[7-11Dog-Deaths]

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A neighborhood has seen one dog die, and two need treatment after they were appearantly poisoned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


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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[SOT]
[IN Q=I have two small children]

((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.))
[SUPER=07-Terri Beamer]
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[OUT Q=walking around killing animals.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police are investigating and yesterday 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 Dalmatian named "Tag," also remains in a local animal hospital, but he's now on the mend.
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[7-11Child-Alert]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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New technology to help locate missing persons has arrived to the Rockbridge County Sheriff's Department.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


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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[SOT 07:13:20]
[IN Q=The minute]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Vince Albers/Child Alert Co-Founder; :00]
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[OUT Q=then and there.]
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[VO-NAT]


The program costs 250- dollars.
Wally and Dorothy (Foh-GO) Fogo absorbed the fee for Rockbridge County.
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[sot 07:15:26]
[IN Q= I hope]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Wally Fogo/Donor; ]
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[OUT Q= GET OUT.]
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[vo-nat]
State Senator Emmett Hanger would like to get the program state-wide.
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[7-11Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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The Lewis Gale Medical Center has chosen its new Cheif 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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Taking a moment now to check the forecast--
Maybe a morning shower, otherwise turning mostly sunny today...


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[45-11i-Friends]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=khu]
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An on-line sex chat room allegedly being run out of northeast Roanoke is drawing an investigation from the F-B-I.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A search warrant affidavit says Robert Troncoso and Sandra Sarkisian (Sar-kiss-ian) 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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[45-11Golden-Corral]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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Several people said they became ill after eating at a Roanoke restaraunt, and the Health Department says it WILL investigate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


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 recently dined at the Townsquare Boulevard Golden Corral - contact your doctor or the health department.
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[45-11581-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=mce]
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A four car pile-up will mean reckless driving charges for a Rocky Mount man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

It happened on the south bound Elm Avenue exit ramp around 6:30 yesterday evening. 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. Their injuries aren't believed to be serious.
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[45-11Heating-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
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Experts say the cost of heating your home this winter will increase as much as 40 percent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


For those on a fixed or low income that may make it tough, but help is available.
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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[SOT 6:05]
[IN Q=we also]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Elaine Engleman/League of Older Americans]
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[OUT Q=for the winter.]
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[VO-NAT]


The L-O-A also uses the department of social services Energy Assistant Program, which saves most folks an average of 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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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Shifting our focus now to weather--
Your mid- week forecast includes a possible shower this morning, with mostly sunny skies this afternoon..


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[8-11West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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State authorities are "bird watching", but NOT for pleasure.
They're concerned about the discovery of a bird infected with the potentially- fatal West Nile virus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Prince Edward Co.]


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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[SOT 13:15:47]
[IN Q=What we ask]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. David Goodfriend/Piedmont Health District Director]
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[OUT Q=any other animals.]
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[VO-NAT]


West Nile is transmitted through mosquito bites.
Some people who contract the disease might not notice the symptoms.
Infants and the elderly can become seriously ill.
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[8-11Warner-Cole]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-40]
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There are many questions surrounding last week's terrorist attack on a Navy destroyer that was IN PORT.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Virginia Senator John Warner is calling the Navy and Marine brass before the Senate Armed Services Committee he chairs tomorrow.
Warner says he's proud of the way the Navy's handled the attack on the U-S-S Cole, and wants the world to know American ships will NOT shy away from danger zones.
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[SOT 12:35:40]
[IN Q=But America]

((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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[OUT Q=is done.]
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[TALENT=Shannon]
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Senator Warner's hearings start tomorrow morning.
This morning beginning at 11, we will have live coverage of the memorial service in Norfolk for victims of the U-S-S Cole bombing.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A tractor- trailer loaded with cardboard overturned on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County last night, tying up traffic for miles..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]

State police say the driver of this 18-wheeler was speeding 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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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Let's turn to the mid- week forecast once again...
Clouds and a few scattered morning showers will give way to mostly sunny skies and highs today near 70.


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