[7-Missing-Girl]

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A tragic ending to the search for a missing Nelson County girl.
After days of searching, rescuers found the body of eight year old Jackie Holden last night.
Kate Weidaw has the details.
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[SUPER=01-Gary Brantley/Nelson Co. Sheriff; :00]
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[7-Marijuana-Growing]


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Five people are behind bars after pleading guilty to marijuana growing in a Roanoke federal court.
Electric bills and thermal imaging led police to the marijuana growing conspiracy.
Authorities said the scheme involved the use of high-powered lights inside innocent-looking suburban neighborhood homes where the plants were cultivated.
The five people will be sentenced in May.

[7-E-City-Council]


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Roanoke city officials hope a new environmental policy will help the city clean up its act.
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Following the discovery of hazardous waste buried at the Public Works Service Center, the city has agreed to fines, community service and a clean-up that will cost at least two million dollars.
City Manager Darlene Burcham says every city employee will be trained and monitored, and required to adhere to the new policy.
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[IN Q=I come from a background]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I COME FROM A BACKGROUND WHERE THERE IS A VERY STRONG ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT, WHERE CITIZENS REALLY WANT TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT. AND I BELIEVE THAT'S A PART OF THE RICHNESS OF THIS COMMUNITY AND WE HAVE TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager]
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[OUT Q=protect the environment.]
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Yesterday, city council also approved funding for new wells to supplement the city's supply of drinking water.
Yesterday morning, Carvins Cove was at 10 feet below the spillway. The city's main reservoir hasn't been that high since September of 1998.
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[7Weather]


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Here's a look at your Wednesday forecast.
Mostly cloudy today with light winds.
Highs in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Tonight, variable cloudiness with lows in the low 40s.
The extended forecast...

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Searchers in Nelson County have found the body of Jackie Holden.
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The 8 year old had been missing since Sunday after she reportedly wandered away from her home.
Three family dogs were still watching over her.
Hundreds had been searching for her.
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[SUPER=01-Ray Uttaro/Nelson Co. EMS Coordinator;]
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Nelson County Sheriff Gary Brantley said no foul play is suspected but officials are awaiting the results of the autospy.
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[45-Bush]


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Former PRESIDENT Bush will speak in Salem this morning.
He's campaigning on behalf of his son.
Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode will appear with Bush.
Goode endorsed George W. Bush earlier this week.
Virginia's Republican presidential primary is next Tuesday.

[45-E-Gilmore-Textiles]


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Governor has a different relief plan in mind for laid off workers.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I WANT TO RESTORE IN THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA FAITH THAT TOMORROW IS GONNA BRING THE DAWN OF A BETTER DAY.))
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Gilmore's plan is similar to previous Southside relief bills he opposed in Richmond-- but this plan would increase jobless benefits for workers statewide.
But a laid off Tultex worker says she's disappointed it has NO health insurance coverage.
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((ROBIN HAIRSTON/LAID OFF WORKER: THE BUS TRIPS UP HERE, THEY WERE REALLY FOCUSING ON THE INSURANCE, AND IT'S KIND OF SLAP IN THE FACE WHEN NOTHING IS REALLY MENTIONED ABOUT THAT.))
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[OUT Q=about that.]
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The Governor's bill would provide emergency relief, retroactive to November 28th.
It now competes with other legislative plans in Richmond.

[45-S-Henry-Jobs]


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Meantime, the Governor also announced yesterday more jobs are coming to Henry County.
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Nautica -- a high end clothing company -- will hire 375 workers at a distribution center in Henry County.
And it came out that it was a Nautica vice-president seeing an article about the Tultex bankruptcy that gave the company the idea.
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((SID CLOWER: IN SPITE OF ALL THE ADVERTISING AND EVERYTHING THAT'S BEEN DONE, I MEAN, OUR SITUATION'S GOTTEN PUBLICITY ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY THAT ARTICLE THAT MR. FINK SAW.))
[SUPER=01-Sid Clower/Henry Co. Administrator]
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Nautica says it will be hiring its first wave of workers in the next two to four weeks.
It should be shipping its first blue jeans through Henry County by April.

[45Weather]


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Turning your attention now to the forecast...
Mostly cloudy skies today with warm afternoon highs near 60.
Variable cloudiness overnight with lows in the lower 40s.
Looking ahead to the next five days...rain likely on Thursday...with highs staying in the 50s and 60s through the weekend.
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Searchers in Nelson County have found the body of Jackie Holden.
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[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


The 8 year old had been missing since Sunday after she reportedly wandered away from her home.
Three family dogs were still watching over her.
Hundreds had been searching for her for three days.
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[SUPER=01-Ray Uttaro/Nelson Co. EMS Coordinator;]
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Nelson County Sheriff Gary Brantley said no foul play is suspected but officials are awaiting the results of the autospy.
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[8-E-Cafeteria-Workers]


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The recent winter weather has many of Roanoke City's school cafeteria workers concerned.
They say they have not received a full paycheck since December.
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Several cafeteria workers say they're paid by the hour - so they're left out in the cold on snow days and holidays.
Last night - they asked Roanoke's school board to improve their pay and benefits - and give them contracts.
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Superintendent Wayne Harris says officials are considering the possibility of restructuring how these employees are paid, and says he's confident the school system WILL address their concerns.

[8-S-Winning-Team]


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State police are investigating an alleged pyramid scheme that some Danville residents say the city's police department is involved in.
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Chief Neal Morris says because of these allegations he requested State Police help in the investigation.
Morris told News 7 he made that decision to protect the integrity of the investigation and dispel any rumors.
State Police will investigate police officers and their family members.
Authorities say the program is illegal because participants are asked to give two-thousand dollars - and expect 16-thousand dollars in return.
The winning team program has captivated much of Danville and Pittsylvania County for weeks.
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[8-E-Disaster-Relief]


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A Danville volunteer group is collecting disaster relief items to lend a helping hand to tornado victims in Camilla, Georgia.
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They're known as "God's Pit Crew," and they're asking people to donate water, canned food and other basic needs.
The group will travel to Georgia with the supplies this Friday.
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((RANDY JOHNSON/VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION PRES.: THIS ORGANIZATION IS ONLY 20 PEOPLE BUT IT WILL GROW AND WHEN WE GO IT'S THE WHOLE COMMUNITY SO WE SHOULD BE PROUD.))
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[Take Pinnacle Page]
If you would like to donate, you can call: 804 822-0053 or stop by the River Oak Church of God in Danville.
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[8Weather]


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Let's take one more look at the mid- week forecast...
Mostly cloudy today with a slight breeze.
Highs around 60.
Variable cloudiness overnight, with lows falling into the 40s.
Looking ahead to the next five days...rain likely on Thursday...with highs staying in the 50s and 60s through the weekend.
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