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Coming up on News 7-
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People come out to mourn the Shorts- murdered in their home last week- while the search for Jennifer Short goes on.
Shovels hit the ground as a Dale Earnhardt memorial begins to go up.
And Tonya heads to the slammer- and says she's going into Winston Cup racing when she gets out.
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News 7 at Eleven.

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Hundreds of friends and family say goodbye to Michael and Mary Short, while investigators continue looking for their daughter.
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[Visitation]


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A week ago tonight at this very hour, all was well at the Short family home in Oak Level.
A few hours later Michael and Mary Short were dead... their daughter Jennifer missing.
Tonight the Sheriff say investigators are looking closely at several people.
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Justin McLeod is at the Henry County Sheriff's office tonight with the latest.
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[Timmons]


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The Amber Alert system worked for 10 year old Nicole Timmons.
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[20:45:07 today tape in at 33]
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Tonight the California Girl arrived back home- where she was re-united with her mother.
Timmons was taken from her bedroom yesterday morning in California- and rescued later in the day- in Nevada after someone recognized Timmons and called police.
A 68 year old family friend who used to babysit Timmons is behind bars-
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[VanDam-Verdict]


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Meanwhile in San Diego, a jury has convicted David Westerfield in the kidnapping and murder of his neighbor- 7 year old Danielle Van Dam.
As Chris Lawrence reports, it took jurors more than nine days to come up with the verdict.
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((David Westerfield shook silently inside the courtroom, but outside it was anything but quiet as the jury delivered its verdict. Guilty. Yeah! Alright! Brenda Van Dam and her family hustled out of the courthouse without saying a word, after the jury convicted Westerfield on all charges. The six men and six women deliberated for nearly two weeks, and determined that Westerfield kidnapped and killed 7-year old Danielle van Dam. Were these, and are these, your verdicts as read? Yes, yes, yes. Danielle s father put her to bed February 1st, and never saw her again. The defense argued there was no physical evidence linking Westerfield to the family's home. And they criticized Danielle s parents, saying they smoked dope and invited sex partners home on the night their daughter disappeared. Danielle's blood is on that jacket. Prosecutors said Westerfield s jacket was only part of the DNA evidence. Detectives found Danielle's fingerprints and hair on Westerfield s bed and in between his sheets. And in an emotional closing argument, Jeff Dusek asked the jury to imagine if Danielle herself could somehow let them know who killed her. JEFF DUSEK/PROSECUTOR: I've already told you, with my hair and where you found it. Orange fiber on my clothes and where you found it. And with my fingerprints. And I ve told you with my blood. Westerfield headed back to jail ... where he will wait for next Wednesday's penalty phase. That's when the same jury will decide if he should die for these crimes. CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS: Until then , don't expect to hear anything from the prosecution or the defense about the verdict. A gag order remains in effect for both sides. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Los Angeles.))

[US-Airways]


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The C-E-O of U-S- Airways faced hundreds of employees this morning - only to tell them that at least one thousand workers could lose their jobs.
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C-E-O David Seigel announced layoffs could come by the end of the year. During the past year - in Charlotte alone- 17-hundred employees were laid off. Workers had many questions for Seigel - but he said the important thing now was pulling together after filing for bankruptcy last week.
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(( DAVID SEIGEL/CEO US AIRWAYS: AND I KNOW THAT THERE'S A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY OUT THERE..AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE FEELING UNEASY, BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU HAVE KEPT THE AIRLINES RUNNING PHENOMENALLY WELL, AND I AM VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THAT..))
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The airline is also cutting 31 planes-- that's about ten percent of its fleet.
Charlotte is the airline's busiest hub.
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[Bush-Iraq]


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President Bush insists it is in the world's interest- not just America's interest- to oust Saddam Hussein.
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He spoke to reporters at his Texas ranch after meeting with top security advisors.
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((THIS ADMINISTRATION AGREES THAT SADDAM IS A THREAT AND THAT HADN'T CHANGED.))
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The President says he would consult with America's allies before considering any options.
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((WHAT I NEED TO DO IS TO CONTINUE TO, AS WE CALL IT, CONSULT WITH PEOPLE WHO SHARE OUR INTEREST TO MAKE THE WORLD A SAFER PLACE.))
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The President said Saddam Hussein wasn't discussed at the ranch- but reporters brought up the subject.
The President and his advisors say they talked about long range defense department goals in this post 9-11 era.
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[911-tv]


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A number of cable networks are planning to suspend programming on September eleventh -- to mark the anniversary of the terror attacks.
At 8:46 a-m Eastern Time -- the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center -- the A-and-E Television Networks will fade to black.
For the next hour and a-half, A-and-E, The History Channel, The Biography Channel and History International will all show a continuous scroll of the names of attack victims.
The Scripps Network -- which include H-G-T-V and The Food Network-- will also stop regular programming that morning.
Instead for two hours, Scripps stations will show ``images, words and music intended to inspire quiet reflection.''


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He spent 15 years in a Virginia prison for a crime he didn't commit... so is he bitter?
Find out when News 7 returns.
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And a former figure skater did the crime... now she's doing the time.
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[Sports-preview]


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((This is Travis Wells back in the News 7 Sports office. Tonight in sports, UVA talks about Colorado State, while Bath County gets down to business with a new head Charger. Plus, the Winston will be charging back into Charlotte next season. The Avs try and live high on the hog tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium. All that and more on the way in about 15 minutes.))

[Harding]


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Former Olympic Skater Tonya Harding is in lockup tonight- serving ten days in a Washington State detention center.
The two time U-S figure skating champion was all smiles- as she turned herself in.
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Harding was sentenced for violating probation.
It was April that she crashed her truck and failed a sobriety test- just two months before her two year probation was up for hitting her boyfriend with a hubcap.
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((TONYA HARDING/FORMER OLYMPIC SKATER: THIS IS GONNA PUT EVERYTHING IN THE PAST IN THE PAST AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE FUTURE. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING SOME GET REST AND RELAXATION AND WHEN I GET OUT I'M GOING TO BE DOING WINSTON CUP RACING..))
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Stock Car racing to be exact. Harding will join Keith Thomas racing.
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[Krug]


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It was February that a Roanoke conveneince store worker was shot and killed at the Texaco Stop in on Hershberger Road- another worker was wounded.
Today one man pleads guilty and another is set for a hearing tomorrow in that robbery.
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Christopher Krug (kroog) didn't make any deals with the prosecutor. He'd been charged with ten crimes and pled guilty today to all ten.
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He and his alleged accomplice went into the Stop -In store on Hershberger Road, guns drawn, wearing masks on their faces. Krug shot Stephen Rivera in the shoulder, while the other gunman grabbed Joyce Parish by the hair, trying unsuccessfully to get her to open the cash register.
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((THIS OTHER INDIVIDUAL LET GO OF PARISH'S HAIR, STEPPED BACK A PACE, POINTS HIS GUN AT THE BACK OF HER HEAD, SHOOTS HER ONE TIME IN THE BACK OF THE NECK FROM APPROXIMATELY THREE TO FOUR FEET AWAY.))
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It all lasted less than a minute. The bandits left Parish dead, and Rivera bleeding from the shoulder.
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Mark Neamo- -the other suspect- -is due in court tomorrow. He may be prepared to enter a plea of his own.

[DNA-Pardon]


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A man who spent 15 years in a Virginia prison for rape has been cleared by D-N-A evidence.
He says he's not bitter.
Marvin Anderson saw his conviction wiped away today by Governor Warner.
Anderson said he doesn't blame the woman who was raped -- she just made a mistake.
Another man now faces trial in her attack.

[West-Nile]


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With several birds testing positive for the West Nile Virus in the area, health officials are now focused on testing mosquitos.
That's because mosquitos transfer the virus to humans.
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Virginia Tech is working with the Health Department to collect and identify mosquitos in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.
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((BRYAN JACKSON/TECH GRADUATE STUDENT; IT'S AN EXTREMELY TEDIOUS PROCESS WHEN YOU GO THROUGH LOOKING AT EACH ONE TO SPECIES IT CAN TAKE AWHILE. WE HAVE ABOUT 20 SPECIES SO FAR WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT MAINLY))
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Tech plans to send its first batch of mosquitos to Richmond no later than tomorrow.
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((SALLY PAULSON/TECH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR; IF YOU KNOW WHAT MOSQUITO IS CAUSING YOUR PROBLEM AND YOU KNOW WHERE IT'S COMING FROM THEN YOU HAVE A CHANCE OF TAKING SOME POSITIVE ACTIONS AND REDUCE THE POPULATION))
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Despite the drought, Paulson says there are plenty of mosquitos.
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[Tobacco-tax]


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The debate over raising the cigarette tax is heating up.
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Supporters of a tobacco tax increase released a poll today that finds a majority of Virginians favor raising the tax.
That is- IF it helps the state meet its "one and a half billion" dollar shortfall.
Supporters of a 60-cent- a-pack increase say it would raise 367 million dollars a year.
Governor Mark Warner has said he doesn't support raising the tobacco tax but that everything is still on the table.

Some lawmakers have ruled out any tax increases.
Supporters of a higher cigarette tax say that's a mistake.
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((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER: I DON'T SEE ANY TAXES BEING RAISED IN A RECESSIONARY SITUATION. I DON'T SEE, I DON'T THINK THAT WILL EVEN BE A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION.))
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((PETER FISHER/CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS: WE'RE PROPOSING A PARTIAL SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM THAT WILL RAISE, UH, COULD ELIMINATE ABOUT HALF OF THE BUDGET DEFICIT. I THINK IT WOULD BE IRRESPONSIBLE FOR ANYBODY TO RULE OUT SUCH A SOLUTION.))
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Virginia's current tobacco tax is two and a half cents per pack.
That makes it the lowest state tax on cigarettes in the country.
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Forget books and tests... just walking into one area elementary school is a learning experience.
That story when News 7 returns.
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The Intimidator's hometown gets to work on a memorial in his honor.
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[Water-Grants]


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With a little help from the folks in Washington... Montgomery County officials hope to end their on-going water problems.
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The county will get a two-million dollar grant from the U-S Department of Agriculture, to help improve the Prices Fork water system.
For over a year now, residents have depended on one well for their water supply, after the other was contaminated.
But, officials say the grant will do more than just provide clean water.
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((JOE NEWBILL/USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT: WHENEVER SOMETHING LIKE A WATER SYSTEM IS FINANCED THEN THAT IS THE BEGINNING OF GETTING MONEY INTO THE LOCAL ECONOMY.))
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The project is expected to begin early this Fall.
Pulaski County, Giles County and the town of Dublin will also receieve funding toward improvment projects.
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[Central-Elementary]


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Students at Rockbridge County's Central Elementary this year will probably know more about their school than any other class.
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Crews are about halfway done in a massive construction project at the school. The classrooms were gutted, and an addition that will house more classrooms and a gymnasium and cafeteria is still being built. Teachers had to put all their class materials into storage last spring, and some will remain there while work continues on the school.
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((KAREN HULL/FIFTH GRADE TEACHER; WE ARE PROBABLY GOING TO BE MOVING ONCE MORE, SO I'LL WAIT UNTIL WE'RE FINALLY MOVED TO BRING EVERYTHING OVER.))
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When the construction is completed, each classroom will feature more computer network hookups than before. School officials hope to have the whole project done by the end of this school year. The first day of classes for students is tomorrow.
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Coming up in sports, UVA gets set for Colorado State, the Winston stays in Charlotte, and Chip Sullivan has a big day in Williamsburg, but first in tonight's extra point, another Roanoker wants to come back to the area.
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George Lynch says he wants to join the Washington Wizards. The 31 year old is currently under contract with the New Orleans Hornets, but isn't happy there and has asked to be traded. Lynch becomes a free agent next August.
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[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche hooked up with Winston-Salem again last night, looking to improve its position for a playoff spot against the last place Warthogs.
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It was a good night to get a trim at the ballpark.
But the Warthogs did all the cutting. In the first, Bret Caradonna singles back up the middle scoring Edwin Yan making it 1-nothing Winston-Salem.
The Hogs get some more in the second. Normand Martel delivers another single--this one to left field, and Casey Rogowski crosses the plate and it was 4-nothing.
In the bottom of the inning, Jorge Piedra gets the Avs on the board with a triple into right. That brings in Brad Hawpe from third.
[SUPER=37-Winston-Salem/15/Salem/11/;]


But Jason Aspito adds this two run homer for the Warthogs who go on to win it by a final of 15 to 11. The two teams combined for 38 hits.
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[S-UVA]


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The Virginia Cavaliers are making final preparations for the earliest college football game in NCAA history. Steve Mason checks in now with a preview of tonight's Jim Thorpe Classic matchup against Colorado State.
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((The Cavaliers go from two a day practices where they are practically together 12 hours a day to playing a team for the first time in school history. The Rams are tough and battle tested. Four of their five losses last year were to teams ranked in the top 25. The wahoos have taken note.)) ((MATT SCHUAB/UVA QUARTERBACK:)) ((BILLY MCMULLEN/UVA RECEIVER:)) ((ANGELO CROWELL/UVA LINEBACKER:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
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[S-Bath]


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In the high school ranks, Bath County was the only area school to bring home some state championship hardware last season. The Chargers are now reloading to defend that state title.
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[SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :00]

A lot of has changed in Hot Springs since last year including the team's head coach. Will Fields, a former assistant at Alleghany, has replaced Chris Jones who moved on to Heritage high school in Lynchburg. Fields inherited five returning starters off the division one title team, and so far he's been pleased with his players' progress.
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The Chargers open the season with six non-district games including rugged trips to Fairfax and Winchester. The team will rely on former player of the week Jacob Phillips to lead the squad all season-long.
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And don't forget that coming up this Friday night at 11:35 - Friday Football Extra kicks off its 19th season with our annual preseason special.

[S-Winston]


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After months of speculation about its possible future destination, the Winston will be staying Charlotte. Officials from Nascar and R-J Reynolds made the announcement yesterday concerning the all-star race which has been held in Charlotte for 17 years of its 18 year existence.
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[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/1987 Winston; :00]


The high dollar event has produced some wild and wooly moments thru the years, including Dale Earnhardt's pass in the grass in '87. But some of the drivers wanted it moved around from year to year. Jeff Burton, for one has changed his mind.
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[Earnhardt-Memorial]


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Construction on a memorial for Dale Earnhardt is barely underway,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kannapolis, NC]

still hundreds of fans turned out today to watch as the first shovels hit the ground.
Earnhardt's mother, Martha, dropped the green flag, and made her first public statement since his death 18 months ago.
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((MARTHA EARNHARDT/DALE EARNHARDT'S MOTHER; THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY, AND IT'S A GREAT HONOR FOR MY SON AND OUR FAMILY.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] [19:12:24] ((KELLEY EARNHARDT/DALE EARNHARDT'S DAUGHTER; UNFORTUNATELY UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, IT'S NO THE MOST JOYFUL THING, BUT WE'RE BLESSED AND TOUCHED THAT HE TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES AND THAT WE CAN BE A PART OF IT. ))
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Dale Earnhardt Plaza will be built in his hometown of Kannapolis, North Carolina.
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