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Coming up on News 7-
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A look at how the community is coping-- eleven days after the disapparanec of a Henry county girl. A letter supposedly written by Osama Bin Laden is published on an Internet website... A local girl makes a big splash as a water skier.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Plus, Robin says get ready for a soggy start to the week. News 7 is next.


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((I WANT TO TELL YOUR VIEWERS FOR GOODNESS SAKES KEEP LOOKING FOR THIS LITTLE GIRL AND KEEP FURNISHING US LEADS.))
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[VO-NAT]

Henry County's Sheriff urges the public to keep Jennifer Short in their thoughts .. And today, many turn to prayer as the search for Jennifer continues.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Missing-Girl]


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He's promising to solve the case .. while admitting it is the toughest one he has ever faced.
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That was the word from Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell today .. as the search continues for whoever abducted nine year old Jennifer Short .. and murdered her parents. Cassell says it's still his theory that whoever committed the crime knew the Shorts and would have ties to the community.
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Last night's episode of "America's Most Wanted" generated what sounded like a solid lead in the Knoxville, Tennessee area .. but Cassell says it has not panned out. Each member of his investigative team got a day off this weekend .. their first since the murders were discovered.
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[Pray-Jennifer]


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As investigators still look for the information that could help them break the case open .. many Henry County residents are seeking help from another source. As Steve Smallshaw reports .. many are looking for answers, and comfort, in prayer.

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If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jennifer Short, or on the murder of her parents, you are asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's Office, or to contact your local authorities.
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[Augusta-Murders]


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Augusta County authorities have a double murder mystery on their hands. The victims are a Lexington husband and wife who had been out to dinner Saturday night in Staunton.
Officials say 40- year- old Rhonda Chaplin and 51- year- old Timothy Chaplin were shot several times between midnight and two A-M.
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[Take Augusta Map FS] Their bodies were discovered just north of the Rockbridge County line, at the intersection of Dabney's Lane and Cold Spring Road. Mrs. Chaplin was found in the driver's seat of her car and her husband was found outside the vehicle. If you have any information about the crime you're asked to call the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.
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[Collinsville-Murder]


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And two nights after another shooting death, this one in Henry County, authorities are still searching for two people who killed a Martinsville man.
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22- year old Michael Lanell Angelo Carter was shot and killed Friday night at the home of an acquaintance at the Collinsville Mobile Home Park. Authorities say the two killers knocked on the door of the mobile home-- entered the residence and shot Carter before fleeing the scene.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Teresa tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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A van that ran a stop sign .. and failure to use a seat belt .. made for a fatal combination this afternoon.
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[Take Accident Map FS]
It happened shortly after three PM .. at state route 100 and Old Giles Road, just north of Dublin near the Pulaski County fairgrounds. State police identify the victim as 19 year old Calvin Eugene Richards of Snowville, a passenger in the pickup.
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According to police, a West Virginia woman ran the stop sign, causing the pickup to overturn-- throwing Richards out.

No one else was seriously hurt. State police say no one in the pickup was wearing a seat belt. Charges against the van driver are pending.


[Drowning]


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In Botetourt County, the waters of the James River took the life of a Buchanan man this weekend. The Sheriff's department says 32 year old James Luther Begley was wading across the river with friends around 7-30 last night, when he and another man decided to return to their campsite
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[Take Map FS] near Arcadia .. in the northeastern part of the county. That's when they reached an unexpected deep spot, and Begley went under. A dive team found his body early this morning.
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[W&L-Commons]


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There is some "constructive" news tonight .. the largest project of its kind in years on the campus of Washington and Lee University. Crews are erecting a state-of-the-art new building ... but one designed to look consistent with ones from the 18-hundreds. Richard Lesko has the story.
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(( It's hard to imagine now, but in a year this shell of a building will be a state of the art student commons at Washington and Lee. Students will be able to browse through cafes, computer labs and a movie theater, and choose their future jobs at the new career development center. Designers had the task trying to match the style of the new construction to Washington and Lee's existing buildings.
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((TONY SKILLBECK/W&L CONSTRUCTION REPRESENTATIVE; THE BRICK COLOR, THE PAVING, THE STYLE OF THE BUILDING, THE ROOF LINES... WE'VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TO MAKE SURE THEY BLEND WITH THE CAMPUS.))
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[FILE FROM 01-24 TC1:16:41] The commons building will be named after former University President John Elrod who led the movement for the construction until he died last summer. The visible part of the construction was started over the summer, now the progress may be a surprise to the students when they return...
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((TONY SKILLBECK/W&L CONSTRUCTION REPRESENTATIVE; WHEN WE STARTED TO PUT THE STRUCTURAL STEEL BEHIND ME UP IN MAY, MOST OF IT DIDN'T APPEAR ABOVE THE GROUND UNTIL AFTER COMMENCEMENT, SO WHEN THEY COME BACK, THEY'LL NOTICE A BUILDING'S APPEARED THIS SUMMER.))
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Construction started only a year ago, but if you listen to the workers, there's no doubt the building will be completed for its grand opening next September.
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((TONY SKILLBECK/W&L CONSTRUCTION REPRESENTATIVE; THERE'S NO SHOULD, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO WALK THROUGH AND TAKE A TOUR.
WE WILL HAVE IT OPEN FOR THAT YEAR.))
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((RICHARD LESKO/RLESKO@WDBJ7.COM; THE UNIVERSITY COMMONS IS ONLY PART OF A MASSIVE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT GOING ON AT W&L. THE JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT WAS RECENTLY REFURBISHED, AND ALL THIS WORK IS SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED IN THE SUMMER OF 2003. RICHARD LESKO, NEWS 7, LEXINGTON. ))
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A letter from Osama bin Laden .. the real deal or a phony? That story is still ahead.
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And the remains of a missing girl are unearthed .. in a suspect's back yard.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody, Travis Wells in the News 7 Sports Office. Tonight, the Hokies light up the scoreboard on their way to scalping Arkansas State. VMI is set for its first ever 12 game schedule, while the Avs schedule is winding down. These guys are wound up. We'll tell you why coming up in sports.))

[Oregon-Girls]


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The F-B-I says human remains found yesterday behind the former home of Ward Weaver are those of a missing Oregon teenager. The confirmation came today-- as the F-B-I unearthed a second set of remains on the property. Chris Lawrence has the latest from Oregon City.
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(( FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS..PARENTS AND CHILDREN..
(nats..girls crying)

THEY HAD ALL PREPARED FOR THE WORST -- BUT WHEN IT CAME SUNDAY NIGHT... THE NEWS OVERWHELMED FAMILIES IN OREGON CITY.

SOT - CHARLES MATHEWS/FBI SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE

"The oregon city medical examiner has positively identified the remains found yesterday as those of miranda gaddis..."
AS THE MEDICAL EXAMINER CONFIRMED THE DEATH OF ONE CHILD -- POLICE DISCOVERED A SECOND BODY IN WARD WEAVER'S YARD. IT WILL TAKE AN AUTOPSY TO CONFIRM IT - BUT IT'S BELIEVED TO BE THE BODY OF ASHLEY POND.

SOT - CHIEF GORDON HUIRAS/OREGON CITY, OR

"These remains were found in the ground, in a barrel underneath where the cement slab was."
ASHLEY DISAPPEARED ON HER WAY TO SCHOOL IN JANUARY. MIRANDA -- TWO MONTHS LATER.

SOT - YOUNG FRIEND - NO CG "They didn't deserve to become

missing..because they didn't do anything wrong.."
WARD WEAVER LIVED ACROSS THE STREET AND KNEW BOTH GIRLS. POLICE RECENTLY ARRESTED HIM FOR ALLEGEDLY RAPING HIS SON'S TEENAGED GIRLFRIEND. FBI AGENTS FOUND MIRANDA'S REMAINS IN WEAVER'S SHED...BUT SO FAR HE HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED IN THIS CRIME.
A PORTLAND NEWSPAPER REPORTS THAT WEAVER CONFESSED TO THE MURDERS, BUT THE F-B-I WON'T CONFIRM IT.
STANDUP: CHRIS LAWRENCE/OREGON CITY, OR TBA CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, OREGON CITY. ))


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This isn't the first time a member of the Weaver family has been linked to a murder.
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20- years ago police found the body of a raped and murdered woman buried in the yard of Ward Weaver's father. Weaver's dad is now on death row in California after being convicted of two homicides.
But the man who prosecuted the elder Weaver--- says he could be responsible for as many as 26 other unsolved murders.


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[Bin-Laden]


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The alleged mastermind of the 9-11 terrorist attacks is alive and well .. if you believe an Arab Internet web site. But some people are questioning its authentiticy.
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A correspondent of "Islam Online Dot Net" says he received a copy of a letter written by Bin Laden. The text is undated but was said to have been written several weeks ago. The writer calls on the Afghani people to engage in a holy war and resist American forces.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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An Afghan source for the website says the letter is similar to others recovered by the U-S. But, doubters point out that the text has several grammatical mistakes.
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Even trees suffer when it's this hot for this long. Still ahead, how some trees deal with the drought.
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And we'll meet a girl who's making a big splash on the water skiing circuit .. just a year after beginning competition.
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[Commercial]

[Water-Skier]


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She is barely a teenager, but a Smith Mountain Lake girl is making big waves as a water skier.
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[VO-NAT]
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13- year- old Michaela (Mik-KAY-la) Cooper captured the Girls- two National championship earlier this month in California. Michaela also holds the state and regional slalom record for the 10- to- 13- year- old age group. Her parents say that with the sport, one mistake can be the end and it is sometimes nerve- racking to see their daughter flying across the water.
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((LORI COOPER/ MICHAELA'S MOM: WELL HER DADDY AND I GET PRETTY NERVOUS. IT'S HARD FOR US TO WATCH. IN WATERSKIING IF YOU FALL OR MISS A BUOY, THERE'S IMMEDIATE ELIMINATION. AND A LOT OF TIME THE PARTICIPANT FALLS, AND YOU KNOW THAT THEY CAN SKI THAT COURSE.))
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Michaela has been water skiing since she was just 4- years- old... but just started competing last summer. She says she gets the jitters, but has a good way to forget about the pressure.
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((MICHAELA COOPER/NATIONAL WATER SKI CHAMPION: AT FIRST I GET NERVOUS AND THEN I THINK THAT THIS IS JUST PRACTICE.))
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Michaela has three sisters who also water ski... AND her 3- year- old brother is already getting his feet wet on a knee board.
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[Drought]


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Our long, dry summer is causing some trees to get their defensive mechanisms in gear .. and drop their leaves now, instead of waiting for colder weather. Experts say trees cut off water to leaves to use what little water they have more efficiently. On a related note, the dry weather has led some North Carolina burley-tobacco farmers near the Virginia line to start cutting, the first step in a harvesting process that normally doesn't begin for at least another month.


[Weather] [08/25/2002] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Almanac [MUSIC UNDER]
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Coming up in sports, the season opener is a breeze for Tech, VMI gets set for its first game of the year and the Avs try and salvage game three of the Frederick series, but first in tonight's extra point
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the Big Unit, Randy Johnson was up to his old tricks today, striking out 16 Cubbies this afternoon in picking up his 19th win. Only his teammate Curt Schilling has more wins at 21. The D-backs shutout the Cubs this afternoon 7 to nothing.
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[S-Tech]


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The Hispanic College Fund Classic was "Muy Bien" for Virginia Tech today. Mike Stevens and photographer Greg Moore have a recap of the Hokies 63-to-7 fiesta.
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[S-VMI]


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The VMI Keydets open the season on the road Saturday against Charleston Southern. It will be the first game in a 12 game slate for the Keydets, and Coach Cal McCombs is looking forward to it.
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[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche blew a 7 run lead last night against Frederick. Tonight the Avs bullpen hoped to bounce back in the final game of a three game set.
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The fans dodged a few rain showers at the ballpark tonight.
The ones who stayed were hoping for an Avs win. It was one-nothing Salem when Melvin Rosario smacks a double off the right center field wall. Justin Lincoln crosses the plate for a 2-nothing lead in the 2nd.
The Avs played some defense tonight as well. Chris Moore makes the nice snag at 2nd base.
Then in the 6th Casey Lambert doubles scoring Rosario to make it 4-zip Avalanche and Salem goes on to
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win it by a final of 13 to nothing.
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[S-Little]


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Some future big leaguers strutted their stuff tonight in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in the championship game of the Little League World Series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Williamsport, PA/ABC Sports; :00]


It was Louisville, Kentucky versus Japan for all the marbles tonight.
The story was Aaron Alvey. Alvey crushed this 250 foot homerun in the first inning to get Louisville on the board 1 to nothing.
That homer helped his own cause, because he was also the pitcher. Alvey struck out 11 batters on his way
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to a no-hitter. Louisville wins it 1-nothing as Alvey pitched the last 13 innings of the tournament without allowing a run.
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[S-Golf]


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We finish up on the links where Tiger Woods was bidding for his 4th straight NEC Invitational victory, but Australian Craig Parry had other ideas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sammamish, WA/CBS Sports; :00]


Tiger put up a fight with putts like this one, but his 68 left him five shots back at the end of the day.
Parry who had never won in 235 starts on Tour closed with a 6-under 65 to finish at 16-under par and beat Robert Allenby and Fred Funk by four shots. Parry didn't have a bogey on the scorecard all day on his way to the win.
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[Baby-Whale]


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A new member of the world's orca community took its first breath this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL;]

Katrina-- a 54- hundred pound killer whale gave birth to a healthy SEVEN-FOOT calf today, at Sea World in Orlando. This was the 26- year- old whale's first birth. The sex of the calf is not yet known, but it is the 17th killer whale to be born inside a Sea World park. Mother and baby appear to be doing just fine.
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