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Coming up on NEWS 7 at six.
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A live report from Henry County-- where the community turns to prayer as the search for nine year Jennifer Short hits one road block after another.
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Plus, the latest on a drowning in the James River.

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Tonight in sports, Jeff Gordon talks about his firs win at night in Bristol, VMI talks about its 12 game schedule, and
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the Hokies open their season with a laugher in Blacksburg.
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Investigators are no closer to finding a missing Henry County girl, 10 days after her disappearance .. while a community continues to pray for her safe return.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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It is the toughest case he has ever faced, but it is one he promises to solve.
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That word from Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell this afternoon .. 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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In the absence of any solid news in the case, many residents in the Henry County community are seeking answers and comfort in prayer.
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Steve Smallshaw is in Henry County tonight .. with more on how many people are dealing with difficult circumstances.
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((ROLLCUE:...help bring Jennifer home.))
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Authorities are still 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 and killed Friday night at the home of an acquaintance at the Collinsville Mobile Home Park. 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.
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Blacksburg police arrested three people after an argument led to gunfire early today at a parking lot on Progress Street. Nobody was hurt. Charges include attempted malicious wounding, possessing a gun as a convicted felon, and possession of marijuana.



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A Buchanan man is dead .. after river waters became deeper than expected.
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[Take Map FS] It happened in the James River near Arcadia .. in northeast Botetourt County. 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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That's when they reached an unexpected deep spot, and Begley went under. A dive team found his body early this morning. Investigators say foul play is NOT suspected.


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Two people have been selected to head- up the newly formed Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation.
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Cletus Nicely -- chairman of the Alleghany County board of supervisors will oversee the group. A vice-chair has also been chosen for the corporation. Temple Kessinger... who's the mayor of Covington, will take over those responsibilities. The corporation, which was formed in May, will market the region to relocating and expanding businesses. It's comprised of elected leaders from Alleghany County-- as well as the towns of Iron Gate and Clifton Forge-- along with the city of Covington.
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Trees and tobacco both take a hit from the drought. We have the story coming up on News 7 at 6.
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And as Washington and Lee builds for the future, it's hoping the results looks at least a little to the past. The details are straight ahead. But first... a quick check on the weather with Robin Reed.
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It's the largest construction project in years .. on the historic campus of Washington and Lee University .. and it is progressing well. The project is 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.
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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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Our long, hot summer is causing some trees to act early .. and drop their leaves now, instead of waiting for colder weather. Experts say it's a defense mechanism .. as 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.



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As Virginia Tech coasts to victory, Hokie fans are asked to show their colors. We'll have the details just ahead.


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And we'll meet a local teenager who's riding a wave of success on the water. Her story is next.
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One Smith Mountain Lake teenager is making waves on the water skiing front...
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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 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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Hokie fans flocked to the Virginia Tech game today... but few were more fanatical than members of the Roanoke Valley Hokie Club.
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The club helps support Tech athletics -- raising money for student-athlete scholarships ... and providing a big cheering section.
There are about 16-hundred Hokie Club members in the Roanoke Valley.
But you don't have to be a Virginia Tech alumnus to join the club... just a fan.
August 30th is Hoke Pride Day.
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((PAT GREEN: WE WANT EVERYBODY TO SHOW THEIR PRIDE ON AUGUST 30TH. TO WEAR THEIR COLORS AND BE REALLY EXCITED THAT VIRGINIA TECH IS ADDING A LOT ACADEMICALLY AND ATHLETICALLY TO SOCIETY.))
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If you'd like to find out more about the Roanoke Valley Hokie Club and its events, you can go to its website at Roanoke Valley Hokie Club - DOT - com.
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Coming up in sports, Tech rolls past Arkansas State this afternoon in Blacksburg, VMI is set to open its 12 game slate next week, and
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we'll look back at a wild night on the high banks of Bristol in last night's Sharpie 500.
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Virginia Tech opened its new south endzone and the season in fine fashion this afternoon with a huge win over Arkansas State. Mike Stevens is in Blacksburg with the highlights.
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The VMI Keydets are six days away from their season opener against Charleston Southern. For the first time in school history, the Keydets will play a 12 game schedule, and Coach Cal McCombs says that's a good thing.
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In case you missed it last night, it was a wild Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, and when it was all said and done, there were plenty of bruised egos.
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The race had 15 cautions, one short of the record. Elliott Sadler got moved out of the way by Joe Nemechek early in the race, and was none too happy about it.
Then late in the race, Dale, Jr. gives Ward Burton similar treatment.
With 3 laps to go, Jeff Gordon got past Rusty Wallace with a little bump and run to win his first night race on the high banks and break a 31 race winless streak.
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On the big league diamond this afternoon, the Yankees didn't look like they were in playoff form at all against the Rangers.
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Alex Rodriguez drove in his league leading 113th run for the Rangers who roughed up Andy Petitte this afternoon.
Herbert Perry went deep for Texas. His 17th of the year came in the 4th inning off Petitte and left the yard in left field.
Joaquin Benoit did the job on the hill for the Rangers. He had a shutout thru 5 innings. He struck out 5 and scattered 7 hits in 6 and 2/3 innings. The Rangers knock off New York 6 to 2. Now the rest of today's digits.
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