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Did a Franklin County Veterinarian doctor the books in "Sweetie's" case... and why has it taken so long to complete the investigation?
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And a food fight of a different sort- it's a battle over one sandwich shop on Roanoke's City Market.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - the ACC Connection focuses on a nervous November and teams jockey for postseason berths.
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And it's do or die for a number of high school teams as the regular season in high school football ends tomorrow night.
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The rain begins later this evening and Friday will dawn cloudy and cool with periods of rain. All the latest from SkyTracker 7 in a moment.
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News 7 is next.
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((YOU GOT A GENTLE OLD MAN THAT LOVES ANIMALS, THAT'S BEEN KIND TO THEM ALL HIS LIFE, AND NAIVE AS CAN BE.))
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Franklin County Veterinarian Richard Flint is still not back in business.
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His license was suspended last May for violating nine regulations and laws.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine has declined to re-instate Flint's license.
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A four-month suspension is stretching into six months, while the board investigates another complaint against him.
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(( This one involves "Sweetie," a Persian cat under Dr. Flint's care in 2002. Paul and Reba Sink filed their complaint in February of this year, right after they told us about their experience with Dr. Flint. ((ALL WE'RE SAYING IS WE TOOK HER UP THERE FOR ALMOST A YEAR, AND SHE NEVER GOT ANY BETTER.)) [RUNS:05] The Sinks say they told Flint that Sweetie was allergic to amoxicillin, and yet he gave her a shot of penicillin. She went into seizures. Fast-forward nine months, and a man who calls himself a Citizens Ombudsman enters the picture. [22:25:30] ((WE INVESTIGATE WHEN THE GOVERNMENT ABUSES SOMEBODY)) [RUNS:03]
[chain saw running] Mills decided somebody needed to cut through the government bureaucracy and find out why the complaint the Sinks filed in February is just now being investigated. He convened what he calls a citizens Grand Jury last month to look into how the Vet Board has treated Dr. Flint. [22:39:40 starts on cover of the "Grand Jury" report] [tilt up to his face occurs @ :05] ((MY COMPLAINT IS THAT THEY HELD THE COMPLAINT FROM FEBRUARY 17 UNTIL NOVEMBER. THAT'S NOT RIGHT. :11 What if it turns out it's well founded complaint? IT'S STILL NOT RIGHT.)) [RUNS:16] A committee of the State Veterinary Board will consider the complaint next week. [22:16:57] ((THEY'RE GOING TO FIND OUT THAT THAT GUY WAS ADVISED TO TAKE THAT CAT TO VIRGINIA TECH, BECAUSE THIS WAS AN ABNORMAL CASE.)) [RUNS07] That's what Flint told him, Mills says. The Doctor provided the Board a copy of "Sweetie's" records, indicating that "the owners declined to take the cat to Tech." That appears twice on the records Flint provided the state inspector. However, the Sinks have their own copy of Sweetie's "Patient History Report" - -records Reba Sink got from Flint the last time she took Sweetie to see Doctor Flint. The February 6th entry makes no mention of "Virginia Tech." And there is no entry at all for March 10th, the second time Flint says he referred the case to Tech. The State Veterinary Board discovered the discrepancy. In a letter the Vet Board sent Flint two weeks ago, the Executive Director says, "records provided the client do not contain the same entries as the records you" - -Dr. Flint- - "provided the inspector for the Department of Health Professions...." ))
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Reba Sink has been summoned to appear at the Board's conference with Flint next week. The Sinks declined to be interviewed again, in the meantime. "We do not want to be accused of being out to get Dr. Flint," says Paul Sink. "Plain and simple," he wrote in an e-mail this week, "our cat almost died and we had to spend a small fortune to save her. That is the one and only issue," Sink says. The hearing will be held in Roanoke next Wednesday.

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Botetourt County teens honored former students they never knew on this Veterans Day. Three- Lord Botetourt Graduates who died in the line of duty- were remembered this morning. Susan Bahorich tells us- it was a ceremony 35-years in the making for some...
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The focus on this Veteran's Day was three of the most recent graduates to die on duty. Sargeant Michael Stiglich and Lance Corporal Charles Morris - who served in Vietnam and Sargeant Michael Lalush who died last year in Iraq.

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((BECKY LALUSH, SON HONORED: IT'S A VERY HARD DAY, BUT ALSO WE'RE PROUD OF OUR SON.)) [RUNS04]
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Sgt. Lalush was 23 when his helicopter when down last March in Southern Iraq. After his death, donation started pouring in and his parents decided a memorial at his former high school would be a fitting tribute.

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((DAVE LALUSH, SON HONORED: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING. I'M REALLY GLAD IT HAPPENED. IT'S FOR THE KIDS AND FOR THE SCHOOL AND FOR THE MEMORIES THAT LIVE ON FOREVER.)) [RUNS12]
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Their son's memory isn't the only one living on- Sgt. Stiglich and Lance Corporal Morris-who both graduated in 1964 were also place on the memorial. It features benches and a reflecting area which bears the names of the fallen men.

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Even though the students of today don't know these fallen heros- they were visibly moved by ceremony, and now have something to commemorate the sacrifice made by these men...
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At William Byrd High School, students gathered in the dark as their classmates read the names of the P-O-W's and M-I-A's from Virginia. The ceremony featured written comments by the families of the missing soldiers.
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Volunteers at two facilities in the Roanoke Valley that cater to veterans, honored the soldiers they serve today.
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The Virginia Veterans Care Center hosted events throughout the day. At lunch, the Veterans enjoyed a fried fish dinner prepared by the AM-VETS of Roanoke. Next door at the V-A hospital, retired soldiers ate pizza and played bingo, while some reflected on what Veterans Day represents.
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((ELMO CLEMONS:WELL I THINK VETERANS DAY, WHAT IT STANDS FOR, IS SHOWING THE APPRECIATION AND THE HONOR FOR THE VETERANS FOR WHAT THEY DID DURING THE WAR. EACH WAR, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH WAR THEY WERE IN, IT'S AN HONOR FOR THEM.))
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The veterans at the hospital were also entertained by Miss Roanoke Valley, Megan Hoff.
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Giles County unveiled a new park this afternoon in honor of its veterans. Hundreds attended the dedication of Veteran's Memorial Park in Narrows. The memorial features flags from each branch of the military surrounding a monument. Officials still plan to add fencing, shrubs, sidewalks and special lighting.
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In Bedford, the National D-Day Memorial was the backdrop for a ceremony honoring veterans of all of America's wars.
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Hundreds of Junior R-O-T-C members helped pay tribute to those who served in every branch of the armed forces.
D-Day veterans were singled out for their contribution to the Allied invasion of Normandy.
They say events like this can stir a lot of memories.
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((RAY NANCE/D-DAY VETERAN: IT WAS A ROUGH, ROUGH DAY. I'LL NEVER FORGET IT AS LONG AS I LIVE. I'M GLAD I WAS THERE AND I'M GLAD I CAME OUT.))
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Gerald Willis ... the son of a D-Day veteran ... donated 11-hundred dollars to the Bedford County school system.
The money will help finance a trip to the Memorial for more than 350 students.
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A movie based on the bloody battle for Normandy faces a new fight.
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Still ahead on News 7, why some television stations have pulled tonight's broadcast.
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Roanoke City Council will take up "The Great Subway Debate" on Monday, when members discuss the operation of the City Market Building.
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Tenants of the building are fighting to keep national franchise restaurants out of the downtown landmark.
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But Joe Dashiell reports a pair of local entrepreneurs say there is another side to the story.
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Keith and Jean, the owners of ten local subways say they were simply looking for a good location at a fair price, and felt they were doing the market building a favor when they agreed to locate in one of the building's exterior spaces. They were surprised by the negative response.
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((River Bonhotel is proud of the Subway Restaurant that he and his brother Rupert recently opened on Plantation Road. It has the same decor they still hope to bring to the City Market Building downtown.
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((THE MARKET BUILDING HASN'T BEEN UPDATED IN SO LONG. WE WOULD GIVE IT A NEW FRESH LOOK, AND PEOPLE WOULD REALLY RECOGNIZE IT AS A PLACE TO COME EAT MORE THAN THEY DO NOW. ))
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Currently located about a block from the city market, Subway is being squeezed out by Frankie Rowlands' expansion. The lease on the current restaurant expires in April. The independent vendors of the market building food court fear the competition from a national chain, but Bonhotel says he believes Subway will actually help to improve business for everyone.
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((OH YEAH. WE WOULD BRING MORE PEOPLE IN. IT WOULD BE A BETTER SITUATION BECAUSE OUR REGULAR CUSTOMERS WOULD COME IN. IT WOULD GIVE PEOPLE MORE CHOICES THERE, AND ONCE THEY GOT THERE IF THEY DON'T WANT TO EAT AT SUBWAY THEY WOULD EAT AT ONE OF THE OTHER PLACES.))
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Tenants of the market building fear that if Subway comes more national chains will follow, threatening the independent flavor of the food court. Bonhotel argues that restaurants like McDonalds, Burger King and Pizza Hut would already be downtown there if there was enough business to support them there.
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Ultimately Keith and Jean, the decision will rest with city council.

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Palestinians around the world, including some students at Virginia Tech, are mourning the death of Yasser Arafat.

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We talked to one student who did not want to be identified for fear of retaliation. He's 20 years old and came to the U-S four years ago to attend College.
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The student says he is saddened by Arafat's death. He says he does not agree with everything Arafat did, but he respects the leader as a symbol of the Palestinian cause.

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((HE'S ALWAYS BEEN A FATHER FIGURE FOR THE PALESTINIANS. HE BROUGHT THE PALESTINIAN CAUSE TO THE INTERNATIONAL TABLE. TO THE MUSLIM WORLD TABLE. TO THE ARABIC WORLD TABLE. HE'S DONE SO MUCH THE PALESTINIAN CAUSE.)) [NO SUPER]
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The student says he fears what will happen next, but he does have hope of seeing peace in his lifetime.
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A rally in the tech sector sent the stock market higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 84 points today.
The NASDAQ gained 27.
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The search for a new Roanoke City School Superintendent turned to money today.
School board members agreed to advertise the position in the 150 thousand dollar range.
That's about the same amount former superintendent Wayne Harris was making when he left.

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Is it too graphic for t-v or just true to life?
Many A-B-C affiliates are grappling with a decision over whether to air the network's showing of "Saving Private Ryan" tonight.
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Some are opting not to run the movie due to language and violence ... and over possible F-C-C fines in the future.

D-Day veterans say the movie illustrates the realities of war.
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((CARTER FISHER/D-DAY VETERAN: I THINK THEY'VE GOT TO REALIZE THE BARE FACTS OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AND IT COULD HAPPEN AGAIN. AND I'M SURE A LOT OF THOSE MILITARY PEOPLE IN IRAQ ARE FINDING OUT IT CAN BE VERY BLOODY AND GRUESOME.))
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WSET, the A-B-C affiliate in this market, DOES plan to show the movie in its entirety tonight.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the high school football season's final regular season week is set for tomorrow night,
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and Steve Mason checks in with this week's edition of the ACC Connection that just might bowl you over.
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Virginia Tech and Virginia are a top the ACC. Both still have to play Miami and each other.
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The fast approaching post season is the focus of this week's ACC Connection. Steve Mason has more.
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((STEVE MASON:UVA AND VIRGINIA TECH ARE TIED FOR FIRST IN THE ACC. IF THE TWO SOMEHOW ENDED UP TIED FOR THE CONFERENCE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP IT WOULD BE ONLY THE SECOND TIME IN ACC HISTORY THAT TWO TEAMS FROM THE SAME STATE FINISHED THE SEASON IN THE NUMBER ONE SPOT. IN 1963, N.C STATE AND NORTH CAROLINA FINISHED NUMBER ONE. TECH AND UVA EACH HAVE THREE GAMES REMAINING, BUT BOWL ACTIVETY IS STARTING TO HEAT UP THIS TIME OF YEAR.)) ((/GATOR BOWL REPRESENTATIVE:)) ((Since 1982, UVa and Tech have been to 25 bowl games and one national championship and after nearly a full season under the same conference umbrella, the first fruits of having the two Virginia schools in the league are apparent, especially to the Orange Bowl. (( /ORANGE BOWL REPRESENTATIVE:))
The Gator Bowl matches the second place teams in the ACC and Big East or Notre Dame. Coaches and Bowls disagree on whether the best teams or best match ups should decide who goes. ((:)) The ACC has made 31 appearances in the Peach Bowl but this will be the 13th year the bowl has matched the SEC and ACC against each other and the ACC leads 7 to 5. ((/PEACH BOWL REPRESENTATIVE:))
Four ACC teams are already bowl eleigible and 10 of the conference's 11 teams still have a shot at the post season. Steve Mason for your WDBJ-7 ACC Connection.))

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Also, this afternoon Ahmad Brooks was named one of three finalists for the Butkus award which goes to the top linebacker in the nation.

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What might be the fastest regular season in history wraps up tomorrow night on Friday Football Extra. Playoff spots and district titles will be on the line from Halifax to Pulaski. Here's the list of games for week 11 - with the home teams on the bottom of each matchup.
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