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The "Ankle-watch" is on. The latest on efforts to treat Michael Vick's injury.
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A man is found dead in a brush fire .. and new leads in a deadly shooting.

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Frost on the pumpkin tonight as temperatures tumble into the 20s and loww 30s. Details ahead.

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If you think human organ transplants cost a lot, wait till you hear the cost for pets. That's ahead on Healthcheck.
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And we'll help you get the kids in a safe frame of mind for tomorrow's trick or treating. On Healthcheck, some helpful trick or treating safety tips.
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((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: WE'VE MADE SOME PROGRESS AND ELIMINATED SOME POSSIBILITIES AS WELL.))
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Some possible new leads for the killer of a convenience store owner last week .. while police wonder if another robbery today may be connected.
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More than a dozen investigators have been called in to help find the person who shot and killed 75- year- old Melvin Giles last Thursday.
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Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom.. Steve have police made any progress in the case?
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Jean, Sheriff Maxey says even when they rule out some possible scenarios, that's still making progress in the investigation.
Right now police need to hear from anyone who might have seen something that night near Giles' convenience store.
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Investigators' best lead so far has come from a person who was driving by the store Thursday night and saw what they thought were two black males running from the parking lot around the time of the shooting.
It's not much to go on, but authorities hope it might jar some other memories as well.
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((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: SO WE WOULD ASK ANYBODY ELSE THAT SAW ANYBODY WALKING ANYWHERE NEAR GILES' STORE, WALKING OR RUNNING, OR MAY HAVE SEEN A VEHICLE PARKED BESIDE 460, IF THEY WOULD GIVE US A CALL, IT COULD BE EXTREMELY HELPFUL.))
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Today another convenience store was robbed at gunpoint.. this one was Evans' Grocery in Lynchburg.
Police quickly apprehended two black males who were taken in for questioning.. they also found the gun they believe was used in the robbery.
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((DET. WAYNE DUFF/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THIS ROBBERY, WE HAVE NO IDEA WHETHER IT'S RELATED OR NOT, BUT WE'RE CERTAINLY GOING TO TREAT ALL ASPECTS EXTREMELY SERIOUSLY. WE DO HAVE A WEAPON THAT WAS RECOVERED, WE'RE GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT'S PROCESSED CORRECTLY JUST IN CASE IT MAY BE RELATED.))
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Campbell County authorities say they're aware of today's armed robbery in Lynchburg but that it's way too early to say whether there's a connection between the two crimes.
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A Pittsylvania County man finds his brother dead- after a brush fire there this afternoon.
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The fire on Mount Cross Road in the Tunstall area of the county broke out around three -
Authorities say 87-year old Oscar Winn had been burning some brush behind his house when the fire got away from him.
His brother found his body.
Officials aren't sure how Winn died, although he did have severe burns on his legs.
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Public schools students in Virginia will continue to have a moment of silence in their daily routines.
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A federal judge in Alexandria today upheld Virginia's new minute of silence law.
Judge Claude Hilton says the law's purpose is secular NOT religious and therefore IS constitutional.
The American Civil Liberties Union says it will appeal the ruling to the Richmond federal appeals court.
The A-C-L-U claims the minute of silence was intended to reintroduce prayer into public schools.
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A California Company is bidding on two former Tultex plants.
Cohen Asset Management is in Beverly Hills- It wants to buy the buildings and lease them to new tenants.
The company already owns 90 acres in Martinsville, some of which was recently leased to Basset Furniture.
The plants were put on the market after Tultex declared Bankruptcy last December.
The sale must first be approved by U-S bankruptcy Court in Danville.

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The Virginia Tech athletic training staff is doing everything it can to get Michael Vick's sprained right ankle well enough for Saturday's showdown in Miami.
Mike Stevens has more on Vick's status from Blacksburg.
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The final push for Gore and Bush. The presidential campaign is next on News 7 at 5.
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And stormy weather leads to a difficult rescue at sea.
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With seven days left til election day- and the race still in a dead-heat... both Al Gore and George W. Bush are rallying for votes.
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Gore says what the American people should like about him is his plan to use America's surplus to help people.
Gore is on day two of a Great Lakes Tour.
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((AL GORE/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: NEXT TUESDAY, A WEEK FROM TOMORROW WE ELECT A PRESIDENT... THE PREISDENT WILL ENCOUNTER THE LARGEST SURPLUS IN OUT NATIONS HISTORY. AT A TIME WHEN 44 MILLION AMERICANS WITHOUT HEATHCARE, AT A TIME WHEN KIDS ARE SHOEHORNED INTO OVERCROWDED CLASSROOMS, WITH NO ONE ON ONE TIME.))
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Gore is working two swing states- Wisconsin and Michigan- where a combined 29 electoral votes are up for grabs-

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George W. Bush is trying to turn the tide in his direction in states once thought to be Al Gore Territory-
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Today in New Mexico he told the crowd- He can bring people together- Al Gore can't.
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From New Mexico it is on to California- where Bush is boldly working states where Al Gore once had a commanding lead.
Gore is doing the same to Bush in Florida-forcing Bush to defend a state where his younger brother is a popular governor- as one of the tightest preisdential races in history moves into its final week.
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Fierce storms battering parts of Europe led to a difficult rescue operation at sea.
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14 crewmembers aboard an Italian tanker were airlifted to safety off the coast of France.
The tanker was carrying six thousand tons of chemicals.
Some pollution is reported in the area, but there is no word on the exact nature of the cargo.
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Some people get their homes all dressed up for Christmas ... but one person can't wait for Halloween. That's where we find Jacey Birch.
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Halloween can be a spooky treat or a chilling surprise... depending on where you're trick or treating.
One Roanoke resident decorates his entire house and outside yard in a scary theme that is sure to catch lots of attention and probably even more visitors.
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Jacey Birch is live in Roanoke to give us a personal tour of a special Halloween house.
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Just ahead on Healthcheck, some helpful trick or treating safety tips.
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And the cost of an organ transplant ... for your pet. The big money can come AFTER the surgery.
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We've all heard of humans getting kidney transplants -- but what about animals undergoing the same procedure.
While it's not common -- they have been done on both cats and dogs.
And now a dog in our area is hoping to have one.
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But as Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us- it's a very expensive procedure for an animal.
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That's right Jean, The transplant alone can costs thousands of dollars -- not to mention the costly medication the animal must continue to take after surgery.
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And while there is a 75 to 80 percent success rate for cats.
Dogs fair much worse.
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Azlyn's kidneys are deteriorating. It's all because he ate tainted meat -- apparently laced with anti-freeze.
Veterinarian Linda Jennings says to stay alive he will most likely need a transplant.
But a kidney transplant for a dog can be rather costly.
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((DR. LINDA JENNINGS: FOR A DOG THE PROCEDURE IS GOING TO COST BETWEEN 4 AND 6 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND PROBABLY FOR A 60 POUND DOG YOUR PROBABLY GOING TO PAY BETWEEN 600 AND 800 DOLLARS A DAY ON IMMUNO - SUPPRESSANT DRUGS AFTER SURGERY))
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Even at the lower price, that would add up to 219 thousand dollars in one year.
Jennings says for a cat it's between 35 and 45 hundred dollars with the anti-rejection medication costing around a hundred to two-hundred dollars a day.
While a cat can accept a kidney from any other cat with the same blood type -- dogs are whole different story.
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And that's why the search is on for a sibling of Azlyn. But even with a transplant-- the average life expectancy for a dog is not that great.
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Jennings says a cat usually lives eight to nine years after the transplant. She says there are only two places in North America that do the operation University of California Davis and a vet school in Canada.
A veterinarian at North Carolina State University who use to work of UC Davis has agreed to perform Azlyn's transplant -- if a sibling donor can be found.
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But Jean as far as humans, there are nearly 47-thousand people awaiting kindney transplants. the cost for that procedure is about 110-thousand dollars, with anti-rejection medication costing about 15 to 20 thousa

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Trick or treating can be a "tricky" time for children and their parents.
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Halloween is exciting for children but parents often worry about safety.
Roanoke police are offering tips, though, to make Halloween fun for everyone.
They say parents should make sure costumes are flame retardant, light colored and not too long.
They also recommend using make-up rather than masks.
Police say parents should also toss out any unwrapped candy.
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Police say children should carry flash lights or have reflective tape on their costumes.
They say homeowners can also do their part by turning on exterior lights and keeping their yards clear of debris.
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If you want to bring home the Halloweeen safety message to your children with the help of the Internet, you can check out our web site of the day.
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The "Halloween Safety Game" guides children through many safety-related questions that might arise tomorrow night. It's designed for children ... and you can even print a certificate for your child at the end of game.
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You can reach the Halloween Safety Game" by logging on to our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com ... them click on our web site of the day.
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Good afternoon folks, the Monday ticker looks more like a continuation of Health Check.
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Michael Vick's injured ankle is the talk of the state, and in college football circles the talk of the nation. His injured right ankle remains in a walking cast tonight. This afternoon he had more treatment on the leg and an MRI performed at Montgomery Regional Hospital. He remains under the watchful eye of Mike Goforth.
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The Big South Conference basketball tournament invades the Roanoke Civic Center February 28th. Today, the conference held it's basketball media day. Steve Mason was there.
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that's it for the ticker, see ya at six everybody.

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Finally, sheep replaced automobiles.. baaing took the place of car horns in downtown Madrid Sunday.
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Dozens of shepherds from central Spain drove two thousand sheep, 50 goats, several horses and ox-driven carts through town.
They wanted to call attention to ancient livestock migration routes, some now overgrown by concrete and street lights.
Shepherds traditionally used the paths to move sheep from highland summer grazing grounds in the north to the southern lowlands.
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We will close with a look at Craig Slomczewski's Halloween home from years past.

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