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Coming up on News 7-
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A presidential candidate brings his message to Roanoke.
Lights ON at one new high school.. to the frustation of neighbors.
and Actor Mickey Rooney makes a visit to Roanoke today.
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Plus when will this cold air head out? Brent with the weekend forecast.
News 7 is next.

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Independant Candidate for President Ralph Nader speaks in our area, and lashes out against the 2 party system, and what he calls misleading economic figures.
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Nader was met by a full house tonight at Hollins University.
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The independant presidential candidate gave a brief news conference followed by a speech to the students in the university theatre.
He talked mainly about health care, taxes, and the minimum wage.
And with news today that 308 thousand new jobs were created in the nation last month- the independent candidate was quick to share HIS thoughts.
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((RALPH NADER/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE (I): THE JOBS ARE BEING CREATED NOW.....THE QUALITY OF THE JOBS.))
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But like most campaigns, there was mixed company as protesters petitioned outside.
Nader had already planned the trip to Hollins BEFORE he decided to run in the campaign, and he says this won't be his last trip to Virginia.
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[Job-Growth]


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Meanwhile, the Bush administration is touting today's employment figures.
The Labor Department numbers show that U-S payrolls grew at the fastest pace in nearly four years last month.
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The more than 300 thousand new jobs were more than economists expected.
That's good news for President Bush-
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((WE HAVE ADDED 759 THOUSAND JOBS SINCE AUGUST. THIS ECONOMY IS STRONG AND IT IS GETTING STRONGER.))
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Democrat John Kerry says he hopes the job creation continues, but says far too many families are suffering.
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Some now call it a field of dreams, others say it's nothing but a nightmare.
After months of debate, Hidden Valley High School finally has its lighted soccer field. [TAKE NEWS 7 AT 11 IN BAM]
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Justin McLeod was at tonight's game. So Justin what's the reaction to the new lights?
Jean, there are some who will never support this.
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But there are just as many who wonder what all the fuss is about.
We heard that at the school and surprisingly from some in the neighborhood.
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((((NAT SOUND OF THE GAME))
Soccer games here at Hidden Valley High School sort of have a glow these days. ((NAT SOUND OF KICK))
They were kicked into high gear Friday night with a flip of the switch.
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((PHIL ANDERSON/HIDDEN VALLEY H.S. PARENT: IT'S GREAT. THIS HOW THE ATMOSPHERE SHOULD BE LIKE FOR HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS.))
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An atmosphere made possible thanks to a lighted field.
The school system spent 87-thousand dollars putting up four 70 foot light poles.
Administrators say without the lights it will be whole different ballgame.
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((DENNIS LAYMAN/HIDDEN VALLEY H.S ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: PARTICULARLY BEFORE DAY LIGHTS SAVING TIME IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO GET TWO GAMES IN. MATTER OF FACT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE SO THE LIGHTS IS NEEDED.))
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But some say what is the good for the team bad for the neighborhood.
Many nearby residents oppose the project believing the school board broke an earlier promise not to light the athletic fields.
Now that they're on some say they'll learn to live with it.
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((RON GABOR/NEARBY RESIDENT: THEY ARE FAIRLY BRIGHT, THE ONES THAT ARE FACING THE HOUSE BUT IT STILL DOESN'T LIKE YOU SAY ILLUMINATE THE LIVING ROOM OR DINING ROOM.))
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That's because the lights have shielding on them to suppress the glare.
The school also planted trees to block some of the noise.
And school officials promise in most cases the lights will be off by nine o'clock.
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((RON BABOR/NEARBY RESIDENT: THAT'S ACCEPTABLE. I WAS THINKING SOMEWHERE AROUND TEN WOULD BE THE LIMIT BUT NINE O'CLOCK IS ACCEPTABLE TO ME.))
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The lights will be used only for Hidden Valley boys and girls soccer games.
They'll be on primarily in the spring for about 16 games.
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Jean, some residents fear the school will want to light more fields in the future. The athletic director says there are no such plans at this time.

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The House of Delegates MAY vote to raise taxes after all.
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Some House Republicans are now saying they are willing to consider a half cent hike in the sales tax.
Legislators say they've been getting an earful from constituents who want the stalemate to end.
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((DELEGATE BOB MCDONNELL/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: AS WE GET FARTHER FROM THE END OF THE SESSION INCREASED SENSE OF URGENCY TO GET THE JOB DONE AND THAT'S WHY YOU SEE THESE OTHER IDEAS PERCULATING.))
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The House LEADERSHIP is still vowing to OPPOSE any tax increases.
In the meantime, a Roanoke legislator is offering his own solution to break the impasse.
Senator Brandon Bell introduced a bill today that would allow localities to bring back the full amount of the car tax.
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The Federal government is urging local transit officials to perform random passenger checks, and make more security announcements about reporting unattended baggage at train and bus stations.
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That's after a nationwide bulletin warns terrorists could target trains or buses in major U-S cities this summer. The bulletin, sent by the F-B-I and the Department of Homeland Security, says terrorists might try to hide explosives in luggage or other carry on bags.
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((ASA HUTCHINSON/UNDERSECRETARY, DHS-WE'RE WORKING WITH OUR TRANSIT SYSTEM TO ENHANCE THAT SECURITY, PUT THE APPROPRIATE MEASURES IN PLACE, PUBLC AWARENESS AS WELL))
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U-S officials say the threats are uncorroborated, and no city has been identified. However, they do warn that terrorists may use bombs made of fertilizer and diesel fuel -- similar to the bombing in Oklahoma City in 1995.
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Turns out that case of a missing college student found alive was all a hoax.
Police say Audrey Seiler made the whole thing up- that she lied when she said she was abducted at knifepoint and held with duct tape against her will.
As Eric Phillips reports, Police say they have evidence that suggests Seiler planned the whole thing... even buying items to make it seem like she was held captive.

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(( AFTER AN EXHAUSTIVE SEARCH FOR A SUSPECT USING CHOPPERS, DOGS AND SCORES OF OFFICERS AND LOVED ONES, IT ALL COMES DOWN TO A FINAL CONCLUSION.
We do not believe there's a suspect at large period.
PUBLIC SKEPTICISM OVER THE COLLEGE SOPHOMORE'S STORY BEGAN MOUNTING ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. SHE HAD BEEN MISSING SINCE SATURDAY AFTER SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CAUGHT HER LEAVING HER APARTMENT AT 2:30 IN THE MORNING WITHOUT A COAT OR PURSE. POLICE SAY A PASSER-BY SPOTTED HER FOUR DAYS LATER IN A MARSHY FIELD, ABOUT TWO MILES FROM HER APARTMENT. SHE SAID A STRANGER ABDUCTED HER AT KNIFEPOINT AND SHE GAVE INFORMATION FOR A COMPOSITE SKETCH.
BUT HER STORY BEGAN TO UNRAVEL WHEN SEVERAL INCONSISTENCIES SURFACED SUCH AS HER REPORTING THAT HER ASSAILANT HAD USED DUCT TAPE, ROPE, COLD MEDICINE, GUM AND A KNIFE AGAINST HER. THOSE ITEMS WERE FOUND AT THE CRIME SCENE.
We were able to get videotape showing audrey going in to a local store purchasing those items
POLICE ALSO SAY AUDREY'S COMPUTER HAD BEEN USED IN THE DAYS WHEN SHE WAS ALLEGEDLY MISSING AND THAT IT HAD BEEN USED TO FIND FIVE-DAY FORECASTS FOR LOCAL WOODED AREAS AND PARKS. PLUS, TWO PEOPLE REPORTED SEEING SEILER WALKING FREELY DURING THE TIME SHE WAS ALLEGEDLY BEING HELD. ))


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After six months of testimony and 12 days of deliberations, a mistrial is declared in the case of former Tyco executives.
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Dennis Kozlowski and Mark Swartz each faced 32 counts of ripping off Tyco for 600 million dollars-
The judge declared a mistrial after a holdout juror received a threat after her name was published by two papers.
A 79-year old woman made the papers after allegedly making an O-K Gesture toward the defense team-
But another juror says the jury was not totally deadlocked.
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((REPORTER: ON ALL 32 COUNTS, WAS IT 11 TO ONE TO CONVICT EXCEPT FOR JUROR NUMBER FOUR? JUROR: NOT ALL. BUT AS OF THIS MORNING THERE WERE STILL A COUPLE WHERE EVERYONE SAID THEY WERE DEFINITELY GUILTY. REPORTER: SO WITHOUT A MISTRIAL THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF SOMETHING? ON SOMETHING YES.))
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No one is sure whether juror four ever did flash the O-K sign.
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Still ahead on the newscast, some zookeepers try to make sure the national living symbol keeps on living in the wild...
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and also, the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra will have an international flair this weekend, for a special performer that's making a return trip to the Star City.
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as the Express weathers a Checker rally and moves closer to a postseason spot. Bobby Labonte almost top 194 miles an hour as he wins the pole in Texas. Plus, final four news on the eve of the big game, inculding an eventful week for Paul Hewitt right here on the Big 7.))

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A world famous pianist is returning to Roanoke this weekend for a repeat performance.
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The Roanoke Symphony is welcoming Jon Nakamatsu to the Jefferson Center Sunday.
He burst onto the world stage in 1997 when he won the prestigious Van Cliburn (Kleye-burn) International Piano Competition, the first American to do so in 16 years.
At that time, Nakamatsu was teaching German to high school students.
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((JON NAKAMATSU/PIANIST: I STUDIED GERMAN AND EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE IN THE HOPE IT WOULD SOMEHOW BROADEN MY POWERS AS A MUSICIAN BUT ALSO THAT IT MAY GET MY JOB IN CASE PIANO DIDN'T WORK OUT.))
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Obviously the piano thing did work out.
You can hear it for yourself. Tickets are still available by calling the Roanoke Symphony box office.
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[Cheney-Visit]


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Vice-President Dick Cheney is expected to make a return trip to the Roanoke Valley this month.
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Republican party sources say he's going to be campaigning for Republican congressional candidate Kevin Triplett.
Triplett is running against Democrat Rick Boucher this November for the ninth district seat. According to sources, Cheney will be in Roanoke on Monday April 19th for a fundraiser. The exact time and location are not being released for security reasons.
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Cheney visted Roanoke last September for a similar type of fundraiser but the event was closed to the public and the media.
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The work goes on to revive a symbol of America-
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Today the hard work is paying off.
These are baby bald eagles just hatched at the San Francisco zoo.
zookeepers say one of the chicks is perfect.. the other two need a little T-L-C.
The zoo retrieved the eggs from the wild.. pesticides used in agriculture for years- makes the eggs thin and more fragile than normal.
The Zoo started its bald eagle program in the 1990's and since then 70 chicks have been released into the wild.
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Up ahead on the newscast, The Blue Ridge Film Festival hits the big screen this weekend, we'll hear from a headliner that you've probably seen before...
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and this cat may have had too much T-L-C, and food. We'll hear about a rescue that's out of the ordinary a little bit later.
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Over the years, it's fallen victim to vandalism and the elements.. but some local school children are coming to the rescue of a piece of Lynchburg's history.
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This 1910 rail caboose is one of the last of its kind in Virginia.
It's part of a steam train that was placed in Lynchburg's Riverside Park in 1962 as a tourist attraction.
Students at Boonsboro Elementary School spent the past few months raising 53-hundred dollars to help with its restoration.
They were rewarded with a picnic in the park today along with t-shirts and train whistles.
The Lynchburg Kiwanis Club is raising money to help restore the entire train.
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Lynchburg has seven new public works employees... all that's missing are the orange shirts.
Of course, these workers would probably just EAT the shirts anyway.
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These Alpine billy goats have spent the past few weeks clearing some of the worst brush and overgrowth from a hillside in the Old City Cemetery.
They've helped uncover a 19th-century brick wall that cemetery officials weren't sure still existed.
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((JANE WHITE/OLD CITY CEMETERY: THEY ARE HARD WORKERS, THEY SEEM TO BE VERY HAPPY DOING WHAT GOATS DO BEST. THIS IS AN AREA WHERE WE COULD NEVER EXPECT PEOPLE TO COME IN AND CLEAN OUT. I DON'T THINK WE COULD PAY THEM ENOUGH TO COME IN AND DO THAT.))
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The goats are on loan from a Nelson County farm.
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[Rooney]


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Film star Mickey Rooney is still going strong at 83.
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In town for the Blue Ridge Film Festival this weekend, Rooney talked at length today about a motion picture career that he says exceeds 350 movies.
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Rooney rode Hollywood's fascination with horse racing in the late 1930's, appearing in countless films set at the track.
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((HOW ABOUT "THE BLACK STALLION?" THAT WAS A HORSE RACING PICTURE. I MADE THAT IN TORONTO, THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. I MADE THAT WITH FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA. AND "THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI" WITH GRACE KELLY.))
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He rattles off the names like it was yesterday. "The Bridges of Toko-Ri" (toe-koe-ree) was released 50 years ago. Rooney and his eighth wife, Jan, have a two-person song and comedy routine. When he's not headlining a local film festival, their show's on the road.
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Express note, qualifying results and wall-to-wall Final Four news on the eve of the national semi-finals in Texas.

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Duke got defensive in its afternoon practice session this afternoon at the Alamo Dome. The Blue Devils find themselves in a unique position as they get set to face U-Conn. Duke is the top seed, but the Huskies are the favorites. We'll hear from JJ Redick in moment.
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Had the ECHL season ended three weeks ago the Charlotte Checkers would have been the playoffs and the Express would have been finished. But it's a long six month season and it's not how you start, but how you finish.
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Tonight both teams would start slow as Roanoke skated into the lockeroom after two periods with a 1-to-nothing lead. Things got tight briefly in the third period as Dusty Jamieson skated in off the right side untouched and slipped the puck past David Belitski to tie it one-all.
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But the Express responded just as it has in the last month of the season and rolled to the 4-to-2 win.
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Joe Dusbabek scored twice tonight. Roanoke also got some help tonight from Perry Florio as Florence whipped Greensboro 5-to-1. Columbia rallied to beat South Carolina 4-to-3 in a shootout. Florida did beat Augusta 5 to 0. Roanoke hosts Greenville tomorrow night at 7:30 in the regular season finale.

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The Nextel Cup cars are in Roanoke, Texas this weekend getting ready for the Samsung-Radio Shack 500.
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This afternoon Texan Bobby Labonte led a parade of wickedly fast drivers around the track to win his second straight pole at the Texas track. Labonte was one of 7 drivers to top the 193 mile an hour mark. Here's a look at the entire starting field. [GO TO QUALIFYING BOARDS]
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The Men's Final Four - plays right here on Your Hometown Station tomorrow.
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[go to pinnacle 12999] Coverage begins at four, Oklahoma State and Ga. Tech tip things off at 6, and then Duke takes on U-Conn in the late game. This may not be your Daddy's Duke - but it is the only number one seed to make it to the Final Four.
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The Alamo Dome is proving fans of this year's Final Four will all the comforts and conveniences they could want. But Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton has team on lock down
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[S-Jackets]


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Of course most area fans are pulling for an all-ACC championship game on Monday night. The coach at "Georgia Tech" says the new members coming in from "Virginia Tech" better know - that what's good for the Blue Devils and Jackets is also good for the Hokies.
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Hewitt has had one eventful week. He found out before the team left Atlanta that B.J. Elder's tender ankle had healed enough for him to play. Yesterday he lost his top assistant Dean Keener to JMU. And this afternoon Hewitt was given a new 6 year $6 million dollar contract from Dave Braine.
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[S-Gillen]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[ENG#=1]


Pete Gillen knows all about the pressure of performing once you are given one of those big extensions. The UVa head men's basketball coach spoke to the media from San Antonio today a day after his job was spared. During the teleconference Gillen says there might be changes in store for the program.
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[S-Seth]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Virginia Tech head coach Seth Greenberg is in San Antonio making the rounds with various media outlets .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX; :00]

Today he was on the popular "Mike and Maddog" show on WFAN Fan Radio in New York City. Greenberg picked U-Conn and Oklahoma State to win tomorrow night, and he also spent a lot of time touting the Tech program.
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[Fat-Cat]


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[ENG#=1]



Guiness doesn't keep a record for overweight cats any longer, but if it did, the fattest cat would have some competition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Berlin, Germany;]

Shelter workers in Berlin are taking care of a 41 pound cat after its elderly owner was sent to a nursing home earlier this week. The man had been feeding the cat, known as Mee- Kesh, four and a half pounds of food per day, well above the ten ounces recommeded. (------------) Now they have Mee-Kesh on a strict diet, and are trying to find him a new home.