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The number of Henry County investigators working on the Short case is scaled back...
But the community continues to pull together in hopes of finding nine year old Jennifer.
Plus... a possible break in another missing child case.
News 7 is next.
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The Henry County sheriff's office gives investigators working the Jennifer Short case some much needed rest--
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell told reporters this afternoon that he is taking some of his investigators off the case for now--
Many of the detectives have been working non-stop trying to find the missing nine year old.
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Jennifer Short disappeared August 15th-
That's when authorities found her parents Michael and Mary Short dead in their Oak Level home.
Sheriff Cassell says he will keep at least four of his investigators on the case...
Authorities were following a strong lead they received last night, but say, so far, it has not panned out.
Still, Cassell's not giving up hope of finding Jennifer.
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Cassell says D-N-A tests to determine whether Michael and Mary Short were Jennifer's biological parents are back, but would NOT reveal the findings.
So far, authorities say they have no suspects in the case.
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There is an 11-thousand dollar reward in the case...
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jennifer Short or the murder of her parents, you are asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's Department or your local authorities.
Much of the searching that's gone on for Jennifer Short has been the work of a local group.
Old Dominion Search and Rescue was called in to search for the nine year old soon after she was discovered missing from her parent's Oak Level home.
The group is made up of local volunteers and relies on fundraisers and donations to stay afloat.
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The organization operates the E-M-S command post at the Martinsville Speedway during NASCAR events four times a year--
This is the group's biggest method of raising money.
Members of the community are also "pitching in" in other ways.
Myranda Stephens has story of a local woman who's stepping up to the challenge.
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A Martinsville man is dead after suffering an apparent gunshot wound to the head.
22- year old Michael Lanell Angelo Carter died last night.
Authorities say he was shot at the home of an acquaintance here at the Collinsville Mobile Home park on Chip Circle.
Investigators are searching for two suspects.
They say the two knocked on the door of the mobile home-- entered the residence and shot Carter before fleeing the scene.
Authorities say there is no connection between this case and the murder/abduction involving the Short family.
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There's been a possible break in the case of two Oregon teenagers missing since last winter.
Investigators spent the day searching the house of a man who lived across the street from the missing girls.
Stacy Case has more on the investigation.
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AFTER A DAY LONG SEARCH OF THIS OREGON PROPERTY..
INVESTIGATORS FOUND WHAT COULD BE THE BODY OF ONE OF THE MISSING OREGON
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20:19:47 "There's no information now as to how long these remains have
been in this particular place."
DETECTIVES FOUND THE BODY HIDDEN INSIDE A SHED - IN THE BACKYARD OF WARD
WEAVER'S FORMER HOME.
WEAVER, WHO KNEW ASHLEY POND AND MIRANDA GADDIS, TOLD REPORTERS THE FBI
CONSIDERED HIM A CHIEF SUSPECT IN THEIR DISAPPEARANCE.
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"No charges have been filed yet..at this time, until we finish this
crime scene investigation."
WEAVER IS ALREADY IN JAIL ACCUSED OF RAPING HIS SON'S TEENAGE GIRLFRIEND.
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LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON, INVESTIGATORS BROUGHT IN CEMENT CUTTERS...TO
BREAK OPEN THIS CONCRETE SLAB.
WEAVER TOLD POLICE HE POURED THE CEMENT AS A BASE FOR A HOTTUB.
BUT DETECTIVES FEAR, ANOTHER BODY MAY BE BURIED BENEATH.
THE OREGON TEENS LIVED NEARBY.
BOTH VANISHED LAST WINTER -- WITHIN TWO MONTHS OF EACH OTHER.
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"I hope they know we're praying for them (cover w/video), if it is one
of them, I hope it's not just one or the other, I hope it's both."
NOW FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE BRACING THEMSELVES FOR AN EVEN LONGER WAIT.
INVESTIGATORS PLAN TO KEEP SEARCHING -- AND SAY IT COULD TAKE DAYS TO
IDENTIFY THE REMAINS.
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Federal agents say they've broken up a plot by a doctor in Tampa, Florida to attack local Islamic centers and mosques.
Tampa police yesterday discovered an arsenal powerful enough to level Dr. Robert Goldstein's 200-unit townhouse complex, along with a detailed ''mission template'' full of instructions.
One sheriff's detective calls Goldstein ''a smart guy'' and says
''it was like a James Bond thing.''
Officials found the podiatrist had an assortment of high-powered rifles, assault weapons, homemade bombs and ammunition.
A Georgia crematory director is a step closer to getting out of jail on bond.
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Ray Brent Marsh faces nearly 400- counts related to allegedly leaving bodies all over the Tri-State crematory property-- bodies that should have been cremated.
Last night-- his family traveled to the Walker County Jail to put up the property portion of Marsh's 159-thousand dollar bond.
That still leaves the 39-thousand 200-dollar cash portion of the bond for the family to raise.
Marsh's attorney, says he arranged for the property bond last week.
Still to come on News 7 at 11, the countdown is on... just about 15 hours to go before Virginia Tech opens up its 2002 campain. Travis Wells has more.
and it's not your average wine and cheese party, as the Botox social takes off in some circles in a unique way. We'll explain coming up.
Forest service personel and environmental organizations gathered together to talk about the future of the region's national forest lands.
The National Forest Service spoke today with environmental groups and residents from around the area.
They spoke about hot-button issues such as the effects of timbering, natural gas drilling, and recreational use.
It's all in an effort to try to find out what's best for the future of publicly held national forest land.
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Eventually, the feedback will go into formulating a 15 year master plan for the region's national forests.
It was a back to school extravaganza put on by The Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism at Green Hill Park.
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Summer Blast 2002 was a free event sponsored by Food Lion and Clear Channel Communications.
Kids could try their skills in an oreo stacking contest, or by competing in a talent show.
It was an end-of-summer celebration, full of music, magic and make believe, where kids could show their creative talents.
All activities at today's Summer Blast were free.
Some childhood memories were for sale in Salem today.
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Dealers from as far away as New York and Michigan traveled to the Salem Civic Center today to take part in the fifth annual Virginia Vintage Comics Show.
This is the only regularly held vintage comic book show on the East Coast.
Comics from the 1930's are hard to find, but at this show a handful were on display.
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((ROGER MANNON/VINTAGE COMICS PROMOTER; PAPER WAS CONSERVED, THEY HAD PAPER DRIVES, WHERE COMICS AND NEWSPAPERS WERE RECYCLED, SO THE SURVIVAL RATE PRE-WORLD WAR 2 IS NOT VERY HIGH AT ALL.))
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Dealers say internet sales have hurt the traditional comic book shop, but add when buying there's no substitute for holding a valuable comic book in your hands.
Still ahead on News 7 at 11, it will be a few more days before a plant known for its aroma blooms...
and it's no movie, remains of some well-known dinosaurs are discovered by a man who helped bring them to life on the big screen. We'll explain in a few minutes.
There's a "new wrinkle" in the battle against wrinkles.
Since its F-D-A approval in April, Botox has surged in popularity as a way to combat crows feet and frown lines.
Now, the toxin once known only for it's deadly qualities -- is becoming the life of the party.
The "botox party", that is. Carolyn Roy explains.
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((DON'T LET THE WINE AND CHEESE FOOL YOU. THE WINE IS NON-ALCOHOLIC, AND THIS IS A DOCTOR'S OFFICE -- AND THESE PEOPLE AREN'T JUST PARTY-GOERS -- THEY'RE POTENTIAL PATIENTS.
patients chatting with doctor "It depends what wrinkles your interested in.."
THIS IS A "BOTOX SOCIAL"
Dr. Sanders, "It is all the rage in the bigger cities, they're very popular."
IT'S A CHANCE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WRINKLE-ERASING POWERS OF THE TOXIN -- IN A LESS INTIMIDATING ATMOSPHERE.
Dr. Kenneth Sanders, M.D., Facial Plastic Surgeon, "It helps, maybe aleve some of the anxiety of having a needle put in your face."
IT STARTS WITH AN EXPLANATION OF HOW IT WORKS -- AND HOW IT FEELS.
Dr. Kenneth Sanders, M.D., Facial Plastic Surgeon, "What I like to do is push the needle all the way in until it just barely touches the bone -- I know, it sounds bad!..."
"it's not real bad -- it's like a pinch. A little pinch."
THEN, IT'S THE MOMENT OF TRUTH...
Pam to Dr., looking in mirror, "right here..."
AT LEAST FOR THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO BRAVE THE NEEDLE...
"Wrinkle your forehead for me..."
"No, that's not bad at all...yea...that's a little more painful..."
S/UP Carolyn "As for the cost, 12 dollars a unit. There's 100 units in each vial, and depending on what you want done, it can take anywhere from 20 to 60 units. So, if you want to get rid of those crows feet, you're looking at dropping $300."
BUT IT'S ALL WORTH IT TO PAM MARKHAM, WHO SAW HER FROWN LINES EVERY TIME SHE LOOKED IN THE MIRROR...
Pam, "When you're puttin on makeup, you know, it's like one of those things, you wanna like try and cover up, you know, like right between your eyes, and so you just, you notice that..."
AND IF THE PRICE IS A LITTLE PAIN...SELF CONFIDENCE IS THE PAYOFF.
Pam Markham, Botox patient, "Self esteem, and to be self-confident, and - yeah, absolutely, I wanna look the best I can look, you know?"
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A flower with a powerful aroma may take a little longer than expected to bloom.
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The Virginia Tech Botany Department's Indonesian native A-Titanus (TY-tuh-nuhs) flower may take at least until Monday to bloom.
More than a hundred stopped by Virginia Tech's greenhouse today to take a look, and a smell.
Nicknamed the corpse flower, the plant produces a rotten, fish-like smell upon blooming.
When it does bloom it will be only the 20th time that's happened since the plant was first introduced to the U-S in 1937.
You can stop by the Virginia Tech greenhouse Monday through Friday from 8 a-m to four p-m.
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Coming up in sports, racing on the high banks of Bristol, the Lady Bengals rule at Glenvar, and the Avs blow a big lead at Salem Memorial, plus the Hokies are set for Arkansas State. But first in tonight's extra point..
Former Hokie Antonio Freeman has signed a one year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. The 30 year old former Pro Bowler will get 1.7 million dollars this season. He was released by the Packers in a cost cutting move earlier this year.
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We start tonight with a little girls hoops. Glenvar and Bassett are expected to contend for state titles in their respective classifications later this year. Tonight the two tangled for the championship in the Glenvar tip-off tournament.
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It was a steamy one in the gym at Highlander Heaven.
Allyson Fasnacht was puttin on the hits for the home team. Check out the hesitation and the finish plus the foul. Glenvar led it 16 to 15.
Carol Herrington then goes to work inside for the Highlanders. She gets two down low.
But Shirley McCall got it done tonight for Bassett. Right down the lane for the pull-up. It was a dogfight
but the Lady Bengals pull it out 52 to 46 in overtime.
In other games today, Liberty beat Amherst 56 to 55. Hidden Valley shocked William Byrd 51-49 in overtime, and Northside took care of Altavista 46 to 40. In the Auburn tipoff, it was Galax over Holston 56-21 and Auburn knocking off Rockbridge 57 to 38.
Short track beatin' and bangin' was the name of the game last night in Bristol, as the Winston Cup cars hit the World's Fastest half mile for the running of the Sharpie 500.
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Thunder Valley was jammed with nearly 150 thousand race fans.
They certainly got their money's worth. Robby Gordon was in the midst of all the action. First he spins Ricky Craven at lap 50 bringing out the night's 4th caution.
Then at lap 376 Gordon just runs right over Jimmie Johnson on the restart. Mark Martin is also collected and there's a big mess behind those two. Then Johnson lets Gordon know. Hey, you're number 1.
A little later, Dale, Jr. mixes it up with Ward Burton and then he gets a little present from Ward.
Down the stretch, Rusty Wallace and Jeff Gordon battled for the win, and Gordon had just enough for the win. It's his first night race victory at Bristol. And he breaks a 31 race winless streak.
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The Salem Avalanche is watching its playoff hopes slowly dwindle. Starting with tonight's contest against Frederick, the Avs had ten games to make their move.
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To Salem Memorial Stadium we go where temps in the 70's made for a pleasant night at the park.
We pick up a scoreless tie in the third. The Avs Ronnie Merrill delivers a single into left field and Melvin Rosario is on his horse around third and in for a 1-nothing lead.
Bryan Peck then goes back up the middle plating Merill and Casey Lambert for a three nothing cushion.
Salem wasn't done yet. Jorge Piedra puts the ball in play to left. Two more runs score on the error and the
but the Keys come all the way back to win it 8 to 7..
Steve Spurrier returned to the Sunshine State tonight as the Skins took on Tampa Bay in their second to last preseason game of the year.
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The Skins just keep on rolling. Kenny Watson goes over from a couple of yards out to give Washington a 16-7 lead in the second quarter.
In the second half, the Skins defense gets into the act. Delbert Cowsette applies the hit and Greg Scott scoops up the fumble. The big fella rumbles 66 yards to the endzone and the Skins win it tonight by a final of
40 to 10.
ACC fans got an early look at a pretty solid NC State club tonight. The Pack whipped New Mexico 34-14.
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Phillip Rivers threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns including two to Bryan Peterson and the Wolfpack
rolled to the 20 point win. Rivers also ran for two scores.
It's put up or shut up time for the Virginia Tech Hokies. The preseason is over and the real season is finally here.
Mike Stevens has some pregame notes for us on the eve of the opener against Arkansas State.
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(( There has been everything from a rash of suspensions a bigger rash of sickness in the preseason - and now there is the unknown.
Arkansas State comes to town a mighty underdog - but one with a brand new head coaching staff.
As a redshirt junior Vegas is a veteran compared to the youthful Tech team that will step on the field against the the Indians.
60 percent of the team is a sophomore by class or younger including Field Corner Vincent Fuller - who is starting in place of the suspended Ronyell Whitaker.
Grant Noel makes his 13th career start against ASU - his knee has held up well in the preseason, and he will wear a protective brace on it all year long.
Frank Beamer beat Arkansas State 50-to-0 in 1997 to pass Bill Dooley as Tech's all-time winningest coach. A victory this time around and he's hit the 150 win mark for his career.
Kickoff is set for 2:30.
In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))
The ODAC football season is still about two weeks away. At Washington and Lee Coach Frank Miriello returns 17 starters from a year ago.
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The Generals are coming off a third straight five and five campaign and getting over the hump this season could be a challenge in the always tough ODAC.
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One thing that should help Miriello's recruiting efforts is the new eleven thousand square foot fitness center that just opened on campus Thursday. The Generals open the season September 14th against Johns Hopkins.
One of the people who helped Steven Spielberg bring Jurassic Park to life is helping bring newly found dinosaur bones to the Smithsonian.
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Jack Horner is a paleontologist and curator of the Museum of the Rockies....
He and other scientists have unearthed three new specimens in Montana.
Two Tyrannosaurus Rex specimens and one from a Triceratops were airlifted from where they were found near Jordan, Montana to a base camp today.
Later next week, they'll be taken to the Museum of the Rockies in Montana....
From there they'll be taken to the Smithsonian in D-C for more study.
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