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Many kids have done it- written something on the sidewalk, but it landed some local children in court today.
Details coming up.
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Plus just what has all this rain done for the reservoir levels? We'll find out. [Weather-Head]
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Lots of moisture today and it won't clear out until a cold front sweeps through late tomorrow. Forecast details ahead.

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On health check -- Actor Michael J. Fox is in Washington today asking for funding for Parkinson's research.
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And new high tech smart labels in the grocery store reveal more information about the freshness of food.
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A road just repaired is washed out again- a makeshift dam is also broken-
as more rain plagues an already flooded North Carolina.
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Just what Eastern North Carolina doesn't need is more rain but that's exactly what it is getting.
Ericka Lewis has more from one of the hardest hit areas- Goldsboro- North Carolina.
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Carvins Cove is on the rise again. The latest rains have pushed the water level at Roanoke's reservoir to 22- point- eight feet below the spillway.
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Normally at this time of year, the water level is about 15 feet below full pond.
So even though the situation has improved dramatically in last few weeks, Utilities Director Kit Kiser says we're not out of the woods yet.
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((KIT KISER/ROANOKE UTILITIES DIRECTOR: WE'VE STILL GOT ANOTHER MONTH TO KEEP THOSE RESTRICTIONS ON AND TRY TO GET BACK TO NORMAL. AND I THINK WE'LL MAKE IT.))
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This morning, Catawba Creek was up... and water was flowing into one of the tunnels that feeds Carvins Cove.
Since tropical storm Dennis blew through the region early this month, the ground has become saturated and more run- off is reaching the Cove.
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Mandatory water restrictions will remain in effect until the water level rises to at least eighteen feet below the spillway.
And city officials are encouraging their water customers to continue their conservation efforts.

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On a statewide level, the drought was about 15 months in the making... so a few weeks of rain hasn't completely solved the problem.
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NEWS 7 caught up with Virginia's Agriculture Commissioner at the State Fair in Richmond.
A steady rain has been falling much of the day there.
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((CARLTON COURTER/VIRGINIA AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER: BUT OUR WORST HIT AREA WAS IN THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA AREA. AND UPPER SHENANDOAH VALLEY, WHICH HAS GOTTEN SOME HELP OUT OF BOTH OF THESE STORMS. BUT IN THE HALF AN INCH, INCH, OR TWO RANGE. AND THE PASTURES ARE BACK GREEN. THERE'S A CHANCE TO MAKE SOME HAY. THE CREEKS AND THE STREAMS, FARMERS ARE TELLING ME, ARE BACK TO RUNNING TO WATER LIVESTOCK. IN TERMS OF VERY SEVERE CONDITIONS, IT'S OVER.))
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Courter says a winter of regular rain will really be necessary to bring water tables back up to healthy levels throughout the state.
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Up next on the newscast, some street vandalism lands some young people in trouble.
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and a husband and wife from Salem are sentenced for charges of criminal neglect. Earlier in the year authorities found 57 cats in their house.
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On Health Check, a television sit-com star tells Congress, Parkinson's Disease is nothing to laugh at.
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We'll have that and more. Stay with us.
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The couple who hoarded cats in their Salem home has been ordered to perform community service work at the S-P-C-A.

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Michael and Cheryl Boyd will also undergo evaluation for what the judge thinks is obsessive- compulsive disorder.


Judge Vince Lilly found the Boyds guilty of criminal neglect, fined them and ordered them to spend four weekends in jail.
The couple had 57 cats- -57 that were still alive....
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((WE FOUND TWO DEAD KITTENS THAT HAD BEEN DEAD UNDER THE COUCH FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND THEY WERE COMPLETELY DRIED UP, COULD NOT EVEN PULL THEM UP OFF THE FLOOR, NO TELLING HOW LONG THEY HAD BEEN THERE. WE ENDED UP WITH A TOTAL OF 23 CATS OUT OF THE FREEZER AND TWO CATS UNDER THE COUCH.)) ((I TRIED TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. I TOOK THEM TO VETS. I SPENT THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, TAKING CARE OF THEM. ))
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The Boyd's had been allowed to keep three cats, but Judge Lilly gave the couple two weeks to get rid of them, and ordered the Boyds not to possess any domestic animal for the next two years.
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11-year- old Danielle (KA-pul-zin-ski) Kapalczynski says she was "just being a kid" when she scrawled her name across a sidewalk on Wasena Avenue in Roanoke.
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But it got her and two other kids into some trouble.
The three were in court this morning on misdemeanor charges of unlawful destruction of city property.
The judge took the cases under advisement, saying the defendants should be examples to others.
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((DANIELLE KAPALCZYNSKI:I'M TRYING NOT TO HAVE-- WELL, IF I SEE SOMEONE DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT I'LL TRY TO TALK TO THEM. BUT I CAN'T MAKE ANYBODY DO ANYTHING.))
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They'll likely have to make restitution of about three- thousand dollars if the city decides to re- pave the sidewalk.
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((ERIC BRANSCOM/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE FOR PARTICULARLY, FOR THE AGE THAT THEY ARE. THEY'RE ALL VERY YOUNG AND PARTICULARLY, WITH THE YOUNG LADY THIS MORNING, IT DOESN'T APPEAR THERE HAVE BEEN PRIOR PROBLEMS.))
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But there were at least two SUBSEQUENT incidents involving property damage by the two MALE co- defendants.
Judge Joseph Bounds ordered social history reports be done on both boys.
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A Califoria high school teacher is losing his job because HE wants to be a SHE.
As Manuel Gallegus reports, the teacher is now fighting to keep his job.
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(( A high school teacher who's taught journalism for eight years as a
man... is fighting to keep that job... only now as a woman. Dana Lee Rivers:
"My teaching ability is not going to be impaired, it's going to be
enhanced when I can be truly, truly who I am."

David Warfield is now legally Dana Lee Rivers. But the popular teacher at
Center High School in Antelope, California is doing more than changing his name -- he's changing his gender. Rivers is currently undergoing
hormone treatments... to prepare for a sex-change operation. Dana Lee Rivers:
"This is who I am. It's that simple. It's who I've always been."
However, Rivers' decision is not sitting well with local school officials... who have so far suspended him with pay.
A conservative group representing parents is going a step further-- pushing to get him fired.
Brad Dacus, Pacific Justice Institute:
"How a teacher feels he has a woman inside of him and the reason why he feels that way.. that is not a part of the curriculum."
But many students remain supportive.

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She had so much bottled up inside of her and she was hiding so much
that now she can let it all out and be her whole person.
Rivers has filed a complaint with the California state labor
commissioner... asking for his job back. In the meantime, loyal
students are wondering if he'll ever be back in their classroom.
Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, .... CA))

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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will tell us about a national restaurant chain that has its heart in the right place.
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The American Heart Association has teamed up with a national food chain to promote healthy hearts and proper diet.

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Patrick Evans joins us from a local Subway Store to tell us more about this unique partnership, and also about the upcoming Heartwalk.
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Coming up in Sports, Virginia Tech checks in on this week's match up with the cavaliers.
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Next on health check -- a new label can tell you when your meat has gone bad
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Plus eye doctors are sending a back to school message to parents and children.
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((DR. THOMAS PUSATERI/OPHTHALMOLOGIST: THERE ARE SEVERAL SCHOOL-RELATED PROBLEMS THAT CAN CAUSE EYE STRAIN AND INJURY.))
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Michael J. Fox gave a Senate panel powerful testimony about the ravages of Parkinson's disease today as he called on the Federal government to spend more money to try and find a cure.
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Fox, who suffers from the disease was unable to hold still as he spoke because his medication hadn't taken effect.
He says he's still able to live a full life right now, but in time that will change.
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((MICHAEL J. FOX/ACTOR: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EXHAUSTION WILL BECOME MORE AND MORE OF A FACTOR AS WILL INCREASED RIGIDITY, TREMOR, AND DYSKINESIA. I CAN EXPECT IN MY FORTIES TO FACE CHALLENGES MOST WON'T EXPECT UNTIL THEIR SEVENTIES, OR EIGHTIES, IF EVER. BUT WITH YOUR HELP, IF WE ALL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO ERADICATE THIS DISEASE, IN MY FIFTIES I'LL BE DANCING AT MY CHILDREN'S WEDDINGS.))
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Fox says he's shocked and frustrated over the amount of federal funding going to research for Parkinson's disease.
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Meantime, the University of Virginia Health System is the recipient of a new award for a Parkinson's research center. UVA is one of eight universities to receive the grant today from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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A new type of label could take the guess work out of selecting fresh meat at the grocery store.
While most packages of meat have dates on them, that doesn't always tell the whole story.
So a few supermarkets across the country are trying a new approach.
Herb Weisbaum has more.
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(NATSOC) When it comes to fresh fish... this is state of the art. At the

this Thrifty Foods store near Seattle... each package gets its own freshness tag.

(NATSOC) Its called a Vitsab tag... and its activated when the fish is

wrapped. From then on it does what no ordinary label can do... it keeps track of time... and monitors the temperature... to make sure the fish is stored and displayed safely.
Super: Kevin Weatherill/Brown & Cole Stores FRESHNESS DATE DOESNT TELL YOU IF YOUR REFRIGERATION HAS BROKEN DOWN. DOESNT TELL YOU IF THE PRODUCT HAS BEEN HELD OUT OF REFRIGERATION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. But the Vitsab tag does show you that. When the green circle turns solid yellow... shoppers have a visual warning to avoid that package.

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At this supermarket in Minneapolis theyre trying another type of freshness tag in the meat department... on the ground hamburger. Cub Food stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul are the first in the country to use the new 3M Monitor Mark. Like the other smart tags, the Monitor Mark is made from temperature sensitive material... that changes color... over time. In this case, from off-white to black. When the center line is darker than the circle... you know theres a problem.
Dr. Ted Labuza, a professor of Food Science at the University of
Minnesota, developed the Monitor Mark. And he says it does a good job of

mimicking whats happening to the meat.

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THE COLOR CHANGE IN THE TAG GOES ON AT THE SAME RATE THAT THE BACTERIA THAT SPOIL THE PRODUCT GO ON. SO AT A LOW TEMPERATURE, THE BACTERIA ARE GROWING VERY SLOWLY, SO THE TAG CHANCES VERY SLOWLY. STANDUP BRIDGE THE MONITOR MARK GOES ON THE PACKAGE AT THE PROCESSING PLANT, ENSURING THAT THE MEAT FRESH WHEN IT ARRIVES AT THE SUPERMARKET AND THAT IT'S FRESH WHEN IT GOES INTO THE COOLER.


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Students these days aren't squinting at the blackboard as much -- but that's because they're straining their eyes on computer screens.
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Along with sports related injuries and UV damage from the sun -- the glare of computer screens is a leading factor in school related eye injuries.
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((DR. THOMAS PUSATERI/OPHTHALMOLOGIST: CHILDREN, JUST LIKE ADULTS HAVE EYE STRAIN AND HEADACHES AND THEY CAN STARE AT A COMPUTER SCREEN FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME WITHOUT TAKING A BREAK, FORTUNATELY WE HAVE AN ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING THAT CAN REDUCE THE GLARE OFF THE SCREEN.))
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Photochromic lenses that change from clear to dark and polycarbonate lenses which are shatterproof are also recommended for children's glasses. 90-percent of sports eye injuries can be prevented if children wear the correct protective eye wear. And new material in variable tint allows light transition in about 30 seconds.
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Today in Sports, we start off with the Wahoos versus the Hokies.
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Good afternoon folks - the two minute ticker is rolling in Blacksburg today.
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The seventh ranked Virginia Tech Hokies held their weekly media day this morning. And Steve Mason is in Blacksburg with more on how unbeaten Tech is gearing up for its Saturday date with the Wahoos.
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In one other foootball note for you this afternoon, as if the Pittsburgh Steelers weren't feeling bad enough after their sorry showing against Seattle on Sunday.
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Early this morning rookie running back Amos Zereoue, the formerr West Virginia great, was arrested and charged with drunken driving.
Zereoue failed the field sobriety test and was released into the custody of backup quarterback Pete Gonzalez.
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More of today's sports hapening's for you tonight on News 7 at six including a ticket update for this weekend's racing festivities at Martinsville.
Have a good night everybody. [go to break]

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A dentist has a fish tale that may be hard to prove.
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Dr. Edmond Hanley's most recent patient was a fish.
It is a golden puffer who was starving to death because it's teeth were too long.
An aquarium told the owner to get the teeth filed down.
But that is easier said than done. They finally found Hanley and convinced him to take on the procedure.
He used the same kind of drill he would use on a human patient's.
The whole thing only took about 10 minutes. Now the puffer is doing fine. The owners were so grateful, they even named him Edmond after the dentist.
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