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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones... a beautiful and pleasant day with low humidity and temperatures in the 80's...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend forecast coming up right after the news...





[7-11Missing-Girl]


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The body of Michael Short has been buried again. Authorities removed it to take hair samples earlier in the week.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Investigators were hoping to compare them to hair found in the house.
The latest wrinkle in the investigation came yesterday, as officers tried to execute a search warrant to read the family's mail.
The Bassett post master refused to hand it over without a FEDERAL search warrant.
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[SOT 8:13 - :23]
[IN Q=Who knows]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF; WHO KNOWS WHAT'S GOING TO BE IN THERE THAT WE MAY BE ABLE TO USE TO SOLVE THIS CASE. WE GOT TWO PEOPLE DEAD AND A LITTLE GIRL MISSING AND THIS IS YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=dollars at work.]
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Investigators continue to interview the family's acquaintances, including Chris Thompson, the former employee who found the Short's bodies.
They also did several air and ground searches in Bassett.
Family members are working on raising a hefty reward for information in the case.
They're planning a candlelight vigil at Sissy's Flea Market next to the Short home on 220 North September 15th at 8 P-M.
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[7-11Parkway-Body]


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There are some new leads in the case of the man found dead on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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Roanoke County Police used the man's skull to reconstruct his facial features out of clay after. Because of sketches and the bust, police now have received at least 14 leads on missing men who resemble the victim.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May 5;]

Authorities say the investigation could take weeks, because police have to find dental records or fingerprints of the missing men. The body was found in May on the Poages Mill Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Meanwhile, police are looking into whether the body may be that of Howard Woolwine, a man who disappeared from a Martinsville adult-care facility in 1998, but they add Woolwine is just one of more than a dozen men who look similar to the artist's rendering.
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[7-11Graham]


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Evangelist Franklin Graham will bring his ministry to the region next spring.
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Billy Graham's son has accepted an invitation for a three day event to be held May second through the fourth next year.
The Southwest Virginia Festival will be held at the Salem Stadium and is sponsored by many churches in the region.
Franklin Graham is president and C-E-O of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association which was established by his father.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones... blue skies across the region today as we head into the weekend...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the complete forecast details coming up in just a few minutes...





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A Blacksburg soldier has admitted to trespassing .... now his future with the military is uncertain. Authorities searched for Mikail Sharov twice before when he went AWOL from the Army... The first time he was found safe at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
The second time, a year later, he disappeared and was never found....
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[SUPER=03-Aberdeen, WA]


...Until Wednesday, when he was discovered inside this bunker near Aberdeen, Washington.
That bunker is filled with spy gear, plans for explosive electrical circuits, maps and diagrams of power plants.

Police in Washington call the find disturbing, but say none of the items inside the bunker are actually illegal.

[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 2000]


They could only charge Sharov with trespassing.
Yesterday, he appeared in court and pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor count.
Sharov was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 45 days suspended and three-thousand dollars in fines and restitution for damage to the property.
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But even after Sharov serves that sentence, he won't be out of trouble.
Police say they've contacted the army's AWOL Apprehension Unit.
They intend to pick him up after he's finished serving his time and send him back to Fort Bragg, North Carolina for a possible court martial.

[45-11Red-Cross]


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The American Red Cross says 55-thousand of its volunteers responded to the terrorist attacks last year.
And with the anniversary of 9-11 approaching it's reminded of the continuing need for volunteers.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


Shirley Layman spent three weeks at ground zero as a nursing volunteer. She coordinated health services for the victims and rescue workers... a mission she says was very rewarding.
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[IN Q=Through my eyes I think we played]

((SHIRLEY LAYMAN/RED CROSS VOLUNTEER; THROUGH MY EYES I THINK WE PLAYED A BIG PART. JUST FROM THE PEOPLE THANKING US AND APPRECIATIVE OF WHAT WE DID. I THINK WE DID PLAY A BIG ROLE))
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The Red Cross says since September 11th, it's gone full force with training its volunteers on bioterrorism and on how to best respond to a terrorist attack.
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[IN Q=We're remembering 9-11]

((TOM BROWN/AMERICAN RED CROSS; WE'RE REMEMBERING 9-11, WE'RE PREPARING AND WE'LL GET OUR VOLUNTEER TRAINED ON NEW TECHNIQUES AND OPERATIONS))
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The Red Cross says it is always looking for more volunteers.
If you'd like to get involved you can call 540-985-3524.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones... we head into the weekend with warm weather and temperatures in the 80's...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have a complete look at your forecast in just a few minutes...





[8-11Secure-Virginia]


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Who would take over if Virginia's governor and top state officials were kiled in a terrorist attack?
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


That is just one of the issues addressed yesterday by the state's Secure Virginia panel.
Governor Mark Warner threw his support behind all 33 of the panel's new recommendations.
One recommendation is to amend Virginia's Constitution to extend the line of succession to the governorship.
Currently the line to succeed the governor is the lieutenant governor, attorney general and Speaker of the House of Delegates.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: THERE'S A LOT OF THINKING THAT IT NEEDS TO BE MORE EXTENSIVE TO INCLUDE SOME MEMBER OF THE SENATE OR EVEN MORE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE.))
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[OUT Q=LONG ENOUGH LINE OF SUCCESSION.]
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Any change to the succession requires approval by the General Assembly and voters.
The panel's earlier recommendations were released in July.
They included criminal background checks for workers in vulnerable operations such as water treatment facilities, bridges and tunnels and power plants.
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[8-6Fiber-Network]


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Southside is beginning to get connected...
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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]

A network of fiber optic cable is being installed to connect Pittsylvania County and the City of Danville. It's state-of the-art infrastructure that officials hope will bring new high tech jobs to the region. 12-thousand feet of wiring went down yesterday, but there will be 42- miles of cable by the end of September.
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[8-6Brown-Farm]


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An old dairy farm in Blacksburg has sparked a lot of debate...
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The town bought the 169-acre Brown's Farm back in 1999.
But, what should become of it has been an issue ever since.
Right now, the farm serves as a nature park, which is how some folks in the community want to keep it.
Others, however, including the town's Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, would like to see part of the land used for ballfields.
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[IN Q=and we feel]

((DONNA WHITMARSH: AND WE FEEL THAT WOULD SEVERELY LIMIT OUR ABILITY TO HAVE AN INTACT BONAFIDE NATURE PARK. 35:28)) ((ANDREW WALKER: IF WE HAD AN OFFER ON THE TABLE FROM THE TOWN SAYING HERE'S A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE, WE WOULD CERTAINLY LISTEN TO IT BUT, UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS NO SUCH PROPOSAL))
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[SUPER=01-Andrew Walker/New River United Soccer Assoc.; :08]
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[OUT Q=no such proposal.]
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Both groups met Wednesday night in what should be the last public hearing over the matter.
The town council will have the final say, and is expected to make a decision during its September 24th meeting.
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