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[ANCHORKeith]

They're relying on faith as the Henry County double murder and abduction investigation yields a profile of character t
ypes you might want to watch out for.
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And a capital murder case ends in a life sentence less than six months after the tragic story first unfolded.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Greensboro Classic is struggling to survive. While it's amazing one driver survived today at Bristol.
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[WX-Head]
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Friday is all about the high heat and humidity. And that will affect some school systems. Details just ahead.
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News 7 at Six is next.
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A week has gone by and still no sign of Jennifer Short, as her parents are laid to rest today.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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While authorities continue their search for 9 year old Jennifer Short, dozens gather today for the funeral services of her parents, Michael and Mary Short who were murdered a week ago today in their Henry County home.
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Joy Sutton attended their funeral today and has more.
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While friends and family said goodbye to Michael and Mary Short, students and teachers at Figsboro Elementary are getting ready to say hello to the new school year without Jennifer Short.
Marya Jones has more on that.
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[Dublin-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Power has been restored to thousands of homes and businesses in the town of Dublin.
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The lights went out around nine this morning... when a transformer near the Volvo plant overheated and caught fire.
No injuries were reported, but, American Electric Power officials say the transformer created so much heat, it blew the door off.
Workers were able to re-route a line and restore everyone's power by one this afternoon.
Classes will be held tonight at New River Community College's Dublin campus.
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[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
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A Richmond man has contracted West Nile virus...it's Virginia's very first human case of the mosquito-spread disease.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon has more from Richmond.
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Keith, West Nile virus has been present in the state since 1999, but only in mosquitoes, birds and horses.
This is the state's first human case but health officials don't expect it to be the last.
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State health officials say a 33-year-old man became infected with West Nile earlier this month.
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Officials say the man is now recovering and was never hospitalized.
But they point out that the state's first human case means West Nile is becoming more of a threat.
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West Nile is responsible for 13 deaths in this country so far this year.
State lab officials say they are currently testing for more human cases -- I am told some of those specimens are from the Central Virginia region which includes Lynchburg and the surrounding area.
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The state should have those results in the next few days.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Still ahead on NEws 7, see how NASA research being done right here in Roanoke could make flying a lot safer.
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And V-M-I's rats prepare for their future... by learning about the past at the National D-Day Memorial
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[Neamo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A last-minute plea agreement today resolved a capital murder case in a Roanoke convenience store robbery.
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(([V/O-NAT ] Twenty-eight year old Mark Lamont Neamo went into the Stop-In Store on Hershberger Road with a gun and a mask, grabbed store clerk Joyce Parish by the hair and ordered her to open the cash register. When she couldn't get it open, Neamo shot her in the back of the neck. A video surveillance system caught it all on tape, but it wasn't until Neamo's accomplice, Christopher Krug, pled guilty yesterday- -agreeing to cooperate- -that Neamo decided he had to make a deal to avoid the death penalty.
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The agreement calls for a LIFE sentence plus 73 years.
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((ONCE YOU PLEAD GUILTY TO CAPITAL MURDER, AND GET LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE, THE REST OF IT IS SURPLUS.)) [RUNS:07]
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The prosecutor said the extra 73 years do matter.
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((I THINK THE SIGNIFICANCE IS THAT HE DID ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR EVERYTHING THAT OCCURRED INSIDE THE STORE THERE THAT NIGHT.)) [RUNS:05]
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[V/O-NAT ] The victim's daughter left the courtroom during the prosecutor's summary of the case, but she was back in time for sentencing.
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[Yopp]


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A Franklin County man pleaded no contest to child neglect of his three and six year old daughters today.
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Charles Yopp admitted a door was bolted to the bottom half of a bunk bed, trapping their three year old daughter in what prosecutors call a cage, and that their house was unsanitary.
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((HEATHER FERGUSON/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THERE WAS FOOD THAT HAD BEGUN TO ROT ON THE GROUND AS WELL AS IN THE REFRIGERATOR, THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT APPEARED TO BE A RODENT IN THE REFRIGERATOR, AND CRUSHED COCKROACHES WHERE THE REFRIGERATOR HAD BEEN OPENED AND SHUT.)) ((ONZLEE WARE/YOPP'S ATTORNEY; MY CLIENT WHO WAS WORKING 10-12 HOURS HAD HAD A BACK INJURY, AND WAS LAID UP AND WAS UNABLE TO CLEAN THE HOUSE.))
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The two children are currently living with other family members. Yopp could receive up to eleven years in prison when he is sentenced in early October. His wife Rose Yopp also faces charges.
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[Inge]


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The man accused of killing a Pittsylvania County sheriff's deputy will undergo a mental evaluation.
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Roy Inge Junior is charged with capital murder in the May 17 shooting death of Deputy Frankie Betterton.
At a hearing today, the defense asked to have their client's mental condition evaluated.
The judge granted that request and set a trial date for November 4th in Pittsylvania County.
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[Grilli]


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The daughter of an Italian diplomat is in the Roanoke city jail tonight.
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Bodybuilder Antonella Grilli is wanted in Miami. The 36-year old suspect is alleged to be part of an international ecstasy importation ring... responsible for bringing more than one million "hits" of "ex" to this country. Grilli was busted in Lynchburg over the weekend at a Jan Tana body building contest. Federal prosecutor Don Wolthius says she's "fighting tooth and nail" to avoid being taken to Miami . Grilli's mother is a career Italian diplomat, now stationed in Argentina.
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[Stocks]


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Stocks ended the day comfortably higher for the second straight session. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 96 points.
NASDAQ rose 14.
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[Spencer]


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One of Lynchburg's best known civil rights pioneers has passed away at the age of 95.
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Chauncey Spencer was the son of the famous poet Anne Spencer who made a name for himself as one of the nation's first black pilots.
Spencer's flight from Chicago to Washington D.C. in 1939 convinced then-Senator Harry Truman to create a division of the Air Corps known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
Funeral services are private, but a memorial will be held September 1st at Eighth Street Baptist Church.
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[Synthetic-Vision]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jda]
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The mountains of western Virginia are helping NASA researchers enhance the safety of small airplanes.
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Experts from the Langley Research Center in Hampton are testing a new technology called Synthetic Vision.
For the last three weeks, they've been conducting test flights from the Roanoke Regional Airport.
A computer display in the specially equipped Cessna gives the pilot a three dimensional view of surrounding terrain, even in the dark, and in bad weather.
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((THEO DINGEMANS: YOU SEE EVERYTHING BELOW YOU. YOU SEE WHERE YOU ARE GOING. YOU CAN GET TO THE RUNWAY, SAFELY LAND. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. IT'S INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE. AND IF YOU ASK ME IT'S A MUST- HAVE ITEM IN EVERY AIRPLANE.))
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Synthetic Vision technology should be available commercially within two years.
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[S-Live]


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In just over an hour, Virginia kicks off the 2002 college football season against Colorado State in the Jim Thorpe Classic.
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Steve Mason joins us from Scott Stadium in Charlottesville for a pregame report, Steve.
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Mike, fans have been filing into Scott Stadium since 5:30. Over 60 thousand fans and a national TV audience will wathc the Rams and the Wahoos meet for the first time. It will also be the first college football game for several UVa freshman who will play big rolls tonight in what should be a baptism under fire. ((ROLLCUE:...A BAPTISM UNDER FIRE...))
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((UVa's roster included 42 freshman. Al groh says 10 of them will play key rolls tonight. Former Cave Spring star Tom Hagan is the Wahoos starting punter who has been studying the Rams since last Wednesday. ((:)) The 10 UVa seniors, second lowest in the ACC, must gel with the first year players and chemistry, to the Cavaliers is based on trust. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Sophomore Dennis Haley from Salem will have freshman like butterflies as he makes his first start for Virginia at outside linebacker. ((:)) Some of the Rams might be overlooking the Wahoos and thinkning about their next game against Colorado, but you would never know it by listening to their coach.)) ((:)) ((:))
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Uva is expecting a sell out crowd. We will continue the pregame hype right up until game time. be sure to join Mike Stevens and myself at the top of the hour for a a half hour special, the New Boys of summer. we will preview the Virginia tech Hokies and I will join you from right here at Scott Stadium with more from both the Rams and the Cavaliers.


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Mike that is it for now from hooville, keep it real and we will see ever ybody at seven.


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Still to come on the Big 7 tonight- Greensboro's PGA event is having trouble posting impressive numbers.
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And look what happened during practice at Bristol today.
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The PGA's tour stop in Greensboro is getting a new name. Earlier this year we told you how the event was moving to the fall in 2003.
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The jaycees also have decided to call the event the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro. The slight name change is the least of the event's worries. The Greensboro Jaycees, who runs the event, say their profit this April was a mere $51 thousand dollars. Their profits have dropped 97 percent in the last seven years, and they will continue to do so until the big name start playing at Forest Oaks. Last year only two of the 10 Americans in the top 20 played in Greensboro. Tiger Woods has never played the event.
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[S-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The NASCAR circuit is in Bristol this weekend. Qualifying for the Busch cars had to be delayed this afternoon - and when you see this video, I think you'll understand why.
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Take a look at what is left of Mike Harmon's Busch car. Harmon crashed during practice this morning into the turn two wall area that also doubles as a gate for the track. The metal gate is normally held in place by huge bolts - but for some reason they were not in place. Amazingly, Harmon walked away from the wreck with only a bruise on his right side. Johnny Sauter also was involved, but he too was uninjured. Kenny Wallace, Geoffrey Bodice and Michael Waltrip, who had a similar crash 11 years ago called it the worst wreck in the history of NASCAR.
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[VMI-D-Day]


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They're part of a school with a long-standing history of service to country.. and today, several hundred Virginia Military Institute cadets learned more about some soldiers who exemplified that concept.
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V-M-I brought its incoming first-year class to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford as part of the school's new cadet basic training.
The students heard a talk from a D-Day veteran and watched the movie "Saving Private Ryan" before coming to the memorial.
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((GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: WE THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR THIS GENERATION IN PARTICULAR TO BE IMMERSED IN THE HISTORY OF THEIR COUNTRY, PARTICULARLY IN WORLD WAR TWO, THEIR GRANDPARENTS' GENERATION AND TO BE INSPIRED AND BE UPLIFTED BY IT. AND WE THINK THAT VMI PLAYS SUCH A KEY ROLE IN THAT, IT'S A VERY GOOD WAY TO CONNECT WHAT THEY'RE DOING WITH WHAT THEY WILL BE ASKED OF LATER ON.))
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