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[V/O-NAT] Coming up on NEWS 7: The posse expands in the search for 9-year old Elizabeth Short.
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And Governor Warner addresses Virginia's 1 and a half BILLION dollar budget gap.
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On the lookout for showers and tropical action. Show you what we found in just a few moments.
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News 7 is next.
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Investigators sift through more evidence but find only more dead-ends in their search for a missing Henry County girl.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

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Investigators are still chasing leads but they're finding few answers in the dissapearance of Jennifer Short and the murder of her parents.
That as information begins to come in about what authorities found in the Shorts home.
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Marya Jones is in Henry County tonight to bring us up to date.
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Roanoke County police are trying to determine who killed an Antiques Mall manager- -a woman whom friends, neighbors and co-workers all say had "no enemies."
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Fifty- two year old Beverly Haygood's body was found shot to death in her home around 10 o'clock Friday night. She had made plans with a co-worker to get together to watch television that evening, but Haygood didn't show up. Police report no sign of forced entry. They say the killer went in through an open door. It's that kind of neighborhood... where people feel safe leaving doors unlocked. The house is on Tyler Road... not far from the home of the County Sheriff.
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A Haygood family member came to the door only long enough to say: it's a "terrible time." Co-workers at Dixie Caverns- -where Haygood managed the Antiques Mall- - were too distraught to talk much about their friend and co-worker- -except to say how well- liked she was.
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[State-budget]


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A reduction in state services... more layoffs
Governor Mark Warner says its the best way of dealing with the state's one-point-five BILLION dollar shortfall.
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Meghan Muldoon is in our Richmond Bureau with more on his plan.
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Governor Warner says the state is facing a record budget shortfall.
He says some government services and some state employees may have to go.
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(( Governor Warner moved quickly to prepare lawmakers for the grim prospects of a budget shortfall well over a billion dollars.
Warner says he'll be seeking more cuts from state agencies and freezing all discretionary spending.
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Warner says spending reductions are the first step in addressing the state's budget problems but what about tax increases?
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Lawmakers seem to agree that tough economic times call for immediate action.
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Still, some lawmakers feel that the state's budget woes shouldn't be blown out of proportion.
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Warner says Virginia lost 35-thousand jobs last year and the budget deficit may yet grow larger..
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The heat is taking a toll on learning.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FS] Bland County schools will dismiss at one o-clock starting tomorrow through the rest of the week. In Martinsville ... two elementary schools ... Patrick Henry and Druid Hills Elementary, will be dismissed tomorrow at 12:30. Officials say classrooms without air conditioning can reach temperatures of over 90-degrees.
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Will an area city come together to fight gang violence?
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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Plus the New River Valley can now count its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus.
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[L'Burg-Street]


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The City of Lynchburg is fighting back against gang violence.
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Today the Mayor announced a summit meeting and new task force to address a surge in youth violence. He wants citizens, police, businesses, and non-profit groups to work together to find solutions.
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Lynchburg has seen a number of gang- related shootings and police say the level of violence is escalating. But officials warn: answers will not come overnight.
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A task force plan with steps to curb gang violence is expected by the end of the year.
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[Quran-Lawsuit]


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A conservative Christian group based in Lynchburg has lost its fight over a college course.
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The federal appeals court in Richmond today refused to stop discussions about the Quran at the University of North Carolina.
Attorneys for the Family Policy Network asked the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday to stop today's two-hour discussion sessions of a book that interprets the Islamic holy text.
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Members of the group and three unidentified U-N-C-Chapel Hill freshmen say the assignment is unconstitutional because it promotes Islam.
Lawyers for the university said barring the students from reading about the Quran would violate their free speech rights.
The head of the Family Policy Network says the group will NOT appeal the ruling to the U-S Supreme Court.

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A Virginia Tech student has fallen victim to credit card fraud... after using one of the school's computers.
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Police say the victim was using a computer in the University's Media Building to make an on-line transaction.
Officers say she later found out through an anonymous tip that someone had been using her credit card information to get onto an adult chat line.
The incident is now under investigation, although police say Internet crimes can be very hard to trace.
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[Potato-Virus]


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A potato virus confirmed last month in Maine has been identified in eight other states, including Virginia.
The Canadian government is restricting imports to prevent the spread of the virus.
The mop-top virus, which is harmless to people, produces rings of discoloration inside the potatoes, making them unmarketable.
The virus can survive for more than ten years in contaminated fields.

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The markets posted solid gains despite some economic news that confirms that the recovery is weak. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 213 points.
NASDAQ gained 34.
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[West-Nile]


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West Nile has hit the New River Valley.... Officials say a dead blue jay in Pulaski County tested positive for the virus. The bird was found in the Eagle View Mobile Home Park on Belspring Road.
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This latest West Nile find is one of many in Virginia ... including eight birds in Roanoke Valley ... but it's the first positive in the New River Health District. Cases have also been confirmed in Patrick County and Lynchburg. So far no human cases of West Nile have been reported in Virginia.
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[Rabies]


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Low-flying planes are often used to fight forest fires... but later this month they'll be fighting rabies in the forests of Southwest Virginia.
Beginning August 27-th, Virginia will join a multi-state effort to stop the westward spread of racoon rabies.
The state and U-S Department of Agriculture will drop bait containing a rabies vaccine across a two-thousand square-mile area in far Southwest Virginia.
Officials say people and pets cannot get rabies from coming into contact wtih the bait.
Last year, Virginia saw more than 500 cases of rabid animals.

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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - an update on Rick Mast, plus college football stuff from UVa and Bridgewater.
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Plus, we'll tell you how these women and these shoe strings hope to inspire the Hokies this season in our first Tech 2002 Report of the season.
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The Hokies open up their 2002 campaign this coming Sunday afternoon against Arkansas State. Tonight in the first Tech 2002 report of the season we take a look at how the events of summer practice have had Frank Beamer and his staff both fit to be tied and tied to be fit.
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(( For the past couple of weeks the Hokies have been forced to get their house in order. The condition of Grant Noel's knee seemed rather insignificant last week after 42 players and coaches were knocked flat by a virus that forced two practices to be completely canceled. And then three of the senior leaders on the team received suspensions. Ronyell Whitaker for two games, Lamar Cobb and Terrell Parham one each. Add those losses to projected starter Eric Green's knee injury and subsequent surgery and it would appear that things have come unraveled in Blacksburg. ((nat sound clap 2015tc)) In fact it's quite the opposite - this large group of ladies who attended Beamer Women's camp is making sure the team literally stays tied tightly together in its mission this season with the help of Maroon and Orange shoestrings. ((NAT SOUND)) ((JOHN BALLEIN:)) With all of this attention and all of the honors Frank Beamer has received over the past three years - those who know him well are amazed that he has managed to stay grounded and avoid getting the so-called - "Big Head." Well, that is until now.)) ((SHANE BEAMER:)) ((BUD FOSTER:))

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In one other Tech note - the athletic department has picked a winner in the "Name the Backfield Contest." More than 4000 slogans were submitted on the Tech website to find a nickname for Lee Suggs and Kevin Jones as a tandem.
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The winning entry is "The Untouchables" submitted by Jeremy Reynolds from Danville. The "Untouchables" beat out other finalist entries such as "The Bruise Brothers", "Double Jeopardy", "Showstoppers" and Agent 22-7.
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The Virginia Cavaliers open the college football season Thursday at 7:30 in the Jim Thorpe Classic against Colorado State. The Rams and Florida State, the Wahoos second opponent of the season, are both pre-season picks to win their conferences.
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[S-Skins]


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The Washington Redskins stayed perfect in the preseason last night with a come from behind 35-to-34 win over the Steelers.
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Steve Spurrier was shaking his head as his team stunk up Fed Ex field in the first half. They had to come from 24 points down in the second half to win. Derrius Thompson led the way by catching 8 passes for 129 yards and this touchdown. The Skins have now scored 110 points in three preseason games. They also have passed for 1203 yards in those three games.
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Speaking of the Skins - tonight Washington vice-president Emerson King is the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Roanoke Valley Sports Club. We'll talk with him tonight on News 7 at 11.

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Race fans around the area continue to call and email us concerning the health of NASCAR's Rick Mast who was forced to get out from behind the wheel earlier this year due to illness. Rick is still trying to pinpoint his problem and find a cure, but his wife Sharon told us this afternoon that he is feeling some better. Rick is scheduled to see a specialist in Colorado in a couple of weeks. Racing in the future is not out of the questi on, but right now he just wants to get his health related questions answered.