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An investigation into deliberate poisoning of dogs in Roanoke.
That's our top story on NEWS 7.
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And help is on the way for some people beset with high home heating bills.

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Tonight on News 7 sports, the Hokies talk about breaking the Syracuse jinx in the Carrier Dome.
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And it's not quite a jinx, but the Express would like to get a win as they host Johnstown in game three of the new season tonight at the Roundhouse.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Leo]
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We could see our first rain drops of the month... late tonight... but it won't last long....as another high pressure system builds in for the rest of the week...

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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((IT AMAZES ME THAT SOMEONE COULD BE THAT CRUEL.))
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A Roanoke neighborhood reacts with anger, after three family pets are poisoned.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Dog-Deaths]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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One dog has died, and two others are being treated by veterinarians. The animals became ill over the weekend, after they apparently ate hamburger meat laced with antifreeze.
Joe Dashiell reports Roanoke Police are investigating.
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((Four and a half year old "Tag" is now on the mend, recovering at a Roanoke animal hospital.
Tony Carter believes his dalmation, and two other dogs in his Memorial Avenue neighborhood were intentionally poisoned.
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((TONY CARTER: SUNDAY MORNING ONE DOG GOT SICK, FELL DOWN, TOOK IT TO THE VET AND TESTED POSITIVE FOR ANTIFREEZE. ABOUT 12 HOURS LATER, MY DOG BECAME DELIRIOUS, FELL DOWN THE STEPS. I TOOK IT IN. IT TESTED POSITIVE. THE SAME TIME THE NEIGHBORS ACROSS THE ALLEY, THEIR DOG DIED FROM ANTIFREEZE POISONING. IT'S ALL HAPPENED WITHIN THE LAST 24 TO 36 HOURS.)) [RUNS:23]
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Like Tag, three year- old Azlyn is being treated for antifreeze poisoning. the vet caring for him says she's cautiously optimistic that he will recover.
But 10- year- old Bubba wasn't so lucky.
Terri Beamer's dog became ill on Saturday and later died...
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((I AM ANGRY. 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.)) [RUNS:12]
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An animal control officer has collected samples of the tainted meat and Roanoke Police are investigating. .
No one has been charged, but residents believe they know who is responsible, and they're organizing a community meeting in an effort to prevent this from happening again.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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Central Virginia health officials say they need the public's help to determine if the West Nile virus has spread into their region.. and if it has, by how much.
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A dead crow infected with the virus was found in Prince Edward County two weeks ago.. it was the first bird in Virginia known to have died from the disease.
Authorities 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: AGAIN WE DON'T BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN GET THE VIRUS BY HANDLING THE BIRD OR ANY OTHER ANIMALS, THAT IT MUST BE TRANSMITTED BY MOSQUITOES, BUT ANY TIME YOU SEE A DEAD ANIMAL, THERE'S CERTAIN SAFETY TIPS THAT ONE SHOULD FOLLOW.))
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Goodfriend says you should use gloves or plastic bags to pick the bird up.
Five more birds have been turned in since the advisory began Saturday.. they are still being tested for the virus.
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[Golden-Corral]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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Seven people say they got sick after eating at the Golden Corral near Crossroads Mall in Roanoke.
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Health officials say all seven became ill after eating at the restaurant 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 bacillus.
The symptoms include nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.
If you have these symptoms and have recently eaten at the Townsquare Boulevard Golden Corral contact your physician or the health department.
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[i-Friends]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Federal authorities have identified an on-line live-sex chat room being run out of a northeast Roanoke duplex.
Robert Troncoso allegedly employed more than a dozen different women as "video chat-hosts" out his home on Missouri Avenue in Roanoke.
A search warrant affidavit indicates some of the "chat-hosts" were under 18, including one 14-year old.
The F-B-I alleges Troncoso and Sandra Sarkisian beat one girl with a belt until she agreed to perform live chat sessions in the nude.
One woman told the F-B-I she performed on line almost every day for a year.

[Heating-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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It may not feel like it but winter is on its way.
Turning up your thermostat this year to heat your home may mean a larger bill then last year.
But for low income families and the elderly there's help.
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Kate Weidaw is in Roanoke to tell us more about these programs.
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Experts predict heating costs could rise as much as 40 percent this winter.
And for many folks who are on a fixed income that's bad news.
But there is help and all you need to do is apply for it.
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Elaine Engleman with the League of Older Americans in Roanoke is helping the elderly find ways to afford the rising cost of heat.

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((ELAINE ENGLEMAN: 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 LOA also uses the department of social service's Energy Assistance Program. It helps low income families and the elderly save on average 2-hundred dollars on their heating bills during the winter months. If you're a Roanoke Gas customer the Heat Share Program could help lower your gas bill.

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((MAJOR EARL FITZGERALD/SALVATION ARMY: ASSISTANCE IS GIVEN BASED ON WHAT THEY ALREADY RECEIVE AND DEPENDING ON THE NEED OF THE INDIVIDUAL CLIENT.))
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While the Salvation Army distributes the funds, Roanoke Gas customers and the company supply the money through donations. ))
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American Electric Power also assists with electric bills through it's neighbor to neighbor program.
To apply for these programs you need to fill out an application, and you can pick those up at the company or by calling
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE PAGE] Social Services for the Energy Assistance Program at 853-2591 or the Salvation Army for the Heat Share Program at 343-5335.
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Social Services is taking applications now through November 13th and the Salvation Army will begin taking applications after Thanksgiving.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Getting to the bottom of the U-S-S Cole bombing-- Virginia Senator John Warner says American citizens need to know what happened.
We'll hear from him next on News 7.
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And an area teacher gets a big bonus for excellence in teaching.
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[Warner-Cole]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Virginia's senior senator wants some answers on the attack on the U-S-S Cole.
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John Warner will be at Norfolk Naval Station for tomorrow's memorial service.
But he is convening the Armed Services Committee Thursday, and calling in the Marine brass who were in charge of military operations in the Gulf region.
Warner wants Americans to hear how such an attack was even possible.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VIRGINIA: THIS WAS CLEVERLY PLANNED. YOU JUST COULDN'T PUT THIS TOGETHER OVERNIGHT IN A GARAGE, IN SOME BACK ALLEY. THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING. THEY HAD STUDIED IT. AND YOU KNOW, THE GOVERNMENT OF YEMEN AND THE PORT AUTHORITIES, THOSE PEOPLE HAVE TO QUESTIONED AS TO WHAT PRECAUTIONS WERE TAKEN TO ALLOW THIS SMALL CRAFT WITH THESE TERRORISTS TO INFILTRATE THE NORMAL OPERATIONS OF ANY SHIP DOCKING.))
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Yemeni investigators have discovered a house with bomb-making material near the port where the destroyer was attacked.

[Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC41:26]
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We know politics can be a rough and tumble business.
But this week, it actually took a toll in Virginia.
Senator Chuck Robb's wife Lynda fractured a rib during a campaign stop a few days ago in Prince William County.
Mrs. Robb was helping her mother, Lady Bird Johnson, into a car when she tripped on a curb and cracked her rib.
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Today, at the groundbreaking ceremony for a 48 million dollar renovation of Richmond's historic downtown train station, another injury was revealed.
Governor Jim Gilmore was sporting a wrist brace on the hand he extends to the public.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: YEAH IT'S TENDONITIS. JUST BASED UPON LIFTING WEIGHTS. AND I'M JUST GONNA GO AHEAD AND GET IT STRAIGHT NOW. How much do you bench press? HAHAHA. I DON'T EVEN KNOW I JUST PRESS A LARGE NUMBER OF TIMES. THAT'S WHY I INJURED IT.))
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The Governor says he's found that he has to work out regularly at the gym to keep up with the demands of public office.
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[BBB-Awards]


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The Better Business Bureau always warns people about shady companies -- but this year they've scouted out local businesses that are the most honest. Today four companies in the Roanoke area won awards for ethical behavior. Tina Tenret shows us the winners.
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[RUNS:03] Ever worry about the movers stealing or breaking your valuables? The founders of Virginia Varsity Transfer wanted to fight that image. They give employees bonuses for excellent customer reviews.
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((JOHN LUGAR/VIRGINIA VARSITY TRANSFER: THE IDEA WAS CLEAN-CUT STUDENT ATHLETE MOVERS. WE THOUGHT THERE WAS A VOID IN THE ROANOKE AREA THAT WE COULD FILL.)) [RUNS:07]
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[RUNS:03] Kroger also won an award for being ethical. The store gives customers the food for free if the wrong price rings up. But -- a former Kroger employee recently pled no contest to embezzling money -- Reacting to such problems, managers say, can prove ethical character.
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((PETE WILLIAMS/KROGER: THE FIRST THING YOU DO IS YOU HAVE TO BE UPFRONT WITH THE PUBLIC. IF YOUR COMPANY OR SOMEONE WITH YOUR COMPANY HAS MADE A MISTAKE, YOU SAY SO PUBLICLY AND THEN YOU CORRECT IT.)) [RUN:08]
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And for those who always wondered whether that perfect diamond really was perfect -- a local family-owned jewelry shop also won an award. So did the Boxley construction company.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: CUSTOMERS CAN NOMINATE COMPANIES FOR THE ETHICAL AWARDS OR BUSINESSES CAN NOMINATE THEMSELVES. THE PAPERWORK SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AT THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU WITHIN ABOUT A MONTH. TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE.)) [RUNS:10]
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The Lewis Gale Medical Center has named its new President and Chief Executive Officer.
Effective November 1st, James W. Thweatt, Junior will fill the position.
Thweatt served as C-E-O of Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands since 1991.

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Another drop on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW fell 149 points, NASDAQ dropped 76.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost more than two points.
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[Child-Alert]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tha]
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When a person is missing it can take hours or even days to get the word out to neighboring police departments.
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But Rockbridge County can relay the information to law enforcement agencies and the media within a 100- mile radius of Lexington.... in just minutes.
The department is using a computer program offered by the Child Alert Foundation.
Right now-- Rockbridge County is the only county in the state to have the system.
But Senator Emmett Hanger wants it to go statewide.
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((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/(R) AUGUSTA CO.: I WANT TO SEE IF WE CAN PERHAPS COME UP WITH SOME GRANT MONEY THAT WOULD EXTEND IT STATEWIDE AND THEN WE'LL NEED TO HAVE SOME SORT OF AGREEMENT OR RESOLUTION THAT THIS SYSTEM WOULD BE RECOGNIZED AS A STATEWIDE SYSTEM SO WE CAN GET ALL OUR STATE POLICE AND SHERIFFS DEPARTMENTS TO BASICALLY BUY INTO THE SYSTEM.))
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The program costs 250- dollars.
Wally and Dorothy Fogo absorbed the cost for Rockbridge County.
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[Teacher-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Teaching turned out to be a lot more rewarding today than one Montgomery County educator expected.
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Jenna Swan, a fifth grade teacher at Price's Fork Elementary, took home a 25-thousand dollar award.
It came from The McGlothlin Foundation, a philanthropic group that recognizes excellence in teaching.
Swann will use some of the money on a three-month trek through India and Nepal.
She hopes her trip will help her students learn about other cultures.
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((JENNA SWANN/TEACHER: THE KIDS HAVE LOOKED AT MAPS, WE'VE MADE MAPS TOGETHER... THEY'RE AS EXCITED AS I AM AND THAT MAKES ME FEEL PROUD THAT THEY SEE IT AS A LEARNING TOOL AS WELL.))
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Swann sets out on her trip in five days.
She says she'll write her students every day so they can talk about her travels in class.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the Express is back in the Roundhouse looking for a win against the Chiefs of Johnstown. One of America's top sports writers is speaking at Hollins tonight.
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And New York native Andre Davis hopes he's the man to break the Carrier Dome curse as the Hokies get set to head north this weekend.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Express looks for it's first win tonight and will have to break into the W column against 2 and OH Johnstown.


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The Express lost to Richmond and then Pee Dee over the weekend, two playoff teams a season ago. Despite the OH and 2 start, head coach Perry Florio is encouraged by the team's chemistry.
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The Express waived center Brent Ozarowski today to keep the roster at the league required 20 and to make room for left winger Colin Anderson who came off the I.R. today.


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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-79 409TC]
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The Carrier Dome at Syracuse has been more like a "House of Horrors" or "Death Dome" for the Virginia Tech football team since Frank Beamer took over the reins in 1987. Amazingly, Beamer Ball is 0-and-5 against the Orangeman on the road.
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(( In fact, over the years the Hokies have just one win at Syracuse. That victory came back in 1986 when Maurice Williams and Eddie Hunter ran wild in a half empty and upset the Orange 26-to-17. Assistant head coach Billy Hite is the only current Hokie coach or player who was a part of that win. ((BILLY HITE:)) Two years ago the Hokies appeared to have snapped that Cuse Curse - but Donovan McNabb put a dagger in their hearts with a last second TD toss to tight end Stephen Brominski. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) What may be of some concern is the condition of Big East player of the week Andre Davis. He racked up 273 yards of offense and 3 TDs against West Virginia but he also got banged up enough to held of practice. ((ANDRE DAVIS:)) Davis, who didn't begin playing high school football until his junior year in NIscayuna, New York will have plenty of family in the stands and incientive on the field. Syracuse didn't even bother to recruit him even thought he was just two hours away.)) ((ANDRE DAVIS:))

[S-Hollins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tech quarterback Michael Vick hasn't escaped the watchful eye of USA Today Sports Columnist Christine Brennan.
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[anchor=Mike]
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Brennan is speaking at Hollins University tonight at seven.
If you can't make that, you can hear more from her on News Seven Sunday Morning at eight.