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They're raising the amount of the reward for information leading to nine- year- old Jennifer Short's safe return.

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And a LOCAL priest is accused of sexual misconduct-- Details, straight ahead.
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Long awaited rainfall arrives, and will stick around for a few days, but it may provide too much rain too fast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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The pastor of the historic St. Andrews Catholic Church in Roanoke is facing allegations of sexual misconduct.
The Catholic Diocese of Richmond says today that the Reverend Steven R. Rule, known to many as Randy, is on administrative leave due to the allegations.
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News 7's Rachel Cannon joins us now with more ... Rachel
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Kim ... as of late yesterday Father Rule was officially placed on leave. Officials say the diocese is handling the claim according to revised regulations. New guidelines have been in place since cases of sexual abuse involving clergy have emerged across the country. A press release from the Diocese of Richmond says the alleged incident involving Father Rule took place when the accuser - - who is now an adult - - was a minor. Father Rule will remain on leave while the allegations are evaluated. The claim will be handed over to a new Review Board when it convenes on Labor Day. The new Sexual Abuse Review Board was named last week. It replaces a panel that had five of its lay members resign in protest over the handling of abuse complaints against a Henrico County priest. The Board is expected to respond to the allegations ... But officials say Bishop Sullivan is the final judge in this internal review process. A press conference on this developing story is scheduled for two-pm in Richmond...
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we expect to hear from a spokesman for the Diocese and we will bring you that information beginning at News 7 at 5... Kim?

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It has been 11 days since Jennifer Shrot was kidnapped and her parents left dead in their Oak Level home.
Leads are dwindling in the case, but Jennifer's relatives are urging the community to stay vigilent in the search for the killer.
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Marya Jones is outside the Henry county sheriff's department where she met with relatives and Henry County officials.
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((ROLLCUE:..keep looking for Jennifer.))
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He was their neighbor, now Ward Weaver is the prime suspect in the disappearance of two Oregon teenage girls.
Two sets of remains were discovered over the weekend on property where Weaver used to live.
Chris Lawrence reports.
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ONE DAY AFTER HEARING THE NEWS THEY FEARED MOST FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS VISITED THIS MAKESHIFT SHRINE IN OREGON CITY. IT'S THE SAME MEMORIAL THE FAMILY OF MIRANDA GADIS WALKED THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.. JUST HOURS AFTER POLICE IDENTIFED MIRANDA'S REMAINS.

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"THEY DIDN'T DESERVE TO BE MISSING...DIDN'T DESERVE TO BE GONE."
POLICE have Resumed DIGGING THROUGH THE PROPERTY JUST BEHIND THE FENCE. IT'S WHERE PRIME SUSPECT WARD WEAVER ONCE LIVED ... WHERE MIRANDA WAS FOUND..AND ANOTHER BODY DISCOVERED.

SOT: CHIEF GORDON HUIRAS/OREGON CITY POLICE

"THESE REMAINS WERE FOUND IN THE GROUND, IN A BARREL UNDERNEATH WHERE THE CEMENT SLAB WAS."
IT WILL TAKE AN AUTOPSY TO CONFIRM IT, BUT IT'S BELIEVED TO BE THE BODY OF ASHLEY POND. ASHLEY DISAPPEARED ON HER WAY TO SCHOOL IN JANUARY. MIRANDA--DISAPPEARED TWO MONTHS LATER.

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WEAVER HAS BEEN IN JAIL SINCE MID-AUGUST...CHARGED WITH RAPING HIS SON'S GIRLFRIEND. AT THE TIME OF THAT ARREST HIS SON TOLD POLICE THAT HIS FATHER HAD ADMITTED TO KILLING THE MISSING GIRLS.
WEAVER'S EX-WIFE SAYS SHE TALKED TO POLICE MONTHS AGO.

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"I told them everything they need to know. I told them about the cement that was poured in his backyard three days after Miranda came up missing."

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POSITIVE ID OF SECOND BODY WILL LIKELY OME TODAY.... )

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It has taken 30 -million dollars and years of planning and construction, but the new Hidden Valley High School is finally open for business.
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Cheerleaders and members of the marching band greeted students this morning, as they arrived for the start of classes.
Though a few details remain inside, the construction was completed on time and under budget... And students say they're pleased with the result.
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((BRITNEY MCADEN/HIDDEN VALLEY JUNIOR: I LIKE IT A LOT. THE BUILDING'S REALLY NICE. IT'S REALLY OPEN AND I REALLY LIKE IT. TODAY. IT'S NOT SO VISIBLE, BECAUSE IT'S RAINING, BUT ON SUNNY DAYS IT'S REALLY NICE, BECAUSE THE SUN COMES IN, ALL THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING.)) ((RAJIV SRINIVASAN/HIDDEN VALLEY JUNIOR: TO BE HONEST, THERE'S JUST SO MANY THINGS. I LOVE THE HIGH WALLS, VERY TALL CEILINGS, BUT HONESTLY IT'S THE PEOPLE, THE FACULTY. I'VE MET, GOTTEN TO KNOW A FEW OF THEM AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE A VERY CLOSE-KNIT BUNCH.))
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With no senior class this year, Hidden Valley has 750 students... and about 100 members of the faculty and staff.

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A Lexington couple is shot and killed in Augusta County. We'll have the details.
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Also a weekend music festival in England turns violent.
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A man and wife from Lexington were murdered in Staunton Saturday night. Officials say 40- year- old Rhonda Chaplin and 51- year- old Timothy Chaplin were shot several times sometime 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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The F-B-I hopes to collect more information about an anthrax- tainted building in Boca Raton, Florida.
Tabloid publisher American Media owns the building, where a worker became the first person to die in last Fall's anthrax mailings.
Meanwhile, a former government scientist says he's NOT the anthrax killer-- and he's going to prove it.
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Dr. Stephen Hatfill is under investigation for last fall's deadly anthrax attacks.
While investigators have said Hatfill is "of interest" to them, he has NOT been charged or even called a suspect.
Hatfill is complaining about the heavy- handed tactics the Feds are using against him--
He says they have no evidence.
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((DR. STEVEN HATFILL/FORMER BIOWEAPONS RESEARCHER:I AM STILL HOUNDED BY THE FBI. VICTIMIZED IN A NEVER ENDING SWARM OF LEAKS AND GENERAL INNUENDO FROM THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT AND UNNAMED OTHERS. ))
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The anthrax letters killed five people and sickened 13 others.
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A weekend music festival in Britain ends on a sour note--
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Hundreds of people rioted at the Leeds Festival--- setting fires to trash bins and attacking police with bottles an

d debris.
One police officer suffered a broken nose.
Authorities say 200 officers were on duty, as the festival wrapped up.
More than 50-thousand people had attended the two-day concert in northern Britain, which included performances by the Foo Fighters and Guns N' Roses.
Earlier, a 19-year-old man was found dead in a tent at the festival, but police have said they're NOT treating the death as suspicious.
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It's a sweet deal in the making--
Nestle is reportedly trying to buy Hershey.
According to U-S-A Today, the Swiss food and beverage giant is offering about eleven and a-half billion dollars for the largest candy- maker in the U-S.
Along with Nestle, Kraft Foods and Cadbury Schweppes are also seen as potential buyers.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will tell us if the rain is going to last,
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and it's not the big leagues yet... but some little league teams were striking up some attention on the diamond last night in Pennsylvania...
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For the first time in four years, an American team has won the Little League World Series.
Keith Farmer shows us HOW some little leaguers from Louisville, Kentucky proved they're the best in the world.
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NARRATION: WHEN CASEY JORDAN MADE THIS GAME-SAVING GRAB FOR THE FINAL OUT, LOUISVILLE, KY VALLEY SPORTS ALL-STARS HAD COMPLETED A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WIN OVER JAPAN. THERE WAS ONLY ONE RUN SCORED IN THE BALL GAME AND IT CAME EARLY, AS KENTUCKY'S AARON ALBY SENT THIS PITCH OVER THE CENTERFIELD WALL IN THE FIRST INNING. EVEN IN VICTORY THE SPORTSMANSHIP THESE LITTLE LEAGUERS DISPLAYED WAS OF MAJOR LEAGUE PROPORTIONS.
Casey Jordan Sot...crying, says he's sorry the other team had to lose
NARRATION: WHILE ALBY DID IT WITH THE BAT, HE ALSO DID SOME OF HIS BEST WORK ON THE MOUND. THE HARD-THROWING RIGHT-HANDER FACED TWENTY-THREE BATTERS, STRIKING OUT ELEVEN. FOR THE SERIES, ALBY HAD A RECORD FORTY-FOUR STRIKE-OUTS AND TWENTY-ONE SCORELESS INNINGS PITCHED.
Alby Sot: talks about records made to be broken...
NARRATION: THIS TEAM OF TWELVE LITTLE LEAGUERS BROUGHT A SENSE OF PRIDE TO THEMSELVES, THEIR COMMUNITY, AND THEIR COUNTRY.
Sot Fan...or coach Troy Osbourne
NARRATION: AND NOW THE VALLEY SPORTS ALL-STARS TAKE A TWENTY-FOUR-AND-OH RECORD AND A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BACK TO LOUISVILLE, KY. REPORTING FROM WILLIAMSPORT PENNSYLVANIA, KEITH FARMER FOR CBS NEWS. )) [Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [8/23/2002] [TWO SHOT]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 86 points. The NASDAQ has dropped 14.
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Coming up next in sports... V-M-I prepares to start its football season on the road,
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And the Hokies start their season off strong.... we'll have a full report.
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Virginia Tech starts the season with a bang in Blacksburg... as the Hokies dominate the field over visiting Arkansas State for the 63- to- 7 win. Mike Stevens and photographer Greg Moore have the post- game re-cap...
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The V-M-I Keydets are in their last week of practice before they kick off the season opener this Saturday at Charleston Southern. The road trip down south is just the start of a 12- game stretch... and Coach Cal McCombs says he is looking forward to it...
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A young lady from Smith Mountain Lake is making big waves as a water skier.
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13- year- old Michaela (Mik-KAY-la) Cooper captured the Girls- two National championship earlier this month in Texas.

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.[Quickcast]
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