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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... some scattered showers today but the rain should dry up for this weekend...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast coming up right after the news...





[7-AM-Greenbrier-Body]


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Authorities say that a body found in the Greenbrier State Forest yesterday is the same age, sex and size as Jennifer Short. But investigators do NOT believe it is the missing Henry County girl.
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A motorist discovered the partially decomposed body over a bank in an area where trash is frequently dumped illegally.
The body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office in South Charleston.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; QUICK!!!]


West Virginia State Troopers have told Henry County investigators that based on flesh, hair, and other evidence, they do not believe this is 9-year-old Jennifer.
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[SOT 3:57:03]
[IN Q=In our dealings with West Virginia]

((KIMMY NESTER: IN OUR DEALINGS WITH WEST VIRGINIA WE DON'T KNOW A DIRECT LINK AT THIS TIME. I'D JUST ASKED EVERYBODY TO STILL BELIEVE THAT JENNIFER IS LIKELY TO BE ALIVE AND WELL. WE DON'T NEED ANYBODY GET CAUGHT UP IN THE MISCONCEPTION IN THE ROCKINGHAM COUNTY CASE OR THE WEST VIRGINIA CASE AND DO NOT CONTINUE TO CALL IN ANY TIPS OR LEADS OR BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR JENNIFER.))
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department;]
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[OUT Q=lookout for Jennifer]
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To help in the search, investigators yesterday released new photos of Jennifer Short.
They're designed to show a more personal glimpse of Jennifer in hopes someone who may have information will decide to come forward.
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As for the body found in West Virginia, an autopsy is scheduled for 8:30 this morning.
Henry County deputies do not plan to travel to West Virginia because, again, they do not believe it is Jennifer Short.

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Meanwhile, authorities say they're ALMOST certain the remains found in North Carolina are NOT Jennifer Short's.
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[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC;]


Eddie Albert's dogs dug up the some bones belonging to a child or young adult in Rockingham County Wednesday.
A microscopic test comparing Jennifer's hair to hair found on the remains showed they did NOT match.
But Henry County authorities are awaiting a D-N-A test to confirm those results.
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[SOT 21:12:27 News Conf. bite]
[IN Q=The preliminary analysis]
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=the definitive answer.]
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North Carolina investigators say they're not sure who the remains could belong to.
They're hoping dental records will help.
Henry County says it could be days before they have D-N-A results comparing Jennifer's hair to the Rockingham County remains... but they're fairly certain it's NOT her.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... temperatures will start to warm up and dry out today throughout the region...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend forecast coming up in just a few minutes...





[45-11Short-Relatives]


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With two bodies found in two states over the last few days... Jennifer Short's relatives say the past few days have been difficult...
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Jennifer's uncle Frank Arrington says his heart sank, when he was told of the discovery in North Carolina.
But yesterday as he distributed more posters and bumper stickers, Arrington encouraged family and friends to keep the faith.
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[IN Q=Want them to keep]

((FRANK ARRINGTON/JENNIFER SHORT'S UNCLE: WANT THEM TO KEEP THE PRAYERS UP AND KEEP LOOKING, KEEP LOOKING EVERY PLACE FOR JENNIFER. MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS ARE SHE IS STILL ALIVE. AND WE WANT TO FIND HER.))
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[OUT Q=and we want to find her.]
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Meanwhile, the reward fund continues to grow. With additional contributions deposited yesterday, Arrington said it now totals about 68- thousand dollars.

[45-11Tech-Budget]


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State budget cuts have left many higher education institutions struggling to find ways to survive. Virginia Tech's Math department says that another round of cuts will force it to cut classes.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The department has already eliminated 18-teaching positions, 12-graduate assistant positions and all of its honors courses...in response to the state's last round of cuts.
It also added some courses on-line, that would otherwise be cut.
But, officials say they're beginning to run out of options.
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[IN Q=if the university]

((JOHN ROSSI/VA TECH MATH DEPT. HEAD: IF THE UNIVERSITY GETS A NEW ROUND OF BUDGET CUTS, WHICH IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GOING TO GET SOMETHING, AND IF IT ACTUALLY TRICKLES DOWN TO THE MATH DEPARTMENT, WE WILL HAVE TO CANCEL SOME CLASSES I'M PRETTY SURE OF THAT.))
[SUPER=01-John Rossi/Virginia Tech Math Department;]
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[OUT Q=sure of that]
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Rossi says in all, there are about 230-math courses in the department.
He says he may end up combining some of them to prevent others from being cut.
Governor Warner ordered all state agency heads to plan to reduce their budgets by five to fifteen percent.
The governor plans to announce the actual reductions next month.
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[45-AM-Floyd-Fest]


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Thousands of music fans are anticipated in Floyd County over the next three days.
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[SUPER=03-Floyd Co./Last Week;]

There's been plenty of planning for the"Floyd World Music Festival", but since this is the event's first year, no one knows for sure yet how well that planning will work out. We do know that the musical acts begin this afternoon and continue through Sunday.
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[Take WDBJ Home Page FS 4472] For a link to the Festival's web site and much more information, you can go to our home page wdbj7-dot-com, and click "Web Sites in the News."
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... keep the umbrella handy for some scattered showers today...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will give us the complete weekend outlook coming up after the news...





[8-AM-Greenbrier-Body]


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[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]

Officials in West Virginia say that a body found in the Greenbrier State Forest yesterday is probably NOT Jennifer Short. But they will run tests to make sure ... because the body is said to be the same age, sex and size as Jennifer.
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A motorist discovered the partially decomposed body over a bank in an area where trash is frequently dumped illegally.
The body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office in South Charleston.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; QUICK!!!]


West Virginia State Troopers have told Henry County investigators that based on flesh, hair, and other evidence, they do not believe this is Jennifer Short.
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[SOT 3:57:03]
[IN Q=In our dealings with West Virginia]

((KIMMY NESTER: IN OUR DEALINGS WITH WEST VIRGINIA WE DON'T KNOW A DIRECT LINK AT THIS TIME. I'D JUST ASKED EVERYBODY TO STILL BELIEVE THAT JENNIFER IS LIKELY TO BE ALIVE AND WELL. WE DON'T NEED ANYBODY GET CAUGHT UP IN THE MISCONCEPTION IN THE ROCKINGHAM COUNTY CASE OR THE WEST VIRGINIA CASE AND DO NOT CONTINUE TO CALL IN ANY TIPS OR LEADS OR BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR JENNIFER.))
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department;]
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[OUT Q=lookout for Jennifer]
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To help in the search, investigators yesterday released more photos of the 9-year-old.
They're show a more personal side of Jennifer at home and at play -- in hopes someone who may have information will decide to come forward.
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As for the body found in West Virginia, an autopsy is scheduled for 8:30 this morning.
Henry County deputies do not plan to travel to West Virginia because again they do not believe it is Jennifer Short.



[8-11Inge]


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The trial will remain IN Pittsylvania County for the man accused of killing a Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Deputy...


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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./July;]


Roy Inge Junior is charged with capital murder in the May 17th shooting death of Deputy Frankie Betterton.
At a hearing yesterday morning, a judge denied the defense motion for a change of venue.
The defense argued it would be impossible to find an impartial jury in Pittsylvania County.
Judge William Alexander held off ruling on whether Inge is competent to stand trial.
The trial is set to start November 4th.
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[8-6-Goose-Point]


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Opponents of a plan to shut down part of Philpott Lake are getting some results...
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[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./May;]


The Goose Point campground is currently closed for a 2- million dollar renovation project.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers planned to prohibit day use at the beach once it re-opens.
But that angered many nearby residents and Congressman Virgil Goode recently sent a letter asking the Corps to reconsider its decision.
A Corps spokesperson says it is now considering a plan to allow a limited number of day users at Goose Point.
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