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Liberty University must pay up or face foreclosure- Find out what the
school did today.
Old Man winter makes a harsh reappearance in the Great Lakes.
And how would you like to go cruising on the largest cruise ship ever
A rather rude change of seasons this weekend will continue with temperatures
running well below normal this week.
Aging is inevitable....but can you slow the process down?
Every day, ten-thousand baby boomers reach the half century mark.....
today on Health Check "Fit at 50"
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Three universities in our region are coping with controversy:
Virginia Tech for the way it handled charges against athletes OFF the field-
Radford University for the performance of its President-
And Liberty University- as it tries to avoid foreclosure.
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THis is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon
First- Liberty's troubles.
Facing possible foreclosure on its Lynchburg campus, the University today
paid more than one million dollars to its creditors.
Liberty owes about 15-million dollars to investors who bought bonds the
school issued in the 1980's.
The cash-strapped university had offered to make a lump sum payment of half
Liberty says it withheld interest payments while it waited to hear whether
that deal would be accepted.
But the committees that control the account reportedly never informed the
bondholders of the offer.
Over the weekend, those same committees threatened to foreclose on the
school unless the interest payments were made.
Liberty says it gave in today to the "reckless and unreasonable demands" of
the bondholders' committee.
Virginia Tech's Board Of Visitors says they support the University's actions
involving 9 indicted football players.
The board did not discuss the matter in open session, but while in executive
session, President Torgersen briefed them on the situation.
IN Q=the board fully
((HENRY DEKKER/RECTOR/;THE BOARD FULLY SUPPORTS DR. TORGERSEN, IN THE ACTIONS
HE'S TAKEN AND WE HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS AND THE FOOTBALL
COACH AND WE THING THE CONTINUING APPROPRIATE ACTION WILL BE TAKE.))
OUT Q=will be taken
The players were indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury last week.
Radford University President Douglas Covington said consultants hired by
the board of visitors have given him a positive evaluation of his first year
A board of Visitors Meeting with its findings just broke up less than ten
minutes ago-- Tracy Altizer is on campus and will have the latest on NEWS-7 at
Roanoke police are on the lookout tonight for an alleged carjacker.
48-year old John Alexander Carter told police he was driving along Center
Avenue, Northwest when a man gestured for him to pull over.
Another man wearing a white stocking cap opened the passenger door of
Authorities say the man brandished a semi-automatic handgun and demanded
When they did not find any cash in Carter's wallet, the suspect then fired
shots through the driver's side window.
Carter then jumped out of his truck and called police.
Authorities are still searching for the suspect, who apparently fled in
Carter's 1997 Dodge Ram pickup.
An early blast of winter has covered much of the Great Lakes Region.
And it isn't getting any better.
The National Weather service is predicting another foot of snow for
Look at what folks in Cleveland are dealing with- snow everywhere.
It's already left thousands without power.
In Erie Pennsylvania, people spent this Veterans day out clearing the snow.
12 inches fell there and ten more could be on the way.
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In West Virginia, icy roads caused this 20 car pileup on Interstate 64-
stopping early morning traffic.
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Here's what's next-- we'll have the latest on who's interested in filling
Virgil Goode's state Senate seat.
And Veterans Day is celebrated throughout the nation... as thousands of
Americans remember those who fought for the United States.
The latest food news...studying CORN might help scientists find more
efficient gene therapy techniques.
And, a prescription for the hot flashes that come with menopause-- it may
come in the form of tofu.
We'll explain, on Health Check.
Stick around for some healthy desserts--
Patrick has the skinny when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is threatening to boycott Texaco- if it doesn't
come up with a plan to hire more women and minorities.
The threat comes after reports that a Texaco executive used racial slurs
when referring to minorities.
((REV. JESSE JACKSON: THE RACISM AND SEXISM IS RAMPANT. UNLESS WOMEN AND PEOPLE
OF COLOR ARE ALLOWED TO GET INTO THESE CORPORATE POSITIONS AND GROW AND BE
PROTECTED BY LAW, WE'LL BE SIMPLY LOCKED OUT.))
SUPER=07-Rev. Jesse Jackson;
OUT Q=BE SIMPLY LOCKED OUT."
Jackson said he plans to meet with the Chairman of Texaco tomorrow to
discuss the problem.
Republicans have never held a majority in the state senate.
But the window of opportunity is wide open.
And 9th District Delegate Allen Dudley says he's ready to leap right through
This morning at a rally, the Rocky Mount Republican announced he will
contend for the seat left by Virgil Goode.
IN Q=With Senator
((ALLEN DUDLEY/R- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: WITH SENATOR GOODE LEAVING THIS AREA,
I SAW A GREAT VOID IN LEADERSHIP AND WE'RE IN DESPERATE NEED OF LEADERSHIP.
WE'RE IN DESPERATE NEED OF HAVING PEOPLE RECOGNIZE THAT THERE IS LIFE ON THIS
SIDE OF RICHMOND AND I THINK I'M PREPARED TO PROVIDE THAT LEADERSHIP. ))
SUPER=01-Allen Dudley/(R) State Senate Candidate;
OUT Q=that leadership
Dudley served as the 9th District Representative for three years.
He compares his political ideology to that of long time friend and high
school class mate, Virgil Goode.
Roscoe Reynolds hasn't made it official yet, but he is expected to announce
his campaign for Goode's seat on Wednesday.
The Democratic Delegate is meeting with Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer
And Beyer says he will provide whatever assistance he can to keep the
district in the democratic fold.
IN Q=This is likely to be
((THIS IS LIKELY TO BE A THREE OR FOUR WEEK RACE WHICH MEANS PEOPLE WILL POUR
ENORMOUS RESOURCES FROM ACROSS THE STATE, EVEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IT'S A
CHANCE FOR REPUBLICANS TO HAVE THEIR FIRST REPUBLICAN SENATE SINCE
RECONSTRUCTION AND IT'S TIME FOR ME AND FOR US TO TRY TO PRESERVE THAT DELICATE
OUT Q=that delicate balance.
Beyer was in Roanoke today for ceremonies at the Virginia Veterans Care
Beyer said the nation must not retreat from its commitment to quality health
care for its veterans.
Today is the day to honor America's Veterans.
In New York- bag pipes played and thousands lined up to watch as Veterans
marched down Fifth Avenue.
The Annual Veterans day parade brought out Vets from World War 2, Korea,
Vietnam and Desert Storm.
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On the U-S-S Intrepid- a crewmen tolled the ships bell eleven times-
symbolic of the signing of the Armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh
day of the eleventh month.
It's almost the time of year when our eating goes into overdrive--but
Patrick has found some desserts that are healthy and tasty too.
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The holidays always bring out the best in food, especially those sweet
treats that only come out this time of year.
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Today Patrick Evans welcomes a guest to tell us how to make some Divine
Desserts that won't go straight to your waistline.
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Are U-V-A's bowl hopes still possible? After this weekend's loss to
Clemson, the team is looking forward.
On Health Check, as many baby boomers are hovering around the half-century
This week's focus...Fit at 50.
Many are learning they can't put off exercising any longer.
IN Q=I hate it.
((I HATE IT, I ABSOLUTELY HATE IT. I'M NOT HAPPY ABOUT HAVING TO EXERCISE AT
OUT Q=exercise at all.
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The latest outbreak of E. coli bacteria has the government considering
mandatory pasteurization of all apple juice.
Food poisoning from E. coli has sickened at least 49 people in Western
Odwalla Incorporated has recalled its gourmet juices that included tainted
Aside from pasteurization, other measures under consideration by the F-D-A
include chemically washing fresh produce.
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Studying CORN could someday help scientists develop more efficient gene
therapy techniques in humans.
According to two studies, corn-- has the ability to stop damaged genes
from causing diseases.
Scientists hope to translate this new knowledge to humans-- and help them
beat their damaged genes.
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Relief from mid-life hot flashes may be as easy as downing some tofu.
American Heart Association researchers say-- soy-- a major part of
tofu---seems to significantly reduce the most common symptom of menopause.
Experts say soy contains a plant form of the female hormone estrogen...
which is often given to women to relieve hot and cold flashes and other
menopausal discomforts.....but can have side effects.
There were no reported side effects from the soy.
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Of the 76 million baby boomers-- those Americans born between 1946 and
1964-- many are hitting the half century mark.
Like generations before, boomers are putting on weight as they age and are
now finding that all the jogging in the world no longer compensates for a
calorie heavy diet.
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IN Q=You can't run enough
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SUPER=01-Dr. Tedd Mitchell/Cooper Clinic; :28
SUPER=01-Cindy Thoma/Baby Boomer; :59
OUT Q=make a change now.
IN Q=You can't run
((DR. KENNETH COOPER/COOPER CLINIC:
YOU CAN'T RUN ENOUGH, YOU CAN'T EXERCISE ENOUGH TO KEEP CONTROL OF YOUR
WEIGHT GAIN UNLESS YOU RESTRICT THE CALORIE INTAKE IN THE DIET.))
OUT Q=in the diet.
Beginning around age 30, a variety of changes occur, which result in the
loss of muscle and an increase in fat.
While aerobic conditioning is good for cardiovascular health, it takes a
combination of resistance exercises and diet control to maintain muscle mass
and stop the weight gain.
IN Q=One of
((DR. TEDD MITCHELL:ONE OF THE PROBLEMS FACING A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE 45-50-55
YEARS OF AGE IS NOT THAT THEY NEED TO WORK OUT HARDER BUT THEY NEED TO WORK OUT
A LITTLE SMARTER.))
OUT Q=a little smarter.
For both men and women exercise is critical to being fit at 50 and having
a chance of being fit at 60.
One major benefit of exercise as you age is protection against injury.
Also, Americans have been much better about controlling fat in the diet,
to generalize, we're still eating too much...and as you age, your metabalism
just doesn't handle food as well.
IN Q=I think
((CINDY THOMA:I THINK TURNING 50 WAS THE MILESTONE FOR ME. I JUST THOUGHT THIS
IS THE POINT OF NO RETURN, I'M GOING TO MAKE A CHANGE NOW.))
OUT Q=make a change now.
So, "Fit at 50"-- CBS and WDBJ will be exploring the topic, all week.
Time now for sports--A player in the NBA is making news in the wrong kind of
Mike Stevens has that report and the latest from U-V-A media day following
a big loss at home.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to a chilly Monday night ticker.
Let's begin with some not so uplifting news from Maryland,
involving Washington Bullets star Juwan Howard.
The all-star forward was arrested early this morning around 3:45 for speeding
in downtown DCTERMS.
Howard was also charged with drunk driving. Police say he was in this Club
near the 22 hundred block of L street before getting in his car.
((WES UNSELD/BULLETS GENERAL MANAGER:))
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The 6th ranked North Carolina comes to Charlottesville this Saturday with an
alliance bowl berth in the back of their minds.
For UVa, just getting to any bowl has suddenly become a tough sell, if the
Cavs can't find a way to smoke Tobacco road's finest this Saturday.
Steve Mason has more from Charlottesville.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=01-Todd White/UVa Co-Captain; :09
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC; :23
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/1,116 Yards & 14 TDs This Year; :38
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; 1:00
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
With the cold weather settling in-- how'd you like to board a cruise ship
and head some place warm...well there's plenty of room on the "Destiny."
The largest cruise ship ever built is now docked outside the largest city
This is Carnival Cruise line's new 400-million dollar "Destiny."
It's taller than the Statue of Liberty and is almost the length of THREE
The ship can carry 34-hundred passengers--it is 14-decks tall and features a
Rotunda, and a 214 foot-long waterslide.
On November 24th the ship will begin sailing from Miami through the
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(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
Coming up at SIX, "Prisons Under Pressure."
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/Keith
Here's Keith Humphry with a preview.
Jean, Virginia's prison population has increased almost 50- percent in three
IN Q=The feeling
((THE FEELING WE HAVE AROUND THE STATE IS THAT THE LID'S GONNA BLOW OFF. AND
THE MEDIA WHO ARE KEPT OUT OF IT WON'T EVEN KNOW.))
OUT Q=even know.
Tonight, Ellen Qualls begins a four- night look at a prison system tearing
at the seams, and the growing potential for violence behind the razor wire.
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It's the first part of "Prisons Under Pressure."
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And it's coming up in just one half hour on NEWS 7 at SIX.
Plus the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime with
Connie Stevens-- tonight at 10 on WEFC.