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[ANCHOR=Joy]

[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... Authorities in North Carolina now say the remains found there earlier this week COULD be those of Jennifer Short....


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...And a state trooper takes his own life - just days after a fatal robbery in Nebraska.... We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]


[NC-Investigation]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]


Authorities in Rockingham County, North Carolina have released new information about the human remains found there earlier this week.
And they now say they cannot rule out the possibility that the remains might be those of Jennifer Short.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC;]


Officers continue to search the area near Stoneville, but preliminary observations from the North Carolina Medical Examiners Office have already given investigators some details.
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[SOT 02:25:40]
[IN Q=The possible age]

((THE POSSIBLE AGE OF OUR VICTIM, THE REMAINS FOUND WAS POSSIBLY AGE NINE TO TEN. ALSO WAS LISTED AS A WHITE FEMALE, PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF THE HAIR, POSSIBLE LESS THAN ONE YEAR DECEASED, PROBABLY EARLY SUMMER.))
[SUPER=01-Sam Page/Rockingham Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=probably early summer.]
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[VO-NAT]


Henry County investigators say the new information is consistent with Jennifer's sex, race and age, but they stress that DNA testing is incomplete, and no identification has been made.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Henry County officers will return to Rockingham County today to conduct more foot searches with authorities there.

But they say it may take some time before the North Carolina lab will have definitive DNA test results.[Bank-Robb

ery]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A distraught state trooper kills himself a day after a bank robbery that left five people dead in Nebraska.
Authorities say Trooper Mark Zach had stopped one of the suspects just the week before, for carrying a concealed weapon...but because he failed to enter the gun's serial number correctly, the computer indicated the gun was not stolen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk, NB]


Meanwhile in a Nebraska courtroom, the four young suspects involved in the deadly hold up showed no emotion or remorse for the crime even after the judge told them they could die if convicted.
Friends of the suspects still can't believe there were capable of such an act.
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[SOT5:13:36]
[IN Q=I really want to know why they did this]

((I REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHY THEY DID THIS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW IT'S HURTING US, WITH WHAT THE DID, BECAUSE WE LOVED THEM))

[SUPER=01-Adriana Zarata/Suspect's Friend]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=we loved them]
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[VO-NAT]


The crime took just 40 seconds but it left 4 bank employees and one customer dead.
The governor of Nebraska says the trooper was in no way responsible for what happened. In fact, that particular gun was not used in the robbery. The trooper left behind a wife and six children.

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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


A grant from the U-S Department of Commerce hopes to bring new jobs to the city of Radford.
Officials say the 600-thousand dollar grant will be used to build a technology center... that will provide space for small technology-related businesses, technical assistance and work training programs.
The project is expected to create 65-jobs and to attract over three million dollars in private investments.

[Home-Tours]


[ANCHOR=Brent]
[NEWSCAST=Sat. AM]
[WRITER=bwa]
[TAPE#=Home Tours #3]
[GRAPHIC=Home Tours FS WX MONITOR]


When Pete and Beverly Sachs were looking for a place to build their home, they didn't search by car, but instead by air. The two found a spot by the lake and are now opening their home to the public as part of the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour. We get a preview in this week's hometown hometour.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Years ago we...]
[SUPER=07-Beverly Sachs; :00]
[SUPER=07-Pete Sachs; 1:12]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=...what we've done.]
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[GRAPHIC=Home Tours FS WX MONITOR]

Keep in mind that you can tour the Sachs home as part of the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour.
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[Take SML Tour Info FS] It will be October 4 -6 from 10-5 each day. Tickets are 20 dollars in advance and 25 dollars after October 3rd. All the proceeds do go to local charities. You can call 297-TOUR for more information...
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[take webaddress FS] Or you can log onto our website at WDBJ7 dot com.
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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... New information indicates there's a strong chance that remains found in North Carolina earlier this week are Jennifer Short's.
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...And a woman in Virginia dies from the West Nile Virus.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello]

[2-NC-Investigation]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]

Authorities in Henry County are still waiting for the results of DNA testing...
But new information from officials in North Carolina suggests the remains found there this week ARE consistent with the description of Jennifer Short.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC;]


Officers continue to search the area near Stoneville, but preliminary observations from the North Carolina Medical Examiners Office have already given investigators some details.
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[SOT 02:25:40]
[IN Q=The possible age]

((THE POSSIBLE AGE OF OUR VICTIM, THE REMAINS FOUND WAS POSSIBLY AGE NINE TO TEN. ALSO WAS LISTED AS A WHITE FEMALE, PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF THE HAIR, POSSIBLE LESS THAN ONE YEAR DECEASED, PROBABLY EARLY SUMMER.))
[SUPER=01-Sam Page/Rockingham Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=probably early summer.]
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[VO-NAT]


Henry County investigators say the new information is consistent with Jennifer's sex, race and age, but they stress that DNA testing is incomplete, and no identification has been made.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Henry County officers will return to Rockingham County today to conduct more foot searches with authorities there.

But they say it may take some time before the North Carolina lab will have definitive DNA test results.

[11Falls]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC2:02:00]
[GRAPHIC=Larry Falls]


Giles County Sheriff Larry Falls was convicted of a misdemeanor yesterday ... after a dispute earlier this year with his wife.
A judge sentenced the lawman to 30-days in jail for assault and battery...but then suspended that sentence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg;]


Falls was arrested in July after his sister-in-law, Margie Dowdy, told police he forced his way into her home, looking for his wife Margaret.
The two had been separated for about a month.
Dowdy testified that Falls attacked her after she tried to call police.
But, his attorney says the only thing Fall's guilty of "is loving his wife."
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[SOT 39:00]
[IN Q=he should have]

((JAMES HARTLEY/FALLS' ATTORNEY: HE SHOULD HAVE GONE HOME. HE SHOULD HAVE WAITED TIL THINGS COOLED DOWN BUT HE DIDN'T, AND SO HE WENT IN, HE SHOULDN'T HAVE GONE IN. I DON'T THINK THE EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT HE FORCED OR BROKE UP THAT DOOR, HE JUST OPENED IT...AND IT WAS A DUMB MISTAKE, HE RECOGNIZES THAT. HE SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE IT.))
[SUPER=01-James Hartley/Falls' Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=not have done it]
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[VO-NAT]


Falls is also charged with breaking and entering, charges- he's fighting.
Falls has served as Sheriff in Giles County for 15 years.
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[IMF-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Police arrest hundreds of anti-capatalist protesters in Washington, DC as World Finance Ministers continue to meet this weekend.
Aleen Sirgany has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=what do we want]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eric Gibson/Protester; :29]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; :50]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=cbs news, washington.]

(((nats.. "What do we want?? Global Justice!.")
CHANTS OF DEFIANCE WILL BE HEARD IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL ALL WEEKEND LONG. HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS AND A POLICE FORCE ARMED WITH BATONS AND TEAR GAS HAD THEIR FIRST FACE-OFF FRIDAY.

( nats..woman yelling)



(nats..cop - "I'm not gonna tell you again!")


ANTI-CAPITALISTS ARE THE ONES MAKING MOST OF THE NOISE HERE. DEMONSTRATORS ARE CALLING FOR THE OVERTHROW OF THE WORLD BANK AND INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND. .. ARGUING THAT CAPITALISM BREEDS POVERTY, AND ROBS THE WORLD'S POOREST COUNTRIES.

SOT - ERIC GIBSON/PROTESTER -

"It just doesn't make any sense, these people are suffering, they need the money, and basically, it's extortion, you know."

(nats.)

PROTESTERS... MADE SURE THEY WERE HEARD. SOME EVEN CHAINED THEMSELVES TOGETHER...
(nats..chainsaw)

FORCING POLICE TO BRING OUT THE CHAINSAWS TO CUT THEM APART, AND MAKE ARRESTS.

(nats..clashes...)

BUT WHAT A DIFFERENCE A WHOLE LOT OF COPS IN RIOT GEARS MAKES.
STANDUP BRIDGE. BY LUNCH TIME, THIS IS WHAT WASHINGTON LOOKED LIKE. STREETS THAT WERE ONCE PACKED WITH PROTESTERS WERE REOPENED, AND TRAFFIC WAS MOVING FREELY. .. AND BY THE AFTERNOON, PROTESTERS WERE HARD TO COME BY.

(nats..people being led to jail)

THAT'S BECAUSE MANY WERE IN POLICE CUSTODY. MORE THAN 6-HUNDRED WERE ARRESTED, AND POLICE AREN'T LETTING THEIR GUARD DOWN. WITH WORLD FINANCE MINISTERS MEETING FOR TWO MORE DAYS HERE.. OFFICIALS ARE PREPARING FOR THE WORST. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))



[West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=sat am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Another person in Virginia has died apparently from the West Nile virus. The 83 year old woman from Falls Church would be the second human to die from the disease this year in the state.
Health officials say three more people in Virginia have tested positive for West Nile bringing the total number of human cases in the state to 16.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


Meanwhile, scientists are trying to figure out if the virus can be transferred through breast milk.
This after they discovered traces of West Nile in the milk of new mother battling the infection.
The Centers for Disease Control does suggest that nursing mothers in heavily mosquito infested areas contact their doctors if they develop a fever.
But Health officials are quick to caution that the presence of the virus in the breast milk is not proof it can be transmitted to an infant.
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[11L'burg-Water]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC1:05:42]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


With the James River right there, Lynchburg is not about to run out of water any time soon.. but the city is the latest to ask residents to start conserving water.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


City leaders declared a Stage One water emergency yesterday.. meaning the city has a moderate but limited supply of water.
Residents are being asked to voluntarily restrict their water usage and to repair leaky faucets and toilets.
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[SOT 14:43:12]
[IN Q=Normally on water]

((STEPHEN BONTRAGER/LYNCHBURG UTILITIES DIRECTOR: NORMALLY ON WATER VOLUNTARY CONSERVATION MEASURES SOMETIMES YOU MIGHT PICK UP UP TO ABOUT FIVE PERCNET BUT REALLY NOT MUCH MORE THAN THAT. LIKE I SAY, A LOT OF IT IS JUST COMMON SENSE USAGE AND IT'S JUST A WISE USE OF WATER GENERALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Stephen Bontrager/Lynchburg Utilities Director]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=use of water generally.]
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[VO-NAT]


The city continues to draw 100 percent of its daily water from the James River.
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[11Floyd-Fest]


[ANCHOR=Joy]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC1:30:08]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd Fest]

Rain took center stage at the Floyd World Music festival yesterday...
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;]

The three-day event on a 50-acre parcel on the Blue Ridge Parkway kicked off with little fanfare. Mud and rain kept the crowds away but those who did brave the weather enjoyed music from African "song and dance performers." Organizers are hopeful that this weekend's clear skies bring in the masses.
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[SOT 38:30:27]
[IN Q=obviously]

((KRIS HODGES/PRODUCTION MANAGER; OBVIOUSLY GETTING AROUND IN THE MUD IS A LITTLE CHALLENGE BUT MORE THAN ALL IT'S YOU KNOW SUNSHINE HELPS. YOU KNOW IT'S A TEST OF INTEGRITY, DISCIPLINE, AND SINCERITY YOU KNOW WE'VE GOT ALL THREE - FLOYD FEST IS HERE AFRICA IS HERE SWEDEN IS ON IT'S WAY THEY'RE COMING, SO WE'RE ALL GOOD HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Kris Hodges/Production Manager;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=so we're all good here.]
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[VO-NAT]

Hodges says the all events are on schedule. The event lasts thru Sunday and features two stages, a healing arts area and a tent for children.
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[ANCHOR=Joy 2-shot]
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[WRITER=jen]
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[BOTH MICS HOT] Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning - We'll check back in with K's Choice ...
[ANCHOR=Brent]

And
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[VO-NAT]

Reese Witherspoon finds that home is where the heart is... but is her's in the in the fast- paced New York or in "Sweet Home Alabama" ? We'll take a peek in this weeks movie review. But first if you are traveling today........ [Brent ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[Brent MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]