[1-Henry-Murder]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=02-32 TC 38:16]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']


Welcome to News 7 Mornin'. I'm Kimberly McBroom.
[SS=Jennifer Short]

Authorities will resume a full search today for nine year old Jennifer Renee Short. (+++++++) [TAKE JENNIFER FS] Authorities says they are quite certain the Henry County girl was kidnapped .. and that her abduction
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[TAKE FAMILY FS] is connected with the shooting deaths of her parents, whose bodies were found in the family's Oak Level home yesterday morning.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim /Justin Microwave;]


Justin McLeod is in Henry County this morning with an update. Justin?
[LIVE=Justin /FULL]
[SUPER=@Justin1]
[SUPER=05-Henry Co.]


((ROLLCUE:...whereabouts of nine year old Jennifer Renee Short ))
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[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :00]
[SUPER=01-Clyde Goad/Nearby Resident; :13]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :20]
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department; :29]
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[OUT Q=desperate it becomes.]



[LIVE=Justin /FULL]
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim /Justin Microwave;]



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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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If you have any information on this case, of even if you just know the Short family,
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[TAKE HENRY CO. SHERIFF FS] you are asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's office at 276-638-8751 or call 9-1-1.
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[11River-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=mor]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC35:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke police say a woman was pulled from the Roanoke River after she jumped off a bridge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police say the woman leaped from the Walnut Avenue bridge just after 10 o-clock last night.
Firefighters managed to find her and get her out of the water a few minutes after they arrived.
The woman was taken to the hospital.
No word yet on her condition.
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[11West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC1:16:26]
[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]


The spread of the West Nile virus is prompting more horse owners to take action against mosquito borne illnesses.


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[VO-NAT - :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

There are a variety of illnesses that can injure or kill horses, but the vaccine for West Nile has not been routinely administered in our region. Now, as infected birds are found, veterinarians say horse owners are starting to realize the need to vaccinate their stock against West Nile.
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[SOT - 12:10:47]
[IN Q=People are saying...]

((DR. WALLY PALMER/VIRGINIA TECH VETERINARIAN; PEOPLE ARE SAYING OK, I'VE HELD OUT, NOW WE'RE SEEING SOME BIRDS IN ROANOKE, SOUTH VIRGINIA, AND THE TIDEWATER REGION. NO HORSES YET, BUT IT'S A CHEAP VACCINE. I'M GOING TO VACCINATE MY HORSES.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Wally Palmer/Virginia Tech Veterinarian;]
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[OUT Q=going to vaccinate my horses.]
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[VO-NAT - :07+]

The equine West Nile vaccine has been partially approved, but still needs more testing to measure its effectiveness.
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[Mexico-Floods]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


At least 14 people have died after a dam broke and another overflowed-- sending flood waters rushing through towns in central Mexico.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Luis Potosi, Mexico;]


17- other people are still missing. State and federal emergency workers are searching for those people, and setting up shelters for the thousands that were forced to leave their homes.
Officials say tropical fronts and high humidity caused flooding rains in much of the country.
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[Attacks-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some 600 people who lost loved ones on September 11th are suing for 100- TRILLION dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


They want the money from Saudi royalty, banks, charities, and the Sudanese government.
Families say the institutions financed Osama bin Laden's network and the terrorist attacks on America. The defendants are charged with racketeering, wrongful death, negligence, and conspiracy.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Dell Computer is reporting a second-quarter profit that was in line with expectations. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
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((ENCOURAGING NEWS FROM A TECH GIANT COULD GIVE A BOOST TO THE STOCK MARKET.

(GR)

AFTER THE CLOSING BELL,

(GR)

DELL COMPUTER POSTED PROFITS OF 19-CENTS A SHARE... RIGHT IN LINE WITH ESTIMATES.... SALES WERE SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN EXPECTED... AND DELL WAS UPBEAT ABOUT ITS SALES AND PROFIT OUTLOOK FOR THE THIRD QTR.

(OC)

THE MARKET ENDED A YO-YO SESSION ON AN UP NOTE.

(GR)

THE DOW RALLIED 74 POINTS

(GR)

WHILE THE NASDAQ ADDED 10

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Mortgage rates hit record lows for a second straight week,

(GR)

Freddie Mac SAYS THE RATE FOR A 30 YEAR MORTGAGE AVERAGES 6.22 PERCENT THIS WEEK, THAT'S DOWN FROM 6.31 PERCENT LAST WEEK.

(GR)

BOEING IS FLYING HIGH.. THE AIRCRAFT MAKER RECEIVED A NEALRY 10 BLN DOLLAR,FIVE YEAR CONTRACT TO BUILD ANOTHER 60 C-17 TRANSPORTS FOR THE U-S AIR FORCE.

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AT DELTA TWO BAGS ARE OK, BUT A THIRD AND YOUR GONNA PAY. BEGINNING TODAY, IF YOU CHECK A THIRD BAD ON A DELTA FLIGHT YOU'LL BE CHARGED 40 DOLLARS. YOU CAN STILL CHECK TWO BAGS AND A CARRY ON BAG, AS LONG AS IT FITS IN THE OVERHEAD BIN FOR NO CHARGE. DELTA SAYS SINCE SEPT 11 DELTA CUSTOMERS ARE CHECKING ON AVERAGE 20 PERCENT MORE BAGS.

(GR)

TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ...

(OC)

AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NY.))




(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC1:36:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A petition effort is underway in Radford to save a downtown postal location.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

City officials were notified by the U-S Postal Service that this postal contract station will be closed September 14th because it's not making money. The location was opened in 19-99 after a new full service postal facility opened on the West end of town. Mayor Tom Starnes says the city was told that a downtown office would be maintained. He says its vital to area businesses because it draws customers to the area. A petition supporting the idea is at the contract station.
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[Med-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, studies show there could be a link between a high calorie and fat diet and Alzheimer's.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[IN Q=the food and drug]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]



((THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WANTS THE MAKERS OF A POPULAR DIETARY SUPPLEMENT TO UNDERGO A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. THE F-D-A SAYS METABOLIFE INTERNATIONAL DELAYED TURNING OVER 13-THOUSAND HEALTH COMPLAINTS FROM ITS CONSUMERS ABOUT EPHEDRA. THE HERBAL STIMULANT HAS BEEN LINKED TO DOZENS OF DEATHS. METABOLIFE SAYS EPHEDRA IS NOT DANGEROUS WHEN TAKEN AS DIRECTED.
THE WEST NILE VIRUS HAS NOW MOVED HAS FAR WEST AS COLORADO. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY FOUR ANIMALS IN THAT STATE HAVE THE DISEASE. MEANWHILE NEW YORK, WHICH HAD THE FIRST U-S CASES OF WEST NILE THREE YEARS AGO, HAS ITS FIRST HUMAN CASE OF 2002. THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAYS 160 PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION HAVE BEEN INFECTED THIS YEAR.
A DIET HIGH IN CALORIES AND FAT MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. A NEW STUDY, IN THIS MONTH'S ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY, FINDS THAT PEOPLE ALREADY SUSCEPTIBLE TO ALZHEIMER'S DOUBLE THEIR CHANCES OF DEVELOPING THE MIND ROBBING DISEASE BY EATING AN UNHEALTHY DIET. SOME RESEARCHERS BELIEVE CONSUMING LESS CALORIES CAN CURB NERVE CELL DEATH IN THE BRAIN.
AND THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

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[11Dominion-Union]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC13:22]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


The 13 day strike against Dominion Virginia Power is over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Wednesday]


The company and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers signed a tentative agreement late yesterday afternoon.
The new contract includes a 15 percent raise over the next five years as well as better early retirement and health care benefits.
The 37-hundred striking workers will return to their jobs over the next few days.
They'll also have to ratify the contract.
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[11Us-Airways]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=US Airways Restructuring]


Roanoke and Lynchburg appear to be safe in U-S Airways' restructuring plan.
The airline says just one of the 204 cities it services will lose service.
Saginaw, Michigan, is the unlucky place.
The airline says one of its U-S Airways Express carriers has decided to drop its run between Saginaw and Pittsburgh.
Otherwise, U-S Airways says its restructuring plan will allow for continued service to its 203 other cities.

[China-Landslide]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A landslide has left 67 people dead in China-- it's the second deadly landslide in the area this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yunnan Province, China;]


On Wednesday, a huge wall of mud and rock came crashing down on 10 villages.
The disaster struck at four in the morning, giving villagers little chance to escape.
More than 600 homes were destroyed.
Tents have been set up for those who have been left homeless.
The landslide hit after days of heavy rain.
More downpours are likely today.
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[11Spike-Strips]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC1:58:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Imagine being caught up in a high speed police chase and not being able to drive away. It happened to a local woman in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

Drema O'Dell says sirens quickly pulled up behind her Tuesday afternoon on Route-11. State Police were pursuing a stolen car from Interstate-81, down Draper Mountain, through downtown Pulaski.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Spike Strips - - shown here at a demonstration in Roanoke - - were put down to stop the suspect. He swerved and avoided them - O'Dell and others wound up with flat tires.
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[IN Q=I DON'T]

((DREMA O'DELL/MOTORIST; I DON'T WANT IN ANYWAY TO REFLECT THAT I PUT THE POLICEMAN DOWN FOR DOING THEIR JOBS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SITUATION WAS THAT CAUSED THEM TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS CHASE BUT FOR ME ITS SOMETHING I DON'T EVER WANT TO HAPPEN TO ME AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Drema O'Dell/Motorist;]
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[OUT Q=TO ME AGAIN.]
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[VO-NAT]

State Police made the call to use the spike strips to end the chase safely. Sergeant Dirk Compton says they're just as concerned about high speed chases as the public. In total, seven tires were flattened. Drivers will be reimbursed.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Among the charges against the 19-year-old driver involved in the chase is eluding police, reckless driving, and obstruction of justice.
[Kim toss to Steve on Performance Set]

[11Tire-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC1:25:03]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A judge has ordered psychiatric treatment for a teenage boy convicted of setting Roanoke County's massive tire fire.
But the boy's attorney says he'll appeal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March;]


In June, the 15-year-old was found guilty of setting the brush fires that spread to Willie Keeling's illegal tire dump, burning millions of tires.
The judge sentenced the boy to a live-in rehabilitation program that includes school and counseling.
He'll be held in juvenile detention until he can begin the program.
His attorney says the boy wants a new trial because his confession was forced.
He has 10 days to appeal.
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[Elvis-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Elvis Presley died 25 years ago today--
Last night, fans honored the King with a candlelight procession at Graceland.
Teri Okita reports from Memphis.
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[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting;]
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(( EVEN A TORRENTIAL MEPHIS DOWNPOUR COULDN'T SNUFF OUT THE EXCITEMENT OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ELVIS FANS HOLDING VIGIL FOR THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL -- A QUARTER-CENTURY AFTER HIS DEATH.

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THIS ISN'T SIMPLY A TOURIST ATTRACTION. FOR MANY IT'S A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. THEY COME FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE TO PAY HOMAGE. WITH 500 FAN CLUBS WORLDWIDE, THE PRESLEY ESTATE SAYS HE'S GOT MORE FOLLOWERS THAN ANY OTHER ENTERTAINER LIVING OR DECEASED.

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(STANDUP)

ONCE THESE FANS GET MARCHING TOWARDS THE MEDITATION GARDEN WHERE ELVIS IS BURIED, THE ESTATE SAYS THE LINE OF DEVOTEES WON'T CLEAR OUT UNTIL LATER IN THE MORNING.

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SOME FEAR AS HIS FAN BASE HITS SOCIAL SECURITY AGE, THE ELVIS MYSTIQUE MAY FADE. AND THE YOUNGER GENERATION MAY NEVER KNOW THE LEGEND BEHIND ELVIS THE PELVIS.
BUT JUST THIS SUMMER, A REMIX OF HIS SONGS A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION HIT NUMBER 1 IN 26 COUNTRIES ... PROVING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, THE KING STILL REIGNS SUPREME.
TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, MEMPHIS. ))

[2-11Dominion-Union]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC13:22]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


Striking Dominion Virginia Workers will soon return to work. The 13 day strike is now over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Wednesday]


The company and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers signed a tentative agreement late yesterday afternoon.
The new contract includes a 15 percent raise over the next five years as well as better early retirement and health care benefits.
The 37-hundred striking workers will return to their jobs over the next few days.
They'll also have to ratify the contract.
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[11-460-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC57:00]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


State police have identified the Bedford County woman killed in an accident on Route 460 yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Troopers say Elizabeth Holt was turning into the Wildwood subdivision when her car was struck by an eastbound tractor trailer.
The impact pushed her car into a nearby station wagon, whose occupants were NOT hurt.
The truck driver.. 41- year- old Ronnie Sorrells of Covington.. *was* injured in the crash.
Authorities aren't sure which driver may have been at fault. (------------)