and more secure--Tom Ridge stepped down as Homeland Security Secretary.

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HOMELAND SECURITY HAS NEVER BEEN JUST A DEPARTMENT TO ME, BUT IT IS THE INTEGRATION OF A COUNTRY."
It was back in October of 2001 when the White House came calling. He left his job as Pennsylvania Governor to become the nations first Homeland Security Advisor.

(SEPTEMBER 11, 2001)

That position was created in the wake of the 911 Terrorist attacks. He was charged with re-thinking all aspects of security within U-S borders.
Congress then passed legislation merging 180-thousand employees from 22 government agencies.That became the Homeland Security Department and Ridge was the head of it.

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During his watch-Ridge presided over six national orange alerts-thats when the government heightened its security level-concerned an attack could be coming.

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AND NEW YORK WITH ITS BIG BUILDINGS, DENSE POPULATION AND MAJOR TRANSPORTATION HUBS....WAS AND REMAINS A MAJOR CONCERN.

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Ridge has said intelligence reports led him to believe that during the fourth of July holiday Al Qaeda was targeting international flights to attack the U-S. At that time passenger manifests were scrutinized and some flights were cancelled.
But an attack never happened on Ridges watch.

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"I WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE MY COUNTRY WITH THIS PRESIDENT AS ITS LEADER."
Ridge is expected to remain on the job for a few months until successor is named. Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.))

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A head-on collision injured two people in Lynchburg this morning.
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The two vehicle wreck closed the westbound lanes of Route 460 near the Campbell Avenue exit for about an hour.
Police say one of the cars was headed in the wrong direction just before the collision.
One person was taken to a local hospital by ambulance, the other by air.
Police have not yet released their names or conditions.
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A Roanoke family is trying to pick up the pieces after the death of a five-year-old boy yesterday. He died about 24 hours after being in an auto accident .. and after being treated for his injuries and released.
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Ryan Danson Phipps died yesterday afternoon, back at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The child was a kindergartener at Highland Park Elementary.
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He's remembered by his family as a sweet, loving child who never met a stranger.
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((RICHARD CONLEY-EDWARDS/GRANDFATHER: THIS WAS A VERY SPECIAL CHILD- I'M SURE ANY GRANDPARENT WOULD SAY THAT- BUT IN TRUTH, A VERY SPECIAL YOUNG PERSON. HE WAS THE PUREST, KIND HEART I EVER MET IN A CHILD OR ADULT IN MY LIFE.))
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According to police- Ryan's father, 31-year-old Glovern "Rick" Phipps was driving on Thompson Memorial Boulevard Sunday when he lost control of his pick-up truck and struck an embankment. Ryan and his seven-year-old sister Kayla were wearing their seatbelts. Police say they were taken to the hospital and released that evening.
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Glovern Phipps was charged with reckless driving and driving under the influence while transporting a minor child. Police say more charges are pending.

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The penalty phase of Scott Peterson's murder trial is finally under way after a brief delay this morning.
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The same jurors who found Peterson guilty of killing his wife and unborn son will recommend life in prison or death.

Then the judge will sentence him. Earlier today, the penalty phase was put on hold while lawyers met with the judge behind closed doors. A defense source tells The Associated Press the court subpoenaed a local bartender who said he heard at least one juror discussing the case in his bar. Jurors aren't allowed to discuss the case outside the jury room
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Imagine getting a 2-thousand dollar loan in just a matter of minutes.
That's what some people are doing-
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Jean Jadhon is here now with more. Jean How are people doing this?
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It's actually one of the trends in lending.. people are turning in their car titles for cash.
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But what many people may not realize is stores like this charge interest rates much higher than most bank loans.
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LoanMax is a car title for cash store that's opened in Southwest Roanoke County-
It offers cash advance loans on car titles.
The interest rate is 360 percent a year
But with no credit check and no waiting period customers can get cash the same day.
The store then places a lien on the title until the loan is paid off.
Business for loanmax since it opened in May has been good.
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((BERL JOLLY: A LOT OF CUSTOMERS CHOOSE TO COME IN NOW AND GET A LOAN THE SAME DAY THEY CAN GO OUT SPEND THE MONEY HOWEVER THEY WANT AT THE HOLIDAYS. AND USUALLY WHEN TAX REFUND TIME COMES A LOT OF OFLKS THEN WILL PAY US BACK.))
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While that sounded like a great idea for Angelia Sanders- she's findint the interest tough to handle.
Angelia's been paying on a 12-hundred dollar loan since July... instead of going down, the balance has actually gone up to 17 hundred dollars.
She says she wished she read the fine print.
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((IT'S GOOD WHEN YOU NEED THE MONEY AND THE FIRST THINK YOU THINK IS I'M GETTING THIS MONEY UNTIL YOU GET THE SECOND STATEMENT IS WHEN I REALIZED OK.. HEY THIS IS NOT GOING DOWN THI IS NOT GOING DOWN THIS IS STEADILY GOING UP.))
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Coming up tonight at six... we'll hear more about just how car title for cash loans work-
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and we'll take a look at Angelia's bill to see how she can make payments yet still have her balance go up.

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Still to come on the newscast, the leader of the NAACP steps down.
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And on Helathcheck, we'll tell you why some cat owners are worried about having their pets vaccinated against rabies.

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The president of the N-double-A-C-P says he needs a break.
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AFter nine years as head of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights group, Kweisi Mfume (kwah-EE'-see oom-FOO'-may) is stepping down.
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Mfume says he's in good health and just wants to spend more time with his family.
The 56-year old denied that his decision had to do with an internal struggle in the group..
Mfume was a congressman from Maryland before taking over at the N-double-A-C-P in 1996.
The group's legal counsel, Dennis Hayes, will serve as interim president.

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A national task force of veterinarians and researchers is investigating the link between the rabies vaccine and cancer in cats.
It seems some cats develop a tumor at the site where the injection is given.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton spoke with a local veterinarian today --and joins us with more.
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Shannon, This not a new issue --the veterinarian I spoke with says it's been concern for the past 15 years.
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And it's not just the rabies vaccine -- there seems to be other shots that can increase the risk for cancer in cats as well.
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(( Dr. Kimberly Jessup says veterarians are not sure just how common it is for a cat to develop cancer from the rabies vaccine -- while it appears to be rare -- she says there is definitely a risk.
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((IT IS LINKED NOT ONLY THE RABIES VACCINE BUT ALSO THE LEUKEMIA VACCINE, AND EVEN ANYTHING GIVEN BY INJECTION IN CATS. SO WE TRY TO WEIGHT THE RISK AND BENEFITS FOR ANYTHING WE INJECT INTO A CAT BECAUSE WE KNOW THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR TUMOR FORMATION))
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That's why at Vetenarians to Cats --they have even switched rabies vaccines -- giving a version that doesn't contain foreign materials --hoping this will decrease the cancer risk.
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((WE HAVE NOT SEEN A TUMOR DEVELOP FROM THIS VACCINE. WE'VE ONLY BEEN USING IT FOR TWO YEARS. THE LAST COUPLE OF SARCOMAS WE HAVE SEEN COME OUT OF PATIENT HAVE BEEN TRACED TO THE THREE YEAR RABBIES VACCINE.))
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Dr. Jessup says its' important to remember vaccines can save an animals life --so pet owner should not disregard them.
They should just be aware of the warning signs of problem.
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((ANY LUMP THAT LAST FOR MORE THAN FOUR WEEKS OR IS GROWING WE WANT TO GET REAL CONCERNED ABOUT IT AND START TRYING TO FIGURE OUR WHAT'S GOING ON)) ))
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If it turns out to be cancer, Dr. Jessup says this type of cancer is typically fast growing. Often major surgery is need to remove a limb to save the cat.
We do have to point out, it is a law in Virginia that your pet be vaccinated for rabies.
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Shannon, For those who are concerned about dogs --Dr. Jessup says this appear to be a problem solely related to cats.
On a side note, most the cats you saw today are up for adoption.

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It's become commonplace... Eye doctors setting up shop in super- stores like Wal-Mart and department stores like J-C Penny. But today the House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee voted to consider changing the way they do business.
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Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon is here to tell us how it all revolves around a door. Shannon, Delegate Jack Reid wants to add an amendment to the Virginia code that governs optometrists.
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One that would prohibit them from practicing in a location that shares a common door with a commercial business.
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((Proponents of the bill fear optometrists working out of leased spaces in businesses like Costco could fall victim to pressures that affect their practice.
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((DEL. JACK REID: OUR CONCERN IS THAT THE DOOR IS OPEN FOR RETAILERS TO APPLY PRESSURE TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND WE THINK THAT THE STATE IS BETTER SERVED IF IT'S VERY CLEAR THAT THAT TYPE OF THING CANNOT OCCUR.))
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Supporters fear optometrists may skip procedures like dilating eyes so patients aren't blurry eyed when they leave and more likely to shop around for glasses. But opponents of the bill say regulating the location of an office door only places an undue burden on small business owners. They argue an optometrist sharing a common door with a big business does nothing to harm the public.
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((TOM LISK/BILL OPPONENT: THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION DID SPECIFICALLY INVESTIGATE THIS ISSUE AND FOUND THAT THESE RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY STATE LEGISLATURES DO INCREASE THE COST OF CARE TO CONSUMERS, BUT THEY DO NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF CARE.))
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This bill was introduced during the 04 session, but carried over.
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Shannon, this time around, the majority of the committee voted to forward the bill to the House floor to be considered during the upcoming session.

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Stay tuned, Robin Reed is up next on the newscast.
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[VO] Then a little later, we'll meet a young woman who is getting her kicks celebrating the holidays in the Big Apple.
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Coming up next, Mike Stevens will check in live from Blacksburg, as the Hokies prepare for one of their biggest games ever.
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Also the Fighting Irish will need a new head coach before they go bowling.
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Good afternoon everybody. Virginia Tech took its practice inside Rector Field house today.. In fact, the Hokies are still on the field at this hour.
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Mike Stevens checks in now from Hokieland with more.
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((ROLLCUE:...began serious if not full strength preparations for the Hurricanes...))

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The Virginia Cavaliers are headed to Boise for their bowl destination.
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The Cavs have accepted a bid to play in the December 27th Micron PC Bowl on the blue turf. Their opponent will likely be Fresno State.
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The biggest college football news of the day comes out of South Bend where Notre Dame has fired Tyrone Willingham after just 3 years on the job.
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Willingham is just 21 and 15 with the Fightin' Irish including a 6 and 5 mark this season.
The Irish will play in the Insight Bowl later this month without Willingham.
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That's it for the ticker. Tonight at six, more from Blacksburg We'll see you then everybody.

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The Radio City Music Hall Rockettes will literally kick off the holiday season tonight.
While the group is a Big Apple icon, it's easy for the dancers to get lost in the crowd.
Tracie Strahan introduces us to one of the youngest members of this year's squad.
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