The wait goes on for investigators-- and especially for the family of Jennifer Short.
Authorities say it could be a few more days before they know whether it was Jennifer's remains that were found in North Carolina.
And Franklin county authorities now know the identity of the woman whose body was found in a burned- out car over the weekend.
Morning clouds and fog will give way to some sunshine this afternoon.....I'll have your mild forecast.....
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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It now looks like the wait will be a few more days .. before investigators know for sure whether remains found in North Carolina are those of Jennifer Short.
Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell says he must now acknowledge the possibility that the remains are those of Jennifer, but only D-N-A testing can confirm that .
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There was hope over the weekend that those results might become available today ... but we learned this morning that hair samples taken from the remains in North Carolina were insufficient for D-N-A testing.
Henry County investigators are scheduled to be back at the pond today ... draining it further in hopes of finding more evidence that could be helpful.
Meanwhile, North Carolina forensic experts have agreed to release some of the bone fragments to a Virginia state lab in Roanoke to expedite D-N-A testing, but results could still be a few days away.
Meantime, the preliminary autopsy on a body found last week in West Virginia still leaves some important questions unanswered.
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A motorist found the partially decomposed body in Greenbrier County on Thursday.
A State Police spokesman says the state medical examiner wasn't able to determine the body's age or gender.
Doctor James Kaplan wants a forensic anthropologist to look at the remains and won't release any information until that happens.
Franklin County authorities have released the name of a woman found in her burned-out car over the weekend.
She is identified as Laurie Metz Hodges Boyd .. who lived in the 68-hundred block of Colonial Turnpike.
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Her body was found about a half mile away in a field off Timber Ridge Road .. that's in the Glade Hill area.
Investigators say it is still unclear whether Boyd died from the fire .. or from some other cause.
An autopsy today should answer more of their questions.
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[SS=NONE]LEO IN WX-CENTER
(LEO TOSS BACK to Kim)
Opening statements will begin today in the re- trial of former hippie guru Ira Einhorn.
He's accused of killing his girlfriend, Holly Maddux, in the late '70s.
Einhorn lived as a fugitive for more than 25 years before he was extradited to the U-S from France.
His wife is staying behind in France, but says she wishes she could be in the Philadelphia courtroom with him.
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[IN Q=I would want to talk]
((ANNIKA FLODIN-EINHORN/SUSPECT'S WIFE: I WOULD WANT TO TALK ABOUT MY VERY PEACEFUL LIVING WITH
IRA, DURING FOURTEEN YEARS. HE'S ACCUSED OF VIOLENCE; I'VE SEEN NOTHING OF IT. ))
[SUPER=01-Annika Flodin-Einhorn/Suspect's Wife;]
[OUT Q=seen absolutely nothing of it.]
She adds that Einhorn told her he fled the U-S, because he was convinced that he couldn't get a fair trial.
Einhorn, who's been the subject of a book and a TV movie, has maintained his innocence, saying the CIA framed him.
Congressional investigators are spending the day at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
They're looking into what may have led to a series of murder- suicides committed by U-S servicemen.
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Authorities believe four soldiers killed their wives in June and July.
Two of the soldiers also committed suicide.
Three of the soldiers served in Afghanistan.
Congressman Jeff Miller is one of the five Armed Services sub- committee members looking into the issue of domestic violence on military bases.
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[IN Q=The things that are important]
((REP. JEFF MILLER/R- FLORIDA: THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE TO DO HERE ON
THE MILITARY BASES IS MAKE SURE THAT THE COMMANDING OFFICERS AND THOSE
THAT ARE IN OFFICER LEVEL POSITIONS UNDERSTAND AND KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH
THE PROBLEM, AND, THAT WE CAN ENCOURAGE THOSE WHO ARE POTENTIAL VICTIMS
OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TO GO AHEAD AND REPORT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Jeff Miller/(R) Florida;]
[OUT Q=and report it.]
More hearings and military-wide changes in policies on domestic violence could follow today's visit.
Talks are now under way between Iraqi officials and the head of the U-N weapons inspections team.
They're discussing details of the return of inspectors.
But as Teri Okita reports, there are already areas in Iraq where the words "Unrestricted Access" just don't apply.
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[IN Q=As the two sides]
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[SUPER=01-Hans Blix/U. N. Weapons Inspector; :12]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Jim McDermott/(D) Washington; :59]
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[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Washington.]
(LOCATOR: VIENNA, AUSTRIA)
TRACK: AS THE TWO SIDES MEET IN VIENNA, THE U-N WEAPONS INSPECTIONS
TEAM LEADER EXPECTS IRAQ WILL GIVE THEM UNCONDITIONAL ACCESS WHEN
INSPECTORS RETURN AFTER A FOUR-YEAR HIATUS.
(Super: Hans Blix/U.N. Weapons Inspector)
SOT: the course that we would like to settle is that if and when
inspections come about, they will, we will have discussed everything
TRACK: THE DISCUSSIONS INCLUDE LOGISTICS FOR INSPECTORS, LIKE ENTRY TO
SITES, MOVEMENT INSIDE IRAQ, THE TAKING OF SAMPLES, AND MOST
IMPORTANTLY, UNRESTRICTED ACCESS.
TRACK: BUT, AS THEY GO INTO THE TALKS, THERE ARE SOME RED FLAGS. FOR
STARTERS, THE CURRENT U-N AGREEMENT ALREADY LIMITS INSPECTIONS. AT LEAST
EIGHT SO-CALLED PRESIDENTIAL PALACES AND DOZENS OF OTHER SITES DEEMED
"SENSITIVE" BY THE IRAQIS ARE PROTECTED. THATS WHY THE BUSH
ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN LOBBYING THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL TO CREATE A
TRACK: AT THE SAME TIME, SOME DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMEN VISITING IRAQ ARE
DOING THEIR OWN LOBBYING TO TAKE DIPLOMATIC STEPS TO DEAL WITH SADDAM
(Super: Rep. Jim McDermott/D-Washington)
SOT: what we want today is to disarm him, not to have regime change.
Regime change requires war.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)
STANDUP: (TO COME...where the U.N. resolution with language the U.S.
wants.....stands) Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
A new video game hits store shelves today.
It allows players to do what President Bush wants to do-- take out Saddam Hussein.
Gotham Games has announced the new game called "Conflict: Desert Storm."
It's available, beginning today for Sony Playstation Two, Microsoft's X-Box, and P-Cs for about 50- dollars.
"Conflict: Desert Storm" is based on the events of the 19-91 Gulf War.
Players fight their way through 15 intense missions and use a vast array of weaponry to destroy key Iraqi targets and overthrow Iraq's dictator.
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One thousand on board the ferry .. and less than 70 survive. Still ahead, an African nation promises some answers.
And firefighters are called out late last night .. in efforts to save a home before it's destroyed.
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The government of Senegal is promising an explanation of last week's sinking of a state- run ferry.
About 970 people are either missing or dead after one of Africa's worst sea disasters ever.
The potential death toll soared yesterday, when the government announced more than a thousand people were on board the ferry.
Only 64 people are known to have survived.
So far, more than 350 bodies have been recovered.
Authorities plan to complete their investigation today into what
caused the boat to topple over just off Africa's west coast.
Here at home, firefighters tried their best, but they were unable to prevent major damage to a Botetourt County home last night.
They were called to the home on Rabbit Way in the Blue Ridge area around 10 o-clock last night.
No one was injured in the blaze, but fire officials believe the house is a total loss.
Members of a Roanoke area church congregation will probably remember what they heard in church yesterday .. from a survivor of the 9-11 attacks in New York City.
Sujo John spoke yesterday morning at the Parkway Wesleyan Church.
He told the congregation how he narrowly escaped death inside the north tower of the World Trade Center.
John made it out alive but feared his pregnant wife who was in the south tower did not.
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[IN Q=For those who worked]
((SUJO JOHN/WTC SURVIVOR: FOR THOSE WHO WORKED ON 9-11 AND THOSE WHO WORKED IN THE TOWERS, IT WAS JUST A NORMAL DAY, INNOCENT PEOPLE GOING TO WORK SO YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT A DAY COULD HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU SO ESSENTIAL THING IS TO BE AT PEACE WITHIN YOURSELF, TO BE AT PEACE WITH YOUR FAMILY, AND BE AT PEACE WITH GOD.))
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[OUT Q=peace with God]
John recently wrote a book chronicling his experiences on 9/11 titled "Do You Know Where You Are Going?"
You can find it at most bookstores.
A building that has been helping political refugees now bears the name of a Catholic bishop.
The Center for Refugee and Immigration Services on 9th Street became the Bishop Walter Sullivan Center during a dedication celebration.
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[IN Q=Well, with the bishop]
((BARBARA SMITH/DIRECTOR OF REFUGEE SERVICES: WELL WITH THE BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF RICHMOND, BISHOP SULLIVAN, CELEBRATING 50 YEARS IN THE PRIESTHOOD NEXT YEAR WE WANTED TO HONOR HIM AND HONOR HIS COMMITMENT TO REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS BY DEDICATING THIS BUILDING.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Smith/Director of Refugee Services;]
[OUT Q=dedicating this building]
The Sullivan Center provides refugees with food and clothing and has apartments waiting for them when they arrive in Roanoke.
Workers also help them learn English, get jobs and become a part of the Roanoke community.
The director said there was a sharp decrease in the number of refugees after September Eleventh, but says that number is slowly increasing.
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The stock market starts the week in a familiar direction. The lowdown on the downward Dow is still ahead.
But the numbers went up by the day at the Floyd Fest. What organizers have in mind from here .. is next.
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They're already looking ahead to next year.
Organizers of the Floyd World Music Festival say attendance did not fully live up to their expectations, but once Friday's rains went away, things did go much better.
Justin McLeod has the story.
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[IN Q=You could call it]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Hurt/Festival Attendee; :10]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Maxey/Festival Attendee; :27]
[SUPER=01-Kris Hodges/Festival Organizer; 1:10]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Patrick County]
((((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
You could call it southwest Virginia's own version of Woodstock.
[IN Q=Wavy Gravy was here]
((DAVID HURT: WAVY GRAVY WAS HERE YESTERDAY AND IT'S KINDA A REUNION OF THE WOODSTOCK IN A WAY SO IT'S BEEN A LOT OF FUN.))
[OUT Q=a lot of fun]
Fun that lasted three days and featured more than four hundred acts.
It was all part of the first ever Floyd World Music Festival nestled in the mountains off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
[IN Q=I just said to Hope here]
((TERESA MAXEY: I JUST SAID TO HOPE HERE HOW OFTEN THAT ARE YOU LAYING OUT IN A BLANKET WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL VIEW LISTENING TO GREAT MUSIC.))
[OUT Q=to great music]
((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
Music that featured everything from bluegrass to African dancing. (NAT SOUND OF AFRICAN MUSIC)
They performed on three different stages and came from all over the region, across the country, and around the globe.
[IN Q=The crowds you see]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE CROWDS YOU SEE HERE ARE REALLY QUITE DIFFERENT FROM WHEN THEY WERE FRIDAY WHEN RAIN KEPT MOST PEOPLE AWAY ATTRACTING JUST SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, THE RAIN WAS GONE AND THE CROWDS GREW TO SEVERAL THOUSAND.))
[OUT Q=to several thousand]
((NAT SOUND ON FILE TAPE AT 15:40:44))
The effects of Friday's rain were felt throughout the weekend.
Hay had to be brought in and many of the fields remained a muddy mess.
[IN Q=I'll tell you what]
((KRIS HODGES/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: I'LL TELL YOU WHAT I WAS READY TO JUMP OFF THE MOUNTAIN OVER THERE, THAT'S HOW BAD THEY WERE, BUT ONCE YOU START SOMETHING YOU WORK ON THAT BUILDING AND YOU GET IT DONE.))
[OUT Q=get it done]
The event failed to attract the more than ten thousand people organizers expected.
Even so, plans are already underway for next year's festival and most likely many of those you see here will be back.
[IN Q=A lot of times]
((DAVID HURT: A LOT TIMES IT'S PEOPLE THAT YOU HAVEN'T BEFORE BUT EVERYONE FEELS LIKE FAMILY SO IT'S LIKE A FAMILY RENUNION IN A WAY.))
[OUT Q=in a way]
It's a reunion that began on a sour note but ended a high one. (NAT SOUND OF MUSIC)
Justin McLeod, News 7, Patrick County.))
On Wall Street at Noon,
the Dow was DOWN 151 points. Nasdaq DOWN 26 points.
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Coming up next in sports... some drivers were hoping for some Mexican money in Martinsville...
And Jeff Gordon is changing gears and moving into the Winston cup title race... a Nascar re-cap is coming up...
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[COMM BREAK #3]
Jeff Gordon is resurfacing in the hunt for the Winston Cup title... while Sterling Marlin is fading farther off the leader board...
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Sterling crashed right here, midway thru the race.
He finished 33rd and is now 121 points out of first in the championship hunt.
With under ten laps to go, Johnny Benson and Jimmy Spencer collided on the backstretch bringing out the eleventh caution of the day.
The race was red flagged for 13 minutes for cleanup, but that didn't stop Jeff Gordon.
On the restart, he pulled away from Ryan Newman to post the 61st win of his career in the Protection One 400.
Jimmie Johnson is the new points leader.
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[OUT Q=Dupont Chevrolet."]
[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
[go to boards]
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[SUPER=0106-6. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//7. Matt Kenseth//8. Tony Stewart//9. Jeremy Mayfield//10. Jimmie Johnson//;]
[SUPER=0106-11. Kevin Harvick//12. Terry Labonte//13. Robby Gordon//14. John Andretti//15. Kyle Petty//;]
[SUPER=0106-16. Kenny Wallace//17. Jeff Green//18. Elliott Sadler//19. Mike Wallace//20. Ricky Rudd//;]
[SUPER=0106-21. Dave Blaney//22. Bobby Labonte//23. Johnny Benson//24. Jimmy Spencer//25. Mark Martin//;]
The best late- model stock car drivers in the Mid-Atlantic were in Martinsville yesterday for the running of the Taco Bell 300...
In the heat races- the top 5 finishers in each race made the big show and earned a shot at the 15- thousand dollar first prize.
It didn't take long for things to get ugly in the main event--with the first lap.
That was one of a record 19 cautions on the day.
It collected seven cars in all.
Most spent time behind the wall to make repairs.
There were six different leaders yesterday.
Bassett's Butch Hamlet led 57 circuits and was out front with just 42 to go.
But the Taco Bell machine blew up and Hamlet came home 23rd.
Frank (Denny) Deiny, Junior of Mechanicsville survived all the mess to take the checkered flag.
But the race ended much the way it started--with lots of crumpled sheet metal and even more bruised egos.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Deiny, Jr./Taco Bell 300 Winner; :00]
[OUT Q=long time coming."]
Former Hokie Shayne Graham was in the Christiansburg Sears store when he got the call up.
The Carolina Panthers wanted Graham to kick yesterday in Green Bay.
The Panthers started the game as one of the eight un-beatens in the league...
[SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/Fox Sports; :00]
The Pack took the lead in the 4th quarter on this Brett Favre to Donald Driver touchdown pass.
It was Driver's 2nd score of the day.
Carolina got in position for a game- tying field goal with 16 ticks left.
But Graham just pushed it wide right
and the Packers hang on for a 17-14 win, knocking Carolina from the ranks of the unbeaten.
A bestselling author of thrillers is turning his attention to videogames.
And so for that matter, is everyone's favorite Internet portal.
Jody Davis has those stories and more in this edition of Technotainment.
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[IN Q=A best-selling]
[SUPER=01-Dan Hart/Yahoo! Games Senior Director; :24]
[SUPER=04-The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Universal; :56]
[SUPER=04-Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Paramount; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Jody Davis/Reporting; 1:35]
[OUT Q=Jody Davis reporting.]
(( YAHOO! DOESN'T PLAY GAMES BUT IT WANTS YOU TO. THE WEB PORTAL
JUST LAUNCHED "GAMES ON DEMAND" FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH BROADBAND
THE SERVICE LETS YOU PLAY ANY OF 40 POPULAR P-C GAMES ONLINE. ONE
GAME FOR THREE DAYS COSTS 4.95. 10 GAMES FOR 30 DAYS WILL RUN YOU
(SOT HART "Your budget might limit you to only a few games on your
shelf. With Games On Demand, you can create a package where you have
acces to 40, 50, or over time, hundreds of games.")
THE GAMES EVEN INCLUDE VINTAGE TITLES LIKE "PONG"
AS FOR YAHOO'S FREE ONLINE GAME SITE.. DON'T WORRY.. IT'S NOT
NOT ENOUGH VIDEOGAMES FOR YA? BESTSELLING WRITER MICHAEL CRICHTON
IS HERE TO HELP. THE AUTHOR OF "THE LOST WORLD", "DISCLOSURE" AND MORE
IS TEAMING UP WITH SEGA TO CREATE A GAME BASED ON HIS RECENT NOVEL,
KIND OF A TWIST ON THE TREND OF TURNING VIDEOGAMES INTO MOVIES, A
LA "TOMB RAIDER."
CRICHTON AND SEGA HAVE SET A 2004 RELEASE DATE FOR "TIMELINE".
OUR LATEST COOL WEBSITE TAKES US ON THE ROAD AGAIN.
ALL OVER THE U-S-OF-A. THE AMERICAN HIGHWAY PROJECT IS BENT ON
DOCUMENTING OUR VANISHING ROADSIDE CULTURE.
THERE ARE PHOTOS GALORE OF VINTAGE MOTELS, EATERIES, AND ROADSIDE
STANDS.. PLUS SUGGESTIONS ON BOOKS TO HELP RECAPTURE A BYGONE ERA.
THE ADDRESS IS AN EASY ONE - HIGHWAY PROJECT (ONE WORD) DOT ORG.
AND THAT'S A WRAP FOR TECHNOTAINMENT.
JODY DAVIS REPORTING.))
FINAL LOOK AT THE WEATHER
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