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Today on News 7, the nationwide search continues for a local girl kidnapped following her parents' murders. We will have the latest in a live report.
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Also we will tell you why state health officials say they can stop testing birds for the West Nile virus.
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Weather details for your weekend from the Virginia Mountains to the Coast. More on that straight ahead.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A new study says one type of diet may help people live longer.
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Local researchers test a popular herbal remedy to see if it does what it claims.
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Plus we'll show you an event that will make classic car lovers green with envy.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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A massive nationwide search is underway for a missing Henry County girl. Authorities believe her disappearance is connected to the murders of her parents.
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The search for Jennifer Renee Short will continue nationwide, but authorities say they are scaling back their efforts in the immediate region.
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Joy Sutton joins us from Henry County with the latest. Joy, do police have any suspects?
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((ROLLCUE: no calls have panned out.))
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Joy adlibs [Take Picture of Jennifer FULL] [Take Picture Phone Number FULL]

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In the wake of Thursday's double murder, friends of the Short family are holding out hope that Jennifer will be found alive.
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At Figsboro Elementary School, the rising fourth grader is described as a popular soft spoken student who made excellent grades. Her teachers have been praying for her safe return.
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Elsewhere in the community flyers are appearing in the windows of many businesses, and signs along U-S 220 are now asking for everyone's prayers.
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Jury selection in the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui (zak-uh-REE'-uhs moo-SOW'-ee) trial is now postponed until next year.
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According to the Justice Department, the trial in Alexandria, Virginia, has been moved to January sixth. Moussaoui is accused of conspiring with the September eleventh hijackers. He is representing himself and had asked the judge for an indefinite postponement to give him more time to prepare his defense. A court-appointed defense team ``on stand-by'' in the case also requested a trial delay. Prosecutors had hoped to begin the trial this fall but the judge said the mounds of evidence were too complex to start so soon.
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President Bush is slated to speak at the annual, national memorial service for fallen firefighters this October.
But the commander-in-chief is facing the distinct possibililty that firefighters may not attend. Members of the the International Association of Fire Fighters say they may boycott because the president withheld more than 5-billion dollars in funding, including 1-hundred million that was earmarked for them and other rescue personel.
The president says firefighters should be angry with Congress for trying to "tie my hands".
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((PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH: THEY SAID, "YOU'VE GOT TO SPEND $5 BILLION OR NONE OF THE $5 BILLION." AND I CHOSE NOT TO SPEND THE $5 BILLION BECAUSE, ONE, WE DIDN'T NEED TO AND, TWO, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THIS COUNTRY TO BE FISCALLY DISCIPLINED AS OUR ECONOMY BEGINS TO RECOVER.))
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Despite his decision, President Bush told reporters today that he does have a "strong committement to not only the firefighters, but the first responders" as well.

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At least 24 people were killed and another 43 are missing in China's second deadly landslide this week.
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A huge wall of mud and rock crashed into 10 villages in the middle of the night on Wednesday near the provincial capital of Yunnan (YOO-en nan). Officials say there is little hope of finding the missing persons alive. On Monday, a landslide in the same region killed 30. Both disasters struck after days of heavy rain ... and there isn't much relief in sight as local weather casters are calling for more downpours today.
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Major league baseball faces another players strike at the end of the month.
Unless owners can reach an agreement with their union, the players will walk out August 30th.
As Jim Acosta reports the main issue is once again, money.
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((BASEBALL FANS ARE STILL PAYING HAND OVER FIST

(nats of guy shuffling cash)


FOR A GAME THAT COULD BE HEADING FOR THE DUGOUT.

(game nats)


AFTER MONTHS OF LABOR TALKS WITH BASEBALL OWNERS -- THE PLAYERS UNION ANNOUNCED A DEADLINE OF AUGUST 30TH -- TO STRIKE A DEAL OR GO ON STRIKE.

SOT: Ford Barral, Baseball Fan Greed is just taking a whole part of

this whole game and its just killing it.

(game nats)


ITS ANOTHER FIGHT OVER MONEY. THE OWNERS WANT TO IMPOSE THEIR OWN LUXURY TAX ON TEAMS WITH SKYROCKETING PAYROLLS - TO SHARE REVENUE WITH LEANER CLUBS. THE PLAYERS ARGUE THAT WOULD PLACE A CAP ON SALARIES - THE SAME ISSUE THAT LED TO THE LAST STRIKE.

SOT: Mark Grace, Arizona Diamondbacks "We don't want to go on strike.

Unfortunately sometimes you're left with no choice."

(LOCATOR: CRAWFORD, TX)


THE PRESIDENT -- WHO ONCE RAN A TEAM OF HIS OWN - WANTS BOTH SIDES TO KEEP WORKING.

SOT: President Bush A lot of fans are going to be furious and Im

one.
STAND-UP: Jim Acosta Reporting The players are prepared to strike knowing exactly what happened the last time. Attendance plummeted at stadiums across the country. The fans were not singing Take me out to the picket line.

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INSTEAD - THEY TURNED TO THE MINOR LEAGUES - WHERE THE PLAYERS MAKE PEANUTS.

(McGuire crack of the bat)


THE FANS CAME BACK - THANKS TO HISTORY-MAKING SEASONS - LIKE THE HOME RUN RACE BETWEEN MCGUIRE AND SOSA. WHAT ABOUT NOW?

SOT: Jason Chiccotelli, Baseball Fan

They think the fans will come back. I wont be.

SOT: Chris Chiccotelli, Baseball Fan

Ill still go to games.

(shot of Fords tickets, 2:14:25)
before the strike?> Yeah
JUST IN CASE BASEBALL RUNS OUT OF TIME TO SAVE THE NATIONAL PASTTIME. JA CBS))

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Coming up next on the newscast, a new study of a popular herbal remedy shows some promising results. We'll have the details. Plus we will hear how eating less may keep you alive longer.
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The need to test birds for the West Nile virus may no longer exist...now that eight more have tested positive in the Roanoke Valley.
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Authorities say five of the birds were found in Roanoke City, two in Roanoke County, and one in Salem.
State health officials say they may end testing for the virus, now that they know it is definitely here.
But, they warn people should still report dead birds to health departments, so the state can keep count.
So far no HUMAN cases of West Nile have been reported in Virginia.
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There's good news for elderly people hoping to stave off one of the most common effects of getting older.. memory loss.
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A study recently completed by two Liberty University researchers shows that an extract of the herb ginkgo biloba (GING-ko bih-LOH-buh) helps enhance cognitive functions.
Doctors Joseph Mix and David Crews studied 262 healthy people over the age of 60.. and found that those taking the extract called "Ginkgold" showed improved memory in 11 of 13 testing areas.
They previously had only tested a small sample of people.
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((DR. JOSEPH MIX/LIBERTY U. PROFESSOR: IF YOU'RE ABLE TO ATTAIN THE SAME RESULTS OR BENEFICIAL RESULTS WITH A LARGER SAMPLE SIZE, SCIENTIFICALLY IT'S A DEMONSTRATED MUCH MORE A RIGOROUS EFFECT AND IT IS MORE RELIABLE.)) ((DR. DAVID CREWS/CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST: I THINK IT SHOULD BE RECEIVED WELL. LIKE I SAID IT WAS A DOUBLE-BLIND PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL, A CLINICAL TRIAL, FOLLOWING GOOD CLINICAL PROCEDURES AND SCIENTIFIC PROCEDURES, SO IT SHOULD BE A VERY BALANCED STUDY THAT PEOPLE CAN REALLY EXAMINE MORE CLOSELY AND HOPEFULLY DO MORE RESEARCH ON THIS TOPIC.))
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The study's results are being published in a national medical journal this week.
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Meanwhile another new study may hold the key to living a longer and healthier life.
As Mallika Marshall tells us, it may not be what you eat, but how MUCH you eat.
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((JAPANESE NATIVE SAYAKA MITSUHASHI DECIDED TO GO ON THE SO- CALLED OKINAWA DIET SEVEN YEARS AGO...

SOT:SAYAKA MITSUHASHI/OKINAWA DIET

I SEE LOTS OF PEOPLE IN OKINAWA WHO ARE VERY HEALTHY AND THEY'RE LIVING LONG, VERY LONG SO I REALLY THINK IT'LL HELP ME TO LIVE LONG AND AT THE SAME TIME HEALTHY.
THE OKINAWA DIET CONSISTS MAINLY OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES, SOY PRODUCTS AND LIMITED AMOUNTS OF MEATS, DAIRY AND FISH, TOTALLING ABOUT 30-PERCENT FEWER CALORIES A DAY THAN CURRENTLY RECOMMENDED BY THE U-S GOVERNMENT.
IN OTHER WORDS, THAT'S ONLY ABOUT 1500 CALORIES A DAY FOR MEN AND 1200 A DAY FOR WOMEN,

THE DIET HAS GENERATED A LOT OF INTEREST BECAUSE NOT ONLY DO OKINAWANS TEND TO LIVE LONGER.. BUT THEY GENERALLY SUFFER FROM FEWER HEALTH PROBLEMS THAN AMERICANS.

SOT: DR. BRAD WILCOX/BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MED CTR

CORONARY HEART DISEASE IS ABOUT 80 PERCENT LOWER IN OKINAWA THAN IN AMERICA, BREAST CANCER IS ABOUT 80 PERCENT LOWER, PROSTATE CANCER ABOUT THE SAME.
RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT ANIMALS WHO ARE PUT ON CALORIE-RESTRICTED DIETS ALSO LIVE LONGER AND HEALTHIER THAN THOSE WHO ARE FED A NORMAL DIET. THAT'S WHY THE GOVERNMENT IS LAUNCHING A NEW 20-MILLION DOLLAR STUDY TO SEE IF CALORIE RESTRICTION HAS THE SAME BENEFITS FOR HUMANS.
STANDUP (B-ROLLED AT END) EXPERTS STILL AREN'T EXACTLY SURE WHY RESTRICTING CALORIES MAY PROLONG LIFE.. ONE THEORY IS THAT WHEN THE BODY CONSUMES FEWER CALORIES, IT HAS TO USE THEM MORE WISELY. INVESTING THEM IN ACTS OF SELF-PRESERVATION RATHER THAN THOSE THAT PRODUCE TOXINS THAT COULD POTENTIALLY CAUSE DISEASE.
DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS.))


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Coming up next on the newscast, Robin will have our weekend forecast,
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Plus we will see if the major stock markets were able to close the week on the rise.
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Authorities are now holding a news conference on the disappearance of nine year old Jennifer Short, and the shooting deaths of her parents.
We're joining it now in progress.
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If you have any information on this case
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you are asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's office at 276-638-8751 .. or 9-1-1.
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