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People from as far away as Missouri have called in about a missing Henry County girl but authorities say they are no closer to finding Jennifer Short.
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We'll have two live stories tonight on her abduction and the murders of her parents.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - Matt Schaub talks about leading the Cavs, qualifying is delayed in Michigan, Martinsville is in the FFE preseason spotlight.
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and Tiger is making a move during round number two of the PGA championship.
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The weekend looks humid with a chance of showers. We will check the local and beach forecasts in just a few minutes.
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News 7 is next.
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The nation-wide search for this missing nine year old Henry County girl continues.
Authorities believe whoever abducted the child also murdered her parents.
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[ANCHOR=SHannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith is off tonight.

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Nine year old Jennifer Renee Short has been missing since Thursday morning.
Authorities are still looking for any clues that could lead to her abductor and her parents' killer.
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We begin our coverage tonight with Joy Sutton who is in Henry County.
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The Henry County Sheriff's Office says it has received few promising leads from the public .. about Short's disappearance.
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Authorities say they have received a few calls locally and nationally, including two from as far away as Missouri. Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell says any bit of information can help investigators put the puzzle together.
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If you have any information about Jennifer's disappearance, you are asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's Department or 9-1-1.
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Roanoke police believe they have solved several recent church burglaries, and they're checking to see if the same suspect may be responsible for similar cases in recent weeks.
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40 year old Steven Eugene Davis is now charged with four church break-ins in the last month .. the ones at Forest Park Baptist, Trinity Missionary Baptist, St. John's Episcopal and Bethany Christian, all in Roanoke.
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Items taken in those burglaries and others include food, electronic equipment, and petty cash. Davis is jailed without bond.

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The state says there's no need to continue testing birds for West Nile... but that doesn't mean the danger is over.
Details next on News 7 at Six.
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It's touted as a memory enhancer... but does it work?
Some local researchers have an answer.
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[West-Nile]


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The results are unmistakable, so the need to test any more dead birds for the West Nile virus may no longer exist. [***WEST NILE MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
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Myranda Stephens joins us now with more.
Shannon, officials say there's no doubt about it...
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West Nile is definitely making its way through Virginia...and across our area.
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Regional health officials say eight more birds have tested positive in the Roanoke Valley, alone.
Five of the birds were found in Roanoke City, two in Roanoke County, and one in Salem.
Some areas in the state, including Richmond and Arlington County, are putting more emphasis on controlling the population of mosquitos, which spread the virus.
In our district, nine mosquito traps have been set up in various locations, but, so far, no results have been positive.
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State health officials say they may end testing birds for the virus, now that they know West Nile is definitely here.
But, they warn people should still report dead birds to health departments, so the state can keep count.
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So far no HUMAN cases of West Nile have been reported in Virginia.
Shannon?

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A North Carolina man is in jail after allegedly traveling to Bedford County yesterday to have sex with an underaged girl.
Sheriff's authorities say 42-year-old Paul Eric Daniel of Cary, North Carolina was arrested in the New London area of the county last night.
Daniel had been communicating over the Internet with an undercover officer posing as a 13-year-old girl.
He's being held without bond.

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A woman will spend 30-years in prison for the murder of a Roanoke man vacationing in Myrtle Beach.
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Fifty-year-old John Milton Bird of Roanoke was found beaten and stabbed to death at a motel in September 2000.
Yesterday, Amanda Rankin entered an Alford plea to charges of voluntary manslaughter and strong-arm robbery.
An Alford plea does not admit guilt, but acknowledges the existence of enough evidence for a conviction.
Rankin's husband, Jeremy Shaw, and Douglas Hooper entered pleas for their role in the robbery and killing.
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[Stocks]


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Stocks wrapped up a volatile session with a mixed close. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 40 points.
NASDAQ gained 16.
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A new study by two Liberty University researchers has confirmed what many elderly people had been hoping was true.. that the herb ginkgo biloba (GING-ko bih-LOH-buh) DOES help improve their memory.
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Doctors Joseph Mix and David Crews studied 262 healthy people over the age of 60 and found that those taking the extract "Ginkgold" showed memory improvement in 11 of 13 testing areas.
They say it's possible that ginkgo could help offset the effects of Alzheimer's disease.
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((DR. JOSEPH MIX/LIBERTY U. PROFESSOR: WE WONDERED DOES THIS REALLY, DOES IT HAVE ANY EFFECT ON HEALTHY PERSONS THAT ARE ALREADY FUNCTIONING AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL AND INDEED WE FOUND THAT THERE WAS SOME BENEFIT. WHETHER OR NOT YOU CAN EXTRAPOLATE THE RESULTS TO ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS, I WOULD SUSPECT YOU PROBABLY COULD BUT MORE WORK WOULD NEED TO BE DONE.))

((DR. DAVID CREWS/CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST: PEOPLE MIDDLE-AGED AND OLDER ARE LOOKING FOR ANYTHING THAT CAN ENHANCE COGNITIVE PROCESSES, BECAUSE PEOPLE TEND TO NOTICE A DECLINE IN THEIR MEMORY PROCESSES AS THEY AGE, SO ANYTHING THAT MIGHT ENHANCE MEMORY, THEY ARE ALL FOR.))
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The study is being published this week in a national medical publication.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the big leagues set a strike date, the Martinsville Bulldogs are gearing up for the season. NASCAR qualifying is delayed.
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And Steve Mason checks in from UVa with the Cavs number 7 - Matt Schaub.
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Major League Baseball moved another step closer to a work stoppage today as the players' union set a strike date of August 30th - two weeks from today.
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The decision was made this afternoon in New York, and the owners responded by saying they are disappointed. While there is a chance something can be done before the strike date, the odds are not good. There have been eight work stoppages since 1972. The last strike began August 12th, 1994 and lasted 232 days, wiping out the World Series for the first time in 90 years. It took a federal judge to end that mess.
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NASCAR's finest drivers are in Brooklyn, Michigan for this weekend's Busch -Winston Cup doubleheader. So, far today, Mother Nature is on the pole.
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Rain and thunderstorms all morning at Michigan International Speedway forced NASCAR to alter all of today's schedule.

It rained until just before noon today forcing the Winston Cup cars to wait until three to practice. Two-lap qualifying for Sunday's Pepsi 400 probably won't start until 6:30 with 44 cars competing for 43 spots.
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Tonight the Martinsville Bulldogs are in the FFE spotlight as Taylor Edwards and company get set for the 2002 season.
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The Bulldogs lost 18 starters off of last year's 9 and 2 playoff team. Edwards hopes this year's team can be more efficient on offense, and it all starts up front.
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Edwards says this year's version of the 'Dogs might not be as talented as the last couple, but the players' work ethic has been unmatched.
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UVa opens the season this coming Thursday night against Colorado State. Tonight, Steve Mason talks with the Cavaliers' offensive leader.
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((Now that Bryson Spinner is gone and attempting to enroll at Richmond, the quarterback job belongs to Matt Schaub and he has made sure to embrace his new role. ((:))
In the heated competition for starting jobs in big time division one football, Schaub is able to chill out for many reasons. He has a calm demeanor, he's confident and he has the undying support of his coach Al Groh, even when his QB makes bad decisions. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Schaub's take charge attitude is rubbing off on his teammates, who, in the midst of a UVa youth movement, are excited to have an experienced leader. ((:))
Schaub will be tested Next Thursday against a Colorado Sate team that won the New Orleans Bowl and finished the season 7 and 5.))

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Round two of the PGA Championship at the Hazeltime National golf club in Chaska, Minnesota.

A handful of golfers are tied for the lead right now at six under par including Justin Leonard and Mark Calcavecchia.


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Tiger Woods is still on the course and right in the think of things. Tigers is on the back nine and thanks to birdies like this one - he is now at FOUR under par. The cut is projected to be at plus four.
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Remember the final two rounds are right here on Your Hometown Station tomorrow and Sunday.


[New-Bridge]


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There's a special going away party in Radford this weekend ...and everyone in the community is invited.
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The Pulaski and Radford Chambers of Commerce is hosting a Farewell Memorial Bridge party this Sunday to give residents the chance to say goodbye to the old bridge, before it's torn down.
The bridge was built in 1949 and connects the city of Radford to Pulaski County.
It will be replaced by two new bridges, one of which opened last Friday.
Organizers say the Memorial Bridge did more than connect towns, it connected people.
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The Farewell party is scheduled from four to nine-p-m this Sunday on the bridge.
By the way, the event is free.
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[Recap]


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Here is the latest information on the disappearance of Jennifer short, and the shooting deaths of her parents.
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These are the latest known recorded pictures of Jennifer before she was abducted sometime early Thursday morning. They were taken at a convenience store not far from where she lived. Authorities say autopsy results confirm that both her parents died from gunshot wounds to the head. As the investigation continues around the home, the search for Jennifer continues. But despite nationwide publicity, only a few possible leads have been called into Henry County.
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We will stay with the story tonight and provide special reports if there are new developments. And we will provide a c omplete report of the latest information on News 7 at 11.