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Coming up on News 7-
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One dog dead- others sick and police are trying to find the person who's been poisoning dogs with tainted meat.
The third presidential debate tonight. Highlights ahead...
Plus several accidents in the region tonight. All the details coming up.
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News 7 is next.

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((IT'S LIKE A CHILD GETTING SICK... AN INNOCENT DOG BEING POISONED.))
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Families and neighbors speak out after several dogs are poisoned.
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Police are investigating the apparent poisoning of family pets in a Roanoke neighborhood.
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Terri Beamer's dog, "Bubba," became ill on Saturday and later died.
She believes her dog and two others were poisoned with hamburger meat that had been laced with antifreeze.
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((TERRI BEAMER: I HAVE TWO SMALL CHILDREN WHO HAVE LOST A FAMILY PET. WE HAD HIM FOR TEN YEARS AND IT'S SOMEONE WHO'S VERY SICK THAT IS WALKING AROUND KILLING ANIMALS.))
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Police are investigating and this afternoon, an animal control officer collected samples of the meat residents found in their yards near Memorial Avenue.
Three-year- old "Azlyn" (AZZ-linn) is still being treated, but the vet caring for him says she's cautiously optimistic he will recover.
A four and a half year old dalmation named "Tag," also remains in a local animal hospital, but he's now on the mend.
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[i-Friends]


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Federal authorities say they've identified an on-line live-sex chat room being run out of a northeast Roanoke duplex.
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A search warrant affidavit alleges Robert Troncoso and Sandra Sarkisian employed more than a dozen different women as "Video chat hosts" for the I-Friends website. The affidavit indicates some of the hosts were under 18, including one 14-year-old who says Troncoso supplied her with a fake I-D. One women told the F-B-I she performed on line almost every day for a year. The F-B-I alleges Troncoso and Sarkisian beat one girl with a belt until she agreed to perform live chat sessions in the nude. Sarkisian denies that and says everyone acted on their own free will.
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An unusual accident on Interstate 81 tonight backed up traffic in Montgomery County for miles.
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State police say the driver of this 18-wheeler was driving at a high rate of speed when she veered off the interstate and up the embankment. Police say the truck climbed at least 100 feet up before sliding back down to the interstate. The driver, Melinda Madalon (Med-al-ion) from Tennessee, was taken to the hospital with non- life- threatening injuries. Police say they plan to charge her with reckless driving. No one else was injured.
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And another accident- This one in Roanoke. A Rocky Mount man is charged with reckless driving for allegedly causing the four car pile-up- It happened on the south bound Elm Avenue exit ramp around 6:30. State Police say Jaime Terrell Warren slammed his Lexus into the back of a Pathfinder, causing a chain reaction. Three people - including a pregnant women - were taken to the hospital. It's not believed their injuries are serious.
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[Debate]


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The two Presidential candidates hope the gateway to the West- is the pathway to Washington.
Tonight Al Gore and George W. Bush faced off for debate three in St. Louis- Lee Cowan has highlights.
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(( The third and final meeting between the two candidates began not with words, but with silence -- to remember Missouri's Governor Mel Carnahan -- killed in a plane crash just 24 hours earlier.
But that somber tone was fleeting as both candidates seemed anxious to get to a flurry of questions from an audience made up of undecided voters.
Gore launched first. Criticized for being too pushy in the first debate, and too passive in the second, he tried to find a compromise -- casually strolling the stage, while on the attack -- in this case, targeting Bush's prescription drug plan. AL GORE: "All right, here we go again! ...supporting the proposal.
But the Vice President had to be reprimanded several times by moderator Jim Lehrer for interrupting questioners, and speaking out of turn -- "That's a violation of your rule."
On the other side, a seemingly confident George Bush tried to use that to his advantage -- asking for a chance to defend himself while accusing the Vice President of personal attacks. "I think every time we end on one of these attacks -- opportunity to respond."
Both candidates differed sharply on just about every issue raised by the audience -- with accusations from both sides of inaccurate numbers -- and misstated positions on everything from a patients bill of rights to taxes and spending. GORE: "Governor Bush has said several times I'm for big government. Governor, I'm not!" BUSH: "If this is a contest on spending, I would come in second!"))

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The debate went on in Missouri- despite the death of its Governor Mel Carnahan.
Carnahan's widow said her husband would have wanted it that way.
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Carnahan's son and a a campaign aide were also killed in the plane crash last night.
Roger Carnahan was piloting the plane-
He reported gyro problems shortly before the crash.
A gyroscope is an instrument that helps the pilot with basic orientation and sense of horizon.
The twin-engine Cessna crashed in rain and fog- shortly after leaving Saint Louis-
Mel Carnahan was running a tight race for Senate against republican incumbent John Ashcroft.
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[Mideast-Peace]


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The leaders agreed to a cease fire- but it looked more like war in Gaza today.
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This is what it looked like today in Gaza- where Palestinians and Israeli troops collided yet again.
The death toll tops 100 after 20 days of fighting.
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But behind closed doors in Sharm el-sheik, the leaders of both sides agreed to a cease fire-
Yasser Arafat says Palestinians will not initiate violence- and Israel has agreed to lift its blockade of the West Bank and Gaza strip- promising to reopen Gaza's airport.
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((EHUD BARAK/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO LIVE UP TO THE SPIRIT OF THESE STATEMENTS.))
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The two sides have agreed to meet with American mediators within the next two weeks to "talk about"- talking again.
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[Golden-Corral]


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Several people say they became ill after eating at a restaurant in Roanoke.
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Health officials say all seven got sick after eating at the Golden Corral near Crossroads Mall on Friday night.
The Health Department is now investigating whether it's a food- borne outbreak.
Based on the onset of the symptoms, Health officials say it's most likely a bacteria, either staphylococcus or (Ba-sill-us) bacillus.
The symptoms include nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.
If you have these symptoms and have recently dined at the Townsquare Boulevard Golden Corral - contact your doctor or the health department.
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[West-Nile]


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The first bird infected with the potentially deadly West Nile virus has been discovered in Virginia.. now authorities want to know if there are any more.
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A dead crow was found in rural Prince Edward County two weeks ago.
Health officials there are asking residents in a seven- county region around Farmville to notify them if they find a dead bird on their property.
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((DR. DAVID GOODFRIEND/PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT DIRECTOR: WHAT WE ASK PEOPLE IS GIVE US A CALL BEFORE YOU HANDLE THE BIRD. SOMETIMES IT MAY BE BETTER FOR PEOPLE TO HANDLE THE BIRDS THEMSELVES, BUT THERE'S SOME SAFETY TIPS THAT WE CAN GIVE PEOPLE. AGAIN, WE DON'T BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN GET THE VIRUS BY HANDLING THE BIRD OR ANY OTHER ANIMALS.))
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West Nile is transmitted through mosquito bites.
Some people who contract the disease might not notice the symptoms, but infants and the elderly can become seriously ill.
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What killed Ludwig von Beethoven?
D-N-A analysis is shedding new light.
Find out more later on News Seven.
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And a break in the U-S-S Cole investigation.
Authorities say they may be on the bombers' trail.
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((DENISE ALLEN JOINING YOU TONIGHT FROM THE NEWS 7 SPORTS OFFICE. THE GIRLS ARE IN ACTION TONIGHT, HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL HARDWOOD. WILL THE EXPRESS PICK UP THEIR FIRST WIN AND THE HOKIES SEE ORANGE HEADING INTO THIS SATURDAY'S GAME WITH SYRACUSE. THOSE STORIES AND MORE IN SPORTS.))

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(Yemen-EE) Yemeni security officials have reportedly found bomb making gear in an Aden apartment- not far from port.
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That may help lead to whomever is responsible for the bombing of the U-S-S Cole.
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((THROUGHOUT THIS INVESTIGATION WE ARE GOING TO BE MAKING SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS DAY TO DAY AND CERTAINLY FROM YESTERDAY TO TODAY IT'S BEEN A QUANTUM LEAP. ))
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Meanwhile five days after the attack, the bodies of six more sailors were recovered today- It's believed six more are still trapped in the wreckage.
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And today more of the injured arrived back in home port in Norfolk- to cheers of onlookers.
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Virginia Senator John Warner is calling the Navy and Marine brass before the Senate Armed Services Committee he chairs on Thursday.
Warner says he's proud of the way the Navy's handled the U-S-S Cole attack, and wants the world to know American ships will NOT shy away from danger zones.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER: BUT AMERICA IS ENTITLED TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS THE PROCESS THAT EVERY DAY IS MADE BY PEOPLE IN THE MILITARY...LET THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SEE FOR THEMSELVES EXACTLY HOW THIS IS DONE.))
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Senator Warner's hearings start Thursday morning.
Tomorrow morning at 11, we will have live coverage of the memorial service in Norfolk for victims of the U-S-S Cole bombing.

[Child-Alert]


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The Rockbridge County Sheriff's Department is on the cutting edge of technology.
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The department is the first in Virginia to receive a computer program offered by the Child Alert Foundation.
The program allows the department to relay information about missing persons to law enforcement agencies within a 100- mile radius of Lexington.
The information can also be given to the media and civic organizations.
Supporters say what sets the program apart is that the information goes out in a matter of minutes.
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((VINCE ALBERS/CHILD ALERT CO-FOUNDER: THE MINUTE THAT INFORMATION IS POSTED ON TO THE POLICE THEY PRESS THE SUBMIT KEY AND WITHIN SECONDS THAT INFORMATION IS THEN DISTRIBUTED OUT THROUGH THE INTERNET AS A BACKBONE, TO LET THE GENERAL PUBLIC, AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE KNOW THEN AND THERE.))
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The program costs 250- dollars.
Wally and Dorothy (Foh-GO) Fogo absorbed the fee for Rockbridge County.
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((WALLY FOGO/DONOR: I HOPE THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS COVERED IN VERY QUICKLY SO THAT NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN THE COUNTRY, IT WILL GET OUT.))
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State Senator Emmett Hanger would like to get the program state-wide.
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The Better Business Bureau often takes on unscrupulous companies.
Tonight, they're honoring especially honest businesses.
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And it's expected to be an expensive winter.
When News 7 returns, find out winter can be more bearable for those in need.
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Ford has issued yet another recall for one of its vehicles.
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The Ford Motor Company is now recalling more than 350 thousand vehicles for three separate problems.
The cars are the Ford Focus- and the problems involve rear wheel and brake drum assemblies, interior trim and cruise control cables.
Ford says there have been no reports of accidents from any of the problems. This is a voluntary recall- Focus owners should get information in the mail on how to arrange for the no-cost repair.
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[Heating-Aid]


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Winter is on it's way and experts say heating your home this winter is going to cost as much as 40 percent more.
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For those on a fixed or low income that may make it tough, but there is help.
Roanoke Gas offers a program called Heat Share that helps customers pay their heating bill.
The League of Older Americans is helping the elderly find ways of lowering their heating bills.
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((ELAINE ENGLEMAN/LEAGUE OF OLDER AMERICANS: WE ALSO WORK WITH THE POWER COMPANY THE GAS COMPANY THE OIL COMPANY TO SEE IF WE CAN GET CHARGES WAVED OR SEE IF THERE IS A POSSIBILITY WE CAN GET THEM ON A BUDGET PLAN PLUS A LITTLE AMOUNT ON THE BACK BILL TO RESTORE HEAT FOR THE WINTER.))
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The L-O-A also uses the department of social services Energy Assistant Program, it saves most folks on average 2-hundred dollars during the winter months.
To apply for the savings all you need to do is fill out an application between now and November 13-th.
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[BBB-Awards]


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The Better Business Bureau has created a new award for especially honest companies.
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Fink's Jewelers is an ethical gem, according to the Better Business Bureau -- earning the customers' trust by saying that no sale is final. Kroger also won an award. Every manager here signs a strict business ethics policy.
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((PETE WILLIAMS/KROGER: WE HAVE SEVERAL GUARANTEES LIKE OUR SCAN-RITE GUARANTEE THAT IF SOMETHING'S PRICED WRONG A CUSTOMER'S GIVEN THE PRODUCT. IT'S UP TO OUR EMPLOYEES TO UP HOLD THAT AND THEY'VE DONE A GREAT JOB OVER THE YEARS.))
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The moving company called Virginia Varsity Transfer also won an award for being ethical -- so did the Boxley construction company. Now these companies compete for national recognition. The forms to nominate next year's winners will be at the Better Business Bureau in Roanoke within a month.
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Coming up, highlights from the roundhouse, the Caps and Avalanche and girls high school hoop action, plus Virginia Tech prepares to break the curse of the Carrier Dome.
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First our extra point.
Dikembe Mutombo (dih-KEHM'-bay moo-TUHM'-boh) apparently brought something back to the U-S from a recent visit to his African homeland in the Congo -- a mild case of malaria.
That will keep the Atlanta Hawks center sidelined for at least a couple of weeks.
Here's the scoreboard.
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The Roanoke Express was winless heading into last night's game with the two and oh Johnstown Chiefs.
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But the Round House proved to be an inhospitable place, The Chiefs block Calvin Elfring's shot, but Ben Schust is there for clean up. Roanoke one-nothing in the second.
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Schust again, this time he picks up the assist with the between the legs pass Troy Lake gets the score and the Express gets its first win of the season beating Johnstown two-to-one.
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[S-Caps]


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Patrick Roy is the winningest goaltender in NHL history.
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Peter Forsberg's power play goal in overtime gave Colorado the four to three win over Washington.
It's Roy's 448th win. He passed Terry Sawchuk on the all time wins list.
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[S-Bassett]


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Our Hometown Hoops Weekly crews watched Piedmont District powers Bassett and Martinsville hook up.
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Martinsville was looking to knock off the Lady Bengals who came into the game undefeated in district play.
Bassett strikes first as Lindsay Shively passes to Amber Tripplet, she nails the jumper from outside.
The Lady Bengals then show some nice passing skills. Shively ends up with the rock and she buries the long ball to give Bassett the four point advantage.
Martinsville comes right back with a double dosage of number 44, Brittany
[SUPER=33-Bassett/59/Martinsville/44;]

Hairston. First she scores here with her back to the basket to cut Bassett's lead to a bucket.
Then she scores off the nice pass to tie the game but Bassett wins it 59-44.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/William Byrd vs. Salem;]


Our next stop is Salem, off the inbounds the Lady Spartans move the ball well. Lindsay Stratton ends up with it and pulls up to down the baseline jumper.
William Byrd answers back, Nicole Board, finds the bottom of the bucket with the long range shot for three.
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Salem tries a three ball of its own, it's off the rim and Michelle Hamilton cleans up for two of her 19 on the night. Salem wins it 53-to-19.
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[S-Tech]


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Virginia Tech returns to its own little "House of Horrors" this weekend as the Hokies invade the Carrier Dome. Mike Stevens has more on the place where Frank Beamer has never won.
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[S-Hollins]


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USA Today Sports Columnist Christine Brennan says Michael Vick and Virginia Tech are destine for great things.
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Christine Brennan is the subject on Sports Extra. You can catch her comments on News 7 Sunday Morning at eight.


[Beethoven-Lead]


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The day after Ludwig von Beethoven died in 1827, a young musician clipped a lock of hair from his head.
Now, modern science is providing some new clues as to how the composer may have died.
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[SUPER=03-Naperville, IL]


A Chicago lab performed a D-N-A analysis on Beethoven's hair and found unusually high levels of lead in some of the strands.
The new evidence suggests some of his other ailments could have been caused by lead poisoning.
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((DR. WILLIAM WALSH/CHIEF SCIENTIST; WE HAVE A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF BEETHOVEN'S GENETIC MAKEUP NOW DETERMINED AND WE THINK THIS INFORMATION WILL BE VERY USEFUL TO RESEARCHERS IN THE FUTURE WHO ARE STUDYING MUSICAL GENIUS, PERHAPS DEAFNESS))
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[OUT Q=perhaps deafness.]
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Beethoven suffered from, among other things, depression, chronic abdominal pain and bad digestion. (------------)