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Coming up on News 7 at 5... Maryland police are still searching for clues as to the identity of the serial sniper...
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And Actor Robert Blake is denied bail because the judge says there is too much evidence against him
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Also - Roanoke's cultural center hasn't hit its mark for latest fundraiser...
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And in medical news... how to tell if your pet may be at risk for diabetes..
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Plus - a VCU scientist is awarded the nobel prize... [open]
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Police looking into the sniper killings in the Washington area may have a message from the killer.
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A source now says a Tarot Card was found near a bullet casing outside the school where a boy was shot Monday.
The card was inscribed "Dear Policeman, I am God."
The note could be a calling card used by the killer- Aleen Sirgany is following the story and has the latest.
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((WITH THE SNIPER STILL ON THE LOOSE, AUTHORITIES JUMPED ON A TIP THAT A SUSPICIOUS MAN WAS SEEN GOING INTO THESE WOODS CARRYING A LONG BLACK BAG. AN ARMY OF POLICE AND A-T-F AGENTS SWARMED THE PARK IN MARYLAND, BUT CALLED OFF THE SEARCH AFTER FINDING NO ONE..AND LEARNING THAT SURVEYORS HAD BEEN IN THE AREA.

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"Those surveyors were carrying long black bags that contained tripods, tripod sticks in them."
WHILE AUTHORITIES HAVE FEW SOLID CLUES... IT APPEARS THE SNIPER MAY HAVE LEFT A CALLING CARD AT THE SCENE OF THE LATEST SHOOTING. A TAROT CARD, WITH THE WORDS 'DEAR POLICEMAN, I AM GOD.' IT'S INFORMATION THAT WAS LEAKED TO THE PRESS. THE TOP COP IN THE CASE DIDN'T WANT RELEASED.
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surprised, but excited." NEARLY 200 INVESTIGATORS ARE TRACKING SOME 16-HUNDRED CREDIBLE LEADS. WHILE POLICE HAVE NO CLEAR PATTERN FOR THE CRIMES, EACH BULLET USED WAS .223 CALIBER. A SHELL CASING FOUND AT THE SCENE OF THE SCHOOL SHOOTING... IS BEING CHECKED AGAINST A NATIONAL BALLISTICS IDENTIFICATION DATABASE. SINCE OCTOBER FIRST, THE SNIPER HAS SHOT EIGHT PEOPLE..KILLING SIX. AUTHORITIES SAY THERE MAY BE WITNESSES TO THE SHOOTINGS..WHO ARE AFRAID TO COME FORWARD. AND ARE PROMISING ANONYMITY TO THEM. STANDUP; to come...latest: ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, ROCKVILLE, MD.))

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Local investigators will take a triple-homicide investigation to Canada tomorrow morning ... to interview a man described as a "witness" in the murders of Jennifer Short and her parents.
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They'll travel to Yellowknife, Canada, to question Garrison Bowman, who's being held there on an immigration violation.
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Bowman COULD be deported by the Canadian government after a hearing Friday morning ... though it's likely he'll be tried on a drunk driving charge there first.
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Robert Blake isn't getting out on bail - for now anyway...
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After more than four months in jail, the actor has been denied bail by a California superior court judge. Blake is charged with murder, conspiracy, solicitation to murder and the special circumstance of "lying in wait" in the killing of his wife Bonny Lee Bakley six months ago. Blake's attorney argued the prosecution's theory of premeditated murder is a crime that allows bail in the state of California. Prosecutors said the evidence in the case meets the standards that should keep Blake behind bars. The Superior Court Judge said he will reconsider bail after a preliminary hearing where witnesses will testify.
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Serial Killer Aileen (War-nos) Wuornos was put to death- more than a decade after she murdered six men along central Florida's highways while working as a prostitute.
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Wuornos was known for her courtroom outbursts.. shouting at the jurors and at one point the judge.
The 46- year old was pronounced dead from lethal injection at 9:47 this morning.
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Wuornos took 17 minutes to die - more than twice as long as the previous man to be executed last week.
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Wuornos did not take a sedative and did not ask for a chaplain for spiritual counseling.
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The leader of a Chicago-area Islamic charity has been indicted on federal charges of racketeering and fraud. (ee'-nam Arnot') Enaam Arnaout is accused of fraudulently getting donations through his Benevolence International Foundation that were used to support Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network. Aranout has been in custody since April - on perjury charges - after he filed a sworn statement denying he supported terror groups. A federal judge recently dismissed those charges - but federal prosecutors immediately filed new perjury charges which are still pending.

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Center in the Square doesn't want you to forget about it's largest fundraiser of the year. Affair in the Square is scheduled for this Saturday from 8 to midnight. Organizers say the formal event is usually a sell-out but that, this year, ticket sales are slow.
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At the same time, fewer tickets are available. Center is cutting attendance from 15-hundred to 12-hundred.
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((JIM SEARS/PRES., CENTER IN THE SQUARE: WE'VE BEEN, OVER THE YEARS, HEARING THAT THE EVENT WAS GROWING TOO LARGE SO WE'VE CUT TICKET SALES. SO, THIS YEAR WE EXPECT TO HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF GETTING PEOPLE TO THE FOOD AND GETTING PEOPLE TO DRINKS WITHOUT HAVING TO CLIMB OVER ONE ANOTHER TO ENJOY THE EVENT.))
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Tickets are 70-dollars a piece and can be purchased at the Mill Mountain Theatre Box office or Ginger's Jewlery.
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Coming up on News 7 at 5 -
West Coast Longshoremen are returning to the docks tonight...
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[VO] and animals are more like people than you might think.. even when it comes to their health.. Find out how to tell if your pet is at risk for diabetes in today health check.
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The longshoremen are returning to work at the West Coast ports tonight.
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The union that represents shipping companies and terminal operators locked out the workers ten days ago... and now says it's going to take some time to clear the crowded docks of cargo. The association is likely to try to blame the dockworkers for the slowdown. Yesterday, a federal judge issued an injunction to re-open the ports. Next week, a judge will decide whether or not to grant the 80-day "cooling off" period President Bush asked for yesterday. The lockout has cost the economy one to two BILLION dollars a day.
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Should the U.S. go to war with Iraq? That is just one of the issues that Virginia's U.S. Senate candidates disagree on.
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Independent Nancy Spannaus is running against Republican Senator John Warner.
Spannaus says she supports a peaceful alternative to war with Iraq.
She says there is no new evidence of any danger from Saddam Hussein.
That puts her at odds with Warner who is running for a fifth term.
He is the sponsor of legislation authorizing U.S. military strikes against Iraq.
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Spannaus and Warner will face each other, and a third candidate, Independent Jacob Hornberger, at the polls on November 5th.
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A chemistry professor in Richmond is a Nobel prize winner.
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Eighty-five-year-old John Fenn says he's "in a daze" since being awakened by a telephone call this morning.
The Royal Academy of Sciences called to tell the V-C-U professor he's sharing the prize in chemistry with two other scientists.
Fenn studies strings of protein molecules that can be used to help in early diagnosis of cancer.
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But he isn't the only Virginian winner today.
George Mason University professor Vernon Smith was awarded a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

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In health check tonight,
If you're cat or dog is overweight it could be at risk for diabetes. And just like humans there are two types of diabetes.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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Jean,
While dogs and cats don't have to regulate their blood sugar as often as humans.
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Most will require insulin shots to monitor their diabetes.
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(( Bear is getting his blood sugar tested, something he will have to have monitored the rest of his life. He was recently diagnosed with diabetes, and has already developed cataracts because of it.
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((IT'S ACTUALLY PRETTY COMMON. WE SEE IT IN OLDER OT MIDDLE AGE ANIMALS, BUT DOGS AND CATS, BOTH CAN GET DIABETES. IF YOU LOOK AT THE STATISTICS THEY'LL SAY ABOUT ONE IN A HUNDRED))
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Some of the symptoms of diabetes that dogs or cats exhibit are similar to humans.
They will start drinking more, urinating more often, and having accidents in the house or outside the litter box.
While veterinarians don't know what causes diabetes..they do believe obesity is a factor.
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((PREVENTIVE MEASURES WOULD BE ONE, WATCH THEIR WEIGHT MAKE SURE THEY DON'T GET TOO HEAVY. ESPECIALLY WITH YOUR DOGS AVOID TABLE SCRAPS, ESPECIALLY THE FATTY ONES THAT MIGHT LEAD TO PANCREATITIS, DESTRUCTION THAT HAPPENS TO THE PANCREAS))

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Dogs and cats usually only have to have their blood sugar level checked one or twice a year, but most will require insulin shots once or twice a day.
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((DIABETES CAN BE FATAL IF IT'S NOT TREATED. THEY'RE CONTINUALLY TRYING TO EAT TRYING GET NUTRIENTS INTO THE BODY. THEY START BREAKING DOWN FAT AND BREAKING DOWN MUSCLE))
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While most dogs will have to take insulin for the rest of their lives, that's not always the case with cats. Cats who are significantly overweight, can get to the point where the won't need insulin, if they get on a high fiber diet, and drop the weight.
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Up next on our newscast -Brent Watts is feeling a bit festive...

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An event in Craig County this weekend is hoping to breathe new life into an 19th century hotel... The Old Brick Hotel in New Castle has catered to travelers, locals, even a notorious outlaw. Brent Watts takes a tour of the historic hotel and has a preview of this weekend's fall festival.
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Still to come on News 7 at 5 - Two athletic sisters are setting goals for themselves and their new school... meet them in today's Homtown Hoops Weekly..
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AND - This big girl on the prowl earlier today... causing quite a CAT-astrophe for residents...
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Bearish brokerage reports on blue chips had investors dumping stocks today - limiting the market rally to just one day.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Wednesday Ticker. Steve Mason is here with our third installment of Hometown Hoops Weekly. Today he introduces us to a well traveled sister act that has been a welcome addition to the Blacksburg family.
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((City slickers they are not. Blacksburg's Brittney and Leslee Anderson did move from Richmond to Blacksburg because their mother got an attractive job opportunity at Virginia Tech. But in meeting high school athletes who have been uprooted and relocated in unfamiliar territory, one finds two young ladies who will be making waves in big time college basketball. But these two have some more immediate goals.))
((Last year, the sisters played in the triple A state semifinals for Richmond power Meadowbrook. Brittney, number 32, and younger sister Leslee, number 21 were huge contributors. They are banking on that experience and their hunger to help Blacksburg win its first state title since 1992. ((:)) ((:))
But on the court experience is just the beginning to their maturity. I the last five years the sisters and their family have moved from Texas to Richmond and now to Blacksburg. ((:)) Combined, they are averaging nearly 40 points a game and while the scoreboard continues to light up, when it comes to team chemistry and spreading playing time around, there have been a few dim moments. ((:)) ((:)) The team is gelling together. Blacksburg is 13 and OH and beating teams by an average of roughly 30 points a game. With mom working at Virginia Tech and head basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson already recruiting the elder sister, staying in Blacksburg to play college ball for both is very realistic. ((:)) ((:))
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itney. Steve Mason Hometown hoops weekly.))[5-Tiger-Loose]


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A circus tiger had an audience all her own today in Germany...
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When the five- year- old Siberian tiger - known as (Dah-Wah) Dawa - escaped from a circus, people in the area were forced to stay indoors for more than two hours earlier today. Dawa was eventually tracked down in a park and shot by veterinarians with a tranquilizer gun. Once tranquilized, the tiger was taken back to her cage. No one was hurt... but it is still not known how she escaped from her cage.

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A parade of balloons
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lifts gently the air. But one of them has a much rougher landing. Putting their lives on the power line
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