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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... a cool morning with much needed rain over our region...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has an update on Tropical Storm Isidore coming up in the forecast...





[7-AM-Missing-Girl]


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Authorities in Rockingham County, North Carolina are holding a press conference at 7-45 this morning. Investigators are expected to reveal if tests confirm that human remains discovered there yesterday are those of Jennifer Short.
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[take FS map] The remains were found near Madison, North Carolina-- about 15 miles south of the state line.
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Over the past six weeks, authorities in Rockingham County had been assisting Henry County investigators as they searched for the missing girl. So when the remains were discovered yesterday afternoon by some dogs-- they contacted Henry County. Investigators say the remains appeared to be those of a small adult or possibly a child.
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[super=01-Sam Page/Rockingham Co., NC Sheriff;]

((SAM PAGE/ ROCKINGHAM CO., NC SHERIFF: WE DON'T HAVE ANY MISSING PERSON HERE AS FAR AS WE KNOW AND SO WE KNEW THEY WERE WORKING ON THE JENNIFER SHORT CASE FOR SEVERAL WEEKS NOW.))
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Authorities will be back at the site today-- to search for more remains. Meanwhile-- hair found at the site has been sent to the state crime lab in Roanoke. It's being compared with that of Jennifer Short to determine if the remains are those of the missing girl. We will air the press conference live at 7-45.
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[7-11L'burg-Shooting]


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The mother of a young woman shot during an apparent gang dispute Monday night says she's tired of gang violence plaguing her neighborhood.
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20-year-old Antoinette Watkins was shot in the arm while standing on the porch of her Pierce Street home.. the alleged gunman has turned himself in to police.
Watkins' mother said yesterday her daughter is "not" involved in any gangs.
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((DORIS WATKINS: SHE'S A LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN, SHE'S RESPECTFUL AND EVERYTHING SHE'S A NICE PERSON, SHE WOULD DO FOR ANYBODY, AND SO WOULD I. SO THEREFORE I DON'T KNOW WHY THIS INCIDENT DID HAPPEN, THIS CAME FROM OUT OF NOWHERE. IT WAS UNCALLED FOR, AND I DON'T KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IT.))
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Police say Antoinette Watkins told them she's friends with members of the Sixth Street Bloods.. and the alleged shooter belonged to a rival gang.
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[7-11Andy-Griffith]


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It may not be Mayberry... but Andy Griffith is coming home...
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Griffith will be in Mount Airy, North Carolina, October 16th to dedicate a parkway named in his honor.
It's one of the main highways through the town.
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Griffith's visit comes just three weeks after Mayberry Days, an annual festival that celebrates the "Andy Griffith Show."
His last public appearance in Mount Airy was in 1957, when he promoted his movie, "No Time for Sergeants."
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[Press-Conference]


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[SPECIAL REPORT OPEN]
Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Authorities are meeting in Rockingham County, North Carolina at this hour--
We're waiting to find out if they've confirmed whether the human remains found there yesterday afternoon-- are those of nine year old Jennifer Short.
(++++++++++++) [take FS map] The remains were found in Rockingham County-- about 15 miles south of the Virginia state line.
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[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC;]

Over the past six weeks, authorities in Rockingham County had been assisting Henry County investigators as they searched for the missing girl. So when the remains were discovered yesterday afternoon by some dogs-- they contacted Henry County.
Hair that was found at the site was sent to the state crime lab in Roanoke. Authorities are comparing the hair with that of Jennifer Short to determine if the remains are those of the missing girl. Authorities are preparing to discuss that more in this press conference.....
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[SUPER=01-J. M. Thomas/Rockingham Co. Sheriff's Department;]



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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We're seeing some much- needed showers from tropical storm isidore.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on the forecast, straight ahead.






[45-11State-budget]


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Governor Mark Warner says that painful cuts in state spending are in the near future...
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The governor says every Virginia agency can expect cuts of at least 5 percent.
Some will be asked to reduce their budgets by more that 15 percent.
Warner says the spending cuts will cover only half of the state's nearly two billion dollar shortfall.
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((Governor Warner-----SENATOR BO TRUMBO/(R) FINCASTLE: SOMETIMES YOU GOT TO UNDERSTAND IT'S A LITTLE BIT BROADER THAN

THAT. IT'S NOT ALWAYS THE BOTTOM LINE. GOVERNMENT CAN ACT AS MUCH AS IT CAN LIKE PRIVATE BUSINESS. BUT BY THE SAME TOKEN, IT'S A DIFFERENT ANIMAL.))
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The governor says his staff is currently reviewing the budget-cutting plans submitted by state agencies last Friday.
Warner says he will announce the cuts on October 15th.
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[45-11Carilion]


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Carilion Health System is also making some budget cuts. The health care giant is selling its insurance division, Carilion Health plans. That will affect about 11-thousand people in our region.
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Carilion says while it WILL honor all current contracts, its customers should be able to find comparable insurance plans.
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((ERIC EARNHART/ CARILION SPOKESPERSON: WE RECENTLY SIGNED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS WITH FIVE INSURANCE CO. BASICALLY BRINING MORE INSURANCE CHOICE INTO THE MARKET SO OUR PULLING OUT OF THE INSURANCE OF MARKET IS NOT GOING NEGATIVELY AFFECT THAT BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE ABLE TO PROVIDE THAT INSURANCE COVERAGE))
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Carilion says the cutbacks were necessary because it will have more 24- million dollars in additional expenses for next year and Medicaid and Medicare payments are not in line with inflation rates.
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Carilion also plans to eliminate approximately 47 jobs. But officials say most of those positions are vacant.
Many of the affected employees are being moved into other jobs within the system.

[45-11Summerlin]


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Henry County has named its new administrator- but he isn't a stranger to the position...
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Benny Summerlin was officially appointed yesterday.
Summerlin has worked in the county for years .. as a sheriff's deputy, public safety director .. and since 19-96, deputy County Administrator. Summerlin had been acting county administrator since Sid Clower was suspended in March, then fired for embezzlement.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
You'll need the umbrella today as showers move up from Tropical Storm Isidore.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more in the forecast, straight ahead.






[8-Update]


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Rockingham County authorities held a news conference about 45 minutes ago, concerning the human remains found there.
They say they're still not sure whether they belong to missing nine- year -old Henry county girl, Jennifer Short.
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Rockingham County is located about 15 miles south of the Virginia state line.
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[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC;]

Over the past six weeks, authorities in Rockingham County had been assisting Henry County investigators as they searched for the missing girl. So when the remains were discovered yesterday afternoon by some dogs-- they contacted Henry County. Authorities say they plan to continue searching the area for more remains.
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Hair that was found at the site was sent to the state crime lab in Roanoke. Authorities are comparing the hair with that of Jennifer Short to determine if the remains are those of the missing girl.
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Meanwhile, Henry County authorities are ALSO planning a news conference on the Jennifer Short case later this morning, at around 9-30.

We'll have live coverage.[8-11Warner]


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Governor Mark Warner says technology and hi tech jobs- are the key to job development.
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While addressing a luncheon in the Alleghany Highlands, Mark Warner says three things will help bring new businesses to the region. He says we need to change the way we attract new ventures.
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((GOV MARK WARNER (D) VIRGINIA; TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THEM THE COMMUNITY TO UPGRADE THEIR EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS SO THAT THE PEOPLE ARE TRAINED FOR THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE TO ENCOURAGE MORE REGIONAL COOPERATION THE FACT IS THE OLD STYLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WHERE JUST GO BUILD A SHELL BUILDING IN EACH COMMUNITY AND HOPE AND PRAY THAT'S JUST NOT GOING TO WORK ANYMORE.))
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At Virginia Military Institute yesterday - Warner unveiled the state's technology plan. The five step plan talks about consolidating computer systems, providing more government services online, and additional development of broadband technology in rural areas.
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