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Coming up on News 7-
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Officials are now linking one sniper suspect to more crimes in the nation.
New information on the Tech student who fell from a dorm room window.
Plus a fight to keep one feline alive... the cat is rescued from a burning home.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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A tractor trailer causes big delays for motorists traveling Route 220- today... But tonight-- the road is finally clear.
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[220-Ax]


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Traffic is flowing smoothly along Route 220- in Franklin County tonight.
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But earlier today-- it was a much different scene. Traffic was tied up for about five and a half hours after a tractor trailer overturned-- blocking both northbound lanes. The driver was hauling wood chips from Patrick County to Covington around one this afternoon, when the truck's load shifted.
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((TROOPER DAVID CEPELNIK/STATE POLICE; COMING AROUND THE CURVE THERE, HIS LOAD SHIFTED JUST THROUGH THE CURVE WHICH CAUSED HIM TO HIT THE EMBANKMENT AND OVERTURN.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT 15:06:45] ((...HE WAS DOING THE SPEED LIMIT OR A LITTLE BIT BELOW BUT FOR THE SPEED LIMIT OF THE CURVE, IT WAS A LITTLE EXCESSIVE. ))
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State police have charged the driver, Jerry Byrd with failure to maintain control of his truck. The northbound lanes were re-opened around six-thirty.
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[Montvale-Elem]


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A form of bacteria is causing problems for one Bedford County elementary school. According to the superintendent, coliform bacteria was recently detected in the water supply at Montvale elementary.
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A letter went out to parents on Friday about the problem The school uses public water and the superintendent says no one's gotten sick.
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Superintendent Jim Blevins says the problem is that Montvale Elementary isn't using enough water. He says as the water sits in the water lines waiting to be used-- the chlorine in it loses its effectiveness. The school plans to now flush the water lines once a week in hopes of resolving the problem. In the meantime-- students will be using bottled water.

[University-Shootings]


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One nursing student says she thought it was a joke- until she heard the shots.
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University of Arizona officials say a flunking student armed with a gun walked into class as students were taking a test- and started firing.
Police say the student shot and killed three professors and then turned the gun- killing himself.
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((STUDENT: EVERYONE'S SHAKEN. ONE FRIEND HAD TO BE CARRIED OUT. IT WAS SUCH A VIOLENT SCENE TO SIT IN CLASS WHEN YOU'RE TAKING A TEST, THAT'S THE LAST THING ON YOUR MIND.. OUT OF EVERYTHING.))
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The student had apparently been late for a midterm- and began shooting after the teacher told him he would not be able to take the test.
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[Tech-Death]


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Investigators say a Virginia Tech student who died after falling out a dorm window committed suicide.
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18-year-old Ryan Evans fell from his seventh floor dorm room Saturday night.
A medical examiner ruled Evans died from injuries from the fall.
Police have ruled out foul play, an accident, or faulty windows.
Evans was from Stafford.
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[Russian-Hostage]


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It appears the hostage siege at a Moscow theater claimed the life of an American.
It's believed a body found today is that of a 49-year old from Oklahoma.
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A second American in the theater- survived.
A retired piano teacher from California suffered blood loss and a collapsed lung.
A 24 year old Russian who also survived says it was three nights of fear and one terrible wish.
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Meanwhile U-S officials are urging Russian authorities to identify the gas that was used to end the siege.
The gas overcame the hostages and the hostage takers- in seconds.
U-S government sources suspect a chemical called B-Z- developed to incapacitate soldiers-
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The Russians may be refusing to name the gas because it's illegal- or it could be a common chemical that's easy to acquire- which they fear could wreak havoc in the wrong hands.
The gas killed most of the 118 hostages who died.
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[Miss-NC]


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The woman who was de-throned as Miss North Carolina will get another chance at a crown.
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Rebekah Revels gave up her title of Miss North Carolina shortly before the 2002 Miss America Pageant -- after a former boyfriend threatened to publish topless photos of her. Now, the beauty queen will get her chance to compete AS Miss America - in a different way. She's been chosen to represent the U-S in the Miss World pageant - where she will face more than 100 women vying for the title.
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((REBEKAH REVELS/MISS WORLD CONTESTANT: THEY JUST SELECTED ME TO BE A MEMBER OF THE PAGEANT - WHICH MAKES ME FEEL WONDERFUL- AND GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY...REBEKAH HERE, HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO GO COMPETE IN MISS WORLD . GO FOR IT, YOU CAN DO IT, AND WE SUPPORT YOU.))
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Revels' attorney says she is qualified and a great competitor.
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[Sniper]


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Officials in Washington State say they have linked sniper suspect John Muhammad to a February murder in their area, and a shooting at a synagogue.
That as virginia joined the list of states seeking justice against the sniper suspects.
Jennifer Miller reports.
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((THE LIST OF CHARGES AGAINST THE ALLEGED SNIPERS IS GROWING, AND SO ARE THE JURISDICTIONS WANTING TO PROSECUTE THEM. THE LATEST ... PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA PAUL EBERT/PROSECUTOR, PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY: "the use of a firearm in a commission of capital murder, the conspiracy to commit murder, and two counts of capital murder." TWO OTHER VIRGINIA COUNTIES HAVE ALSO INDICTED JOHN MUHAMMAD AND JOHN MALVO ON MULTIPLE COUNTS ... IN CONNECTION WITH THE SHOOTING SPREE THAT SPANNED VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, AND WASHINGTON DCTERMS. BUT VIRGINIA OFFICIALS ARE AGGRESSIVELY SEEKING TO TRY THE SUSPECTS FIRST. THEY SAY THEIR STATE IS THE MOST LIKELY TO OBTAIN DEATH PENALTY CONVICTIONS. KIRBY PORTER/VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY: The commonwealth of Virginia has the best statute for capital punishment. Virginia has a judiciary which is astute at applying the rules of capital punishment. AS PROSECUTORS PLAY TUG-OF-WAR OVER THE CASE, THE FBI IS TRYING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MUHAMMAD AND MALVO, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEM, HOW THEY CHOSE THEIR VICTIMS ... AND WHAT -- IF ANYTHING -- THEY HOPED TO ACCOMPLISH. ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, POLICE HAD BEEN WARNED MUHAMMAD ATTEMPTED TO DO SOMETHING DANGEROUS, EVEN DEADLY. AND A FORMER GIRLFRIEND REPORTEDLY DROVE MUHAMMAD TO A GUNSMITH WHERE HE INQUIRED ABOUT PLACING A SILENCER ON HIS RIFLE. A HOMELESS SHELTER MANAGER IN BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON ALSO HAD HIS SUSPICIONS. AL ARCHER/HOMELESS SHELTER MANAGER: "He just didn't seem like the type that would need to be in a homeless shelter , and yet he was. He was making a lot of trips." Late monday, police in Tacoma Washington linked Muhammad and Malvo to two shootings, once which killed a 21 year old girl. JM cbs news baltimore.))
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Still ahead on News 7, two deadly shootings in Southside have investigators working overtime tonight.
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Plus this is no walk down the red carpet for Winona Ryder... it's the start of her shoplifting trial.
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((Hey, folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as the Hokies take a tumble in the brand new BCS standings. We'll tell you why that's no totally unexpected. Steve Mason checks in with UVa's Jermaine Hardy tonight. Plus, new managers abound in the big leagues and these bad boys get put in the NBA's timeout chair tonight on the Big

7.)) [Henry-Murder]


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Investigators want to talk to two men they call witnesses in the shooting death of a Henry County man.
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The victim is 25-year-old Charles Antwan Saunders-
He was found shot once in the head inside his Fieldale home early this morning.
Investigators are trying to retrace Saunders' last 24 hours and they want to talk to anyone who saw him.
They've also released composite sketches of two men seen near his home.
One's described as about 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, wearing a black stocking cap.
The other's described as 5 feet 7, 135 pounds... also wearing a stocking cap.
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Witnesses also saw a 1980s black Ford Bronco with a gray stripe.
If you have any information, you're asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's Department at 276 - 638 - 8751.
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Meanwhile in Danville, another murder investigation is underway.
Police say they have suspects in the shooting death of 21-year-old Harold Baize Junior, who died of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.
Police say the bullets pierced his car as he drove near Green Street early Sunday.

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The attorney for actor Robert Blake is quitting-
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He says it's because the actor decided to go on T-V and talk about the case with Diane Sawyer.
Harland Braun says it's insane for a person charged with a crime to answer questions on TV.
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((HARLAND BRAUN/BLAKE'S FORMER ATTORNEY; AS AN ACTOR I GUESS HE FEELS A NEED TO COMMUNICATE TO THE PUBLIC. THAT'S NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE WAY I'VE BEEN TRAINED. I THINK I'VE PUSHED THE ENVELOPE A LOT IN THIS CASE. I'VE LET HIM TALK TO PEOPLE OFF CAMERA AND NOT DIRECTLY ABOUT THE FACTS OF THE CASE.))
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In the upcoming TV interview- Blake gets into the facts of the case-
Blake is facing murder charges in the death of his wife last year.
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[Winona]


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Another Hollywood star in trouble with the law- Winona Ryder- Her trial began today- with a suprise-
The head of store security at Saks Fifth Avenue says the actress apologized to him for shoplifting- but says she told him she did it to prepare for an upcoming role-
Chris Lawrence reports.
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((With onlookers stretching for a view, cameras flashing the minute she arrived, actress Winona Ryder walked into court for the start of her shoplifting trial. Ryder was wearing a black dress and even cracked a smile as she passed through a security check. Later the DA told the jury Ryder took merchandise under her own two for one bonus program. She says evidence will show Ryder paid for a few items, but had more than twenty others concealed in a bag. Ryder is charged with shoplifting some $6,000 of designer goods from this Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. This surveillance camera video will be introduced during the trial. One investigator says she saw Ryder kneeling on a dressing room floor, cutting security tags off merchandise. CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS: But Ryder has no previous record, and her attorney has accused the Saks staff of lying. He also says the prosecutor has an axe to grind. The defense says the store had Ryder's credit card on file, and she told a clerk to keep it open. The attorney also said one of the security guards lifted Ryder's top, which prompted her to scream at them to leave her alone. The first witness to testify: the chief security guard at Saks, who says he watched Ryder acting suspiciously, and didn't know or care who she was. He testified that he thought Ryder was stealing from the store. Chris Lawrence CBS News Los Angeles.))

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Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine stopped in the New River Valley today...to campaign for education.
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Next Tuesday, voters will decide whether to approve a 900-million dollar bond referendum for higher education.
The bonds will be used to improve state colleges and universities, as well as museums.
Kaine, along with the presidents of Virginia Tech, Radford University, and New River Community College, spoke about how the bond is important to higher ed- and the state's economy.
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((TIM KAINE/LT. GOVERNOR: IT IS NOT ONLY THE CURRENT GENERATION OF STUDENTS, AND THE CURRENT ECONOMIC CAPACITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH, BUT, ESPECIALLY, ESPECIALLY THE FUTURE AND ALL THE HOPES THAT ARE WRAPPED UP IN THE SUCCESS OF THESE GREAT INSTITUTIONS))
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Kaine says the bond referendum will not raise taxes and if it is approved, it could create about 14-thousand jobs across the state within the next six years.
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Fire creates at scare at a New River Valley retirement home.
That's next on News 7.
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Plus firefighters save a life... or should we say nine?
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[Warm-Hearth]


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An un-tended stove is to blame for a fire at an assisted living facility in Blacksburg.
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Flames broke out just before seven this morning inside an apartment unit at Warm Hearth Village.
Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the kitchen area, so residents were allowed to go back inside.

Two minor injuries were reported--both were treated on the scene.
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Fire officials say an electrical malfunction started the blaze at a Roanoke warehouse last week. Evidence confirms the initial belief that it began in the basement. Total damages are estimated at 500-thousand dollars. Because of contractual questions and structural issues, fire officials say for now, the remainder of the warehouse will not be demolished. Salem Avenue is now re-opened to drivers. Norfolk Avenue will remain closed until all the debris is removed.
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[Kitten-Rescue]


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Firefighters saved a life in Des Moines Iowa---- but it wasn't a human life.. it was a cat.
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The fire started this morning at a mobile home
NO one was home.. except for the family cat.
By the time the tiny tabby was taken to the rescue unit- it looked like the cat's nine lives were ticking away.
It's little lungs were filled with smoke- the only answer was air.
While the fire was being fought- this cat fought back.
And after several minutes---- the kitty kat opened its eyes and meowed.


Fire medics say they do this more often than you might think.
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((BOBBY HAMILTON/SENIOR FIRE MEDIC; YOU FEEL GOOD WHETHER IT'S HUMAN LIFE OR AN ANIMAL LIFE YOU STILL BROUGHT A LIFE BACK.))
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The cat was taken from the fire scene to a vet.
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The Hokies take a tumble in the BCS Standings. Steve Mason take time to chat with Jermaine Hardy. The Big Leagues play musical chairs with their managers. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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The Lakers Rick Fox and Doug Christie got into last Friday night as the Lakers and Kings battling in Los Angeles. Both were ejected from the game, and later the two continued their confrontation in the portal as Fox ambushed Christie. Fox gets a six game suspension, while Christie is suspended for 2 contests.
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[S-BCS]


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The second week of the Bowl Championship Series Rankings were not exactly kind to the Hokies - but they be more realistic.
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[GO TO PINNACLE BCS] Tech dropped two spots from number four to number 6, as both Georgia and Ohio State passed them by. Tech's strength of schedule actually improved a spot this week, but everyone else also got better. In fact, Notre Dame is right on Miami's heels in the three spot. Frank Beamer believes that for this particular team just to be mentioned in the collective BCS breath is somewhat amazing.
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Former Hokie Nick Sorensen, now with the Rams, was back on campus this past weekend. Sorensen was a member of the 1999 Tech team that rode the BCS to the Sugar Bowl.
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[S-TV]


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The Hokies were supposed to find out yesterday the kickoff time for their November 9th game at Syracuse, but ABC has excised what is called the six day option. It will announce whether or not it wants the game this coming Sunday.
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ABC is doing the same for the UVa-Penn State game. The network will decide this Sunday whether to take UVa-Penn State or Iowa Northwestern.

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The UVa has this week off to contemplate what is setting up to be a murderous end to the regular season. The Cavs close with Penn State, Maryland, N.C. State and Virginia Tech. It's a hardy schedule to go along with a hardy profile as Steve Mason gets us up to date on former William Fleming standout Jermaine Hardy.
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((A positive attitude, toughness and skill, traits that have made Jermaine Hardy a key component of the Virginia Football team. The sophomore has yet to start a game this season and is sharing time with starter Almondo Curry. But Hardy still has 30 tackles on the season. ((:))
Curry has started in each of the last six UVa wins before Saturday and has played well. He leads all UVa corners in tackles and has two sacks. But Hardy is all about producing wins, not his playing time. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:HARDY IS ONE OF THE HARDEST HITTING PLAYERS ON THE UVA TEAM. BUT HIS COACH CHALLENGED HIM TO WORK ON UNDERSTAND THE MENTAL ASPECT OF PLAYING DEFENSIVE BACK. THE ALWAYS CACHEABLE HARDY LISTENED AND, IN THIS AREA, HAS NOW TURNED THE CORNER.)) ((:))
Hardy and his uva teammates have this week off before preparing to go out of conference against Penn State November ninth. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12997] The Cavs are off this week - but this Saturday you can check out the Clemson Tigers and Duke Blue Devils at Noon from the ACC.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998] Later - from the Southeastern Conference the Tennessee Vols look to get their act together as they take on the South Carolina Gamecocks. That one kicks off at 3:30 on Saturday.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12999] And then Sunday - you can catch the NFL's human highlights film - Michael Vick in action as the Falcons host the Baltimore Ravens at one right here WDBJ-7. By the way - Ray Lewis will not play - and there is a chance he may be done for the year.
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A day after the world series ended Sunday night in Anaheim - three big league teams have hired managers.
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Yesterday afternoon in New York, Art Howe was officially introduced as the new manager of the Mets.
Howe, who is a member of the Salem-Roanoke baseball hall of fame, leaves Oakland for a four year nine and a-half million dollar contract. Howe led the Carolina League in hitting in 1971 while playing for Salem.
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And in Tampa-St.Pete yesterday the Devil Rays were upgraded their sorry franchise by hiring manager Lou Piniella. Piniella gets a four year deal worth $ 13 million dollars. He wanted to get a job closer to his home - instead he got one in the city where he resides. His Mariners won over 100 games last year, his new Devil Rays lost over 100.
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[Oral-Piercings]


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It's a form of self- expression that can cause serious oral health problems.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Tongue, lip and cheek piercings, to name a few, have become popular.. But a local doctor says there are serious risks involved. He says piercings can cause infections and that oral jewelry can chip teeth and cause gum lines to recede. He also says repairing the problem can be costly.
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[IN Q=Sometimes if it's]

((DAVID BLACK/DENTIST: SOMETIMES IF IT'S A SMALL CHIP WE CAN DO A BOND AND COMPOSITE MATERIAL TO DO THAT, AND IN THE WORST CASE SCENARIO YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CROWN WHICH IS A MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE RESTORATION TO RESTORE THE MISSING PART.))
[SUPER=01-David Black/Dentist;]
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[OUT Q=the missing part]
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[VO-NAT]

But a local piercer says if a piercing is done correctly - other than some minor swelling - no major problems should occur. He said piercings are meant to enhance a person's features, NOT damage any parts of the mouth. (-------------)