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Ahead on NEWS 7 at six... Henry County investigators pursue their most promising lead yet in the disappearance of nine year old Jennifer Short.

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Plus.... another murder weighs heavy on an already overworked sheriff's office.

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Tonight in sports, Ohio State wins the Pigskin Classic in a rout, we'll look at the upcoming ODAC football season, plus
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the time for talk is over, as the Virginia Tech Hokies get set to host Arkansas State on Sunday.
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Thunderstorms popped up this afternoon, and there is a good chance for rain down the line, we'll check the 7 Day Planner in just a few. [Video-Open]
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The investigation into the disappearance of Jennifer Short eases up tonight-- but there are still no new significant leads.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell told reporters this afternoon that he is taking some of his investigators off the c
ase for now---- to give them some much needed rest.
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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 tied to the case, no matter what. Authorities are following a strong lead they received last night, but say it has not panned out. Still, Cassell's not giving up hope of finding Jennifer, in fact he had this message for her.
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Cassell says D-N-A tests to determine the whether Michael and Mary Short were Jennifer's biological parents are back, but would reveal the findings. So far, authorities say they have no suspects in the case.
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[TAKE HENRY CO. SHERIFFS FS] 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.
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While the investigation into the Short murder continues, folks in the community continue to pull together to do what they can to find nine year old Jennifer.
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Myranda Stephens joins us from Henry County tonight, with more on community reaction.
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((ROLLCUE:...purpose in life.))
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Much of the searching that's gone on for Jennifer Short has been the work of a local group.
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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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((WHEN WE'VE BEEN OUT PUTTING OUT POSTERS WE'VE HAD CITIZENS COME UP AND OFFER DONATIONS TO USE AND OF COURSE DONATIONS ARE OUR CHIEF METHOD OF FUNDING OUR ORGANIZATION SO YOU KNOW IT'S OUTSTANDING AND ITS TRUE OF HENRY COUNTY IN EVERY INCIDENT WE'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CITIZENS HAVE COME FORTH AND STAND BEHIND US AND THAT'S WHAT KEEPS US GOING.))
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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.

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Henry County authorities are searching for two suspects in the shooting death of a Martinsville man.
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22- year old Michael Lanell Angelo Carter was shot in the head at the home of an acquaintance. The shooting happened at the Collinsville Mobile Home park on Chip Circle around nine thirty last night.
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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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Still ahead on News 7 at 6, environmentalists and the forest service swap ideas into making a plan for the region's national forests...
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and some local kids were celebrating the end of summer at Green Hill Park... More on that in just a minute, but first, Patrick Evans is in the WeatherCenter tonight...
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Hundreds of people gathered in Roanoke today to voice their opinion on the future of the region's national forest.
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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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((GERALD GRAY/VIRGINIA FOREST WATCH; WE'RE HERE TO GIVE OUR COMMENTS AND OUR OPINIONS TO WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN TO THE PUBLICLY OWNED FOREST THAT WE ALL OWN HERE IN SW VIRIGNIA.)) ((WILLIAM DAMON/FORESTRY DEPARTMENT; CLEARLY THERE WILL ALWAYS BE GROUPS THAT WANT MORE OF ONE RESOURCE VALUE THAN ANOTHER, AND THERE WILL BE GROUPS ON OPPOSITE ENDS OF THESE QUESTIONS. BUT WE'VE PUT TIME WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC TO TRY AND SEE IF WE CAN COME UP WITH AN ALTERNATIVE THAT MEETS AS MANY OF THESE GROUPS NEEDS AND DESIRES AND VALUES AS WE CAN WHILE STILL CARRYING OUT THE MULTIPLE USE MISSION OF THE FOREST SERVICE.))
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Eventually, the feedback will go into formulating a 15 year master plan for the region's national forests.
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[Summer-Blast]


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The Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism kicked off what it hopes will be a new summer tradition 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.
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If you're looking for that old Superman comic book, then Salem was the place to be 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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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.
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Still to come on News 7 at 6, Virginia Tech is gearing up for the start of the 2002 football season with high expectations, starting with tomorrow's game against Arkansas State... Travis Wells will have a preview.
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and the Hidden Valley Titans are getting ready to play their first ever football game, and one player may be thinking about something other than football ... We'll have more on that coming up.
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Hidden Valley high school is getting set to start classes on Monday and next Friday the football team will play its first game in school history. Mike Stevens tells us how keeping things in the proper perspective is very easy for this first year team.
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(( Stephen Hughes and his coach Steven Magenbauer share the same first name and the same challenge of making the Titans a respectable team in the school's inaugural season. ((NAT SOUND:)) But the two share much more than those obvious items. Last August, Hughes was lifting weights when eh suffered what he thought was a routine headache. ((STEVEN HUGHES:))
The MRI led to more tests and a trip to the Duke University medical center where he was diagnosed of an inoperable brain tumor. But the tumor is unique and treatable with daily medication, and doctors say it is fine for him to play. ((STEVEN HUGHES:)) Steven's parents Bill and Nancy Hughes have ridden this emotional roller coaster right alongside their oldest son. Five days before the start of practice this month they collectively made one more trip to Duke to get final clearance for this season. ((STEVEN HUGHES:)) Hughes not only will play this year, but he has been named one of Hidden Valley's team captains. And whether through fate or luck - he has been placed with the perfect coach. Not only does Steve Magenbauer know his football, but he knows what it's like to lose the game you love. In 1989 as a sophomore he beat out three seniors to become Salem's starting quarterback. He also was a nasty linebacker. But on this routine hit in the playoffs against Dan River just before halftime he suffered temporary paralysis and never played football again.)) ((STEVE MAGENBAUER:))
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Coming up in sports, Frank Beamer can reach a milestone with a win over Arkansas State Sunday, the W & L Generals hope to break the .500 mark this season, and
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the Ohio State Buckeyes win the Pigskin Classic over Texas Tech.
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The Countdown to the earliest kickoff in the history of Virginia Tech football is finally here. Tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 - the Hokies tee it up against Arkansas State in the brand new expanded Lane Stadium. Mike Stevens has some pregame notes for us on the eve of the opener.
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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. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((VEGAS ROBINSON:)) 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. ((VINCENT FULLER:)) 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. ((GRANT NOEL:)) 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.))




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On the field this afternoon, Ohio State squared off with Texas Tech in the Pigskin Classic, one of three games involving Top 25 schools set for today.
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Texas Tech trailed 14-zip before Kliff Kingsbury hits Carlos Francis with the slant on 4th and 2 from the 36. Francis takes it to the house, but that was about it for Red Raider highlights.
The Buckeyes were too much. Freshman Maurice Clarett finished with 3 touchdowns and 176 yards rushing as Ohio
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State wears out Texas Tech 45 to 21.
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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.
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The wild card races are heating up in Major League Baseball, and assuming there is no strike, things could go down to the wire.
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In Boston today, the Angels got this RBI single from Jose Molina that scored Brad Fullmer who had previously doubled and Boston led 1-nothing.
Kevin Appier allowed just 4 hits over 6 innings of work on the mound today and the Angels beat the Bosox 2 to noth(------------) ing. Now the rest of today's scores.