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[ANCHOR=Keith]

The search for 9-year old Jennifer Short turns up nothing more than additional reward money.
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Tech students return to Blacksburg, to collide with a record number of Hokie fans heading for Lane Stadium Sunday afternoon.
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[Sports-head]


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In sports, a recap of the Jim Thorpe Classic, Lee Suggs is set for a reunion of sorts this weekend, we'll explain that,
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plus time trials from the World's Fastest Half Mile.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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A lot going on this weekend so you'll want to catch the forecast coming up in just a few minutes.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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((IT'S THE MOST BAFFLING ... HOPING FOR A BREAK.))
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A new reward, another search and more questions for family and friends as investigators continue trying to find Jennifer Short.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jda]
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On the day after Michael and Mary Short were laid to rest the serach for their nine year old daughter continueson several fronts
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Joe Dasheille is at the Henry County Sheriff's office... Joe any devlopements this evening?...
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We're now eight days into this investgation ((ROLLCUE: to help in any way they could))
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[L'burg-Robberies]


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Police in Lynchburg hope surveillance video will help them solve at least one and possibly two armed robberies Wednesday night.
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The first happened at the Holiday Inn Express on Seminole Drive.
A suspect grabbed a hotel employee claiming he had a gun, and demanded cash from the register.
While it was going on, a customer walked into the lobby to find the desk clerk with her arms in the air.
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((LT. DANNY VIAR/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WHAT COULD TAKE PLACE WHEN SOMEBODY ELSE WALKS IN, AS WE HAD A CUSTOMER WALK IN, THAT'S WHAT ALWAYS SCARES US. THESE PEOPLE USUALLY WHEN THEY ROB A PLACE ARE ALREADY EXCITABLE OR EXCITED, THEY DON'T NEED ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD SET THEM OFF AND THEN WE END UP WITH PEOPLE GETTING SHOT AND THAT'S THE LAST THING WE WANT TO HAPPEN.))
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The second robbery took place two hours later at the Domino's Pizza on Fort Avenue.
There a masked gunman came in the back door and demanded money from the employees.
Authorities say it's possible the same man was responsible for both crimes.
Anyone with information should call the Lynchburg police.
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[Tech-Return]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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With students pouring back in for classes and football fans attending Sunday's game...the Virginia Tech police department has got a lot on its hands, to say the least.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens is in Blacksburg tonight.
Keith, the officers we spoke to today say traffic is flowing a little bit better around campus this year...
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[SUPER=@Myranda1]
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thanks to the new 460-bypass...which you can kind of see in the distance behind me.
But, even with parts of that opening up this week, there's still another problem police and fans will have to face this Sunday--parking.
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(( Directing traffic during move-in week can be tough enough.
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But, this year, the Virginia Tech police department is taking on an even bigger challenge.
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((LT. JACK RIDINGER: WE'VE NEVER WORKED A CHECK-IN AND FOOTBALL BACK TO BACK AND THIS WILL BE A TEST FOR EVERYONE.))
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With an expanded Lane Stadium...the department expects an additional three-thousand vehicles...filled with die-hard Hokie fans--all looking for a place to park.
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((WE HAVE EVERY OFFICER AVAILABLE THAT'S WORKING, WE HAVE OFFICERS ON NIGHT SHIFTS THAT'S WORKING AS WELL.))
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But, Virginia Tech police aren't the only ones who'll be working overtime this Sunday.
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[RUNS:06] ((REBECCA MARTIN: OUR ROUTES ARE TAKING PEOPLE ON GAME DAY UP TO THE STADIUM WHICH WE DIDN'T DO LAST YEAR.))
Blacksburg Transit is also stepping up...with two additional satellite parking areas at Blacksburg High School and the New Middle School.
You'll pay five-bucks to park...and the shuttle service is free.
But, whether you choose to park it or walk it...officers warn you better make sure you're in the right place.
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((WE HAVE A LOT OF SIGNAGE UP. THEY NEED TO OBEY THE SIGNS AND IF IT SAYS TOWING THEN IT'LL PROBABLY GET TOWED.))))
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And no one wants that.
And we should mention, all proceeds from the Transit park and ride will go to the Montgomery County School system.


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So, folks can save themselves a long walk and help out the schools as well.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Virginia musuems are trying to weather the budget storm... but one is going under.
That's still ahead on NEws 7 at Six.
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Is Lynchburg the next community in line for water restrictions?
We'll explore the possibilty of that next.
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[James-River]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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They're not there yet, but water restrictions could be on the horizon for Lynchburg residents if the prolonged drought continues.
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Right now, Lynchburg is drawing about 90 percent of its daily water from the James River.. the rest is coming from a severely depleted Pedlar Reservoir.
If dry conditions continue for another few weeks, the city may ask residents to start cutting back on their water usage.
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((STEPHEN BONTRAGER/LYNCHBURG UTILITIES DIRECTOR: RIGHT NOW WE'RE NOT UNDER ANY MANDATORY CONSERVATION REQUIREMENTS. WE ALWAYS DO ASK THAT CITIZENS DO TREAT WATER AS A PRECIOUS NATURAL RESOURCE AND WE WANT THEM TO GO AHEAD AND CONSERVE WATER AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND BE WISE IN IT USE.))
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Bontrager says the city will "not" be affected by a decision to reduce the flow from Lake Moomaw near Covington by ten percent.
Water from the lake flows into the James.
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[Church-scandal]


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The Catholic diocese of Richmond has a new procedure for handling sexual abuse claims.
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Church officials are replacing the current review panel with an independent board and separate investigative team.

In the last month, the diocese has removed two former priests accused of sexually abusing a minor.
Half of the current review panel recently resigned over Bishop Sullivan's handling of a third case.
Officials say the Church hopes to move forward.
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Church officials say the changes comply with new national standards set in June.
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[New-Business]


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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC40:52]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

The City of Roanoke is celebrating the sweet smell of hi tech success...
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Soft Solutions, an information technology business, is making this downtown location its new home. The company employs 16-people and develops computer software to increase production efficiency. Soft Solutions is a graduate of the New Century "Venture Center" - - a business incubator that helps start up companies succeed.
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((JAY FOSTER/SOFT SOLUTIONS PRESIDENT; WE'RE ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR PROBABLY TWO POSITIONS AND ONCE AGAIN THIS ECONOMY HAS DEFINITELY SLOWED DOWN BUT WE'RE ANTICIPATING QUITE A BIT OF GROWTH IN THE FOURTH QUARTER.)) ((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: COMPANIES LIKE SOFT SOLUTIONS CREATE CLEAN HIGH PAYING JOBS WITHOUT DISTURBING THE NEIGHBORHOODS AROUND THEM.))
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Burcham says each hi tech business that chooses Roanoke is significant because it will then help attract another. Soft Solutions also considered Blacksburg and Atlanta for its headquarters location
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[Stocks]


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Profit-taking sent stocks sharply lower for the day. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 181 points.
NASDAQ fell 42.
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[Museum-closing]


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A Richmond museum doesn't have enough money to stay open, which raises the question: could this be a sign of things to come at other museums in Virginia?
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Meghan Muldoon joins us from Richmond with more on the story.
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The Virginia Fire and Police Museum has relied for years on the $50,000 a year it received from the state.
That funding is gone and now the museum is also on the way out.
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Located in an old fire house, the Virginia Fire and Police museum in opened in 1981.
On August 30th, it plans on closing its doors to the public.
It simply has run out of money.
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The state is about to lose it's only institution dedicated to the 150-year history of its fire and police services.
And that has Susan Longest, the musuem's director, sad and upset.
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Longest says the museum just needs 125 thousand dollars to keep operating.
With Virginia suffering a financial drought, she doesn't expect to get the money from the state well.
But she has other ideas.

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Until the musuem finds the money it needs, it's slated to close in less than a week.
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The state is looking for 1.5 billion dollars and it is often cultural programs Governor Warner is asking ...
(Meghan finishes)
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[Sports tease]


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On the way in sports, qualifying from the high banks at Bristol, Uva talks about regrouping after last night's loss to Colorado State, and
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the Arkansas State Indians have a Roanoke tie that you might not know about. We'll find out what it is next.
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[S-Qual]


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We start on the track on the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway where this afternoon, Jeff Gordon grabbed his second straight pole Bristol pole.
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Gordon blistered the track to the tune of 124.03 miles per hour for his 3rd pole position this season. He was the only driver to break the 124 mile an hour barrier but still fell short of Steve Park's track record of over 126 miles per hour. Dale, Jr. starts on the outside. Here's the starting grid for the Sharpie 500.
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The Virginia Cavaliers must quickly regroup and get ready for Florida State, but last night's loss to Colorado State will hurt for a few days. Steve Mason has a recap.
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[S-James]


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[WRITER=twe]
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Virginia Tech is set to open the season on Sunday against Arkansas State at Lane Stadium, and the Indians will have a Roanoke connection when they roll into Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=03-Jonesboro, AR; :00]


Former Patrick Henry star tailback James Hickenbotham is a standout wide receiver for the Indians. Hickenbotham rushed for over 2,000 yards during his senior season in 1998, as did the Hokies Lee Suggs at William Fleming. The two will get reacquainted on Sunday.
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Hickenbotham also returns kicks for the Indians who are coming off a 2 and 9 season. James is ready to go out with a bang in his senior season.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
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[TAPE#=SP-]
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And keep in mind that tonight at 11:35 - Friday Football Extra begins its 19th season with our annual preseason special. Here's Mike Stevens with a preview of tonight's show.
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