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Coming up today on News 7 at 5, the former administrator of Henry County learns how long he will spend in prison for embezzling county funds.
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And was the heat responsible for derailing an Amtrak train? We'll have the latest.
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Thunderstorms are rolling through far southwest Virginia but are not popping other places. We will check the movement of those storms in a moment.

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What are the signs your pet is struggling with the heat? Joy Sutton will have the answers in today's Health Check.
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Plus just a day after they were freed from a Cape Cod beach, a pod of whales is stranded yet again.
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Also we will see a woman who claims she is 130 years old. News 7 at Five is next.

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Henry County's former administrator will go to prison for stealing county funds.
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The judge sentenced Sid Clower to 15 months in a low-security prison, three months in work release and 20 years' probation.
He'll also have to repay the county Public Service Authority 680-thousand dollars and hand over his retirement and savings.
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Clower pled guilty to three counts of embezzlement back in June.
He took the stand today, but offered no explanation for stealing nearly 800-thousand dollars in public funds.
Prosecutors say he spent it on travel and debt ... as well as three women and a child born from an affair.
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On News-7 at 6, find out what some county taxpayers and former colleagues had to say about the sentence.

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He got the boot from the House or Representatives- now he's headed to the Big House.
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Former Ohio Congressman James Traficant was led away from the federal court in Cleveland in handcuffs.
A judge today sentenced him to eight years in prison- saying Traficant has no respect for the government. She went on to say he fought like a junk yard dog to protect what she called a junk yard full of deceit and corruption.
Traficant is appealing his conviction for bribery and racketeering- claiming he's innocent.
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The string of corporate fraud cases prompts a new crackdown on corporate crimes.
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In Washington D-C, President Bush signed a new bill that does just that- He called the measure the most far reaching reforms of corporate practice since the times of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
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The law adds criminal penalties and prison terms for corporate fraud and document shredding.
It also imposes restrictions on accounting firms that do consulting work for corporations whose books they audit.
The measure also creates an independent oversight board for the accounting industry.

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So just why did that Amtrak train roll off the rails yesterday?
Federal investigators are on sight today battling the heat to try and figure it out.
Drew Levinson is also there- he has details.
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((Just outside Washington--they were working on the railroad. The overturned Amtrak cars-- were put back on the track. Using torches and cranes--workers removed more than 100 yards of mangled and twisted steel. Those rails are being put under the magnifying glass.The National Transportation Safety Board suspects heat may have warped them. The Washington Post reports, the engineer saw someting ahead of him called "heat kink"--it's when the track buckles.
CAROL CARMODY/NTSB VICE CHAIRMAN: The two recorders that monitor the train's performance were
recovered---so far the NTSB has found nothing wrong with the train.

The double-decker train with 174 people on board from Chicago was just minutes away from it's final stop in Washington--it never made it. Instead all but two of the 13 cars plowed off the tracks--leaving passengers bleeding and crawling out of windows. More than 100 people were injured.
CAROL CARMODY/NTSB VICE CHAIRMAN) The derailment comes as Amtrak is trying to stay "on track" financially. DREW LEVINSON: It is in the midst of its worst budget crisis in its 31 years. It recently received 200 million dollars in Federal help just to keep it running.)

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The Secure Virginia Panel issued six major steps today for improving the state's preparedness and response in the event of an emergency, including another terrorist attack.
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Among them, the state wants background checks for those working in potentially vulnerable operations such as water treatment facilities, bridges and tunnels and power plants.
The panel is also recommending beefing up the state's emergency broadcast system and emergency information website.
Some proposals have raised legal questions including giving the state the authority to seize private property, from medical supplies to hotels, in the event of an emergency.
Lietenant Governor Tim Kaine, who sits on the 22-member panel, says the first batch of proposals will better prepare the state for any emergency.
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((LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TIM KAINE: WE ARE WELL PREPARED BUT CERTAINLY SEPTEMBER 11 MADE US REALIZE A LOT OF GAPS, AND GAPS NOT JUST FOR TERRORISM BUT JUST EVEN COMMON COMMUNICATIONS IN THE ORDINARY WEATHER EMERGENCIES THAT WE HAVE SO ITS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO REALIZE SOME OF THOSE WEAKNESSES AND FILL THEM UP AND I THINK WITH THESE RECOMMENDATIONS AS STARTERS AND MORE TO COME WE'RE GOING TO BE IN VERY, VERY GOOD SHAPE.))
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The next set of recommendations from the panel is expected in September.
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Up next on the newscast, Joy Sutton will tellus what to watch for to make sure our pets don't suffer from the heat.

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Also we will tell you why Virginia Tech is trying to get an early start to win a few new fans.
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A pod of whales that was rescued just yesterday is once again stranded on a Cape Cod beach.
A handful are back in the water and are swimming on their own.
For the rest, the outlook is not as good.
Jennifer Miller reports.
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((For the second day in a row more than 40 pilot whales are stranded on a Cape Cod beach. A small army of volunteers are doing their best to ease their pain. Keeping the whales wet ..using beach buckets...and kiddie pails. But many could be facing their final moments.
Katie Touhey/Cape Cod Stranding Network "This doesnt diminish what we did yesterday but the reality is that the outlook for these animals does not look good now."
On Monday dozens of volunteers pushed the whales back out to sea from another beach 25 miles to the east.
But when Whales repeatedly strand themselves.. the stress is too much. That's what's happening today.
Betty Lentell/Cape Cod Stranding Network "The kindest thing we can do is be kind to them and make them comfortable where they are."
Some of the whales are being put down to end their suffering.
A few are being put on their stomachs to see if they might be strong enough to swim out on their own at high tide.
Whale Strandings are non uncommon. No-one no knows why they do it. Blood samples are being taken to see if any of them are sick.
Cape Cod Stranding Network Volunteer "The fact that this is the second stranding could indicate there are some health issues we need to take a closer look at."
STANDUP: The small black whales are very social. It is rare to see a lone individual. Most travel in pods..with as many as 100 members. Now a family that swam together..may be facing their final hours together.))

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In health check tonight, when it's hot outside don't forget about your pets. Just like humans they also can suffer from heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Joy Sutton joins us with advice on how to prevent these heat related illnesses. .
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Jean,
I spoke with a veterinarian today she says one the biggest no-no's is leaving your pet in the car.
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She says even if you have the windows down, you're putting your pet at risk. Unless you're going to leave the air conditioning on --this is not a good idea.
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Dogs aren't as equipped as you might think to handle scorching temperatures... while dogs who live outdoors have a better chance of adjusting to changes in weather.... others can be at risk if left outside too long without the proper necessities.
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((IF THE HEAT IS EXCESSIVE AND THEY DON'T HAVE ADEQUATE SHELTER OF THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH WATER TO STAY HYDRATED THEN THE HEAT WILL CAUSE HEAT STROKE AND HEAT EXHAUSTION AND EVENTUALLY SOMETHING CALLED MALIGNANT HYPOTHERMIA WHEN THE BODY JUST SHUTS DOWN)) [RUNS12]
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Boxers and other breeds with flat faces are more at risk because of the shape of their faces...they can't breath very well.
Also older dogs or those with heart conditions are less likely to handle the heat very well.
Even if your dog is healthy, be careful not to exercise him too much in this heat.
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Some of the warning signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke include vomiting, diarrhea, heavy panting, and lethargy.
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If your dog shows any signs of a problem take them to a veterinarian right away...and in the meantime...
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We've talked a lot about dogs --but much of the same advice holds true for cats. Keep in mind if you're cat starts panting that's a warning sign of a problem.
It's also a good idea to have a rectal thermometer handy. For dogs and cats the average temperature is between 100 and 102 degrees...much higher than that is reason for concern.
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Jean,

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Virginia Tech's littlest football fans have a new logo to call their own. The University is unveiling a Hokie bird design that will be printed only on children's merchandise. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon introduces us to the Baby Hokie...
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((Nats (unveiling) It's a new addition to Virginia Tech's logo family. The youngest Hokie is set to debut on kids products in the very near future.
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Montgomery Regional Hospital is bringing the baby Hokie to their birthing center. New arrivals like Claire Branscome, born yesterday, will get Hokie certificates and baby Hokie bird t-shirts. Baby Claire is also automatically entered into this year's Crazy for the Hokies contest.
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Children must be 12 or under to enter and only one can be in the photo Four-winners will be chosen and given prizes. Entries are due by November 25th. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))

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Coming up next , Patrick Evans will tell us why a local theater is looking back to the Summer of '42 for its newest production.
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The film "Summer of '42" made a lasting impression on movie audiences, and some theater producers are hoping to have the same impact with a stage version of the film. The new work is a musical, and Mill Mountain Theater will kick off a month of performances tomorrow night.
Patrick Evans has a behind-the-scenes look at this new theatrical production.
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Still to come on the newscast, we will hear from a local basketball star as he prepares for 17th season in the N-B-A.
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Then a little bit later, we will tell you why a 102 year old man must still listen to what his mother says.
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Good afternoon folks and welcome. It is the Tuesday Ticker and we are on the hardwood talking Hornets basketball. The team has left Charlotte, but its top player has decided not to leave the franchise. Baron Davis signed a multi-year contract extension with the team today. It is believed to be a six-year contract worth $84 million dollars. The Hornets have already begun setting up shop in New Orleans.
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The fact that they have vacated the Charlotte Coliseum and the Queen City is a tough dose of reality for the first Hornets ever - former Hokie - Dell Curry.
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Curry spent 10 seasons with the Hornets, and he is now entering his 17th season in the NBA in search of one final item - a ring.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Curry credits good health and hard work to being able to stay in the league nearly two decades. The league's 1994 sixth man of the year also has the right approach to the game.
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Our NFL training camp coverage continues today and our focus turns to the linebacking corp of the Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins.
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The big news surrounding the Falcons is Patrick Kerney. The former UVa star defensive end has been moved to linebacker this season after racking up a team high 12 sacks for the Falcons last season. We will talk to Kerney, his head coach Dan Reeves and his defensive coordinator Wade Phillips about his transition.
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We will also introduce you to the newest members of the Redskins linebacking crew. All three of the Skins linebackers are pro bowlers, those stories at six, see ya then everybody.
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People in a remote village in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas say their community is home to the world's oldest woman.
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An advocate there claims Devki Devi is at least 130 years old and very likely the world's longest surviving human.
Despite the absence of a birth certificate, he claims the woman's age can be determined by following her family tree.
She reportedly has a son who is 102 years old.
Devi herself is still in relatively robust health. Her vision became weak four years ago, but until recently she kept herself busy collecting firewood in the forests.
Devi said she drinks two glasses of milk a day and has visited the hospital only twice in her life.
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